Lobuche Peak (east via Everest Base Camp)

It shares its name with several peaks in the area: Lobuche Far East, Lobuche East and Lobuche West (a separate mountain further west). Labuche Kang (sometimes spelled Lobuche Kang). The peak of Lobuche East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top

Lobuche (or Lobuje) is a small settlement near Mount Everest in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Lobuche lies near the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, South west of Everest Base Camp. It is one of the last overnight stops with lodging on the "trail to base camp", a hike that climbers make on their way to Everest Base Camp (South) when attempting an ascent of Everest via the standard southeast route. It is also a popular stop among trekkers in the area. From Lobuche they can complete the trail on to EBC or stop at Gorak Shep, the last stop with lodging on the trail, and climb the modest nearby peak, Kala Patthar for a rare view of the Everest summit. See more.

It shares its name with several peaks in the area: Lobuche Far East, Lobuche East and Lobuche West (a separate mountain further west). Labuche Kang (sometimes spelled Lobuche Kang). The peak of Lobuche East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south-east of the true peak and before the notch. This peak is identified as the false peak. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to Lobuche East on 25 April 1984 although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before. But no records are available.

Our Peak climbing starts from Kathmandu with a short but beautiful mountain flight to Lukla. Our trekking starts from Lukla all the way to Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and ascend to the peak. Our following rest days will be in the High Camp and get rest and enjoy the success during climb to summit the peak and also enjoy the view of the panoramic beauty of Himalayas. We head our trail towards the target point of this journey. We summit the Island Peak and descend back to Lukla. We fly back to Kathmandu and end our journey.

 

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Trip Fact: 19 Days

  • Group Size: 1-12 People
  • Max-Altitude: 6119m/20,070 ft
  • Destination: Lukla, Lobuche Peak east
  • Fitness level: Challenging
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu
  • Departure From: Kathmandu
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and full-board meal during the trek
  • Best time:September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Accommodation: Twin sharing in 2 star to 5 star hotel in city and tea house, lodge, camp and home-stay during trek

 

Trip Highlights

  • Climb Lobuche Peak east
  • Breathtaking view of Khumbu Region
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
  • real experience of local myth
  • Hike through the classic expedition route to Mount Everest
  • Passing through Forest and Typical Buddhist Villages
  • Great Acclimatization with full comfort
  • Splendid view of Mt. Everest and other eight thousand meter above peaks.
  • City guided tour of heritages sites in Kathmandu city

Trip Map

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): flight; 3 - 4 hours trek

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 5: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 8: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche - (4,910m) 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak shep (5400m) - 8-9 hrs

Day 11: Gorak Shep to KalaPatthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m): 7-8 hrs

Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche East High Camp (5,400m/17,712 ft): 4-5 hrs

Day 13: High Camp to summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to Base Camp: 8-10 hrs

Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 15: Lobuche Base Camp to Pheriche (3930m/12900 ft): 6/7 hrs

Day 16: Pheriche to Namche - (3440m) 6-7 hrs

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 min flight

Day 19: Final Departure

 

Detail Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m)
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Bouddhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Swyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): flight; 3 - 4 hrs
A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla (2850m). After meeting the supporting crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hrs
We begin our trek on uphill and downhill trails with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and a magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked. We walk furthermore and pass through Jorsale village before reaching Namche Bazaar. From here, we get beautiful views of the Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and others.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization
This is the first of the three scheduled rest days which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. As experts opinion it’s good to remain active even in your rest day which will make you more active. So we are going to spend the day enjoying small hikes in and around Namche Bazaar, Khumjung Monastery and Hillary School and museum.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 5 - 6 hrs
Today’s trek starts on an easy trail to Phunki Thanga ascending toward Tengboche village which is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region. The monastery is located within the Sagarmatha National Park and provides panoramic views of the highest mountains on earth including Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse and Lhotse
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 - 6 hrs
Trekking downhill and pass through lush forests filled with birch, conifers and rhododendron trees our trek continous with views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam to keep us company. The picturesque trail dips down to Debuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. We move ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately climb up to Dingboche. The village is a beautiful windy settlement overlooked by chortens and prayer flags.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest
This village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Island Peak (Imja Tse). We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take a day hike to Nagarjun Hill for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache, Ama Dablam and others.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche - (4,910m) 5-6 hrs
We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot for rest and the trail wind up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, a pile of stones set on a hill or mountain to mark a spot for walkers and climbers, or as a memorial to somebody who died there climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak shep (5400m) - 8-9 hrs
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a night
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Gorak Shep to KalaPatthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m): 7-8 hrs
We start early morning with a target to reach before sunrise; we climb Kalapatthar at (5545m.) and enjoy a spectacular sunrise view. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks that include a host of famous ones: Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more huge peaks. Yaks are normally regarded as porters in this area due to its tough terrain which would be difficult for human porters. We enjoy the stunning Himalayas and descend to Lobuche where we stay the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche East High Camp (5,400m/17,712 ft): 4-5 hrs
Today, we begin our trek from Lobuche towards Lobuche High Camp. The path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky along the Lobuche Glacier with great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, etc. From Base Camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the high camp. Upon reaching the high camp, we set up our camp and rest.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: High Camp to summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to Base Camp: 8-10 hrs
Starting very early before the break of dawn for the summit bid, our route leads with a steep climb; where our guides have fixed ropes earlier on necessary sections, after a hard strenuous climb without any technical difficulty reaching to the top summit of Lobuche east peak. Once upon the Lobuche summit, you would enjoy magnificently panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more including series of other snow capped peaks. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the Base Camp again.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Reserve Day for Unforeseen event
We have reserved an extra day which will be as contingency day, in case of unfavorable weather conditions some times in this high Himalayan range, the weather can be unpredictable, so an extra day on this type of adventure is very necessary, if all goes well can be used on the way back to Lukla with short day walk enjoying the great scenery along the way.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Lobuche Base Camp to Pheriche (3930m/12900 ft): 6-7 hrs
After taking our breakfast, we trek downhill from Lobuche Base Camp and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche we again retrace our path to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. The town of Pheriche is also known as a highly windy town. Hereabouts, you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is also located here and foreign volunteer doctors provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people in this area.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Pheriche to Namche - (3440m) 6-7 hrs
We retrace our steps with a Trek back to Namche from Pheriche and do an overnight at the bustling & hustling village town of Namche.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hrs
The trail has become more level and natural we begin our trek with a descent We walk through Sherpa villages noticing their impressive faith in Buddhism and the culture of prayer stones and prayer flags. Our trek, we cross several bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries, open plains, through rhododendron and pine forests and enjoy distant views of the snow covered peaks. Our long trek to the mountain and its high passes ends today.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 min flight
This day you will be fly back to Kathmandu. After having lunch you will be having the sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. In the evening you will be collecting souvenirs, memories of Nepal treks and tours. As this is your last night of your tour in Nepal, farewell dinner program as courtesy for you.
Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 19: Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Welcome in Airport by garland
  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  • Two-way ticket in domestic fixed wings Air craft, Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek, lodge and Home-stay
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • 4 seasonal sleeping bags
  • trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • All cost for a staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek )
  • Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • National Park Fee
  • TIMS
  • First aids kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does not Include:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal spending money.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

Fixed Departure Dates

 

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