The Lobuche East peak is a wonderful opening for greenhorn climbers as well as the experienced ones to explore new as well as known peaks on Nepal’s vast Himalayan horizons. As we head up to the southern base camp at a height of 5500m a fantastic display of Ama Dablam, Tawache & other well-known peaks come into view when we do an acclimatization trek to Kalapathar & Everest Base Camp. Listed among Nepal’s popular peaks to climb, Lobuche is geographically based at an elevation of 6119m in the Everest Khumbu region. Lobuche is a very attractive mountain that offers different routes as options to peak at its summit. Climbers generally use the path through the South Ridge; Lobuche east peak is an amalgamation of several small summits where we climb below the main glaciers from the Lobuche base camp as we get access to the ridge overlooking Lobuche from where we get to see the Khumbu glacier which is simply stunning! The actual summiting at The Lobuche east peak can be taxing as we gain a notch by a descent followed by steep snowy slopes as we climb to the top. Reaching the pinnacle also requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge.
Our well-planned itinerary has been shaped while attempting the peak itself & our acclimatization hike to Kalapathar & EBC gives our bodies exactly what it needs to cope with the heights as we scale the peak. The acclimatization balance is just perfect for the climb. It's not only the peak that we climb but we also get to visit lively villages & serene monasteries that baffle us as to how human tolerance can prevail over some of the toughest terrains on earth, as we see the local folks going through their daily chores of survival on these beautiful rugged mountains.
We begin our venture by trekking up to EBC, the trails of legends & on to Kalapathar that enables us to acclimatize gradually & making it easy for us to adjust with the thin air while climbing Lobuche, & after we’ve achieved this, the landscapes we behold will remain etched in our memories for a lifetime to come. Make sure you have enough batteries to get your video cams in overdrive to get some of the best photo-shoots on the planet…because once you’ve done, you will have the king of all peaks; Everest, & this will also include Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche & also your friends that will form pictures lovely enough to hang-up in your sitting & bedrooms at home…for such is what this trip is made up of…
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02:Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and trip preparation
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2,610) : 3-4 hrs trek
Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) : 5 - 6 hrs trek
Day 05:Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization rest day
Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) : 5 -6 hrs trek
Day 07:Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche (4,350m) : 5 - 6 hrs trek
Day 08:Acclimatization rest day or hiking to Chhukung village
Day 09:Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m) : 5-6 hrs trek
Day 10:Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return to Gorak Shep : 6-7 hrs
Day 11:Morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) : 7- 8 hrs trek
Day 12:Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m) : 3-4 hours
Day 13:High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hours
Day 14:Spare day in case of bad weather.
Day 15:Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m ): 8-9 hrs trek
Day 16:Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) : 4-5 hrs trek
Day 17:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804m) : 6-7 hrs trek
Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 19:Farewell; flights home
The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Dinner Included
Day 02Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and trip preparation The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various medieval sites in Kathmandu. You will drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (a fine Buddhist stupa at the hill top of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, you will take part in a short briefing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast included.
Day 03Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2,610) : 3-4 hrs trekEarly morning transfer to the domestic airport for about 40 minutes scenic flight to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2,800m), a getaway destination from where our trek starts. This is an amazing air routes in the world surrounded by high mountain peaks. After reaching at Lukla we will have time for tea while our guide sort out and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. we begin the trek above the Dush Koshi River. The cultivating land, Sherpa settlements and the forest are great to see while walking along with the Mani walls with prayer mantra inscriptions. The trail leads us to Phakding for a rest. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) : 5 - 6 hrs trek We begin the trek continually uphill from the Dudh Koshi valley to Monjo and make an entry record at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. It is a UNESCO world heritage site in the Everest region. While walking to Namche Bazaar, we have an opportunity to have a glimpse of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m). It is a steep climb to reach the Sherpa town. It is a famous trade center of the Khumbu region, including food items and trekking/mountaineering equipment. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 05Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization rest day Spending an extra day is a great idea to acclimatize and walk around to discover the lively Sherpa culture. Sherpas are world renowned Himalayan leaders and also forward in mountaineering. After the breakfast, we head towards Khumjung and Everest view hotel. Khumjung is also known as the Sherpa capital, which is densely populated and we can explore the monasteries and Mani walls. The superb hike lets us a chance to view the Himalayan wonders, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nupste and Lhotse. Having enough snaps, we return to Namche and rest. Overnight at Teahouse.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 06Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) : 5 -6 hrs trek With a warm breakfast, we begin the trek to Tengbuche. As we walk in the high altitude region, we need to be aware of the altitude sickness. We walk gradually at the underneath of the fabulous peaks as Ama Dablam. Phunki Tenga can be a lunch point, near the River. With a splendid time there, we begin to ascend the Tengbuche monastery. Depending on your interest, we can visit the monastery and witness the evening prayer or wait till the morning of the following day to observe the Morning Prayer. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 07Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche (4,350m) : 5 - 6 hrs trek With a Morning Prayer bell, we leave our bed and walk there to view the ritual processes. Tengbuche monastery is one of the important monasteries in the Khumbu region, which was built in 1921 and destroyed by fire in 1989 and again re-established. Then return back to the hotel, have breakfast and begin the trek. Pangboche is the best lunch stop today. the Gompa of Pangboche is regarded as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Dingbuche is about 2 to 2.5 hour walk from here. The view of Kwandge, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, and Thamserku are amazing. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 08Acclimatization rest day or hiking to Chhukung village The altitude is increasing and we need another acclimatizing day. We have a normal start without a packed lunch. We set out for a hiking to Chhukung village, which is dotted by few houses and surrounded by the potatoes fields. People live here only in summer. We enjoy the high altitude lunch and trek down to Dingboche for overnight stay viewing the stunning Ama Dablam and Lhotse. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m) : 5-6 hrs trek With a breakfast, we begin to climb up to Lobuche. First we ascend to Phalang Karpa and to Dugla, where we stop for the lunch. If you receive the altitude symptoms, better to stay here or if you are ok, then we walk to Lobuche. The accommodation can be crowded, but we are almost one day to reach our final destination. Overnight at Teahouse.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 10Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return to Gorak Shep : 6-7 hrs It’s a heavy day to walk gradually to Gorakshep and to Everest base camp. The trail is not that much technical, but the thin air region make us gasping. We reach Gorakshep via Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. Reaching to Gorakshep, we have lunch and put our belongings at the hotel room. Then we hike to the Everest base camp with the views of Pumori, Nuptse and other surrounding peaks. The trail is dotted with the rocky moraine and reaches to the tented town where the expedition groups stay. Spending some time with snaps, we retrace to Gorakshep and stay there. Overnight at Teahouse.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 11Morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) : 7- 8 hrs trek Getting up early in the morning, we prepare for the climb to Kalapatthar. It is located at 5555 meters altitude. Kalapatthar is a superb view point of various mountains including the East Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu along with the Khumbu Glacier. Descending to Gorakshep, we have lunch and descend to Lobuche. Overnight at Teahouse.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 12Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m) : 3-4 hours It’s time to move towards the Lobuche base camp. After breakfast, we begin to walk through the flat trail and gradually, the steeper trail comes. The view of Lobuche glacier, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and the surrounding peaks can be explored. After base camp, the trail is quite rough and goes through the rocky moraine trail. High camp is set at 5400 meters. Then we do some climbing practices. Overnight at tented camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 13High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hoursGetting up in the early morning, we commence to the top of Lobuche peak (6119m). To avoid the challenging situation before the sunrise, we reach to the top and enjoy the ocean of natural beauties. The glorious panoramas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cholatse and other neighboring peak can be explored today. Then we retrace to the high camp and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 14Spare day in case of bad weather.This is an extra day set aside to manage any unintended hindrances like flight delays or bad weather for climbing. Setting aside an extra day will ensure that even if we were to face a day's set back, the trip will continue thus guranteeing a successful climb. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 15Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m ): 8-9 hrs trek We continue climbing down from the Lobuche high camp to Lobuche. It is our lunch point today. After that, we find the main trail of Everest base camp and continue trekking down to Pheriche and to Pangboche. The trail is dotted by the juniper and rhododendron forest. We explore the Pangboche monastery in the evening. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 16Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) : 4-5 hrs trekFollowing the trail that we used for ascending, we reach to Tengbuche and finally to the Namche Bazaar. It is pretty much a long walk but the excursion is fantastic. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 17Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804m) : 6-7 hrs trekThe last day of our trekking, we walk down through the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. This evening is exciting to celebrate the successful trip, sharing with the crew. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 18Fly back to KathmanduThis is an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes, and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included.
Day 19Farewell; flights homeAdventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meals: Breakfast included
Flight Delays …A possibility to keep In Mind When Planning
For treks that start in Lukla, we normally book flights between Kathmandu (KTM) and Lukla (LUK) on Twin Otter planes. While flight service between the two airports is fairly reliable, at times the flight schedule can be disturbed and flights cancelled because of weather or mechanical problems. If this happens after your trek and you would miss your international flight out of Kathmandu, Adventure Club Trek can charter a helicopter on your behalf and at your expense, so that you do not miss your international flight.
We accept US cash, travelers' checks, and credit cards (Visa and Master Card only). Upon payment to our Kathmandu office we will provide you with a receipt, which you can use to receive reimbursement if you have a travel insurance policy. Depending upon the number of passengers, a helicopter flight will cost at least US$500, and up to US$3,500.
NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
Best Time to for Lobouche East Climbing
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although the this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
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Trip Code:ACT 141
Activities:Cultural Excursion, Trekking and Climbing
Best Month:March to May and September to November
Max. Altitude:6,119m/20,070 ft
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