Lobuche Peak

Code: NPL-PC-LP
22 Days 21 Night

Description

Lobuche East is one of the trekking peaks opened for climbing in Nepal. It is situated at the above the Lobuche, which is just a day camp before trekking to the classical trail to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp. Lobuche has two summits, east and west, heights of 6119m and 6145m respectively but we will summit to the East on our expeditions.

Among the trekking peaks in Nepal, Lobuche East is one of the most technical peaks climbing, even if it is only at the altitude of 6119m from sea level. Lobuche east climbing required a excellent uses of using expeditions styles of rope (Main and fix rope), climbing involves some step and slippery rocks slabs and snow slopes to reach south west ridge, which is just below the glacier, which is along with the high camp, then the final expeditions climb would be a sharp and exposed ridge which leads to the real summit. Depending on the seasons, the summit to the Lobuche east required climbing with angle of 70 to 75 degrees with some belayed snow or ice climbing, which is why it is most demanding.

You must be comfortable for the basic rock climbing and should have a basic knowledge of alpine climbing techniques of using rope climbing, ice axe and crampons and abseiling.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Hard
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 6119 m
COST INCLUDES
  •  All accommodation in 3 star ( By Nepalese standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
  •  All Ground transportation
  •  Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee
  •  Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  •  One cultural show and dinner
  •  National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
  • All Domestic Flight according to the itinerary in fixed wing aircraft
COST EXCLUDES
  •  International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee $40 for 30 days
  •  Major meals in Cities
  •  Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu tour
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  •  Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  •  Tips to guide and porter
  •  Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
  •  Personal Travel Insurance

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

After your arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick you up at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

Today you will meet your climbing guide who will give you details on the trek and check your climbing gears. As guided by your climbing guide, you will prepare for your journey to Lobuche Peak (6119m). Afterward, you can o for sightseeing around the city. You can visit the Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath and the ancient palace of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 35 minute Trans Himalayan flight Altitude: At Lukla 2,800m/9,184ft & Phakding 2640m/8659ft Distance of walking: 3 to 4 hours walk

You will be filled with the thrill as you take a flight to Lukla, which is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its location. The flight will take you above the various topographies of Nepal and will give you an aerial view of the high Himalayas before landing in Lukla. After you reach Lukla, you will trek to Phakding through the forested trail adorned with scattered Sherpa villages. Overnight in Phakding.

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Day 4: Trek to Namche Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours walk

After your good stay in Phakding, you trek to the most popular place of Khumbu region, the Namche Bazaar. This trek of about 6 hours of walking through different Sherpa villages along the beautiful forest of rhododendron and magnolia will take you to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is best known in the world as the Gateway to Everest and serves as a commercial hub for trekkers and mountaineers from all around the world. Overnight in Namche

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Day 5: Rest & Acclimatization Day Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Acclimatization and explore the surroundings

Today you will explore the outskirts of the bustling Sherpa town. Although Namche serves a decent view of Everest (8848m), you can hike up to Hotel Everest View (3962m) for a mind-blowing view of the mighty Everest (8848m) and its adjacent mountains. Later, you can visit the Sherpa Museum in Namche and get to know about the Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Overnight in Namche.

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Day 6: Trek to Dole Altitude: 4080m/13,385ft Distance of walking: 5-6 hours walk

On your way to Dhole from Namche, you will get to witness the beautiful forests of rhododendron with the snow-capped Himalayas on the backdrop. The trail is somewhat steep on some part of the trek but the rest of the trek is comparatively easy and comfortable. You will also pass through the pastureland of yaks that the Himalayan people rear. Overnight in Dhole.

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Day 7: Trek to Machharmo Altitude: 4400m/ 14,435ft Distance of walking: 4-5 hours walk

Passing through steep trails and ascending for about 5 hours from Dhole takes you to Machhermo. You trek above the gorge of Dudh Koshi River on quiet trails with meadows and juniper bushes accompanied by emerging views of Cho Oyu (8188m) to reach Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.

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Day 8: Trek to Gokyo Altitude: 4800m/15,744ft Distance of walking: 3-4 hours walk

You will pass the Chortens in Machhermo and climb uphill alongside the Dudh Koshi Gorge to reach the base of Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal Himalayas. Climbing on the bank of the glacier, you will reach the first Gokyo Lake followed by the second one. A steep uphill climb on the moraine takes you to the third Gokyo Lake, Dudh Pokhari, beside which the quaint village of Gokyo rests beautifully. Overnight in Gokyo.

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Day 9: Rest Day at Gokyo, Option hike to Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake Altitude: 4800m/15,744ft at Gokyo and 5383m/17660 at Gokyo Ri Acclimatization day and explore around

Today you will explore Gokyo valley and relish the tranquil lakes of the Gokyo freshwater system. You can also hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for an astonishing view of the Gokyo valley and the Gokyo lakes along with a wide panorama of the high mountains including Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and many others. You can also hike further up to the fourth and fifth Gokyo lakes which serve even mesmerizing views of the mountains. Overnight in Gokyo.

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Day 10: Trek to Thaknak Altitude: 4700m/15,649ft Distance of walking: 3 hours walk

You descend on a steep and slippery trail through Ngozumpa Glacier and later descend on its bank to reach Drganag.  From Dragnag, you will make a steep ascent to reach Thangnak. With the panoramic view of the Mahalangur Himalayan range and the great looking Glacier, the trail to Thangnak is completely mesmerizing. Overnight in Thangnak.

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Day 11: Trek to Dzungla via Chola Pass Altitude: At Dzungla 4,750m/15583ft & Chola Pass 5363m/17596ft Distance of walking: 7-8 hours walk

Today you trek for long duration through tough blowing wind and snow. You trek through a difficult icy path to reach the top of Cho La Pass (5420m), which serves as a remarkable vantage point to witness the grandiose of Everest (8848m) along with other peaks of the Khumbu region. You then descend steeply to reach Dzongla for the overnight stay.

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Day 12: Trek to Gorekshep Altitude: 5,160m/16,929ft Distance of walking:5-6 hours walk

From Dzongla, you first descend to Dughla via the frozen lake, Chola Tsho. You then climb past a line of tombstones established in the memory of late Sherpas. Afterward, walking alongside Khumbu Glacier on a moraine trail, you reach Gorakshep via Lobuche. You will get a stunning view of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range and many glaciers from Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.

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Day 13: Day Trip to Everest Base Camp & Explore its wonderful surrounding Glacier. O/N at Gorekshep. Altitude: 5364m/17,593ft Distance of walking: 2-3 hours walk

Today will be your day trip to Everest Base Camp. After 3 hours of walking through the moraines being surrounded by massive glaciers, you will reach the base camp. Standing on the base of the highest peak in the world, you will get a mind-blowing view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Khumbutse (6665m), Lingtren (6479m), and Pumori (7165m), and so on. Later, descend to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

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Day 14: Gorekshep- Kalapathar- Lobuche Altitude: At Kalapathar 5545m/ 18187ft & Lobuche at 4910m/16104ft Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours walk

You will start the day early to watch the stunning sunrise over the mighty Everest (8848m) and the adjacent mountains from Kala Patthar vantage point. Kala Patthar is considered as the best viewpoint to observe the wide range of Mount Everest (8848m). After spending some quality time in Kala Patthar, you descend to Lobuche via Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.

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Day 15: Lobuche- Lobuche East Base Camp. Altitude: (4865m/15,957 ft) Distance of walking: 3 to 4 hours walk

The trail to Lobuche Base Camp from Lobuche is filled with many ups and downs through a moraine path. With an unobstructed view of Lobuche East (6119m), you will ascend alongside Lobuche Glacier to reach Lobuche East Base Camp. Overnight at base camp.

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Day 16: Lobuche Base Camp- Lobuche High Camp Altitude: (5,600m/18,368 ft) Distance of walking: 4 – 5 hours walk

Today you will start early for Lobuche High Camp as the climb is somewhat tough. You will continue climbing alongside Lobuche Glacier on a rocky trail to reach Lobuche High Camp. You can practice the climbing techniques and the use of different gears at the High Camp. Overnight in High Camp.

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Day 17: Summit Day: Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit & back to Base Camp Altitude: (6119m/20,070 ft) Distance of walking: 7 to 9 hours

With weather favoring your side, you will climb to the peak of Lobuche East (6119m) today. You will start the climb before dawn and ascend through the ridges on the mountain towards its summit. Follow your climbing guide’s instructions diligently to avoid any mishap. From the top of the peak, you will get a surreal view of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range to fill up the skyline of Khumbu. After the successful summit, you will descend to Lobuche East Base Camp for the night.

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Day 18: Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche Altitude: (3930m/12900 ft) Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours

After the summit of Lobuche Peak (6119m), you will trek to the village of Pangboche via Dughla, Pheriche, Somare, and several other small Sherpa villages. Pangboche, too, is a small Sherpa village with its distinct culture and lifestyle. In the evening, you can visit the whitewashed Pangboche Monastery with the gorgeous peak of Ama Dablam (6856m) on its backdrop. Overnight in Pangboche.

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Day 19: Pangboche- Namche Altitude: (3440m/11283ft) Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours

You start descending to Namche Bazaar which will be your point of stay for the night. The mighty mountain this time becomes smaller with your every stride as you head back to Namche Bazaar. Again you will reach the Gateway to Everest, but this time you will not enter rather exit the Gateway. Overnight in Namche.

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Day 20: Namche Bazaar – Phakding- Lukla Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft Distance of walking: 12-16 km- 6 to 7 hours

You will head back to the airstrips of Lukla via Phakding. The trail to Lukla is full of greenery. You will get to witness various streams and suspension bridges on your way. Not limited to that, you get to enjoy the scenery of the mountains once again as you descend to Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

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Day 21: Lukla – Kathmandu Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 35minute Trans Himalayan flight

You will get to enjoy the 40-minute flight above the mountains and the hills once again on your journey from Lukla to Kathmandu. This day will be your free day and probably your final day in Nepal. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 22: Departure

You will be escorted back to the airport for your further departures.

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