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|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||6119 m|
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Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
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
Trek to Namche Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours walk
Rest & Acclimatization Day Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Acclimatization and explore the surroundings
Trek to Dole Altitude: 4080m/13,385ft Distance of walking: 5-6 hours walk
Trek to Machharmo Altitude: 4400m/ 14,435ft Distance of walking: 4-5 hours walk
Trek to Gokyo Altitude: 4800m/15,744ft Distance of walking: 3-4 hours walk
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
Trek to Thaknak Altitude: 4700m/15,649ft Distance of walking: 3 hours walk
Trek to Dzungla via Chola Pass Altitude: At Dzungla 4,750m/15583ft & Chola Pass 5363m/17596ft Distance of walking: 7-8 hours walk
Trek to Gorekshep Altitude: 5,160m/16,929ft Distance of walking:5-6 hours walk
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
Gorekshep- Kalapathar- Lobuche Altitude: At Kalapathar 5545m/ 18187ft & Lobuche at 4910m/16104ft Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours walk
Lobuche- Lobuche East Base Camp. Altitude: (4865m/15,957 ft) Distance of walking: 3 to 4 hours walk
Lobuche Base Camp- Lobuche High Camp Altitude: (5,600m/18,368 ft) Distance of walking: 4 – 5 hours walk
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
Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche Altitude: (3930m/12900 ft) Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours
Pangboche- Namche Altitude: (3440m/11283ft) Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours
Namche Bazaar – Phakding- Lukla Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft Distance of walking: 12-16 kms- 6 to 7 hours
Lukla – Kathmandu Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 35minute Trans Himalayan flight