Lobuche East Peak Climbing
Lobuche East Peak Climbing – A Fascinating Climbing Combined with Great Hiking
Lobuche East peak climbing is popular in Everest region, particularly for climbing a technically average trekking peak in the region. Lobuche east peak expedition will be an extension to your Everest Base Camp trekking for enjoyable climbing in the Himalayas. Lobuche East peak climbing comes as a third choice as a popular trekking peak after Island peak and Mera peak in Everest region.
The peak has an attractive summit with great views of Ama dablam, Pumori, Makalu, Nuptse, Everest and many more. Lobuche East peak climbing will keep you both physically challenged and visually delighted. Lobuche climbing begins with the flight to Lukla. We follow standard trekking route of Everest base camp passing through beautiful Sherpa villages, monasteries, mani walls, pasture lands. Climbing to Kalapatthar offers the close view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks. It provides better acclimatization for climbing Lobuche peak.
Lobuche East Peak expedition is relatively more difficult than popular Island or Mera peaks. The climbing members need to have command on basic mountaineering skills to climb this peak. The experienced climbing guide from Ang Rita Trek will make the fixed lines on difficult sections to ensure safe ascending and descending in Lobuche East peak climbing.
Lobuche East Peak Climbing Route Details
The normal route for Lobuche climbing is through South-Ridge although the peak consists of several small summits. The base camp will be set up near a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of South-West Face of the peak at 4950m. The base camp itself offers the great views of Amadablam and Tawache.
The high camp will be established on a rocky hollow at 5470m. for Lobuche East peak climbing. We climb up a series of slabs of increasing steepness in the beginning of Lobuche East peak climbing. We climb a 45 degrees snow wall to reach the South-East Ridge. We climb seracs, several bumps and then snow slope to reach the summit. There is no any danger of avalanches and notable crevasses in Lobuche East peak climbing. The climbing is fabulous mostly on snow and ice.
Name of the Trip: Lobuche East Peak Climbing
Duration: 19 days
Region: Everest Region
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Best Season: March, April, May/September, October, NovemberEnquire This Trip
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Meeting at the airport and transfer to a hotel. A briefing of the trip at a convenient time.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hrs.
Flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalayas. Take easy walk to Phakding for approximately three hours.
Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 – 6 hrs.
Walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges to Namche with sights of Kusum Kangru, Everest & Nuptse.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar.
Hike up to Everest View Hotel for better views of Everest and acclimatization. A pleasant day to explore around Namche or hike up to Khumjung / Thame.
Day 05: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) – 5 – 6 hrs.
Hike up and down through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m.). Great views of Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.),Nuptse ( 7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache & Amadablam.
Day 06: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 – 6 hrs
Walk through the forest of briches, conifers & rhododendrons and some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche and further passing through beautiful array of fields to Pheriche
Day 07: Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
Hike up to to a ridge for acclimatization
Day 08: Pheriche – Lobuche ( 4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.
Follow narrow valley and contour around the base of the Khumbu Glacier and steep ascend to Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5170 m) – Everest Base Camp (5364 m) – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs.
Follow lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakhshep with the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Move further towards to Everest base camp for amazing views of Khumbu Ice Fall.
Day 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Lobuche (4930 m ): 7 – 8 hrs
The day of thrill and excitement, the best view of Everest and other mountains from Kalapatthar. Retrace to Lobuche.
Day 11: Lobuche – Lobuche Base Camp (4950m. ); 3 – 4 hrs.
Hike on the flat land in the beginning and gradually ascend to a ridge and further to Lobuche base camp. Camp at the base camp with delicious food.
Day 12: Base Camp – High Camp ( 5479m. ); 3 – 4 hrs.
Climb up through the glacier following a well outlined trail up to the high camp alongside a hidden lake. Rest and preparation for the next day summit push up.
Day 13: Summit (6119m.) – Base Camp; 8 – 9 hrs.
Commence climbing at 4:00 am along the series of slabs of increasing steepness and then 45 degree snow wall to South – East Ridge. Ascending various bumps and snow slope to the summit with spectacular views of Himalayas. Descend to base camp.
Day 14: Spare Day for Summit
Use of the spare day as contingency for bad weather or any other reasons.
Day 15: Lobuche Base Camp – Pangboche ( 3930m. ) 5 – 6 hrs.
Retrace passing through Dughla and then Pheriche to Pangboche.
Day 16: Pangboche – Namche ( 2800m. )
Hike to Tengboche and then descend to Dhudhkosi, cross the bridge and pass through pine trees to Namche.
Day 17: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m): 6 – 8 hrs
Following rocky terrain and crossing Dhudhkosi several times, descend to Lukla.
Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu
Fly Lukla – Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Farewell dinner at one of the finest typical Nepali restaurant with culture program.
Day 19: Airport Transfer
Airport transfer for departure.
Cost will be provided on request.
The cost includes:
- International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
- Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan ( as per the choice of the trekkers )
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare including airport tax
- All necessary paperwork for permit (Peak permit, national park entrance ).
- Climbing guide’s equipment allowance and wages
- Group climbing gears (ropes, snow bars, ice screws etc.)
- High food
- Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail and camping arrangement at base camp (cook. Kitchen boy, tents, mattresses, food, fuel, kitchen and camping equipment )
- All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
- An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
- First aid medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Farewell dinner
The cost does not include:
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Members personal climbing gears
- Nepal visa fee
- Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
- Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
- Any other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
- Gratuity for the trekking staffs