- One of the most popular trek in the Khumbu region.
- Technical 6000 meters ascent.
- 360 degree views of Everest and Makalu Himalaya ranges.
Lobuche East Peak, an eye-catching trekking peak, is a great little challenge. Its South Face goes down to the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. Lobuche East is ascended by moving up a marked notch hiking up steep snowy slopes. Most of the times, the peak is ascended on a ridge leading up to the summit.
Lobuche East peak will reward you stunning views of mighty Mt. Everest as well as many peaks in the Rongbuk region of Tibet. The ecstatic period you will get after scaling one of the famous Peaks in the Everest region will be a memorable experience, rewarded among others by stunning views. Other great mountains that you will witness are Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu. On this trip you will also get several changes to sip tea with local sherpas and hear about their mountain adventures.
This peak is recommended to be done during Mar-June and Sep-Mid-Nov. We are looking forward to providing you with a fantastic climbing experience, even of you are not experienced within mountaineering.
We take a charming flight from Kathmandu early in the morning to Lukla (2827m.), we fly for 40 minutes. Arriving at Lukla, in the afternoon, we start our stroll by moving down to the Dudh Koshi River and take the key track to Namche Bazaar, located just over Chaunrikharka (2713m.). The path is trouble-free and after coming across the tiny village of Ghat (2550m.) we make a small hike to Phakding.
Today we trek for 5.30 to 6 hours from Phakding, we move ahead with a slight climb to Jorsale we get ahead of a waterfall. Now, the path villages are fused with amazing forest of rhododendron, vast firs and magnolia trees. Subsequently, we hike to Namche coming across few bridges and then go up quite a few hundred meters, a vertical dive and another steeper climb through the forest.
We have a rest day today to become familiar at a elevated height in Namche Bazar. Namche is a accepted village positioned in a great sheltered hollow. On top of the village, there lies the national park headquarters where one can take the chance to view both the gripping sunrise and sunset views. The amazing panorama includes excellent scenery of the Khumbu peaks and impressive views of Everest. Optionally, we can either go for a hike towards Thami (3810m.) over the eye-catching Bhote Koshi River Valley or go to the national park headquarters to view the exclusive Sherpa lifestyle and mores.
Today, we move downward through the area from Khumjung and halt for coffee and cake at the local bakery. We do this before we move toward the major track to Everest at Shanasa. Along our way, we can gaze upon the Danphe Pheasant and Himalayan Thar. After that, we keep continuing our track to Trashinga and then go down to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phunkitenga (3250m.) where will be stopping by for our lunch. In the daylight, we make a broad climb through fir, black juniper, pine and Rhododendron forest towards Thyangboche Monastery. Not only the usual scenario but we can also get a glance of different other peaks and many more.
Today, we visit the monastery ahead of moving down through forest of birch, juniper, fir and rhododendron till we reach Debuche. Then we have only steady climbs, but because of the elevation we require to increase our swiftness gradually. After going across the Imja Khola, the path moves further to the village of Pangboche. Here we can see the striking peak of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, our path climbs through open alpine hills before crossing the Imja Khola again and reach to our guest house in the settlement of Dingboche.
We have a day rest for getting familiar with the environment at the high elevation. Dingboche is located in a mishmash of tiny ground surrounded by stone walls protecting crops of potatoes and barley. Also, we can go around to observe the natural beauty in Dingboche, Chhukung or Nagarjun Hill.
Keep on trekking along the moraine of the glacier with the views of Kala Patthar (5,545m.) and Mt. Pumori (7,165m.) we hike today high above the Pheriche village. Pretty normal day today takes about 5.30 hours walking to reach Lobuche. Rest of the day we may take simple hike around.
Today, the walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep, where you will be able to have lunch. After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice fall instead of Mt. Everest.
Hiking up the Kalapatthar, we will make a vertical climb which allows us to view the Everest Peak continuously. Not only this, we can also view other mountains like Pumori (7,145m), lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m). These mountains divide us from Tibet and just over the Lho La Pass, we can observe the large face of Changtse (7,750m). After that, we head back to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike towards Chhukung Valley. Chhukung Valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall which links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Amadablam (6,856m) which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal. You will then descend and return to Lobuche.
From Lobuche, today we will trek toward the Lobuche Base Camp. After trekking some distance on moderately flatter plane, the trail to the Lobuche Base Camp gets more vertical and rocky. We will walk ahead along the Lobuche Glacier where we can enjoy the grand views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku etc.
After breakfast, we move from Lobuche Base Camp to reach at the Lobuche High Camp which takes around 4 hours. The High camp is situated at 5,600m. From the base camp, we trek on a rocky moraine trail to arrive at the high camp. After we reach at the high camp, we install our camp.
Today is our cherished day for the summit. We start early in the morning for the summit endeavor. Lobuche east offers more panoramic views of the mountains those other popular peaks such as Island Peak. Once upon the Lobuche summit, you would enjoy magnificently panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the Base Camp again.
We have set aside a day at the base camp just not to mess up our schedule because of bad day weather.
Our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 38687 meters. The walk to Tyangboche will offer spectacular views of Amadablam.
The path will go down relatively steeply as we walk back down to Namche Bazaar
After having our breakfast, go back over the major road down to Dhudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track, we arrive at Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we go up to accomplish the whole trail and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.
After travelling for 35 minutes, we fly Back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning
- Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
- Lobuche East Peak climbing permit fee.
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
- Food during the trek and climb (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
- All guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period and North Face, Salewa, Mountain Hardware or similar tented camp accommodation during the climbing period.
- High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
- Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 3+ persons.
- Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure etc.
- Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
- Satellite phone.
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area map.
- First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- All organisational requirements.
- Hotel in KTM/Night
- Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
- Your international flight to and from Nepal.
- Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking / climbing).
- Hotels in Kathmandu.
- Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Tips for guide, porter, driver.
01.) Good wind/rain jacket
02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey
03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
06.) Fleece jacket or pullover
07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
10.) Lightweight gloves
11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.) Sun hat or scarf
13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
14.) Sunglasses with UV protection
17.) Hiking shorts
18.) Lightweight cotton long pants
19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
20.) Fleece or wool pants
21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks
23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks
24.) Hiking boots with spare laces
25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Other necessary equipment:
1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
8.) Small wash towel