Lobuche East Peak

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Trip Facts

  • Total Duration: 20 days
  • Trekking Duration: 16 days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Max Elevation: 6119m
  • Best Season: October to December, March to May
  • Walking Hours: 5-6hrs
  • Styles: Tea House +( High Camp Camping)
  • Starting point of trek: Lukla
  • Finishing point of trek: Lukla
  • Meals and Drinks: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner (tea and coffee)

Trip Map

  • Destination:Nepal

Lobuche East Peak consists of Everest region is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and wide scope for new lines. The East Peak is recognized as a trekking peak which offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. East face of its dark triangle rocky and south face side is always with snow with ice. Descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top reach the peak of Lobuche East. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as. To reach the true summit of Lobuche East, which is a continuation on the knife-edged ridge heading North West, and it is another couple hours climb from the false summit.

The peak offers a challenging climb but attainable climbing objective and is an ideal mission for trainee mountaineers. There exist two distinct summits to Lobuche peak: Lobuche east (6119 m) and Lobuche west (6145 m). Although they are connected by a continuous ridge there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. Lobuche east peak climbing is an attractive summit with existing routes and new opportunities. Everest Expedition time this peak is used as acclimatizing by mountaineering groups. A Swiss citizen Laurence who first climbed in 1984.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03 Fly to Lukla then walking to Phakding (2680m)(3-4hrs)
  • Day o4 Phakding to Namache Bazaar (3450m) (6-7hrs)
  • Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06 NamcheBaaar to Tengboche (3867m)(5hrs)
  • Day 07 Tengboche to Dingboche (4420m) (5hrs)
  • Day 08 Acclimatisation day in Dingboche
  • Day 09 Dingboche to Lobuche (4935m) (5hrs)
  • Day 10 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5190m) Base Camp (5365m)(7hrs)
  • Day 11 Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar to Lobuche (6hrs)
  • Day 12 Lobuche to High Camp (5400m) (max 4hrs)
  • Day 13 High Camp to Summit and back to Thughla (4600m)(10-12hrs)
  • Day 14 A reserve day in case of unforeseen weather
  • Day 15 Thughla to Kyangjuma (3550m) (7-8hrs)
  • Day 16 Kyangjuma to Phakding (2680m) (6hrs)
  • Day 17 Phakding to Lukla (2800m) (3-4hrs)
  • Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 19 Rest day in Kathmandu
  • Day 20 Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel. A short briefing is given about your trekking route. It is your choice whether you like to visit nearby sanctuaries or rest at the hotel.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

On this day you are busy sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. Tour of Buddhist and old Hindu temples which are regarded as a shrine and local traditions. There are many places to visit.

Day 03 Fly to Lukla then walking to Phakding (2680m)(3-4hrs)

Lukla to Phakding trail is easy and gentle. The trail heads to through the north of Lukla you are asked to register permit and belonging value able things. Leaving back Lukla the trail enters the village of Cheplung where Jiri trail joins. Just beyond Cheplung, the path enters through a forest then to Thado Koshi has a cluster of trekking lodges. From Thado Koshi is to see views of Kusum Kangru (6387m). Passing Thado Koshi to Ghat village is situated on the bank of the Khola. The village has many lodges and guesthouses along the trail. At the top of Ghat is with mani walls stone carved with black and white with Tibetan mantras, white chortens, and prayer wheels. From here the trail climbs down then flat along the Dudh Koshi Khola. A short climb up into the village of Phakding has a dozen lodges. It is divided into two parts by the Khola (River). If there is extra time then about 40 minutes steeply side trip Rimjung village and Pema Choling Gompa.

Day o4 Phakding to Namache Bazaar (3450m) (6-7hrs)

Today’s walk is relatively longer than yesterday. As you start the trek a suspension bridge is crossed over the Dudh Koshi River and the trail follows up along the river through forests of pine. The gentle trail past Zumpute, Thamserku, Manju, and Jorsale up and down crossing several times over the river. While trek we can see the majestic view of Thamserku Peak (6608) charming of Dudhkosi River. From Phakding 3 hours walk we reach the village of Monjo is a pretty settlement where the entrance check post for Sagarmatha National Park. From the check post, the trail dropping to re-cross the river and then to Jorsale has about half a dozen nice lodges. Passing Jorsale the path re-cross the river then enters through a grove of pine on the bank of the river confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. From the confluence steep trail crosses a long suspension bridge festooned with prayer flags. The trail to Namche Bazaar climbs zigzagging through forests of pine and about halfway up is Everest Viewpoint where there is a public toilet. The gentle climb and wide path leads you to a check post then continue up about 20 minutes to Namache Bazaar.

Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a big and beautiful Sherpa town gateway to Everest, Gokyo Lake, and Thame. Acclimatization day is important for trekkers who prepare to go high altitude. One day acclimatization will improve fitness and help adjust altitude in a further trek in elevation. In Namche, there are numerous cafes, trekking gear-shops, grocery stores lodges and hotels. It has internet access, wifi, money changer cash, banking service changer cash and the accept visa and Master Card. In the main trekking season crowded of foreigners are at shops, lodges, cafes, and streets.

Day 06 NamcheBaaar to Tengboche (3867m)(5hrs)

The trail to Tengboche starts from just above Namche Bazaar on the right side. The slop trail out and in passes ridges at the end of the bluff memorial chorten to Tenzing Norgay. From this memorial place is for grand panorama views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. The path continues to Kyangjuma (3550m) where there are two nice lodges and closer views of Ama Dablam. From Kyngjuma the trail descends to Sanasa just before it a signpost directs Gokyo Lake to hillside and downhill to the river Phunki Thenga. The downhill route past Lawichasa and Tashingma and finally Phunki Thenga from here two hours climb to Tengboche, A suspension bridge is crossed to climb the hill, on the way beautiful rhododendron flower in the season. Tengboche has a wide grassy land, lodges and Tengboche Gompa is a large and most popular monastery in Khumjung region. Mountain views are seen in every direction.

Day 07 Tengboche to Dingboche (4420m) (5hrs)

From Tengboche, the route crosses down through forests of rhododendron Debuche where there is a cluster of lodges among the forest. The route continues through dense forests of rhododendron and birch dripping with white Spanish moss. The path reaches Dudh Koshi river is crossed on a suspension bridge. From the river, the trail climbs to Chorten and Kani while Amadamblam view is and Mt Lhotse is panoramic. From Kani 10 minute further is Pangboche village (3860m) where there are several lodges and guest houses. Above Pangboche the trail enters on arid landscape and alpine meadows along the Imja River. The gentle path leads you Shomare (4000m) has five lodges serve to stay a night then a little walk up finally Orsho place comes beyond on arid the route separates upper and lower. The upper route is to Pheriche. The lower route ascends to Khumbu River over it a bridge is crossed and then climb up through alpine meadows passing chortens and cairns to Dingboche village from where Lhotse (8501m) Island peak and Ama Dablam can be seen. Dingboche village is pleasant and agreeable. There are internet service, bakery, cafes, and grocery stores. Several lodges and guest houses are though out of the village.

Day 08 Acclimatisation day in Dingboche

It is important to do acclimatization at 4410m. Many trekkers love to spend to explore in Dingboche village. There are several interesting hiking spots are Nangkar Tshang, Chukung, and opposite side up at the bottom of Ama Dablam. Nangkar Tshang is the best viewpoint (5075m) walking is two hours just above Dingboche on the ridge that offers panorama views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Taboche, Cholatse and even Makalu (8465m). Valley views are enjoyable and fantastic. From Dingboche to Chukung it takes about 2 hours. The path is agreeable through on arid along the Imja Khola. Chukung is surrounded by mountains and glaciers. There are enough lodges. Two hours walk to popular Island Peak Base Camp from Chukung.

Day 09 Dingboche to Lobuche (4935m) (5hrs)

From Dingboche, the trail to Lobuche goes left side passing above Pheriche at the top of the ridge. On the way, there are outstanding views of Taboche, Chilatse and Ama Dablam. The path passes through opened and arid yak pasture lands. At the end of the trail, a glacial stream is crossed and then reaches Dughla (4620m) has Yak and Kala Pathar lodges. From here the trail climbs up the gravely ridge which is covered with memorials who lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest. A gentle walk to the north Dzonlgha trail meets from this point it is 40-minute walk to Lobuche where you get enough trekking lodges.

Day 10 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5190m) Base Camp (5365m)(7hrs)

Lobuche to Gorak Shep takes about 3 hours and Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp Visit and return back to Gorak Shep about 5 hrs. Today we walk to Gorak Shep visit to the Everest Base Camp then back to Gorak Shep. The starting trail from Lobuche follows through a gorge between glacial and mountain wall. It is gentle walk up to at the edge of the trail before a climb up then walking on the ridge through glacial boulders. Famous Khumbu Glacier lies down south to north. Finally, steep climb reaches Gorak Shep is a flat and sandy wide destination night. There are 4 lodges and a porter shelter. The lodges are almost packed every day. Just left side above Gorak Shep soars Kala Pathar and flat right trail historical place EBC. The Everest is not possible to see from Gorak Shep. It is blocked by Nuptse. North direction Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changse are grand views. Khumbu Glacier is awesome. After a lunch side trip to Everest Base Camp takes about six hours to return 200m ascent. The walking path is across the Khumbu Glacier at the north end of the sandpit at Gorak Shep. Glacier path makes to walk difficult and tired. The atmosphere at the Base Camp can be fantastic with international Everest climbers and local Sherpas. Prayer flags and banners festoon rocks and stones.

Day 11 Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar to Lobuche (6hrs)

Most of the groups climb Kala Pathar early in the morning to see the sunrise and best views of Mt Everest. Mornings are usually clear and the best time to make an ascent. For many people, this is the highlights of the trek. The path to Kala Pathar climbs up the grassy land above Gorak Shep. Just follow the long line of snaking hillside. To reach Kala Pathar (5546m) from Gorak Shep takes about 2hrs which is marked by prayer flags. As you reach the top of Kala Pathar amazing views of Pumori, Lobuche west, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. Descending to Gorak Shep makes you feel easy and enjoyable south to the lower ridge. From Gorak Shep heading down through gorge past Lobuche,

Day 12 Lobuche to High Camp (5400m) (max 4hrs)

Today is the shortest walking hours. From Lohouche straight trailheads to west on open land. After an hour straight route leads you down to Lobuche Base Camp from this point climbing up to high camp. Our cuisine members are waiting for us with hot drinks and lunch as we reach the camp.

Day 13 High Camp to Summit and back to Thughla (4600m)(10-12hrs)

Overnight in the tent. Early morning around 1 o’clock is time to get up then breakfast after breakfast starts climbing the peak.

Day 14 A reserve day in case of unforeseen weather

Day 15 Thughla to Kyangjuma (3550m) (7-8hrs)

After 20 minutes walking from Thughla the trail drops to Pheriche valley. One hour walking on flat barrel meadow reaches Pheriche village has about a dozen lodges and it has The Himalaya Rescue Centre where there are volunteer doctors give treatments to people who get altitude sickness. The trail from Pheriche heads down and cross the river and then climb up a ridge a viewpoint from this point 15 minutes descend meets trail to Dingboche. We follow down the trail to Panchboche village and crossing over a bridge on Khumbu Khola. Climbing up to Tengboche then the trail steeps down to Phungi Thenga river. About 2 hours climbing up to Kyangjuma from where we can view of Amadablam face side.

Day 16 Kyangjuma to Phakding (2680m) (6hrs)

One hour walking on the zigzag path we reach Namche Bazaar and the trail descend to Dudh Koshi River is unusual. Using trekking poles will help if knees problem appears. When the high suspension bridge is crossed then a short walk down to confluence and then the trail level to Jorsale then climbs to Monjo. From Monjo to Lukla the trail is easy through Banker and Phakding.

Day 17 Phakding to Lukla (2800m) (3-4hrs)

A long day of preparation and curiosity, today is the last day of the trek. We reverse to the trail a little climbing up very often hearing planes are landing and taking off. Ghats, Cheplung and finally Lukla is waiting for us our ending trek. Congratulations!!!!!

Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 19 Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 20 Departure from Kathmandu

You are assisted to reach at the airport by our staff. You have to reach at the airport 3 hours before your plane leave.

Cost Includes

 

  • Airport pickup and drop off.
  • Three night hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trained trekking guide
  • Experienced climbing guide and porters
  • Porters to carry bag pack/good
  • Accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner) included coffee & tea.
  • Transportation by land and air
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park/  area entry permit
  • Peak climbing Permit
  • TIMS card
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu

 

Cost Excludes

 

  • International air fare
  • Travel trekking insurance
  • Major meals, lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge more than air lines allowed both domestic and international
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, drinks, phone & laundry
  • Visa fee (easily get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Sightseeing tour guide
  • personal climbing gears and clothes
  • Tips and gratuities for staffs
  • Emergency Rescue
  • Travel insurance
  • Trips cancellation costs
  • Accident or health emergency
  • Lost theft and damage to baggage

 

Additional Info

Climbing Gears (personal)

Ice axe

Crampons

Harness

Tape slings (2)

Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)

Descender/eight figure

Plastic mountaineering boots

Ascender/ Jumar

Helmet

Group Climbing Gears:

Ice crew

Snow bar

Rope

Ice hammer

Head 

Light balaclava

Sun hat

Neck cover

Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)

Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs

Sunglasses with UV protection minimum 50+sun block lotion

Clothing lower Body

Hiking shorts

Light weight cotton long pants

Polypropylene shirts

Light expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wood pants

Waterproof shell pant

Clothes upper body

T-shirts

Light expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover

Waterproof breathable fabric shell jacket

Down vest / jacket

Feet clothes

Thick warm wool socks

Thin lightweight inner socks

Hiking boots

Light camp shoes or sandals

Gaiters

Hands clothes

Lightweight poly-liner gloves

Lightweight wool or fleece gloves

Mittens waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner

Accessories

Sleeping bag rated -30 degree

Fleece sleeping bag liner

Headlamp with spare batteries

Large plastic to keep clothes dry

Daypack/backpack waterproof of 35to 50kg

Large waterproof rucksack/ duffel bag

Trekking poles

2 water bottle contain more than 1 ltr for cold and hot water

Toilet papers

Ear plugs

Electronic charging devices

Medical

Basic first aid kit

Pills Anti-headache

Pills anti –diarrhea

Water purification tablets

Aspirin

Diamox

Cough and cold medicine

First-aid tape

Sun screen

Free time (your choice)

Binocular, camera

Pen and note book

Reading books

Indoor games

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