Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak, lies close to Khumbu Glacier in Everest Region,offers an attractive climb summit. There are two distinct peaks, Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Although they are associated by a continuous ridge, there is a sharp gap and a much distance between two peaks. The true East Peak is quite prominent and is reached by downward into a marked cut off and climbing step snow/ice slopes to the top.
The peaks (LW & LE) have been achieved by several climbers. Lobuche East and Lobuche West were first climbed by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa on April 25, 1984.
Day 01: Arrival in Airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: City tour and Preparation in Kathmandu
In the morning we begin tour around Kathmandu with our guide. Kathmandu has many historic, religious and architectural places to visit. Swyambunath (Buddhists shrine, also called monkey temple), Bouddhanath (Tibetan Buddhism beliefs), Pashupatinath (Hinduist’s greatest pilgrimage site) and the Patan Durbar Square (Historic place for ancient art & architecture of Kathmandu) are the highlights of the tour. In the evening our guide will check the trekking equipment that you have. You can also buy your equipment in Kathmandu for you convenient.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Early in the morning flight to Lukla. It takes around half an hour flight to reach Tenzing and Hillary airport Lukla. Lukla is a small city in the lap of High Mountain. It is commence point of our trek. We trek towards Phakding. On the way we can see Mt.Nupla and Kusum Kangru, overnight stay in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche
We have to cross Sherpa villages and forests of rhododendron tress, Magnoli tress to reach Namche. Namche Bazar is a beautiful village, which is the comfortable for stay and we can see beautiful views from here, overnight stay in Namche.
Day 05: Namche acclimatization
We spend another day in Namche Bazzar and acclimatization day in Syangboche, Khumjung and Khude from where you can see close view of Mt. Everest and you can also observe the culture of Sherpa people.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3879 m)
We trek towards Tengboche from Namche Bazzar. Tengboche is the best place of the world that provides the most magnificent view of the Himalayan giants, Kwangde (6187m.), Twachee (6542m.), Amadablam (6812m), Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m.), Kangtega and Thamserku. In Tengboche We can also visit Buddhist Monastery, which is the largest Monastery of Khumbu.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Our trail goes through Imjasta River and forests of rhododendron and we also have to pass through villages and Mani walls. The views are great from Dingboche. From here you can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face Amadablam. Dingboche is the beautiful village where you can see crops of barley, buckwheat and Potato.
Day 08: Dingboche – acclimatization day – Hike to Nangakarshang (5010 m)
This will be the acclimatization day in Dingboche. We hike to Nangakarshang Gompa from where we can see the view of Mt. Makalu.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m)
Our trail continuously goes through high alpine region. We can see the panoramic view of Nuptse, Lobuche, Pumari, Cholatse, and overnight stay at Lobuche. On the way we have to passes through Pheriche, which offer the beautiful view of Mountains. On the way we can also see monuments of climbers, who gave their life while trekking around in this region.
Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp (5360 m) and stay at Gorakshep (5160 m)
Today first of our entire trek goes to Gorakshep where we spend one night today. Our trail goes to Everest Base Camp. The trail offers beautiful mountains view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt.Pumari and Mt. Everest. Our trail continuously goes through snowy mountains. After reaching Everest Base Camp our trail back towards Gorakshep, overnight stay in Gorakshep.
Day 11: Trek to Kalapathar (5545 m) and stay at Lobuche (4930 m)
In the morning we trek towards Kalapathar. After reaching top of Kalapathar (small rocky peak) you can see the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, which is very beautiful to see. You can take beautiful pictures of scenery over there. Then we walk towards Lobuche, overnight stay in Lobuche
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche Base Camp
Today we have to walk along with bank Lobuche Glacier and the way is rocky. On the way we can see panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokhalde, Thamserku etc, overnight stay in Lobuche Base Camp.
Day 13: High Camp
We proceed to High Camp.
Day 14: Summit and Base Camp
Our trail continuously goes from High Camp to Summit. From Summit the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumari, Tawache etc is seen.
Day 15: Extra day in Summit
This will be the extra day in Summit.
Day 16: Base Camp to Pheriche
Our trail goes downward towards Pheriche. Pheriche offers the beautiful views of Mountains.
Day 17: Trek to Tengboche
We walk towards the Tengboche and stay overnight there.
Day 18: Trek to Monjo
We wiil reach Monjo while enjoying the downhill walks. It quite long walks. After passing Namche Bazaar on the way we reach Monjo and stay overnight.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla
This will be our final and last walk to the mountain. We prepare for the flight to Kathmandu. This is our last and memorable day in Khumbu. We spend our night celebrating with Sherpa friends and their culture.
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu
We leave Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. Our staff will be at airport to Pick up you to the hotel.
Day 21: Kathmandu
It is our rest day in Kathmandu. You can walk around thamel in the early evening. It is the main tourist attraction where you can have various options to buy. It seems restful to walk around Thamel.
Day 22: Departure for home
Final Departure to your country. Our staff will be at hotel to help you to the airport and give you Khada, for good luck.
Please note that the above trekking times and distances are approximate.
Cloud and turbulent weather are regular phenomena along the Himalayan range. It is therefore possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more.
Fortunately this does not happen very often during the high seasons of March to May or September to November, but you need to plan for this possibility.
As a safeguard, we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek, before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.