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Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp

Trip code
Package name Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp
Duration 20
Max. elevation 6119 m
Level ADVANCE
Transportation <p>Airport pickup and drop&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Flight&nbsp; Ktm - Lukla- Ktm</p>
Accomodation

3* Hotel in Kathmandu    

Local lodges during Trek    

Tented camps during climb        

Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 3,200 per person

Overview

Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Overviews:


Lobuche East Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek, an amazing adventure to experience with Vertex Holidays. Lead by expert guides with decades of great climbing skills, around high Himalayan peaks. Lobuche East Peak rises at the height of above 6,119 m and 20,192 feet high, close to Mt. Everest.


Adventure of great technical effort to negotiate to reach its high summit, adequate and proper equipment required for the climb. The grade of Lobuche East Peak is ‘TD’, which means ‘Technical Difficule’ grading used from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems. Which is much popular around the world in alpine-style climb, which you will witness and experience. On this challenging, exciting climb of Lobuche Peak, we have spared enough days to make the climb safe and successful.


Lobuche, with twin lesser mountains, includes east and west peaks, where the west is slightly higher at 6, 145 m high. To its close adjoining east peak, but the east peak is more popular than the west due to high success rate. the two peaks of Lobuche, separated by a long and deeply notched ridge. That makes the traverse from one peak to another difficult and near to impossible.


However, climbers will feel great that they have chosen the right peaks to climb. Lobuche East Peak Climb, with Everest base camp trek, begins from Lukla, the gateway town to various adventure destinations of Khumbu and Everest region.  On reaching Lukla Tenzing & Hillary Airport, after taking a short scenic flight from Kathmandu facing the grand panorama of the high Himalayas. From Lukla, the adventure starts heading through nice Sherpa villages adorned with impressive Buddhism prayer monuments, as the walk follows Dudh Kosi River.


As the trek progress walking into a forest of pines and rhododendron tree lines to enter Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha, a name for Everest in the Nepalese language and is also called Chomolungma by the native Sherpa. The park was added to World Heritage Sites in 1979, enriched with exotic flora/fauna and the world's highest peaks. The walk continues on Dudh Kosi River valley within a cool forest, and then on a long undulating uphill trail to Namche Bazaar.


Namche is a large village almost the size of a small town, the capital and main center of Khumbu villagers. Where trekkers can find all kinds of facilities from banks, post-office, includes excellent lodges, hotels, shops and well-stocked stores. Namche a named tagged as Bazaar, where once a week a lively colorful market is held every Saturday. A great bazaar to observe local villagers from all around Khumbu interwoven to immense colorful culture and custom. From Namche Bazaar spending an extra day for acclimatization and enjoyable hike, our adventure carries on towards scenic trail. Heading towards a higher region of Khumbu valley, on walks enjoy grand views of snow peaks with Everest and beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam. Walk with a climb to scenic Tengboche and the colorful impressive monastery, surrounded by high snow mountains and green woodland. From this lovely spot views of Mt. Everest and majestic peak Ama Dablam, the tour of monastery treasures ancient masterpieces of statutes, and religious paintings. After a pleasant stop at scenic Tengboche towards high trails, tall tree lines fades to smaller alpine bushes. As adventure leads close within mountain wilderness of arid and dry landscapes, with time around picturesque Imjatse valley at Dingboche.


Spending wonderful days in Dingboche enclosed by high peaks of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse with views of Island peak. Finally, our adventure heads towards our destination at Lobuche East Peak base camp for a classic climb. After visiting the world number one Mt. Everest base camp and climbing of high Kalapathar hilltop. Offers grand closest views of Mt. Everest and surrounding giant peaks, adding more experience on high altitude climb. To get well acclimatized before the great ascent on top Lobuche East Peak, a mountain of the big challenge to encounter.


The climb of Lobuche East Peak is done by setting tented camps for a few days. The base of Lobuche, located on a hidden corner away from the main popular trails on route Everest base camp. Where we will be spending some days in complete isolation in the harmony of the beautiful scenery of mountains and glaciers. From base camp after much preparation and practice climb, then setting extra high camp, to make the ascent more accessible. As our guide will scout and check the route for the climb, making it safe with fixed ropes where necessary.


Especially on difficult and technical sections, after final training and ground-work and then start the big day early morning. Where steep climb on rocks, ice, and snow reach you on top Lobuche East Peak main summit. After going through a few tough sections climbing on a vertical edge of rocks and ice, to reach for the triumph. On top of Lobuche East Peak faces a mind-blowing panorama of the high mountain range, with Mt. Everest at a near distance. Views include an array of peaks with Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, and Amadablam extending towards Mt. Makalu and Lhotse Shar on the eastern horizon.


Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime experience, after a tough struggle ascent to the top of Lobuche East Peak. Feeling tired but with great exciting moments on achieving a successful feat and triumph, then descend back to base camp.


Return journey on the same scenic route to Lukla, heading towards windy Pheriche valley with overnights in Tengboche and Monjo. As altitude loses every hour walking down with few ups past Namche Bazaar to reach lower Dudh Kosi River valley. Finally, our adventurous walks completely in Lukla for the last overnight halt around Khumbu and Everest region. The next early morning short sweeping flight brings you back to the hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. Where Lobuche East Peak Climb with Everest base trek completes, after an awe-inspiring experience and adventure around high Khumbu and Everest area.

Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal International Airport via various airlines, our guide and staff receive you for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trek at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding the wonderful adventure to Lobuche East Peak Climb with Everest base camp trek. On briefing includes useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the Nepalese culture of various parts of Nepal with folk dance and music.

Day 2 : In Kathmandu tour of heritage sites and trek preparation.

A free day in Kathmandu for trek preparation, with a day tour of exciting places around Kathmandu city of great historical, cultural and religious interest. Most of the Hindu and Buddhist monuments including old palaces are included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our city guide will show you the ancient wonders of Nepal, afternoon relax and prepare for the trek and climb of Lobuche East Peak around the Everest region.

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla 2, 820 m, trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 04 hrs.

Early morning departure from the hotel, a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport, as per flight time after going through securities board in a small aircraft. Dornier / Twin Otter or similar types. The flight heads east overlooking a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range of peaks with views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, as the plane lands at Lukla airstrip. The airport called Tenzing & Hillary tribute to the first conqueror of Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953. From Lukla airport after collecting all our baggage, carried by our strong porters or pack animals called Zhopkyo (crossbreed of Yaks and normal low altitude cows or ox). After a refreshing stop, start the walk to Phakding for the first overnight stop. Walk beings through Lukla street market and then descend to a place called Choplung, with many prayer monuments. The place where the route of Lukla and Jiri meets, and then on the main scenic trail past many nice farm villages to reach Phakding for an overnight stay in a moderate standard lodge.

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.

Walk today takes you to the famous Namche Bazaar the hub of Khumbu villagers, as well as trekkers. Where once a week, a colorful and busy market is held every Saturday walk leads to cross few bridges over Dudh Koshi glacial rivers to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where a ticket to be shown of purchased. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa knows as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language. From here reach the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, for a lunch break, and then continue to walk following the river on a bank, within the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest. On crossing the last high bridge, along undulating uphill for few hours to reach Namche Bazaar for two overnights stops. Enjoy views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks from the lodge in Namche and then check into your rooms for refreshing rest before dinner time in a large warm and cozy dining hall.

Day 5 : At Namche for acclimatization and a short scenic hike.

Free day and well-deserved rest day after a long climb of the previous day to reach Namche Bazaar, a necessary to have spare and leisure day for a short hike to view-points. A good way to support acclimatization, enjoy the morning with breakfast and hike to Namche viewpoint overlooking Mt. Everest and the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam with other adjoining peaks. Visit the museum offers full information about the Khumbu region. Energetic people can take a hike up to Everest View Hotel for few hours.

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

The morning after breakfast, an easy stroll after a short climb to the top of Namche facing excellent views of Khumbu peaks with Everest, and then down to Imjatse River at Phungitenga, a small settlement with few lodge and restaurants. A popular mid-day stops of trekkers for lunch and refreshments, from here on steep winding up for few hours through the cool shade of lovely woods to reach Tengboche and its colorful monastery. The area is surrounded by an array of peaks with grand views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam with a range of adjoining high mountains. Herewith time to visit the impressive Buddhist monastery interior of great cultural and religious interest, and then retire back to your lodge for rest and marvel at the surrounding exciting vista of snow mountains.

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m - 05 hrs.

From Tengboche enjoy the morning views of snow-capped peaks while you have breakfast, and then the day starts with an easy descend to reach a strong metal bridge. On crossing the bridge above Imjatse River, a slow uphill climb to Pangboche village with closest views of beautiful Ama Dablam. From here onward tree lines disappear for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes. The walk takes you higher to reach scenic Imjatse valley, where Dingboche is located for an overnight halt, facing the first view of Island Peak towards the east of the valley floor.

Day 8 : In Dingboche for rest and acclimatization and hike.

Enjoy an extra day at Dingboche within scenic Imjatse valley, located just beneath the North Face of Ama Dablam, and close to Nuptse and Lhotse Mountain range. At Dingboche, an optional hike to Chukung the last settlement around east of Khumbu and Imjatse valley on route Island Peak. Climb to high Nagarjun hilltop of a few hour hike offers incredible views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu in the east. 

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 05 hrs.

Slowly our adventure heads towards Everest base camp and climbs Kalapathar high hilltop. The morning starts with a steep climb of less than half an hour to a ridge festooned with prayer flags and Buddhist monuments. Enjoy the great views, as the walk continues on easy up to reach a small settlement of Thugla. Where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into torrential cold streams. A favorite stop for trekkers heading both ways to Everest base camp, Lobuche, or down to Dingboche and Pheriche valley. After lunch at Thugla, afternoon an hour climb towards Thugla's small pass where you can notice many tombs and memorial of unfortunate climbers. After a short good rest, a slow and easy walk but strenuous due to thin air and high altitude to reach overnight stop at Lobuche. Lobuche at 4,940 m / 16,210 feet, situated about 150 km (93 mi) east of Kathmandu, located near the foot of Khumbu Glacier, approx. 8.5 km South-West from Everest Base Camp.

Day 10 : Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,364 m - 06 hrs.


Today, our walks lead to one of the highlights at Everest base camp, although a short distance. But takes strenuous hours of walking due to high altitude and air pressure. Start on the easy path and the up above Khumbu glaciers over moraines of rocks to reach Gorakshep. The highest human settlement before base camp with few lodges to stay for overnights after visiting Everest base camp. From Gorakshep heed slowly taking more than two hours to reach at base camp, feeling wonderful. Standing beneath the world's tallest peaks and close to massive Khumbu Icefall and glaciers. Enjoy the stupendous scenery of high giant snow peaks then back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop, after a great day adventure. 

Day 11 : Hike on top Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Lobuche East base camp 4,865 m - 05 hrs.


Morning climb to Kalapathar above 5,545 m, the highest point of trekking facing a super panorama of giant peaks with Everest at a mere distance. With amazing time on top Kalapathar, head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche where the walk leads above Thugla to establish our base camp for the climb of Lobuche Peak. Well hidden from the main trail on-route Everest base camp and Lobuche settlement.

Day 12 : At Lobuche base camp rest and preparation for the climb.

Rest day with time for per- climbing preparation, gathering and checking climbing gears, sorting out the right tools with some practice exercise for the final ascent to the summit of Lobuche East Peak.

Day 13 : Climb to High Camp 5,600 m - 03 hrs

We have added one more extra camp, to make the climb much shorter and accessible, as well as to get familiar with the surrounding rough terrains. After a leisure time with breakfast, taking only gears and warm clothing for the climb, a faint route leads past moraine and glaciers to establish our high camp. Climbing of few hours to reach the High or Advance Camp, afternoon free for final climbing preparation, where our expert guide will scout the route of the climb, fixing ropes where necessary for next day climb to the summit.

Day 14 : Ascent of Lobuche Peak 6,119 m descend to base - 08 hrs.


Understanding the nature of the climbing routes, which is a quite tough mountain to challenge, but can be done with patience and taking its slowly, as to climb heads towards a steep rocky and ice ledges; Where our guide will fix ropes, on a necessary technical section to reach the east summit of Lobuche peak. After a hard struggle and then a final push reach you atop 6,119 m / 20,192 feet. Enjoy the hard effort and release the pain and agony facing the amazing panorama of the mountain range that surrounds you on top, the views and the hard struggle make you feel worth the climb. Grand scenery of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501m, Mt. Ama Dablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks in the far distance. After a great wonderful experience then descend using the same route back to base camp.

Day 15 : Trek to Tengboche via Pheriche 4, 260 m - 06 hrs.


From the base camp Lobuche, the rest of the journey a piece of cake heading towards lower altitude, with much time to enjoy the views on scenic walks. Clear the camp leaving nothing, only your footsteps, and then back on the main trails with descending towards Thugla, where Dingboche and Pheriche path joins, as well the melting point of Khumbu glaciers that runs into a fast-flowing river. The walk continues a downhill to reach the windy valley of Pheriche, as trek heads towards a nice settlement of Pheriche with many nice lodges where you can refresh yourself with a possible lunch stop. Pheriche a place with NRA post (Nepal Rescue Association), from here head down to a river with short ups to a ridge with Buddhist Chorten and then descend past Somare and Pangboche villages to a bridge. After the bridge, climb into woodland to reach Tengboche Monastery overnight within a wonderfully scenic spot.

Day 16 : Trek to Monjo 2, 880 m via Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.


Morning, enjoy lovely views of surrounding peaks, and then start the day downhill to Imjatse River, and then climb to Sanasa village. After the climb to this small village, on a nice wide path to Namche Bazaar for a lunch stop, and then continue walking on the long downhill to a river bed, with short steep up to Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit gate. Where Monjo village is located near the park gate for an overnight stop before Lukla.

Day 17 : Last day trek to Lukla 2,820 m - 04 hrs.


Final and last day walk of the adventure, an easy trek following the river to Phakding, and then on the gradual winding trail with last final climb at the end of a trek to Lukla for last overnight around high Khumbu and Everest region.

Day 18 : Fly to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.


Early morning after breakfast, then depart from the lodge to Lukla airport named after famous mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary. The morning flight reaches you back in Kathmandu. From the airport, transfer to your respective hotels with a free day to enjoy the hustle-bustle city life of Kathmandu.

Day 19 : Free day in Kathmandu spare and contingency day.


It is necessary and wise to reserve a spare as a contingency day, in case of flight delay and might lead to cancellation at Lukla. Due to bad unfavorable weather conditions for small planes to operate which can happen even in the best time of the seasons. On this free day, one can enjoy individual activities and shopping for souvenirs or take a tour of Kathmandu's ancient cities site within Kathmandu, Patan, or Bhaktapur.

Day 20 : Departure


Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure on Lobuche East Peak Climb with Everest base camp Trek, and then as time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.

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