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Lobuche Peak Climbing - 20 Days

The Lobuche Mountain consists of two different summits, viz. East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognised as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak.

Lobuje being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. The peak of Lobuje East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south–east of the true peak and before the notch. This peak is identified as the false peak. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to Lobuje East on 25 April 1984 although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before. But no records are available.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Arrival in Kathmandu airport.Our representative will receive you and transfer to the Hotel on private Coach. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Preparing for climbing equipement and legal documents. Overnight at Hotel
After breakfast, our Guide/Sherpa will brief you about the trip and check your equipment. If something necessary more, you can buy or rent in Kathmandu. Permit and necessary documents will be prepared at evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2800m. & trek to Phakding 2610m.
Early morning transfer to the domestic airport for flying to Lukla. After breakfast in Lukla, you start the trek to Phakding takes about 4/5 hours. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
After breakfast, you start walking step up to Namche bazaar. Lunch break will be near Monjo.Total takes 7/8 hours trekking. Overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Namche rest for acclimatization.
This day you will rest in Namche Bazar for acclimatization. Afternoon you will hike up to Syanboche which is about 3800m and back to the Hotel.

Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche 3800m.
After breakfast, you start trekking and lunch break will be on the way near the riverside then walking step up to Tyangboche. Total takes 5/6 hours trekking. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4300m.
After breakfast trek to Dingboche takes about 5/6 hours. The walking today is uphill yet done very slowly to adjust to the altitude thus pace yourself slowly .After crossing the Imja river the trail heads to the village of Pangboche, backed by the peak of Ama Dablam, where we will take lunch then further few walking to Dingboche.One can see beautiful view of Island Peak, Amadablam and many moutains. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 08: Rest in Dinboche(Acclimatization day).
Dingboche is located in a patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops. An ascent of the hill behind our lodge will showcase great views of the fifth highest mountain in the world, Makalu, which is not visible from the valley floor. A walk up the valley towards Chukkung is worthwhile. The views are fantastic in this valley; to the north is Lhotse, Island Peak in the centre of the valley, and the crimped ice-walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley form a hauntingly beautiful sight.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4900m.
After breakfast you start trekking slowly up to Dughla for lunch break. After lunch you will trek along the beautiful Khumbu Glacier and take few hours step up to reach Lobuje which is about 5/6 hours total trekking from Dingboche.

Day 10: Trek upto Kalapathar 5545m and back to Lobuche.
After breakfast you will follow the broad valley running parallel to the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends only gradually to the moraines of the Changri Nup Glacier but from here you make a series of small ascents and descents over a rocky trail lined with cairns that leads eventually to Gorak Shep 5200m. After lunch you will set off uphill to Kala Patar to experience a comprehensive sunset views from this amazing point. It will probably take a good hour and a half to reach the summit from Gorak Shep, although lower viewpoints will provide views almost as good. Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Kantega and Everest. As we will be descending in fading light, do take a head-torch for this excursion. 6-7 hours trek.

Day 11: Trek to Cho-La Pass for Acclimatization.
After breakfast you will trek back to Dhugla and meet with climbing sherpas and members and trek up to Cho-La Pass for Acclimatization.

Day 12: Acclimatization and Instructional day camp.
This day our Sherpa will take your ice climbing place and teach you how to use the climbing equipments, crevasse rescue, ice climbing skills, rope work and comprehensive mountaineering safety techniques.

Day 13: Trek to Lobuje Base Camp (5400m).
Trekking up to Lobuje base Camp takes about few hours and set up our all preparation for next day early attempt. Overnight at Camp.

Day 14: Climb to High Camp.
Early morning start climbing till High Camp. Overnight at Camp.

Day 15: Summit to the top of Lobuje Peak (6119) and trek back to Lobuche
Depart early morning about 3 am to summit the top of Lobuje and back to Lobuche.Overnight at Lodge.

Day 16: Trek back to Tyangboche.
After breakfast we start trekking down to Tyanboche. Lunch break will be near Pangboche. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 17: Trek to Monjo.
Trekking to Monjo takes about 7/8 hours.Overnight at Lodge.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla.
Trekking to Lukla takes about 6/7 hours. Last dinner program with Sherpa/staffs. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu
Early morning: walking down at Lukla Airport to fly Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you and transfer to the Hotel on private coach.

Day 20: Final Departure
Airport transfer for Final Departure.

  • Airport transfers.
  • Twin sharing accommodation on 3 star hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing tour on private vehicle.
  • Domestic flight of Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek and camp during climbing period.
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee and hot chocolate).
  • Climbing Guide/Sherpa, Porters and their insurance.
  • Climbing permit and entrance fees.
  • Climbing equipment (harness, ice axes, helmets, crampons, carrabinas, ropes and base camp camping and cooking equipment).
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Culture Dinner Program.
  • International flights
  • Nepalese visa
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • All soft and hard drinks during the trek
  • All personal items and equipment
  • Tips for staffs
  • Emergency medical and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary