Lobuche Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek

Facts of Trip

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 18 Days

Trip Grade: Very Strenuous

Activity: Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip Route : Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Tengboche - Chukung - Everest Base Camp - Kalapattar - Lobuche East Summit - Tengboche - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu

ACCOMODATION : Tent Guesthouse,Hotel

Trip Highlights

Immersion in Sherpas villages, Tengbouche monastery, hiking to Everest Base Camp, walk up the famous Kalapattar for fabulous Everest view

Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya.

Incredible Flights from Kathmandu – Lukla

If you have trekked in high altitude and have some wall or rock climbing experience you can definitely reach the summit of Lobuche East

we-inspiring Buddhist Monasteries and Sherpa people  

 

Standing tall at an elevation of 6119 meters, Lobuche peak is an astonishing mountain peak that offers some stunning views of mountains in the Everest region. Lobuche peak climbing is considered to be one of the challenging climbing experiences in the Everest region of Nepal. It follows a wonderful trail full of alpine forests, Sherpa villages and mountains views to the height of over 20000 feet above the sea level. Lobuche peak climbing is not a joke. It introduces you to the high altitude mountaineering experience hence you should come up all prepared and trained with some solid experience on climbing, use of crampons, ice axes and ropes. The trail of Lobuche peak climbing follows the classic trail to Everest Base Camp. After a successful accomplishment of Everest Base Camp Trek, the trail for peak climbing and diverges towards Lobuche Base Camp from Lobuche.

Lobuche Peak is very approachable for trekkers and first time climbers who are comfortable with high-altitude trekking. Having some experience in alpine climbing (using ropes, harnesses and jumars) would be helpful but not necessary. Your adventure begins from Lukla. Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park, passing several Sherpa villages en route to reach Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Walking to these high altitude destinations will help your body acclimatize. You set off for your summit push from Lobuche village. Climb upto Lobuche High Camp at the Lobuche Glacier and spend a night there before making the final summit push. Technical climbing is involved and ropes will be fixed at steeper sections. You need to use ascenders to climb up through these sections. From the summit enjoy close up views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu,  Barun Tse, Ama Dablam, Chamlang, Thamserku and Gaurishanker. Also enjoy panoramic views of glaciers and mountain lakes

 Accessible Adventure is an expert when it comes to the peak climbing journey. Our well experienced and professional team members will guide you throughout the route for a successful ascent. We offer genuine guidance regarding what to do and what not to do. We provide proper acclimatization that is a must for a successful ascent up the peak. So, get set for a wonderful climbing experience to Lobuche Peak. The wilderness of snow-clad mountains awaits you!

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

Day 02: : Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft)

Day 04: : Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10.7 km) trek

Day 05: : Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest view hotel

Day 06: : Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek

Day 07: : Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek

Day 08: : Day trip to Chukkung valley (4,710 m) and trek back to Dingboche – 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 09: : Trek to Lobuche (4,900m/16,076ft) expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (8 km) trek

Day 10: : Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,36m/17,502ft)expand Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek

Day 11: : Hike to Kala Patthar(5550m/18,2019ft) and trek to Lobuche (4,900m/16,076ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (7 km) trek

Day 12: : Climb up to High Camp (5400m/17712ft) and participate in a pre-climb trainingexpand Walking Distance: 3-4 hours (4 km) trek

Day 13: : Summit Lobuche East(6119m/20070ft) and descend to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft) via Thukla Passexpand Walking Distance: 9-11 hours ( 9 km) trek/climbing

Day 14: : Contingency Day in case of bad weather

Day 15: : Trek to Namche (3,441 m) – 6 hours .

Day 16: : Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek

Day 17: : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.

Day 18: : Departure

Cost Include

 

 

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
  • Three nights twin sharing accommodation in deluxe Kathmandu Suite Home or similar hotel in Kathmandu
  • Lodges, guesthouses and tented accommodation during the trek (Mostly on twin sharing basis and occasionally dormitory room at guesthouse and Tented camp stay at Lobuche East Peak Base Camp and above).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Climbing Sherpa from Base camp to the summit and back to the base camp
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and equipment during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Everest Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Lobuche East Peak climbing permit.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipments)
  • All domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

 

Cost Exclude

 

  • International airfare and airport departure tax (See the international flights page)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment (Click the trekking equipment tab).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

 

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Accessible Adventure signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. No meals included

Day 02:Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder, the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, fine culture and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)

Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) It must be the excitement that we will be waking up quite early in the morning. Get ready before 6 am as our office representative will assist you in transferring you to domestic terminals of Tribhuwan International airport. He will also assist you in checking in, getting your boarding pass and in few minutes you will be on a plane that boards from Kathmandu to Lukla. In this 27 minutes of flight, you will be blessed with excellent views of grand Himalayan peaks including everest from left side of the plane. We land at Lukla airport where our further porter crew will be waiting for our arrival. They will arrange and carry our baggage while we gradually head towards our way to Phakding. In the first day of trekking activity there will quite a few ups and downs with couple of suspension bridge crossing too. Later at afternoon we have our lunch at either Thadokoshi or at Phakding itself. We will be sleeping at quality lodge in Phakding. Meals includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04:Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10.7 km) trek We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. After five and a half hours total, we reach Namche. Namche Bazaar (3,441 m), known as the “Gateway to Everest,” is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 05:Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest view hotel The narrow street of Namche is always crowded. Do not get surprised if the yak bells and other horns wake you up. Today is a day set aside for acclimatization purposes. As we gain height, our body needs to be well adapted with the altitude change. Therefore, we have set aside an extra day in Namche. Today, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for close up views of mountains in the Everest region. From the hotel, we can enjoy some striking views of mountains like Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, etc. We can visit a museum and a photo gallery on our way back to Namche from the Everest View Hotel. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 06:Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek After early sunrise at Namche, we make our way towards Tengboche that lights our sight into excellent Himalayan sceneries that includes Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, and even Thamserku. The trek route will further takes us around ups, downs to Phungi Thenga where right after crossing the bridge, we will have our lunch and continue our challenging ascend towards Tengboche. Mostly today it will be a forest walk through rhododendron forests, rivers and pine forests. After getting up at Tengboche, we also give our visit to nearby monastery. It is an ancient monastery in Khumbu region. There is also a bakery and free ground at Tengboche. Later we stay overnight at nearby teahouse. It will be 5 to 6 hours of walking time. Meal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek Leave Tengboche and make your way towards Pangboche. Take a gentle descent and cross the Imja Khola. It is a steep ascent to Pangboche, the highest permanent Sherpa settlement in the Everest Region. You trudge on and follow the trail to Dingboche where you stop for the night. Vegetation becomes sparser and the tree line disappears. The landscape turns stark and desolate. Magnificent views of Island Peak and Ama Dablam mesmerize you as you reach Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche. Accommodation: Teahouse Meal Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Day trip to Chukkung valley (4,710 m) and trek back to Dingboche – 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse. Today is another day for acclimatization. We’ll have trip to Chukkung valley (4,710 m) via the Imja Khola valley, to see the marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall. Then we’ll return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,900m/16,076ft) expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (8 km) trek Leaving Dingboche, the trail climbs up a ridge with some magnificent views of Taboche peak and Cholatse. Further, the trail continues through yak pastures until we cross a wooden bridge over a stream to Duglha. From Duglha, we ascend up for an hour along a steep route above the moraine of Khumbu glacier. From here, we ascend up the valley to Lobuche enjoying the views of Khumbutse, Pumori, and Lingtren. Mt. Everest becomes invisible as it is hidden behind the towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse. On reaching Lhotse, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lobuche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 10:Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,36m/17,502ft)expand Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek Getting our early meal done in the morning, we prepare ourselves for quite a challenging day infront of us with more or less 8 hours walk at high altitude. Initially, we pass through popular Lobuche pass crossing through which we first arrive at Gorakshep, check in at our tea house over there. Take a quick rest, and meal. And we head towards Everest base camp walking along very unstable rocky, windy, sunny and challenging path. Getting proper hydration is the key to success of this trip, and we should never take AMS, its symptoms for granted. After couple of hours of challenging walk, finally great moment of the day arrive as we will be at Everest base camp. We need to be walk very carefully on icy, slippery and rocky ground at base camp. Khumbu glacier and few surrounding peaks will be seen from base camp. However we will be returning down to Gorkashep walking few hours after successful completion of being at Everest base camp. We will be staying at one of the few local lodges in Gorakshep. Meals includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You also have an option to take on Kalapathher today evening for awesome sunset views and target Everest base camp tomorrow. The decision can be made according to your group choice while discussing with a professional trekking guide.we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Gorekshep. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 11:Hike to Kala Patthar(5550m/18,2019ft) and trek to Lobuche (4,900m/16,076ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (7 km) trek Today, we wake up a little early to catch the sunrise views from Kalapatthar. We hike up for around two to three hours from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar. As we ascend up, we get the first glimpse of the mighty Mt. Everest along with the other peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. AmaDablam, etc. The golden rays of sunrise glittering over the snow-clad mountains in the region look amazing. After having this amazing view from Kalapatthar, we retrace our steps back to Lobuche. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lobuche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 12:Climb up to High Camp (5400m/17712ft) and participate in a pre-climb trainingexpand Walking Distance: 3-4 hours (4 km) trek Wake up and have breakfast. From Lobuche you head up to High Camp. You make your way up the village to the mountain. It is a steep climb and involves a traverse through the Lobuche Glacier and a rocky moraine. In a little over two hours you reach High Camp. Once you reach High Camp you will find the tents pitched up. Have lunch and prepared by the crew and prepare for the pre-climb training. After lunch a rope course will be set up on a slope leading to the mountain. This training will offer the climbers the basic experience they are will need on their Lobuche peak climb. From basics like how to put on your harnesses, helmet, crampons to the more complicated lessons on how to use ascenders, descenders, ice axe and cross anchors. Your climbing guide will demonstrate how to traverse the rope and rappel down the rope. Lastly you get to practice going up and down the rope using your harness and jumars. You can practice it twice or thrice until you feel comfortable using the harness and ascending and descending on the rope. Have an early night as you have a long day tomorrow. Overnight in High Camp. Accommodation: Tented Camp Meal Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13:Summit Lobuche East(6119m/20070ft) and descend to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft) via Thukla Passexpand Walking Distance: 9-11 hours ( 9 km) trek/climbing You make the summit push today. Wake up around 1 AM or earlier and have breakfast. By 2 am we start our climb to the summit of Lobuche East. It is a steep ascent past a rocky trail. After walking for nearly 2-3 hours we reach Crampon point. This is where we put on our crampons. We will be walking along the Lobuche glacier on snow and ice. At steep portions ropes will be fixed and we ascend these portions using ascenders. Though there are no crevasses or ladders along the way, climbing Lobuche peak is much technical and challenging than Island Peak. From high camp we climb up to the summit in about 5-6 hours. From the summit enjoy close up views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Barun Tse, Ama Dablam, Chamlang, Thamserku, Gaurishanker and Dudh Kunda area. The whole valley looks incredible from the top. Savour this incredible moment and take pictures. Later make your way down to High Camp. At sections where the ropes have been fixed you need to rappel down. Our crew will be waiting for you at the High Camp with hot soup and drinks to warm you up. Have your lunch and after a bit of rest descend down and take the trail to Thukla. Cross Thukla Pass en route. From there the trail is flat till Pheriche. This small settlement lies right above the Tsola River. There is an aid post run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. Stay overnight at a local teahouse. Overnight in Pheriche. Accommodation: Teahouse Meal Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14:Contingency Day in case of bad weather It’s an extra day set aside for any contingency situations. In case, we couldn’t reach the peak for whatsoever reason like unfavorable weather or any other, we can utilize this day for climbing purposes. It’s just an extra day set aside for any probable situations.

Day 15:Trek to Namche (3,441 m) – 6 hours . Leaving the mountains behind, our descent takes us back through Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3,441 m). We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon, a 6 hours trek. Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 16:Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek Your retrace your step back to Lukla. It is a downhill walk filled with inspiring alpine views of pine forests, glacial rivers and snow covered Himalayan peaks. Once you reach Lukla, head to a teahouse and take rest. Celebrate your last evening in Khumbu with the crew. Thank your guide and porters for helping you reach your goal. There will be Sherpa brew and lots of singing and dancing. Overnight in Lukla. Accommodation: Teahouse Meal Included : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Lukla to Kathmandu flight – 35 minutes and transfer to hotel by shared tourist vehicle which takes about 30 min (Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months). Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast Included

Day 18:Departure Our office representative will drop you at International airport today 3 hours before your scheduled international flight. We hope to see you soon in near future and welcome you with same gratitude. Today’ meal includes breakfast.

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