LOBUCHE EAST PEAK - Sherpa Wonder Pvt. Ltd .

LOBUCHE EAST PEAK

19Days

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The superb views from Mt. Lobuche make it one of the the most quintessentially-popular Himalayan trekking peaks, despite its difficulty level being a bit more challenging than that of nearby Island Peak. From the summit, you’ll be able to gaze out at mighty Everest, as well as several peaks on the Tibetan side of the Rongbuk. It’s an experience you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

We gear up for the Lobuche summit push with a stop at the Everest Base Camp. Here, you’ll get a feel for mountain life and a lesson on climbing. Our bodies will also have a chance to acclimatize for the thin air atop Lobuche! Altitude sickness is something we strive to avoid, and our carefully-crafted itinerary is designed for optimal adjustment. En route, we’ll climb the “black rock” of Kala Patthar, and experience a jaw-dropping Himalayan panorama.

Your guides will be the ultra-experienced Sherpas, many of whom have scaled other peaks including Everest. We run our climbs with a 2 climbers to 1 guide ratio to ensure that everyone makes it to the summit or has a chance to try even if members of the group have different pacing. Our climbing packages include boots and all the the gear you will need for the climb.

 

Trek Facts

Diffucult level

Strenuous/Challenging

Max. Elevation

6119m/20,070ft

Trip Length

19Days

Comfort

teahouse

Location

Everest Region,

Itinerary

  • 1Welcome to Kathmandu
  • 2Trek briefing and preparation day
  • 3Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • 4Trek to Namche
  • 5Acclimatization day at Namche
  • 6Trek to Phortse
  • 7Trek to Dingboche
  • 8Rest day at Dingboche
  • 9Trek to Lobuche
  • 10Trek to Goraksherp
  • 11trek to Lobuche base camp
  • 12Trek to High Camp
  • 13Summit and back to base camp
  • 14Contingency / extra day
  • 15Trek to Pangbuche
  • 16Trek to Namche
  • 17Trek to lukla
  • 18Fly back to Kathmandu
  • 19Departure day.

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO KATHMANDU

Elevation: 1,350m/4,428ft

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will be there to welcome and transport you to your hotel in Thamel. The tourist hub of Thamel is a good place to shop for last minute trekking gears and grab your first local Nepalese meal. Then, if it’s not too late, (depending on your arrival time), you can explore the city. In the evening, your trek guide will also organise a trek briefing to talk about the essentials of your trek.

DAY 2 - KATHMANDU: PREPARATION

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft

Today our team will meet with you in the early afternoon to review the gear you have brought. We will make sure you have quality climbing boots that fit well before you head off to the mountain. Plan on an evening briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead. 

DAY 3 - KATHMANDU TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND PHAKDING

Elevation: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding)

Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours)

Flight time: 35 min

Accommodation: Teahouse

After breakfast, you will take a short flight to Lukla, and be introduced to your porter. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat where you’ll likely encounter fellow trekkers, locals, and yaks with their tinkling bells. (Having an easy first day is intentional, allowing you time to get used to the higher elevation.) The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding, where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point.

DAY 4- PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

Elevation: 3,440m/11,283ft

Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours)

Accommodation: Teahouse

After breakfast, you’ll start a steady and steep incline towards Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. This is a challenging day as you’ll start to feel the altitude. The route also consists of a few high suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River that you need to cross. And soon after trekking through the beautiful pine forest to Monjo, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment for a brief permit check. The trail gets steeper along the way, and if the weather is clear, you will get the first glimpses of Mount Everest.

DAY 5 - NAMCHE BAZAAR - DAY HIKE (KHUNDE/KHUMJUNG AND EVEREST VIEW HOTEL)

Elevation: 3,440m/11,283ft

Today is a free day but if you choose to do a hike, we will leave early for the hike up to the Everest View Hotel about an hour’s hike above Namche Bazaar. It offers a fantastic panorama of the Himalayas and a great view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After enjoying the view and relaxing with a hot coffee we continue to the traditional Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung. If you’re interested, we will visit Khumjung Monastery which houses the scalp of what’s said to be a Yeti. Leaving the villages, we circle back to Namche via the small airstrip at Shyangboche.

DAY 6 – NAMCHE BAZAAR TO PHORTSE

Elevation: 3,800m/12,540ft

Walking Distance: 6 – 7 km (5 – 6 hours)

Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, we skip the traditional Base Camp trail and explore the lower section of Gokyo valley. We will head towards the east to Kyanjuma where we will stop for tea before the ascent of the fabulous ridge to Mong-la before our overnight stay at Phortse village; a less explored Sherpa village in the Khumbu region and the terraced village formation of Phortse is one-of-its-kind in Khumbu.

DAY 7 – PHORTSE TO DINGBOCHE

Elevation: 4,410m/14,470ft

Walking Distance: 9.5km (5-6 hours)

Accommodation: Teahouse

Leaving Phortse, we head up to the main route to Everest Base Camp from Phortse Tenga to Dingboche with an altitude gain of 730 metres. The trekking trail however is a spectacular one, said to be one of the most beautiful trekking trails with Ama Dablam edged ever closer to you. We will pass by Pangboche village and stop by the beautiful Somare village for lunch before continuing our ascent to our destination of the day – Dingboche.

DAY 8 – DINGBOCHE - DAY HIKE (SURROUNDING VALLEYS OF CHHUKANG AND IMJA)

Elevation: 4,410m/14,470ft

Accommodation: Teahouse

After a strenuous few days of continuous climbing, today is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Or if you’re up for it, try an acclimatization hike and savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off with rewarding views!

DAY 9 – DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE

Elevation: 4,940m/16,210ft

Walking Distance: 8.4km (4-5 hours)

Accommodation: Teahouse

After a day of rest, we will head back to the main trail, perhaps you will also notice that the trek gradually becoming more challenging due to high altitude. We will continue to climb the wide valley, just beneath the snow-capped peaks of Cholatse and Tawache, which loom impressively on your left. You’ll notice that the landscape becomes more icy and remote, with sparser habitation. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. You’ll find many stone cairns along the top of the path, those are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The route continues gently along the slope of the Khumbu glacier – the tallest glacier in the world to a small settlement which is also the destination of the day – Lobuche. From here, you will be able to see amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare for a cold night as we are high above sea level!

DAY 10 – LOBUCHE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP

Elevation: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17,598ft (EBC)

Walking Distance: 15km (6 – 8 hours)

Accommodation: Teahouse

Today is the day! After an early wake-up call, you’ll leave Lobuche at the crack of dawn, just in time to catch the sun as it reaches the summits of the Himalayan peaks. From there, you’ll traverse the Khumbu Glacier on your way to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed. But not stopping yet, after a quick lunch, we’ll climb along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. The trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. At the Base Camp, during Spring Everest Expedition season, you’ll have the chance to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Stop to take as many photos as you can and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After taking some time to admire your surroundings, we’ll make our way back down to Gorak Shep, where you’ll spend the night.

DAY 11 - GORAKSHEP TO LOBUCHE BASE CAMP

Altitude:  Kalapathar 5545 m/18,192 ft and trek to Lobuche base camp 4,950 m/15,059 ft

Walking Distance: 5 HOURS
Accommodation: CAMPING

Today marks your very own summit bid. We’ll wake before dawn to hike towards Kalapathar. Meaning “black rock” in Nepali, Kala Pathar is a relatively small peak that can be climbed in a single day. All experience levels can attempt the trek, but it’s still known to be a tough high- altitude climb! For those that brave the climb to the peak, you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views of the entire Khumbu Glacier below you. The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse and Lhotse and you’ll be face-to-face with the highest mountaintop in the world! Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Lobuche Base Camp stop.

DAY 12 - LOBUCHE BASE CAMP: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Altitude:  4,950 m/15,059 ft

Accommodation: CAMPING

We have another acclimatization day planned today, along with additional climbing training to prepare you for our summit push tomorrow. Practice thoroughly, and then rest up – we’ll awake before the sun tomorrow. 

DAY 13 - SUMMIT LOBUCHE EAST, RETURN TO BASE CAMP

Altitude:  Summit Lobuche East 6,119 m/20,070 ft back to base camp 4,950 m/15,059 ft

Walking Distance: 10-11 HOURS

Accommodation: CAMPING

We’ll be trekking for ten full hours today in our push to summit Lobuche! The 2am wakeup call is tough, but it will allow us to attain the peak just as the sun is rising, showing off the panoramic views of the Himalayas backlit by the brilliant rays of dawn. Savor the best views to be found from any peak, and take lots of pictures, then we’ll trek back down to camp. 

DAY 14 – CONTINGENCY DAY / EXTRA DAY IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER OR ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES.

Altitude:  4,950 m/15,059 ft

Accommodation: CAMPING

This is a contingency day for Lobuche East Peak in case of cancellation out of any circumstances particularly bad weather.

 

DAY 15 - LOBUCHE BASE CAMP TO PANGBOCHE

Altitude:  3,930 m/12,893 ft
Walking Distance:  3-4HOURS
Accommodation: Teahouse

We head back down to the most beautiful settlement of Pangboche. Today we follow the different trail once again that will eventually takes us to the tree line area away from the harsh chill and thin air.

Day 16 : Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft 
Walking Distance:  6 hours
Accommodation: Teahouse

We retrace our steps back to Namche getting ourselves back to the tree line area where you would realize your breathing getting back to normal. It’s pretty wonderful looking back on our effort to the incredible three passes from the Tyengbuche ridge. Visiting the Tyengbuche monastery and walk to Namche on a fresh route makes anyone cheerful of their accomplishment.

Highlights:
• Effortless walk to Tyengbuche monastery, the most active monastery in the Everest region.
• Visit to the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience
• Witness the untold history and the activities of Tyengbuche
• Give yourself a break at namche either with drinks or buying souvenirs.

 

DAY 17– NAMCHE TO PHAKDING TO LUKLA

Elevation: 2,800m/9,184ft

Walking Distance: 16km (6 – 7 hours)

Accommodation: Teahouse

Today marks our final day of trekking. We trek along Dudhi Koshi River toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages to Lukla, where we’ll spend our last night in the mountains. A farewell party will be held with your trekking crew: Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you made it!

DAY 18 – LUKLA TO KATHMANDU

Elevation: 1350m/4428ft

Flight time: 35 min

Accommodation: Local hotel

After spending the last morning in the mountains, you’ll hop on a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll be transferred to your hotel upon landing and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure to catch up on your much-needed rest. You might also want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.

DAY 19 – KATHMANDU (DEPARTURE DAY)

It’s your last day in Nepal and it is also our time to bid adieu. Enjoy your last few moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping. We will meet you at your hotel lobby and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. It’s good to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.

NOTE: The above  route and walking hours serve as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to weather, trail conditions or other reason. If  you have extra days after the trek and would like to extend your trip?

Let us know and we will be able to help you to arrange day tours around the city or even a 3 day trip to Chitwan for safari.

 

KATHMANDU (CONTINGENCY DAY)

As mountainous weather is often unpredictable, domestic flights to and from Lukla are easily

Affected by any minor signs of bad weather. We advise all our adventurers to factor in at least 1 or preferably 2 days of contingency day at the end of their trip. Moreover, there are a lot of interesting places to visit in Kathmandu at your leisure. We recommend Kathmandu & Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Royal Palace), Monkey temple – Swayambhunath or even trying out a Yoga class in Thamel or Patan.

What is covered on this trek

Accomodation
Meals
Local Experts
Gears
Permits
Experience

Cost Includes

  • 19 day adventure, 15 of which include 3 meals a day
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share basis.
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla 
  • Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Accommodation at local tea house while on this community trail trekking.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as

applicable.

  • Gears – sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffle bag etc for the use during
  • the trip.
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid with
  • comprehensive medical kit box
  • Trek guide and other support staff.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit.
  • Farewell dinner

 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees
  • Your travel insurance of any kind.
  • International Airfare
  • All drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage

drinks & alcohol etc 

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