Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak is a trekking peak in the Kumbhu Region of Nepal. The mountain scenery is stunning and the paths are well formed and maintained, which makes for very easy walking. Lobuche lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. Although the Lobuche East climb is a bit more challenging than Island Peak climb, it is equally rewarding. From the peak you get explore the amazing views of Everest and other mountains. Members will use our Himalayan Experience Lobuche Peak Base Camp, and as we have made our Everest Base Camp lower than the traditional camp, we will use the Himalayan Experience Everest Base Camp instead of Gorak Shep. Lobuche Peak Climbing is a great trekking peak climbing expedition in Everest region with exploration hike to Everest base camp. Among the trekking peaks in Nepal, Lobuche Peak Climbing is one of the most technical peaks climbing, even if it is only at the altitude of 6119m from sea level.
Lobuche Base Camp is set up at 4,950m altitude within the rocky hollow and glaciated base. The slope part of Lobuche peak requires fixing the rope, usages of crampon, Ice axe and other essentials which will instruct clearly by our mountain guide at Lobuche Base Camp and High Camp.It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
|Head:Sun hat or scarfLight balaclava or warm fleece hatSunglasses with UV protection||Hands:Lightweight glovesHeavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer|
|Upper Body:T-shirts (2)Light and expedition weight thermal topsFleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacketT- Shirt and Down Jacket
–Advanced Adventure provide you this
|Lower Body:Underwear (4)Hiking shorts (2)Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
|Feet:Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
|Accessories:Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F â€“Advanced Adventure provide thisHeadlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteriesSmall pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag-Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags â€“ for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Thermarest sleeping pad
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel
|Extras/Luxuries:BinocularsReading bookTrail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
|Day 01:||Arrival day in Kathmandu|
|Day 02:||Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour|
|Day 03:||Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding|
|Day 04:||Trek to Namche|
|Day 05:||Rest & Acclimatization Day|
|Day 06:||Trek to Dole|
|Day 07:||Trek to Machharmo|
|Day 08:||Trek to Gokya|
|Day 09:||Rest Day at Gokyo, Option hike to Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake|
|Day 10:||Trek to Thaknak|
|Day 11:||Trek to Dzungla via Chola Pass|
|Day 12:||Trek to Gorekshep|
|Day 13:||Day Trip to Everest Base Camp.o|n atGorekshep|
|Day 14:||Gorekshep- Kalapathar- Lobuche|
|Day 15:||Lobuche- Lobuche East Base Camp.|
|Day 16:||Lobuche Base Camp- Lobuche High Camp|
|Day 17:||Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit & back to Base Camp|
|Day 18:||Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche|
|Day 19:||Pangboche- Namche|
|Day 20:||Namche Bazaar Phakding- Lukla|
|Day 21:||Lukla Kathmandu|
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu On arrival at Kathmandu; Meet & greet at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy Nepali welcome dinner with traditional dance performances. O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour After breakfast depart for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the City of Temples to Visit Durbar Square (place of Palaces) with the Kasthamandap temple (Name of Kathmandu is derived of Kasthamandap), Kumari Ghar (Home of Living Goddess), Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka and Taleju Temple. Afterwards we will take you to visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which is majestically set high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. From here you can watches over the valley from a height of 75 m from the average level of Kathmandu. Visitors often call it Monkey Temple. After that continue tour to visit Patan (City of Fine Arts) including Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), etc. Also visit the Tibetan Handicraft Centre where you can see the art of making carpets by the Tibetan refugees. Evening return to hotel. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding As per flight time, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. O/N at Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful Valleys. O/N at Lodge.
Day 05: Rest & Acclimatization Day Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Dole Today, after breakfast at Namche, we start hiking on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Our trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. After lunch further few hours walk ascending will reach at Dole for overnight. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole.
Day 07: Trek to Machharmo After breakfast we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. Afternoon after reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Trek to Gokya Today, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft). Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m/15383ft. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo village on the edge of third lake.
Day 09: Rest Day at Gokyo, Option hike to Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake It is your full day of explore at Gokyo Lake Valley. In the morning, you will hike to the Gokyo Ri (5,330m/17,483ft) for the wonderful Himalayan panorama of entire Khumbu region Himalayas, with most amazing views of the Mt. Everest with sunrise, the great view of the Cho Yu and other entire great Himalayas Shangri-la. It is a great opportunity to explore the Himalayas. Afternoon, we will hike to the fifth lake areas passing though the fourth lake and enjoy its wonderful lakes surroundings, glacier surroundings and definitely a great panorama of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu and great Ngazumpa glacier. Upon returning to Gokyo, relax or visits to the Gokyo hotels surroundings. O/N at Mt, Lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Thaknak This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling in to the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Dzungla via Chola Pass Today is one of the hardest but interesting day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Gorekshep After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 13: Day Trip to Everest Base Camp & Explore its wonderful surrounding Glacier. O/N at Gorekshep. This is a day which will fulfill your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. Hiking from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp is mostly straightforward; the trail wound in and out, rocky dunes and moraine, little ups and downs along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before eventually stepping out onto the glacier itself. Explore this wonderful part of this amazing Himalayan glacier surroundings, visit the Khumbu ice fall etc and enjoy your most auspicious time with making best photos and videos. If this happens to be an event of the expedition seasons (March to May), you would likely to see the climbers who had their temporary climbing set up at base camp with their tented camps; it even looks the base camp colorful. Late afternoon, return back to Gorekshep. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 14: Gorekshep- Kalapathar- Lobuche This day required an early wake up and wakeup as we will head to the Kalapathar (the back rock hill top) by the morning to see the most amazing sunrise panorama over to the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its entire surroundings Khumbu Himalayas. This is the tough hill up and takes about 2 and half hours to reach the top. The great view of Mt. Everest just in front of you is just incredible. The other great Himalayan panorama surrounding the Mt. Everest are, Pumari chantse, and Lingtiring & south col on the left and Nuptse, Lhotse sar etc on the right. It has a great panorama from the left to right, the most amazing views. Enjoy this moment, as it is the best opportunity to photography and video the Himalayan Shangri-la. It could be freezing cold so make sure that you are warm enough with your clothing. After amazing time over here, return back to Gorekshep, breakfast and pack up your bag and get ready to walk back to Lobuche. From Gorekshep, the walk back to Lobuche is just an hour and half so you will reach to Lobuche at Lunch time. Here, you will meet your Lobuche expedition leader; he will check your entire climbing equipments and the final preparation for climbing to the trip. O/ N at Lobuche.
Day 15: Lobuche- Lobuche East Base Camp. With breakfast at Lobuche, we will start our hiking towards to Lobuche Case Camp. The hiking is relatively easy for a while then the trail gets more stepper and rocky. Furthermore, we will move the Lobuche glacier, the views along the route is spectacular as you have a great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, etc. Upon reaching to the Lobuche Base Camp, our guide will set up the tented camp, then lunch. As we will still have few hours of afternoon, we mostly take a rest for a while then our guide will teach you some climbing techniques and discussion about the expedition preparation. O/N at Camp.
Day 16: Lobuche Base Camp- Lobuche High Camp Today, hiking to Lobuche High Camp is through the rocky moraine entirely which would mostly take 4 hours at minimum. Our guide will set up the tented camp at high camp. Now you may just relax at high camp and continue the discussion over the preparation to the summit, final checks of the climbing equipments etc. O/ N at Camp.
Day 17: Summit Day: Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit & back to Base Camp You would hardly sleep night at High Camp as you would dream of the following day excursion to Lobuche at all the night. Today, we will have an early starts!!! Our Team will prepare some light breakfast by such early in the morning, take a light breakfast, prepare enough drinking water, take some of your personal favor energetic drinks and snacks then set on to the summit excursion. We will use south East Ridge to summit, which is involves walking through the moderate steep snow and ice and we often required to fix rope to climb gradually. The final ascend is steadily to a plateau at around of 6000m, and then traverse to the exposed ridge which will follow the final summit slopes. Approx of 5 to 6 hours of steady climbing would bring us to the summit of Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft). You are excited to be here with such a hard work. The views from the summit are just amazing as it offers the great panorama of the entire Khumbu region Himalayas including with the greatest Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, Cho Oyu, and many more. We will take some time here for the celebration of success, taking a great photos and videos. After this cheerful moment at summit, we will climb back to high camp then to Base camp for overnight stay.
Day 18: Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche With easy morning and breakfast, we will trek back to Lobuche village, then retrace down following the standard trail to Pheriche, lunch then continue to downhill walking to Pangboche for overnight.
With the time remaining, you may just explore the Pangboche village as it has the biggest settlement of the Sherpas. You may also visit to the Pangboche Monastery which is near by the village at the hill. O/ N at Mt. Lodge.
Day 19: Pangboche- Namche With morning breakfast at Pangboche, then walk downs to the valley, across the river valley and with short walking at sub tropical forest; we will have a short ascend (30 minute) to Tyangboche Hill. From Tyangboche, we head down to river valley, lunch at tea house then across the river and required an hour climbing over hill to Kyanjuma. From here, the final walking to Namche is nice and pleasant. O/N at Namche.
Day 20: Namche Bazaar Phakding- Lukla After breakfast, we hike steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues walking over several local villages of Jorshale, Manjo & Phakding etc. and most of walking is at Dudh Kosi valley surroundings. It is the last day walking, but slightly long but mostly descent and walking through the villages, farming lands, river valley with crossing suspension bridges. (You have hiked this route from Lukla to Namche on your Day 03 and Day 04; it is just a reverse walking now). Upon reaching to Lukla, refreshed up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of Everest Base Camp Trek and the last night overnight at mountain. O/N at Lukla.
Day 21: Lukla Kathmandu Our flights are in the morning for Kathmandu. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your board to fly Kathmandu. (Depending on the weather conditions and visibility, the flight may get delayed.). Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest. Evening, we will meet you again, We host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town. O/N at Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure It is your final day on your trip with us. Its hard to see you off, we say goodbye until next visit in Nepal.
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
- Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, tea houses and tents during trekking and climbing
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary
- All entrance and permit fees for monuments and museums
- Services of English speaking, trained and experienced Tour guide, trekking guide(leader)
- Climbing guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All domestic flights
- Porter services for trekking
- All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Lobuche Peak climbing permit
- Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Plan Holidays duffel bag, t-shirt, cap and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Medical kit
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters