Lobuche Peak (6,145 miters) in the Khumbu / Everest region. Peak is near from Khumbu glacier and Lobuche village. There are two peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche east. We climb Lobuche east peak. Another one is just 26 miters high but more technical. There is long and deep notched ridge in between these two peaks. Climb Lobuche east peak is more technical than Mera and Island. The first summit of this peak was made by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa on April 25, 1984. You will get amazing view of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and other panoramic Himalayan peaks in 360 degree view. It gives excellent views of major Himalayan glaciers and alpine lakes. Climbing itinerary is along the classical trek to Mount Everest Base camp or Gokyo valley that reaches at some of the most popular places in Everest region like Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar (5,545m).
Climbing itinerary starts from Kathmandu. You will get time to be prepare and exploring major historical places in Kathmandu. 35 minutes flight with tiny aircraft to Lukla at the first day as trek another 4 hours to Phakding which is classical trekking route of Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake. En-route, visit Namche Bazzar, Tengboche monastery, Dingboche along with panoramic views of high Himalayas. Typical settlement of Sherpa village and their cultures are another attraction to know. Trekking reach at Everest Base Camp (5,360m), and climb to Kalapathar which help to make your body fit for climbing. Get down to Lobuche and camp at base camp of Lobuche Peak. Our climbing guide will take a training course to be very familiar with the equipment and build a good stamina.
Our 18 days itinerary have designed with enough time to prepare, acclimatization on the way, one reserve day and climbing course in base camp. Itinerary is including trekking to Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapathar. Itinerary also can customize route via Gokyo valley and Chola Pass. Nepal Highland Treks is flexible to make any changes in your private climbing and trekking itinerary. We also make sure to provide you professional staff team to success your dream climbing Lobuche Peak.
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 04:Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight
Day 05:Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 06:Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 07:Acclimatization in Dingboche. Hiking around and overnight
Day 08:Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 09:Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hours
Day 10:Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Lobuche Peak Base Camp (5,200m) 7 hours. Overnight at Tent
Day 11:Trek to Lobuche High Camp (5,400m) 3/4 Hours. overnight at Tent
Day 12:Lobuche Peak summit (6,145m) and return to High camp. Overnight at tent.
Day 13:Reserve day. Overnight at high camp in tent
Day 14:Trek back to Pangboche (3930m - 8 Hours) Overnight at guest house
Day 15:Trek Pangboche to Namche (3410m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 16:Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
Day 17:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350mRepresentative from Nepal Highland Treks pick up you from International airport and transfer to Hotel. If you get time, we will discuss about your trip and check your trekking gears. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in Hotel, our tour guide will lead you to sightseeing at UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire (Old King palace with arts and architecture), Bauddhanath Stupa (Biggest Buddhist Stupa) and Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple). Come back to hotel and final preparation of your trekking and climbing.
Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house Early in the morning we drive to domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. It is early morning flight about 35 minutes. Scenic flight with tiny aircraft takes off you at Hillary airport (Lukla). Introduce with your porter. After managing your luggage, start walking toward Phakding. The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. Easy and flat walking takes only around 4 hours.
Day 4Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight It is acclimatization day and we take hiking tour around. Hike to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village. Visit local monasteries and Hillary school. It is pleasant day to have your lunch at Khumjung village with front view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and others. Come back to Namche. Walking around in Namche get more refresh
Day 5Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea houseWe trek an easy way with front view of panoramic mountain up to Phunki Thanga, small River side village. From here, trekking route start to be up hills. It contains some of the major ascend toward Tengboche. Tengboche is famous with Tengboche monastery and it is one of the largest monastery in Everest region. Monastery open from 3 pm and it is good visit at their evening chanting by lamas
Day 6Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house Trekking through Rhododendron forest reach at Deboche village. After Diboche valley reach at Pangboche village which is having biggest settlement of Sherpa peoples. We still have good view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam. Trekking trail than follow through upper Pangboche for exploring an oldest pangboche monastery. After walking some minor ascends, we can see picturesque village of Dingboche with beautiful potato fields.
Day 7Acclimatization in Dingboche. Hiking around and overnight It is good to have acclimatized here before you reach at Everest Base Camp. Instead of staying inactively, we make hiking around the valley. We climb up behind the valley. It is good view of some 8000 miter Himalayas and several other climbing peaks. Instead of hiking long, we back to lodge and take rest for tomorrow’s ascent.
Day 8Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house It is short hiking at high altitude. We start after your breakfast in Dingboche. After walking around three hours in wide valley we reach at Duglha. You’re walking than reach some tough ascending. You may feel hard to breathe as it is thinner air in high altitude. You will reach Lobuche. Lobushe is small settlement with fewer tea houses only. You have to be prepared with chilly night.
Day 9Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) for overnight. 7/8 hoursDay of reaching at base camp of highest peak of the earth, you are at the day of reaching your dream. It is better to start trekking as earlier as possible after your breakfast. The trekking trail to Everest Base Camp is not hard but it is continuously ascending and descending at glacier rocky trail. Everest base Camp is extremely beautiful. Panaromic Mountains including Everest is surroundings. We will come up to near from Khumbu Glacier and see icefall from slopes of Mount Everest. We than come back to Gorakhshep for our overnight
Day 10Climb Kalapathar at early in the morning (5,545m) and trek down to Lobuche Peak Base Camp (5,200m) 7 hours. Overnight at TentWe prepare with our small bag with hot drinking water and some nuts. It is about one and half hours climbing. When we start, it is dark and chilly. Get sunrise view and panoramic mountain views which is probably the best view ever in this trekking. We come down to Gorakhshep and have breakfast. Hike down to Lobuche and further to base camp of Lobuche peak.
Day 11Trek to Lobuche High Camp (5,400m) 3/4 Hours. overnight at Tent After breakfast in camp, we move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas. It is walking through on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. Setup all camping in involve pre cimbing training with our guide. It is also way to used to and proper way to use all climbing gears.
Day 12Lobuche Peak summit (6,145m) and return to High camp. Overnight at tent. Very early in the morning start climbing toward summit. Usually start at 1 AM and get to the top on by 7 AM. After sunshine, night get strong wind that may caused disturbance in climbing. It is excellent view of other Himalayas, Lakes and glacier from top of Lobuche. Get down to the high camp for overnight.
Day 13Reserve day. Overnight at high camp in tent It is reserve day. Weather might change in scheduled day of climbing. Or with any other reason if we can not move for climbing. We can use this day in Kathmandu getting one day early flight from Lukla, if we get success our climb on schedule.
Day 14Trek back to Pangboche (3930m - 8 Hours) Overnight at guest house After successful climbing of peak, we trek back to Pangboche via Feriche and other several villages. It is long way trekking down to Pangboche. We also have choice to visit Pangboche Monastery in Pangboche.
Day 15Trek Pangboche to Namche (3410m) 4/5 hours. Overnight at tea house All the way down hill from Pangboche to Phunki Thanga. Small ascend involve after phunki Thanga to the top. Again an hour downhill reach Namche. It can be our lunch place too. You can feel more relax at Namche having nice walking soundings. Namche is having some of the goods cafes, shops and restaurants
Day 16Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house Today is quite long walking down and flat land. It is same way back as we crossed Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding and other small villages on the way. From Jorsalle we cross area of Everest National park. Enjoy your walking with several suspension bring over Dhudhkoshi river
Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest Fly early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can view Scenic Mountain and green hills from tiny flight. Drive from Kathmandu domestic airport and check in hotel. Nepal Highland Treks invite you to have together dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant. Share your experience of Everest Base camp trekking
Day 18Departure Final departure after your trekking and climbing trip today. We drop you to international airport