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Lobuche Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Lobuche Peak located close to the Khumbu Glacier is one of the desired peaks for the climbers. There are two summits, Lobuche East (6119m/20075ft) which is classified as a "trekking peak" and Lobuche west (6145m/20160ft) which is classified as "expedition peak". The Lobuche East was first scaled by Ang Gyalchen Sherpa and Laurence Nielson.  The Lobuche East climb is a bit grueling but equally worthy as you can get a mesmerizing view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and Dablam. From there you can go to places like Kala Patthar in the Everest region where you can get an amazing view of Everest and other mountains.

 

Itenerary

On your arrival, our team will welcome you at Kathmandu International Airport and you will be taken to a hotel for short rest and refreshment. After that, we will be taken to Thamel (the main tourist center in Kathmandu) where you can shop for your gear, exchange your money and shop for other things that are important for your trip. Then you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing. Then you will spend the night at the hotel.

If any delay today, the briefing session will be done next day.

After breakfast, we will go for sightseeing around Kathmandu which includes Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple: It is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva based on the banks of the Bagmati River. Many Hindu devotees around the visit this temple. On the day of Shivratri, a big fair is held here. It offers different variety of temple designs like Pagoda style, Dome style, Shikhara style, and so on.

Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the biggest stupas in the world built in the shape of a mandala resembling Mahayana Philosophy. It is erected with four pairs of eyes in four directions. It is surrounded by many mandala and statue shops where you can shop mandalas and statues of Buddhas of the desired size. You can hear Buddhist chants and can have the smell of juniper smoke. The environment around the stupa will make your mind stress free and you can have a feeling of calmness.

After the tour, you will return to the hotel and prepare yourself for next day. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, we shall go to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Internation airport in the morning. Then we shall take a morning flight to Lukla.  After flying above the beautiful white and green mountain we shall reach Tenzing-Hillary Airpot at Lukla. Upon our arrival, we shall do some packing and arrangement and start our trek through the beautiful villages of Lukla until we reach Phakding. We will have rest and spend the night at the local lodge in Phakding.

After spending the night at Phakding, we will start our trek to Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche through some small ups and downs and a lot of crossings over Dudh Koshi. We will have spectacular views of Mount Tamser (6,608m/21679ft) from Bengkar village. After walking and crossing some bridges we will enter Sagarmatha National Park after checking our trekking permit. Then we continue our trek until we pass through the beautiful riverbed. After reaching the Hillary Suspension Bridge, we will climb the hill towards Namche. We will stop at Chautara to enjoy the views of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaroo, Lhotse, Everest, and more peaks. After a short walk, from here we will reach Namche Bazaar, a colorful village that is the main gateway to the Khumbu area. Overnight at local lodge at Namche.

On this acclimatization day fitness specialists constantly advise us to live active and transferring all through the rest day too in place of being idle. Namche bazaar is the precept center of the Everest (Khumbu) vicinity and has authorities, places of work, ATMs, net cafes, shops, eating locations, a bakery, and a colorful market.

We additionally take an interesting facet experience as much as Khumjung. We climb as plenty as the well-known airstrip at Syangboche. Actually, above the airstrip is the Everest view hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with extremely good views of the very best mountains on this planet. We additionally visit Hillary college that is on the same day. After having lunch and spending a while in Khumjung, we walk backpedal to Namche bazaar. Overnight at local lodge.

After breakfast in Namche, we will begin our trek towards Tengboche. Our trek follows on the sluggish path with few ups and downs overlooking a wonderful view of the remarkable Himalayas. Alongside the manner, we are capable of spot wildlives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The route ultimately reaches Sansa that is the main direction junction to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp. After Phunki Thenga, we have a to climb steep up through the pine forests at the identical time as earlier than we attain Tengboche. Tengboche is a high-quality place for close-up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the maximum crucial Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu area. Overnight at local lodge.

After breakfast we will start our trip starting from Monastery at Tengboche. Mountains as a backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche looks remarkable more within the morning. We snap images of the monastery and the sceneries around and as common begin the day adventure. We choose the top path for better views to go to Pangboche village and its historical monastery. We bypass several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Then on arrival in Dingboche, we will reveal in the beautiful array of fields enclosed using stone partitions to shield the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the grazing animals and cold breeze. We will spend the night at the local lodge.

After breakfast, we will trek along broad valley floor to Dughla. We will be walking through the rugged terrain over Chhukung, and we can get the vistas of Ama Dablam and Lhotse ridge from far away. Upon reaching Lobuche we will check into the lodge and overnight at Lobuche.

The path to Gorakshep is going beforehand thru the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We shall skip thru the pyramid signpost. In advance at the path, we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. A small climb could take us to Thangma Riju from where we observe a 360-degree vista of white snowy mountains. As we reach Gorakshep, we'll be surrounded by mountains emerging all around us including the top of the globe - Everest. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains We shall view from base camp. Everest genuinely isn't always visible from here. We get back to Gorakshep for an excellent nighttime's rest. Overnight at local lodge at Gorakshep.

We will begin early within the morning to trap the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. There may be usually the ability for cold winds which might be quite common. Acquainted peaks along with Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to show itself rising between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. At some stage in the ascent to Kala Patthar, we shall be able to pause to catch our breath at several super viewpoints to snapshots. After several hours of an ascent, we shall attain Kala Patthar. As we reach the top, we shall sit on the Kala Patthar rocks, our eyes taking within the improbable Himalayan panorama, wandering from one amazing massif to another. After some time here, we will start our journey towards Lobuche and overnight at Lobuche at local lodge.

From Lobuche, we trek in the direction of Lobuche high camp. After walking on a flatter plane for some distance, the course to the Lobuche high camp gets steeper and rocky. We shall head further alongside the Lobuche glacier at the same time as enjoying the significant view of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, and the other Himalayas. From the bottom camp, we shall retain on a rocky moraine path to reach the excessive camp. After attaining there will set up our camp, take lunch and relaxation. For the climb, we usually might be mountain climbing on rock surfaces for up to around 5770m/18930ft. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes whilst essential. However, the usage of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. The constant rope is used a maximum of the times while guy rope is used while required.  The mountaineering leaders will decide what is excellent for whilst. Overnight in tented camp.

We will wake up early today, have our breakfast before starting our climb. We will have to reach the summit earlier than noon because in the afternoon the sturdy winds there and would possibly end up a barrier for a hit summit.  We would possibly be taking walks on rock surfaces up to around 5700m/18700ft and then we climb on ice. We will use each constant rope and man rope as in line with our leader’s guidance. The climbing surface and the length of the rope depending on the time of the season and the crevasses. Lobuche east gives a greater panoramic view of the mountains than some other trekking height. From the summit, you get to revel in remarkable views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and lots of other peaks. We will spend a while at the summit celebrating and taking pics, then We will head back to the base camp again to stay at night.

There is no guarantee that weather will be always in our favor so if the weather goes bad by any chance we may have to pause our climbing or someone in our group may get a problem in acclimatizing. To manage all the hindrances, the day is used as a contingency. But if everything goes smoothly then we won’t use spare day.

After taking our morning breakfast, we trek downhill from Lobuche high camp and join the Everest base camp route at Lobuche again. From Lobuche, we once more retrace our course to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, we get to enjoy amazing perspectives of Mt. Ama Dablam within the distance. Overnight at local lodge at Pheriche.

From Pheriche, we retrace our steps to  Tengboche. Now we will retain through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper timber. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our path follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending hastily through the pine forests on a way to Sansa. We keep lookout for the natural world which includes mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, and so forth. while passing through the woodland. After passing a Chorten, we will reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

As the trail is steeply downward, we will have to walk cautiously on rocky terrain.  After crossing the suspension bridge of Dudh Koshi the trail will be easier and beautiful. We will experience warmth by the light breeze. Our cold and soreness will slowly start to disappear. After we arrive in Lukla, we will stretch those sore legs and take a rest while recalling the experience of a journey. Overnight at local lodge at Lukla.

We will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our adventurous mountain journey. After we arrive in Kathmandu, we will transfer you to the hotel where you can take a relaxation or do some memento purchasing around the area. Overnight at the Hotel.

Today you will go for the tour around century long history of markets, trading spots, arts, building and culture. You will be exploring the local market of Asan, Indrachowk and Newroad through which you will explore the historical and cultural identity of the city. You will also get to visit to the temple of living goddess “Kumari” during your visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square. You get to see the architectural prominence of Kathmandu during the visit to Durbar Square premises. After the tour you will return to the hotel through foot or famous three wheeled bicycle, Rickshaw. Overnight at hotel.

Our representatives will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight and your adventurous journey in the Himalayas ends today.

What is Included?

    • Airport picks up & Drop off
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Best Available accommodation during the trek and climbing period
    • All meals (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek 
    • Hot drinks (Tea, coffee) during the trek
    • All transportation required
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry & local entry permits 
    • Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu Flight fare
    • Trekking permit
    • All temples Entry Permit in Kathmandu
    • All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipment, all camping gear, transport, etc. for the staffs
    • Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters, and other necessary staff.
    • Welcome/farewell dinner
    • All government taxes 

What is Excluded?

    • International Airfares and airport taxes
    • Nepal Visa Fees
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses like phone bills, bar bills, laundry, etc.
    • Meals (lunch & dinner) in Kathmandu
    • Extra accommodation
    • Any others not mentioned in the cost includes 

     

Equipment Checklist

  • Climbing Gears (Personal)
  1. Ice axe
  2. Crampons
  3. Harness
  4. Tape Slings (2)
  5. Screw gate Karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  6. Abseil Device
  7. Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  8. Ascender
  9. Helmet (optional)




 

  • Climbing Gears (Group)
  1. Snow bar*
  2. Rope*
  3. Ice Hammer*
  4. Ice Screw*

     
  • Clothing (Head)
  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Upper Body
  1. T-shirts
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  6. Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands
  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

     
  • Clothing (Lower Body)
  1. Under Garments
  2. Hiking shorts
  3. Lightweight cotton long pants
  4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  5. Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

     
  • Feet
  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  5. Gaiters

     
  • Accessories
  1. Sleeping bag rated to -30 degrees centigrade and below (depends on season)*
  2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  3. Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  4. Basic First Aid Kit
  5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  6. Trekking Poles
  7. Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  8. Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, etc.)
  9. Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletries
  1. 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  4. Deodorants
  5. Nail clippers
  6. Face and body moisturizer
  7. Feminine hygiene products
  8. Small mirror

     
  • Personal Hygiene
  1. Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  2. Tissue /toilet roll
  3. Anti-bacterial hands wash


 

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