Lobuche peak (6119m) is located in the Khumbu region. Lobuche East and Lobuche West were first climbed by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Serpa on April 25, 1984. Lobuche peak is an attractive peak that offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. The peak of Lobuche is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. It has a nerve breaking view of the Khumbu valley and glacier.
There exist two distinct summits to Lobuche peak: Lobuche east ( 6119m/ 20,075ft ) and Lobuche west ( 6145m/ 20161ft ). Although they are connected by a continuous ridge there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The trekking peak permit is for the east peak, whilst Lobuche west, well seen at the head of the Lobuche glacier, requires an expedition permit. Lobuche is also spelt Lobuche on some maps. Lobuche peak climbing is a challenging trekking peak in the Everest region. The normal route for climbing is through South Ridge. Lobuche east peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge.
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport; we will greet you and assist you to the hotel. We meet later in the day or next day and take you to our head office to brief you your upcoming Lobuche peak climb with us. By the time we introduce our climbing guide and Sherpa. Evening, if you arrive on time we host Nepalese typical dinner at one of the most popular local restaurant with cultural music and ethnic dance which represents different cultures show from different part of the country. If you arrive late evening we will do it the next day. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will take you Nagarjum hill site after the breakfast which is 3 km far from the city, a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course. This course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although there is no snow. Or if you have this experience already, after breakfast, we start our city tour which includes the main tourist attraction of Kathmandu valley eg, Kathmandu Durbar square, the monkey temple, Bouddha, Pashupatinath temple. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
As per flight timing, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly into 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 into the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
After a 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 Bazaar. On the way you will have a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peak with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore the Namche Bazaar where you can use the Internet, visit the National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time. Stay overnight in Namche.
After a hot breakfast at the lodge, the trail leads you uphill and an easy winding trail towards Kyanjuma village where there are few tea shops with finest view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and many more peaks. Then the trail descends slightly to the bottom of the hill at Fungi Thanga. After the crossing suspension bridge of Dudhkoshi, steep climb through the pine forest all the way to Tengboche monastery which is very popular in Khumbu region. After sometime rest, will take you to visit Monastery where you will see the Buddhist regular ceremony at the monastery which is very interesting to watch. Stay overnight at lodge.
At the beginning the trail drops slightly down and little climb after crossing the bridge to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a popular Sherpa village. Then after the trail continue to lead uphill to Pheriche by crossing many prayer rocks. On the way you will have amazing views of the mountain with the highest mountain in the world. Evening stroll around the village of Pheriche and overnight at lodge.
It is a second acclimatization day of the trip. Today you walk around the village and climb up to the ridge where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is always good to climb high and sleep low. You can also visit to the Aid post where you can have an hour altitude class by western doctors. Overnight at the lodge.
An easy walk at the beginning and after an hour walk the trail leads uphill and cross the bridge to reach at Duglha, the trail follows up to the top of the ridge which is nearby khumbu glacier and continue an easy walk to Lobuche. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
After Lobuche you leave the busy nappy trail to the Everest Base Camp and climb through the ridge to base camp. It is quite a steep climb but the view is superb where you enjoy the crystal clear Mountain View . Overnight at tented camp.
After breakfast our Sherpa will lead you to the high camp which is a rocky trail with enjoying the view of the glacier and valley as well as mountains. Overnight at tented camp.
Today is a day to achieve your goal. Our expert Sherpa will fix the rope and leads you to the summit where you will really enjoy your expedition. Then drop down to the base camp and continue down to Lobuche for overnight stay.
After breakfast at Lobuche, the trail leads downhill towards the valley at Pangboche and short climb to Tengboche. Then after, steep down to Fungi Tanga to cross the bridge. The trail leads uphill to Kyanjuma and an easy walk to Namche bazaar. Stay overnight in Namche.
At the beginning, the trail drops steeply down to the valley and cross suspension Hilary bridge over the Dudhkoshi River to get to Monju. After check out formalities at the national park office and an easy walk to Phakding. After that there are few up and downs to Lukla. Stay overnight at Lukla.
The flight to Kathmandu from Lukla is always in the morning but it depends on the weather. It can be delayed or on time. Once you are at the Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel for relaxing. You can have a lazy day at the hotel or you can do some city tour if you deserve. We will like to receive your valuable comments of the trip so that we will organize a dinner together by the time we will share experience. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you if you require otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is late evening, you can do last minute shopping or manage your photos of the trip then final departure from the airport.
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