Lobuche East

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Lobuje East Peak (6119m)
Lobuje peak has two summits, East and West with heights of 6119m and 6145m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them, but it is long and there is a considerable height loss and gain. The East Peak is recognised as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak. Lobuje being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also the potential for new ones. The dark triangle of the rocky east face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. Lobuje East is reached by descending a marked notch and then climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit (or false peak), south–east of the true peak and before the notch. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent of Lobuje East on 25 April 1984 although it is possible that others had reached the summit before but did not record their climbs. To climb Lobuje we follow the Everest base camp route to Gorak Shep, continuing to Kala Pattar, at 5545m, because this offers great views of Everest and good acclimatisation. It is also possible to follow the Gokyo valley and to cross the Chola pass, a route which is also good for acclimatisation. Whichever route we take us shall place a Base Camp at Dzongla and a high camp at 5300m either at a lake or a little higher near a pass. This higher camp has a better view of the peak as well as of Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, khangtenga and Tawache.
 
 
21 days Lobuche east climb via Gokyo lake/Chola pass/EBC
 
Day 01: International Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation,Included meals:B
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) - Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hrs
Upon our early breakfast, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.Included meals:BLD
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 - 6 hrs
Today's our trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight in Namche Bazzar.
Included meals:BLD
DAY 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
This is the scheduled 'acclimatization' day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. . Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Included meals:BLD
Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Dole-(4,110 m/ 13,152 ft): 6 - 7 hrs
Today at first, we climb steeply out of Namche Bazzar up to Kyangjuma Village. Kyangjuma, we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Katenga, and Ama Dablam. Most strenuous ascent of the day is obviously to pass the Mong La, a very charming place perched on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. An ancient historical Chorten stands at the centre of the settlement of Mong La. We stop at the top of Mong La to admire the grandest views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys while having lunch. The most outstanding feature of the trail today is the abundance of plant and animal vegetation including wildflowers and Rhododendrons. While on the way it will not be  unusual to spot wild lives like pheasants, mountain goats, and the elusive musk deer. Traversing through forests, some water falls and bridges, we reach at Dole, a small place with few teahouses. Overnight at Dole.
Included meals:BLD
Day 07: Dole - Machherma-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 4 - 5 hrs
Firstly, we climb steadily up through a scenic ridge above Dole and the trail climbs via Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. The path is steep in most places as we pass through thorny bushes up to Lhabarma. Offering us good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku the trail takes us through many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). While ascending from Luza, the Dudh Koshi valley is deep like a canyon with its sheer sides. Walking along the hill side above thundering Dudkoshi passing through some small hamlets and through sandy spurs, we reach Machherma. Machherma is the last major settlement on the way up to Gokyo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. It is the place where Khumbu people got first sighting of Yeti in 1974. At this juncture, we pay our visit to the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding the altitude sickness, its precaution and primary treatment. Overnight at Machherma.Included meals:BLD
Day 08: Machherma - Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 4 - 5 hrs
Today, we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. Phangka is the palace where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. We descend to the river bank before beginning to climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight at this juncture. After lunch, we explore around the third Lakes, Dudh Pokhari. We spend night at a teahouse with comfortable bedrooms. Overnight at Gokyo.Included meals:BLD
Day 09: Hike - Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) - Thaknak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4 - 5 hrs
If Gokyo Ri has not been mapped out the day before we trek there today. Gokyo Ri is the highlight of this trip. Early morning, we hike up to the Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak). Climbing to Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as it is steep up and takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the top. But even from the trial scenery of Gokyo village on the edge of third lake overlooked by Cholatse and the broad Nogzumpa Glacier are mind blowing. We feel like we are surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. Sight of sunrays kissing the Everest that towers over all surrounding peaks is unlike from Kala Patthar (from Kala Patthar Nuptse seems taller). Our Gokyo Ri visit will be unforgettable life time memories. We trek down to Gokyo. Upon breakfast we trek to Thaknak for overnight scaling by the second Lakes and the Ngozumba Glacier. Overnight at Thaknak.Included meals:BLD
Day 10: Thaknak - Cho-la Pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) - Dzongla (4830 m /15939 ft): 7 - 8 hrs
Cho La Pass is also another show up of this trip. Today is the toughest day and we need to start early (4-6 am) compared to other days on the trip. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Thought the trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail we climb up continuously. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake we reach at the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soar on the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below. Overnight at a very basic local lodge,Included meals:BLD
Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2 - 3 hrs
Today's walk will be a bit shorter. Thus, we would get more time to observe and relax. We climb down from Dzongla and cross a bridge and then transverse through grassy trail. Enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge. Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku Taboche are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we will be at Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.Included meals:BLD
Day 12: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): 6-7 hours
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.Included meals:BLD
Day 13: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche east base camp(4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche,Included meals:BLD
Day 14: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours
From Lobuche Base Camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. Upon reaching the High Camp, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. It is important that we take rest after fixing the camp as it will prepare us for the next day's long climb. Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp.Included meals:BLD
Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hours
We wake up early today at around 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp again for an overnight stay.Included meals:BLD
Day 16: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft): 8-9 hours
After taking our morning breakfast, we trek downhill from Lobuche High Camp and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche we again retrace our path to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, we get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. From Pheriche, we continue to Pangboche. We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Upon reaching Pangboche we may also consider visiting the famous Pangboche Monastery.Included meals:BLD
Day 17: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 6/7 hours
From Pangboche, we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastry.we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar.Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Included meals:BLD
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours,Included meals:BLD
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu,meals:B/B
Day 20: Free day in kathmandu, Last day evening culture dinner B/B
Day 21: Finla deperture to the airport and fly back to home,
 
Activities:             Climbing and Trekking
Trip Duration:       21 Days
Altitude:               6119m/20,070 ft
Accommodation:  hotel in Kathmandu B/B, Lodge and camp in trekking
Meals:                   All meals during trekking and climbing.
Transportation:     Private vehicle(s) and airplane
Group Size:          Maximum of 12 people
 
 
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
What Is Included
   1.  Pickups and drops from hotels and airports for both airport
   2.  Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses for trekking and tents climbing
   3.  All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
   4.  Trekking guide, experience climbing sherpa guide, assistant guides, porters       including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
   5. All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
   6. Garbage deposit for climbing,
   7. Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in trekking and climbing
   8. Porter services for trekking/climbing
   9. All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Lobuche Peak climbing permit
  10.Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
   
What Is Not Included
    1. Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    2. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    3. Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu    
    4. Travel and rescue insurance
    5. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge)
    6. Personal climbing equipment
    7. Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
    8. Tips for trekking staff
    9. Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section
 
 
  • climbing gear list
  •    Alpine boot(good condition  fit size one pair
  •    Crampons(good condition and fit for alpine boot 1 pair
  •    Discender 1
  •    Ascender(jummar 1
  •    Screw gate carabineer 4
  •    Ice axe(normal) climbing gear list   Alpine boot(good condition  fit size one peir
  •    Open gate carabineer 4
  •    Ice axe(normal) 
  •    Helmet-UIAA tested 1
  •    Auxiliary cord-8m.-6m
  •    Tape ciling-120cm.-240cm
  •    Harness
  •    Ice tools 1
  •    Ice screw 1
  •    Helmet-UIAA tested
  •    Rucksack-minimum 75ltrs.
  •    Back cover of rucksack 1
  •    Stick one pair 1 pair
  •   Altimeter watch (if you have)
trekking gear listed below
  •  walking boot,sleeper 
  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit underwear,warm socks 2/3 pair
  • warm Gloves or mittens,rain cover or umberla 
  • Sleeping bag, warm to-20 degrees F, either down or fiberfill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; or feather jacket
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Day pack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry your personal thing
  • Water bottle 1 liter or be sure that it does not leak
  • head light and extra battery,
  • walking stick two pair
  • your camera, if you have power bank 

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