TRIP INTRODUCTION: 20 DAYS LOBUCHE PEAK CLIMBING WITH EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
‘an adventure covering all main highlights of scenic Everest and Himalaya range’
In the heart of Khumbu district within Everest region, adventurer and interested trekkers can enjoy the feat of small scale mountaineering, climb of classic Lobuche Peak.
Lobuche Peak a twin peaks with Lobuche East and Lobuche West which is little apart and at mere distance of few meters, where Lobuche West is at the height 6,145 m / 20,161 feet and Lobuche East towers high at 6,119 m and 20,075 feet.
The most popular and much accessible is Lobuche East which is slightly lower than its sister west peak, although Lobuche East or West less climbed lesser mountain than other trekking peaks, but leads you to exciting experience.
Below 6,600 meters less mountains in Nepal are listed as Trekking Peaks, where NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) controls the flow of climbers each season with reasonable climbing permit fees.
For the climb of various trekking peaks in Nepal Himalaya, where grades are applied that helps you to plan the adventure.
As per your physical and technical ability on choosing the right grading to make your adventure enjoyable and memorable.
There are many various trekking peaks that one can choose where Lobuche East Peak is one of classic smaller mountain, where climbing grade is “TD plus“, climb of some ‘Technical Difficulty’.
The grading system applied from French and Swiss Alpine Classification which is very popular and appreciated around the world on alpine climb similarly for USA of 5.09 to 5.12 standard.
Lobuche East Peak located west from Mt. Everest at mere distance within high valley of Khumbu surrounded by giant peaks, an interesting mountain to begin with of great challenge.
A perfect peaks for practice climb before planning major mountaineering expedition as well for beginners and expert mountaineers, as it offers challenging climb rewarded with excellent panorama of high snow-capped peaks.
Lobuche East Peak climb begins with swift flight to a small town at Lukla from Kathmandu, and then heading towards high and scenic Khumbu valley, where views of giant peaks remains constant throughout the journey.
During the whole adventure walking through nice lovely Sherpa villages enriched with impressive villages, spending overnight in the comfort of cozy lodge on treks and staying in tented camp on climb to Lobuche East Peak summit.
Walk takes you to beautiful Tengboche and its colorful monastery and then visiting world highest Mt. Everest base camp and climb of high Kalapathar view-point hill, which adds great exercise and acclimatization before the final ascent to Lobuche East Peak.
After the great summit bid and successful climb with support of our expert guide and trekking crews, then head back to Lukla spending delightful moment at famous Namche Bazaar in the close backdrop of high mountains.
Finally a scenic short flight from Lukla brings you back in Kathmandu after enjoying grand glorious moments on Lobuche East Peak climb, an adventure of life time experience.
Best time and seasons to Climb Lobuche East Peak:
Nearly all months of year, but the best time is in spring season March to May and autumn / fall till pre-winter, spring time when hills are lively with green vegetation and wild flower in bloom.
Where days are much longer with enough sun-light hours, cold in the morning and night time, can expect snow sometimes on higher altitude above 3,000 meters.
Autumn and pre-winter another best season most of the days are crystal clear for super views of mountains cape and landscapes as well for walk and climb, but much colder in the morning and night time.
Can get snowed during the months of October till December with short sun-light hours.
Accommodation in Manthali Town:
Hotels and local lodge are not up to the standard of tourist class, very basic and simple suitable for local travelers only, where trekkers for flight to Lukla sometimes has to bear with us, if staying overnight at Manthali for flight to Lukla or on the way back to Kathmandu.
The other options will be driving early morning by 2 a.m. in the dark to reach on time for flight departure for Lukla.
Flying back from Lukla time permitting (during morning and mid-day) can travel back to Kathmandu on time.
Please bear with us for above sudden change of notice flight to Lukla instead from Kathmandu domestic airport will be from Manthali airport, Ramechap which will continue till near future.
Important to know for all trekkers flying in and out Lukla requires minimum of two days extra from the standard itinerary provided, to cope with present situation regarding change of airport for flight to Lukla or towards other mountain destinations.
Outline Itinerary for Lobuche Peak Climbing:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport 1,320 m / 4,355 feet, meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu for trek preparation and option for tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization with short scenic excursion.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 08 hrs.
Day 10: To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,364 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m- 06 hrs.
Day 11: Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m trek to Lobuche East base camp 4, 940 m and 16,208 ft - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche High Camp 5,400 m /17,712 f) -04 hours and for pre-climbing exercise and practice climb.
Day 13: Climbing day to Lobuche East peak 6,119 m /11,287 feet and back to Base Camp-08 hrs.
Day 14: Reserve and contingency day in case of unfavorable weather.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 19: In Kathmandu free and contingency day for individual activities.
Day 20: Final International departure from Nepal.