Lobuche East Peak Climbing in Khumbu (Everest Region) is lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. At 6,145 meters, Lobuche East is 26 meters higher. Although the Lobuche East climb is a bit more challenging than Island Peak climb, it is equally rewarding. From the peak you get amazing views of Everest alongside Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. The 19-day Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek combines Lobuche East Peak climbing with the classic Everest Trek. The trip will also take you to some of the most popular places in the Everest region like Kala Pathar, which provides an excellent view of Everest along with other high mountains.
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01Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) .
02Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation.
03 Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek .
04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
05 Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization
06 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours .
07Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours
09Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours .
10Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours.
11Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours.
12Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours .
13Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hours.
14Contingency/reserve day .
15Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft): 8-9 hours .
16Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours.
17Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours.
18Fly to Kathmandu.
Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization
For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) may also be an option. While in the village we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours
After having lunch in Chhukung, our climbing leader will check our items of equipment in order to make sure that they are in a good working condition. If not, we may have to hire another set of equipment. In that case, the climbing leader will help us find the best pieces. Chhukung is the best place for hiring equipment for Peak climbing. After sorting it out, we descend to Dingboche to spend the night.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft0) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours
Pre-Climb Training: Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. We strongly believe that the training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.
Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hours
Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft): 8-9 hours
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours
Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
Fly to Kathmandu
Lobuche East Peak Climbing
Lobuche East Peak is a popular peak for beginner climber or mountaineers which is situated just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu Region not far from Mt. Everest. Climbing Lobuche is a perfect challenging addition for a visit to the Khumbu region. Nature Trail Trekking and Expeditios have plenty of experience with this mountain and would be keen to take you on this adventure. The peak is technically not too challenging for climbers with some experience (rated PD+) but no mountain should be underestimated with the usual dangers arising from altitude, exposure and weather conditions.
Lobuche has two different summits -Lobuche East Peak (6119m) and Lobuche West Peak (6145m) connected via a knife-edge ridge. Base Camp is located to not far from the Lobuche village to the south. It gives easy access to the south ridge. Lobuche East has a very dramatic arête to the east, forming a three-ridged pyramid. South and Southeast Ridges form a typical rock triangle extending to the Khumbu glacier moraine. The peak dramatically towers over the village and is easily identifiable from the Everest trail.
We approach Lobuche via the Everest trail from Lukla, after a short 45 minute flight from Kathmandu. We make our way through various Sherpa villages towards Namche Bazaar – the key trading town of the region providing access to the higher valleys. We continue to the famous monastery Tengboche (Tyangboche) on the way to which we should get our first view of Everest and Lhotse. We continue all the way to Gorak Shep (5125m) as part of acclimatization phase. We then take on Kalapattar (5540m), a satellite peak of Pumori, for a classic view of Mt. Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. We can visit Everest Base Camp which is only a short hike away. We then return to Lobuche where we pick up supplies and trek to base camp (5200m). Allowing for a further two days of acclimatization, we then start the climb along the South Ridge to the summit (6119m).
The views from the base camp, the climbing route and ultimately the summit are superb. The summit ridge offers a 360 degree panorama of the region including Amadablam, Pumori, and Everest. Certainly an unforgettable experience!
Nature Trail offers you a full board package for Lobuche including the climbing permit from the NMA and all other necessary logistics – from arrival in Kathmandu up to your departure. We organize your accommodation in Kathmandu as well as throughout your trek, our cooks freshly prepare you nutritious meals throughout the climbing period and experienced and professional trekking and climbing guides accompany you on the trek as well as the climb. In addition, we can organize any sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. Upon your request, we can also offer only base camp service (including the climbing permit) where the climber may arrange all required logistics for any part of the climb above base camp.
The package can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements – feel free to contact us any time for suggestions and advice. We’d be happy to take you on this adventure.