Lobuche East Peak with Everest

Highlights

  • A trip to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. 
  • A thrilling expedition to Mount Lobuche (6,119 meters)
  • Namche Bazaar, a popular tourist hub in the lap of Himalayas and the gateway to Everest
  • Visit to Tengboche, the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Splendid views of mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and Everest. 

Overview

Lobuche East Peak(6,145m) is among one of the famous peaks in Nepal, which lies in the Everest Khumbu Himalayan range. The mountain has two prominent peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. Furthermore, Lobuche East is 26 meters higher compared to Lobuche Far East. Besides all of it, this peak is an enticing summit with various climbing routes. Moreover, the Lobuche East climb is a bit more challenging than the well-known Island Peak but worth it.

The usual route for the climb is through South Ridge. Lobuche East Peak consists of several small summits. The main summit demands that steep snow and ice slopes be submitted to the top from the summit ridge. Once on the summit…You areSummitNE with the mighty…and get greeted with the unbelievable views of Everest alongside Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori.

Our professionally designed itinerary provides plenty of time for acclimatization. We trek to Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp, which is a fantastic trek in all its right. We trek up to the Lobuche Peak Base Camp, returning from Everest Base Camp to Lobuche village. The base camp is set at an elevation of 4950m near a lake at the base of the glaciated South-West Face. The atmosphere, together with all the spectacular mountain vistas before our eyes, is superb.

This 19-day Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal combines Lobuche East Peak Climb with the classic Everest Trek. This trip will take us to some of the most amazing places with a ‘vibe and hive’ like Kala Pathar, giving us the most fantastic sight of Everest and other high mountains. If you want different options for climbing peaks in the Everest region, you can look into Island or Mera peaks. If you want a shorter trip to Nepal, you can opt for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Nepal, a representative from Naata Trek and Tours will be there holding a placard bearing your name. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by the team of Naata Trek and Tours.

Day 2: Trip preparation

We meet up in Naata Trek and Tours office today. We will have a short pre-trip briefing to get acquainted with the entire trip. Today, you will meet your climbing sherpa for the journey. He will check whether your climbing equipment and gear are in working condition. If you have anything missing or not in order, you have the rest of the day to fix it.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 

After breakfast, we take an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight to Tenzing-Hillary airport is thrilling in itself, as we will be landing on a strip high up a mountain and surrounded by high mountains. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will meet your other crew members, make one final arrangement, and start your trek. Our destination for the day is Phakding, which will take us just a couple of hours. The short trek today helps us to acclimatize.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

We have breakfast and hike through the beautiful, serene pine forests and the Dudha Koshi River. After walking for about an hour, we can glimpse Mount Thamserku (6,608 meters) and, if the weather permits, a peeking view of Mount Everest above the ridge of Lhotse and Nuptse. We cross five suspension bridges, a satisfactory experience in itself. We continue on the trail and reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance in Namche Bazaar. The town is a bustling tourist spot with pubs, cafes, ATMs, and many more.

Day 5: NamATM'sazaar: Acclimatization

We have set aside a day to acclimatize to the high altitude. However, it is best recommended you do some form of movement instead of staying idle. We can explore the quaint town. Another option could be to hike to the Everest View Hotel to get a close-up view of the famous Everest. If you want to indulge in a more extended activity for the day, you can hike up to Khumbung village (5-6 hours). We can visit Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung monastery, which are believed to house the head of the Yeti.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 

After breakfast, we start our hike towards Tengboche. It is an easy hike up to Phunki, after which it ascends. We reach Tengboche, a village with the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. The monastery is curtained with 360-degree views of the Himalayas, such as Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse. If we are lucky, we might be able to witness a religious ceremony. We stayed the night in Tengboche.

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche 

We begin our trek walking through forests of birch, conifers, and rhododendrons. The trail then drops down to Debuche, and we cross the Imja River and climb towards Pangboche. En route, we visit the Pangboche monastery. We then start entering the Imja Valley and reach the Lobuche River. We descend to the river and climb up the trail to reach Dingboche for the night.

Day 8: Dingboche: Acclimatization

We spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to our surroundings. It is essential to take a day off so that our bodies can get used to the thin air. We hike to Chukkung for the day, a small settlement about half an hour from Bibre. Icy streams cut across the trail. We checked our equipment one last time to see if it was in the equipment. The equipment has to be hired from Chukkung. We spend our night in Dingboche.

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche 

We start our day with a gradual climb to Duglha. The trail then ascends steeply to Chupi Lhara, and we will come across praying flags and an array of stones used as memorials to Scott Fischer and the 10-time Everest Submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa, who fell to the might of Everest. We continue towards the Khumbu Glacier moraine and come across views of Mount Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Mahalangur Himal. We stayed the night in Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp

We take the trail to Everest base camp and continue straight ahead, after which we come across the Indian Army Mountaineers memorial. The path from here on can be confusing, so you must follow your guide. The trek to Everest base camp is demanding due to the thin air. Before reaching the base camp, we pass through rocky dunes, moraines, and streams. Once at the base camp, we get Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori views. We trek back to Gorakshep to spend the night.

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche

We set off before the crack of dawn and cold temperatures falling to -10 to -14 C. Mountains such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Changtse towers above us initially, and slowly, the formidable Mount Everest reveals itself. We spend some time at the viewing point, click pictures, and return to Lobuche. We stay overnight in Lobuche.

Day 12: Lobuche to high camp

We leave Lobuche and trek towards Lobuche base camp. We walk on a relatively flat surface for some distance and then start a steep ascent. We trod forward along the Lobuche glacier, enjoying fantastic views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, and other Himalayas. We continue on a rocky moraine path up to the high camp. After we reached the high camp, we set up and stayed there. We had lunch and took a much-needed rest.

Pre-climb: We used fixed rope for most of the part and man rope when necessary on our trail to Lobuche. Your climbing sherpa will teach you how to use climbing gears such as rope, ice axe, crampons, harness, ascender, etc. This pre-climb training will help you improve your climbing skills and enjoy the trek to Lobuche Peak.

Day 13: Lobuche to High camp to Summit and bacSummitorakshep

Our day starts very early, at 1 am, and we have breakfast to climb Lobuche Peak. We must reach the summit by noon. Summermite strong winds can hinder a successful summit. We head towards Lobuche, and the route to Lobuche will be mostly on rocky surfaces till 5700 meters, after which there will be technical climbing till the summit of LobuSummitak.

We use fixed and man ropes for our Lobuche climb to enhance our climbing experience. As we climb Lobuche East, we must follow our guide diligently. After we climb Lobuche East, we can enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, and Pumori, among many others. The climbing period for the day will be 8-10 hours.

Day 14: Reserve day 

We have set aside a reserve day if we have to extend a day due to bad weather or flight delays. This will ensure we will make a successful climb even if we are set back by a day

Day 15: Lobuche high camp to Pangboche

After successfully summiting Lobuche Peak, we enjoyed our morning breakfast and started our descent. We rejoined the trail to Everest base camp and had lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche, our path took us to Pheriche. We hiked down a hillside covered with juniper and rhododendron forests. Upon reaching Pangboche, we could also consider visiting the Pangboche monastery.

Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

We retrace our steps down to Imja Valley through a forest. We have lunch at Tengboche. We cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and descend swiftly through pine forests until we reach Sansa. We pass a chorten and enter the gateway to Everest.

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla 

We continue our descent through shaky legs, cross suspension bridges, and arrive in Lukla. We stay the night in Lukla, recollecting our memories of our summit of the Summit

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu 

We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu as we end our climb of Lobuche Peak. After reaching Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the evening doing some souvenir shopping to take back home. The team of Naata will organize a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 19: Final Departure 

Our Lobuche East expedition ends today as a representative from Naata Trek and Tours will escort you to the international airport for your departure from Kathmandu.

Included in the Cost

  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. 
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu. 
  • Government-licensed trekking guides, climbing guides, and porters
  • All ground transportation in private tourist vehicle
  • Full board meal (AP meal plan) on the mountain
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • One night tented accommodation in base camp and packed lunch for Summit day.
  • Duffel bag, Trekking Map, and Sun Hat. 
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes. 

Not Included in the Cost

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • International flight fare and airport departure tax
  • Any beverages
  • Travel insurance and high-altitude evacuation
  • Personal Trekking gear and equipment
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Any other not mentioned in the included section 

Traveler Reviews

FAQs

Trip Information

Meals

The meals for Everest and Lobuche expedition are decent for the most part. A reasonable number of options will be available in the lower regions of the trek. You will get the customary Nepali dish (dal, bhat) everywhere. Besides that, there will be options for other Nepalese dishes such as dumplings, roti tarkari (bread and curry), momo (dumplings), and thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup) at every stop you make. There will also be options for Western dishes such as pasta, pizza, omelets, oatmeal, macaroni, etc. However, you will be taking a packed lunch on your summit day.

Accommodation

The accommodation in Everest and Lobuche East expeditions will be in teahouses. The rooms will be shared between 2-4 people, and the bathrooms will also be common. The teahouses will be reasonably clean and offer decent food choices. The lack of amenities is made up for by the hospitality of the Sherpa people, though. Once you reach Lobuche base camp, you will stay in tented camps.

Best Time for Lobuche East Peak with Everest

The best time to do the Lobuche East Peak with Everest is strictly in the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons. As this is an expedition, choosing the best weather goes a long way in making your expedition comfortable and safe. The autumn and the spring season bring clear skies and pleasant weather for the most part. The winter season is best avoided as it brings extreme cold and a lot of snow, making traversing the trail quite tricky and risky at the same time.

Difficulties of Lobuche East Peak with Everest

Peak climbing in Nepal has never been easy, and the Lobuche peak climb expedition is by no means easy. This trekking peak is in the Everest region. Although it is a trekking peak, climbing is considered relatively complex. The highest altitude we gained in this trek and climb is 6,119 meters, the summit of LobuSummitst.

The Everest base camp route is moderately tricky until the base camp and  Kala Patthar, but after we ascend from Lobuche, it requires some stamina. Climbing a peak is challenging, but it is an enjoyable experience with good preparation. Our peak climbing itinerary has been designed with the trekkers’ well-being in mind.

Permit Required For Lobuche East and Everest

You will need three types of permits for this trek. The most important one is the climbing permit. You will also require a Sagarmaa National Park and local area to perform this task. You can get the national park permit and the permit for the local area near Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region. You can get the Sagarmath National Park permit either from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu or at the entry point of the National Park. As for the local area permit, you can also get it at the entry of the National Park. At the same time, you will have to issue a climbing permit from the Department of Tourism in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

It would be best to be insured before taking any trekking expedition tour in Nepal. However, Naata Travel & Adventures doesn’t provide insurance, and you would have to take insurance before your trip commences. Please note that you must take insurance with all doesn’t images, including high-altitude evacuation, which is required for expeditions and trekking.

Equipment

You will require good equipment for the Everest Base Camp trek and Lobuche East expedition. The equipment that you will need is as follows,

Crampons, Gloves, Trekking Boots, Climbing Boots, Trekking Poles, Ice Axe, Ice Hammer, Harness, Ropes, Helmets, Iequipment’sscender, Descender, Carabiner, Tape Sling

Head: Sun Hat, Head Lamp, Glacier Sunglasses, Head Scarf.

Hand: Light Liner gloves, Fleece gloves, and Expedition Mittens.

Upper body: Thermals, Fleece Jacket with wind stopper, waterproof jacket, Down Jacket, Short-sleeve shirt

Lower Body: Lightweight pants, waterproof shell pants, Fleece or woolen trousers, Hiking Shorts

Feet: Lightweight socks, woolen socks, Cotton socks, Gaiters

Miscellaneous: Sleeping bag, Inflatable sleeping mat, water bottle, small travel bag, duffel bag, small padlocks, Pee Bottle, Pee funnel for women, Swiss knife, Toiletry bag

Medical: First-aid kit, water purification tablets, anti-mosquito cream, anti-altitude sickness pills such as Diamox or Acetazolamide, Earplugs, Anti-Diarrhea pills, Blister repair kits, Antibiotics for a chest infection, and sunscreen.

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