Lobuche Peak is lies on Khumbu region on the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp. It has two different summits, known as - Lobuje East (6,119m) and Lobuje West (6,145m) which stand as cousin. Sometime the climber confuse find right peak. Lobuche West is more challenging and technical than Lobuje East, that’s why this is recognized as an Expedition Peak, whereas the east is known as a Trekking Peak.
The Lobuche West Peak can be seen from Everest Base camp or Kalapathar as a rocky face rising above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline. Formerly, only Lobuche West was not allowed for trekkers, it required expedition permit but it is good news of recently, the Lobuche West Peak also opened by the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) for the trekkers as well. The popular Trekking Peak Lobuche West is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and a wide scope for new approaches. The sharp ridge and snow parts of this peak require climbers to be roped and use crampons, ice axes, and other formal climbing equipment. The team of high altitude experienced Sherpas, assistants, and guides will be of aid to the group. A team of porters and low altitude Sherpas work for the organization of equipment, tents and food. To climb Lobuje West Peak, we follow the classical Everest Base Camp trekking route, Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tenganboche and up to Pheriche and then trek to Thugla, Gorak Shep, continuing to Kala Pattar at 5,550 m, which offers great views of Everest and good acclimatization for your expedition. It is also possible to follow the Gokyo valley and to cross the Chola Pass, a route which is also good for acclimatization. Whichever route we take will place us at base camp at 4,950m near a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated southwestern face. This is nearby Dzongla and a high camp at 5,300m either at a lake or a little higher near a pass. The Labuche West Peak is also quite striking and reached by descending into marked notches and climbing steep snow-ice slopes to the summit. This is rarely climbed and is often mistaken for Lobuje East too. Most attempts climb the summit ridge only as far as subsidiary snow top, before the notch, southeast of the true peak. The summit offers breathtaking views of the many peak as well as roof of the world, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, and Makalu, Ama Dablam, Khangtenga, Thamserku and Tawache and Cholaste. You will descent to Base Camp on the same day.
The Lobuje West Peak Climbing trip will end at the Lukla airstrip descending through the traditional trade center Namche Bazaar. We at “Nepal Mother House Treks and Expedition” are more than glad to design your Lobuche West Peak Climbing trip with our experienced climbing guides and expert staff for your complete experience.
Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Take rest and free.
Day 02:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trekking preparation.
Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m), trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,444m)
Day 05:Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and Khumjung Village (3,790m)
Day 06:Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m)
Day 07:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 08:Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m)
Day 09:08: Rest day in Dingboche(4,360m) for Acclimatization
Day 10:Dingboche to Lobuche: (4,930m)
Day 11:Lubuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
Day 12:Gorak Shep to Kala Patter (5,545m) via Lobuche (4,930m)
Day 13:Lobuche to Lobuche West Base Camp.
Day 14:Lobuche West Base Camp to High Camp. Stay overnight at Tent.
Day 15:High Camp to Summit Lobuche West (6,145m)
Day 16:Lobuche West Base to Pangboche (3,900m)
Day 17:Pangpoche to Namche Bazaar (3,444m)
Day 18:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 19:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20:Drive to the international airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!
Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.
Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Take rest and free.Upon arrival at the international airport, meet our assistant and transfer to hotel (star category, and very nice centrally located at Thamel). Take a rest and enjoy a free afternoon.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trekking preparation. After breakfast drive to the city with our tour guide and witness Kathmandu's historical and spiritual attractions including: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddha Nath, one of the largest stupas in the world. After that we head back to the hotel and prepare for trek. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m), trek to Phakding (2,610m) Early in the morning fly Kathmandu to Lukla (30 to 40 minutes) then make final preparations for the trek. From Lukla you'll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River. To assist acclimatization, this first day Treks is only 3 to 4 hrs. But if people are still interested to do more activities they will have the opportunity to go on a side trip to monastery around in Phakding. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,444m) The trail follows the Dodh Kosi River banks and arrives in Tok Tok. You can see excellent views of Thamserku peak from here. The trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project farm. Then the trail climbs to Monju (2,840m) and enters the Sagarmatha National Park Area (1,148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after crossing the last (fifth) bridge, there is another long climb from where you can have a view of Mt. Everest, over the right Nupste (7,879m). After 5 to 6 hrs walking the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar at last. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar and witness the snow capped mountains and Sherpa heritage.
Day 05 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and Khumjung Village (3,790m) After having a late breakfast, take a walk for sightseeing around Namche Bazaar then hike to the Everest View Hotel. This is the ideal place to view outstanding mountains such as Mt.Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, kusum khangru, khongde and Khumbi yu La etc. While watching the spectacular view of mountains, the trail leds you in khumjung valley, where can see Hillary School, an ancient Monastery with a yeti skull, and khunde Hospital, and then return back to Namche. If you are still willing to go, you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) in Namche Bazaar. Otherwise you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people in here. Above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and visitor center; it is open 8 am to 4 pm except Saturdays and government holidays. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 : Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) After breakfast we start our trek with a pleasant walk on a trail through the forest with magnificent views of mountains until Kenjoma, where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the small settlement Sanasa, the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3,250m). Then it climbs steeply through forests on the Tangbuche monestary, situated at 3,867m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent. Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide a stimulating panorama of Himalayan view. Stay overnight in Tangboche.
Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m) After breakfast, the trail descends down from Tengboche, through the rhododendron forest to Deboche. Crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River, the trail for Dingbuche follows the climbing route of Island peak and Phokalde peak. It is a gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col (6,100m) and Amphu Laptsa pass (5,780m).
Day 08 : Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m) After breakfast the trail goes up to 2 hours for the Chhukung to stay overnight.
Day 09 : 08: Rest day in Dingboche(4,360m) for Acclimatization After breakfast the second acclimatization day will be spent at Dingboche. The same as at Namche Bazaar but there is a side trip planned from Dingboche but feel free to rest if needed. The side trip will wind up the valley to Chhukung or Nagarjun Hill for sensational views. Stay overnight here.
Day 10 : Dingboche to Lobuche: (4,930m) After breakfast, the trail goes from Dingboche directly up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into a little memorial area before reaching Lubuche . By this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights. The trekking time is 5 to 6 hours. Stay overnight at a lodge/tent.
Day 11 : Lubuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) After having breakfast the trek continues climb to Gorak Shep. This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. After visiting the Everest Base Camp you will return to Gorak Shep. Trekking time 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at lodge/tent.
Day 12 : Gorak Shep to Kala Patter (5,545m) via Lobuche (4,930m) Early in the morning visit Kala Patter (5,545m) with a 2 to 3 hour climb up. A 360 degree view of the mountain peaks awaits you up top. The mountains of Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m) separate us from Tibet, and just over the Lho Lass. We see the huge rock of Changtse (7,550m) in Tibet itself. But the king of them all is Sagarmatha (Everest) which towers above the rest. This is the top of the world! After sunrise return to the hotel. After breakfast trek back to Loboche. Trekking time 3 hrs. Stay overnight at lodge/tent.
Day 13 : Lobuche to Lobuche West Base Camp. After breakfast the trail walk to Base Camp. Overnight in tent.
Day 15 : High Camp to Summit Lobuche West (6,145m) Early in the morning start climbing up to the summit and return back to base camp. Overnight at Tent.
Day 17 : Pangpoche to Namche Bazaar (3,444m) After having breakfast, trek down the same way back to Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at Lodge after a 5 to 6 hours walk.
Day 18 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) After having breakfast trek head down to same way back to Lukla and stay overnight at the lodge. The trekking is time 6 to 7 hours. This is the last day of trek and you can enjoy it with all of the crew for dinner or however you like to celebrate.
Day 19 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Today we have an early morning check-in at the Lukla airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival you'll head to your hotel. Today is a well-earned day to put up your weary feet and gratefully rediscover all of civilization's perks. You could catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights missed during your first day in Kathmandu. Finally there'll be an evening celebration dinner together.
Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:
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