Lobuche 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 recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak. Lobuche 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 Lobuche we follow the Everest base camp route to Gorak Shep, continuing to Kalapattar, 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.
Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2795 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05 - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06 - Trek toTengboche ( 3880 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche ( 4356meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08 - Dingboche Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche base camp ( 5000 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at camp tent.
Day 10 - Rest at base camp.Overnight at camp tent.
Day 11 - Trek to high camp.Overnight at camp tent.
Day 12 - Summit Day.Overnight at camp tent.
Day 13 - Trek to Tengboche ( 3880 meters) 3hour. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 14 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 15 - Trek to Lukla (2795 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 16 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 - Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.
Day 18 - Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Note:- The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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