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Lobuje East Peak Climbing (6,119m) - 21 days

  • Lobuche East Climbing Route
  • Kongma La Pass Everest region
  • Peak climbing in Nepal

 Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/PC/LP-21
Destination: : Nepal
Trekking Duration: 14 days
Climbing Period: 2 days
Trek Type : Teahouse basis
Grade:
Maximum Elevation : 6,119M.
Avg. hours of walk / day : 5-6 hours
Best Month of the Year : April, May, October and November
Hotel Accommodation : 4 nights, 3 star twin shared BB basis
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Lobuje Peak Climbing - Brief Introduction

Lobuje Peak is officially classified as a group “B” trekking peak by Nepal Mountaineering Association and this peak offers a challenging climb but attainable climbing objective and is an ideal mission for trainee mountaineers. The climber must be proficient in using climbing gears like ice axe, crampons etc and must be in high level of fitness.The acclimatize trek is one that goes deep into the heart of the Himalaya.

We combined an amazing trek to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass (5,330m) together with climb. The mountain views are stunning and the simplicity, the hospitality, of the Sherpa community is heartwarming. You will get to take in the awe-inspiring views of Mt.Everest, the tallest of them all, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Amadablam, Mt.Thamserku and peaks like Loboche, Kasum-Kangru, and Kwangde. You will also be visiting Sherpa villages and several Buddhist monasteries to gain insight into their culture, traditions and to see lifestyle from up close.

Journey Outline


This challenging Everest trek into the Solu-Khumbu region begins with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla & continually trekking along the Dudh-Kosi ("Milky River"). After crossing the Namche Bazar ”The Sherpa headquarters” we will continue on to Gokyo-Lake (4,790m), via Dole and Machhermo and with its natural beauty of the Himalayas & better introduction of local Sherpa cultures. We will climb Gokyo-Ri (5,360m) which offers views of the whole valley, right up to Mt Cho-Oyu and little distance view of Mt. Makalu. The Cho-La Pass (5,330m), approached from Dragnag below Gokyo is a chance to walk on the glacier with relatively safe for a panoramic view of some of the world's highest mountains including Everest at 8,848m. Although the approaches either side are quite steep, the glacier itself is quite flat and almost crevasse free. It can usually be safety crossed without crampons and gives us access to the upper reaches of the Khumbu valley. Cho-La pass offers a real mountain experience. From Dzongla, we trek to Lobuche village and spent over-night there in the teahouse. Next day we climb to lower high camp (5,400m) and about 4 am next day, we will start our summit push and reach on the summit before 10 am and then descent to high camp for another night stay. The following day we begin our return trek to Lukla and fly to KTM. 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Climb one of the popular 6,000m trekking peak with best Sherpa guides
  • Develop altitude experience and build a foundation for big mountains.
  • Ice climbing on Lobuche East
  • Challenging walk over Cho-La Pass (5,330m)
  • Tough climbing on Gokyo-RI (5,360m)
  • Experience the amazing trek in Gokyo valley

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

Kathmandu Arrival (1300m), Transfer to hotel and briefing

After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will have to go through custom formalities. You will be greeted by our representative who will be anxiously waiting for you with a placard displaying your name in his hand. You will be transferred to the 3-Star category hotel in a private vehicle. Once you get refreshed, you will get briefing regarding the trek, itinerary followed by gear check and you will also be introduced with your crew members and other trekkers who are going to join you on the trip. Enjoy welcome dinner in the evening where you can taste authentic Nepali dinner. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 2

Necessary preparation & packing, Drive to Ramechhap, 5 hours (132km)

In the morning you will do the final packing and get ready for the trek, if you need to do any last-minute shopping, you will have time for that, after lunch in KTM, then we start our drive journey to Ramechapp for about 5hrs, 132km. In Ramechhap, we will stay over-night in a Freedom resort or in a similar standard resort near by airport and all meals will be provided.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla (2840m) - 20min, trek to Phakding (2610m), 3 hours

Early in the morning depending on our flight time we will move to airport, do the necessary check in process and fly for Lukla. We will follow one of the most scenic air routes in the world with panoramic views of glistening mountains to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla allows access to Everest Khumbu region. We will assemble the crew and take breakfast before start of Gokyo trek and Lobuche East Climbing. Following the stone path through Ghat village, we will reach Phakding village. Visit local monastery. Stay overnight in Phakding.
 

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,340m) 5-6hrs

Leaving Phakding, we will walk along Dudhkoshi River and enter the dense pine forest. We will cross suspension bridges and walk through dispersed houses of Zapute, Benkar and Chumoa to reach Monjo. Monjo allows an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We need to go through required national park formalities before we can enter the park. The park is rich in Himalayan herbs, plants, mammals and birds. We will descend to Hillary Bridge existing at the base of hill. After crossing the bridge, we will follow the escalating path towards Namche Bazaar. The path rewards us with views of Thamserku Mountain, Everest, Lhotse and other mountains and peaks. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5

Day hikes to Everest view Hotel, Khumjung Village (3,800m) - 4 hours

Namche Bazaar acts as the major trade centre to conduct trade in between locals and neighbouring Tibetans. Namche is also popular as the capital of Sherpa land. It is wise to take rest at Namche on this day. For proper acclimatization with the changing altitude, we can arrange day hike to small Khumjung and Khunde villages. Visit the local monastery and observe the local lifestyle. Head office of National Park, Museum and monasteries are interesting places near Namche. We can also arrange for a short visit to Everest View Hotel which is one of the highest placed hotel in the world. The hotel offers close-up look of Mount Everest. We can get most of the modern facilities including hospital and post office at Namche. Stay overnight in Namche.

Day 6

Trek to Phortse Tenga (3,680m) - 5hrs

Being properly acclimatized, we will follow the scenic path with close-up views of mountains at the backdrop to reach pretty village of Sanasa. We will enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and other peaks and mountains. Following the steep path, we will cross rhododendron forest to reach the view point of Mongla. After capturing the panoramic views of mountains from the view point, we will lower down to PhortseThanga. Stay overnight in Phortse. 

Day 7

Trek to Machermo (4,470m) - 5hrs

The trail escalates uphill from PhortseThanga to Dole. Following the steep narrow trail upward, we will reach to the top of ridge. We will walk past Lhabarma (4220m) and reach Luza (4360m). Passing through scrub, we will climb along the side of valley to reach Machhermo (4410m). This area is known as the native land of mythical ape-man Yeti. Locals believe Yeti was seen for the first time in Machhermo in 1974. Few teahouses are available in Machhermo for accommodation. Stay overnight in Machhermo.

Day 8

Acclimatization day in Machermo (4,470m)

This is a rest day. We will climb to the nearby ridge for the views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, Thamserku and other peaks and mountains. Visit Himalayan Rescue Association in the afternoon. Stay overnight in Machhermo. This is the last settlement that we will find before Gokyo.   

Day 9

Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) - 4hrs

Leaving Machhermo, we will walk through DudhKoshi Valley to Gokyo village. The trail leads us to Pangka village (4480m) that greets us with spectacular views of Everest, Thamserku, Nuptse and other peaks and mountains. We will walk through Nepal’s largest Ngozumpa Glacier rejoicing the pleasant views of Kantega Peak and Cho Oyu (8153m). Making our way through moraine and rock, we will get first view of three Gokyo Lakes including Longponga Lake, TabocheTsho Lake and DudhPokhari La. We will descend to the Gokyo village for overnight stay.

Day 10

Hiking to Ngozumba Lake (5,100m) and return to Gokyo Lake - 6hrs

We gonna have early morning breakfast, and get ready the pack lunch, then we start our day hike towards to Fifth Lake, Ngozumba Lake, up to 5100m elevation, it’s the way to go Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) base camp. We hike about 3hrs up and about 2hrs down, total of about 5hrs/6hrs. This hike will really helps us to get fit and get acclimatize of 5000m elevation. And we return to Gokyo Lake and enjoy free afternoon/evening looking around the Gokyo lake and surrounding. Stay 2nd overnight at Gokyo Lake.  
 

Day 11

Climb Gokyo-Ri (5,360m) to Thangnak (4,700m) - 6/7hrs

Located at 5360m altitude, Gokyo Ri is one of the best view points in Everest which allows spectacular views of Everest and three other mountains that are over 8000m feet including Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu. Capture the amazing image of Gokyo Village at the edge of third lake and move further through Nepal’s largest Ngozumpa glacier to Dragnag/ Thaknak. Stay overnight at Dragnag.   

Day 12

Climb over Cho-La (5,330), trek to Dzongla (4,830m) - 8hrs

Cho La is one of the famous three high passes in Everest. Climbing Cho La pass is a challenging task where one needs to cross the steep and narrow slope. The difficulty is added by the steep glaciated path. Heading east, we will reach Phedi and walk along frozen lake to the top of the pass which is marked with cairns and prayer flags. We will enjoy the close-up views of Amadablam Mountain to the south and Cholatse peak to the west while we can also get soaring views of Lobuche East and Baruntse. Walking through crevasses, we will reach Dzongla village which greets us with views of Cholatse, Lobuche and other peaks and mountains. Stay overnight in Dzong La.

Day 13

Climb to Lobuche Lower High camp (5,400m) - 4/5hrs

We will leave Dzongla in the late morning and follow the levelled path for brief period before the trail begins to contour up through steep boulders. Walking along the Lobuche glacier, we will enjoy the spectacular views of Amadablam Mountain, Cholatse Peak, Pokalde Peak, Thamserku Mountain, Kantega Peak and other peaks and mountains. The journey continues through moraine to High Camp. Depending on weather, we need to walk through ice section and crevasses. So, we may need to use fixed rope as well as man rope.   Stay overnight at Lobuche High Camp.

Day 14

Lobuche East Summit (6,119m), return to Lobuche (4910m) - 10/12hrs

This is the day that all of us had been waiting for. We will wake up much early at around 3am and prepare for climbing Lobuche. This is because our aim is to reach to the summit before noon. So, after taking light breakfast, we will follow the south East Ridge to reach the summit. We will proceed through snow and ice with help of fixed rope that will be placed earlier by our Sherpas. After taking gradual climb of plateau at around of 6000m, we will walk through the exposed ridge summit slopes from where we will reach to the summit. Views from Lobuche East Summit include Khumbu Valley, Mount Everest, Lhotse Mountain, Nuptse Mountain, Ama Dablam Mountain, Cholatse Peak, Pumori Mountain, Cho Oyu Mountain and other peaks and many more. We will take pictures and then lower down to Lobuche in a teahouse, where we will rest well and stay overnight.

Day 15

Spare day for summit attempt / Hiking to Kalapather (5,550m)

Including a reserve day in our itinerary makes sure that our trip goes according to plan even if we get delayed by unforeseen circumstances like bad weather and other factors. If every-thing goes as per plan, then we use this day to hike to Kalapather (5,550m) to have the best and close up view of Mt. Everest and its sister’s mountains.

Day 16

Lobuche to Pangboche (3,930m) - 4/5hrs

From Lobuche, we will lower down to Pheriche where we will take lunch and then follow the descendingtrail to small Pangbochevillage. Pangbochehas the largest Sherpa settlement in the region. We may also visit ancient Pangboche Monastery located at the top of nearby hill. Stay overnight in Pangboche. 

Day 17

Pangboche to Namche (3,440m) - 4/5hrs

This is going to be an easy day to trek. We will descend to the valley and walk along river before continuing our walk through subtropical forest to Tyangboche Hill. From Tyangboche, we will lower down to river valley and follow the river before taking climb uphill towardsKyanjuma. Brief walk from Kyanjuma will take us to Namche where we will stay overnight.

Day 18

Namche to Lukla (2,700m) - 6hrs

From Namche, we will lower down to rhododendron forest and walk along Dudhkoshi River to Phakding. Walking past the walled road of Ghat, we will reach Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 19

Flight Lukla to Ramechhap (20min), 5 hours drive to KTM (132km) and Celebration dinner

We will catch an early morning flight from Lukla to Ramechhap. As soon as we got off from the plane, we will start our drive to KTM, 5hours/132km, we might take a break in the middle for BF/Lunch depending on time. Once you reach KTM, hotel room check in and get ready to enjoy the celebration meal in the evening. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20

City sight seen tours, free afternoon/evening for shopping etc; Emergency Day for Lukla flight

In the morning after breakfast, get ready for the guided city tours for about 3hours, enjoy the city and heritage sites of KTM valley. Afternoon and evening will be free time on your own, you can go for shopping for your love one, family members, friends etc. Due to the climate condition, delay of flight in Lukla is a common experience. Also, we might lag behind schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. Under such condition, we will catch flight from Lukla to Ramehhap/Kathmandu on this day, you will be transferred to the hotel. Spend the day as you like.

Day 21

Departure, Int’l flight to home

You will be transferred to the Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey. We hope to see you soon.
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HIRING OPTIONS

  • Carabiner (Unlock) - USD 0.50 per/day 
  • Carabiner (Lock) - USD 0.50 per/day 
  • Harness - USD 1 per/day 
  • Halmet (Camp/BD) - USD 1 per/day 
  • Ice Axe (55cm to 75cm) - USD 1 per/day 
  • Mountaineering boot (Spantik or similar, size UK 6 to 12) - USD 3.00 per/day 
  • Mountaineering boot (Scarpa Old or similar, size UK 6 to 12) - USD 2.00 per/day 
  • Crampon - USD 1 per/day 
  • Figure of 8/Descender - USD 1 per/day 
  • Jumar/Ascender - USD 1.5 per/day
  • Down jacket (450 grams down) - USD 2.5 per/day 
  • Sleeping bag (-20 degree rated) - USD 3 per/day 

COST INCLUDES

  • Peak Climbing Permit
  • Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes
  • All internal flight cost with airport departure tax
  • 4 (four) nights 3 star hotel accommodation on twin sharing BB basis
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide on 1:3 ratios
  • Climbing Sherpa’s wages, climbing bonus & allowances etc
  • Required number of porters
  • Light camping equipment with high altitude tent
  • EPI gases with stove for high camp cooking purpose
  • All meals quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, treated drinking water)
  • High attitude individual packed food for climbing period
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears including climbing ropes
  • Group first aid kit
  • Insurance of all local team members
  • Equipment for porters
  • Half day guided city tours
  • Group celebration dinner

COST EXCLUDES

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance, (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • International departure taxes
  • Personal trek & climbing gears
  • Personal Climbing Sherpa
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Cost of personal expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, Toiletry items etc
  • Bottle water, boiled water, soft drinks, beers
  • Tips to the local staff

Fitness Requirements

Most of our trekking peaks are over 6,000m; therefore we count it as a tough trip. Your tough level of fitness is really important for this trek. So we strongly suggest preparing yourself for good physical fitness level. You do not need to be an athlete but a good level of overall fitness is important. Being fit will certainly improve your chances of reaching your chosen summit. As an indication, you should be able to walk 8 km / 5 miles with a maximum height gain of 800m / 2,000ft with a 10kg rucksack in 5 hours or less.
 
In order to get ready for this challenge, you need to be trained at least for about 4 to 6 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 2 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack (i.e. 7kg, 10kg, 13 kg, 16kg and up to 20kg). Manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 3 or 4 times a week. However, during climbing, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue, etc. but take it as normal and just drink a lot of water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 6 – 10 hours over hilly terrain up to 6,000m of altitude with a daypack.  

Previous Experience Value

All of our trekking peaks climbing trips are accessible to experienced trekkers and those who have done some climbing trips in European mountains in order to take another challenge on the Himalayas Mountains. This trip will be helpful if you want to gain some knowledge about mountaineering and have a future plan to climb the BIG Mountains.
 
If you have any previous mountaineering experiences and well knowledge about playing with mountaineering gears, good with rock climbing and ice climbing will increase the chances of reaching thesummit but previous trekking and mountaineering experiences are not mandatory and also doesn’t require any technical experience. Note that if you are participating in one of the technical climbing peak then you must have well knowledge about playing with mountaineering climbing gears (i.e. crampon with boot, Ice axe, harness, ropes, jumars, prussiks, abseiling, moving past knots, anchor, etc.).Crampons are used for maximum grip and harness and ropes are used for maximum safety during climbing. But for those who have no mountaineering experience and skill but have got tough level of fitness, you will behave basic training sessions by our guides about how to use the climbing gears during rest/acclimatization day. So we always make sure regarding the safety of the team and the successful climb of the peak. 

Published on : June 23, 2023

Dream Himalaya provided an unforgettable adventure led by our exceptional guide Karma. His expertise, coupled with his genuine love and joy for the mountains, made him an absolute joy to be with for three weeks. With his support and the rest of the team, we successfully climbed Lobuche Peak. We couldn't have achieved it without Dawa's professionalism, meticulous planning, and genuine care.

Melissa Karadana & Archie Gilmour , Nederland & United Kingdom

Published on : June 24, 2022

This was my 3rd trip with Dream Himalaya Adventures – as before, everything was well organised and ran smoothly. They deliver a professional service, with a personal touch. Even if plans change, as they sometimes do in the mountains, Dawa and his team have the resources and connections to quickly adapt and make alternative arrangements, which is comforting to know when you are trekking or climbing in remote areas. I highly recommend Dream Himalaya Adventures – and thanks again to Dawa, Ten Di, Karma, Yeshi, Furi, Gyalje, Phurba, all the porters and the entire team at base camp for the fun trek, a safe & successful summit and a fantastic time at base camp - hope to see you again soon!

Jeanne Marie, Cape Town, South Africa

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