Lobuche East Peak Climbing
Lobuche East Peak Climbing
- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
- Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
- Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
- Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
- Max Elevation: 6145m
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1 Fly to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)We take a scenic flight to tiny airstrip of Lukla in the early morning. Once we reach there,we will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek. Overnight at lodge in Phakding.
Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)We wil start the day walking along the banks of Dudhkoshi river crossing the suspension bridges. After walking for about 3 hours we will enter Sagarmatha National Park, the UNESCO listed natural heritage site where you can see various floras and faunas. A steep uphill walk from there takes us to Namche, the gateay to Everest. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
Day 3 Acclimatization Day at NamcheBefore ascending up to higher altitudes, we need to get acclimatized to the weather. And Namche is the perfect place for it. We will have a day hike to National Park Headquarter where there is perfect view point for several beautiful mountains including Mt.Everest and observe the museum as well. Then we will walk to Hotel Everest View (3880m). Then we will walk down to twin village, Khumjung and Khunde (3700m) and back to Namche by lunch time. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
Day 4 Trek to Tengboche (3874m)After a rest day in Namche, we will trek on our way to Tengboche. Its’ going to be around 5 hours walk. Tengboche is a small village with few hotels and the biggest monastery of the region. From here, you will also have a close view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6853m) which is one of the most beautiful mountains of this region. Overnight at lodge in Tengboche.
Day 5 Trek to Dingboche (4400m)Trek goes slightly downhill for about an hour till we cross a wooden bridge. Then we will have to walk uphill to Pangboche (A big Sherpa village) and head towards Somare just above 4000m which will be the lunch spot. As we walk above 4000m, there will be no more vegetation. Trek continues up to Dingboche. Overnight at lodge in Dingboche.
Day 6 Acclimatization Day at DingbocheFinal acclimatization rest is done at Dingboche. Today we will climb to Nagarjuna Hill (5100m), straight up from Dingboche which provides stunning view of mountains such as Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Lhotse and many more. After enjoying the scenariowewill walk down to Dingboche, have lunch and spend some easy and free time till dinner. Overnight at lodge in Dingboche.
Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4940m)Trail slightly begins with gentle walk till Thukla (4600m) where you can enjoy tea break or even lunch as there is no possibility in between Thukla and Lobuche. Then it will be a sharp climb to Thukla pass (4800m).It's a place of memorial of great climbers from around the globe who lost their life during Everest expedition. Overnight at lodge in Lobuche.
Day 8 Trek to Gorakshep (5180) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)We will climb Lobuche Pass and trek through moraines beside Khumbu Glacier until we reach Gorakshep. Walking on rocky rough terrain might be tiresome but heed instructions of trekking guide and walk meticulously. After brief stop at teahouse in Gorakshep we walk towards Everest Base Camp. Take as many pictures as possible in base camp. We will again return back to Gorakshep where we will stay overnight.
Day 9 Trek to Kalapatthar (5400m) and then to Lobuche Base Camp(4940m)Early morning we will start uphill climbing of Kalapathar. Majestic sun rising from casement of Himalayas and enlightening it with its rays is joy to watch. Whole body view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam and numerous other mountains will make you feel worthwhile after enduring tiresome walking. After such spectacular phenomena viewing we trek all the way down to Lobuche Base Camp. Overnight at tent in base camp.
Day 10 Base Camp to Lobuche High CampFrom the base camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. It will take around four hours through the main trial. After reaching there, we set up our high camp, take lunch and rest. Overnight at tent in high camp.
Day 11 Summit Lobuche East Peak and back to Base CampToday is the main day of the whole trip as we set ourself on our way to summit the Lobuche East Peak. We usually will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5700m. After that we will climb on ice and use ice axes, crampons and ropes as and when necessary. On reaching the summit, we will embrace all the hardwork and enjoy the splendour of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. After spending some quality time in the summit, we will descent down to the base camp. Overnight at tent in base camp.
Day 12 Lobuche Base Camp to PangbocheLeaving behind the Lobuche at Peak, we will trek downhill from base camp through the main trail. On the way, we walk past Pheriche enjoying the glorious view of Mt. Amadablam from distance. Continuing the trail through rhododendron and juniper trees, we reach Pangboche. Overnight at lodge in Pangboche.
Day 13 Trek to Tengboche and then to NamcheWe continue our trek from Pangboche as we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. Then we will head back towards Namche, the vibrant Sherpa town. Here you can buy souvenirs, tokens and many more. You can relax and enjoy the views as it provides a lot of options for refreshment. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
Day 14 Trek down to LuklaIt’s joyous day of trekking. With an amazing memory of the trek and peak climbing on our head, we will travel towards Lukla cheerfully. We will enjoy together including porters and support crew members in the evening. Enjoy to the fullest with Nepali folk music, beverages and delicacies. Overnight at lodge in Lukla.
Day 15 Early morning flight back to KathmanduWe will formally leave Khumbu region today. 35 minutes of scenic flight will take us back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel from airport. In the evening, Marvel Advenyure team will host a farewell dinner. We will exchange our memories and debrief about services offered. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
What to Expect
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
- Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
- Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
- Peak climbing permit
- Professional mountain guide
- Stong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
- Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
- Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
- Tent accommodation in Lobuche East Base Camp with hygienic meals
- Necessary peak climbing equipments
- Comprehensive first aid kit
- Government taxes and official expenses
What's not included
- International Airfare and taxes
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
- Your personal expenses
- Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
- Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.
2. Packing List
- Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
- T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
- Fleece Jacket
- Down Jacket
- Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
- Warm Gloves
- Hiking Boots
- 3-4 pairs of socks
- Day pack (30-40 liters)
- Torch light
- Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
- Small Hand Towel
- Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius
3. Guide and Porter
We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.
4. Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.
Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:
- Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
- Fatigue or weakness
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Swelling of hands, feet, and face
- Shortness of breath upon exertion
- Persistent rapid pulse
- General malaise
Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.
Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.