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Louche east peak climbing

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Price starting from

$2,478 USD 2,278

per person

Duration

19 days

Max. Elevation

6119m

Group size

2

Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
private vehicle and flight
Best Season
February-May, September-December
Accomodation
Standard Hotel in Kathmandu with the best available lodge on Treks, and overnight in a tented camp on the climb.
Meals
full board  meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Starts at
kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Fly Lukla-Namche-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Everest base camp- Gorakshep-Climb Kalapathar- Lobuche Base Camp-climb to high camp-Lobuche East Peak-Pangboche village- Namche- Lukla -Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Spectacular views of world tallest peaks on route Lobuche East Peak climb.
  • Explore lovely Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries of great interest.
  • Adventure to world highest Mt. Everest base camp and scenic Kalapathar hill.
  • Enjoy the lifetime experience on the toughest peaks of Nepal within high Khumbu.
  • Daring feat with incredible mountain scenery from the top of Lobuche Peak.


Lobuche East Peak stands at 6,119 m and 20,075 feet high, a highly technical peak to reach its summit. Situated close to adjoining Lobuche West peak, which is slightly higher than Lobuche East peak at 6, 145 m. Lobuche East Peak climb leads you on the same scenic route of Everest base camp from Lukla. A Sherpa town with an airstrip named Tenzing and Hillary Airport, a tribute to famous legendary mountaineers. The first to climb on top of  Mt. Everest in the year 1953. The climb of Lobuche East Peak, the grade of ‘TD’ means a Technical Difficulty. As listed from French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification and Grading Systems, which is popular worldwide on the alpine-style climb. A magnificent demanding peak of challenge, an ideal and perfect adventure for veteran climbers and mountaineers. As a practice and exercise climb before planning a major mountaineering expedition to Mt. Everest or other higher peaks. Although a challenging and high technical effort to negotiate, a great adventure, where you will have enough time. For practice as well as getting acclimatized before reaching on top Lobuche East Peak summit. 
 
A scenic flight from Kathmandu lands you at Lukla airport, an important town of Khumbu. As well as the gateway of many adventures around the Everest region, where most treks start and end. The walk leads you from Lukla after getting organized loading and packing your baggage on pack animals or carried by strong porters. A moderate walk through several lovely Sherpa villages lined with prayer walls and monuments of Buddhism religion. Walk with overnight stops in a nice lodge at Phakding and then enter Sagarmatha National Park, listed in world heritage sites. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, the native Sherpa knows the name Chomolungma. One of the highest parks around the Himalayas with several world highest peaks, namely Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu. Includes many famous above 7, 0000 meters and lesser peaks with dramatic and beautiful landscapes. Adventure heads towards Namche Bazaar, the major village almost a size of a town, with beautiful large Tibetan-style houses. That serves as hotels, lodges, and resorts, an interesting place to spend few overnight stops for acclimatization. From Namche Bazaar, walk leads on the scenic wide trail within the forest of rhododendron, pines, firs, and oak trees. Overlooking grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and majestic looking Ama Dablam with other mountain ranges.
 
As trek progress heading much higher to reach the famous Tengboche, a small settlement with an impressive monastery to visit. Located on a beautiful small plateau encircled by an array of snow peaks with views of Ama Dablam and Everest. From here onward tree lines and green vegetation disappears as the walk leads towards the mountainous region and high Imjatse valley. Spending time at Dingboche enclosed by towering peaks, and then proceed towards our main goal for Lobuche East Peak climb. Before the ascent of Lobuche Peak, the walk takes you to Everest base camp. Where you will be facing the South Face of Mt. Everest at the nearest distance, with an exciting climb of high Kalapathar hill. This extended trek will add more exercise to get familiar with dry and arid terrain and thin air. As well as to support acclimatization which will make much difference for the tough climb of Lobuche peak. On completing other highlights of the adventure, then get ready for the big day as the climb starts from high camp. After spending nights in tents at Lobuche East Peak base camp, with ample time for practice climb.
 
Our expert guide will make all effort and leads you on a safe route to the summit of Lobuche East Peak. Most importantly, all member needs to cooperate sharing main ropes and technical ideas to make the climb a great success. From the top of Lobuche East Peak, enjoy a grandeur panorama of giant peaks that encircles you with the closest views of Mt. Everest. After a great adventure and feeling on top of the world, with safe descend to base camp. Pack and set off from the base camp, leaving no traces except your footprints carrying all the rubbish. To the nearest disposal sites, an important responsibility for all trekkers and climbers, keeping the pristine environment clean as it were. After a great successful triumph on top Lobuche East Climb, then head down for return journey back to Lukla. Enjoy the last overnight at Lukla and around high Khumbu, where the next early flight brings you to Kathmandu. Truly, a great wonderful adventure of a lifetime experience on Lobuche East Peak Climbs within scenic and Khumbu valley.    
 

Important Note

  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1
On reaching Kathmandu via various international airlines, at the airport our guide and staff for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding the Lobuche East Peak climb and trek, information includes other useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.

Day

2
A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek to Everest base camp and Lobuche East Peak climb. Last hour shopping to purchase and hire needful gear for the trip, with time one can book for optional sightseeing tour. Around Kathmandu valley major cities, steeped with ancient world heritage sites.

Day

3
Departure from the hotel as early as possible by latest 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m. Having breakfast, and leaving unwanted items for storing in the hotel. Our staff and guide will transfer you for the short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After checking in for security, and then proceed to an airfield to board in a small aircraft, either Dornier or Twin Otter. With a maximum of 15 to 18 seated planes, as the plane lifts off enjoy a panorama of Himalayan peaks, where the route leads North East with views of Mt. Everest as the plane makes landing at a small airfield in Lukla. The airport is named Tenzing and Hillary, a tribute to the first legendry conqueror of Mt. Everest. At Lukla getting organized with the heavier baggage to be carried by porters and on pack animals known as Jhopkyo (a mixed breed of Yak and lower region cows or ox). The trail leads around many lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist prayer walls and monuments to reach Phakding for an overnight stay in a nice moderate lodge.

Day

4
Walk today takes you to the famous Namche Bazaar the hub of Khumbu villagers, as well as trekkers. Where once a week, a colorful and busy market is held every Saturday walk leads to cross few bridges over Dudh Koshi glacial rivers to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where a ticket to be shown of purchased. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa knows as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language. From here reach the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, for a lunch break, and then continue to walk following the river on a bank, within the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest. On crossing the last high bridge, along undulating uphill for few hours to reach Namche Bazaar for two overnights stops. Enjoy the views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks from the lodge in Namche and then check into your rooms for refreshing rest before dinner time in a large warm and cozy dining hall.

Day

5
Free day in Namche for necessary rest and a short hike to view-points which is a good way to support acclimatization. Enjoy leisure morning with breakfast and hike to Namche viewpoint overlooking Mt. Everest and the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam with other adjoining peaks. Visit the museum offers full information about the Khumbu region. For energetic people can take a hike up to Everest View Hotel of few hours, as well one can spend the day exploring Khumjung and Khunde villages. This is quite different from Namche Bazaar with many traditional houses located on a glacial valley.

Day

6
The morning after breakfast, an easy stroll after a short climb to the top of Namche facing excellent views of Khumbu peaks with Everest, and then down to Imjatse River at PhunkiTenga, a small settlement popular mid-day stops of trekkers for lunch or refreshments. From here on steep winding uphill for some hours within the cool forest to reach a small scenic plateau at Tengboche and its colorful monastery. The area is surrounded by an array of peaks with grand views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam with a range of adjoining high mountains. Herewith time to visit the impressive monastery interior of great Buddhism religion interest and then retire back to your lodge for the rest of the afternoon.

Day

7
From Tengboche enjoy the morning views of snow-capped peaks while you have breakfast, and then the day starts with an easy descend to reach a strong metal bridge. On crossing the bridge above Imjatse River, a slow uphill climb to Pangboche village with closest views of beautiful Ama Dablam. From here onward tree lines disappear for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes. The walk takes you higher to reach scenic Imjatse valley, where Dingboche is located for an overnight halt, facing view of Island Peak towards the east of the valley floor.

Day

8
Another deserving rest day, for good acclimatization where one takes a hike uphill to a ridge called Nagarjun. Where you can enjoy the panorama of peaks with Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam North Face as far as the world's 5th high Mt. Makalu in the east. Rest of the afternoon enjoy a stroll around Dingboche with many good lodges and shops or just relax with the mountain views.

Day

9
Slowly our adventure heads towards our first highlight to reach Everest base camp and climb of Kalapathar high hilltop. The morning starts with a steep climb of less than half an hour to a ridge festooned with prayer flags and Buddhist monuments. Enjoy the great views, as the walk continues on easy up to reach a small settlement of Thugla. Where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into torrential cold streams. A favorite stop for trekkers heading both ways to Everest base camp, Lobuche, or down to Dingboche and Pheriche valley. After lunch at Thugla, afternoon an hour climb towards Thugla's small pass where you can notice many tombs and memorial of unfortunate climbers. Enjoying a short good rest, a slow and easy walk but strenuous due to thin air and high altitude to reach overnight stop at Lobuche. Lobuche at 4,940 m / 16,210 feet, situated about 150 km (93 mi) east of Kathmandu, located near the foot of Khumbu Glacier, approx. 8.5 km South-West from Everest Base Camp.

Day

10
Today, our walks lead to one of the highlights at Everest base camp, although a short distance. But takes strenuous hours of walking due to high altitude and air pressure. Start on the easy path and the up above Khumbu glaciers over moraines of rocks to reach Gorakshep. The highest human settlement before base camp with few lodges to stay for overnights after visiting Everest base camp. From Gorakshep heed slowly taking more than two hours to reach at base camp, feeling wonderful. Standing beneath the world's tallest peaks and close to massive Khumbu Icefall and glaciers. Enjoy the stupendous scenery of high giant snow peaks then back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop, after a great day adventure.

Day

11
Early morning climb to the highest rocky hilltop of Kalapathar, which means black rock. A vigorous steep climb due to altitude wise, but worth a hard effort as you stand on top, overlooking the grand panorama. Mt. Everest at close distance with Mt. Pumori ahead, after a breathtaking moment, descend back to Gorakshep. After breakfast continues treks downhill past Lobuche and walks on the main trail just before Thugla ridge and a pass, our route diverts heading into a hidden corner towards the west, to establish our base camp pitching tents for the climb of Lobuche East Peak.

Day

12
Morning with leisure time for breakfast served by our camping cook, with all meals prepared in a separate kitchen unit of chef and kitchen staff, including guide and field staff. Pack necessary gear and equipment for the climb, and follow our guide with some rocky section of moraine and ice to climb, and then finding suitable open space to pitch tents to serve as high camp. For the next early morning climb to the summit of Lobuche East Peak. Afternoon checks your gear and practice climb on rocks and ice and takes a good rest, saving energy for the next day's climb.

Day

13
For technical peaks like Lobuche East, the best and to make much accessible is to set high camp, which will make the climb shorter than starting from base camp. Big Day! Of the adventure heed slowly following our guide and instructions, as tough climb starts with a sheer steep ledge of ice and rocks to negotiate. Your hard effort and determination reach you finally on top of Lobuche East Peak summit, having short rest and relax. Enjoy the great splendor and glory of Himalayan peaks, with the nearest views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The view extends towards Makalu and Baruntse towards the eastern horizon.>After a great exciting moment and achievement descend back to base camp and rest the whole afternoon till the last dinner of camping adventure.

Day

14
After an exciting adventure on Lobuche East Peak climb, the onward journey to Lukla. Morning, important to clean the camp, leaving nothing but your footsteps. Start the morning nice walk towards wide and windy Pheriche valley to reach Pheriche settlement with a nice lodge and restaurants. Enjoy lunch and continue to walk down to a river, and then short up to head downhill to Pangboche for an overnight stop.

Day

15
Morning enjoys close views of Ama Dablam and then morning leads to descending crossing a river with a climb up to Tengboche. From here onward back into tree lines, with down and ups to Shanasa village. As the walk gets better on a gradual winding path to reach Namche for an overnight halt.

Day

16
Today can be a long stretch of walks but easier on the downhill to reach by the river bank and the past Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo village to reach Phakding. From here on the gradual winding trail with the last final climb to reach the end of the trek at Lukla for last overnight around high Khumbu and Everest region.

Day

17
On achieving great triumph and success on top of Lobuche East peak, depart from the lodge to Lukla airport, where the morning flight reaches you back at Kathmandu. From the airport, transfer to your respective hotels with a free day to enjoy the hustle-bustle city life of Kathmandu.

Day

18
Best and wise to have a spare or contingency day, in case of flight delay and might lead to cancellation. Due to bad unfavorable weather conditions for small planes to operate which can happen even in the best time of the seasons. On this free day, one can enjoy individual activities and shopping for souvenirs or take a tour of Kathmandu's ancient cities site within Kathmandu, Patan, or Bhaktapur.

Day

19
Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure on top Lobuche East Peak climb, then time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop Airport, as per itinerary by private vehicle.
  • 4 nights private room in 3* hotel including breakfast in Kathmandu.
  •  Kathmandu -Lukla- Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • .Kathmandu city guide for sightseeing with private vehicle.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek.
  • Licensed and certified mountain guide/ climbing Sherpa. Well experienced and English speaking (prepares fixed ropes during ascent)
  • Porter service for carrying luggage and climbing gear. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person.
  • Climbing gear including climbing harness, crampons, ice ax, helmet, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, karabiners, abseil 8 or ATC guide, and jumar.
  • Salary, food, accommodation, clothing & gear, and insurance for the mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters
  • Camping in tents Lobuche East base camp on days 11 and 12. During camping: Full board including breakfast/ lunch/ dinner; tea/coffee/hot water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, Lobuche East Peak climbing fee, TIMS card, and local taxes.
  • International flight to Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entrance visa.
  • High altitude mountain boots (category D/E) and gaiters.
  • Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu.
  • Lodging and food during the trek except during camping at Lobuche High camp
  • All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry, and battery charge during the trek.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • person trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency.
  • Any cost that arises due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
  • Gratitude and tips for a mountain guide, climbing Sherpa, and porters.

Complimentary

    • farewell dinner in Nepali meals.
    • waterproof bag for your luggage-if Necessary (return after the trek).

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is one of the toughest trekking peaks of Nepal but not that hard difficult to climb with proper equipment, fine weather, and an expert local guide can make the climb possible and successful. Although much technical peak to climb requires patience and determination to conquer this tough peak of Lobuche East.


A group of a maximum of 12 climbers, can share the climbing permits as per the present rule of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), the rules and norms can change from time to time, which we will update you on. If interested in the climb of Lobuche Peak with Hiker Himalaya.


In every adventure trip and climb we allocate expert and professional Sherpa guides or could be from other mountain tribes. With good knowledge of climbing skills and can tackle any technical obstacles.


Do need to spend overnight in a tented camp, as per the itinerary that we have set, from the settlement of Lobuche, Gorakshep there is no lodge at Lobuche peak base, the nearest lodge is either in Lobuche, Thugla, or Dzongla. Where tented camping will be set by our guide and field staff with expert cook to prepare the meals during the climbing days.

As per the necessary requirement for the climb, the guide knows the best what type of equipment mostly needed apart from climber's personal gear. The company provides camping equipment and foods with all logistic support including main and fix ropes as per the size of a group.


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