Lobuche Peak Climbing via Everest Base Camp Trek-20 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Cultural tour, thrilling flight, trekking and crossing high passes, glacier walk, peak summit
Duration : 21 Days Trip Code : HNLPC021
Trip Grade : Strenuous Max-Altitude : 6189m/20305ft.
Meals : All Meals during trek Accomodation : Hotels/Teahouses/Camps
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Flights/Private Vehicles
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-EBC-Kalapatthar-High Camp-Lobuche Peak-Tengboche-Kathmandu
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring(March/April/May/early June) and Autumn(September-October-November-early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


The ideal peak to climb to begin the adventurous journey of Himalayas – Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak 6119m the stunning climbing peak that nestles right above Lobuche Village of Khumbu lies in the closest proximity of world’s highest peak Everest. After the incredible Everest Base Camp Trek that highlights the base camp itself and Kalapatthar 5545m, the climbing escapade to the summit of Lobuche Peak begins.

Hence Lobuche Peak includes all the highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek. After the success of getting to all important landmarks of EBC Trek, we head towards the base camp of Lobuche Peak and eventually conquer its summit to add an extra thrill to our high attitude trip into the Himalayan wilderness.

Climbing Lobuche Peak could be an ideal start to Himalayan adventure as after the successful summit of this peak climbers tend to climb many other peaks in Khumbu & Nepalese Himalayas. The trek is based on teahouse but the climbing section after the trek is based on tented camps. Our expert climbing guides and the experienced Sherpa cooks will take a very good care of you during Lobuche Peak Climbing Adventure with us.

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02 Cultural tour in Kathmandu & Preparation Day (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06 Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga (Altitude: 3,680m/ 12145 ft. Trek: 5-6 hours Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07 Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (Altitude: 4,470 m/14750 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08 Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (Altitude: 4,800 m/15840 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09 Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake (Altitude: 5000 m/33000 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10 Trek to Tragnang (Altitude: 4700 m/15510 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11 Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass (Altitude: Cho-la pass: 5330 m/17589 ft. Dzongla: 4830 m/15939 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12 Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13 Trek to Kalapatthar, trek back to Lobuche (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Lobuche: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 14 Trek to Lobuche High Camp (Altitude: 5,400m/17,712ft Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15 Climb to the Summit [5760m] and Return to Base Camp (Altitude: 6119m/20,070 ft. Trek: 9/10 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 16 Contingency day
  • Day 17 Trek to Tengboche (Altitude: 3867m/12760 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 18 Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 19 Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 20 Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 21 Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02 Cultural tour in Kathmandu & Preparation Day (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley.

After check-in at hotel, get refreshed and relaxed. Then, check your trekking gears and if anything missing, you can move for shopping nearby your hotel or even ask your tour officer to take you at authentic shop. Enjoy the evening at your own and stay overnight at hotel.


Day 03 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.


Day 04 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar.


Day 05 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is getting complimentary by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna.


Day 06 Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga (Altitude: 3,680m/ 12145 ft. Trek: 5-6 hours Meal: BLD)

Today, you will climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. Treading to the ridge top that stretches down from Mt. Khumbila, which is manifested by a beautiful “Chorten”, you will begin to explore Mohang. It is the birth place of the reincarnated revered monk of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet, who has flourish Tibetan Buddhism in Khumbu and neighboring regions.  Beyond, Mohang, you will slide down along the series sheer switchbacks on sandy slope to Dush Koshi Riverbed. Phortse Tanga is a small village that lies at the riverside.


Day 07 Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (Altitude: 4,470 m/14750 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Your trek from Phortse Tanga begins with the uphill climb to Machhermo. The trail today penetrates wonderful rhododendron woods and then arrives at Tongba. Beyond Tongba the trek still chases uphill trail and passes beautiful villages- Dhole, Labarma and Luza before arriving at Machhermo.


Day 08 Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (Altitude: 4,800 m/15840 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today the trek begins with uphill walk to a ridge that caters fantastic view. From the ridge top, the deep valley Kantega down and towering Cho Oyu 8153m above are eye-feasting sights. From the ridge top you tread along the widened valley and cross Phangga- pass, where 40 people during 1995 avalanche lost their lives. Sliding down to the riverbed and then chasing along the steep trail via the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier, arrive to a stream. Crossing the stream on a small iron bridge, tread along the leveled trail and arrive to first Lake Longpongo, at 4690 m. Soon you will sight the second lake Taujung Tsho. A short walk from second lake brings to the third lake called Gokyo Tsho. The famous village of Gokyo sits just above the lake with an amazing backdrop of Mt. Cho-Oyu. You will have lunch & post lunch set out to explore Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.