- Dramatic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa
- Encounter Namche Bazaar.
- Memorable scenes of high mountains and Khumbu glacier
- Ascend Lobuche East peak
- Great scenes from the summit
Lobuche Peak Climbing is a popular climbing spot for high altitude adventure enthusiasts all over the world. A ridge connects two summits, the eastern face at 6,119m and western at 6,145m. Therefore, it offers multiple routes for climbing.
The view of Himalayas from Lobuche peak
You can see the Lobuche peak rising like a dark pyramid over the streams of the Khumbu glacier. Hence, making it all the more irresistible. A popular practice site before tackling the Everest, Lobuche peak offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. The peaks include Cholatse (6,440m), Amadablam (6,812m), Everest (8,848m) from its summit.
The summit is reached by descending down a marked notch and ascending on steep snow to the top. This Lobuche peak climbing can be for anyone who has the set of skills for Mt. Rainer, it is strenuous, hence, we don’t recommend it for anyone without prior experience at peak climbing.
The journey towards Lobuche peak
The climb to Lobuche peak begins in Lukla from where we make our way to Namche Bazar on to Everest base camp, Gorak Shep and finally Kalapatthar taking rests and acclimatizing on the way. Walking to the peak will take us through the different landscapes that Nepal is rich in. We will begin from lush pine forests, through the jungles filled with blooming rhododendrons, through valleys and finally rocky snowy terrain.
This region has a rich Sherpa heritage that is omnipresent in the prayer flags fluttering with the wind, monasteries and small stone houses. The Sherpas who are known all over the world for their climbing skills are the natives of this region. We can see their culture and tradition in many villages that we pass.
Growing up in the thin air and high altitude, the Sherpas automatically have an advantage over the folks who come to climb the peaks in this region. The grandeur of this region is incomparable to anything else in the world. The Lobuche peak makes us feel like a minuscule creature and allows us to take in the enormity of it. It also makes you realize how tough life can be at high altitudes.
Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition has been providing travel assistance to many people from all over the world. We will take care of all your needs for any expeditions all over Nepal with the help of our experienced guides and quality equipment.
After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will transfer you to the hotel where you will stay overnight.
Kathmandu is a city with much to see. After breakfast, we will visit multiple World Heritage sites and eat some scrumptious Nepalese food. We will also complete any preparation left for the trek to start the day after. Overnight at the hotel.
Today we will take an early morning flight to Lukla, termed as the most dangerous airport in the world, reaching Lukla itself is an adventure. We will be flying over the highest peaks in the world, basking in the morning sun. From Lukla, we will start our trek and reach the village of Phakding, where we will stay overnight at a Teahouse.
After breakfast, we will make our way to the beauty that Namche Bazar is. To reach Namche we will move through forests of Pine alongside the Dudh Koshi river. We will pass multiple suspension bridges, which are vital for village life in Nepal. If we are blessed with clear skies, we will be able to get a view of the Everest also. Overnight at Teahouse.
While trekking in high altitude, acclimatization is vital. For this reason, we will spend the day today in the village of Namche Bazar. Namche is a popular tourist hub for trekkers exploring the Khumbu region. Shaped like a horseshoe it is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas and houses within itself a library, monasteries and healing centers. We will explore some of these places today. Overnight at Teahouse.
After breakfast, we will trek towards Tengboche. The trails start off easy until Phunki, then we start climbing up towards Tengboche. The walk is accompanied by a 360-degree view of the Himalayas in the Sagarmatha National Park. Upon reaching Tengboche we will see the famous monastery, which is said to be the biggest in the region. Overnight at Teahouse.
After breakfast, we will visit the beautiful monastery and soak in the art and culture of this region. Pictures do little justice the splendor that this region is. From there we will start walking to Dingboche which will be followed along with an easy path lined by rhododendron trees. We will walk through Pangboche which provides a more scenic view of the Himalayas and through Imja valley finally reaching Dingboche. Overnight at Tea House.
We will spend today in Dingboche to acclimatize, light exercise and moving around is recommended. We will walk around the village or even hike up to Chhukung surrounded by the Amadablam. Chhukung is also known as the best place to purchase any equipment you may want during the trip. After lunch and buying the required equipment, we will walk down to Dingboche. Overnight at Teahouse.
After breakfast, we will move gradually up to the village to Lobuche. The walk gets steeper as we enter Chupki Lhara where there are multiple stone houses and prayer flags to remember and respect the climbers who’ve perished during many expeditions. We will follow the Khumbu glacier moraine come face to face with peaks such as the Mahalangur, and other. Upon reaching overnight at the tea house.
Today after breakfast we will be making our way towards the Everest base camp through Gorak Shep. The path will be lined with memorials for the Indian army mountaineers and the walks get strenuous as the air starts thinning at such an altitude. We will be walking through rocky terrains and pass multiple streams before we reach basecamp which is dotted with colorful tents from various climbing teams. After spending some time here, we make our way back to Gorak Shep for a well-deserved sleep and rest at the teahouse.
Early in the morning, we start making our way to Kala Patthar at the cold temperature. Multiple mountains keep us company while we make this walk to Kalapatthar. After reaching Kala Patthar truly then we will be able to see Everest in its true glory. Then we will make our way back to Lobuche. Overnight at Teahouse.
From Lobuche, we will be making our way to the base camp. The walk gets steeper, rocky and difficult as we proceed. The Lobuche glacier keeps us company as we continue walking with views of mountains such as Amadablam and Thamserku. Overnight at the teahouse.
From the base camp, we will be making our way to the High camp today. We will climb a steep and rocky surface and upon reaching the camp set up our tents, we will be walking on the ice today and the guides will be providing us some small training on how to properly use the gear and keep safe. This training will boost our confidence to tackle the summit tomorrow.
Today we wake up by 1 am to prepare for the climb. It is pivotal to reach the summit before noon to avoid winds and the paths slowly transform to ice. Following our guide and leader, we will use ropes to reach the summit. Lobuche offers more panoramic views than any other trek and views us a preview of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam to name a few. Trekking in the Himalayas is a feeling like no other and when we reach the summit we will take some pictures to take memories back home. After a successful climb, we will slowly descend back to the High camp, ecstatic and tired at the same time, overnight at Tea House.
After breakfast, we will make our way back to Pangboche through Lobuche and Pheriche. Through a rocky terrain, we will be able to see Amadablam and walk through paths that are lined with rhododendrons forests and have been blanketed in deep red. On reaching Pangboche, overnight at the tea house.
After breakfast, we retrace our steps back to Namche Bazar. We will walk along rivers and the forests of Tengboche and stop here for lunch. After lunch, we will continue walking the mountainous landscape which is filled with rhododendron trees. We will be able to see the wildlife of this region, where mountain goats, small pheasant birds and if we are incredibly lucky we can see the snow leopard. Overnight at Tea House.
Today we will walk the same paths as before and head towards the village of Lukla. This walk gives us ample time to reflect back on the time we spent in the Himalayan hospitality. On reaching Lukla, overnight at Tea House.
Today we will fly back to Kathmandu. We will be flying over the mighty Himalayas that we were trekking around and get a different perspective on the size of them. Upon arrival, overnight at hotel.
Our representatives will drop you at the airport for your final departure ending your Himalayan journey.