Lobuche East Peak is one of the most famous trekking peaks of Nepal, often people wandering to view the almighty Mt.Everest seeks to conquer this expedition peak.
Lobuche, with two main peaks in Khumbu Glacier-one Lobuche east and second one Lobuche Far East. Standing at an elevation of 6119m above sea level, the peak stands above the glaciers of the Khumbu region of Nepal, Lobuche peak is one of the easiest peaks to conquer and is famous for trekking.
Summiting Lobuche and standing tall at top of the peak provide incredible mountain vistas with panoramic and 360-degree views. With the wandering glimpse of the giant Peaks of Himalayan in the Everest Region namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. The experience of climbing the peak is equivalent to climbing some of the big giants on mountains. The Lobuche peak has been popular among trekking enthusiasts because its strands face-off with the mightiest mountain in the world also known as the roof of the world, Mt.Everest.
The expedition is not just about reaching the peak but it's about the physical fitness, mental strength that is required to climb. You are strongly recommended by LHN to get engaged in the least 7 weeks physical fitness program that will prepare you for your expedition and you will be able to know whether the physical condition of you is fit enough to climb a peak, as we know climbing a peak is an extraordinary thing to achieve. Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Baruntse, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang are some of the panoramic views that can be experienced in the region.
This trekking route to the peak is covered through the national park of Sagarmatha and requires to intercept through Everest Base Camp Trek which is an un-doubtingly most popular trekking choice for trekkers. The journey to Lobuche starts with UNESCO world heritage sites exploration and scenic flight to Lukla. Trekking from Lukla to Phakding to Namche Bazaar and following the path leading Lobuche peak Monastery, running water streams, speedy rivers, rocky & rough trails, Yeti Scalp, Mani, and prayer flags are some of the attractions seen during the expedition of Lobuche peak.
Lobuche Peak, residing in the Everest region, is a popular trekking peak. Lobuche East (6119m) and Lobuche West (6145m) are two faces of the peal and are located directly above the Lobuche villages & Khumbu Glacier. Mount Everest and Lhotse are very near east of Lobuche Peak. The summit is not that hard and is considered as the trekking peak. Lobuche Peak Climbing is summiting Lobuche East (6119m), not Lobuche West (6119m).
The finest plan for beginners who want to conquer their first peak. The climb is not so hard yet a practical climbing peak with a huge experience. Those summiting Lobuche East can prepare for other challenging peaks. This represents the beginning of an adventure in the climbing journey.
Lobuche's east peak lies to the east of Mt.Everest which makes the trail pass through the Everest base camp. The trail is similar to base camp, which makes you gain your sight of experience in one peak climbing, it's like two kills by one bullet. The trekking trail till EBC has intense flora and fauna conserved in Sagarmatha National Park.
The season when the weather is sunny and bright with near to perfect temperature with calmness and peacefulness is Spring and Autumn which is definitely a perfect time to summit the amazing Lobuche east peak with glamourizing views of Lothse, Makalu, Mt.Everest, and many more peaks.
During this trip, Luxury Holidays Nepal serves you the best quality service. If you are looking for other similar, we also offer Tilicho Peak Expedition, Singu Chuli Peak Climbing, Manaslu Expedition, Pisang Peak Climbing, Chulu West Peak Climbing, Ama Dablam Climb Expedition, Island Peak Expedition, Mera peak climbing, and many more.
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After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
For Lukla flight from Manthali: Wake up around 2-3 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 5 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March to May and October to November.
For Lukla flight from Kathmandu: Wake up around 5 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 20 minutes and fly to Lukla (30 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months (June-September and December-February).
This flight will provide us with an extraordinary view of stunning mountain ranges and splendid mountain landscapes. After arriving at Lukla, our guide will give you brief details about the first day's trek, introduced with our assistants (porters) at the same time, we will take our first mountain meal as breakfast in Lukla. Kick-off your first-day trekking with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village, until we arrive in Phakding. One the way, we might encounter Dzho, Donkeys, and Yaks and we will pass all the rhododendron forest and few mini villages. Since Phakding is a small village and rustic settlement is located in the Bank of Dudh Koshi river, we need to descend down from Lukla.
Overnight in Phakding.
The day is full of trekking exploring the natural beauties along the trail that leads to north up the valley of Benkar. Then, crossing the Dudh Koshi River and passing through Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then, ambling suspension bridge, you pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep ascent guides to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, you can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and a day for acclimatizing. Namche Bazzar is the main center of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Your guides can take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If you are interested in a day hike, you trek to Khumjung village (12401ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, you observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy the flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Today, the trek includes the famous descend to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. Descending to the Dudh Kish River, accompany the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, you visit the Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks. Overnight in Tengboche.
Trek descends through forest filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards trekkers with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward trekkers with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek leads to the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, visit beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.
Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. Spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. You take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.
Trek day start with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu. From here, you climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where you find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, you continue to the Khumbu moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as you follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
You take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, you come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that you follow your lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to the thin air in the high altitude. You pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you see the tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can view from the base camp. You get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is recommended that you visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow-capped mountains, the resulting scenery is incredible. Therefore, for those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar today instead of the next day please inform your guide and he/she will coordinate accordingly.
Today, we get ready for early morning departure, in the midst of dawn darkness around us and temperatures (-10 to -14 C). And also, there is chilly winds which are quite common. Some of the famous peak such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We capture pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain massifpanorama, and then back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche.
From Lobuche, we trek towards Lobuche base camp. After walking some distance on relatively plain, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas. From the base camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. After reaching there, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. Fixed rope is used most of the times whereas man rope is used when required. The climbing leaders will decide what is best for when. Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp.
Pre-climbing training: You will have short basic training to be prepared ourselves better for the Lobuche Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us enhance our basic climbing techniques and exhibit the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in High camp.
We wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit. We will most likely be walking on rock surface up to around 5700m after which we climb on ice. We use both fixed rope and man rope as per our leader’s instruction. The climbing surface as well as the length of the rope and depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp again for an overnight stay.
Today is the day set aside to manage any unintended interruptions like flight delays or bad weather for climbing, so this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Mera on day 13. Setting aside an extra day will ensure that even if we were to face a day's set back, the trip will continue thus guranteeing a successful climb. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day.
After taking our morning breakfast, we follow the trail leading downhill from Lobuche High Camp and join the Everest Base Camp trail at Lobuche again. We have our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche we again retrace our path to Pheriche and get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. From Pheriche, We trek down through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper trees to reach Pangboche. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Upon reaching Pangboche we may also consider visiting the famous Pangboche Monastery.
From Pangboche, we trace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Finally, back to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.
Early morning flight to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you may do that today. Your guides can help you with both shopping and sightseeing. There will be a dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Overnight at hotel.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
I had great experience during the climbing of Lobuche peak, it was really memorable. I had amazing adventurous moments there with the stunning close up view of the mountain. In other sense it was like the breath taking adventure moment of life. It was also very fun to spend time in the Everest base camp, learning the lifestyle of the mountain people- Sherpas I had experienced the best moment of my life there. Thank you so much Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Hello friends, I think this is the best medium to share my feelings and experience of climbing with you all. I visit Nepal with my friends this October to experience climbing mountain for this we were connected with the LHN and they planned the package according to our needs and requirements and took us to the Lobuche East Peak and we climbed up to the height of 20,075 ft above the sea level. It was the most beautiful place we thought as we were able to observe the panoramic view of the Everest region, and the overall trek was really challenging and thrilling. It was the best experience in my life so as my friends said.Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019
The Lobuche East Peak Climbing trip is a challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking that goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day in the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitudes, then this trip is for you.
Luxury Holidays Nepal will provide you in Kathmandu(Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel), a guest house/Lodge during trekking and a tented camp during climbing. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have an electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group with the lodge which is locally available every day. We will send the porter before us to reserve the needed rooms. If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tours and flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
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90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
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Additional USD 25
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Late fee USD 5 per day
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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Island peak climbing. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sicknesses like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by a serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be insured (As you will reach up to 6200meter). (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like the Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitations. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you with accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of a flight delay/cancellation after finishing the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.