“ The people who never had enough to explore and are in the quest so far, will probably not get such mesmerizing panoramic trekking experience along with semi-technical peak climbing, we offer you 23 days full packaged service of Lobuche peak climbing including Everest Base Camp and 3 – col- pass trek."
Lobuche Peak actually includes two different summits, East [6,119 meters/20,075ft], and West [6,145 meters/20,160ft]. An uninterrupted edge links them but there is a significant distance between these two peaks. The east is identified as a trekking peak while the west is regarded as an expedition. Lobuche East Peak, an eye-catching trekking peak offers a range of existing routes including new ones. The first scaled to the Lobuche east peak was by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa on 25th April 1984.
The gloomy triangle of its rocky east part sets down to the moraines of Khumbu Glaciers to a pleasing skyline, making the south face. Lobuche East is ascended by moving down a marked rejuvenating point and walking up steeply from snowy slopes to the top. The Lobuche East peak rewards you with the views of the mighty Mt. Everest as well as you will witness several peaks of the Rumbuk region of the Tibet. The ecstatic moments that you will capture after scaling one of the famous Peaks in the Everest region - Lobuche East will grab your attention forever.
You will get to witness panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama dablam , Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Khumbu glacier along with different community with large number of Sherpa and splendid Himalayan landscapes, old monastery and flora–fauna i.e. musk-deer, Snow- leopard, Mountain-goat and Primula-denticulate (Primrose) are the major fascination of the trip.
Introduction to the trail:
A spellbinding viewing three col pass trek and Labuche trekking peak lie in Mahalangur Himalaya rage of the Everest region. There are many options to reach the base camp of peaks. The normal routes go as follow;
Firstly, we take 35 minutes of scenic flight; Kathmandu to Lukla, [2,860 meters/9383 ft] the most famous Hillary airstrip in the world and starts a fascinating journey through the famous mountaineer Sherpa villages. The trail passes most of the times with stunning mountains views, highly fascinating Sherpa cultured lands and rich of flora and fauna. Phakding and Jorsalle are the main entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where trekkers have to take entry permits before entering into the National park.
Worldwide popular place, Namche is the main gateway to Everest region trek. Today our route separates from Namche Bazaar, we take opposite route of Everest base camp usual/direct trail. Our trail moves towards Thame, Tenzing Norgay's birthplace, cross Renjo La pass [5,360 meters/17,585ft] along with the panoramic view. We head down the trail to visit awesome Gokyo fifth Lake. We again climb up crossing Cho La-pass, for the period of the trekking we reach at Lobuche base camp [5,200 meters/17,060ft]. However, we do not directly climb the peak, first, we reach Everest base camp [5,364 meters/17,598ft], and visit Kalapathar [5,550 meters/18,208ft], for proper acclimatization. Working out of Lobuche peak, we step down to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport [1,340m/4,429ft] transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Special climbing preparation day, permits and gears.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla [2,860m/9,383ft] trek to Phakding village [2,610m/8,563ft], 2.5hrs.
Day 04: Trek Namche Bazar [3,440 meters/11,286ft], 5 hours uphill.
Day 05: Hike to Everest view Hotel [3,870m/12,697ft], for panorama 5 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Thame village [3,820 meters/12,533ft], 4 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Lungden [4,420 meters/14,501ft], 9 hours.
Day 08: Push to Renjo La [5,360m/17,585ft], Gokyo Lake [4,790m/15,715ft] 8hrs.
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5,375 meters/17,634ft], for the bird’s eye view.
Day 10: Exploration of Ngozumpa glacier and trek to Thagnag [4,700m/15,419ft], 5hrs.
Day 11: Cross Cho La pass [5,375m/17,634ft] descend Dzongla [4,830m/15,846ft], 7hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Gorapse [5,171m/16,965ft], 5 hours, the famous EBC trail.
Day 13:. Hike to kalapathar [5,550m/18,208ft], EBC [5,364m/17,598ft], 8hrs.
Day 14: Trek back to Lobuche East high Camp [5,200m/17,060ft], 6 hours.
Day 15: Attempt to Lobuche East Peak [6,119m/20,075ft], back to Base Camp.
Day 16: Contingency day.
Day 17: Trek to Tengboche [3,860 meters/12,664ft], 7 hours.
Day 18: Trek back to Manju [2,835 meters/9301ft], 7 hours.
Day 19: Trek back to Lukla [2,860m/9,383ft], 5 hours.
Day 20 :Fly to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft], transfer to hotel.
Day 21 – 22: Contingency day.
Day 23: Finally, we drop you in International Airport.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan international Airport [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfer to Hotel in tourist bus or car, included breakfast service:
Welcome to the land of white glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will have reached there to welcome you. You will have welcome dinner in Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow. The hotel service includes bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Special climbing preparation day, permits, gears and equipment. Overnight in Hotel:
Our climbing guide will come to your hotel to check your necessary climbing gears and equipment for trekking and peak climbing. If you don’t have proper equipment and gears, he will advise you to buy or hire in the trekking shops of Thamel. And before his leave with you, the guide will brief you the day program of tomorrow.
Day 03: Scenic flight; early in the morning (Kathmandu to Lukla) & trek to Phakding village [2,610m/8,563ft]; 2.5 hrs:
We will have 35 minutes of scenic flight in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla Hillary airport, the most famous airport in the world. If the weather is favorable, during the flight, we will be sightseeing the most magnificent and sensational view of northern and eastern Himalaya vistas before our landing in Lukla airstrip [2,860 meters/9,383ft].
After a few minutes’ of a short break in the Lukla Bazaar, we set out to scenic journey to Phakding village. The entire track crosses through famous mountaineering Sherpa villages, lodges, shops, gompas (monasteries), mani walls, prayer stones, prayer flags, and more than two well-made suspension bridges with the fascinating landscape on the way to Phakding. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 04: Head over Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpa people [3,440 meters/11,286ft], 5 hours of uphill trail:
Today, we trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 meters/11,286ft] the main entrance gateway of Khumbu valley and the capital of Sherpa people. Today, we walk about 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar from the Phakding village. The trail more slightly ascends up following Dudh Koshi River to confluence (Dovan) of Buddha Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. Finally, we push up strenuous uphill via weaving trail to Namche Bazaar.
We will cross 5 well-made suspension bridges including Hillary Bridge and few small wooden bridges, Sherpa settlements, mani walls, prayer stones, waterfalls, rhododendron, and blue pine forests. While walking on the way, probably the wild animals and birds can be appeared such as Himalayan goat (Thar), Jharal, musk deer and Himalayan pheasant Lophophorus (Danphe) a colorful bird. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 05: Hike over Everest view Hotel and sightseeing of Khumjung village:
After breakfast, we go on a hike to the Everest View Hotel, located at [3,870 meters/12,697ft], for stunning Mountain panorama of Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, the Everest, and Tukche. Then our trip continues for the worth sightseeing of Khumjung valley. After a wonderful side trip, we head back to Namche Bazaar. Finally, we visit the mountain museum in Namche. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 06: A pleasant journey to Thame village, [3,820 meters/12,533ft], 4 hrs:
After breakfast, we head out our journey to Thame [3,820 meters/12,533ft], through countrysides, the opposite direction of Everest Base Camp Trek. Leaving the Sherpa capital (Namche Bazaar) our route rises up more gently passing the rhododendron and blue pine forest, few remote Sherpa hamlets and Gompa on the way to Thame with the unmatchable landscape. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 07: Trek to Lungden [4,420 meters/14,501ft], following up Bhote Koshi walk 9 hrs:
Today we trek to Lungden, the snowline passing tranquil amphitheater valley. After walking 8 to 9 hours continue uphill trail along the ancient trade way of Nepal and Tibet reach Lungde Sherpa village. This route is very famous with Nangpa La Pass old trade way and the famous mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa village. Leaving from Thame village the trail passes many Sherpa lands including Tenjin Norge birth land and Yak grazing lands with unusual landscape and Mountain View. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 08: Trek to Renjo La pass [5,360 meters/17,585ft], and descend to Gokyo Lake [4,790 meters/15,715ft], 8 hrs:
This morning very early we start walking to the south slope of Renjo La Pass [5,360 meters/17,585ft]. The top offers thrilling panoramic views, including 4 over 8,000 meters (26,246ft), Mountains. Cho Oyu [8,201 meters/26,906ft], Everest [8,848 meters/29,029ft], Lhotse [8,516 meters/27,939ft], and Makalu [8,463 meters/27,765ft], and many others below 8,000 meters (26,246ft), mountains are today’s attraction.
Today, we walk about 7 to 8 hours to reach Gokyo Lake. The track will pass through grassless land, snow-filled hill, moraines, and glaciers. Gokyo Lake is phenomenal. In overall, the trip becomes fabulous with mind-blowing views. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5,357 meters/17,575ft]. Stay at Gokyo fifth Lake:
Today, we will climb to Gokyo Ri early in the morning for fascinating views. The trail steeply ascents up to Gokyo Ri 5,357 meters, (17,575ft), from the Lake. Absolutely up the trail is not easy for all hikers but from the top, there are mind-blowing views. It can be sighted views of 4 over 8,000 meters, (26,246ft), mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu 8,201 meters, (26,906ft), Mt. Everest 8,848 meters, (29,029ft), Mt. Lhotse 8,516 meters (27,939ft), and Mt. Makalu 8,463 meters (27,765ft), and below 8,000 meters, (26,246ft), numerous others mountains, noticeable landscape which lies down Ngozumpa glacier with beautiful Lakes. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 10: Exploration of Ngozumpa glacier and trek to Thagnag [4,700 meters/15,419ft], 2hrs:
After breakfast, we hike to Fifth Lake following up the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier in the morning, and after hot lunch, we leave to Thagnag [4,700 meters/15,420ft], the last settlement before Cho La pass. We traverse onto the Ngozumpa glacier and moraine making short walk about two hours from Gokyo Lake. The trail then straightly moves to Thagnag. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 11: Trek rises up to Cho La pass [5,375 meters/17,634ft], and descend to Dzongla [4,830 meters/15,846ft], 7 hrs:
Leaving from Thagnag, the trail gently ascends to Cho La pass [5,375 meters/17,634ft] and then trail descends to Dzongla valley. It takes 7 hours to reach Dzongla lodge from Thagnag lodge. The pass is considerable with crevasses, rock, and snow falls, so we have to pass it before 10 A.M. We have to walk beneath the Cho La hill before and after passing it. That’s the reason we wake up at 4 A.M early in the morning to have some cup of tea with light breakfast. After some cups tea with light breakfast, we begin to ascend up-hill trail to Cho La col with the headlamp at dawn. The track passes wilderness Yak pasturelands, moraine, snow land, glacier, and rock slab before we reach Dzongla valley. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 12: Trek to Gorapse [5,171 meters/16,965ft], walk 5 hours, the famous Everest base camp trail. Stay in lodge:
As usual, we set for breakfast at 7 A.M. Afterwards; we proceed our trek following the famous Everest base camp trekking route. Leaving Dzungla, the route straightly moves towards Labuche and then ascending uphill following the edge of Khumbu glacier. Today, our route passes through grassless lands, moraines, lots of stone gravels, with magnificent towering peaks view. we reach Gorapse, the last permanent settlement Sherpa tribe of Everest region. Overnight at lodge included dinner and breakfast service with hot drinks.
Day 13: Trek to Everest base camp [5,364 meters/17,598ft], 9 to 10 hours of walk and back to Gorapse lodge:
Today, we climb Kalapathar, a picturesque top 5,550 meters (18,208ft), early in the morning for the superb Everest view. It will be a lifetime experience to be at 5,550 meters (18,208ft), and in front of the world’s highest peak. After clicking some pictures from the top we descend to Gorak Shep for breakfast and head for Everest base camp 5,364 meters (17,98ft). The track crosses moraines, rock falling zones, and after scrambling onto the moraine reach to Everest base camp. After breathtaking landscape of Khumbu icefall, we trek back to Gorak Shep lodge. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 14: Five hours trek to Lobuche East high Camp [95,200 meters/17,060ft], Stay in tent:
From Gorapse, after our normal breakfast and hot drinks, being fully prepared, we trek down toward the Lobuche East high Camp. After trekking some distance on moderately flatter land, the trail to the Lobuche Base Camp gets upwards more vertical and rocky. We will walk ahead along the Lobuche Glacier with required gears like walking poles, (sticks) crampon where we can enjoy the grand views of Ama dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku. We take dinner as early as possible and go to bed. The next morning, we will get up super early to start climbing.
Day 15: Attempt to Lobuche East Peak 6,119 meters (20,075ft) and back to Base Camp:
Today is our cherished day for the summit. We start our trip early in the morning at 02 O’clock to endeavor the summit. We climb on a steep up with the support of fix line rope and main rope. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains and other popular peaks. Once you summit Lobuche, you would enjoy magnificently panoramic 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 Base Camp again. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 16: Contingency day, there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day 14 to have summit so need some spare days for next try:
This is a trekking day to the peak, so we have to climb it while trekking, but there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day 14 for the summit, in case got bad weather we need some spare days for next try, so we have a reserved day today.
Day 17: Trek to Tengboche 3,860 meters (12,664ft), 7 hrs:
Today, we trek back to Tengboche monastery throughout the famous mountaineering Sherpa’s villages, some cultivated lands, lodges, mani walls, stupas, gompas, bridges and blooming rhododendron and pine forest especially in April and May, with magnificent Mountain Ama Dablam view and many more others mountains. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 18: Trek back to Monjo 2,835 meters (9,301ft), 7 hrs downhill:
Today, we trek back to Jorsalle - Monjo via the famous Sherpa town Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpa people. Leaving from Tengboche the trail steeply drops to Phungathanga, a Sherpa hamlet, where we cross well-made suspension bridge over the dudha koshi River then the trail moves towards Namche Bazaar rising up.
We take a break in Namche for lunch then trek to the downhill meeting point of two Rivers Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River. We will cross the Hillary bridge over Dudha koshi River and walk continue following down River, crossing well-made suspension bridges and passing Sherpa lodges and villages to reach Manju. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 19: Final trekking day, we trek back to Lukla 2,860 meters (9,383ft), walk 5 hours via our previous way:
After fabulous trekking and peak climbing for your lifetime experience, we come back to Lukla, where our trek started. Today, we are very happy with our successful and wonderful trip; we are very hurried to reach Lukla after a long trip to celebrate happiness with singing song and dancing or by visiting some pubs in this evening. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 20: A scenic flight Lukla to Kathmandu 1,350 meters (4,429ft), about 35 minutes, transfer to hotel included breakfast service, by tourist bus or in car:
Today, we have a scenic flight Lukla to Kathmandu airport. After reaching Kathmandu, we will move to our hotel included bed and breakfast service. Evening farewell dinner with tourist standard restaurant.
Day 21 – 22: Contingency day, there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our tentative day 23 to have flight. So we need some spare days to cover our program:
If the flight gets canceled due to the bad weather or any technical problem we need some spare days to cover our program. After missing flight schedule time in Himalaya region, there is a very less chance to get flight Lukla to Kathmandu, so we have got another alternative way is take a helicopter or trek to down Phaplu – Salleri for two days fantastic trek and Jeep drive back to Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 23: Finally, we drop you at an international airport before flight checking time:
We drop you in Tribhuvan International Airport in the terminal room as per your flight departure time by tourist Bus or a Car and say goodbye.
Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Make a successful trekking with mountain leader and with full broad-based service. If you do not have own climbing gears we will aslo provide on hire at reasonable cost. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure use truly rears the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested one.
It is moderate-difficult to climb amongst the trekking peaks. It requires 23 days holiday, good level of physical fitness and good acclimatized climber to accomplish a trip. However; it does not require previous climbing experiences, but this peak requires proper gears placing knowledge.
It’s safer to climb in climbing peak seasons, rather than other seasons. We provide you tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 overnights with breakfast service. And, we will stay in the lodges and tented camp the period of the trekking and peak climbing. It is the most picturesque trekking route in Khumbu area.
We will take the most thrilling scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to reach our trip starting point. We will fly along the northern to eastern Himalaya range of country, on a clear day is in itself exciting and memorable experience as an exotic panoramic view of northern – eastern Himalaya range.
The trail passes to base camps through the famous mountaineer Sherpa settled village. It’s naturally, culturally and rich with flora - fauna too. The Namche bazaar (Sherpa capital) is the most admired land for trekkers or climbers in this Khumbu region.
Lost in diversity, Shangri-La of Himalaya, feel wild, nature, culture and warm hospitality. Remarkable views of towering snow-capped peaks, Khumbu, and Khumbu glacier. Closed to be the world’s highest peak Mount Everest [8,848 meters/29,029ft]. It will be a Lifetime experience
Why to trip with us?
Our first motto is the best guide is safe side:
Lobuche peak is technically difficult to climb, but who are in a quest for exhilarating climbing, if they are well acclimatized and a good level of physical fitness, can unquestionably make it. We have a very professional guide in mountaineering who are highly experienced Lobuche climbing, very well practiced informants about the weather forecast and caring personals as your climbing guide. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you truly gears the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested one and enough climbing grouping gears. Apart from this, such climbing highly requires your physical fitness and climbing gears placing knowledge, that’s on your hand.
Service: at Lobuche Base Camp:
We set up a permanent base camp for as long as the expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal North- face VE 24 dome tent with the waterproof compact mat. We provide a carpeted, heated dining hall with luxurious armchairs and clean fascinating table with solar electricity light make your stay at base camp as luxurious. We have a toilet tent; all is in perfectly hygienic condition and order.
We provide sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food at base Camp during your stay. Plenty of high altitude food is provided at higher climbing.
Climbing Training/ Rental Gears:
The guide instructs you lot in Lobuche base camp time, before heading over the summit. The guide tips you very important climbing techniques, like glacier travel; walk on ladder skills, Active rappelling (Up sailing), and Safety placement, proper arrange of gears and equipment while climbing and use of proper climbing gears.
The climbing gears are super expensive, so why you spend lots of money for once time use? You can have climbing gears on hire from us at a reasonable price if you do not own climbing gears.
The rental gears are branded of Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Grivel, and Petzl. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure highly recommend you only Union of International Alpinist association (UIAA) tested gears one for safe and comfortable climbing.
Safety Measurement, Weather Forecast, and Communication System:
After appropriate acclimatization and well prepared to push the summit, we will ensure favorable weather forecast. We always stand on our quality of weather forecast service. Its affiliated with government of Nepal (Meteorological Division) Mountaineering is itself dangerous cause of high altitude, frostbite, hypothermia, blindness, snowfall, rock fall, avalanches, crevasses and white out.
However, if we are well equipped, we can avoid the high risk. We are very aware of a possible happening accident in the mountain, so ensure first our safety and then we go to the summit. In case climber face that unpleasant incident, have a facility of 4 liters Russian Oxygen cylinder with summit mask regulator for emergency cause and all required treatment aids with the guide. That means we are stand-by against any danger in the mountain.
Besides these, the guide, as well as the climbers, would be carrying the Satellite phones or Radio sets to approach without delay communication service. Otherwise, focusing the major subject safely, we will arrange all in time even call the Rescue Team or Helicopter and take you down to the low elevation.