19 DaysKathmandu to KathmanduGrade:
Trekking Mode : Hotels & Lodge with camping on climb
Climbing Grade: TD + technical as Swiss / French Alpine grading system
Highest point on trek: 5,545 meters at Kalapatthar
Seasons: All year round except monsoon period mid June to August
“super panoramic flight to and from Lukla with awesome mountain views,
“sensational vista of world’s highest peaks with Everest-Lhotse & Makalu,
exploring culture and unique traditions of Himalayan Highlanders the Sherpa people,
visit of impressive monasteries, walking from green woodland to arid landscapes
beneath towering South Face of Everest with classic climb of Lobuche peak”
Nepal Adventure Team offers an exciting Lobuche Peak climb at 6,189 m / 20,305ft one of the toughest technical route to the summit of East Lobuche Peak, on this Lobuche Peak climb journey leads at the foot of world highest Mt. Everest accompanied by Nepal Adventure Team expert trekking mountain guides and strong porters.
Lobuche Peak climb includes incredible view of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) and other range of snow capped peaks in the comfort of nice cozy lodge on route trek with camping facilities for few days on Lobuche Peak.
A great adventure for beginners and hardy mountaineers for great climb to the summit of Lobuche peak, the climbing grading as TD + means (Tres Difficile) Very difficult with technical skill and walking on glaciers the grade taken as per international Swiss / French Alpine System widely used world around for alpine climb.
This fabulous adventure includes visit to Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar before the climb allowing proper acclimatization with enough rest days for practice.
Starting this adventure to Lobuche peak climb with short flight to Lukla and then heading higher with overnight stops in nice villages of Namche-Thyangboche-Pheriche visiting monasteries and interesting Sherpa culture of Buddhist religion.
As the trek leads to Everest base camp and on top of Kalapathar with enough acclimatization which is important against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and the heading for the main highlight climb to the summit of Lobuche peak which will be your adventure of a life time, experiencing tough climb with awesome views.
Return trek downhill to Lukla where this marvelous Lobuche Peak Climb concludes with a flight back Kathmandu, after a remarkable adventure with great support and service of Nepal Adventure Team and guides.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02:Fly to Lukla 2,820 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.
Day 04:Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 05:Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
Day 06:Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
Day 07:Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 08:Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Day 09:Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,334 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.
Day 10:Hike to Kalapatthar and trek to Lobuche Base Camp 4,865 m - 05 hrs.
Day 11:Trek and climb to Lobuche High Camp 5,600 m - 04 hrs.
Day 12:Climb Lobuche Peak 6,119 m / 20,070 ft and to base camp - 08 hrs.
Day 13:Spare and contingency day.
Day 14:Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs.
Day 15:Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.
Day 16:Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Day 17:Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 18:In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 19:International departure for homeward bound.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines. On arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal Nepal Adventure Team staff and guide will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around the interesting area of Thamel. After refreshment our guide / leader will brief with information regarding hotels, Nepali culture, tours and climb of Lobuche Peak includes welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with folk cultural program.
Day 02Fly to Lukla 2,820 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs. Starting early on having or with pack breakfast, heading towards Kathmandu domestic air terminal for a short scenic flight to Lukla in a smaller plane, on 35 minutes airborne incredible views of snow capped mountains range with glimpse of Everest as the plane lands at Lukla amazing airstrip. From Lukla with refreshing stop, follow our expert guide as the walk leads downhill with winding trail passing Sherpa traditional villages to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village by Dudh Kosi River.
Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs. After an enjoyable overnight stop morning walk lead through beautiful alpine woodland of pines and rhododendron trees with views of snow capped peaks, following the river upstream crossing several bridges and to entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, this park listed as highest world heritage site. As the walk progress an uphill all the way to Namche Bazaar, a wonderful town-village where the houses serves as hotels and lodges. In Namche Bazaar last place with modern facilities of ATM, Banks, post office, Cyber Café, Trekking / Climbing shops and stores with many café, bakeries and restaurants in the backdrop of Kwangde peaks.
Day 04Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion. Namche Bazaar an ideal spot for rest day and acclimatization at 3,440 meters high before heading higher elevation. Morning after breakfast a short walk a Park headquarter with a museum, stuffed with information regarding Khumbu / Everest, Sherpa religions, culture, history, mountaineering to flora and flora. This wonderful spot offers stunning views of Ama-Dablam, Tharmasarku, Kangtenga, Kwangde, Khumbi-la with Mt. Everest and Lhotse towards North, after an impressive morning head back to lodge for lunch with afternoon free to relax and catch up with the dairy and browse around the bazaar.
Day 05Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs. After a pleasant time in Namche, morning leads to uphill for a short while and then on a nice winding trail of rhododendron and pine trees with fabulous views of Ama-Dablam one of the most beautiful peak in all Himalaya. This nice walk offers great views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamasarku and Kwangde peak the path descends to Imjatse River reaching at Phunge Tenga, a small place with few tea shops, a favorite lunch stop place. After a nice break, second half of the journey leads with an uphill through a pristine forest to Thyangboche Monastery. A scenic spot with amazing views of Ama-Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here. At Thyangboche monastery mountaineers get blessed from the high lama (priest) for better success and safe expedition.
Day 06Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs. With morning panorama, after breakfast beginning with a downhill walk through lovely rhododendron and pines forest, a nice pleasant trek leading to a bridge over Imja Khola. From here a moderate climb to reach at Pangboche village with houses built of stones, this is the last permanent village before Everest Base Camp. From here on leaving the tree lines behind for short rhododendron and juniper bushes. Walk leads slowly to an exposed area with super views of Mt. Ama-Dablam at close distance, after a nice day trek reaching at Dingboche for overnight stop.
Day 07Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion. Nepal Adventure Team provides another rest day at Dingboche for safe and enjoyable trekking; as the altitude gains rapidly from here onwards having a rest day here helps to acclimatize well to reach Everest Base Camp and Lobuche Peak Climb in safe and sound environment. Dingboche offers stunning views North Face of Ama-Dablam, Island or Imjatse Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a short high climb on the ridge provides views of world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peak.
Day 08Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs. After wonderful stop at Dingbocche, morning walk follows with a climb on a ridge with views of Imjatse valley and mountains, and then a pleasant walk with gradual up for an hour to reach Thugla ( Dugla) located on the midway where trail from Pheriche and Dingboche joins towards Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar. Thugla a nice place for lunch break with stunning views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Ama-Dablam, after lunch a slow and short steep climb up to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier with many memorials of unfortunate mountaineers and climbers. From here a gradual walk to Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of a cozy lodge.
Day 09Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,334 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs. Starting the morning with a gentle walk could be hard due to high altitude gain with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest, after 2 hours of strenuous walk reaching at Gorakshep after walking on moraine and icy trails. Gorakshep with 4-5 nice lodges and the last place with lodge facilities before Everest Base Camp; with a break here journey continues to Everest Base Camp walking over moraine overlooking at Khumbu Icefall, slowly the walk leads to our main highlight and destination of this adventure at Everest Base Camp. Enjoying incredible moment for an hour at base camp, return journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after achieving high lights of the trip.
Day 10Hike to Kalapatthar and trek to Lobuche Base Camp 4,865 m - 05 hrs. Starting early to reach one of the highlight and highest point on trekking, a steep climb for 2 hours leads on top Kalapatthar, a black rocky ridge at 5,545 meters high, offering awesome panorama of surrounding high giant peaks with Mt. Everest at stone throw distance towards East. From here on the same trail for an hour then the route diverts towards Lobuche Peak area for overnight stop at the base of Lobuche peak.
Day 11Trek and climb to Lobuche High Camp 5,600 m - 04 hrs. With overnight at base camp with enough time for preparation, morning walk further to set High Camp at 5,600 meters high, to make it more safe and accessible approach to the summit of Lobuche East top and on time, our guide will check and scout the route of climb fixing ropes, making easier trail for the climb, Lobuche Peak high camp is just below a small snout with glacier, afternoon relax and preparations for the climb next day.
Day 12Climb Lobuche Peak 6,119 m / 20,070 ft and to base camp - 08 hrs. The highlights and goal this great adventure starts early before dawn climbing on snow and ice slopes, with steep technical sections to reach Lobuche Peak summit; our expert guide will make route accessible and safer where necessary for the climb to reach top safely, after final haul to the top of the summit, in high great spirit feeling high, enjoy surrounding views that encircles the summit with world’s highest Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Ama-Dablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks, after an experience of a lifetime adventure descend back on the same route to base camp for overnight with last camping facilities.
Day 13Spare and contingency day. Nepal Adventure Team reserve an extra day as contingency, in case of unfavorable weather conditions sometimes Himalayan weather can be unpredictable, if all goes well use this spare on the way back to Lukla making short day walk enjoying great views along the way.
Day 14Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs. After a great adventure on top of Lobuche Peak feeling on top of the world head downhill towards Thugla and to Pheriche and then an hour climb up to Thyangboche and back into tree lines and rich green vegetation.
Day 15Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs. Retrace the journey back to Monjo near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit, walk leads downhill with short uphill before Namche Bazaar and descend back to Dudh Kosi River through Jorsalle to reach at Monjo for overnight stop.
Day 16Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs. A pleasant and relaxing walk enjoying with beautiful scenery heading back to Lukla on this last day of this fabulous adventure, a short uphill climb brings you back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest area with farewell dinner celebration among fellow members, staff and guides including porters.
Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure. Flight starts early morning, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport on boarding the plane a sweeping flight of 35 minutes brings you back in Kathmandu and then transfer to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 18In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour. Nepal Adventure Team allows a free and spare day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla which can happen sometimes due to unfavorable weather conditions, if all goes well on time this day where you can book for another optional tour with us or free for individual activities.
Day 19International departure for homeward bound. Your last day in amazing Nepal as per international flight time our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great and enjoyable adventure to Lobuche Peak Climb with grand service of Nepal Adventure Team and its guides and porters.