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Lobuche East Climbing | 20 Days

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At a Glance:
Tour Code: CELEC005 Style: Trekking Peak up to 6500m
Grading: Maximum Altitude: 6190m
Transport: Private Duration: 20 Days
Start in: Kathmandu |Airport End in: Kathmandu |Airport
Price: US$ 2950 per person
Trip Description

Lobuche East peak is one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal to climb, located at the elevation of 6119 meters in Everest Khumbu Himalayan range. From the peak you get amazing views of Everest alongside Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. The 19-day Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek combines Lobuche East Peak climbing with the classic Everest Trek.This peak is an attractive summit and offers various routes for climbing. The normal route for climbing is through South Ridge. Lobuche east peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge. This trip also gives you an opportunity to explore some of the most popular and excellent places in the Everest region like Kala Patthar, from where you can get and magnificent views of Everest along with other high mountains.

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) then trek to Phakding (2,652m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) Acclimatization Day
  • Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
  • Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorak Shep (5170m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Pathhar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) 7-8 hours
  • Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m) 1-2 hours
  • Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m) 3-4 hours
  • Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp 8-10 hours
  • Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m) 8-9 hours
  • Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 4-5 hours
  • Day 17: Namche Bazaar To Lukla 6-7 hours
  • Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel
  • Day 20: Drive to airport for return flight
Highlights of the tour:
  • Mingle with world heritage sites of Nepal
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Breathtaking view point in the Himalaya
  • Explore the scenic Khumbu valley
  • Base camp training and preparation
  • Climb below 8000m in Nepal
What's Included:
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All sightseeing trip as mentioned
  • All entry fees during sightseeing
  • All Hotel accommodation
  • All transport on private coach
  • Meals as mentioned
What's Not Included:
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Drinks and bar bill
  • Tipping
  • Personal insurance
  • Other things not mentioned
  • Nepales visa 40$ for 30 days multiple

The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.

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DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.


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    Tuesday 20 November 2018 Sunday 09 December 2018 US$ US$ 2950

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Traditional welcome by our airport representative. Your guide briefs about your further programme. Typical Nepali dinner served in the evening.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation

You will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley to explore the vibrant city after breakfast at your hotel. Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa Swayambunath, also known as Monkey temple, on the hill of Kathmandu Valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu valley. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes. After exploring  Pashupatinath you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of centuries old temples and palaces.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) then trek to Phakding (2,652m) 5-6 hours

You will take stunning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will meet with the trekking crew upon arrival. Following a short tea break you will trek northwards up to the valley of Dudhkoshi. Descend from the small plateau into the forested valley. The trek is very easy and short today. However, the difference in altitude, in comparison with Kathmandu, can make you feel a bit difficult. After lunch you trek north towards Phakding. The trail crosses several streams and you finally reach to Phakding (2650m). You will spend your first night in this settlement from where you will have tantalizing views. 

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hours

Hike to Namche Bazaar through farmland and settlements. You will follow the Dudh Kosi northwards. This day's walk takes you through magnificent forests of rhododendron, giant fir and magnolia trees. You will cross the west fork of the river, the Bhote Kosi, and start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the largest Sherpa village which is called as Gateway to Mount Everest. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa village and an important trading center as well. Locals from various villages gather during the weekly bazaar and sell fresh foodstuffs.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) Acclimatization Day

You will take rest in Namcha and explore the village Thamo or Synboche. Make yourself fit, physically and mentally, for the further journey. This day is for acclimatisation. We suggest you to stay active even in the rest day so that it will help you for the trekking.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m) 5-6 hours

The route from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably beautiful – the Dudh Kosi is far below and Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest rise in the front. This lovely walk is full of woods, rhododendron forests, mani walls, chorten (stupas), and suspension bridges across the river.

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m) 5-6 hours

After breakfast visit the beautiful Tenboche Monastery. Hear the story of Yeti from Lama and if possible see the praying. After this descend to a lodge in Dingboche. After lunch trek to Dingboche. The trek is very beautiful. It is one of the most beautiful valley walks in the earth.

Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

You will take rest in Dingboche and explore the surrounding. Make yourself fit, physically and mentally, for the further journey. This day is for acclimatisation. We suggest you to stay active even in the rest day so that it will help you for the trekking.

Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m) 5-6 hours

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. It is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Trek continues towards Lobuche where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent.

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorak Shep (5170m) 6-7 hours

The higher altitude makes this day's trekking quite challenging. Trekking from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is very challenging. You will climb Khumbu Glacier and cross the Changri Glacier to Gorak Shep. The views are really stunning.

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Pathhar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) 7-8 hours

Today the most of the day you will spend climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak reaching 5555 m. The higher altitude makes this day’s trekking quite challenging so your condition will be checked today before you move on. Then after you start out early morning trekking to reach a point where you can experience one of Nepal’s best panoramas of Mount Everest and the other surrounding mountains. You then descend back to Lobuche a round trip of six hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m) 1-2 hours

Today you will trek Lobuche Base Camp holds a five hour trek through steep and rocky path. The first half of the journey is over flat terrain, but the second half of the path begins a steep ascent to the Lobouche base camp. The path is quite rocky and you will walk along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular and picturesque views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, and many more. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m) 3-4 hours

Today early morning take a hot breakfast and then from Lobuche Base Camp, you continue your climb through a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. Upon reaching the High Camp, you set up the camp, take lunch and rest. Usually you will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, you climb on ice and use ropes when and where necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. The experienced climbing leaders will decide what is best for when and where. Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp

Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp 8-10 hours

Wake up early today and have hot breakfast before beginning the climb. The route from lobuche High Camp to Summit is very exciting and challenging. It is important to reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.  The ascent will most likely be walking on rock surface up to around 5700m after which you climb on ice. You have to follow exactly as per leader’s instruction.  At the summit you will get an opportunity to see panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, and more. After a trip to the top, safely make the way down then same day, returning to the Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m) 8-9 hours

After taking your morning breakfast, you trek downhill from Lobuche High Camp and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. After reaching the Lobouche peak, then descend to Pangboche, a six hour trek.. On the way to Pheriche, get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. From Pheriche, continue to Pangboche. You trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze the surroundings. Upon reaching Pangboche you  may also consider visiting the famous Pangboche Monastery.

Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 4-5 hours

Leaving the mountains behind, your descent takes you through Tengboche monastery (3860m) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3441m), an overall trip of five and a half hours. You arrive back into Namche Bazaar in the afternoon through a deep rhododendron and juniper forest(covered with red and pink color flowers). Keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc, while passing through the forest. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17: Namche Bazaar To Lukla 6-7 hours

Leaving Namche Bazzar behind, trek another six hours to Lukla (3404m), where the trek began. The trail descends steeply downward crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries. There will be time to reflect on the expedition as a group and the personal achievements of all who participated. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy panoramic mountain views and spend the rest of the day sightseeing, exploring, shopping or just relaxing in Kathmandu’s numerous cafés and roof-top restaurants.

Day 19: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel

It’s a leisure time in Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing or relaxing. This is an extra day in case of bad weather. Free time to explore Kathmandu before setting for the airport.

Day 20: Drive to airport for return flight

Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day. You do as you like. Many people take the time for shopping others enjoy exploring the cultural sites of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport. 

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Additional Information

This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation

Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)

The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.


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