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Lobuche Peak Climbing with Gokyo, Everest Trek

20 Days

Lobuche East is one of the main climbing peaks of the Everest Region. It has a very impressive and heavily glazed West Face coming out of the lhotse glacier. You will embark on an exciting trek combining the climbing of Lobuche east and the trekking of Gokyo ri and kala pattar (5357 m / 19,216ft). You will traverse the heart of Khumbu, from 4,800m to 5,357m and from there you will ascend to Everest Base Camp. Gokyo ri at 5357m/ 19,216ft is a great acclimatizing hike. Kala pattar at 5,545m is a great up-close view of the world’s highest peaks. Mount Everest (Everest), Lhotse (Lhotse), Nuptse (Makalu),

  • 18th September, 4th October, 20th October, 3th November
  • English and French (above 5 Pax French speaking guide)
  • 3 Star Hotel in KTM, Teahouse/Camping during the trek
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Jeep and plane
  • Moderate
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • 6119m
  • 2-8
  • Well experienced Climbing and trekking guide

Overview

Our exceptional itinerary combines the thrilling adventure of Lobuche or Lobuche East Peak Climb (6119m) with a visit to Everest Base Camp. Climbing Mt. Lobuche is undeniably more demanding than the popular Island Peak ascent. However, the panoramic views from the Lobuche summit make the endeavor truly worthwhile. Beyond the majestic Mt. Everest, you’ll also catch sight of numerous mountains from the Rongbuk side of Tibet, some of which remain unseen from Island Peak. Additionally, our journey encompasses visits to villages and monasteries, offering insight into human resilience amidst harsh environments. Initially, we trek to Everest Base Camp, not only immersing ourselves in the high mountain environment but also facilitating acclimatization for the Lobuche climb. The exhilaration of conquering Lobuche Peak will undoubtedly linger in your memory forever. And don’t forget to capture the moment with a speed shoot—snap photos alongside Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche, and your fellow adventurers!

 

The adventure commences with a thrilling mountain flight to Lukla’s Tenzing-Hillary Airport, a location renowned by National Geographic. From Lukla, our trek navigates through the Sagarmatha National Park, traversing vibrant landscapes. As we ascend steeply to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, we are greeted by awe-inspiring mountain panoramas. Continuing along the trail, we arrive at the famed vantage point of Kala Patthar, offering a spectacular 360-degree view. Nestled amidst the everlasting white expanse, Mt. Kala Patthar, aptly named “black rock,” provides an enchanting backdrop with Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori. Returning from Everest Base Camp, our journey leads us to Lobuche, marking the next leg of our exhilarating adventure.

Gokyo, EBC and Lobuche Peak climbing Highlights:

  • Enjoy breathtaking vistas of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, throughout the trek.
  • Explore the stunning turquoise lakes of the Gokyo Valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, creating a mesmerizing and serene atmosphere.
  • Stand at the foot of the world's tallest mountain and experience the awe-inspiring surroundings of Everest Base Camp, with panoramic views of the Khumbu Icefall and neighboring peaks.
  • Witness the unforgettable sunrise from Kala Patthar, offering unparalleled views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan panorama.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture as you trek through traditional villages, visit ancient monasteries, and interact with local Sherpa communities along the way.
  • Challenge yourself with a thrilling ascent of Lobuche East Peak, reaching heights of over 6,000 meters and enjoying panoramic vistas of the Everest region from the summit.
  • Hike to the summit of Gokyo Ri for stunning 360-degree views of the Himalayas, including Cho Oyu, Everest, Makalu, and more, offering a unique perspective of the entire region.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush valleys and rhododendron forests to rugged mountain passes and glacial moraines, experiencing the natural beauty of the Khumbu region firsthand.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. After the journey, take some time to rest and relax. Optionally, you can explore the lively streets of Thamel or visit some of Kathmandu's renowned cultural sites to get a glimpse of the city's rich heritage.

Today is dedicated to exploring Kathmandu's cultural treasures. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Boudhanath Stupa. In between sightseeing, take the time to prepare for your upcoming trek. Ensure you have all the necessary gear and supplies, and attend a briefing session with your trekking guide to discuss the itinerary and safety precautions

Catch an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a thrilling experience in itself. From Lukla, begin your trek towards Phakding, descending through lush forests and passing by picturesque Sherpa villages along the Dudh Kosi River. Arrive in Phakding and settle in for the night

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the bustling trading hub of the Khumbu region. Cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River and gradually ascend, enjoying stunning views of Mt. Thamserku and other peaks along the way. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Take a well-deserved day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazaar. Optionally, embark on a hike to the Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Explore the local market and visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum to learn more about the region's rich heritage

Continue your trek to Tengboche, passing through beautiful forests and traditional villages. Visit the renowned Tengboche Monastery, offering spectacular views of Ama Dablam and other Himalayan peaks. Spend the night in Tengboche.

Embark on a scenic trek to Dingboche, with awe-inspiring views of Ama Dablam along the way. The trail gradually ascends, allowing you to marvel at the surrounding landscapes and enjoy the crisp mountain air. Overnight in Dingboche.

Another day for acclimatization in Dingboche. Optionally, take a hike to Nagarjun Hill for more panoramic views of the Himalayas. Enjoy the tranquility of Dingboche and prepare for the days ahead.

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, soaking in stunning views of mountains like Pumori and Nuptse. Pass by the breathtaking Khumbu Glacier before reaching Lobuche, where you'll spend the night.

Continue your journey to Gorak Shep and proceed to Everest Base Camp. Explore the base camp and marvel at the towering Khumbu Icefall up close. Return to Gorak Shep for overnight accommodation.

Start your day early with a hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views of Everest and surrounding peaks. Descend to Gorak Shep and trek back to Lobuche, enjoying the scenic landscapes along the way.

Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp, the starting point for your Lobuche Peak climb. Take this time to prepare for the climb and rest for the night.

Ascend to Lobuche High Camp for a better starting position for your summit push. Rest and mentally prepare for the challenge ahead.

Today is the big day! Summit Lobuche Peak and soak in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas from the top. Descend back to Lobuche Base Camp and celebrate your achievement.

Keep this day as a reserve in case of any unforeseen circumstances or bad weather. Use it as an optional rest day or for further exploration of the surrounding area.

Descend from Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche, where you can enjoy the scenic views and immerse yourself in the local culture. Spend the night in Pangboche.

Trek back to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps through Tengboche. Reflect on your journey and enjoy the familiar trails as you make your way back to Namche Bazaar for the night.

Descend from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, marking the end of your trek. Celebrate your accomplishments with your trekking team and enjoy a well-deserved rest in Lukla.

Catch an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and relax after the trek. Optionally, explore more of Kathmandu or simply unwind at your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your trekking team.

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight, bidding farewell to the majestic mountains and memories of your unforgettable Gokyo Valley, Everest Base Camp, and Lobuche Peak Climbing adventure in Nepal.

The Cost Includes:

  • Supervision by a Nepalese trekking guide, Assistant guide, Cook and Kitchen staff, porters.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Teahouse and Camping during the trek.
  • All transportation by bus/jeep or plane from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Full board during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit, Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality permit.
  • Guide and porters salaries, insurance and all other equipment facilities to the staffs.

The Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare.
  • The Nepalese visa.
  • Insurance (compulsory on all trips – ensure you are adequately covered for emergency evacuation).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Spending of a personal expenses, e.g. laundry, snacks and drinks, souvenirs, toiletries, tips, etc.
  • All bar bills and tips.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the best time of year to undertake the Gokyo, EBC, and Lobuche Peak climbing trek?

The best time to embark on this trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

What is the level of difficulty for the Gokyo, EBC, and Lobuche Peak climbing trek?

This trek is considered challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. The high altitude, rugged terrain, and long trekking days make it suitable for experienced trekkers.

Do I need prior climbing experience to summit Lobuche Peak during this trek?

While prior climbing experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. However, participants should have some experience with high-altitude trekking and be comfortable with basic mountaineering skills such as using crampons and ice axes. A competent climbing guide will provide necessary instruction and assistance during the ascent.

What permits are required for the Gokyo, EBC, and Lobuche Peak climbing trek?

Trekkers need permits such as the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit to undertake this trek. Additionally, a climbing permit is required for Lobuche Peak climbing. These permits can be obtained through authorized trekking agencies in Kathmandu or on arrival in Lukla.

What type of accommodation can I expect during the trek?

Accommodation along the trekking route consists of tea houses or lodges, which offer basic amenities such as shared rooms with twin beds or dormitory-style accommodation. While facilities may vary, most tea houses provide meals and a communal dining area where trekkers can socialize and relax.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the Gokyo, EBC, and Lobuche Peak climbing trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk due to the high altitude of the trekking route, particularly when ascending to Everest Base Camp and Lobuche Peak. It is essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness. Trekking guides are trained to monitor trekkers’ health and provide assistance if needed.

What are the communication facilities like during the trek?

Communication facilities, such as mobile phone coverage and internet access, are limited in the remote regions of the trek. While some tea houses may offer Wi-Fi for a fee, connectivity can be unreliable. Trekkers may also use satellite phones for emergency communication. It’s advisable to inform family and friends of limited communication during the trek.

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