• Destination: Nepal

Located in Khumbu region of Everest district, Mt. Lobuche East Peak Climbing is one the adventurous climb which offers an enchanting view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other snow-capped mountain peaks. From traditional Sherpa villages and forested trails in the Sagarmatha National Park, the journey heads to the top of the Lobuche East (6119m). The peak climbing journey demands the complete attention of travelers with challenges and excitements on every step.  

 

Soon after landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, a complete representative will transfer you to your hotel. Second and third days are scheduled for climbing preparation and sightseeing. On the fourth day, a short scenic flight of 25 minutes from the capital will take you to Lukla where the trekking prior to the peak climbing begins. On the way to Phakding, you’ll cross suspension bridges near Dudh Koshi River and walk past the forest of pine and rhododendron. The trail passes through Namche via Monjo and proceeds towards Tengboche.  Passing Dingboche and Lobuche, you reach Gorakshep. After visiting Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, you’ll return to Lobuche and ascend towards High Camp. Hereon, you’ll start your climb to the summit. Once at the top, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8414m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8188m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), and Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m). Following the same trail, you’ll return back to Lukla from where you’ll take a flight back to Kathmandu. The trail gives the pleasure of experiencing the wildlife and vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, unique culture and tradition of Sherpa people along with the sublime view of mountain peaks and green hills. September to November and March to May are the best times for Mt. Lobuche East Peak Climbing.

 

Himalaya Summit Club is the best choice for this trek as we provide excellent transportation and accommodation services along with a great team of professional staffs and guide. We also offer you the option to customize the journey according to your preferences.

Highlights

  • Enchanting view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other mountains from the summit of Lobuche East (6119m)
  • Explore the wildlife and lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Visit the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar viewpoint to observe the gorgeous scenery of the Everest region
  • Be familiar with the culture and tradition of Sherpa people

Itinerary

  • Day 01Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02Day 02-03: Climbing preparation
  • Day 04Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) then trek to Phakding (2,652m) (25 min flight, 3-4 hours trek)
  • Day 05Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) (5-6 hours)
  • Day 06Day 06: Namche Bazaar (3,440m): Acclimatization
  • Day 07Day 07: Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3,820m) (5-6 hours)
  • Day 08Day 08: Debuche to Dingboche (4,360m) (5-6 hours)
  • Day 09Day 09: Dingboche: Acclimatization
  • Day 10Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m): 5-6 hours
  • Day 11Day 11: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m) (7-8 hours)
  • Day 12Day 12: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4910m) (7-8 hours)
  • Day 13Day 13: Lobuche to Lobuche Peak High Camp (5,400m) (4 hours)
  • Day 14Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp (8-10 hours)
  • Day 15Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3,930m)
  • Day 16Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) (4-5 hours)
  • Day 17Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m) (6-7 hours)
  • Day 18Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (25 minutes)
  • Day 19Day 19: Final departure

What's Included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • 3 star categories Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.(room is twin sharing Base)
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • One lead International Certified Nepalese Mountain Guide (NNMGA/IFMGA), Assistant Climbing Guide (level-2 Mountaineering Done Train Guide) (2 Climbers:1 assistant guide) and porters (1 porter for between 2 Climbers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • All meals during trekking 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Tents for Base Camp.
  • Climbing Permit for Mt.Lobuche East Peak Climbing and others government permit.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Himalaya Summit Club duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • Group climbing Gears
  • Domastic flight from Kathmandu –Lukla ,Lukla -Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers during the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears and climbing gears.
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

 

Useful Information

The Expedition Group

For the Mt. Lobuche East Peak Climbing, there will be one lead International Certified Nepalese Mountain Guide (NNMGA/IFMGA) Assistant Climbing Guide (level-2 Mountaineering Done Train Guide) (2 Climbers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 Climbers:1 porter) This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Expedition for groups of any size, but usually, it is a maximum of twelve people as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you'd like to book this trip for a large group then that can be arranged too.

 

Accommodations

We will be staying at Hotel Marshyandi/Mandala Boutique /Yatri Suites Spa Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD. Himalaya Summit Club will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

 

Meals

During our Expedition, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination, where we can find lodges or Home stay. And where starting Tented camp will have our expedition Cook serve will breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with fresh vegetable, fresh meet item sometime and hygienic as well. But above Base camp will alpine style foods. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

 

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon joining any of Himalaya Summit Club trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Acclimatization

This trek's itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less-oxygen .During this trip, a separate day is set aside in Dingboche for acclimatization.

 

Himalaya Summit Club advises guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS. Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff, whether once you getting in Kathmandu you can we will arrange to meet with Expedition Doctor Mr. Nima Namgel Sherpa. Himalaya Summit Club itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others.

 

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be taken during winter, there might be a problem due to obstructed pass due to ice or snow. The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn but during Monsoon and Winter the routes are not packed and we could enjoy rather best of nature.

 

Equipments & Packing List

 

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

 

Important documents and items

 

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

 

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

 

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

 

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

 

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

 

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in Cotton socks (optional)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle high version

 

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

 

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

 

Climbing Gears

  • 1 Helmet
  • 1 Harness
  • 1 Jumar
  • 1 Plydevice
  • 4 Lock carbineer
  • 2 Unlock Carbineer
  • 1 tapselling
  • 1 sets of crampons
  • Climbing boots
  • Ice-axe

 

Medical

  • first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid Small, personal tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

 

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sack

 

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

 

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

 

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow