|Fitness Level||: Moderate||Max-Altitude||: 6119m / 20075.22ft|
|Country||: Nepal||Group Size||: 2-12 people|
|Trip Start||: Kathmandu||Trip Finish||: Kathmandu|
|Meals||: Breakfasts in Kathmandu, all meals during trek/climb|
|Accommodation||: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and standard tea houses on trek, tents during the climb|
The Lobuche East Peak climbing offers a climb that reaches the summit at an altitude of 6119m; one can have a stunning view of the mountain panorama including Mt. Everest.
After uncovering the vibrant Kathmandu city, get ready for the Lobuche East Peak climbing in Nepal, one of the sought after expedition in the Himalayas. You’d fly to Lukla- gateway of the Khumbu region on an adventurous flight. Then, you’d commence your trek passing many quaint Sherpa villages discovering the mountain life of the locals along with their fascinating culture.
Once you’d reach the Sherpa village of Lobuche, you’d commence the trek towards the base camp of Lobuche East Peak (4,910m), from here you’d ascend up a scree slope to reach the West Ridge where Camp 1 (5,600m) is situated. We spend one night in this basic camp before an early start the following morning to reach the summit at 6119m. Slightly difficult than the other trekking peaks in the Khumbu region one can relish the technical challenge is poses to the climbers.You’d find the terrain interesting and varied like any other climbs in the Himalayas on the way to its lofty summit. Be ready to experience the Lobuche East Peak climb with our experienced climbing guide and the team. It’s thrilling and absolutely unexpected for those fortunate enough to get atop the Lobuche East Peak.
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After landing in Kathmandu at the airport look out for your name held up on a placard at the arrival gates. Our cheerful representative from Wind Horse Adventures will then promptly escort you to the hotel. We are sure that a brief walk around the city will surely amaze you, and observe how Kathmandu embraces you with contemporary living combined with a traditional touch. Have a sound sleep and relax, the adventure begins tomorrow. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today there will be a pre-trip discussion on the trek in our office where you can meet your group, trek leader and the other members. You'd be able to ask questions to your trek leader and the management and also prepare for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Altitude: 2,652m/8,700ft|Flight 40 min| Trek 3-4 hours
The 40 min of flight to Lukla airport is just as exciting the oval windows will let you spot a lot of mountains, repress the apprehension when the turbulence bumps the plane, as the pilots are veterans. The Tenzing-Hillary airport landing strip is amidst the green hills, with swabs of clouds swirling about their sides. You will now be entering the gates of halfway to paradise into the Everest region, meet the crew and after a few technical arrangements and advices, trek through the prosperous village of Lukla towards Phakding village. The short trek will assist acclimatization; the enchantment takes over as you enter the village of Phakding, also a UNESCO heritage site. Take a trip to the Rimijung Monastery nearby to seek blessings for your trip ahead. Overnight in Phakding.
Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft|Trek 5-6 hrs
The trek to Namche from Phakding is alluring; the nature fills you up with enough encouragement to fuel you for the trek ahead. The fresh aroma of the pine trees along the way and the sound of the roaring “Dudh Koshi” river nearby, gives you a different high, walk over the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. Catch a glimpse of Mt.Thamserku 6618 meters, and feel elated. The final steep ascent is still more encouraged by the sight of Mt Everest glinting over the Lhotse-Nupste ridge, at Chautara. Namche Bazaar clearly comes into view after about an hour, which will set your mood in for a well deserved rest. Taste the authentic “Daal-Bhat” (lentil soup and rice) combined with some fresh vegetables- the healthy staple of the locals. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
It’s time to acclimatize to the high elevation; Namche Bazaar precisely serves this purpose. So take the day and stroll around the town. The Sherpa capital has lot to offer as it is the trading point for traders from Tibet, as trading is a custom that has been the lifeblood of these regions for generations. You can gain more insights on the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle as the bazaar is bustling with activities. The town also offers access to Internet, check your e-mails and update your status on social media, but before you head on further, visit the Tourist Visitor Center close to the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park, while Namche market itself is certainly worth wandering around and is a good place to get some souvenir shots. Don’t miss the chance to check out the world’s only Yak (Mountain Ox) "parking area" above the market, careful though as the Yaks are notoriously ill-tempered.
If you are in for some more adventure while in Namche, hike up to Kumjung Gompa (Monastery) to watch the scalp that purportedly comes from a yeti. While at the gompa, ask the monks (lamas) for directions for getting to Guru Rinpoche's (Head Monk’s) cave. Back in Namche Bazaar, beat the evening chill at Yeti Mountain Home Luxury Lodge with some local brews and chat with the Sherpas, their stories will enchant you.
If you are in for some more adventure while in Namche, hike up to Kumjung Gompa (Monastery) to watch the scalp that purportedly comes from a yeti. While at the gompa, ask the monks (lamas) for directions for getting to Guru Rinpoche's (Head Monk’s) cave. Back in Namche Bazaar, beat the evening chill at the lodge with some local brews and chat with the Sherpas, their stories will enchant you. Overnight at lodge in Namche.Accommodation: Hotel Himalayan
Altitude: 3,870m/12,694ft |Trek 5- 6 hrs
Energize yourself with a hearty breakfast; the trail to Tengboche is well worn and adventurous. Wow! Will be the first expression to leave your lodge, as the splendid views of Mt Everest, Nupste Peak, Lhotse and Ama Dablam can be seen. You will feel your jaws drop as you see Thamserku in awe at a close view. The trail leads you to steady ups and downs with the magnificent views of the great Himalayas very close by; sometimes the urge to reach out and touch them is overwhelming. The trail leads you further towards the pine forests and paths bedecked with gravel and stones. You'd be crossing a bridge covered in colorful prayer flags over the Dudh Koshi River. After passing through a couple of settlements like Phunki Thenga, you'd get to see picturesque view of the surroundings. Certainly that will make you admire the choice of inhabitance the settlers here have made. After a lunch break at Phunki Tenga, there’s only a stride left over a steep climb up the pine forests, before reaching Tengboche.
Pay your respects to the biggest Monastery in the Khumbu region and take part in the ceremonies, but keep that camera lens away from it all. Tengboche might be the first place to have a clear view of Mount Everest en route to the base camp . You can ask the locals to point it out. Spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kongde Ri are a bonus. Retire for the night; a good rest is the need of the hour. Overnight in Tengboche.
Altitude: 4,360 m/14,300 ft| Trek 5-6 hrs
On a clear day you may rise up to a beautiful, sunlit morning to spot the stunning view of the monastery and the mountains. Zip up! The air will get nippier as we ascend further up to Dingboche. The trail lets you pass through several “chortens” (Buddhist Saint’s shrines) and “Mani Walls,” the Tibetan scripts on the walls might be foreign to you, don’t waste your time reading them, try your photography skills instead. Try some “Thukpa” (stock soup and noodles) at Pangboche, it tastes better with red chili paste and will definitely warm you to the core. Certailnly a better way to enjoy the lunch with the close view of Mt Ama Dablam. Head northwards to Pheriche village that lead you to the Imja Valley. Then, after crossing the Lobuche River, the last steepest climb takes you to Dingboche- a fairly large village that lacks greenery as it is above the tree line. Lull yourself to sleep in the foot of the mighty Himalayas. Overnight in Dingboche.
Today you'd be resting in Dingboche and acclimate well. Of course, you can explore the surroundings and a short trek to Chukkung is a good option. Here you can witness and experience lovely, stunning Himalayan landscapes exploring the pastures at a high altitude.Overnight in Dingboche.Accomodation: Yak lodge
Altitude: 4940 m/16,207 ft|: Trek 5-6 hrs
Today, after breakfast the ascent continues en route to Everest Base Camp the terrain gets drier and rockier like Mars, you will feel like you're exploring another world. However, it is earth and it supports life. The Yaks standing idly look at you intently as you pass by at the Yak herder’s site at Dusa. Feel the same nostalgic vibe as you continue through Phulung Karpo, the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. The blue sky in contrast with the white snow atop the Mt. Pumori (7138 mts), makes you skip a heartbeat. Cross a wooden bridge across a roaring stream and ascend to Duglha, which offers the view of Mt. Nuptse, Cholatse, Mt. Thamserku and several other peaks. Feel the sense of achievement when you are walking above the clouds.
Later in the day you'd be trekking along the ridge top called the Chupki Lhara; you can see dramatic view of the mountains beyond. Here, you can find memorial stones honoring an American and a Nepalese Mountaineers who perished while climbing in the Everest region. The sites serve as a reminder of man’s relentless thirst for mountain quests. Take a moment to pray for their souls. Although the trail descends to moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, you will find yourself facing several great peaks, take a breather the air is already thin up there! After you cross the moraine, the boulder and rock speckled slopes with Mt. Nuptse towering to the right are a sight to behold! You may be looking everywhere for the mighty Mt. Everest, it is close by but still out of sight. Let your body relax and adjust to the low pressure and thin, mountain air at Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.Accomodation: Himalaya Eco Resort
Altitude: 5,400m/17,712ft|Trek 5-6 hours
Today, after breakfast, it’s time to head to the Lobuche High Camp. You’d be walking on a flat terrain in the beginning but as you get closer to the base camp it starts getting steeper. Get ready to enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks like Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Kantega and Thamserku. You’d be walking on a rocky path along the bank of the Lobuche Glacier. Once you reach the High camp, it’s time to rest and have lunch. You can spend the day preparing for the summit day.
The climbing guide would provide you the pre-climb training at the High Camp. You’d learn about the climbing techniques and how to use climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using of ropes going up and down. This training surely will help you to gain confidence on climbing skills and the chances of reaching the summit is always high. Spend the night at the Lobuche High Camp.
Altitude: 6119m/20,070 ft| Trek 8-9 hrs
The day will start early today so you’d be waking up few hours past midnight to get ready for the summit day. Our climbing team would prepare light breakfast for you, but you need to keep yourself hydrated with some energy drink and fuel yourself with some energy bars prior to the climb- it’s imperative. You can also avoid the windy conditions in the afternoon which can really hinder the climb to the top. You’d be walking on a rocky surface till 5700m. Then, you’d start climbing on ice. Our experienced climbing leader will instruct to use both man rope and fixed rope. We will most likely be walking on rock surface up to around 5700m after which we climb on ice. We use both fixed rope and man rope as per our leader’s instruction. You’d be walking through moderate steep snow and ice. The final ascent climbs steadily to a plateau at around of 6000m, and then crossess to the exposed ridge which will follow the final summit slopes.
After you’ve climbed steadily for 5-6 hours climbing you’d reach the summit of Lobuche East Peak (6119m). Certainly, it’s a moment of excitement which is the result of a true, hard work. From the summit you can see the stunning panorama of the entire Khumbu region which includes the mighty Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, Cho Oyu, and many more. It’s time to take videos and photos to celebrate the success. After the summit, you walk back to the Lobuche High Camp. Overnight at Lobuche High Camp.Accommodation: Tented camp
Today would be an extra day kept as the reserve just in case the previous day would not be favourable to climb because of the weather condition. Overnight at the Base Camp.Accommodation: Tented camp
Altitude: 3930m /12900 ft| Trek 7-8 hrs
From Lobuche High Camp, you’d walk back to Pangboche taking the Everest Base Camp Trek route. You’d halt at Lobuche for lunch and then head towards Pheriche. As you walk towards Pheriche you can enjoy the lovely view of Mt. Amadablam. Once you’d reach Pheriche then walk towards Pangboche trekking through forests of rhododendron and juniper. Once you reach Pangboche, you also visit the Pangboche monastery. Overnight in Pangboche.
Trek 4-5 hours
Walk through beautiful hillsides covered by conifers, as you move ahead the Rhododendrons, the national flower of Nepal, greets you with various shades of red, the feeling is heavenly! The trail further descends to thick pine forests, all along the way you are never devoid of the view of the peaks nearby. A relaxing lunch at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) with the view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse will set you in motion again. The trail leading Namche Bazaar is winding and wooded, get your cameras ready to take pictures of wildlife in this elevation- mountain goats and pheasants are common sights whereas the elusive snow leopards are hard to spot. Namche bazaar finally comes into view after passing a Chorten, and an army camp. Take a final look behind at the majestic mountains you have left behind.
Take a warm shower; you would probably need it after all that walking and check your mails, stroll around or hit the sack early once you reach Namche bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Accommodation: Hotel Himalayan
Altitude: 2800m/9184ft|Trek 7-8hrs
The final leg of this exciting trek of the Everest Base Camp, fills you with sadness leaving behind the mountains but also happy to have reached the base camp of Everest- dream of every avid trekker. The walk across the suspension bridge, laced with colorful prayer flags atop the Dudh Koshi River, will make you turn back and return to the mountains.The warmer air down at this level will ease your runny noses and sore throats. The distant snowy peaks bid you farewell and a safe journey homewards.The prayer flags and stone shrines wish you with good luck. Once you reach Lukla it assures that civilization is not far away.
Stretch those sore legs and chat with fellow trekkers about the experience you had beside a bonfire, it is enlivening! Overnight in Lukla.Accomodation: Number Hotel
Bid goodbye to the gateway of the mighty Everest, as you board the plane back to Kathmandu (Note: Flights to and from Lukla to Kathmandu are subjected to weather conditions, delays are common). Back in Kathmandu take the day off and spend it leisurely. Explore the city the vibrant atmosphere and friendly faces that you see in every corner will help you relax. “Thamel” area is a popular tourist hub, meet people from all over the globe and lounge in one of the many pubs and bars. The heady mix of Eastern and Western music sets a fun atmosphere. Shop around for locally produced souvenirs and memorabilia for your loved ones back home. To celebrate the successful completion of the adventurous Lobuche East Peak, we will have a farewell dinner. You can pick your meal from their carefully crafted menu that offers a wide range of choices.
Our cheerful representative, will drop you off to the airport three hours prior to the flight departure. The mystic land of the Himalayas holds many more secrets to be told. Come back again for another rendezvous with the mighty mountains.
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