Lobuche East Peak, a hidden pearl of Himalayan climbing adventure, rises majestically above the village of Lobuche just a few kilometers away from Everest, yet it is ignored by many climbers. Even if they discover Lobuche Peak, most of the climbers manage to reach only the false summit of Lobuche East Peak and turn back overwhelmed by the summit ridge.
Lobuche East peak is visible from many angles but it is dwarfed by the scale of surroundings. It looks quite meek from distance but this is very deceptive. In fact, it is surprisingly a spectacular and challenging climb, yet very safe and accessible to beginners.
Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.
Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Early morning we take a quick breakfast to catch the first flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the whole Everest Region trek. We will meet with our crew and start the trek by heading to Pkakding. Along the way, you will follow the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi river.
Today trail takes us to the most-awaited trekking hub of the Eastern region of Nepal. To reach this destination we will make an entry to Sagarmatha National Park. We begin by crossing the suspension bridge and hiking to Monjo at 2800 meters. If the weather permits you will also get your first glimpse of Everest.
Today we will take this day to get used to the high altitude of the Himalayas. You can explore the areas and talk with the locals. One can also visit museums and shops or take a sauna. Furthermore, you can also visit the Syangboche airstrip at 3790 meters. Once it opens it will be the world's highest airport to ever make a flight.
We will trek to Tengboche which houses the famous Tengboche Monastery. Today trail will lead us through coniferous and rhododendron forests. We will also get beautiful views of the mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Thamserku (6608m) and Kongde Ri (m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). We will descend towards the Imjaste River at Phunke Tenga and have our lunch. After the short break, we will continue along the uphill trail to Tengboche.
Today we will descend along with the rhododendron forests to the bridge over the Imja Khola. The trail will ascend from here and lead us to the last permanent village. This village comes before the Everest base camp, Pangboche. From here we will ascend further on the open landscapes of Dingboche.
Today trail we will follow the trail to Dzongla. It is also the junction of Lobuche, Pheriche, and the famous Cholatse pass. We can enjoy the views of mountains like Taboche (m), Cholatse (m), Lobuche (m), Pumori (m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and as far to Mt. Makalu (8463m) towards east. Mt. Cho Oyu (8188m) in the west. we will climb the debris of the Khumbu Glacier and reach the small settlement the Lobuche.
Today we take a slow to ascend as we will be going higher elevation. We ascend along the icy ridgelines of the rocks, enjoying the beautiful views of Mt. Pumori (7165m), Khumbutse (6665m), and Mt. Everest world’s highest peak at 8,848 meters to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we will continue the hike to Khumbu icefall for Everest Base Camp.
In the early morning, we will leave for Kala Patthar. An early morning hike for about 2 hours will take us to Kala Patthar for the viewpoint of the Khumbu region. We can enjoy the magnificent view of the rising sun over the mountains of the Khumbu region. After spending some time there we will head towards the trail leading toward Lobuche. After some time of walking, we will divert towards the Lobuche Base Camp. It offers stunning views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Cholatse (6635m), Thamserku (6608m). It also offers the vies of Kangtega (6685m) among many others.
We will climb along the rocky moraines to reach the High Camp. It will almost take us four hours to reach the High Camp. The path gets steep and slippery on many occasions. The sublime Himalayas will keep us company throughout the trek today.
Today, we will summit the Lobuche East peak. We will follow the guidelines of the climbing expert on the team. Our guide will help us with the use of trekking gear. Once we reach the summit we will enjoy the mesmerizing views of the mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,414 m), Mt. Ama-Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) in the far distance. After spending some time there we will descend back to the base camp and then overnight at the tented camp.
The weather can be unpredictable in these mountainous regions. We attempt the climb on this day if we are unable to scale the peak on the summit day.
With the successful summit of Lobuche east peak, we start our descend to Tengboche. We walk through the forest and cross a suspension bridge to reach Tengboche. It is one of the famous places in the Everest Region.
Today we descent along the Imja Khola to Phunke Tenga and continue along the forested path. We will retrace through Namche Bazaar and follow Dudh Koshi River. We exit the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. We come across porters, yaks, and Dzongs as we head towards Monji from Namche Bazaar.
Today we trace our way all the way back to Lukla. We will have a gradual descend on this day as we try to reach Lukla. Later in the evening, we celebrate summit success with the crew.
In the early morning, we will leave for Kathmandu. We will catch a scenic flight from Lukla crossing very fine and lush valleys. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer to the Hotel. You can spend the rest of the time in the valley by opting to explore and shop or rest. Overnight at a 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure.
For Camping and climbing accommodation as per the booking
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
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