Days: 21 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Lobuche East Peak Climbing is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and wide scope for new lines. Seen from near Pheriche, the dark triangle of its rocky east face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to and icy skyline. This skyline forms the south ridges, the junction of the east faces with the glaciated south west face and the line of the normal route of ascent. There exist two distinct summits to Lobuche peak: Lobuche east (6119 m) and Lobuche west (6145 m). Although they are connected by a continuous ridge there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. Lobuche Peak climbing is an attractive summit with existing routes and new opportunities. Lobuje east peak is one of the hardest of the trekking peaks that commercial groups attempt. The true summit of Lobuche East proved an elusive goal. A Swiss first climbed the rocky outliners, but the subsequent attempt fell short of the actual Summit, soaring above a profound notch at the far end of west/south — East Ridge, was finally climbed in 1984. The East face, accessible from Lobuche, has attracted different teams. Jeff Lowe has added a difficult route up an icy collar, while Todd Bible and Catherine Freer climbed the rocky East Ridge. Our trek starts from Lukla the ‘Gateway for trek and climbs in the Everest area’. The major attractions on our way to the base camp are the famous Sherpa town called Namche Bazaar, the Tengboche monastery (the cultural / religious center for the Sherpa people of Everest region), Pangboche (oldest and permanently settled highest amongst all Sherpa villages), Dingboche (probably highest place in the world for barley cultivation). It is our pleasure to trek up to Kalapathar before commencing the climb for a close view of Mt. Everest. Our base camp is established at the periphery of a hidden lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated South West Face near Point 5,551m. No doubt, the spectacular views of Amadablam and Tawache are clearly viewed from here. We gain our climb steep terrain leading beneath the main glacier on the South West Face of Lobuche and attain access to the South Ridge. We establish our camp higher on the ridge. We continue further on the South Ridge and then follow the summit ridge; north-west from the high camp. We have a great view of Mt. Everest and a 360 degree Himalayan panorama that include all important peaks in the Khumbu Valley from the summit. Gradually, we descend from the summit to the base camp for the night and next day head down to Lukla to catch our flight to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmadu Airport and meet with SFT representative at the airport, transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about Peak Climbing program and Trekking, relax.
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour to Kopan Monastery, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa with our well experienced Tour Guide by private car, equipment check and stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/45mins and trek to Phakding 2610m/3hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar 3440m/6hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day; hike to Everest View Hotel and surrounding hills, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche 3860m/5hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung 4730m/4hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 9: Early morning hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m/2hrs and trek to Pheriche 4240m/6hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche 4910m/5hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak-Shep 5140m/3hrs, afternoon explore to Everest BC 5365m/5hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 12: Early morning hike to Kalapathar 5550m/2hrs and trek to Lobuche Base Camp 4980m/4hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp 5400m/4hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Summit to Lobuche East 6119m and back to Base Camp 4980m/8hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Reserve Day for Climbing due to bad weather, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek from Base Camp to Tengboche 3860m/7hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 17: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo 2835m/6hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 18: Trek from Monjo to Lukla 2840m/5hrs, stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 19: Early morning fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, refreshment.
Day 20: Half day Sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square with our Tour Guide by private car, Farewell Dinner with SFT staffs, stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 21: Final Departure to Kathmandu International Airport for your further Destination.
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van / Bus.
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at Standard 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide, car / van.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Tented Camp accommodation during the camping and climbing period.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, 1 sherpa (tents), porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
* Round Trip flight from KTM/Lukla/KTM & Domestic airport taxes.
* Camping Equipments (Tents, Kitchen Utensils and Mattresses during the climbing period).
* First Aid Medical Kit.
* Sagarmatha National Park permit and necessary permits.
* Peak Permit, Garbage Deposit and Climbing Guide/Sherpa Equipments.
* Office Service charge.
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost doesn't Include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would
greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at
Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
* International Airport tax.
* Emergency Evacuation.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call,
* Personal Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to
hire or buy in Kathmandu).
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Peak Climbing: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.