Lobuche East Peak Climbing, 20 Days
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Lobuche East Peak Climbing, 20 Days

Days: 20 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)

Located close to the Khumbu Glacier region, the peak rewards us with the adventurous climb to the top while continually offering glorious views of the peaks in the region. Lobuche East Peak Climbing is the most popular trekking trail in the Everest region. Lobuche peak can be climbed either from the east or the west side of the peak offering unique and challenging trail along the verdant landscapes. 

Lobuche peak which lies in the northern side of the Khumbu region offers a challenging and difficult trail to the Mountaineers.  The trail starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It leads us to one of the busy trails of Khumbu region that is along the Namche Bazaar crossing some of the tranquil villages with the views of Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), Kongde Ri (6168m), Thamserku (6608m) and other neighboring peaks of Khumbu region. We will get a chance to walk along the Sagarmatha National Park which preserves the beautiful and endangered flora and faunas of this region. We will encounter many old and famous monasteries along our way. This trek contains almost all the hallmarks that one can possibly enjoy in the Everest region. The journey incorporates trek to Everest Base Camp and the famous Tengboche monastery. Lobuche Peak climbing provides us with the mystical cultural tour along with the sublime experience of mountaineering. One needs to have some technical knowledge of mountaineering and must follow the safety guidelines given by our trekking guide. The peak climbing is a magnificent journey which runs through the veins of the Everest region and introduces the proud Sherpa culture, radiant mountains, and serene trails.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is a reputed company which has been operating n the travel and tourism in Nepal for over 12 years. Our transportation and accommodation facilities are excellent and we also provide English-speaking guides to assist you throughout your journey.


Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our staff members will pick you up and escort you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day as you please. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour, stay overnight in Hotel.
Today will be a full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa in a private car. These sites are revered to be cultural and historical pillars of the city. Pashupatinath is a major Hindu temple whereas Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are the monuments which reflect Buddhist culture and practices.  On returning, we will check our equipment and backpacks for the trek. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/45mins and trek to Phakding 2610m/3hrs, 
We will catch a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It will nearly take 30-45 minutes over the lush green valleys and towering peaks to take us to the beautiful Tenzing-Hillary airstrip of Lukla. The flights to Lukla are often canceled or delayed. We also cover for such occasions with suitable options. After resting for a while, we walk along the farmlands and tranquil villages on our way to the beautiful Phakding village located by the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at a Lodge in Phakding.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/6hrs, 
Our trail mostly passes through the bank of Dudh Koshi River and crosses the some of the suspension bridges before reaching the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. We hike up to the forests acting as a safe haven for the myriad of animals and plants. We cross a large bridge and walk uphill until reaching Namche Bazaar. It is a beautiful market area of Khumbu region with the view of almost all the Himalayas of this region. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day,
This day will be reserved for acclimatization and rest. To better acclimatize to the Khumbu region we will do short hiking to avoid the altitude sickness when we climb further. We will hike up to the Sherpa Museum and learn about the floras, faunas, culture, festivals, and ethnicity of this region. From there, we will climb up to the Everest View Hotel where we can enjoy the beautiful views of the Mount Everest (8848m) from the verandahs in the hotel. In the evening, we will return back to Namche Bazaar and then overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/5hrs, 
We will trek to Tengboche which houses the famous Tengboche Monastery. Today, the trail mostly passes through the coniferous and rhododendron forests with the 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. Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5hrs,
Today we will descend along the birch and rhododendron forests to the bridge over the Imja Khola. The trail will gently ascend from here and lead us the last permanent village before the Everest base camp, Pangboche. From here we will ascend further leaving the tree line below to the exposed and open landscapes of Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche. 

Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung 4730m/4hrs,
Today we will follow a trail that leads to Chhukung. The trail mostly ascends through the rocky ridges along with the views of the beautiful mountain peaks of Khumbu region like Island peak (m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Makalu (8463m), Taboche peak (m) and others On reaching Chhukung we can have a wider and closer view of the mountains and then overnight at Chhukung.

Day 9: Early morning hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m/2hrs and trek to Pheriche 4240m/6hrs, 
Our hike will be up to Chhukung-Ri and then to Pheriche which will almost take us 6 hours. The trail gently ascends uphill to the Chhukung-Ri will the beautiful views of mountains like  Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Lhotse (8414m), Baruntse peak (6800m),Ama Dablam peak(6856m), Thamserku peak (6608m), Kongde Ri peak(6187m), Taboche peak(6542m) and more. From Chhukung-Ri, we will descend to Pheriche along the Dzongla and then overnight at Pheriche.

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche 4910m/5hrs, 
The path today gently and slowly climbs through the glacier. Initially, we will follow the trail to Dzongla which is the junction of Lobuche, Pheriche, and the famous Cholatse pass. Enjoying the stunning views of mountains like Taboche (m), Cholatse (m), Lobuche (m), Pumori (m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and as far to Mt. Makalu (8463m) towards east and tips of Mt. Cho Oyu (8188m) in the west, we will climb the debris of the Khumbu Glacier and reach the small settlement the Lobuche. Stay overnight at the Lobuche.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3hrs, afternoon explore to Everest BC 5365m/5hrs, 
The trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep will be challenging due to sudden height gain. We will slowly 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 along the moraines with the eye-catching views of the Khumbu icefall to Everest Base Camp. After spending some time there and enjoying the beautiful views we will descend back to Gorakshep and then overnight at the Gorakshep.

Day 12: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar 5550m/2hrs and trek to Lobuche Base Camp 4980m/4hrs, 
In the early morning, we will leave for Kala Patthar. An early morning hike for about 2 hours will take us to Kala Patthar which is a famous viewpoint of 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 which offers us the stunning views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Cholatse (6635m), Thamserku (6608m), and Kangtega (6685m) among many others. Overnight at Lobuche Base Camp.

Day 13: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp 5400m/4hours, 
We will mostly 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 so, caution is advised. The sublime Himalayas will keep us company throughout the trek today. On reaching there, we will also do some mountaineering practice and then overnight at the high camp.

Day 14: Summit to Lobuche East 6119m and back to Base Camp 4980m/8hours,
Today, we will summit the Lobuche East peak with the guidelines of the experts. We will slowly climb the steep ascending trail crossing paths that require technical guidelines. Our guide will help us with the use of trekking gears. On summiting the peak, we will be rewarded with 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.

Day 15: Reserve Day for Climbing due to bad weather, 
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. 

Day 16: Trek from Base Camp to Tengboche 3860m/7hrs,
Descending along the ridgeline we will reach the village Pangboche. Bidding farewell to the Lobuche peak, we will descend along the forests and cross a suspension bridge to reach the Tengboche which is a famous place in the Khumbu region. We can explore the areas and observe the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 17: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo 2835m/6hrs, 
Our way descend along the Imja Khola to Phunke Tenga and continue along the forested path to Namche Bazaar. We will retrace the similar path and reach to Namche Bazaar. The trail descends along the Dudh Koshi River to the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. We come across porters, yaks, and Dzongs as we head towards Namche Bazaar.  Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 18: Trek from Monjo to Lukla 2840m/5hrs, 
Today will be our last walk along this beautiful region. Recalling the experiences of the recent journey, we will descend back to Lukla from Monjo via Phakding retracing the path we previously ascended. Crossing Mani walls, prayer wheels and rivers on multiple occasions, we arrive at Lukla. Stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 19: Early morning fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, refreshment.
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.

Day 20: Final Departure to Kathmandu International Airport for your further Destination.
Today we will drive you to the Tribhuvan International airport for your scheduled flight bidding you goodbye.

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 snftnepal@yahoo.de

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.

Price Adult Status *
USD 3,995
EUR 3.763
SFr 4.007
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

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,
   internet.
* 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.


Lobuche East Peak Climbing, 20 Days


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