Lobuche East Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
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 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/35 minutes and trek to Phakding 2610m/3 hours
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 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/6 hours
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. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day - hike to Hotel Everest View 3880m
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 (8848.86m) from the verandahs in the hotel. In the evening, we will return back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/5 hours
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 (8848.86m), 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 in Tengoche.
Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5 hours
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 a Lodge in Dingboche.
Day 7: Acclimatization day - hike to Chhukhung-Ri 5550m (7 hours side trip)
We use this day to acclimatize ourselves to high altitude. However, we can go for a hike to Chhukhung-Ri. Hiking up on a rocky terrain, we walk for a couple of hours to reach a small village of Chhukhung. We then hike for another couple of hours to reach Chhukhung-Ri. The view of Lhotse, Makalu, Taboche, and Island peak is simply breathtaking from this viewpoint. We return to Dingboche. Overnight at a lodge in Dingboche.
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/5 hours
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, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, 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. Overnight at a Lodge in Lobuche.
Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3 hours and afternoon explore to Everest BC 5365m/5 hours
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 8,848.86 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 a Lodge in Gorakshep.
Day 10: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar 5550m/2 hours and trek to Lobuche Base Camp 4980m/4 hours
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 a tented camp in Lobuche Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp 5400m/4 hours
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. Overnight at a tented camp in High Camp.
Day 12: Summit to Lobuche East 6119m and back to Base Camp 4980m/8 hours
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 (8,848.86 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 a tented camp in Base Camp.
Day 13: 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. Overnight at a tented camp in Base Camp.
Day 14: Trek from Base Camp to Tengboche 3860m/7 hours
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 in Tengboche.
Day 15: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo 2835m/6 hours
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. Overnight at a Lodge in Monjo.
Day 16: Trek from Monjo to Lukla 2840m/5 hours
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. Overnight at a Lodge in Lukla.
Day 17: Early morning fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes 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 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18: 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.
Important Notice for domestic flight to and from Lukla
Due to avoid air traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flights operation, the Lukla flights shall be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport effective from Autumn (September 25, to November 30, 2023) and Spring (March 16, to May 31, 2024).
In this matter, you need 1 additional day to manage all transfer to and from Manthali Airport. We would like to suggest you for driving to Mulkot which is 3 hours driving away from Kathmandu and spend a night there at a hotel, then next morning an hour of driving brings you at Manthali Airport to catch the flights to Lukla. On return, you can fly to Manthali Airport and same day drive back to Kathmandu.
Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Tour)
All inclusive Trip Price for individual/solo/single person; USD 3490
All inclusive Trip Price for 2 persons basis; USD 2705 per person
All inclusive Trip Price for 3 persons basis; USD 2530 per person
All inclusive Trip Price for 4 persons basis; USD 2325 per person
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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.