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Labuche Peak (6119m) climbing

Max Altitude

6119

Departure From

Kathmandu airport or Ramechap airport

Arriving at

Ramechep airport or Kathmandu airport

Trip Grade

Difficult and Hard

Accommodation

Lodge and Tent

Meals During the trip

All meals during the trek

Attraction

Khumbu valley

Acctivities

Climbing Peak

Trip Overview

The Lobuch Mountain consists of two different summits, viz. East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak.

Lobuche being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.The peak of Lobuje East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south?east of the true peak and before the notch. This peak is identified as the false peak. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to Lobuche East on 25 April 1984 although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before. But no records are available. We gear up for the Lobuche summit push with a stop at the Everest Base Camp. Here, you’ll get a feel for mountain life and a lesson on climbing. Our bodies will also have a chance to acclimatize for the thin air atop Lobuche! Altitude sickness is something we strive to avoid, and our carefully-crafted itinerary is designed for optimal adjustment. Your guides will be the ultra-experienced Sherpas, many of whom have scaled other peaks including Everest. We run our climbs with a 2 climbers to 1 guide ratio to ensure that everyone makes it to the summit or has a chance to try even if members of the group have different pacing. Our climbing packages include boots and all the gear you will need for the climb.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation

Arrive Kathmandu, the capital and cultural hub of Nepal. We'll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel. Take a rest after the long flight and explore Thamel the hub of Kathmandu on your own.

Day 02: In Kathmandu. Preparation day

Today our team will meet with you in the early afternoon to review the gear you have brought and to take you to the gear rental shop. We will make sure you have quality climbing boots that fit well before you head off to the mountain. Plan on an evening briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2652m)

After a short morning flight to Lukla, you will be introduced to your guide and porter. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (344m)

After breakfast in Phakding lodge before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here, and then it's uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It's a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you'll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty.

Day 05: In Namche Bazaar - acclimatization day

Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. There's an optional 2 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Saturdays, the Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals' marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

Day 06: Trek to Phortse (3700m)

After breakfast trek to Phortse. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed. Our destination, Phortse, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche(4400m)

The trail today parallels the canyon of the raging Imja Khol River with its glacial blue waters. Its a gradual climb up to the village of Pangboche, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche. Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours). This section in winter we may changed if snow is on the trail we will use the route via Debouche and Tengboche as an alternate.

Day 08: In Dingboche - acclimatization day

While in Dingboche we may explore surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. Do not exhaust yourself too much.

Day 09: Trek to Labuche (4900m)

Trek to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night. Walking Distance: 11-12km (6-7 hours).

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base camp (5364m) and Overnight at Gorakshep (5180m)

Easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we will approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you will have the chance in the spring climbing season to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain's summit of Everest. Prepare your cameras to capture for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours).

Day 11: Trek to Labuche Base camp (5200m)

From Gorakshep it is 5/6 hour trek to the Lobuche Base Camp. The rocky moraine is steep and unforgiving until Labuche Base camp. Next day we have climbing training.

Day 12: In Labuche Base camp - acclimatization

We have another acclimatization day planned today, along with additional climbing training to prepare you for our summit push tomorrow. Practice thoroughly, and then rest up - we'll awake before the sun tomorrow.

Day 13: Summit Labuche Peak (6119m) and return to Labuche

Climbing and trekking for ten full hours today in order to push to summit of Lobuche Peak. The 2am wakeup call is tough, but it will allow us to attain the peak just as the sun is rising, showing off the panoramic views of the Himalayas backlit by the brilliant rays of dawn. Savor the best views to be found from any peak, and take lots of pictures, from the summit, you will be able to gaze out at mighty Everest, as well as several peaks on the Tibetan side of the Rongbuk. It's an experience you'll treasure for a lifetime, then we will trek back down to base camp and to Labuche lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)

We finally begin the long road back home as we descend from the Labuche towards Tengboche. The trail meets up with the path back from the EBC, making for excellent company.

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

The path is becoming easier as we trek downhill towards Namche Bazaar, and it's much less work this time around to literally stop and smell the flowers - thick forests of rhododendron and juniper in glorious red and pink bloom.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2800m)

After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in a proper hotel and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew. Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you have accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet. Walking Distance: 16km (6-8 hours).

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. In Kathmandu.

In the morning, you'll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You'll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas.

Day 18: Depart from Kathmandu

In the morning, you'll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You'll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas.

Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
2 - 0 $2,600.00
3 - 0 $2,400.00
6 - 0 $2,200.00

Included

  • 01. Arrival/departure transfers in Kathmandu
  • 02. Hotel accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfast for 4 nights
  • 03. Climbing permit, National park entrance and TIMS permits, 04. Airfare – Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • 04. All meals during the trek, accommodation in lodge, tent from high camp to summit – high camp
  • 05. Service of climbing guide, his insurance
  • 06. Porters to carry personal baggage – each member is allowed to bring 15 kg
  • 07. Accident insurance for staffs and porters
  • 08. Climbing gears, ropes, ice screw, crampons, snow bars, ice axe, etc.

Excluded

  • 09. Personal clothing/equipments and sleeping bag
  • 01. Personal clothing/equipments and sleeping bag
  • 02. Personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, oxygen, medical box,
  • 03. Alcoholic beverage, laundry and tips

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