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Lobuchhe Peak Climbing (15 days)
Lobuchhe Peak is one of the most popular peak for trekking in Nepal, which is located at the elevation of 6119 meters in Everest Khumbu Himalaya range.
Lobuchhe Peak is one of the most popular peak for trekking in Nepal, which is located at the elevation of 6119 meters in Everest Khumbu Himalaya range. Lobuchhe Peak climbing will give the climbers an opportunity to trek and climb exciting and challenging routes. Lobuchhe Peak is an attractive summit that offers various routes for climbing, but the normal route is through South Ridge.
Climbing the Southern Base camp will provide the chance to view stunning views of Ama-Dablam, Tawache and many other majestic mountain. Lobuchhe peak consists of several small summits and conquering the true summit requires climbing steep paths, passing through ice slopes to the top of the ridge. After reaching to Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp, trek will climb the main glaciers from Lobuchhe Base Camp which will provide access to the breathtaking view of Mount Lobuchhe and Khumbu glaciers.
Climbing Lobuchhe Peak require prior climbing experience, some necessary skill and confidence of achieving goal. Climbing with good outdoor experience and a sound fitness will make your journey exciting and wonderful allowing you to view glorious mountains.
Day 01 - Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding.
We will take a flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Upon our arrival at Lukla, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding.
Day 02 - Trek to Namche Bazaar
We walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey.
Day 03 - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day
This is the day set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of being idle. There are a few options set aside for this day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest.
Day 04 - Trek to Tengboche Monastery
We trek towards Tengboche. It is an easy walk from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche, a village that houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region.
Day 05 - Trek to Dingboche
We begin our trek by walking through lush forests of birch, conifers and rhododendrons on an easy path. This picturesque trail then dips down to Debuche, crossing the Imja River before climbing up to Pangboche.
Day 06 - Trip to Chhukung valley and trek back to Dingboche
Day 07 - Trek to Lobuche
We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa who perished on a mission to climb Everest.
Day 08 - Trek to Everest Base Camp then back to Gorak Shep
Trek will take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings.
Day 09 - Hike up Kalapattar then trek down to Lobuche
We prepare for an early morning departure. There is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest.
Day 10 – Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp
We trek towards Lobuche base camp. After walking some distance on relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas.
Day 11 - Summit to Lobuche East Peak then back to Base Camp
From Lobuche Base Camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. Upon reaching the High Camp, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. It is important that we take rest after fixing the camp as it will prepare us for the next day’s long climb.
Day 12 - Trek to Panboche
We trek downhill from Lobuche High Camp and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche we again retrace our path to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, we get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance.
Day 13 - Trek to Namche
We retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa.
Day 14 -Trek to Lukla
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural.
Day 15 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu