Lobuche Peak is in Everest region which elevation is 6119 meters high from sea level, every year hundreds of climber climb this peak. There exist two distinct summit 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 east is an attractive summit with existing routes and new opportunities. Lobuche east is one of the hardest of the trekking peaks that commercial groups attempt.
Lobuche peak 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.
The approach follows the "Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes" itinerary, one of Nepal's most famous treks, through the Khumbu mountains - Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Peak (5480 m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo.
After the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla and further up the base camp. The climb includes some technical difficulties on quite steep (45 - 50 degree) snow/ice slopes and requires the use of fixed ropes. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. After the Lobuche Peak ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5545 m) from where we enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few.
Day 01 : Katmandu. Airport - hotel transfer.
Day 02 : Katmandu. Day at leisure.
Day 03 : Katmandu - Lukla (2850 m) by plane. 3-hour walk to Phakding (2600 m).
Day 04 : Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440 m) 5h. Tough climb towards the Sherpa capital. Beautiful vistas of the Thamserku (6608 m), the Everest (8848 m) and the Lhotse (8511 m).
Day 05 : Namche Bazar. Acclimatisation day, which gives us time to explore the bustling local market or enjoy an excursion towards the village of Thame or Khumjung.
Day 06 : Namche Bazar - Phortse Thanga (3600 m) in 5 h. Beautiful view of the Tengpoche monastery and the verdant Phortse plateau on east. Stunning vista of the Thamserku (6608 m) and Kang Taïga (6685 m) on south-east and the Taboche (6367 m) on north-east.
Day 07 : Phortse Thanga - Dole (4040 m) - Machhermo (4410 m) in 5 h. Rhododendrons forests give way to junipers and tall conifers. After Dole the landscape gets rocky. First sights of the Cho Oyu (8153 m).
Day 08 : Machhermo - Gokyo (4750 m) in 4 h. We follow the immense frontal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier to the Gokyo lakes. Climbing up we will discover one by one those emerald drops lost into black rocks and snow.
Day 09 : Gokyo Peak ascent (5480 m) in 5 h. A breathtaking 360 º view with Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, four of the forteen 8000 m on earth, dominating the myriad lesser peaks.
Day 10 : Gokyo - Nyimagawa (5050 m) in 5 h. Crossing through moraines of the terminal spit of Ngojumpa glacier. From Thagna, climb up through gentle and grassy slopes to the foot of the Cho La.
Day 11 : Nyimagawa - Cho La Pass (5420 m) - Dzongla (4840 m) in 5 h. The steep trail goes through blocks of rocks. After the pass, we shortly cross an easy segment of the glacier then descend towards Dzongla.
Day 12 : Dzongla - Base Camp (5350 m) in 4 h. From the Base Camp, situated beside a lake, we can enjoy stunning vistas of the Ama Dablam and the Taweche.
Day 13 : Base Camp - High Camp (5850 m) in 5 h. Through snowy slopes, we step onto a ridge overhanging the Khumbu and Lobuche glaciers. Setting up fixed ropes is sometimes necessary (slopes with a gradient about 45 to 50 degrees).
Day 14 : Lobuche Peak ascent (6119 m) and backwards to High Camp in 8 h. Steady progress on the final ridge towards the summit, we can come across few crevasses.
Day 15 : High Camp - Pheriche (4250 m) in 6 h.
Day 16 : Pheriche - Tengpoche (3860 m) in 5 h. The largest and most active monastery of Khumbu is located at Tengpoche.
Day 17 : Tengpoche - Phunki ( 3250 m) - Namche Bazar (3440 m) in 5 h.
Day 18 : Namche Bazar - Lukla in 7 h.
Day 19 : Lukla - Katmandu by plane.
Day 20 : Katmandu. Day at leisure. Safety day for your international flight.
Day 21 : Katmandu. Hotel - airport transfer.
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