•  Lobuje East Peak Everest Region

Lobuje East Peak Everest Region

Trip Overview

The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. Lobuje has two summits, East (6,119 m) and West (6,145 m), connected by a continuous ridge. There is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them meaning they are rarely climbed together.

Many aspiring Everest teams climb Lobuje for acclimatization as the summit is the same altitude as camp 1 and it saves making at least one dangerous trip through the khumbu Icefall.

The south East Ridge is the most popular, graded as PD+on the Alpine Grading system. Teams, most commonly, climb only to a false summit on the summit ridge (after which it becomes progressively narrower and more difficult) but the views from here are anyway already stupendous.

From the high camp the route continues up a series of rocky slabs of increasing steepness to give access to the South-East Ridge proper. About 50 m from the main ridge the slabs end and there is a 45-degree snow slope to ascend onto the ridge itself.

The start of the ridge is at approximately 5,670 m and this is also a possible site for a second-high camp to make the summit day easier. Follow the ridge turning around seracs and ascending the various bumps towards the first summit. There are no real difficulties although there is a feeling of some exposure along the way. Between the first/false summit and the true summit there is a considerable descent which you may need to rappel down before the final 60 m or so.

Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first recorded ascent to Lobuje East on 25 April 1984.

As a guide, this is a more technical climb than more popular trekking peaks such as Island peak, Pokalde and Mera Peak.

 

Detail Itinerary

Days 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Days 02: Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure

Days 03: Fly from Ktm/Lukla (2,834 m) & trek to phakding (2,611)

Days 04: Trek to Namche bazaar.

Days 05: Namche overnight acclimatization, overnight.

Days 06: Namche overnight for acclimatization.

Days 07: Trek to Tengboche.

Days 08: Trek to Dingboche.

Days 09: Dingboche rest.

Days 10: Trek to Chukung.

Days 11: Hike Chhukung Ri and back to Chhukung

Days 12: Trek to Dingboche

Days 13: Trek to Lobuche

Days 14: Trek to Lobuche base camp

Days 15: Lobuche base camp

Days 16: Base camp to Lobuche high camp

Days 17: Summit Day

Days 18: Lobuche base camp

Days 19: Trek to Tyangboche

Days 20: Trek to Namche

Days 21: Trek to Lukla

Days 22: Fly back to Kathmandu

Days 23: Rest in Kathmandu

Days 24: Your own destination

 

 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Pickup and drop, Airport.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel, including breakfast too.
  • Accommodation during the trek, both in a tea house or camp
  • Meals throughout the trekking period
  • Transport throughout the trek, but not air-transport.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • soul himalaya treks duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map
  • All necessary paper work and charges
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Medical kit
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What is not included?

 

  • Airfare to and from Kathmandu to your country 
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

Gear list

Climbing harness

Ice axe

crampons

Mountaineering boots

AscenderDescender/Abseil device

Rope

Snow bar

Ice hammer

Helmet (optional)
 

Clothing

Sun hat or scarf

Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper

Waterproof shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket (can hire here in Nepal also)

Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wool pants

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots with spare laces

Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories

Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit

Trekking poles (sticks) 

Headlamp

Trek bag-pack (provided by soul himalaya treks and tours 

Basic First Aid Kit

Daypack (approximately 2,500 to 3,000 cubic inches)

Thermo-rest sleeping pad

Water bottles

Small wash towel

Toiletries

Quick drying towel (medium sized)

Soap (preferably biodegradable)

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Deodorants

Face and body moisturizer

Nail clippers

Small mirror

Tissue paper/ toilet roll

Anti-bacterial Hand wash

Extras/ luxuries

Trail Map/Guide book

Binocular

Reading book

Journal & Pen

Pencils and small notebooks

FROM US

24 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Adventure
  •    Destination: Everest Region
  •    Activities: Peak Climbing & Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Good Hotel in Kathmandu
  •    Meals: included during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 6119m
  •    Group size: Minimum pax 2
  •    Best Season: Spring and Atum

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