Lobuche East

Trip Overview

Lobuche East can be climbed through various routes but the most popular one is south ridge and it is normal than the other routes. For the mountain hunters this peak Lobuche East is one of the most popular climbing peak in Nepal, lies close to Khumbu Glacier in Everest Region, offers an attractive climb summit. There are two distinct peaks, Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Although a continuous ridge associates them, there is a sharp gap and a much distance between two peaks. The true East Peak is quite prominent and is reached by downward into a marked cut off and climbing step snow/ice slopes to the top.

From last two decades, several climbers have achieved the peaks of Lobuche East and West. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa first climbed Lobuche East and Lobuche West on April 25, 1984. From the summit of Lobuche Peak, climbers can see superb views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Cholatse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.

Day to Day Activity
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche
Day 05: Acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche
Day 08: Acclimatization day
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep and visit Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Climb Kala Pattar and descend to Lobuche
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp
Day 13: High Camp
Day 14: Summit and back to Base Camp
Day 15: Extra day for Summit
Day 16: Trek to Pheriche
Day 17: Trek to Namche
Day 18: Trek to Lukla
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 20: Spare day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Depart Kathmandu

Note: You only get Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu. You are on full board on trek.

Trip Highlight

» Great climbing experience on Lobuche East, following in the footsteps of the great climbing parties to Everest Base Camp.
» Exploring fascinating Namche Bazaar and soaking up the Sherpa culture, tradition, and their way of life.
» Trekking through some of the world's highest peaks, with incredible views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Ama Dablam.
» Visiting the incredible monastery at Thyangboche

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
    Check in to your Hotel (Yak and Yeti) right in the centre of the town, just off Thamel. It’s easy to get all the important sights in Kathmandu valley.CH
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast,

    Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
    Today there is a half day guided tour to visit the old part of Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of the old city. Here is the old Royal palace, with its intricate woodcarving and four fine towers. There are several Hindu temples to house for different Hindu deities and images including the resident for Kumari, the young girl who is revered as a living Goddess from mid 18th century. You will get magnificent example of Nepali architecture from medieval period around this Durbar square. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls.

    You are free in the afternoon to visit the most important Hindu temple in the valley at Pashupatinath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath or you may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambunath. There should be time for briefing and checking your climbing gear. CH
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast,

    Day 03 - 11
    You will ascend to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar following in the footsteps of the great climbing parties. You will spend extra day at Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpa people where you may get more supplies for the rest of the trip in Khumbu region. Leaving Namche Bazaar you’ll continue following the valley to Thyangboche where you’ll visit the incredible monastery in the region. You may wish to do Puja (prayer) at the monastery to receive good luck for the rest of the trip in Khumbu region. You will have another acclimatization day at Dingboche. On that day, you can ascend towards Chhukung valley from where you’ll get magnificent views of the surrounding glacier around you. After that, you’ll head to Everest Base Camp, climb Kala Pattar in the morning for incredible views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Pumori and descend to Lobuche Base Camp. You will have at least 3 days from

    Day 12 - 15
    Climbing Lobuche East for your final excursion on the trip. Ascending on Lobuche East either in autumn or in spring season, you’ll have unforgettable climbing experience once in your life in the eastern Nepal Himalaya. From

    Day 16 - 18
    you descend to Lukla via Namche; you may like to celebrate your climbing experience with your staff in the mountain and fly back to Kathmandu. BL
    Overnight Teahouse, Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu
    We fly back to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the day at leisure. CH
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast,

    Day 20: Spare day in Kathmandu
    Today is free in Kathmandu for last minute sightseeing or shopping. CH
    Overnight Exclusive 5 Star Hotel, Included meal: Breakfast,

    Day 21: Depart Kathmandu
    The trip ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for the flight back home.
    Included meal: Breakfast


Price Includes

» Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
» Accommodation in Kathmandu- twin Share
» City tour in Kathmandu
» Transportation, tour guide
» Kathmandu - Lukla return flight for members, staffs and equipments
» All national park permits and entrance fees
» Tea house trekking including food and accommodation in Lodges, Boiled water, tea and coffee
» Guide, porters and camping crew during the trek
» Lobuche Peak climbing Permit fee
» Food, Tents and Kitchen equipments for climbing
» Group climbing equipments such as rope, ice screws, snow pickets, etc.
» Climbing Guide, his equipment allowance and salary
» Additional porters for carrying climbing gears
» Salary and Insurance for all Nepali staffs

Price Excludes

» Personal expenses such as soft drinks, beverage, postage, laundry
» Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner)
» International flights and departure taxes
» Visa and passport fees
» Travel insurance
» Emergency evacuation
» Personal climbing equipments
» Tips and gratuities
» Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Griffon Travel

Equipment List

Equipment List
You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you, if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it. You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu (Thamel).
Sun glasses
Chap stick / Sunscreen
Face mask or Scarf
Hand towel
Fleece beanie
Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
Cold weather down jacket below waist
Fleece jacket and trouser
Trekking trouser
T-Shirts (short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
Wind stopper and fleece gloves
Socks and under wears
Trekking boot
Snow Gaiter (optional)
Runners / Snickers for camps
Head torch
Water Bottle/Camel Pak
Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
Spare batteries for Camera and flash light. Check charging facility along your journey
Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Small personal first aid kit

All equipments as in trekking equipment list except 25L day pack. Need a 40L+ day pack.
Snow Gaiter (compulsory)
Snow Goggles
Head torch
Thick socks at least 3 pairs
Gloves, thin thermal layer and thick down or acrylic filled wind and waterproof outer layer
Wind stopper Top/Wind stopper bottom
Ruck-Sack minimum 40L+, should have loop to hold Ice-Axe, pole and side pocket to hold water bottle

Harness: Black Diamond on high quality
Karabiners: Two pieces Screw Gate “D” Shaped and two plain
Tape Sling: Two meters 1inch wide tape sling with free ends
Ice-Axe: Choice depends on use. Generally length between your ankle and finger tips on stretched body (60cm to 70cm).This is the choice of shaft length to go for.
Climbing boots
Crampons: Quick clip on and release design having detachable anti balling plate and a size to fit your boot.
Jumar/Ascenders: This is a device for climbing up on a rope and is a must in steep climbing section.
Descender: This is a device to climb down a rope safely. Figure of eight and ATC are other names.
Sleeping bag: Good sleeping bag of 80% – 90% down, 1000gm filled to use above base camp & normal trek,
Down Jacket: A good down filled jacket to use above base camp n normal trek.
Duffel bag: trekking/Mountaineering Basics 85 litter water proofs.

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02. Camping

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Griffon Travel is an adventure company in Kathmandu, Nepal, which has been established by experience people from the Himalayas
Address: Minbhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: info@griffon-travel.com