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Mt. Lobuche (Lobuje) West Peak Climbing (19 days)

Trip Code:NET-PCL-LBW

  • Trip Type Lodge & Camping
  • Duration 19 days
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Max.Altitude 6145 m.
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Flight
Lobuche West Peak Climbing

Lobuche West Peak Climbing

The Lobuche west peak climbing 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 Lobuje 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 potential 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 Lobuche 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, southeast 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.
 
The Lobuche West lies in the Khumbu Himal Range of the Everest region. The Lobuche West is more challenging & technical than the Lobuje East. The Lobuche West is also taller than its eastern cousin, and stands at a height of at 6,145m. Earlier, only Lobuche East was allowed for trekkers, the Western peak required expedition permit. The Lobuche West was recently opened by the NMA for the trekkers as well. The sharp ridged & snow areas of the mountain require the climbers to be roped and use crampons and ice axe. The team of experienced high altitude Sherpas assists and guides the group with the climb and a team of porters and low altitude Sherpas work for the organization of equipment, tents and food.

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 Trip code: NET-PCL-LBW
  Region Everest Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 19 days
 Trip Type: Lodge & Camping
 Trip Grade: Strenuous
 Min. Group Size 1
 Max Altitude: 6145 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Flight
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Teahouse) and Camping Accomodation during Climbing

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. 
 
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel. 

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipments, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers. 

On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). You start your trek from Lukla with a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Mt. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) to the far end. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and faces the Bhote Koshi to the South. Stay overnight at lodge.

A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization. It is an ideal place to spend acclimatizing with the high altitude. For acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by the lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. Another option is to hike up to Chhukum, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and half hours. The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp which takes about five hours. After walking over flat about half way you begin to follow steep ascent path to reach Lobuche Base Camp. The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Chola Tse, Tawoche, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kangtega and many more. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Lobe Base Camp to High Camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Summit to Lobuche West (6145 m.) and back to Base Camp which takes about ten hours. At the summit you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawoche, Chola Tse, Pumori, Changri etc. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche which takes about five hours. You trek all the way downhill passing Dugla. The spectacular views of  Chola Tse, Tawoche, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kangtega and many more compensates you tiredness. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche and it takes about four hours. You trek gradual descent path till Deboche and from there by walking over ascent path for twenty minutes you reach destination. This day you are utterly enchanted by the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kangtega, and Lobuche and so on. En route you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and half hours. The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for the overnight stay. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) and it takes about five hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. 

You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and it takes almost 35 minutes. 

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure. 


The Trip includes following services:

 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
 b) Trekking/Climbing
  • Peak permits for Lobuche West Peak
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide/s (Sirdar) and Trekking guide/s
  • Trekking Cooks and Kitchen Helpers
  • Necessary porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping  bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc. 
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipments for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipments
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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