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Lobuche East Peak Climbing 6,119m (20,062ft)

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 6,119m (20,062ft)

Duration: 17 days (typically) Days

Location: Khumbu region

Grade: Peru Difficult (PD+)

Himalayan sights: Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Kongde

Accommodation: Tourist standard to five star as request

Transportation: Car, Flight

Group Size: 02-12 Person

Best season: spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Major Activity: trekking/climbing

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu Airport

Departure From: Kathmandu Intl Airport

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during trekking and climbing

Culture: Sherpa and Tamang

First Ascent: Laurice Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa; 25 April 1984

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: South East Ridge

Co-ordinates: 27°58'08''N / 86°47'05'' E

The climbing route of Lobuche East Peak with Snowy Horizon management is from Village of Lobuche via South Shoulder and South Ridge. Both Lobuche Peaks are aesthetically stunning and very similar in geometry, each forming three ridged pyramid. They dominate the view from the Everest Base Camp trek while approaching Lobuche village, which is located at the base of the Southeast shoulder of the Lobuche East Peak. The South and Southeast Ridges form a distinctive rock triangle extending to the Khumbu Glacier lateral moraine and easily identifiable from the trek and in particularly from the hill with stone memorials.

While you are in base camp and climbing up to Lobuche East Peak you are observing the superb views on Amadablam, Pumori, and Everest and while in the summit you will have 360deg classic Himalayan panorama views on many significant Himalayan peaks of Khumbu region, major Himalayan glaciers and alpine lakes of Sagarmatha National Park (Everest Region's National Park). Snowy Horizon is now worldwide to catch you and enclose you in the mountaineering team. Just purchase returning ticket online through your favorite airlines and contact our corresponding consultant through web mail, you will be in Kathmandu and all arrangements will be ready upon your arrival. We prepare your climbing permits, logistics, accommodation and flights to and from Lukla on behalf of yourself. Whether you choose full board or just base camp service (if you are an alpinist) Snowy Horizon offers you Lobuche East Peak Mountaineering as a unique adventure including climbing permit from NMA and all other necessary logistics form arrival up to departure from Kathmandu.

15Sep / Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer

16Sep / Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek (4hrs) to Phakding (2652m); lodge accommodation or camping

17Sep / Day 03: We trek 6hrs from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) through colourful Khumbu villages; Lodge accommodation or camping

18Sep / Day 04: We take a day for acclimatization; you can hike to famous Everest View Hotel (3800m) (3hrs) to catch the view of Everest; back at Namche visit Hilary and Sherpa museum

19Sep / Day 05: We trek 5hrs from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m); visit significant Buddhist monastery; lodge accommodation or camping

20Sep / Day 06: We trek 5hrs from Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m); catch glimpses of Lhotse and Ama Dablam; lodge accommodation or camping

21Sep / Day 07: We trek 5hrs from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m); we catch first glimses of Lobuche; lodge accommodation or camping

22Sep / Day 08: We trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (5200m); camping

23Sep / Day 09: Acclimatization rest day at Lobuche Base Camp; preparation for the summit.

24-25Sep / Day10: We climb Lobuche East (6119m) summit and return to Base Camp (10hrs)

26Sep / Day 12: We trek 5hrs from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche (4410m); lodge accommodation or camping

27Sep / Day 13: We trek 5hrs from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m); lodge accommodation or camping

28Sep Day 14: We trek 7hrs from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) through scenic Khumbu; this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

29Sep / Day 15: We take again scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which takes about 35 minutes.

30Sep / Day 16: Last minute shopping and explore world heritage site in Kathmandu and Fair well-Celebration dinner with culture program in the evening

01Oct / Day 17: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Apr04/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer

Apr05/Day 02: Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping in Kathmandu

Apr06/Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek (4hrs) to Phakding (2652m); lodge accommodation or camping

Apr07/Day 04: We trek 6hrs from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) through colourful Khumbu villages; Lodge accommodation or camping

Apr08/Day 05: We take a day for acclimatization; you can hike to famous Everest View Hotel (3800m) (3hrs) to catch the view of Everest; back at Namche visit Hilary and Sherpa museum

Apr09/Day 06: We trek 5hrs from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m); visit significant Buddhist monastery; lodge accommodation or camping

Apr10/Day 07: We trek 5hrs from Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m); catch glimpses of Lhotse and Ama Dablam; lodge accommodation or camping

Apr11/Day 08: We trek 5hrs from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m); we catch first glimses of Lobuche; lodge accommodation or camping

Apr12/Day 09: We trek 5hrs from Lobuche to Kala Patthar via Gorakshep (5125m); lodge accommodation or camping at Gorak Shep

Apr13/Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5254m) and back to Gorak Shep.

Apr14/Day 11: We trek 5hrs from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5254m) and back to Gorakshep; lodge accommodation or camping

Apr15/Day 12: Acclimatization rest day at Lobuche Base Camp; preparation for the summit

Apr16/Day 13: We climb Lobuche East (6119m) summit and return to Base Camp (10hrs)

Apr17/Day 14: trek 5hrs from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche (4410m); lodge accommodation or camping

Apr18/Day 15: We trek 5hrs from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m); lodge accommodation or camping

Apr19/Day 16: We trek 7hrs from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) through scenic Khumbu; This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

Apr20/Day 17: We take again scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which takes about 35 minutes.

Apr21/Day 18: free day at Kathmandu after the climbing; Fair well-Celebration dinner

Apr22/Day 19: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities

Price for the Trip

  • The cost of the peak/mountain Expedition depend group size, Category of the trip (full board / base camp Service), your desire (budget), Duration of the trip, categories of Hotel accommodation (budget to 5 star) in Capital city and parts of mountain, Climbing service above the base camp, the number of climbing guides and porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer will direct affect and same peak/ mountain climbing expedition can be higher and lower prices.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Snowy Horizon’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • 4 Nights accommodations at 3/4 Star hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Durbar Square).
  • Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member and Staff.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 30kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the peak.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Climbing permit for Lobuche East peak.
  • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the size of group.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)
  • Our service Charges

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators. Though Snowy will provide the same, usage of Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators will be charged extra
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION

Our Lobuche Peak Climbing Services

In the Base Camp: Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.

In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In the base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

In the Base Camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

Our Leader and camp manager as well as climbing Sherpas have an extensive experience of multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and Base Camp organization. The Base Camp is a cooperative to ensure contribution from all operators to the task of route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.

Full Board: For our full board climbers we set up intermediate facility at camp 2 (6750m); this will include personal tents for full board clients, kitchen and dining tents and the toilet facility. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to help the clients to reach the summit. Personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 1, 2 o three as necessary including food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will guide and assist the client on the summit day. We provide the climbing Sherpa with appropriate radio communication to the climbing route.

Approach to Base Camp

The approach trek starts in Lukla after 35mins spectacular flight from Kathmandu, which by itself is a treat of Himalayan panoramas. From Lukla we descend to Phakding village and then follow through Khumbu villages to Monje, first village inside the Sagarmatha NP to Namche Bazaar (3440m), where we have our first accimatization rest. We will have opportunity to visit the famous Everest View Hotel in Khumjung as well Hillary and Sherpa museums in Namche.

From Nanche we continue through Tengboche (3860m) with significant Buddhist monastery set in the classic Himalayan backdrop of Lhotse South face and to Pheriche (4240m), Lobuche ((4910m) and Gorak Shep (5125m). In Gorak Shep we get acclimatization for our climb by hiking to the Kalapattar (5540m), the satellite summit of Pumori with a classic vista on Everest. We also walk to the Everest base Camp (5364m).

With solid acclimatization we will return to Lobuche and trek to the Lobuche East Base Camp (5200m)

Lobuche East Climbing Routes

The Lobuche East Base Camp (5200m) is located on the small lake at the base of small notch (260m) on the Southeast shoulder 2.2km from the Lobuche village. The trek is along the glacial moraine with the steepest climbing section 36deg/280m just before the camp.

The climb is executed directly from the Base camp along the shoulder for about 1km to the start of the South Ridge proper (5600m). It requires a hike on 36deg average slope and 400m of elevation gain.

Once on the ridge the average slope angle increases slightly to 45deg for 550m with elevation gain of 290m. At 5900m summit ridge is reached and climbing slope flattens to 35deg up to the false summit at 6000m. The summit is less then 300m from the false summit with only 100m of elevation gain.

The entire route is well protected including the summit Ridge. There is very little objective climbing danger. The entire route from the Base Camp is 2.1km with elevation gain of approximately 1000m.

Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the basecamp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000m to below 7000m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.

There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.

There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.

To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.

Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Associationauthorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.

Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.

A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.

Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.

In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.

There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.

During the access trek you will be accommodated in a lodge/teahouse; once in the basecamp you will be assigned a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high altitude food; all your climbing gear and food for the climb will be carried by the porter up to the base camp.

It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaksrequire one or two days to summit from the basecamp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.

It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical to difficult and very difficult technical routes.

Children below 18 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Is this incorrect?

On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the basecamp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the iceaxe.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

You will require a travel insurance, which will not exclude climbing and helicopter evacuation. You need obtain your insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Climbing insurance may be obtained through some climbing clubs and some insurers such as IHI.

The cost depends on peak you wish to climb and the number of climbers in the group. The cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs. Please consult us.

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