Lobuche East Peak Climbing in Nepal 2012 & 2013 in Spring & Autumn
Lobuche consists of two different summits, east and west with the height of 6119m and 6145m respectively. Lobuche East and Lobuche West are popularly known as ‘Lhauche’ among the Locals. This majestic summit rises above the town of Lhauche which is just a few kilometer away from the Mt. Everest. An unremitting rim holds them together; however there is a distinct gap and a considerable distance between these two summits. The east is recognized as a trekking peak whereas the west is popular for expedition. Our destination is to get on the 6,119m/20.075ft. high eastern summit called Lobuche East. We follow South Ridge on this climbing. The first scaled to the Lobuche east peak by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyaljen Sherpa on 25th April 1984. Being an attractive peak, Lobuche East is waiting to offer various existing routes and a unique experience that would cherish for the rest of traveler’s life. Forming the south face, the dark triangle of its rocky east face rises down the moraines of Khumbu Glaciers to a pleasant skyline. Lobuche East can be climbed by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top.
Our trek starts from Lukla the ‘Gateway for trek and climbs in the Everest area’. The major attractions on our way to the base camp are the famous Sherpa town called Namche Bazaar, the Tengboche monastery (the cultural / religious center for the Sherpa people of Everest region), Pangboche (oldest and permanently settled highest amongst all Sherpa villages), Dingboche (probably highest place in the world for barley cultivation). It is our pleasure to trek up to Kalapathar before commencing the climb for a close view of Mt. Everest. Our base camp is established at the periphery of a hidden lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated South West Face near Point 5,551m/18,212ft. No doubt, the spectacular views of Amadablam and Tawache are clearly viewed from here. We gain our climb steep terrain leading beneath the main glacier on the South West Face of Lobuche and attain access to the South Ridge. We establish our camp higher on the ridge. We continue further on the South Ridge and then follow the summit ridge; north-west from the high camp. We have a great view of Mt. Everest and a 360 degree Himalayan panorama that include all important peaks in the Khumbu Valley from the summit. Gradually, we descend from the summit to the base camp for the night and next day head down to Lukla to catch our flight to Kathmandu.
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: Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc
: Spring & Autumn
: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
: Peak Climbing
: 1-12 Pax
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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02: Free day in kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley( option are)
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m) – Phakding (2610m)We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.). We reach Lukla airport in about 30 minutes and commence our trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.). Lukla is a small town with the airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. We start our trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla Peak (5885m) can be seen at a distance on the opposite bank atop the Kongde Ridge. The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. We continue along a small path with innumerable climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)Today we trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trekking trail starts through a leveled path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. We cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route and then arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. From here, the trail descends up to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short trek, we come to Jorsale’s teahouse besides the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be collected. After our departure from Jorsale, we enter a forested mountainside that belongs to Sagarmatha National Park. After climbing for a while, we reach Namche Bazar (3440m) which is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges. The village is regarded as the central hub for food and other necessary items for trekking, peak climbing and expedition in the Everest region.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. Namche is sandwiched between the two ridges of giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend the rest for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization, we walk up to Khhumjung where we can visit monastery. Khhumjung is the community dominated by Sherpa. We would also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. There is also a good view from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche (3867 m.)Today, we commence our trek from Namche Bazaar and reach Tyangboche (3867 m.) We leave behind the mountain village for a climb to the top of a ridge. The ridge offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. We also view the steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kishi to the right side. As we make our way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) can be seen. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends and we come to the fork leading to Gokyo. After Gokyo, we pay our visit to Trashinga and finally to Tyangboche (3867m). Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is extremely beautiful.
Day 07:Thyangboche – Pheriche (4270m)We trek from Thyangboche and reach Pheriche after five hours walk. We make our gradual ascent to our destination. It would be of great pleasure to be enchanted by the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lobuche and so on. En route you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare. Pangboche is a Sherpa village with monastery, yak pasture, mani walls, chortens and terraces and houses made in typical Tibetan style. Pheriche is a valley surrounded by magnificent mountains such as Lobuche peak, Cholatse peak, Thamserku mountain, Kantega mountain and many others. This is also a Sherpa village with rich Sherpa culture. The village also holds a hospitable where the patients mainly suffered from altitude sickness are taken care of and checked by the doctors.
Day 08: Pheriche (4280m) – Lobuche (5018m)We start our trek from Pheriche and ends today's trek at Lobuche. Today's trail would be gradual ascent until you reach Duglha. The trail turns steep up till you reach Memorial Place situated in Duglha. Finally, we come to our today's destination- Lobuche. En route one can have spectacular views of Pumori, Tobuche peak, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and many more. Lobuche is a small Sherpa village with its distinct culture adjacent to Khumbu Glacier.
Day 09:Lobuche Kala Patthar (5545m)Today's destination is Kala Patthar. We start the trek from Lobuche via Gorakshep (5170m.), reach Kala Patthar and trek back to Gorakshep. After an early breakfast, we will prepare for Kala Patthar (5545m.). We trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path and view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.). It was at Gorakshep the original Everest Base Camp was set up. From this point, we proceed to Kala Patthar top. We would view the close-up views of Everest ,beyond our wildest imagination within a stones throw distance between the summit of Mt. Nuptse and Lho-La and Lhotse on the back. The panoramic view from this spot is something special that would cherish to the rest of our life and you feel it’s worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world. With all the higher snow capped giants that dominate all around, it is truly a magnificent spot to be at on a clearer sunny day. After a great moment, we come down to Gorakshep.
Day 10:Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp (5364m.) – Lobuche (5018m)We go to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep and go to Lobuche. While trekking to the Everest Base Camp, we would pass through a trail, which weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. Finally, we come to Lobuche to stay overnight.
Day 11: Lobuche - Lobuche Base CampWe trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp which takes about four hours to reach.
After walking over half way, we would 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, one can enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, etc.
Day 12: Lobuche Base CampWe take rest at Lobuche Base Camp for acclimatization and for making necessary preparation for the summit.
Day 13: LobucheWe summit the peak and come back to the Base Camp. We would enjoy arresting panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri etc.in our movie camera.
Day 14:Lobuche Base Camp – Dingboche (4350m)It is our turn to trek downhill from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche passing Duglha. The spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega can compensate you tiredness caused by such a long period of trek.
Day 15:Dingboche –Thyangboche (3860m)Our gradual trek descending to Deboche takes about twenty minutes. While on the trek today, we would be utterly enchanted by the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lobuche and so on. En route you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare. Pangboche is a Sherpa village with monastery, yak pasture, mani walls, chortens and terraces and houses made in a typical Tibetan style. This settlement would be found no where in the world.
Day 16: Tyangboche - Namche Bazaar (3440 m )We trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy. No doubt, the walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. One can visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde en route. If you are lucky, you would visit the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village, we come to Khunde, where one can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings us to Namche for the overnight stay.
Day 17: Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2886 m.)It is the last day of our trek. The last day of our 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.
Day 18:Lukla - Kathmandu
We take our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, we would go for shopping. In the evening, we would be served farewell dinner in the hotel.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
- Changu Narayan:
Day 20: Tour ends
|Group Size||Rate US$||Additional P/P US$|
|1-4 persons||350.00 only|
|5-8 persons||350.00 plus||40.00(per person)|
|9-12 persons||510.00 plus||25.00(per person)|
|Note:Maximum number of members in team is 12.|
|Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks|
|An amount of US$250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposite to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks.|
|The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.|
Note:- Special rates will be priveded for Tour Operater and Wholeseller.
- • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
• Airport / Hotel transfers.
• Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
• Tented camp & Cosy guesthouse accommodation whilst on trekking.
• Sagarmatha National Park entry and trekking peak royalty fees.
• All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licenced by Nepal Mountainering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition guide.
• Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
• Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
• All necessary ground transportation.
• All governmental paperworks and procedures.
• All government and local taxes.
• Satellite phones and Gamow bag.
• Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
• Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas
- Expedition personal climbing gears
- Personal accident insurance
- Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required
- International airport departure tax
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
- Bar bills & beverage
- Sherpa non summit bonus USD 1000
- Sherpa summit bonus USD 1000 + 500 climbing bonus
- Air cargo custom clearance duty fee USD 100 per person
- Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
- Waki takies permit
- Extra expenses for personal
- Filming permit
- Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
- Ice fall fees
- Garbage Deposit USD 4000 (Sharing with other member)
- Down Jacket
- Finger Eight
- Fix Rope
- Gas Stove
- Head Light
- Higu Thermos
- Ice Axe
- Ice Crew
- Ice Hamber
- Main Rope
- One Sport
- Max Regulator
- Oxygen Slinder
- Safety Belt
- Slipping Bag
- Snow Bar
- Tape Sling
- Water Bottle
- Climbing Suit
- Waterproof Trouser
To join the Everest team you will need to have extensive mountaineering experience. This should include previous high altitude experience of at least 6,000 metres, mixed with a multitude of Alpine mountaineering and, preferably, you will have taken part in a previous 8,000-metre expedition.
We have found that those who have been to an 8,000-metre peak previously have a considerably better chance of getting to the top of Everest. We would strongly advise you to climb one of the other 8,000 metre peaks before going to Everest, as this is the best way of ensuring the money you spend on Everest will be rewarded by a successful ascent and a safe return home. Exceptionally, however, climbers who have not had the chance of climbing an 8,000 metre peak may consider Everest if they have a compensating depth of experience, that might include many alternative expeditions such as Huascaran, Illimani, Denali, or Muztag Ata. We do not consider an ascent of Aconcagua, by itself, to be suitable preparation for Everest and would not accept a booking on this basis.
Although fixed ropes will be used where appropriate, expedition members must have the ability to climb Alpine routes graded AD, or equivalent. All team members must be competent mountaineers and self-sufficient with the ability to move between and to live in high mountain camps un-aided or supervised.
In the extreme, we will be looking for some assurance that climbers would be able to survive being storm-bound in a tent at 8,000 metres for as long as 5 days, without significant detriment to their health and well-being such that at the end of such a storm, they return safely.
We are professionally-led teams of competent mountaineers who each have enough experience to climb the world's highest mountain, under the supervision and leadership of an accomplished and experienced high-altitude leader.
Our Everest expeditions are not "guided" because this is not a realistic proposition in the high-altitude realm of 8,000 metres and above. "Guiding" and being "guided" implies the intimate supervision and care of a "client" by a "Guide" who can be responsible for the direct and immediate control of safety, as is normally and traditionally practised in the Alps. On Everest, such a direct duty-of-care, implicit in the traditional guide-client relationship, is not possible. Instead, We accepts team members that, with a combination of their past experience, balanced with a strong team around them and highly experienced leaders, are empowered to reach the top of the world. This ensures you have the support that you need dependent on your own abilities. You can leverage your current experience and how you feel on the mountain, with the independence to move between camps and optimise your schedule on a day-by-day basis. And when you need additional support and advice, Leaders and Sherpas are there to assist and advise you on your ascent.
All of our leaders are trained in first-aid and have a good knowledge of high altitude medical problems. The expedition will be equipped with the following:
- A well stocked first aid and medical kit sufficient to counter any possible mountaineering ailments, from headache to serious injury.
- Oxygen equipment for medical use only.
- A portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag)
- Emergency communications on the mountain and satellite communications link for helicopter evacuation (see below).
We will also enrol all team members into the medical facility provided by the Himalayan Rescue Association. This has featured in the BBC documentary, "Everest ER". It is staffed by doctors (Usually Brits or Americans), and by enrolling all team members for a fee (paid by us), we ensure free access to the doctors for all of our Sherpas.
Our tour prices do not include insurance however it is a condition of joining our tours that travelers are fully insured for any medical expenses they might incur while traveling. At the start of your tour the Tour Leader will ask to see your insurance document and will note down the policy number and emergency contact number.
We recommended a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers repatriation and evacuation in case of a medical emergency, cancellation and curtailment as well as baggage and valuables, If your tour involves certain adventurous activates (I.e. trekking, white water rafting or scuba diving etc) You will need to make sure your policy specifically covers these activates. You may also need specific cover for expensive camera equipment. Many credit card companies offer “complementary travel insurance” however the majority of such policies offer virtually no cover and will not be accepted as adequate travel insurance. If you are planning on using credit card insurance you must bring along proof that the policy covers medical emergencies. Failure to be able to provide such proof to the Tour Leader will result in you being compelled to purchase a new approved policy before you can join the tour.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations, Precautionary or preventative Medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return. To find out which, if any, Vaccinations are mandatory or recommended for your destination Contact your local doctor, Immunization Centre or Medical Centre for up-to-date information. If you need to arrange vaccinations or a supply of preventative medicine (e.g. Malaria tablets), you should Contact your doctor at least two Months before you depart. Some Inoculations require more than one Visit and can take several weeks to Administer. CARRY YOUR CERTIFICATE
You should be issued with an International Certificate of Vaccination for each vaccination. Always carry these with you on your travels; they could provide essential information for doctors in the event that you fall ill whilst traveling.
Malaria is common in many parts of Africa, Asia and South America. Protection is in the form of tablets, taken either daily or weekly, or both. The course of tablets should normally begin 1-2 weeks before you depart, Continue throughout your travels and for 4 weeks after your return. Although you can obtain tablets from most pharmacies without prescription,
you must check that they are Appropriate for the area you are Visiting. There are many different Strains of malaria and a large number of them are drug-resistant. It may be Necessary for you to take a Combination of tablets for the region you are visiting.
No malaria tablets guarantee complete protection. The most Effective protection against malaria is to avoid being bitten. Mosquitoes Mostly bite at dusk and dawn so one of the best ways to minimize the Chance of being bitten is to wear long Trousers, long sleeves and socks at these times. You should take a good insect repellent and apply it liberally. Repellents with a high concentration of DEET (at least 35%) are generally considered the most effective.
Sampling the local food and drink is often one of the highlights of traveling. In most cases the food is Freshly prepared for you and is completely safe to eat, however it will probably contain ingredients that you are not familiar with or may be Prepared in a different way. This change in diet is one of the most common causes of travelers diarrhea. You can reduce the likelihood of suffering diarrhea if you treat food and drink with caution – at least in the early stages of your travels. In almost every country it is possible to buy bottled water. This is usually very cheap and a lot more convenient than trying to purify or filter tap water. Beware of ice in drinks and make sure you wash your hands frequenty.
In general we do not recommend the use of anti-diarrhea pills as in most Cases they do not cure the problem, they merely put it on hold. However, there are of course situations where ‘Blocking up’ may be desirable, for Instance if you are embarking on a long bus ride. Diarrhoea which lasts for longer than 48-72 hours, shows signs of blood or Mucus or which is concurrent with other symptoms, such as a headache or high temperature, should always be taken seriously. Seek medical advice
(your Tour Leader can assist you with this).
In deserts, in the tropics and at high Altitude, your body can lose a lot of water. Dehydration also occurs when you are suffering from diarrhoea. The best way to avoid dehydration is to drink plenty of fluids. In most countries you can obtain “rehydration salts” or “electrolyte Solution”. Although these do not taste great, they restore the salts lost by your body. You can also make your own rehydration mixture by adding 4 tablespoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt to one liter of clean water.
Emergency & Rescue
Trekkers should be aware that there is very little in the way of rescue organization for handling trekker's emergencies in Nepal. If you are trekking with a reputable trekking agency then their staff will be trained to handle most contingencies. if you are traveling independently then you will have to rely on your own initiative to handle any problems. This is why trekking alone is foolhardy in the extreme.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails. All trekkers should make sure that they are covered by a suitable travel insurance policy. This, at least, must cover the cost of a helicopter rescue, which is the only practical way of evacuating a seriously ill or injured patient from most of the trekking areas. It is essential to leave details of this policy with a responsible agency in Kathmandu. Either your trekking agency or your embassies are the obvious choices. Registering your details and intended plans with your embassy in Kathmandu is an extremely sensible step to take.
In the event that you do have a problem, and that problem cannot be solved with the resources at hand, then communications facilities must be located. Telephones or radios can be hard to find and may be a day or more away from the incident site. If it is possible to send a reliable person for help make sure that a note is sent detailing the location of the patient, the problem being experienced, specifying what help is needed. List what actions you are going to take in the interim. Fortunately, these days, helicopters are readily available, at a price, from Kathmandu and Pokhara. If a message can be sent then it is likely that a rescue can be mounted reasonably quickly.
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