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Lobuche East 6,119m
The Lobuche Mountain 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 East Peak is recognised as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak.
Lobuche being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also a potential for 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.
What to expect:
For most of the trek we'll be staying in the local tea houses. They usually have a good selection of hot food and drink. However the washing facilities are basic and you may have to share a room with another member of the trekking group.
On the mountain we will be tent based.
Prior trekking experienced is required if your not sure if this is the right expedition for you contact us to discuss your fitness and experience
Accommodation for the duration of the trip, food and tea's and water note we don't provide bottled water in order to reduce our environmental impact. Instead we provide a water filter.
What's not included flights, Beer and fizzy drinks and tips.
The expedition is led by our incountry team for groups smaller than 6 people unless otherwise arranged. Groups of 6 people or more are led by a European qualified leader.
A remote medic/leader can be added to the trip for for £2,000
Note: You will need to budget for personel travel insurance as this is a requirement for climbing with us.
The above expedition is just a guide, contact us at email@example.com to discuss your needs.
Days 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Days 02 : Stay in Kathmandu
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, over night.
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 Tengboche
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
March to May & Sept to Nov
minimum group size 2 people