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Lobuche Peak Climbing

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Friendship World Trek- Lobuche Trekking Peak, Lobuje peak Basic climbing course, Trekking holidays and mountaineering expeditions to the Himalayas, Bhutan and Tibet - Trekking holidays in Nepal

Lobuche Trekking Peak (6119m)
Grade & trek days:
Expedition grade, 16 trek days, Cost: $1850 Per Person.

Number of days: 20
Trip cost per person: $2150 Per Person.

Package: £850 (Including Lukla Flight Ticket)

Min group size: 2 Pax

Lobuche Peak(6119m):
Six days course: $1050 per person (Spring Season)
Six days course: $950 Per Person  ( Fall Season)

Fixed Dates:- Lobuche Peak (6119m):

March 14-19, March 20-25, March 26-31, April 03-08, April 13-18, April 16-21, April 20-25, May 02-07, May 10-15. May 14-19, Oct 15-20, Oct 25-30, Nov 02-07, Nov 15-20, Nov 25-30, Dec 03-08, Dec 10-15.

Departure Dates: September to December, March to May

Lobuche: There are two distinct summits to Lobuje Peak - Lobuje East (6119m/20070ft) and Lobuje West (6145m/20161ft). Lobuje is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and a wide scope for new lines. Seen from near Pheriche, the dark triangle of its rocky East Face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline. This skyline forms the South Ridge, the junction of the East Face with the glaciated South-West Face and the line of the normal route of ascent. This in turn leads to the summit ridge running northwest from the top of East Face through several small summits to the East Peak.

Lobuche East is the hardest of the trekking peaks that commercial groups attempt. In the Everest Region (Khumbu) only Kwangde and Kusum Kangru are more difficult. The main peak of Lobuche is Lobuche West and is not included in the trekking peak permit. Therefore for a legal climb to Lobuche West (Main Peak) an Expedition Peak Permit is required which is considerably more expensive. Now follows a description of Lobuche East (20075ft, 6119m 27 58 08N, 86 47 04S). Good conditions and a dawn or pre-dawn start is recommended. The average gradient for the entire climb is not steep, but there are areas of messy seracs that require two axes, front pointing and belaying. The ridge route is sometimes easier. Many climbers who take this approach stop at the top of the ridge, thinking this is the summit of Lobuche East. But infact a continuation on the knife-edged ridge is needed (roped!) to reach the true summit.

There are three itinerary options for Lobuche Mountaineering Instruction Course:
A. Self-acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Dzongla. (6 days):

Departure:

Lobuche Peak (6119m):

Fixed Departure Dates: March 14-19, March 20-25, March 26-31, April 03-08, April 13-18, April 16-21, April 20-25, May 02-07, May 10-15. May 14-19, Oct 15-20, Oct 25-30, Nov 02-07, Nov 15-20, Nov 25-30, Dec 03-08, Dec 10-15.

From: Dzongla to Dzongla Camping Trip

Grade: Difficult

Season: Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr-May

Max Elevation: 6,119 m

Cost: $1050 Per Person.

Day 01: Depart Dzungla tea house, trek to Cho La Pass.

Day 02: Acclimatization and instructional day

Day 03: AM - Instruction. PM - Depart Cho La for Lobuje   base Camp 5400m

Day 04: Climb to high camp

Day 05: Summit day (early start!)

Day 06: Floating day to allow for bad weather or illness

Trekking Peak Equipment List:
Friendship World Trek will provide the technical climbing equipment, including: harness, axes, helmets, crampons, carrabinas, ropes and base camp camping and cooking equipments.

You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can rent it when you arrive in Kathmandu. Our office staff will take you to one of several quality trekking rental stores.

Lobuche Peak Climbing

Known as Lhauche among the Locals, this peak is an attractive summit offering a variety of existing routes and wide scope for new lines. This peak rises above the town of Lhauche which is just a few kilometer from the Mt. Everest. There exist two distinct summits on this peak and our objective is to get on the 6,119m. High eastern summit. Our climbing route on this peak is South Ridge. The recorded first ascent on this peak was by Laurice Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa on 25 April 1984.


Lobuche is an ideal as a last big trekking peak challenge, as it offers a series of tops all along the ridge. From the summit, we have a great view of Mt. Everest and a 360 degree Himalayan panorama that include all important peaks in the Khumbu Valley.

Itinerary for Lobuche Peak Climbing

Day 1: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.

Day 3: Flight from KTM – Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2,652m).

Day 4: Phakding to Namche (3,440m)- Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m).

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche. Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.

Day 6: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m): after walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastry at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.

Day 7: Tengboche to Pheriche: Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.

Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche

Day 9: Lobuche – Kalapathar back to Gorekshep

Day 10: Gorekshep to Everest base camp back to Lobuche

Day 11: Lobuche Base camp

Day 12: Acclimatization day at Base Camp

Day 13: Another Acclimatization day at Base Camp

Day 14: Make a High Camp

Day 15: Acclimatization

Day 16: Summit & Back to Base camp

Day 17: Lobuche Base camp - Dingboche

Day 18: Dingoche - Tenggboche

Day 19: Tengboche – Namche

Day 20: Namche – Lukla

Day 21 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 22: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with nepali dinner, hotel

Day 23: Final departure, transfer to airport.

Trekking Peak Equipment List:

Friendship World Trek will provide the technical climbing equipment, including: harness, axes, helmets, crampons, carrabinas, ropes and base camp camping and cooking equipments.

Includes

In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.

Excludes

Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc