Lobuche East is a “trekking peak” in the Kumbhu Region of Nepal. It is classed as Grade PD+ (Peu Difficile+) on the Alpine Grading system although it is rated as one of the more technical climbs within this group of peaks. Certainly it is more technical than it’s more commonly climbed neighbours, Island Peak, Pokalde and Mera Peak. There are two summits to Lobuche East, a “true” and a “false” with an expedition peak Lobuche West adjoining. There are a number of similar routes to the summit and this page describes the South East Ridge route. The first recorded ascent of this peak is surprisingly as late as 1984 by Laurence Neilson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa.
The South East Ridge is the most popular, graded as PD+ on the Alpine Grading system. From Base Camp at approximately 15,740 ft it’s a 2 hour slog following a well outlined trail up to the first option of a high camp alongside a hidden lake at approximately 16, 500ft. In my 2005 climb we went a little further up a narrow gully above the lake and onto a slabby rock plateau area at 17,200ft.
From the latter high camp the route continues up a series of slabs of increasing steepness to give access to the South East Ridge proper. These slabs are usually iced/snow covered so care is needed and you should probably be roped at this stage. About 50m from the main ridge the slabs end and you are now faced with a 45 degree snow wall to ascend onto the ridge. There may be fixed rope here if there are other parties ascending. The start of the ridge is at approximately 18,600ft and for the more adventurous this is also a possible site for a second high camp to make the summit day a little easier. Follow the ridge turning around seracs and ascending the various “lumps and bumps” towards the first summit. There are no real difficulties although there is a feeling of some exposure along the way. Between the first/false summit and the true summit there is a considerable descent which you may need to rappel down before the final 200ft or so.
The 20-day Lobuche East Peak East Peak climbing comes along with the classic Everest Trek. The trip will also take you to some of the most popular places in the Everest region like Kala Pathar, which provides an excellent view of Everest along with other high mountains.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: trek preparation day
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (40 minutes) [2840 m/9320 feet] – Trek to Phakding [2,652m/8,700feet], 3 – 4 hours
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283feet), 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 feet), Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3860 m/12,660 feet], 5 – 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche [4360m/14,300 feet], 5 – 6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization Day
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 feet), 5-6 hours
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594feet) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961feet), 6-7 hours
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207feet), 7-8 hours
Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240feet), 1-2 hours
Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712feet), 3-4 hours
Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 feet) and back to High Camp, 8-10 hours
Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 feet), 8-9 hours
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hours
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 6-7 hours
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Free Day
Day 20: Final Departure
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can Climb in Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
We will provide an experienced Climbing guide having fluency in English or any other language. 1 Climbing Sherpa Guide is entitled to every 3 members and 1 porter as per required. In every group, 1 Climbing guide is provided whereas Climbing Sherpa guide (assistant) is provided as per the size of the group. The proper management of Sherpa guides help in safety and make convenient while climbing. Even though if any member gets sick on the way to peak it will not affect the whole team and the rest team can successfully reach the peak.
When it comes to summiting a Peak Climbing Gears plays a very vital role and it is very important. It is the main thing that helps you to determine whether you can make the peak success or not. Proper quality to Gears makes you very easy in climbing whereas it also helps you stay away from cold and prevents frostbite and other problems.
Fixed rope, Tent, Kitchen stuff, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock pittan, and Ice hammer, etc are the gear which is provided by the Company.
These are the gear that you should purchase:
Climbing boot, Crampons, Harness (safety belt), sunglasses, Jumar, Figure of eight, Helmet, Ice axe, Carabiner (2 lock/ 2 unlock), Gloves, Windproof Gortex, Sleeping Bag Jackets, Pants, Water bottles, Thermos, Sun cream, Hat, Down jackets, Inner thermal coat, some prusik, warm Socks (New), water bottle, Tape slings (2)