Duration: 18 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 6,119 m
Trekking Type: Hotels/lodges & camping
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Accommodation: Hotel, Camping
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
A physically demanding trek up Lobuje East, one of Nepal’s highest trekking peaks, with dazzling summit views of Everest, Cho Oyo, Nuptse and Lhotse.
Situated in the Everest region and standing at a height of 6,119 m, Lobuje East is one of two distinct summits that form Mt Lobuje. A long, continuous ridge joins Lobuje East to Lobuje West [6,145 m] and though essentially connected, a sharp gap and a considerable distance lie between the two summits. While Lobuje East is considered a trekking peak, an expedition permit is required to summit Lobuje West, classified as an Expedition Peak.
Lobuche can be clearly seen from Pheriche, en-route to Everest, the rocky East face of Lobuje rises over the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier forming an icy skyline – the South Ridge, the junction of the East Face with the glaciated route of ascent. This in turn leads to the summit ridge running north-west from the top of the East Face through several small summits to the East Peak.
The first recorded ascent of the true Lobuje East was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyaljen on 25 April, 1984. Due to the technical experience required to climb the steep snow/ice slopes that lead to the true East Peak, most ‘trekking’ ascents are to the summit ridge only, as far as the subsidiary snow-summit. This is a demanding, high-altitude trek that will appeal to experienced trekkers and keen hill- walkers. You will need to be in good physical shape to realistically be able to summit the peak. No prior mountaineering experience is required. An introduction to equipment as well as training in crevasse rescue, basic ice-climbing skills, rope-work and mountaineering safety will be given prior to the ascent.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1337m)
Day 02: Rest/preparation
Day 03: Fly Lukla (2800m); trek Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 05: Rest/acclimatization
Day 06: Trek Tengboche (3870m)
Day 07: Trek Dingboche (4360m)
Day 08: Rest/acclimatization
Day 09: Trek Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10: Trek Gorak Shep (5160m); visit Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Day 11: Trek Kala Patthar (5545m); trek back Lobuche
Day 12: Trek Lobuche High Camp (5400m)
Day 13: Summit Lobuche Peak (6119m); trek back High Camp
Day 14: Trek Pangboche (3860m)
Day 15: Trek Namche Bazaar
Day 16: Trek Lukla
Day 17: Fly Kathmandu
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu
The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)