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Labuche Peak - 19 Days

Trip Introduction


Lobuche Peak is the most popular destination among Peaks for both fresh climber and experienced climber. It is situated just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region not far from Mt. Everest. Climbing Lobuche peak is perfect challenging activity addition for a visit to the Khumbu region. We at Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition have plenty of experience with this mountain and would be keen to take you on this adventure. The peak is technically not too challenging for climbers with some experience but no mountain should be underestimated with the usual danger arising from altitude, exposure, and weather conditions.
Lobuche has two different summits- Lobuche East Peak (6119m) and Lobuche West Peak (6145m) connected via a knife-edge ridge. Base Camp is located not too far from the Lobuche village to the south. It gives easy access to the south ridge. Lobuche East has a very dramatic edge to the east, forming a three-ridge pyramid. South and southeast Ridges form a typical rock triangle extending to the Khumbu glacier moraine. The peak dramatically towers over the village and easily identifiable from the Everest Trail.
The views from the Lobuche Base Camp, the climbing route, and ultimately the summit are superb. The summit ridge offers a 360-degree panorama view of the region including Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Everest. It will be certainly an unforgettable experience for a lifetime for climbers.
 


Group Size : Minimum 02 pax Max - altitude : 6119m / 20075ft.
Destination : Peak Climbing Fitness level : Strong
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during whole trekking
Accomodation : Double /Twin sharing in Hotel/Lodge
01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Pre-Trip meeting in the morning and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2810m/9219ft.) and common trek to Phakding Duration: 2-3 Hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche (3440m/11286ft.)
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft), Duration: 4-5 Hrs
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft.), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4410m/14468ft.)
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m/16076ft), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) via Everest Base Camp (5364m), Duration: 6-7 Hrs
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5643m) and back to Lobuche, Duration: 7-8 Hrs
Day 12: Lobuche to High Camp. Duration: 3-4 Hrs
Day 13: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to Thugla, Duration: 9-10 Hrs
Day 14: Contingency /reserve day
Day 15: Thugla to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 16: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2810m/9219ft.), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 18: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 19: Final departure to home country

Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences. For more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com

 


01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
          Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled on the very day at the Hotel before dinner. However, our airport representative will give you a brief idea about the second day's schedule on your way to the hotel. During this meeting, we will introduce you to your leader/guide. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about your trek or anything that is related to your trip. To make you feel comfortable, we host a welcome dinner for you in a popular restaurant in the city where you can enjoy authentic Nepali meal along with cultural program including ethnic dance and songs. And the night you will be spending at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
 
 
Day 02: Pre-Trip meeting in the morning and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
You will meet our representatives from Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition in the morning and discuss about your Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek. In this pre-Trip meeting, you will have plenty of information about the weather, difficulty, etc. during the trip. You can meet your guide and meet the various members of your trip.
You will get for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley after the briefing. The many UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu make it a beautiful place for excellent sightseeing tour.
Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath Temple lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, is one of the holiest sites in Kathmandu. It is the biggest Hindu temple in the world. The main temple is two-storeyed. It also has smaller monuments as well as places for pilgrimage surrounding it.
Baudhanath and Swayambhunath
Baudhanath and Swayambhunath are the most famous Buddhist temples you will go to in this trip. The feel of the Buddhist culture as well as the peaceful setting of these two monasteries are make for a wonderful visit to these places.
You will also get to two Durbar Squares- Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Square- during this trip. Historical temples like Krishna Mandir, Hanuman Dhoka, museums and other smaller temples make these two squares some of the most delightful in this trip. You can see the perfect representations medieval architecture of Nepal in these two squares.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2810m/9219ft.) and common trek to Phakding Duration: 2-3 Hrs
After arriving at Lukla (2810m) early in the morning, entrance to Everest Base Camp, porters will lend a hand to carry your trekking equipment. After that, you will get to observe beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The path goes on by the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before ascending to Ghat (2530m) trail climbs tenderly once more about an hour to final destination Phakding where we spend a night.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Today, from Phakding on the way we can have a vista of a striking pine forest, all along Dudh Koshi River crossing several suspension bridges through Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsalle. National Park permit check spot with the calm view of Mt. Thamserku (6618m). The path continues throughout the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi River. Now, the path climbs steadily crossing high Tenzing-Hilary suspension bridge. On the way, stimulating glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse-Lhotse edge will be spotted. Mounting for 3 hours, the magnificent pine forest will end reaching a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazaar. We will stay overnight at Namche.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche (3440m/11286ft.)
According to acute mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts acclimatization is very essential when trekking, therefore; today we have a rest day. On the other hand, there is a day tour where one can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National park on the small hill where we can look at a range of things related to the first Everest climbers. We will see Sherpa culture and gain knowledge about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. After that we can take entertaining acclimatization side to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and many more. In the evening, we return back to Namche Bazaar for overnight.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft), Duration: 4-5 Hrs
From Namche Bazaar, we move down through the community from Khumjung and may be take some break for a coffee and cake at the local bakery before moving toward the main track to Everest at Shanasa. Generally, seen on the high ground above the path, we can glance for Danphe Pheasant and Himalayan Thar. We keep on moving to Trashinga and then go down precipitously to cross the Dudh Koshi at Phurki thenga (3250m), where we take lunch. In the daylight, it is a extensive and vertical climb through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest towards Tengboche Monastery. Moreover, we can experience immense views of the peaks Kantega, Ama Dablam and of course mount Everest. So, we stay here for a night.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft.), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
When the sunrise we visit the monastery before sliding down through forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron to the nunnery at Debuche. The marching at the moment involves only steady climbs, but due to the altitude we require to speed ourselves gradually all the way through the day. After passing the Imja Khola, the path heads to the village of Pangboche, where can have our lunch seeing the beautiful peal of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon our route is to climb through unwrapped alpine hillsides before another time we cross the Imja Khola and reach to our lodge, in the settlement of Dingboche.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4410m/14468ft.)
After breakfast we begin today’s hike to Chhukung by walking through stone walled fields, Imja Khola valley before walking in glacier moraines. One our walk, we will be surrounded by Lhotse and Ama Dablam mountains. Later, beyond Bibre village we see island Peak soaring above us. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We reach Chhukung, a small settlement in about half an hour from Bibre. From here, directly across the valley is the fantastic Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains.
After having lunch in Chhukung, our climbing leader will check our items of equipment in order to make sure that they are in a good working condition. If not, we may have to hire another set of equipment. In that case, the climbing leader will help us find the best pieces. Chhukung is the best place for hiring equipment for Peak climbing. After sorting it out, we descend to Dingboche to spend the night.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m/16076ft), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American Mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali Mountain Guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks- Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. We will stay overnight in a local lodge at Lobuche.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) via Everest Base Camp (5364m), Duration: 6-7 Hrs
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineer’s memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the Base Camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a goodnight’s rest. We will stay overnight in a local lodge at Gorak Shep.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5643m) and back to Lobuche, Duration: 7-8 Hrs
We will prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama and then return back to Lobuche for a good night’s rest. We will stay overnight in a local lodge at Lobuche village.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 12: Lobuche to High Camp. Duration: 3-4 Hrs
From Lobuche, we trek towards Lobuche base Camp. After walking some distance on relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas. From the base camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. After reaching there, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest for the climb. After reaching there, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and length depends upon the season and the crevasses. Fixed rope is used most of the times whereas man rope is used when required. The climbing leaders will decide what is best for when. We will stay overnight in a tent at Lobuche Ease High Camp.
Pre-Climb Training: our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. the training will also include using ropes to go up and down. We strongly believe that the training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 13: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to Thugla, Duration: 9-10 Hrs
The sole goal of climbing Lobuche Peak will get accomplished today. Your breakfast will be ready quicker than before as you have to start the climb early. We take up early today at around 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit. We will most likely be walking on rock surface up to around 5700m after which we climb on ice. We use both fixed rope and man rope crampons and ice-axes as per our leader’s instruction. The climbing surface as well as the length of the rope and depends on the time of the season and the crevasses.
Your heart will pump out with the joy of climb success. Your celebration will become more happening with the wide panorama of the Everest region. The whole Everest region is viewable from the summit of Lobuche Peak and that eyeshot will make you realize more the trip is worth every pain. Lobuche Ease offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and many more. After a glorious time of your life at the Lobuche summit, we spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to Thugla for and overnight stay.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 14: Contingency /reserve day
This is an extra day set aside to manage any unintended hindrances like flight delays or bad weather for climbing. Setting aside an extra day will ensure that even if we were to face a day’s set back, the trip will continue thus guaranteeing a successful climb.
 
Day 15: Thugla to Tengboche (3860m/12664ft), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
After accomplishing the Lobuche Peak, it is time to head back towards home. For that, you will start a trek from Thugla to Tengboche. Your walk will descend through rugged and narrow trails of Lobuche village and Pheriche. Then you will stop for lunch and rest at Dingboche. The entire trekking hours of the day will offer you glamorous massifs views.
Pheriche is a major Sherpa settlement and its home and farmlands are exciting to watch. It sits beside the big pasture land where you can observe many yaks grazing. Through Imja Khola riverbank your trail will be continue till reach to Imja Valley.
Your day’s trek will end after reaching Tengboche, the same village of Tengboche Monastery. There you can opt for visiting the monastery again and watching the mountains from its yards. We will stay overnight in a local lodge at Tengboche.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 16: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
From Pangboche, we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats. Snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc. While passing through the forest. After passing a chortens, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. We will stay overnight in a local lodge at Namche Bazaar.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2810m/9219ft.), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
We will trek back to Lukla passing through the village of Phakding. The descent from Namche to Dudh Koshi can be quite challenging. The non-stop slope places will test you to the core. After crossing the suspension bridge, the path will become more or less smooth. We walk through rhododendron forests overlooking the snow-capped mountains for one last time. We will stay overnight at a lodge in Lukla.
Included: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 18: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
We catch early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. You will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla on thrilling flight overlooking the snow-capped mountains for one last time. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. We will stay overnight in a hotel at Kathmandu.
Included: Bed & Breakfast
 
 
Day 19: Final departure to home country
Last day in the country of high beautiful Himalayas as per your international flight transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to next port of call after a wonderful and overwhelming adventure on Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition and trekking with great service and management of Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition.
This will be your final day in this awesome country of the Himalayas Nepal. We will drop you at the airport a couple of hours before your scheduled flight. Before leaving for the airport, you need to conform that you have secured tour air ticket as well as other travel related documents. We wish you have a wonderful departure back home. We can also arrange for another trip in Nepal in case you want to.
Included: Bed & Breakfast


COST INCLUDE
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (For both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 COST EXCLUDE
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
     # Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.
 

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Your safety is our paramount concern while traveling with Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition. In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. for rescue. The charge must be paid by the client or their travel insurance company.
Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights get delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays. And arrange the nest flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations. And if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities that can be arranged by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delays/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guest house in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
 

Equipment and Gears
  • Duffle Bag\Rucksack Bag\ Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Swagat Holiday Duffle Bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • One pair of a walking stick
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Head Lamp
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm Hand gloves ( Inner & Outer)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 5/6 pairs of good quality socks
  • 2\3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3\4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 5\6 pairs of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Good quality Sleeping Bag
  • Camera and Batteries
 

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