The Lobuche Mountain consists of two different summits known as Lobuche East [6,119m] and Lobuche West [6,145m]. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The West peak which has just been opened up by the NMA as a trekking peak offers several small summits and the true summit requiring a steep climb up snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge. Lobuche West peak requires the use of crampons, ropes and ice axe to overcome the challenging sharp ridged and snow areas.
These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
Although the climbing expeditions do not require you to be an athlete, you must be fit and healthy before embarking on the expedition. Training and equipment for technical elements are provided. To roughly assess your fitness level, see that you can easily walk about 8 km gaining a height of 600m/2,000ft with a 8 t0 10kg rucksack in about 2-1/2 hours or less. Note that you should be able to follow the regime for several consecutive days
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel (3-4star), welcome dinner with group and overnight hotel.
Day 2Half day sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley, overnight hotel.
Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,850m), trek to Phakding (2,650m), overnight teahouse.
Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,435m), overnight teahouse.
Day 5Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, overnight teahouse.
Day 6Trek to Thyangboche (3,867m), 5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 7Trek to Dingboche (4,375m), 5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 8Trek to Lobuche (4,930), 5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 9Trek to Everest base camp (5,364m) and back to Gorekshep, overnight teahouse.
Day 10Trek to Kala Patthar (5,550m) and back to Lobuche (4,930m), 7-8 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 11Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5,400m), 4 hours, overnight tent, overnight tent.
Day 12Rest Day at Base Camp, overnight tent, overnight tent.
Day 13Climb to the Lobuche East Summit (6,119m) and Return to Base Camp (5,400m), overnight tent
Day 14Extra day schedule for weather contingencies, overnight tent.
Day 15Trek to and Pheriche (4,252m), overnight teahouse.
Day 16Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m), overnight teahouse.
Day 17Trek to Monjo (2,750m) by way of Namche Bazaar, overnight teahouse.
Day 18Trek to Lukla (2,850m), overnight teahouse.
Day 19Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, overnight hotel, farewell dinner, overnight hotel.
Day 20Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight hotel.
Day 21International departure/ onward travel.
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