The Lobuje mountain consists of two different summits, viz. East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an expedition Peak.
Lobuje being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. The peak of Lobuje East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south-east of the true peak and before the notch. This peak is identified as the false peak. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to Lobuje East on 25 April 1984.
Trip summery in facts: Trip Title: Lobuje East Peak Climbing Maximum Elevation: 6119m Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day. Trip Duration: 20 Days Mode of Operation: Tea House Lodge + Camping Trek. Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec. Trip Grade: Moderate and Strenuous Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people
Outline Itinerary: Lobuje East Peak Climbing Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu international airport 1300m, welcome by ART member and transfer to hotel 2 star. Bed and breakfast included. Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for the formality of trekking and peak climbing permits. Hotel 2 star bed and breakfast included. Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2860m 45 minutes & trek to Phakding 2600m 3 hours. Overnight in Lodge. Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m), the biggest ethnic Sherpa village, influenced by Tibetan Buddhist society and the gate way of Everest region. 6 hours Overnight in Lodge. Day 05 : Namche acclimatization: explore around Syangboche airport, airfield of the highest altitude in the world and visit Khumjung village. We can see the spectacular views of Everest Himalayan range including Amadablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Khumbi La, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lobuche, Tauche etc. 6 hours Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3800m 5 hours. Overnight in tea house Lodge. Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 08 : Day trip to Chhukung valley (4710 meters) and trek back to Dingboche. 4 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 09 : Trek to Lobuche (4930 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 10 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 11 : Hike up Kalapattar (5555 meters) then trek down to Lobuche (4930 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 12 : Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp (4950 meters). 5 hours, Overnight at tented camp. Day 13 : Summit to Lobuche East Peak (6119 meters) then back to Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp. Day 14 : Spare day in case of bad weather. Overnight at tented camp. Day 15 : Trek to Panboche (4000 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 16 : Trek to Namche (3441 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tea house Lodge. Day 17 : Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse. Day 18 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 minutes in the morning. Overnight at hotel 2 star bed and breakfast included. Day 19 : Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel 2 star bed and breakfast included. Day 20 : Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
-Kathmandu International airport & domestic airport - hotel transfers by private car or tourist mini bus according to group size.
-4 nights 2 star hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast.
-Trekking permits of Everest (Sagarmatha National Park), TIMS Cards and Lobuje climbing permits.
-Accommodation in tea house lodge + tented camping in twin basis.
-Camping equipment: tents, mattress, kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent, porter's tent, utensils, tables, chairs etc.
-Climbing equipment: main rope, fixed rope, snow bar, rock piton, ice crew etc.
-Food (breakfast, lunch & dinner with hot drinks: tea, coffee, milk, lemon etc.) during the trek.
-Salary, insurance, transport, food and accommodation for climbing guide and porters.
-Kathmandu to Lukla round flight tickets as mentioned in above itinerary.
-Internal airport tax in Kathmandu & Lukla.
-13 % VAT compulsory Nepal Government tax and other local taxes.
-Experienced & professional English speaking climbing guide,cook and porters.
-Nepal tourist visa fee 40 $ for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival.
-International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu city also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
-Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks
-Personal high altitude medicines, sleeping bags, first aid kits, equipment, gears, cloths etc.
-Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile and gas shower in mountain.
-Tips for climbing guide,cook and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.
Member Personal Equipment: S/No Particular Qty.
(01) Down suits 1
(02) Summit shoe 1
(03) Walking shoe 1
(04) Crampon 1
(05) Summit Glove (Mitten) 1
(06) Normal gloves 1
(07) Special sun glasses for snow.
(08) Iceaxe 1
(09) Harness 1
(10) Jumer 1
(11) Carapina (normal) 3
(12) Sleeping bag (-20 Degree Celsius ) 1
(13) Down filled Mattress 1
(14) Summit socks 1
(15) Normal socks 2
(16) Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1
(17) Safety Helmet 1
(18) Down jacket 1
(19) Down trouser 1
(20) 8 finger / descender 1
(21) Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1
(22) Gore-tex jacket 1
(23) Gore-tex trouser 1
(24) Fleece jacket 1
(25) Fleece trouser 1
(26) Fleece liner gloves 3
(27) Screw Gate Carapina 1
(28) Balaclava (wind stopper) 1
(29) Thermos bottle 1
(30) Base layer (woolen) 1 (set)
(31) Water bottle normal 1
(32) Travel bag solid North Face/Quechua 60 liter 1