Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Lobuche East Peak (5500 m )
This is called Sharpa god ,having rocky east face. The peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge .Very few climbers who attempt this peak reach the real summit, but many attain the worth-while false summit. The base camp will be set up at 4,950m. near a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated South-West Face. The views of Mt. Cholotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt.Everest and Tawache are seen superb from the summit of Labuche. Good conditions and a dawn or pre-dawn start is recommended. The average angle for the entire climb is not steep, but there are areas of messy cerac that require two axes, front pointing and belaying. The ridge route is sometimes easier. Many climbers who take this approach stop at the top of the ridge, thinking this is the false summit of Lobuche East. But, in fact a continuation on the knife-edged ridge is needed (rope) to reach the false-summit.
Program Itinery
Day 01: From Kathmandu, you enjoy an exciting flight to Lukla (2860m, 9384ft). Trek to Phakding. (2622m, 8603ft). Beyond Chheplung, the trail crosses a tributary stream and descends to Ghat (2548m, 8360ft). Keep to the east bank, climbing, descending, and climbing again before reaching Phakding. Cross over the Dudh Kosi to the west bank to reach the lodge.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3340m, 10959ft). Beyond Benkhar, you cross back to the east bank of the river and climb to Chumoa. The trail continues climbing, then descends to a stream and climbs to Monjo (3090m, 10138ft). Sagarmatha National Park has its new entrance here and you will have to show your permit. Beyond the park entrance, the trail descends a stone stairway, crosses back to the west bank of the river, and continues to Jorsale (2937m, 9636ft). From Jorsale, the trail crosses the river on the long suspension bridge and then follows a flat "Nepali" trail upriver for 20 minutes or so. The path then climbs above the valley floor to one of the highest suspension bridges. From there the trail continues climbing steeply through the forest. Namche Bazaar is the largest village and the administrative center of the Khumbu region. Situated in a horseshoe-shaped valley high above the Bhote Kosi and surrounded by steep hills, it faces the impressive north face of Mt. Kwangde peak (6187m). Overnight in lodge

Day 03: Trek to Khumjung (3790m, 12435ft), called the green valley. One of the most interesting hikes is the climb up the hill north of town to the Shyangboche airstrip area and Khumjung. You will enjoy the fantastic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Kangtega, Thamserku and Ama Dablam. Visit the local Khumjung Gompa, the school, hike to Kunde and visit the hospital and the Gompa. Overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3837m, 12589ft). Descending from Khumjung you pass Sanasa (3569m, 11710ft). The Dudh Kosi is far below, and the view from here is spectacular, with Thamserku (6607m) directly across the valley, Kwangde to the south across the Bhote Kosi valley, and Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,878m), Ama Dablam (6,854m), Cholatse (6,439m) all ahead of you up the valley. Keep your eyes open for pheasants along this stretch of trail. Continue descending on the main trail, entering a forest, to reach the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki Tenga (3,321m, 10896ft) with its water-driven mills and prayer wheels. Cross the river and climb steeply through a dense forest. the largest monastery in Khumbu, perches on the saddle of a ridge and commands an outstanding panorama with peaks in every direction. The monastery is especially beautiful with Mt. Ama Dablam rising up behind it. This is one of the most memorable sights anywhere in Nepal.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4343m, 14249ft). Descend a steep trail through a damp rhododendron forest to the village of Deboche (3736m, 12258ft), which has a nunnery. Continue descending through the rhododendrons until you cross the Imja Khola. Across the river you have an excellent view of Mt. Ama Dablam as you begin climbing past chortens (small stupa-like shrines) and mani walls. Pass trough Pangboche (3965m, 13009ft), then the trail proceeds up a gentle slope and passes the small village of Shomare, where there are some teahouses. Beyond Shomare, the trail flattens a bit and passes a lodge at Orsho. Beyond Orsho there is a fork in the trail, take right and cross the small wooden bridge crossing the river. The trail goes steep up for a short while and after 45 minutes you will reach Dingboche.

Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4915m, 16126ft). Leave Dingboche by the steep trail going straight to the shorten on top of the hill. From there a gentle slope goes to the often broken bridge of Tukla. Relax for 15 minutes near the tea houses and steep to the pass (4755m, 15601ft). Just after the pass are all the monuments from Sherpa and foreigners who died on Mount Everest or on trek of expedition. From there a gentle slope brings you by the left side of the river to Lobuche.

Day 07: Visit Kala Patthar (5545m, 18193ft) and back to Lobuche. To reach Gorak Shep continue up the valley from Lobuche along a level path with Khumbu Glacier to your right. The trail climbs a moraine, from which there is a view of Gorak Shep (a sandy, flat area with a frozen lake) and Kala Pattar. Descend the moraine to the sandy flats, and skirt the lake at Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, it is about a 1 1/2 -hour steep climb to the top of Kala Patthar. At the top you have not only a stunning view of Everest, but a 360-degree panorama of peaks including Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, Thamserku, Tawatse, Pumo Ri, and Changtse. Once you've taken in the view, hustle back down to Lobuche and be thankful that you'll soon be getting back to where the air is a bit thicker.
Day 08: Lobuche East Base Camp. Overnight in tented camp.

Day 09: High Camp

Day 10-11: Climbing period.

Day 12: Cleaning up base camp. Overnight in tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Pangboche (3965m, 13009ft). This is not a difficult day. Gently walk down to the pass and steep down to Tukla lodge. It takes about half hour from Tukla to reach the flats of Periche valley. From there on you will need sure 1 hour to reach Pheriche. Beware of the frequent cold wind blowing from down the valley. In season you can see lots of small yaks and naks in this valley. Have a lunch in Pheriche. After lunch, a small ascent to the pass (4297m, 14098ft) Crossing the small pass, you will after a long slowly descending pasture reach Shomare. From Shomare it takes 1 hour to reach Pangboche.

Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar. Passing several shorten's and mani stones when leaving Pangboche, you are going down to the river. After crossing slowly up to the nunnery in Deboche. After, a short while steep up to Tengboche Monastery. A long way steep down to Phunki Tenga, cross again the river and all the way steep up to Sanasa. From Sanasa you follow the gentle trail to Namche Bazaar. This was sure a long down and up.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla. Down hill through the pine forest leaving behind Everest and cross the several bridge on the Dudkosi river. Enjoy the greener vegetation and cultivation along the Sherpa villages. Lunch in Phakding. There is no rush to reach Lukla today. On arrival stay at a hotel near the airstrip. The airstrip itself is an interesting place. Without actually seeing it happen, you might not believe a nineteen-passenger plane could fly in and out of here.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel

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