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Lobuche Peak (6,119m) is situated in Khumbu region of Nepal while Lobuche is a small settlement area near Mt. Everest. The major attraction of this trek is to view thw world highest peak, Mt Everest and climb the amazing Lobuche Peak. The peak is all surrounded by the breathtaking and never forgetting natural sceneries.
The trail takes us to Sagarmatha National Park which is UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home of exotic Himalayan wildlife such as mountain goats, Red Panda, Musk dear, colorful Pheasants and Snow Leopard. We come across greenery forest of Pine, birch tree and Rhododendrons hanging onto stone cold cliff which make the forest more beautiful and attractive. This region is the inhabitants of mainly Buddhist so you will get chance to experience many monasteries scattered here. We can experience their old Buddhist culture, art and traditions, people’s lifestyle and their warm hospitality. We begin our trek taking a flight to Lukla and walk to Namche Bazaar which is the capital of Khumbu’s Sherpa and is also the Gateway to Everest. Climb to Lobuche Peak will offer you amazing view of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse peaks as well as with the remorseless Khumbu icefall and its glacier.
To Climb Louboche, you must obtain TIMS Card and Park Entry Permit wihch is provided by Great Vision Trek
Mt Louboche lies at the high altitude so the temperatures are usually low. During winter season the temperature gets extreme low and snowfalls in the higher altitude while in summer season it gets cool and temperate when the sun rise respectively gets cold and chilly after the sun sets. During rains, the climate is usually cold. October- November, December- February and March- May is the best time to visit this region. During spring and fall, Mountaineering expedition takes place.
You can access to Louboche, Everest region by air or on foot. By air, you fly to Lukla which is 30 minute flight, served by many airlines from Kathmandu. You can take bus from Old Bus Park near Ratna Park; Kathamandu that takes you to jiri which is 10 hour drive and walk for 2-3 days leads you to Lukla. There is a good facility for hotels, resorts, lodges with tea houses along the trekking trails. During the trail, you can get chance to experience camping site and options.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel
When you land Kathmandu in Tribhuvan Internation aiport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Great Vision Trek. First we complete your Visa and other custom formalities; you will be transferred to the hotel organized by Great Vision along with your luggage. You then check in and take rest or you can visit our office and hang around as per your interest. You stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing Tour and Preparation for trip
Today, we tour to heritage sites at Kathmandu. We start a guide tour from your hotel to four heritage site in Kathmandu which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. First we visit to Pashupatinath Temple situated in Gausala and banks of Bagmati River where Aryaghat, famous funeral site for Hindus lies. After sightseeing, we visit to Boudhanatha, the Buddhists shrine which is one of the largest stupa in the world. Boudhhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimages that include over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries and popular tourist destination. Tour leads to Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Basantapur holds the medieval king’s palaces who had ruled over Kathmandu Kingdom once. Our last tour will be Swayambhu (the self-existent) which is one of the famous touristic areas where we find large number of monkey population. After sightseeing, we go back to you hotel and you can take rest and stay.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and start Trek to Phakding
We will take early morning flight from Kathmandu (1400m). There are many flights for Lukla (2840 m). The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is approximately 35 minutes. After we reach Lukla, we take rest for an hour while our guides and local porters prepare for the trip. After an hour rest, our trail begins to Phakding (2610 m).
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar
From Phakding trail leads to Dudh Koshi River and valley lying to its west bank. Climbing steeply towards Benkar through a rocky ridge, we head to the magnificient forests of magnolia, giant firs and rhododendron which make the trail beautiful to walk in. We climb up to Monjo (2840m) across the kyashar and enter the Sagarmatha National Park lying beyond Monjo. Way to entrance station makes a steep rocky descent where we cross Dudh Koshi River leading us to Namche Bazaar (3420m).
Day 5: Acclimatization and rest day in Namche
After a hectic day, you need to take rest and prepare for further higher trek. This day will be a hiking day for you where we hike to the villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Our hike start from Shyanboche airstrip via climbing one hour and lead to Khunde where we pass through numerous stone Buddhist monuments. After Khunde, we head east to the large Khumjung village lying at the foot of the sacred mountain Khumbila. We then have lunch and rest for a while then follow to Chhorkung (3540m) and back to Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Dole
After hiking in Namche, we resume our trail by heading up and down the hill taking the glimpse of giant Snowy Mountain at Shanasa. 2 and half hours of hike in Shanasa and head towards the top of Mong La Pass where we can view the amazing Mt. Khubilla, Mt. Ama Dablam and Kantega. The trail leads us to riverside village named Phortse Tenga through forested region and after a long uphill trek through beautiful forest of oaks, rhododendrons and pines we reach in Dole.
Day 7: Trek to Machharmo
Climb up to the open hill for approx thirty minutes to the hill above Dole offering spectacular mountain views of Cho Oyu. The trail heads to Lapharma village and walking about 2 hours beyond Lapharma leads to Luja. We take a short break here and continue to climb up the valley side above the river and cross spurs to grasp Machharmo where we rest, take luch and explore around.
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo
Today is that the massive day of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake. We tend to get to the land of Gokyo Lakes. It takes one hour to reach Phanga through the leveled path that wind passes through elevated grazing lands. At Phanga we will observe the memorials of individuals who have lost their lives throughout the landslides within the region. On the far side Phanga, we will trek slides down for a brief whereas and so step by step goes up the stony steps for associate hour to the stream. We cross the metal bridge over the stream and find into the Gokyo-Land. Welcome to Gokyo, we tend to square measure currently facing the primary Lake of Gokyo. Still walk up on the stony steps for thirty minutes to the Secong Lake of Gokyo. 45 minutes of walk on the leveled path on stony steps finally brings us to 3rd Lake of Gokyo. We'll relax within the Mountain Lodge at Gokyo.
Day 9: Acclimatization and Rest day in Gokyo. Hike to Gokyo Ri (Optional)
It is an optional hiking day where we can climb Gokyo Ri only if the weather is good and view popular mountains. Walk through north of Gokyo leads to Thonak Tsho called fourth lake. We can also take pleasure of 5th lake called Ngozumba Tsho. We can also climb Scoundrel’s Viewpoint lying at the edge of Ngozumba Tsho where we can view outstanding Cho Oyu base camp and Gyanchung Kang which seems just as a stone throw away. Most importantly, we can explore the Ngozumba Glacier, the biggest glacir of the world. We stay night in Gokyo.
Day 10: Trek to Thaknak
In case if we didn’t make it to Gokyo Ri the previous day, we will climb on this day. It is the challenging climb as it is lofty and takes 3 – 4 hours to make it to the top. Though it is challenging, it’s adventurous and we can view amazing Gokyo village lying on the edge of 3rd lake unnoticed by Cholatse and the great Nogzumpa Glacier. We will be all surrounded by spectacular mountains such as Thamserku, Cholatse, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, Pumori, Taboche, Makalu, Changtse Lhotse and Nuptse. You will be amzed to see the sight of sunrays seems like kissing the Everest which also towers over the surrounding mountains. The trail resumes from Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain and then meanders into Thagnak. We take rest this day after and prepare for long hiking days.
Day 11: Trek to Dzungla via Chola Pass
Today is the toughest trekking day of our trail as the Cho La pass is steep and includes glacier traverse to the east side. Thought it is not difficult itself but we should be careful during walking to the vertical trail. During the trail, we may slip as the rocks are glazed by ice which makes trail slippery. Trekking through the frozen lake leads us to the top of pass which is decorated by prayer flags. We can view beautiful peaks during the trail and reach Dzongla village through crevasses. This village provides amazing views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse and Lobuche even Pheriche village far below.
Day 12: Trek to Gorekshep
We take the path to Mount Everest Base Camp through the once huge Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we tend to come upon the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here is misleading; thus, it's necessary that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is exhausting as a result of thin air within the high altitude.
Day 13: Trip to Everest Base Camp and view beautiful Glacier. O/N at Gorekshep
Before we reach the Base camp, we walk through moraine, streams and rocky dunes. After we reach base camp, we can see many tents of mountaineers standing out in bright colors. We can also view other peaks such as Pumori, Nuptse and Khumbuste. After experiencing outstanding trip we head back to Gorak Shep. We stay overnight and get good rest.
Day 14: Trek from Gorekshep to Kalapathar and Lobuche
From Gorekshep, we walk up hill through tough rocky moraine path where we can see Khumbu Glacier. We will visit Kalapathar then continue along till we reach Lobuche.
Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche East Base Camp
Lobuche East Base camp is our today’s destination so we walk towards the base camp through steep and rocky path. Walking about 2 to 3 hours, we will reach Base Camp. Here we can view beautiful surrounding and we will stay in a tented camp.
Day 16: Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp
High camp of the Lobuche peak is the target for today. Before leaving the base camp we re-check the ascent gears then head towards the high camp up on a demanding formation slope on a rocky ground path. Once we reach the high camp, we take rest and prepare for the next day’ climb.
Day 17: Summit Day: Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit and back to Base Camp
Today is the Lobuche Peak Summit day. Since it is necessary to achieve the height before high noon, we begin early within the morning. Our skilled Sherpas can fix the rope and taking the assistance of the rope we climb up to the summit that greets us with wide views of high peaks. When spending a while there, we come all the method back to Lobuche past high camp and therefore the base camp. The night will be spent at a populate Lobuche.
Day 18: Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche
From Lobuche Base Camp, we head back to Pangboche experiencing beautiful mountains and valleys. We stay overnight here at the Hotel taking rest and celebrating our success.
Day 19: Trek from Pangboche to Namche
The trail takes down through the hillside green forest of juniper trees and rhododendron then we cross the prayer flag festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River following Dudh Koshi Gorge through pine forest. We can explore colorful pheasants and mountain goats in the forest. We then reach to Sansa experiencing Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Thamserku mountains. We reach at Namche Bazzar by passing winding trail and forest.
We take Dinner and stay overnight for good sleep.
Day 20: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding and then to Lukla
As the trail steps down steeply so we need to walk very carefully as our legs are shaky and frequently get ang fight in the rockey terrain. After we cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail becomes natural and easy and we arrive in Lukla. We take a good rest, relax and celebrate and stay overnight.
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla
In this day, we will have a flight to Kathmandu before that you can have shopping, collect souvenirs as per your wish and head to Kathmandu.
Day 22: Final day of Departure from Kathmandu
This is the day of your departure so you can have shopping and celebrate your successful trekking journey. Our representative with driver will take you to airport on time.
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