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LOBUJE PEAK 18 days 17 Nights
lobuje peak 18 days 17 nights, sightseeing in kathmandu, fly to lukla & trek to phakding, trek to namche [3450m], rest day in namche, trek to tengboche, trek to pheriche, rest day in pheriche, trek to lobuje, trek to lobuje base camp, rest day at base camp, climb to the summit [5760m] and return to base camp [5400m], trek to dingboche, trek to tengboche, trek to lukla
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Trip duration: 18 Days
 

Grade: Strenuous - Peak Climbing: AD
 

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
 

Starts in: Kathmandu
 

Ends in: Kathmandu
 

Accommodation: Hotel, camping
 

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
 

Maximum altitude: 6119m
 

 

From: Dzongla to Dzongla
 

Grade: Difficult
 

Season: Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr-May
 

Max Elevation: 6,119 m

 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
 

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
 

Day 3: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m]
 

Day 4: Trek to Namche [3450m]
 

Day 5: Rest day in Namche
 

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
 

Day 7: Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
 

Day 8: Rest day in Pheriche
 

Day 9: Trek to Lobuje [4930m]
 

Day 10: Trek to Lobuje Base Camp [5400m]
 

Day 11: Rest Day at Base Camp
 

Day 12: Climb to the Summit [5760m] and Return to Base Camp [5400m]
 

Day 13: Trek to Dingboche [4350 m]
 

Day 14: Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
 

Day 15: Trek to Namche [3450m]
 

Day 16: Trek to Lukla [2800m]
 

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
 

Day 18: Depart Kathmandu
 

 

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

 

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, the historical and cultural heart of Nepal, has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. At eventide, you will be briefed about your trip.

 

Day 3 Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m]
A spectacular flight and hair raising landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the crew, you head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to your first camp near the river at Phakding.

 

Day 4 Trek to Namche [3450m]
From Phakding, you cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt. Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Camp is near the bazaar at Namche.

 

Day 5 Rest day in Namche
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the national park centre and museum just above the town.

 

Day 6 Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. Now you get your first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, you descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an excellent lunch spot, and here you can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although tiring, the hike up the zigzag path has numerous distractions, with rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. You camp near the monastery with Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam framed in the doorway of the tent.

 

Day 7 Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
You descend steeply through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6856m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings you to Pheriche.

 

Day 8 Rest day in Pheriche
A day to rest and acclimatize. You get a chance to wander up the valley to take a look at the Tshola Tsho Lake and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Alternatively, you can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view up the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Lhotse.

 

Day 9 Trek to Lobuje [4930m]
You continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. You then turn right and climb more steeply towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch, before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuje.

 

Day 10 Trek to Lobuje Base Camp [5400m]
Leaving Lobuje, you trek along the trail about four hours to Lobuje Base Camp. After walking half way on flat land, you follow steep ascending path to reach Lobuje Base Camp. The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuje Glacier. En route, you get to enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokhalde, Thanserku, Kantega, etc.

 

Day 11 Rest Day at Base Camp
Today is a rest day at the Base Camp for acclimatization and also for making the necessary preparation for the climb.

 

Day 12 Climb to the Summit [5760m] and Return to Base Camp [5400m]
You begin your climb as you hike over smooth slabs, following cairns, (stone markers), onto the hard snow. Further on, there is steep climbing of about 60 degrees. You head along the knife-edged ridge, less than 12inches (25 centimeters) in places to finally reach the summit. At the summit, you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, etc. After enjoying your hard earned climb, you return to the Base Camp. Today you trek for about ten hours.

 

Day 13 Trek to Dingboche [4350 m]
Leaving the Base camp, you trek towards Dingboche. Descending all the way downhill passing Duglha, you finally reach Dingboche after trekking for about five hours. You are rewarded with the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokhalde, Thanserku, Kantega, etc.

 

Day 14 Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
Continuing along the trail, you trek along a gradually descending path till Deboche and from there you ascend for twenty minutes to reach Tengboche. Your trek today includes impressive views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lobuje and so on. En route, you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare. Today, you trek for about four hours.

 

Day 15 Trek to Namche [3450m]
From Tengboche you descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making your way back to Namche.

 

Day 16 Trek to Lukla [2800m]
Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.

 

Day 17 Fly to Kathmandu
Today, you take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

 

Day 18 Depart Kathmandu
The Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc.
 

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Thank you to everyone at Equator for a great trip on Sun Kosi, especially to Arun and the rest of the team on the river who all worked very hard providing us with great support and wonderful food. We all had a fantastic trip and hope to come back to paddle more rivers and see more of Nepal in the future. It was also nice to meet you.
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