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Laboche East Peak Climbing - 16 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min 4 to more pax..

Duration

16 Days Program

Trek Difficulty

Adventurous

Maximum Altitude

6119

Accommodation

Lodge / Camp

Meal

Available delicious food

Region

Everest

Country

Nepal

Activity

Peak Climb

Destination

Lukla to Kalapatthar, EBC and Laboche East Peak

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Highlights of Laboche East Peak Climbing

  • Stunning Himalayan Views: Summiting Lobuche East (6,119m) offers breathtaking panoramic views of towering peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more.
  • Challenging Ascent: Embark on a thrilling adventure with a moderately technical climb, providing a rewarding challenge for experienced mountaineers.
  • Glacial Scenery: Navigate through awe-inspiring glacial landscapes, including crevasses, seracs, and ice walls, while ascending towards the summit.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality in the Everest region, interacting with local communities and learning about their traditions.
  • Base Camp Experience: Stay at Lobuche Base Camp, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Khumbu region, and immerse yourself in the mountaineering atmosphere.
  • High-altitude Adventure: Gain valuable high-altitude climbing experience in preparation for more challenging Himalayan expeditions, enhancing your mountaineering skills.
  • Professional Support: Receive expert guidance and support from experienced climbing guides and Sherpa staff, ensuring a safe and successful ascent of Lobuche East Peak.
  • Remote Wilderness: Trek through pristine alpine landscapes, far from the crowds, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.
  • Sense of Achievement: Summiting Lobuche East Peak is a remarkable achievement, providing a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment for climbers.
  • Memorable Journey: Create lifelong memories as you conquer one of Nepal's iconic peaks and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region from a unique perspective.

Laboche East Peak Climbing Overview

Lobuche (6,145m), close to the Khumbu Glacier, has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. Lobuche East is 26 meters higher and a bit more challenging. You, from the peak, can observe amazing views of Everest alongside Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. The trip makes your journey to the popular places in the Everest region like Kala Pathar from where you can observe an excellent view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayas. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organise Laboche East Peak Climbing.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival TIA in Kathmandu pickup by private transfer at hotel with B/B plan

Arriving in Kathmandu (1,400m) marks the beginning of your adventure in Nepal. From the moment you step off the plane, you'll be greeted by the bustling atmosphere and warm hospitality of the capital city. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) serves as your gateway to exploring the rich culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Nepal. Whether you're embarking on a trekking expedition, cultural tour, or spiritual journey, Kathmandu sets the stage for unforgettable experiences in the Himalayan nation.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2660m) 5hrs overnight at lodge

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and a steaming mug of tea as we witness the sunrise over the lush pine forest along the Dudh Koshi riverbanks. As we trek beneath the forest canopy, be on the lookout for hidden waterfalls glistening in the morning light. As the forest

Hop on board for a truly unforgettable experience as we take a short 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Brace yourself for breathtaking views of majestic mountain landscapes during the journey. Upon landing in Lukla, the gateway to the Everest Base Camp Trek, we'll take a break for a couple of hours. Here, we'll enjoy some hot tea and snacks while acclimating to the higher elevation.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2660

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and a steaming mug of tea as we witness the sunrise over the lush pine forest along the Dudh Koshi riverbanks. As we trek beneath the forest canopy, be on the lookout for hidden waterfalls glistening in the morning light. As the forest thins out, our first view of Mount Everest will appear, accompanied by the ice-covered peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega.

After lunch, we'll venture into the scenic forests of Sagarmatha National Park. If you're lucky, you might spot musk deer and Himalayan tahr wandering among stands of pine and juniper, and keep an eye out for over 200 bird species. As we gradually ascend, the mountains will dominate the landscape, leading us to the bustling trading hub of Namche Bazaar. Known as the capital of the Khumbu, its iconic semicircular layout has featured in many travelers' postcards. We'll spend the next two nights in the best available trekking lodge.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3440

Day 4 : Acclimatization and rest day in Namche Bazaar overnight at same ladge.

Today is a crucial opportunity for our bodies to adapt to the increased elevation. Nestled at approximately 3,440 meters, Namche Bazaar offers a day of leisure to explore the town and its surroundings. Delve into the rich history and traditions of the Sherpa people at the Sherpa Culture Museum or wander through the various stalls and shops scattered across town. Namche Bazaar is renowned for its bakeries, and treating yourself to some fresh pastries with a backdrop of mountain views is a must.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3440

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Our journey on the Everest Base Camp Trek continues as we leave Namche Bazaar early in the morning. As we embark on the trail, be sure not to miss the memorial stupa dedicated to Tenzing Norgay, the first person to ascend Everest alongside Edmund Hillary. Descending to the rushing waters of the Dudh Koshi, we then ascend through the lush rhododendron forest on our way to Tengboche.

Tengboche is renowned for its majestic Tengboche Monastery, set against the dramatic backdrop of Ama Dablam. This captivating monastery holds significant importance as a pilgrimage site for Buddhist Sherpas, especially during the Mani Rimdu festival. We'll spend the night in one of Tengboche's excellent teahouses, where you can anticipate a hearty meal and a peaceful night's rest.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3860

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4470m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Our journey on the Everest Base Camp Trek resumes after breakfast, taking us deeper into the heart of the Khumbu region. Today's adventure involves crossing suspension bridges over the Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola rivers. While many trekkers head towards the village of Pheriche, we opt for a gentler route with better views, leading us to Dingboche.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4470

Day 7 : Acclimatization and rest day in Dingboche (4470 m) overnight at same lodge

Situated at an elevation of 4,360 meters above sea level, Dingboche provides us with another opportunity for acclimatization today. However, this doesn't mean you have to spend the day idly. After relishing the breathtaking sunrise over the mountains, we can embark on a challenging day hike to Nagarjun Hill. Despite its name, even the hills in the Khumbu resemble mountains, and standing atop Nagarjun Hill offers astonishing views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku. For those opting for a shorter hike, there's an excellent viewpoint on the ridgeline above Dingboche, reaching just over 5,000 meters and taking approximately two hours to reach. Whichever way you choose to spend the day, a delectable supper and a cozy evening await, providing opportunities to connect with locals and fellow trekkers.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4470

Day 8 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge.

Leaving Dingboche behind and feeling the pull of the trail leading us towards Everest Base Camp, today's trek commences with a gradual ascent through a series of small mountainside villages. Keep an eye out for charming stone-built settlements, often utilized seasonally by herders. Continuing onward, we'll encounter the more substantial town of Tukla or Dughla. Beyond this village, a climb up a ridge brings us to a small cluster of memorials dedicated to deceased climbers, offering an incredible view of the Himalayan giants, Pumori, and Khumbutse. The journey then proceeds to Lobuche, where numerous lodges cater to trekkers. We'll choose one of the most comfortable options to ensure a warm night's sleep as the cold night air settles over the mountains.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4910

Day 9 : Trek from Laboche to Gorakshep (5185m) 5hrs. and hike up tp Everest BAse Camp (5363m) 5hrovernight at lodge.

The highly anticipated day has arrived! Today, we embark on the final leg of the journey to Everest Base Camp. Starting early, make sure to pace yourself and stay hydrated to prevent altitude sickness symptoms as we approach Gorak Shep, the first landmark of the day and the last permanent settlement on the Everest Base Camp Trek. We'll revisit Gorak Shep later in the day. For now, our path continues towards base camp, following the trail along a glacial moraine. Upon reaching base camp, colorful prayer flags, commemorating trekkers' achievements, surround you, providing a 360-degree view of the majestic mountains in the entire Himalayan range. After relishing this unforgettable experience, we'll shoulder our bags and descend back to Gorak Shep, where we'll spend the night in one of the town's best teahouses.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 5185

Day 10 : Early in the morning hiking up to Kalapatther (5644m) 5hrs up and trek to down Luboche Base camp (4950m) 5hrs overnight at camp.0m) overnight at lodge.

Our trek starts early in the morning as we make the 3 hour long hike up to Kala Patthar. As we arrive at the summit just in time for sunrise, you’ll be treated to a once in a lifetime view. As one of the best viewpoints in the Khumbu region, Kala Patthar sports a stunning panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Cho Oyu and the Khumbu glacier. The 360 degree view of most of the region, and particularly the close up view of Everest is quite memorable. After a while there, we will retrace our steps back to our lodge in Gorak Shep. Enjoy some warm breakfast at the lodge before beginning the usual routine of trekking. As our main goals are now accomplished, we will simply retrace our steps back to Luboche Base Camp (4950m) up and down 9hrs. overnight at tent camp.

Food BLD
Accomodation Camp
Elevation 4950

Day 11 : Climb from Laboche Base Camp to Lobuche East High Camp (5300m) 4hrs. overnight at camp

While trekking on you will feel a change in the trails’ nature as they will have now become steeper and rougher. The trek duration is low around 3 to 4 hours but the slope is the thing that will make it long. Your team members will install a tent where you can take rest.

Later around the afternoon, your climbing guide will present some climbing skills and gear usage tips, tricks. This is all for making you competitive for the big day tomorrow, Lobuche Peak Climbing. After that, you will have enough sleep after lunch as you have to start early in the morning

 

Food BLD
Accomodation Camp
Elevation 5400

Day 12 : Early in the morning summit to Laboche East Peak (6119m) and back to down Pheriche (4371m) 10hrs. overnight at lodge.

Early in the morning after your breakfast will be ready quicker than before as you have to start the climb early in the morning around at 2:00 am. You will approach the southern ridge through steep and ice tracks. The ropes, crampons, and ice-axes will finally come to usage. With the assistance of your Sherpa guide, you will head upward on the technical parts of Lobuche Peak. After climbing the last part 45 degrees sloped hill, you will be at the summit point of Lobuche East.

Your heart will pump out with the joy of climb success. Your celebration will become more happening with the wide panorama of the Everest region. The whole Everest region is viewable from the summit of Lobuche peak and that eyeshot will make you realize more the trip is worth every pain. After a glorious time of your life at the Lobuche summit, you will descend towards the high camp of this peak. After lunch we will trek Phiriche and we see the condition of our body.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4371

Day 13 : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

This morning, after a satisfying breakfast, we'll descend to the Imja Khola River, tracing its path through the lush greenery of the forest. Passing several quaint villages along the way, we'll reach Tengboche in approximately two or three hours, providing an opportunity to admire the town's unforgettable monastery during our lunch break. After replenishing our energy, we'll make our way back to Namche Bazaar. The trek back to Khumbu's bustling trading town will take about four to five hours, traversing ridgelines adorned with low-lying shrubs. We'll spend the night in Namche, so take advantage of the opportunity to revisit your favorite bakery and witness the sunset over the mountains.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3440

Day 14 : Trek from down Namche to Lukla (2840 m) 8hrs. overnight at lodge.

Today marks the final leg of our Everest Base Camp Trek, so lace up your hiking boots for one last adventure! We have approximately six hours of trekking ahead, navigating a steep trail along the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing a suspension bridge and passing through the villages of Phakding and Monjo, we'll make our triumphant return to Lukla, where our incredible journey began. Tonight, we'll stay in Lukla, a charming town popular among travelers. Don't forget to explore the cafes and restaurants, celebrating your achievement of completing the Everest Base Camp Trek! Congratulations.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2840

Day 15 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 minutes overnight at hotel with B/B plan.

On your departure day, we'll board a 30-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. As your plane lifts off from Lukla's dramatic runway, take a final look at the majestic mountains beneath the wings. Before you know it, you'll touch down in Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel in the city. With the completion of your Everest Base Camp Trek, Alpine Ramble Treks can organize additional cultural, adventure, or sightseeing tours based on your preferences. If your journey is coming to an end, we can gather for a final celebratory dinner in Kathmandu before you depart on the following day.

Food BLD
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 16 : Departure own your destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer.

When will be finish your excellent  expedition and trekking then back to your destination. We will drove from your hotel to Tribhuwan International Airport

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drops
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Your meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha national park entry permits.
  • Laboche peak special permit
  • Domestic flight ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK)
  • All accommodations in lodges and camp during the treks.
  • One experience trekking guide, Peak Climber( Sherpa) & one porter for each two tourist.
  • Guide and Porter, salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the
  • All Transportation .
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Nepal entry visa fee you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and Airport departure tax.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • For all trekking staff tipping(Tips)

Altitude Graph

Route Map

FAQs

Laboche East Peak, also known as Lobuche East, is a popular trekking peak located in the Everest region of Nepal. It stands at an elevation of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet) and offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

No, Laboche East Peak climbing is not recommended for beginners. It requires prior mountaineering experience, good physical fitness, and familiarity with technical climbing skills.

The best time for Laboche East Peak climbing is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally stable, offering clear skies and favorable climbing conditions.

Climbers need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Laboche East Peak. Additionally, a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card is required for trekking in the Everest region.

The duration of the Laboche East Peak climbing expedition typically ranges from 16 to 18 days, including acclimatization days and trekking to and from Lukla, the starting point of the trek.

Laboche East Peak climbing is considered moderately difficult. Climbers should have prior experience with high-altitude trekking and basic mountaineering skills, including the use of crampons, ice axes, and rope techniques.

Accommodation during the Laboche East Peak climbing expedition includes teahouses or lodges along the trekking route and tents at high-altitude base camps during the climbing phase. Teahouses provide basic amenities such as meals, lodging, and hot showers, while camping involves more basic facilities.

Climbing guides and support staff are trained in mountain safety and first aid. They provide guidance, assistance, and ensure proper acclimatization throughout the expedition. Additionally, climbers are equipped with necessary safety gear, including helmets, harnesses, and ropes.

Essential items to pack for Laboche East Peak climbing include high-quality mountaineering gear, warm clothing layers, sturdy trekking boots, a sleeping bag, personal medication, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a headlamp, among other necessary equipment.

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern during Laboche East Peak climbing due to the high elevation. Climbers must acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Additional Information

01. Technical Difficulty: Laboche East Peak Climbing involves technical climbing skills, including ice climbing and glacier traversing. Climbers should have prior experience with high-altitude mountaineering and be comfortable using crampons, ice axes, and ropes.

02. Altitude Considerations: Laboche East Peak reaches an altitude of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet), posing a risk of altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is essential, and climbers should be aware of the symptoms of altitude-related illnesses and know how to respond to them.

03. Weather Conditions: The weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable, with temperature fluctuations and the possibility of snowfall even during the climbing season. Climbers should be prepared for varying weather conditions and have appropriate gear for cold temperatures and high winds.

04. Physical Fitness: Climbing Laboche East Peak requires excellent physical fitness, as climbers will be trekking for several days at high altitude and exerting themselves during the climbing phase. Regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training are recommended to prepare for the expedition.

05. Climbing Guides: Hiring an experienced climbing guide or joining a guided expedition is highly recommended for Laboche East Peak Climbing. Guides provide valuable support, expertise, and safety assistance throughout the journey, increasing the chances of a successful summit.

06. Environmental Considerations: Climbers should practice Leave No Trace principles and respect the fragile mountain environment. This includes properly disposing of waste, avoiding damage to vegetation, and minimizing their impact on the ecosystem.

07. Insurance: It's essential to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude mountaineering and emergency evacuation. This insurance should also include coverage for trip cancellation, medical expenses, and repatriation in case of emergencies.

08. Permits and Regulations: Climbers need to obtain climbing permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and adhere to local regulations and guidelines. Respect for local customs, traditions, and cultural sites is also important while trekking in the Everest region.

09. Group Size: Consider joining a small group expedition or hiring a private guide for Laboche East Peak Climbing. Smaller groups allow for personalized attention, flexibility in scheduling, and a more intimate experience with the mountain environment.

10. Emergency Preparedness: Climbers should be prepared for emergencies and have a contingency plan in place. This includes carrying a fully stocked first aid kit, communication devices (such as a satellite phone or emergency beacon), and knowing how to respond to common mountain hazards.

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