The true summit of Lobuche East proved an elusive goal but rocky outliners of the peak were first climbed by the Swiss in 1952. Subsequent attempts fell short of the actual summit, soaring above a profound notch at the far end of its long north-west/south-east ridge, finally climbed in 1984.
The east face, accessible from Lobuje, has attracted several strong teams. Jeff Lowe has added a difficult route up an icy color, while Todd Bibler and Catherine Freer climbed the obvious rocky East Ridge.
The fitter walker can get very close to Mt. Everest on this trek, ascending Kala Patthar for the finest views of the whole massif including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse & Pumori. An ideal trek for those wishing to make the full Everest trek, yet who also have an interest in the local traditions and culture.
Solu Khumbu is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain (8848 meters), but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries. The primary goal of an Everest trek is the Everest base camp at an elevation of about 5340 metres. But you cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most trekkers climb Kala Pattar, an unassuming 5545-metre bump on the southern flank of Pumori (7145 metres).
Day 01: Arrive at KTM airport-transfer to hotel, Pre-briefing about trek
Day 02: Sightseeing in KTM valley, Re-check the trekking/climbing gears.
Day 03: Early morning take a flight to Lukla 2800m. 35minutes flight, start trek to Chumao
Day 04: Chumao -Namchebazar 3500m.
Day 05: Namche Bazar – Rest Day & Hiking around gompa
Day 06: Namche Bazar -Tangboche (3867m) visit monastery for blessing.
Day 07: Tangboche – Pheriche (4243m.)
Day 08: Pheriche – rest day for acclimatization, visit Himalayan Rescue Clinic to know more things about AMS
Day 09: Pheriche – Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10: Lobuche – visit Kalapathar (5545m) camp Gorakshap
Day 11: Gorakshep Everest BC & Lobuche.
Day 12: Lobuche- Lobuche BC
Day 13/14: High camp & summit back to Pheriche.
Day 15: Pheriche- Thangboche
Day 16: Thangboche- Namche
Day 17: Namche- Lukla
Day 18: Lukla-Kathmandu by flight, transfer to hotel
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner
Day 20: Fly back to home
|Duration||Max Altitude||Best Season||Difficulty||Accommodation|
|20 Days||6119m (20,010 ft.)||Mar-May & Oct-Dec||Intermediate||Lodge (Standard/Deluxe)|