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hi Pierre and Mahesh. Very nice to hear from you. Great to hear that Pierre now you are in Kathmandu. We had a wonderful visit to Nepal, the weather was great during the Kali Gandaki trek. We did what wanted to do in Kathmandu and Pokhara and we even managed to do the mountain flight. What more could we ask for. Mahesh and Lhakpa looked after us very well and we came back with wonderful memories of Nepal, with a strong desire to return. Thanks for Frens Himalayan Treks and Expedition. Anu Mitra
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Lobuje peak climbing

Lobuche East peak is one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal to climb, located at the elevation of 6119 meters in Everest Khumbu Himalayan range. This peak is an attractive summit and offers various routes for climbing. The normal route for climbing is through South Ridge. Lobuche east peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge.

Our professionally designed itinerary takes us to the Everest base camp and Kalapattar then to Lobuche Peak, this will give us enough opportunity to get acclimatized.

Once we return to Lobuche village from Everest base camp then we trek up to the Lobuche peak base camp. The base camp will be set up at 4,950meters. Near a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated South-West Face. The views of Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega peak and Tawache peak are superb from here. We climb steep stone terraces and snow slopes just below the main glaciers on the South-West Face of Lobuche East.

 >ALPINE  GRADE: AD : steep climbing of about 55 degres, knife edge ridge to reach the summit.

>SEASON : september/november and march to may.
 
>MODE OF TREK : tea house / camping.
 -2 ypes of program : in lodge during the trek and 2 nights camping for the ascent or full arranged camping trek during the trek and the ascent. The first type of program (lodge) is better from 1 up to 5 per.

Lobuje peak climbing Itinerary

D-1 : arrival in Kathmandu and transfert to hotel.
 
D-2: visit of Kathmandu: Durbar Square and its bazar, temples, Royal Palace, the goddess Kumari’s home.
Afternoon: visit of the Buddhist Stupa of Swayambunath, one of the oldest religious sites of Nepal, worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus.
Visit of Pashupatinath, the “Benares of Nepal”, dedicated to the God Shiva on the Bagmati River and visit of Bouddahnath and its famous Stupa, one of the biggest in southern Asia.
 
D-3: flight Kathmandu-Lukla (45 min) early in the morning. Walk to Phakding (2800 m): 3h.
The path goes down and reaches the Dudh Kosi valley. Nice views of Kusum Kanguru (6367 m), we pass Chablung and Ghat following the valley until Phakding (2800 m).
 
D-4: Phakding-Namche (3400 m): 5h.
We continue in the Dudh Kosi valley through rhododendrons and pine forests. At Monjo, we enter the National Park of Sagarmatha. We finish the day by a steep ascent to Namche: first views of Everest and Lhotse peaks.
 
D-5: Acclimatization in Namche.
 
D-6: Namche-Phortse (3500 m): 5h.
The route climbs upward a pass, the Monla (3900 m) and descends to Phortse. On the way we have magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Everest…
 
D-7: Phortse-Dole (4000 m): 5h.
The first part of the route takes place in a forest; when the forest ends, a gentle mountainside ascent begins until Dole and its few lodges.
 
D-8: Dole – Macchermo (4410 m): 6h.
We continue northward following the path through yak pastures and meadows.
 
D-9: Macchermo-Gokyo (4750 m): 5h.
The route enters the zone of ablation on the right bank of Ngozumba glacier. We pass the first and second lake enjoying the breathtaking scenery of peaks and glaciers. We follow the path along the third lake bank until Gokyo and its few lodges.
 
D-10: ascent of Gokyo Ri (5350 m): 3h
The Gokyo Ri is a hill above Gokyo and the lake. After 3 hours of a steep ascent, we are rewarded by one of the most fantastic view of the Khumbu: all form a splendid 360° panorama with Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu…
 
D-11: Gokyo-Tagnag (4700 m) : 3h.
Short day to reach Tagnag through the moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier (cairns).
 
D-12: Tagnag-Dzongla (4800 m) via the Chola (5330 m) – 7 to 8 h according the conditions.
We start early in the morning. The route ascents a wide and shallow valley, crosses a ridge at 5050 m and leads us to the last slope. After it’s a steep rocky ascent, from the pass we are rewarded by a magnificent view of Himalayan giants. We descend gently by snowy slopes and moraines in a gully-like terrain. Dzonghla is a small nomad camp with 2 lodges surrounded by faces of Cholatse peak and Tawatse peak.
 
D-13: Dzonghla-Lobuje (4900 m): 4h.
The route winds around the mountain, crosses several ridges, just before Lobuje we reach the main route to Everest BC
 
D-14: Lobuje – Gorakshep (5100 m) – Kalapatar (5535 m) and overnight in Gorakshep: 6 to 7 h
We start early in the morning; the route follows the left bank of the Khumbu glacier through the zone of ablation until Gorakshep (2h30). The ascent of Kala Patar is steep at the beginning and become easier. Splendid views from the top and during the ascent: South col, Western cwn, Everest south west ridge, Nuptse, Pumori…
 
D-15: walk to Everest BC (5300 m) and return to Lobuje: 6h
Foothpaths and cairns onto the glacier until the BC: impressive view of the Ice Fall.
Descent to Lobuje by the same way
 
D-16- Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp (5400 meters). 5 hours
After walking over flat about half way you begin to follow steep ascent path to reach Lobuche Base Camp. The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and many more. From today the accommodation will be tented camp for next two days and you will be having camp food cooked by our professional cook. Overnight at tented camp.
 
D-17- Summit to Lobuche East Peak (6119 meters) then back to Base Camp.
Today is our main adventure day, we start early in the morning to climb Lobuche peak but it all depends on the weather condition. it takes about ten hours. At the summit you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and more. After a safe trip to the top we safely make our way down then same day back to Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
 
D-18- Spare day in case of bad weather.
 
D-19: descent to Pheriche (4200 m) : 4h.
We descend by the main route, following the moraine on a good path.
 
D-20 to D-21: descent to Namche via Tengboche (3867m).
We follow the Imja khola, many Sherpa villages, Tengboche is famous for its monastery.
 
D-22: return to Lukla: 6h.
 
D-23: flight Lukla-KTM (45 min).
 
D-24: rest day in KTM.
 
D-25: Transfert to airport and return.
 
>Price/pers with all the detailed program : Please write us with the number of guests. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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Our Price Includes

1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
2. Standard twin sharing accommodation in 2 star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
4. All your standard Meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch, diner)
5. Hot drinks during tented camping.
6. Twin sharing tea Houses / Lodges, Guesthouses and Tented accommodation during the trek.
7. A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek and climb.
8. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
9. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
10.trekking permit
11. peak permit fees.
12. Garbage Deposit Fee.
13. General Climbing equipments such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc..
16. Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
17. All our government taxes.
18. Official expense.

Our Price Excludes

1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3. International airfare and airport departure tax.
4. Nepal entry visa, you can obtain easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. You will also require 2 passport size photos.)
5. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
6. Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
7. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).
8. Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.