Lobuche East

6,119m

The first recorded ascent of Lobuche East was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25th, 1984.

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25th March – 14th April 2019

10th April – 30th April 2019

21 days

$5,500  Whats Included?

About the mountain

Lobuche East is a ‘trekking peak’ standing at 6,119m (20,075ft) lying close to the Khumbu Glacier and the settlement of Lobuche. There are two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East (not to be mistaken with Lobuche West which is a totally separate mountain further west)

The first recorded ascent of Lobuche East was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25th, 1984. 

Climbing the mountain

In order to reach the top of this peak, we will be using the traditional trekking infrastructure into the Everest basecamp.

The major attractions on our way to the basecamp are the famous Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, the Tengboche monastery (the cultural/religious centre for the Sherpa people of the Everest region), Pangboche (the oldest and permanently settled highest of all the Sherpa villages) and Dingboche (the highest place in the world for barley cultivation).

The last two villages before we reach basecamp are Lobuche and Gorak Shep, however we are aware that both of these villages are very busy and the lodges are often over crowded meaning long waits for meals and so on. Therefore members will use our Himex Lobuche Peak basecamp, and as we have made our Everest basecamp lower than the traditional camp, we will use this instead of staying in Gorak Shep. This will make for a much more enjoyable experience, avoiding the crowds in these villages and making use of the well-established Himex facilities at these camps.

From basecamp at 4,910m, we will ascend a scree slope to reach the West Ridge where camp 1 is situated, at 5,600m, where we will spend one night. An early start the following morning will see us following the route up a steep snow slope that will have fixed ropes then onto the final ridge which is often broken by crevasses. The descent is the same route in reverse, arriving at basecamp on the same day.  

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2019 ProgrammE
Trip 1 – 25 March to 14 APRIL 
 
25 Mar 

Arrive Kathmandu 

1,317m

26 

Kathmandu

27 

Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche  

3,440m 

28 

Namche – Khumjung 

3,780m 

29

Khumjung 

30 

Khumjung – Phortse 

3,810m 

31 

Phortse – Pheriche  

01 Apr 

Pheriche

02

Pheriche – Lobuche 

4,910m 

03 

Lobuche  

04

Lobuche – Everest BC  

05

Everest Base Camp

06 

EBC – Kalapatta – EBC 

5,555m

07 

Everest Base Camp – Lobuche 

08 

Lobuche – Camp 1

5,290m

09 

Camp 1 – Summit – Thakla

6,119m

10

Thakla – Pangboche

3,930m

11  

Pangboche – Namche  

12

Fly Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu

13 

Kathmandu

14

Depart Kathmandu

2019 ProgrammE
Trip 2 – 10 April to 30 APRIL 
 
10 Apr

Arrive Kathmandu 

1,317m

11

Kathmandu

12 

Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche  

3,440m 

13

Namche – Khumjung 

3,780m 

14 

Khumjung 

15

Khumjung – Phortse 

3,810m 

16 

Phortse – Pheriche  

17

Pheriche

18

Pheriche – Lobuche 

4,910m 

19

Lobuche  

20 

Lobuche – Everest BC  

21 

Everest Base Camp

22 

EBC – Kalapatta – EBC 

5,555m

23 

Everest Base Camp – Lobuche 

24 

Lobuche – Camp 1

5,290m

25 

Camp 1 – Summit – Thakla

6,119m

26

Thakla – Pangboche

3,930m

27 

Pangboche – Namche  

28 

Fly Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu

29 

Kathmandu

30

Depart Kathmandu