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Labuche East Peak Trekking & Climbing

Lobuche East Peak is located in the Mount Everest region and stands at 6119m. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to form a spectacular skyline. It was first climbed relatively recently, in 1984. The summit offers stunning views of Mt Everest, Amadablang, Cholatse, Kangtega and a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding peaks.

The Lobuche peak climbing itinerary is designed with a side visit to Everest base camp and Kalapathar as part of our acclimatisation. The trip begins after taking a 30 minutes Scenic Mountain flight from Kathmandu to the famous Lukla Tenzing Hillary airport, gateway to the Everest expedition trail. The route takes in Sagarmatha National Park, the impressive Dudh koshi River and various Sherpa settlements, including Namche Bazaar, the trading centre for the Khumbu region. (Please see the Everest Base camp Itinerary for more details)

The approach to the Louche East peak itself is challenging and demands a high degree of physical fitness. It is suited to experienced trekkers with a real passion for challenging adventure.

As with all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests

Trip Facts

  • Trip duration : - 19 days from Kathmandu
  • Highest point: - Lobuche East Peak (6119m/20233ft).
  • Best season : - October, November, March & April.
  • Meal plan : - Breakfast in Kathmandu & Full board on Trek.
  • Physical rating: -

  • Day 01 Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast
  • Day 02 Half day sightseeing around  world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip.  In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers treks at typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast
  • Day 03 Morning   scenic flight to Lukla (2,840m / 9,318ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652m / 8,701ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours
  • Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,446m / 11,306ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 05 Rest day, hike to world highest point hotel Everest view hotel ( 3860m / 12666ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours
  • Day 06 Trek to Tyangbuche (3,867m / 12,687ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 07 Trek to Dingbuche (4410m / 14,470ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 08 Rest day and acclimatize hike to Chhukung (4730m / 15521ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours
  • Day 09 Trek to Labuche (4,930m / 16,175ft), O/N : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep (5,184m / 17008ft). Hike to highest Mt of the world Everest base camp (5,363m / 17598ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 11 Early morning at 4:30am hike to Kalapathar(5,555m / 18228ft) back to Gorakshep and trek to Labuche east base camp (4920m), O/N in tent
  • Day 12 Trek to high camp, O/N in tent : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 13 High camp summit Labuche east peak (6,119m) and trek back to Pheruche (4270m / 14011ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 10 hours
  • Day 14 Trek to Kyangjuma (3550m / 11648ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 15 Trek to Phakding (2610m / 8564ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours
  • Day 16 Trek to Lukla (2800m / 9187 ft), O/N in tea house  : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 17 After having early morning breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast
  • Day 18 Extra day for weather contingency
  • Day 19 As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure
Cost Included

  • Accommodation and food during  14 days  Everest base camp and Labuche east peak climbing  period
  • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and  insurance
  • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
  • Airfare to Lukla and back to Kathmandu with guide
  • Standard 3 star category hotel with delux bb in Kathmandu for 4 nights
  • Sagarmatha National park permit
  • Airport receive and departure 4 times
  • Trip route map
  • Duffel bag for packing daily trip gears
  • Labuche east peak permit
  • License holder experience and Professinal Climbing guide salary, insurance
  • 3 days tent accommodation and food during the climbing
  • Fix rope + snow bar
  • Warm sleeping bag + mattress
  • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
Cost Excluded

  • Personal nature expense
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Unforeseen accidental rescue
  • Days beyond the itinerary
  • Extra day at base camp because of change in weather
  • Tips for staff
Additional Info

Physical Grading Level

Four circles indicate the adventure grade trek. It usually requires  6-7 hours of walking every day  and approaching on top of the peak is the challenging and technical skills demanding. One should have physical fit and at least, 5000 m altitude trekking experience and basic climbing skills is require to climb the peak. It is vital that participants with pre-existing health problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of booking.

Accommodation and Food

4 nights in 3 star hotels with Deluxe BB in Kathmandu on twin sharing.12 day’s standard twin sharing accommodation in a local tea house (lodge) with meals, and 3 nights in standard tent accommodation on full board meal. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/ Coffee)

Travel insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

Required trekking gears list

We provide:

Sleeping tent
Sleeping bag
Mattress form
Sherpa Brothers office bag for packing daily trip gear
Particular area trekking map
Fixed rope and snow bar.

You need to bring (personal equipment) :
Dynamic rope
Crampon – 1
Jumer – 1
Down jacket – 1
Light walking trouser – 2
Sun glass –  2
Hat – 1
Phillips jacket – 1
Windproof jacket – 1
T- shirt – 3
Walking boot – 1
Walking pole – 1
Gloves – 2
Day bag – 1
Water bottle – 1
Torch light – 1
Warm socks – 4
Sun cream – 1
Lip guard – 1
Tooth brush – 1
Face wash soap – 1
Flip flap – 1

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