Join IFMGA/UIAGM NZMGA certified mountain guide Malcom on a once in a lifetime stunning Lobuje Ascent trek in East Nepal!
Lobuje, also known as Lobuche, is a Himalayan mountain in Nepal close to the Khumbu glacier. It is 6119 meters high, and a stunning trek for anyone interested in high altitude mountaineering. Of course, it is not an easy trek. It is the Himalayas after all! This is why it is very important to go with a guide that can help you and that knows how to pace a trek to optimise acclimatization and logistics. On this 22-day Lobuje East Ascent in Nepal, I will guide you to the summit of this beautiful mountain!
We will begin our expedition in Kathmandu. This beautiful city is well worth exploring in itself and will be a perfect start to our journey. From there, we will follow a very gentle ascent program designed for you to adjust gradually to the altitudes and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and culture of Nepal. On our way, we will have the chance to visit the breathtaking Gokyo lakes and Gokyo-Ri, a great viewpoint of the Everest, Lhotse and Cholaste. As we approach our objective, we will gradually become more familiarised with the terrain which will prepare us for the challenging climb on day 16. But before the peak, we will first stop at a basecamp in Lobuje where we will prepare for the climb. On day 15 we will work with fixed lines and jumaring as we continue to ascend and finally reach our summit on day 16.
Every day we will begin trekking at around 9am after breakfast. We will trek approximately 4 hours per day, give or take a few, depending on the itinerary. We will have sherpa support and our own kitchen staff that will prepare our meals. Our menu will be as follows (unless specified dietary constrained are notified in advance):
Breakfast: Oat or rice porridge, muesli, cereal, freshly made flat
breads (Chapattis), eggs, omelettes.
Lunch: Pasta, potatoes, vegetables with rice, tinned
meat/fish, freshly made flat breads, coleslaw/salad
Afternoon tea: Tea, coffee and hot chocolate and biscuits
Dinner: Pasta, potatoes, curry, lentil dhal with rice, mixed
vegetables with rice, tinned meat/fish, freshly made
flat breads, fruit (fresh and tinned)
Mountain Food: Porridge, dehydrated meals, biscuits, soup, muesli
bars, chocolate, cheese, salami,
Having a hearty diet and enough resting time on our journey will ensure that our bodies adapt well to the demands of the excursion.
Because this is such a carefully planned tour in terms of acclimatization, it is open for people with a wide range of levels. However, although you don’t need to be a very experienced climber, you will need to be physically fit. Ideally, you will prepare for the trip in advance and I will be happy to offer you some considerations in this regard. Furthermore, an additional day has been scheduled into the itinerary to make up for any delays. Therefore, you should be able to really enjoy this tour at a good pace!
Are you ready for a once in a lifetime experience in the Himalayas? Have you always dreamed of a high altitude climb? Then book your place and join me on this 22-day Lobuje East ascent in Nepal!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Group porters
Prices are on a per person basis.
Airport transfer from Kathmandu airport;
3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu – breakfast included. (2 pre Lukla Departure – 1 on Return);
Flights to and from Lukla.;
Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on the trek and at base camps (the expedition will be using our own
cook during the trek in and at base camps);
Accommodation provided whilst on trek and at base camp as either tent (twin share unless requested)
or tea house; Park entry fees and peak fees; Yak and porter fees; Expedition staff (Nepali) wages and insurance; Tents; Fixed lines; Sherpa support; Group first aid kit; All high altitude mountain food (dehydrated or ready meals); High camp stoves and fuel; Group climbing equipment (snow stakes, ice screws, climbing rope etc).
Airfares to and from Nepal;
Personal travel, accident and rescue insurance;
Nepal visa entry fee;
Tips for expedition staff – it is customary in Nepal to give tips to all staff at the end of the expedition, you should allow for around $120-150 USD for this;
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu;
Personal climbing equipment and all other items of personal nature including sleeping bag (s) and thermarest;
Excess baggage on internal flights.
Transfer to the hotel
We will begin with a steady prep of 1500m in order to begin acclimatising.
Our first trek will take us to an altitude of 2696m.
We will continue ascending up to 3440m.
To catch our breath, we will rest at an altitude of 3700m.
We will continue at a light pace to Thame at 3800m.
An ascent to Lungden will take us to 4500m.
If the group morale is high we will continue up to Renjo Lha at 4900m. Otherwise, we will spend another day in Lungden to acclimatize.
Finally, we will arrive to the stunning Gokyo Lakes!
Early in the morning we will ascend to Gokyo-Ri and then have an easy relaxing day after.
We will head to Dragnak and explore the stunning Cross Glacier.
After the Cho Lah crossing we will reach our basecamp in Lobuje.
In order to acclimatize and be properly prepared for out summit climb on day 16, we will spend the day resting and preparing at 4836m.
This stretch of our trip will require us to carry our loads and start the climb to the summit. We will stop at 5200m.
We will continue up to our high camp.
Finally, the big day. We will climb up to the summit and then return to base camp. The peak is at 6119m.
A nice trekking day where we will descend to 3916m.
After breakfast we will head back to Namche.
As we continue to descend we will head back to Lukla.
After flying back to Kathmandu, we will trek to Thamel.
Transfer to airport.
In case we get bad weather or have any delays we have scheduled in an extra day.
Kathmandu: Kathmandu Guest House or Holy Himalaya on a twin/double base unless you request a single room at an additional cost. Breakfast in included, but dinner is not. During the trek: Basecamp- tent/teahouse: twin share unless requested.
Please enquire with us about the equipment you will need to bring. Additionally, keep in mind that you should not pack more than 25kg of luggage. Also, please take into consideration that weather delays are common which is why we have scheduled in an extra day.
I'm a professional mountain guide with many years experience in the Himalaya’s and other high mountain ranges around the world. I will give advice, instruct, and manage safety.
I have spent the many seasons climbing in the Nepalese Himalaya’s as well as guiding throughout the Southern Alps of New Zealand
Notable guiding ascents in the Himalaya include;
• Cholatse October 2016
• Manaslu, October 2011 www.speedfly8000.com
• Lhotse 8,516m, May 2008
• Meru Peak, India, 6,664m
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