Situating close to Khumbu glacier in Khumbu region at an altitude of (6119m\20075 ft.), Lobuche East Peak provides you an amazing moments of your life, exploring panoramic views of many stunning Himalayas like: Mt Everest (8848m\29028ft.), Amadablam (6812m\22349ft.), Cholatse (6440m\21128ft.) and Kangtega (6782m\22251ft.) etc. surrounding the enchanting forest area of Pine and bamboos which includes the habitat of many wild lives like: musk deer, red panda, wild Yaks, spotted deer etc. Not only this, trek to Lobuche East, passing the Everest Base Camp trail also provides you a great chance to explore the famous Sherpa culture of Khumbu region with their different traditions, rituals, and beliefs.
Labuche Peak (6119m\20075 ft.), one the challenging peaks and required high physical fitness is situated close to the Khumbu glacier in Mount Everest region. It is one of the easy but challenging peaks to climb as one should have good physical fitness. The panaromic views of many mountains like: Mt Everest, Amadablam, Cholatse and Kangtega from the summit provides you marvelous moments. Labuchey east was first climbed by the Swiss in 1952.
The trek starts from Kathmandu on a 30 mins flight to the beautiful Lukla. The route takes us through the Sagarmatha National Park. So, you get the chance to explore the natural beauty of beautiful rehdodendron forest including different species of birds, butterflies and extinct varieties of animals like: red panda, musk deer, wild dog, snow leopard etc. Along with this you can observe impressive Dudhkosi river, Sherpa settlements, their traditions and the most special Namchebazzar also called as the trading center of Khumbu region. This climbing is done mostly by those climbers who have already done Island Peak Climbing and trying to up the adventure because Lobuche East Peak Climbing is harder than Island Peak.
However, this summit is suitable for first timers with no experience, sound level of fitness and athleticism aids you thoroughly to complete and enjoy the adventure. During the climb you will have our supportive team alongside you; helping with every step you take. You will be trekking & climbing with experienced climbing guides and devouring feast with cooks. The views are stunning; you can capture amazing snapshots and cherish wonderful memories later spent with Sherpas.
Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft - Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal! Our airport representative will welcome you and give short brief of the trip program.
Second day of the programme is succeeded with sightseeing around Kathmandu along with the trek preparation. Sightseeing includes tour around Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Bauddhanath (Buddhastupa), Pashupatinath/Biggest Hindu Temple & Patan Durbar Square
Meet up with the Sherpa guides and porters before heading off towards Phakding. The porters’ loads are organized here, in Lukla. Journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”), and finally reaching to Phakding. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading centre for the Khumbu region. With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
The acclimatization is best done with the hike that is by hiking upto to the valley of Bhote Koshi River (“River from Tibet”). Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
The trek from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably stunning, Far below is the Dudh Koshi and Thamserku, Kantenga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rises in front. Woods, Rhododendron Forest, Mani Walls, Chorten (Stupas), and suspension bridges across the rivers make this a lovely walk Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
From Dingboche we can enjoy the scenic views of Ama Dablam. Dingboche is the only place in the region where barley is produced. Tame pheasants are regularly seen in this area. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Enjoy some time away from the trek to adjust to the higher altitude. Take it easy, enjoy the scenery, drink plenty of fluids, and prepare for the next day's hiking. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
The higher altitude makes this day's trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Today we trek to Kala Patthar and witness the closest view of Everest. The view from is the most stunning. The weather are generally chilly but it is nothing like enjoying the 360 degree view of amazing Mount Everest. Later, we return back to Lobuche. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
After arriving Lobuche, we take rocky trail to High camp for overnight. Early trek is relatively flatter but the trail gets steeper and rocky as we move along. The main attraction for this trail is Lobuche glacier and we cross the trail with help of ropes & our guides prepares tent for accommodation. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Early in the morning (around 12-1 A.M), we take breakfast and head on toward Summit. Why so early, the winds are fast in the afternoon making it difficult to ascend. After successful summit you can expect full panoramic view of blazing mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and many more. We spend some time enjoying our victory and return back to High Camp. You summit the peak with help of rope and the climb begins with rock surface in the beginning and ice surface follows up after. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Reserve days are important for any incidents which are mostly out of Human control like bad weather for climbing. Ensuring a successful climb means setting aside an extra day. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Return journey begins today as we descend downhill and get connected with Everest Base Camp Route at Lobuche again. After taking breakfast and resting for a while we trace back to Pheriche - from here we get to enjoy magnificent view of Mount Ama Dablam. Trekking further downhill and enjoying the hillside covered with rhododendrons and juniper trees, we reach Pangboche Village - Here you can visit famous Pangboche Monastery. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Descending through Imja Khola and passing by the forest to Tengboche, we continue our trek through the bridge which is over the Dudh Koshi River. From there, the forest reaches Sansa and we can see different animals including mountain goat, snow leopards, pheasants, etc. Then finally we reach Namchhe Bazaar. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
The final day of our trek returns back to Lukla. Relax after the rigorous adventure and reflect on the challenges just undertaken. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafes. Meals included: Breakfast, and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the dinner and cultural program provided by the company.
Our representative drive you to the Airport for your safe journey home or you can join for another thrilling adventure. We can right away arrange you next quality trip.
- Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
- Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
- Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition
- Accommodation on tented camp
- Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
- Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
- Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
- All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
- Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, insulated mat, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip
- Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
- Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
- Insurance of all staff including porters
- Adventure Treks T-shirts / other seasonal gifts as perks
- 10 % VAT and 13% TSC Taxes.
- High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes
- Nepal entry Visa fees, your travel insurance of any kind (emergency evacuation insurance is recommended as this is an adventurous trip and evacuation by Helicopter may be necessary)
- International Airfare
- Lunch and Dinner except mentioned itinerary
- All Drinks and main meals in cities.
- Tips items for trekking crew members personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, laundry, beverage drinks etc.
We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.
Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.
We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.