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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Loboche Peak 17 days trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Loboche Peak Trek is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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Lobuche Peak, at 6,119 meters, is a prominent peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal close to the Khumbu Glacier. A climb up Lobuche Peak, or Lobuje Peak or Loboche Peak as it is sometime called, is a challenging ascent in Nepal. The route goes via Lobuche Peak Base Camp located at 5,050 meters up to Lobuche Peak High Camp, and is attempted in a group. Before the ascent begins the trek to the base camp is lined with impressive views of colorful villages and pine forests, and remarkable sceneries of seven and eight thousanders. And when the ascent is made on Lobuche East, you will have seen unobstructed views of the Everest Region including Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamsherku, and Mt. Everest.
The program kicks off with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – the regular Everest route. From Lukla, we will trek to Namche and beyond, allocating ample time for acclimatization and rest. On this trip, acclimatization is really important at this altitude and keeping in mind the fact that we will be climbing Lobuche peak, it is necessary to save up on energy. The three-day climb above 20,000 feet to the peak will put your climbing skills to the test, but will reward you with mind-blowing views of the Khumbu Valley below. Imagine the sight of giant mountains in several hues, looking down upon you! Consequently, it will enrich you with a special feeling of satisfaction that comes from ascending significant and more challenging peaks of Nepal.
While this is not the hardest of ascents in Nepal, it certainly demands selected mountaineering experience such as using ropes and crampons, and navigating between fixed lines. We recommend you to combine this program of climbing Lobuche Peak with a trek to the Everest Base Camp – for getting a richer experience of the Everest Region of Nepal.
Your security and safety are the primary concerns of Discovery Mountain. Our programs are tailored to avoid risks at high altitude, which is why we assign specific team leaders and guides depending upon the terrain and level of difficulty. Book your ascent to Lobuche Peak with Discovery Mountain, and take advantage of the professional training advice required in the mountains. Our extensive climbing equipment and practical information will help you get ready for the climb up Lobuche Peak.
After your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the evening around Thamel, when we will provide you with a briefing of the trip.
After breakfast, get on a pre-booked 30-minute flight from Kathmandu. This scenic flight will take you to Lukla, where your trekking guides will receive you at the airport. An easy trek of around three hours will bring you to the village of Phakding at the banks of Dudh-Koshi river, where you will stop for the night.
Begin an early trek along Dudh-Koshi, criss-crossing it several times. Today the destination is Namche Bazaar, the fabled village in the heart of the mountains. The trail is initially lined by views of Mt. Thamserku, and on a really clear day, even Mt. Everest is visible in the distance. As you reach closer to Namche, you will find the trail winding up with approaching views of Everest-Nuptse Wall, Mt. Lhotse and several other peaks. Once at Namche, relax in a hot bath, surf the Internet, enjoy a cup of cappuccino and then call it day.
Take a day off at Namche and enjoy the quiet lifestyle in stark contrast to your regular routine. In the morning, have a hearty breakfast with views of magnificent peaks. Later in the day, take short hikes in and around the town – and savour the beauty that is Namche. This is an important day of rest as it will help you acclimatize at the altitude and help you warm up the muscles for an exciting expedition ahead.
After breakfast, we leave Namche and head towards our next destination Deboche located at 3,820 meters. Early along the way, we will have excellent views of Ama Dablam, Everest, and Lhotse before crossing some quaint villages. Further on, we climb up a difficult trail to Tengboche, a village that houses the iconic Tengboche Monastery at the laps of the mighty Everest. After a break and relaxation at Tengboche, we move ahead along a descending trail lined with rhododendron forests and arrive at Deboche for the night.
After leaving Deboche early, our trail passes through more rhododendron forests – the colour and hues of which will make you feel inside a fairy tale! But this happens in the spring when rhododendrons are in bloom, not on the fall season. Further along the route, we will criss-cross the river and arrive at a hamlet where we will have lunch overlooking the tiny valley below. From there it is an easy hike downhill beside a ridge until we arrive at the village of Dingboche where we will stay a tea-house or a lodge.
The beautiful village of Dingboche is the stopover for trekkers heading towards Ama Dablam or Everest. The stone walls and the chilly weather can give you a feeling of cold but the hospitality of the people is anything but. The friendly folks at this remote mountain town will entice you with their stores and let you share some of your own. Do it with warm food and plenty of drink, and you’ll have acclimatized properly for the trek ahead. Remember, good acclimatization cannot happen without plenty of warm fluids. So drink plenty, eat and get some rest. And during the day, take a hike to the nearby vantage point in a group and before you know it, it’s time to return to the lodge for the night.
Wake up early and have a hearty breakfast. If you are the early-bird, you will be pleased to watch a sunrise from the eight-thousanders. Leaving Dingboche, the trail is easy and comfortable at first. The open blue skies and the sunlight will inspire you to move ahead and of course, take some pictures too. In a dramatic change of landscape you will find yourself in open spaces among the mountains and high-altitude terrains. Vegetation gets thinner almost coming to a nil. With brief stopovers and trek and more stops and more treks, you will arrive at the the Memorial Hill. From there we trek to the village of Thukla where we’ll have lunch and some rest. From there, get on the trail to Lobuche at around 5,000 meters.
Start at a leisurely pace today. Have a leisurely breakfast, take some photos, and pack your bags. At a normal pace, it’s six to seven hours walking duration today. The terrain is mostly rough and rocky today, with a walk over glacial path. Once we reach the Base Camp at 5,360 meters, we take a break and enjoy the scenery and let the surrounding views pass into your long-term memory. Views of Pumori, Nuptse and other peaks are spellbinding! From there, get back to Gorakshop and stay at a lodge.
Get up before dawn so that you can catch one of the most amazing sunrises in the mountains. For that, you need to hike up to Kalapatthar located at 5,545 meters. Just before sunrise, arrive at Kalapatthar where you’ll see a mesmerizing and colourful sunrise. Try as you might, you can’t not take out your camera and click away till the battery drains. The panoramic views of Everest, Pumori and other giants will leave a mark on your memory. From Kalapatthar, return to Gorakshep, have a hearty breakfast and leave for Lobuche Base Camp.
It’s a short duration for trek today, but lined with difficulties. As you prepare to climb the peak, you will find that working in groups will get the job done easily. Trekking along in the morning on the nearly plain route is pleasant, but later on, the road climbs steeply as we move to the Base Camp. However, the views are great as we climb higher. Continue on a rocky path to the High Camp where you will set up the tents for the night. The trail to the High Camp is laden with challenges but our expert team leader will explain, demonstrate and let you practice with the equipment before taking on the ropes and navigating forward.
It might come a bit as a surprise, but peak climbing at Lobuche (like many other peaks in the Himalayas) is done before morning. Portable lights will be used for visibility during the dark hours. Climbing a peak is a teamwork in itself; so closely follow your team leader who will successfully guide you to the summit of Lobuche East. From the top you will have wonderful views of the Himalayas – which is rewarding in itself. From there, we get back on the trail to Pheriche – sharing the feat and enjoying the satisfaction of having climbed a peak in Nepal.
This extra day is allocated in case of unfavorable weather conditions that might arise at this altitude and then climb has to be shifted for another day. Else, this day can be used resting and enjoying the experience.
The trek from Pheriche to Namche is a beautiful and scenic trek. This downhill trek takes around seven hours at a leisurely pace with plenty of stopovers. The route is lined with dense alpine forests full of greenery. Snow-capped peaks sometimes become visible in a few turns making the trek more pleasurable. Passing through time-worn villages and unspoiled beauty of the mountains, you will arrive at Namche at the end of the day.
As you come towards the end of the program, you will enjoy the scenic trek back to Lukla. A night in Lukla can become more memorable if you spend it with your fellow guides and crew with whom you submitted one of the peaks in Nepal!
Go to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla in the morning, and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The scenic flight is around 40 minutes, a whisk that will bring you back to bustling Kathmandu.
After breakfast, or on the scheduled time of check-in, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.