Lobuche Peak via Gokyo Ri

Lobuche Peak via Gokyo Ri


From £3,295
Altitude 6,119m Grade: 2B

Lobuche is a beautiful mountain ideal for those people who have been on expeditions such as Kilimanjaro or Elbrus, or have climbed in the Alps and are looking for their next expedition to tackle their first Himalayan Peak.

Lobuche Peak is a beautiful mountain ideal for those people who have been on Kilimanjaro or Elbrus, or have climbed in the alps and are looking for their next expedition to perhaps tackle their first Himalayan Peak. We approach Lobuche via the sacred lakes of the Gokyo Valley and visit the magnificent viewpoint Gokyo Ri (5350m). Crossing the famous Cho La Pass (5420m) to the South side of Everest brings us to Lobuche to climb Lobuche Peak (6119m), our main objective with its panoramic views that will remain with you forever. After an optional trip up to Everest Base Camp if time allows, we return to Lukla along the famous Khumbu Valley, with its diverse wildlife and vegetation, as well as its rich culture, where villages and rustic dwellings have seemingly scrambled up to perch atop rocky outcrops and vertiginous ledges. A truly memorable experience closely following the footsteps of legendary mountaineers

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29th Mar 2023 - 20th Apr 2023 Spaces23 £3,295£4,045 Book Now
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* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPriceDays
Everest from the Air £270
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort (+4 days) £525+4 days
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort (+4 days) £425+4 days

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 - 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation, and if required the helicopter cost to and from Lukla
    (including a share of the leaders cost)

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2

International flights depart and arrive in Kathmandu the following evening. Transfer to hotel close to the famous bustling Thamel district of Kathmandu and within easy walking distance of the Monkey temple and the relaxing Garden of Dreams.

Day 3

A spectacular short internal flight takes us to the tiny airstrip town of Lukla and the gateway to the Sherpa Kingdom. After lunch we walk along the typically stony path that descends from the forested terraces of Lukla right into the Dudh Kosi (‘milk river’) valley and the brightly painted lodges of Phakding. Good views of Kusum Kanguru's North Face (6367m). 2 hours walking.
If the flight is delayed due to poor weather this will become the sightseeing day scheduled for the end of the trip.

Day 4

Into the Sherpa capital and heart of the Khumbu, Namche Bazaar. You will now be becoming familiar with local protocol for passing chortens, mani stones, yaks, spinning prayer wheels etc. and enjoying the hustle and bustle of trekking and everyday life that exists on the 'Everest Trail'. At Monjo we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. 5 to 6 hours walking.

Day 5

It is important to have a couple of nights and a rest day in Namche before proceeding any higher. You can spend day 5 taking short walks up to Thame or Khumjung, visiting the Everest, Ama Dablam and Pumori viewpoints or just relaxing and exploring the narrow streets of the busy Sherpa capital.

Day 6

We head NE up the side of the Dudh Kosi. We climb steeply out of Namche, turn the corner and are immediately presented with superb views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. 4 to 5 hours walking.

Day 7

This is a short walk in distance but involves a height gain of 420m so it is important to do this slowly to aid acclimatisation. 4 to 5 hours walking.

Days 8 - 9

This again is another shortish day, level to start with, but with an overall height gain of 400m it is worth taking it slow. 5 to 6 hours walking.
More acclimatisation on day 9 spent absorbing the views from the ridge above the village and relaxing.

Day 10

As you walk to Gokyo taking in views of Cho Oyu, the World's sixth highest mountain, you will pass the two Gokyo lakes and end your day at Gokyo village at 4790m. 5 to 6 hours walking.

Day 11

Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5340m). This peak gives fantastic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Latse, Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. No rush and the rest of the day free for relaxation and sampling Gokyo’s finest bakery. 3 to 5 hours walking.

Day 12

Today we cross 1km of glacier to its eastern side and continue to the lodges at Dragnag at the foot of the valley leading towards the Cho La pass. 3 to 4 hours walking.

Day 13

A long day as we head over the Cho La pass (5368m). A steep climb through boulders leads to the pass from where we are rewarded with more spectacular views. We descend to Lobuche
on the main trail to EBC. 8 to 10 hours walking.

Day 14

Ascend to Lobuche Peak High Camp (5300m)

Day 15

Summit Day From high camp we make an early start to gain access to the glacier over rocky slabs. The glacier is quite crevassed but provides a wonderful route along a snow arête to the summit ridge. Most parties climb to the summit of Lobuche East (6000m). The true summit is further along the ridge, involving a higher degree of technical climbing, and is rarely climbed. The summit gives fantastic views over the whole of the Khumbu and Everest. Descend to High Camp or Lobuche village.

Day 16

Spare Summit Day or optional trek to Everest Base Camp or ascent of Kala Pattar. Return to Lobuche.

Day 17

Descend to Debuche.

Day 18

Debuche to Namche Bazaar.

Day 19

Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

Day 20

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Back to the comforts of our hotel in Thamel and the enjoyable hustle and bustle. This is a good time to buy souvenirs and try your hand at haggling with the local shopkeepers. Time to celebrate!

Days 21 - 22

Depart Kathmandu and arrive UK.

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

Brian · 3 years ago ·

From the very start - enquiring, booking, additional questions on lead up to the trip and throughout the trip AP provided an expert and comprehensive service. No question/query considered "stupid"! The actual trip was very well organised with excellent local guides, supported and complemented by our AP guide Jude Work. Acclimatisation was excellent with no one on the party suffering altitude sickness. One member of the accompanying trekking group (EBC) had a minor fever resulting in him having to return down the trail. This situation, observed from a third party was professionally and efficiently dealt with. [We had an] excellent leader, relaxed manner but as mentioned above when required to adapt the trip due to illness, this situation was professionally and efficiently managed. I have no complaints at all over the whole expedition...all four of our party are absolutely 'chuffed' to bits and very very happy with AP and their service. So much so we are researching our future trip options as we speak! A very big thank you to Adventure Peaks for a very successful and memorable trip. Here's to our next adventure. [The highlight was] summitting Lobuche Peak..The overall Himalayan trip was over and above expectations. Well done and thank you AP.

Stefan Long · 5 years ago ·

It was a few years ago now I did this amongst a few others. But I must say I still receive the emails from Adventure Peaks and I am desperate to go higher and do more! This peak is quite something. You know you are not "on top of the world" but you certainly feel like it. Challenging for sure but more rewarding than you could imagine. Guides were fantastic from Adventure Peaks. Knowledgeable and great personality which makes for a great time. The sherpas were also amazing. Unfortunately one of them now no longer with us due to the disaster to strike Nepal/Everest. All round amazing and in the future I will return to Adventure Peaks that I am sure of!

Geoff · 7 years ago ·

I chose Adventure Peaks as it is a safe easy way to do these trips which takes out the worry and hassle or organising these trips on my own. We also had a very professional local team who did an excellent job.

Roisin · 8 years ago ·

The Khumbu Valley was fabulous (much nicer than going up Mera!). Had lots of time to explore on the expedition.

Thank you to you all at Adventure Peaks and the team in Nepal. The support team in Nepal were fantastic. Have no suggested improvements as we had fantastic pre trip advice and guidance.

Iain · 8 years ago ·

This was slightly higher than expected, around the same as Mera Peak, but significantly more difficult. It was had good itinerary and we acheived numerous objectives reached including Trekking and Climbing.

Lee · 9 years ago ·

Thank you for an excellent trip. With this support team I was able to submit and fulfill a long-term goal. One of the best experiences of my life.


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