Lobuche East and Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

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  •    Country: Nepal

This package combines the two challenging peaks - Lobuche East (6119 m, 20070 ft) and Kyajo Ri (6186 m, 20290 ft) specially designed for enthusiastic and adventurous people to conquer. These two expeditions also cover the main attraction of the Everest region such as heading to the Everest Base Camp and on the trails, we get good opportunity to explore the life of the famous Sherpa climbers along with discovering different flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.

As for Lobuche, there are two different peaks - Lobuche East & Lobuche West (6415 m). These are two divergent peaks where we are attempting Lobuche East on this expedition. Lobuche East was first ascended by Laurence Nelson and Ang Gyaltsen Sherpa on 25th April 1984. From both the Lobuche West and Lobuche East, you can have a spectacular view of Everest as well as other peaks like Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8485 m), Cho Oyu (8188 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m) and Pumori (7161 m).

As for Kyajo Ri Peak; also located in the Khumbu region is a bit challenging but with sound health and previous climbing experience, one can for sure conquer this peak. This peak is slowly becoming popular which wasn’t opened for peak climbing until 2002. At the same year, this peak was first ascended by the British team. As this dual climbing expedition begins from the picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and thereafter a short hike to Phakding. Next day we begin our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and traverse the river through the Hillary Bridge (famous suspension bridge) and continuing trekking, we will first see Thamserku Peak.

Further trekking for few days through villages, forests and rivers with beautiful landscapes, and mountains of the Khumbu region - we will be covering most part of the Everest region namely Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and then lead to Everest Base Camp. From EBC, we head to the Kalapathar from where we get an absolute pristine view of Everest. We also will be acclimatizing with the altitude each day as we move along.

And then we head to Lobuche Base Camp and then to high camp to summit the Lobuche Peak. Then we retrace back to Lobuche Base Camp and head to Dzongla. Continuous trekking and crossing some of the places, we will reach Kyajo Ri Base Camp. Hereafter some preparation - we will be summiting the Kyajo Ri Peak. From here we retrace back to base camp, to Namche, then to Lukla, and finally, we take an airstrip to Kathmandu.

As for best attempting these two peak expeditions, it can be done in the months of April to May and October to November. During these months, with the supportive weather such as clear sky and winds - it is known perfect period to ascend these peaks. For further questions or if you want to inquire more about this dual expedition, please contact or simply email us.

Below we list our detailed itinerary for Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing:

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft

Day 2: Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Climb

Day 3: Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3/4 hrs

Day 4: Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 5: Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: 3,440m/11,284ft

Day 6: Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs walk

Day 7: Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 8: Day 08: Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5/ 6 hours

Day 10: Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) -- Lobuche Base Camp (4865m/15,957 ft): 6/7 hrs

Day 11: Day 11: Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp (5,600m/18,368 ft): 3/4 hrs

Day 12: Day 12: Summit Day: Lobuche Peak (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit & back to Base Camp: 7/9 hrs

Day 13: Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 14: Day 14: Lobuche Base Camp to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 2/3 hrs

Day 15: Day 15: Dzongla-Chola (5368m/17,611 ft)-Thangnak (4680m/15,350 ft)-Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft): 7/8 hrs

Day 16: Day 16: Gokyo to Lungden (4,600m/15,088ft) via Renjo La pass (5,435/17,827ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 17: Day 17: Trek down to Thame & Mende (3736 m/12,255 ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 18: Day 18: Trek to Kyajo Ri base camp (4550m/14925 ft): 4/5hrs

Day 19: Day 19: Trek to Camp I (5200m/17056 ft): 4/5 hrs

Day 20: Day 20: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I

Day 21: Day 21: Trek to Camp 2 (5700m/18696 ft): 4/5 hrs

Day 22: Day 22: Summit Day and Back to Camp 2: 7/8 hrs

Day 23: Day 23: Contingency Day

Day 24: Day 24: Trek back to Base Camp: 4/5 hrs

Day 25: Day 25: Base Camp to Namche: 5/6 hrs

Day 26: Day 26: Trek Namche to Lukla: 6/7 hrs

Day 27: Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 28: Day 28: Farewell Friend

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft

As you land at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport and completing all the formalities of the airport like visa and passport etc. and at the exit gate our team of the Accent Himalaya Company will be there waiting for you with carrying a huge signboard of the company name and then they will greet you at the airport and take you to the respective hotel. In the evening the company team will be giving you welcome dinner where one get to taste the authentic Nepali cuisine with the performance of the Nepali cultural dance.

Meal: Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Climb

After finishing having the breakfast our tour guide will be taking you to the best touristic spot which is in the Kathmandu city and there you get to explore the different heritage sites of Kathmandu which is Kathmandu durbar square- one of the historic durbar square, Pashupatinath temple- one of the sacred site of the Hindus, Boudhanath stupa- one of the largest stupa in south Asia and Swambhunath temple- also known as monkey temple. In the afternoon we will be discussing our trips and then w will be introducing you to our trekking/ climbing guides and other people who will be joining you. You can buy any of your personal stuff in the Kathmandu city as tomorrow we will be flying to the Himal

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3/4 hrs

After breakfast, we will be heading early morning to the airport to fly to Lukla which is at height of 2800 meter and 9186 ft. It will be scenic flight where one gets to view the several peaks of the Himalayas then we will be landing at the Tenzing- Hillary airport. At the airport, we will be meeting our other crew members and packing our equipment and our stuff we will begin for trekking where we will be trekking all the way to the Lukla village then continue trekking for awhile we will reach Phakding. Today we will be just trekking for few hours and adapt the altitude but if one are interested in doing small hiking we will be visiting some of the monasteries nearby.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs

Today we will be trekking all the way to the rhododendron forests leading alongside the Dudh Koshi River then we will be crossing the river through the well-known Hillary suspension bridge. At the first point we will get to view the Thamserku Mountain at 6618 meters and trekking all the way to the settlements of the Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo we will be then reaching at the check post and then we will be entering the Sagarmatha national park. Before reaching Namche bazaar we will be passing the village named Jorsale. Then we will be ascending to the dense forests and pass the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. After two hours of ascending steep, we will get the first view of the Everest Mountain peering the Lhotse, Nuptse. We will be stopping at the Chautara to relish the view. We will be still hiking for 1.5 hours to reach the Namche bazaar- which is the main gateway to the Mt. Everest and also the key trade center of this region.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: 3,440m/11,284ft

Today we will be fully acclimatizing the altitude. As the health experts advise us to stay active and instead of taking full rest day we will be spending our day hiking. We will be hiking to them and explore the Namche bazaar. This Namche bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region having the government offices, restaurants, café, and internet cafés and on every Friday and Saturday, there will be a colorful market.  Hiking few hours will be best for proper acclimatization. Our guide will be taking you to the tourist visit spot which is Sagarmatha National Park where one gets to observe variety things like the history of the first ascender to the Mt. Everest, the typical Sherpa culture and get to study various flora and fauna life of Everest region. We will be also hiking for awhile to Khumjung. We then ascend to Syangboche and then we will reach at Everest view hotel a great hotel where one get the stunning view of the Everest. The beautiful Khumjung valley is encircled by the snowcapped peak which is Kung de and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila and there we will be visiting the monasteries were the well-known yeti scalp are kept in this monastery and on the way we will be also visiting the Hillary school. Then we will have our lunch and retrace back to Namche bazaar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs walk

After having our breakfast in Namche we will be continuing our trek to Tengboche and here we will enjoy the spectacular view of the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and get the close view of mount Thamserku. The trails will be mostly the upward and the downward track with the stunning view of the great Himalayas. On the trail, we might get to spot wildlife animals like Himalayan Thar, pheasants, musk deer and many other animals of Himalayas. Then we will be gradually trekking downward to Kayangjuma. Then we will reach Sansa which is the key trail intersection to the Gokyo valley and Everest base camp. Then we will be trekking all the way to the pine forests and then we will cross the prayer and mani walls. We will then reach Phunki Then and then ascend up through the pine forest then we will reach Tengboche which is the best spot to view the close view of Ama Dablam, Everest, and Nuptse and then we will be visiting the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5/6 hrs

In the Tengboche monastery one get the magnificence view of the mountain in the morning and we will be spending some time taking best pictures and then we will start continuing our trek journey. We will be trekking through the upper trails to get the better view and then we will visit the Pangboche village and one of the ancient monastery of this region. We will then passing through numerous Chorten, mani walls, and some villages. We will stop for a lunch and view the close view Ama Dablam. Then we will continue our trek and from here our trail becomes quite moderate and then we will enter the Imja valley. The vale forward will initiate to release up as we move toward the alongside the Lobuche river then we move down to the river and start the final and steepest ascent of the day to Dingboche. As we reach Dingboche we will be enjoying the stunning range of fields surrounded by stone walls to shield the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the animals grazing and harsh cold windy weather.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5/ 6 hours

Today we will start our trek ascending to Duglha via the Khumbu river valley. The trek alongside is amazing with the view of the arid terraced with the surrounding view of the mountain. At Dusa we will come across the yak herders, the veil begins to slender and then we will continue our trek through Phulung Karpo which was used to be the camp sites throughout first victorious Everest Expedition in 1953. Then crossing the small wooden bridge we will climb at Dughla and from here we trek to moraine of the Khumbu glacier. Then on the way, we will ascend to Chupkilhara with the view of the stunning mountain. At the top of the ridge we will find some array of tones with the prayer flags which is used as a memorial to Scott Fischer -American mountaineer and 10 times Everest summiteers Babu Chiri Sherpa -mountain guide from Nepal who corroded on an undertaking to scale the Mt. Everest. Then we will be trekking along the way to the several streams and now the altitude will be bit high as it will be thin air and you might get too difficult take breath so, one should drink plenty of water.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) - Gorak Shep: 7/8 hrs

The path moves via the tangential moraine of the Khumbu glacier. Further on the trail, we will observe the north ridge of Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse and much more. A little climb would lead us to Thangma Riju and from here one can observe 360-degree panorama of snow capped mountains. Ascending precipitously up to the acme through the flood of Changri glacier and here one catches the first glance of Kala Patthar. Then we will reach Gorak Shep which is bounded by snow-capped peaks looming all around us as well as the top of the world where one get to view the close view of Mount Everest. Then we will stop for a lunch and then we will be trekking all the way to the Everest Base Camp via the once huge Gorak Shep Lake and then within hours of trekking, we will reach Everest Base Camp. As from here, Everest Mountain is not clearly seen. We will be spending our night at Gorakshep and one gets the spectacular view of the Everest from Kallapathar which we will be heading it tomorrow.


Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) -- Lobuche Base Camp (4865m/15,957 ft): 6/7 hrs

We will be starting our trek early morning to Kallapathar to view the close view of the Everest. Before that one should be fully prepared as in the early morning the weather will be extremely cold and windy. On the way you will spot other several peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse overlooks to the east even the mighty mountain Everest begin to disclose itself rising amid the west shoulder ridge and Nuptse. An ascending to the way to the Kalapatthar we can stop to capture the best pictures and within several hours of accent we will reach kalapatthar and from here we get the close view of the Everest. Then we will be trekking to Lobuche base camp and reaching Lobuche base camp or climbing expert guide will teach you how to use the climbing equipment and how to ascend the peak all will be taught to you by our well expert guide.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp (5,600m/18,368 ft): 3/4 hrs

After finishing having our breakfast we will be hiking to the Lobuche high base camp which will take 4 hours to reach high camp which is t the altitude of 5,600m/18,368 ft. we will be hiking to the high base camp through the moraine terrain and then we will be setting our camp tent at this base camp and have our lunch. Then we will take some rest or either hike for few hours for the proper acclimatization.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Summit Day: Lobuche Peak (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit & back to Base Camp: 7/9 hrs

Today we will be summiting the peak. Early morning we will be summiting the peak and from the top of this peak, one gets the stunning view of the Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam ad many other several snowcapped peaks. We will be spending some time at the top of the peak were one get capture the best picture and then we will retrace back to the base camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency

This extra day is for that if in case if we are not able to summit the peak of the harsh weather then this extra day is for that situation and if one are not able to adapt the attitude then we will have to spend this one day for the proper acclimatization. If none of this above situation occurs then this extra day can be used very well be acclimatizing and spending the day viewing the stunning view of the Himalayas.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Lobuche Base Camp to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 2/3 hrs

Then we will be trekking all the way to the Lobuche through the way to the Everest base camp trail and then we will be crossing several streams and trekking further we will get the stunning view of  Ama Dablam and Thamserku and the Pheriche village can be the spot from here at distance. Noticeable also is the heap in Chukpilhara and its memorial &the lodges of Dhugla. Since the edge turns northward- the huge Chola Lake spread beneath Mt. Cholatse. The lake stays with us over a long stretch until we move down to a broad basin. The track ascends up to the spur and then we descend steeply to an additional wide basin. Within few hours of hiking transverse from the basin and soon after passing/ crossing the wobbly bridge then we will be reaching at Dzongla.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Dzongla-Chola (5368m/17,611 ft)-Thangnak (4680m/15,350 ft)-Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft): 7/8 hrs

Early morning we will get the stunning view of the Cholatse. Today the trails will be a bit challenging. The trails begin traverse via spur extending westward from dzong la. The trails descend down to a basin across which meanders a murmuring stream crusted with ice at places. An hour of trekking we will be reaching at the top of the basin readying for the triumph Cho La. We reach the high altitude and from here one get to view the Ama Dablam. The final ascend to the Cho la will be a bit tricky as the track curves encircling the bergschrund.  When we will be reaching at the top we will get to view the several prayer flags flapping due to the strong wind. We will be surrounded by different peaks which are the best to view  Even though long- the trail leads down to Thangnak can be effortlessly complete out from the pass since it is just decent although can be dangerous if the rock is fixed by ice a bit of carefulness is required. The tracks bring us to the Ngozumpa glacier rim after the little hike- which is the highest glacier of Nepal. Triumph to the other side of the glacier- we get the magnificence site of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the sequence of six lakes.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Gokyo to Lungden (4,600m/15,088ft) via Renjo La pass (5,435/17,827ft): 5/6 hrs

The complicated day crossing through the enjoy la pass. From the Gokyo, we will be crossing the high pass which is at 5411m/17,750 ft. Then we will wake up early morning and have breakfast and then ascend up to the enjoy la pass. We will be continuing down to the west side of the pass, and then we will be descending down to Lungden which is at 4500m/14,760 ft. on the trail we can spot the best view of the Himalayas and descending down we will get to view the Kyajo Ri Peak and then we will reach Lungden and here we will be spending our night at Lungden.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Trek down to Thame & Mende (3736 m/12,255 ft): 5/6 hrs

Today we will be trekking for few hours and then we will be descending down to Thame village one of the beautiful villages of Sherpa and here we get to visit several monasteries and then view the several Himalayas and from Thame we will be heading back to the direction of the Namche bazaar and almost completing the entire circumnavigation of Kyajo RI. We will be setting our camp at Mende which is at 3740m/12,270 ft. which is the small town to the entry to the Kyajo Drangka.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18: Trek to Kyajo Ri base camp (4550m/14925 ft): 4/5hrs

On top of Mende we will be leaving the major paths and then we will be following the yak trail up above a couple of pass to entrance to the Kyajo Drangka one of the remote wide valleys of south of Kyajo Ri and from here one can enjoy the view of Mt. Thamserku, Khumbila, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde, Pachharmo and other several snowcapped peaks. Kyajo Ri base camp is located between the rocky mountain on the flat land with the river nearby.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19: Trek to Camp I (5200m/17056 ft): 4/5 hrs

The climb to camp 1 at above 5200 meters from the base camp is around 4600 m which involve 2 hours hiking above the verdant spur and boulder. Within an hour’s of trekking the tracks follow the upward rocky segment with a set of the boulder and slip gravel. Then 3 hours steep hike we then get to the Camp 1. And here one can enjoy the vista of Kyajo Ri and small glacial lakes.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I

Today we will be taking rest and we will be acclimatizing properly and prepare for the tomorrow summit and then practice using the climbing gear to camp 2 and back to camp1. We will be spending our night at camp 1.

 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 21: Trek to Camp 2 (5700m/18696 ft): 4/5 hrs

From camp 1 to camp 2 involves a few technical mountaineering over varied face slope which is 55 degree as- well as negotiating over the glacier. Camp 2 lie near at the glacier and has plenty space for setting the camp. We can observe the mountaineering direction which we will attempt next day. We halt our camp close to huge glacier lake. Camp 2 is situated at around 5700m and 18,700ft. If the climate supports us, we might also get agreeable sunshine in the day. We will spend our night at camp2.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 22: Summit Day and Back to Camp 2: 7/8 hrs

Early morning at 3:00 am we will have a light breakfast and then we will move to ascend the peak through the rocky trails which are a bit challenging. At this juncture, the land steepens and we will be climbing snow and ice on the southwest ridge. Here is individual short rock segment however mainly the mountaineering is on ice and snow. The sharp apex is a narrow edge of the snow. We will spend some time taking the best picture and celebrate for the successful summit we will then return back to camp 1. Then we will be heading to the southeast path and our climbing guide will take you up to the summit and then we will back to camp 2.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 23: Contingency Day

Today is the extra days were we kept for the unforeseen situation which might occur during summiting the peak. We don’t guarantee the Himalayas climate it might change suddenly so, we kept this extra day that if in case if we are not able to summit the peak due to harsh weather then this extra day is kept for that reason. If one particular in the group could not get the proper acclimatization then this extra day will be fit for such situation. If none of the above situation occurs then we can use this day taking rest and then view the spectacular view of the Himalayas.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 24: Trek back to Base Camp: 4/5 hrs

We will be returning back to Kyajo Ri base camp and we will be celebrating the successful of our expedition. We will be relaxing at the base camp and discover the area nearby if you are interested.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 25: Base Camp to Namche: 5/6 hrs

We the Accent Himalaya Company totally focuses on the protection of the environment and before leaving the base camp we will do some cleaning and trek back to Namche bazaar. We will be trekking 5- 6 hours to base camp to Namche bazaar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 26: Trek Namche to Lukla: 6/7 hrs

The track descends downwards so, we have to move to head down steeply through the rocky terrain. Then we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi River through the suspension bridge then our trails becomes easy and then we will be crossing the rhododendron and pine forests and view the snowcapped peaks for the last time and then we will be crossing the Sherpa villages.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu

Today early morning we will head to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. As you arrive at the Kathmandu then our team will drop you at the respective hotel then you can rest or freshen up or you can roam at Thamel area which is the best touristic spot where you can find all varieties of antique stuff where you can buy this stuff for your loved ones. Then in the evening we the company team will be giving you a farewell dinner or a celebration of the successful of the expedition.

Meal: Farewell Dinner

Day 28: Farewell Friend

Today is the last day in the Kathmandu where we the team will drop you at the airport three hours earlier before than your flight schedule. Before that you can do some shopping or sightseeing nearby and before leaving the room check all your belongings twice. You will reach safely at the airport on time where you get plenty of time for the airport formalities and hope to see you soon for your next adventurous trips.

Meal: Breakfast

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