Everest Region, Lobuche, and Ama Dablam

Renjo La Pass-Gokyo Lakes via Thame
Climb Lobuche East Peak – Ama Dablam

This trek has “everything.” The trekkers can get very close to Tibetan border on this trek, when we cross the Renjo La Pass for the finest view of the whole massif including Cho Oyu, Lho La, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori & Hinku valley with Makalu. This is an ideal trek for those wishing to travel off the beaten path with less tourist yet also have an interest in the local traditions and culture.

This trip accommodates trekkers and climbers allowing trekkers to head up to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar while climbers head up Lobuche East. The true summit of Lobuje East (6119m) proved an elusive goal but rocky outliners of the peak were first climbed by the Swiss in 1952. Subsequent attempts fell short of the actual summit soaring above a profound notch at the far end of its long north-west/south-east ridge, finally climbed in 1984.

The east face, accessible from Lobuche, has attracted several strong teams. Jeff Lowe has added a difficult route up an icy color, while Todd Bibler and Catherine Freer climbed the obvious rocky East Ridge.

Trekking and climbing Lobuche East are a great way to acclimatized for the magnificent undertaking of Ama Dablam. After climbing Lobuche we will head over to Pangboche and continue up to Ama Dablam.

Itinerary

Day 1 – 3:

Depart home & arrive at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel, briefing about trip.

Day 4:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu’s major places with your guide & Welcome dinner.

Day 5:

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding 2610m (3hrs)

Day 6:

Phakding to Namche Bazar 3440m (6hrs)

Day 7:

Namche is rest day for acclimatization

Day 8:

Namche to Thame 3800m (4hrs)

Day 9:

Thame to Marlung 4210m

Day 10:

Marlung to Lungden 4380m

Day 11:

Lungden to Gokyo 4790m. Cross the Renjo La Pass 5360m

Day 12:

Rest day in Gokyo, walk to Gokyo lakes

Day 13:

Gokyo to Cho la Phedi [Dragnag] 4700m

Day 14:

Cho La Phedi to Lobuche 4910m via cross the Chola pass 5368m (Climbers to Lobuche BC)

Day 15:

Trekkers to Gorakshep with option of Kala Patar climb in the afternoon (Climbers summit Lobuche East and return to village of Lobuche)

Day 16:

Trekkers go to Everest Base Camp & back to Ghorekshep (Climbers to Gorakshep with option of Kala Patar climb in the afternoon) Ama Dablam climbers go to Pangboche

Day 17:

Ghorekshep to Dingboche 4410m (morning hike of Kala Patar possible) Ama Dablam climbers to Ama Dablam Base Camp

Day 18:

Dingboche to Tangboche 3860m. Ama Dablam climbers to Advanced Base Camp

Day 19:

Tangboche to Monjo via Namche. Ama Dablam climbers to Camp 1

Day 20:

Monjo to Lukla. Ama Dablam climbers to Campe 2

Day 21:

Lukla to Kathmandu by flight, transfer to hotel, farewell dinner Ama Dablam climbers to the summit and back to Camp 2.

Day 22:

Ama Dablam climbers descend to Ama Dablam Base Camp

Day 23:

Ama Dablam climbers to Deboche/Tengboche

Day 24:

Descend to Namche or Monjo

Day 25:

Lukla

Day 26:

Kathmandu

Day 27 – 28:

Travel home

Cost:
$10,000 US

Cost Include:

  • All meal during the trek, we supply water purification “Steripan” for a group
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Trek staff such as trekking and climbing guide, Sherpa, porters and their insurance, food, salary & accommodation
  • Climbing permits, Trekking registration fees & National Park permit fees
  • Ground transport and domestic airfare as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley with tour guide (Monkey temple, Buddhanath stupa, Pasupatinath temple & Kathmandu Durbar square)

Cost Do Not Include:

  • International airfare & excess baggage charges
  • All meals during the stay at Kathmandu except two dinners
  • Hard/soft drinks or boiled water in Khumbu
  • First aid kit, personal insurance, rescue flights, or airport tax
  • Any personal nature expenses (telephone calls, tips & laundry)
  • Personal trekking & climbing gear

Contact Information

If you are interested please contact:
Lead Guide: Todd Passey