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.
"I recommend a family climb with Winslow and Todd Passey. Our family went up the Middle Teton with the two of them as guides. Todd sacrificed himself to the gods of hail the night before to check the route. The dawn broke clear, and we headed up the long gully to the crux pitch. One by one each of us linked the moves. A short time later we were looking down on all of Idaho and Wyoming. Climbing doesn't have to separate families. It can unite them."