Lobuche Peak Climbing

Overview

  • Duration18 Days
  • Trip GradeVery Strenuous 
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • ActivityTours, Hiking, Expedition
  • Group Size5 People Maximum
  • Max Altitude6,119m.

About Lobuche Peak Climbing

The magical views from Mt. Lobuche summit make it one of the the most uniquely Himalayan hiking peaks, given its difficulty level being a bit challenging than nearby Island Peak. From the summit, you will be able to see at the mighty Everest, as well as several peaks on the Tibetan side of the Rongbuk. This is a lifetime experience you will treasure.

We prepare for the Lobuche peak summit push with stop at the Everest Base Camp. Here, you'll get a feeling of mountain life and a lesson in mountaineering. Our bodies will also have a chance to acclimatize to the thin air atop Lobuche!

Altitude sickness is something we're trying to avoid, and our carefully crafted itinerary is designed for optimal adjustments. On the way, we climb Kala Patthar (optional) and enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Your guides will be the highly experienced native Sherpas, many of whom have scaled other peaks, including Everest. Our 18-day Lobuche East Peak climbing combines Lobuche East Peak climbing with the famous Everest Base Camp trek.

Highlights

  • Climbing the magnificent Lobuche Peak (6,119 m)
  • Experience authentic Sherpa tradition in one of the highest settlements on Earth.
  • A breathtaking view of the Himalayan sunrise overlooking the snow-covered mountains of the Everest region
  • Magical views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and many other snow-capped mountains from the summit of Lobuche Peak

Itinerary

  1. Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

    Welcome to the Himalayas, one of our representatives will pick you from the airport and drive you to your respective hotel.

    Once you reach the hotel you will check in and rest for a while. The remaining day you can discover Thamel looking at shops and eating at a restaurant.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:Rest day
  2. Today in the morning, our team will meet you to review the equipment you have brought and take you to the gear rental shop. Before you head off to the Himalayas, we will make sure that you have quality climbing boots that fit well.

    Today, there will also be a trip briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:Rest day
  3. Lobuche Peak climbing adventure starts on the third day with a scenic flight from Manthali,airport to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2800m).

    Update: Kathmandu to Lukla flight has been shifted to Manthali airport, Ramechhap. During peak seasons spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) due to increased traffic as well as renovation in Kathmandu airport since March 2019. Manthali airport can be reached within 4 to 5hour drive from Kathmandu.

    This means you need to wake up very early in the morning around 2:30 am to go for a drive and catch your early morning Lukla flight from Manthali. Night travel is required as there are only few hotels available in Mathali and the flights to Lukla all leave in the morning.

    The flight is itself a remarkable and exciting 20 minutes across the mountain range. On arrival in Lukla, we start our trek with a 3-hour hike to Phakding Village.

    Note: if you wish to avoid the night road journey to Manthali talk to us about taking a helicopter directly from Kathmandu to Lukla.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,800m
    • Time:3 hours
  4. On four three, we will cross and re-cross the river a few times pass high suspension bridges. If you were scared of heights, you wouldn't be climbing the Himalayas, would you?

    The last part of the journey to Namche is steeper, but it's the first sight of Mount Everest in the distance.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,450m
    • Time:5 - 6 hours
  5. The 5th day is the acclimatization day. This means that your body needs to be adjusted to a new environment. So, you need to take a day break so that you can adjust to a completely new Namche Bazaar altitude.

    The acclimatization only takes a short time to adjust your body. In the meantime, you can take your time to wander around the beautiful village.

    You can know more about the lifestyles and the people there. If the weather is clear, you might get a chance to see Mt. Everest from here.

    The simplicity of the Sherpas something you'll remember for a long time. You can take your time to visit the Sagarmata National Park and the Sherpa Museum.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,450m
  6. Breakfast at Namche Bazaar fuel us for another day of hiking to Everest Base Camp today! The breathtaking views of the Himalayas-Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde-are some of the highlights not to be missed.

    Our destination, Phortse, is one of the most wonderful places in the Everest region. Its views, including the Ama Dablam, are legendary.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3700m
    • Time:5 - 6 hours
  7. Today the trail parallels the valley of the raging Imja Khol River with its glacial blue waters. It is a gradual climb up to the village of Pangboche, the largest Sherpa settlement in the region.

    Enjoy a great opportunity to observe the typical village of Sherpa and have lunch with locals!

    Our afternoon trek will be hard as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we are heading for Dingboche.

    Note: During the winter season, if the snow is on the trail, we will use the route via Tengboche and Debouche as an alternative.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4,400m
    • Time:6 hours
  8. Today is your chance to rest before the final leg of our expedition! Discover Dingboche and the nearby Chhukung and Imja valleys for a full day, the latter links with Island Peak, the Amphu Laptsa High Pass and the Makalu Barun National Park.

    An optional trek to the Chhukung valleys will pay off with a wonderful view, but taking it easy today is the most important thing.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4,400m
  9. The next part of our adventure takes us across the craggy mountains to Lobuche, a small settlement with stunning views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. Prepare for a cold night, because we are almost 3 miles above sea level and the nights can be really chilly!

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4900m
    • Time:6 hours
  10. Our day starts from Lobuche to Gorekshep with an early and relatively easy walk. The next straight trail to Base Camp Everest is harder, with rocky hills and moraine formed an accumulation of glacial debris unconsolidated.

    We will approach the famous Khumbu glacier and Icefall, on the slopes of Everest, on our way to destination. At Base Camp, our goal is to meet climbers attempting to climb the summit the Mount Everest (in the spring climbing season). Break out your cameras for magical views of amazing beauty.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:5,180m. / 5,364m
    • Time:6 - 7 hours
  11. This is a five-hour trek to the Lobuche Base Camp (LBC). The rocky moraine is steep and unforgiving, and you might think that once we reach to the LBC, your hard work is over. However, we still have climbing training!

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4,940m
    • Time:5 hours
  12. We've planned another day of acclimatization today, along with additional climbing goal of preparing you for our summit push tomorrow. Practice thoroughly and then get some rest-we'll wake up before the sun tomorrow.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4,940m
  13. Today, we'll be climbing for about 10-hours in our push to the Lobuche summit! At 2 am wake-up call is tough, but it will allow us to reach the summit just as the sun is rising, showing the panoramic view of the Himalayas backlit by the brilliant sunrise.

    Enjoy the best views to be discovered from any peak, and take a bunch of pictures, then we'll descent to the camp.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:6,119m
    • Time:9 – 10 hours
  14. We finally start the long road back home as we descend from the Lobuche Base Camp towards Pheriche. The trail meets the route back from the EBC, making it a great company!

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4,371m
    • Time:6 hours
  15. The trail is getting easier as we go downhill towards Namche Bazaar, and this time it's much less work to literally stop and smell the flowers- thick forests of rhododendron and juniper in the blissful red and pink bloom.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4,900m
    • Time:6 hours
  16. Today after breakfast, we will trek to Hillary suspension bridge and then pass through many local Sherpa villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings us an evening at a proper hotel and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it!

    Thanks to the great teamwork and perseverance, you have accomplished a physical feat that others can only dream. This is your last night on the Himalayas, which can be bittersweet.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,800m
    • Time:7 hours
  17. Flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are usually scheduled early in the morning to avoid strong winds.

    Please note that the flight may sometimes get delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. In that case, we expect the guest to be patient.

    We'll take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu or Manthali across the Himalayas. Arrive in Kathmandu, you can take a rest or spend the rest of your day strolling around Thamel.

    In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with culture show.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,450m
    • Time:25 min. Flight / 4 – 5 drive
  18. Today is rest and relax throughout the day.

    • It's time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your final moments in Kathmandu with a cafe breakfast, a city walk.

      As per your flight schedule, our representatives will drop you off at the airport.

      What's Included

      Included

      • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
      • Airfare both ways(Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu).
      • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
      • All accommodations during the trek.
      • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
      • Lobuche Peak climbing permit fees and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.
      • Tent camp during the climbing period. (twin sharing trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.)
      • Peak climbing a native Sherpa guide with his equipment.
      • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staffs.
      • Everest National park entry permit and local entry permits.
      • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
      • Magical Summits duffel bag.
      • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
      • Trek map.
      • Farewell dinner including a cultural show.

      Not Included

      • International airfare and Nepal visa.
      • Personal trekking and peak climbing gears.
      • Climbing rope, crampons, climbing shoes, raincoat.
      • Personal clothing and equipment, down jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, available on hire in Kathmandu.
      • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
      • International Travel insurance which included rescue.
      • Tips for the guide & porters (tipping is expected).
      • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Included’ section.

      Dates & Price

      Dates StatusPrice 
      Start DateOct 10, 2021End DateOct 27, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$1980

      Our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don't match with your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date.

      Useful Info

      Accommodation

      Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you'll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).

      Meals

      During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.

      Best Time for Lobuche Peak Climbing

      Autumn and spring are the best time for hiking and climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal. During this time, you'll get the best of this trip. Dry, stable and favorable weather conditions add ease to hiking/climbing. A few people attempt the climb in the winter also. However, if you choose the snowy winter, you will add risks to your climb.

      FAQs

      1. I have never climbed the peak before. Can I go for Lobuche east Peak climbing?

      It's always the first time for everything, including climbing peak. The Lobuche East Peak climbing is a hard journey and climb. This means to be challenging. You must be a physically fit, regular hill walker to take part.

      Previous experience of hiking in the Himalayas is preferable, but not essential, as long as you are a very regular and committed mountain-walker. As this route takes you across remote high passes and the Himalayan peak, the experience of having been up to 5000 meters before that is ideal.

      Yes, travel insurance is a must for climbing Lobuche East Peak. Make sure your policy has a high-altitude rescue and evacuation provision above 6000 meters.

      Climbing Permit for mountain peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association that authorizes the climber to attempt climbing on a designated peak or route. Attempting to climb without a permit is illegal.

      Climbing Lobuche Peak is a challenging, but we can get you to the summit if you are physically in great shape. If you've been trekking to altitude already, this is a perfect next challenge.

      LobuchePeak climbis a special and technically challenging than the Island peak climb.However, the mesmerizing panoramic view of the summit is worth your efforts.

      Mountaineering is not an easy task apart from the fact that there is no need for a high range of experience for climbing the Lobuche Peak. Likewise, sufficient hiking and trekking experience, cycling, climbing uphill, camping and stretching muscles workouts are basic terms ahead for establishing climbingbit uncomplicated.

      Great physical conditions with 6 to 7 hours of tough walking stamina and powerful mental assurance is enough to conclude Lobuche East Peak climbing.

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