Positioning close to the Khumbu region, Lobuche peak climbing is the best way to explore the mountains through trekking as well as peak climbing. It has two main peaks; Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East as between these two peaks there is a long deeply notched ridge. Lobuche is one of the challenging peaks to climb, which offers the fascinating panoramic views of Mt Everest (8,848m) Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Thamserku (7,723 m), and other Himalayas.
Following the path through the most popular places in the Everest region like; Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Kala Pattar, Gorak Shep we will head towards the summit of Lobuche East which lies at an altitude of 6,119m. The region reflects the culture, tradition, and rituals of the Sherpas with different myths related to various places. The Lobuche Peak Climbing route crosses many Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and diverse flora and fauna can be seen on the way which makes the trip worth cherishing.
Lobuche peak is one of the stunning mountains in the Khumbu region offering the visitors various existing routes as well as shows the potential for new ones. Lobuche peak is a strenuous climb that measures above 20,000 feet. One must be trained for climbing and mountaineering to climb this peak. It is an excellent peak for High altitude mountaineering.
You should be agreeable in crampons, utilizing ropes and abseiling utilizing a figure of 8 and moving between fixed lines for Lobuche Peak Climbing. As it is the highest challenge that will help you feel like you are ready to climb the world's highest mountain. The Lobuche peak trek trail starts from the traditional Everest trail. Throughout the trek, you will be enjoying the gorgeous views of mountains, the monasteries, the Sherpa people, mountains and glaciers.
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6119 m/ 20075.5ft
Lobuche peak stands at an elevation of 20,075 ft. /6119m above sea level
Its difficulties are basic snow and ice climbing
Best months to visit are April, May, September, October, and November
It was first climbed in 1984 by Laurence Neilson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa
Why this Trip
Lobuche peak climbing is the best option for most of the people to prepare oneself to conquer a summit. It also offers mouthwatering cuisines, beautiful Sherpa settlements, monasteries, diverse flora and fauna and the scenic view of Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku, and the other Himalayas.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
Namaste, Welcome to Nepal .Upon arriving In Kathmandu, Our representative will meet you and will transfer you to hotel. Enjoy a free evening to explore local culture or rest as you have epic adventure ahead of you.
Today we will go for the Kathmandu sightseeing which includes Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. Also today you can do some shopping as from tomorrow we will begin our trek.
Starting our trek, today we will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After reaching Lukla you’ll hike towards the village (Phakding) where you’ll spend the night. On the way to Lukla, the guide and porters will provide you all the necessary briefing about trek.
After breakfast today we will start our trek towards the Namche Bazaar. Crossing the suspension bridges and walking six hours from the Phakding we will reach our entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park. From there the trails ascend to steep way to reach Namche Bazaar. In Namche Bazaar we can see the well facilitated hotels and surroundings.
Acclimatization:Acclimatization is required to prevent altitude sickness and for a successful trek so today we will explore Namche Bazaar where we can find restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and other shops. We can also walk about an hour to the Everest Hotel above Namche from where we can view the mountain peaks and beautiful scenic beauty.
After a breakfast, the trip further continues towards the Tengboche. Tengboche is known for one of the best spots in the Himalayas where we can visit the local monasteries and Stupas. Tengboche Monastry is probably the biggest Monastry of the Everest Region. From the monastery, we can see the panoramic views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.
After breakfast today we move towards the Pheriche. Pheriche is a popular Sherpa village containing monastery, yak pasture and Mani walls. From there we can have a view of mountains including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Lobuche and many more.
Today we ascend towards the Lobuche which is the small Sherpa village. The trail goes through boulder-strewn slopes as we make our way up Chupki Lhara, a ridge that provides spectacular views. From Lobuche we can observe the eye catching views of mountain and enjoy tonight at Lobuche.
Early morning today we steep our foot towards the Kalapathar. Kalapathar, which gives splendid view of Mount Everest with Khumbu glaciers. After having splendid views of mountains we’ll head back to Gorak shep.
With the sunrise view from Gorakshep today we go towards the Everest base camp which is one of the best days of this trek. On the way, we can observed the Khumbu glacier and ice fall, located at the slopes of Everest .This could be challenging due to high altitude and thin air, while the view of Everest may amaze you and we head back to Gorakshep.
This is the day we have been working hard for several days to climb the summit of Lobuche East and we will be trekking for more than 10 hours which allows us to capture more photos, view the majestic panoramic scene and beauty of the Himalayas touched by sunrays , and then trek back to high camp .
After breakfast, you'll trek back to Lukla via Phakding. You’ll revisit all the spectacular views of mountains, monasteries, and villages. Today is a last night on the Everest region.....until the next time.
This day will be your last day here in Kathmandu. We will have lunch together if time supports and drop you at the airport. We will accompany you till the last minute of the departure and wish you warm farewell.
Lobuche Peak is not a technically difficult peak to climb, but you need good stamina and energy to climb it. Even though Lobuche Peak can be climbed without any previous climbing experience, you need to know how to use the climbing equipment and gears. At Base Camp, our guide also helps you to how to use that equipment so you don’t need to worry about that.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request. For this expedition, accommodation will be tented camp.
It is strongly recommended that climbers have a basic grounding in the use of crampons and ice axes. Although billed as a trekking peak the nature of this expedition is more akin to a mountaineering expedition than a trekking holiday.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of $200 or 15% of total trip cost is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made less than 100 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip, if before two months, 25% of the total trip cost will need to be paid and if booked between 30-60 days, 50% of the total trip cost needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 30 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We mostly use the comfortable and efficient vehicle so that you may not get a problem during the ride. We use private or tourist vehicle for sightseeing in the Kathmandu. Depending on the nature or group sized, we use cars, minibus, vans or jeep for travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. Mostly we use AC vehicles for your comfort. For domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, we use Tara air, Yeti air, and Goma air which are the popular domestic airlines in Nepal.
Yes, our climbing guides are well trained and have got the license from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are experienced with many mountains above 6000 m to 7000 m and also some of them have experienced the 8000 m peaks.
In some villages, it is possible to charge the devices, but it costs extra to charge the camera and other electronic equipment. It usually costs between $3-$6 per hour. So it's expensive. The best idea is to bring a power bank
Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly to them. In higher altitude regions, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpa or Guides.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.