Lobuche Peak Climbing

USD 2,255
  • Activities
    Lobuche Peak Climbing
  • Max Elevation
    6,119m at Lobuche Peak
  • Trip Duration
    18 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    BB Plan in Kathmandu and full board during Trekking
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 6 Hours

Trip Highlights of Lobuche Peak Climbing:

  • Peak climbing Summit is at 6119m/20070ft
  • Cross challenging Kongma La Pass 5535m/18154ft
  • Witness magnigicent views of Mt. Everest 8848m/29021ft, Mt. Lhotse [8516m/27932ft], Mt. Makalu 8463m/27758ft, Mt. Nuptse 7861m/25784ft, the majestic Amadablam 6812m/22343ft, and other surrounding peaks. 
  • Explore the highland valleys and mountain villages with friendly Sherpa culture. 
  • Enjoy a Scenic Mountain Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

Overview:

Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBC is an unforgettable climbing experience in Nepal. The trip gives unforgettable memory for adventure climbers wanting to conquer of 6119m/20070ft. Lobuche Nepal is Located in the Khumbu region. 

There are two distinctive summits associated to Lobuche Peak Climbing in Nepal: Lobuche East Peak Climbing at 6119m/20070ft and Lobuche West Peak Climbing at 6145m. 

The trip involves the climbing of East peak , and a special permit required for climbing of Peak. Lobuche East Expedition is an attractive peak that comprises several small summits. However, the climbing of the true summit requires the assistance of experts and experienced sherpa climbers as the Himalayas climbing is done through steep snow and ice slopes. 

For Lobuche Peak Expedition, we Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition recommends experienced sherpa experts for successfully achieving the adventurous and challenging Peak in Nepal. 

How is Lobuche Peak Itinerary?

The Cost and Itinerary of Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking start with a scenic Mountaineering flight to Lukla – the gateway to Everest and Khumbu region. Following the impressive trail, we walk through dense rhododendron filled forest towards Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital using Map. 

Moving to the region offers mind-blowing sceneries of breathtaking landscapes and stunning mountain views. Trekking to Lobuche through high valleys and mountain villages, we head for the crossing of challenging Kongma La Pass at 5535m to reach Base Camp of Lobuche East Expedition. 

Once we check our physical and mental fitness we set our climbing gears for the Himalayas climbing of adventurous summit. From the summit of Lobuche peak Nepal, we can enjoy the magnificent views of Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m, Nuptse 7861m, Pumori 7161m, the majestic Amadablam 6812m and other surrounding peaks.

After achieving the summit of Lobuche, we re-trace our steps passing through Namche Bazaar back to Lukla. Our amazing and memorable experience of trip ends with the scenic Mountaineering flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.  

For More Information about Essential Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment required during any Lobuche weather condition, please visit: Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment and Essential Tools & Gear for Trekking

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner. 

  • Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu

    Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal. 
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing. 
    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan 

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [3-4 hrs Trek]

    We take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, that takes around 35 minutes. From Lukla, our trek starts following a gentle climb through left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass along mani walls and arrive at a Ghat teahouse. The route continues along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. 
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    The trail from Phakding starts by crossing a stream and climbing up the terraced hill until we arrive at Bengar. We continue along the path with many ups and downs, we make a stop at the National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest 8848m and Lhotse 8516m. The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the pine forest to reach Namche Bazar – The Sherpa Capital. 
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Rest/acclimatize day in Namche Bazaar.

    Namche Bazaar has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards Thame. For the acclimatization, we can take a one hour walk up to the Syangboche 3800m for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    To the right, there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. We descend past two tea houses through the village of Trashinga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche, the first half is especially steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. We continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we reach the stone gate built by lamas which mark our entry into Tyangboche.
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    We leave Tyangboche and start to climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue the uphill trek through the chorten-lined route, the upper path passes Pangboche and the lower path to Pangboche Olin with its stone wall-enclosed potato field. The trail climbs slowly passing the village to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate all the way to Dingboche.
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Rest Day in Dingboche & Hike up to Dingboche Ri [5000m/16400ft]

    We make an early morning hike to Dingboche Ri for outstanding views of surrounding mountains. The ascent to Dingboche usually produces symptoms of altitude sickness. Thus we take a rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and exploration before heading up to the higher altitudes.
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung [4730m/15514ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Dingboche, we continue to follow on our trail that goes along alpine landscapes and stone-walled fields. Passing through Bibre we cross several icy streams following a rather easy gradient to reach Chhukung. 
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 10: Trek to Lobuche East Base Camp[4950m/16236ft] via Kongma La Pass[5535m/18154ft] [8-9 hrs Trek]

    We start early with our lunch packed for the crossing of the challenging Kongma La Pass. Today is a tough day’s walk with stunning views of surrounding mountains and especially Lobuche East in our sight which serves as our main objective to be accomplished. After reaching the top of the pass we descend down into the valley and head towards Lobuche East Base Camp for the overnight camping.
    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 11: Rest/acclimatize day at Lobuche East Base Camp

    It is very essential that we are fully acclimatized to avoid physical and mental problems in higher altitudes. Thus, before heading further for our climb, we take a rest here for acclimatizing. Besides, today our team uses the day fixing up the ropes and checking up the necessary equipment required for the climb.
    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 12: Climb to Lobuche High Camp [5400m/17712ft] [4-5 hrs climb]

    Today we slowly head towards Lobuche High Camp where we set up our tents and make a final check on our ropes, crampons, ice axes and other equipment before we start the climb to the summit early tomorrow. 
    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 13: Summit Lobuche East [6119m/20070ft] & return to Lobuche East Base Cam [9-10 hrs climb]

    With our experienced expert’s team, we set out for climbing the summit of Lobuche East Peak. We make our way up the south ridge which technically straightforward. Hurrying in the mountains is no good idea, so ensuring our safety we climb up for achieving the summit of Lobuche Peak. Once we have accomplished the summit we slowly descend our way back retracing our trail back towards Lobuche East Base Camp.
    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 14: Trek to Pangboche [3930m/12890ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Today on our way back we pass through cairns and memorials that have been erected in the memory of climbers who lost their lives when climbing Everest. Descending gradually we pass through Pheriche and head towards Pangboche.
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 15: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar [5-6 hrs Trek]

    The walk from Pangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs from the bridge at Phungitenga. The scenic and pleasant walk through Khumjung brings us back to Namche Bazaar.
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [6-7 hrs Trek]

    The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.
    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 17: Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu

    We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful experience at Lobuche Peak with Nepal Guide Treks.
    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 18: Transfer to International Airport for Departure.

    Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

    Check out equipment lists requires for Peak climbing.

What's included?
  • 3 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Lobuche Peak
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipment and camping equipment during the climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing, and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
What's not included?
  • Personal climbing gears
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips for staffs

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Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty
Nepal has innumerable climbing peaks. Lobuche peak is among the popular climbing peaks in Nepal. The Lobuche Peak is located in the Everest region. Lobuche has been divided in to Lobuche East (6,119 m), and Lobuche West (6,145 m). Climbing Lobuche Peak means; climbing the Lobuche East Peak. Climbers prefer the south ridge route to reach the Lobuche East. Many climbers don’t attempt Lobuche West because it is a difficult peak for a climb. Lobuche Peak Climbing is a special and technically challenging than the Island Peak Climbing. Lobuche Peak Climbing requires general knowledge of climbing techniques. Lobuche Peak Climbing takes us through higher altitudes into the Himalayas. So, there are many risks of altitude problems. And, proper acclimatization is the key to the successful climb. So, do not hesitate to spend extra days for rest. The steep and rocky ascend from the Lobuche village takes us to the Lobuche Base Camp, 4950m. The ascent from the high camp is highly challenging. You will come across steep stone slabs covered with slippery ice or snow. You must climb 50 meters on a 45-degree snow wall using fixed lines to reach the proper summit ridge. Now, you’ll come across the sharp snowy ridge to the first summit. On the way to the true summit, there is a descent before the final sharp ascent. Therefore, Lobuche Peak Climbing is not simpler like other peak of the region. It requires sufficient attention and much preparation.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Season
Peak Climbing in Nepal is a seasonal activity. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for climbing most of the mountains in Nepal. Autumn Season (September, October & November) and Spring Season (March, April & May) is the perfect time for Lobuche Peak Climbing. During these months, the days will be sunny and warm in the Himalayas. The skies will be clear and the atmosphere of the Himalayas will be alluring. Thus, we can have great views of the mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who don’t like hustle and bustle during the journey also can choose December, January, and February months for this trip. Monsoon season (June, July, and August) will be pretty difficult time for climbing in the Himalayas because of monsoon. During monsoon the trails will be slippery, muddy and there will be landslides too.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Preparation
Benjamin Franklin once stated that by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Good preparations are must for the successful peak climbing. You need to consider several things before going for peak climbing. For the successful Lobuche Peak Climbing, your physique plays a vital role. So, you must prepare yourself before the climb. You would better join a mountaineering course for 4-6 months. Otherwise, you can join gym and have aerobic training, cardio, stress endurance training etc. You can also practice jogging, cycling, hiking, swimming, etc. on a regular basis. Your previous experiences on mountaineering are also important. So, you must practice hiking to some smaller peaks. Similarly, you should be careful about your diet. You must include plenty of protein, carbohydrates, and minerals in your diet. A balanced diet is very important for physical fitness. Moreover, you must be mentally ready to cope up with the adverse situations in the mountain. The weather is unstable at high altitude and you should also spend couple of days in a camp. Hygiene matters a lot for the success of the climb. In addition to all these, you must also go through Lobuche Peak Gears checklist and have enough collection of them.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Gears
Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  •  Crampons
  •  Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  •  Screw-gate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  •  Plastic mountaineering boots
  •  Ascender/Jhumar
  •  Helmet

Group Climbing Gears:

  •  Snow bar
  •  Ropes ( main / Fix )
  • Ice hammer
  •  Ice screw

Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit
You need a climbing permit to climb Lobuche Peak. You will need permits to enter the Sagarmatha National Park as well. En -route, there are regular security checkpoints. You must show your permits to pass through them. Basically, you must have the following permits for Lobuche Peak Climbing:
Local (Everest Region) Area Permit: NRS. 2000 (US $20)
Lobuche Peak Climbing permit cost according to the four seasons:
March, April, and May: US $250
June, July, and August: US $70
September, October, and November: US $125
December, January, and February: US $70

Accommodation during Lobuche Peak Climbing
At a reasonable Lobuche Peak Climbing Cost, Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five-star categories are available in Kathmandu for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Lobuche Peak) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days, we need to set up tent camp for accommodations. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals during Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak Climbing itinerary is inclusive for all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are in Lobuche Peak Base Camp and High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp like in the tea houses and restaurants. You have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is the effect of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at the high altitude. It is the negative health effect of high altitude due to the rapid exposure to low amount of oxygen at high elevation. The common symptoms of Altitude sickness include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping and dizziness.
Altitude Sickness generally referred as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) occurs only above 2500m. The main reason of altitude sickness is rapid ascent and decreasing amount of oxygen at the high altitude. There are mainly three types of altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
Altitude Sickness can become a medical emergency if ignored. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to travel to high altitude slowly. It normally doesn’t take long for your body to adjust into a changed altitude. At the higher altitudes, the air pressure and oxygen level is comparatively lower. Our body takes time to adjust to such change. We suggest you to keep you hydrated, not to smoke or drink alcoholic substance, eat hygienic food, sleep low, take it easy, use Diamox tablets etc. to prevent yourself from Altitude Sickness.

Tips for Lobuche Peak Climbing

  •  Do not forget to pack medicines that you may require during the trip.
  •  Acclimatize properly. Do not rush for the summit.
  • Drink plenty of water. Hydration is a key for successful climbing.
  •  Do not forget to pre-book for the room and food in the lower altitudes if you are travelling during the peak season.
  •  Inform your guides if, in case, you feel some signs of altitude sickness.
  • Take proper training and technical skills before the trip.
  • Come physically as well as mentally prepared for any unexpected happenings.

Conclusion
Lobuche Peak Climbing is a beautiful peak in the Himalayas. Lobuche being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. Lobuche is a snow/glacier climb, so you must be able to use rope & crampons and camp in snow. The success of the climb solely depends upon the preparation and proper planning. So, we suggest you to go on this adventure only after proper preparation. If you have any questions regarding this adventurous trip, feel free to contact us or visit our website.

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