Lobuche Peak Climbing

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
tea house/ Lodge/camping
Region
Peak Climbing | North Nepal Expedition
Start / End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Duration
14 Nights 15 Days
Max. Altitude
6145 meters
Meals Included
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
Group Size
2-30
Nature of Trek
Tea house to camping trekking
Best Season
March to May and September to November
Trip Code
ER-LPT
Activity Per Day
6-7 hrs
Transporation
Flight / Jeep
Grade
Challenging

Overview

Assorted under the trekking peak by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Lobuche peak is often mentioned along with Mera Peak and Island Peak. Enlisted among the top 5 climbing peaks of Nepal, Lobuche peak is the second most popular trekking peak after Island Peak.

The mountain lies in the Khumbu region and has two prominent peaks, Lobuche East (6145 m) and Lobuche West (6119 m). Similarly, Lobuche east is often used by climbers as a trekking peak whereas Lobuche West is usually used as an expedition peak. Moreover, the climb is fairly easy so, with a little training and proper guidance, it can be easily surmounted.

Likewise, the trails follow the same route as Everest Base Camp Trek so, we pass along many culturally enriched villages, lush vegetation, suspension bridges, and blooming Rhododendron hills. Furthermore, we will experience everything Everest Base Camp Trek has to offer as we ascend both Everest Base camp (55150 m) and Kala Pathhar (5644 m). So, this peak climbing is like killing two birds with a single stone.

The scenic mountain views grasped along the way, religiously significant monasteries, and the soul-stirring view of some of the tallest Himalayas of Everest region from the top of Lobuche peak have increased the fanfare of Lobuche Peak among trekkers. However, Lobuche east peak climbing is considered more by the climbers than Lobuche west peak climbing.

Lobuche east was brought to highlight when Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa ascended the peak for the first time on April 24, 1984. On later dates, it was often used as a training peak by the ascenders before mounting even more high Himalayas.

The main appeal of this expedition is the hear-stopping view from both Lobuche west and Lobuche east. The Lobuche west embraces the visitor with majestic and astounding panoramas of the high Himalayas such as Mt.Chola Tse (6440 m), Mt. Tawoche (6494 m), Mt.Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mt.Pokalde (5806 m), Mt.Thamserku (6608 m), and Mt.Kangtega (6782 m).

Similarly, the Lobuche east welcomes us with grand and alluring vistas of the Himalayas such as  Mt.Everest (8848 m), Mt. Makalu (8481 m), Mt.Pumori (7161 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8188 m), and Thamserku (6608 m). 

Since the trail overlaps with Everest Trek, the routes are usually overcrowded during the Spring and autumn seasons. In addition to that, we will be granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the tallest mountain in the world from up close. Not only that, the views perceived from the Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp are also equally hypnotising and enchanting. Moreover, the climb can be combined with EBC Trek.

HIGHLIGHTS
    • We will follow the same route as Everest Base Camp Trek so, we get to explore everything the Everest trek has to offer.
    • The views from the summit of both Lobuche east and Lobuche west is worth remembering for the rest of our lives.
    • The monasteries, Gompas, and Chortens along the way make it a perfect expedition to peek at the cultures and traditions of the natives.
    • We pass through green forests, Rhododendron-filled hills, glaciers and small settlements along the trail.
    • The climb is fairly easy so, with a little training and proper guidance, it can be easily surmounted.

Best Time To Climb Lobuche Peak

    Like treks, the Spring and Autumn season is considered the prime time to soar high up the Lobuche Peak. From September to November and March to May, the weathers are favourable and suitable, and the skies are clear with a minuscule amount of fog, so the views of the high Himalayas are as clear as crystals. However, the routes may be more overcrowded than in any other season. 

    Similarly, the trails expect fewer climbers during the monsoon and winter seasons. The paths are muddy and slippery due to rainfall, and the chances of weather change are very high. The fog hampers the views of astounding vistas of mountains and landscapes. Likewise, the temperature dwindles to minus during winter so we may be prone to cold-related diseases such as frostbite, freezing, etc. So, trekking and climbing in winter is very hazardous.

Permits Required for Climbing

The cost of the permit varies according to the season. Such as the climbers must pay US$ 250 per person during the spring season ( March to May), whereas the price plunges to US$ 125 during the Autumn season ( September to November). Also, climbers need to pay just US$ 70 during winter.

Similarly, the climbers are imposed US$ 60 per person as a local area permit fee, Sagarmatha National Park entry fee, and TIMS card fee. A healthy reminder the trekkers require travel insurance for the permits.

How Hard is the Lobuche Peak Climb?

In terms of difficulty, the climb is moderate level because we should have prior knowledge of the usage of gear and tools required during climbing. Similarly, basic training about the usage of crampons, trekking poles and axes, ropes and physical fitness is very mandatory. The climb is not applicable for beginners and solo climbers.

Also, we are soaring to 6000 m plus altitude so, so the chances of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness are all-time high; because of that it is better to acclimatize well during resting days. The most vital thing is to climb with experienced guides and climbers and listen and comply with the instructions of guides and climbers. With a professional mountaineer guide, this trek can be easily beaten.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary

After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will have a free day to prepare all the gear, clothes, and equipment required for the climb.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Photo

  1. day 1

    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m)

  2. day 2

    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

  3. day 3

    Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

  4. day 4

    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m)

  5. day 5

    Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m)

  6. day 6

    Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m)

  7. day 7

    Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) via Gorak Shep

  8. day 8

    Trek to Kala Patthar (5545 m) back to Lobuche

  9. day 9

    Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche High Camp ( 5600 m)

  10. day 10

    Acclimatization and Preparation day

  11. day 11

    Summit the Lobuche Peak (6119 m) and Back to Base Camp (4865 m)

  12. day 12

    Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche (4410 m)

  13. day 13

    Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

  14. day 14

    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla Village (2860 m)

  15. day 15

    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Lobuche Peak Trek Map

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

    • Schedule flight tickets for the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
    • Domestic airport transfers and taxes.
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Climbing Permit, National Park permit, Local Area Permit, and TIMS)
    • All government and local taxes
    • An experienced English-speaking Trekking/expedition Guide (Govt. registered), Cook, and Assistant Climbing Guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
    • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • High-quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar sleeping tent, kitchen, dining, toilet
    • tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment during the climb
    • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek and climb.
    • Safe Drinking water
    • One-hour Trekker's Massage upon completion of the trek
    • All mountain accommodation (Last night private room with independent bathroom/hot showers in Kathmandu.)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • Company T-Shirt and Broacher
    • Trekking equipment, such as a down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
    • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • $500 deposit for Garbage to NMA ( Fully refunded in condition )
  • Expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, political disturbance, strikes, change in government regulations
  • Personal Climbing Gear ( like Climbing Boot, Crampons, Ice Axe, Jummer, Harness set, Carabineer, Figure 8, Tap Sling )
  • Personal climbing guide, if requested
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • Any packed food and snacks
  • Additional Hot Drinks/Bottled drinks
  • Boiled/mineral water
  • Electronic device re-charge/Hot shower/Wi-Fi
  • Personal nature & Laundry expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tips and Gratitude to the trekking crew
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the 'Cost Included' section

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