Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBCTrek

Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude6,119 m
  • ActivityTrekking &Climbing
  • Group Size2-10
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The peak, which is located near the town of Lobuche and is one of the Khumbu Glacier's giants, rises to an altitude of 6,119 meters to the east and 6,145 meters to the west. The Lobuche Peak, a part of the Everest range, is a popular climbing destination in Nepal, especially in Everest Region. This adventure takes us around the mountain to its eastern flank. The Lobuche east, which is conveniently close to the trail next to Everest Base Camp piques the interest of many hikers. This popular climbing peak is at its best in the months of September through November and March through May. During the pleasant months, visitors may enjoy magnificent panoramas of the Everest region and its monasteries. We get to enjoy the lush green hills in the lower portion of the mountains and the crystal clear Himalayas thanks to the favorable seasons.

This 18-day peak climbing is one of the most difficult in the Khumbu region since it presents more difficulties than the Island Peak and necessitates more climbing experience. It's a tough trip compared to others in the area. It's a thrilling introduction to mountaineering at high altitudes in the Everest region. In order to reach the peak of Lobuche, we must follow the traditional path to Everest and depart from Lukla, then climb the Khumbu valley. The ascent to the Himalayan peak is difficult, but not impossible, for those in good physical condition. It's a doable mountain that's on the route to both Everest Base Camp and Lobuche. Footprint Adventure is a pioneer in organizing adventures in high mountains such as trekking, peak climbing, heli treks, photography treks, and destination weddings. To know more about the packages, feel free to contact us anytime.

Highlights of Lobuche Peak Climbing 

  • Climbing Lobuche Peak  and mountaineering in the incredible Nepal Himalayas
  • Sunrise from the top of the Lobuche peak 
  • Beautiful views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and the Khumbu Icefall
  • Sunrise over Everest from Namche Bazaar
  • Sunset over Everest from Kala Pattar at 5,545m
  • 3 weeks spent with our incredible guide and climbing crew
  • The incredible sense of achievement and personal satisfaction that only adventures like this can provide
  • Get a chance to explore the culture of the Khumbu region, Buddhism, and monasteries 

Itinerary

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This is our regular itinerary for Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

After being warmly received by the Footprint Adventure team at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be driven to your hotel for a briefing on your trip to climb the Lobuche peak, including the route taken and accommodations. We'll go over a number of dos and don'ts in detail, putting your safety first.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

You will visit Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square after breakfast. As historical, cultural, and ancient sites, they are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected regions. Our knowledgeable city tour guide will show you these heritage places. 

You will have a great time visiting the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many other places. Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of Asia's oldest Buddhist stupas. Lord Shiva is worshipped at Nepal's largest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath, on the Bagmati River. You may never have witnessed Hindu cremation procedures on the Bagmati River. Patan Durbar Square is one of three valley royal squares. Durbar Square was the Durbar Square was the home of the Malla rulers in the Middle Ages, and then the Shah Kings lived there. The medieval Malla ruler's imperial residence was thereafter utilized by the Shah Kings.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in the early morning and drive you to the domestic terminal of the Kathmandu airport before the 40-minute flight to Lukla. Some of the most breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas may be seen throughout the journey. Your personal porter will meet you when you arrive at Tenzing-Hilary Airport, Lukla, and carry your luggage. Your hiking journey then starts. Your hike today lasts about three hours and is rather simple. Before leveling out and going through the Kyangma hamlet, which has a Sizable gompa (monastery) and school, the trail passes a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse). We travel from Kyangma hamlet to Cheplung village before descending through a communal forest with the Koshi in our line of sight. A short ascent across the ridge leads to Ghat after you've crossed a suspension bridge. The walk continues past a school, a collection of mani walls, Chortens, and prayer wheels after leaving Ghat. Then we ascend to Chhuthawa, where we take a short stroll to reach Phakding. Stay the night in a mountain lodge. Included are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Accommodation Trekker's Lode & Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30 min flight & 3-4 hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,650m

Before reaching the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate in the morning, our trek crosses a bridge over the Dudh Kosi River, passes through the charming villages of Toktok, Bhenkar, and Monjo, and then continues along the riverbed for a few hours before crossing our final bridge and beginning the arduous ascent to Namche Bazaar. Namche is home to a number of excellent eateries, bars, cybercafés, post offices, and banks. Included are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m

This trek's "acclimatization" day is scheduled for today. Health professionals always advise us to keep moving and being active during our downtime, and they advise us to avoid sitting still. We have the option of spending the day relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar or going on a day walk to Thame, Khunde, or both. The primary hub of the Everest (Khumbu) region is Namche Bazaar, which features government buildings, ATMs, Internet cafés, stores, restaurants, a bakery, and a vibrant market every Friday and Saturday. We can better acclimate if we hike a few hundred vertical feet during the day. Our guides will lead us to the Tourist Visitor Center, which is close to the Sagarmatha National Park's headquarters, where we can see a variety of artifacts related to the first Everest climbers, learn about Sherpa culture, and explore the various plant and animal species that can be found in the Everest region. Additionally, we make a worthwhile detour up to Khumjung. To reach Syangboche's renowned airfield, we ascend. The Everest View Hotel, a Japanese project to construct a luxurious hotel with fantastic views of the highest mountains on Earth, is located just above the airport. The snow-capped summits of Kongde and Thamserku encircle the Khumjung valley, and the revered peak Khumbila is home to a well-known monastery that keeps a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880 m

After having a fantastic time in and around Namche, it is now time to go on to Tengboche, which is further up the trail. You will begin the hike by moving away from Ohunki through Namche. You will be rewarded along the entire way with views of the white mountains, including Ama Dablam and Everest. After several hours of straightforward downhill hiking, you will arrive in Phunki Tenga. The largest monastery in the area, Tengboche Monastery, will then become visible after a few more hours of hiking.

Every explorer who follows the Dingboche path is blessed by this monastery. From the outside, this monastery is decorated with several colorful flags and prayer wheels and offers stunning views of the northern Alps. From here, you can see many mountains, such as Everest, Lobuche, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and many more. Furthermore, you can enjoy spending time at one of the biggest Sherpa settlements.

  • Accommodation Buddha Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,985 m

It will be a wonderful morning as you awaken to the Tengboche monastery's morning prayers. You will start hiking the route to Dingboche after breakfast. The journey will pass through rhododendron and coniferous trees with thick undergrowth and distant mountain views. You will descend to the Imja Khola riverbed by following the vegetation.

You hike up a hill trail that leads to the Pangboche after crossing the Imja Khola through a bridge. You will pause so that you can stroll around the Pangboche village, which is home to the renowned Pangboche Monastery. You can see a number of the mountains in the Everest region from the settlement. Then you continue through Imja Valley near the Lobuche River to Dingboche. Dingboche can be reached by climbing up from the stream.

  • Accommodation Hotel Good Luck
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

It's quite appropriate to take the day off. We will therefore remain at the village and unwind rather than hiking the path. Acclimatization is all about walking higher and sleeping lower. The walk is a little challenging at first since we have to climb high hills that are covered in rocks and pebbles. Down the mountain lies a little village with largely lodges and guest homes for hikers. We'll return to the route and proceed down to the settlement on foot. Many stunningly preserved old Tibetan monasteries and Chortens can be seen on the way back.  You will spend the night in the teahouse.

  • Accommodation Hotel Good Luck
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude5,060 m

You'll set out on the eighth day of the Lobuche Peak Climbing with the intention of arriving at Lobuche Village before dusk. Since the elevation has now risen to almost 5,000 meters, this portion of the walk may be a little more challenging than the previous ones. To get to Duglha, you must travel down a rocky, steep trail. You continue up a steep hill until you reach Chuki Lahara.

As you leave Lahara, you can then walk through memorial stupas for the dead, which is a nice way to move on. To get to Lobuche settlement, one must now walk across the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. The closest town to Lobuche Peak is this one, and from there you can see a number of other high peaks, including Lobuche Peak.

  • Accommodation 8000in Pyramid
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,060 m

After breakfast, we keep going on our trip along flat meadows. We then quickly move north, following the Khumbu Glacier. We land at Gorak Shep by ascending the lateral moraine. We get sweeping panoramas of snow-covered mountains and the Khumbu Glacier itself as we travel.

We receive our meal. We then leave our backpacks at the base camp and move towards it. We eventually arrive at EBC after gradually ascending the Khumbu Glacier moraine. One will get stunning panoramic views of Mounts Khumbuste, Pumori, and Nuptse, with Mount Everest in the distance. Trekkers who stand here experience a range of conflicting emotions as though a dream has come true. While gazing at the captivating Khumbu Icefall, we snapped some lovely images of the area. We spend some time at the foot of the world's tallest peak before returning to Gorak Shep.

  • Accommodation Himalayan Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,364 m

On this day, you will climb up to Kalapatthar, which is approximately 5555 meters above sea level, on this day as you proceed towards Lobuche Peak. For approximately two hours, the best view of Mount Everest, among other things, is from Noptse, Lotse. You should strive to arrive at Lobuche Base Camp on schedule. The Gorakshep-Lobuche Base Camp trail is a steep and difficult terrain to navigate after leaving Kalapathar. You'll exert yourself while following your guide's lead. The glacier formed by Lobuche Peak will then be visible in the middle, with dazzling mountain vistas above the glacier surface.

After hiking for five to six hours from Gorakshep to Lobuche Base Camp, you reach your destination. It is time to pitch a tent because there are no teahouses in the area after leaving the village of Lobuche. This will be done for you by your helping friends, and this will be the first night of a few more nights with billions of stars above them.

  • Accommodation Oxygen Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,910 m
  • Accommodation Tent/ Camping
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day

Today's ascent of Lobuche Peak will be completed only for that purpose. Given that you must begin the climb early, your breakfast will be available sooner than usual. You will use icy, steep paths to approach the southern crest. It's time to use the ropes, crampons, and ice axes. You will ascend the tricky sections of Lobuche Peak with the aid of your guide. You will reach the summit of Lobuche East after ascending the final section, a 45 degree inclined hill.

Your heart will race with happiness at finishing the ascent. Your celebration will become more exciting with the expansive view of the Everest region. From the top of Lobuche Peak, you can see the entire Everest region, which will increase your sense of how worthwhile the journey was. You will descend toward the high camp of this peak after having the time of your life at the Lobuche top. We will hike to Pheriche and assess our physical state.

  • Accommodation Everest Trekker's Home
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time10-12 hours
  • Maximum Altitude6,119 m
  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m
  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,840 m
  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30 min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m
  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops
  • Three-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu in BB plan( Hotel Kumari Boutique)
  • Twin-sharing standard tea house accommodations during the trekking and one-night accommodation in the campaign tent
  • Full board meal during the trekking and climbing which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), expedition guide (leader), and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round-trip flight fare
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Porter during the trekking ( 1 Porter for 2 clients)
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping in Lobuche Peak Base Camp
  • The trekking duffel bag is returned after trip completion
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment such as rope, harness, helmet, ice ax, and ice bar 
  • Footprint Adventure t-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate. 
  • Medical kit carried by your trekking leader
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements for the Lobuche Peak expedition
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties

 

  • Nepal entry visa and international airfare
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Drink including – Water, extra hot drinks, Coke, Fanta, alcoholic beverages, snacks, and other personal expenses
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Food in Kathmandu, city area and which is not mentioned in the above package. 
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment and gears
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • All the expenses which is not mentioned above 

Additional Info

Flights

Flight is extremely important for Lobuche Peak Climbing. While you are going to Lukla or coming to Kathmandu from Lukla, the international flight will not leave on time because of the weather, so after finishing the trekking, you will need to take a private helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu to catch the international flight. So you'll need at least two extra days to climb Lobuche Peak.

Transportation

During this entire trip, you'll use different modes of transportation. From the beginning of the trip, when you land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), private vehicles will come to pick you up, and the next day again, the necessary private vehicles will help you to go around the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Furthermore, for Lukla, you'll use the small twin-otter aircraft to land there for trekking. 

High altitude sickness

Lobuche Peak Climbing would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. If you are not fit, we will not recommend this expedition. While you are going toward the Lobuche Peak Climb, you have to eat a lot of food and drink. If you have other problems, you have to go to the hospital soon. In this case, you call the helicopter for rescue, and our staff will help with your treatment. If you have medical insurance, the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company, so medical insurance is necessary to go on this expedition.

Expedition grade

Lobuche Peak Climbing is a pretty long trek that goes right into the high mountain country, so it is physically quite strenuous and involves approximately 5-8 hours of trekking along the way. There is no prerequisite; you should be accustomed to regular exercise and enjoy walking in high-altitude conditions.

Climbing equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu. Normal climbing equipment such as ropes, harnesses, helmets, and ice axes will be provided. For details on trekking and climbing equipment, you can click here. 

Climbing / Trekking days

The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip with the guide, porters, and trekkers. Each morning, after packing our bags and eating a hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3–4 hours, we stopped for lunch at around midday. the afternoon’s walk. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime, and the entire afternoon will be free.

Telephone, Internet, and electricity

When climbing Lobuche Peak, there are few places available, such as the telephone and the internet. You can get an Internet password from the hotel counter.  Telephone and internet costs would be extra on your trip. Most of the lodges/ guest houses charge an additional fee for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc., but you need to pay extra.

Weather

The best climbing seasons for Lobuche Peak are from September until November and from the beginning of March until May. The morning is clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing at night. Trekking is also possible during the monsoon and winter if you know what to do and have the right information from local travel agencies. 

Group Leaders and Crew

When there are six or more members in the group, we promise to provide a trained, experienced local trekking guide and sherpa staff with honesty, as well as porters to carry your luggage, with one porter for every two members. We will also provide an experienced, certified, and professional climber to assist you in reaching the summit of Mera Peak. When there are six or more members in the group, we promise to provide a trained, experienced local trekking guide and sherpa staff with honesty, as well as porters to carry your luggage, with one porter for every two members. We will also provide an experienced, certified, and professional climber to assist you in reaching the summit of Lobuche Peak.

Food and Drinking water

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge, and lunch is available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks. Besides this, serve fresh seasonal fruits as a dessert. Almost every restaurant serves traditional local cuisine, Nepalese cuisine, as well as continental and western fare. The bottles of water are available along the trail until the last village. You can buy boiled water from the lodge or restaurant, or you can use iodine or water-purifying medicines.

Customized Itinerary

If there is no suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu based on your time schedule, as long as the place you mention your suitable time and date, we will organize your fantastic trip to Lobuche Peak.

 

FAQs

Q1. What size bag do I require during Lobuche Peak Climbing?

Your layers of clothing for fluctuating temperatures during the day should fit in a medium-sized rucksack (2500–3500 cubic inches, or 40–55 liters). Although they nearly always depart earlier in the morning than you do, the porters and yaks who will transport your bulky duffel bags do not necessarily travel more quickly than you do. The majority of the things you bring every day are things you don't need to hike in, not things you need to be active with. For instance, the jacket and cap you put on in the morning before the sun comes out, the camera and notebook you use to take notes while taking breaks. Don't take the advice to pack lighter so you can carry less. The weight is well distributed, and it is much simpler to pack in slightly larger packs (particularly with chilly fingers!).

 

An alpine climb of intermediate difficulty is Lobuche Peak. You ought to have some prior knowledge of self-arrests, crampon use, and ice ax walking. Your team will need to move quickly on set lines and in teams across limited ridges on summit day, which will necessitate an early-morning "alpine start." The ascent is breathtaking! The necessary skills will be reviewed by your guides, but it is imperative that you are comfortable using your climbing gear (harness, crampons, and ice ax) before the trip.

 

You'll see on the schedule that it takes us 11 days to trek from Lukla, located at 9,200 feet (2,804 meters), to base camp, located at 17,500 feet (5,333 meters). We take rest days in Namche and Pheriche to help our bodies adjust to the greater altitude. This routine, along with a diligent mindset and paying attention to our bodies and to one another, has consistently produced positive results.

 

All across the Khumbu, there are hot showers with gravity-fed water that has been heated on gas stoves. You will find solar-heated showers in your private rooms in the lodges in the lower settlements, including Namche. Washing facilities get simpler as you go higher, but they're always there. Because it is freezing outside at the highest altitudes, fewer people utilize the showers. Each client also receives a small basin of warm washing water every day from our Sherpa crew. Before every meal, warm water for hand washing and soap are also available (and you must use them!).

 

The internet is frequently available in Khumbu, but it is not available everywhere and is not totally reliable. Throughout your trek, you can anticipate having access to the internet every couple of days. However, there won't be any internet access at Lobuche Base Camp or higher up the mountain. As you approach Lobuche, be aware that internet speeds can fluctuate and can be costly.

In the Khumbu Valley, there is now a sizable amount of cell phone coverage. Even though there will be dead spots, you will typically have adequate cell coverage. Call your service provider to inquire about international rate options if you intend to use your cell phone outside of the country.

 

When days in Kathmandu are added, the Island Peak trip lasts a minimum of 17 days and includes 16 days of trekking and climbing. We do advise giving yourself extra time to account for possible flight delays entering and leaving the highlands.

 

Hiring a guide is an essential component of climbing any mountain because it allows you to acquire new abilities or explore a new region, whether you're hiking, biking, skiing, or climbing. Because climbing is somewhat technical, we highly recommend hiring a guide to teach you the ropes. Technically and legally, it is nearly impossible to climb Lobuche Peak without a guide if you are a novice mountaineer. The ascent can be exciting because the equipment and trails will be completely new. But for a skilled mountain climber, the climb should be straightforward. It will be difficult for both of them to reach the sledding slope.

 

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