Lobuche Peak Climbing - 19 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 2390 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Climbing
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About Trip:

Do you fancy one of life's more ultimate challenges, are you fit and willing to push yourself just that little bit further ? Then why not come, join us and commit yourself to this spectacular peak in the mighty Himalayas.

Situated at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier on the Classic Everest Trail, Lobuche Peak Climbing is a stunning example of what the Himalayas are all about, it sits a stone's throw away from the highest rung on the stairway to the heavens and as you would expect, like any caring big brother, mighty Mount Everest is with us all the way on our climb. You do not need to be an experienced mountaineer as you will receive training from our mountain Sherpas. However, you do need to be fit with enough stamina to reach the goal. Some previous experience in the use of crampons would be a bonus, in addition some knowledge in the use of ropes and fixed lines would also be useful. Whilst designated as a trekking peak, Lobuche is a testing climb that needs to be treated with respect.

At an altitude of 6,119 meters (20,075 ft) above sea level, Lobuche Peak is often used as acclimatization and practice by mountaineers before attempting a summit of Everest. It is technically more difficult and more strenuous than Island Peak, the reward is a very special one providing 360 degree out of this world vistas within a sea of white peaks stretching as far as the eye can see.

Hectic Kathmandu Valley to Lobuche Peak Climbing

We begin this epic journey of Everest Base Camp with Lobuche Peak Climbing in the colorful, riotous capital Kathmandu where we have two days to adjust, explore and soak up the culture. A briefing is held to go through the itinerary in more detail and also to make any necessary last minute preparations for the challenge ahead. The fun really begins after boarding our small plane for the 35 minute flight along the spine of the Himalayas to land at Sir Edmund Hillary airstrip at Lukla, carved into the hillside. From here we embark on our journey as we move up the Khumbu Valley to reach our goal. The days are carefully crafted to allow our bodies to fully acclimatize on the way with rest days slotted in.

The Khumbu is a very special place enriched by the unique culture of its inhabitants, the legendary Sherpas. Devout Buddhists the trail to Everest Base Camp is laced with monasteries, chortens and colourful prayer flags. Trek alongside Yaks, Monks and the mountain expeditions heading for Everest and other great peaks. By the time we are at the base of Lobuche Peak Climbing we are more than ready for what is to come, a Himalayan summit experience that often shapes lives for many years to come.

Buzzing and often floating as make our way back down the trail to Lukla and eventually back to Kathmandu for a celebratory party.

Trip Highlights

  • Awesome 360 degree views of the whole Khumbu Himalaya from Lobuche Peak
  • Visit Everest Base camp & Kala Patthar view point
  • Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges as we ascend the Khumbu Valley
  • Visit the ancient Buddhist monastery, at Tengboche
  • Experience the rich wealth of Sherpa culture
  • Explore the Sagarmatha National Park

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla by scenic mountain flight then trek to Phakding (2610m, 4/5 hrs).

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs)

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche.

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6 hrs)

Day 08: Another acclimatization day

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 6 hrs)

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m, 7 hrs) then hike to thrilling Everest Base Camp 5364m and back to Gorak Shep for overnight.

Day 11: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5550m), then descend to Lobuche (4940m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Peak High Camp (5400 m, 4 hrs)

Day 13: Lobuche Peak high camp to Summit (6119 m) then back to Lobuche (9/10 hrs)

Day 14: Reserve day in case of bad weather

Day 15: Lobuche to Phortse (3930m, 6/7 hrs)

Day 16: Phortse to Namche(3440 m, 5 hrs)

Day 17: Namche to Lukla (2840m, 7 hrs)

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy with massage final shopping, drinks etc.

Day 19: Departure

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a standard hotel with Breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Staff insurance, salary, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • All necessary trekking permits such as Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS, climbing permit, etc.
  • Three meals a day during the trek and climbing
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Certificate of achievement 
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First Aid kit
  • Professional climbing Sherpa and his meals, accommodation, insurance, salary, etc.
  • All necessary climbing equipment such as a tent, rope, ice axe, Jumar etc.
  • Return ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla including the domestic airport tax
  • International airfares & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance, gears, property theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees (temples, monasteries, etc.)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc.
  • Tips to staff

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome at airport and transfer to your hotel. An introduction to your trekking program then the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the sights, sounds and culture of Kathmandu.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03Kathmandu to Lukla by scenic mountain flight then trek to Phakding (2610m, 4/5 hrs).

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs)

Day 05Acclimatization day in Namche.

Day 06Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6 hrs)

Day 08Another acclimatization day

Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 6 hrs)

Day 10Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m, 7 hrs) then hike to thrilling Everest Base Camp 5364m and back to Gorak Shep for overnight.

Day 11Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5550m), then descend to Lobuche (4940m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 12Lobuche to Lobuche Peak High Camp (5400 m, 4 hrs)

Day 13Lobuche Peak high camp to Summit (6119 m) then back to Lobuche (9/10 hrs)

Day 14Reserve day in case of bad weather

Day 15Lobuche to Phortse (3930m, 6/7 hrs)

Day 16Phortse to Namche(3440 m, 5 hrs)

Day 17Namche to Lukla (2840m, 7 hrs)

Day 18Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy with massage final shopping, drinks etc.

Day 19Departure

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews

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Challenging but Rewarding trip

Rating:  

I contacted Nepal trekking Experts to organize Everest Base camp with Lobuche East climbing. From the beginning to the end of the trek it just went perfectly. The organization from Rajesh was effortless and the guide Prakash and porter Bal Rai were so helpful, very caring, flexible on plan, informative and knowledgeable.

While I did not have climbing experience, the climbing Sherpa Nima(met in Lobuche) did a great job too. He is local from the region and a very professional climber. He said he climbed Lobuche East more than 50 times. He is the real expert. I had provided all the necessary gears such as helmet, crampons, ice axe, rope, carabiner, jumar etc. The last part of climbing was so tough for me but of course it was rewarding and a lifetime memory.

Overall it was a great experience and I can’t wait to get back soon for the next trip.

, Swaziland

Useful Info

  • Well train before visit Nepal
  • Proper climbing gears
  • Medical kit and your personal insurance coverage
  • Well acclimatization
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking higher than 3000 m
  • Drink enough water
  • Slow and steady during hiking/climbing
  • Alert with altitude symptoms

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