Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing

Duration
18 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Very Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    6119 m
  • Group Size
    02 - 20 People
  • Best Time
    April - May and Sept - Nov 

Trip Overview

Standing tall at 6119 meters, Lobuche is one of the stunning climbing peaks of Nepal. One of many climbing peaks in Everest massif, Lobuche peak, is the Everest massif’s great climbing peak. From the top of Lobuche peak, one gets to behold the captivating views of the whole Everest region. Any direction you look, you will only see the beguiling white blanketed mountains scenery. You start the trek following the standard trek route to Everest Base Camp before heading to base camp for the ascent of Lobuche Peak.

Lobuche Peak Climbing is an incredible experience for the adventurous trekkers looking to push themselves even more daring. It is a trip with numerous visual highlights, including astonishing views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many more neighboring Himalayan peaks. Besides tasting the magnificent views of the giant peaks, the journey also allows one to explore the famous Everest Base Camp. Hence, before summiting the Lobuche peak, take the traditional Everest Trail, leave Lukla, and head up the impressive Khumbu Valley. While trekking up to base camp, do not miss to acknowledge the life of the legendary Sherpa in the mountains.

Furthermore, it is an actual Himalayan summit and a doable expedition for anyone in good shape, and a desire for spine chilling experience. For this journey, one has to have an understanding of high-altitude trekking. Because peak climbing is demanding to the body due to high altitude, prior experience helps accommodate challenging situations. Similarly, before the ascent, our mountain instructor will provide mountaineering skills relative to the climb. They will teach climbers tips and techniques to use crampons, ice axes, and fixed rope climbing. These are essential skills; hence prior training would be a bonus for smooth expeditions.

Overall, Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trek is an excellent introduction to mountaineering in Nepal. It is a challenging climb, but it will definitely offer you the feeling of standing on a tiny summit high in the Himalayas. But come with solid planning and preparation.

Highlights of the Adventure:

  • The ultimate achievement of summiting Lobuche Peak and that too within a short time frame.
  • Unparalleled views of the Khumbu Valley’s giants
  • A great introductory expedition into Himalayan climbing
  • Relish the grand feeling of being at the lap of the world highest peak- Mt. Everest
  • Get acquainted with the unique and warm, hospitable Sherpa people
  • Splendid mountain scenery accompanies you all through the journey

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty

Although Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp is an attainable peak, it is still a strenuous climb. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean it is a tough climb. In fact, this peak has the record of most successful climbs even though there are easier peaks than Lobuche Peak. This expedition is a challenging one, as already said earlier. Because it is an accumulation of two great journeys: Everest Base Camp trek and Lobuche Peak Climbing. Hence, participants should be able to hike to Everest Base Camp and energy to climb Lobuche Peak.

Additionally, climbers need essential experience in mountaineering. Having prior knowledge of using ropes, crampons, and ice axes is preferable, although mountaineering guides will teach them before the ascent. Also, as it is a high altitude climb, one should have a good tolerance capacity to endure the harsh climate and weather, and thinness in the air. All your mountaineering skills will come in handy as the climb is technical. There are steep and rocky trails to follow using the ropes, crampons, and ice axes, which makes climbing a bit more adventurous and challenging at the same time.

Best time for the Journey

Pre and post-monsoon seasons are the best time for Lobuche Peak Climbing. Nepal experiences monsoon and summer season coincidently from June to August. Therefore, spring is the season we experience before the monsoon and autumn after the monsoon. It is the spring season, from March to May, and autumn is from September to November. Peak climbing in winter is not recommended either during the rainy season.

During the spring season, the weather is warm enough in spring, with clear views. Especially in comparison to others, the chances of rain or cloud are lower. Spring is the best high climbing season due to the warm weather, which isn’t very high in the snow. Whereas, during autumn, the climate becomes favorably mild and warm to climb after the rainy season. Not that cold and not that warm, autumn is the best time to enjoy clear views and an appropriate time to climb the mountains. The delights of this season are the beautiful lush green hills in the lower part of the mountains and the crystal-clear Himalayas.

How to know if it is a suitable expedition?

There are various ways to determine if the journey is the right one or not. Among many factors, difficulty, experience, and strength are few factors that help decide an ideal destination. On that note, Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trek is an adventurous journey that is also challenging. This journey is lovely, with fantastic mountain scenery to behold and cultural flair to taste. With that, it also offers a triumph of summiting a peak.

Nonetheless, it is still a demanding journey that requires having prior trekking experience. With that, having basic mountaineering skills is also a bonus. Thus, if you have bits of trekking and climbing skills, then it is a suitable expedition for you. Additionally, being physically healthy and in good condition is equally important for this journey. Therefore, if all these matches, then you are good to plan this journey for your next vacation. Nevertheless, there are few other incredible climbing peaks in Nepal that might suit your preference.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Preparation for trek and climbing

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 08: Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration: 6 hours

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours

Day 11: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18218ft) - Gorekshep - Lobuche peak base camp (4910m/16105) Duration: 6 hours

Day 12: Summit to Lobuche east peak (6119m/20070ft) then back to Pheriche (4210m/13008ft) Duration: 10-12 hrs

Day 13: Reserve day for contingency

Day 14: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Leisure day

Day 18: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • English speaking trekking guide and highly experienced (2-3 times Everest Submitter) climbing guide for Lobuche peak including their foods, accommodations, salary, insurance etc.
  • Require porters (two clients: 1 porter) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • All require permits including TIMS, Sagarmatha NP, Lobuche climbing etc.
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
  • All taxes and service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Drink including - water, coke, Fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks, and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.
Evelyn, Ireland Organised this trip from Australia with very limited trekking experience. Ganga and his team were extremely professional and approachable in answering our questions and providing guidance. The travel itinerary was tailor-made to suit our dates. The accommodation in Kathmandu was excellent, accommodation along the trek was the best available and our guide and porter were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our flight to Lukla was cancelled and our guide Mr Bim had organised a helicopter within a few moments. Felt very safe and secure with the local knowledge and expertise. The Nepal Hiking Team look after you from start to finish; meeting you at the airport with a garland of flowers and wishing you farewell with a Nepalese scarf. We were a party of three from Ireland and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Couldn't recommend this company highly enough. I will be advising anyone from Ireland to use this local company for sheer value and professionalism!!