Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Challenging 
  • Max Altitude
    6119 m
  • Group Size
    02 - 20 People 
  • Best Time
    April - May and Sept - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $2,200USD
$600 extra for a solo traveler

Trip Overview

Residing as one of the Khumbu Glacier giants in Lobuche’s settlement, the peak has an elevation of 6119 m in the east and 6145 m. in the west. (Approximately). Belonging to the Everest massif, the Lobuche peak is one of Nepal’s most stunning climbing peaks. On this journey, we travel to the east side of the mountain. Sitting comfortably beside the route next to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), the Lobuche east raises the curiosity of many travelers. The best time to explore this famous climbing peak is September-November and March-May. The favorable months provide fantastic views of the monasteries and the scenic view of the Everest region. The delights of the good seasons are that it bestows us with the lush green hills in the lower part of the mountains and crystal clear Himalayas.

An 18-day journey, we grade this trip as one of the more strenuous ones in the Khumbu region as it includes more challenges than the Island Peak and requires more experience in climbing. It is one of the more demanding journeys in the area. It is exciting and introduces you to high-altitude mountaineering in the Everest region. We travel through the regular Everest route and leave Lukla as we summit to the Lobuche peak via the Khumbu valley. The Himalayan summit is a challenging but doable expedition for people in good health. It is an attainable peak with two great journeys; The EBC trek and Lobuche peak.

Highlights of the journey

  • Take on the thrilling flight to Lukla as you travel to see the beauty of the majestic Everest and Lobuche East.
  • Prepare for the exciting yet adventurous journey in Kathmandu and relax a day in the capital.
  • Achieving the feat of being under the world’s highest base camp; The EBC, and climbing Lobuche Peak all within a short time frame.
  • Grab the supreme views of the giants in the Khumbu valley, such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, and Mount Everest.
  • Enjoy the feeling of spending mountain views, alpine landscapes, lush green forests and natural wildlife, locations, and spiritual monasteries of the Everest region.
  • Be a part of the Sherpa culture and know about their unique culture and daily life.
  • One of the most popular climbing peaks is often used to get acquainted with Himalayan climbing.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty

The Lobuche Peak Climbing is not an easy one. However, it is still a doable peak. It is quite a challenging peak and requires the participants to hike up to the Everest Base Camp and climb the mountain. However, the climbers need basic training with every ascends and descend, and prior knowledge of ropes, crampons, and ice axes are preferred. As you constantly travel at a higher altitude, we suggest you have good resistance to keep up with the harsh climate and weather. The trails are rugged, steep, and rocky; hence, proper knowledge of using the technical gears will come in handy in this challenging trek.

Is this expedition right for me?

Many ways can indicate if a journey is the right one for you. A few factors related to deciding the trip are personal experience and fitness, strength, and difficulty. In that regard, the Lobuche Peak Climbing and the EBC trek are pretty strenuous trek and enticing ones. The trail offers you nothing short of magic and the true essence of the prevalent culture in the region.

Hence, if you have a few collective experiences of climbing, mountaineering, and trekking, then we would say yes, this trip is suitable for you. Likewise, being physically active is a requirement for this journey. Therefore if you tick all these boxes, then Lobuche Peak climbing should be included in your list of following trips. Additionally, the Nepal Hiking Team offers a range of other incredible climbing peaks in Nepal that might suit your preferences better.

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

Jaime, United States of America I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well. I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest's base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest's base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there. The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary! Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient. I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)