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

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.