|Tour Duration||21 Days||Group Size|
|Starting Point||Kathmandu||Ending Point||Kathmandu|
Lobuche Peak climbing is a popular climbing adventure amongst the mountaineers around the globe. The peak lies just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is a perfect challenge for those who would love to spice up the trekking fun with a bit of adventure. From the top of the peak, one can witness some magnificent views of mountains in the Everest region along with the Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the world. Lobuche climbing follows the traditional route to Everest Base Camp and passes some wonderful alpine forests, charming Sherpa villages and alpine meadows in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. Moreover, the classic combination of authentic Buddhism religion adds to the glory of the whole adventure.
Know more about Lobuche Peak climbing
Lobuche refers to a beautiful mountain in the Khumbu region of Nepal that lies close to Khumbu glacier and Lobuche village. The mountain has two main peaks – Lobuche East and Lobuche West. While Lobuche East at an elevation of 6119 meters is classified as a trekking peak, Lobuche West at an elevation of 6145 meters is classified as an expedition peak. For climbing up the peaks, a special permit should be obtained from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) of Nepal. Lobuche East being a trekking/ climbing peak is more popular amongst the climbers than Lobuche West. There is a long deeply notched ridge between the east and west peaks but a steep drop along a long-distance makes it impossible to approach Lobuche west peak from the Lobuche east peak. Lobuche East peak was first ascended by Neilson Laurence and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa on April 25, 1984. While Lobuche west was first climbed by South Shoulder in 1955. If you want to do another peak climbing in the same region then, Mera Peak Climbing - will be the ideal option
Talking about the difficulty level of Lobuche peak climbing
Lobuche peak climbing is amongst the difficult peak climbing experience. Its peak rises 20000 feet above which should be treated with much respect and courtesy. Technically speaking, the peak is not so challenging for novice climbers or climbers with a certain level of experience. The peak is rated PD+ for its difficulty level. However, no mountains are to be taken for granted. With such high altitude, exposure to risk and unpredictable weather conditions, peak climbing is always challenging and risky.
A detailed route to Lobuche peak climbing
The adventure of Lobuche peak climbing starts with a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, we descend down to the Dudhkoshi river and follow a trail to Everest Base Camp. We pass Lukla and some settlements on the way to enter Sagarmatha National Park. We pass villages like Monjo and Jorsale to Namche. From Namche, we walk up to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and then to Gorekshep. Finally, we reach the Everest Base Camp, the top of the world. A hike up to Kalapatthar allows us to witness the 360-degree views of mountains in the Everest region along with Khumbu icefall. The impressive views of sky dominating mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Cho-Oyu, etc. is truly a reviving experience. If
Leaving Kalaptthar, we drop down to Lobuche where we prepare ourselves for the climbing experience ahead. We acclimatize ourselves in the Lobuche base camp and start our ascent through the southern ridge to the summit. As we successfully climb up the peak, we will be rewarded with some superb views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Everest and many other mountains in the region.
Why Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expeditions P. Ltd for Lobuche Peak climbing?
Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expedition P. Ltd is a reliable and trustworthy tour operator in Nepal who had led many mountaineers for the various climbing experiences to different regions of Nepal. We not only take care of your food, accommodation and transportation need but ensure the emotional and mental support that you require to submit any peak. Our guides and climbing leader are experienced professionals who are a perfect match for your successful accomplishment. They train you with proper tips and techniques for a successful climbing experience.
After your offboarding at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our representatives will pick you up, and transfer you to a hotel. After the check-in process is complete, you can either rest or go sightseeing nearby places.
After an early breakfast, you will receive full-day sightseeing around the popular destinations in Kathmandu Valley. Our guide will pick you up from the hotel, and take you to historical and spiritual destinations in Kathmandu Valley. Some of the popular destinations, in Kathmandu Valley, are Swayambhunath Stupa (a huge dome-shaped stupa), Pashupatinath Temple (Lord Shiva Temple), Bouddhanath (a Tibetan culture influenced locality with many small monasteries, and a huge dome).
Taking an early flight from Kathmandu, you will reach Lukla airport in 30-40 minutes. The Lukla airport stays atop a hill and immediately offers pristine nature to you. Our guide will greet you and immediately set on for the trek. The route passes through Choplung (2660m) where you can witness stunning views of the Kusum Kanguru. You can also visit the local monastery in the small village of Ghat. After four hours of trekking from Lukla, you will reach Phakding for overnight stay.
Leaving early for the trail, you will pass through the magnificent rhododendron forests, savoring the beautiful riverside. Climbing up and down the trail, you reach Bengkar (2630m). Don’t forget to try out the local apple pies, the famous dish in Bengkar. After a short climb, you will reach Monjo (2835m) that leads to the entry check post of Sagarmatha National Park. The national park is a homeland for diverse flora and fauna. Next destination is Jorsale (2740m) and enjoying the beautiful panorama of the stunning Mount Everest, you reach Namche Bazaar (3440m).
This is a rest day planned to adapt your body at higher altitude. You can enjoy the marvelous Namche Bazaar, go for sightseeing of the world's highest mountain and the surrounding Himalayan ranges. You can enjoy amazing the sunrise and sunset producing beautiful scenery through the Himalayan range. There is a local museum, where you can learn about the people and Mt. Everest itself.
Today you will trek to Tengboche, a Sherpa village with Tibetan ambiance. The monasteries, monks and Sherpa lifestyle add a unique experience to this day. After the early breakfast, you will begin trek enjoying the beautiful panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other ranges. You can savor the beautiful sunrise and sunset views from here. Stay overnight in a lodge.
Following the beautiful trail watching the outstanding panorama of the enormous mountains and deep valley, you will find yourself among the pristine nature. The trek today is filled with lush forests of birch, conifers, and rhododendron. You will pass by lots of yaks, which are major transporters of food and necessary items. Descend to Devunche, and after crossing the Imja river, you will reach Dingboche for overnight stay.
On this day, you will rest in Dingboche, to get adapted to the high altitude. You can have several short hikes around Dingboche. You can hike to Nangkartshang Hermitage, build around meditation cave of Sang Dorje leading to a hillside with fantastic views of Cholatse, Taboche, Chhukung, and Mt. Makalu. Stay overnight at a lodge.
Due to the high altitude and steep trail, the trek becomes tougher and challenging. You will pass Dungla after a small ascend to the high hill. Many small chortens are found on the trail. Chortens are stupas dedicated to the trekkers or climbers as a memorial. Pass over a craggy mountain terrain to reach Lobuche. You can enjoy the amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori, and Nuptse.
Following the trail laid between the glacial moraine and mountain wall, you can enjoy marvelous views of mightiest Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, and the Himalayan range. After reaching Gorkhashep after 2 hours of initial trekking, have a delicious lunch and hike to Kalapatthar (5664m). Kalapatthar offers the unobstructed view of Mt. Everest. Though clouds can roll in quickly, it's usually clear in the morning. After enjoying the beautiful panorama from Kalapatthar, hike back to Gorkhashep for overnight stay.
The climb to Everest Base Camp takes around 4 hours, and ducks around huge boulders, rocky clumps, and huge moraines of Khumbu Glacier. You can enjoy the wondrous views of the Khumbu Icefall from the trail.
Today you will hike to Kalapatthar for the unobstructed panorama of Mt. Everest at a close distance. Kalapatthar also serves panoramic views of other high mountains at the range. After savoring the awesome scenery, return back to Gorkhashep, and continue to Lobuche. Following the trail to Lobuche Base Camp over a steep rocky trail and Lobuche glacier, and reach Lobuche Base Camp. From the Base Camp, you can enjoy the amazing views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, and Kantega. At Camp, our guide will instruct you regarding the climb starting tomorrow, including safety protocols and equipment.
The ascend to High Camp is completed under 4 hours. Following the rocky moraine path, climb the Lobuche High Camp, enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery. You should also rest properly, and make necessary preparations for the summit tomorrow.
Ascending the summit is a technical climb. Our guide will fix ropes around you for safety, when necessary. After the strenuous climb to the peak, savor the wonderful mountains and valleys. The mightiest mountains: Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Chamlang and Baruntse peaks offer themselves to you. You will descend back to the Base Camp, the same day.
The day is reserved in case of unforeseen weather conditions. As weather at high altitudes is unpredictable, it is safe to reserve the day, rather than extend the trip impromptu.
The trail quickly descends, and in 3 hours reaches Pangboche. There are various mani walls and chortens in the trail that rests at the foot of Mt. Ama Dablam. Descend further to reach Imja Khola and climb to a juniper forest. From Deboche, you will climb a short, steep trail and reach the monastery at Tengboche. The monastery promotes and raises money for the training of monks.
Following the trail from the other side of the valley, you will reach Namche Bazaar. Cross a suspension bridge, and take a steep descent from Namche. Crossing another suspension bridge at Dudh Koshi river reaches Monjo. You can relax at this comforting and quiet place after a strenuous trek.
Today, you will trek along the east bank of Dudh Koshi river. The trek shortly reaches Lukla at mid-afternoon. You can find lots of Sherpas, trekkers, and soldiers in Lukla. You can know a lot of people, the community and the place. Stay overnight in Lukla.
Today, you will fly to Kathmandu. The flight is packed with stunning views of clouds, mountains, and hills. Our representatives will receive you at the airport who will transfer you to a hotel. You can rest, and enjoy or stroll around the valley.
You have a spare day in Kathmandu, where you can relax, go hiking, shop for souvenirs. However, you can also immediately set out for another adventure such as Jungle Safari, Scenic Everest Flight, etc.
After a long, strenuous, memorable and adventurous trip. You will be picked up from the hotel and dropped at the airport. Our representatives will bid you farewell also offer you to come back to Nepal for another amazing adventure.