Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Climbing
  • Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Lobuche Peak (6119m)

Highlights

  • Adventurous flight to and from Lukla above the stunning Himalayas
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, Kala Pathar, Tengboche, and Phakding
  • Major attractions such as Khumbu icefall, Everest Base Camp, and Dudh Koshi River
  • Of course, stepping on top of the Lobuche East Peak summit (6,119 m) itself 
  • Magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Pumori peaks
  • Study of the rare and unique Tibetan Buddhist culture
     

Description

Above the minor settlement of Lobuche village not very far from the Mount Everest, is the mountain Lobuche Peak. A sharp ridge connects the Lobuche East and Lobuche West to form the Lobuche summit. Situated in the Khumbu region, Lobuche presents one of Nepal’s treasured mountain climbing experiences. What makes Lobuche Peak climbing so special is that it can be a worthwhile experience without being too cunning and challenging even for beginners. Its height is at approximately 6119m above the sea level. Lobuche East Peak climbing is most often seen as a trekking experience, whereas Lobuche West qualifies as a full-fledged expedition.

After Ang Gyaljen and Laurence Nielson climbed the Lobuche Peak in 1984, the popularity of this adventure has surged dramatically. Besides, the fact that Lobuche peak offers jaw-dropping views of galactic mountains nearby such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Pumori adds further to its glory. The summit, which is your most awaited destination, is delightful and truly worth your effort.

Lobuche Peak Climbing comes typically with all possible mountaineering perks- altitude sickness, dangerous crevasses, and rock-laden trails. But what’s an adventure without challenges? As much as it sounds tricky, this 14-day Lobuche Peak climbing package feels unforgettably rewarding. What makes it unbearable is that you will confront every bit of the majestic Himalayan beauty there is to see. The glacial moraines, the articulate arêtes, and the pyramid rocks are all yours to conquer.

What is it about the mountains that make them irresistible? Is it the feeling of being on top? Or the grit that it brings out in us?

Whatever it is, being on that summit will leave you in awe with a truly unparalleled experience. If you’re someone who doesn’t care much for peak climbing, you are missing out on something astounding. Exciting highlights of this trek below will keep you wanting more.

Itinerary

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Get to Lukla on a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu airport. Once you arrive in Lukla, you will head to Phakding immediately. It’s a 3-hour walk, and you should reach Phakding (2650m) easily. Walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River, and explore Phakding. Have dinner and stay overnight at the tea house. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2650m

You will start the 7-hour straight trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar early in the morning. Assuming you’re there in the spring, beautiful rhododendron forests will pave your way. Get to the point where the Dudh Koshi River meets the Bhote Koshi River. The view of the snow-capped rocky mountains is now a lot clearer. Arrive at Namche and via the highest suspension bridge. Overnight at the tea house in Namche. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m

Namche Bazaar is at an incredible altitude of 3440m. It is essential that you take a day off and wander around the town of Namche Bazaar. Have breakfast in the morning and organize things. Stroll in the narrow stone-paved streets of the snowy Namche, and visit the markets and cafes. Get an opportunity to indulge in the Sherpa culture. Spend the night in Namche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m

Today, you will get to Tengbuche, another popular village which is a 5-hour walk away from Namche. Pass through the village of Trashinga, where the pine forests accompany every visitor. Once in Tengboche (3876m), explore the famous Tengboche Monastery of the region. Overnight at the tea house in Tengboche. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3876m

The Day 5 begins with breakfast and then gradually a trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. You will reach Dingboche (4410m) after a speedy walk of 5-6 hours. Get to see the Imja Khola and stop at Pangboche to see Mt. Ama Dablam. Arrive at Dingboche where the elevation is so tough that you will acclimatize before heading out the next day. Stay at a tea house there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410m

Walk from Dingboche to your next stop Lobuche, which is at an altitude of 4930m. On the way, you will come across Pheriche and Dughla. Get a hold of the sensational Khumbu glacier. Follow the trail ahead that put moraines and deep ice crevasses. Reach Lobuche and stay overnight at the tea house. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4930m

Start the trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep. Since you have moved upwards of 5000m now, you will barely find human settlements. Make it to the Everest Base Camp at 5380m and capture the amazing view of the Mt. Everest. You will return to Gorakshep again as there are no places to stay at the Everest Base Camp. Overnight at the tea house in Gorakshep.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5164m

Today your sole destination is Kalapathar (5545m). Start walking from Gorakshep to Kalapathar, which is a 4-5 hours trek. Kalapathar provides accessibility to the gorgeous panorama view of Mount Everest. Savor this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of standing right beneath the foot of the greatest mountain in the world. Head back to the same tea house in Gorakshep and spend the night there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5164m

Start the day with a 4-5 hour walk from Lobuche to the Lobuche Base Camp. The trails are more accessible initially and get steeper and rockier as you keep climbing on. Defeat the hurdles and get past any fear whatsoever it may be. After you succeed and arrive at the base camp, set up a tent as you will spend the night there. Enjoy the warm dinner and acclimatize to the soaring weather. Stay at the tent for the night. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Lobuche Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5225m

The ultimate test of the Lobuche Peak climbing effort. Today, you will ascend to the summit, keeping in mind that you need to reach there before noon. This is to avoid the evening wind. Follow the icy route up to the pinnacle of Lobuche Peak (6090m). Make the best use of your equipment- harnesses, ascenders, and crampons. 

Congratulations, you have reached the 6000m milestone. Behold and enjoy the uninterrupted views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and a lot more. Descend to the base camp carefully. Overnight stay at the base camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Lobuche Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5225m

As you trek down today, you’ll go through a significant drop in altitude from Lobuche Base Camp (6090m) to Pheriche (4300m). Here, you will eventually converge with the main trail that leads to the Everest Base Camp. The trek is 5-hour long. You will rest and spend the night in Pheriche. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: (4300m

Get down from Pheriche to Namche, the heart of the region’s economy. You will have a lot to do here if you look around. Hilary Museum, hike up to the Everest View Lodge are a few attractions of the area. Rest following the 6-7 hour long trek. The tea house will host you for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440m

The penultimate day of the trek will lead you from Namche down to Lukla. Enjoy the serenity of the only airport in the region. Prepare to leave the following day. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2840m

The final day of the Lobuche Peak climbing. Say farewell to this extraordinary adventure as you pack your belongings. Take that breathtaking flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Meet the hotel representatives in Kathmandu and prepare for the final departure. Drool about your next Nepal adventure!

  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • Airport pickups and drops 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking
  • Tented accommodation during the climbing 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) 
  • Round Trip Domestic flights (Kathmandu and Lukla)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide (leader) and Climbing guide (leader) with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
  • Porter with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Duffel bag, T-shirt, and Trekking Map
  • Trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All government and local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section 
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
15 Dec, 2019 - 28 Dec, 2019AvailableUS$2300
22 Dec, 2019 - 04 Jan, 2020AvailableUS$2300
29 Dec, 2019 - 11 Jan, 2020AvailableUS$2300

Useful Information

Best time for Lobuche Peak Climbing

You don’t need to be an expert to figure out the best time for Lobuche Peak climbing. Unsurprisingly, the best seasons for mountain climbing across Nepal are spring and autumn. The climate in these two seasons compliments the audacity and respects the passion of the climbers. Most mountaineers plan for their next expedition all year long and choose the right time to hit the jackpot. 

Anywhere in spring (March-May) and autumn (September – December) seasons is a suitable time to delve into this spectacular adventure. The weather in Lobuche Peak, like any other peak of that height, can be periodically tricky. However, with proper training and gradual adaptation skills, you should be fine. We recommend that you plan for a trek like this at least half-a-year ahead. That way you can focus on the actual trek preparations right when they matter. 

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty

As it demands technical skillfulness and physical fitness, the difficulty of Lobuche Peak climbing is “strenuous”. Looking at its height, it may not look as intimidating. But there’s a saying “Do not underestimate the Mountains”. This statement is generally true because of the unpredictable nature of the mountains.
Some days, the walk up top can be a piece of cake. It is partially dependent upon the equipment, weather, or even your mental strength. One of those days, Lobuche Peak climbing can surprise you with its questions and challenges. The safest bet for you is to plan well; things can hardly surprise those who plan. Acclimatize on a regular basis and make sure you are watchful on your way to the summit. Relax, you’re going to be alright.