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Lobuche Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Lobuche Peak is based close to the Khumbu Glacier. It is one of the desired peaks for the climbers. There are two summits, Lobuche East (6119m) which is classified as a "trekking peak" and Lobuche west (6145) which is classified as "expedition peak". The Lobuche East was first scaled by Ang Gyalchen Sherpa and Laurence Nielson.  The Lobuche East climb is a bit grueling but equally worthy as you can get a mesmerizing view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and Dablam. From there you can go to places like Kala Patthar in the Everest region where you can get an amazing view of Everest and other mountains.

Our 19 days 18 night journey starts with a panoramic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is one of the busiest routes in the Kumbu area, with some quiet villages including Namche Bazaar, Kusum Khangaru (6367 m), Kongde Ri (6168 m), Thamserku (6608 m), and others. On our way, we encounter many old and famous monasteries. This trek has almost all the features you can enjoy in the Everest region. The tour includes a trek to Everest Base Camp and the famous Tengboche Monastery. This peak offers us a spiritual-cultural journey with a sublime experience of mountaineering. Must have some technical knowledge in mountaineering and follow the safety guidelines given by our trekking guide. Climbing the peak is an exciting journey that goes through the veins of the Everest region and introduces the proud Sherpa culture, dazzling mountains, and tranquil trails.



On your arrival, our team will welcome you at Kathmandu International Airport and you will be taken to a hotel for short rest and refreshment. After that, we shall take you to Thamel (the main tourist center in Kathmandu) where you can shop for your gear, exchange your money and shop for other things that are important for your trip. Then you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing. Then you will spend the night at the hotel.
We shall go sightseeing after breakfast today. Pashupatinath Temple: It is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva based on the banks of the Bagmati River. Many Hindu devotees around the visit this temple. On the day of Shivratri, a big fair is held here. It offers different variety of temple designs like Pagoda style, Dome style, Shikhara style, and so on. Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the biggest stupas in the world built in the shape of a mandala resembling Mahayana Philosophy. It is erected with four pairs of eyes in four directions. It is surrounded by many mandala and statue shops where you can shop mandalas and statues of Buddhas of the desired size. You can hear Buddhist chants and can have the smell of juniper smoke. The environment around the stupa will make your mind stress free and you can have a feeling of calmness.
After breakfast, we shall go to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Internation airport in the morning. Then we shall take a morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the beautiful white and green mountain we shall reach Tenzing-Hillary Airpot at Lukla. Upon our arrival, we shall do some packing and arrangement and start our trek through the beautiful villages of Lukla until we reach Phakding. We shall rest and spend the night at the local lodge in Phakding.
After spending the night at Phakding, We shall start our trek to Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche, We shall have some small ups and downs and a lot of crossings over Dudh Koshi. We may have spectacular views of Mount Tamser (6,608m) from Bengkar village. After walking and crossing some bridges we shall enter Sagarmatha National Park after checking our trekking permit. Then we continue our trek until we pass through the beautiful river bed. After reaching the Hillary Suspension Bridge, we shall climb the hill towards Namche. We shall stop at Chautara to enjoy the views of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaroo, Lhotse, Everest, and more peaks. After a short walk, We shall reach Namche Bazaar, a colorful village that is the main gateway to the Khumbu area.
On this acclimatization day fitness specialists constantly advise us to live active and transferring all through the rest day too in place of being idle. Namche bazaar is the precept center of the Everest (Khumbu) vicinity and has authorities, places of work, ATMs, net cafes, shops, eating locations, a bakery, and a colorful market. We additionally take an interesting facet experience as much as Khumjung. We climb as plenty as the well-known airstrip at Syangboche. Actually above the airstrip is the Everest view hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with extremely good views of the very best mountains on this planet. We additionally visit Hillary college that is on the same internet page. After having lunch and spending a while in Khumjung, we walk backpedal to Namche bazaar.
After breakfast in Namche, we shall begin our trek inside the direction of Tengboche. Our trek follows on the sluggish path with few ups and downs overlooking a wonderful view of the remarkable Himalayas. Alongside the manner, we are capable of spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The route ultimately reaches Sansa that is the main direction junction to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp. After having lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a touch tough climb steep up through the pine forests at the identical time as earlier than we attain Tengboche. Tengboche is a high-quality place for close-up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the maximum crucial Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu area.
Mountains as a backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche looks remarkable more within the morning. We snap images of the monastery and the sceneries around and as common begin the day adventure. We choose the top path for better views to go to Pangboche village and its historical monastery. We bypass several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Then on arrival in Dingboche, We shall revel in the beautiful array of fields enclosed using stone partitions to shield the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the grazing animals and cold breeze. We shall spend the night at the local lodge.
We shall begin the day with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu valley. The trek along the arid terrace is awarding with extremely good views of mountains on all sides. As we retain our trek the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 toes) comes into view. As the path descends and curves Mt. Pumori hides and we stumble upon a roaring circulation and then We shall move to Dugla. We shall see the end of Nuptse from here in addition to Cholatse, Thamserku, and numerous different staggering peaks. Spending a nighttime in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes.
Afar from Duglha, we shall move up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We shall find our way via the boulder-strewn slope as we ascend Chupki lhara, an eerie ridge top with dramatic mountains perspectives. At the top of the ridge, we can discover an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to mountaineers who perished on a project to climb Everest. As the trail falls to the Khumbu glacier moraine, we will see numerous exceptional peaks like Khumbu Tse, Lingtren, Pumori, etc. As we move alongside a muttering stream the Khumbu glacier will start to hide behind its lateral moraine and We shall now experience little difficulty in breath due to high altitude.
The path to Gorak shep is going beforehand thru the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We shall skip thru the pyramid signpost. In advance at the path, we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. A small climb could take us to Thangma Riju from where we observe a 360-degree vista of white snowy mountains. As we reach Gorak shep, we'll be surrounded by mountains emerging all around us including the top of the globe - Everest. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains We shall view from base camp. Everest genuinely isn't always visible from here. We get back to Gorak shep for an excellent nighttime's rest. But, the sundown view from Kala Patthar is greater admirable than the dawn view. Because the placing solar's rays strike the snow-capped mountains the ensuing scenery is indescribable. For those trekkers who wish to preserve our guides and Sherpas coordinate a hike to Kala Patthar for an extremely good sunset view today in preference to ready till the day after today.
We shall begin early within the morning to trap the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. There may be usually the ability for cold winds which might be quite common. Acquainted peaks along with Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to show itself rising between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. At some stage in the ascent to Kala Patthar, we shall be able to pause to catch our breath at several super viewpoints to snapshots. After several hours of an ascent, we shall attain Kala Patthar. As we reach the top, we shall sit on the Kala Patthar rocks, our eyes taking within the improbable Himalayan panorama, wandering from one amazing massif to another. We take as many photographs as.
From Lobuche, we trek in the direction of Lobuche base camp. After walking on a flatter plane for some distance, the course to the Lobuche base camp gets steeper and rocky. We shall head further alongside the Lobuche glacier at the same time as enjoying the significant view of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, and the other Himalayas. From the bottom camp, we shall retain on a rocky moraine path to reach the excessive camp. After attaining there will set up our camp, take lunch and relaxation. For the climb, we usually might be mountain climbing on rock surfaces for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes whilst essential. However, the usage of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. The constant rope is used a maximum of the times while guy rope is used while required. The mountaineering leaders will decide what is excellent for whilst. Overnight in Lobuche east excessive camp.
We shall wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before starting our climb. We shall have to reach the summit earlier than noon because in the afternoon the sturdy winds there and would possibly end up a barrier for a hit summit. We shall possibly be taking walks on rock surfaces up to around 5700m and then we climb on ice. We shall use each constant rope and man rope as in line with our leader’s guidance. The climbing surface and the length of the rope depending on the time of the season and the crevasses. Lobuche east gives a greater panoramic view of the mountains than some other trekking height. From the summit, you get to revel in remarkable views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and lots of other peaks. We shall spend a while at the summit celebrating and taking pics, then We shall head back to the high camp again to stay at night.
There is no guarantee that weather will be always in our favor so if the weather goes bad by any chance we may have to pause our climbing or someone in our group may get a problem in acclimatizing. To manage all the hindrances, the day is used as a contingency. But if everything goes smoothly then we won’t use spare day.
After taking our morning breakfast, we trek downhill from Lobuche high camp and join the Everest base camp course at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche, we once more retrace our course to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, we get to enjoy amazing perspectives of Mt. Ama Dablam within the distance. From Pheriche, we continue to Pangboche. We trek down through the hillside blanketed with the aid of rhododendron and juniper trees. If it’s spring, red and purple rhododendron plants ablaze our surroundings. Upon achieving Pangboche we can also keep in mind traveling the well-known Pangboche monastery.
From Pangboche, we shall retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up thru the woodland to Tengboche. After lunch at Tengboche, we shall retain through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper timber. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our path follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending hastily through the pine forests on a way to Sansa. We shall keep a lookout for the natural world which includes mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, and so forth. while passing through the woodland. After passing a Chorten, we shall reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar.
As the trail is steeply downward We shall have to walk cautiously on rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridge of Dudh Koshi the trail will be easier and beautiful. We shall be experienced warmth by the light breeze. Our cold and soreness will slowly start to disappear. After we arrive in Lukla, we shall stretch those sore legs and take a rest while recalling the experience of a journey.
We shall take an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our adventurous mountain journey. After we arrive in Kathmandu, we can take a relaxation or do some memento purchasing. If we need to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may go to visit some places. Our guide will assist you with souvenir buying or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the night to celebrate the completion of our climbing.
Our representatives will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight and your adventurous journey in the Himalayas ends today.

What is Included?

    • Airport picks up & Drop off
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Best Available accommodation during the trek and climbing period
    • All meals (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek 
    • Hot drinks (Tea, coffee) during the trek
    • All transportation required
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry & local entry permits 
    • Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu Flight fare
    • Trekking permit
    • All temples Entry Permit in Kathmandu
    • All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipment, all camping gear, transport, etc. for the staffs
    • Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters, and other necessary staff.
    • Welcome/farewell dinner
    • All government taxes 

What is Excluded?

    • International Airfares and airport taxes
    • Nepal Visa Fees
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses like phone bills, bar bills, laundry, etc.
    • Meals (lunch & dinner) in Kathmandu
    • Extra accommodation
    • Any others not mentioned in the cost includes 


Equipment Checklist

  • Climbing Gears (Personal)
  1. Ice axe
  2. Crampons
  3. Harness
  4. Tape Slings (2)
  5. Screw gate Karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  6. Abseil Device
  7. Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  8. Ascender
  9. Helmet (optional)


  • Climbing Gears (Group)
  1. Snow bar*
  2. Rope*
  3. Ice Hammer*
  4. Ice Screw*

  • Clothing (Head)
  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Upper Body
  1. T-shirts
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  6. Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands
  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

  • Clothing (Lower Body)
  1. Under Garments
  2. Hiking shorts
  3. Lightweight cotton long pants
  4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  5. Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

  • Feet
  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  5. Gaiters

  • Accessories
  1. Sleeping bag rated to -30 degrees centigrade and below (depends on season)*
  2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  3. Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  4. Basic First Aid Kit
  5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  6. Trekking Poles
  7. Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  8. Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, etc.)
  9. Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletries
  1. 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  4. Deodorants
  5. Nail clippers
  6. Face and body moisturizer
  7. Feminine hygiene products
  8. Small mirror

  • Personal Hygiene
  1. Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  2. Tissue /toilet roll
  3. Anti-bacterial hands wash


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