During 18 days Lobuche Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek, we get a chance to have a thrilling experience like mountaineering difficulty, death, peak climbing summit with ice climbing gears and equipment for 18 days.
Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is an excellent opportunity for climbers and trekkers to explore and experience worlds class ‘Everest Base Camp Trek’. Lobuche East Expedition, located in the north-west of Everest Base Camp. The first successful summit of Lobuche East Peak 6,119m was made by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa on 25 April 1984.
From the Lobuche east summit, you are rewarded with the stunning views of the world’s popular and highest mountain views like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Pumori and many other snow-covered peaks.
Lobuche Peak Climbing starts with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu and Everest region of Nepal and after landing at the airstrip of Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport), our Lobuche trekking journey itinerary gradually uphill through dense rhododendron filled forests.
Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Kingdom is the entry point of this Lobuche Peak Climbing Journey. At Namche, we will take a day rest for safe acclimatization and exploring around Namche Bazaar. We continue our trekking on the main EBC trail that heads towards Tyangboche Monastery. From this point, we can have a mesmerizing view of Mt. Amadablam 6812m. Passing through Tyangboche, we gradually head towards Pangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche then to Gorakshep.
From Gorakshep, we continue our trip to Lobuche Peak Trek until we reach Everest Base Camp. We will spend some quality time at the base camp and return back to Gorakshep. Following day, we will do an early morning hike to Kalapatthar. The Best 18 days moment would be enjoyable through the magnificent sunrise view of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m and other surrounding peaks which are the main attraction of the journey.
From Kalapatthar we descend down towards Gorakshep and trek towards Lobuche Base Camp. With properly acclimatized and properly equipped with climbing gears and some climbing training we head towards the summit. Once the victorious achievement of Lobuche Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek, then we return to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu.
Lobuche Peak Trekking in Nepal with Everest Base Camp Trek consists of two peaks: Lobuche East Peak and Lobuche West Peak having the altitude of 6,119m and 6,145m. Likewise, Lobuche Peak Trekking with Everest Base Camp Trek is also enlisted in Nepal Mountaineering Association [NMA].
We offer cost-effective two peaks climbing user-experience adventure with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for collecting additional information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
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We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Lobuche Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
45 min Flight & 3-4 hrs Trek
Today we will be transferred to the domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls to arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
Our trail from Phakding starts by crossing a stream and then climbing up the terraced hill until we arrive at Bengar. We continue our trekking along the trail with several ups and downs. We will make a stop at the National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest 8848m and Lhotse 8516m. The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the dense rhododendron and pine forest to arrive at Namche Bazaar - The Sherpa Capital.
In order to avoid any kind of altitude sickness and to ensure successful summit climb of Lobuche Peak, we will take a day rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploration. Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization, we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take an hour's walk up to Syangboche at 3800 meters for enjoying magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
After spending a good day rest at Namche Bazaar, we will follow the trail that descends passing through the village of Trashinga. From there we will make a long climb to reach Tyangboche. The first part of the climb is very steep, however, the climb eases as we trek through the densely forested area until we arrive at the stone gate built by lamas which mark our entry into Tyangboche.
Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From Tyangboche we will gradually climb up the mountain path, enjoying the best views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue our uphill trekking that passes through several chortens, the upper path passes Pangboche and the lower path to Pangboche Olin with its stone wall-enclosed with potato field. Our trail climbs slowly towards a big Mani Stupa. From there, our trail is a fairly moderate trek all the way to Dingboche.
Leaving Dingboche, our trail is a downhill trekking towards Pheriche village. After about two hours of trekking from Pheriche, we will arrive at Dugla at 4,595 meters with a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. We will stop at Dugla for lunch before continuing our uphill trekking for about an hour. During our trek, we will have magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and other high peaks west of Everest. We continue our trek until we arrive at Lobuche.
7-8 hrs Trek
From Lobuche, our trek continues following the rocky moraine path with good views of glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu Glacier. After ascending the last of the rocky moraine dunes, we will trek a short downhill to arrive at Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a flat field below Kala Patthar 5545m and is the last stop with comfy teahouses. From Gorakshep, we will follow the trail that winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier towards Everest Base Camp. We will spend a short time at the Everest Base Camp and then retrace our steps back to Gorakshep for our overnight stay.
Meals: All Meals([Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
6-7 hrs Trek
Today we will accomplish an early morning hike to Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters for enjoying the magnificent and up-close sunrise view over Mt Everest 8848 meters, Mt Lhotse 8516 meters, Mt Makalu 8481 meters, Mt Cho Oyu 8201 meters and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kala Patthar we will retrace our steps back to Gorakshep. After having lunch at Gorakshep, we will retrace our steps and follow the same trail that heads back to Lobuche.
1-2 hrs Trek
Today is a rather short and easy day of trekking. We will spend some time in Lobuche before following an easy trail that leads to Lobuche Peak Base Camp. Once we arrive at the base camp our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make necessary preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes. Since it is a short day of trekking we will have enough time to rest, much needed for further climb to higher altitudes and for the main summit climb of Lobuche Peak.
3-4 hrs Climb
Leaving the base camp we will follow a narrow trail that is often snow-covered and icy. We may have to make use of ropes and crampons during our climbing trek today. Our ascend journey can be very tiring, so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy. We will reach a good campsite at 5400 meters, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make final checks on our climbing gears and our health conditions before the main summit climb of Lobuche Peak, the following day.
8-9 hrs Climb
Today is the day we all have been desperately waiting for. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears, we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the footsteps and instructions of our experienced climbing experts, we will climb up the south ridge overcoming several technical sections and head towards the summit. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down following the same route and head back to reach the base camp.
After successfully achieving the Lobuche Peak summit, we will follow the trail that passes through cairns and memorials that have been erected in the memory of climbers who lost their lives when climbing Mount Everest. Our trail is a gradually descend journey passing through Pheriche and then continue trekking until we arrive at Pangboche for our overnight stay.
From Pangboche, our trail is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From there we will gradually climb to reach Tyangboche. We trek on a levelled path for a while before descending down to Phungi Thanga. We will climb for a while passing through Kyangjuma and from there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to the Sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar.
The last day of our Lobuche Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek, leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We will descend passing through dense forested area filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. We will make a final uphill climb of approximately about forty-five minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
45 min Flight
After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites that weren't possible on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of our trip - Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
Yes, you can get visa on arrival at Kathmandu International Airport except for countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Rwanda, Nigeria etc.
The people of above-mentioned countries need to apply for the visa by submitting application. Visit Nepal Immigration.
Yes, our company Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will provide you with the facility of transportation to your hotel. Our representative will be available 24 hours at Kathmandu International airport with your name card or our company name card.
Climbing and Trekking is available throughout all four seasons but the best time to travel will be March, April May and September, October and November.
Lobuche Peak is not for the beginner as it requires technically skilled climbers. It is also known as a training peak for Everest Expedition.
It has various technical sections with steep slopes, blue ice, slippery stones and glaciers.
Since it is a technical peak our company Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will provide one full day mountaineering training which is included in our itinerary.
It is not necessary to have an oxygen cylinder in the peaks less than 7000 m. But in the case of an emergency our company will provide you with an oxygen cylinder and Gamow bag.
Personal climbing gears are usually brought by the climbers themselves but if you don't have any, you can buy or rent from our store in Kathmandu.
Gears and Equipment needed for climbing
For climbing, Sherpa is recognized worldwide and who have been born and raised in high altitude place such as Everest Region. Since they live in mountaineering society, they have been climbing from childhood and have acquired all the essential tips.
Our climbing guides are professional mountaineer who has been certified and licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association and Everest Summiteers Associations. You can know more about our guide by visiting our team page.
If you are only interested in Lobuche Peak Climbing, it would take you around 2 weeks with enough acclimatization. But if you combing Everest Base Camp trek with Lobuche Peak it would take 18 days to complete the whole journey.
As per your request, we can reduce the journey days according to your preference.
Normally porter carries 25 kilograms of weight till the base camp of Lobuche Peak. We have a tented camp where all our porters will stay due to the high altitude.
Above the base camp, we will stay at high camp for acclimatization with the climbing guide and one cook. Guide and Cook will organize all the logistics for your trip to the summit.
According to rules and regulations of Airlines, the flight has to be on high Himalayan range due to which small aircraft( beach aircraft) can only fly which carries only 15 each kilo of weight along with 15-16 people.
If you want to carry more, you would have to take them through cargo which costs you USD $2 per kilo.
As you go to the higher altitudes, there will be fewer places to buy your items and the price will be expensive. It all depends upon your expenses but it's better to carry around USD $250-$300 which will cover all the expenses throughout the trip.
Lobuche peak is probably one of the challenging trekking peaks in Everest Region. The 18 Days Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp offers you the amazing view of Everest alongside many other snow-peaked mountains, world's largest glaciers 'Khumbu glacier', sherpa and their society.
We are a group of 6 people from France. We booked Lobuche Peak trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition through the internet. At first, we were not sure how it was going to be. But now, after we have completed the trip we can say that – Nepal Guide Treks is a serious company with all the team members working together for successful trips. Honestly, we enjoyed every moment of the trip. Our guide was Ang-Dendi Sherpa, very energetic person. We would like to do more climbing under his guidance in future. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for any kind of adventured related activities in Nepal !!!
Alexis and group
The whole idea of reaching Everest Base Camp and summiting Lobuche Peak is what attracted us. We booked the trip right away with a total of 2 people in our group. Trekking along the high mountain valleys with views of the world’s towering mountains was a great feeling.
Our climbing expert guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa, a wise and caring person with good technical climbing experience. Following his footsteps, we reached Lobuche Peak summit. The tiring climb was worth. We had great views of the world’s towering mountains including Everest.
Many thanks to NGT team for a memorable trip !!!
Best of Luck for future !!!
Eugene and Oleg
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