Lobuche Peak Climbing- 20 Days is a moderate peak that lies in the proximity to Khumbu Glacier and Lobuche village (4940m). First climbed by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen in 1984, Lopuche East Peak (6119m) is slightly more complex in comparison to Island Peak and Mera Peak. The cost for Lobuche Peak differs agency to agency. The local and international companies have a common margin falling between USD$3000 and USD$2560 However, Himalayan Wild Treks has limited it to USD$2500 since quality service for customer satisfaction at reasonable cost has been its deep seated corporate ethics.
Lobuche Peak that offers the splendid view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori and other peaks is highly recommendable peak for those who aspire to climb more challenging mountains from Annapurna to Everest as it helps with acclimatization and skills. Prior climbing experience is not mandatory, however, basic knowledge regarding peak climbing proves to be contributory. There are two prominent peaks: Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East, out of which Lobuche East Peak is higher and the peak appointed for climbing. As the trekking traverses through plethora of alpine flora and fauna, Sagarmathan National Park, trekkers can see leopard, pheasants, tigers, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, blue sheep, yaks in the forested areas where fir, oak, pine, and juniper trees beautify the region. The phenomenal Sherpa hospitality in Khumbu region, especially at Namche, the Gateway to Everest makes the trekkers feel at home.
Technically stating, Lobuche Peak Climbing starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2860m) that opens a door to Namche (3440m)– Tenboche (3860m)– Dingboche (4350m) Chhukung Valley (4710m)– Lobuche (4930m)– Everest Base Camp(5365m)– Gorak Sep (5180m)– Kala Patthar (5555m)– Lobuche (4930m)– Lobuche Base Camp (4950m), from where we summit to Lobuche East Peak (6119m) and descend to Pangboche (4000m)– Namche (3440m) en route to Lukla (2860m), where the trekking comes to the peak climbing comes to an end.
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Lobuche Peak Climbing Highlights
Lobuche Peak known as technically demanding trekking starts with a short sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu prior to a scenic mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. A good deal of acclimatization is required for this peak, which involves walking in the lowland. There are sections where we need rope climbing, which literally gives us a memorable sense of adventure. The mesmerizing view of the spectacular Tengboche Monstery leaves indelible imprint of memory in the minds of the travelers. The view of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, Ama Dablam and other peaks is indescribable. This challenging peak in Mahalangur Area in Solukhumbu awaits adventure lovers from across the world.
Lobuche Peak Difficulty
Lobuche Peak is an extension of the Everest Base Camp Trek with several small summits. However, Lobuche has two main summits: Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Lobuche Peak is technically more challenging than Island Peak. Lobuche Peak takes us through higher altitudes cuasing altitude sickness. The ascend from the Base Camp is slightly more challenging. You will have to scramble across steep sone stabs covered with slippery ice or snow. About 45 degreee snow wall climb before reaching the summit ridge offers a great deal of challenges and adventure. Ascending trail from Lobuche is comprised of slightly steep and rocky sections.
Lobuche Weather and Season
The landscape of lobuche is sandy and the temperature here remains below sub-zero all the time. During January the temperature here may drop below negative sixty degree. You need to wearm warm altitude jacket to keep yourself warm. Jet strems here impede the climbers and to dodge it, most climbers prefer May because that is when it calms down for a short period of time. January , November and December tend to be sunnier than other months. July and June have rainfalls. The best months to climb Lobuche are May and April in the Spring and September and October in Autumn. Other times are either widy, or too cold or overcast.
Physical fitness for Lobuche peak.
Lobuche Peak is technically challenging. It is even more challenging than Island Peak, which makes it clear that this peak is obviously not for the climbing lovers who have physical states like obesity. This indicates the fact that one has to maintain certain fitness level before making up their mind to climb this famous challenging as well as adventurous peak. Climbing will not be a big problem since we will help you acclimatize to the higher climatic zones and a short climbing practice session at Lobuche Base Camp will prove to be helpful. After all, to be physically fit is one of the basic requirements for climbing Lobuche Peak.
How to approach Lobuche Peak
The trekking to Lobuche Peak starts with a flight to Tenjing Hillary Aiorport at Lukla (2860m) from wehre we hike to Namche (3440m) where we acclimatize to adapt to the new climatic zone. Thereafter, we hike through Tengboche (3860m) and Dingboche (4350m) en route to Chhukung Valley (4710m). Then after we ascend Lobuche from Chhukung. We take acclimatization at Lobuche Base Camp with a short training regarding peak climbing and make a preparation for the actual climb of the peak to boost confidence and hone your skill. Without much impediments to face, we will make it to the summit of Lobuche Peak and trace back to Namche and Lukla, bringing the trekking to an end.
Lobuche Peak Climbing permit cost
The permit Cost of the peaks and mountains is promulgated by Nepal Mountaineering Association. As for Lobuche Peak (6119m), The permit and cost instigated by NMA is as follows:
The price monitored above is fixed by Nepal Mountaineering Association and therefore the remain constant price differing according to the seasons. Spring and Autumn are the most favorable seasons and they are comparatively more expensive.
Included in the Cost
✔ Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
✔ 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
✔ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
✔ Tented accommodation during the climb
✔ All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
✔ Welcome and farewell dinners
✔ All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
✔ Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
✔ English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
✔ Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
✔ Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
✔ Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
✔ Himalayan Wild trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
✔ All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Lobuche peak climbing permit
✔ Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
✔ Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
✔ Medical kit (carried by your guide)
✔ All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
✖ Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
✖ International airfare to and from Kathmandu
✖ Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
✖ Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
✖ Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
✖ Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
✖ Travel and rescue insurance
✖ Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
✖ Personal climbing equipment
✖ Personal climbing guide if requested
✖ Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
✖ Tips for guides and porters
✖ Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section
What to Bring ?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Fleece trousers or silhouette
Additional mites and gloves suitable for climbing
Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
Alpine climbing harness.
2 x tape slings
2 x screw gate karabiners
Descender / abseil device
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.