Lobuche Peak Climbing 16 Days

$2290 USD
- 16 Days
- Moderate to Difficult
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing, Peak climbing

March-May & October to December

Private Car & Flight

Hotel, Lodge and Tent

Tea house\Camping tent

6,119mt

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek

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Lobuche Peak Climbing Overview

Lobuche peak (6,119m) is located in Khumbu region. Lobuche East and Lobuche West were first climbed by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Serpa on 25 April 1984. Lobuche peak is an attractive peak offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. The peak of Lobuche is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. It has an amazing view of the Khumbu valley and glacier.

There are two distinct summits to Lobuche peak: Lobuche east ( 6119m/ 20,075ft ) and Lobuche west ( 6145m/ 20161ft ). Although they are connected by a continuous ridge there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The trekking peak permit is for the east peak, whilst Lobuche west, well seen at the head of the Lobuche glacier, requires and expedition permit. Lobuche is also spelt Lobuche on some maps. Lobuche peak climbing is challenging trekking peaks in Everest region .The normal route for climbing is through South Ridge. Lobuche east peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge. We follow Everest base camp Trekking route up to Pheriche and then trek to Dughla till Mount Everest Base camp for good acclimatization and same way return to Lobuche then Lobuche Peak Base Camp. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Rock climbing course in Kathmandu or Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding: 3-4 (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 05: Acclimatize day at Namche

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche: 5 hours. (3,867m/12684ft) .

Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche: 5-6 hours (3,867m/12684ft) .

Day 08: Acclimatize day

Day 09: Pheriche to Lubuche: 5-6 hours(4,928m/16164 ft)

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche base camp: 5

Day 11: Base camp to Lobuche high camp: 5

Day 12: Summit Day & trek down to Lobuche: 9-10 (4,928m/16164 ft)

Day 13: Lobuche to Namche Bazaar: 8 (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hrs (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 16:  Departure day

 

Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport, we will greet you and take you to your hotel.  We will meet later this evening or next day and take you to our head office to brief you your upcoming Lobuche peak climb with us. here, we introduce you to our climbing guide and Sherpa. In the evening, if you arrive on time we host a Nepalese typical dinner at one of the most popular local restaurant with cultural music and ethnic dance which represents different cultures show from different part of the country. If you arrive late evening we will do it the next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Rock climbing course in Kathmandu or Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu. (1,300m/4,264 ft)

We will take you Nagarjum hill site after breakfast which is 3 km from the city. It is a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course. This course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, ice axe, crampons although there is no snow. Or if you have this experience already, after breakfast, we start our city tour which includes the main tourist attraction of Kathmandu valley eg, Kathmandu Durbar square, the monkey temple, Bouddha, Pashupatinath temple. Overnight in Kathmandu.
 

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Our Guide will take you to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla. It is scenic flight about 35 minutes. Once you arrive at Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters. Your walk starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few ups and downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After arriving at the lodge in Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to acclimatize. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

After a hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After a brief National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazaar. On the way you will have a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatize day at Namche

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peak with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. The remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazaar. Here you can use the Internet, visit the National Park head office, Museum and monastery. Overnight in Namche.
 

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche: 4-5 hours (3,867m/12684ft) .

After a hot breakfast at the lodge, the trail leads you uphill and an easy winding trail towards Kyanjuma village where there are few tea shops with finest view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and many more peaks. Then the trail descends slightly to the bottom of the hill at Fungi Thanga. After the crossing suspension bridge of Dudhkoshi, steep climb through the pine forest all the way to Tengboche monastery which is very popular in Khumbu region. After a short rest, we will take you to a Buddist Monastery where you will see the Buddhist regular ceremony. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche: 5-6 hours (3,867m/12684ft) .

At the beginning the trail drops slightly down and little climb after crossing the bridge to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a popular Sherpa village. Then after the trail continue to lead uphill to Pheriche by crossing many prayer rocks. On the way you will have amazing views of the mountain with the highest mountain in the world. Evening stroll around the village of Pheriche and overnight at lodge.
 

Day 08: Acclimatize day

It is a second acclimatization day of the trip. Today you walk around the village and climb up to the ridge where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is always good to climb high and sleep low.  You can also visit to the Aid post where you can have an hour altitude class by western doctors. Overnight at the lodge.
 

Day 09: Pheriche to Lubuche: 2-4 hours(4,928m/16164 ft)

An easy walk at the start and after an hour walk, the trail leads uphill and cross the bridge to  reach at Duglha. The trail follows up to the top of the ridge which is nearby khumbu glacier and continue an easy walk to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Days 10: Trek to Lobuche base camp

It is quite a steep climb but the view is superb where you enjoy the crystal clear Mountain View . Overnight at tented camp.
 

Days 11: Base camp to Lobuche high camp

After breakfast our Sherpa will lead you to the high camp which is a rocky trail to enjoy the view of the glacier, valley and mountains. Overnight at a tented camp.
 

Days 12: Summit Day & trek down to Lobuche(4,928m/16164 ft)

Our expert Sherpa will fix the rope and leads you to the summit where you will really enjoy your expedition. Then drop down to the base camp and continue down to Lobuche for overnight stay.
 

Day 13: Lobuche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

After breakfast at Lobuche, the trail leads downhill towards the valley at Pangboche and short climb to Tengboche. Then after, steep down to Fungi Tanga to cross the bridge. The trail leads uphill to Kyanjuma and an easy walk to Namche bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 to 7 hrs (2,652m/8,700ft)

At the beginning, the trail drops steeply down to the valley and cross suspension Hilary bridge over the Dudhkoshi River to get to Monju. After check out formalities at the national park office and an easy walk to Phakding. Overnight at Lukla.
 

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

The flight to Kathmandu from Lukla is always in the morning but it depends on the weather. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel for relaxing. You can have a lazy day at the hotel or you can do some city tour. We will provide a farewell dinner this evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16: Final departure.

Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you otherwise we wil ltake you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Cost :- US$2290

Include

-Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
-3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast
-Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu 
-A day guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
-Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
-Everest National Park Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
-Lobuche Peak Special Climbing Permit
-One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section (both leaders can speak English, first aid trained, climbing leader is trained & licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained), the cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance
-All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges
-Transfer to the airport for the final departure by private vehicle

Exclude

-Nepal Visa, international flight to Kathmandu
-Your meals at Kathmandu, except mentioned dinner and breakfast
-Entire cold and alcoholic beverages on the trip
-Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
-Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar/ possible to hire or buy in Kathmandu)
-Personal expenses
-Oxygen bottle
-Tips

Lobuche Peak Climbing Information

Special training for beginners before fly to Lukla
Lobuche peak is not a difficult climb but it is quite technical and it is one of the most common trekking peaks. Basic technique and information of mountaineering (such as using crampons on boots, using climbing ropes, ice axe, harness, carabineers, Descender device etc ) is required to plan this trip. Do not worry if you do not have basic knowledge, we are here to train before you go on this adventure. We do train beginners in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla to start this trip. You need to have an extra day for this as we do take you to the rocky cliff to train you the basic technique of the climb.

Important Trip Notes & Activities
 This is an adventure climbing trip in the remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule. Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you will have an amazing trip with us. Also note that our trip leader will make all the decisions if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions due to safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to plan.
Train Yourself
This trip requires walking on maximum altitude above 3500m – 6189m sea level for the duration of 7 to 8 days. So it is very essential that you should be preparing for this trek. The best preparation you can do is to hike, even if it is at ther gym. Running will help your stamina but does not fully prepare your muscles for a strenuous hike. Go for regular long walks. It is advisable to go for frequent walks which should include some uphill and downhill sections. Take your daypack with you with at least a weight of three kilograms or more. This will simulate the conditions you will encounter while on your trekking with us. Join the gym. Ask your gym instructor to work out a fitness program that consists of progressive resistance exercises. An experienced instructor will be able to tailor a safe exercise regime based on your age and fitness. Work with a schedule that progresses to higher resistance or weights as you develop your fitness.
Visit Your Medical Doctor:
Please visit your GP prior to this trek. Those who have a problem with the heart, lung, respiratory or blood should talk with their medical doctor and discuss with us before planning this trip.
Why to Trek with us!
We are passionate to deliver a real adventure experience. Trip itineraries are optimized to the best of our knowledge to cover the most famous travel routes and interests of the discerning traveler. We have put our heart, soul over 17 years of experience into an outstanding adventure trips.  We are committed to a high level of service so that all of our customers' expectations are met. Our local Sherpas and Leaders are highly dedicated to their services. It is our highest priority to provide you with the best services available through our company. We can tailor trips to your needs. Our well trained staff understands the best destinations for people with varying interests, physical abilities, budgets, and ages. We also pass your day to day trip update to your family if required. Our guide and Sherps will have cell phone which works most places on this route.

Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also a member of the following organizations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)
Travel Insurance
A travel insurance policy that should cover cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft,liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If you become ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are your full responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from  after the rescue. Be sure your policy specifically covers those.
Health and Fitness for trekker
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. On all trekking, technical experience is not required. Hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.
Meals and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotels to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – dependingon group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to haveporridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekkingon the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offer shower and mostly offer buckets hot water upon request. 
While you are on a trek
Our effort is to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is an adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region. The health of member, weather conditions can all contribute tothe itinerary changed. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
Climbing Gears
Personal Climbing Gears:
-Ice axe
-Crampons
-Harness
-Tape Slings (2)
-Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
-Descender/Abseil Device
-Plastic Mountaineering Boots
-Ascender
-Helmet (optional)
Group Climbing Gears:
-Snow bar
-Ice Hamer
-Rope
-Ice Screw
Clothing
Head:
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body:
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
- Gaiters
Upper Body:
- T-shirts
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is very easy visa to obtain. You may obtain your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
 Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862, 4438868 Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np