Lobuche Peak Climbing

Price

USD 2267

Trip Duration

17 days

Trip Grade

Difficult/Challenging

Highest Altitude

6119m

Accommodation

Tea House, Tent, Hotel

Transportation

Car, Van, Flight

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

March-May, September-December

Lobuche Peak Climbing Introduction

Lobuche Peak is a mountain located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, within the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is part of the Himalayas and is known for its challenging climbing routes and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest.

Lobuche Peak has two main summits: Lobuche East (6,119 meters / 20,075 feet) and Lobuche West (6,145 meters / 20,161 feet). Lobuche East is the most commonly climbed peak and is a popular destination for mountaineers looking to gain experience in high-altitude climbing. Lobuche West, on the other hand, is a more technical peak and requires advanced climbing skills.

Lobuche Peak Climbing typically involves technical climbing skills, including the use of ice axes, crampons, and ropes. The routes to the summit can be challenging and require acclimatization to the high altitude. Climbers usually approach Lobuche Peak from the Everest Base Camp trekking route and acclimatize in nearby villages such as Dingboche and Lobuche before attempting the summit.

Lobuche Peak Climbing offers breathtaking views of the Khumbu Valley, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and other peaks of the Himalayas. It is a popular destination for mountaineers and adventure seekers who are looking for a challenging climbing experience in a stunning mountainous setting. However, climbing Lobuche Peak requires proper preparation, experience, and adequate fitness due to its high altitude and technical climbing requirements.

Highlights

  • Lobuche Peak Climbing 6119m
  • Trek to the majestic Himalayas
  • Arrive at Everest Base Camp
  • Sunrise from Kalapatther
  • Lukla Airport Land & take off
  • Namche Bazar
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Sherpa Villages & Hospitality
  • Mesmerising Views of Everest Himalayas & surrounding peaks

Outline Itinerary

  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL DAY KATHMANDU
  • DAY 2 – KATHMANDU (Ramechhap) TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND TREK TO PHAKDING
  • DAY 3 - PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR
  • DAY 4 - NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
  • DAY 5 - NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE
  • DAY 6 - TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE
  • DAY 7 - DINGBOCHE: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
  • DAY 8 - DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE
  • DAY 9 - LOBUCHE TO GORAK SHEP AND EVEREST BASE CAMP, EBC TO GORAK SHEP
  • DAY 10 - GORAK SHEP TO KALA PATHAR AND LOBUCHE BASE CAMP
  • Day 11- Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp
  • Day 12: Lobuche High Camp to Lobuche East Summit than Hike to Pheriche
  • DAY 13 - PHERICHE TO NAMCHE
  • DAY 14 - NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA
  • DAY 15 - LUKLA TO(Ramechhap) KATHMANDU
  • Day 16:- Sightseeing exploration(city tour) in Kathmandu
  • DAY 17:- DEPARTURE DAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVAL DAY KATHMANDU

We will come to pick you up at Kathmandu airport then transfer you to your hotel in Thamel rest relax & recover from long flight jet lag. Evening 5 PM trip briefing for EBC & Lobuche Peak Climbing also meet with the guide. Stay at Kathmandu(1250m)

DAY 2 – KATHMANDU (Ramechhap) TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND TREK TO PHAKDING

Altitude: 2,840m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding) Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours) Flight time: 35m. Total accent 120m Total descent 335m

After a short morning flight to Lukla seeing different mountain ranges like Langtang, Gaurishankar, & Everest. Lukla is a most adventurous airport in the world. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chiplung, Chaurikharka, Thadakosi & ghat villages and descend towards Dudhkoshi Valley (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding in the simple tea house, a popular stopping point.

DAY 3 - PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Walking Distance: 10-12km (6-7 hours) -Total accent 1050m Total descent 250m. 

We’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest modern sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche.

Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty. Stay at Namche.

DAY 4 - NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft 

Total Accent 440m total descent 440m 

At this point, we take a well-deserved break! Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the high altitude. There’s an optional 2/3 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. Check out the Sherpa Museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.

On Fridays & Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

DAY 5 - NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE

Altitude: 3,876m/12,684ft Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours) – Total accent 630m total descent 200m 

Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas – Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, cholatse, Tabuche Kwangde, etc- are some of the highlights not to be missed. A short drop takes us to the riverside, then it’s across the Dudhkoshi River upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks.

DAY 6 - TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE

Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours) – Total accent 610m total descents 40m 

Our trek today kicks off with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. We’ll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, cross the tree line deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche. 

DAY 7 - DINGBOCHE: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft total accent 250m total descent 250m 

This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Spend a full day exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Lapcha, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek by hiking up to Ngarshyang hill (2650m) to see the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll need your rest for another day of ascent tomorrow. 

DAY 8 - DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE

Altitude: 4,950m/16,076ft Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours) Total accent 560m total descent 10m 

From here the trek will move more gradually and be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dhugla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives in the Everest expedition over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over a little different mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari, and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly!

DAY 9 - LOBUCHE TO GORAK SHEP AND EVEREST BASE CAMP, EBC TO GORAK SHEP

Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC) Distance of walking: 15km (6-8 hours) Total accent 550m total descent 350m 

This is it! Our big day kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and Icefall, located on the slopes of Everest.

At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest after a grueling and busy day

DAY 10 - GORAK SHEP TO KALA PATHAR AND LOBUCHE BASE CAMP

Altitude: 5555m/18,225ft

Altitude: 4950m/16,240ft Distance of walking: 8km (6-7 hours) 

Early morning we will wake up to hike up to Kalapatthar 5555m Kalapatthar is one of the most beautiful places to catch the sunrise & the view of the Himalayan peak, Takes about two hours, Best view of Mt. Everest and many more, Lotse, Noptse. You’ll aim to reach Lobuche Base Camp on time. After down from Kalapathar The Gorakshep-Lobuche Base Camp trail is a steep and rough track to walk over. You’ll push yourself following the footsteps of your guide. Then mid-way, you will see the glacier made from Lobuche Peak with bright mountain views above the glacier ground.

After rooting for Base camp for 5 to 6 hours from Gorakshep passing Lobuche village, you finally reach Lobuche Base Camp. There are no teahouses onwards from the Lobuche village so it is time to set up a tent. Your assisting companions will do that for you and it will be the first night of some more billion stars roofed night on the tent (4950m)

Day 11- Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp

Altitude: 5300m/17,388 Distance of walking: 2.5km (3-4 hours)  

You will move one more step closer to the Lobuche East Summit by leaving for High Camp from the Base Camp. While trekking on you will feel a change in the trail nature as they will have now become steeper and rougher. The trek duration is around 3 to 4 hours but the slope is the thing that will make it very long. Your team members will install a tent where you can take a rest.

Today once you get to the High Camp your climbing guide will present some climbing skills gear usage tips, and tricks. This is all to make you competitive for the big day tomorrow. After that, you will have enough sleep after dinner as you have to start early in the morning. Overnight at Lobuche High Camp (5300m).

Day 12: Lobuche High Camp to Lobuche East Summit than Hike to Pheriche

Altitude: 6119m/20,075fit Distance of walking: 7-12km (10-12 hours) 

The main goal of climbing Lobuche Peak will be accomplished today. After early breakfast in the tent, you will approach the southern ridge through the steep and ice tracks. The ropes, crampons, and ice axes will finally come to its usage. With the assistance of your guide, you will head upward on the technical parts of Lobuche Peak (6119m) After climbing the last part sloped hill, you will be at the summit point of Lobuche East (congratulations).

Your heart will pump out with the joy of success at this point. Your celebration will become more happening with the wide panorama of the Everest region. The whole Everest region is viewable from the summit of Lobuche Peak and that eyeshot will make you realize more the trip is worth every bit of pain. After a glorious time of your life at the Lobuche summit, you will descend towards the high camp of this peak. We will trek to  Phiriche for well well-deserved meal & good sleep after the tented accommodation. Stay at Phiriche (4250m)

DAY 13 - PHERICHE TO NAMCHE

Altitude: 3,440m/11,284ft Distance of walking: 13-15km (7-8 hours) 

The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does go uphill, and requires an hour of scaling a hill for a few places like Tengboche & Kyanjuma. We’ll be in Namche after a long day by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain

DAY 14 - NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA

Altitude: 2,840m/9,184ft Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours) 

After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

DAY 15 - LUKLA TO(Ramechhap) KATHMANDU

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Flight time: 35 min 

In the morning, you’ll have a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both begins and ends. You’ll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we’ll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip. 

Day 16:- Sightseeing exploration(city tour) in Kathmandu

Altitude : 1350m/4428ft 

Today is the exploration of the city of temples, gods, cultural, art, architecture and traditional capital city of this Himalayan country. Out of the 10 World Heritage Sites, 7 of them are inside this beautiful capital city making the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage sites, As visiting all of these historic and religious landmarks in a single day is not possible, you will explore 3-4 of these magnificent marvels in this day. Visiting Swyambhunath Temple(Monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple & Bouddhanath Stupa.

 

DAY 17:- DEPARTURE DAY

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft 

It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty of time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say we see you again and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.

 

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with 3 times of meals. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cups of tea each)
  • Two-night tented accommodation with a simple meal
  • An experienced professional climbing guide for Lobuche peak climbing with all permits, climber, helpers at camp with their salary, meal & Insurance
  • Climbing equipment like Summit Boot. Ice exe, harness, jammer, crampons, etc.
  • A professional trekking guide for the Trek & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, transportation, insurance & accommodation. 
  • Necessary permits, Tims card & Local Municipalities fees
  • Both way flight Kathmandu (Ramechhap)-Lukla-Kathmandu (Ramechhap)
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis & simple lodges on trek with full board meal.
  • All grounded transportation like pick up drop (domestic/Intl both). 
  • A group medical kit with an oximeter

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gear. 
  • International flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance ( must purchase one for Lubuche Peak Climbing before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide& porters. 
  • If the plan is changed by any other problem such as a landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above

Trip Map

Gear & Equepment

Clothing

1) Trekking Trousers

2) Trekking shirts

3) Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)

4) Breathable Underwear

5) Fleece Jacket

6) Windproof jacket

7) Dawn jacket

8) Trekking Towel

Head Gears

1)  Sun Hat

2) Head Band

3) Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

1) Inner Gloves

2) Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

1) Hiking Boots

2) Hiking shocks

3) Thermal shocks

4) Gaiters

Bags

1) Duffle Bag*

2) Backpack (rucksack for day pack)

3) A few Ziploc/waterproof bags

Equipment

1) Sleeping Bag*

2) Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)

3) Trekking Pole*

4) Sunglasses

5) Water bottle or Hydration Bladder

6) Headlamps

7) Camera/video camera

8) Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin

9) Diamox/Dzolamode*

10)Sunscreens

11) Toiletries

12) If you take any Specific medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Island Peak?
Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. It stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) and is located in the Everest region, near the base camp of Mount Everest.
Do I need prior mountaineering experience to climb Island Peak?
While prior mountaineering experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory for climbing Island Peak. However, participants should have a good level of physical fitness and be comfortable with trekking at high altitudes.
What is the best time to climb Island Peak?
The best time to climb Island Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months generally offer stable weather conditions and clear skies, making it ideal for climbing.
How long does it take to climb Island Peak?
The duration of the Island Peak Expedition typically ranges from 16 to 20 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and weather conditions. This duration includes acclimatization days, trekking to base camp, summit day, and descent.
What permits are required for climbing Island Peak?
Climbing Island Peak requires obtaining permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) as well as a climbing permit from the Government of Nepal. Additionally, trekkers need to have the necessary trekking permits for the region they will be traversing.
What are the accommodation options during the Island Peak Expedition?
Accommodation during the expedition includes teahouses, lodges, and camping. In lower altitudes, trekkers can stay in teahouses and lodges along the trail. As climbers ascend to higher altitudes, camping becomes more common.
What equipment do I need for climbing Island Peak?
Essential equipment includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking poles, and appropriate clothing layers for varying weather conditions. It's essential to have proper gear for cold temperatures and high altitudes
Is altitude sickness a concern during the Island Peak Expedition?
Yes, altitude sickness is a potential concern during the Island Peak Expedition due to the high altitude. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and gradual ascent are crucial in minimizing the risk of altitude-related illnesses.
Do I need a guide for the Island Peak Expedition?
While it is not mandatory to have a guide for the Island Peak Expedition, it is highly recommended, especially for those without prior experience in high-altitude trekking and mountaineering. A guide can provide valuable assistance, support, and navigation expertise throughout the journey.
What is the difficulty level of climbing Island Peak?
Climbing Island Peak is considered to be of moderate difficulty. The ascent involves technical sections such as using fixed ropes, crossing glaciers, and navigating crevasses. However, with proper training, preparation, and guidance, climbers with basic mountaineering skills can successfully summit Island Peak.

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