Lobuche East Peak Climbing

lobuche peak climbing with everest base camp trek
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Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Highlights

  • Hike to Everest Base Camp
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains from Kalapatthar
  • Summit Lobuche Peak at 6,119 m, one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal
  • Tented overnight accommodation at  Lobuche Base Camp and High Camp at Lobuche Peak
  • Experience climbing in  the Himalayas
  • Stunning views of Mt Everest from the summit of Lobuche Peak

Lobuche Peak is the second most popular climbing peak in the Everest Region after Island Peak. It too follows the classic Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek route up to Gorakshep.

Starting with an interesting flight into the high altitude airport at Lukla, your first trek to Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery.

Both of these locations are well known for their interesting past, locations and, in the case of Tengboche, stunning views.  Still following the EBC Trek we reach 5,545 m at Kalapatthar where are magnificent views of Mt Everest and surrounding high peaks. You spend the night at Gorakshep (over 5,000 m) and visit Everest Base Camp.

Now our route to Lobuche Peak diverts from the regular trekking route.  Base Camp is at Lobuche Village itself and High Camp is situated at 5,400 m.

Once at Base Camp, our climbing team will teach/ refresh climbers on the basic use of the climbing gear.  We begin the ascent of the summit at 2:00 AM to avoid the high winds later in the day.

And also in this way we see the mesmerizing sunrise over the mountains!  After taking in this glorious sight, descend to Base Camp and on to Pheriche.  From Pheriche, you rejoin the trekking route to Lukla for your flight to Kathmandu.

Magical Nepal works with local Sherpa based in Dingboche and Khumjung.  Our Sherpas are highly experienced and know Lobuche Peak inside out. For the safety of our climbers, we use one climbing guide for each 3-4 climbers, based on the climbers’ experience

This peak is best climbed in April and May, followed by October and November.

Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding2651 m / 8697 ft35 min + 3 hr
Day 03Phakding to Namche Bazaar3440 m / 11286 ft5 - 6 hr
Day 04Acclimatization Day in Namche3700 m / 12139 ft4 - 5 hr
Day 05Namche to Tengboche3956 m / 12979 ft5 - 6 hr
Day 06Tengboche to Pheriche4,371 m (14,340 ft)4 - 5 hr
Day 07Acclimatization Day in Pheriche4,371 m (14,340 ft)3 - 4 hr
Day 08Pheriche to Lobuche4938 m / 16200 ft4 - 5 hr
Day 09Lobuche to Gorakshep (afternoon trip to Kalapatthar)5160 m / 16929 ft4 - 5 hr
Day 10Gorakshep to Lobuche (morning hike to Everest Base Camp)4938 m / 16200 ft4 hr + 4 hr
Day 11Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp5400 m / 17712 ft4 hr
Day 12Lobuche High Camp to Summit and Down to Lobuche Base Camp4938 m / 16200 ft10 - 11 hr
Day 13Lobuche to Pangboche3930 m / 12900 ft7 hr
Day 14Pangboche to Namche3440 m / 11286 ft6 hr
Day 15 Namche to Lukla2860 m / 9383 ft7 hr
Day 16Day 16 Lukla to Kathmandu Flight1400 m / 4593 ft30 min
Day 17Departure

Included

  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 2
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and Local Entry Permits
  • Peak Climbing Permit
  • Guide for 15 days
  • Climbing guide for 2 days (Lobuche Peak Base Camp / return to Base Camp)
  • Porter for 14 days
  • Group climbing gear
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a Kathmandu (Hotel Dream Nepal or similar)
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 1 night tented accommodation at Base Camp
  • 14 x set breakfasts, 15 x set lunches and 15 x set dinners while on the trek
  • Packed lunch on the summit day
  • All cooked meals at base camp with complementary hot water, tea and coffee
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff

Excluded

  • International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa
  • Personal travel insurance (which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
  • Personal gear for trekking and/ or climbing (including any you may wish to hire), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)
  • Personal climbing gear (can be rented in Dingboche)
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FAQ

How many days longer is the Lobuche Climbing trip than the regular Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC)?

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It is three to four days longer.

Is this climb for me?

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Yes, with proper acclimatization and with our expert climbing guide, this peak is for anyone who is fit and can do the EBC trek. This peak is suitable for those with little or no previous climbing experience.

Is it technically difficult?

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Both Island Peak and Lobuche Peak are more difficult compared to Mera Peak. However, with proper instruction and training at Base Camp by our professional and well-qualified climbing guide to develop your knowledge and use of climbing gear, this Peak can be successfully climbed.

Do I go to EBC on this climb?

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Yes, you will go to both Everest Base Camp and to Kalapatthar for acclimatization before climbing.

Are there toilet facilities at the base camp?

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Yes, there will be toilet facilities at base camp. You will have a personal sleeping tent, as well as a communal kitchen and dining tent, and a toilet tent

How many climbing guides will be there?

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We provide one climbing guide for three to four climbers, depending on the experience of the climbers.

Will we use fixed ropes?

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Yes, you will be using a fixed rope for the climb.

Is it safe to drink the water in the Everest Region?

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No. You cannot drink the water from the tap or streams in Everest. Mineral water is available on the trail. It is expensive to buy (perhaps 10 times more than in Kathmandu). You can use a water purifier or SteriPen.

Am I likely to get altitude sickness on this trip?

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There is no knowing who will suffer from altitude sickness. It does not follow that the younger and fitter people will not get altitude sickness where the older and less fit will. It is not related to (general) fitness or age. Talk to your doctor at home. There are prescription medications which help avoid the onset of altitude sickness. But above all, go slowly, listen to your body, be aware of any changes, and listen to your guide if he feels you are showing symptoms (which you might not notice).

What happens if there is need for emergency evacuation while I am on this trip?

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We will collect your travel insurance policies and details before the trek so that in case of an emergency we can coordinate with your insurance company and the helicopter providers for evacuation.

What about simple medical treatment on this trek?

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On every trek or climb we will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own. Here is a checklist recommended by Karen Anderson of things you should bring. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal but to be on the safe side we recommend you comply, where possible, with this list provided by again by Karen Anderson (medical doctor in New Zealand and friend and client of Magical Nepal).

Do I need to buy travel insurance before I come to Nepal?

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Yes. Magical Nepal only provides insurance for our own staff. We recommend you buy insurance in your country. Note: Insurance should cover you for the altitudes you are trekking at (not all do). We recommend World Nomads.

Where can I leave my belongings in Kathmandu when I am trekking?

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Anything you don’t want to take on the trek with you can be stored at your hotel or in our office. We suggest you ensure your bag is lockable.

Are your staff insured in case of accidents etc?

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Yes. At Magical Nepal we make sure all our staff are well insured.

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