|Starts at: Lukla||Ends at: Lukla|
|Trek Region: Everest||Transport: Flight|
|Duration: 17 days||Trip Grade: Challenging|
|Max Altitude: 6,119 m / 20,075||Accomodation: Tea House / Camping|
Lobuche Peak Climbing Highlights
- Hike to Everest Base Camp
- Panoramic view from Kalapatthar aka Everest viewpoint
- 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 Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding
Phakding – 2651 m / 8697 ft – 35 min + 3 hrs
Day 3: Phakding to Namche
Namche – 3440 m / 11286 ft – 5 to 6 hrs
Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche
Namche – 3700 m / 12139 ft – 4 to 5 hrs
Day 5: Namche to Tengboche
Tengboche – 3956 m / 12979 ft – 5 to 6 hrs
Day 6: Tengboche to Pheriche
Pheriche – 4,371 m (14,340 ft) – 4 to 5 hrs
Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Pheriche
Pheriche – 4,371 m (14,340 ft)- 3 to 4 hrs
Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche
Lobuche – 4938 m / 16200 ft – 4 to 5 hrs
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep (afternoon trip to Kalapatthar)
Gorakshep – 5160 m / 16929 ft – 4 to 5 hrs
Day 10: Gorakshep to Lobuche (morning hike to Everest Base Camp)
Lobuche – 4938 m / 16200 ft- 4 hrs + 4 hrs
Day 11: Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp
Lobuche High Camp – 5400 m / 17712 ft – 4 hr
Day 12: Lobuche High Camp to Summit and Down to Lobuche Base Camp
Lobuche Base Camp – 4938 m / 16200 ft – 10 to 11 hr
Day 13: Lobuche to Pangboche
Pangboche- 3930 m / 12900 ft -7 hrs
Day 14: Pangboche to Namche
Namche – 3440 m / 11286 ft – 6 hrs
Day 15: Namche to Lukla
Lukla – 2860 m / 9383 ft – hrs
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight
Kathmandu – 1400 m / 4593 ft -30 min
Day 17: Departure
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- 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
- Porter for 14 days
- Climbing guide for 2 days (Lobuche Peak Base Camp / return to Base
- 2 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu (Norbulinka boutique hotel or similar)
- 14 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
- 1 night tented accommodation at Base Camp
- Packed lunch on the summit day
- All cooked meals at base camp with complementary hot water, tea and coffee
- Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
- 14 x set breakfasts, 15 x set lunches and 15 x set dinners while on the trek
- International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa
- Tip to Guide and Porter
- Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
- Personal climbing gear (can be rented in Chukung/ Dingboche)
Lobuche Peak Climbing FAQ
How many days longer is the Lobuche Climbing trip than the regular Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC)?
It is three to four days longer.
Is this climb for me?
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?
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 developing your knowledge and use of climbing gear, this Peak can be successfully climbed.
Do I go to EBC on this climb?
Yes, you will go to both Everest Base Camp and to Kalapatthar for acclimatization before climbing
Are there toilet facilities at the base camp?
Being that this is the most popular trek the teahouses and lodges are open throughout the year and people do trek all months of the year. The best time in terms of weather and scenery is October, November and April, May. 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?
We provide one climbing guide for three to four climbers, depending on the experience of the climbers.
Will we use fixed ropes?
Yes, you will be using a fixed rope for the climb.
Is it safe to drink the water in the Everest Region?
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?
As the possibilities of getting altitude sickness generally start at elevations over 3,000 m, you should be aware. But in order to avoid this as much as possible, we have designed the itinerary in such a way that it will give you enough time to acclimatize.
Am I at risk and how can I avoid altitude sickness?
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?
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?
On every trek or climb, we will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal but to be on the safe side we recommend you comply,
Do I need to buy travel insurance before I come to Nepal?
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?
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?
Yes. At Magical Nepal we make sure all our staff are well insured.
Lobuche Peak Climbing Map
Related Trip in Everest Region
Everest View Trek | Everest Base Camp Trek | Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek | Everest Three Pass Trek | Jiri To Everest Base Camp Trek | Island Peak Climbing | Lobuche Peak Climbing | Mera And Island Peak Climbing | Mera Peak Climbing | Baruntse Expedition | Everest Helicopter Tour
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