The Lobuche Peak Climbing presents to you a lovely panoramic view of the surrounding mountains of Lobuche in their most beguiling form. The Lobuche Peak lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and the views of the snow-clad terrain from the summit of the peak is something that inspires classicalism. The cerulean terrain of the mountain and the ivory Himalayan peaks one encounters while on the ascend on the Lobuche Peak Climbing is nothing short of astounding. The adventure of a thrilling peak climb provides travelers with a profound sense of euphoria. Stand tall on the Lobuche Peak and get a three-sixty degree panoramic view of mountains at their most glamorous attire bestowed right before you. A peak that lies so close to the Khumbu Glacier that the best views of mountains in the Khumbu region like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, the Lhotse Peak, Nuptse and many more present a tapestry-like synchrony. Achieve the glory of being on the top of the world, i.e. the Everest Base Camp and experience the climbing adventure of a peak that stands right on Lobuche- the last settlement region on the way to the Everest Base Camp. Lobuche Peak Climbing is technically difficult and one should possess some ice skills for climbing along a steep, vertical and snowy trail of the summit.
Talking about the climb, it is quite strenuous and one should have a good tolerance capacity to endure the harsh climate and weather of the Lobuche Peak along with the thin viscosity of air. As the climb is technical, steep and rocky, one should have proper skills to handle ice axe and ropes along the climb. Prior experience is a must to accomplish this expedition successfully. The splendid views of mountains like Mount Pumori, the Tawache Peak, Mount Everest, Khumbu Himal and the Khumbu Icefall will be a blessing for all your strenuous efforts prior.
Lobuche Peak climbing is a wonderful, albeit strenuous, peak climbing adventure that you can go through if you want a thrilling experience in the ivory terrains of the Himalayas of the country. You can also opt for Mera Peak Climbing or the Island Peak Climbing as well. Join Escape Himalaya on the miraculous adventure that is sure to remain in your minds for years to come!
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
- Lobuche Peak climbing permit fee
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porter (1 porter between two clients) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Duffle bag for the trekking
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- First aid medical kit
- Tea/coffee, boiled water will be provided during the climb
- Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
- General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Optional tours and activities during free time
- Nepal entry visa
- Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
- Drink Including water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Your arrival at the airport marks the first day of the journey. You will be greeted by one of Escape Himalaya's representatives who will proceed to explain the program further to you. Transferred to your hotel with no further planned activities for the day, you may relax for the remainder of the time. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Climb Preparation
Today, you will get the opportunity to look at various sites enlisted under the World Heritage Sites List by UNESCO around the city. The old temples, opulent monasteries, old Royal Palaces and the unique arts and architectures carved in the woods, metals and stones present a captivating premise for you to explore. You will visit the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple and the largest Stupa on Earth- the Boudhanath Stupa which holds the ever-present Buddha eyes on all four sides. Next, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, a very sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva set on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Sometimes, you can also witness cremation rituals on the bank of the holy river. You will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can have a look at various old palaces built during the reigns of kings in the medieval times. The Kathmandu Durbar Square was badly affected by the 2015 earthquake and many of the palaces and old temples around the Durbar Square were destroyed. The reimbursement process is going on but for the majority of the area, the rebuilding process and reconstruction is underway. Next is the holy Swayambhunath temple, sacred to the Buddhist people. It is a famous pilgrimage site. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft), Duration: 3 hours
An early morning transfer to the airport for your Lukla flight will be done today. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at a high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trekking to Phakding, you will be presented with beautiful green landscapes and the view of the Kusum Kangraru Peak as well. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 6 hours
We will be following the Dudh Koshi River today, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchanged salt, dried meat and textiles in ancient times. Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts both Himalayan and lowland merchants.
You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike, we can capture our first glimpses of Everest and its neighboring peaks as well. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to the Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest located airport in the world, then continue climbing to the Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache and many other peaks. On the way back, we can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery as well. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft), Duration: 5 hours
The uniform and easy trail leads towards the view of Mount Everest and descends deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka. From this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to the Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Ama Dablam and on a clear day, views of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft), Duration: 5 hours
Descending through a beautiful forest, we will be crossing the Imja Khola today and will be trekking through the village of Pangboche (3900m); today proves to be an interesting trekking day because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will be able to enjoy views of Mount Ama Dablam, Lhotse Peak and many others along the route. The route continues through pastures to Dingboche- known as the “Summer Valley”. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration: 6 hours
This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you will ascend to Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude.
From this altitude, there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day, you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you will start the descent back to Dingboche and the will walk at altitudes that take about 2 hour to cross. After lunch, you can take a well-deserved rest, as afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will also spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft), Duration: 5 hours
You will be trekking along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). This trek is staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association, which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continuing up the valley, gaining altitude, we will come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche (4910m). Overnight stay at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft), Duration: 8 hours
After a short climb through meadows, you can look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours, we will get to Gorekshep and continue our journey to the Everest Base Camp.
There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek - but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hours of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and can enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu Glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions first begin. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11 Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18218ft) - Gorekshep - Lobuche Peak Base Camp (4910m/16105), Duration: 6 hours
We will hike up to Kalapattar (5545m). It is the best viewpoint to witness Mount Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range surrounding the peak. We will then trek back to Gorekshep for a hot breakfast and continue descending to the Lobuche Base camp. Overnight at Tent, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Pre-Climb Training: Our guides will provide you training on peak climbing techniques after lunch. They will teach you how to use climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boot and crampons, harness and ascenders and on how to go up and down using ropes.
Day 12 Summit to Lobuche East Peak (6119m/20070ft) then back to Pheriche (4210m/13008ft), Duration: 10-12 hours
We will start to climb the Lobuche Peak early in the morning but it depends on the weather condition. It takes about ten hours to reach the summit. We can see the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and more from the peak. After a safe climb to the peak, we will slowly make our way down to Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13 Reserve day for contingency
We cannot guarantee if the weather will remains favorable on our planned day for the summit (day 12). So, this day is used in case we we’re unable to climb the summit the on day 12 due to bad weather or other reasons. We should wisely postpone our program of scaling the peak if the weather gets unfavorable.
Sometimes you or your group members may encounter problems in acclimatizing. This day may be used in that case as well. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. Overnight in the tent/guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14 Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 7 hours
An easy walk along the Imja Khola, a short climb to Tengboche, a descend down Pungki Thanka and a steep trek to Kyangjuma will lead you to Namche today. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15 Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft), Duration: 7 hours
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu tomorrow. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 16 Fly back to Kathmandu
A 30-minutes amazing scenic flight back to Kathmandu will be taken by you today. Upon arriving back to Kathmandu, you will then be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 17 Leisure Day
You can spend the day in Kathmandu, resting or exploring, as per your inclination. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast included.
Day 18 Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Escape HImalaya will take you to the airport from where you will depart.