Most mountaineers prefer to climb Lobuche peak. Lobuche east peak is one of the widely admired trekking peaks in Nepal . It offers many routes of climbing. The general route for trekking is from the south ridge. This peak consists of other several small summits.
We follow Everest base camp Trekking route Lukla, Namche bazaar, Thyanboche and up to Pheriche and then trekking to Thugla. The base camp will be set up at 4,950m, near a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated South-West Face. The views of Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega peak and Tawache peak are superb view from here. You climb steep stone terraces and snow slopes just below the main glaciers on the South-West Face of Lobuche East. You climb steep snow and ice slopes using fix ropes and get access to the ridge overlooking Lobuche and the Khumbu Glacier where we fix the high camp. You follow the sharp snow ridge to the summit ridge.
Lobuche Peak climbing in Nepal
Lobuche peak which is 6119m high is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Everest region. Lobuche peak certrtainly is the attractive peak and it offers many routes for climbing. Lobuche peak climbing is really challenging trekking peaks in the Everest region. Basically, the normal route for climbing is through the south ridge. Lobuche east peak consists of many small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice to the top from the summit ridge.
The Everest base camp route is followed up to the Pheriche and then trek to Dughla. Lobuche base camp is set up at 4950m near a lake in a rocky hallow. Then you come up with some of the superb views of the mountains such as Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega peak and Tawache peak. Then we climb steep stone terrace and snow slopes just below the huge main glaciers. Then we climb steep snow and ice slopes using fix ropes and get access to the ridge overlooking Lobuche and Khumbu glacier where we fix the high camp.
Now we follow the sharp snow ridge to the summit ridge. The main summit appears passing through several small snow bumps and reaches a notch after we follow the route to northwest. Then we further climb through relatively difficult snow slopes to the true summit. This peak can be climbed through east face and the join the south ridge to get o the summit.
This skyline forms the south ridge, the crossroad of the east face with the glaciated south west face and the line of the normal route of the ascent. Then it leads to the summit ridge running northwest from the top of east face through many small summits ridge to the east peak.
Lobuche East climbing:
The east peak is quite outstanding and is easily reached by descending marked notch and climbing steep snow/ice slopes to the top. This is mostly mistaken for Lobuche west and is rarely climbed. The first record of the ascent is Lobuche east, though numerous parties have attained the false summit east o the notch.
Why Climbing Lobuche Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks
Experience: Annapurna Foothills Treks has the revered team of outstanding mountaineers, instructors and cultural enthusiast. Climbing and trekking in the Himalayan region requires staffs with expertise in the related field. The passionate staffs are also equally crucial to add the profound richness in the expedition. We feel proud to say that our staffs are passionate to their chosen profession. Thus, our expertise in this region is simply unsurpassed. We have been working in this field for the last four years now. Since then, we are running expeditions consistently every year. We are quite familiar with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge.
Why Sherpas climber guide? Annapurna Foothills Treks always puts safety in high priority. Our guides are experienced climber and mountaineering license holder.
If the climbing trek is headed by a climbing guide, we use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Nepali guides help you to fix the rope. However, we also teach the climbers how to fix the rope for glacier travel or to set up a belay using climbing rope. The guide will do it for demonstration only.
You should acknowledge your personal limits while climbing without guide. After all, this is a Himalayan region, and peaks are straightforward. To be safe, you don’t need shop’s worth of Karabiners, ice-screw, snow stakes and rock racks- just a partner, rope, few bits of protection, experience using this gear, good weather and overriding urge to die of senility.
The routes mentioned below cover the least difficult way up some of the main trekking peaks in the region. Under good condition, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateur have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without more danger. Ask the trekking company if all staffs are insured for their appropriate roles. Many cut corners here.
Sherpa Staffs: The trek will be supported by the experienced team of Sherpa. We are working with the team for many years. And the relationship we developed among us for so many years makes wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. The majority of our gear will be moved by porters and Yaks, particularly in Lobuche Peak and Kala pattar portion. Your personal packs will also be carried by the porters and Yaks. This will give you enough time to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.
Logistics: We have chosen the Lobuche Peak as a part of the expedition because of the sheer beauty and location of the peak in the Buddhist influence region. You will fully enjoy the world of mountains and we hope that your travel will be unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Nevertheless, Annapurna Foothills treks offers most comprehensive program available, utilizing a distinguished staff of Sherpa, huge 4 season tents and a diverse assortment of quality meals. (Most of the food is flown in from the Kathmandu. Although the local food is a part of our diet, we find a wide variety of food helps keep climbers and trekkers, healthy and strong.)
Everest 8848m., Lhotse 8516m., Nuptse 7896m, Pumori 7145m., Amadablam 6812m. Thamserku 6800m, Khumbila 5751m, Kwangde Ri 6187m, Kangtenga 6645m, Kusum Kangru 6369, Makalu 8463m, Island Peak 6189m, Chhukungri 5845m, Lobuche East 6119m, Lobuche West 6145m, khumbuste 6640m, Cholatse 6640m, Cha Kung 7020m, & More attractive snowcapped peaks.
Facts of Lobuche Peak climbing
|Destinatin:||Lobuche Peak climbing|
|Peak Climbing Starts in:||Lukla|
|Peak Climbing Ends in:||Lukla|
|Peak Climbing Duration:||20 Days|
|Activities:||Tours & Sightseeing, Trekking & Walking, Peak Climbing|
|Culture:||Different Community with majority of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan.|
|Transportation:||Private vehicle as per itinerary | Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu by plane|
|Accommodation:||4 Nights in Kathmandu, 2 Nights tent Lobuche peak base camp, 13 Nights in trekking lodge|
|Max. Altitude:||6119m (Lobuche Peak)|
|Best season in Nepal:||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov|
|Mode of Trekking:||Lodge/ Camping|
|Group Size:||Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX|
|Cost starts:||US$ 1470 - US$ 1995 per person|
|Days||Day to Day Activities|
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition follows them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|02||Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2000 years old.
Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|03||Kathmandu – Lukla Phakdingma [2652m]
We fly on a twin-engine Otter to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The sights from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla, we meet the rest of our staff and porters and trek for about two and a half hours to Phakdingma. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
|04||Phakdingma to Namche bazzar [3450m]
We continue trekking along the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region. We stay overnight at Namche bazzar.
|05||Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. We make a short walk around museum to celebrate the traditional custom of the sherpas people. Today, we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
|06||Namche to Tengbuche [3867m]
The trail leads past the large Sherpa settlement of Khumjung and then descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka. The trail then ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche at 3870m., home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is long but, more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on clear days views of Mt. Everest and it surrounding peaks. Amadablam means "Mother's Charm Box" and is named after the little box that Sherpa women wear around their necks. It is also one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
|07||Tengbuche to Dingbuce [4400m]
Descend through a beautiful forest, then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. The route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche 4,400 m. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
|08||Dingboche Rest Day
Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
|09||Dingbuche to Lobuche [4910m]
We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
|10||Lubuche to Gorakshep [5100m] EBC (Everest Base Camp)
Everest Base Camp is the main camp for mountaineers attempting the mountain, situated at an elevation of 5252m. Trekkers feel understandably great satisfaction in reaching here as the Everest Base Camp is not only full of history but breathtakingly dramatic. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
|11||Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp – Lobuche
To reach our next stop, Kala Pattar, we follow the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at Lobuche, and. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
|12||Lobuche to Lobuje Base Camp [5350m]
We leave Lobche and trek along the trail for four hours to Lobuje base camp. After walking half an hour on a flat land, we ascend a path that leads to Lobuche base camp. This path is rocky and it goes along the bank of the Lobuche glacier. You come across the spectacular view of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokhalde, Thanserku, Kantega en the route. Overnight stay at tent
|13||Base Camp to High Camp (5850 m)
We walk onto a ridge overhanging the Khumbu and Lobuche glaciers. The rope is fixed with gradient about 45 to 50 degrees if necessary. Overnight stay at tent
|14||Climb to the Summit  and Return to Base Camp [5350m]
The climb starts as we hike over the smooth lump, following the stone markers onto the hard stones. Then you will have to climb steep of about 60 degrees. Then we head towards the edge of the ridge to reach at the summit. You will catch a panoramic view of the Everest, Lhotse , Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri from the summit. After the climb is done, we return back to the base camp. Overnight stay at tent
|15||Base Camp to Dingbuche
After leaving the base camp, we trek towards Dingboche. Then we descend down the hill passing through Duglha. After trekking for about five hours, we reach at Dingboche. You are rewarded with the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokhalde, Thanserku, Kantega, etc. Overnight stay at lodge
|16||Dingbuche to Namche bazzar
Slowly trek down to dengboche and the trek continue down following towards pangboche. After this, we take a same trails back which is used to trek up. The trails comes all the way down to river. We cross the river and take an hour walk up through the forest to reach Namche Bazzar. Overnight stay at lodge
|17||Namche Bazzar to Lukla
Boosted by all our new red blood cells, we rush down the footpath going to Sagarmatha National Park gate, in Jorsale. Later, Lukla's footpath leads us through the first villages we saw two weeks ago : Gumila, Phakding, Choplung. The high peaks disappear behind the hills. In Lukla, This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chhang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on a memorable trekking experience and staffs are expecting for precious Tips. Overnight stay at lodge
|18||Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu . Over Night stay in Hotel
|19||Sight seeing in kathmandu
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, and then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum. Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu, this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|20||Kathmandu – departure
Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal
Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek, Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control.
The safety and security of clients is a matter of great importance for us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional government license holder guides and they have received adequate training from the government of Nepal. We always carry first aid kits in our trip. Out duty is to work hard for you safety and comfort, no matter where we go. Therefore, we work very honestly to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your needs. Please feel free to put forward your queries for making your trip more significant and memorable.
|Group Size||1 pax||2-4 pax||5-8 pax||9-12 pax|
|USD (US$) per person||Inquiry||1995||1630||1470|
- Climbing boots, Crampons
- Ice axe, Harness
- Rock pegs, Helmet (crash hat)
- Warm climbing trousers, Long cotton hiking shirts
- Waterproof climbing jacket, Gaiters,
- Sun hat, Light cotton athletic socks and wool,
- climbing socks, Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts,
- T-shirts, Wool long underwear
- Down high altitude, Sleeping bag
- Down jacket/ trousers/vest, Climbing sunglasses
- Sunscreen, Lip salve
- Lightweight fleece, Fleece/wool for climbing
- Head torch /batteries/bulbs, Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves
Equipments are available in Kathmandu on sale and parts of this equipment can be rented too.
While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.