Lobuche Peak Climbing - 18 days

Things to Know
  • Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Technical Challenging
  • Altitude 6119 meter
  • Trip Type Trekking | Climbing
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time March to May and September to November
What You’ll Do
  • Hike to the famous Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.
  • Summit Lobuche peak at 6119 meters.
  • Challenge yourself in climbing the technical section of the Lobuche Peak.
  • Views of several 8 thousand meters of mountains including Mt. Everest.
  • Discover the highest glacier in the world-Khumbu Glacier.
  • Admire the beauty of the Everest region with its vegetation, wildlife, landscapes, culture, etc.

Lobuche Peak Climbing is the finest peak climbing in the Everest Region after Island Peak. It is the perfect combination of Everest Base Camp Trek and Peak climbing. Lobuche peak climbing leads you to the summit of Lobuche East which offers outstanding views of Panoramic peaks. Lobuche Peak has two edges, Lobuche West (6114m) and Lobuche East (6119m). This package is all about Lobuche East, which is less technical and easier than Lobuche West.

The climb to LobuchePeak is fairly easy to summit than other peaks. Our 18-day Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary is perfect for beginners. Climbing Lobuche Peak can be a learning experience for beginner trekkers and climbers. For beginners, high-altitude trekking and climbing may be difficult but it's doable. However, experience of using ropes, harnesses, jumars, and other gear would be helpful for beginners. Likewise, Climbing Lobuche Peak is also a great practice for mountaineers before climbing higher mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc. To reach Lobuche Base Camp, the trail begins through the regular Everest Base Camp route. It is an excellent opportunity to walk through popular trekking routes and peak climbing at the same time. Moreover, it also gives enough time to acclimatize which reduces the chance of acute mountain sickness. Starting with an exciting flight to Lukla, the trail past different wildlife, vegetation, rivers, and landscapes. From Lukla, the trek begins and moves ahead to Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. After Lobuche, you will hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Cherishing every moment at EBC, trailhead towards the Lobuche Base Camp, and finally to the summit.

Difficulty Level of Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing is not extreme in comparison to other peaks in the Everest region. It takes 6-7 hours of trekking in a day and 9-10 hours of climbing to complete this journey. The trail from Lobuche Village to the base camp is steep and rocky. Climbers must have a lot of strength and stamina to walk through difficult terrain. Moreover, the trail contains snow-covered stones, steep stone slabs, and snow walls requiring skills and knowledge. Therefore, climbers must know how to use ropes, crampons, and cables while climbing the peak.

In addition, climbing in the higher elevation can cause acute mountain sickness. Trekking to Everest Base Camp in our itinerary allows you to acclimatize for the climbing. It gives you enough time even experienced climbers can feel the sickness due to high altitude. Therefore, even a beginner or experienced climber, needs proper planning, gear, and guidance. However, for extreme beginners, using the gear and equipment for the first time can be difficult. The climbing guide from Iconic Holiday Nepal assists by giving you the skills you need for the climb.

Why Choose Lobuche Peak Climbing?

Popular as Lukla Airport, flying to Tenzing Hillary Airport gives you a scenic and thrilling experience. The 40-minute flight to Lukla delivers superb views of the mountains. The village of Lukla is the beginning point of this peak climbing.

Explore Sagarmatha National Park

The Sagarmatha National Park starts from Monjo, just before the Namche Bazaar. Also, Sagaramatha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the home of different rare species of plants and animals. The trail goes through the dense forest of Sagarmatha National Park. The great mountains along with several species of wildlife, make this journey even more special.

Famous Sherpa communities and their culture

Throughout the trail, you will pass by different Sherpa and other communities. One of the famous Sherpa communities lies in Namche. The village of Namche is a tourist center with different facilities like a café, museum, Wi-Fi, ATMs, etc. Likewise, another village which is famous for its Monastery is Tengboche village. Tengboche Monastery allows you to pay homage and learn some Buddhist practices. In addition, Pyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep are other villages that offer mind-blowing views of mountains.

Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathhar

One of the reasons to choose Lobuche Peak climbing is EBC and Kala Patthar. Stepping a foot on EBC is a dream for any traveller. Moreover, hiking to Kala Pathhar, a famous viewpoint, provides a glorious sunrise view and 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. Stand tall facing the mighty Mt. Everest and enjoy every achievement so far.

Summit Lobuche Peak Itself

Summiting Lobuche Peak itself is a challenging journey. Before summiting the peak, the trail goes past several camps, and training sessions, and slowly moves ahead to the top. Follow the guidance of our Sherpa guide while fixing the rope and the technical parts. Likewise, they also give you ideas on using the gear and climbing skills, if necessary. We assure you that you reach the top of the peak and return carefully.

Splendid views of 7000- and 8000-meter mountains

Climbing to Lobuche Peak allows you to witness the views of mountains above 8000 meters. Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. are visible from the top of Lobuche Peak. Also, do not ignore the sparkling Khumbu Glacier, glacial lakes, ice walls, and moraines.

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  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time1-2 hours

Our airport assistant will be at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu to pick you up displaying the name of our company. Please kindly look at the Signboard of our Company, and he will transfer you to your hotel.

Note: Please inform us of your arrival details 2-3 days ago so that we can arrange our pre-trip meeting accordingly. If your flight arrives before noon, we will have a whole day for the pre-trip meeting. However, if you arrive late in the evening, the meeting will be short with an introduction to our guide

  • Altitude2650 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time30 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

Prepare yourself by packing up all the luggage on the previous day. Today, you will fly to Lukla, and begin to walk for the adventurous trip. The trail to Phakding follows the route of the Dudh Koshi River and connects the trail of Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Phakding.

Kathmandu-Lukla Flight:

You will wake up around 4-6 am and head to the Domestic airport terminal for the Lukla flight. Your guide will be at the Hotel to pick you up and take you to the airport in a private vehicle. Enjoy the scenic flight to Lukla embracing magical Himalayan views. 

Manthali-Lukla Flight:

To get to Manthali airport, you will wake up at 1 am and take a shared vehicle to Ramechhap. The vehicle leaves from near Thamel which takes around 5 hours to reach Ramecchap. It takes around 20 minutes from Manthali to Lukla flight.

  • Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

You will continue the trek passing the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Moreover, crossing this fast-flowing river several times on suspension bridges gives pure joy. Walking for a few hours you will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park entrance. From there, the trail starts to get steeper with breathtaking views. Another 30-45 minutes’ walk takes you to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche

  • Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTea House

Today, you will spend a day in Namche as a rest or acclimatization day. It allows your body to adapt to the weather and the environment. However, you will go for a short walk around the Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Syangboche, or just strolling around Namche is a good option. Overnight stay at Namche

  • Altitude3860 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

From Namche, again you will continue along the rushing Dudh Koshi River with cracking views of the Himalayas. Around six hours of walking will take you to Tengboche. Visit the popular and huge Monastery in Tengboche with the footsteps of Buddha, musical instruments, prayer flags, etc. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

  • Altitude4410 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time4-5 hours

Leaving Tengboche, you will drop down to Debuche and cross the Imja Khola over the suspension bridges. Then, the trail will climb up to the Pangboche through many mani stones. The uphill climb continues for a few hours which takes you to the amazing village of Dingboche. Admire the views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam from this traditional village. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

  • AltitudeChukkung Valley (4730m)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time4-5 hours

Another acclimatization day during this trip will take you to Chukkung Valley (4730m). The valley allows you to witness some amazing views of mountains, especially the south wall of Lhotse. After exploring the valley, you will hike back to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude4910 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

You will walk through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier most of the time. Likewise, you can find many stone memorials of climbers who passed away during the summit. The trek continues for five hours heading to Lobuche. Staying overnight at the foot of Lobuche Peak is an amazing experience. However, remember that you may have some breathing problems due to high altitude.

  • Altitude5364 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time7-8 hours

You will start early morning from Lobuche to Gorakshep at first. The trail goes north following Khumbu Glacier. Then next, you will climb onto the lateral moraine and arrive at Gorakshep. Taking a short lunch break at Gorakshep, the walk continues to Everest Base Camp. A gradual walk through the moraine of Khumbu Glaciers leads you to the famous EBC. Stand at the foot of the tallest peak in the world for some time and return to Gorakshep.

  • Altitude5545 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time7-8 hours

Today, the trip begins with 2-3 hours of hike to Kala Patthar. This Everest viewpoint delivers some of the magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more. After admiring the views from here, you will return to Lobuche today. On the way back, the trail is steep and rough. So, better be careful while descending. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

  • Altitude4950 m
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • Time5-6 hours

The first phase of the trek goes past over flat terrain. However, as the trail progresses, it gets steeper and steeper. You can find the path rocky and go through the bank of Lobuche Glacier. During the trek, admire the dazzling views of Ama Dablam, Pokalde Peak, Thamserku, Tawache, and many more. Moreover, from today, your accommodation will be in a tented camp.

  • Altitude5,600 m
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • Time3-4 hours

After breakfast, we make our way from Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp. The climb takes about 4 hours. The High camp is located at an altitude of 5,600m/18,368 ft. From Base Camp, we follow a path across a rocky moraine before reaching High Camp. Once we reach High Camp we prepare our camp for the overnight stay, have lunch and relax. If you walk around, rather than sit around, this will help you to acclimatize to this high altitude. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

  • Altitude6119 m
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • Time7-8 hours

Today is the day we have been anxiously awaiting. We start our day in the early hours to reach the summit. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than other peaks - such as Island Peak. Arriving at Lobuche summit you can take in spectacular, panoramic and exhilarating views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and other nearby peaks. Our time at the summit is spent taking photos and taking a short rest before descending back to Thukla. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

  • Altitude3920 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

Enjoy the last breakfast on the tented camp and start the day for Pangboche. In the first part, you will descend to Lobuche Village. Then, have lunch at Lobuche village and retrace the trail to Pheriche. Pass by several rhododendrons and Juniper forests to reach the village of Pangboche. In the late evening, visit to Pangboche Monastery. Overnight stay at Pangboche

  • Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

After a delicious breakfast at Pangboche, descend to Imja Khola and continue through Rhododendron forests. After walking for 2-3 hours, you will arrive at Tengboche to have lunch. A short visit to the Monastery and the walk to Namche continue. Crossing the suspension bridges, and beautiful forest leads you to Namche Bazaar.

  • Altitude2840 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time4-5 hours

The trek continues downhill crossing Hillary Suspension Bridge over the rushing Dudh Koshi River. Likewise, pass by several villages like Jhorsale, Monjo, and Phakding. In addition, reaching Lukla, have a small celebration with your team as this is your last interaction with porters. Overnight stay at Lukla

  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time20m flight | 4-5 hours drive

Enjoy the last glimpse of Everest and fly back to Kathmandu directly or via Manthali. If the flight departs to Manthali then, another 4-5 hours drive from Manthali will take you to Kathmandu. However, a direct flight of 35 minutes from Lukla allows you to relax the whole day in Kathmandu.

    We provide you warm greetings on your final day and say goodbye for your next adventure. Our assistant will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport in a private vehicle.

    • Lobuche Peak Climbing takes 16-20 days to complete the entire journey

    • If you want the gear for future use, then it is better to buy your climbing gear. However, Iconic Holiday Nepal can help you rent the gear if you do not want to buy it.

    • The best time to climb Lobuche Peak is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September- November)

    • Lobuche Peak, at 6,119 meters (20,075 feet) above sea level, provides a breathtaking sight. The Everest Region can be seen from the peak of Lobuche, which offers amazing panoramic views.

    • Yeah, there is a fixed climbing rope for the climb

    • Lobuche Peak is an alpine climb of moderate difficulty. You should have some experience walking with an ice axe, using crampons and doing self-arrests. Summit day will require a pre-dawn “alpine start” and your team will need to move efficiently on fixed lines and in teams across narrow ridges. The climb is spectacular! Your guides will offer a review of the necessary skills, but you must be familiar with the use of your climbing equipment (harness, crampons and ice axe) before the trip. Depending upon the experience you have, we provide one guide to 3 climbers

    • Our Sherpa cooks are masters at preparing a variety of healthy meals. They use almost exclusively fresh, whole ingredients. Produce and staples are purchased in the Kathmandu Valley and transported to the Khumbu via helicopter charter. Fresh meat and other supplements are purchased in Namche or along the way. Vegetarians rarely have complaints on Nepal trekking trips. Meat is served but is always an addition to the main courses. Dal Bhatt (rice with lentils) and several other local Nepalese and Tibetan dishes are featured throughout our trek. They quite often become the favourites, but there are always other options at any meal where they are served.
      Typical day’s meals:
      Breakfast: Porridge, cornflakes, instant milk, fried eggs, toast with jam and butter, orange slices. Coffee, black tea and herbal tea, hot chocolate, tang.
      Lunch: Yak steak with chips (french fries), rice with lentils, cauliflower, toast with peanut butter and jam, cookies, fresh apples, hot drinks and tang.
      Afternoon Tea: Popcorn, saltine crackers with sliced cheese, hot drinks.
      Dinner: Soup, pizza, fresh green beans, mashed potatoes, banana fritters, hot drinks.

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