Lobuche Peak Climbing

Nepal 19 Days

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Overview

If you want to take in amazing views of the Himalayas, which scaling some of the World’s most exceptional peaks, then come and join us for Lobuche Peak Climbing.

This thrill-seeking adventure begins in the heart of the capital city before venturing out to the Khumbu region. After a beautifully thrilling flight into Lukla, we begin our journey into the wilderness. Packed full of stunning nature from the get-go, your journey to Lobuche with have you walking through silent forests, alpine woods, and meadows filled with rhododendrons. You’ll trek alongside rivers, over bridges, across diverse vegetation, and even visit Sagarmatha National Park, where you will see flora and fauna found nowhere else in the World.

The trail also provides you with an opportunity to look into the Buddhist culture of the Himalayas, as it takes you to gompas and monasteries, including Tengboche Monastery –  a place of high cultural value to the Sherpas of the region. Further cultural insights can be found as we pass through the multitude of small Sherpa settlements on our trail to Everest Base Camp.

The true highlights of the adventure, however, are the mountains – whether scaling them or observing them, their majesty is ever-present. You can expect your journey to be peppered throughout with views of various peaks such as Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m), and Khumbutse (6636m). And then of course – the vista of Everest (8848m), glimmering in all its glory, seen from the summit of Lobuche Peak, is guaranteed to leave you awe-struck.

Be prepared to go above and beyond with peak climbing – as expert advice and technical equipment will be needed to reach your summit. However, Lobuche Peak is a good climb for beginners and so can be conquered by any mountain lover without prior climbing experience. Although, as with all our adventures, we recommend you to be physically fit before taking on this climb. You can also be confident that we will provide you with the best equipment and guides who will guarantee your ease and safety throughout.

For more information on the difficulty level, trek cost, or route, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team. Remember every trip can be fully customised and if this particular trip isn’t what you had in mind, then check out the range of Everest treks available on our site. You can also read about what it’s like to embark on one of our adventures by checking our blogs.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

On arrival, you will land at Kathmandu airport, where our friendly team will greet you and take you to your hotel. Depending on what time you arrive, you are free to take a rest, or if you are itching to start exploring, you can spend the rest of the day soaking up the atmosphere of the Capital. You will then have dinner and an overnight stay in a highly recommended hotel in the city center.

Dinner and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trek prep

After a welcoming breakfast, today you will have the opportunity to see some of Kathmandu’s most famous UNESCO-listed world heritage sights, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. Once you return you will meet your guide and begin preparation for your trek.
Breakfast and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3: 40-min mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek from Lukla to Phakding

Today we wave goodbye to the city as we catch our early morning flight to Lukla. Famed for being one of the most thrilling and beautiful flights in the World, we will cruise over the Himalayan peaks before landing. Then on arrival, we will finally begin our 3-hour trek through beautiful green scenery, as we make our way to Phakding. Once there we will visit a nearby monastery before resting for the night.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

We start today by walking alongside the riverside of Dudh Koshi. As we make our way towards Namche, the Gateway to Everest, we will follow a beautiful nature trail – encompassing a number of waterfalls and suspension bridges. You can then enjoy views of Thamserku (6623m), before reaching the happening town of Namche.

Overnight at a hotel, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Today we need to take the day to rest in Namche so that we can acclimatize to the new altitude, which is essential as we gain height. Namche is a great place to take our acclimatization day as there are lots to do. We will spend the day exploring the Sherpa town, visiting the Sherpa museum, and trying traditional Sherpa food. We can also visit the market of Namche Bazaar which has a lot to offer. Alternatively, if you would rather relax and take in the view, you can hike up to the Everest View Hotel to take in your first full glorious view of Everest and its surrounding Khumbu peaks.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

As we make our way closer to Mount Everest (8848m), we start our trek through the village of Tengboche – enjoying views of Ama Dablam (6812m), Lhotse (8516m), Taboche (6542m), Kangtega (6782m), and Thamserku (6623m) as we go. We then follow a quite easy trail through pine forests before reaching Tengboche. Once here we will visit the Tengboche Monastery. Held with great religious importance to the local Buddhist pilgrims, and surrounded by the Himalayas, it’s a wonderful way to end the day.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche

We begin our journey to Dingboche by passing through beautiful forests to reach Pangboche village. From here we walk past Mani walls, Chortens, and several small villages to enter Imja Valley – the peaks of Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m) and Mt. Lhotse (8516m) in the background throughout our journey. Upon arrival in Dingboche, we are welcomed by the sight of barley and buckwheat fields, with the snow-capped mountains acting as our backdrop.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 08: Dingboche Acclimatization Day

It’s time for another acclimatization day – essential to ensure you can continue the remaining trek with ease. We will not just spend the day resting though. We will walk past the famous Mani walls to hike to Chhukhung – following the trails of the Imja River. From Chhukhung we can enjoy a panoramic view of the Khumbu peaks including Ama Dablam (6812m), Amphu Gyabjen (5360m), and Lhotse (8516m). After spending some time in Chhukhung, we will hike back to Dingboche for a good rest before we hit the trail again in the morning.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche

Today we will wake up refreshed and ready to continue the ascent – passing the yak herders’ settlement in Dusa and the tombstones decorated with prayer flags in the memorial of perished mountaineers. We will then continue to climb up the glacial moraines of Khumbu Glacier – enjoying views of the peaks of Khumbutse (6636m), Pumori (7161m), and Lingtren (6749m), before reaching Lobuche.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep

Today we get to visit Everest Base Camp! We start by battling the rocky dunes and glacial moraines of the Khumbu Glacier, as we head to Gorak Shep. We will stop here briefly before heading further up the steep and icy trail to Everest Base Camp. Care and precision is required on this difficult trail but it is all work it, as upon arrival, you will have a picturesque view of Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m), and Khumbutse (6636m) among other Khumbu peaks – spread out in front of you. After spending some time at the base camp to soak it all in, we walk back to Gorak Shep.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche

Today we will start our trek to Kala Patthar pre-dawn so that we don’t miss the first rays of sunshine as they light the peak of the glorious Mount Everest (8848m). We will need to ascend rocky terrain to reach Kala Patthar, and so will spend some time here to recover and enjoy the panoramic view of the highest peaks in the region. We will then head back to Lobuche to spend the night.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp

The walk is definitely getting tougher at this point, as we make our way towards Lobuche Base Camp. Most of today’s journey is along a steep and rocky trail – with the view of the Himalayas acting as our constant backdrop. Once you reach Lobuche Base Camp, we will prepare ourselves for the climb tomorrow – making sure our health and equipment are ready.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp

From Lobuche Base Camp, we continue our climb on the rocky moraines alongside Lobuche Glacier to reach Lobuche High Camp. Upon reaching the High Camp, our expert climbing leader will give you the required pre-climbing training on the techniques needed to use the gears necessary for tomorrow’s summit climb, such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness, and ascender. Then time for a good rest to prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s adventure.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp

To make sure we leave in optimal conditions, we will set off early today. Your climbing leader will carefully lead you through the technical climb along the rocky and snowy trails to reach the summit. After reaching the summit, you will have a spectacular vista of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Cholatse (6440m), and Pumori (7161m) among others. Later we will descend back to High Camp.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche

After the success of conquering the Lobuche Peak, it’s time to retrace our trail to Pheriche. With a view of Ama Dablam (6812m) in the distance, we will trek through rhododendron and juniper filled forests, to reach Pangboche. Upon reaching our destination, we can pay a visit to Pangboche Monastery and marvel at the culture of the Khumbu region before resting for the night.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, O/N at Tea House (A,B,L,D)

Today we will make our way back to Namche Bazaar for the penultimate day of our trek. We will begin this descent by following the trail of Imja Khola. We will first pass through Tengboche, before crossing the Dudh Koshi River, and finally reaching Namche Bazaar. On arrival you can enjoy being back in this bustling town and visit the local market.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Today is the final day of the trek! We will start by descending down steep trails, past rhododendron forests, across suspension bridges, and over the Dudh Koshi River, to finally reach Lukla. Enjoy the views for the last time and take time to soak in your achievements as we rest in Lukla before our flight in the morning.

Overnight at a teahouse, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 18: 40-Min Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Today we wave goodbye to the mountains and board our 40 min scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla – enjoying the spectacular views as we go. From here we will take you back to your hotel where you are free to take some rest or use the day to explore the city.

Breakfast and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu

Day 19: Final Departure

It’s time to fly home! Say goodbye to Nepal and your fellow trekkers! A member of our friendly team will take you to the airport.

Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • At least two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
  • Local bus / Jeep up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipments

Equipment Checklist

Before embarking on any trip you should always make sure you are completely prepared. So, to make sure you have everything you need to make your trek a real success, we have a full checklist for you – including everything you should pack before embarking

Clothes:

  • A Warm fleece hat
  • A sun hat or scarf that can be worn to protect you from the sun
  • Gloves: both lightweight and heavyweight
  • Thin and lightweight inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Gaiters to hike during winter season
  • Breathable sports underwear
  • A number of t-shirts
  • Long lightweight cotton trousers
  • Wool or fleece trousers
  • Waterproof shell trousers
  • A fleece jumper or jacket
  • A fleece ‘wind-stopper’ jacket
  • Breathable and waterproof shell jacket

*Remember to double up on the warmer items if you choose to join us in the colder months or contact a member of the team to check which items you will need in the different seasons.

Accessories

  • Good quality, light weight sleeping bags, rated ‘zero degree Fahrenheit’
  • Headlamps with powerful batteries and spare bulbs
  • Trekking bags
  • Basic first aid box/kit
  • Large plastic bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Toiletries including Personal hygiene items (such as tissues or toilet roll, wet or baby wipes, anti-bacterial hand wash etc.)
  • Water bottles

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