Lobuche Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring

Everest Base Camp and Lobuche Expedition - 20 days
Lobuche Peak Climbing
What to see & doSpecific information about Lobuche Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring
  • Duration20 Days
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6119m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Trekking and Climbing
  • Group Size 8
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Aeroplane
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking and climbing journeys in the Khumbu region that traverses authentic mountain villages and verdant forests. Lobuche Peak Climbing is designed to take you to the top of Lobuche East Peak from where you get to see breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas. We have included Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek in our Lobuche Peak Climbing itinerary to let your body acclimatize before heading towards the summit of the peak.

Lobuche climb is a perfect journey for adventure lovers and avid trekkers, who are climbing peaks for the first time. Standing 6,119 meters above sea level, Lobuche Peak has two ridges Lobuche East (6,119 m) and Lobuche West (6,114 m). Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized the Lobuche East Peak as a Group B trekking peak, as it requires minimum mountaineering techniques to climb. On the other hand, Lobuche West Peak includes more technical sections; hence, it’s an expedition-style peak. In this package, whenever we mention Lobuche Peak, remember that we mean Lobuche East Peak. 

The Climb to Lobuche Peak is a fairly comfortable summit compared to other peak climbs, but the journey and the destination add more value to it. The expedition also includes a section of the Everest Base Camp trail, which begins with an exciting flight to Lukla. Along the trek, we can see the region's abundant vegetation and wildlife, as well as stunning Sherpa communities. The local people's distinct customs, traditions, and lives, as well as their delectable cuisine, will enchant you.

To get to Lobuche Base Camp, we take the route that goes through Everest Base Camp. It’s like killing two birds with one stone. You get to traverse through the world’s most popular trekking route, the Everest Base Camp while also conquering a peak that’s more than 6000m above sea level. It also provides more time for acclimatization which reduces the risks of altitude sickness. Furthermore, we have added adequate rest days to our Lobuche Peak Climbing itinerary to make the climbing successful. Altitude sickness is a major issue that you have to face during any high-altitude journey.

The experience you get during the 20 Days Lobuche Peak Climb will surely change your life. Every day on the Lobuche Peak Climbing journey brings something new to you that keeps motivating you to move forward. As the facilities in this remote area are limited, you will be working in a team as a team player on the Lobuche Peak Adventure. You will also learn to survive in the limited services. Overall, Lobuche Peak Climbing is a lifetime experience that benefits you with numerous things. Lobuche Peak is something you do not want to miss out on!

Outfitter Nepal’s 20 days Lobuche climbing itinerary is jam-packed with one experience after another! The Mahalangur Himalayan Range's magnificent scenery and lush green paths will make this journey unforgettable. Aside from that, you'll fall in love with the area, thanks to the great hospitality of the local Sherpas. Our professional guide keeps track of your health as you move towards the summit. You will be supported by an experienced and strong team while climbing with us. Please check our departure dates for Lobuche Peak Climbing or contact us to create your custom trip. Be our guest at Lobuche Peak!

Best Features of the Lobuche Peak Climbing

  • Scenic mountain flight to and from the exciting airport of Lukla
  • Summit Lobuche East Peak of 6119 meter
  • Unforgettable views of high mountains from the top of Lobuche Peak
  • Heavenly views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, and several other peaks from the summit
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier
  • Incredible views of the Everest and other mountains from Kala Patthar
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery
  • Discover the culture of the long-established Sherpa communities
  • Trek through deep forests, beautiful villages, suspension bridges, prayer flags, gompas, and monasteries
  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu

How difficult is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

In comparison to other peaks in the Everest region, Lobuche Peak isn't very strenuous. Climbing Lobuche East Peak takes 5-7 hours of trekking every day and 8-10 hours of climbing on the summit day. From Lobuche village to the Lobuche Base Camp, the trail is steep, rocky, and exhausting. Trekkers must have a lot of stamina and endurance to trek through the region's rocky and difficult terrain.

Trekkers must navigate slick ice or snow-covered stones. The stone slabs are far too steep and dangerous. The 45-degree snow wall climbing before the summit ridge adds to the climb's difficulty. It's risky to climb 50 meters through the wall using fixed lines. Climbers must also learn how to use ropes, crampons, and cables while on the trail. The trail is particularly dangerous for beginners because of the icy and frozen stones.

In addition, the region's higher altitude and thin air cause a lot of weariness and altitude sickness. Even the most experienced trekkers can suffer from altitude sickness because of the high altitude. We have a dedicated itinerary that allows you adequate acclimatization to combat AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

Lobuche Peak is accessible to climbers of all skill levels, including novices and specialists. The peak climbing experience can be more difficult for beginners, but with enough preparation and dedication, you can summit the Lobuche Peak. You may easily do this stunning climb with the correct planning, packing, equipment, and assistance.

Which route do we follow to Lobuche Peak?

Your 20-day journey to Lobuche Peak starts with the conventional route to the Everest Base Camp. Thus, you will be able to enjoy the world-famous journey to the base camp while pursuing your goal of conquering the Lobuche Peak.

Your Himalayan adventure begins with a picturesque and thrilling flight to Lukla. You're on your way to Phakding from Lukla, with a short hike to round out the day. The following day, you will ascend Namche Bazaar and spend an extra day there to adjust to the higher altitude. Subsequently, you set off on your adventure to Tengboche and then Dingboche over the next few days. You acclimate once again at Dingboche.

You're on your way to Lobuche from Dingboche, and you'll pass via Gorakshep on your journey to the Everest Base Camp. You go back to Gorakshep and trek to Kala Patthar before returning to Lobuche. The summit of Lobuche is the ultimate destination for climbers. From Lobuche village, you head towards Lobuche Base Camp and then to Lobuche High Camp. You climb the Lobuche summit before midday.

After completing the Lobuche Peak ascent, you will return to the high camp. You'll go from Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche, Namche Bazaar, and finally Lukla. Your flight back to Kathmandu departs from Lukla. The Lobuche Peak Ascent Package comes to a finish in Kathmandu.

How much does the Lobuche Peak Climbing Cost?

Our 20-day Lobuche Peak Climbing Package ranges from US$ 2200 to US$ 2700 depending upon the number of people in the group. If you are a group of 5 to 8 travelers, the cost of the package amounts to US$ 2200. Likewise, for a group of 2 to 4 climbers, the cost goes out to be around US$ 2450. If you are a solo traveler, the cost of the package gets a little expensive with around US$ 2700 on the budget. This is the cost of the standard trekking package.

However, if you wish to modify the package to fit your convenience, we are here to help you. If you want to include more traveling days or extend your days of stay, the cost of the package will be altered. However, we try to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs.

Why climb Lobuche Peak with Outfitter Nepal?

Keeping your utmost safety in mind, we offer all the required services so that you can successfully complete the ascent without any stress. Here’s a list of things we offer:

  • An emergency pack, including a backup oxygen bottle with a mask and regulator
  • Communication modes are in place during the climbing journey
  • In the event of a high-altitude emergency, we have good links with rescue airlines
  • Updates on the weather, especially for the Lobuche Peak summit day
  • A team composed of new-generation climbing Sherpa, skilled trekking guides, and experienced porters. They have extensive high-altitude climbing expertise, as well as the ability to communicate in a variety of languages, and, most importantly, are friendly and helpful.
  • For the length of the journey, each guest will be provided with a warm-down jacket.
  • Renting climbing equipment is available

Major Attractions of the Lobuche Peak Climbing

A thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Kathmandu Lukla flight is considered a nerve-racking 35 minutes of airtime, during which you get to see stunning views of the Himalayas, along with a thrilling flight experience. Lukla is the starting point of Lobuche Peak Climbing.

In terms of statistics, it is riskier than a typical commercial airport, although it is still relatively safe. Airlines have tightened their guidelines for what constitutes acceptable flight circumstances, and the number of planes that may fly the route has been curtailed. Despite advances in passenger safety, the journey to Lukla could still be nerve-wracking. The adrenaline thrill is well worth the effort!

Walk by Sagarmatha National Park

Before reaching Namche Bazar, you enter Sagarmatha National Park. Monjo is the entrance to the park. This park is also listed on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The park is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. The trail is steep and ascends to Namche Bazar.

The Great Himalayan Range, with its constantly beautiful snow-capped peaks, the chain of mountains that includes Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest), and huge Sherpa communities symbolize the national park's openness to the rest of the world. The area’s meticulously preserved natural heritage and the magnificent majesty of the high, geologically young mountains and glaciers, have deemed the journey to Lobuche Peak truly inspirational.

The famous Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a tourist hub in the Khumbu region. It is the most developed village with facilities like Wi-Fi, good communication, electricity, cafes, libraries, museums, etc. Here, you spend a couple of nights and go on a short hike to places like Syangboche Airstrip and Everest View Hotel for acclimatization and to witness wonderful views of the Himalayan Mountains.

Namche is a hive of activity, with shops, restaurants, motels, ATMs, and whatnot. From bakeries to temples to museums, the Namche Bazaar's tiny lane, which is shared by yaks, monks, Sherpa sellers, and locals, offers a new option around every corner. It is also a great place to get to know the Sherpa culture and lifestyle.

Experience the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa

Throughout the trail, you get to see the lifestyle of Sherpas and people from other communities. The culture and tradition of the locals are also one of the major highlights of the journey that cannot be seen anywhere else. Khumbu region is very rich in cultural heritages and still practices centuries-old customs. The Sherpas have managed to preserve their ancient culture amidst the hustle and bustle of the tourists in the region.

While trekking, you come across ancient monasteries, stupas, chortens, and prayer wheels as well. These monuments preserved for centuries also reflect the respect of Sherpas towards their religion and culture.

Visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery

Situated in the Tengboche village, the Tengboche Monastery was made in 1961. Since then, this monastery has become a significant religious site for the locals. This monastery also used to be a house for several hundred monks. It is the biggest and the oldest monastery in the region, despite the fact that it had been ruined and reconstructed several times due to disasters. From the back of the monastery, you can see a splendid view of the snow-capped peaks.

Explore Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar

Yes, you climb up to the Everest Base Camp, the base of the one and only Mt. Everest. From here, you can see wonderful views of the Himalayas but not the Everest itself. So, you ascend to Kala Patthar, a very famous viewpoint in the Khumbu region from where you can see the gorgeous sunrise and 360-degree views of the Everest & surrounding mountains. You get to see the mighty Everest in all its glory while also enjoying the beauty of the Everest region at its peak!

Scale Lobuche Peak

Climbing Lobuche Peak is adventurous and challenging. Before reaching the top of the peak, you set a few different camps and gradually move towards the summit. Our Sherpa guides help you in fixing rope and during technical sections. They also teach you basic climbing skills and the proper use of gears if necessary. We make sure, you not only reach the top of the peak safely but also return safely.

Panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains and stunning glaciers

Lobuche Peak Climbing offers exceptional views of various Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Mt. Thamserku, etc. Likewise, you also get to see stunning views of glaciers, glacial streams, ice walls, and moraines.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of our team members welcome you and take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today, you go on a guided sightseeing tour. During the tour, you visit monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, monkey temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, in the afternoon, you can shop the trekking gear etc if you need.

  • Meals: Breskfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After a quick breakfast, you fly to Lukla. This flight is going to be the most thrilling and memorable flight of your life. On landing at Lukla, you meet with the porters and begin trekking towards Phakding. From Lukla, the trail ascends through dense forests along Dudh Koshi River to Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4954ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

Today is going to be a difficult trekking day. The trail includes many ascends and descends on a steep trail. From Phakding, you trek and reach Monjo. From here onwards Sagarmatha National Park begins. Trekking through the park, you slowly ascend to Namche Bazar.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2,723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

This is a rest at Namche Bazar. You spend the day exploring around. You can go on a short hike to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village. Both places are good for observing excellent views of snow-capped mountains. Trek back to Namche Bazar, and can visit Everest Photo Gallery or Sherpa Culture Museum.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 1.5-2 hours
  • Walking Distance: 3.5km/2.2mi

Trekking on a ridge, you get to see tempting views of several mountains. You reach Phunki Tenga and ascend through beautiful forests of rhododendron to reach Tengboche. Here you visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12,684ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 427m/1,398ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6mi

After having breakfast begin trekking descending through lovely forests of rhododendron. The trail takes you to Imja Khola and crosses a suspension bridge. From here, you walk passing by a long mani wall and reach Pangboche. Further, you trek through summer pastures and reach Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 483m/1,584ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

This is another rest day at Dingboche. Dingboche is also known as the Summer Valley of Khumbu region. From here, you can see breath-taking views of snow-capped like Ama Dablam along with ridges of Lhotse and Nuptse. Explore the village and go on a short hike to nearby places.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 4Km/2.8mi

You continue trekking and come across a stupa. From here, you can see stunning views of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and others. You trek and pass by Dugla and cross a small wooden bridge. The trail steeply ascends to Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,940m/16,207ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 590m/1,936ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

Today, you begin trekking early in the morning. The trail is tougher than other days. You have to ascend through a rocky moraine and glacier path.

The trail will lead you to Gorak Shep, and further moves to Everest Base Camp. After spending some time at the EBC, you trek back to Gorak Shep for a night stay.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1,489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9mi

Early in the morning, you ascend to Kala Patthar, which is a very famous vantage point in the Everest region. From here, you can see glorious sunrise and 360-degree views of the Himalayan Mountains. Spend some time at the viewpoint and descend to Gorekshep and trek back to Lobuche for night stay.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,940m/16,207ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 480m/1574ft
  • Elevation Loss: 704m/2309ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, the trail moves towards the High Camp via Lobuche Base Camp. The trail to the base camps is steep and rocky. From here, you move to the Lobuche Glacier enjoying great views of Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Kantega.

Further, trekking on a rocky moraine, you reach High Camp. Your guide give pre-climbing training here. He teach you the proper uses of gears like ice-ax, crampons, climbing boots, ascender, harness, etc.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent House

You begin ascending towards the summit around 12 to 1 AM in the midnight to reach the summit before the afternoon. You must reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands become a barrier for a successful summit.

The guide fix the rope wherever it is needed and help you reach the summit. From the top, you get to see a surreal landscape view. After spending some time at the top, you gradually descend to the High Camp for a night stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent House

It is an extra day set aside to manage any uncertain things like flight delays or bad weather for climbing. Keeping an extra day ensure that even if you were to face a day's set back, the trip continue thus guaranteeing a successful climb.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent House

After having breakfast, you gradually ascend to Pangboche. Following the same trail up to Pheriche, you turn to Pangboche through lush forests of rhododendron and juniper.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Moutntain Lodge

After having breakfast at lodge at Pangboche, you start your trek returning the same trail to Namche. The trail from Tengboche is mostly downhill to the Phunki Tenga and with some steps to the Sanasa and almost plat to Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After a quick breakfast, descend through Sagarmatha National Park and reach Phakding. From here, the trail ascends to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, you take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The flight is short and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel Rest of the day is free for you to explore around and relax.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

It is a leisure day for you. You are free to do anything. If you want to go on a guided sightseeing tour let us know, we arrange for you. Stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel and shop.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

With loads of memories, you fly back to your home today. Our airport representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari,Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
Lobuche Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring map
Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek/climb.
  • Accommodations in lodges/tented camp on trek/climb.
  • A guide & porter (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Climbing guide for the climbing part.
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, climbing permits & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • Collective climbing equipment.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Personnel climbing equipment.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Climbing Lobuche Peak in Autumn (September, October and November)

Climbing Lobuche Peak is only practical in perfect weather. Unpredictable weather and strong gusts might make the summit climb more difficult. Climbing the Lobuche Peak is best done in the autumn months of September-November and the spring months of March-May.

Autumn brings sunny skies and warm temperatures in the lower elevations, with colder temperatures at higher elevations. Autumn delivers a slew of celebrations, including Dashain, Tihar, and others. Thus, you'll get the opportunity to learn about the region's culture. Autumn temperatures can plummet to roughly -5 degrees Celsius. You don't need to be concerned if you are well prepared with warm clothing and gear.

Weather and Temperature in Autumn

There are no landslides, floods, snowstorms, blizzards, or other unforeseen disasters in the autumn. The panorama of the season includes snow-capped mountains, vibrant forests, sparkling valleys, and spectacular landforms. 

Lobuche Peak Climb in September

Autumn begins in Nepal in September, though it comes in the Himalayas a little sooner. This may be why there are fewer climbers at the beginning of the month. However, as time goes on, the trail becomes increasingly crowded with tourists who are taking advantage of the lovely weather while striving to reach the summit.

On average, temperatures range from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius, with the nights bitterly cold. However, because the days are bright and sunny, you will see Ama Dablam and Makalu. Trekkers may get soaked in the rain, especially in early September. As a result, you will have to be cautious even during the September ascent of Lobuche Peak.

Lobuche Peak Climb in October

October is the most favored month to embark on a Lobuche Peak climb. Trekkers are pampered by the weather, which allows them to reach the summit without difficulty. Thus, Lobuche Peak climbing in October is beautiful and offers fewer challenges.

In October, autumn is in full bloom, with leaves tinted in brilliant colors like orange and scarlet. As the month passes, the leaves start to fall on the trail, adding to the natural beauty of the woods. Trekkers encounter exotic animals such as musk deer and Himalayan Tahr on their journey to the sanctuary. The pathways and teahouses are substantially noisier in October because of the large number of trekkers.

Lobuche Peak Climb in November

November marks the end of autumn and the beginning of the winter season, therefore the weather is dismal and dreary. Climbers can still enjoy the sunshine during the day, even though it isn't as warm and pleasant as October. The weather continues to cool at the beginning of the month, although significant snowfall is unlikely.

The weather in November is still rather unpredictable, so climbers should keep an eye on the forecast to avoid any unpleasant shocks. Even though the days are still pleasant, with temperatures reaching 12 degrees Celsius, it turns chilly once the sun sets.

Late autumn can be very cold, and trekkers should expect a light covering of snow toward the end of the month. The temperature on the peak could drop below -10 degrees Celsius, and strong winds can make life difficult for mountaineers. It's time to layer up in warm gear because the weather, especially at higher elevations, can be frigid at times.

Climbing Lobuche Peak in Spring (March, April and May)

Spring is another fantastic season to go peak climbing in Nepal. You'll be hiking through the region's harsh terrain, yet the weather during spring compensates for the difficulty. The gorgeous Rhododendron-filled slopes, turning to pink can fill your heart with joy! Trekkers can enjoy the region's magnificent vistas in all their grandeur. During the spring, temperatures can plummet to around -2 degrees Celsius.

Weather and Temperature in Spring 

There's a burst of cool air at the start of the season, along with light snowfall. Things become better with time. The winter's lingering effects will have vanished by the end of March, and visitors will be able to enjoy magnificent sunny days once more. Travelers will certainly notice a significant difference in the weather in the spring. The weather is frequently frigid at the start of the season, but the temperature rises significantly by the end of spring.

Lobuche Peak Climb in March

The month of March is ideal for an excursion to the highlands. It has a lovely landscape, good weather, and tranquil paths. Due to the post-winter temperatures, the courses are less popular during the month. The Lobuche peak region is very cold in the first couple of weeks of the month.

The climbers can only appreciate the weather near the end of the month. The weather gets more steady from here on out, with temperatures hitting highs of 17 degrees Celsius. The nights are cooler and more humid across the region after the lowest temperature of -15 degrees Celsius.

The mornings are bright and sunny, while the afternoons are chilly and breezy. The weather in Lobuche Peak is often bitterly cold in the evenings, with temperatures ranging from -7 to -14 degrees Celsius. The trekkers may face snowstorms during the night, so you should prepare accordingly.

Lobuche Peak Climb in April

In April, the days are mainly sunny and the temperatures are steadily rising. Evenings and nights are chilly but not as chilly as they were in March. During the day, temperatures on Lobuche Peak range from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius, making it a delightful destination for climbers.

The weather is favorable in April, making trekking easier for climbers. The weather warms up at the end of the month compared to the beginning. The trail will become increasingly congested as the season develops, and visitors may not have the entire trail to themselves. On the bright side, the month brings beautiful weather with bright sunshine throughout the day. The cold winter days are largely gone by April, allowing climbers to enjoy cool and pleasant weather.

Lobuche Peak Climb in May

In May, the temperature is slightly higher than in prior months. The temperature quickly climbs, reaching highs of 15 degrees Celsius and greater. Although it is warmer at lower levels, the temperature at the summit remains below 0 degrees Celsius.

As the month moves into summer, the temperature rises steadily. The days become warmer as the month continues, but tourists should not expect full-fledged summer weather. At the start of the month, the weather is mild and pleasant.

Climbing Lobuche Peak in Monsoon (June-August) and Winter (December-February)

In the winter, the region experiences slick trails, freezing temperatures, and snowfall. In the rainy season, there are wild leeches, while in the winter, the Lobuche Peak is covered in thick layers of snow.

During the monsoon, the trail becomes exceedingly muddy due to the irregular weather pattern and frequent rainfall. It is not, however, impossible. Even during the hard monsoon months of June and July, clients at Outfitter Nepal have ascended the Lobuche peak. However, you may need to bring extra gear to ensure your safety on the slippery terrain.

In the same way, the winter will be bitterly chilly. To be warm, you'll need to bring extra clothing. Additionally, the trail's snowfall is at its peak in the winter. It will get much more difficult as many inches of snow accumulate and periodically hinder the trail. The weather also gets particularly harsh and challenging! 

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty

Lobuche Peak climbing is a strenuous journey. You need to be in good shape and health to climb this peak. The trail is demanding and involves technical climbing, therefore a good knowledge of climbing and previous alpine trekking experience is needed to go on Lobuche Peak climbing. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day on difficult terrain. Strong determination along with stamina is required.

For experienced hikers with a good level of fitness, it will be rather simple. If you are comfortable traveling at high altitudes, you can climb the peak even if you have no prior climbing experience. Although it would be helpful, having a basic understanding of mountaineering is not necessary because the team will provide pre-climb instructions.

Preparation for Lobuche Peak Climbing

While no prior climbing experience is necessary for Lobuche Peak climbing, you will need to learn how to utilize basic mountaineering equipment such as crampons, harnesses, ice axes, and karabiners. For the climb and hiking trip, a basic degree of fitness is essential.

Before the start of the expedition, a brief training regimen is required. Physical stamina is important, so participate in stamina-building exercises like going for a bike ride or going on a short hike to increase your endurance and muscle strength. Before embarking on the journey, you should first speak with your doctor to determine if you can undertake the climb. We wouldn’t recommend the climb if you have a pre-existing heart or lung disease, or if you have knee weakness.

Accommodation during Lobuche Peak Climbing

Mountain lodges, tea houses, and tented camps are the accommodation options during Lobuche Peak Climbing. The lodges with basic facilities are available in the villages, while you’ll be spending nights in tents in the base camp and high camp.

The rooms usually come on a twin-sharing basis, which also reduces the cost. If you are looking for a single room, then it can get expensive. Likewise, the washroom is mainly common. From Lobuche Base Camp, you use camps to spend the nights. We carry all the tents with us. Every member of the team gets a single branded sleeping tent with a shared dining and toilet tent.

We can also assist you in finding a high-end hotel and teahouse that is within your price range. Luxury and premium hotels and lodges, as well as budget hotels and lodges, are available throughout the Lobuche Peak ascent. The rooms feature comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and other amenities. The rooms are usually small yet pleasant, and two people usually share them.

Meals during the climb

We offer three meals a day during the journey. In the village, the meals will be offered as per the menu of the lodge. You can find various dishes on the menu. As the elevation increases, the choice will be limited. While camping, our crew members cook the meals. Drinking water is available almost everywhere. Carry a reusable water bottle along with water purification tablets for extra safety.

Climbing at high heights necessitates a significant amount of energy, carbohydrates, and proteins! We encourage people to eat local food and delicacies because they are much more hygienic. The best approach is not to eat frozen snacks that take days to reach the trails.

Dal Bhat is a pretty balanced Nepali diet for you up in the Himalayas. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup have a high protein content. Traditional Sherpa soup called Syakpa is also rich in essential nutrients. Seasonal vegetables will be served in the tea houses, providing your body with the required nutrients. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are high-fiber cereals that are also nutritionally dense. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, curry, and fried rice are just a handful of the cuisines available!

Travel Insurance

Before embarking on any adventurous activities, we strongly advise that you obtain travel insurance. Peak climbing in Nepal entails a variety of risks, therefore, obtaining insurance that can cover you in the event of an unexpected catastrophe is essential. Check with your insurance provider to see if they cover peak climbing in Nepal, and make sure your coverage includes helicopter evacuation and hospitalization, as a helicopter is the only way to rescue you in case of weather and medical emergencies. 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

You will be journeying high up in the Himalayas, until an altitude of around 6000m. Therefore, concern about catching altitude sickness or AMS is pretty understandable. As altitude rises, the amount of oxygen accessible in the air declines. In addition, some persons may have altitude sickness as a result of the rapid temperature decrease. Some of the early symptoms trekkers may experience are vomiting, fainting, nausea, and headaches. Anyone, regardless of their level of fitness, can be affected. Thus, adapting and traveling at a leisurely pace is recommended. If the symptoms worsen, head back to the lower altitude.

Getting a Guide and Porters for your Lobuche Peak Climb

You can consider it a necessity to be accompanied by licensed and registered trekking and mountaineering guides on your Lobuche Peak conquest. Solo climbers are usually not granted permits. Having a guide is highly encouraged and required, although it is a formality. Your guide will assist you along the climb and ensure that you reach your goal safely and successfully. The ropes will also be fixed for you before the ascent, and they will handle all of the logistics necessary for a successful ascent.

At Outfitter Nepal, we provide certified and experienced climbing and trekking guides as well as fit potters to make your journey informative, enjoyable, and fun.

Permits for Lobuche Peak Climb

You require the following permits to be able to travel in the Everest region. They are:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry: US$ 30 + tax per person
  • Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit: NPR 2000
  • Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit: US$ 70 to US$ 250 per person depending on the season

Essential Gears for the Lobuche Peak Climb

This is the list you particularly require for the Lobuche Peak Ascent.

Handwear: Gloves and Hand warmers

Footwear: Trekking Shoes, Altitude Liner, Woolen socks, Trekking Socks, scandals

Headwear: Hiking caps, woolen hats, scarfs

Upper body: Down jacket, fleece jacket, thermal wear, hiking t-shirts, wind+waterproof jackets

Lower body: Down pants, trousers, thermal sets, hiking pants/shorts

Personal Equipment: Trekking Backpacks, Toiletry Bags, Sunblock lotions

Trekking Gears: Hiking poles

Climbing Gears: Ice Ax, Climbing Harness, Crampons, Karabiners, Belay Device, Ascender

Mountaineering Boots and Helmet

Ropes

Ice Crews

FAQsLobuche Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring frequently asked questions
  • With our decades’ worth of experience in the Himalayas, we believe that spring, from March to May, and fall, October to November are the greatest times to go peak climbing. These are the most preferred times of the year to go on Lobuche Peak Climbing because of the stable weather. Moreover, the climate also remains moderate and pleasant. You can see many other fellow trekkers and climbers along the way. Other months are not an ideal time to go on this journey.

  • To reach the summit and return to Lobuche Base Camp on the summit day, it takes 8 to 10 hours of ascent and descent. The plan for Lobuche Peak Climbing can take anywhere between 14 and 20 days to complete. The Lobuche Peak expedition can be extended by the inclusion of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • Lobuche Peak is, in fact, Lobuche East Peak. There are two peaks on Mount Lobuche: Lobuche East (6,119 m) and Lobuche West (6,145 m). The Lobuche East is a trekking peak that is less difficult. Lobuche West is a particularly challenging peak that presents difficulties. When we say Lobuche Peak, we are referring to Lobuche East Peak.

  • Both during the walk and on the top of Lobuche, we have a clear view of Everest. Along with Everest, we can see Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, and other magnificent peaks in the area.

  • If you wish to have climbing equipment for the future as well, you can purchase it. We lend out combined climbing equipment. However, you should pack your own set of personal climbing equipment and hiking necessities. If you don't want to do that as well, you can rent some of the essential climbing equipment in Kathmandu.

  • Higher altitudes have variable weather and temperatures. In these situations, poor weather is a constant worry. On any given day, the temperature can drop significantly, the sky could grow gloomy, and snowfall could happen. The already demanding climb to Lobuche Peak would become significantly harder if this happens. Mild temperatures and days without rain or snow are necessary for successful climbing. But don't worry, we've allotted extra days for such situations.

  • Visitors should not drink the water from the faucets or streams in the Everest region, even though the locals do. Although you can buy bottled water along the journey, we don't recommend it because it's pricey (perhaps 10 times more than in Kathmandu) and bad for the environment. In the teahouses, you can fill your water bottle with boiled water. For added security, use a SteriPen or a water purifier.

  • You are aware that the Khumbu region is a remote area, making it challenging to find banks and ATMs there. These isolated locations are far from modern technology. The best place to exchange currency or withdraw cash is Kathmandu. Although you'll find ATMs in Lukla and Namche Bazaar, those may not be reliable. These are the only places with ATMs and currency exchange services during the Lobuche Peak Expedition.

  • With a limit of 8 climbers per group, we largely focus on small groups. It enables us to provide more personalized care and attention to each client. If your group will be greater than eight people, kindly contact us so we may discuss group rates and specialized services. We also encourage individuals to climb Peak alone.

  • If bad weather makes it necessary to cancel our domestic flights to or from Lukla, we will have two options:

    Your flight can be changed to the next day. If your trip lasts longer than planned, you'll also be responsible for additional expenses like hotel and food.

    Although it will cost more than an ordinary flight, a helicopter flight is a possibility. Depending on the number of people, the weight of the luggage, and the helicopter's accessibility, the cost can vary.

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