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-day 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-day 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.