Trip Overview of Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche peak climbing is the easy peak to climb in the Everest region and one of the famous in Nepal. It lays close to Khumbu Glacier provides an attractive climbing summit. It also offers panoramic Himalayan views of the Everest region. Beautiful landscape, Tibetan Sherpa culture & Monasteries. As we can climbing from different routes, broad scope for new lines. Furthermore, the Seen from near Lobuche, the dark triangle of its rocky east face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline.
Lobuche peak climbing gets you spectacular views o mountain peaks like Everest (8850). Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam. Chocolate, Thamserku, Kantega peak, and also Tawache peak, etc. The mountain is also known as the ‘False peak.’ It offers you enough opportunity to enjoy the fantastic view of Mt. Everest. including several other similar peaks. Explore the Buddhist monasteries and shrines along with extraordinary wildlife.
Lobuche is an easy peak climbing in Nepal
The Lobuche peak climbing journey starts from Lukla. Then, we follow the Everest base camp trekking trail to reach the Lobuche peak base camp and set up base camp for the upcoming summit. Furthermore, the trip follows through lush valleys, Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorakshep to finally Mt. Everest base camp then the summit. From here we start descending to Imja Khola. We trek down to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier.
Heading Lobuche is a vantage point for some spectacular views of Ama Dablam and also Taweche. Breath-taking sceneries second to none. Rugged mountains of the north. Long and treacherous walk up and down the hill going to meet the pleasant end with a warm welcome and homely environment makes you forget every struggle of the climbing of Lobuche Peak.
Lobuche Peak climbing offers an ample chance to explore the beautiful forest, farming countrysides, several monasteries. Thus, enjoy the unique culture, and golden opportunity to chase your dreams of seeing the Marvoulous peak. Lobuche mountain climb along with the most magnificent Mt. Everest itself. It is the best trip for real adventurers looking for a challenge something more than trekking. This is one of the best for climbing steep snow and icy slopes by using fixed ropes and access to the summit overlooking Lobuche and the Khumbu Glacier.
Lobuche peak Itineray
Our Lobuche peak full itinerary is 19 days from arrival to departure in Nepal. We will climb the majestic Lobuche East Peak which is comparatively easier than the West Peak. we will observe the superb views of snow-covered mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), et al. The breathtaking views of the whole panorama of the Himalayas makes it popular amongst trekkers everywhere the planet.
The Lobuche peak climbing Itinerary starts with a brief 35 min flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. from Lukla, our journey will begin and make days hiking day to Phakding. the little hard trek start from here to Namche Bazaar. We undergo lush vegetation observing the encompassing mountains to reach the commercial hub of the region, Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we trek to Tengboche to watch the traditional Tengboche monastery.
Moreover, the gorgeous monastery has incredible cultural and nonsecular heritage. The trail then proceeds to Dingboche, where we acclimatize to stop hypoxia, and trek further to Lobuche via the Kongma La Pass (5536m). The trail has many steep ascents and descents. From Lobuche, we visit Gorak Shep and eventually reach the magnificent Everest Base camp where you’ll observe the majestic Mt. Everest.
We spend a day acclimatizing then ascend the Lobuche peak early within the morning of the subsequent day. After some blast exploring the mountain top, we descend back to the bottom camp. We then visit Namche and take a return flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. if you are interested in the climbing itinerary we have a short package also which is the base camp to base camp service. For this, we will meet you at Dingboche village start the trip and end here.
Lobuche peak climbing cost
Lobuche peak climbing cost varies consistent with the season you’re getting to climb because the permit cost rate depends on the season. And also group size, length of itinerary and preferred accommodation and no of staffs.
We have a full package from arrival to departure or you can just get a climbing package from Dingboche village also. The cost for base camp to base camp from Dingboche village is USD 950 per person on minimum two people basis. Single person surcharge costs USD 490. for our full board, the Island peak climbing package cost costs the US $ 2300 on the standard tour. But, if you would like to feature luxurious accommodations and food while in Kathmandu, Lukla, and other places the cost will go higher.
The cost of Lobuche peak is cheaper in Winter and monsoon time as the permit fees are less. while climbing in Autumn and Spring is expensive. While on luxury treks to Mera Peak, the accommodation cost is slightly higher. You get your own room with the same basic facilities- a bed, clean
mattress, sheet, and blanket. The cost of equipment and gear also depends on you. If you rent them it cost you less where buying the new items is expensive.
The costs for any trek including the Lobuche peak Climbing depend on the number of things Routes you choose. Duration of your expedition, Permits to enter the region, Accommodation during your trip, Meals and Drinks along the route, Modes of Transportation you use to reach the Everest region, Tent Accommodation and meals, Field staff who go with you along the route, Equipment, and gears are important for climbing, Miscellaneous expenses during the expedition.
You can choose the Lobuche peak climbing package that suits your requirements and budget and we can tailor the itinerary as per your cost planning.
Lobuche peak permit cost
A climb to Lobuche peak could be a nice and exciting journey to at least one of the best ascent peaks of the Kingdom of Nepal. it’s an excellent introduction to mountaineering expertise. Anyone who wishes to trek or climb in the Kingdom of Nepal has to have a minimum of one or a lot of trekking permits. The permits needed to depend on the trekking destination, the mountain, and also the trekking routes. The allowed prices additionally vary.
Lobuche is one of the foremost exciting and simple ascent peaks. it’s nice for all who want to expertise ascent a Himalayan summit in the Kingdom of Nepal. you would like the correct permissions to trek anyplace in the Kingdom of Nepal. you’ll have to be compelled to show your permits on the varied checkpoints on the paths.
The permits facilitate stay data regarding the number of trekkers, guests in the Kingdom of Nepal. On the side of this, some portion of a number of the allowed fees goes into the conservation of the realm.
Local area Permit:
This allows prices around Nrs. 2000 ($20). you’ll be able to obtain this at Lukla on arrival.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit:
The cost is as follows:
SAARC nationals: Nrs. 1500 (Nrs. one hundred sixty-five vat charge)
Other nationals: Nrs. 3000 (Nrs. 390 vat charge)
Lobuche peak ascent permit Cost:
For Foreign Nationals:
For Nepali Nationals:
March-May: Nrs. 4000
Sep-Nov.: Nrs. 2000
Terms and Conditions of the Lobuche peak Permits
All of the mentioned permits are valid for bookkeeping solely. The permits are non-refundable, non-transferable. The allow holder will enter the selected places at intervals in the Conservation space.
any individual coming into the Conservation space shall abide by the park and life Conservation Act 2029 B.S. (1973, Nepal) and also the laws created below this Act.
you need to carry these Entry Permits throughout the whole trip. you must show them if involved personnel of the Conservation space, region need to ascertain it.
The entry allows counters to issue entry permits to those areas. Entry Permits aren’t issued from any check posts on the routes of these areas
Lobuche peak climbing equipment, packing list
The following is some advice for the Climbing Equipment list. You can choose the packing list as per your interest, elevation, season, and also your requirements. Most of the equipment can hire in Kathmandu also. remember to pack light.
- Climbing harness
- Ice ax
- Mountaineering boots
- AscenderDescender/Abseil device
- Snow bar
- Ice hammer
- Helmet (optional)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Down jacket (you can hire in Kathmandu also)
- Lightweight gloves and also Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer for Lobuche peak climbing.
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sleeping bag rated to -20 degree celsius and you can bring also a sleeping bag liner
- Trekking poles (sticks)
- Trek rucksack or duffle bag ( you can also use Above the Himalaya duffle bag)
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Daypack (35 to 50 ltr)
- Thermo-rest sleeping pad
- Water bottles
- Small wash towel
- Quick-drying towel (medium-sized)
- Soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Face and body moisturizer
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Tissue paper/ toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial Hand wash
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks for Lobuche peak climbing
- Snack Foods (Bring snacks and foods you like to munch)
- Travel clothes to wear in Kathmandu
- Sleeping bag (-20 degrees sleeping bag)
- Inflatable mattress
Best Time for Lobuche Peak Climbing
Climbing the Lobuche peak is thrilling as well as an exciting adventure. However, choosing a favorable climate and condition favors your journey and adds more joy to your trip. Thus, whenever, you are traveling make sure you are traveling at the best time. It is really hard to pick a particular best time, it is because Nepal offers peculiar weather in each season. In fact, picking the best season is a perk because climbing the summit may be complicated and risky if the weather is bad. If such happens, then it will spoil the joy of the journey.
Spring and autumn are considered best for climbing the Lobuche peak as in this time period the weather is temperate. You will get a stunning mountain view at this time of the year. Trekking to Lobuche peak can be possible at any time of the year. However, summer/monsoon and winter seasons are not much preferred for trekking because of extreme precipitation and cold weather.
In Nepal Autumn starts from April to May and spring starts from September to November. At this time of the year, the sky is clearer, temperate weather. The temperature is also sunny at this time so that you will not have to carry lots of clothes. If you really want to make your Lobuche climbing dreams come true then you have to opt for a Favorable climate. During autumn the sky is crystal clear with no clouds and the temperatures are also adorable. You will get moderate temperatures in the lower regions and a bit colder in the higher altitudes. Because of these merits, the number of people trekking to the Lobuche peak is very high.
You might not get rooms in hotels and lodges so, you must book your trek early to enjoy this trek. The temperature during the autumn season is moderate and perfect for trekking with clear skies. Another benefit of trekking to Lobuche peak during the autumn season is one of the main festivals of Nepalese Dashain, Tihar, and Chaat. During this time you will get to observe the culture and tradition of Nepalese. The minimum temperature in the Everest region during the autumn season all down to -5 degrees Celsius so, make sure that you pack warm clothes. There is no chance of flight cancellation or any kind of delay during this season. Precipitation is least during the autumn season.
Another best season for trekking to Lobuche trek is the spring season. This season falls from the month of March to May. Spring season falls right after monsoon season so, all the dirt has already been flown away by monsoon rain, and the surrounding looks fresh. The training trail to Lobuche peak is filled with rhododendron and blooming flowers. The skies also remain clear during this time of the year. The minimum temperature of this season falls down to -2 degrees Celsius during the season.
You can see different new species of animals, birds, and plants during this season. Skies and the view of mountains are very clear with fewer chances of precipitation. If you are a loner and want to avoid the crowd with the best view of the mountain then you can trek during the spring season. You will find greenery everywhere and can observe mountains in their own beautiful form.
The difficulty of climbing Lobuche peak
Lobuche trek falls on the medium level on the trekking. This trek is a physically and technically challenging trek in the Everest region. It takes about 10 hours to climb the Lobuche east submit. The trail to Lobuche peak is filled with steep and rocky. You must be prepared for this trek both mentally and physically. Having some mountaineering and trekking experience can help a lot during this trek. The trail to Lobuche peak is rocky and tiring. Your stamina might fall too low so, make sure that you keep your stamina up during the whole trek. You must know how to use trekking equipment like crampons, harness ice axes, Carabiners, and more. Extreme cold weather and thin air might be problematic for some trekkers.
Altitude sickness is one of the most common and main problems of the trekkers during the Lobuche trek. Some of the main symptoms of altitude sickness are severe headache, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, nausea, rapid pulse, and extreme dehydration. If you feel like having any of these symptoms then stop your trek immediately. Proper acclimation will help to reduce altitude sickness so trek slowly. Some of the things that will help to reduce altitude sickness are avoided alcohol, cigarettes & tobacco, drink plenty of warm water, eating and sleeping on time, and be mentally prepared. Altitude sickness is not that big problem if you take the necessary precautions.
Although Lobuche peak is not that hard to climb it is better to have basic knowledge about peak climbing and mountaineering. You must be familiar with the use of trekking equipment. To increase physical stamina can do some basic physical exercise, swimming, and yoga daily before 6 months of trekking. Being physically fit will help you to complete this trek without any difficulty. Since the trail is very rocky and hard to walk so always carry a pair of trekking boots to avoid foot pain. Taking a healthy meal on time will also help to build up your stamina. Also, avoid hard drinks and drink plenty of water to keep yourself energetic during the entire trek.
Lobuche Peak Climbing - Trip Info
Duration: 19 Days
Elevation: (5545m/ 2652m)
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal
Location: Everest Trekking Regions
Co-ordinates: 27.92°N, 86.93°E
Best time: March to May and September – November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay, and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain
Guide: Government certified hiking/Trekking & Climbing Guide
Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation private room. Tented camping will be done on the journey during the trek and climbing.
Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Nepali cuisine – vegetarian option usually available)
Group Size: 2 – 12