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 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
Lobuche peak is one of the well-known trekking destinations situated in the Khumbu region. The two main submit of Lobuche is Lobuche East and Lobuche West. You will be climbing Lobuche east as it is more preferred by the trekkers and slightly easy to climb than Lobuche west. Lobuche peak climb is a popular trekking destination because it falls in the Everest region. So, people trekking to Everest base camp also climb Lobuche peak.
Lobuche peak climb is situated at an altitude of 6119 meters above sea level. Climbing Lobuche peak is once in a lifetime opportunity, you will experience the real beauty of the Himalayas and a magnificent view of Mount Everest. Climbing Lobuche peak is not that hard but you have to be prepared for the climb. Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen were the first ones to climb this trek on April 25, 1984.
You can get a brilliant and close view of different mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam. Chocolate, Thamserku, Kantega peak, and also Tawche peak. This trek can be completed within 15 – 20 days. You will be going through the legendary path in this trek. There are different old monasteries, green grassland, and the amazing Dudh Koshi River. You will also get to observe the culture and traditions of the people and be close to their daily lifestyle. Lobuche peak is a demanding peak, there are different challenges on the route. You will have to take mountaineering training before the trek and you should also be comfortable using ropes and crampons.
How to get there?
As mention above this trek needs 15 – 18 days to complete. Lukla is the starting point of this trek, after you arrive at Lukla airport you will be moving toward Phakding. On the way to Phakding, you will have the first glance of the mountains, if the sky is clear then you will get a magnificent view of Mount Everest. After walking for about 3 hours from Lukla airport you will reach Phakding. Your next trekking destination is from Phakding to Namche Bazar.
The route goes through the pine forest. During the month of spring, the route is filled with rhododendron. You will also get a fantastic view of the mountain ranges. After the hard climb for about an hour, you will reach Namche Bazar. The next day is the acclimation day on Namche Bazar. You will be roaming around different places of Namche Bazar. We will trek a little up from Namche Bazar from where you will get a view of different mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde. You will spend overnight at Namche Bazar.
After that the next day you will be trekking to Tengboche village. Tengboche is situated at an altitude of 3867 meters. Following the bank of Dudh Koshi River, you will reach the Tengboche River from Namche Bazar. On the way, you will see the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region Tengboche monastery. From Tengboche your next trekking destination is Dingboche. Enjoying the aspiring view of mountains like Mount Tawche, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m) you will be heading toward Dingboche. After that, you will stay overnight at Dingboche.
The next day again you will be acclimating at Dingboche. Since Dingboche is the gateway for island peak climbers you can trek toward the Chhukung village from where you can get the closest view of the island peak. After that, you will be continuing your trek toward Lobuche. You will be walking along the Pheriche valley with a stunning view of the mountains.
From there you will have to hike upward over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier to reach Lobuche. The next day will be an exciting day as you will be trekking to Everest base camp. You will be trekking to Everest base camp via Gorakshep. Enjoying the close view of mountains you will reach Everest base camp. After enjoying there and clicking pictures you will have to trek back to Gorakshep. The next morning you will be trekking toward Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is famously known for the best view of Mount Everest. You can see the entire northern face of Mount Everest. After that, you will have to trek back to Lobuche where you will stay overnight.
Enjoy the best view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawche, Cholatse
After that, you will be trekking toward Lobuche base camp. Enjoying the view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawche, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, and another mountain you will reach Lobuche base camp. The after next day you will be trekking to high camp. Enjoying the snowy and sloppy path you will reach high camp. The next morning this the day to climb Lobuche peak. Following all the safety rules you will be climbing submit today and getting back to high camp. From there you will be trekking back to Dingboche. After that, you will be trekking from Dingboche to Namche and Namche to Lukla. From Lukla, you will have to take a flight to Kathmandu and where you will complete your trek.
Consisting of two different climbing peaks, the Lobuche peak is extraordinary. You can climb via both east and west part with the heights of 6119 m and 6145 m respectively. There is a huge gap between these two edges but somehow connected by continuous ridges.
The two peaks got its peculiar name, for east peak: trekking peak and for west peak, it is known as expedition peak. Lobuche itself is a wonderful mountain and offers dynamic routes through which you can explore nature.
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 season 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. Due to 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
Best Time for Lobuche peak climbing
for peak climbing in Nepal we have the best tow season in Nepal, Autumn and spring are the best time for Lobuche Peak climbing. The Lobuche peak climbing between October and November or between March and May is perfect the perfect time.
During this time, the weathers are clear and in spring the day is long. But you need to always carry good clothing for the climbing as the temperature and low and very cold after the Lobuche peak base camp. The weather after base camp is unstable and sometimes the bad weather and the freezing temperature adds thrill and adventure to the Lobuche Peak climb.
Furthermore, to safely climb to Lobuche peak we need dry and stable weather. Strong winds and snowfalls might double the difficulty of the climb. So, for the best chance of avoiding these problems we need to choose the right time for the climb.
Flight delay/cancelation and changes in the itinerary:
Be aware that Lukla flights are based on weather conditions can sometimes lead to flight delays or changes. We always endeavor to make sure you reach your destination on time. And for our Lobuche peak climbing, we will re-arrange your ticket to the next available flight.
In the case of delaying Lukla flights, the client is responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation costs. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a Helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, all additional costs would be your responsibility.
in case of flight delays to Lukla on this Lobuche peak climbing, we will endeavor to accommodate you with the same hotel you use in Kathmandu on your arrival day. if It is not available we will look for other hotels for your availability until we have a confirmed flight for you. We will adjust the itinerary to ensure you get as much time as possible in the mountains. This may mean reducing/removing the Kathmandu nights at the end of the trip.
If in case the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is canceled you will be asked to cover the additional night cost and food as well. You will be rebooked for your flight the next day. If flights can not operate due to extremely bad weather: In extreme conditions, the regular flights cannot operate. In such cases, We can assist you by providing helicopter service for your Everest luxury trek. You will be asked to pay this extra cost (less the regular flight ticket price). You may wish to place a claim for this with your insurance company on return to your home country
After completing your Lobuche peak climbing, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip. Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.
You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price. If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours