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Lobuche Peak Climbing – 17 Days

with Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -20°C to 15°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 17 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodge/Camping

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May

Transportation

Transportation Flight

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhism

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Sherpa, Rai

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Hill, Glacier

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Everest Region, Khumbu

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 6119m

We start our trekking from Lukla slowly up towards the Dudh Kosi valley. We across a Hilary suspension bridge and start climbing up gradually towards a big hill to get Namche Bazaar. We continue trek to Tengboche and Dingboche then accommodate for high altitude. We get to the world’s most popular trekking destination Everest Base Camp then we retrace down to Lobuche.

After a day of technical preparation and orientation class at Lobuche, we head to base camp to attempt the peak. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. You will endeavor the summit (6,119m/20,192ft) after one night at the High Camp. For some people reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day activity. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and also helps a safe ascent. After a successful climbing, our trip comes back to Lukla and end after flying out from Lukla to Kathmandu in morning.

The climb includes some technical difficulties on quite steep (45 – 50 degree) snow/ice slopes and requires the use of fixed ropes. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. Our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m).

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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Highlights

  • Summit Lobuche Peak climbing at the elevation of 6119m. with the splendid view of Mt. Mt. Everest ( 8848m.), Mt. Amadablam ( 6812m.), Mt. Lhotse ( 8516m.) and Mt. Nuptse (7861m.)
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Icefall
  • Enjoy the trek across the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Visit the various Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Thukla, and Lobuche
  • Relish the panorama of Everest Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8188m)
January
-20°C to -10°C
February
-20°C to -10°C
March
-15°C to -6°C
April
-10°C to 0°C
May
-5°C to 5°C
June
0°C to 10°C
July
5°C to 15°C
August
5°C to 15°C
September
0°C to 10°C
October
-5°C to 5°C
November
-10°C to 0°C
December
-15°C to -4°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Lukla then trek to Ghat - Phakding

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Uphill hike
(Avg. 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Phakding

Altitude

2650m./8745 ft

A magnificent 35-minute flight to Lukla (2800m./9240ft.)  and an exciting landing  on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek. We head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first stay at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 2

Trek to Manju-Joresalle-Namche Bazzar

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Avg. 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Namche Bazzar

Altitude

3440m./11352ft.

We continue north following the Dudh Kosi river and on to Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market. Stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 3

Rest day for Acclimatization in Namche Bazzar

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Rest Day

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Namche Bazzar

Altitude

3440m./11352ft.

Rest day and overnight. Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Once named the ‘Trekkers Mecca of Nepal’ Namche now boasts plenty of lodges and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude  before heading off towards Everest Base Camp. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khumjung Village and Khumjung gompa which has a Yeti skull,  and also an hour walk up to the Everest Hotel (3850m./12705ft.) above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. Stay at same Lodge.

Day 4

Trek to Phunki Tenga -Tyangboche

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Avg. 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Tyangboche

Altitude

3750m./12705ft.

The trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. Now we get our first really good views of the great peaks – Khumbu, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam, including Everest. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an excellent lunch spot, and here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although tiring, the hike up the zigzag path has numerous distractions, with rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche  is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. We stay near the monastery with Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam framed in the doorway of our lodge. Stay overnight there at lodge.

Day 5

Trek to Pangboche- Somare- Dingboche

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Uphill hike
(Avg. 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dingboche

Altitude

4350m./14355ft.

It is a 5/6 hour trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. The trail leads past the tiny village of Devuche, crosses the Imja Khola  and, after passing beautifully carved mani stones and a few chortens, we reach Pangboche. Ama Dablam dominates the skyline as we make our way to the village of Dingboche where we stay for two nights at a lodge .

Day 6

Rest day - Acclimatization

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Rest Day

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dingboche

Altitude

4350m./14355ft.

Dingboche is a good place to rest and acclimatize. There are magnificent mountain views and many options for acclimatization hikes. We need to ensure you will be successful on your trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar. Today we hike to Nagarjun hill and see the stunning views of Makalu, Island Peak, Ama Dablam and Tawache.  Stay in same lodge.

Day 7

Trek to Thukla- Lobuche

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Uphill hike
(Avg. 4hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lobuche

Altitude

4900m./16170ft.

Day 8

Trek to Gorakshep then excursion to EBC

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

5 hours round trip

Accommodation

Lodge in Gorak Shep

Altitude

5364m./17701ft.

Day 9

Trek to Kala Pattar - Lobuche

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Uphill Hike 8km
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lobuche

Altitude

4900m./16170ft.

We rise very early in the morning for the hike to Kala Pattar (5550m./18315ft.) Our objective is to reach the summit of Kala Pattar just as the sun rises. After 2 hours of hiking, you will stand on Kala Pattar, just beneath Pumori (7165 m/23644 ft). From here, you have an unobstructed view of the Everest south face, Nuptse and many other peaks.  The scenery is breathtaking and you will want to extend your stay as long  as possible to take picture after picture and enjoy the vast array of mountains that surround you. And, at some moment while you stand looking out over the scene below, you will realize the significance of your achievement and the great feeling of satisfaction of a job well done. Soon, however, we have to leave Kala Pattar and make our way back to Gorak Shep, then trek to Lobuche and stay overnight at lodge .

Day 10

Acclimatization day

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Rest Day

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lobuche

Altitude

4900m./16170ft.

This day is to acclimatize the high altitude. Explore around to higher elevation and return to stay overnight at same lodge.

Day 11

Head to Lobuche Base Camp

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Hike for 3hrs

Accommodation

Tent Stay

Altitude

5350m./17655ft.

We climb to Lobuche base camp. From the Base Camp, situated beside a lake, we can enjoy stunning vistas of the Ama Dablam and the Taweche. We stay there overnight at tent.

Day 12

Head to High Camp

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Climb for 4hrs

Accommodation

Tent Stay

Altitude

5850m./19305ft.

Day 13

Lobuche Peak summit then high camp - Lobuche

Day 13 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8hrs hike

Accommodation

Lodge in Lobuche

Altitude

4900m./16170ft.

We summit Lobuche peak and backwards to High Camp  . Steady progress on the final ridge towards the summit, we can come across few crevasses. We climb down to Lobuche and stay overnight there at lodge.

Day 14

Trek to Pheriche-Tyangboche

Day 14 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Tyangboche

Altitude

3990m./13167ft.

We trek down to Tyangboche 6 hours walking and stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 15

Trek to Namche

Day 15 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Namche

Altitude

3440m./11352ft.

Our trek takes us downhill from Phortse to the Dudh Kosi river. We cross the river and make our way through Phortse Thanga and from there, after many steep switchbacks uphill to Kenjoma, Again, the views from this elevation are outstanding as you look down the valleys to the west and admire the surrounding peaks. We will reach Namche Bazzar then stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 16

Trek to Lukla

Day 16 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lukla

Altitude

2800m./9186ft.

Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural walk to phakding. After a lunch, trail will lead you back to Lukla. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek. Stay there overnight at lodge .

Dat 17

Fly to Kathmandu and overnight stay

Dat 17 Facts

Trekking Time Average

35mins

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

1295m./4273ft.

In the morning, we rise early for breakfast, then walk to the airport. Before boarding the flight to Katmandu, you say goodbye to the porters and also goodbye to the mountains. The plane rolls down the short runway, then soars across the Dudh Kosi River and makes its way back to Katmandu.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Trihbuwan International Airport ( Airport – Hotel – Airport ) transfer in kathmandu.
  •  All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ).
  •  Lodge accommodation ( twin share basis) in the trekking and tented during climbing .
  •  One experienced educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, government authorized and specialized in Everest region trekking guide and required porters ( One porter for two persons). There will be organized a climbing sherpa, a cook and required porters for climbing period separately.
  •  Guide and all staff’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  •  Both way flight tickets Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
  •  Sagarmatha national park fee and Pashang Lhamu entry fee
  •  First aid medical kit, Trip map, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, Water purification, Company t-shirt, complementary climbing/trekking certificate, duffle bag etc.
  • Lobuche peak permit.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Garbage deposit.
  • Public Liability Insurance.During the climbing period these are included :
    •  A professional climbing guide and his all expenses. ( 1- 4 pax = 1 climbing guide, 6- 10 pax = 2 climbing guides, 10 – 14 pax = 3 climbing guides)
    • Assistant Cook & Transportation : Trekking assistant cook & necessary kitchen helper on the basis of Member and they carry of  camping equipment and tent from Khare.
    • Camping Equipment Utensils : EPI Gas, gas stove or fuel stove for Cooking, Fuel or Kerosene oil,  Cooking pot, Mattress, Walkee Talkie( Talk Back) etc.
    • Staff salary and Allowance : All our staffs & porters daily wages/equipment/food/clothing etc
    • High Altitude Tents : North Face Dome Tent Space for Two Pax, Wall/Cabin Tent for Dining and Kitchen, etc
    • High Camp Lodging & Fooding Service : Chocolate and Three Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) a day for Member And Staff.
    • Drinks & Beverage : Tea with Biscuits and Hot drinking water in climbing Period and Hot washing water in case required.
    • Fixing Gear : Fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons etc

Excluded

  •   Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot water, hot shower, battery charge, laundry, phone bill, bar bill etc.
  •    Personal climbing gears & Clothing equipment as Climbing  boot, Crampons, Ice axe / Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight / ATC guide, Tap sling, etc.  (Possible to hire at Dingboche/Chukung)
  •   Personal Travel insurance.
  •   Tips for guide and staff .( Highly suggested ).

You can hire below equipment at Lobuche for climbing purpose : 

Price approximately: US $ 100 per pax

  • Climbing boot.
  • Crampons,
  • Ice axe / Ice hamber,
  • Harness, Jumars,
  • Karabiners,
  • Finger eight / ATC guide,
  • Tap sling,
  • Fix / Main Rope,
  • Snow Bar,
  • Ice Crew / Rock Piktung etc.

Other equipment you can get on hire :

  • Oxygen cylinder & Max regulater, Gloves, Sun  glasses, Sticks, Halmet, High thermos, Hot Bag, Water bottle, Ski Boards, Sleeping bag, Clothing (Water proof trousers & jacket, Down jacket, Socks, etc), Walkee talkee(talk back), Thurya Set light phone and other.

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ESSENTIAL INFO

Best time to visit the trek

The year-round availability of this journey. But the autumn and spring months are the finest times to go on the hike. You will be able to fully appreciate the location’s splendor throughout certain times of the year. Similar to that, if you visit here at this time of year, you will have a clear view of the nearby mountain ranges.

The difficulty of this climbing

It’s a really lengthy trek climbing. Inexperienced persons may find it difficult as a result. On the other side, its topography also makes it more challenging. However, if you are a novice trekker, we strongly advise hiring a guide. Otherwise, you risk getting lost or worse when traveling. As a result, be sure you are adequately equipped to face its formidable obstacles. For those who enjoy climbing and would want to spend more time in nature, this adventure is ideal.

Travel insurance

For climbing this trek, you must have your insurance with you. You must have your travel insurance with you. And, make sure your travel insurance company has covered all your safety measures. Make sure that the insurance company provides you with every facility. Because it has a lot of benefits during the trek. Therefore, make sure your travel insurance covers your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. But, most importantly make sure your travel insurance is not expired.  Furthermore, make sure that your Insurance policy has covered your 6500m trekking and adventure policy.

Meals and accommodation

All meals during the trekking include breakfast, lunch, dinner. In addition, lodge accommodation twin share basis in the trekking and tent during climbing. But we don’t provide you with hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, beer, hot water, hot shower, battery charge, laundry, phone bill, bar bill, etc. Furthermore, all the facilities can be adjusted according to the consumer’s wish.

Fitness and experience requirement

This trek is 17 days long so you must be physically fit. This pushes your body to its limit. So, you should be ready for this trek. We highly recommend you first do your full body checkup before coming to this trek. Similarly, this trek cannot be done by physically ill people. Furthermore, you should not have any health-related problems. This trek is a combination of three trekking routes. So, you must have good stamina. And, the attitude to never give up. Similarly, first, make sure you have some experience climbing some small peaks. Then it will be easy for you to complete this trek. But despite all that, if you decide to do it then we recommend you hire a guide.

Climate and weather

The climate of Nepal is different from time to time. It usually gets hot from May to August and this time is also good for hiking. Similarly, it gets cold and chilly from late November to February. This time is also good but it rains most of the time. So, completing this trek during the spring season is also good. It provides a suitable climate and weather. But, most of the time it is good all year. So, you may do this trek throughout the year and enjoy the surroundings to their fullest extent.

Safety and security

The safety of our consumers is very important to us. Similarly, we take full care of our visitors. Likewise, we take good care of their belongings as well.  In addition, the lodges that you will be staying in are also very safe and secure. We fully take off that.

Required Permits

Sagarmatha National Park Fee 

NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1500 for SAARC.

Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee 

NPR. 2000 per person

Lobuche Peak Climbing Royalty fee 

USD 250 per person for March – May
USD 125 per person  for Sept – Nov
USD 70 perperson for Dec – Feb and June – August

Note: Child below 10 years are free

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