Nepal is synonymous with the Himalayas of the Everest Region. There are countless mountains where one can quench their thirst for wilderness adventure. Thousands of mountaineering records are made here in Nepal. People are queuing up for the expedition of lofty Himalayan peaks. However, everyone can’t do successfully ascent of gigantic mountains. So, what is an alternative to a high-mountain expedition? Peak climbing is the best way to fulfill the dream of mountaineering. NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) has identified mountains below 7000 meters in height as trekking peaks. However, some peaks below 7000-meter height also need expedition permits because of technicality and difficulty. Prepare yourself by climbing peaks before trying the lofty mountains. The best way to begin the mountaineering journey is by doing Lobuche Peak Climbing.
Mount Lobuche is in the vicinity of Khumbu Glacier and Lobuche Village. The peak has two summits. They are Lobuche East and Lobuche West. The altitude of Lobuche East is 6119 m and the altitude of Lobuche West is 6145 m from the sea level. Lobuche Peak Climbing is done in the East Peak. However, the Lobuche West Peak requires an expedition permit. The major reason behind this is the technicality and difficulty in the west peak of Lobuche.
If you are thinking of reaching the top of the West Peak after East Peak climbing, it is impossible. The deep notch ridge and a steep drop as well as the huge distance between the two peaks make it harder. It is impossible. Moreover, the permit doesn’t allow us to do so as well.
After one challenging stretch, climbers can reach the summit of Lobuche Peak. The trail from high camp to the top gets steeper as you come closer. You will have to cut your way via a snow ridge and turn northwest where you will encounter snow notches. A steep climb from the notch takes climbers to the summit.
Climbing a mountain is not an easy task. It is a difficulty. However, climbing some of the peaks in Nepal is considered an easy adventure. Among these peaks, Lobuche is fairly difficult and technical. Climbers have to climb the steep slopes and carry out some hard climbing. Mountain climbing difficulties are not only about physical endurance. Numerous other factors make it difficult. Climbing equipment, Sherpa guides, weather conditions, and willpower are the factors to consider before finalizing the difficulty.
The Everest region of Nepal has three iconic peaks for climbing. Island Peak, Mera Peak, and Lobuche Peak are the mountains that provide alternatives to expeditions. Besides Mera Peak, peak climbing in these two mountains include the Everest Base Camp Trekking adventure too. The journey follows the itinerary of EBC Trek.
Climbers enter the Everest region via an adventurous flight to the Lukla Airport. Moreover, the flight is deemed the world’s most extreme. Rejoice in flying to such an extreme airport. It takes about 9 days to reach the Lobuche Base Camp after completing the Everest Base Camp Trek. Leave your footprints at the base camp, Mt. Everest, before stepping on the top of its neighboring peak.
Most of the climbers try to avoid the Everest Base Camp Trekking journey while doing Lobuche Peak Climbing. However, we strongly suggest you do the trek before climbing the peak. For any kind of high-altitude adventure, acclimatization is the key to success. Trekking to Everest Base Camp prepares your body for the summit push. Therefore, don’t miss out on the trek, and don’t ruin the success rate of peak climbing.
Highlights of the Labuche Climbing
Cost of Lobuche Peak Climbing
The cost of Climbing Lobuche Peak varies according to the itinerary. If you wish to include Everest Base Camp or not is the major deciding factor. However, the selection of the Sherpa crew members also impacts the price of the peak climbing. The range of price is from 2200 USD per person to 3000 USD. Plan with the travel planners and decide for yourselves.
The months of spring season and autumn season are best for climbing. In comparison to the autumn window, the spring window is famous. During this time of the year, there is less rainfall, and the chances of snowfall are very less. Lots of people across the globe prefer to do this adventure at this time of the year. Therefore, plan your peak climbing for the spring season. However, you may book the climbing packages for the autumn season as well.
Lots of planning and people are involved in one successful ascent of the mountain. Climbers have to get mandatory travel insurance. The plan of insurance must cover the helicopter rescue, cancellation due to adverse weather conditions, medical aids, and accidents. Permits must be gained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) along with the Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees. Nowadays, climbers have to get a rural municipality permit as well.
Do some exercises before embarking on the trip. Cardio exercises in outdoor places are highly recommended. Any kinds of high-altitude adventure require you to have good and healthy lungs. Increase the body’s endurance and follow healthy eating habits two months before climbing.
For any kind of information regarding peak climbing in Nepal, contact the travel planners of Nepal High Trek. Our team of mountaineering experts comprises multiple Everest Summiteers. Therefore, you can get authentic counseling as well as a high success rate climbing package. Furthermore, Labuche climbing is the most popular trekking peak climbing in Nepal. Besides the Labuche peak, the Island Peak Climbing, Pokalde Peak, and Amadablam expedition are the most popular and fascinating climbing in the Khumbu region. Book the Lobuche Peak Climbing in Nepal and begin your mountaineering journey in a style.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport get transferred to hotels after being received by our Nepal High Trek & Expedition staff, at the hotel check in and join in for a group briefing regarding trek and climb and other useful information, with a welcome dinner.
Morning departs from the hotel where our city guide will show you around places of interest within Kathmandu, the tour of world heritage sites, and back to hotel preparation for Lobuche Peak Climb.
Fly to Lukla with grand views of Himalayan peaks during 30 mins flight with Everest on reaching at Lukla with time to refresh, then continue walking on the gradual trail with a few ups and down past Lukla town and visit Sherpa farm village to reach at Phakding for an overnight stop.
Today a long walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, the morning starts with a gradual walk following the Dudh Kosi River and crossing a few bridges to reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. From here walk on the river bed and then climb for a few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.
Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, before heading higher area a good place for a free day in Namche, spend the day with a scenic hike to viewpoints on the top of Namche facing Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and other ranges of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.
From Namche walk leads on the gradual scenic path with a downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, an afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of climb reaching at Tengboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kantega, Thamersarkhu, and Kwangde with magnificent Amadablam, an afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priests on prayer.
Morning with grand views of peaks then downhill to a river, after crossing a bridge with a slow climb towards Pangboche village with close views of Amadablam peak, the walk continues to reach a scenic Imjatse Valley where our overnight stops at Dingboche located with views of Amadablam and Island peaks.
Another lovely and scenic spot for the rest day to get acclimatize where one can take a short hike up at Nakarjung hilltop, for excellent views of mountains facing Imjatse and Dingboche below, after at leisure and rest marvel the grand views of the mountains.
From Dingboche with pleasant time heading up above Dingboche and Imjatse valley with scenic views, and then on gently up as altitude catches taking slowly to reach at Thugla for the lunch stop, in this small place, afternoon climb to a ridge of Thugla-La with the gradual walk of an hour from here to reach at Lobuche for overnight with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
After the Lobuche walk, today takes you to our highlight at Everest base camp, as our route leads with a slow uphill and above Khumbu glacier and moraine to reach a flat field at Gorakshep a place with few nice lodges.
From Gorakshep continue to walk toward the east to reach Everest base camp, on reaching our target enjoy views of giant peaks with Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers, and then walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.
Early morning climb on top of Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, the highest point on trekking with magnificent views of mountains including Mt. Everest at a close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Lobuche, from here downhill into hidden areas tucked in a corner away from the main trail at Lobuche Base Camp to set camps for the climb.
The morning starts with a gentle climb to reach the high and advanced camp, the climb takes almost four hours to reach the flat available ground for an overnight camp, after climbing past rocks and moraine to High Camp. Afternoon time to scout the areas with the final preparation for the climb and as well practice climbs on ice and rocks face at Lobuche High Camp.
As climb starts early morning towards Lobuche East Peak summit heading with a steep climb facing some technical sections; where our guide will fix ropes around necessary places to make the ascent much more accessible towards the summit of Lobuche East at above 6,119 m high. The top on reaching after a vigorous climb rewards you with breathtaking views of the fascinating scenery of mountains and valleys, after a successful climb enjoys a panorama that surrounds you with close views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam with Mt. Makalu, Chamlang, and Baruntse peaks towards southeast after a great adventure and experience of a lifetime descend safely taking the same route back at base camp.
All climbers should be at base camp on this day to clean up the garbage to hand over to designated SPPC personnel (Sagarmatha Pollution Project Control) as well as packing gear for Yaks to carry onward to Lukla. After getting organized our return route leads towards Imjatse valley with scenic views as the walk proceeds towards Thugla and down at Pheriche valley to reach at Pangboche village for the overnight halt.
From Pangboche retrace the journey with ups to Thyangboche and downhill with an hour up and then on the good winding path to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop before Lukla.
Today a long walk to reach our last stop in the Khumbu area at Lukla, from Namche on the downhill to a river with a short climb to Monjo and then on a good trail to Phakding village, where a few hours walk from here reaches you at Lukla for final overnight stop within Everest and Khumbu area.
Morning as per your flight time transfer to Tenzing-Hillary air terminal in Lukla, boarding in a smaller aircraft for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu and then to your hotel, after the greatest adventure on Lobuche Peak Climb.
We reserve this extra day as a contingency in case of bad weather that might lead to flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which happens sometimes even in the best season of time If all goes well enjoy this spare day for your own individual activities and shopping.
Last day in the land of Himalayan Wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel for the airport for your international flight back to your home countries or other respective destinations.