Lobuche peak climb after EBC Trek

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Lobuche is a 6-thousander peak (6119 meter or 20070 feet above the sea level), right in-front of Everest on the trail of Everest base camp trek, so Lobuche peak climbing is a best of all.

  The peak is named after the Lobuche village at 4950m, which is also one of the Everest Base Camp trek destinations. Every trekker doing EBC trek sees this peak once they get on top of Thukla pass, the memorial place for climbers perished in the mountains. From Thukla pass you can see Pheriche and the beautiful river valley ending at the bottom of the amazing mountain range of Amadablam, Thamserku, Cholatse and many others.  

Lobuche peak climb after EBC Trek 1
Lobuche peak climbing is the most scenic peak in Classical Everest Base camp Trekking region. 

  On the other side you will see the surrounding mountains of Everest itself, but Lobuche peak is right in front of you, the one with less snow; the very top is with snow. Location of Lobuche peak climbing is perfect: right before Khumbu glacier and the Everest base camp, enabling a magnificent view of Everest from the top. This adventure is a perfect combination of Everest Base Camp trekking and stunning Lobuche Peak climbing.  

Difficulty of Lobuche peak climb after EBC

Previous high altitude trekking experience, for example a successful Everest base camp trek completion, along with preparation to cold temperatures, will certainly help you to get to the top. Climbing above base camp is steep, which makes the climbing both challenging and interesting. If you are planning to climb Lobuche peak, make sure you are fit, both mentally and physically.

Lobuche peak climb after EBC Trek 2
Lobuche peak is in 6119 meter above the sea level

General knowledge about climbing, harness, and knots is appreciated but not compulsory. The climbing guide will take all the safety measures and let you know each and every step during the climb. Lobuche peak climbing starts after hiking to Everest base camp and after summiting Kalapatthar 5545 meters. This allows us proper acclimatization, before climbing Lobuche peak.


    Itinerary

    We started trekking from Lukla after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu. Following the main trekking route we walked to Everest base camp and after base camp split from the main crowd at Lobuche village. From Lobuche we head towards Lobuche peak base camp, from where Everest base camp trekkers head back to Pangboche.

    We get to the High camp of Lobuche by the time they reach Namche, but the day they trek the long way back to Lukla we will hit the top early in the morning for another great view of Everest Himalaya range. After summiting, we descend to Thukla for a joyful celebration of success and head back towards Lukla the following day.

    This itinerary is designed to properly acclimatize our clients before attempting the summit of Lobuche peak. Lobuche Peak Climbing is not a trekking peak like Mera peak, therefore a good level of fitness and stamina are required to summit.

    Detailed itinerary for Lobuche Peak climbing

    • Day 1 – Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding for 3 hours.
    • Day 2: Phakding – Namche bazaar, tonight at guesthouse in Namche.
    • Day 3 – Day trip to Everest view hotel and Khumjung or Khunde village, night at Namche Bazzar.
    • Day 4 – Trekking from Namche bazaar to Tengboche monastery
    • Day 5 – Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche village (4360m); 5 hours
    • Day 6 – Acclimatization hike to Nangkarsang peak 5100 meters and exploration day at Dingboche (4360m), tonight at Dingboche.
    • Day 7: Trek Dingboche – Lobuche
    • Day 8: Lobuche – Everest base camp and back to the Gorak shep for night stay.
    • Day 9: Hike uphill Kalapatthar for magnificent view of EVEREST and overnight at Lobuche
    • Day 10 – Climb up to High Camp, overnight at high camp 5650m
    • Day 11 – High Camp to Summit and back to Thukla 4600 meters
    • Day 12 – Trek back from Thukla to Namche Bazar
    • Day 13 – Trek back from Namche bazaar to Lukla
    • Day 14 – Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

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    Detailed itinerary for Lobuche Peak climbing

    From today till the last day of the Lobuche peak climbing after Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days trekking you will explore villages and stay at the local owned tea houses. You will be choosing your breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the menu at every tea house. All meals during the trek are included if you buy our normal package.
    You will be following your trekking guide, who helps you with all the questions you may have. You are free to decide on your own but listening to your guide is always wise. Your porter will be carrying your luggage, you only need to carry a small day-pack with drinking water, camera, sun screen and other items you will need during the transition to the next village. Nepalgram Adventure will take good care of you, you just need to eat well and stay hydrated during our adventure.

    Approx. 8 hours of walking from Phakding to Namche Bazar is interesting with crossing of 5 suspension bridges across the same river. The name of the river is Dudh Koshi which translates as milky river in Nepali. Today’s hike is gradual in the beginning and at the end it gets steep after the last & highest bridge.

    Today's hike is acclimatization hike, main motto of the hike up to Everest view hotel is to walk higher and sleep lower. We start our hike after breakfast at our guest house and visit national park museum and visit Everest view hotel. After having sip of tea at EVH we will continue our hike to Khumjung monastery.
    If you do not want to continue Khumjung village it will take 3 hours for entire hike but if you continue to Khumjung or Khunde village side trip will extend to 4-6 hours, to decide whether you want to hike up to Khumjung village or not, please do read our blog.

    5hours of walk from Namche to Tengboche is gradual walk on the side of the towering mountains. Mt. Amadablam gets really close once we get to Tengboche monastery.
    Do not forget to buy necessary thing at Namche before you leave this village, as possibility of finding necessary things beyond this point is tough. Tengboche is originally a monastery place but now it has 5 tea houses with one bakery. Monastery here has foot print of lama sange Dorje while he was meditating many years ago.
    This monastery has historic and religious values and belief among Buddhist and this monastery also observes many Buddist festivals in the mountains like; Mani rimdhu, Lhosar, Dumji and many other. Regular offering to monastery happens every morning and evening.

    Today's trekking starts though Rhododendron forest, hits Deboche village near Imja river. After crossing Imja River we will get to last real village of the region "Pangboche". After Lunch at Somare the trail can be windy so be prepared with wind stoppers. For your information we will get to no tree zone from today till the way down after peak climbing.

    General idea of today’s activity is to acclimatize our body with altitude, so we hike up to Nangkarsang peak and sleep down at Dingboche. If you go 500 meter from Dingboche and spend around 20 minutes at higher altitude is okay for acclimatization. But we are happy to take you all the way to the top at 5100m which is 4 hours of walking one way. Way down is steep, make sure you are walking carefully and please follow our guide for your safety.

    Lobuche village at the height of 5000meters is a small village. We will hike towards Lobuche after breakfast at tea house in Dingboche; hike will take around 5 hours to Lobuche village. Today's walk is special as we will walk on the side of the towering mountains and trail is wide and scenic. Thukla pass and memorials at the top of the Thukla pass is attraction of today. Do not miss to visit world highest Bakery at Lobuche with sun-setting at Mt. Nuptse right in front of you.

    3 hours to Gorakshep and a lunch break will continue hike to EBC after checking in guest house at Gorakshep. Hike to base camp and back to the tea house will take another 5 hours.
    Do not forget to share even a single problem with us during today’s hike, as 1 meter makes a lot of difference in this high altitude. Drink more and do not lose your appetite to avoid AMS and small headaches.

    It will take 2 hours to get to the top of Kalapatthar and view of base camp and Khumbu glacier can be screened at once from the top. Kalapatthar being really close to Mt. Pumori will give great view of Pumori ice fall and Chumbu glacier on its foot. After getting back from the top of Kalapatthar, we will have breakfast and head towards Lobuche village for another adventure to Lobuche peak climbing.
    The journey to Lobuche follows the same trails that we too on our way up but it will take around 3 hours to get back to Lobuche Village.

    High camp of Lobuche is on the top of a big rock, the view of river valley seen on the side of Pheriche is awesome. Take slow steps and drink more water as you might not drink enough in tomorrow’s climb.
    Today's trek will be approx. 7 hours to high camp. We will sleep in the tent and eat the food cooked by our kitchen staff.

    We will start today's adventure all the way to top, which will take approx. 8 hours to top and 5 hours down to Thukla. Climbing guide will assist your climb and he will make sure the ropes are properly anchored and everything is fixed string.
    From the summit you will see great view of Khumbu glacier, Everest right in front of you and many other mountains. Do not be over excited at the top, strictly follow our guide.

    Thukla to Namche will take approx. 8 hours. We will follow the same trail from our way up to EBC. Treat yourself at Namche, a semi civilized town in the mountain.

    End of the trek, usually trekkers celebrate together with the whole trekking team, guides and porters, sharing the experience. This will be the last day together with the whole team.

    After breakfast at Lukla we will catch our flight to Kathmandu in the morning. If weather favors us, we will get back to Kathmandu before noon. We will drop you to your hotel after arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport.
    It is time to farewell you with promise to see you again.

    Overview

    Lobuche peak is the one which is right in-front of Mount Everest – that is why this peak is best location to witness the perfect view of Everest and the surrounding. Khumbu glacier, base camp and the river valley of Pheriche looks awesome from the summit of Lobuche peak.

    If you want to climb a technical peak at 6119 m / 2000 ft while trekking to Everest base camp – Lobuche peak climb after Everest base camp trek will surely reward your climb.

    Lobuche Peak climbs after EBC Trek Highlights

    • Everest summit in front of you - from the top of Lobuche peak
    • Everest base camp itself
    • Khumbu icefall and khumbu glacier
    • Namche Bazar
    • Sagarmatha National park Museum
    • Tengboche monastery and evening prayer at the monastery
    • Sunrise and sunset at Mt Nuptse from Lobuche
    • Bird-eye view of khumbu Himalaya range from the top of Kalapatthar

    Lobuche Peak climbs after EBC Price Details - General Inclusions

    • Domestic Flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with airport shuttle service
    • English speaking trekking guide, climbing guide and porter with all their food, accommodation, salary and insurance; one porter for two people.
    • Climbing guide and kitchen staff team while you are climbing
    • Insurance for climbing and trekking staff
    • Breakfast with tea, Lunch and Dinner and accommodation anything from Menu during trekking , fresh fruit will be served after dinner.
    • Food & accomodation while climbing
    • All necessary paperwork and climbing & trekking permits, Local entry permit and Sagarmatha National park entrance fees.
    • All kitchen equipment, staff, food, climbing guide and his insurance.
    • Group Climbing gears, camping equipment and necessary group safety outfits.
    • Boots, helmet, harness, tent for camps, crampons, gaiters, ascender, descender for climbing
    • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek(2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away(3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide(4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
    • Card fee for the online payable amount (during online payment)

    Lobuche Peak climbs after EBC Price Details - General Exclusions

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
    • Your personal warm clothes for trekking/climbing.
    • Medical insurance.
    • International air-fare and Nepal visa fee.
    • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during the trip. (Except a cup of tea in the morning)
    • Meals while you are in Kathmandu.
    • Tips for trip staff (tipping is expected).
    1) Where is lobuche peak located?

    Lobuche peak is situated in the Everest region of Nepal, on the Nepalese – Tibetan border. Lobuche peak is an extension of Lhotse and Everest. The ridge line drops off Lhotse and right onto the summit of Lobuche peak.

    2) How long is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

    The summit day involves 8 to 10 hours of ascent plus descent to reach the summit and to return back to the Lobuche Base Camp. As for the overall duration, Lobuche Peak Climbing’s itinerary can last from a minimum of 14 days to 20 days. The addition of Everest Base Camp Trek on the Lobuche Peak expedition makes the expedition go long.

    3) When to do Lobuche Peak climbing?

    Lobuche peak is ideal to climb during the March to May i.e Spring and September to November i.e autumn. Both of the times are perfectly best due to their stable weather, warm temperature, and clear visibility.

    4) How hard is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

    Lobuche peak is one of the difficult trekking peaks in Nepal. There is one technical section while ascending the summit where a climber has to ascend 45 degrees steeped snowy trail. That technical section is easily doable with prior mountaineering training and practice with climbing ropes. Other than that, the climb is as easy as other trekking peaks. A simple high altitude trekking experience and climbing training are enough for this expedition.

    5) What are the real chances of altitude sickness during the expedition?

    The chances are good as you will be ascending the high peak of 6,119m. Altitude sickness is prone to everyone who is wandering above 4000m of altitude. If no or fewer precautions are taken then the chances of getting caught by the mountain sickness are real and dangerous too.

    6) Will I get charging and internet facilities on the peak climbing journey?

    Yes, but until the Lobuche village only. From Lobuche, there are no teahouses further and you have to spend overnights in tented camps. Until Lobuche village, there are plenty of tea houses that provide both charging and wifi facilities in extra charges.

    7) So what you are paying for?

    We would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

    8) Does this climb require any pre mountaineering experience?

    The climb doesn’t require any pre-mountaineering experience but is physically demanding as you have to climb altitude of 6119m. If you are planning for a trek then it will be better that you practice physical activity like running cycling and regular exercise than only it will easy and comfortable at the time of trekking.

    9) Can you see Everest from Lobuche peak Climbing?

    Yes, normally the route to EBC and route to Lobuche peak is same. There are several views points where like Namche bazar, Syngboche, Tengboce you can see the Everest.

    10) How can we prevent altitude sickness?

    Preventing altitude sickness is that avoid flying directly to areas of high altitude, if possible. Take 2 to 3 days to get used to high altitudes before going above 2,500m. Avoid climbing more than 300m to 500m a day. Have a rest day every 600m to 900m you go up, or rest every 3 to 4 days.

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