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Lobuche Peak

  • Duration:
    20 Days
  • Starting Point:
    Lukla
  • End Point:
    Lukla
  • Difficulty Level:
    High
  • Max-Altitude:
    20070 ft / 6,145m

Trip Introduction

Lobuche peak is a “trekking peak” in the Kumbhu Region of Nepal. It is classed as Grade PD+ (Peu Difficile+) on the Alpine Grading system although it is rated as one of the more technical climbs within this group of peaks. Certainly it is more technical than it’s more commonly climbed neighbors, Island Peak, Pokalde and Mera Peak. There are two summits to Lobuche East, a “true” and a “false” with an expedition peak Lobuche West adjoining. There are a number of similar routes to the summit and this page describes the South East Ridge route. The first recorded ascent of this peak is surprisingly as late as 1984 by Laurence Neilson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa.

The Southeast Ridge is the most popular, graded as PD+ on the Alpine Grading system. From Base Camp, at approximately 15,740 ft it’s a 2-hour slog following a well-outlined trail up to the first option of a high camp alongside a hidden lake at approximately 16, 500ft. In my 2005 climb, we went a little further up a narrow gully above the lake and onto a slabby rock plateau area at 17,200ft.

From the latter high camp, the route continues up a series of slabs of increasing steepness to give access to the southeast Ridge proper. These slabs are usually iced/snow-covered so care is needed and you should probably be roped at this stage. About 50m from the main ridge the end of the slabs and you are now faced with a 45-degree snow wall to ascend onto the ridge. There may be fixed rope here if there are other parties ascending. The start of the ridge is at approximately 18,600ft and for the more adventurous this is also a possible site for a second high camp to make the summit day a little easier. Follow the ridge turning around seracs and ascending the various “lumps and bumps” towards the first summit. There are no real difficulties although there is a feeling of some exposure along the way. Between the first/false summit and the true summit, there is a considerable descent which you may need to rappel down before the final 200ft or so.

The 20-day Lobuche East Peak Peak (6,145m ) climbing comes along with the classic Everest Trek. The trip will also take you to some of the most popular places in the Everest region like Kala Pathar, which provides an excellent view of Everest along with other high mountains.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • preparation Day for Climbing
    • Day 03
    • Kathmandu - Lukla (40 minutes) [2840 m/9320 feet] – Trek to Phakding [2,652m/8,700feet], 3 - 4 hours
    • Day 04
    • Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283feet), 5-6 hours
    • Day 05
    • Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 feet), Acclimatization Day
    • Day 06
    • Namche Bazaar - Tengboche [3860 m/12,660 feet], 5 - 6 hours
    • Day 07
    • Tengboche - Dingboche [4360m/14,300 feet], 5 - 6 hours
    • Day 08
    • Dingboche: Acclimatization Day
    • Day 09
    • Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 feet), 5-6 hours
    • Day 10
    • Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594feet) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961feet), 6-7 hours
    • Day 11
    • Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207feet), 7-8 hours
    • Day 12
    • Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240feet), 1-2 hours
    • Day 13
    • Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712feet), 3-4 hours
    • Day 14
    • Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 feet) and back to High Camp, 8-10 hours
    • Day 15
    • Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 feet), 8-9 hours
    • Day 16
    • Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hours
    • Day 17
    • Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 6-7 hours
    • Day 18
    • Fly to Kathmandu
    • Day 19
    • Free Day in Kathmandu
    • Day 20
    • Final Departure
    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • preparation Day for Climbing
    • Day 03
    • Kathmandu - Lukla (40 minutes) [2840 m/9320 feet] – Trek to Phakding [2,652m/8,700feet], 3 - 4 hours
    • Day 04
    • Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283feet), 5-6 hours
    • Day 05
    • Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 feet), Acclimatization Day
    • Day 06
    • Namche Bazaar - Tengboche [3860 m/12,660 feet], 5 - 6 hours
    • Day 07
    • Tengboche - Dingboche [4360m/14,300 feet], 5 - 6 hours
    • Day 08
    • Dingboche: Acclimatization Day
    • Day 09
    • Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 feet), 5-6 hours
    • Day 10
    • Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594feet) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961feet), 6-7 hours
    • Day 11
    • Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207feet), 7-8 hours
    • Day 12
    • Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240feet), 1-2 hours
    • Day 13
    • Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712feet), 3-4 hours
    • Day 14
    • Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 feet) and back to High Camp, 8-10 hours
    • Day 15
    • Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 feet), 8-9 hours
    • Day 16
    • Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hours
    • Day 17
    • Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 6-7 hours
    • Day 18
    • Fly to Kathmandu
    • Day 19
    • Free Day in Kathmandu
    • Day 20
    • Final Departure
Cost Include:
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport,
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  •  Domestic Flight (Kathmandu to Lukla )
  •  Domestic Flight (Lukla to kathmandu )
  •  Trekking Duffle Bag by Company
  •  Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  •  All Meals (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  •  Accommodation in Tent camp at Base camp and High camp During the Climbing with All Meals and Hot Drinks (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  •  All group camping equipment (kitchen tent, Dining tent, kitchen, camping items) in Base camp and High camp
  • Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit
  • Sagarmatha National park Fee
  •  TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  •  Experience Climbing Sherpa  guide
  •  Required Number of Potters
  •  Cook, Kitchen Staff and other Necessary staff (Base Camp and High camp)
  •  Group Climbing Equipment and instruments (Fixed Rope, Main Rope, Ice Hammer, Snow bar, Ice Crew)
  •  Single/Double tent at the Camp with mattress
  •  Insurance for Climbing Guide and Climbing Sherpa
  •  Insurance for all Nepali Trekking staff
  •  All government and local taxes
  •  farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Cost Exclude:
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination) International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Excess baggage charges for Air travel
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
  • Extended activities and destinations
  • All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
  • Hot Shower During the Trek
  • Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
  • Tips for Guide and Staff
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)
  • Trekking

    • Hiking-Poles
      Hiking Poles
    • Trekking-windproof-jacket
      Trekking Wind Proof Jacket
    • Trekking-water-bottle
      Water Bottle
    • Trekking-T-shirt
      Trekking T Shirt
    • Trekking-sun-cream
      Sun Cream
    • Trekking-sunglasses
      Sun Glasses
    • Trekking-socks
      Socks
    • Trekking-sleeping-bag
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Shoes
      Trekking Shoes
    • Trekking-Rain-coat
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Pant
      Trekking Pants
    • Trekking-inner-thermal
      Inner Thermal
    • Trekking-Head-Lamp
      Head Lamp
    • Trekking-Hat
      Hat
    • Thin-Trekking-Gloves
      Thin Gloves
    • Thick-Trekking-Gloves
      Thick Gloves
    • Trekking-Flips-Sweater
      Flip Sweater
    • Trekking-Down-Jacket
      Down Jacket
    • Trekking-Bag
      Trekking Bag
    • Portable-Charger
      Portable Charger
    • sun-glasses
      Sun Glasses
  • Climbing

    • harness
      Harness
    • ice-axe
      Ice Axe
    • lip-Guard
      Lip Guard
    • lock-carabiner
      Lock Carabiners
    • mid-weight-top
      Mid Weight Top
    • Prusick-loops
      Prusick Loop
    • snow-goggles
      Snow Goggles
    • summit-gloves
      Summit Gloves
    • summit-socks
      Summit Socks
    • swiss-Knife
      Swiss Knife
    • tape-sling
      Tape Sling
    • Thermal-Mattress-Cell-Foam
      Thermal Mattress Cell Foam
    • Thermal-Mattress-inflatable
      Thermal Mattress Inflatable
    • thermos
      Thermos

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