Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Trip Style: Peak Climbing
Transport: Domestic Flight
Food: American Plan Basis
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge & Camping Tent
Group Size: 2-12 Pax
Max Elevation: 6,119 M
Lobuche Peak Climbing is one of the adventures peak climbing in the Everest region. Lobuche is consist of two different peaks Lobuche East Peak and Lobuche West Peak. This 17 days trip will take you to the top of the Lobuche Peak (6,119 m) from where you will get to see panoramic views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m), Mt. Pokalde (5,806 m), and many more.
The trail will include beautiful dense forests of rhododendrons, juniper, oak, birch & conifer, lovely small rivers, thrilling suspension bridges, picturesque villages & valleys, moraines, and lots of ascends & descends on steep, rugged, icy, and rocky paths. Lobuche East was first climbed on April 25, 1984, by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen. Whereas Lobuche West was first climbed in 1955 via the South Shoulder. Climbing the east peak is easier than the west. There is a deep irregular ridge between the two peaks, which makes approaching the West peak from the East impossible. Locals of this region are generally Sherpa and Rai. They have their own dialect, tradition, culture, and way different lifestyle than us.
Best Time to Summit Lobuche Peak
Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) is the best time to summit Lobuche Peak. During Spring and Autumn, the region presents captivating views of the mountain landscapes and trail also become extremely beautiful. You can also go on this trip during winter but the harsh cold weather might not fit for everyone.
Food, and Accommodation during Lobuche Peak Climbing
You will stay in 2 or 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu and in lodge/camp during the Lobuche Peak Climbing. All the rooms will be on twin sharing basis. You will only get breakfast in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. While on the trek the food will be served according to the menu of the lodge. During your stay in camp, food will be prepared and served by the crew members.
Similarly, drinking water is easily available everywhere. You can carry reusable water bottle and water purification tablets to double check the quality of waters. We highly encourage you not to buy water bottle during the trip as it helps in preservation of the region.
Is Lobuche Peak Climbing is difficult?
Lobuche Peak Climbing is a difficult journey in the Himalayas yet it is not as strenuous as other expeditions. Moreover, Lobuche Peak Climbing is provided you with the ground knowledge and experience before going on an expedition to the world's highest mountains.
You don't need to have prior trekking experience to do this climbing. However, every day you have to trek for around 5 to 6 hours, and on the day of the summit, you are also needed to trek 8 to 10 hours a day, which does require strong physical fitness, determination, and good stamina. We will also provide you with pre-climbing training where you will learn proper use of gears like harness, crampons, rope, are, extra that will help you boost your confidence.
Achievement after Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak Climbing will let you know the basic mountaineering skills. You will get to experience the enchanting beauty of this isolated region along with the tradition and lifestyle of the locals. Moreover, you will learn to survive in the extreme region, work as a team player, and make new friends. You will return with the lifelong memories that will stay with you forever. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact or email Mera Alpine Treks and Expedition for further information and get outstanding superb services. Thank you.
Why to climb Lobuche Peak with Sherpa?
Since, Sherpa homeland is at the Himalayas, they are stronger than us at altitude. They live at the high altitude for their daily process. Their body supports well at high altitude, so they are very well suited for the alpine style expeditions in the Himalayas. You will need them to carry your gears and to guide you on the summit push. Mera Alpine Treks provide a well trained and experienced guide during the Lobuche Peak climbing.
The Sherpa people are usually happy and easy going. Sherpa are a valuable aid to us, as the climb is hard enough for you anyway, if not being genetically adopted to that kind of altitude by birth. They are experienced and know about the consequences of the mountains. They are the ones who always looks and guarantees the safety of yours while climbing the mountains.
What safety measures do we need to follow while climbing the Lobuche Peak?
Climbing to reach the top of a mountains is a rewarding experience. Along with the thrills of climbing itself, mountain summits often offers sweeping views and uniquely solitary environments.
However, it is very important to understand the physical reaction of your body while at high altitude. Some of the important tips are to use the right gears while climbing and to have enough time for acclimatization and to climb cautiously. Also, don’t forget to carry the appropriate medications that you may need while climbing to prevent from any illnesses.
How long does it take to climb the Lobuche Peak?
Trekking and climbing to the Lobuche Peak depends on the itinerary that you would like to follow. Basically, it can be done within 15 days or more than that, depends on your itinerary that you would like to choose. The journey for the Lobuche Peak starts with a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Then, you will trek down to Namche Bazaar via Phakding. The trail to the Lobuche Peak follows the trail of the Everest Base Camp. You will reach there after crossing the dense rhododendron forest, bamboo forest and pine forest along with numerous Sherpa settlements and villages which adds pleasant and pleasure to your trek. Also, you will get a chance to encounter the Sherpas’ culture, tradition and lifestyle. You can add 3 to 4 days for the sightseeing tour of the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar as well as for acclimatization. The climbing period of Lobuche Peak can be completed within 15-17 days and more of that too.
Is there any facility of wi-fi, device charge and hot shower?
Since you will be in the remote area as well as mountainous region, internet facility might not work everywhere. However, most of the lodges offer everest link wi-fi with a little charge.
You can charge your mobile phone, camera, and electronic device in lodges. But you need to carry your device charger. In most of the lodges provide running hot shower facility during Island Peak Climbing. Also know that there will be common washroom in the lodge and tea house.
What permits are needed to climb the Lobuche Peak?
You need a climbing permit to climb the Lobuche Peak. You will need permits to enter the Sagarmatha National Park too. On the route, there are regular check points and you have to show your permits to pass through them. You will need these two permits as well Local Everest Region Area permit and Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit.
Is there any chance of getting altitude sickness?
Yes, there are a risk of getting altitude sickness, as you will be reaching above 6000m. it depends on the person how s/he is going to react to high altitude regardless of their fitness and experience. Therefore, we recommend that you should possess the knowledge high altitude sickness and its symptoms. And be cautious about how your body is going to react while gaining altitude. We, Mera Alpine Treks provide information about High Altitude Sickness Advice.
Is it necessary to have insurance while climbing the Lobuche Peak?
As it involves climbing above 6000m, it does make various risks which all need to be considered when deciding on what insurance to buy for the duration of your visit. Travel insurance is a must for every travelers who decides to climb the Lobuche Peak as even small injuries can create a nightmare that proves to be quite costly. So, please make sure your travel insurance policy covers all the events and environment associated with the Lobuche Peak climbing. Nonetheless, you need to send your copy of insurance policy or carry it with you while you are on the trip. So to enjoy your trip without any worries, your travel plan should always incorporate with insurance policies.
How Mera Alpine will help you if the flights get delayed or cancelled?
Domestic flights of Nepal may get delay or cancelled due to the bad weather. If the flights get delayed or cancelled, we, Mera alpine treks will help you to take another possible flight. An if the delayed flight or canceled flight is disturbing your entire plans, then we recommend to chose other alternative options for trekking.
And, in case if you don’t want to cancel your previous program, if you want to continue with other alternative options such as heli-flight then you can get help from us but the extra charges that need to be paid while making extra arrangements should be paid by you. We will not be responsible for other extra charges.
What are the equipments that are needed for climbing the Lobuche Peak?
You should have all of your travel documents that are needed while travelling to other countires or destinations. In addition, you should have the proper clothing that are appropriate for trekking as well as for climbing. Some of the gears you carry may not meet the standard for the cold weather temperature that you will face on the trek. So, it is better to consult with the experienced travelers for the packing of gears. Also, by chance, if you forget to bring any equipment you an buy or hire here after arrival. Here, are the list of equipments that are necessary for climbing the Lobuche Peak.
What preparations should I make before climbing Lobuche Peak?
For a successful climb, your physique plays a vital role. It might take you a year or a months to prepare yourself for the climb. Your previous experiences on mountaineering are also important. A secret to success is your ability to adapt to the lack of oxygen and your technical experiences. While adapting to a mountain environment, you must cope up to live in a tent at cold weather and maintain your health. Keep your mindset positive and determined, then you will get succeed.