Lobuche Peak (6119 m/20,075) is one of the most exciting Trekking Summits in the Everest Region. The mountain towers above the settlement of Lobuche and lies to the southwest of Mt. Everest. The mountain actually consists of two peaks, Lobuche East and Lobuche West, connected by a ridge that is nearly 2 km long. The western peak is quite technical and considered an expedition peak and the eastern peak, our aim, is a trekking summit gained by the south ridge.
Make your dreams come true by with this exhilarating peak in the Himalaya and while getting naturally high like never before!
Lobuche is located in astonishing territory that offers non-stop mountain views and spectacular Himalayan scenery. It will be a strenuous climb to summit, which is higher than most of the mountains outside the Himalayan Range. This peak is the closest of all the trekking peaks to Mt. Everest and from the top you will have an unimaginably thrilling panorama of the mighty Himalaya with breathtaking views of Everest and the surrounding peaks and valleys of Nepal and Tibet. Although Lobuche requires no previous experience in mountaineering, it will be a physical challenge and is suitable for people feeling acclimatized and fit.
We reach the Everest Region with a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to the Sherpa town of Lukla. From this airport village in the mountains, we begin hiking with a climb through picturesque territory and famous Sherpa villages including Namche Bazaar, Tangboche, and Pangboche on the traditional route to Everest Base Camp. We then break away from the crowds and follow an isolated valley between the settlements of Dzongla and Lobuche.
Base camp is established at nearly 5400m/17,715ftand near a ridge overlooking the Khumbu Glacier. We then drive for the summit with spectacular views in an unforgettable setting and the thrills of a well-earned accomplishment!
The itinerary is designed with careful attention by our professional climbers to safeguard a gradual rate of ascent with proper acclimatization.
The best seasons to climb Loubuche Peak are March to May and September to early December. We have no fixed departure dates, just let us know your preferred schedule and we can accommodate accordingly.
Lobuche Peak is partly a camping journey,and we will have porters to carry supplies, a dining tent, sleeping tent and more for your comfort. The Himalaya Hikes chef will make delicious meals and the camp will be a warm place to reminisce about of the day’s highlights over food and drink, under the heavenly stars.
We look forward leading you to the thrill of a lifetime, reaching the top of a Himalayan peak!
There are many choices for more trekking in the Everest area, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will arrange according to your schedule!
We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the spectacular Everest Region and the most exhilarating scenery in Nepal!
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2:Half day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3:Flight to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft), trek to Phakding (2,650 m/8,690 ft)
Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,435 m/11,270 ft)
Day 5:Rest & acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 6:Trek to Thyangboche(3867 m/12,887 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 7:Trek to Dingboche(4375 m/14,325 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 8:Trek to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft)- 5 Hours
Day 9:Trek to Everest base camp (5364 m/ 17,540 ft) and back to Gorekshep
Day 10:Trek to Kala Patthar(5550 m, 18,208 ft) and back to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft) 7-8 Hours
Day 11:Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft) 4 hrs
Day 12:Rest Day at Base Camp
Day 13:Climb to the Lobuche East Summit (6119 m/20,075) and Return to Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft)
Day 14:Extra day schedule for weather contingencies
Day 15:Trek to and Pheriche(4252 m, 13,950 feet)
Day 16:Trek to Tyangboche (3867 m/12,887 feet)
Day 17:Trek to Monjo (2750 m/9165 ft) by way of Namche Bazaar
Day 18:Trek to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft)
Day 19:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20:Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 21:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2Half day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Flight to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft), trek to Phakding (2,650 m/8,690 ft)
Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,435 m/11,270 ft)
Day 5Rest & acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 6Trek to Thyangboche(3867 m/12,887 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 7Trek to Dingboche(4375 m/14,325 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 8Trek to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft)- 5 Hours
Day 9Trek to Everest base camp (5364 m/ 17,540 ft) and back to Gorekshep
Day 10Trek to Kala Patthar(5550 m, 18,208 ft) and back to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft) 7-8 Hours
Day 11Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft) 4 hrs
Day 12Rest Day at Base Camp
Day 13Climb to the Lobuche East Summit (6119 m/20,075) and Return to Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft)
Day 14Extra day schedule for weather contingencies
Day 15Trek to and Pheriche(4252 m, 13,950 feet)
Day 16Trek to Tyangboche (3867 m/12,887 feet)
Day 17Trek to Monjo (2750 m/9165 ft) by way of Namche Bazaar
Day 18Trek to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft)
Day 19Fly from Lukla to KathmanduPlease note : Flights from Kathmandu-Lukla, Lukla-Kathmandu often get delayed and may cause delays from a few hours to a day and more. We will do our best to avoid problems, and re-schedule flights. However, we must inform you of the possibility of delays and even cancellations. We have scheduled extra time for such situations and suggest that you also include 1-2 days cushion at the end of your journey to avoid problems with your final departure from Nepal. We can also arrange helicopter atyour request at around USD 500-1000 per person, depending on demand and capacity. Of course, there is also a good probability that no delays will occur and we will be happy to arrange other activities with your extra time!
Day 20Leisure day in KathmanduThis is an extra day scheduled in the case that poor weather has caused a delay flying out of Lukla airport. Rest, relax and enjoy the day as you like!
Day 21Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Trek.
Personal Climbing Gears:
• Ice axe
• Screw gate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
• Plastic Mountaineering Boots
• Helmet ( Optional)
• Hiking boots
• Trekking trousers and pants
• Under Garments
• Hiking shorts
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Sun hat or scarf
• Warm hat
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Thermal gloves
• Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries
• Daypack 30 Ltr. (approximately 1800 to 2000 cubic inches)
• Trekking Poles
• Basic First Aid Kit
• Water bottles
• Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth brush/paste etc)
• Ear Plug (who know some people on group may snore)
• Face and body moisturizer
• Feminine hygiene products
• Tissue /toilet roll
• Anti bacterial hands wash
• Reading book & note book
• Swimming customs (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
• Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you come back from Trek
The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.
• Down vest and/or jacket
• 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 10 degrees
• Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.
Your Sherpa Crew
At Himalaya Hikes, our Sherpa crews are critical to the success of your treks & climbs that you do with us. We us professionally trained Sherpa guides & sirdars who are just not hikers & climbers on the mountains but have been trained to perform this task with a lot of common sense & guile. We ensure that they are confident & experienced in leading ventures into some of the most isolated parts of Nepal. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living on other parts of the regions where they were born in.
We know that locally born staffs are a vital cog in that wheel of sometimes dangerous adventure where anything can happen.
Trekkers benefit a lot from local guides who have the local knowledge that can give you deep insights into the local culture where you understand the lifestyles of communities of the areas you hike through. Your travel is also directly supporting local communities, creating employment & giving back to the local folks as you travel through their districts & regions.
All of our local crew, guides, sirdars & porters all have critical first aid training & even possess the abilities to save your life in the most serious of conditions. At Himalaya Hikes, we always make sure that our mountain crews are highly motivated & never compromise on the facilities they deserve.