LOBUCHE PEAK CLIMBING
Lobuche Peak Climbing Expedition.
Lobuche (6119 m.) is an attractive peak located in Khumbu region, which offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.
The Lobuche Peak consists of two different summits, which are East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak.
It is believed that the rocky outliners of the peak were first climbed by the Swiss in 1952. Subsequent attempts fell short of the actual summit, soaring above a profound notch at the far end of its long north-west/south-east ridge, finally climbed in 1984.
Solukhumbu is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain (8848 meters), but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries. The primary goal of an Everest trek is the Everest base camp at an elevation of about 5340 meters. But you cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most trekkers climb Kala Pattar, an unassuming 5545-metre bump on the southern flank of Pumori (7145 meters).
Max. Altitude: 6119 m.
Trip Duration: 20 days
Trek Grade: Strenuous Plus
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Best Time: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Per day Hiking: 5 to 7 hours
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 3 Schedule flight to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding. (2610m)
Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 5 Hiking from Namche to Khumjung (3780m) for acclimatization and back to Namche
Day 6 Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 7 Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m)
Day 8 Rest in Dingboche for acclimatization
Day 9 Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10 Lobuche ( early morning hiking to Kala Pathar (5550m) to view Mt. Everest and descend to Lobuche
Day 11 Lobuche to Lobuche base camp (4200m.)
Day 12 Lobuche Base camp to High camp (5200 m.)
Day 13 Summit (6119m.) and back to base camp
Day 14 Extra day for climbing if the weather is not favourable.
Day 15 Base camp to Pangboche
Day 16 Day Pangboche to Namche
Day 17 Namche to Phakding
Day 18 Phakding to Lukla
Day 19 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 20 Departure
Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary including domestic flights.
3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights before the trip and 1 night after).
Domestic flight KTM-LUK-KTM.
All three-time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking and camping facilities during Peak climbing.
An Experienced trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part.
An Experienced Sherpa climbing guide to support during climbing peak.
Common climbing gears like ropes, snow bars, ice screws, Carabineers etc. provided.
All staff wages.
Insurance of the trekking and climbing staffs.
All necessary tents for members and staff.
All necessary kitchen utensils and equipment.
National Park fee.
Peak Permit Fee and Trekking permit.
SKA T-Shirt and (Duffel bag for use).
Farewell Dinner with cultural show.
Nepal visa fee.
Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Extra nights Hotel in Kathmandu.
Personal equipment (your personal clothing and climbing gear can be rented in Khare.).
Medical insurance (high altitude coverage and emergency evacuation) and Travel insurance.
All kind of bottle beverages & telephone calls and internet usage.
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
Kathmandu Heritage site entrance fee during Sightseeing.
Tips to the staffs.
My trip to Nepal was nothing short of incredible. Before I arrived Tsering was so attentive and helpful during our many email exchanges. This was matched as soon as I arrived and throughout my trip. Nima Sherpa led my expedition to Everest Base Camp and up Lobuche peak. His constant good energy, smiley nature and incredible skill and knowledge of the region made me feel so at ease. I truly fell in love with Nepal. After my trek, whilst in Kathmandu, they continued to take great care of me, showing me the local sites and humbly sharing their incredible stories. This was an amazing physical challenge and developed me as a person as well. I am very excited to return to Nepal and I couldn’t recommend SKA more. They’re very passionate about what they do, it’s lovely to see that, and support a family run Sherpa company. Thank you!
-Becky Heaps , May 2022