ClimbingModerate, Strenuous, Challenging

Lobuche Peak Climbing

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There exist two distinct summit to Lobuche peak: Lobuche east (6119m/ 20,075ft) and Lobuche West ( 6145m / 20161ft). Although they are connected by a continuous ridge there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The trekking peak permit is for the east peak, whilst Lobuche west requires an expedition Peak permit and paper works.

Lobuche being an attractive mountain summit offers a variety of existing routes and wide scope for new lines. 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 1st Ascent of Lobuche was on 25th April 1984 by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa, although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before.

Most of the Everest Expeditionary group they climbed Lobuche east or Island Peak before they attempt to summit Mt. Everest. We organize this Lobuche climbing expedition for the beginners or first-time climber in Nepal in Himalayan. We offer 4-6 days climbing clinic in this mountain. 

Trekking peak climbing in Nepal gives you a better understanding of the high altitude and different levels of challenge in your climbing career. Ultimately you will get to see and have experiences the highest mountains in Nepal. Most of the trekking peaks climbed while organizing a trekking expedition in Nepal. We can easily combine one or both Island peak and Lobuche trekking peak climbing with Everest Base Camp trek.

Adding 4 days in your normal trekking itinerary you will able to accomplishment in your peak climbing dream and climb one of the beautiful peaks in the Khumbu Region.

We organize peak climbing as you prefer full packages or services both options are open depending on your interest and budget you want to spend on the expedition. Our climber guides have fully insured by our company, and have more than decade experiences in the Himalayan, and trained by Nepal Mountaineering Association Nepal.

We are open to new ideas and make your climbing expedition in Nepal much more enjoyable and set you up for 100% successes. 

  • Destination:Nepal, Everest Region, Peak Climbing
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Strenuous, Challenging
  • Max Elevation:6119 m / 20,075 ft
  • Total Duration:16-21days
  • Best Time:Mar- May & Oct - Dec

Day 1 – Arrived in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel altitude 1380m.

Day 2 – Preparation and last minute gear buy and organize.

Day 3 - Fly to Lukla 35 minute altitude 2860m, and trek to Phakding altitude 2610m.

Day 4 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar altitude 3440m ascent 830m.

Day 5–Acclimatization day, explore Namche Bazaar and monasteries and museum.

Day 6 - Namche Bazaar to Tengboche altitude 3860m ascent 520m.

Day 7 - Acclimatization day Tengboche altitude 3860m.

Day 8 - Tengboche to Dingboche altitude 4410m ascent 550m.

Day 9 – Dingboche to Lobuche altitude 4910m ascent 320m.

Day 10 – Lobuche to Gorakshep altitude 5100m ascent 190m , optional Kalapattar hike for Everest sunset view and back to Gorakshep and stay.

Day 11 – Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp and trek to Lobuche and stay.

Day 12–Preparation at Lobuche, Introduction climbing gear and handling.

Day 13 – Trek to high camp and camping, tented camp.

Day 14 – Peak summit of Lobuche 6189m and back to Lobuche  and stay.

Day 15 – Extra day if incase bad weather and couldn’t summit, we give one more try for summit.

Day 16– Lobuche to Tengboche and stay.

Day 17– Pangboche to Namche Bazaar stay in Namche bazaar.

 Day 18 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla and stay in lukla.

Day 19 - Fly to Kathmandu 35 minute, and stay in Kathmandu.

Day 20 – Rest day (optional day whitewater rafting on Bhotekosi River).

Day 21 – Final departure.

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu returns flight tickets.
  • Pick-up and drop service by private car/ van or van depending on group size.
  • All meals on trek and climbing(L, D, & B/F) with tea\coffee and treated drinking water.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu and accommodation with breakfast basic.
  • Peak permit fee, National park fees,  airport charges.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa guide 4:1 ratio, and Porter 2:1 ratio.
  • Climbing group gear i.e. leads Rope; anchor building gear, tent and dry food.
  • Salary and insurance for our guide & porter cover up to $15000.00  as our Nepal government requirements.

Cost Excludes

  • Client’s personal accident and medical insurance Helicopter Evacuation fee.
  • Alcohol, Mineral water & bottle beverages.
  • Personal expenses, Internet, international phone call, donation and souvenir etc.
  • Guide and porter tips.
  • Meals in Kathmandu (lunch &dinner).
  • International flights and visas and airport charges
  • Personal climbing gear and clothing.

Cost and Dates

Trip Start DateTrip End DatePriceAvailabilityBook
18th April, 20204th April, 2020US$1950Available Book Now
15th April, 20203rd May, 2020US$2150 Book Now
8th May, 202023rd May, 2020US$2150 Book Now
5th October, 202020th October, 2020US$2150 Book Now
19th October, 20203rd November, 2020US$1950 Book Now

Please be ready and keep in mind that adventure in the Himalayan Mountains requires an open & emphatic mind. During your trek you are lacking some of the basic need like attached bath, hot shower and electricity. Due to weather conditions, health issues, and other general issues of the group members or sudden natural disaster like landslide, snow storms, and other natural aspect we may to change your route. We try our best to follow our original plan when you booked your expedition, but your safety is our primary concern. In case the trip need reroute of your trek is necessary, our group leader/ guide make final call or decision.

Essential Gear

  • Camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking loose fitting shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc.
  • Hiking boots, sports shoe, 3 to 4 pair's woolen socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat.
  • Day backpack 35 ltr to 50 ltr, and a duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, Thermals.

Create your dream trips together customize your holiday particular interest or wishes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for details and additional information about the area.

Personal Climbing equipment:

  • Climbing Shoe (plastic boots will be preferable),
  • Crampons one pair,
  • Lucking-1 & 1 unlocking carabineer,
  • Guide ATC-1,
  • Prussic 7 mm dynamic rope for safety – 1 pcs,
  • Sling 8-12’ - 1
  • Helmet- 1
  • Ice-ax -1.

Instead coming same way back to Namche Bazaar we offer alternate route, trekking Cho – La pass drop into the Gokyo valley and have some extra experiences and explore the Gokyo Ri and glacier lakes in the valley.

We will provide a comprehensive gear list on booking.

Karnali River Experience.

They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.

I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Grey Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.

Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.

There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.

You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.

The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.

 Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.

The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.

Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fisherman to add extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in the risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.

Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.

The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included bus journey.

Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.

Daniel Ives

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