Standing tall at an elevation of 6119 meters, Lobuche peak is an astonishing mountain peak that offers some stunning views of mountains in the Everest region. Lobuche peak climbing is considered to be one of the challenging climbing experiences in the Everest region of Nepal. It follows a wonderful trail full of alpine forests, Sherpa villages and mountains views to the height of over 20000 feet above the sea level. Lobuche peak climbing is not a joke. It introduces you to the high altitude mountaineering experience hence you should come up all prepared and trained with some solid experience on climbing, use of crampons, ice axes and ropes. The trail of Lobuche peak climbing follows the classic trail to Everest Base Camp. After a successful accomplishment of Everest Base Camp Trek, the trail for peak climbing and diverges towards Lobuche Base Camp from Lobuche.
The journey of Lobuche Peak climbing starts with an awesome flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla is an amazing experience accompanied by undisturbed views of mountains on a clear day. As soon as we land in Lukla, we follow a trail that drops down to Dudhkoshi River and crosses a long suspension bridge over the river. Slowly and gradually, the trail climbs up to enter into Sagarmatha National Park. We pass the lush forests of rhododendron/ oak and traverse through various Sherpa settlements like Phakding, Monjo, and Jorsale to Namche Bazaar. As we move higher from the Namche, we will be rewarded with some striking views of mountains in the Everest region. From Namche, the trail climbs up to the Tengboche monastery. After a respectful visit to the monastery, we climb up to Dingboche and then to Lobuche. The ascend up the trail is a heavenly experience full of mountain views. Further, we pass Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp. A hike up to Kalapatthar offers 360-degree views of mountains in the Everest region along with the mighty Mt. Everest.
From Kalapatthar, the trail drops down to Lobuche and head towards Lobuche Base Camp. Finally, we climb up to Lobuche high camp and set out for a climb up to the peak. Lobuche peak climbing is a technical and challenging experience that offers a great introduction to the mountaineering experience. From the top of the peak, we will be rewarded with some majestic views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Pumori, etc.
World Alpine Treks is an expert when it comes to the peak climbing journey. Our well experienced and professional team members will guide you throughout the route for a successful ascent. We offer genuine guidance regarding what to do and what not to do. We provide proper acclimatization that is a must for a successful ascent up the peak. So, get set for a wonderful climbing experience to Lobuche Peak. The wilderness of snow-clad mountains awaits you!
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder, the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, fine culture and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)
On the third day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla in itself is an enriching experience where you will be able to enjoy some wonderful views of mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down through the trail along with hotels and lodges to Dudhkoshi River. We cross a long suspension bridge over the river and follow a path that takes us to Phakding. We stay at Phakding for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. Then we follow our trail that goes through an undulating path up and down via traditional villages, fields and rhododendron forests. We gradually ascend and enter into Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku on sight. We pass villages like Jorsale and Monjo on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is an old but lively Sherpa village. It is a gateway to all the trekking routes that go to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodge at this time. Namche bazaar never rests. It always gets a lot of visitors and is always crowded. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
The narrow street of Namche is always crowded. Do not get surprised if the yak bells and other horns wake you up. Today is a day set aside for acclimatization purposes. As we gain height, our body needs to be well adapted with the altitude change. Therefore, we have set aside an extra day in Namche. Today, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for close up views of mountains in the Everest region. From the hotel, we can enjoy some striking views of mountains like Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, etc. We can visit a museum and a photo gallery on our way back to Namche from the Everest View Hotel. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
As we ascend up, our trail traverses through the forests of rhododendron with brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Lhotse on sight. After a while, the trail descends down to the Dudh Koshi River at PhungiThanga. From here, the trail further ascends up through the forests of pine and rhododendron to Tengboche. Tengboche is popular for the Tengboche monastery and astonishing views of Mt. AmaDablam along with other peaks in the region. Tengboche monastery is considered as the largest monastery of the region. Today, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Tengboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We leave Tengboche and start climbing up the trail for around six hours to Dingboche. As we ascend up, we can notice the change in vegetation. We can find ourselves moving above the tree line with pastures and meadows along the way. On the way, we can see small fields enclosed by stone walls to protect crops from cold winds. As we open up to the meadows of Dingboche, we will find ourselves in a spectacular location with wonderful views of Lhotse and Nuptse ridge on sight. If the weather is favorable, one can relish the amazing views of the sunset over the AmaDalamHimal in the Everest region. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dingboche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We spend another day in Dingboche. This day in Dingboche is a part of acclimatization. As we have already gained enough height, acclimatization is a necessity. Therefore, we enjoy our day in Dingboche today. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we hike up to Nagerjun for close up views of mountains in the Everest region. We will be blessed with amazing views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. AmaDalam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many more. After enjoying the spectacles of mountains from Nagerjun, we walk back to the guesthouse in Dingboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Dingboche, the trail climbs up a ridge with some magnificent views of Taboche peak and Cholatse. Further, the trail continues through yak pastures until we cross a wooden bridge over a stream to Duglha. From Duglha, we ascend up for an hour along a steep route above the moraine of Khumbu glacier. From here, we ascend up the valley to Lobuche enjoying the views of Khumbutse, Pumori, and Lingtren. Mt. Everest becomes invisible as it is hidden behind the towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse. On reaching Lhotse, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lobuche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today is one of the rewarding days of our journey. Our week-long hard work is going to pay off as we will be stepping in the Everest Base Camp – the dream of every single travel lover. From Lobuche, we follow a rocky path to the last village of the trail – Gorekshep. From Gorekshep, we continue towards the world’s highest base camp i.e. Everest Base Camp through the Khumbu glacier. It is considered as one of the most dangerous sections of Everest Base Camp Trek. As we reach the base camp, we will be showered with some mesmerizing views of glaciers, lakes, caves, and icefalls. Though the views of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse are quite clear, Mt. Everest hides back behind the shades of Lhotse and Nuptse. After spending some time in base camp, we return back to Gorekshep via the same route. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Gorekshep. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today, we wake up a little early to catch the sunrise views from Kalapatthar. We hike up for around two to three hours from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar. As we ascend up, we get the first glimpse of the mighty Mt. Everest along with the other peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. AmaDablam, etc. The golden rays of sunrise glittering over the snow-clad mountains in the region look amazing. After having this amazing view from Kalapatthar, we retrace our steps back to Lobuche. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lobuche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Lobuche, we follow a trail that leads us to Lobuche Base Camp. We start walking through a flat plain that gets steeper and rocky as we head towards the base camp. We pass Lobuche glacier on the way enjoying some wonderful views of Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Pokalde and many more. Upon arrival at the base camp, our team will set up the camps. Meanwhile, you can rest for a while and prepare yourself for the climbing journey. You can assemble your climbing gears and practice using ice axe, crampons, and ropes. Even the climbing leader will give you some general knowledge on climbing and climbing skills. Tonight, we stay at tented camps in Lobuche Base Camp. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
After breakfast in the base camp, we start our hike up to the Lobuche High Camp. It’s around four hours hike up along a rocky moraine to the high camp at 5600 meters. Upon arrival, our team will set up the camps. You can rest and applaud the views of the mountains around. You can also take a practice session for climbing the day ahead. Tonight, we stay at tented camps in Lobuche High Camp. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
It’s an important day of our climbing journey. We start up early today. After breakfast, we start climbing up the Lobuche peak. We follow our leader and move ahead with the use of our climbing gear. We should accomplish our climb by noon because afternoon, the weather starts getting unfavorable up there. The peaks are prone to strong breezes and winds up there. As we reach the top of the peak, we will be blessed with some amazing views of mountains in the Everest region. After the climb, we descend down to Lobuche Base Camp. Tonight, we stay at tented camps in Lobuche Base Camp. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
It’s an extra day set aside for any contingency situations. In case, we couldn’t reach the peak for whatsoever reason like unfavorable weather or any other, we can utilize this day for climbing purposes. It’s just an extra day set aside for any probable situations.
Today, we walk downhill from the base camp for a while to join the main trail of Everest Base Camp. From Lobuche, we retrace our steps back to Pheriche. On the way, we will be rewarded with some magnificent views of Mt. Amadablam with other mountains like Thamserku, Kantega, Pokalde and many more. Further, we descend down along a forested area to Pangboche. We walk pass the lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and juniper to reach Pangboche. Upon arrival, we visit a popular monastery in Pangboche. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Pangboche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today, we descend down to Namche Bazaar via the same path that we had taken earlier. We descend down through the same path to Namche Bazaar. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We further descend down to Lukla via Phakding. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lukla for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can relax in your room for the rest of day. (Inclusive of Breakfast)
After nineteen days long journey, today is a free day in Kathmandu. You have two options for the day – you can either explore some unexplored UNESCO listed heritage sites around Kathmandu or go to the shopping malls for shopping. You can also collect some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. (Inclusive of Breakfast)
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)