A climb to Lobuche Peak, 6119m, is an exciting way to extend the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Though not quite as high as Island peak (6189m), Lobuche Peak is technically more challenging. Lobuche Peak Climb is a genuine mountaineering experience which requires a basic knowledge of climbing techniques.
Lobuche is a favorite because of the exceptional panorama seen from the summit: Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, Makalu and notably, a fantastic view of Mt. Everest, which is not visible from Island Peak. Lobuche consists of several small summits, but ‘Lobuche Peak’ refers to Lobuche East, rather than Lobuche West, which is a difficult expedition peak. The popular route to Lobuche East is from the south ridge.
The Lobuche Peak Climb starts with the Everest Base Camp Trek, which in itself is a splendid trail through beautiful forests, Sherpa villages and monasteries with endless great views of the Khumbu Mountains. Proper acclimatization is important for Lobuche Peak, and trekking the Everest Base Camp trail first provides the perfect preparation to continue on a carefully paced climb to Lobuche Peak.
After reaching Everest Base Camp and the famous Kala Patthar, from where we enjoy the fantastic view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and other mountains, we return to Lobuche village, the trail head for Lobuche Peak Climb.
The trail up the valley from Lobuche becomes increasingly steep and rocky as we near the Lobuche Base Camp, 4950m. Even from Base Camp we get superb views of Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega Peak and Tawache Peak. At Base Camp our guides review the climbing techniques we will need for the summit. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is dedicated to your safe and successful expedition to Lobuche Peak.
From Base Camp, we clamor over steep stone terraces and snowy slopes using fixed ropes to reach the ridge along the southwest face where we set up High Camp, 5600m.
To reach the summit from High Camp, we cross over steep stone slabs which may be covered with iced/snow. To reach the proper summit ridge, we have to ascend 50m on a 45 degree snow wall. We use fixed lines. The sharp snowy ridge to the first summit is exposed. There is a descent which you may need to rappel down before the final sharp ascent to the true summit. From Lobuche Summit we enjoy an incredible view of the greatest mountains in the world.
Lobuche Peak is a perfect objective for the novice climber.
Optional Lobuche Peak package: Three Peaks in Everest Region – 29 days
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu
Day 3 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, 2610m
Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3441m
Day 5 : Acclimatization day- Trekking around Namche Bazaar
Day 6 : Trek to Tengbuche, 3860m
Day 7 : Trek to Dingbuche, 4400m
Day 8 : Acclimatization Day- Hiking Chhkung Ri back to Dingbuche
Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche, 4915m
Day 10 : Trek to Gorak Shep and back to EBC (Everest Base Camp), 5363m
Day 11 : Early Morning ascent to Kala Pattar 5545m and descent to Lobuche Base Camp, 4865m
Day 12 : Trek to Lobuche High Camp: 3-4 hrs
Day 13 : Lobuche Peak Summit, 6119m, Summit- Return to Base Camp: 7-9 hrs
Day 14 : Reserve Day (in case of unfavorable weather)
Day 15 : Trek to Tengbuche
Day 16 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 17 : Namche Bazzar to Lukla
Day 18 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 19 : Free day Kathmandu
Day 20 : Departure
Personal Climbing Gear
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status||Booking|
|10 December, 2016||29 December, 2016||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|10 March, 2017||29 March, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|22 March, 2017||10 April, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|05 April, 2017||24 April, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|15 April, 2017||04 May, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|21 April, 2017||10 May, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|28 April, 2017||17 May, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|14 May, 2017||02 June, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|25 May, 2017||13 June, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|30 September, 2017||19 October, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|05 October, 2017||24 October, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|19 October, 2017||07 November, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|26 October, 2017||14 November, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|05 November, 2017||24 November, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|12 November, 2017||01 December, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|23 November, 2017||12 December, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|10 December, 2017||29 December, 2017||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|10 March, 2018||29 March, 2018||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|22 March, 2018||10 April, 2018||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|05 April, 2018||24 April, 2018||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|21 April, 2018||10 May, 2018||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|28 April, 2018||17 May, 2018||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|14 May, 2018||02 June, 2018||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
|25 May, 2018||13 June, 2018||$ 2450 Per Person||Available||Book Now|
Lobuche Peak Equipment and Packing list
This list is only our suggestion for Lobuche Peak Climbing . You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip. Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.
Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware, Everest Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.
Please remember that Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition provides one porter for every two clients. The weight limit for each porter is 30 kg. That means your duffle bag carried by the porter must not exceed 15 kg (about 33lbs). You will carry a day pack with extra windbreaker, sunscreen, water bottle and items you need on the trail.
Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.
It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather. At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night. What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring. A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea. You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.
Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):
Why Climb Lobuche Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks?
Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.
Why Climb with a Sherpa?
Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.
Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.
While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.
To be safe, you dont need shops worth of Karabiners, ice-screws, snow stakes and rock racks- You need a Sherpa guide as a partner, some rope, a few bits of protection, good weather and overriding urge to die of old age.
The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.
Sherpa Support Staff:
Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.
Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)
You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from the Kathmandu.
Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Annapurna Foothills Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.
It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.
Lobuche Peak Trip Accommodation:
Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay. Accommodation is included in the cost of your package.
Our clients enjoy four nights in the Standard Hotel Shakti , in Kathmandu, before heading into the remote regions and after returning trip. During the trek, eleven nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses/lodges.
To must be adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.
If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.
If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 20 Days
Price : US $2450 p/p
Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 3B
Group Size:2 - 12 Persons
Hotel in Kathmandu:4 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)
Accommodation during trek:ocal lodges 12 days (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners, tea, coffee and bed included)
Camping services:Meals on the climbing period 3 days camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
Mountain Energy-supply:Chocolates: Snicker, Mars, Twix and Boundary and Biscuit
Was really impressed with the speed at which they organised a tour for me, and the quality of the tour itself. The director - Ngima - was very responsive and really helpful, meeting me the day before my tour and introducing me to my guide the day of the tour.…Phillippa
Just got back from an awesome trip to Nepal, kindly arranged by Ngima Sherpa from Annapurna Foothills Treks. The organisation of the trip was absolutely flawless, and I can't remember having any problems during my whole month long stay. My Sherpa Dendi (as featured in the new Everest movie),is a…Neil Murphy
My boyfriend and I wanted to trek in Nepal so I found Annapurna Foothills details online - they were amazing from start to finish. Ngima, the Managing Director was really helpful over email in planning the trip and flexible to help us fit in everything we wanted to. Our guide…Meriel Flint