About Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche East Peak, at an elevation of 6119 meters, is an exciting and challenging way to upgrade your Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking with a beautiful climb in the centre of the Khumbu Valley of Nepal. Though less relatively as high as Island Peak (6189m), Lobuche East Peak Climbing is technically more challenging. Lobuche Peak is a genuine 6000m mountaineering experience requiring basic knowledge of rock and ice climbing techniques at high altitudes.
Lobuche East is a favourite because of the exceptional panorama seen from the summit: Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, Makalu and notably, a fantastic view of Mount 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, a different and more difficult peak. The popular route to Lobuche East is from the south ridge. Our Lobuche East Peak Climbing starts with the Everest Base Camp Trekking, which in itself is a splendid trekking trail through beautiful forests, Sherpa villages and monasteries with endless great views of the Khumbu Mountains. Proper acclimatization is essential for Lobuche East Peak Climbing and trekking the Everest Base Camp. Kala Patthar first provides the perfect preparation for a carefully paced climb of Lobuche East 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 trailhead for Lobuche Peak Climb. The trail up the valley from Lobuche becomes increasingly steep and rocky as we near the Lobuche Base Camp, 4950m. From Base Camp, we clamour 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. We get superb views of Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega Peak and Tawache Peak on the way.
To reach the summit from High Camp, we cross over steep stone slabs, which may be covered with ice and snow. We must ascend 50m on a 45-degree snow wall to reach the proper summit ridge. We use fixed ropes. 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 summit. We acknowledge an incredible view of some of the most splendid mountains on earth from the summit.
The best season for Lobuche East Peak Climbing is from March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn). However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December, the views of the mountains are crystal clear, and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the Lobuche East Peak Climbing can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Lobuche East Expedition; lodge accommodation, guides, food, and all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.
We offer various routes and itinerary options to climb Lobuche East Peak in Nepal.
Price from US$ 700 per person
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