About Lobuche Peak Climbing

Located near Khumbu Glacier, Lobuche East Peak lies at an altitude of 6,119m from sea level. Climbing Lobuche East is a bit challenging too. It is not that easy as Island Peak and Chulu West. Despite being a bit hard it is rewarding too as it gives the view of several mountains including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori.

Lobuche East Peak is in close distance from Everest base Camp. It can be an alternative to Island Peak but comparatively it is slightly challenging and technical. The name of this peak is named after a village called Lobuche. Like Chulu East and West Peak, Lobuche also has two peaks—Lobuche East and Lobuche West.

In comparison to West, Lobuche East is least technical. It also suits for those who want to have fresh climbing experiencing.

Both the peaks of Lobuche are geometrically almost similar. They form three ridged pyramid on each side. The south and southeast ridges of Lobuche forms a special type of rock triangle which extends to Khumbu Glacier.

Summiteers of Lobuche East Peak are rewarded with the view of south face of Everest along with Lhotse and Makalu.

Climbing Lobuche needs good skills especially, handling ropes, crampons, ice axe, jumar, etc. Climbing with the help of fixed rope in slipper rocky slabs brings us just below the glacier near the high camp. Final expedition is fascinating and thrilling. The exposed ridges lead us to summit. Normally, we will be climbing making an angle of around 70 or 75 degree. It is quite challenging.

The trip to Lobuche East Peak Climbing begins from Lukla. It is around half an hour flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla we proceed towards Phakding. Crossing beautiful Sherpa villages and enjoying exotic view of Khumbu region we move towards Namche Bazaar. It is a biggest business hub of Khumbu Region. The view of Lhotse from here is fascinating for any trekker. Before arriving at Lobuche East base Camp we will be acclimatizing in some places so that we can adjust ourselves with the increasing altitude. 

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.

Early in the morning after breakfast we drive to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport and from here we catch flight to Lukla. It is around half an hour scenic flight to Lukla. We land in Hillary-Tenzing Airport. It is one of the best airstrips of the world. Here we meet other crew members who will be supporting and assisting us throughout the way. We walk towards Phakding. It is aroun thre hours walk for Lukla. Here we put off at night.

We walk by the bank of Dudh Koshi River and pass through Pine and Cedar forests. We arrive at Namche Bazzar. It is an important market hub of Khumbu Region. We will stay overnight at Namche Bazzar.

We acclimatize at Namche Bazaar today. It is essential to adjust body temperature with increasing altitude. We will walk around local sites and explore this beautiful town. We get views of Everest and Lhotse from here. We spend night here.

It is a beautiful walk of around five hours today. On the way we get views of mountians and wildlife. We follow downward course to to Kayangjuma. Further walk will take us to Sansa. We cross bridge at Dudhkoshi River to arrive at Phuki Thena. Tengboche is a bit further from here. The largest monastery of Khumbu region is located here. We halt at night at Tengboche.

Early in the morning we enjoy scenic beauty of Tengboche. The view of Tobuche Peak, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and other peaks are beautiful from herer. We pass through small villages. We arrive at Pangboche and Pheriche is a bit further from here. It is a small settlement of Sherpa communities. We will spend night at Pheriche.

We enter into Imja Valley today. From here the trail lowers down to Lobuche River. We walk on uphill trail to arrive Dingboche. We cross through Khumbu Khola Valley and Dusa to reach Phulung Karpo. We get nice view of Pumori Mountain. We cross wooden bridge. We get spectacular views of Thamserku, Nuptse and other mountainsfrom Dughla. Here we will spend night. 

Proceeding from Khumbu Glacier we cross moraines. We climb till Chupki Lhara. The natural beauty will capture your heart. We get view of Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse and several other mountains. We spend night at Lobuche.

We head towards Kala Patthar and from here we get wonderful view of sunset from here. The enthusiastic view of Everest and other mountians will mesmerize you. We head towards Gorkashep from here. Following downhill trail we get back to Lobuche where we stay overnight.

Following inclined rocky path we reach Lobuche Glacier. From here we get wonderful views of Amadblam, Thamserku and other mountains. We walk through boulders and moraines. We set camp at Lobuche Base Camp for night stay.

We wake up early in the morning and proceed towards Lobuche Peak High Camp. It is a bit tough trail today. The camp is located at 5600m. It is a technical path. We arrive at High Camp where we will prepare for tomorrow’s trail. We will sepnd night in a tent.

It is a day of dream relazitation as you will be summitting the peak. We wake up early in the morning and take breakfast and proceed uphill climb. We move ahead with the help of climbing gears and equipments. From summit we get wonderful views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori and other mountains. After spending some time here we descend towards Base Camp where we will put off at night in a tent.

Pangboche is our today’s last destination. We reach here via Everest Base Camp. We cross Lobuche and Pheriche. In Pangboche we will visit Pangboche Monastery. We will observe local culture and people today. Here we will spend night.

We cross Dudhkoshi River and start walkng towards Tengboche. Walking along Dudhkoshi gorge is awesome experience. We pass jungles and arrive at Tengboche. It is a beautiful village of Khumbu region. Sherpa are local people of this area. Here weput off at night.

We cross Kyangjuma. Further walk will bring us to jungles. Here we can spot wild animals of Himalayas. We arrive at Army Camp near Namche Baazar. In Namche we halt at night. Here we can enjoy local community and Sherpa culture.

It is a downhill trek today. We will be walking for around seven hours to arrive Lukla. We will explore Lukla today. It is popular for local wine and nice hospitality of locals. We will spend night at Lukla.

Early in the morning after breakfast we catch flight to Kathmandu. It is a scenic flight of around 30 minutes. In Kathmadu you get time to stroll around Thamel. Here you can purchase gifts for your friends and family. Regulus will offer farewell dinner at night. You will spend night in a hotel.

Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

What to Expect

  • Airports/Hotel transfers using a private vehicle.

  • Accommodation in 3 stars category Hotels.

  • Accommodation in Tea Houses or any Local Hotels with Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) 

  • Permit fees
    -National Parks
    -Conservation Area entry
    -Trekkers Management Information Service (TIMS) Permit. Visit
    -All governmental authorization and permit necessary cost.

  • Local tourist guide and Local Porter if necessary.

  • All your rescue and travel arrangements. If there is an emergency condition.

  • Medical supplies and First Aid Kits.

  • Entry Visa fee and any kinds of immigration charges in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal.

  • International Flight Fare to/from Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Extra Night meals and accommodation on your early arrival or late departure also any domestic flight delays.

  • Extra luggage charges.

  • Personal expenses like Laundry, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, hot showers, phone calls, charging, boiled water/bottled waters, etc Rescue in emergency services.

  • Individual buying and souvenirs.

  • Any kinds of tips during your hotels and restaurant visit.

  • Rent or Purchase any type of equipment or gear.

  • Purchase special medicines and kits.