Lobuche Peak Climbing

Trip Duration 18
Max Altitude 6119M
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March-May, September to November

Trip Overview

Overview

Lobuche Peak Climbing is a thrilling adventure that takes mountaineers to the majestic Himalayas of Nepal. Standing tall at an elevation of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet), Lobuche Peak also offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for climbers looking to push their limits and witness breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The journey begins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, where climbers will make necessary preparations and acquire climbing permits. From there, a short but scenic flight takes them to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The trekking route follows the famous Everest Base Camp trail, passing through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and suspension bridges that span roaring rivers. As climbers approach Lobuche Base Camp, they will be captivated by the awe-inspiring landscapes that include towering peaks like Ama Dablam and Nuptse. Experienced guides and porters will also accompany the climbers throughout the journey, ensuring their safety and providing valuable insights into the local culture and environment. The ascent to Lobuche Peak requires technical skills and acclimatization to the high altitude. Climbers will undergo thorough training and practice sessions to familiarize themselves with equipment like crampons, ice axes, and ropes. The summit day is the most challenging part of the climb, involving steep sections of snow and ice. However, reaching the top of Lobuche Peak brings an unparalleled sense of achievement and rewards climbers with panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and numerous other peaks. The descent follows a similar route back to Lukla, with memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. The journey is not only physically demanding but also culturally enriching, as climbers have the opportunity to interact with the Sherpa community and learn about their traditions and way of life.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, Lobuche Peak Climbing is an incredible adventure that combines trekking through the Himalayas, technical climbing, and cultural immersion. It offers an unforgettable experience for mountaineers seeking a thrilling challenge and a deep connection with the natural beauty of Nepal's mountains.

 Trip Highlight

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • Scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Most Dangerous Airport of Nepal: Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • One of the world’s highest airports at Syangboche (3,780m / 12.402ft)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
  • Visit beautiful Namche Bazaar and Ancient Tengboche Monastery.
  • Explore Sherpa & Hillary Museum
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Khumjung monastery believed to house a yeti scalp
  • Take a stroll along the icy, ragged route that runs across Lobuche Glacier.
  • Abundant flora and fauna
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan tahr
  • Follow the yak train on the Everest trails 
  • Classic hikes to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar.
  • One of the stunning 6000m trekking peak climbing in Khumbu region.
  • Pass just by the world’s highest glacier, Khumbu Glacier
  • Do trek over the trail of the most popular Everest Base Camp Trek until Lobuche.
  • Summit Lobuche East Peak (6,119m/20,075ft)
  • Magnificent views of the Himalayas
  • Unforgettable views of high mountains from the top of Lobuche Peak
  • Incredible views of the Everest and other mountains from Kala Patthar
  • Get overly satisfied by heavenly views of Khumbu valley, Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Nuptse, Mt Amadablam, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Pumori, and several more peaks from Summit
  • Well set up support and Team at Lobuche East High Camp.
  • Technical climb to build your mountaineering skills.
  • Ideal for high altitude trekkers and novice climbers seeking a more technical challenge
  • Experienced Sherpa climbing guide and pre-climb training at Lobuche High Camp
  • Gain an exciting experience of trekking and climbing in one adventure.
  • Lobuche is an ideal peak to acclimatize and hone your climbing skills if attempting to climb an eight-thousander like Mount Everest or Lhotse
  • Explore the uniquely established Sherpa settlements.
  • Discover the cultural lifestyle of the long-established Sherpa communities

Itinerary

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and find our company representative holding a pamphlet with your name on it. After greeting you, our representative will present you with a garland as a welcome gesture and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

  • Overnight stay at your hotel

If you have not participated in the online trip briefing, we will conduct an official in-person briefing on this day.  During the briefing, we will recheck your luggage to ensure you have packed all necessary items. Your instructor will also provide vital information, answer your queries, and motivate you. You can use the rest of the time to explore Kathmandu Valley. We suggest you visit UNESCO heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swaymbhu Nath, and Durbar Squares.

  • Overnight stay at your hotel

The trekking starts on the third day. Early morning, after breakfast, we will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for a scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu region (Everest region), and as you reach Lukla, you will find yourself transported in a unique landscape with towering snow peaks surrounding you. After deboarding at Lukla, you will trek to Phakding.

  • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

After spending a night at Phakding, the following morning, we will take you to Namche Bazaar. It is the largest settlement in the Everest region and is also known as the gateway to Everest. While on the way, you will trek along the northern banks of Dudh Koshi River, cross several suspension bridges eventually reach the Sagarmatha National Park. At the Sagarmatha National Park check post we will register our permits and head into the forest. From the trails that pass through the forest, you can get the first glimpses of mount Everest.

  • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

You will have gained substantial height by reaching Namche Bazaar, so it is a good idea to acclimatize and relax at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is full of bakeries, internet-linked cafes, and restaurants, along with all sorts of shops, including those that sell mountaineering gear and equipment. You will also have the option to visit the Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung. If you want to see mount Everest some more, you can choose to trek to the Everest View Hotel.

  • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

After breakfast, you will leave Namche Bazaar and head towards Tengboche. The trails are full of ups and downs that will exhaust you, but the views will reward you amply. As you pass through the forests, you might get glimpses of wildlife, such as musk deer, pheasant, and Himalayan tahr. Up ahead on the trail lies Phunki Thenga, and after Phunki Thenga, you will reach Tengboche. If we reach Tengboche early, we will trek forward to reach Deboche to spend the night.

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

From Tengboche, we trek ahead to reach Dingboche, passing through Pangboche village. As you tread forward, you will witness several chortens, mani walls, and other high-altitude settlements. The views of Ama Dablam from this path look absolutely stunning. The trails are quite demanding, but as you enter Imja Valley, you will get some relief just before tackling the steepest trail that reaches Dingboche. Dingboche is famous for its farmlands lined with stone walls to protect crops from cold and also wild animals.

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

You will be acclimatizing for the second day at Dingboche, as you would have achieved a substantial height. We will suggest ways to acclimatize and make the most out of the day at Dingboche. However, we recommend you hike to a ridge above Dingboche to enjoy the views of several snow-capped mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Island Peak, and Makalu.

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

Trekking Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Maximum Altitude: 4,900m

Accommodation: Teahouse

You’ll start the 9th day’s trek of the Lobuche Peak Climbing with a plan to reach Lobuche before nightfall. Now altitudes have reached around 5,000m and this part of trekking can be a bit more difficult than the past ones. You will move through a rough and steep trail to arrive at Duglha. One more steep climb takes you towards Chuki Lahara.

Then from Lahara, you will enjoy walking forward by memorial stupas for the lost ones. Now it will be a walk over the moraines of Khumbu Glacier to make it to Lobuche village. This village is the nearest settlement to Lobuche peak and from there you can take a look at various high peaks including Lobuche peak.

Maximum Altitude: EBC 5300 MTRS.

Trekking Duration: 6 to 7 hours

After breakfast, our journey continues following flat meadows. Shortly after, we head northward following Khumbu Glacier. Climbing onto the lateral moraine, we land Gorak Shep. On the way, we get panoramic views of snow-clad peaks and Khumbu Glacier itself.

we get our lunch. Subsequently, we head towards Everest Base Camp leaving our backpack there.  Gradually walking upward via moraine of Khumbu Glacier, we reach our most awaited destination-EBC.

One shall get the vivid panoramic views of mount Khumbuste, mount Pumori and mount Nuptse keeping Mt. Everest in the background.  Standing here trekkers get the mixed sensation of shifting emotions that a dream has come true.

With the mesmerizing view of Khumbu Icefall, we capture some charming views around. Spending some time on the base of the tallest peak of the world, we get back to Gorak Shep.

Kala Patthar Altitude: 5,644 meters

Lobuche East Base Camp Altitude: 4,950 meters

Walking Hours: 6-7 hrs

Overnight at:  Tent

This is the day when you actually head towards Lobuche Peak, We will hike up to Kalapatthar 5555 MTRS, Approx. Kalapatthar, Takes two hours more or less , Best view of Mt. Everest and many more, Lotse, Noptse. ,  You’ll aim for reaching Lobuche Base Camp on time. After down from Kalapathar The Gorakshep-Lobuche Base Camp trail is a steep and rough track to walk over. You’ll push yourself following the footsteps of your guide. Then in a mid-way, you will see the glacier made from Lobuche Peak with bright mountain views above the glacier ground.

After rooting for Base camp for 5 to 6 hours from Gorakshep, you finally reach Lobuche Base Camp. There are no teahouses onwards from the Lobuche village so it is time to set up a tent. Your assisting companions will do that for you and it will be the first night of some more billion stars roofed night.

You will move one more step closer to the Lobuche summit by leaving for Lobuche High Camp from the Base Camp. While trekking on you will feel a change in the trails’ nature as they will have now become steeper and rougher. The trek duration is low around 3 to 4 hours but the slope is the thing that will make it long. Your team members will install a tent where you can take rest.

Later around the afternoon, your climbing guide will present some climbing skills and gear usage tips, tricks. This is all for making you competitive for the big day tomorrow, Lobuche Peak Climbing. After that, you will have enough sleep after lunch as you have to start early in the morning.

Weather permitting, this will be your biggest day as you leave Lobuche High Camp and head towards the summit with our Sherpa Climber leading the path. To avoid the afternoon wind, you will be climbing in the morning. From the top of Lobuche, you can get glorious views of some of the tallest mountains, including Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Pumori (7,161m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and Cholatse (6,440m). After savoring the views, you will return to Thukla to spend the night.

  • Overnight stay at a local lodge
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

We have allocated one extra day for this trip to account for unfavorable weather. If you couldn’t climb to Lobuche East Peak yesterday, we will head for the peak on this day. Else, you will just rest and enjoy the views at Base Camp or Thukla.

  • Overnight stay at a local lodge
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

After successfully summiting Lobuche, it is now time to return. There is no need for you to worry about more uphill climbs. It is time to descend. From Thukla, you will head towards Namche, passing Pheriche, Pangboche, and Tangboche. The trek will be a bit longer, but it is an easier trek day.

  • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

Today will be your last day in the trek region. You will leave Namche after breakfast and return to Lukla, where the your trek started. First, you will walk down to Dudh Koshi Valley and pass the beautiful village of Toktok before entering Lukla

  • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)

After breakfast, you will leave Lukla and return to Kathmandu on a flight lasting for about forty minutes. We hope your flight will be comfortable as you relive the memories that you made in the Everest region. The whole experience might have changed you into a better person. Your trek ends in Kathmandu.

On the day you depart to your home country, we will transfer you from your hotel to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.

  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

As your journey in the Himalayas comes to an end, it’s time to bid farewell to this awe-inspiring region and make your way back home. Leaving the mountains and the serene landscapes behind might be bittersweet, but the memories and experiences you’ve gathered will stay with you forever. Reflecting on the breathtaking views, the challenges overcome, and the warmth of the local communities, you’ll carry a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment from your trek in the Everest Region.

As you prepare to leave, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas one last time. The towering peaks, the flowing rivers, and the vast wilderness hold a special place in the hearts of all who have been fortunate enough to explore this unique part of the world.

On your way home, take with you the lessons learned from the mountains – the resilience, the appreciation for nature’s wonders, and the connection to a place so humbling and vast.

Remember to keep the memories alive through photographs and stories, sharing your experiences with loved ones and friends. Your journey to the Everest Region is a remarkable chapter in your life’s story, and it will continue to inspire and motivate you in the years to come.

As you say goodbye to the Himalayas, embrace the sense of gratitude for having had the opportunity to explore such a magnificent and pristine part of our planet. Safe travels back home, and may your heart be forever touched by the magic of the Himalayas. Until the next adventure, farewell!

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Home accommodation
  • Time:1 hour
  • Meals:1 Buffet Breakfast
  • Walking Distance:5.5km

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
  • Airport to hotel transfer during arrival and hotel to airport transfer during departure (Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu)
  • Both ways flight (Domestic) Kathmandu- Lukla (includes tax and government fees).
  • All Accommodation such as tea house/lodge/tent camp during the trek
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Our experienced and licensed climbing Sherpa guide fee
  • Porters (1 porter per 2 trekkers) for carrying gear/luggage during the trek. (We cover the porters’ meals, lodging, salary, transport, insurance, equipment, and other essentials.)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fees.
  • Lobuche Peak climbing fees
  • Tent and camping staff with the kitchen crew.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit
  • Medical kits
  • None of the single supplements is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket for the trek
  • EPI Gas burner for a high climb, Gamow bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) on a sharing basis with expedition members. Portable altitude chamber (PAC). Group gears and supplies like ropes, ice screws, and snow bars.
  • Oximeter for monitoring blood oxygen saturation levels to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks
  • Garbage Disposal Fee and Required Garbage Management
  • All government and local taxes
  • Access to Satellite phones and Walkie-Talkies
  • Souvenir as Company’s T-shirt and Cap
  • Arrangement of emergency rescue (funded by travel insurance)
  • Friendship World Trek Achievement Certificate after Successful Climb
  • Farewell Dinner at Kathmandu after trip completion

Price Excludes

  • International flight costs and taxes
  • Accommodations and meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses – laundry, telephone calls, beverages (hot (tea, coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks), and snacks
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra shower fees at lodges along the trail, battery recharge fees, and incidental expenses along the trail
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Lunch/dinner or meal expenses in Kathmandu and extra night accommodation (and meals) in Kathmandu due to early return, late departure
  • Extra cost due to itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, etc
  • Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Excess luggage charges. Limit per member is 9 kg
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Free airport pickup

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find our company representative holding a pamphlet with your name on it. After greeting you, they will present you with a garland as a welcome gesture and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. We provide this service because we do not want you to face navigation problems in a foreign country.

You will need at least three days of hotel stays in Kathmandu, but our package does not include this.

Getting to the Lobuche Peak climbing region

After you arrive in Kathmandu, if you have not completed the online trip briefing, you will participate in a trek briefing. During the briefing, we will provide vital information about the trek and recheck your luggage to ensure you have not missed packing the required gear and equipment. On the trip departure day, we will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for a flight to Lukla – the region where the Lobuche peak lies. The flight will take you around 40 minutes. When you land in Lukla, you will find yourself in a very new and unique environment – surrounded by high peaks.

Accommodations during the Lobuche Peak climbing

You will be spending 12 nights in the trek region – Phakding, Namche Bazaar (3N), Tengboche, Dingboche (2N), Thukla (3N), Lobuche High Camp, and Lukla. All rooms are twin sharing basis and have attached bathrooms at most places. You will need at least three nights of hotels in Kathmandu – two before the trip and another after the trek – but this Lobuche peak package does not include these accommodations. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and interests, and we do not want to restrict your choices.

You can enjoy hot showers and use Wi-Fi at tea houses/lodges, but you need to pay the service charge.

The Meals

We understand that getting to Lobuche East and climbing this mountain is physically exhaustive, and you will need plenty of nutrient-rich food throughout the trip. Hence, we will provide you with plenty of nutritious, tasty, and hygienic food. We hand-select the tea houses/lodges to provide you with the best food available in the trek regions.

However, as you elevate, the food choices get limited as the food also gets expensive. The menu consists of food items that are local, Asian, or Western. For maximum health benefits, we recommend you take plenty of liquids, such as green, lemon, and ginger tea, hot lemon, and garlic soup (must). Similarly, we advise you to take lots of fresh vegetables but stay away from meat products for the quality of meat.

We will provide you with 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 12 dinners during the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are –

Breakfast – Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch – Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Dinner – Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Potato items, Tibetan Bread, Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

We also encourage you to avoid dairy items, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, and hot chocolates.

All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best time for Lobuche East climbing

The best time for Lobuche Peak climbing depends on the weather. You can find weather forecasts in the Everest region, but these are unreliable as weather forecasts at high altitudes are very difficult.

Though you can trek in the Everest region, throughout the year, treks are easier with clear skies during certain months.

Spring and autumn are great seasons for Lobuche East climbing as the skies are clear from dawn to dusk, the temperature is just right, and there are minimum chances of rain. Clear skies enable you to enjoy the scenery without obstruction. Here are the weather conditions at high altitudes.

January to February

This is the coldest period with heavy snowfall, especially during January, so we do not conduct this trip in January. However, beginning in late February, the days warm up, and admirable clear skies show up, but the nighttime will still be cold. It is perfectly fine to climb Lobuche East in February unless you suffer from cold allergies.

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C

March to April

This is one of the best times for Lobuche East climbing, allowing you to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas ranges, glaciers, lakes, and other landscapes. Beginning in March, the weather warms up, and all flora and fauna dormant in winter become alive, feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed and pleasant temperatures. Temperatures start to go up considerably in the mid of March, and with clear skies, snow peaks look mesmerizing.

Temperature: 18°C to -12°C

May to June

Lobuche East climbing is also favorable during May and June, just before the monsoon enters Nepal, and lasts until mid-August. May to June provides a great window for a pleasurable Lobuche East peak climb. The mix of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

Temperature: 25°C to -5°C.

July to August

Monsoon becomes active, and the rainfall hits its peak during this time, mainly at altitudes below 3,500m. Due to heavy rain, flights from and to Lukla can get delayed. Moreover, the trails are wet and slippery. So, Friendship World Trek does not conduct Lobuche East climbing during July and August.

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C

September to October

September and October are the best months for Lobuche East climbing. As the monsoon ends, a perfect trekking climate begins. The temperature can go as high as 20 degrees in the daytime and dip to 5 degrees at night.

This season attracts most climbers, as clear skies provide stunning views of the snow peaks and cool temperatures make trekking comfortable. If you want to enjoy picture-perfect views without any worries or interruption, it is the best time to climb Lobuche. Some of the biggest Nepali festivals – Dashain, Tihar, Chhat – fall in these months, which adds a festive mood in all parts of Nepal.

Temperature: 20°C to 5°C

November to December

The winter begins, and snowfalls start in the Himalayas region. By December it gets tough to trek, but it is a great time to climb Lobuche East during November, as November days are cool with clear skies. Friendship World Trek does not organize Lobuche East climbing during December.

Temperature: 18°C to -10 °C

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.

Acclimatization during Lobuche Peak Climbing

Our Lobuche Peak climbing package includes days allocated for acclimatization. It is crucial to acclimatize while trekking/climbing high elevations to minimize the chances of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is common among trekkers, but severe altitude sickness is serious and needs immediate treatment. For this reason, you must need adequate insurance for Lobuche Peak Climbing.

You will be acclimatizing in two places – Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. Namche Bazaar is a bustling Khumbu town, complete with wifi-linked cafes, restaurants, bars, bakeries, and shops that sell you anything from trek gear and equipment to souvenirs.  You can explore Namche on this day or even trek to Khunde and Khumjung – typical Sherpa villages.

When acclimatizing at Dingboche, you can enjoy the views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Island Peak, and Makalu. Dingboche also hosts one of the world’s highest internet cafes.

Our trekking guides have years of experience handling altitude sickness and are first-aid trained. So, your well-being is in safe hands. In case of severe altitude sickness, you need to descend immediately, and we deploy a helicopter for rescue  (paid by insurance). If someone in your team is ill or injured, your trek leader will decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately based on the overall situation.

Trip Grade Medical and Health

Lobuche East Peak Climbing is a challenging yet rewarding trek/climb. You will trek for 5 to 7 hours a day, depending on the destination, while taking regular breaks to soak in the views. Like other treks or mountain climbs, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the activities. Previous trek/climbing experience will be helpful but not necessary. However, if you suffer from heart, lung, or blood diseases, we suggest you consult your doctor before booking.

Climbing group/single

We organize group as well as private climbs/treks. If you have your group you will be eligible for a discount. The bigger your group is, the more discount you can get. However, if we arrange a group, you will not get any discount. We can handle all group sizes and for groups larger than 11 trekkers/climbers we add an assistant guide.

Electricity for recharge, water during the trekking

All the lodges on the way to Lobuche Peak Climbing have electricity, and you can recharge your camera/cell phone at these lodges. However, you might need to pay for this service.

You can buy packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops, but we recommend you carry a water bottle and fill it with boiled water, which you can buy from tea houses/lodges. If you want we can provide water purification pills to make water drinkable. We strongly advise you not to drink water from local rivers, taps, or wells, as the water might not be drinkable.

A typical day 

Every day ushers in a new, exciting experience as you enjoy the landscapes, take pictures, explore new places, and try local food. Our team consisting of a trekking guide, climbing Sherpa, and porters, will accompany you to ensure your trip is comfortable and enjoyable.

The day begins with an early morning breakfast. Then, the trek begins, and the exact time differs according to the length of the trek and trail conditions. You will have lunch around midday, often mid-way to the next destination. After lunch, you will rest for about an hour and continue on the trails. The afternoon walk will normally be short, around 2 or 3 hours.

After you reach your destination for that day, you can snack on your extra dietary food and explore the new place. We will serve you dinner at around seven. After dinner, your trek/climbing leader will brief you about the next day’s plan. Then, you will have plenty of free time for yourself. During this time, you can entertain yourself by playing board games such as cards, monopoly, or chess. If you have books, you can read them or discuss your experience with fellow travelers. Most of our guests also show interest in learning a few fun Nepali words from our crew. Then, when you are sleepy, you can head to bed.

During the climbing days, the itinerary is less fixed as climbing depends much on the climber, weather conditions, and routes. Your climbing Sherpa will always look out for safer options. You might have to cross steep ice rocks, but you need not be worried. Our guides will arrange a safe climb. The Sherpas will fix new ropes at difficult sections of the path.

Communication during the trip

During the Lobuche Peak Climbing, you can remain in contact with your friends and families using the internet service available at the tea houses/lodges you will be staying. However, you may need to pay a small fee to use the service. At high altitudes, we will use mobile/cell phones to communicate. Friendship World Trek remains in contact with all its trekking teams at least once a day via the trek lead.

If you wish, you can easily buy a local SIM in Kathmandu. However, based on the service provider, the mobile signals may not be strong enough at high altitudes.

You can pay a small fee to use the Wi-Fi available at the lodges/teahouses.

Extra personal expenses during the trek/climb

Though the Lobuche Peak Climbing package covers most costs during the trip, it does not cover all costs. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu before and after the trek/climb are not covered, as there are plenty of hotels/lodges to suit most tastes and budgets. We do not want to restrict your preferences.

Moreover, you will need to bring money for several things such as visa processing, travel insurance purchase, beverages (hot (tea /coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks), souvenirs, snacks, tips to crew members, etc. We estimate that you will need USD 10 to 20 per trekking day for personal expenses.

We recommend you carry cash (major currencies), which you can easily exchange for Nepali Rupees.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Travel insurance

The trip grade for Lobuche peak climbing is the most challenging, and the trek/climb comes with certain risks associated with high-altitude journeys, such as potential altitude sickness. The weather in high altitudes can change quickly, making treks more difficult. Hence, adequate insurance is compulsory for Lobuche East Peak Climbing.

All climbers must provide a copy of their insurance before departing for the trek. The insurance must cover helicopter rescue up to 6,000m, in addition to treatment costs. It is important because trek regions do not have adequate health treatment centers. So, in case of a health emergency, we might need to transport you to Kathmandu.

If you need, we can recommend insurers based on our previous clients’ experiences. However, we do not sell insurance in any shape or form. We request trekkers provide their detailed insurance information after booking the trek. In emergencies, we will use your insurance certificate and other informational documents for rescue.

Before buying a travel insurance policy, you must call the insurers and make sure they provide helicopter rescue at altitudes up to 6,000m. You should not just rely on what insurance companies say on their website.

Passport and visa Info

All foreigners, except Indians, must acquire a visa to enter Nepal. But citizens from most countries are eligible for an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or along immigration checkpoints along Nepal-India, or Nepal-Tibet border.

For visa application, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, visa fees, and a passport-size photo. The current visa fee is USD 50 for a 30-day stay. SAARC (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Maldives) and Chinese citizens can get free visas with some limitations. Children under 10 get free visas.

However, if you belong to any of these countries – Nigeria, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, and Afghanistan – you may not get an on-arrival visa. So, you must contact your local Nepali embassy for the visa.

The Nepal government has the authority to change visa rules without prior notice. Hence, for the latest visa information, please visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/.

Money Exchange

Nepali Rupee (NPR) is Nepal’s currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.130 NPR)

You can easily exchange major foreign currencies through banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all-over Thamel. The money exchanges display their current rates publicly. Some hotels also exchange small amounts of cash. If you have Indian Rupees, ensure that you only have INR notes of 100 and 2,000, as these are only legal in Nepal.

Despite the security advantage of traveler’s cheques, we advise you to bring cash and exchange them through money exchanges. If you use banks for exchanging money, you will have to pay a commission of 4 percent or more, depending on the bank.

You can also withdraw cash (in Nepali Rupees) from ATMs all over Kathmandu. Several of these ATMs are open 24/7. However, you need to pay a fee of Rs. 500 to withdraw Rs.35,000 using a foreign card.

Please exchange your currency in Kathmandu, as there are no currency exchanges in trek regions, and the locals only honor Nepali currency. We estimate you will need around USD 10 to 20 per trek day.

Most Asian banks do not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currencies. So ensure that you have new, clean and crisp notes.

How much luggage can I bring to Lobuche East Peak Climbing?

Our package includes the cost of porters to carry your luggage, but your luggage weight limit is 9 kg per person. We will assign one porter for every two trekkers, but we do not allow our porters to carry more than 18 kg of luggage. If you need, we can certainly provide one porter per person as well. We advise you to bring only the bare essentials to the trek. You can store your excess luggage at your hotel or Friendship World Trek storage for the duration of your hike. Friendship World Trek provides this service free of cost. Please note that we will confirm your luggage during the trek briefing to ensure you have not missed packing essential items.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Safety

We guarantee client safety, security, and satisfaction, and safety is of our utmost concern. To remain safe, we carry the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. Moreover, we use only the best equipment available in the market. Our leaders and guides are extensively first-aid trained.

You will climb with a Sherpa guide who has summited Lobuche Peak multiple times. If any team member falls sick due to the altitude, the trek leader decides whether to continue the trek or descend immediately. Furthermore, we will trek/climb together for group safety.

Responsible travel

We strongly believe in protecting the environment against the adverse effects of tourism. Unsustainable tourism activities are detrimental to tourists, the entire tourism industry, and locals living in tourist regions. So, Friendship World Trek works with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly, sustainable, and fulfilling treks that benefit travelers as well as the locals living in tourist regions.

We dispose of the waste properly and encourage trekkers to manage their waste as far as possible. Furthermore, we take special care to conserve and avoid polluting water. We encourage our clients to carry a water bottle instead of packed water. We aim to leave the campsites in better condition than when we arrived.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Route Map

Lobuche Peak Map

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