Lobuche Peak Climbing -23 days
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Lobuche Peak is Nepalese mountain which is located in the Lobuche Village of Khumbu Region with the height of 6145 M. The Lobuche Peak is of two peaks i.e. Lobuche East and Lobuche Far east but people often get confused Lobuche west which is another peak which sits further west of It. Lobuche Peak climbing sits very close to Khumbu Glacier and only few Kilometers near Mt. Everest. It is a beautiful peak with a bit challenging climbing but worth for the magnificent panoramic vistas from its summit. It offers the breathtaking vistas of Mt. Everest (8848 M) including the mountains of Tibet (Rongbuk).
Well Nepal Treks is proud to offer this amazing Lobuche Peak Climbing activity highlighting the panoramic Vistas of Himalayas while experiencing the thrill of Lobuche Peak Climbing. The trip starts with a sightseeing day at Kathmandu then next day fly to Lukla. Then you will trek to Everest Base camp and to Lobuche base camp via Kala Patthar. The ascend starts and with victory over it you will return back. It is a bit challenging peak so lots of attention should be given to it. Its summit offers the great Himalayan vistas including giant Mt. Everest and Rongbuk Side of Tibet.
Outline Itinerary of Lobuche Peak Climbing
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
After breakfast you will head toward Tribhuwan airport to fly for lukla. It is about 40 min. flight above great green and white mountains. After you reach at lukla airport our other team member will meet you there and help in your packing and other arrangement and then you will head through beautiful village of Lukla till you reach at Phakding. Stay overnight at Phadking.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche BazaarWalking through a beautiful pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, you will see wonderful prospect of the Mt. Thamserku (6618 m), you will arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Then we pass through the last village of Jorsale and following the trail through the forests and bridges until you reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep climb of about two hours you get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. From there you still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Acclimatization DayThis day is acclimatization day especially programmed taking care of your health. This day is a rest day and you can explore Sagarmatha National Park or Namchebazar and Khumjung Valley. It offers you internet, cafes, shops, restaurant, bakery and other where you can hang out and feel better for next day hike. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m)
Today, you start your trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Enjoying wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar, through alpine forests, Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga then steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and a biggest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu region which you will visit too. Stay overnight at Tengboche
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 M)
Today you gear up for your day hike to Dingboche. You pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place which allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imja Valley to Lobuche River. You descend into the river and begin the steep climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, youwill see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 8: Dingboche to Duglha (4360 M)
Day 9: Duglha to Lobuche (4940 M)
You climb up the steep moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the top of the ridge of Chupki Lhara, you will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks. You are now in the surrounding of Everest but the great mountain still remains elusive. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m)You continue your journey through Khumbu Glacier to Thangma Riju from where 360 degree views of mountains can be observed. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, you catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori and you will be at Gorakshep finding snow-capped mountains bright all around us including Mt. Everest. Stay overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5400m)
Today you take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorakshep Lake. Finally you are at your destination. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings. Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can view from the base camp. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 12: Lobuche Base Camp to Kala Pattar (5545m) – Lobuche Base CampThis day you walk all the way to Lobuche Base camp. On the way one must see the sunrise from Kala Patthar. The sunrays at cap of mountains are just tear-bursting. After a long hike of 7 hour. Stay overnight at Lobuche Base Camp.
Day 13: Acclimatization Day
This day will be for your acclimatization, Trainings on using equipments, gears and other necessary elements for mountaineering. You will make strategic planning and build your team work and communications skills good. Most important is that being confident and giving minor care to each aspects remaining safety. Stay overnight at Lobuche Base Camp
Day 14: Lobuche Base Camp to Summit and Back to Lobuche Base Camp
Today you will ascend to summit of Lobuche. The summit offers you great panoramic vistas of Himalayan Mountains including Mt. Everest and the great vistas of Rongbuk Tibet. You will feel like getting on top of summit. and trail down to Lobuche Base Camp. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 15: Acclimatization Day
You must have got tired after that brave task so today you will take full rest and prepare for tomorrow. Stay overnight at Lobuche Base Camp
Day 16-20: Lobuche Base Camp to LuklaIn these days you will Trek all the way back to Lukla. Stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 21: Lukla to Kathmandu
This day you fly back to Kathmandu and do some shopping for gifts, memory, collections and some traditional items and they all rests at a single venue, Thamel. Stay overnight at hotel
Day 22: Kathmandu Leisure
Today is your leisure day at Kathmandu you are free to enjoy any of the services and facilities at Kathmandu like sports games, shopping’s, movies, restaurants and bars and get your beloved and close one a memory of Nepal. Enjoy free dinner with you team and crew with Nepali traditional musics. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 23: DepartureToday your Lobuche Peak Climbing comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.so that you can make your travel to Nepal memorable.
Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks.
Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
Insurance of our field staff.
Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu flight ticket including 15 kg Baggage’s
TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
All additional government tax & Permit.
Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment
Nepal entry visa fee
International / any air fare.
Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.
A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.
Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc
Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.
Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.
Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.
Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.
1 Alpine climbing harness.
1 Ascender 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide)
1 Mountaineering axe with leash
1 Pair expedition style gaiters which fit perfectly over your boots
1 Pair of Steel crampons
1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
2 D-Shaped locking carabineers
2 Non-locking carabineers
Climbing helmet (optional)
Ski goggles (optional)
Body Gears (Synthetic Recommended, No COTTON)
Light expedition thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
1 pair liner gloves, 1 pair of warm gloves, shell gloves.
Warm wool or synthetic hat to covers your ears, warm neck warmer, 100% glacier glasses, balaclava, headlamps,
2 pair of nylon hiking pants, synthetic underwear’s, 2 pair of trekking pants, waterproof baggages, light long trousers, liner socks, 1pair of sandles, etc.
Optional like Binaculors, stainless steel thermos, hydration bladder, ipods and cards, fav. Snack foods, trekking poles, etc.
Extra Strength Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules, Diamox, mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments,
Always Drink Safe Water
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.
About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek
Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.
Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.
Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.
Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks
You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Treks suggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.
While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.