One of the most popular climbing destinations in Nepal. Lobuje is a challenging peak to climb, but the rewards are great. The views from the summit are some of the best in Nepal, and the sense of accomplishment from reaching the top is immense.
Lobuje is a suitable peak for experienced climbers, and with proper preparation, it can be a rewarding and exciting climb.
Lobuje Peak consists of two summits, Lobuje East and Lobuje West. Lobuje East is the higher of the two peaks, and it is this peak that climbers typically attempt to summit.
Lobuje East is 6,119 meters (20,075 feet) tall, and it is a challenging but achievable climb. Lobuje West is 5,920 meters (19,406 feet) tall, and it is typically considered to be a more difficult climb.
The Lobuje region is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal. The views from the summit of Lobuje are truly stunning, and climbers are rewarded with unforgettable memories of their climb. The peak is located in the Khumbu region, which is home to Mount Everest and other iconic peaks.
Trip Duration: 15 Days
Maximum Altitude: 6,421 meters
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Suitable Trekking Season: Spring/Autumn
Trekking Mode: Camping/Lodges
1. Reach the Lobuje Peak summit at an altitude of 6,119m above sea level
2. Witness the breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges from the top of Peak
3. Have a glimpse of some Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, etc.
4. Trek along the world’s highest glacier, Khumbu Glacier
5. Explore the unique cultures of Sherpa people
6. Walk along suspension bridges, dense woods, monasteries, prayer flags, and gompas.
One of the exciting Himalayas treks of Nepal, Lobuje Peak Climbing starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and begins the trek passing villages including Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and towards Lobuje.
After reaching Lobuje, we head in the direction of EBC as Lobuje Base Camp lies only 8.5km Northeast of Everest Base Camp. After reaching Lobuche Base Camp at an altitude of 4,950m above sea level, we head towards Khumbu Glacier and reach Lobuje High Camp at an altitude of 5,400m.
Finally, we then stretch towards the Lobuje Peak Summit to complete our journey and then return back to the base.
One of the best seasons to plan and execute the high passes expedition in Nepal is during Spring and Autumn when the climate and temperature are stable and favorable for all the trekkers.
During these seasons, there are fewer chances of snowfall and rainfall which can make the trek even more difficult. So, it is always advised to execute the trek during the Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November) season.
Furthermore, during the Spring season, you can witness the clear and majestic view of the Mountains. Therefore, make sure to plan your expedition at the right time by consulting the tour companies in Nepal.
Food is the major source of energy to complete the expedition and climb the peak. So, make sure that you carry instant healthy energy bars and dry foods to recharge your energy every hour.
As you will be trekking in the Himalayan regions with the less developed area, there will be very few facilities of foods that you might be expecting. However, at the tea houses and lodges, you will be fed enough to recharge including the Nepali dish, Dal and Bhat.
Similarly, good accommodation is another essential part of the trek as it determines your body to get ready for the next day’s trek. Enough rest and sleep are very essential during high-altitude treks.
So, during the Lobuje Peak Climbing, you get decent accommodation in lodges, guest houses, and tents. Also, it is advised to carry a sleeping bag with you to have a comfortable and warm sleep.
Lobuje Peak Climbing is one of the touch peaks to climb in Nepal where the climber has to ascend 45 degrees in a snowy trail. Also, with the altitude level over 6000+, it might be quite challenging for the new trekkers.
However, to experienced trekkers and climbers, the expedition can be completed with ease.
The changes are high if you are not familiar with the high-altitude regions. However, with the slow trek and precautions, Altitude sickness can be dealt with.
The average cost of Lobuje Peak Climbing for an individual is around USD $2160.
Yes, you can hire a personal porter to carry your backpacks during the expedition. But it might cost you some extra charge to hire a porter.
The team is waiting for you at the airport! They will take care of everything including picking up your baggage and transferring it over to their vehicle. Once this has been done, they’ll drive or walk (depending on how much time there is) until we reach our destination which could not be anywhere else than in front of a fantastic hotel room with stunning views.
As you board your flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the scenic beauty of the Himalayas will be right outside your window. You’ll enjoy a short but steep landing at 2800m high Tenzing Hillary Airport before being greeted by local people who live in this region and seeing many tourists passing through on their way up towards Mount Everest or simply coming back down again after summiting it for good reasons!
After passing through the welcome center at Lukla, you will head out into nature to reach your destination: Phakding. The route along Dudh Koshi River has beautiful painted bridges and walls that contrast beautifully with lush forests of rhododendrons and pines on either side as well an assortment of small villages where people live their lives patiently every day while overlooking gorgeous scenery like this one from time to time!
Today, we head towards the next destination Namche Bazaar which is the gateway to the Everest region. Throughout the day, we cross several suspension bridges, prayer flags, and gompas.
The journey becomes more scenic and exciting as you reach towards the Sherpa settlements and Namche Bazaar.
It’s a day set aside for acclimatization when your body adapts to the rising altitude. You will take hikes to nearby locations such as Khunde, Khumjung, or the airstrip at Syangboche. Later in the day, you can see around the town. Later in the day, grab a drink and enjoy breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Everest, and Lhotse. Stay tonight in the hotel.
After exploring Namche Bazzar, today we head towards Tengboche walking several uphills and downhills. You will also experience the largest monastery of the region, the Tengboche monastery at the end of the day.
Similarly, you get to experience some of the most beautiful peaks including Everest, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.
With the early morning prayers from Tengboche monastery, we have our breakfast and head towards Dingboche walking across the forest of rhododendron and pine trees.
During the trek, we also explore the Pangboche village and Pangboche Monastery.
Dingboche is the de facto place for acclimatization. Trekkers and climbers headed for Ama Dablam and Everest peaks stay in this village talking about their plans for climbing the peaks of Nepal. And those who have done so, talk cheerfully about the experience. Dingboche is the place with food, hot soup, and also a couple of hiking spots nearby that are ideal for acclimatization. Stay tonight in a lodge.
Today, we head towards Lobuche village having some hard patches of the trek. We walk through a rough and steep trail to reach Duglha and towards Chuki Lahara.
At the end of the day, we reach Lobuche village where we will be warmly welcomed by the villagers to have overnight sleep.
Today we trek towards Kala Patthar via Gorakshep to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. The day will be tough with high altitude trek and a rough trail.
However, the trek towards Kala Patthar will be worth it and memorable. Similarly, the same day we trek back to Gorakshep where we rest all night.
Today is the big day as we plan to reach Lobuche Base Camp at the end of the day. However, at the beginning of the day, we head towards the Everest Base Camp and explore the Khumbu Glacier.
After a long walk, we finally reach Lobuche Base Camp from Gorakshep.
Today we reach one step closer to our destination of Lobuche Peak Climbing. We head towards Lobuche High Camp walking on more stepper and rougher patches.
Today we begin our trek before sunrise to climb the Lobuche peak with all the equipment including ropes, crampons, and ice-axes. We climb the peak and reach the summit before noon and witness the breathtaking view from the top.
With a short celebration, we safely return back to the base camp and rest overnight.
From the day onwards, we begin to head back towards the lower altitude level. The last destination for today is Tengboche as we walk past multiple villages and monasteries. We visit the Tengboche Monastery and have a rest overnight at one of the teahouses.
Trek back Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), Overnight in Namche Bazar, Lodge Stay Accmmodation.
Today is the last day at the foothill of the Himalayas as we finally head towards the Lukla from where we begin our journey of Lobuche Peak Climbing.
With a couple of treks, we reach Lukla and enjoy the last day glancing at the Himalayas.
Today is the day we fly back to Kathmandu with 35-40 minutes of memorable flight. Reaching the hotel, you can spare some time to explore the city and take back some memories with you.
Today is the last day in Nepal and time to say goodbye and drive you back to the airport. You have time till your departure from Kathmandu and can visit the historical city of Kathmandu and tourist places in Thamel.
Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permits and transportation.
Climbing equipment: – (Warm down jackets, sleeping bags, warm trousers, koflach shoes, trekking shoes and sandals, perfectly fitting crampons, gaiters, jumar, gloves, sunglasses, headlight, helmet, harness belt, figure – 8.
Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.
Check-list of personal equipment:
Below is a checklist of equipment that we advise people have with them when visiting Nepal. This is a guideline only and will depend on the type of trip you are undertaking.
While we always suggest bringing your most important equipment from home, it is possible to buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu where almost all products and major brands are available, often at cheaper rates than you might find at home.
This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the treks, our porters can carry approximately 20kg in total while we recommend that any trekker carries their own day-pack that weighs between 8-12kgs which would include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets)
The spring season of March/April/May is the best for holidays in the Nepalese Himalayas. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and the temperature is warmer. At heights below 3,500 meters, you can expect temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees during the daytime, although these will drop at night. Once above 3,500, you should expect significant temperature drops at night and early morning, often as low as -15 degrees.
There is some rain in these months, but nothing severe and this really helps to bring out the natural colors in the varied flora and fauna, especially in the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron.
This is the primary time for tourism in Nepal with trekkers and mountain climbers seen all across the country.
Nepal experiences its monsoon season during June, July, and August, and it can sometimes last until mid-September. Some treks are possible in mid-June before the rains really get heavy, however, visibility can be limited.
The rains bring other challenges and obstacles. Mountain flights are not so frequent,
while landslides can block the roads. Trekking in mid-June is still possible but we advise against the classic treks such as Everest due to the risk of long delays at Lukla which could potentially lead to missing international flights. If this is the only season possible for you, then we recommend treks in drier parts of the country such as Upper Mustang or Upper Dolpo. We can also suggest other activities such as white water rafting or visiting the National Parks at Chitwan or Bardia.
With very similar conditions to spring, the autumn season begins in mid-September and runs to mid-December, and is also ideal for trekking. This is a long window of good visibility and so there are a wide variety of trekking options available.
This time of year is also known for its festivals, especially the Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival. There are also long national holidays so many people return to their villages to see family, making rural Nepal even more vibrant than normal. There is little rain and the skies are mostly clear with warm weather. This does mean that the trekking routes can be quite crowded in the most popular areas so we advise booking early to avoid the disappointment of full tea houses.
The less popular trekking regions such as Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Upper Dolpo, Mustang, and Naar Phu are great alternatives for those who want to avoid the crowds at this busy time.
December to February is the winter season in Nepal. Trekking at this time is not ideal and we advise against anything that goes into thin air as snowfall is common and temperatures can be extremely low.
Trips that can be done in winter include trekking in the hills around Kathmandu, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Nagarkot, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, or experiencing a homestay in one of the local villages. The biggest positive of this time of year is the excellent sunsets and sunrises which can often be enjoyed in the rural areas.
There is something for everyone at any time of year in Nepal and the team at Peace Nepal Treks are happy to advise the most suitable for your needs.
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
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