Lobuche Peak Climbing
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AdvancedClimbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self-arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Climbers who have the prior climbing experiences like our beginner or similar peaks can have the maximum chances of success in this category. Our Three Peaks Climbing Course, Pisang Peak, Lobuche peak, and Khumbu Icefall climb etc lie in this class.
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- Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking
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- Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding- Namche Bazaar – Tengboche - Dingboche – Gorakshep - Kala Patthar – Lobuche- Pangboch- High Camp- Namche Bazaar – Lukla - Kathmandu
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- March to May and late September to early December
Nepal is famous for its diverse culture and natural beauty. Every year, thousands of tourist visit this landlocked nation for various reasons. One major reason for which tourist visit Nepal is for adventure sports, trekking and mountaineering. Nepal has a lot of famous mountains and trekking destinations that are fit for all kinds of people- from beginners to experts. One of the best exhilarating and exciting destinations is the Lobuche Peak Climbing. The Lobuche peak lies in the Khumbu region and has two main peaks – Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. This is a slightly challenging, yet, a thrilling and adventurous expedition that will offer a great experience.
Our journey starts when you step into the capital city and our guides will give a detail explanation of the climbing expedition. After some preparation, we leave for Lukla and then start our trekking to Phakding. After exploring the beautiful Phakding village, we move towards the famous market hub of this region which is Namche Bazar. From Namche, passing through dense Rhododendron forest, we move towards Tengboche. From Tengboche, we move ahead to Dingboche, Lobuche, and to Gorakshep. We move towards Everest Base Camp for a short exploration and get an experience of a lifetime to stand below the majestic Mt. Everest (8848m). We come back to Gorakshep and, the next day, head towards Kala Patthar to get an amazing view of the sunrise. From there, mesmerizing view of the mountain vista can be seen. We move towards Lobuche and then ascend to Lobuche Base Camp. Climbing through rocky and steep icy paths we finally reach the top of the Lobuche Peak. The experience at the top of the mountain and the beautiful panoramic view from there is unexplainable in words. A glorious peak climbing experience, we can revel in the beauty of the Everest region.
At Himalayan Recreation, we are very focused on giving the best service to our customers. With our experienced and friendly staff, we make sure that all the necessary requirements during the trip are fulfilled. We have a good arrangement for the transportation and accommodation facility. Above all, our expert guides will make sure that the journey is safe and exciting.
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We check our necessary gears and get a brief explanation of the entire trekking and climbing from our expert guides. The rest of the day we take a tour around the capital city and some historically, culturally and religiously significant places. We visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. Spending some time at this beautiful place we head back to our hotel and rest. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
We start our journey from a scenic flight to Lukla. We get a glimpse of the amazing mountain range as we fly to Lukla which will take about 40 minutes only. After reaching the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla we get our baggage and trek towards Phakding. We pass the rapidly flowing Dudh Koshi River and enjoy the beautiful view of the green lands on our way. Overnight stay at Phakding.
The next morning, we walk through the pine forest and pass the famous Hilary Suspension Bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Passing through small settlements and local villages Benkar and Monjo, we head towards the village of Jorsale. After walking through many suspension bridges and witnessing the beauty of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi River, we finally reach Namche Bazar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazar.
We take a day’s rest for acclimatization at Namche Bazar. We can hike to nearby spots such as Thame, Kunde or stay in Namche and explore the village. There is also an Everest Viewpoint that can be reached after a short hike. The magical view of the Everest (8848m) can be captured from there. You can also observe and learn about the unique Sherpa culture by exploring the village and interacting with the locals. There is also a Sherpa Museum that you can visit to know more about the history of mountains, Sherpa people and their culture. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
From Namche Bazar, we head towards Tengboche which is another beautiful village in this region. Superb view of the Everest Mountains can be relished on the way. We move ahead of the trail and we can also spot some wild animals on our way to Kyangjuma. Passing through the pine forest and crossing the bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga. From there, the trials lead to the beautiful village of Tengboche. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
From Dingboche, we climb towards Duglha through the Khumbu Khola Valley. We pass through Dusa and a narrow path until we reach Phulung Karpo. With an amazing view of Mt. Pumori (7165m), we reach Dughla and climb the steep trail to Chupki Lhara. Beautiful structure with prayer flags marked as a memorial of some national and international mountaineers can be seen on our way. We reach the small settlement of Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
From Lobuche, we continue our trek by walking along the trail to reach Gorakshep. A steep climb to the top through the Changri Glacier we can see Kala Patthar below Mt. Pumori (7165m). Reaching Gorakshep, amazing 360-degree vista of the snow-covered mountains making the moment enchanting and magical. After resting some time there, we head towards Everest Base Camp walking along the vast area and passing through rocky dunes, streams, and moraines. The Khumbu icefall and glaciers make up a majestic view. After some time, we head back to Gorak Shep where you get to witness the amazing view of the rays falling on the mountains as the sun goes down. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.
Passing through challenging cold weather, we move towards Kala Patthar early to witness the picturesque view of the first ray of sunlight falling upon the great Mt. Everest (8848m). Other various peaks around the Everest region can also be spotted from the vantage point. From Kala Patthar, mesmerizing panoramic view of the mountain range will take you by surprise with its beauty. The feeling of witnessing such beautiful scenes will be one of a kind. After some wonderful moments at Kala Patthar, we head towards Lobuche Base Camp walking through steep and rocky paths. Moving ahead along Lobuche Glacier, we reach the Lobuche Base Camp and rest there. Overnight stay at Lobuche Base Camp.
We start early after some guidelines from our expert guides. We climb along the rocky path and steep slopes at some moments. After we reach the high camp, we set up our camps and rest. Our guides will provide some training and gives advises on peak climbing techniques. We can also opt to explore nearby the areas upon arrival. Overnight stay at High Camp..
We leave the High camp very early and start our climb to the summit. We will be walking on rock surfaces mostly in the beginning and as we ascend the icy steep slopes start to appear. With the help of the fixed ropes and man ropes, we climb as per the instruction of our expert guides. When we reach the summit, magnificent views of Everest alongside Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Amadablam (6856m), and Pumori (7165m) can be seen. This moment from the top will be an unforgettable moment of your life as the beauty will leave you speechless. After spending some time at the top, we move down to the High Camp and rest. Overnight stay at Lobuche High Camp.
As the weather at the High camp is extremely unpredictable, we keep an extra day for safety in case we are unable to summit the Lobuche Peak as per our plan. If we are not able to go as per plan on the previous day we will use this day to summit the peak. Therefore, this day is not necessary if our schedule goes smoothly as per our plan.
From High Camp, we head back towards the base camp. After collecting our necessary gears and camp equipment, we move towards Lobuche and descend towards Pheriche. Enjoying the view of the beautiful Amadablam (6856m), we continue our trek walking pass the beautiful Rhododendron and Juniper forest. We then reach Pangboche where we can relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at Pangboche
The next day, we leave Pangboche and walk along the stone-paved trails walking towards the Imja Khola and passing through the forest to reach Tengboche. From Tengboche, we continue walking the forest trail and cross the bridge covered with prayer flags over the Dudh Koshi River. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge on our way to Sanasa and eventually to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
We head down towards Lukla on this day. The rocky trail leads us to a suspension bridge over the rapidly flowing Dudh Koshi River. We pass through small Sherpa villages, stupas and prayer stones with colorful prayer flags making the journey more interesting and enjoyable. Distant views of the snow-covered mountains add to the beauty of the journey. We reach Lukla and rest there. Overnight stay at Lukla.
We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu and check in to our hotels. We can relax for some time and enjoy the rest of the day exploring the alleys of Thamel and shopping some amazing Nepali products. In the evening, we enjoy delicious Nepali cuisine and relax. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Our 18 days journey ends as we drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope that your journey has been exciting and adventurous and your stay with us has been a memorable one. We wish for your safe journey back home.
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TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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