After Island Peak, Lobuche East Peak is the second most conspicuous peak to pierce the Himalayan mountaineering experience. However, as it is a technically challenging trekking mountain, it demands good climbing skills and you must come prepared to climb. The Lobuche Climb is a difficult climb that should not be taken lightly. You should be familiar with the use of crampons and ropes in order to stay safe on the mountain.
Lobuche Peak Climbing
With two significant peaks, Lobuche East (6,119m) and Lobuche West (6,114m), joined by a knife-edge ridge, Lobuche, which stands at 6,119m, is situated along the most well-traveled trekking route in Nepal. The most well-known trekking peak is the Lobuche Peak Climb, which is situated above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region close to Mount Everest. For climbers, the summit is not technically challenging: it is graded as PD+. It provides unparalleled views of Mount Everest because it is the nearest “Trekking Peak” to the mountain. The mountain is a short detour from this well-known trip and is located just west of the main Everest Base Camp route. Everest climbers frequently ascend Lobuche Peak as a practice summit before attempting the highest peak in the world
Lobuche Peak Climbing: Route Overview
The Lobuche Peak Climbing Route begins with a quick 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trekkers will travel through forested hills, rocky terrain, and the foothills of mountains covered in snow. The following day, we begin our walk to Phakding and Namche Bazaar. We travel through lush flora while taking in the surrounding mountains before arriving at Namche Bazaar, the area’s main shopping district. We hike from Namche to Tengboche to see the historic Tengboche monastery. After there, the trail leads to Dingboche, where we can acclimatize to avoid altitude sickness before continuing on to Lobuche over the Kongma La Pass (5536m).
Lobuche Peak Route Map
When to go to Lobuche Peak: Best Season
The best times to climb the Lobuche peak are from March to May (spring season) and from September to November (autumn season), when climbing conditions are at their most optimal. Nevertheless, because the spring has more recently fallen snow than the autumn, climbers prefer to climb in the autumn more often than the spring. It is far more difficult to clear the trail in the spring than in the fall. On the other hand, the autumn has always been a peak climbing and hiking season with high success rates. The majority of the time, the weather is pleasant, with a clear blue sky and warm temperatures.
Exercise to prepare for Lobuche Peak climbing
Climbing is a wonderful full-body workout that improves flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance. Climbing is therefore the greatest approach to become ready for mountaineering. Similar to rock climbing, ice climbing requires solid understanding for Lobuche Peak Climbing. Rock climbing is a terrific workout for ascending Lobuche Peak because it mostly engages the muscles in your hands and feet. In contrast, ice climbing will improve your understanding of how to use equipment and tools and the fundamental climbing techniques. The main focus of this curriculum is learning how to use equipment such as an ice axe, crampons, lightweight mountaineering harness, carabiners, and other necessary gear.
Lobuche Peak Climbing: Accommodation
The package price includes all of the lodging included in the itinerary. For your comfort and protection, we have selected 2 or 3 star hotels in the cities. Upon your request, the hotels can be upgraded to more upscale ones. Our guides will select the best accessible lodge of the hamlet when walking or climbing in the Mountain based on their prior experiences. You might have to share a room during the busiest trekking seasons, such as the spring and fall, because some settlements only have a small number of lodges. For the days spent climbing, a cozy two-person tent with a mattress and a four-season sleeping bag will be provided.
Lobuche Peak Climbing: Cost
The cost of climbing Lobuche Peak varies on the route taken and the amenities found along the way. But according to the 16-day Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary, the average price starts at USD $2350 per person. This price covers everything from lodging to travel.
Lobuche Peak Climbing: Required Permits
The mandatory permits we need are the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Entrance Permit, the Sagarmatha National Park Permit (SNP), the Lobuche East Peak Climbing, and the Garbage Deposit Fee.
- Khumbu permit costs NPR 2000 (Foreigners), NPR 1000 (SAARC)
- SNP permit costs NPR 3000 (Foreigners), NPR 1500 (SAARC)
Lobuche East Peak cost as per different seasons:
- Spring (March-May): US$ 250 per person
- Autumn (September-November): US$ 125 per person
- Summer (June-August) & Winter (December-February): US$ 70/person
Garbage Deposit Fee costs US$ 500 (Refundable)
The following documents are required for Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit:
- Passport-sized photos
- Photocopy of Passport
- Nepali currency (NPR)
- Application forms
- Travel Insurance
Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla – Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft | Trek to Phakding – Altitude: 2,652m/8,700ft | Flight: 30 min | Trek: 3-4 hrs
Day 03: Namche Bazaar – Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft | Trek:5-6 hours.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar – Acclimatization.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche – Altitude: 3,870m/12,694ft | Trek: 5- 6 hours.
Day 06: Dingboche – Altitude: 4,360 m/14,300 ft | Trek: 5-6 hours.
Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization.
Day 08: Lobuche – Altitude: 4940 m/16,207 ft | Trek: 5-6 hours.
Day 09: Lobuche lower base camp 4865 m.
Day 10: Lobuche to High Camp – Altitude: 5,400m/17,712ft | Trek: 3-4 hours.
Day 11: Summit Day – Altitude: 6119m/20,070 ft and back to High Camp | Trek: 8-10 hours.
Day 12: Pangboche – Altitude: 3930m /12900 ft | Trek: 8-9 hours.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar | Trek: 4-5 hours.
Day 14: Lukla | Trek: 6-7 hours.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Final departure
Lobuche Peak Climbing FAQs
The trail from Lobuche village to the summit is extremely steep and rocky. As a result, the climb to Lobuche Base Camp is exhausting. However, you must trek for 8-10 hours on the day of the summit. Climbing the steep stone terraces and snowy slopes above base camp is difficult.
Lobuche Peal is 6,119 m above sea level.
Lobuche (also Lobuje) is a small village in Nepal’s Khumbu region near Mount Everest. When attempting an ascent of Everest via the traditional southeast route, it is one of the last overnight stops with lodging on the “path to base camp,” a journey that climbers make on their approach to Everest Base Camp (South).
The best time to climb Lobuche Peak is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September- November).
Lobuche Peak, at 6,119 meters (20,075 feet) above sea level, provides a breathtaking sight. The Everest Region can be seen from the peak of Lobuche, which offers amazing panoramic views.
Peak Climbing session is of about 8-9 hrs. however the total itinerary takes about 16-18 days.
It costs USD 2350 per person to climb the Lobuche East Peak for 16 days. The price covers the price of lodging, meals, and other services like high altitude tents, tenting while camping, and other items as listed in the Includes section