Lobuche Peak Climbing 16 Days
Lobuche Peak is one of the most popular climbing peaks situated in the Khumbu region above the Lobuche village resting at 6,119 meters (20,075 ft) above sea level. Since this peak is very near to the world’s highest mountain known as Mount Everest, you will get the golden opportunity to see breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest Region. Due to rocky ascend with snow this 16 days peak demands an awesome experience in snowy peak. Lobuche peak demands a good experience in climbing for the people who intend to go high mountain endeavor in the future. As it is situated in the Everest region which is also called the Khumbu region attracts trekkers and adventurers all around the world with its magnificent beauty.
The trek begins with a wonderful trip into the high-altitude airport at Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport) and starts your journey to Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery. Along the way, you will see numerous unique villages holding stone houses, glaciers, open grassland, lush forest, and pastures. Gearing up and facing the challenging climb, we arrive at 5,550 m at Kalapatthar where there are magnificent views on Mount Everest and surrounding high peaks. Reaching the summit of Lobuche Peak, an unimaginable panoramic view from high altitude throughout various high elevated peaks including Mt. Everest makes you feel of incredible achievement.
Even though Lobuche Peak is an amazing introduction to high altitudes Himalayan mountaineering in Nepal, you should always come properly prepared for this challenging climb. Lobuche Peak Climbing (16 Days) requires great mountaineering skills.
Lobuche Peak Climbing 16 Days Outline 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 Meal: BLD|
|Day 03:||Namche Bazaar - Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft | Trek:5-6 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization. Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Namche Bazaar to Tengboche - Altitude: 3,870m/12,694ft | Trek: 5- 6 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Dingboche - Altitude: 4,360 m/14,300 ft | Trek: 5-6 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Dingboche: Acclimatization. Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Lobuche - Altitude: 4940 m/16,207 ft | Trek: 5-6 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 09:||Lobuche lower base camp 4865 m. Meal: BLD|
|Day 10:||Lobuche to High Camp - Altitude: 5,400m/17,712ft | Trek: 3-4 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 11:||Summit Day - Altitude: 6119m/20,070 ft and back to High Camp | Trek: 8-10 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 12:||Pangboche - Altitude: 3930m /12900 ft | Trek: 8-9 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 13:||Namche Bazaar | Trek: 4-5 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 14:||Lukla | Trek: 6-7 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 15:||Fly to Kathmandu. Meal: B|
|Day 16:||Final departure|
Lobuche Peak Climbing 16 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu - Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft.
Following your arrival hour on Tribhuwan International Airport (Kathmandu), our company representatives will be waiting to welcome you warmly and for shifting towards luxury tourist standard hotels. Additionally, we attend a short meeting at the office for an ordinary discussion about the upcoming trek.
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
Early morning after having breakfast, we will be shifted to Tribhuwan International Airport by our private vehicle to catch (30 to 35 minutes) Himalayan scenic flight and fair landing at Lukla (gateway of Khumbu/Everest region). Leaving Lukla, we start our short (3 to 4 hours) trek downhill towards Sherpa settlement of Cheplung along following Dudh Koshi valley to step Phakding. Finally after reaching Phakding, accommodation, and dinner will be arranged at the lodge.
Day 03: Namche Bazaar - Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft | Trek:5-6 hours.
Today soon after having breakfast, we march ahead by leaving several unique settlements, suspension bridges and lush forests behind en route to encounter official permit checkpoints (entrance to Sagarmatha National Park). After that, continuing walk towards junction point of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River along attempting certain upward hike with an opening view of giant Everest leads to Namche Bazaar (Largest Sherpa settlement of Everest region). Tonight’s accommodation and dinner will be hosted at the lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization.
Instantly, we are already above 3,400 m of height than sea level so before ascending additional height, today we focus upon acclimatization. We don’t trigger our trek forward but according to your desire, we will schedule a plan to explore nearby minor Sherpa settlements including Khumjung or hike up to old Sherpa village of Thame. On remaining hours, you can hang out on internet coffee shops and cafes or visit throughout the museum. This night, we stay at the same lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche - Altitude: 3,870m/12,694ft | Trek: 5- 6 hours.
Leaving Namche Bazaar behind after breakfast, we follow curvy hillsides trail holding rhododendron forests, memorial stupas and Sherpa settlements, which leads us to Kyangjumg. Moving ahead, by observing numerous of snowcapped mountains and crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River enters Imja Khola valley along two hours more pull towards hilltop greets Tengboche. Few remaining hours will be totally spent by exploring Tengboche Monastery (ancient monastery of Khumbu region) and night will be spent at the lodge there.
Day 06: Dingboche - Altitude: 4,360 m/14,300 ft | Trek: 5-6 hours.
Today after enjoying breakfast at Tengboche, we develop our steps ahead along following the walking path designed by stone steps towards Chaturje by crossing the suspension bridge at Imja River. Therefore catching the flat walking trail, we cross alpine meadow and yak heard ahead before meeting junction point of Everest three passes trail and standard Everest base camp trail. After that, continuing steady walk through standard route leads us to Dingboche along catching gentle downward hike passing stone walls takes to Dingboche for staying overnight.
Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization.
Honestly, this day is also separated as acclimatization day because we are near to the height of 4,000m from sea level. We don’t add extra elevation on our trip but we schedule to develop an hour hike towards the ridge to sight stunning views of multiple towering peaks and as well as to adapt with the thinner air. Remaining hours can be spent by examining Tokyo Medical University Clinic or by preparing muscles for the tough climb ahead. This night will also be spent at the same lodge in Dingboche.
Day 08: Lobuche - Altitude: 4940 m/16,207 ft | Trek: 5-6 hours.
Attending early morning breakfast, we initially follow the valley trail which leads towards Dhughla. Therefore, we head forward catching uphill trail on a tough rocky moraine path until we reach a small pass and plateau (end of Khumbu Glacier). After that, walking down the path and continuing along the west bank of Khumbu Glacier directly takes to Lobuche. Finally, after steeping Lobuche village, you can visit the Italian Pyramid Research Centre or hike through the nearby hills on the remaining hours along the night will be spent at a lodge in Lobuche village.
Day 09: Lobuche lower base camp 4865 m.
On the tenth day after morning breakfast following the flat trail along the Lobuche Glacier with steeper and rocky steps leads towards Lobuche base camp. Wonderful views of Mt. Amadablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku and many more other surrounding peaks are passed walking en route. Leisure hours will be spent by enjoying the surrounding views and scanning the climbing gears. The night will be spent at tented camp at the lower base camp of Lobuche peak.
Day 10: Lobuche to High Camp - Altitude: 5,400m/17,712ft | Trek: 3-4 hours.
After having self-prepared light breakfast, we engage for some moment on rechecking the entire climbing gears and clothes. Initially leaving lower base camp, we head towards high base camp by experiencing a walk through rocky moraine path. However, after putting a step on high base camp, we engage in workouts for the next day climb and take full rest on leisure hours. This night will be spent at tented camp at the higher base camp of Lobuche peak.
Day 11: Summit Day - Altitude: 6119m/20,070 ft and back to High Camp | Trek: 8-10 hours.
Today early morning, we develop our climb by taking the help of ropes and other gears along following the Sherpa’s instructions carefully. Experiencing unique moments with adventurous climb leads to the top for inspecting 360° stunning view from high altitude throughout high peaks including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and multiple other peaks surrounded to Lobuche peak. After enjoying some moments at a max elevation of the trek, we retrace the same path till Lobuche village and stay overnight there.
Day 12: Pangboche - Altitude: 3930m /12900 ft | Trek: 8-9 hours.
Today after having breakfast, we start our walk through rocky land by retracing the same earlier developed trail enjoying multiple landscapes, vegetations, monasteries, mini walls decorated with colorful praying flags and unique settlements, we reach Pangboche and stay there overnight
Day 13: Namche Bazaar | Trek: 4-5 hours.
Today after having breakfast, we start our walk through rocky land by retracing the same earlier developed trail enjoying multiple landscapes, vegetations, monasteries, mini walls decorated with colorful praying flags and unique settlements. Therefore, leaving rocky land we enter Namche Bazaar (land full of greenery of Khumbu region). Finally, tonight’s accommodation and dinner will be managed at the lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Lukla | Trek: 6-7 hours.
After quick morning breakfast at Namche Bazaar, initially, we drop down to cross the bridge at the junction point of two different rivers and gently ascend from there leads to Monjo. Further passing numerous of attractive settlements, suspension bridges, monuments and compact terraced fields along examining the style of surviving en route, takes to Lukla. Evening hours will be spent with the trekking crew members by recollecting the memories created during the trek. This night will be spent at a lodge in Lukla.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.
At last moment on the Khumbu region, we enjoy delicious breakfast and march forward towards Tenzing Hillary airport to board a morning scenic flight over the towering Himalayas to Kathmandu. The guide takes care of all of the airport formalities and considerations along porters will be there to shift your bag and luggage to the airport. After 30 to 35 minutes of flight, we reach Kathmandu along private vehicle will be awaiting you to transfer there towards the fine hotel. This night will be spent at a fine tourist standard inn in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Final departure
On the last day of trek managing a short time, you can move on forward for shopping to collect souvenirs for your friends, family members, and your loving ones. We help you with your necessary arrangements and pack ups along with our private vehicle escorts you to the airport focusing departure schedule. Well-wishers and representatives of our company will be there to wish for you and your safe steps ahead.
- Ground Transportation: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 Nights' twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in a Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Accommodation during Trek: 13 Nights' basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in the attached bathroom in available places]
- Accommodation during Climb: Tented accommodation during the climb
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Everest National Park permits, Khumbu permit for trekking and Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit
- Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
- Nepal arrival visa
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal, 3.5 % service charge is applicable as per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, we suggest you bring some cash in USD just in case your card doesn’t work. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Lobuche Peak Climbing 16 Days Departure dates and price
Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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Lobuche Peak Climbing with Alpha Adventure is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I stumbled on this company's blog and looked at the schedule, which I liked and decided to book. Puru and I had a nice conversation. When I engaged with the team in Kathmandu, I felt like I was treated like a friend. They took care of everything for me, and everything went as smoothly as butter. The pre-climb preparation was quite beneficial. Even the porters and cooks were pleasant. Every day, I had pleasant lodgings, and the cuisine was better than I imagined, especially at higher altitudes. There won't be any more! And I owe them all a debt of gratitude.- Ben D. ( )