Four Days Lobuche Peak Climbing
Four Days Lobuche Peak Climbing Overview
Lobuche peak is a stunning peak standing at the elevation of 6119m, close to the Khumbu glacier and the settlement of Lobuche. This peak is highly protected by Sagarmatha National Park which also takes us through all the green vegetation, birds and animals, and pristine settlements, culture, and great hospitality of Sherpa. There are actually two main peaks, Lobuche east (6119m) and Lobuche west (6145m). According to the National mountaineering Association of Nepal, Lobuche east is classified as Trekking peak and Lobuche west as Expedition Peak. These two peaks are separated by a deep long notched ridge, and considerable distance which makes approaching the west peak impossible from the east peak. The first climb to the Lobuche east was done by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25, 1984. Similarly, Lobuche west was first climbed in 1955 via the south shoulder. Lobuche east is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. It is usually attempted by people who want to see a spectacular view of Everest and Khumbu valley from its summit. Even though it is really demanding peak, Lobuche is an excellent introduction to Himalayan high altitude mountaineering and requires great deal of a fitness with mountaineering skills. This 4 days Lobuche peak climbing package starts upon your arrival at Lobuche town.
This trek is quite expensive because it includes flights, trekking gears and clothes and accommodations. The average price can range from 1500-2000$.
Highlights of Four Days Lobuche Peak Climbing
- Stunning view of Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, etc
- Exploring the local villages, the culture of Sherpa people
- Also trek over the trail of Everest base camp
- Explore the ancient Gompas, monasteries, prayer walls, etc.
- Climb the great Lobuche peak itself.
Best season to visit
Spring (March to May), autumn (September- November) are the best season to trek Lobuche peak. This season offers you beautiful views of Rhododendrons forest and views of mountains. The temperature is very favorable. The atmosphere is clear and unpolluted. However, due to some rain in the monsoon, the trails are slippery and muddy and it is a little risky to climb Lobuche peak.
Insurance- travel insurance is kind of a mandatory thing before traveling anywhere. You can always purchase a travel insurance from your travel agencies. It usually costs around 150$(15000 NRS) good for 30 days. You need to give them complete details about the places and altitudes you will be reaching because your insurance depends on details you have given earlier.
Nepal visas/passports – foreigners other than Indians need to have valid visas and passports prior to visiting Nepal. The passport must hold a minimum of 6 months of visa validity from their date of arrival. They can have a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport.
Clothing and equipment
|Travel wallet||Climbing shocks|
|Duffel bag||Synthetic underwear|
|Trekking boots||Synthetic climbing/trekking pants|
|Trekking shocks||Insulated pants|
|Light weight sneakers||Shell pants(water proof)|
|Medium weight Gaiters(water proof)||Medium weight long john tops|
|Foot powder||Synthetic pile jacket|
|Down booties||Down jacket|
|Double insulated climbing boots||Shell jacket (light weight waterproof)|
|Heavy gaiters||Down parka|
|Buff neck gaiters||Face mask|
|Fleece gloves||Winter/summer hat|
|Climbing gloves||Glacier glasses|
|Chemical hand warmers and foot warmers||Dark goggles|
|Climbing pack||Double lenth and single length sling|
|Lightweight harness||Climbing ascender|
|Locking/non-locking carabiners||Prusik cord|
|Helmet||Alpine ice axe|
|Point crampons||Figure 8 and Rappel device|
|Trekking poles||Backpack cover|
|Down sleeping bag||Sleeping pads|
|Water purification tablets||Power banks|
|Travel towel||Safety kit|
|Hand sanitizer||Suns cream and lip balm|
|Altitude sickness medicine||Wash kit|
|Cup, bowl, spoon||Trash bags and tissue papers|