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.

Other requirements

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.

Packing List

Clothing and equipment

Travel wallet Climbing shocks
Backpack Thermals tops/bottoms
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
Batteries Headlamps
Water bottles Camera
Thermos Charger/adapter 
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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
Spring (March-May) is quite warmer here due to a combination of humidity and temperature. The average temperature ranges from 17- 27 degrees Celsius in spring. Summer has pretty high temperatures and is very warm for trekkers that is why summer is the busiest month here. During autumn (September- November) the average temperature is around 17-26 degrees Celsius. Autumn is the second busiest month in this place so the price of everything can be expensive. Winter is cold in this place and temperature ranges from 14-18 degrees Celsius.
Food and accommodation
In this 4 days Lobuche peak climbing trek you need to do overnight camping. In fact, you must always be ready for camping during this entire trek and carry all the necessary stuff required for camping. Foods- during your camping days, you need to prepare all your food by yourself or if you belong to any travel agencies they will manage it for you. Drinking water is available everywhere you can just fill up your reusable bottle.
Guides/porters
Being one of the mountain areas, trekking all by yourself is quite difficult. Hiring a guide could help you a lot. They have proper knowledge of directions, accommodations, camping sites, and many more. A guide usually charges you around 30-35$ per day. Porters are a really important part of this trek. If you are planning on a camping trek you need them to carry all your gear and equipment. They charge you around 20-25$ per day.
Permits/fees
Sagarmatha National Park Permit- this permit costs you 3000 NRS (30$) excluding 13% VAT. For SAARC countries it only cost 1500 NRS (15$) excluding 13 % VAT. Everest region entry permit- this permit too cost you 3000 NRS excluding 13% VAT to every trekker and cost 1500 NRS (15$) to SAARC countries excluding 13% VAT. TIMs- this card permit is required for everyone and costs you 1000 NRS (10$). All the permits can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu.
Communication and electronics
There is electricity almost in every lodge. You can charge your phone and other electronics by paying extra money (extra batteries are recommended). Since this is one of the remote and mountainous areas internet facilities might not work everywhere. However, Everest link Wi-Fi is available in a few lodges to help you connect with your friends and families.
Safety/fitness
Lobuche peak trek is certainly among the difficult ones. Peak climbing experiences are a benefit in this trek. You have to walk for 6-7 hours per day. It is mandatory to have a high level of fitness so that you can enjoy your journey without any difficulties. You need to practice light exercise, running, jogging, and build your muscle strength before your journey starts. This place is one of the remote areas of Nepal and the roads are steep and difficult. The maximum height in this trek is 6119m, which increases the risk of altitude sickness. You have to stay hydrated throughout your journey, eat nutritional food, and check your oxygen level from time to time and walk slowly so that you can adjust with increasing heights. If you ever feel any symptoms of altitude sickness like nausea, increased heart rates, breathing difficulties, etc. you need to talk to your guide, your friends, or anyone near.

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