Lobuche Peak

Trip Duration

12 Days

Trip Grade

Challenging

Highest Altitude

6,119m

Accommodation

Teahouse/Lodge

Transportation

Bus/Car

Group Size

2-10

Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Lobuche Peak Overview

Lobuche peak lies in the Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu district, close to Khumbu glacier and in Lobuche village. It is situated at a height of 6119m. There are 2 main peaks of Lobuche, Lobuche East, and Lobuche West. 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. On 1984 April 25, Laurence Neilson along with Sherpa mountaineer Ang Gyalzen made their first summit on Lobuche East. Again in 1955, Lobuche west was first climbed via the south shoulder.

Lobuche East remains popular among people and is also one of the most climbed peaks. The peak itself falls under the protection of Sagarmatha National Park which covers an area of 124,400 hectares. The trail passes through the lush green forest which includes Juniper, fir, Himalayan Birch, Rhododendrons, and many more. You also get to see many endangered animals like snow leopard, bearded vulture, snowcock, red pandas, etc. The spectacular view of Mount Everest, Khumbu valley from its summit, and the amazing hospitality of Sherpa people are the main attraction of this trek.

This route takes around 15-17 days if you take proper rest and take some days off. This trek is quite expensive because it includes flights, trekking gear, clothes and accommodations. The average price can range from 1500-2000$.

Lobuche Peak Climbing with Marvel Trek

Marvel Trek is a licensed expedition company. It has been providing best facilities and services to its climbers since 1998 along with some great experiences. We not only keep your safety as the priority. But also guide you to fulfill your wish of experiencing the thrill of climbing a mountain. The entire team of Marvel Trek is full of professionals who will be there to support and guide you throughout your mountaineering adventures.

Highlights of Lobuche Peak

  • Astonishing view of Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, etc
  • Explore the local villages, the culture, and hospitality of Sherpa people
  • Trek over the trail of Everest base camp
  • Explore the ancient Gompas, monasteries, prayer walls, etc.
  • Climb the great Lobuche peak itself.

Trip Map

Safety and fitness

The road to Lobuche peak base camp is rough, steep, and can be snowy. The trail above the base camp is more challenging. The extreme temperature and altitude can be a serious problem if you don’t apply the necessary precaution. Any peak climbing requires concentration, focus, patience, and knowledge. Physical and mental stability is the most important factor. Physical fitness can be built by running, jogging, and doing some light exercise before starting your trek. The average walking hour of 5-6 per day, and overnight camping, risk of altitude sickness, combining all these facts, the trek and climb to Lobuche peak can be moderately difficult.  

Symptoms of Mountain sickness

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heartbeats

Preventing mountain sickness 

  • Walk slow
  • Stay hydrated
  • Have nutritional food 
  • Have enough rest
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol 

Medicines for mountain sickness 

  • Acetazolamide 
  • Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
  • Promethazine (for nausea) 

Peak climbing Equipment List

Travel Documents  Hands
Valid Passport Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
Credit/Debit Card Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)
pP Size Photo (4 Pieces) Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)
Insurance Paper And Contact Address Summit Gloves – 8000m.
Foot Wear Sleeping Bags
Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet ) Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC
Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet) Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)
Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs) Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs) Down Mattress (Inflatable)
Trekking Shoes (Gore Tex) Sleeping Bag Liner
Light Trekking/Sports Shoes Inflatable Pillow
Camp Booties (1 Pair) Climbing Equipment
Slipper (1 Pair) Climbing Helmet
Upper Body Summit Down Suit – 8000m.
Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness
Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender
Gore Tex Jacket (1 Pcs) Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm
Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)
Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare
Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs) Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Lower Body Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)
Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole
Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs) Pocket Knife (Swiss)
Gore Tex Pant (1 pcs) Altimeter Watch
Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs) Pee Bottle
Gaiters for trekking boots Power Bank
Down Pants (1pcs) Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover
Under Wear (4-6 Pcs) Bag Packs
Sun Stuffs Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L
Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf) Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)
Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf) Lundry/Garbage Bag (Large)
Sun Glasses (Uv Protection) Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)
Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection) Medical/First Aid 
Moisturiser / Lotion Brufen / Ibuprofens
Eating & Drinking Antibiotic
1 Ltr. Water Bottle Diamox
1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos Paracetamol
Mug (Opt.) Handy Plaster
Spoon/ Fork (Opt.) Crack Bandage
Bowl (Opt.) Tincture Iodine
Miscellaneous Ondem
Nail Cutter Cetirizine
Umbrella / Rain Coat Electrolyte
Hot Water Bag Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
Camera Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
GPS Tracker (Recommended) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
Hand & Toe Warmer Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
Toiletries (Personal)  Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
Toothpaste Menstrual Products
Toothbrush Head
Soap Sun Cap
Shampoo Balaclava
Towel Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
Garbage Bag Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)

Payment and Cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

Payment:
1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation:
1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

Dates of Trip

PRICE
DEPARTURE DATE
TRIP STATUS

Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person
1 Person
2 Persons
3-5 Persons
6-9 Persons
10-14 Persons
15-17 Persons
17-25 Persons

Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
Due to the combination of humidity and temperature, the spring season is quite warmer here, especially in lower altitudes. During the month of spring, the average temperature rises from 17-27. Also, autumn has a similar temperature around 16-25. The winter season is the coldest of all, with the average temperature 14-18 in lower altitudes. The summer season is very warm hence the busiest month of all. Spring and autumn are also very peak seasons to trek and climb Lobuche peak. In winter, peak climbing is difficult due to harsh weather and heavy snowfall.
Food and accommodation
Lobuche peak climbing trek involves both teahouse and camping nights. One has to be ready for camping in high altitudes in low temperatures. Nevertheless, there are teahouses available in the main valleys. The teahouses basically provide a warm room with twin sharing beds, clean blankets, and pillows. Toilets, bathrooms, dining hall has to be shared with other trekkers as well. In teahouses, you can get a home-cooked meal like Dal, Bhat, vegetables, soup, coffee, noodles, etc. During your camping days, you need to prepare food by yourself.
Guides and porters
When it comes to peak climbing, professional, licensed, well-educated, and experienced guides are everything you need. They lead you, they have great knowledge about directions, people, villages, camping sites, etc. Since you will be carrying all the stuff for camping you will definitely need a porter to help you. Guides usually charge up to 35-40$ per day and porters charge around 25-30$ per day. However, if you choose to travel through agencies they will hire a guide and a porter for you.
Transportation
The gateway for Lobuche peak is Lukla and the easiest and fastest way to reach Lukla is to take a flight from Kathmandu which only takes 35 minutes. You can also travel by bus but it is certainly a tiring route. There is no direct connection between Kathmandu and Lukla and you need to travel via Jiri.
Communication and electronics
When you are in the teahouses, all kinds of facilities like electricity, internet, mobile coverage, are available. There will be no problem with charging your electronics or talking to your family. You need to however pay some extra money to the owner for these facilities. Once you arrive at the base camp, all these facilities are not available. You will be camping those days and only satellite phones are used for communication. Extra batteries and power banks are highly recommended.
Permits and fees
1) Sagarmatha National Park entry Permit NON SAARC countries- 3000 (excluding VAT) SAARC countries- 1500 (excluding VAT) 2) Everest region entry permit NON SAARC countries- 3000 (excluding VAT) SAARC countries- 1500 (excluding VAT) 3) Lobuche peak climbing permit Spring (March-May)-250$ Autumn (September- November)-125$ Winter (December- February)-70$ Summer (June-August)-70$

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