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.

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) 

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

Travel insurance- Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you. Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month. 

 

Visas/passports- If you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months. 

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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$

Booking Details

Price W/O Addons: US$ 92441.56 /pax
  • A detailed certificate from Marvel Treks and Expedition (after accomplishment)
  • Trendy Sunhat and t-shirt as souvenirs on behalf of Marvel Treks and Expedition.
  • A complimentary raincoat to shed you during the rainy season.
  • A Complimentary Duffel Bag throughout the trek from our company. (returnable)
  • A warm complimentary Down Jacket during the entire trek on behalf of Marvel Treks. (returnable)
  • A complimentary sleeping bag for your icy trek. (returnable)
  • The essential climbing gears like mountain axe, trekking sticks etc, for your need throughout the trek. (returnable)
  • Delightful complimentary Authentic Nepali cuisine as dinner to embark on your arrival and departure
  • Critical complimentary First Aid Service (in times of need)
  • An informative trekking map for you to cherish on behalf of our company
  • All the crucial services about airport transfer to and from the hotel via a private tourist vehicle ($40)
  • The Garbage Disposal System will be accommodated by our company.($500)
  • Climbing Permit for Peak Climbing ($250)
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems )($10)
  • National park entry fees / ACAP permits / Conservation entry fees. ( $30)
  • All essential local tax and Gov tax ($130 )
  • All the required office service charges. ($200)
  • Essential Medical supplies and first aid equipment will be provided.
  • Marvel Treks and Expedition won’t be responsible for all the Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra nights in any city that’s not accommodated in the itinerary of Marvel Treks and Expedition.
  • Summit bonus (250 USD)
  • All the International flight checks and airfares.
  • Marvel Treks and Expedition won’t be responsible for alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
  • Additional porter fees along with tips of guides and porters.
  • Tips for Climbing Sherpa (200 USD)
  • Electronic gadgets like chargers, headphones.
  • Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, souvenirs.
  • Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
  • Tips for our staff’s drivers.

Lobuche Peak

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Kathmandu to Ramechhap Drive
(70.00)
Ramechhap to Lukla (vice versa)
(400.00)
Food in mountain
(300.00)
Standard Services of Hotel
(350.00)
Porter Service
(200.00)
Guide Service
(300.00)
2 days Accommodation in Kathmandu
(60.00)
Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
(40.00)
Helicopter from Kathmandu to Base Camp
(1,000.00)
Climbing Sherpa
(350.00)
Climbing and Camping Service
(250.00)
Equipment
(250.00)
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