Lobuche Peak is the 9th highest trekking peak in Nepal and it stands close to the highest point in the planet, Everest. A beautiful and intimidating mountain that rises over the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline which forms the south ridge providing a common climbing route. Comparing to other peaks, Lobuche East peak is more challenging and popular among the other peaks.
It’s as wonderful as it can be with epic beautiful valleys, landscapes, and charming villages. The peak mounts all the way up, sitting at 20,750 ft. high. The routes takes us through icy terrain, walks a deep notch ridge, and ascends steep glaciers to arrive at the summit.
The pastoral trails running after Lobuche Peak are pretty spectacular which allows trekkers to explore beautiful villages, glaciers, and mountain ridge. From the top of the peak, trekkers will get to glimpse at the wonderful snow peaks of Kantega, Cholatse & Thamserku,
We begin our trek after we flight to Lukla, with a straight uphill walk and a few ins & outs. The trail finishes up at Phakding. Next, we cross the suspension bridge, and follow the pointed landscape, we’ll get to Namche. From Namche, the Lobuche village is 30 km. away.
On our way, we will pass through the village of Tengboche across the canyon, and leaving behind Dingboche, we’ll reach to Lobuche. From Lobuche, the trail heads to Everest Base Camp which takes about 8 hours of trekking. A quick stop at Kala Patthar and a fall back to the Lobuche village before we start climbing the snow peak.
During trekking and climbing, we should strictly obey the guidelines of Sherpa. Following the instructions of Sherpas, we’ll initially climb the base camp of Lobuche. It takes about 5-6 hrs. to reach Lobuche and the route are rocky and filled with boulders. Following the day, we’ll ascend the steep glacier and snowy ridge to high camp and finally make it to the summit.
From the surface of the mountain, one can enjoy with the magnificent views of sparkling snow peaks and glaciers. We will observe the sight of beautiful glaciers along with the spectacles of mountains i.e. Pokalde and Cholatse.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 3 hrs.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3, 440m) – 6 hrs.
Day 5: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m) – 7 hrs.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,260m) – 7 hrs.
Day 8: Trek to Louche (4,930m) – 7 hrs.
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp, Return to Gorakshep (5,364m) – 8 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar, Return to Lobuche (5,545m) – 7 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp (4,950m) – 6hrs.
Day 12: Trek to High Camp (5,400m) – 4 hrs.
Day 13: Lobuche Peak Expedition, Return to Base Camp (6,119m) – 9 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Pangboche (3,930m) – 6 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,985m) – 7 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,860m) – 7 hrs.
Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu (1,400m) – 30 mins.
Day 18: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport
Our officials will receive you at the airport on this very day. They will escort you to reach at your booked hotel in a private vehicle. After you reach at the hotel, you can take rest. Also, you can go on a walk in the streets of Thamel after you get fresh. But make sure that you return to the hotel on time.
Today we will do a sightseeing in Kathmandu city. Early morning, we’ll pay a visit to Pashupatinath temple and offer prayers. The second site we will visit is Bouddhanath stupa, which is 2.1 km far from Pashupatinath temple.
In Boudhanath stupa you can witness the white-washed monastery and inside the pilgrimage, there are flags and prayer wheels everywhere. You can hear the chants and instruments played in the stupa.
Shortly after the visit of stupa, we’ll head to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you can get an information about the history of Nepal. Also you can witness the courtyard, wooden temples, stone statues, and artefacts.
In the evening, we’ll get back to the hotel and enjoy the dinner.
Early morning we’ll head to Tribhuvan airport and catch a flight to Lukla. The scenic flight offers us to catch a glimpse of rolling hills and lush meadows throughout the journey. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Lukla, a gateway to Everest.
We will do our breakfast at Lukla town, and begin our trek to Phkding by climbing the trail of the hillside along the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. By continuing the journey of uphill and downward walks, we’ll arrive at Phakding. Overnight stay in a lodge in the village.
After breakfast, we’ll catch the trail that runs alongside Dudh Koshi River. Following the river valley above and crossing the suspension bridge, the dense forest filled with pine and fir welcome us.
We’ll pass several villages, including Monjo, before we arrive at Namche Bazaar. We will then enter to the Sagarmatha National Park area. The trek gets burdensome, especially with the decreasing atmospheric pressure.
During your trekking you should be cautious about Altitude Sickness because most of the trekkers get altitude sickness at this zone. After two hours of walk in a steep hill with several highs and lows, the famous Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar welcomes us.
From Namche, you can see a wonderful view of steep-sided valleys and lush green farms. We will stay in a local tea house tonight and get some rest.
Today we will explore the Namche Bazaar and get acclimatize to maintain our body temperature in the higher altitude. We will have a short walk to the Everest View Hotel which offers us an impressive view.
Ascending a steep hill and paving the way from pointed terrain, we will soon reach the hilltop at 3,880 meters. We can witness the 360 degree view of sparkling snow-capped mountains, wide valleys, and green hills.
After capturing the moment here, we’ll retrace the steps back to the town. Some trekkers also stroll the Khumjung village for acclimation. Overnight stay in a tea house.
We’ll continue trekking on an uneven trail, inclining upward and walk beside the ancient Mani wall. Then, the trail gently descends the hill and passes through the ridge. From Phunki Tenga, we steer a zig zagged path with an ups and downs. The last two hours walk will be a bit difficult because it is a continuous uphill trek.
Tengboche offers a wonderful backdrop of Ama Dablam. You can also picture the beautiful green hills and narrow gorges from the hilltop across Imja Khola. In the day time, we will explore the monastery and pay respect. Overnight in a tea house.
Most of the today trail is rising upward which makes us a little challenging. The trail takes us through the rhododendron and pine forest to arrive at Imja Khola. Next, we will cross the suspension bridge, and walk past the Mani stone wall to get to the Pangboche.
The treks offers a spectacular scenery of sparkling snow peaks i.e. Ama Dablam and Lhotse. We’ll end up at the remote settlement of Dingboche, after we walk a few more hours. Overnight stay in a tea house.
We’ll continue our journey after a breakfast, the trail starts with a steep climb off the side of a hill. We will reach to the wide valley of Imja. Again, we walked in the rough terrains above Chukhung. From Chukkung we can spot the beautiful Ama Dablam and Lhotse ridge from miles away. Before we arrive at Lobuche we walk few more hours over rocks and boulders.
The total distance to Gorakshep from Lobuche is just a 2.8 miles which seems it wouldn’t take a lot of time to complete this journey. But it takes around 3-4 hours trek to reach Gorakshep because of high altitude and dirt path. Keep on walking on the loose rocks and rough hills, we’ll arrive at Gorak Shep.
We’re back to climbing the steep trail beside rocky ridge and glacial moraine, after we have our lunch. Due to a rising elevation and debris, this section of the trek is bit difficult, so we’ll have to be a bit careful. After reaching at Khumbu icefall, we can witness the Mt. Everest along with the surrounding Nuptse and Cho Oyu.
Before leaving base camp, the expedition also offers a view of Khumbu glacier. The treks get easy on the way down, so we can finish in a bit of time. Overnight stay in a tea house.
Early morning we head towards Kala Patthar, and it takes about 2-3 hours to reach at the ridge. The trail is steep and filled with rocks. From the top, we can view the glimpse of glacial lakes, towering mountains, and landscapes.
After we spend our wonderful time at the top, we’ll return back to the Gorakshep. We will do our lunch at the village and head back to Lobuche. The path is easy with continuous descent, which requires 2-3 hours to complete the trek. Overnight stay at a tea house.
Early morning, we begin our trek by climbing uphill and over rough topography because the hike might takes a bit more time than usual. We then follow the icy trail, rising upward and cross the Lobuche Glacier. This is the starting point from where the view of Cholatse and Thamserku emerges. We’ll raise up at the Lobuche Base Camp, after ascending the route for nearly 6 hours. The Sherpa crew will put up the tent at base camp. Overnight stay at tent.
After breakfast, we will do some leg stretching, and begin to walk on a trail that slopes upward. Following a snow-covered ridge and a narrow lane, our path creates the way to the High Camp.
We’ll use the trekking gears properly as mentioned by the trekking guide. We’ll wear crampons, since the trail to high camp is slippery and covered in snow. Similarly, to climb the icy cliff, we’ll use an ice axe. We’ll reach the campsite located at an altitude of 5,400 meters.
The trek to high camp is exhausting and demanding so we should take rest and re-energize ourselves for the big day. Medical specialists will check our health conditions for safety, before heading up to summit. We’ll also trained some training regarding peak climbing from the trek guide.
A very early morning in pitch dark we’ll start climbing the mountain so that the trek is done by noon. Besides that, there will be high wind in the morning, which makes difficult to ascend the trail. You have to be very careful because there are many technical difficulties on the way to the peak.
We will ascend the glacier with the help of an ice axe and a fixed rope. During the entire climbing journey you should stay together with the crew and follow the instructions of the trek guide. They’ll lead the trail on the snowy ridge and steep drops.
It takes about 4 hrs. to complete the climbing from Lobuche Base Camp to the peak. Once it reaches the peak, the mountain offers awe-inspiring views of Kantega, Thamserku, Cholatse, and Ama Dablam.
After capturing a moment in a photo and video at the top, we retrace steps back to the camp. The trail will be sloppy downward when we return back which makes us easier to walk. Back at the campsite. Overnight stay in a tent.
After the rest at Lobuche Base Camp, we’ll back down the trail to Pangboche. A gentle descent below the hill and through the village, we’ll reach Pangboche.
The route takes us through the alpine forest of rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes around 6 hrs to reach the rural settlement of Pangboche. We will pass through the memorials placed in honor of climbers who lost their lives on the mountain. Overnight stay in tea house.
After breakfast we’ll begin the journey to Namche Bazaar from Pangboche. The trail pass through the rhododendron and juniper forest. We will cross the Dudh Koshi River and follow the route to the suspension bridge. Again, after passing the Dudh Koshi gorge we will enter into the pine forest.
Along the route we can view sparkling snow covered mountains and deep valleys. We will walk through a forested slope with many twists and turns. The entire journey takes 7 hrs. before winding up at the town. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
We will walk downwards along the trail from Namche to Lukla, gradually descends the high hills and crosses several suspension bridges to wind up at the town.
The trail gets flat, making it easy for us to cross, after coming across the Hillary suspension bridge. Finally, we’ll arrive at the beautiful village of Lukla, which is also our home for the night.
Today is the last day of Lobuche Peak climbing which is quite fun and enjoyable. After breakfast, we’ll rush down to the Lukla airport and board the flight. And as usual the 30 minutes scenic flight offers us a pristine view of Hihmalayan ranges, sweeping hills, and waterfalls. Our staff will drive you back to the hotel after your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport.
As per your flight schedule to your home journey, our staff will transfer you back to the international airport. If required, they’ll also help you with the documents. Thanks, for visiting Nepal.
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