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Lobuche Peak is a stunning peak resting at 6,119 meters (20,075 feet) above sea level. From the summit of Lobuche, there are breathtaking panoramic views across the whole range of the Everest region. Lobuche Peak Climbing is one of Nepal's most difficult and strenuous adventure activities. Lobuche Peak Climbing is accessible to anyone with basic mountaineering experience and knowledge of how to use mountaineering tools.
Lobuche Peak The climbing trip begins with the classic trek to Everest Base Camp, Trekking high up the hugely impressive Khumbu Valley. On the way, we soak up the rich Sherpa culture, visit impressive monasteries, and just enjoy the remarkable scenery as we pass numerous seven- and eight-thousand-meter peaks on the trail. Acclimation days are extremely important along the way to allow our bodies to adjust to the thinner air.We have crafted these into our day-to-day program.
It is an excellent introduction to Himalayan High Altitude Mountaineering, but it is preferable if you already have basic mountaineering experience and are comfortable in crampons, using ropes, and abseiling.This is really important for your and your team's safety on the mountain. You will, however, receive training from our mountain sherpas, and it will be for them to have the final say on whether you are up to the challenge. The reward of the Lobuche Peak Climbing Experience is truly magical, coupled with a huge sense of personal achievement. Standing on a tiny summit high in the Himalayas is a very special feeling, so if you think you are up to it, go for it. Get training and come prepared to join us for this climb. We love this mountain, and we are ready for you.
These can happen any time of year, but are especially likely around monsoon season (late May to early September). If your flight is delayed, Himalaya Heart Treks will reschedule you on the next possible flight. Because weather conditions can change quickly, this could be as soon as your scheduled departure or as much as a few days later. This can be pretty frustrating, but it is simply part of the journey to the Everest region. We strongly recommend you add at least a day or two to the end of your trip if you have an international connecting flight, to give yourself some flexibility in the case of any delays.
One of us from Himalaya Heart Treks will meet you for the transfer to your hotel. There will be an introductory tour briefing where you will meet your group leader.The rest of the day is free to explore the bustling markets of Kathmandu.
There will be a more detailed briefing at the Himalaya Heart Treks office in Thamel. We also get to know our tour leader as well as fellow climbers. Equipment is checked.We spend the rest of the day in leisure. This day is also used to finalise climbing permits if there are any problems. Overnight in Kathmandu.
In the early morning we take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibet. Flight time is about 40 minutes to the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we visit our office where you meet your climbing leader a full check of equiptment.The Sherpa Crew then sort and load the trekking equipment before we start our journey. Today is an easy day, we begin by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, just above Chaunrikharka (2713m), after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m), it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight Guest House
The trail today follows up the Dudh Koshi Valley, hiking through pine forest, crossing the river twice via small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo. Monjo is the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the park there is a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls with a lot of bio diversity on the way. We are rewarded with our first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful large village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) a buzzing center of trade where many tradespeople come to haggle and sell their wares. Overnight Lodge.
As we are going to be at over 5000 metrs in a few days we need to spend a day here allowing our systems to get used to the higher altitude. Set in a beautiful natural amphitheater, Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. This is a good opportunity to make much needed short acclimatization treks.One is the hike up to Khumjung, a lovely Sherpa village above Namche visit The Everest View Hotel from where there are wonderful panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde . Then back down to soak up the atmosphere Namche provides.Overnight Lodge
It’s about here that the real trek begins although the start today is deceptive with a pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent views of the mountains. We follow a path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking for around an hour we arrive at Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and then continues with a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons that act as cover for Musk Deer and Himalayan tahr. Tengboche (3870m), is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the top of the hill, the mountains reveal themselves for what they truly are, the distinctive peaks of Amadablam (6856m) Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) are both inspiring and humbling. We stop to visit the renowned Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight Lodge.
The early morning vista of the mountains behind monasteries are spectacular from here. We leave Tengboche heading north to cross the Dudh Kosi river via a small suspension bridge which crosses the river valley. We continue on as far as Orsho to take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola. Beautiful forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. Continuing up the river past several chortens and mani walls strewn between small villages to reach our overnight destination of Dingboche. Dingboche set among an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. The village acts as a gateway to several other treks towards Chukung and farther beyond towards Makalu. Overnight Lodge.
We spend an additional day and night here to aid the acclimatization process. There are optional hikes. A short hike 400 m to climb to Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche is a good one. Good views of Makalu (8463 m) from here. There is also the possibility for a day trek to Chhukung (4,730m) approx. 4/5 hours. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face. Oernight Lodge.
We begin today with a descent to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below Thungla.There are some beautiful views of Cholatse across the valley. There follows another steep descent over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s provides great views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m) and the giant wall of Nuptse. The trail leads on through a grassy valley, rugged beauty at its best before reaching Lobuche a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and our goal Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly strong from Lobuche towering just above. Overnight Lodge.
From Lobuche we follow the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls. It is possible to make a detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier if we have time. Wonderful views of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks on the way to reach Gorakshep which is the original location of the Everest Base Camp.The new camp is situated further up the valley. Overnight Lodge.
We need to be up and away early today an early morning a testing day amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). The winds here can be chilling and are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower above us to the east as Everest begins to reveal itself. It is only when we reach Kala Patthar that we get to see 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest and the other snow clad giants, a truly magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night’s rest. Overnight Lodge Lobuche.
From Lobuche, we set of on the trek towards Lobuche Base Camp. The walk to begin with is fairly level but as we near Lobuche the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We move forward along the Lobuche Glacier a spectacular hike with great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega . On reaching base camp we continue up on a rocky moraine path before we reach High Camp where we set up our climbing base take some lunch and rest up a while before Pre-Climb Training: Our Sherpa mountain guides provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gear to include the proper techniques to us ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to both ascend and descend. We find the training experience boost both the confidence and climbing skills of the team and greatly helps to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoying the experience.
Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp.
We are up early today at around 12 to 1 am after a big breakfast we begin our climb. It is important to reach the summit before noon strong winds in the afternoon in the high lands are quite common and may act as a barrier for a successful summit. The trail is rocky up to around 5700m before becoming icy. We use both fixed rope and a main ropes when needed . The climbing surface as well as the length of the rope depends on the time of the season and how many crevasses have to be negotiated. It is a slog but on arrival at the summit, the panoramic views of the mountains are out of this world.In fact Lobuche East has the best views of any other trekking peak. From the summit we enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we need to get back to High Camp again for an overnight stay.
This day is set aside as a reserve day in case of bad weather conditions.Dependent on circumstances group decisions will be made.
After our morning celebration breakfast, we trek downhill from Lobuche High Camp to join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche before we retrace our steps to Pheriche. On the way the mountains have not lost us with magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If you are coming in spring, the hills are ablaze with pink and red rhododendron flowers. Upon reaching Pangboche we can visit the famous Pangboche Monastery again.
From Pangboche, we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola then up through lush forest to Tengboche. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through and down the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River we follow the Dudh Koshi gorge descending steeply through pine forest before reaching Sansa. This area is known for its wildlife and bird life. After passing a chorten, we pass the army camp at into Namche Bazaar. Overnight Lodge
The trail descends steeply downwards to the Dudh Kosi and it can be quite hard on the legs. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail levels out and the walk back to Lukla is plain sailing all the way. On our arrival at Lukla we check into our lodge with the rest of the day free for a team celebration with our Nepali team. Overnight Lodge
Time to leave this remarkable part of the world. We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of the aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. We will be met at the airport for the transfer to our Hotel.In the evening we often arrange a farewell meal at a local restaurant but we are led by our guests on this. Overnight Hotel.
It is time to say good bye . We really hope that you had a great time in Nepal and we look forward to meeting up again sometime in the future. We will drive you to airport for the departure flight as per the schedule.
The main seasons for trekking are the spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Sep to Nov) when you’ll have clear skies and superb mountain views. The winter (Dec to Feb) is also a great time to visit these months offer a unique experience and fewer crowds but lower altitude treks are better at this time of year as its cold at night.
(Jun to Aug), Most of Nepal experiences heavy rain for a few hours each day. It’s humid, wet, and the trails in the lower regions (Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Langtang, etc) can be quite muddy. If you don’t mind the rain you’ll have the trails to yourself, the skies often clear up in the morning, and certain treks offer stone-paved trails that drain the rain and make for easy trekking. Also, certain regions, like Mustang and the upper reaches of Everest, lie in the rainshadow of the Himalaya and receive little rain but views however are still likely to be restricted.
The main trekking regions of Everest / Annapurna / Langtang have Wi Fi facilities on the major trekking routes. There will be times when trekking in remote areas when it is not available.
Many sites on Google speak about 2.500 meters as when problems may arise. In our experience this is misleading you may feel a slight headache but rarely anything more that a painkiller won’t relieve. If we are talking about the possibility of contracting a more severe form of altitude sickness it is likely to occur over 4.000 meters and once again rare and easily resolved by descending to a lower altitude. Altitude sickness describes several symptoms that happen to your body when you’re exposed to a higher elevation within a short period of time. When people are traveling or either climbing to a higher elevation quickly. The higher you climb, the lower the air pressure and oxygen levels get. Our bodies can handle the shift, but they need time to gradually adjust. Himalaya Heart Treks carefully designs treks to minimise any risk.Having said that genrally people will experience the following to a lesser or higher degree.
Lack of Appetite/ Nausea / Fatigue / Shortness of Breath
Payment in Hotels, Trekking / Travel Agencies, and Airlines are made in foreign exchange. Most of the International Cards including Visa Card, Master Card, JCB, Maestro, Americal Express etc. Are widely accepted by hotels, restaurants and leading travel/trekking agents. The receipts may be needed to change left-over Nepalese Rupees into hard currency before leaving the country. However, only (10 %)Percent of the total amount may be converted by the bank. ATM and Debit Cards are widely in use in major cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and others.
Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa. The rate regularly fluctuates and is fixed and published by Nepal Rastra Bank every other day.
Private Tours are tailor-made itineraries built by us around your travel dates and personal interests, whereas group trips are pre-packaged and depart on specific dates. Group trips are also open for others to join, whereas private trips are just for you. You will find a list of fixed departure dates on our website.
For most nationalities visa can be obtained on arrival in Kathmandu. It takes around 45 minutes and is the most convenient way to get your visa you will need passport size photos.. You can also apply for a visa in advance from a local Nepali consulate in your country if you’d like to have everything arranged in advance.
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For mountain flights, you’re allowed 5 kg. carry-on to the plane and 10 kg. for checked-in luggage. For Non-Mountain Sector Flights, the check-in allowance increases to 20-25 kg.
Himalaya Heart Treks organise complete tours, meaning everything is taken care of from the moment you arrive in Nepal to the moment you leave, including all of your accommodation in a three star Hotel. If you require better accommodation please let us know and we can arrange this and adjust the tour cost accordingly. Each of our tour pages shows clearly what is and what is not included in the tour price.
Personal expenses (Tips, Soft Drinks, Bar Bills, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Donations, and Extra Snacks, etc) are not included in your tour price. When checking a particular trek page on our website we have clearly stated what is and what is not included. If you’re going trekking, the only things you’ll need to pay for out of pocket are wifi and battery charging (when available), extra meals outside of what’s included, Alcohol, Soft Drinks, Perhaps and Hot Showers.
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