Lobuche Peak climbing begins from Pheriche. Pheriche provides a stunning view of mountains in the Khumbu region. You follow the traditional trekking path to Everest Base Camp until you reach Gorakshep. You can walk up to Kala Patthar to see magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), the highest peak on the planet. Besides, you can also have the panoramic view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam. As an alternative, you can go up to Gokyo valley and move over Cho-La Pass (5,420) to reach Lobuche Base Camp.
The trail of Lobuche Peak climbing moves through the dense rhododendron and pine forests of Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is one of the highest altitude conservation centres in the world. You can observe the animals like musk deer, Himalayan thar, red panda, etc in here. While in Namche Bazaar acclimatization, you can visit Everest View Hotel that is the highest placed hotels in the world. It is one of the vantage points of Everest region to see the stunning vistas of snowy peaks including Mt. Everest.
You begin this peak climbing in Nepal after flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport). After a day’s acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, also known as the Sherpa Capital, you move further. By visiting Tengboche Monastery, you continue towards Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Lobuche Peak is around 8.5 kilometres southeast from the base camp of Mount Everest.
From Louche Base Camp, you begin to see unparalleled views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m), Cho-Latse, Thamserku (6,623m) and Tawache Peaks. There are two summits of Lobuche lying on the same ridge, but are separated by several summits of other smaller peaks. The number of ups and downs and variation in altitude is great. Your next stop is a camp at a higher altitude, reached by climbing steep icy slopes. The summit is attempted after being acclimatized at High Camp.
An ascent up to Louche needs a climbing permit, decent mountaineering skills and a full range of climbing equipment. The peaks of Nepal are scaled by a huge number of climbers each year, and Lobuche is no exception. It tests your skills, your passion for mountaineering and your spirit of adventure.
Although it is not mentioned in the itinerary, you should be resilient for one day or two as contingency. It is true the weather of the high altitude region is never predictable. Sometimes, the weather can be really unfavourable even after you have reached High Camp. In this situation, you can neither drop the mission nor go further. Only option you have is to wait and see the right kind of weather that enables you achieve your mission.
This package can be customized into Everest Base Camp Gokyo Valley trek, Jiri Everest Base Camp trek and Everest Base Camp trek as well. Orbit Alpine Adventure has developed Lobuche Peak climbing 18 days itinerary. For more details, you can contact us via email, phone call, WhatsApp or online booking services.
1. Why should I book Lobuche Peak climbing with Orbit Alpine Adventure?
Orbit Alpine Adventure is a local trekking agency located at Thamel, Kathmandu established and run by a well experienced man in this field. Mr. Puru, the owner of this agency, is one of the very few persons in the trekking field of Nepal. He has done a successful trekking of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT: 1,700km) and all other Himalayan regions of Nepal. He has a sound knowledge of ground handling and understanding the demands of the trekkers. As he has been to the Himalayas many times, he can give you the best counselling and important tips to successfully complete the trekking in Nepal. Similarly, he has conquered many of the trekking peaks of Nepal as a team leader of the expeditions. His knowledge and experience can really help you to climb Lobuche Peak without any mishap. Similarly, the agency has the Sherpa guides who can assist you to reach the destination without any accidents. They give you enough training on using the climbing gears during the acclimatization day at the base camp. We highly recommend you to book this climbing mission with us as we always believe in “Clients’ Satisfaction is Our Motto”. Likewise, your safety is our first and foremost concern. For more details: www.orbitalpineadventure.com.
2. How do I get Lobuche Peak Summit?
Lobuche Peak is located in the Everest region, which is named after the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. To do this climbing, you should take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, also called Tenzing Hillary Airport. From there, you follow the main trekking trail of Everest Base Camp up to Lobuche and change the direction towards Lobuche Base Camp. After a day’s acclimatization at the base camp, you ascend to High Camp and finally to the Lobuche Peak Summit. It takes almost 11 days to reach the top of Lobuche Peak (6,119m) without Everest Base Camp trek.
3. Is Lobuche Peak climbing difficult?
Actually, peak climbing is a difficult task in itself as you have to reach the top by crossing the crevasses. More than that, you have to begin the journey from High Camp to the summit immediately after the mid night. The headlamp is the only option to find out the right trail to mount on the summit. However, the Sherpa guides of Orbit Alpine Adventure are well trained and experienced to help you win over this peak. Proper acclimatization, training on using climbing gears and precautions to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and other safety measures make you able to reach the top of this peak of 6,119m.
4. Does your agency provide rescue service in case of emergency?
Without any doubt, YES! In case of emergency, Orbit Alpine Adventure provides prompt rescue services by coordinating with your Insurance Company. What you have to do is to pay extra charge for the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter as per their rules. For more information, you can contact: www.orbitalpineadventure.com.
5. Can I do Lobuche Peak climbing with or without Everest Base Camp trek?
You can do Lobuche Peak climbing both the ways. If you want to reach up to Everest Base Camp trek, the itinerary becomes a little longer. And the cost of Lobuche Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp trek is a little higher than doing without it. To know more about the cost, click www.orbitalpineadventure.com.