Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer
Lobuche Peak is a popular destination for mountaineers situated just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu Region not far from Mt. Everest. Climbing Lobuche is a perfect challenging addition for a visit to the Khumbu region. We Zambuling Trekking have plenty of experience with this mountain and would be keen to take you on this adventure. The peak is technically not too challenging for climbers with some experience (rated PD+) but no mountain should be underestimated with the usual dangers arising from altitude, exposure and weather conditions.
Lobuche has two different summits -Lobuche East Peak (6119m) and Lobuche West Peak (6145m) connected via a knife-edge ridge. Base Camp is located to not far from the Lobuche village to the south. It gives easy access to the south ridge. Lobuche East has a very dramatic arête to the east, forming a three-ridged pyramid. South and Southeast Ridges form a typical rock triangle extending to the Khumbu glacier moraine. The peak dramatically towers over the village and is easily identifiable from the Everest trail.
We approach Lobuche via the Everest trail from Lukla, after a short 35 minute flight from Kathmandu. We make our way through various Sherpa villages towards Namche Bazaar – the key trading town of the region providing access to the higher valleys. We continue to the famous monastery Tengboche (Tyangboche) on the way to which we should get our first view of Everest and Lhotse. We continue all the way to Gorak Shep (5125m) as part of acclimatization phase. We then take on Kalapattar (5540m), a satellite peak of Pumori, for a classic view of Mt. Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. We can visit Everest Base Camp which is only a short hike away. We then return to Lobuche where we pick up supplies and trek to base camp (5200m). Allowing for a further two days of acclimatization, we then start the climb along the South Ridge to the summit (6119m).
The views from the base camp, the climbing route and ultimately the summit are superb. The summit ridge offers a 360 degree panorama of the region including Amadablam, Pumori, and Everest. Certainly an unforgettable experience!
Zambuling Trekking offers you a full board package for Lobuche including the climbing permit from the NMA and all other necessary logistics – from arrival in Kathmandu up to your departure. We organize your accommodation in Kathmandu as well as throughout your trek, our cooks freshly prepare you nutritious meals throughout the climbing period and experienced and professional trekking and climbing guides accompany you on the trek as well as the climb. In addition, we can organize any sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. Upon your request, we can also offer only base camp service (including the climbing permit) where the climber may arrange all required logistics for any part of the climb above base camp.
The package can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements – feel free to contact us any time for suggestions and advice. We’d be happy to take you on this adventure.
Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer
Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping in Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek (4hrs) to Phakding (2652m); lodge accommodation or camping
We trek 6hrs from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) through colourful Khumbu villages; Lodge accommodation or camping
We take a day for acclimatization; you can hike to famous Everest View Hotel (3800m) (3hrs) to catch the view of Everest; back at Namche visit Hilary and Sherpa museum
We trek 5hrs from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m); visit significant Buddhist monastery; lodge accommodation or camping
We trek 5hrs from Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m); catch glimpses of Lhotse and Ama Dablam; lodge accommodation or camping
We trek 5hrs from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m); we catch first glimses of Lobuche; lodge accommodation or camping
We trek 5hrs from Lobuche to Kala Patthar via Gorakshep (5125m); lodge accommodation or camping at Gorak Shep
Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5254m) and back to Gorak Shep.
We trek 5hrs from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5254m) and back to Gorakshep; lodge accommodation or camping
Acclimatization rest day at Lobuche Base Camp; preparation for the summit
We climb Lobuche East (6119m) summit and return to Base Camp (10hrs)
Trek 5hrs from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche (4410m); lodge accommodation or camping
We trek 5hrs from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m); lodge accommodation or camping
We trek 7hrs from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) through scenic Khumbu; This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.
We take again scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which takes about 35 minutes.
Leisure day; sightseeing in Kathmandu (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath); Fairwell-Celebration dinner
Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities
All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airports.
Assistance at the airports by Zambuling Trekking ’s representative.
Necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
2 Nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
Experienced trekking guide (s) and 1:1 porter (s) during the trekking carrying 20 kg maximum weight.
Experienced and certified peak climbing Sherpa as per required.
Flight/Jeep/Bus Tickets for two-way transportation from Kathmandu.
Base camp camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, tents, etc.
3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and sharing teahouse accommodation during trekking.
3 meals a day (BLD with tea or coffee) and sharing tented camp accommodation during climbing at BC.
Necessary high altitude food for climbing member and Sherpa for high camps.
National Park entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.
Climbing permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for the involved staffs.
First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period through climbing Sherpa.
All necessary paper works, and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation.
Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
Zambuling Trekking Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu except farewell dinner
Items of personal nature, like phone calls, Internet use and laundry expenses.
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical Kit, personal trekking gears.
Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any extra expenses arising out of various unforeseen situations.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
International airfares, medical and travel insurance.
Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
Filming, Walkie-Talkie, satellite phone and Drone Camera filming permits.
Tips, gifts, and souvenirs.
Any other item not mentioned in “Service Include” section.
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