Lobuche Peak or Lobuje is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. It is known to have two distinct summits, Lobuche East (6,119 m) and Lobuche West. Most climbs are perfomed at the Lobuche East. In order to climb the Lobuche West, you would need an Expedition permit.
Among the trekking peaks in Nepal, Lobuche East is accounts for the most technical climbing, even if it is only at the mere altitude of 6,119 meters. It is a challenging climb and offers some great scenery of the surrounding Eight-Thousander peaks. It contains steep and slippery rocks slabs and snow slopes to reach south west ridge, which is just below the glacier, which is along the high camp. The final climb is sharp with exposed ridge.
The first recorded ascent of the Lobuche Peak was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on 25 April, 1984. Most trekkers climb the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, before the notch, south-east of the true peak. While climbing the East Peak, you need to be careful of the false summits.
Requires prior experience of high-altitude trekking. The altitude may get over 6000 m and may require some climbing skills, such as; cramponing, ice-axing etc.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu/Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek preparation||–|
|Day 3||Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2,610 m||6 hours|
|Day 4||Trek to Namche 3,440 m||5 hours|
|Day 5||Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar||–|
|Day 6||Trek to Dole||5-6 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Machharmo||5-6 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Gokyo||5 hours|
|Day 9||Rest Day/Climb Gokyo Ri||–|
|Day 10||Trek to Thaknak||5-6 hours|
|Day 11||Trek to Dzungla via Cho La Pass||6-7 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Gorakshep||5-6 hours|
|Day 13||Hike Everest Base Camp||4-5 hours|
|Day 14||Hike Kala Patthar & Trek to Lobuche via Gorakshep||6-7 hours|
|Day 15||Trek to Lobuche East Base Camp||5-6 hours|
|Day 16||Trek to Lobuche High Camp||5-6 hours|
|Day 17||Summit Lobuche East 6,119 m (20,070 ft) & Trek back to Base Camp||–|
|Day 18||Trek to Pangboche||4-5 hours|
|Day 19||Trek to Namche Bazaar||3 hours|
|Day 20||Trek to Lukla||3-4 hours|
|Day 21||Fly back to Kathmandu||–|
|Day 22||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
Great experience!! I did the Island Peak Climb, everything was very well organised and our climbing guide was one of the most experienced! They reply very promptly and give competent answers! ~Olivia Hoffman (Switzerland)
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|Trip Length||22 days|
|Climb Length||01 day|
|Max. Altitude||6,119 meters (20,070 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges), Camping|
|Meal||Full board on trip|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, September, October, November|
|Required (Min)||2 Person|