LOBUCHE PEAK SUMMIT RETURN BY HELICOPTER

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destination Everest
duration 13 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 6,119 m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse/Tent Camp
season All season

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 3,690
Pax 2 USD 3,490
Pax 3 USD 3,290
Pax 4 to 6 USD 3,190
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,890
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,790
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,690
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LOBUCHE PEAK SUMMIT RETURN BY HELICOPTER

A real climbing adventure that will leave you stunned at the beauty of the Himalayan Mountains. The Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition in the spectacular Khumbu region of Nepal has been ranked by Lonely Planet as the sixth-best region in the world to travel. Lobuche East (6,119m/20,075ft) is situated on the Nepalese side of Everest.

The most ideal time to go trekking and climbing in Nepal is in autumn (September-November) and in spring (March-May) thus avoiding the monsoon season. This is a truly awesome climbing adventure into the Himalayan Mountains that gives you astonishingly stunning views of the nearby mountains and valleys, such as Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Everest. You will be fascinated as you look skyward at these snow-covered peaks.

Climbers must be physically fit and ideally have some previous climbing experience, or alternatively begin preparation prior to beginning this incredible journey to the summit of Mt. Lobuche East. You will be instructed in all aspects of this climb including the use of climbing equipment such as crampons, ice axes and rope techniques before you attempt the climb to the summit. This is an ideal introduction into Himalayan climbing and may give you the “climbing bug” and be the first of many climbs in this mountainous region of Nepal.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have been in this business for more than 40 years (Est.1977) and will take care of all permits, meals and accommodation along the way. Just don’t forget your camera and some comfortable boots!. 

ITINERARY

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On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be met by a representative of Sherpa Expedition & Trekking and taken you to your hotel for a briefing of your climb to Lobuche Peak, including a map of the route taken.

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the domestic terminal at Kathmandu airport for your 40-minute flight to Lukla. During the flight you will see some great views of the Himalayan Mountains. After arrival at Tenzing-Hilary Airport you will hit the trail and pass through Kyangma Village with its large Gompa (monastery). We will then proceed to Cheplung Village and head down through the forest within sight of the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridge there is a short climb up and across the ridge to Ghat Village. From Ghat the trail passes a school, Mani walls, Chortens and prayer wheels. We then head higher to the tiny village of Chhuthawa and then have a short way to go until we arrive at Phakding.

This morning we cross a bridge over the Dudh Kosi River passing through several charming villages, such as Tok-Tok, Benkar and Monjo before arriving at the entrance gate to Sagarmatha National Park. We will then follow the river bed for a few hours and cross our last bridge before we have a steep uphill climb to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar has many good restaurants, pubs, an internet café, post office, and banks. It is a great place to explore and relax.

It is especially important that before heading to higher altitudes we spend time acclimatizing. Health experts highly recommend that you stay active during this time so as to better advance the acclimatization process. We may choose to trek to Thame or visit Khunde. We can also explore Namche Bazaar and attend the weekly market that is a weekly event on Friday evening and on Saturday morning. Your guide will also take you to the Tourist Visitor Center close to the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park that has an interesting array of equipment and artifacts of the first Everest climbers. You can also learn about the flora and fauna of the region that will make your trekking more interesting as you identify the plants.

Today we follow the trail along the banks of the wild flowing Dudh Kosi River with its icy glacial waters flowing down from the mountains. The trail also offers some great mountain views as we steadily climb higher to Tengboche Village (3860m) famous for its striking wall hangings and 6 meter high Buddha effigy, Tibetan musical instruments and colorful Lama robes. A highlight at Tengboche is the evening prayer at the monastery with its peaceful and soothing Tibetan chants and mantras.

Today we have a fairly easy trek to Dingboche – except for the final leg where we have to climb up a steep hill. First we come to the villages of Somare (4010m) and Orsho and then further on we come to a fork on the trail where we take the left trail that will take us to Pheriche Village. We then have to cross a bridge before that steep ascent to Dingboche Village (4410m) where we will stay at a lodge for the night.

This morning we follow the trail leading to Dughla Village and then cross a steep moraine at the base of the Khumbu Glacier - crossing slopes covered with boulders. We then climb up to Chupki Lhara that has stones with prayer flags placed as a memorial to climbers Scott Fischer (American) and ten times Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese guide) who died while trying to climb Mt. Everest. Continuing on the trail to Lobuche we can see the Khumbu Glacier moraine and many massive peaks: Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. This is an exhilarating scene. We will stay overnight at Lobuche.

Today we head to higher elevations passing Gorak Shep Lake and then come to a memorial in honor of Indian mountaineers who died while attempting to climb Mt.Everest. Walking now is more physically exhausting as a result of lesser oxygen at these higher altitudes. The trail is rocky with moraines and streams to cross before arriving at EBC. The first thing that hits you on arrival at EBC is the array of colorful tents of mountaineers patiently waiting for the right weather conditions before attempting a climb to the summit of Mt. Everest. From EBC we can clearly see Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Khumbutse and Mt. Pumori and the stunning white snow on their peaks. After a short break and look around EBC we then descend to Gorak Shep for a well deserved night’s sleep.

Today is the highlight of our journey. In the early morning dawn hours we will catch those impressive views from Kala Patthar, witnessing the new day and the ever-changing light shine on Mount Everest. We should to be prepared for the dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) before departing for Kala Patthar peak. It is not uncommon to experience some very cold winds on the trek to the peak. In the east are many peaks, such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Nuptse, and Mt. Everest that are gradually exposed in the early morning light. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch our breath at several excellent viewpoints to snap some pictures. After several hours of climbing we will arrive at Kala Patthar after scrambling over a rocky outcrop near to the summit with its cairns (stone monuments) and prayer flags. After reaching the summit we can sit on the rocks and take in the spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains. This is one of the best places to capture photos of Mt.Everest. We then return to Gorak Shep where we will have breakfast before a gradual descent to Lobuche Village.

This morning we will make our way from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp up to Lobuche High Camp. The climb will take us about 4 hours until we reach High camp located at an altitude of 5,600m/18,368 ft. From Base Camp, we take a path across a rocky moraine until we come to High Camp. Once we reach High Camp we prepare our camp for our overnight stay, have lunch and relax. It is best that you walk around rather than sit idly; this will help you to acclimatize to this higher altitude.

the summit in the calmer morning hours. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than views from many other peaks - such as Island Peak. At the Lobuche summit, you have unbelievable views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and others close by snow-capped peaks. Our time at the summit is spent taking photos and having a short rest before heading back to Thukla and Helicopter back to Lukla for the night.

This morning we have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu after our journey through the mountains. On arrival in Kathmandu, we will take you to your hotels in Thamel where you can rest or stroll around the shops for some last-minute gifts.

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have time to start planning your next mountain adventure in Nepal. You may have got the climbing bug and decide to try a 7000-meter peak. There are many to choose from!

SERVICES

Cost Included In Your Package

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 2 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Shared Helicopter flight from Thukla to Lukla
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Sagarmatha national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Climbing permit of Nepal government to Climb Lobuche Peak
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Upper Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.
  • Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.
  • Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.
  • Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.
  • Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.
  • Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.
  • Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.
  • Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
  • Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

  • Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.
  • Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.
  • First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.
  • Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

It is important to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly and is in good condition. Additionally, consult with experienced climbers or a professional guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear and receive proper training on how to use it effectively and safely.

GOOD TO KNOW

Lobuche Peak is a popular trekking peak located in the Everest region of Nepal. Here are some important details about Lobuche Peak climbing:

1. Location: Lobuche Peak is situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, within the Sagarmatha National Park. It lies close to the Everest Base Camp trekking route.

2. Difficulty Level: Lobuche Peak is considered a challenging climb. It requires a good level of physical fitness, previous trekking experience, and basic mountaineering skills. Some technical climbing skills, such as using crampons and ice axes, are necessary.

3. Permits: Similar to other climbing expeditions in Nepal, you will need climbing permits for Lobuche Peak. You will require a climbing permit issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and a Sagarmatha National Park permit.

4. Routes: There are two main routes for Lobuche Peak climbing: Lobuche East (6,119 meters) and Lobuche West (6,145 meters). Lobuche East is the most commonly climbed route, offering a challenging yet rewarding experience. The journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek to Lobuche Base Camp via Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche.

5. Duration: The typical duration for Lobuche Peak climbing is around 18-20 days. This includes acclimatization days, trekking to and from Lukla, and the summit push.

6. Accommodation: During the trek, you will stay in teahouses or lodges available in the villages along the route. However, at higher altitudes, you will need to set up tents for camping. Teahouses provide basic facilities such as beds, meals, and toilets, while camping requires carrying your own camping equipment.

7. Best Time to Climb: The best time to climb Lobuche Peak is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear views, and favorable climbing conditions. It is important to check the weather forecast before starting the climb.

8. Safety: Climbing Lobuche Peak requires proper acclimatization and preparation. It is advised to climb with an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency that provides experienced guides and necessary equipment. Safety measures, such as regular health check-ups, proper acclimatization, and emergency evacuation plans, should be in place.

9. Equipment: Some essential climbing equipment required for Lobuche Peak climbing includes crampons, ice axes, harness, helmet, ropes, and proper clothing suitable for high altitude conditions. It is recommended to rent or buy these items in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

10. Fitness Requirements: Good physical fitness is essential for Lobuche Peak climbing. Regular cardio exercises, strength training, and hiking in similar terrain can help prepare your body for the climb.

Always consult with experienced climbers or trekking agencies for more detailed and up-to-date information before planning your Lobuche Peak climbing expedition.

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Lobuche Peak is considered a challenging climb. It requires a good level of physical fitness, previous trekking experience, and basic mountaineering skills. Some technical climbing skills, such as using crampons and ice axes, are necessary.

Yes, previous climbing experience is recommended for Lobuche Peak climbing. Basic mountaineering skills such as using crampons, ice axes, and ropes are essential. It is advisable to climb with an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency that provides skilled guides.

You will need a climbing permit issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and a Sagarmatha National Park permit. These permits can be obtained through a registered trekking agency or the NMA office in Kathmandu.

The best time to climb Lobuche Peak is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear views, and favorable climbing conditions. However, it is important to check the weather forecast before starting the climb.

The typical duration for Lobuche Peak climbing is around 12-20 days. This includes acclimatization days, trekking to and from Lukla, and the summit push.

During the trek, you will stay in teahouses or lodges available in the villages along the route. However, at higher altitudes, you will need to set up tents for camping. Teahouses provide basic facilities such as beds, meals, and toilets, while camping requires carrying your own camping equipment.

Climbing Lobuche Peak requires proper acclimatization and preparation. It is advised to climb with an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency that provides experienced guides and necessary equipment. Safety measures, such as regular health check-ups, proper acclimatization, and emergency evacuation plans, should be in place.

Some essential climbing equipment required for Lobuche Peak climbing includes crampons, ice axes, harness, helmet, ropes, and proper clothing suitable for high altitude conditions. It is recommended to rent or buy these items in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

While it is possible to climb Lobuche Peak solo, it is highly recommended to climb with an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency. Climbing with a guide ensures safety, proper guidance, and assistance in case of any emergencies.

Yes, you can rent climbing equipment in Kathmandu. There are several shops and rental agencies that provide climbing gear on a daily or weekly basis. However, it is important to check the condition and quality of the equipment before renting.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 3,690
Pax 2 USD 3,490
Pax 3 USD 3,290
Pax 4 to 6 USD 3,190
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,890
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,790
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,690
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Verona Lee

Austria

January 1, 2024

Adventurous Climbing Experience

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Lobuche peak is an excellent choice for those who want to experience the thrill of climbing in the Himalayas. The peak offers a challenging climb with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The climb is not for the faint-hearted, but the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit is unparalleled. The experience is made even more memorable by the expert guidance and support of the local Sherpa guides.

Linda Mary

Austria

October 11, 2023

Lobuche Peak Summit

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Summiting Lobuche Peak was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The climb was tough, but our guide was fantastic and helped us every step of the way. The views from the summit were absolutely stunning and made every bit of the climb worth it. I would definitely recommend this peak to anyone looking for a challenging but rewarding climb.

Ashley Morris Rose

United Kingdom

April 18, 2023

Unforgettable Adventure - Conquering Lobuche Peak

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I recently had the opportunity to embark on the Lobuche Peak Summit expedition, and it was an incredible experience from start to finish. Our guide and porter were both knowledgeable and supportive, ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the journey. The camping accommodations were clean and comfortable, and the food was delicious and plentiful. Despite being in a remote location, we were impressed by the quality and variety of meals that were prepared for us. The climb itself was challenging, but the sense of accomplishment at the summit was indescribable. The views from the top were breathtaking, and we were grateful for the opportunity to take in the stunning scenery from such a unique vantage point. To top it all off, the return trip by helicopter was an unforgettable experience. It allowed us to appreciate the beauty of the terrain from a different perspective and provided a smooth and efficient way to return to civilization. Overall, I highly recommend the Lobuche Peak Summit expedition to anyone looking for a challenging and rewarding adventure. The combination of good guides, porter, camping, food, and a challenging expedition made it an unforgettable experience.

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