About Lobuche Peak Climbing
The Himalaya of Nepal are the world’s most exciting destination for climbing. 414 peaks are open to mountain climbing in Nepal and summiting a Himalayan peak can be an adventurous challenge and exhilarating experience of a lifetime.
Lobuche Peak (6,119 mt / 20,075) soars above Lobuche village to the southwest of Mt. Everest. Its first recorded ascent was in 1984. It is one of the most thrilling and challenging non-expedition summits in Sagarmatha National Park. As the closest ‘Trekking Peak’ to Everest it offers unequaled views of the world’s highest mountain. The mountain lies just west of the main Everest Base Camp route and can be done as a few days excursion from this popular trek. Lobuche Peak is often scaled by Everest climbers as a warm-up summit before attempting the highest peak in the world.
To be precise, Lobuche has two main peaks, Lobuche West and Lobuche East. They are linked by a ridgeline of about 2 km. The western peak is more technical and challenging and is actually considered an expedition peak rather than a ‘Trekking Peak’. The eastern peak is the goal of our climb and the summit is reached by a south ridge route.
Along the way you will experience magnificent scenery including continuous mountain views. The highland terrain with a spectacular array of snowy mountains, remote Sherpa villages and elegant Buddhist monasteries will be unforgettable. The summit offers an astonishing view of the surrounding peaks and beyond into remote valleys in Nepal and Tibet. Lobuche Peak is technically straight forward and can be attempted by all comers, even people without mountaineering know-how and experience, and we will brief you on the use of equipment. Still, it will be demanding and should be attempted only by people fit and acclimatized to high elevation.
The Everest Region is entered by an enchanting weeklong hike from the lowlands or a quick and picturesque flight to the high altitude air field at Lukla from Kathmandu. Our team assembles in Lukla and together we ascend through the famous locations of the region, namely the sprawling Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche village and more. After ascending to a side-valley between Dzongla and Lobuche, we depart from the main trail and take a side trail to our Base Camp. Along the journey we include adequate rest days in the trek to ensure acclimatization. On these days, we take the chance to explore the beautiful surrounding area while we become accustomed to the altitude.
Base Camp is at about 5400 mt / 17,715 ft near a ridgeline with a view of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we push for the summit when the timing is right and marvel at the magnificent panorama as we enjoy our achievement. Most people make it to the summit and return to Base Camp in a day.
The Lobuche Peak Climbing timetable is planned by veteran climbers with special attention to season and safety. We always adhere to the highest safety standards and ensure that this trip is designed for comfort and well-being, especially by following a graded ascent with proper acclimatization.
There are no set departure dates for Lobuche Peak climbing although the best period for reliable weather and views is March through May followed by September through November.
Please contact us anytime with questions and concerns and for booking. Let us know your preferred schedule, and we will arrange a climbing trip according to your timetable.
Lobuche Peak climbing includes camping and is fully supported. You carry only a light pack, and we will arrange a crew of porters and sometimes yaks to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.
There is a lot to explore in the area that can be easily combined with Lobuche Peak climbing. Please let us know if you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey in this area.
We look forward to guiding you on the adventure of a lifetime to the top of the Himalaya!