Lobuje Peak Climbing 2024

Lobuje Peak Climbing 2024

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 6119m

Location: Khumbu, Nepal (27°57?34.2?N 86°47?23.8?E)

Duration: 18 days

First Ascent: Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25, 1984.

Best Season: Spring and Autumn

Accommodation: Hotel and Camping

Climbing Route: Southern routes

Grade: Mountaineering III

Transportation: By Flight (to/from Lukla)

Group Size: Maximum 15

Major Activity: Trekking and Climbing

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Lobuche/Lobuje, is a 6119m Peak is inside the Sagarmatha National Park and is one of the more famous trekking peaks amongst the 33 peaks offered by Nepal Mountaineering Association. The first recorded ascent of Lobuje East was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25, 1984.

To reach the Lobuje base camp the main trekking trail going up to the Everest base camp is used to reach the village of Lobuje, then the trail goes to Lobuje East base camp. The trek can start from Lukla airport after a short flight from Kathmandu or a 7-9 hour drive to Jiri then trek to 9-10 days or drive to Salleri and trek for 6–8 days. Nowadays, the seasonal road sometimes continues to Khari Khola, but the last portion is a very rough jeep ride.

Lobuje peak climbing is a popular and attractive summit, which offers various routes for climbing. The normal route for climbing Lobuje is through South Ridge. Lobuje peak consists of several small summits, and the true Lobuje (Lobuche) summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top of the summit ridge.

Asian Hiking Team itinerary follows the Everest Base Camp trekking route up to Lobuje and continues upto Everest Base Camp and hiking up to the Kalapatter viewpoint. Then trekking back to Lobuche/Lobuje Base camp. Lobuche/Lobuje base camp is set up at 4,950 meters, a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated south-west Face. The views of Mt. Choletse, Tawache Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Khumbu Himal, Mt. Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse and others are seen from the summit of Lobuje.

Trekking to Lobuje it is possible to have guest house/lodge facilities. The guest houses/lodges have running hot and cold water facilities. Private rooms are available in most guest houses/lodges. Most bathrooms are shared. Many years’ experience in the Trekking field of organizing various treks in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our treks the cleanest and most hygienically kept guest houses/lodges with a friendly atmosphere and the best views. From the base camp we need to do full board camping. Camping is fully organized and supported, with a team of guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters to accompany you. Our porters carry all the trekking/ mountaineering gear, food, fuel and personal belongings. Our cooks prepare hot meals. At night, tents for dining, sleeping, as well as washing and toilet facilities are provided and set up, mattresses and down-filled sleeping bags, tables and seating are also provided. Then trekkers enjoy breakfast before leaving camp.

The trekking itinerary starts from Lukla (after half an hour flight) and treks all the way to Lobuje, visiting Everest Base camp and returning to Lobuje, then the trail to Lobuje East. After the summit of Lobuje peak, 6119 m, you return the same way to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. However, if an itinerary does not match your time frame, or you want to cross Chola pass or start trekking from Sallari or Jiri it is possible to change or add to the trekking route. Please let us know. We can redesign another itinerary for you. It is also possible to combine other peak climbs or continue trekking to Gokyo Valley.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel (BB).

Day 02: Free day for preparation and official briefing (BB).

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m.) by flight and trek to Phakding, 2652m, overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar, 3440m. Overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Rest for Acclimatization. Overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche 3867m. Overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Pheriche 4343m. Overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Pheriche trek to Lobuje. 4930m. Overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 09: Lobuje trek to Gorepshep – EBC, overnight Hotel/Lodge in Gorep-shep (B/L/D).

Day 10: Gorepshep trek to kalapatter continues to Lobuje, overnight Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 11: Meet Climbing guide and trek to Lobuje High Camp (5510 m), 3-4 hours, overnight at Tented Camping (B/L/D).

Day 12: Lobuje High Camp climbing to Lobuje Peak summit, 6119 m. & back to Lobuje High Camp/Base camp, overnight at tented Camp (B/L/D).

Day 13: Spare days for climbing (B/L/D).

Day 14: Lobuje High Camp/Base Camp trek to Tengboche. Overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 15: Tengboche trek to Manju 2760m 5/6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 16: Manju trek to Lukla, overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 17: Lukla trek to Kathmandu by flight, then transfer to Hotel (BB).

Day 18: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey or next tour (B).

Note: the trekking itinerary is subject to change as your time and interest, time and there are many options.