Lobuche Peak climbing is the most popular trekking destination that is located just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region. This trek lies near to the Mt. Everest and has two major peaks. They are Lobuche East (6,119m) and Lobuche West (6,114m).
Lobuche Peak Climb is not difficult technically for the PD+ rated climbers. However, you are suggested not to underestimate the mountains and the bizarre threats from the altitude, exposure and weather conditions that may arise at any time.
This trek is full of adventure and has the potential to surely make it an unforgettable climbing experience. The trek’s highlight is not only reaching the base camp but also summiting the Lobuche East peak.
It is the best vantage point that rewards you with the surreal beauty of the landscapes and the surrounding mountains.
In order to climb the East peak, a special permit is required. With the guidance and assistance of the trained group of experts and experienced sherpa climbers, you will succeed in scaling the peak through steep snow and icy slopes.
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The journey to Lobuche Peak begins with a flight to Lukla from the capital city Kathmandu. Upon our arrival at the Lukla airport, the trek starts up to Phakding. Phakding is the first destination in the Everest region where we will be spending the night of our trekking journey.
We will be spending many more days in the beautiful villages of the Khumbu region, exploring the cultures and lifestyles of the local people.
The 10 reasons to choose Lobuche Peak climbing in Nepal are listed below:
Scenic views along the way
One of the main highlights of Lobuche Peak climb is the scenic views that you are rewarded with along the journey.
You will come across many suspension bridges, Sherpa villages, monasteries and vegetations done by the local people of this region.
The mountain sights you witness along the trail are Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, etc.
The onward journey takes us to an uphill walk, following the Khumbu Glacier, Pumori, and even more spectacular views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
You will also come across the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river that flows from the mountains up higher.
The trekking starts getting difficult with the rise in the altitude but the startling views of the mountains keep you motivated to continue moving further.
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Two distinctive summits
There are only a few mountains in the world having 2 summits. Among them, Lobuche is one. Lobuche has two summits: Lobuche East and Lobuche West.
These summits are connected through a knife-edge ridge. The Lobuche Base Camp is near to the Lobuche village in the south.
The base camp gives easy access to the south ridge of the peak. As you reach the East peak of Lobuche, you are rewarded with a very impressive edge forming a three-ridge pyramid.
The summit also shows you the view of the mountains that are on the Tibetan side.
The Southeast Ridges of the peak form a typical rock triangle that towers over the village, extending to the Khumbu glacier. It can be easily identified from the Everest trail.
Namche Bazaar is a happening town in the Solukhumbu district. It is also the gateway to the high Himalayas of the Everest region.
The town has numerous lodgings and stores catering to providing services to the needs of visitors, as well as a number of internet cafés. Also, there are German bakeries, little cafes, and many restaurants as well.
Namche Bazaar is the trading center and hub of the Khumbu region. While you’re in Namche Bazaar, you can explore the Sherpa Museum, the National Park Visitor Center or the headquarters of the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
Other than these, you can also visit the Tibetan markets and the Sherpa shops that are scattered around Namche.
Namche is also our last chance to catch up on email and change your traveler’s checks when you decide you really need one of those beautiful soft Tibetan rugs.
Tengboche Monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa is situated in the Tengboche village of the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal.
It is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community that is situated at 3,867 meters.
Tengboche monastery is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal, built in early 1916 by Lama Gulu. The Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet is considered as the mother monastery of Tengboche monastery.
Tengboche monastery lies in between the Sagarmatha National Park. The monastery holds great importance in the lives of the Sherpas of the Khumbu region.
It is decorated with bright colorful prayer flags, Thangka paintings, Sculptural collections, draped with a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains such as Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.
This monastery is also related to the very famous festival of the Himalayas that is the Mani Rimdu festival. Every year about 15,000 visitors visit the Tengboche monastery whereas, during the peak season, the number is said to be 600 per week.
Food and Accommodation
Lobuche Peak Climbing serves you with good standards of food and accommodation. The foods you will be having in during the trek are all organic and hygienic fruits and vegetables.
There are many tea houses and lodges that will serve you with the food and accommodation facility with added services.
You will be spending the nights in the basic tea houses that run along the trail up until you reach the Everest Base Camp.
The items you will be served in the tea houses are rice, noodles, potatoes, bread, pasta, eggs, cheese milk, juice, coffee, tea, etc.
Once we reach the upper elevation from the EBC we will spend the nights in tented camps. One camp will be occupied by 2 trekkers.
Lobuche Peak climbing comes at a reasonable price. This 20 days long trek provides you with all the basic services, food, accommodation, permits, gears and guides at a reasonable cost.
You will not be exploited in any of the tea houses or hotels you will be staying in as these places charge an equal range of prices at all the hotels in the trekking zones.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Lobuche Peak climb starts with a hike to the Everest Base Camp. This hike is an adventure in itself as you get to live the experience of being at the base of the top of the world.
The trail to Everest Base Camp goes through Gorakshep. The path is rocky uphill with a jaw-dropping surrounding view of the Khumbu icefall, magnificent view of Pumori and beautiful mountains.
The trail from Gorak Shep onward becomes rough as you pass through large rock, up and down. You will walk through beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, and monasteries with an endless view of the Khumbu mountains.
This trek consists of multi-day hiking. You will be hiking to Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, Gorakshep, Kalapatthar, etc. and many other places during this trek.
You will also be taking rest days for acclimatization so that you will be able to adjust your body to the increasing elevation and the colder temperature.
During these hiking days, you will get opportunities to discover the surreal beauty of the Himalayas, landscapes and the lifestyle of the local people.
You will also be able to learn about the cultures and traditions of the people residing in this region.
Kalapatthar is another highlight of the Lobuche Peak climbing. An early morning hike to this viewpoint will reward us with a spectacular view of sunrise.
golden rays of the sunrise from between the Mount massif looks breathtaking. Make sure you take a lot of pictures and time-lapse videos of the sunrise.
From Kalapatthar, you will also see some magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho-yu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, etc from Kalapatthar. Afterward, the return hike takes us to the lodge to have breakfast and move forward for the Lobuche peak.
Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal and also enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The national park is dominated by Mount Everest.
The name of this national park is termed after the Nepali name of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest.
Sagarmatha National Park encompasses an area of 1,148 km2 (443 sq mi) in the Solukhumbu District. The park contains the upper watershed areas of the Dudh Kosi river, the Bhotekoshi river basin, and the Gokyo Lakes.
it shares the international border with the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve of Tibet in the north.
The lower forested zone of the park grows birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, pine, hemlock, and rhododendron grow. Whereas, forests of silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees are found at elevations of around 3,500 m (11,500 ft) and above.
Besides vegetation, the forests provide shelter to at least 118 species of birds that include Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, and yellow-billed chough.
It is also home to a number of rare mammal species, including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, and red panda. Himalayan tahrs, langur monkeys, martens, and Himalayan wolves are also found in the park.