LOBUCHE PEAK CLIMB

Join World Wide Trekking on Lobuche Peak (20,075′), one of the famed 6,000m peaks in Nepal, as an add-on to your Everest Base Camp journey, or as a stand-alone adventure if you’re nearby! This climb will challenge you, while invigorating all of your senses, as you ascend to spectacular views of the highest mountain on Earth, Mout Everest. Walk in the footsteps of legends, as many climbers have used Lobuche Peak as a warm-up climb before approaching Mt. Everest. Beginning with an acclimatization and training day, our experts will teach you what you need to know to enjoy your experience safely. We will provide all of your group gear and will have personal porters for hire should you decide to enjoy your climb with assistance. Contact us for further details. We hope to join you soon in all of the thrills and joys of high alpine climbing in Nepal.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Climb

ACTIVITY LEVEL: WWTrek Supreme Challenge

TRIP LENGTH: 5 days/4 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 8

TRIP COST: from

Double Occupancy

$ 4,195

per person

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a more secluded and less traveled route adventure in the Himalayas.
  • The summit provides a marvelous reward for your efforts, with a 360-degree view of the surrounding peaks, which include Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam.
  • Take in the rich Nepali culture during the days spent in Kathmandu and the Tengboche Monastery.

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TREK TIPS

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ITINERARY

*If you’re also interested in our Everest Base Camp Trek check out our Everest Base Camp Trek + Lobuche Peak Climb page.

Day 1: Meet Your Guide | Lobuche

  • Meet your guide in Lobuche at your teahouse (time to be pre-arranged based upon your schedule and arrival)
  • Enjoy a hot dinner as you get to know your team
  • Overnight: Lobuche Teahouse
  • Meals included: D

Day 2: Training and Acclimatization Day (16,203')

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Orientation and gear check
  • Climbing seminar with professional guides
  • Overnight: Lobuche Teahouse
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Lobuche (16,203') to Lobuche High Camp (17,712')

  • Today we climb from Lobuche to High Camp
  • We will head to bed early in order to rest for our summit push the following morning
  • Overnight: High Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 4: Lobuche Summit! (20,075')

  • Pre-dawn departure from High Camp to the Lobuche Summit! (20,075′)
  • Return down Lobuche to High Camp
  • If you’re feeling great, continue on to Pheriche for the evening
  • Overnight: High Camp or Pheriche
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Departure

  • After breakfast, continue down to Pheriche or say our goodbyes
  • You will depart Pheriche and continue your journey in Nepal at your leisure
  • Meals included: B

GENERAL INFORMATION

Country:

A land locked sovereign nation, Nepal encompasses an area of 56,827 square miles (147,181 sq km) and has a population of approximately 30 million. The rugged, mountainous terrain has proven to be key in both the preservation of the nation’s deep cultural heritage as well as a hindrance to its worldly development.

Population:

27.8 million

Time Zone:

Nepal Standard Time (NPT) is the time zone for Nepal. With a time offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of +5:45, all over Nepal Standard Time is one of only three time zones with a 45-minute offset from UTC.

Capital City:

Kathmandu, Nepal

People:

Sherpas: The people of the Khumbu

The Sherpas are an eastern, indigenous people living in the eastern regions of Nepal. The word Sherpa is a combination of two Tibetan words, “Shyar,” meaning east, and “Pa,” or people. They are indeed easterners both in origin and present location of settlement, as they migrated from Eastern Tibet and now live in Eastern Nepal. While traditionally Sherpas were farmers and traders, today many work in mountaineering, trekking, or portering. The Sherpa people are known for their strength and relationship to the mountains. Therefore, the Khumbu region is well known as “Sherpa Land.”

Language:

There are over one hundred different languages spoken in Nepal by the various ethnic groups. The main language spoken throughout the regions of Nepal, is Nepali. Our trek will take us through the Khumbu Valley where the villagers speak Sherpa, a Tibetan dialect, as well as Nepali.

Culture & Religion:

The people of Nepal are as diverse as the land that sustains them. Inhabiting different altitudes, various ethnic, tribal, and social groups have maintained their unique heritage for centuries. The 12 main ethnic groups of Nepal are: Bhojpuri, Bhotiya, Bahun and Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Maithali, Newar, Rai-Limbu, Rajbanshi, Sherup, Tamang, and Tharu. Since the 1950’s, many Tibetan refugees now call Nepal home and contributed to the array of culture within Nepal. Eighty percent of the population practice Hinduism. Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion as well as the oldest. Originating in India, Hinduism’s eclectic religious, philosophical, and cultural roots are characterized by their belief in reincarnation—one absolute being or soul reborn multiple times in various manifestations until enlightenment is achieved. Ten Percent of the population practice Buddhism while the remaining 10% are either Muslim, Christian or Kirant (an indigenous religion). Many of the temples throughout Nepal are shared by both participants of Hinduism and Buddhism as beliefs are similar. Often times, religious and cultural practices are difficult to distinguish as many individuals often employ dual faith practices.

Money:

The official currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee Introduced in 1932, the Rupee is abbreviated Rs. Check online for current conversion rates.

TRAVEL NOTES

Best Time of Year to Visit:

Nepal experiences two main seasons: wet and dry season. The monsoonal year spans dry from October to May and wet from June through September. Prime trekking weather takes place in Spring from March to May and in autumn from September to November.

Nepal has five climatic zones, broadly corresponding to the altitudes. The Himalayan Range blocks cold winds from Central Asia in the winter and forms the northern limit of the monsoon wind patterns. In a land once thickly forested, deforestation is a major problem in all regions, with resulting erosion and degradation of ecosystems. We will be trekking through a variety of climates. Pay attention to WWTrek’s gear list, as we’ve taken the time to fine-tune it to suit the climates we trek. Expect the temperatures on your trek to range between the 50s at the beginning and drop to the 20-30 range higher in the Khumbu valley. Rain, sleet, and snow are always a possibility.

Arrivals & Departures:

This trip begins and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will fly into and out of Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

*Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

Recommended Flights:

International airfares are not included in program pricing. There are many flight options to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) and our travel expert, Danny Genung at Harr Travel is more than happy to help you with all your travel arrangements. You can reach him at danny@harrtravel.com or 909.266.0117.

The benefit of using a travel agent is in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

Customs, Visas, & Immigration:

You will need a Nepal Entry Visa. Upon clearing customs in Nepal, you will be required to purchase a 30-day entry visa. The visa costs $40, so make sure to bring cash with you. It helps to have exact change. In addition, remember to bring two passport photos for the visa. Waiting to try and have these taken in the Kathmandu airport will not only cause you undue delays, but it also tends to be exceedingly expensive.

*Please Note: Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you depart your home country. Make two copies of your passport, leave one at home and bring the other with you to Nepal along with two extra passport photos in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a color copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend purchasing travel insurance, which will protect you in the event of an unanticipated cancellation of your trip, and depending on the plan you choose, can refund all the costs already paid (including flights, trip costs, and your payment to us). Please note: you must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. There are three plans that we recommend choosing from: Cavalry, Rip Cord or Harbor. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

Accommodations:

Before and after the climb, enjoy the nicest lodging available in Kathmandu. The journey will start with a  night The Yak and Yeti, which has been converted from an old royal palace from the Kingdom of Nepal. Learn more about Kathmandu Accommodations with our Trek Tip Series!

Along the trail to Everest Base Camp and Lobuche, we will stay at the best Tea House Lodges available. Tea houses, which are often family-run, are basic accommodations created to support the tourism on the trail. Lower in the valley, the houses will have power outlets, hot showers, and bathrooms in private rooms. As we move up higher into the valley the accommodations become more rustic. Learn more about Nepal Tea Houses with our Trek Tip Series!

During the climb, we will spend two nights on the mountain in brand new expedition tents from The North Face.

Transportation:

A World Wide Trekking representative will privately transport you from the airport to your lodge. During the trek, travel light while carrying just your daypack. Yaks and porters will carry all other bags and equipment.

Meals:

Proper nutrition plays a vital role in the success of all our adventures. Rest assured that you will be served hearty, delicious meals and that we will happily accommodate for all dietary restrictions. Guests will have the opportunity to choose their meal from the menu for all meals but lunch, which is served family style. Although afternoon snacks will be available, we recommend bringing your favorite trail snacks as well.

Health & Safety:

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified guides before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as satellite phones and medical kits.

Prior to the trip, you will need to get a prescription from your physician for Diamox, for altitude sickness. Other medications that you may wish to have on had include Cipro, Imodium, throat lozenges, and Visine. In addition, we recommend visiting your local travel vaccination clinic one month before your trip. Needed vaccinations include a current tetanus shot, annual influenza shot, Varicella, Typhoid, Hep A, MMR, and Yellow Fever.

For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Levy, our medical advisor, at 801.943.0264 or visit our trek tips series on YouTube.

Our Team:

Once you sign on with WWTrekking, we are here for you every step of the way! You will be assigned an adventure specialist who will help you prepare for your trip. Whether your questions or needs are regarding flights, packing, early arrivals, departures, accommodations or anything else, your adventure specialist is only a phone call away!

Once your trip begins, World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew on all trips of 8 people or more. We provide medically certified, Professional Western guide(s) for all adventures of 8+ passengers as well as a plethora of local professionals to aid the group along the trek including porters, a yak teams, chefs, servers, dishwashers, and more. Additionally, you have access to a Local Operations Manager throughout your adventure.

Gratuities:

In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you a tipping guide once you sign up for a trip.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

Currency Exchange:

It’s easy to exchange money in Kathmandu after you arrive. We will allot a specific time for all of our guests to exchange money during our Kathmandu Cultural Tour on day 2. Local currency is best on the trek. There is money exchange in Namche Bazaar, but it is better to have it done in Kathmandu. Depending on the person, you may spend $50 – $100 on the trek if you buy sodas, snacks or souvenirs. We always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals.

Fitness & Nutrition Training:

We provide a complimentary 6-week extensive fitness and nutrition program to help our guests prepare for their journey ahead. The program is tailored specifically for our trips and includes virtual 1 on 1 coaching sessions with our Fitness and Nutrition Specialist.

Learn more here!

HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT IN NEPAL

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Nepal that WWTrek guests can get involved with.

The Human Outreach Project started with the decision to support Ang Pasang’s children after his tragic death. Our projects in Nepal have grown to include trekking dental supplies in to the remote Namche Dental Clinic, supporting the Himalayan Rescue Association by rebuilding the Manang medical clinic, and improving the conditions at Juving Secondary School by adding a solar powered computer center and an industrial water filter. We have also supported many other projects, including emergency earthquake relief and cataract surgeries; find out more at HumanOutreachProject.org