Join World Wide Trekking on Lobuche Peak (20,075′), one of the famed 6,000 m peaks in Nepal, as an add-on to your Everest Base Camp journey! This climb will challenge you, while invigorating all of your senses, as you ascend to spectacular views of the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest. Beginning with a training day, our expert guides will teach you what you need to know to enjoy your experience safely. We will provide all of your group gear, this is a great addition to our Everest Base Camp trek. 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: Strenuous

TRIP LENGTH: 5 days/4 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: private group to 16 people maximum

TRIP COST: From

2 or More People

$ 2,900

per person

Private Climb

$ 3,900

1 Person

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Summit Lobuche Peak 20,075′
  • 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 and more
  • Take in the rich Nepali culture during the days spent in Kathmandu and the Tengboche Monastery
  • Learn mountaineering skills during our training day to help you successfully make the climb
  • The ultimate edition to your Everest Base Camp trek

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ITINERARY

Day 1: EBC Trek Day 12

  • 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: B/L/D

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

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Orientation and gear check
  • Climbing techniques seminar with professional guides
  • Learn skills, refresh on your mountain techniques with your 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 Village to Lobuche High Camp
  • We will head to bed early in order to rest for our summit push the following morning
  • Overnight: Lobuche 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′)
  • Descend back to Lobuche High Camp
  • After a rest and lunch, continue on to Pheriche for the evening
  • Overnight: Pheriche
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Start Trek Back to Lukla

  • We will trek out of the valley on the same schedule as our Everest Base Camp trek return
  • Overnight(s) return to Lukla; Night 1 – Deboche, Night 2 – Monjo, Night 3 – Lukla
  • Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Optional; Helicopter return to Lukla available
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Optional Charter Helicopter Return

Helicopter charter cost USD: $2,500 per flight, from Lukla-Lobuche-Lukla. Capacity 4 passengers.

What's Included:

  • Pre-trip planning, assistance and customization
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance and excursion fees as described in the attached itinerary
  • 4 nights lodging at teahouses/high camps
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners are included
  • Clean water to drink throughout
  • Transportation by private car, van or coach
  • Transfers and baggage handling on program arrival and departure for all participants
  • Baggage handling throughout
  • WWTrek Lead Professional Western Guide and local Nepalese Guides
  • Services of WWTrek Local Operations Manager | Nepal, Geljen Sherpa
  • Services of local English speaking guides throughout
  • Nepal trekking permit and Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit
  • Services of local porters and staff as well as yak pack animals for carrying gear

Not Included:

  • Medical expenses and immunizations
  • International airfare
  • Checked luggage fees and excess baggage charges
  • Passport and Nepal visa expenses and handling fees (cost is $40 on arrival)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Bottled beverages
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of WWTrek’s control
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides, porters, waiters at group meals, guides, and drivers. Tipping guidelines will be provided

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).

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance to get more information.

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.

*Note: Please be sure to have at least six months validity on your passport. Most countries won’t allow travelers in their country unless their passport is expected to expire six months after the last day of travel. Make two copies of your passport. Leave one at home and bring the other with you to Nepal in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with Redpoint Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. 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.

*Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs or food restrictions. We can accommodate any special diets. We are happy to help!

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 a medical kit, Gamo Bag (hypobaric chamber), oxygen and satellite communicator.

Prior to the trip, we recommend you bring a prescription for Acetazolamide (Diamox) to aide in acclimatization. Our trip detail will include a list of over the counter and useful medications that will be nice to have with you. In addition, we recommend visiting your local International Travel 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 us directly to answer questions, at 801-943-0264. We can schedule a phone call with our medical advisor, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs. 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. 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 with detailed tipping recommendations in your ‘Trip Detail’ document once you sign up.

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:

You can easily exchange money in Kathmandu after you arrive. We will allot time for guests to do so. Local currency is best on the trek. Spending varies depending on the person, but we always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals, sodas, snacks or souvenirs.

*Credit cards are accepted at our hotels in Kathmandu for extra amenities. ATM machines are also available in Kathmandu.

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