Lobuche peak climbing and Everest Base Camp trek is an exhilarating journey that begins with a breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Your trail winds through several famous Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, immersing you in the rich local culture. Accompanied by experienced guides and porters, you venture forth along the Dhudha Koshi River, passing through enchanting Rhododendron and pine forests to help in acclimatization before reaching higher elevations. One night is spent in Namche Bazaar, a bustling trading village situated at 3440 m altitude, which serves as a crucial resting point on the trek. Here, you have the opportunity to visit the Sherpa Museum, Sagarmatha National Park Information Center, and the Monastery at Namche Bazaar.
Majestic Labuche peak climbing
Lobuche Peak climbing is an exciting and challenging adventure that takes you to the majestic Himalayas. Located in the Everest region of Nepal, Lobuche Peak is a popular choice for climbers seeking an unforgettable experience. It stands at an elevation of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet), making it a perfect choice for those looking to conquer a significant peak without venturing into the realm of extremely high Himalayans.
The journey to Lobuche Peak starts with a trek through the iconic Khumbu Valley, renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich Sherpa culture. As you trek, you'll pass through charming villages, cross suspension bridges over roaring rivers, and enjoy breathtaking views of towering peaks, including the mighty Everest
Labuche peak itinerary and climbing Route
The climbing route to Lobuche Peak presents a mix of challenges, including snow and ice sections that require basic mountaineering skills. This makes it an ideal choice for climbers who want to gain experience in Himalayan climbing techniques. While not as technically demanding as some of the higher peaks, Lobuche Peak still demands respect for its altitude and changing weather conditions.
The climb Itinerary typically involves 2 days of acclimatization to help your body adjust to the high altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses. These rest days also provide an opportunity to practice essential climbing skills and techniques.
Lobuche summit day
The summit day is the culmination of your efforts. It usually begins before dawn, allowing you to climb during the coldest and most stable weather conditions. The final push to the summit rewards you with panoramic views that are simply awe-inspiring. You'll be surrounded by the grandeur of the Himalayas, with peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more visible in the distance.
As with any mountain adventure, safety is a top priority. Climbers are often accompanied by experienced guides who are well-versed in the terrain, weather patterns, and emergency procedures. This ensures that your climb is not only thrilling but also as safe as possible.
Climbing Labuche Peak and Everest Base Camp
Lobuche Peak climbing and Everest base camp offer an incredible opportunity to experience the thrill of Himalayan climbing while enjoying the beauty of the Everest region. It's a journey that combines trekking, mountaineering, and cultural exploration, making it a truly unforgettable adventure for those who seek both challenge and inspiration.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our local team warmly welcomes you at the airport. You will then be escorted to the hotel, where you can enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. The itinerary includes a briefing about the trek's progress and presentation, followed by leisure time. If you arrive in the morning, you'll have the entire day at your disposal. This can be used for rest or for those interested, to explore the surroundings freely. It's an ideal chance to deeply experience Nepalese culture and indulge in the local culinary delights.
Transfer to hotel
Final altitude: approximately 1350 m
Accommodation: night in the hotel
Have breakfast and then you have the whole day to explore the best Kathmandu Sightseeing spots with your guide. You can visit and explore one of the most famous Shiva temples, Pashupatinath, recognized as the monkey temple; Swyambhunath, the largest Stupa in the world, also called Boudhanath Stupa; and finally the Royal Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square. The next day, you will begin your trek on the Annapurna Circuit, so you have to check your equipment to make sure that you are ready for your adventure and climb. Have dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel in Kathmandu
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Accommodation: night in the hotel
morning transfer to Kathmandu airport or very early departure (around 4 am) for Ramechhap airport and breakfast organized on your arrival before your flight to Lukla. This visual flight, which can only be done in good weather conditions, offers a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas. On arrival in Lukla, the organization of the loads with the porters and the Sherpas then the start of the trek.
- If the flight is canceled for weather reasons, it will be postponed to the following day. You will spend an additional day at the hotel in Kathmandu or Ramechhap.
- Depending on the congestion at Kathmandu airport, the Nepalese Civil Aviation Authority (CAAN) may decide to operate all flights to Lukla either from Kathmandu airport or from Ramechhap airport.
We travel up the Dudh Khola River, with the magnificent Himalayan pines lining our route. Several bridges make us change banks according to the meanders of the river. Steep climb to the capital of Khumbu (Sherpa country). On the way, we admire the Thamserku and from time to time we see Everest. In Namche Bazaar, visit the village, very picturesque. You can walk the alleys of this village built in an amphitheater.
6hrs of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3440 m
Accommodation: night in the hotel
We climb in a small forest and admire for the first time the high peaks of Khumbu (Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam), we arrive in the villages of Kunde and Khumjung. It may be possible to visit the “Hillary High School” and the Kunde hospital built on Hillary's initiative.
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Leaving Namche, the path climbs above the houses to reach the ridge line. Passage of a small pass, then descent to the village of Khumjung. Superb view of the prince of the place, the Ama Dablam. Continuation to Phortse.
A long stage that familiarizes your body with the altitude. The route offers an almost permanent view of the Ama Dablam but also the Thamserku while climbing steadily. We pass Pangboche, which was until the arrival of tourism one of the last permanently inhabited high altitude villages. Many Pangboche villagers have gone on expeditions to the highest peaks and Everest. Porters, then altitude sherpas and finally guides for those who have realized their dream. The village also paid a heavy price to the mountain. You enter the heart of the upper Khumbu, and the landscape becomes more mineral. Dingboche (4400m) marks the intersection of the Chukhung and Everest valleys.
A short day dedicated to acclimatization where the main thing is to control your speed and enjoy the spectacle that surrounds you. Between Ama Dablam (6856m), the south face of Lhotse (8516m) and Baruntse (7129m), the landscapes are spectacular before reaching Chhukhung (4730m), the last village before Island Peak base camp. Then we go down to Dingboche.
A mountain pasture rises gently to the Thukla ridge, at the foot of Lobuche Peak. A final steep climb takes you to Lobuche. In front of you, Nuptse, Pumori, Langtren raise their sparkling peaks
From this day on, we go into "expedition mode". We are no longer in a lodge but in a tent, a logistics team made up of a cook and Sherpas has just joined us. We climb to the base camp located on the edge of a small lake at 5,210 m, through a stony path. Review of equipment in the afternoon and rope progression techniques: Use of the Jumar handle and the descender for abseiling. It is also important to stay well hydrated and to rest for the next day. We are going to bed early because the night will be short.
We descend by the path we took 2 days ago on the way up. We return to Dzongla and set off again on the trek route towards Lobuche. The balcony route still offers us beautiful views. The path, necessarily less technical than the summit invites us to stroll and it is quietly that we arrive at Lobuche and find the comfort of the lodges. We went back to "trekking mode".
Always along the moraines of the Khumbu glacier, a chaotic path brings us to the real base camp of Everest. We are at the foot of the famous "Ice Fall" which climbers take to reach the coveted summit...maybe we will have the chance to see some of them...Falls of seracs, the grandeur of the peaks that surround this legendary place … there is a great atmosphere in these fantastic landscapes… Then return by the path that descends to Gorakshep (5,160 m).
We climb the slopes of Kala Pattar as the sun rises over the summit pyramid of Everest. The Belvedere is a shoulder at 5543 m, located at the bottom of the southern spur of Pumori. From this unique point of view in the heart of Khumbu, we share a moment of quietude, and magic, facing the giants of the earth. The lights reveal the tapered ridges, the lace of ice, and gigantic vertiginous slopes of snow which gradually change from orange-red to sparkling white. The spirit filled with these wonders, we approach our journey back. We retrace our steps to Thokla and branch off towards Dingboche The descent is tasty, a hot drink in Gorak Shep, a break in the sun in the mountain pastures of Lobuche, our eyes fixed on the North faces of Ama Dablam, Taboche, and from Thamserku.
We lose altitude and find more populated lands. The descent takes place on the sunny side of the valley, facing Ama Dablam and the duo Thamserku and Kantega. Mani and chortens again punctuate the path. We cross two important villages, Pheriche and Panboche. In the latter, nestled in the middle of pines and junipers, a monastery shelters a curiosity: the scalp of a yeti... We continue our descent towards the bottom of the valley, carpeted with pines and rhododendrons, haven of a small Himalayan ungulate, the musk deer, before going up to the monastery of Tengboche. Founded in 1919, it is perched on a spur, a perfect belvedere over Ama Dablam and the great wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Rapid descent in a beautiful forest. Crossing a footbridge at Phunki, before a slow ascent then a balcony path leading to Namche Bazar.
We soon taste the gentle warmth of the lower valleys as we descend the wooded gorges of the Dudh Khosi before going back up to Lukla where we thank the team of porters. We spend our last evening in the heart of Khumbu.
As for the outward journey, flight from Lukla airport is directly in the direction of Kathmandu; or for Ramechhap airport with a transfer to Kathmandu. If direct flight to Kathmandu, free day in Kathmandu. If flight to Ramechhap, transfer and arrival in Kathmandu in the early afternoon.
In Kathmandu, explore the dynamic district of Thamel, and its colorful bazaars, ideal place to do your last shopping. In the Kathmandu Valley, the traditional village of Bhaktapur will amaze you with its 17th-century architecture.
NOTE: The flight is subject to the vagaries of the weather, a delay in the day of rotation is possible. If the flight is postponed to the next day, you will spend an additional night at the lodge in Lukla.
free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking and climbing period
- Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
- Labuche high camp service
- climbing guide
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for guides and porters
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- All necessary staff with an experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
- All necessary paper works; trekking and climbing permit
- All government taxes, VAT, and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- First Aid Kit
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips for activities and sightseeing if extended
- All items not listed in Cost included a section
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Tips for Trekking Staff
Tipping is an integral part of the country's culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A tip is given at the end of the trip to the members of the team. However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, our teams being very well remunerated elsewhere. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations,
Notes: Costs may be subject to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tour days get modified.
Note: For unforeseeable reasons at this stage of climatic hazards, form or deformity of the participants or others (state of the roads, traffic, case of unforeseeable, your guide or guide may have to adapt the program, if necessary for the smooth running of your trip. He remains the sole judge and guarantor of your safety. Walking times are given as an indication and may vary from one participant to another.
Your Guide and Team
Your guide, from your arrival in Kathmandu until your departure, is responsible for the success of your trip and oversees your team. Do not hesitate to ask him questions, respect his position as the team leader, and above all follow his advice! Often your guide is the only English-speaking member of the team. In the mountains and, especially when during high-altitude travels, your guide is responsible for the safety of the group. The instructions he gives and the remarks he makes to all participants must be carefully followed. The interest and safety of the trekking group must be preserved, even when it may be to the detriment of an individual member of the group.
Your Nepalese team may consist of several people, each with different responsibilities. They are:
The Guide Leader (Sirdar) is responsible for and leader of the whole team and is treated with respect by all. Often he has earned his position by starting as a porter and rising through the ranks.
climbing sherpa: who fixed the rope and guided you to the summit
The Assistant Guide is actively helping clients under the leader’s direction and set camp.
The Porter is the load carrier for the trekking group. As Nepal is a mountain country with few roads, porters are employed to carry loads. Compliance with regulations and common courtesy dictates the maximum weight carried and the minimum wage paid. Porters are provided with gear based on the routes they follow and with insurance for alpine treks.
Each trekker is allotted the following maximum weights per person: Lodge (tea house) Accommodations: 15 kg maximum; Tent Camping: 22 kg maximum; Expeditions/summit ascents: 20 kg maximum. The porters are given a premium wage for carrying loads over 30 kg.
In addition, the Alpinist Club takes care to take out insurance for the Guide and porters. Specific equipment is allocated to them for crossing passes at altitude (even if wearers often refuse to put on shoes due to lack of habit).
Accommodations in Kathmandu
In Kathmandu, you will accommodate in a hotel. We use different hotels depending on availability. The two preferred hotels are:
Hotel Ramada: Located in the heart of Thamel, this hotel is ideal for walking the bustling streets of Kathmandu. The spacious rooms all have a bathroom, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. A fully equipped and active dining room is available for all meals, and the breakfast buffet offers a wide choice of foods. The hotel offers currency exchange, laundry services, and luggage storage.
Sampada Garden: Located just 20 minutes on foot from Thamel and Durbar Square, this hotel is convenient for exploring Kathmandu. The rooms have all the necessary comforts for your stay: air conditioning, bathroom, and Wi-Fi. Breakfasts are served as a generous buffet. The hotel provides currency exchange, laundry services, and luggage storage.
Accommodation during the Larkya peak climbing
For camping, Tent accommodation: For tent accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinner are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken to the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day's walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics. During the trek, additional energy food is provided. Purchased locally, they offer a more limited. You can, if you wish, bring some complementary cereal bars adapted to your taste
For lodge accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken from the lodge's dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:
breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
Lunch: a main course, tea or coffee
Dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee
During the trek, tea or coffee is served with meals. Two cups per person are included. Apart from these included menus, other drinks and foodstuffs will be at your expense.
Water: provide tablets (Hydroclovazone, Micropur, or another type) to disinfect the water you put in your water bottle, depending on the source and the advice of your guide. It is sometimes possible to buy purified water and refill your water bottle without having to buy bottled water. You can also buy mineral water in the cities (not included in the price) but its ecological balance is poor, as you know. Also, we do not recommend it.
Preparation for the Trek
Preparing for the trek requires several months of preparation with 4 to 6-hour walks every weekend for stamina and participating in a sport that required short periods of high exertion.
Being in good health is essential to fully enjoy your Alpinist Club trip. If your last medical visit was more than four years ago, please get another general physical exam and tell your doctor the nature of your trip (climate, altitude, difficulty, etc.). The altitude also has the effect of reviving dental problems or other chronic pain, so getting a dental checkup is also prudent. If you are undertaking a high-altitude expedition, we advise you to consult a mountain medicine specialist.
Acute Mountain Sickness
This trip takes place at high altitudes, so some people may experience altitude-related discomforts like headaches, loss of appetite, and swelling of limbs. Most of these symptoms usually go away within a few days, but sometimes they can develop into a serious illness: pulmonary or cerebral edema. There are no preventive drugs for AMS. Diamox diuretic is often effective for symptomatic relief, but you should first check with your doctor to verify that it is not contraindicated for you. Think about it before you go.
- woolen hat
- fleece hat
- Thermal full t-shirt (base layer)
- Fleece jacket
- Down jacket
- light insulating wear (mid-layer)
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Thermal Trouser (base layer)
- Trekking trousers (flexible )
- down pant
- Gore-Tex pants
- Gore-Tex gloves
- thin/warm gloves
- Rain punch
- woolen shock (thick)
- camp shoes (sports shoes)
- Trekking boot
- sun /glacier glass (uv protection)
- snow gaiter
- sleeping bags
- personal first aid
- pocket knife
- washing soap, towel, tooth pest/ brush
- sun lotion enough +30 /50 & lip guard
- Trekking poles
- headlights, water bottles, Thermos
- books, a camera, playing card
- Climbing helmet
- alpine boot
- crampons (good condition )and fit for alpine boot
- ATC Guide
- Ascender (jumar)
- screw gate carabineer
- open gate carabineer
- ice Axe normal
- ice screw 22m
- auxiliary cord 8m in length with 6mm diameter
- dynamic safety cord - 3m length with 8mm diameter
- tape sling- 180cm- 120 cm