Trip Overview

Standing at an altitude of 6119 meters above sea level, Lobuche peak is one of the most popular peaks in Nepal.which is well within the reach of any determined and fit trekker as it not very technical, though demanding ice climb.Lobuche Peak climbing trip fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climber, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen their experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal.First summitted in 1984 Laurence Neilson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa, Lobuche Peak is also climbed by famous mounteeners like Nirmal Purja (Nimsdai).Lobuche Peak is gaining more popularity as most of the Everest Summiters climb Lobuche Peak during their acclimatization phase. Besides being a beautiful non technical climb, it's location makes Lobuche Peak a preferable peak to the trekkers. As the peak is Located on the famous Everest Base Camp trek route, trekkers doing Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Chola Pass can easily climb Lobuche Peak with only couple of extra days.And on top of everything, Lobuche Peak offers you a stunning 360 degree view of snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Amadablam.

Our professionally designed Lobuche Peak Climbing via Gokyo Chola Pass takes you through the Gorgeous Gokyo Valley and exciting Chola Pass before climbing the inspiring Lobuche Peak as well as to the iconic Everest Base Camp and Kalapaththar after the climb. At the High Camp of Lobuche Peak, you will be given basic climbing practice and safety instruction by your climbing Sherpa on the day before you start your climb. The way down is highlighted by iconic Everest Base Camp and Kalapaththar along with traditional Sherpa Villages like Pangboche and infamous Tyangboche Monastery.

Highlights

  • Arriving into and taking a tour around the lively Kathmandu, the living heritage of Nepal.
  • Flying to Lukla in a small Twin Otter plane and landing in an inclined airstrip. 
  • Getting to Namche, the town of luxury in the middle of no-way. 
  • Along with the traditional Sherpa village, it's very peaceful walking into the deep valley of Gokyo which is sincerely spectacular. 
  • Getting to Machchermo and listening to the incident about the Machchermo yeti legendary is an added highlight of the trek. 
  • As you climb higher, the view of Cho-Oyu (8210m/26,906ft) - world's sixth highest mountain and Gozumpa Glacier- the largest glacier in the whole Himalayas is simply phenomenal.
  • Going over challenging but very rewarding Chola pass is a different experience that offers you a handsome opportunity to walk over the outstanding Chola glacier and the stunning valley of Everest. 
  • Midnight wakeup call and eventually summiting Lobuche peak with exquisite scenic beauty is a great accomplishment of a lifetime.
  • Eventually getting to Everest base camp, ascending Kalapathar for the sunrise and descending a thousand meters down to Pangbuche is worthwhile.
  • Finally celebrating your last night in Lukla and flying in a small twin-otter plane back to Kathmandu is breathtaking leaving you with so much contentment and appreciation.

Itinerary

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  • Our representative welcomes you on your arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Your Group Leader will be happy to assist you in any way he can. 
  • Trek briefing will be delivered and the arrangements are made for the distribution of trekking equipment like a duffel bag, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc. 
  • The evening will be highlighted by a traditional Royal Nepali welcome dinner accompanied with a trek guide as a perfect end of your very arrival day in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner
  • After Breakfast you will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa (Buddhist Shrine) and Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu Shrine), both are Enlisted in UNESCO's Cultural World heritage sites. 
  • You will be accompanied by a professional tour guide. Vehicle, Guide and Entry Fee to the sites are included. 
  • You will be thoroughly briefed in prior about all the aspects of the tour by your tour guide or trip leader. 
  • The tour will start around 9:00 (Can also be done in the afternoon if requested from all the clients) and it will take around 3 hrs. You will be back in hotel by lunch. Rest of the Afternoon is for Last minute shopping and preparations
  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 3-4 Hours
  • An early wake-up call will be set since we need to get to the airport to catch up with the earliest flight to Lukla. Usually, the airport reporting time is One hour prior to your flight departure time to Lukla. 
  • Flight to Lukla is around 35 minutes that cruises over the untouched valleys giving you one of the most thrilling mountain flights with a magnificent views. Lukla airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airport in the world which in reality is very untrue, in fact, it's one of the most terrific airport in the world with an unbelievable experience. Once we land on the inclined airstrip of Lukla we take a break to enjoy the lively flight activities flying in and out.
  • Soon we will be introduced to your local trekking crew and hit the trail with excitement. We walk to the end of the village Lukla and shortly enter the buffer zone of Sagarmatha national park. 
  • The valley opens before us with the deep Dudh-Koshi gorge showing before us. We see ample "Mani Wall" (prayer wall) which is a compilation of many stone tablets, each with the Buddhist chanting inscriptions, "Om Mani Padme Hum" which means, "Hail to the jewel on the lotus". Please respect the local tradition as the local people walking left to these Mani Walls. 
  • We come across many but beautiful sherpa settlements and eventually get to our first destination, Phakding. This 4 hours walk is indeed very delightful. The afternoon is free which you can always use it to explore the area of Phakding. 
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3-4 Hours
  • Leaving Phakding and crossing our first suspension bridge we take the trail that leads us to the first village of Tok-Tok. Today, we will cross five suspension bridges among which one being the highest in the region of Everest. We walk through the beautiful woodland trail of pine and terraced fields, we cross and recross the thundering glacial river ' Dudh Koshi '. 
  • We will encounter groups of mules and Dzopkyo (a cross between yak and cow) carrying the supplies along the trail. Spectacular mountain peaks like Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) Kongde RI (6093 m), Nupla (5885), and Thamserku (6808m) rises majestically above us.
  • We walk further to the village of Monjo to the Sagarmatha National Park check post to register our entry. As we walk further you would realize why Sagarmatha has been tagged as a World Heritage site. We descend down to the last settlement of Jorsalle for Lunch.
  •  Enjoying your lunch over the music of the rustling Dudh Koshi river is very soothing. After lunch, we continue further and get to the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi and cross a spectacular high bridge before commencing ascent to the village of Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the Everest. As we ascent passing through the pine forest of rhododendron and magnolia, we will sight our first view of the majestic Mt. Everest from a vantage point.
  •  Eventually, we get the dreamland of Namche bazaar, the administrative center, and the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region. It's a luxury town with all the luxury that a traveler wouldn't expect in the middle of the remote valley. 
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7-8 Hours
  • Today we wake up with the view of mighty Kongde before us dominating the entire valley. After breakfast, we will go for an exciting acclimatization walk to the village of Shyanboche to witness one of the most dramatic mountain views with Everest, Amadablam, and their neighboring mountains. 
  • If you wish to go further to the Everest View Lodge owned by the Japanese for a more spectacular view you can, it's optional. Since this is more like a mechanism of "walk high sleep low", we spend some time in higher elevation and descend back to Namche for lunch. 
  • Later during the day, You may walk to the hill above the village to the National Park Headquarter to see the stunning view of huge mountains including Mt. Everest. The Sherpa cultural center (museum) in National Park headquarters has an interesting collection of Sherpa mountaineering items and photographs. 
  • The afternoon is free, celebrate yourself in one of the coffee bars with fresh coffee
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 4 Hours
  • Today we follow the Gokyo valley trail around Khumbila (5761m), a holy mountain for the local people then gradually ascending through beautiful birch forest and yak pastures to a stupa (3992m) on a top of a rocky village called Mon La. 
  • The views once again stunning Mt. Everest looms above the Lhotse (8511m) and Nuptse (7896m) on the northeastern skyline. Below us is the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola; across the valley, Thyangboche monastery is framed by Ama Dablam (6856m) and Kantega (6685m).
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6-7 Hours

  • We ascend gradually up to the Dudh Koshi valley, high above the river. Though walking is easy, you will feel the effects of altitude in even the smallest hill. We are now above the tree line and the brown, barren hillsides with only small clusters of juniper are a great contrast to the snowy white peaks and deep blue sky. 
  • After lunch, there is an option to take an excursion across rocky moraines to the base of Kyojo Ri (6168m) and Machhermo Peak (6073m). However, keep an eye open for the Yeti!!! It is here in 1974 that three yaks were killed and a Sherpa girl was badly injured when trying to fight off a hairy ape-like creature.

  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3-4 Hours
  • Gradual ascend to Gokyo village put us in alpine country and as we approach the Ngozumpa Glacier (the largest Glacier in Nepal) onto the marine and rock that extends down from it. We enjoy excellent views of Kantega to the south, Cholatse to the east and Cho Oyo to the north. 
  • Once we have ascended the snout of the glacier the path levels and parallels the Ngozumpa Glacier, separating us from the glacier is the massive lateral marine. We pass Longpongo (first lake), Taochelake (second lake where Tibetan Ducks are often seen swimming in the freezing water), before we reach to the third lake called Gokyo Chho at incredible Gokyo village.
  • Accommodation Teahouse
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 4-5 Hours
  • Early in the morning we start steady ascent of Gokyo RI that takes around 3 hours, depending on your level of fitness and acclimatization for the Nepal's best panoramic views. 
  • From the rocky summit four peaks higher than 8000 meter can be seen: Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyo (98153m), Lhotse (8501m) and Makalu (84) and countless other towering snow peaks fill the horizon including Gyangchung Kang (7922 m), Cholatse (6440 m), Tawache (6542 m), Kantega (6685 m), Thamserku (6808 m), Lobuche (6145 m) and many more other unnamed peaks.
  •  While below us the Ngozumpa Glacier stretches through the valley and the striking color of the lakes make the completion of the whole incredible Gokyo valley. We are normally back to Gokyo for slightly late lunch. 
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5 hours
  • Today is a relaxed day as we weave our way across the Ngozumpa Glacier for Lunch at Thangna. Great views of Cho-Oyo and Cholatse greet you. Keep an eye open for the Himalayan Thar on the rocky slopes as they are not hunted and are not too shy.
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3 Hours
  • We start our journey early in the morning to take advantage of the stable early morning weather pattern that prevails in the Himalayas. Depending upon the weather condition it takes 3-4 hours to reach the saddle of the Pass. 
  • There will be time on the crown of the Pass to drink and savor the life long experience being on the Pass before the descent into the valley to Dzongla. This is one of the special days, the highlight of the trip. The views of the peaks seem to hover over us. Words failed to describes the beauty of Nature and sense of achievement to be on the Pass.
  • Accommodation Teahouse
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7-8 Hours
  • Today we leave the main Everest Base Camp route and climb towards Lobuche Peak. The High Camp Of Lobuche Peak is a beautiful campsite situated at 5200m by a small lake. 
  • There will be a practice session where your Climbing Sherpa will instruct you regarding the safety guidelines and use of climbing equipment. Early dinner and bed time. Be ready for midnight wakeup call.  
  • Accommodation Tent
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 4 Hours trek+2 Hours Training
  • Today is one of the very challenging yet very rewarding day as it is a summit day. We leave the Base Camp early at around 2 am using head torches. 
  • We walk on steep and rocky trail for approximately 2:30 hours before we reach the crampon point which is approximately 5700m. At Crampon point we change into the climbing boots and put on crampons and harness. It's about 2:30 hours steep ice climb on the fixed line.
  •  Our Climbing Sherpa will assist you at anchor points if needed. After spending some time to catch our breath and capture some memories of the incredible achievement, we head down to High Camp which takes around 3 hours. 
  • After having a beautiful lunch and much needed couple of hours rest, we will head towards Lobuche to join the Iconic Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 10 Hours

  • At times in the high mountains, things may not go according to the plan due to various reasons. Its wiser to have at least a day as contingency. If not used, the day can be used in exploring Beautiful places like Amadablam BC or Chhukkung Valley which are equally beautiful but not in your itinerary.

  • Accommodation Depends on plan
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time Depends on plan
  • Today, we are high among the glaciers of the world's highest peaks to trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier, as the trail menders over the rocky marine towards the high settlement of seasonal spectacular village called Gorak Shep.
  • After the rest, we walk to Everest Base Camp. The view surpasses the wildest imagination. We will hear huge glaciers creaking as they move under pressure and be awe-struck at the sheer size and majesty of the surrounding peaks including Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kantega and Everest – the highest mountain in the world. 
  • We return to Gorak Shep for over night stay. This spectacular village is surround by Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Nuptse (7745m) and of course Everest (8848m). As the sun sets it becomes very cold though the sun is strong in daytime.
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6-7 Hours

  • This morning we head for the historical ascend to Kalapathar for the incredible sunrise view. Its a 360 degree panorama with a really closeup view of Mount Everest
  • After making historic steps on Kalapattar, we will descend down medical Himalayan settlement of Pheriche.

  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7-8 Hours
  • We  slowly head back to treeline to Pangboche; it seems much quicker and easier going down! There can be a tendency to rush as we are walking downhill, but there is still much to see.
  •  As we descend to Thyanboche on the way to Namche, the Sherpa capital where we will visit the Thyanboche Monastery. This monastery was recently re-built after it was destroyed by fire in 1989 AD. As this area is a devout Buddhist region, the wild life is unharmed so there is possibility that we may see some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat and Pheasants etc.
  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6-7 Hours

  • We retrace our steps along the same Dudh Koshi. It is a beautiful and easy walk through pine and rhododendron forest with a view of Kusum Kanguru and other splendid mountains behind us before a gradual climb out of the river valley to the trek starting point Lukla to savour our final mountain sunset of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey.

  • Accommodation Tea-house
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6-7 Hours

  • There are lots of interesting thing to see in Kathmandu valley: the Royal Palace, Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), Patan and an ancient city Bhakatpur etc. Or you may explore down town to shop for souvenirs, getting your photos or slides processed and trying out the various restaurants in Thamel.
  • During the Peak season the flights are likely to go to Ramechhap which will add another 5 Hrs Drive to get to the Capital city. 

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 30 minutes

  • Due to Uncertainty of Lukla flights It is important to have an extra day in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3 star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 30 minutes

It is time to fly back to home keeping all the exhilarating experiences of Nepal in mind. Please make sure that you have collected all valuable from the security department. Those people traveling by aircraft to further destination will be transferred to the airport. 

  • Accommodation 3 star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
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Trip inclusion

  • ll essential permits.
  • Lobuche peak expedition permit.
  • Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
  • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • A Professional tour guide for Kathmandu city tour along with Vehicle and Entry fees to the World Helitage Sites.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All Government and Local tax.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TO AND FROM LUKLA.
  • Fundamental trekking gears like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
  • Tea-house accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
  • All Standard Meals (B/L/D) Meals during the trek along with choice of hot beverage.
  • Filtered or boiled water for drinking during the trek.
  • Two member tents facility and kitchen crew at Lobuche Peak High Camp with hot meals.
  • An accomplished trekking Group Leader and assistant guides.
  • An accomplished climbing guide.
  • All ground staff their allowances and insurance.
  • All climbing equipment’s including climbing boots.
  • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
  • Take away the Himalayan Dynasty duffel bag and trekking Map.
  • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Cold drinks, Alcoholic Beverages, Bottled water, Chocolate bars etc.
  • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, etc.
  • International flight fares.
  • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
  • Donations.
  • Staff Tipping.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival.
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

Dates & Availability

Departure DatePriceStatus 
Start: 30 Mar, 2024End: 19 Apr, 2024US$ 2600Save US$ 0Available

Useful Information

FLYING TO LUKLA

The 20 minutes’ flight to Lukla from Ramechhap Airport is one of the most thrilling experiences that delivers you the most incredible mountain flight with a view. Landing in the inclined airstrip of Lukla is something of great significance. It is always very tricky to predict the weather in the mountain. Furthermore, anyone flying high to these high altitude airports must be aware of the fact that the delays and cancellation are common episodes. Besides, anyone by any chance is flying to Lukla from Kathmandu airport they are to be aware of the fact that our international airport having one single airstrip for both international and domestic so the probability of delays is high. Thus, anyone flying to Lukla must be prepared to take the uncertainty with patience. However, it’s not a daily story. And it’s always very wise to have a contingency day in Kathmandu to cushion any cancellation situation. Though listed as a Dangerous Airport in the world the pleasure of flying to Lukla is an experience of a lifetime that is not to be missed. In fact, what’s the point of living a life of fear?

Note: The flights to and from Lukla are operated from Ramechhap airport (Another airport about 134 km from kathmandu) during the PEAK SEASONS (i.e. Mid March to Mid May and October and November) which makes the probablity of flights higher as it's a shorter flight from Ramechhap to Lukla and Planes also don't have to waste time due to air traffic. But at the same time trekkers need to drive around 5 hours to the ramechhap airport. In that period we either drive in the afternoon of Day 2 after the city tour, spend a night at Ramechhap and catch the flight next morning.  

WEIGHT LIMITATION

15 Kilograms / 33 Pounds is the weight limitation in the Domestic airlines flying to Lukla and at the same time, all companies are to abide by the porter weight restrictions rules that prevail in our country. 15 Kg / 33 Lbs is your overall baggage weight that includes your daypack and your luggage. However, it doesn’t sincerely require to be an exact figure of 15 kg, 1 or 2 Kg extras per person wouldn’t make a much difference. Few things that wouldn’t count would be the items that you are taking with you in your flight like water, camera, wallet, etc. Besides, the porter luggage weight limitation is 30 kg / 66 pounds and one porter will be dealing with 2 duffel bags. So it’s always best to minimize your weight limitations. However, regarding what you need to bring carry with you is given in detail at our Trip Information page.

YOUR VALUABLE SAFETY: STORAGE

While in Kathmandu please do not leave your room unlocked. If you are out on a short stroll or on any appointments, make sure to accommodate and secure your valuables – that can either be in your locked luggage or hotel safety deposit box.

Before we depart for our incredible adventure your leader will organize a safety store facility for your left luggage and the safety deposit box for your valuables that you wish to leave behind. However, please follow the hotel safety guideline over the loss of key to your deposit box. While trekking never leave your valuables unattained. It’s always safe to carry them on your daypack. Make sure to lock your Tea-House rooms while going out even if it’s for a short time period. In case of loss or theft please report it to the nearest police check post where you need to obtain a written report. In any such situation, your group leader would be the best person to talk to.

PHYSICAL PREPARATION

The level of fitness is required for Lobuche Peak Climbing via Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking as it is exclusively physical. Here we are not asking for something hard-core as we don’t consider trekking to be a contest to demonstrate your level of fitness. We believe trekking to be your ultimate holiday rather than a competition to prove how fit and strong we are. We keep a convenient pace so that your holiday is challenging but not very exhausting. You can set up your own pace and time to enjoy the most fascinating surroundings rather-than being bothered about keeping up.

Our mantra while doing any of Everest Trekking is associated with THREE ‘S’ is “Slowly, Steadily, but Surely”. Trekking is indeed a holiday being with nature, the local environment and in the wilderness, yet few weeks of physical homework is required to support you while enjoying your freedom. The best physical preparation is to walk and be conditioned with your physical strength carrying your day-pack and wearing the boots you plan to wear on the trek. 3 – 4 weeks of basic physical preparation prior to your arrival to Kathmandu will be much as necessary. Alongside, Jogging, swimming, gym workouts would add further assistance in your health fitness.

TREK ACCOMMODATION:

Accommodation at Lobuche Peak Climbing via Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking is essentially in the tea-house that will be basic on twin bed sharing room with common toilets for parts beside Island Peak. At Lobuche Peak High camp you will be accomodated in 2 person tents. Rooms with attached toilets and the single supplement will be provided depending on the availability as not all destinations in the Everest region offer a single supplement due to the limitation of tea-houses over the restrictions and obligations of National park rules and regulations.

FOOD ON THE TRAIL:

Kathmandu breakfast is included beside the welcome dinner in a traditional royal Nepali restaurant. All Standard Meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included in your Package along with the choice of hot beverage.We offer you an open menu so you will have a choice of your meal. Like many companies we don't limit the meals at one course however we kindly request you not to waste any food.  In our entire trip, we will eat all the meals in the local Tea-houses including our lunch and our staff will make sure that your food is prepared with hygiene. And at Island Peak base camp you will be served freshly prepared meals by our exceptional cooks. You will be amazed to find the variation of food menu in such remote regions of Nepal. Furthermore, all Tea-Houses in the Everest region give their best to provide you food that is nutritious, plentiful, and tasty. We can also cater for specific dietary needs if you advise in advance besides our delicious mixture of Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, and continental food.

TIPPING GUIDANCE

Tipping is an entirely personal matter. - It is also an indication of your satisfaction with the service delivered by our local trekking crew. As they work really hard to make your holiday the most memorable one, tipping is more like a token of gratitude of saying THANK YOU to your local crew. As a guideline average tipping is around 10% of your trip cost per trekker. Many people also like to donate various items of equipment to the porters and trek staff who would very warmly receive these items. Your Group Leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution of your gratitude and the used items (possibly by raffle) amongst the trek crew. We recommend you to make separate tipping for your trekking Group Leader.