LOBUCHE Peak

  • Country: Nepal
  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Region: Khumbu (Everest Region)
  • Max Altitude: 6,119 meters / 20,076 feet
  • Group Size: 4 to 6 People
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Dinners in Kathmandu, All meals in the Trek
  • Accommodation: 4* Boutique Hotel, Lodges in Trek
  • Prime Activity: Climbing
  • Minor Activity: Cultural and Trekking
Trip Price:
USD 4895 per person
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Highlights of Trip

  • Introduction of Nepal, its culture and traditions
  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Breathtaking domestic flight to Lukla, and back to Kathmandu
  • Trekking through the world's famous Everest area: the Khumbu, the land of the Sherpas
  • Acclimatisation climb on Gokyo Ri, 5443 meters and cross of Cho La pass at 5420 meters
  • Fascinating glimpse of the highest beautiful turquoises lakes of Gokyo at 4750 meters
  • Great mountaineering experience on a 6000-meter peak: Lobuche
  • Discovery of the ancient Himalayan settlements
  • Extraordinary views on some giants of the Himalaya: Everest, Ama Dablam "the Swiss Matterhorn of Nepal", Lhotse (the fifth highest peak), etc.
  • Importance placed on high quality organization, staff, equipment and services to a small team of trekkers-climbers.

Trip Overview

Lobuche Peak is a fabulous mountain to climb in the Nepal. It locates in the Everest region officially known as Sagarmatha National Park. It is a UNESCO world heritage site as well. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS acclaim it as one of the best trekking peak in the world due to its panoramic 8000 peaks view from the summit.  Moreover, its climbing route is also not technically challenging thus, which makes an absolute 6000dr peak for the beginners. The entire trekking routes are broad and well maintain and follow through the villages of legendary Sherpas people. Their cheerful faces and hospitality will please the adventure.

The first ascent of the Lobuche Peak recorded on 25th April 1984 by the Sherpa Gyaltsen and Laurance Neilson.  

LOBUCHE PEAK JOURNEY

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS propose this Lobuche Peak Climbing Adventure to begin in Kathmandu with a cultural sightseeing tour of the UNESCO Heritage sites. The early flight to Lukla offers a magnificent view of Himalayan mountain ranges and beneath a vast but steep agricultural terraces of the hill area. From there starts our Trek in the famous Khumbu Valley. The way to Namche Bazar consists with some of the rich culture, vegetation, and traditions of the Sherpa people. Stunning Mount Ama Dablam above, prayer craft stone walls beside, hovering prayer flags on the hill top and smiling funny faces are the richness of the Lobuche Peak Climbing Trip.

After reaching the heart of Khumbu “Namche Bazar”, our way continues to the beautiful Gokyo Lake towards the North. The Gokyo Valley consists with the outstanding view of some Himalayan giants (Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and much more). An acclimatization rest at beautiful Gokyo Lake, which surrounded with various mountains, will provide us time to prepare for our Cho-la pass 5420 meters and Lobuche Peak Climbing.

Crossing Cho-La pass will specify an excellent static physical aptitude. That helps to understand stamina and strength and increase the confidence to achieve the summit of Lobuche Peak. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ competent Sherpa Team will guide climbing of Lobuche Peak. After ascending Lobuche Peak, we head towards the legendary Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp. On our way back, it is a good visit of the famous Tibetan Buddhist Gompa at Tengboche (World Heritage Monastery).

Trekking and climbing in the outdoors especially in the Himalaya provide some health benefits ranging from physical to mental to spiritual. hence It is also the best place where we have enough time to discover oneself and rejuvenate our life. Beside personal benefits, it contributes to helping the local economy by visiting the areas that were mercilessly affected by the 2015 Earthquake.

Wild Yak Expeditions Team is honoured to welcome you in the Himalaya. We commit to organizing small groups with high-quality services that are essential for flexibility, contentment, good ambiance and precious exchanges of cultures and traditions with our local Team.

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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Day 2 : Guided sightseeing of the UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu

  • Day 3 : Kathmandu-Lukla -Phakding (2610m), 3 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 4 : Phakding –Namche (3440m), 5 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 5 : Rest day in Namche / Lodge

  • Day 6 : Namche to Dole (4100m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 7 : Dole to Machhermo (4400m), 5 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 8 : Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4750m), 5 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 9 : Rest at Gokyo Lake or hike to Gokyo Ri (5453m), 4 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 10 : Gokyo lake to Dragnag (4700m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 11 : Dragnag via Cho-La Pass to Dzong La (4850m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 12 : Dzong La to Lobuche base camp (4950m), 5 hrs / Tent

  • Day 13 : Lobuche Base camp ‒ Lobuche high camp (5600m), 4 hrs / Tent

  • Day 14 : SUMMIT (6119m) and back to Lobuche high camp, 8-9 hrs / Tent

  • Day 15 : Lobuche high camp to Gorekshep (5170m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 16 : Gorekshep to Kala Pathar (5545m) and Everest Base Camp, and back, (5350m), 7-8 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 17 : Gorekshep to Debuche (3820m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 18 : Debuche to Namche, 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 19 : Namche to Lukla, 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 20 : Flight to Kathmandu

  • Day 21 : Leisure day in Kathmandu (reserve day/shopping, rest)

  • Days 22 : Departure international flight (we suggest at evening)

Date & Price

Do not hesitate to contact us for a customized LOBUCHE PEAK Journey : info@wildyakexpeditions.com

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Price Includes

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ philosophy is: as much as possible is included in the quoted price so that each participant knows the total costs of his/her Adventure Trip in advance!

  • The organisation of your Journey
  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal
  • Flight Kathmandu-Lukla and back (by airplane), in cl. The local taxes
  • Accommodation in 4-Star Boutique Hotels in Kathmandu on a sharing basis, including breakfasts (4 nights). Note: Additional charges occur for single room (upon request)
  • Dinners in Kathmandu (4)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All entry fees to the world Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trekking, on a sharing basis
  • All the main meals during trekking and climbing period
  • A well-experienced and trained Team: Guide, Sherpa(s) (depending on the number of participants), Kitchen Team for Lobuche Peak, porters/yaks, including their salary, insurance, transportation, food and lodging
  • Tented accommodation, on a sharing basis, with all necessary equipment for the climbing period
  • Transportation of the luggage and composite material from Kathmandu, and back
  • Lukla personal climbing material cargo up to 15 kg
  • All necessary trekking and climbing permits
  • The technical material to secure the mountain and passes, where necessary
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • Communication means in case of emergency
  • Oxygen, mask, and regulator in case of emergency
  • Medical first aid kit
  • WYE postcards
  • All government and local taxes
  • Lastly a big Smiley from the WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Team.

Price Excludes

  • International flight
  • Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight (see "included")
  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • Extra night(s) accommodation in Kathmandu or on the way to/from trekking due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trekking due to any reason which is not related to WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunches in Kathmandu
  • Travel cancellation and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Individual beverages and personal expenses (phone calls, satellite communications, Internet, laundry, battery recharge and shower in the lodges, extra porters, and all other personal items)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing, if extended
  • Tips (Sherpa Team, Kitchen Team, Porters/yak men, driver, City guide, etc.)
  • Any other expense that is not included in the quoted price.

Logistics

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS PHILOSOPHY

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is focusing on group sizes of 4 to 6 participants for this Trekking Peak because our experience has found this to be the best way to have a successful trip while providing excellent services. Furthermore, it creates a pleasant ambiance within the group, including an exchange of cultures and traditions with our team and local guides.

Last but not least, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS focus on small groups permits more flexibility and support to the participants individually.

SAFETY FEATURES

Your safety is of supreme concern while traveling with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. In the case of emergency, the group has a four (4)-litre oxygen bottle with a mask and regulator, along with a first aid kit and a 24-hour medical assistance by a high altitude medical team of doctors.

The Guide is also outfitted with communication means, only to be use in emergencies. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS also works with the national helicopter rescue airlines.

To minimize risks, in particular during the crossing of the higher passes and the climbing period of the Peak, weather forecasts are provided to the Guide on a regular basis and the route will be secured by our Sherpa Team by using the necessary technical gear or fixing the rope and assisting the Group of participants all the way to the summit and back.

Please note that the above-mentioned itinerary information is purely indicative and can likely to modified during the trekking-climbing by our Guide, who has the authority to make such changes if it is deemed necessary (due to safety concerns, etc.). Every effort will be done to keep to the scheduled itinerary. However, as this is an adventure travel in remote mountain regions and at high altitude, we are not able to fully guarantee it as it is necessary to take into consideration each situation as it occurs and consequently to adapt the program in its best way. Elements such as weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, among others, can all contribute to changes in the scheduled itinerary.

The Guide will thus try to ensure that the trekking runs according to the foreseen plan to the benefit of all the participants, but we thank you for being prepared to some flexibility and comprehension if so required.

Please check the degrees of difficulty while choosing a Trip with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. The majority of the itineraries proposed in our Programs are in remote areas of the Himalaya and at high altitude, mostly higher than the Alps. A good physical condition is necessary to appreciate the whole richness of this adventure.

Note: Please be aware that for this Journey, the participants must have experience with the handling of crampons and glacier walk.

OUR TEAM

The success of this Journey depends on both the personal condition of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' team carefully selected according to their expertise in the particular environment and individual aptitudes. Our Team is thus highly experienced, skilled, trained, courteous and supportive.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' is proud to support our local staff by providing them with a fair salary, encouraging them to take mountaineering workshops, wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis.

Our Sherpa Guide is a professional mountaineering Guide with experience in conducting in high altitude around the Himalaya, including first aid training and in-depth knowledge of the local flora, fauna and general environment preservation. He is ensuring your safety and is ensuring that everything is running accordingly to the program. He plays a vital role in taking care of the participants' needs, supervising the staff and assuring the safety requirements and leading the members all the way through the trekking and during the climbing period, providing you with interesting information about the mountains, the culture, and traditions of this part of Nepal. He also makes sure that the rubbish properly managed, and the route is kept clean throughout the whole Trip. He will further help as the interpreter with the local population. Though WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is in charge of the booking of the majority of the lodges, it is the Guide responsibility to ensure that the lodges are convenient and the food of good quality. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will frequently be informed about the progression of the group during the trekking/climbing experience. Guide and assistant guide will secure the necessary technical parts of the peak for climbing and support the group while climbing.

Our assistant Climbing Sherpa: he also has a government license but must work as an assistant guide during some time to become a company approved Guide. He assists the Guide with all the essential duties, ensuring the safety and checking that the performance of the group runs smoothly. Accompanying and supporting the guide during climbing of peak. He is equipped with an emergency first aid kit and walks along with the clients to monitor the group.

Our Kitchen Team: is composed of a cook and kitchen boys (depending the number of participants). Its role is to provide excellent food to the members, by respecting the fundamental principles of hygiene and ensure that the campsite is comfortable. The kitchen boy(s) is/are assisting the cook by cleaning the dishes, getting the water and ensuring that the campground is kept clean. The Cook manages the campsite while the participants are on the mountain.

Our Porters: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS has its own reliable porters. It is their responsibility to carry your luggage during the trekking with proper handling standards.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is very concerned about the porters. We support and respect the porters' rights and have high standards to make sure that they treated well. We pay them a fair salary, including a bonus and providing them with good food allowances, clothes, shoes, sunglasses and medical insurances.

In some places where the porters are usually replaced by yaks, it is the responsibility of the yak driver ("yak man") to ensure that the transportation of material is done in an appropriate manner.

ACCOMMODATION & MEAL

Kathmandu: We stay at 4-Star Boutique Hotels on a sharing basis, including breakfasts. Depending on availability, single rooms can be booked upon request at an additional cost. All dinners are served in excellent restaurants in town where you can enjoy various types of cuisine, from the typical Nepali, Thai, and even steaks and Italian meals. Each restaurant has been screen by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.

Transportation: All transportation in Kathmandu are by private vehicles. Flights to and from Lukla, are by two engines planes, Otter Aeroplane.

During Trekking: We stay in the lodges (small traditional mountain guesthouse) that are recommended by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS as per defined itinerary destination and program. Please be aware that single rooms are not available. Though there are blankets available at the lodges, we recommend bringing your sleeping bag. Showers are available at the majority of the lodges. Please note that majority of the toilets are common in the lodges, except in few of them where we provide you with attached rooms (if available), in particular at Namche and Dingboche in order to fully enjoy your rest days with a shower.

Many lodges serve a variety of cuisines such as Continental, Indian, Tibetan and local cooking. Please note that the beverages are on each participant's charge, except the coffee and the selection of teas that served for breakfast and in the afternoon upon your arrival, as well as some special snacks provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. Lunch packages are also available some specific days.

Base Camp: According to the present program, we settle campsites for the Lobuche Peak climbing, installing dining and kitchen tent and enjoy the meals prepared by our Kitchen Team. Sleeping tents are provided on a sharing basis with a single mattress individually.

To make your stay comfortable in the campsites, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS offers the lightening for the dining and kitchen tents and solar batteries charging facilities.

THE ASCENT

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Team is constituted with some of the best Sherpa mountain guides in the Himalaya. Its co-founder Norbu Sherpa has himself climbed seven times Mount Everest and is a summiteer of numerous other 8000-meter peaks. The company WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is seriously dedicated and focused on the climbing security features and quality services.

A team of 2-3 qualified and experienced Sherpa Guides secures the ascent route by fixing ropes in the technical parts of the mountain, where necessary.

A basic mountaineering exercise is usually conducted at the Base Camp before climbing. The Group is then guided to the summit and way back by the Sherpa Team of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS.

Weather reports are regularly forwarded during the climbing period and as well while crossing the passes.

Grade

Pre-training before trek and climb

Trekking is good for everyone! A daily walk in a beautiful landscape with a consumption of significant volumes of water, chatting with local people and understanding the culture, observing your body limits, all combine to make many healthier your body and mind than they ever have been before.

Before you embark for your Peak trekking and climbing, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS recommends a regular aerobic exercise including some stretching exercises for a couple of hours per week. Ideally, you should concentrate on cardiovascular fitness, building an excellent stamina and undertake a bit of strength training to be more efficient in the mountains. It is worth to go for at least once a week for a 3 to 4-hour hike, which familiarizes already your body to sustain the long-time effort in the Himalaya. The fitter you are, the faster and more easily you will get the trail, acclimatize and enjoy the trekking days.

TREKKING GRADE

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes a simple grading system that gives you a first idea of the difficulties of the Trekking for which you might apply and enables you to determine which is the best for you.

PEAK Trekking: Moderate

  • A moderate trekking grade takes into account the following factors:
  • An altitude up to 5500 m above sea level
  • An average trail inclination of about 30%-45%; some sections may consist of loose, sandy, gravel ground and boulders
  • An average of 400 to 800 meters elevation ascent a day (especially when crossing passes)
  • The capacity to walk comfortably on glacier moraines
  • A trail, which may be rough paved, loose dirt, slippery, in landslide area, icy or snowy (in some parts you might be assisted by the guides)
  • The aptitude for walking at least 4-7 hours per day (longer days when crossing the passes 8-9 hrs)

It requires the following skills from each participant:

  • A good stamina, to be able to walk for several hours at a sustained walking pace in a high altitude environment during several subsequent days
  • You are familiar with assessing obstacles and hazards along the trail, walk confident (depending on the trail conditions, you may need some help in certain sections, especially while crossing the passes)
  • You can carry a small personal backpack up to 4 kg

LOBUCHE PEAK CLIMBING GRADE: I

  • Fitness required: good body strength, good stamina, and efficiency at altitude, right mental attitude and prepared to deal with the demanding situations of the high altitude
  • Technical Skill: Basic climbing knowledge should be confident in glacier walking with a crampon, abseiling and ascending devices use, able to walk together in same rope
  • Climbing experience: at least 4000-meter peak climbing expertise in the Alps
  • Strength: Should be able to carry a 3-5 kg backpack and climb in the high altitude environment
  • Climbing distance: between Camps: 4 to 6 hrs
  • Summit distance overall: 9/10 hour from the last camp and back to camp
  • No of Higher Camps: 1 camp
  • Degree of objective: Low
  • Vertical Sections: less and short sections (25/35 degree)
  • Ice climbing: rarely short sections
  • Mix Ice and Rock Climbing: Rarely some sections, but may use hands to cross some boulder
  • Altitude: 4,500 meters to 6,000 meters elevation
  • Oxygen level in the body: 59% to 49%

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