- Lobuche East Climb and Everest Base Camp
- Great high altitude training climb
- Stunning views from summit
- Led by highly experienced guides
Lobuche East Peak Climb Overview
Lobuche East Peak Climbing is popular among climbers as one of the toughest trekking peak to climb in Everest region. Standing tall at 6,119m, the mighty Lobuche East offers more challenges than its neighbors, Mera and Island, and has a more technical feel to it. Lobuche climb is a better choice for those who have had some mountaineering experience in the past. Views from the summit are as glorious as anyone can imagine and the Himalayas of the Everest region stretch out before you.
The climbers would have to face the challenges of tricky rock slabs, 45 degree ice slopes and sensational exposure throughout the Lobuche East climb route to the summit. Everest climbers prefer to climb Lobuche Peak for better acclimatization purposes before climbing Everest. Although not an easy peak to climb, Lobuche summit rewards the conquerors with exhilarating views of Himalayan panorama in Everest Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and other mountains and peaks.
In terms of difficulty, Lobuche East Peak Climb is categorized under Grade PD+ on Alpine Grading System. This peak demands technical climbing skills. Successful climb of Lobuche Peak was made only in 1984 which is quite late as compared to other commercial climbing peaks in Everest region. Many climbers prefer to choose southeast ridge route to the summit. Our itinerary combines Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. Before moving to the peak, we do the acclimatization trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar.
Why climb with us?
At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed in maintaining the climb safe and success with quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. You will be guided by highly professional guides who have experience of successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days. We are dedicated for providing highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.
We provide all required personal climbing gears for the climb[Mountaineering Boots, Harness, Crampons, Helmet, Ascender , Rope, Ixe Axe, Screw-gate Carabiners (Lock & Unlock), Prusik Lope)
Is this trip for you?
|Total Duration||21N/22 Days|
|Trekking Duration||16N/17 Days|
|Climbing Duration||1N/2 Days|
|Maximum Elevation||6,119m/20,075ft at Lobuche Peak|
Grade: PD with 45 Degree snow slopes and exposed ridge climbing. Use of harness and crampons is a must to climb these slopes. Since you will be receiving a full day pre-climb training, where you can learn mountaineering skills and know the correct way of using climbing gears, previous experience of climbing is not essential. Previous trekking experience in high altitude will be beneficial. It would be beneficial to prepare yourself for the climb with some regular training including running, cycling or gym work. Be prepared to walk for 6-7 hrs per day on average.
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required
Dates & Price
Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.
- Fully organized teahouse/lodge trek with tented camping on base camp
- All meals (B,L,D) on trek including hot water and tea.
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
- All required permits for trek and climb
- Climbing guide/leader and sherpa guides 1:3 (Guide to client ratio)
- Sightseeing of Kathmandu including guide and entrance fees
- Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
- Comprehensive first aid kit.
- Duffel bag, Sleeping bag and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
- Group climing gears
- Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
- International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses and tips