- ALTITUDE – 6,119m/20,075ft
- SIZE – 12 (FLEXIBLE FOR PRIVATE GROUPS)
- TRIP START/END – KATHMANDU
- TRIP Best Season – Spring/Fall season
- Trip Duration – 22 Days
The Everest area, known locally as Sagarmatha National Park, is home to some of the world’s highest peaks as well as the famous Sherpas, migrants from eastern Tibet who crossed over the Himalaya and settled here sometime in the late 1400s or early 1500s. This trek is one that goes deep into the heart of the Himalaya. The mountain views are stunning, and the simplicity and hospitality of the Sherpa community is heart warming. You will get to take in the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, the tallest of them all, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Lobouche Peak Mt Amadablam, Kasum Kangru peak, Thamserku peak and Kwangde peak.
Is it right for me?
A Lobuche Peak trek and climb is accessible to experienced trekkers. The climbing phase of the expedition is predominantly steep-angled glaciated terrain. Crampons are used for maximum grip, and harnesses and ropes are used for maximum safety. Your porters assist all the way to Base camp and sometimes above the BC, and there is Sherpa support to high camp (we often camp above the snowline) and on to the summit.
We have developed an itinerary (longer than many other operators) that should enable all members of the team to safely reach the summit and complete the trip in good spirits!
You will need to be able to walk for 4-8 hours a day with a daypack. We are generally early abed but you might want to hang around and chat with your fellow trekkers, staff or local people or play a game of cards. Rest days normally involve a part-day hike to a place of interest or viewpoint as well as some relaxation time.
Depending on your general level of fitness you may benefit from a training regime in the lead up to the trek
This trip introduces you to high altitude trekking. A spirit of adventure and a willingness to stretch your horizons are what you’ll need. Some experience of hiking will be an advantage.
Why go with Triumph Expeditions?
On this Lobuche peak climbing your trip leader will be a qualified Nepalese trek/climbing guide. They are there to ensure your trip a wonderful, fun and safe experience.
Your accomplished and friendly trip guide will help you to enjoy and appreciate the cultural, and natural attractions of the region. They will assist with daily arrangements as you eat in and stay in the tents. The package uses a steady acclimatisation program and allows time for bad weather along the way, giving participants the maximum chance of success.
The trip will be well planned, well led, and well resourced with good quality food, transport, equipment, first aid and communications.
Our climbing sherpas and guide will do all the fix lines on mountain and will train you about the basic knowledge of mountaineering (Types of knot, jumer climbing, abseiling, teach you the proper usage of climbing gears.)
Accommodation and Food
In Kathmandu: We will be staying at the Shanker Hotel (4 star). This charming historic palace has a huge peaceful garden with a pool and is just on the edge of the main tourist area, Thamel.
It is safe and clean and well staffed, and is a safe place to leave your clean town clothes and other gear when you are in the hills. There are many restaurants in Kathmandu catering to western tastes as well as plenty of local Dahl Bhat (rice and lentils) shops at very reasonable prices.
On the Trek: Generally along the regular trekking areas have developed well facilities available teahouse lodges. Which are mainly used by trekkers walk along the trail, however some are very cozy and comfortable and some are basic standard. Triumph Expeditions will accommodate you as best available lodges en route along the journey and your lodge room will be provided bed, pillow blanket. If you are using your own personal sleeping bag is always recommended to bring with you.
Our professional cooks prepare three time meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). They are well trained & educated of hygienic variety and have broad knowledge to cook different dishes, like Mexican, Indian, Chinese and Italian and all are prepared to Western hygiene standards to keep you healthy. If someone prefers to have pure Nepalese food will be served during the treks. Nepalese food include Daal (pulse) bhat (rice) Gudruk ko tarakari (dried vegetables curry) is the special one. Please remember that Maxican & Italian dishes prepared in typical way.
On the Mountain: We will use specialized mountaineering tents for our brief stays up high. Food will be prepared by your guide and Sherpas and will be more basic than you might expect at home.
When to go?
Autumn season (Sept-Nov) being the best season for climbing peaks, offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views, and also best season for peak climbing. Recommended season for Climbing Lobuche.
Summer months (June-September) of the year which coincides with monsoon begins in mid-June and drains in mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze over hang the mountains occasionally obscuring the enchanting views. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.
Spring season (March-May) is the expedition season and the best time for climbing the high peaks. It is mildly warm at lower elevations but occasional haze mars beautiful view of mountains. At higher elevations over 4,000 meters the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is quite moderate even at night. Recommended season for Climbing Lobuche.
Winter season (December-February) is noted for cold weather with occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Again, excellent views are common. These months are popular and ideal for trekking for those who are well equipped or who remain at lower elevations below 3,000 meters. Most of the hotel owners will come to the lower altitude cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Although Travel in Nepal can be organized throughout the year, October through May is considered to be the best months for trekking.
The unit of the Nepalese Currency is Rupee. One Nepali Rupee is made up of 100 paisa. Nepali Rupee notes come in Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Coins come in paisa 5,10,25,50 Rs. 1, 2, 5 denominations. Paisa coins are not currently used for common transactions.
Foreign currency, and traveler cheques, can easily be exchanged at banks or authorized agents. In Kathmandu banks have money exchange counters, which are quick and convenient.
MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted at all major Hotels, Travel Agencies, Restaurants and Stores. Only the first two though, are currently accepted at banks for money advances. As from august 2000 ATM services are available in Kathmandu.
In the cities, and specially while trekking, change for Rs500 and Rs1000 bills is not easily available.
Banks are open between 10:00 A.M. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday to Thursdays and between 1 0:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. Closed on Saturdays and national holidays. Some Banks in Thamel, Kathmandu are open till late.
We recommend cancellation insurance to protect your investment. We require participants to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses, Chopper evacuation and repatriation. Please ensure that your chosen policy provides cover for the activities (trekking and mountaineering with ropes and guides) and in the localities in which you will travel (Nepal, to elevations up to 6,119m/20075ft above sea level).
You may already have your own policy but if not you will need to put something in place. Your nationality will determine what options are available to you to cover this trip. For example the British and New Zealand Mountaineering Clubs provide cover for locals; Australians can look into Insure for less with the appropriate extensions to the standard policy. Whatever policy you take out, you must ensure that is covers the activities you will undertake on this trip.
Illness & Evacuation
Most of our adventures in the Himalaya take us to remote regions of high altitude. We always take our time to acclimatize properly and we allow for additional rest days. While most people may experience minor ill effects from high altitudes, there are some who have persistent symptoms, which require return to a lower altitude or emergency evacuation. Adjusting to a new diet can also take some time.
All clients are required to have travel insurance covering emergency rescue, usually by helicopter. We must stress that this kind of evacuation occurs in a life or death situation only. Rest and/or descent to a lower altitude are the best remedies for most illnesses experienced out on the trail. Circumstances differ, and the head guide with regard to treatment and itinerary will evaluate each situation. Considering the ill person condition, if helicopter evacuation required then just co ordinate with your guide, he can talk to us, we will arrange the fastest evacuation system immediately. We will work with you to accommodate your needs and requests to the best of our ability. There are small, limited health clinics in some areas, hours of operation dependent upon the season. Additional costs incurred in cases of illness are not the responsibility of mine or will be charged as extra cost.
Day 01 – Arrival day in Kathmandu
After finishing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) obtain your bags and appearance for our representative with a Arun Treks display panel at the gate. you may be then transferred to your Hotel. Once sign up, you may visit HGT workplace, meet your trekking guide likewise as different participants and do final preparation for the trip. Later within the evening there’ll be a welcome dinner which can introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.
Day 02 – Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Take rest, inform, and create a look tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. we have a tendency to create a guided tour to a number of UN agency World Heritage Sites within the Kathmandu vale. The day also will be for finalizing office work and alternative necessary arrangements. you may be conjointly briefed on the character of expedition, instrumentation and team composition. you’ll conjointly create your minute shopping for of non-public things.
Day 03 – Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla. The mountain flight over to Lukla is during all one in every of the foremost stunning air routes within the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a incline enclosed by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we are going to meet our camp employees and porters.After meeting our alternative crew members and with some packing and arrangements, we have a tendency to begin our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla till we have a tendency to reach Phakding. Phakding lies on the most trade route through area and there are variety of unpolluted well-built lodges wherever we will pay the night.
Day 04 – Trek to Namche
Continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it doubly by tiny suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo wherever we’ll enter the Khumbu parkland. Cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and therefore the Bhote Kosi on a high bridge and climb steeply for regarding 2 hours to achieve Namche Bazaar.
Day 05 – Rest & acclimatization day
Day 06 – Trek to Dole
We will be travelling from Namche to Dole at the early walk after the lunch.
Day 07 – Trek to Machhermo
We climb a ridge for a superb read each down the natural depression to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a watercourse and once more climbs steep to the terminal earth of the Ngozumpz ice mass. we are going to reach Machherma by early time of day.
Day 09 – Rest & acclimatization day at Gokyo
Day 10 – Trek to Tragnag
Day 11 – Trek to Dzongla via Chola pass
Day 12 - Trek to Gorakshep
The walk is strenuous attributable to void within the high altitude. we tend to go through rocky dunes, earth and streams before reaching the Gorak Shep. Upon reaching theGorak Shep, we tend to see tents of mountaineers that stand go into bright colours against the monotony of grey surroundings (especially within the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori area unit the mountains we will read.
Day 13 – Rest & acclimatization day at Gorakshep
Day 14 – Climb Kalapathar & trek to Lobuche
We brace oneself for associate early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there’s continually the potential for cold winds that ar quite common. acquainted peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east when Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it’s upon reaching Kala Patthar that we have a tendency to get to examine 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. we have a tendency to take photos, get pleasure from the brilliant mountain panorama, so come back back to Lobuche for an honest night’s rest.
Day 15 - Trek to Lobuche east base camp
From Lobuche, we have a tendency to trek towards Lobuche base camp. when walking a ways on comparatively praise plane, the trail to the Lobuche Base Camp gets vessel and rocky. we have a tendency to move forward on the Lobuche ice mass whereas enjoying nice views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and different chain of mountains. From the bottom camp, we have a tendency to continue on a rocky ground path to achieve the High Camp. when reaching there, we have a tendency to created our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we have a tendency to typically are going to be ascension on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we have a tendency to get on ice and use ropes once necessary. However, the employment of the rope and also the length depends upon the season and also the crevasses. mounted rope is employed most of the days whereas man rope is employed once needed. The ascension leaders can decide what’s best for once.
Day 16 – Climb to high camp
Day 17 – Summit day & back to base camp
Day 18 – Trek to Pangboche
Day 19 – Trek to Namche
Day 20 – Trek to Lukla
Day 21 – Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 22 – Fly to home
Day 08 – Trek to Gokyo
The trek nowadays takes us at one amongst our main destinations, Gokyo (4,790m). we’ll create this camp our base for two nights as we’ll have number of looking and hiking journeys around Gokyo.
Inclusion & Exclusion
- Lobuje Climbing Permit.
- Conservation/national park fees and all govt. taxes.
- 4 (four) nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis.
- Round trip Domestic airfares and domestic airport tax.
- All airport/hotel/airport transfer
- An Experience head Sherpa Climbing Sirdar/Guide
- Required number of porters
- Light camping equipments with high altitude tent and sleeping mattress during climbing period
- EPI gas with stove for high camp
- All meals quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- All hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juice)
- Available high food for climbing period
- All necessary Climbing hardware gears including Climbing ropes
- First aid kit, Oxygen with mask set & Gamov bag for emergency medical purpose
- Insurance of all local team members
- Equipment for porters
- Half day world heritage sites tour
- Post trip cultural celebration meal (Nepali finest cuisine).
- Medical/personal high risk insurance,
- International airfares,
- SUPPORT CLIMBING SHERPAS
- Personal climbing gears,
- Major meals in Kathmandu,
- Cost of personal expenses &
- Tips to the local staffs
- Travel/town clothes (can leave extras in hotel in KTM)
- Sun hat suitable for snow conditions
- Sunglasses: Category 3 or4, glacier type, UV & polarized are best
- Snow goggles (as for skiing)
- Warm (fleece/wool) hat or beanie
- Fleece scarf or neck gaiter AND balaclava
- 1-2 pairs of thermal liner gloves
- Windstopper fleece gloves
- Heavy mitts with waterproof shell (note: mitts not gloves)
- T-shirt/long-sleeved shirt
- 2 Thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover mid weight
- Fleece jacket heavy weight
- INCL Mid-heavy weight down jacket
- Rain and wind-proof jacket, preferably Gore-Tex
- Rain and wind-proof pants (best with full side zips)
- Trekking shorts&/or long pants lightweight
- 1-2 Thermal long pants
- Fleece long pants, mid weight
- Several pair’s socks and underwear
- Trekking boots – we suggest strong leather boots
- Warm boots for camp (e.g. sheep skin boots) *Optional but great!
- Sun screen, zinc cream and lip balm
- Wash kit (small personal toiletries, nail clippers and pack towel)
- First aid kit and blister kit
- Personal medicines including your usual medicines
AND 1 course each of (usually available in Kathmandu):
- Respiratory antibiotic (e.g. Amoxycillin)
- Gastrointestinal antibiotic (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
- Gastro treatment (e.g. Imodium)
- Mild pain killers (e.g. Aspirin/paracetamol/ibuprofen)
- Throat lozenges
- Altitude medication (e.g. Diamox)
Day pack 70L – 85L
- Down suit
- One sport millet shoes
- Water containers: minimum 3L: e.g. Nalgene wide mouth bottles 1L + bottles or bladder another 2L capacity
- INCL Foam sleeping mat
- An extra sleeping mat (*recommended; e.g. Thermo-Rest or Ridge Rest
- 1 Summit down sleeping bag for high camps
- INCL Sleeping bag for base camp and trek use
- Water-proof bag for sleeping bag (e.g. dry bag or robust plastic bag(s))
- Head lamp (we suggest Black Diamond with LED), spare batteries
- Pee bottle — wide mouth Nalgenes are good *Optional
- Crampons Alpine style with rapid-fix bail type to suit your boots (e.g. Black Diamond Sabretooth)
- Gaiters (for snow) appropriate to your plastic & trekking boots
- Adjustable trekking pole(s)
- Ice axe: one only, 65-75cm in length
- Climbing harness with a belay loop, adjustable leg loops
- Belay/Abseiling gear: e.g. Black Diamond ATC
- Ascender e.g. Petzl expedition ascender
- 2 Non-locking carabineers
- 2 Locking carabineers (wide gate preferred)
- INCL Group medical kit (for altitude illness, trauma, reserve antibiotics); emergency oxygen and portable altitude chamber
- INCL Satellite phone (pay for air time used: USD /minute)
- INCL Sleeping tents, dining tent, all cooking and eating equipment & food on trek/climb
- INCL 240VAC generatorat BC to recharge camera batteries
- INCL Barrel or duffle bag for transporting personal gear by Yak and truck
- INCL Climbing ropes, fixed safety ropes
- INCL Snow anchors, ice anchors, rock anchors, v-thread cord
- R: This item is available to rent
- INCL: This item included in package
Would you like this trip?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Triumph Expeditions trip web pages and pdf info packs have lots of info about each specific adventure (search for your adventure here). You may also like to look at our photo galleries or videos for a taste of adventure or download a wallpaper to inspire you at your computer. This page has answers to some more general Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about climbing.
As all of our mountain climbing adventures begin with a trek, you might also like to look at the Trekking FAQs.
If you have other questions, please ask our friendly team, by email, phone, and Skype.
A) The level of experience and skills required depends on your particular goal (search for your adventure here). We suggest that people undertaking the first climb should have had at least overnight trekking experience. For those who wish to take on a technically difficult, remote or extreme altitude mountain we’d expect participants to have appropriate experience and skills. Some ideas for preparing for climbing goals are given at the bottom of this page.
A) There are many reasons that might make a guided expedition attractive even for experienced climbers. These include someone else taking care of all those details (including thing as diverse as booking and confirming hotels, checking the number of evening snacks, ensuring reliable support, transport, permits, visas, team members, gear, etc etc etc etc). This saves your time and energy for the part that really matters – working on achieving your goal. The high levels of support and experience aim to give you the best possible opportunity to succeed, a high level of risk management, and the Triumph Expeditions leaders and staff are there for YOU!
A) Climbing expeditions usually attract people in their twenties to fifties. Participants tend to be seeking a good quality, safe, well supported, good value and enjoyable adventure rather than the lowest cost.
A) The fitter you are, the more fun you (and your companions) will have. You will find guidance on preparing for your expedition on each adventure’s web page (search here), our info packs and trip dossiers. A minimum level of fitness would have you being able to walk all day on uneven, hilly ground, carrying your day pack, and be able to get up again the next day. Many climbs will require a higher level of fitness and strength so you can carry heavy gear to high camps and really exert yourself on summit day.
A) Included are individual sleeping tents for the trekking phase of most climbing expeditions, with dining and kitchen tents. On the mountain, participants share serious, proven mountain tents. Climbing teams are equipped with emergency communications and first aid equipment as well as more prosaic things like climbing and cooking gear. There is a detailed gear list for each adventure which outlines what we provide as well as what you should bring. (Search here for specific adventures and download the info pack.)
A) Food arrangements are specific to each adventure, but you get three meals a day while on the track. In cities included is breakfast and, depending on the trip and the nature of the activities may also cater for lunch and dinner for the group. In the Himalayas, the kitchen staffs have been training for years and work magic over gas or kero stoves in their kitchen tent.
While trekking the cooks prepare a varied menu of wholesome, tasty and plentiful food using fresh ingredients where possible. A trekking breakfast in the Himalayas usually includes cooked foods e.g. eggs, tomatoes, cereal or porridge, toast & spreads and fruit and a selection of hot drinks.
Lunch is often soup and a packed lunch, or a cooked lunch. Dinners are generally soup, the main meal (one of many Asian or European style dishes) veges, and a dessert (fruit to custard to baked apple pie!) Drinking water: will be provided at camps (collected with care, filtered, treated with chemicals and/or boiled), and at lunchtime where possible. It is wise to carry a small amount of purifying chemicals (e.g. Iodine or chlorine) with you, in case you happen to need water at an odd time. In the developing world, care should be taken to avoid untreated water and potentially contaminated foods like uncooked salads and some fruit. Bottled water is available in cities, but of course, you can treat tap water in your own bottle too.
On the hill, we eat easy to prepare food, often prepared by the team with assistance from guides and staff: freeze-dried foods, crackers, soups, snacks etc. On big mountains it is often a challenge to eat, so we provide foods to tempt your appetite and give you sustenance.
A) The short answer – you! All participants are expected to behave in a responsible manner, taking due care of themselves and others. Your expedition leader is responsible for the group including participants and staff. He or she will advise, manage and assist everyone, sometimes with the support of an expedition first aider or doctor, and will be assisted by guides, sherpas, and you and your climbing colleagues, all of whom will have roles to play.
A) Despite the best precautions, people do sometimes fall ill, sprain something or develop symptoms of AMS. Our expedition leaders will manage your care keeping in mind what’s best for you and the rest of the group. Precautions include first aid qualifications and kits, emergency communications, evacuation plans, your travel insurance cover and our pre-preparation and medical advisors.
A) AMS Acute Mountain Sickness (or altitude sickness) is the body reacting to the stress of high altitude. It is a concern for trekkers in the Himalayas and elsewhere above about approximately; say (is that enough vagueness!) 3,000m. Exposure to high altitude can lead to a number of ‘normal’ physiological reactions as well as mild to extremely serious illness and even death. The treks are designed with acclimatization schedules, rest days and alternative options. And there are medications and a number of management strategies in place should they be required. Don’t be unduly concerned, but please talk to us if you have questions.
A) The adventures are designed around what we feel is the optimum itinerary, which incorporates adequate time for the suitably fit participant to do the climb comfortably; flexibility for weather, illness, unforeseen delays; time to enjoy the experience, your climbing colleagues and staff; learn about your surroundings if you wish; and, for altitude adventures, a fairly slow acclimatisation regime to minimise the risk of altitude sickness and maximise your chance of reaching your goals. All while also trying to minimise your time away from home. We would generally not recommend shorter itineraries (such as those used by less scrupulous operators) unless you were genuinely prepared to turn back if you (or your travel companion) becomes affected by AMS. If you really don’t have the time available, we can perhaps suggest an alternative itinerary or goal that will work for you.
A) Your friend, spouse, family, colleagues may like to join you on the trekking phases the expedition, and could stay in Base Camp or Advanced Base Camp, depending on the trip, when you are on the hill. If they want to accompany you to our base city (e.g. Kathmandu) we can easily arrange extra accommodation and places on our day tours, but we may also be able to arrange a series of day trips, a short relaxing trip into the country-side, scenic flights above the Himalayas, wildlife safaris and so on. Ask us for ideas, or suggest your own.