Lobuche West Peak Climbing (6145 m) - 18 Days Itinerary, Cost, Map, Best SeasonLobuche West Peak Climbing (6145 m) - 18 Days Itinerary, Cost, Map, Best Season

Lobuche West Peak Climbing - 18 Days

Key Information
  • Duration16 Days
  • Max Altitude6,145 m/20,160 ft.
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size1-16

Overview

Split into two halves, Lobuche Peak located in the Khumbu Region separates itself into Lobuche East (6,119 m) and Lobuche West (6,145 m). Sitting at Mahalangur range, Lobuche West Peak Climbing in Nepal Himalayas attracts you with the panoramic view of  Everest (8,848.86 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,485 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Amadablam (6,812 m) as well as other Himalayan peaks. Lobuche West Peak Climbing is a technically challenging peak than Chulu East and suggests you be physically fit. Lobuche West Peak is full of adventure and excitement and needs proper physical fitness as well. Lobuche West Peak in Nepal will take you to another level of climbing experience. Entering the serene premises of Sagarmatha National Park, crossing the Dudhkoshi River, passing through oak and pine woods witnessing wild lives and bird makes you’re climbing memorable. Walking past highland villages and enjoying the scenic views and the hospitable local people are the major attractions of the Lobuche Peak Climbing adventure trip.

Lobuche West Peak Climbing starts from Kathmandu with 35 minutes of flight to Lukla. Moving towards Phakding to Namche Bazaar clustered with lodges and hotels, we will go through exotic scattered settlements of Tengboche and Pheriche to make it to Lobuche. The route from the high camp starts to be slushier, and we need to cross the rocky slab using the roper. Then the route goes through the narrow icy ridge, which is technically a challenging part of this expedition. Fluttering flags at the Lobuche summit, we will be back to Lukla, and a memorial flight back to Kathmandu concludes the soothing voyage.

 

Best Season for Lobuche West Peak

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Nepal since the weather tends to be balanced and stable, with clear skies. However, due to the complicated nature of Nepal’s topography and climate, there's a lot more to this. An ever-increasing number of tourists visit Nepal in winter and summer, and for a good cause. With the proper knowledge, travel plan, and preparation, Nepal is a great year-round destination.

Winter in Nepal brings cold, dry weather and occasional snow within the mountains. The skies are usually crystal clear, making winter one among the most effective seasons for unobstructed, crisp views of the 8,000 m Himalayan giants. There are fewer people so that you may have most of the views to yourself.

Spring is one of Nepal's two main trekking seasons (the other trekking season being autumn) thanks to its stable weather, which creates optimal conditions for the classic treks in Nepal that include high pass crossings. A drawback of spring is that the skies can get hazy sometimes, obstructing mountain views. The trekking trails are busy, implying that you’ll encounter travelers from everywhere on the planet, which may be a positive for a few but a downside for those preferring to possess nature to themselves.

Summer is the monsoon season which implies the weather is hot and humid, and it tends to rain on most days. Wildflowers are in full bloom, and therefore the foothills are lush. The monsoon usually starts in early June and continues into early September. In summer, it’s advisable to possess some flexibility in your travel plans as flight delays and cancellations are more common due to cloudy weather. Landslides may occur, causing road and trail closures, and views are often obstructed. Also, leeches will be an annoyance.

Autumn is the preferred trekking season in Nepal. It is also an incredible time to go to Nepal for cultural reasons. There are plenty of festivals. Nature has vibrant colors as everything just washed, and vegetation has grown enormously through the monsoon. These excellent conditions bring plenty of people from all over the globe, so the trails tend to be busy and, therefore, the teahouses filled.

Highlights

  • Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges, and ascending Khumbu valley.
  • Visit old Buddhist Tengboche monasteries and typical Sherpa villages.
  • Endure the Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their lifestyles.
  • An extraordinary combination of challenging trekking through a series of Everest Himalayan Peaks.

Itinerary

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  • Accommodation 3 star hotel
  • Time20 m
  • Maximum Altitude1300
    • Accommodation Tea house
    • MealsB L D
    • Time3 hrs.
    • Maximum Altitude2820 m
    • Accommodation Tea house
    • MealsBreakfast Lunch Didiner
    • Time6\7 hrs.
    • Maximum Altitude3440 m
      • MealsB L D
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time5\6 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude4312 m
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time4\5 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude4920 m
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time3 hrs.
      • Maximum Altitude5100 m
      • Accommodation Tent
            • MealsB L D
            • Accommodation Tea house
            • MealsB L D
            • Time6\7 hrs.
            • Accommodation Tea house
            • MealsB L D
            • Time6\7

                Cost Details

                Included
                • Arrival and departure transfers
                • Two-way flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
                • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan as per itinerary
                • Accommodation in lodges/tea houses and tents during the expedition
                • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the expedition
                • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and TIMS card
                • Lobuche West Peak Climbing permits and necessary documents
                • Sherpa guides (English speaking, trained in first aid) 
                • Porters for personal and group gear
                • Staff insurance
                • Group climbing gear, e.g. ropes, ice screws, tents, cooking equipment, first aid kits
                • Climbing certificate
                Excluded
                • International flight ticket.
                • International airport tax
                • Visa Fee
                • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
                • Tips for staff and guide
                • Trip Insurance
                • Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water
                • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
                • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

                FAQs

                • Q1. Where is Lobuche West Peak?

                  Lobuche Peak located in the Khumbu Region separates itself into Lobuche East (6,119 m) and Lobuche West (6,145 m). This peak is sitting at the Mahalangur range of Nepal Himalayas.

                • Lobuche West Peak is at the altitude of  6119 m/ 20075 ft.

                • We highly recommend you to visit Lobuche West Peak during the spring season (March to May) or the autumn season (September to Early December).

                •  Lobuche West Peak Climbing takes about 16 to 20 days to complete the whole adventure.

                • Lobuche West Peak Climbing requires a performance above the average relating to force and strength, especially the peak day will be long and exhausting.

                • You will need a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and Lobuche West Peak Climbing permits.

                • If you are healthy and willing to go on climbing then above 18 years can climb  Lobuche West Peak.

                • Yes, you will need a climbing permit for Lobuche West Peak.

                • It is not compulsory to join the group during Lobuche West Peak Climbing, but it may reduce the cost if you are in the group.

                • The routes are quite harsh compared to other climbing regions. But, this peak is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced climbers. The path can be more challenging and overwhelming for new climbers so be prepared with physical and mental preparation. If you have past trekking experience then it will be easier for Lobuche West Peak Climbing.

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                • -   Avoid flying directly to areas of high altitude.

                  -   Take 1 to 2 days of acclimatization to get used to high altitudes before going above 3000m.

                  -   Avoid climbing more than 300m to 500m a day.

                  -   Have a rest day every 800m to 1000m you go up.

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