The Lobuche Peak (6119m) climb is a very popular trek in the Everest region. It offers panoramic Himalayan views of the Everest region, beautiful landscapes, Tibetan Sherpa culture & Monasteries. Lobuche Peak climbing is one of the most challenging trekking peaks in the Everest region. The normal route for the Lobuche Peak expedition is through South Ridge. Lobuche East Peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge. We follow the Everest base camp trekking route up to Pheriche and then trek to Dughla and Mount Everest Base camp for acclimatization and return the same way to Lobuche and then to Lobuche Peak base camp.
Step By Step Treks & Adventure climbing guide will teach and deliver training at the base camp on how to blayand secure the ropes before ascending to the summit of Lobuche Peak. Our professional climbing Guide is an expert in taking trekkers to the Lobuche Peak. You will follow the sharp snow ridge to the summit ridge. Then we follow the route to north-west towards the main summit passing several small snow bumps and reach a notch. We further climb steep and quite difficult snow slopes to the true summit. The peak can be climbed from East Face by climbing a dark pyramid of slabby rock and joins the South Ridge to get to the summit. It is a challenging hike!
From the summit, there are fantastic Himalayan views of Mount Everest 8848m, Mount Lhotse 8516m, Mount Makalu 8463m, Mount Cho Oyu 8201m& other Khumbu region mountains.
Lobuche Peak climbing commences from Luka after a 35 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu. It takes us through lush valleys, Sherpa villages, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche ,Lobuche and Gorakshpe and then finally to Mt. Everest base camp followed by Lobuche Peak.
March , April , September , October & November are best times to climb Lobuche Peak but can accommodate other times as per our customers.
Day 01 Katmandu (1310m/4298ft). Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 02 - An Morning at 9am Breakfast and sightseeing in Ancient historical Durbar squaer with Monkey Temple.evening trek/climbing preparation.overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 - An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2640mtrs). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). walking 5:30 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 05 - Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 5 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 06 - Trek to Tengboche(3860m). walking 5 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche(4410m). walking 5:30 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 08 - Acclimatization day at Dinbuche. Walking 4:25 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 09 - Trek to Lobuje(4910m). Walking 5:30 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 10 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorekshep. Walking 5:30 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11-Hiking up to Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Labuche(4910m).Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 12 - Trek to Labuche high camp (5800m) Overnight at Tent
Day 13 - Summit Labuche peak (6119m) Return back to Base camp. Overnight at Tent
Day 14 - Reserve day. Overnight at Tent.
Day 15 – Trek to pangboche walking 5 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 16 - Lower Panbuche to Namche (3440m). Walking 5:30 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 17- Namche to Lukla(2840m). Walking 6:30 hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 18 - An early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Flight time 30 minutes. Overnight stay in Lodge
Day 19 - After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal
This tour Itinerary is considered in such a way that we can modify our schedule as per your requirements in order to make your trip as pleasant as possible and the itinerary in details will provides, once the trip has been confirmed book
The Basic idea of Trekking and hiking kit you will take is to keep warm, dry, protected from the sunburn, able to move comfortable in the high mountain trail and able to be keeping best comfortable in the evening and night.
Although, you will get details of kit list after booking the trip, but the main subject to cover are as following-:
- BAGS - Rucksack or duffle bag for a porter to carry plus a day pack to be carried by you
- SHELL - Top and bottom waterproofs to keep off wind/rain
- LAYERS - Shirts, trousers, shorts, T-shirts, jumpers and Down jackets, hats and gloves
- BASELAYER - Thin layers to wick away any sweat and to wear for cold mornings
- FETE- Comfortable boots with a good sole and ankle support. Lighter footwear to change into in the evenings.
- SLEEPING - Warm sleeping bag (3 or 4 season) to get a good night’s sleep at the lodges (extra blankets available )
- DRINKING - Water bottles should be hard plastic (Nalgene), not throwaway bottles.
- WASHING & MEDICAL - wash kit, towel, first aid kit
- SUN CARE - sunglasses, sunhat, sun cream, scarf , lip care
- TREKKING- trekking poles, umbrella, dry bags
- PERSONAL ITEMS - cameras, books, music
Step By Step company would not be able to include the cost of the package on website. Sometimes our clients would be confused about the cost of the package. To provide service in a reasonable cost and attempt to satisfy you, we would like to provide some information which directly affects the cost and help us to breakdown the cost. Below is the variable factors that would affect the cost in our website and package:
- vary with the size of group
- Accommodation Style (Package include 3 star level)
- Your budget
- Mutual agreement with both parties before trip
- Adjustment if activities are cancelled by request
- Can be modifying with the time and requirement of you
- Charges would be confirmed by you
- Activities could be added in or cancel out by your choice
- Details are publish in full board services
- Hotels in Kathmandu can be chosen by you
Assistance at the International airport by Step By Step Treks & Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
Accommodation on Deluxe Category in Kathmandu 03 Night as per Itinerary with open choices Breakfast
- Full board meals while on Everest base camp trekking & island peak climbing
- Accommodation in comfortable tent and Teahouse during the peak climbing and trek
- All Peak climbing equipment with all necessary gears And Branded Wind proof & water proof Tent
- Well manage kitchen with organic cooker and mix international cuisine menu
Kathmandu Durbar Squaer, Monkey temple sightseeing with Owned Guide and Transport
- All Private transportation while dosmetic airport
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader & Export climber, well trained in wilderness First Aid, assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Warm clothing and other required trekking & climbing gear for porters
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Everest base campTrekking permit, special permit fee for climbing
- Climbing achievement latter
- Farewell Dinner
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 15 to 20 per person per day) (Except Farewell dinner).
- Kathmandu Sightseeing entry fee (Cost USD 5 to 15) per person on each spot.
- All kinds of drinks in the mountain (cold /soft/juice drinks and alcoholic)
- Personal equipment
- International airfare Departure / Arrival from Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section
Please if needed any amendment on the above mentioned section or to know most update & latest pricing . Please Contact Us
Typically our trekking holidays involve 4 -8 hours hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to the strenuous walking over 5000 meter in Himalayas. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back - NOT SO. The group members often string out and there will be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you fell like it. There will be always our trekking Sherpa, guides and porters at the front and the rear ensuring no one get lost.
We offer the OPEN AND CHOICE MENU in our teahouse trekking where you can select the food you like on your breakfast, lunch and dinner time. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the hygienic, plentiful and nutritious food. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Properly boiled water is served for drinking on breakfast and dinner time.
Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. The companionship of other trekkers and staff positive attitude creates great company and many memorable events. The day begins early at around 6.30 in morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast, pack your gears into duffle bag by keeping some essential things in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 a m and following a good morning's walk, we stop for lunch. About 1 - 2 hours lunch break that allows for the group meal, enjoy the surroundings, and catch up on your diary or reading. We reach our camp or teahouse by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. Having afternoon tea, side trips, games or other activities (optional) are generally organized. You can opt to relax, read, write diary, explore the surrounding area and villages or sit and chat with staff and local people or fellow trekkers. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 p m.
We have our own experienced trek cook on all of the camping trips. We adhere to strict hygiene guidelines so all our food is hygienically prepared, cooked and served. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. Your trek leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. Properly boiled water is served for drinking.
In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.
Safety is our Top Most Agenda while organizing trips in Himalayas. All our trekking group leaders / guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and years of experience have taught them to deal with any adverse situations from diarrhea to Acute Mountain Sickness. We carry Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bag) along with a comprehensive medical kit. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised.
Trekking in Nepal Himalayas is an adventure holiday thus do not expect shower each day . Now days, some of the teahouses up to 4000 meters have hot shower facilities depending on the trekking regions. Laundry services are available at limited place on trek.
Yes. There are dozens of trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Our trekking guide / staff will be happy to assist you on this matter if needed.
Our Company, being a professionally managed trekking company base in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent Local Trekking Group Leaders and Guides, who care the fragile environment, knows Nepal better and have empathy to porters and staff. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive Trek leader and Guide courses, wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc to ensure that they are fully competent in all aspects of trekking, climbing, nature and conservation, first aid to high altitude medicine. All of them have years long trip leading experience and high dedication on rendering the qualitative services. Many of them have work experienced on international adventure travel companies.
We book clean and comfortable teahouse which we know very well. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded sharing accommodation. We can book private room for you if you like, at an additional cost as per your requirements.
We are aware on the protection of fragile environments while organizing trekking and climbing trips. We discourage in buying the plastic bottle mineral water as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We do provide properly boiled drinking water on all Everest region trips where our staff properly boiled drinking water on Kerosene for you. We recommend that you collect the safe drinking water from local station or teahouse in Annapurna region.
Definitely! Our airport representatives will come at the airport to welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Do check the Step By Step Treks clip board on your arrival in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall. Make sure you have provided your flight details to us in advance.
Available almost each teahouse at a cost of usually about 2-3 US$ per hour for re- charging batteries. We use the voltages 220-240 volts to power their appliances and two points plugs are recommended to bring.
Our Compnay trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of High altitude sickness. Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips. In addition, Portable Altitude Chamber (a life saving device) is being carried as a safety backup on high altitude treks and climbing expeditions. All our trekking group leaders / guides are well trained in Wilderness First Aid Course who are competent to diagnosis it and to act accordingly on the very spot.
Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age could complete the adventure trekking in Himalayas. On all holidays, physical preparation is useful and a flexible, open-minded approach is essential. You can take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the most fascinating surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won't keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. Trekking is not walking competition, but walking holidays in own pace. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. The best preparation for trekking is cycling, swimming, jogging, squash, tennis and long walks involving up and down hill.
It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in Himalayas. Off course days are warm and nights are cold. There can be a snow or rain storms at any time. Between 1000 and 3500 meter the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder. Good polarizing sunglasses (not trendy fashion one) for high altitude and large brimmed hat are really helpful. Expect the unexpected.
If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities.althought,nowadays,everywhere WIFI can access even most of trekking part.Annapurna region/Everest are common access point for WIFI network.but depending network sometime get worse as nothing better.also can get the local mobile sim card in Kathmandu.
Tipping is an accepted part of trekking although it is completely personal matter. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Budgeting up to 10 % of the trek cost as tipping could be a guideline.
The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. Our each Everest package includes one buffer day in case of delays but we suggest that you schedule a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $500 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights ($30-40) and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed although we will make arrangements for you.
In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Its sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we can not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.
No, you can't get in Nepal. It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
Travel insurance is mandatory and obtaining for the days you are trekking is your responsibility. We suggest World Nomads as it covers Helicopter and medical evacuation up to 6000m. Some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters for evacuation so please confirm with your insurance company if you purchase it from another company.For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. You need to send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
We are committed on the welfare of our staff from Trek Leaders / Guides to Sherpas, Cooks and Porters. We ensure good wages, salary, provident fund, proper insurance to the equipment and clothing needed for all staff including porters. They are our kind and kin as well as the backbone of adventure industry in Nepal.
Essentially, our trekking peaks allow you to climb to your chosen summit and back in a day from each Base / High Camp. The routes we use are chosen for their objective safety and sometimes involve easy angled snow slopes, straightforward ridges and occasionally minor scrambling. You will be using crampons, an ice axe, harness zommer etc; fixed ropes will be used ascending and descending.
Step by Step treks organize Special climbing clinic Course at base camp to give a required climbing skills to summit the top safely and successfully. Trekking Peaks are carefully designed to deliver interesting treks and provide proper acclimatization. These treks are open to fit, determined walkers who have previously undertaken 'strenuous' treks; previous mountaineering experience is an advantage but not essential.
Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for these extras.
To book your place on any our trips, please fill up the online booking form at our website www.stepbystepadvt.com and send it to us along with the trip deposit amount of US$ 30%.. Deposit can be paid by bank / wire transfer or any easy option that makes you confortable. On receipt of your booking details, we will send you Trip Confirmation once we get your Advance Booking Paid.for more details of the please visit the link Booking condition