Labuche Peak Climbing offers the best view of mighty Everest, as well as several peaks on the Tibetan side of the Rongbuk. It’s an experience you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Labuche Peak Climbing is a perfect challenging addition for a visit to the Everest Region. We at Community Trek have plenty of experience with this mountain and would be keen to take you on this adventure. The peak is technically not too challenging for climbers with some experience but no mountain should be underestimated with the usual dangers arising from altitude, exposure and weather conditions.
Lobuche Peak Climbing has two different summits –Lobuche East Peak (6119m) and Lobuche West Peak (6145m) connected via a knife-edge ridge. Base Camp is located to not far from the Lobuche village to the south. The peak dramatically towers over the village and is easily identifiable from the Everest trail.
Labuche Peak Climbing goes via the Everest trail from Lukla, after a short 35-minute flight from Kathmandu. We make our way through various Sherpa villages towards Namche Bazaar – the key trading town of the region providing access to the higher valleys. We continue to the famous monastery Tengboche (Tyangboche) on the way to which we should get our first view of Everest and Lhotse. We continue all the way to Gorak Shep (5125m) as part of the acclimatization phase. We then take on Kalapattar (5540m), a satellite peak of Pumori, for a classic view of Mt. Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. We can visit Everest Base Camp which is only a short hike away. We then return to Lobuche where we pick up supplies and trek to base camp (5200m). Allowing for a further two days of acclimatization, we then start the climb along the South Ridge to the summit (6119m).
Labuche Peak Climbing offers you the best views from the base camp, the climbing route and ultimately the summit are superb. The summit ridge offers a 360-degree panorama of the region including Amadablam, Pumori, and Everest. Certainly an unforgettable experience!
Your guides for Labuche Peak Climbing will be the ultra-experienced Sherpas, many of whom have scaled other peaks including Everest. We run our climbs with 2 climbers to 1 guide ratio to ensure that everyone makes it to the summit or has a chance to try even if members of the group have different pacing.
Upon your request, we can also offer only base camp service (including the climbing permit) where the climber may arrange all required logistics for any part of the climb above base camp. The package can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements – feel free to contact us at any time for suggestions and advice. We’d be happy to take you on this adventure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,335m)
Day 02: Kathmandu half day sightseeing and preparation for Trekking
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization Day
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,940m.)
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep (5364m)
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m] and back to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 12: Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m)
Day 13: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp
Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3,930m.)
Day 15: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 18: Departure day
1. Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
2. 3 star Standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
3. Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
4. A Day rock climbing course in Kathmandu or a guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
5. Required private transport at Kathmandu
6. Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
7. 16 nights/ 17 Days Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek (3 Days on climbing excursion with tented camp), the full board of meals and accommodations.
8. Everest National Park Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
9. Labuche Peak Special Climbing Permit
10. Necessary group climbing gears
11. One AA Climbing guide for climbing section & One Advanced Adventures Trek Leader for trekking Section( both leaders are English speaking, first aid trained, Climbing leader is trained & licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained), the cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance/s
12. Advanced Adventure duffle bag & T- shorts
13. Gamow Bag for the security measure- provided on request for Group only
14. Medical kit bag
15. All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges
1. Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out Nepal
2. Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu except for welcome dinner
3. Personal Climbing equipment (Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Zoomer, Descender, Carbines & climbing boots etc.)
4. Travel and rescue Insurance
5. Personal nature expenses- phone calls, laundry, hot shower, bar bills, cold beverages etc.
6. Personal tipping
7. Cost of any extending trips
Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of Community Trek representatives will be there to welcome you before taking you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple) with your guide then your Trekking guide briefs you regarding Trip and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure.
The day starts with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip of Lukla. The scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes so don’t forget to take your cameras, although you’ll have a second chance of taking beautiful snaps on the way back to Katmandu. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage you can have a good look around, take pictures and get prepared for adventure. Depending upon the time we land at Lukla, we might have our lunch there. From Lukla, we will walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.
Our day’s hike will start after having breakfast. We will start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River and we will have to cross this river twice on the same day. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we will descend to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village. We will walk further from there heading off to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas which is also the capital of the Khumbu region. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.
After having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft), we will use the day for acclimatization. It is very important to have our body prepared for further ascending. You will have the day at your disposal and you can choose to do whatever you wish. One option can be to walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to have a walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday, there will be the traditional “Saturday Market” which is a wonderful experience and a great market to explore. There is also Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are interested in Sherpa’s culture and history.
On the fifth day, after breakfast, we start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of the mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde will be at our disposal all day long. Today’s trail ascends through the forest on its way to Tyangboche. The first thing that could draw your attention after reaching Tyangboche might be its beautifully big monastery. Tyangboche has a large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam. We will finish the day by spending the night in a hotel in Tyangboche.
We descent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards us with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.
This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Savor a full day of exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today.
We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers’ memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colours against the monotony of grey surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Lobuche.
From Lobuche, we trek towards Lobuche base camp. After walking some distance on a relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and the other Himalayas. From the base camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. After reaching there, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. Fixed rope is used most of the times whereas man rope is used when required. The climbing leaders will decide what is best for when. Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp.
Pre-Climb Training: Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. We strongly believe that the training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.
We wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit. We will most likely be walking on rock surface up to around 5700m after which we climb on ice. We use both fixed rope and man rope as per our leader’s instruction. The climbing surface as well as the length of the rope and depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp again for an overnight stay.
After taking our morning breakfast, we trek downhill from Lobuche High Camp and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche we again retrace our path to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, we get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. From Pheriche, we continue to Pangboche. We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it’s spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Upon reaching Pangboche we may also consider visiting the famous Pangboche Monastery.
From Pangboche, we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
We descend on a steep trail so it is important that we walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes leveler. After reaching Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
A representative from Community Treks will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again.
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUEST. CHECK OUT “EXTENSION” FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
» Hiking boots
» Trekking trousers/pants
» Waterproof overtrousers/rainpants
» Baselayer shirts
» Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
» Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
» Waterproof jacket
» Warm hat
» Thermal gloves
» Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
» Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
» Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
» Water bottles 1 L.
» Antibacterial handwash
» Small towel
» Daypack, 25/30Litres
» Trekking poles
» Sleeping bag 4 or 5 seasons * (rated down to – 20ºC)
» Warm jacket (down)*
Basic First Aid Kit including A broad-spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets
Climbing gear you should bring:
» Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
» Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie-cutter” frame rails)
» 40 ft 6mm person (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
» Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
» Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
» Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
» 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
» Ski or trekking poles (Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
» Double plastic climbing boots.
» Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being to tight around the boot.)
Note: Climbing Personal gears we can renting in Kathmandu
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