Do you fancy one of life's ultimate challenges? Are you fit and willing to push yourself just that little bit further? Then why not come, join us, and commit yourself to this spectacular peak in the mighty Himalayas?
Situated at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier on the Classic Everest Trail, Lobuche Peak Climbing is a stunning example of what the Himalayas are all about. It sits a stone's throw away from the highest rung on the stairway to the heavens, and as you would expect, like any caring big brother, mighty Mount Everest is with us all the way on our climb. You do not need to be an experienced mountaineer, as you will receive training from our mountain Sherpas. However, you do need to be fitted it with enough stamina to reach the goal. Some previous experience in the use of crampons would be a bonus, and in addition, some knowledge of the use of ropes and fixed lines would also be useful. While designated as a trekking peak, Lobuche is a testing climb that needs to be treated with respect.
Lobuche Peak, at an elevation of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet) above sea level, is frequently used by mountaineers as acclimatization and practice before attempting to summit Everest. Although it is technically more difficult and more strenuous than Island Peak, the reward is a very special one, providing 360-degree out-of-this-world vistas within a sea of white peaks stretching as far as the eye can see.
Climbing from Kathmandu Valley to Lobuche Peak
We begin this epic journey to Everest Base Camp with Lobuche Peak Climbing in the colorful, riotous capital of Kathmandu, where we have two days to adjust, explore, and soak up the culture. A briefing is held to go through the itinerary in more detail and make any necessary last-minute preparations for the challenge ahead. The fun begins after boarding our small plane for the 35-minute flight along the spine of the Himalayas to land at the Sir Edmund Hillary airstrip at Lukla, carved into the hillside. From here, we embark on our journey as we move up the Khumbu Valley to reach our goal. The days are carefully crafted to allow our bodies to fully acclimatize along the way, with rest days slotted in.
The Khumbu is a very special place, enriched by the unique culture of its inhabitants, the legendary Sherpas. For devout Buddhists, the trail to Everest Base Camp is laced with monasteries, chortens, and colorful prayer flags. Trek alongside yaks, monks, and mountain expeditions heading for Everest and other great peaks. We are more than prepared for what is to come by the time we arrive at the base of Lobuche Peak Climbing, a Himalayan summit experience that often shapes lives for many years to come.
buzzing and often floating as we make our way back down the trail to Lukla and eventually back to Kathmandu for a celebratory party.