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Everest Base Camp & Lobuje Peak

Trip Length

Trip Code

22 days PHLP
Min Altitude Max Altitude
1360m 6119m
Minimum Age
18

Countries Visited

Nepal

Start City

End City

Kathmandu Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp & Lobuje Peak

Lobuje Peak lies to the west of Mount Everest, and is home to some of the finest mountain view in the world. We follow the Dudh Kosi Valley to Namche Bazaar and on to the magnificent Thyangboche Monastery. Trekking here, in the shadow of the Everest massif and surrounded by Buddhist prayer flags, is absolutely awe-inspiring. Ascending to Pangboche and Dingboche, we follow the historic route taken by all expeditions to the historic Everest Base Camp. Afterwards, we ascend Kala Patar for fantastic panoramic views of Everest and hundreds of other snow capped peaks. After descending back down valley we establish a Base Camp and High Camp before making our attempt on Lobuje Peak. This expedition is challenging, but well within the reach of those seeking their first Himalayan summit.

Why we love it:

Everest Base Camp & Lobuje Peak


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1360m)

Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Activities:

Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m)

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Activities:

Day 3: Phakding (2652m)

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 4: Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 6: Thyangboche (3875m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 7: Pangboche (4040m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 8: Dingboche (4360m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 9: Dingboche (4360m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 10: Lobuje (4930m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 11: Gorak Shep (5160m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 12: Kala Patar - Lobuje Peak Base Camp (4930m)

Meals included: 1 dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 13: Lobuje Base Camp (4930) - Rest Day & Training

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 14-15: Lobuje Peak - Summit Attempt (6119m)

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 16: Contingency Day

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 17: Pangboche (4040m)

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 18: Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 19: Phakding (2652m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 20: Lukla (2800m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

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Day 21: Kathmandu (1360m)

Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Activities:

Day 22: Kathmandu (1360m)

Meals included: 1 breakfast

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Your Trip

What to know

You will be trekking above the snowline using ice axe, crampons and ropes. The trek will be physically and mentally demanding due to the altitude and inherently demanding nature of mountaineering. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, and attempting to climb the summit of Lobuje Peak. Expect trekking anywhere between 3-8 hours per day (summit day is over 10 hours), on average about 5 hours a day. The summit of Lobuje Peak is 6119 metres.

 

Please read our information on Altitude Sickness carefully.

Full mountaineering insurance is required for this trek. 

What's Included

Transport

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Fitness

The Lobuje Peak climb is a Himalayan mountaineering expedition in the true sense. It combines a fairly challenging trek, including two high pass crossings, with the ascent of a Himalayan peak of significant height. It is essential that you are physically and mentally well prepared and that your personal equipment is of the highest standard. Climbing above 6000 metres (20,000ft) demands reliable equipment. You must be prepared for the possibility of bad weather and difficult conditions. You must prepare and train thoroughly to have any chance of success on this mountain. If you are very fit the easier it will be to deal with any difficulties which may arise, and it will enhance your confidence and enjoyment of the trip. Do not take this expedition lightly. All clients seeking to join this trip will be required to complete a special questionnaire dealing with levels of experience, general fitness and medical fitness.

Personal Preparation
The Lobuje Peak expedition combines a moderate trek with the ascent of a Himalayan peak of significant height. While the climbing on Lobuje Peak is not technically difficult, it certainly requires that participants:

* are physically capable of climbing and descending up to 1000 metres a day on sometimes difficult tracks or on moraine or snow.

* are mentally capable of dealing with the stresses of a high altitude environment, the need to be responsive to changeable conditions and the need to work as a team, carrying small loads, within a group framework.

* are able to acclimatise sufficiently to climb safely at a significantly high attitude.

Physical Condition
Participants who have a good background in overnight or longer hiking/backpacking should have no difficulties on this trip. However, do not plan on getting in shape on the walk in! For your own enjoyment (and success!) you should prepare yourself beforehand with some training walks which (preferably) involve several hundred metres of uphill. A few of these in the six weeks before departure will be invaluable. Other activities which contribute to aerobic fitness (walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc.) should also be a regular part of your schedule for at least six weeks before departure.

Mental Condition
The Himalaya is a constantly changing environment. So too is the weather and the ability of any group to acclimatise. This means that the suggested itinerary may not be followed exactly, days may be lost because of weather or snow or broken down buses. You need to be able to deal with and manage these changes, frustrations and other unexpected events, in co-operation with the group, so as to maximise the chances of success on the mountain.

Acclimatisation
The rate and extent to which you acclimatise and are able to cope with the high altitude of this expedition will be a personal thing. If you have been to altitude before, you will have some feeling for how you are likely to go. If not, this will be part of the new experiences of this climb. This trip is designed to maximise your opportunity for effective acclimatisation but individual responses will always differ. Extra time is built into the climbing phase to allow for this, bad weather and other contingencies. The leader in consultation with the group will decide how this time is to be used.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Nepal
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent. All foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad, the International airport, or on arrival at the India / Nepal border. Getting a visa at the airport can sometimes take time due to long queues. There have been instances when passengers were asked to show return flight tickets. You will also need to provide two passport photos and the following approximate fees in US dollars cash only: - Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$25 - Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$40 - Multi entry visa valid for 90 days - US$100 Please note if you are staying in Nepal for less than 24 hours while in transit a transit visa can be issued on presentation of your international flight ticket, there is a nominal charge of US$5 and one photo is required. Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country. Please note we suggest you list your date of entry a few days before, and date of exit a few days after, your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website: www.timeanddate.com to be very useful.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Nepal

For good general guides to Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan, the Lonely Planet guide-books are very helpful. (They even have phrase-books which are very handy.) There are numerous books written about the Himalaya. Check your local library, new and old book-shops, and also the Internet can provide useful information on books to read. Kathmandu has many excellent bookshops where many of the books below can be found.

Travellers Tales and Guides Nepal Lonely Planet Guide: - (Hugh Finlay, Richard Everist, Tony Wheeler)

Tiger for Breakfast-Peissel-1966 Schoolhouse in the Sky-Hillary-1968

When Men and Mountains Meet-Keay-1977

Kathmandu-Kelly-1989

Many People Come, Looking, Looking Rowell-1980

Natural History Birds of Nepal-Fleming-1976

Forests of Nepal-Stainton-1972

Stones of Silence-Schaller-1980

Heart of the Jungle-Gurung Himalayan Flowers and Trees-Meirow/Shreshta-1978

Mountaineering Into Thin Air-Krakauer-1997

Everest the Hard Way-Bonnington-1976

White Limbo-Hall-1985 Annapurna-Herzog-1952

Ascent of Everest-Hunt-1953

The Climb-Anatoli Boukreev Left for Dead-Beck Weathers


Important Information

 

Local Emergency Contacts In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency Peregrine’s Nepal office please contact +977 9862 853 740 during business hours or after hours on +977 9818 287 669

 

Fitness requirements You will be trekking above the snowline using ice axe, crampons and ropes. The trek will be physically and mentally demanding due to the altitude and inherently demanding nature of mountaineering. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, and attempting to climb the summit of Lobuje Peak. Expect trekking anywhere between 3-8 hours per day (summit day is over 10 hours), on average about 5 hours a day. The summit of Lobuje Peak is 6119 metres. Altitude sickness is a reality that some trekkers face on this trip.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS: EU clients please see our safety page for important information regarding internal flights in Nepal.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

5 May 2014


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