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Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

2-10

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Grade

Adventurous.

Accomodation

Hotels and Lodge on trekking and camping for few nights.

Transportation

Flights/Private vehicle

Best Months

Mar-May / Sep-Dec

Max Elevation

6,119

Trip Length

20 Days

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Trekking Style

Teahouse and Tent

Acclimatization

3 days

Wi-fi

Every day

Activity Per Day

5-6 hrs

Trekking Region

Everest

Highlights of Lobuche East peak 

  • Climb the stunning Lobuche Peak (6,119m)
  • Experiencing authentic Sherpa tradition in the highest settlement on Earth
  • Exploring the culture, traditions and lifestyle of the villages of the local Sherpa community
  • Crossing a challenging trail to Kongma La Pass (5535m).
  • Spectacular views of the Himalayan sunrise overlooking the snow-capped mountains of the Everest region
  • Spectacular views of Mount Everest, Mount Everest, Amadablum, Mount Nuptse, Lhotse and many other snow-capped peaks from the top of Lobuche Peak
  • The warm hospitality of the local people at the tea house
  • As a professional expert and experienced mountaineer guide
  • Tasting the delicious local cuisine

Trip Overview

Lobuche Peak Climbing is an incredible adventure in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Lobuche East Peak is 6,119 meters and Lobuche West Peak is 6,145 meters respectively. This amazing climbing adventure is ideal for all skill levels, including beginners and veterans.
We will climb the majestic Lobuche East Peak which is relatively more comfortable than the West Peak. A panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains including Mount Everest (8,848 m), Mount Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mount Lhotse (8,516 m), Mount Nuptse (7,855 m) can be observed. The panoramic views of the entire Himalayan landscape make it popular among trekkers worldwide.
Furthermore, the trek begins with an adventure flight to Lukla via the Everest Base Camp Trail. We can experience the lush flora and fauna of the region and the beautiful Sherpa settlements along the trail. The unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the local people and their delicious food will captivate you. The trek reaches Lobuche Base Camp via Everest Base Camp.

Moreover, this Lobuche peak climbing itinerary is well planned with regular adaptations to make you comfortable with the place. The mesmerizing beauty of the Mahalangur Himalayan range, the lush greenery will make this trip a memorable one. Moreover, the warm hospitality of the local Sherpa community will help you fall in love with the place.
We are offering this fantastic summit climbing package at a reasonable price. Read more for detailed description of Lobuche peak climb and other information.

Trekking route

The Lobuche summit itinerary begins with a short 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trekkers will pass through green hilly landscapes, steep terrains and foothills of snow-capped mountains. A steep descent will take you to Lukla's small airport where you will meet the rest of our team and have lunch. We start the trek to Phakding and Namche Bazaar the next day. We pass lush vegetation overlooking the surrounding mountains and arrive at Namche Bazaar, the trading center of the region. From Namche, we trek to Tengboche to see the ancient Tengboche Monastery.

Moreover, the beautiful monastery has incredible cultural and religious heritage. The trail then continues to Dingboche, where we acclimatise to prevent altitude sickness, and proceed to Lobuche via the Kongma La Pass (5536m). The trail has many steep climbs and descents. From Lobuche, we travel to Gorak Shep and finally reach the magnificent Everest base camp where you can observe the majestic Everest. 
Further, the trail then descends to Gorak Shep and takes us to Lobuche base camp. We spend a day acclimatizing and then climb Lobuche Peak early the next morning. After enjoying some time at the top of the mountain, we returned to the base camp. Then we go to Namche and take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

When is the best time to climb Lobuche Peak?

Climbing Lobuche Peak is possible only in favorable weather. Unpredictable weather and harsh winds can make the climb to the summit more complicated. Autumn months of September-November and spring months of March to May are the best seasons to climb Lobuche Peak.
Autumn offers clear skies and temperatures in the lower regions are moderate and cool in the higher elevations. Dashain, Tihar and many other festivals fall in autumn. Hence, you also have an opportunity for cultural exploration of the region. In autumn the temperature can drop to around -5 degrees Celsius. But if you are fully prepared with warm gear and clothing, you don't have to worry. 

Spring is another great time for trekking in Nepal. You will cross the rugged landscapes of this region. You can see the beautiful rhododendrons turning the hills pink and red. Hikers can experience the region's lush landscape in all its glory. During spring the temperature can drop to around -2 degrees Celsius.Moreover, the winter season brings slippery roads, cold temperatures and snowfall to the region. During the rainy season there are wild leeches while in winter Lobuche Peak has thick layers of snow. So these seasons are not suitable for mountain climbing in Nepal. Therefore, autumn and spring are suitable for peak climbing in Nepal.

How difficult is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

Lobuche is a relatively technically challenging peak in the Everest region. Lobuche East Peak Climbing requires 5-6 hours of trekking and 8-10 hours of climbing on summit day. The climbing route from Lobuche village to Lobuche base camp is steep, rocky and tiring. Trekkers need to have high stamina and endurance to trek through the rocky and rugged landscape of this region. Also, fatigue and altitude sickness are common in this region due to high altitude and thin air. Hikers need to cross slippery ice or snow stones. These stone slabs are very steep and risky. A 45-degree snow wall before the summit ridge makes climbing very challenging. 50 meters up the wall using fixed lines is risky.

Moreover, climbers should also learn the use of ropes, crampons and cables on the trail. Slippery ice and snow stone paths make the trail more dangerous for beginners. The high altitude can cause altitude sickness in even the most experienced hikers. We have a dedicated itinerary with ample scope for adaptation to address AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness). Overall, climbers of all skill levels, including beginners and experts, can attempt Lobuche Peak. For beginners, the experience of climbing the peak can be challenging but if you have enough preparation and passion, you can successfully climb Lobuche Peak. With proper packing, preparation, equipment and guidance you can easily complete this spectacular climb.

How fit do I need to be to climb Lobuche Peak?

You don't need any previous climbing experience to climb Lobuche Peak, you just need to learn how to use basic mountaineering equipment like crampons, harness, ice axes, carabiners and others. A basic level of fitness is essential for climbing and trekking adventures. A short training session is required before starting the trek. Physical stamina is essential and so you should do activities like cycling or short walks to build endurance and muscle strength. If you are taking regular medication or have pulmonary disease, you should consult your doctor before trekking.

Training routine for Lobuche Peak Climbing

Trekkers and climbers need a basic training routine prior to a trip to successfully climb a mountain. These training regimens should strengthen endurance, stamina, and mental stability. You should start this training at least two to three months before the start of the trek.physical training
Physical training leads to higher endurance, strength and stamina in hikers and climbers. It will also increase the fitness level of hikers. You should trek for around 5-6 hours in a trek and thus train accordingly. Moreover, these exercises help to get the muscles of the arms, shoulders and back. A good carbohydrate and protein-rich diet will help you gain the stamina you need for peak climbing.

Cardiovascular exercise

Cardiovascular exercise such as running, cycling, paddling, jogging, and hiking can help increase your oxygen levels, which further reduces your risk of altitude sickness. Furthermore, these aerobic exercises reduce injuries, increase flexibility, and help combat muscle tension

Mental preparation

Mental preparation will help maintain your mental stability on the trail. A positive attitude is essential during the difficult trek in this area. You should take a one day practice trek to get an overall idea of ​​the trek.

Moreover, experienced trekkers can provide valuable information about climbing Lobuche Peak in Nepal. Mental preparation also helps keep you motivated on the trail.

Food and accommodation along the trail

Trekkers will stay in community run tea houses available along the trail. These accommodation facilities provide food and accommodation. The Lobuche Summit Trail coincides with the Everest Base Camp Trail.

Moreover, the tea house rooms have twin beds, pillows, blankets and mattresses.  Hikers should bring their own toilet on the trail. Additional features including hot water, electronic charging, and others are available at an additional cost.

"Dal Bhat" is a common dish found on the trail which consists of rice, dal (lentil), spinach, dal, vegetables, pickles, gundruk and meat. It is available for lunch and dinner at tea houses. Other Chinese and intercontinental dishes are also available, including momos, chowmein, pasta, porridge, noodles, sandwiches, burgers, eggs, bread, and more.
Besides, you can also find hot drinks including tea, coffee, garlic soup, lemon tea, rhododendron tea, mint tea, and others. You can also eat protein bars, granola bars, chocolate bars, snickers during the trek. However, you should avoid alcohol during the trek as it can cause altitude sickness.

Cost of Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak climbing cost depends on the climbing itinerary and facilities along the trail. However, as per the 20 days Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary, the standard cost is from USD 3000 per person. This cost includes transportation, accommodation and others. Details of cost inclusions and exclusions are as follows:

  • Essential tips for climbing Lobuche Peak
  • You should acclimate and hydrate regularly along the trek
  • You should carry diamox tablets to combat altitude sickness
  • You should always hire a professional guide for the trek
  • You must pre-book all food and accommodation facilities
  • You should avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause dehydration and altitude sickness.
  • You should check weather forecast before trekking
  • You should carry protein bars, chocolate bars, granola bars, snickers during the trek.
  • One should walk slowly slowly but at a steady pace with rests in between.
  • You should get proper travel insurance

Last words

Nepal is the ideal destination for the world's best mountain climbing adventure. Standing at a height of 6,119 meters, Lobuche East Peak is ideal for all skill levels, including beginners. The summit of the majestic Lobuche East Peak offers you panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains including Everest (8,848m), Mount Lhotse (8,516m), Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mount Nuptse (7,855). m) and others. Moreover, the trails of this trek pass through the region's lush flora and fauna and beautiful Sherpa settlements. You can experience the unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the local people and taste their delicious food. Overall, Lobuche Peak Climbing is an excellent summit climbing opportunity for Nepal. Contact us for more details about this great trip.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Accomodation Hotel Moonlight
Elevation 1350

On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan InternationalAirport, warmly greeted by ourstaff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information on Climb of Lobuche East Peak with Everest Base Camp trekking.

Evening includes typical Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (30 mins flight) and 3 hrs walks)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 2640

Our fantastic adventure to Lobuche East Peak climb starts with early morning scenic flight to Lukla, gateway to Everest and high Khumbu valley, as the first day of trek leads downhill and on moderate winding path past Choplung and Ghat farm village to Phakding for overnight stop by the glacial Dudh Kosi River.

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs walks.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 3440

Our second day of walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar the capital of Khumbu Sherpa, as the walk follows Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing several bridges past Benkar and Monjo nice Sherpa villagesthen entering Sagarmatha National Park designated in 1974, as world heritage and highest Park in this planet.

From here walking on river bed and then a final climb up for few hours with super views of Everest and other surrounding peak, slowly our climb brings you at colorful town village at Namche Bazaar where you can have much facilities, like banks-ATM-Post office-stores and many shops with cyber café, nice hotels and restaurants.

Namche Bazaar famous and popular for weekly colorful, busy Saturday market here with time to browse around with views of Kongde and Tharmarserku peaks.

Day 4 : Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 3440

An important and necessary rest day for acclimatization from AMS (Acute Mountain Sicknesswhich might occursometimes if one does take slowly on this high altitudeterrain, here visit the Park Museum with excellent information of Khumbu areas, with superb views of stunning Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Amadablam and other arrays of peaks.

Optional hike to Everest View Hotel of few hours to and from Namche for more better views of peaks with steep climb and descend on the way back.

Day 5 : Trek to Thyangboche Monastery - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 3867

From Namche onward altitude gains slowlyas the walk leads on gradual winding path with tremendous views of surrounding peaks with Everest and magnificent Amadablam, as the walk descends to Imjatse River at Phunki Tenga, where a slow climb into cool alpine forest for few hours brings you at scenic and picturesque Thyangboche Monastery, encircled by series of peaks with excellent views of Amadablam and Mt. Everest, here with time to visit its interesting monastery and witness Buddhist priest and students on prayer.

Thyangboche Monastery also holds a great event called Mani Rimdu in the month of October, a colorful mask dance by Lama and monks to wade evil spirits.

Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche - 05hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 4260

From Thyangboche with morning views of mountains then downhill into green woodland reaching at a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here with uphill walk to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Everest base camp, as our walk leads to Somare for lunch with super views of Amadablam at close distance, and then heading on gradual path with short climb to reach at Imjatse valley in Dingboche for overnight stops.

Dingboche located within beautiful Imjatse valley with close views of Amadablam North Face including Lhotse, Tawache and Cholatse peaks with number of good lodges.

Day 7 : Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 4260

Another important rest day for proper acclimatization before heading towards higher zone to base camp and climb of Lobuche East peak and as well scenic Kalapathar hill top, Dingboche with many fine lodges includes some cyber facilities it is also a summer pasture for yaks grazing fields.

Here the Sherpa from nearby village tends their barley and buckwheat fields as well catering the needs of the trekkers.

Here take a short acclimatization walks up Nagarjung hills for super views of surrounding mountains with Mt. Makalu towards further east.

Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 4930

Morning overlooking superb views of high snow capped peaks with Amadablam North Face, as our adventure begins heading uphill for an hour to a ridge and then on gradual up with stunning views as the walk leads to Thugla, where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river here with rest and lunch then climb up to Thugla ridge, where you can observe many memorials of climbers and mountaineers who died on Everest expedition including other peaks within Everest region.

After a pleasant stop another hour of high altitude walk brings you at Lobuche with 10-12 good lodges to stay facing Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

Day 9 : Trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 5180

Today a big marvelous day with an adventure towards our main goal and highlight of the trip reaching at the foot of world number Mt. Everest at base camp, morning walk leads on gradual uphill slope with short steep climb near Glass Pyramid, optional side walk to visit at this glass pyramid a metrological station and a lab, established by Italy and Nepal government to track and read the Himalayan weather and the flow of glacier.

From here few hour of good walk over moraine and glacier brings you at Gorakshep located on route Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar hill top, Gorakshep with 3-4 nice lodges for overnight stops, from here our walk leads further east over glacier and moraine then reaching at Everest base camp of above 5,364 m high with sweeping views of Khumbu Ice Fall and glacier.

During peak expedition season this place is flooded with climbers-guides and porters with many tents pitched above the glacier.

After feeling high with an adventure of a lifetime experience head back to Gorakshep for overnight stop before heading back to Lukla.

Day 10 : Climb Kalapathar and continue trek to Lobuche East base camp - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Comfortable Tent
Elevation 4865

Morning optional hike up to Kalapathar, the highest spot of the adventure on trek at above 5,545 m high offering breath taking panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance, after a vigorous climb descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek on the same path above Thugla and its high ridge of memorials.

From here our route diverts towards remote and isolated areas for the climb of Lobuche East peak as the walk leads on near level ground with fabulous views during the walk all the way to Lobuche East Peak base for overnight stop and camping.

Day 11 : At Lobuche base camp rest and preparation for the climb.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Comfortable Tent
Elevation 4865

Today rest with time for climbing preparation, gathering all climbing gears from the porters and Yaks sorting out the right equipments and planning with some practices before the final climb on top Lobuche Peak.

Day 12 : Climb towards Lobuche High Camp - 03 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Comfortable Tent
Elevation 5600

Starting with gradual climb to establish our high camp, climbing leads almost four hours to reach the High or Advance Camp for the climb, as the walk leads over rocky moraine faint path to reach High Camp, afternoon with free for final preparation for the climb, while our guide will scout the area for most straightforward and easy accessible climbing route and fixing ropes where necessary for next day climb to the summit.

Day 13 : Climb to the summit of Lobuche East Peak and descend - 08 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Comfortable Tent
Elevation 6119

A tough mountain to tackle as the climb leads to a steep haul; our expert guides will fix ropes where necessary on some tough technical section to reach the eastern summit of Lobuche peak, after a final push reaching on top 6,119 m / 20,192 ft high offers mind blowing views and panorama of mountains around Khumbu valley, certainly makes you feel on top high spirit.

Catch the views of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks in the far distance, after an adventure of a life time experience and then descend on same route to base camp.

Day 14 : Reserve and contingency day in case of unfavorable weather.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Comfortable Tent
Elevation 4899

We have reserved a day at base camp understanding the nature of the peak with high skill technical climb, as well to maintain the itinerary in case of unfavorable weather condition on the climb to the summit.

If all goes well as per our standard itinerary using this free day as rest at base camp to clean up the rubbish and garbage to hand to respective SPCC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee) personal at designated places and sites.

Day 15 : Trek to Pangboche - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 3900

Morning after a successful climb on top Lobuche East Peak, return journey towards Pheriche and Pangboche via Thugla on downhill to Pheriche windy valley with nice pleasant walk.

From Pheriche walk continues with super views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, and then heading downhill and back into lower altitude within tree lines, as the walk leads to our overnight stop in Pangboche village.

Day 16 : Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 3440

Walk continues retracing the same route from Pangboche, after crossing a bridge an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery with amazing scenery. Morning walk continues with descend to Imjatse River at Phunge tenga.

After crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then with gentle winding walk all the way to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop. (Energetic people can use the route to Namche visiting Everest View Hotel or Khumjung and Khunde village)

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin Room)
Elevation 2809

From Namche on downhill path to Dudh Kosi River bank, and then with few short ups and downs to reach at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then walk to Monjo village.

After Monjo with short rest retrace the journey back to Lukla on the same gradual scenic route back to Lukla with memorable adventure climb to Mt. Everest, last day walk back to Lukla on a gradual winding trail passing Phakding and Ghat village then with last uphill climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, evening party and last dinner at Khumbu area.

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel Moonlight
Elevation 1350

Early morning transfer to Lukla air terminal for super short flight to Kathmandu with scenic and exciting moment air borne, after an interesting air journey reaching at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

 

Day 19 : Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel Moonlight
Elevation 1350

We have allowed and spared a day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay at Lukla which might occur sometimes due unfavorable bad weather conditions, if all goes well as per the standard program and itinerary, you can have free relaxing day or book a tour with us around places of interest within Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 20 : Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Food Breakfast

Last day in amazing Nepal, in the country where one never forgets its incredible experience in the comfort of Mountain Magic Treks expert staff and guide, and then transfer for your international flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Lobuche East Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Service Includes on Price

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with Tea & Coffee) during the trek and climb
  • Lobuche East Peak climbing permit fee
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porter (1 porter between two clients) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Tea/coffee, boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during free time
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Drink Including water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Group Joining Fixed Departure Dates

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Start Date
Trip Duration
Cost Per Person
Availability
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2024-11-15
20 Days
USD 3000
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FAQs

How high is Lobuche Peak?
The height of Lobuche East Peak is 6,119 meters and Lobuche West Peak is 6,145 meters respectively. On this trip, we will climb Lobuche East Peak.
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When is the best time to climb Lobuche East Peak in Nepal?
The best time to climb Lobuche East Peak is Autumn (October, November) and Spring (March, April and May). Stable weather conditions and unobstructed views of snow-capped mountains are the main attractions of trekking in this region.
How difficult is climbing Lobuche Peak?
Lobuche East Peak Climbing has some technical sections on the trail. There is a large 45-degree snow wall that makes climbing difficult. There are snow walls and slabs, which make climbing risky for complete beginners. Climbers must learn certain mountaineering skills and the use of certain ropes when preparing for a climb. Hence, with proper packing and preparation, climbing Lobuche East Peak is easily possible.
Do you need prior climbing experience to climb Lobuche Peak in Nepal?
Climbing Lobuche Peak is ideal for beginners who have some knowledge of mountain climbing. You must know how to use climbing equipment and gears. Many training courses will help climbers learn about these gears. So, with the help of proper guidance and professional guides, you can complete this summit climbing adventure in the Himalayas.
How to deal with altitude sickness along the trail
Acclimatization with proper hydration will help you fight altitude sickness along the trail. Trekkers should not reach more than 600 meters in altitude and trek at a slow but steady pace. You should drink at least 5 liters of water a day to avoid altitude sickness on the trail. Apart from this, Diamox Tablets also help in dealing with altitude sickness along the trail.
How many hours of walking are required in a day
Trekkers have to walk for an average of 5-6 hours during the trek.
How much money is required per day while hiking?
Trekkers should carry around $40 per day for the trekking adventure. Food and lodging costs about $5 - $10 per bed. Charging, and hot water shower are additional amenities that will cost you extra. If you spend frugally you can reduce the cost from $25 to $40
Need a porter and guide for the trek
A guide and porter is required for trekking. Guides will help you on the trail and also act as companions or companions on the trail. Hence, you should always hire a porter as you will be traveling with a lot of luggage.
What is the tipping cost for guides and porters
Tipping costs are $15 per day for guides and $ 8 to $10 per day for porters. If you trek in a group, you should tip $15 per day for a professional guide and $10 per day for porters.
What is the arrangement for staying on the trek
You will stay in tea houses and lodges in the area. Accommodation provides basic living facilities including twin beds, pillows and blankets.
Can you recharge cameras, phones and other electronic gadgets
Yes, you can charge your camera, phone, and other electronic gadgets on the trail. You can also carry power banks or solar chargers on the trail for convenience.
How much is the visa fee for Nepal
Visa costs are $30 for 15-days, $50 for 30-days, and $125 for 90-days, respectively.
How do I get my Nepal tourist visa
You can get visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. After filling the forms, providing the documents, and other formalities, you will get the visa on arrival. Visa fee depends on the country.
How safe is Nepal for women travelers
Nepal is relatively safe for women travelers. You should avoid shorts conservatively and on long trails. Women trekkers should not trek in the dark and always hire a professional guide after proper background check.
Do I need travel insurance for the trip
Travel insurance is essential for any adventure in the highlands. The risk of altitude sickness is high among trekkers in this area. A proper travel insurance will cover you from injuries, accidents, flight delays, evacuations, and more. Trekkers should have travel insurance covering an altitude of 4000 meters or above.
How much does it cost to climb Lobuche Peak

Climbing Lobuche Peak costs around USD 2255 per person. The cost may also vary according to your personal and other expenses.
 

Is it possible to climb Lobuche East Peak with EBC

Yes, it is possible to climb Lobuche East Peak with EBC. Both treks use the same routes, so you can do the Everest Base Camp trek and then proceed to the Lobuche Peak summit.

What happens in an emergency during a hike
In case of any emergency, our staff are well equipped and trained in first aid. If necessary, they will be evacuated by helicopter and transferred to the nearest hospital.
The climbers need Oxygen
Climbers do not need oxygen cylinders as this trek is a peak and the air pressure is not that thin. However, our team will carry oxygen cylinders in case of any emergency.
As the hike is steep, the climber does not need an oxygen cylinder and the air pressure is not so thin. However, our team will carry oxygen cylinders in case of any emergency.
Can I get internet services during boarding

Can I get internet services during boarding
Yes, you can get internet services on the trail. 3G services are available by NTC and NCell in the trails. Moreover, some tea houses also provide Wi-Fi services at an additional charge.
 

What is the packing list for climbing Lobuche Peak
 

Clothes

  • Thermal underwear
  • Trekking shoes
  • Waterproof trekking pants
  • woolen gloves
  • Full sleeve shirt
  • A pair of slippers
  • hot hat
  • down jacket
  • Windcheaters
  • socks
  • Umbrella/Raincoat
  • Cosmetics
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary pads / tampons
  • toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face towel
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer
  • First aid
  • Diamox Tablets
  • Water purification tablets
  • Anti-nausea
  • Imodium
  • Paracetamol
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Antibacterial sanitizer
  • goods
  • Sunglasses
  • Power banks
  • Extra batteries
  • Solar chargers
  • Playing cards
  • sleeping bag
  • notebook
  • Map
  • Book or Kindle
  • Important documents
  • passport
  • Travel permits
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

Information for Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Grading

All our Nepal Trekking/Climbing Grades describe the difference between trips from LEISURELY PLUS to STRENUOUS PLUS. This trip grading of Nepal Trekking and Himalayan Climbing Tours is intended as a guideline only and is designed to give you an idea of ​​the required participation.

Grade 1- Comfort Plus
This journey usually involves 4 - 5 hours of slow but steady walking a day. This rating is for less than 7 days below than 3500m. If you are physically fit, you will enjoy more.

Grade 2 - Moderate
Moderate trekking involves walking for 5 – 6 hours daily at a steady pace below 4000 meters for a 10 day trekking trip.

Grade 3 - Medium Plus
This trip grade includes trekking for up to 7 hours a day below 5000 meters during a 10-15 day trip. Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.

Grade 4 - Hard
Among the most difficult treks available in Nepal, but still, these treks are accessible to most people but one must be fit. These treks go above 5000 meters and walk for 8/9 hours a day for a duration of 15 – 20 days.

Grade 5 - Hard Plus
This trip grading in Nepal includes climbing peaks and demanding treks in remote areas. Participants with basic knowledge of using crampons and ice axes are appreciated, however first time climbers/experienced trekkers can also join as we organize a climbing clinic course on all our climbing trips.

Nepal Visa and Entry Process

All visitors, except Indian citizens, must obtain a passport and a valid visa to enter Nepal. Nepal visa can be obtained from Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad. Nepal entry visas are also issued at entry points upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. The Children under age of 10 years get free visa, they don't have to pay. Those interested in applying for a Nepal visa should fill the online visa form along with the passport photo.

Note:

Currently, Nepal government has suspended visa on arrival due to the epidemic of covid-19. You can get Nepal visa at foreign embassies and Kathmandu International Airport only after the government approves the necessary travel documents. After coming to Nepal, it is mandatory to stay in hotel quarantine for 7 days.

Nepal Tourist Visa (Multiple Entry) Duration and Fees
(1 Month Free Nepal Entry Visa till 16 July 2022)
15 days: US$ 30 only

30 days: US$50 only

90 days US$125 only or equivalent convertible currency

If you are planning to get a Nepal entry visa at Kathmandu airport, we recommend all our guests to complete the online Nepal visa application form before boarding the flight to Kathmandu. You can get reference number after filling online Nepal visa form which is valid for 15 days only.
After receiving the visa reference number, you can pay the visa fee at Kathmandu Airport. (Make sure you have US$ cash to pay the visa fee.) You can then stay online to get the visa stamp along with your passport and visa fee receipt. This saves you time at Kathmandu airport to get Nepal entry visa.

Tourist visa extension

Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US$ 30 or convertible currency equivalent and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 3 per day.
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a single visa year (January-December).
Free (free) visa
Free visa available only for SAARC countries tourist for 30-day 
Indian citizens do not need a visa to enter Nepal

Transit Visa

A one-day transit visa can be obtained by paying US$ 5 or equivalent in convertible currency at the Nepal Immigration Office at the point of entry after producing a departure flight ticket from Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport.

Note: The Government of Nepal grants visa on arrival to all nations from the African continent except Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia and Ethiopia as well as Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan from the Asian continent.

Click here for Online Nepal Tourist Visa Form

Trek Safety in Nepal

Your safety is our top priority:

Trek  safety in Nepal is at the top of any agenda when planning any adventure trekking and climbing trip in the Himalayas. All our tour leaders and trek guides are medically trained, experienced, working for us permanently. Every year, they refresh the training and update their skills in wilderness first aid training as part of trekking safety in Nepal. They are experts in dealing with any issues that may arise on any trip to ensure you all have a safe and perfect Himalayan adventure. You can have full confidence in our expertise and knowledge. Your safety is a top priority when trekking or trekking in Nepal. We carry a comprehensive medical kit with a portable altitude chamber (hyperbolic bag) or oxygen on every high altitude trek and climbing trip in the Himalayas.

We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised. Acute mountain sickness, also known as AMS, can be a life-threatening problem while trekking at high altitudes in the Himalayas. Our responsible trekker retention policy: A porter adds a layer of security to your Nepal trek provided there is enough trek team. Of course, our porters carry less weight and they are ready to help anywhere in the high Himalayan adventure.

One of our customer feedback on AMS

I want to thank everyone at Mountain Magic Treks for the excellent service you gave me and friend on our recent Lobuche East Peak Climbing. As you know I experienced a several case of high altitude cerebral edema at Gorak Shep and had to be put in a portable altitude oxygen chamber for several hours before descending the next morning.
The quick action of the trek leader and other Mountain Magic Treks staff probably saved my life. They are all a credit to your company. I would have no hesitation in using Mountain Magic again on any future trip to Nepal - perhaps with the help of Diamox I would do a full day ascent of Lobuche East Peak.

Lau Chi Ling, Hong Kong
Everest Base Camp with Island Summit Tour 2016

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

This acute mountain sickness can be a major safety issue if not taken care of on time during a Himalayan adventure. Basically, AMS occurs when our body fails to adapt to the reduced amount of oxygen available at high altitude as we climb above 2500 meters. Mountain Magic Treks itineraries are professionally designed to minimize the effects of altitude sickness. Comprehensive medical kits are carried on all our trips to ensure trekking safety in Nepal. Also, a portable altitude chamber (a life-saving device in case of AMS) is carried as a precaution during high altitude trekking and climbing expeditions. All our group leaders/guides are well trained in Wilderness First Aid Course. They are able to recognize any symptoms and act accordingly. However, we recommend that you seek advice from your travel physician or health advisor beforehand. By keeping a close eye on AMS and traveling with a medically trained guide, we can minimize the risks and safety issues of AMS.

This is how we ensure trekking safety on your once-in-a-lifetime Nepal adventure.

  • Prevention of acute mountain sickness (AMS).
  • Allow enough time for acclimatization (after 3000m).
  • Don't rush or go too far too fast.
  • Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking. 
  • Drink 3 to 4 liters more fluids a day, clean water - boiled or treated / tea / coffee / soup / juice, etc.
  • Climb higher and sleep less.
  • Do not trek/travel alone, take a guide/porter.
  • Follow the advice of your group leader and guides.
  • Reduce if mild symptoms worsen rapidly.
  • Never leave a sick person alone or fall.
  • Avoid catching cold. 

AMS is common above 3000 meters and presents in the following ways:

Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the most common and is not life-threatening.
HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) is a life-threatening disease that can result from AMS.
HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) is a life-threatening disease; It can occur on its own or with AMS or HACE.
AMS symptoms and signs should be expected but not alarming
Headache (usually worse for throbbing, bending, or lying down), plus one or more of the following symptoms:
Fatigue, weakness.
Dizziness, headache.
Loss of appetite, nausea (or vomiting).

Treatment

Rest (do little exertion if possible) at the same (or lower) altitude until symptoms clear (up to 4 days)
Drink enough to keep your urine pale and plentiful.
Use ibuprofen or paracetamol for headaches.
Consider Diamox (125 to 250 mg 12-hourly) for 3 days, or for the remaining time at elevation if symptoms return.
Consider Stemetil (or other anti-emetic) for persistent nausea/vomiting. omnia, disturbed sleep, frequent awakenings.
If AMS symptoms are severe, give oxygen (1 to 2 L/min) or use a pressure bag until symptoms clear.
Check the victim regularly for signs of HAPE and HACE, especially at night.
If AMS symptoms do not improve or worsen, descend far enough to clear symptoms (at least 500m/1640ft).

Facts on HAPE and HACE

  • HACE or HAPE occurs in about 1 to 2% of people who travel to high altitudes.

  • HAPE and HACE can occur alone or together.

  • HAPE is about twice as common as HACE.

  • HAPE causes more deaths than HACE.

  • HAPE can appear without any prior symptoms of AMS.

  • People with colds or chest infections are more likely to develop HAPE.

  • HAPE usually occurs after a second night spent at high altitude.

  • HAPE can also develop after descending from high altitude.
  • HACE usually develops after the onset of symptoms of AMS and often worsens rapidly at night.
  • HACE may develop into later stages of HAPE.
  • HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema)
  • Symptoms of HACE are caused by an accumulation of fluid in or around the brain. Usually the signs and symptoms of AMS worsen and HACE develops. Anyone with HAPE can develop HACE.

Symptoms and signs

Severe headache, which often feels worse when lying down and is not relieved by ibuprofen, paracetamol, or aspirin.
Fatigue, severe fatigue.
Nausea or vomiting can be severe and persistent.
Loss of coordination, disorientation. The victim may need help with simple tasks such as tying shoelaces or packing a bag.
They can't do nose-to-finger tests.
To fall, to fall. They cannot perform the walk test or stand test.
Blurred or double vision, seeing halos around objects.
Loss of mental abilities such as memory. They cannot perform a simple mental arithmetic test.
Delusion, illusion.
Behavioral changes (aggression, depression, etc.)
Drowsiness, difficulty waking, coma, death

Test for HACE

Heel-to-toe walking test: The victim is asked to take 10 small steps with the heel of one foot resting on the toe of the other foot. Proper level ground is essential and the victim should not be supported.
Standing test: The victim stands with eyes closed, feet together and arms at sides.  Finger-nose test: With eyes closed, the victim alternates repeatedly and rapidly between touching the tip of his nose with his finger and then extending this hand to point into the distance (a useful test if the victim is in a sleeping bag).
Mental Arithmetic Test: Give the victim a mental arithmetic test, eg. 100 to 7, 93 to 7, and so on (but remember that some people can be poor at arithmetic even at sea level).  If the victim cannot perform any of the above tests easily (or refuses to cooperate), or shows more wobbles or falls during the first two tests (be prepared to catch the victim if!), assume they are suffering from HACE. . If in doubt about the victim's performance, compare with a healthy person. Be prepared to repeat these tests.

How to treat (instructions)

Descend immediately (immediate descent will begin to reverse symptoms). Descend as low as possible, at least 1000 meters / 3280 feet. Descend if necessary at night or in bad weather. Carry the victim if possible, as the exertion of walking can make the illness worse. If landing is not immediately possible (such as hazardous terrain or weather, not enough helpers, or while waiting for a helicopter), the use of oxygen or PAC and appropriate medications will keep the person alive until a descent is possible.
Give oxygen:

A) from a bottle using a mask (2 to 4 L/min), or
B) Using a pressure bag (this is equivalent to about 2 to 4 L of oxygen/min).
Note:
 If both oxygen and a pressure bag are available, administer oxygen while preparing the bag and after the victim is out of the bag. Do not give oxygen inside the bag unless it is designed for this purpose and you have been trained to do so.

Administer medication:

A) 8 mg of dexamethasone at once (by mouth, IV, or IM) followed by 4 mg 6-hourly. Dexamethasone takes several hours to work. Stop it once below 2500m/8200ft AND after at least 3 days of treatment by tailing off the dose slowly (give the last 3 doses 12-hourly)
B) Diamox 250 mg 8 to12-hourly
C) Treat persistent vomiting with anti-vomiting medication
Prop the victim up in a semi-reclining position as lying down flat may make their condition worse
Avoid even the slightest exertion if this is possible. Even walking a few steps may make their symptoms worse or reappear. Do not leave the victim alone.
If a person is turning blue or is falling into unconsciousness, give them rescue breathing before they stop breathing.
HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema)
Symptoms of HAPE are due to the accumulation of fluid in or around the lungs. It may appear on its own without any preceding symptoms of AMS (this happens in about 50% of cases), or it may develop at the same time as AMS. HAPE can easily be mistaken for a chest infection or asthma: if in doubt treat for both.

Possible Signs and Symptoms

A reduction in physical performance (tiredness, severe fatigue) and a dry cough are often the earliest signs that HAPE is developing.
Breathlessness. In the early stages of HAPE, this may mean just taking a bit longer to get one breath back on resting after mild exercise. Later on, there is a marked breathlessness with mild exercise. Finally, breathlessness occurs at rest. Record the respiratory rate (NB: At 6000m/19700ft, class="normal" acclimatized respiration rate is up to 20 breaths per minute).
The dry cough may later become wet with frothy sputum, which may be bloodstained (pink or rust-colored). This is a serious sign.
Wet sounds in the lungs when breathing in deeply (place your ear on the bare skin of the victim back below the shoulder blades; compare with a healthy person). Note: There may be NO wet sounds in even quite severe HAPE: this is called dry HAPE.
There may be mild fever up to 38.5 C, a sense of inner cold, pains in the chest.
Blueness or darkness of face, lips, tongue, or nails due to lack of oxygen in the blood (cyanosis).
Drowsiness, difficulty waking up, coma, death.
Treatment Guidelines

Same general treatment as for HACE, EXCEPT:

Use oxygen or the PAC and appropriate medications will keep the person alive until descent can be undertaken Give medications:
A) Nifedipine. This should only be used if bottled oxygen or a pressure chamber is not available and the victim is warm and well hydrated. Give the modified release (MR) form of the tablets (20 mg 12-hourly for 2 or 3 days). If a fall in blood pressure occurs due to nifedipine (pallor, weak rapid pulse, dizziness on standing), treat as a shock
B) Diamox 250 mg 8 to 12-hourly
C) An asthma reliever spray (2 puffs 4-hourly) may help.

Our Medicine box checklist:

  • Acute Mountain Sickness: Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbolic bag).
  • Acute Mountain Sickness- Diamox, dexamethasone.
  • Antiseptics (disinfectant): Dettol, iodine solution, Burn cream (Silvazine, Burnol).
  • Pain Killers (analgesics): Paracetamol (Panadol), Aspirin, Ibuprofen.
  • Antibiotics (infection): Amoxycillin, Cephalexin, Ciprofloxacin, Cotrimoxazole, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Metronidazole, Tinidazole.
  • Eye and Ear Infection: Chloramphenicol.
  • Fungal infection: Miconazole.
  • Nausea and vomiting-Stemetil.
  • Indigestion Antacid tablets.
  • Constipation Durolax.
  • Anti Motility Immodium, Lomotil.
  • Acute Mountain Sickness Diamox, dexamethasone.
  • Respiratory Medication: Sinutab, Lemotab, Asthma spray.
  • Anti Allergy and Anti Inflammatory: Hydrocortisone cream Calamine, Polaramine.
  • Dental Clove oil
  • Instruments: Thermometer, tweezers, scissors.
  • Dressing and wound: cotton buds and roll, square and sterile gauze, triangular, adhesive, and elastic bandages.

Food and accommodation

Mountain Magic Treks book hotels for you in Kathmandu and Pokhara for two weeks. Depending on the trekking mode, we stay in local tea houses or tented camps during your Himalayan Nepal tour. We take care of your trek food and accommodation to ensure a safe and great adventure holiday experience of a lifetime on your Nepal tour.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Lobuche East Peak Climbing Meals, and Accommodation

We provide full board meals while trekking to EBC and Island peak climbing. We offer an open and selective menu at our tea house trekking where you can select your favorite food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure you get clean, plentiful and nutritious food. Most of the teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle, Momos, Spring roll dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables.

A variety of cereal, bread and egg dishes are usually available for breakfast. Lunch is usually a selection of salads, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta, and traditional bread. A hearty and healthy dinner includes soup, various vegetables, rice, momo and pasta dishes, etc. as per your section and availability. Tea or coffee is also provided with all meals. Properly boiled water is given for drinking at breakfast and dinner.

On camping expeditions, our trained and experienced cooks whip up scrumptious meals to tempt you even in less-than-ideal mountaintops. Thus we ensure the best food and accommodation on your Nepal trekking.

Trekking and climbing gear for Nepal Himalaya

In our constant endeavor to make trekking and climbing travel in Nepal hassle-free and affordable, we provide free use of quality trekking and climbing gear on your Himalayan trips.  Gear for camping treks and peak climbing trips: we take care of you
Mountain Hardware or equivalent 2 man sleeping tent.
EXPED down filled mattress for extra comfort.
Dinner tent with table and backrest chairs.
Kitchen and staff tents.
Toilet tent with commode.

Free gear for everyone:

Company t-shirt and trek duffle bag

Climbing Gear: Company provides
We provide all individual and group climbing gear. You don't have to worry about expensive gear to buy or rent in Kathmandu just for a trip. Getting the right size is always a problem when renting.

We offer La Sportiva Climbing Boots, Black Diamond Crampons, Ice Axes, Ice Bars, Ice Screws, Zoomers, Ice Axes, Harnesses, Figure of Eight. In addition safety helmet, plane and locking carabiner, pry cord and climbing rope etc. to each member of the peak climbing group. So, for trekking in the Himalayas with us, you need good mittens and some layers of warm gear.

Suggested Personal Gear Checklist: What you should bring

Lower Body:

Suitable trekking shoes (1 size bigger than normal size), pair of runners, 4 pairs of shocks (minimum), 2 pairs of thin nylon shocks, wind and rain resistant Gore-Tex pants, 2 pairs of warm underwear, shorts for hot temperatures, pair of warm trousers , 1 pair of light pants,

Middle Body:

2 pairs of t-shirts, 1 pair of polar fleece or woolen jumper, pair of long-sleeved warm underwear, gloves, mittens for climbing

Upper Body:

Warm hat, pick hat, neck cover, dust mask,

Other Essential Items:

Day pack 30+ liters (preferably lightweight and comfortable) UV polarized sunglasses, minimum 50+ sunblock lotion, good quality 2 metal water bottles 1 liter each, head lamp with spare battery, camera spare battery or charging device with 2 pin holder, personal medicine , lock,

Optional items:

Money Belt, Penknife (Leatherman/Swiss Knife), Binoculars, Personal Diary, Novel, Swing Kid, Energy Bar, Water Purifying Drops/Tablets, Playing Cards, etc. Snow gaiters are essential for high altitude trekking and summit climbing.

Guidelines on some selection of trek gear:

Walking Shoes:
Appropriate shoes are made of leather or leather/cordura, depending on the length and difficulty of your trek, and should have knee support and a durable sole.

Preferably Vibram for good grip in muddy or snowy/snow conditions. Boots should be a generous fitting with enough room for the toes. Thick weight socks are worn even in cold weather and it is mentioned that the feet swell a little while trekking in summer and trekking at the height of Nepal Himalayas.

Light Pants:

Should be loose-fitting and quick-drying if possible for polyamide or microfiber. Note that cotton takes longer to dry in the mountains. Jeans are not suitable for trekking.

Warm trousers:

For camping wear and cold day hiking. Thick wool (200 or 300wt) or fleece is recommended or fleecy tracksuit pants, but this is ineffective when wet.

Water bottle:

At least 1 liter, we recommend two 1-liter bottles as a minimum to ensure maximum hydration. They must be of good quality to withstand daily flooding with boiling water and remain watertight at all times.

Day Pack:

At least 35-45 liter capacity, with a comfortable harness, so that most of the weight stays on the hips rather than the shoulders. A more durable fabric will be more waterproof.

Physical fitness for the trek

Although physical fitness and trek preparation are an important part of any outdoor activity, you don't need to be an athlete or a marathon runner to enjoy a trek in Nepal. Most people with good fitness for their age can complete our trek. Trekking in Nepal is a walking holiday at your own pace, enjoying the Himalayan vistas and its stark cultural contrast.  

Most first-time hikers worry that they won't keep up but quickly discover that a steady pace will get them to their destination sooner than they expect. These treks are not running competitions but walking holidays for people of all ages. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. 

Fitness for Nepal Tour: Aerobics, Hiking, Cycling, Running, Tai Chi, etc

Nepal trek preparation has three basic components – aerobic, strength and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important mainly because you will be trekking in thin air, 40% below sea level. With good aerobic conditioning, you will be able to better metabolize the available oxygen. 
You should plan to do aerobics for at least an hour 3/4 times a week for 1 month or more before coming to Nepal. Walking, running, cycling, hiking the valley floor and a day back at ridgeline climbing are some great forms of exercise, as long as you're strengthening leg muscles and building stamina. Speed ​​is not the essence; Endurance, confidence and persistence.

Rather than being long, gradual ascent paths, most Himalayan trails point almost straight up, requiring a lot of effort, and especially when descending, a lot of concentration. Many people think that the biggest challenge while trekking in the highest mountains is going up, but the biggest problem is coming down. Tai Chi can be an excellent trek preparation exercise as it not only focuses on strengthening the quads muscles of the legs but also on balanced weightless light and safe stepping techniques.

Physical and mental preparation is required to enjoy it

Many hikers who are well prepared in all other areas often neglect mental preparation. Although trekking requires a lot of physical effort, something that can be tolerated as the only means of seeing remote parts of Nepal, it can be a very enjoyable exercise in itself.  Trekking in the Himalayas is a relatively safe activity and accidents or problems are usually minor. However, unpleasant things can happen on a long trek so physical fitness and mental preparation are essential on the trek. You may have mild illness, not sleep well, in general, find the pace of trekking too fast or too slow, some parts of your trek may have annoying or stressful things.

Before setting out on a hiking adventure, think of travel as more than just a quest to reach a destination. Try to imagine your trip as an opportunity to experience whatever is an essential part of the journey. It doesn't really matter whether you actually reach Everest Base Camp or any other destination. 

You should be prepared to find joy and fulfillment in all moments of your trip, including the lesser pleasures that you did not expect. Good physical conditioning along with a very positive mindset on your journey will ensure that you are ready to experience all the wonders of the Nepal Himalayas. Hence, Nepal Trek physical fitness is essential to stay alive and enjoy the adventure.

Trekking season in Nepal

Nepal trekking can be done all year round. There are four trekking season in Nepal. Each season has a different attraction to offer. Trekking seasons in the Himalayas are classified as follows:  
Best time for trekking in Nepal
AUTUMN (September - November):
Autumn is considered to be the best time for trekking in Nepal, offering great weather and breathtaking views of the mountains. Moderate temperatures, clear skies with great views, it's a great time to do any of our treks.  Sometimes short storms can dump snow at higher elevations. You can choose any adventure trips in Himalayas from trekking in Nepal to trekking in Nepal this autumn season. Amadabalam expedition and climbing of Manaslu climb are excellent during this autumn.
 
Winter (December - February):
This season is noted for occasional snowfall in the higher altitudes of the Himalayas. Although it gets cooler at night, it usually offers daytime/blue skies and relatively fewer trekkers on the trail. However, we need to be selective in choosing a winter trek as climbing and high pass travel will not be an ideal option. Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Panorama Trek, Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek, Annapurna Century Trek, Everest Panorama Trek etc. Nepal Trek can also be done in winter. 

Spring (March-May):

Various species of wildflowers, especially rhododendrons, make the hills a ghostly paradise this spring. It is mildly warm at lower altitudes and at higher altitudes the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is quite moderate. Spring is the best time to climb Mount Everest in the Himalayas. You can choose from over 100 adventure trekking and climbing trips this season for the adventure of a lifetime.

Summer (June-August):

Summer from June to mid-September makes the trip cool and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the high valleys and meadows bloom with flowers and lush vegetation. Northern regions of Himalayas like Upper Mustang trek and Dolpo trek in rain-shadow (places are away from the reach of rain clouds due to high mountains) can be an ideal trek selection in this summer season in Himalayas.

Trekking and Peak Climbing equipment List

Climbing a Himalayan peak is no joke. Careful and thorough planning is essential if you want to reach the top of the peak and return to safe ground. If you are planning a trekking adventure in Nepal then having a complete packing list for summit climbing will help you in many ways. The right equipment and appropriate gear are essential to the success of your climbing adventure. 

Peaks ranging from 5,800 meters to 6,584 meters in height in Nepal are designated as trekking peaks. The time taken to reach the summit of these peaks is very short. You camp for just one or two nights at the base or high camp and descend to a nearby village or settlement after reaching the summit. But even if the climbing days are very short, it's important to scale the mountain using high-quality gear and equipment. 

We believe that a ready packing list for trekking in Nepal will be useful and save you time and energy, especially if you are a novice climber. We have compiled a comprehensive list of gear and equipment to ensure you don't miss out on the essentials for your trekking adventure in Nepal.

However, please note that this is a tentative list and you may not need all of the items listed below. Packing for your trip should take into account the time (season) and duration of your adventure, weather, differences in altitude and your personal needs.

Doing a little research on your own for daily temperatures and weather patterns while creating your personal packing list will help you in many ways. This will save you a lot of space in your luggage and additional baggage fees.  
Your porter will carry your luggage but you must carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) yourself. While climbing, all heavy camping gear and equipment (tents, ropes, food supplies, utensils, etc.) will be carried by the Sherpas. You carry your camera, lunch and other items in a lightweight day-pack.

Before heading to the mountains, you can leave your extra luggage at your hotel. Every hotel in Kathmandu offers locked storage which is completely secure and free of charge. But make sure you lock your stuff before leaving it in storage. 

Most of the items listed below can be easily rented and purchased in Kathmandu. Around Thamel in Kathmandu has many shops selling branded as well as locally made trekking and climbing gears and equipments. Please note that the list below is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. You can use this as a reference to customize your packing list according to your needs.

Important documents and items

  • Passport with 6 months validity, 2 passport size photographs, airline ticket
  • Separate photocopy of passport, visa form (easily obtainable at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Cash in dollars, pounds or euros to purchase Nepalese visas at Kathmandu airport, pay for restaurants and hotels, gratuities, snacks, and buy your own drinks and gifts. Credit cards, cash machine cards (bring a photocopy of your card), traveller's checks, etc. to withdraw funds from banks/ATMs/cash machines.
  • Nepali currency to buy snacks and other items on the trail

Personal climbing gears

  • Ice ax
  • Crampons
  • the harness
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/figure eight
  • Plastic hiking boots
  • Climbing/Chandelier
  • Prusik rope
  • helmet

Group climbing gears

  • Snow bar
  • the rope
  • Ice Hammer
  • Ice screw

Personal Trekking and Climbing Gear Checklist

  • Rucksacks and travel bags
  • A small daypack/backpack (30-40L) should have good shoulder padding to carry your valuables.
  • Large duffel bag (80-100 liters)
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • Waterproof covers

Head

  • A bandana or headscarf, very useful for dusty conditions
  • A balaclava that covers your ears
  • Benny
  • Wide brimmed sunhat
  • Neck gaiter or heat
  • Headlights with spare batteries and bulbs
  • Snow goggles and sunglasses with UV protection (carry an extra pair in case you lose or break them)
  • Prescription sunglasses (if needed)

upper body

  • Long sleeve shirt (cold absorbent and breathable)
  • T-shirt (cold absorbent and breathable)
  • Thermal base layer of merino wool
  • A fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • down vest
  • Expedition weight insulated down jacket with hood
  • Hooded, waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex jacket

Hands

  • A pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves or light wool or wool gloves
  • Summit Mittens (warm insulated gloves with safety straps)

Lower body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight thermal leggings in merino wool
  • Trekking trousers (waterproof, breathable fabric)
  • Hardshell trousers
  • Synthetic insulated pants

Feet

  • Double insulated climbing shoes
  • Good quality hiking boots (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, "break-in")
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons
  • Light inner socks, heavy poly or wool socks and cotton socks
  • Running shoes and rubber sandals/flip-flops

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (5 season sleeping bag, suitable for temperatures down to -40°C)
  • Therm-a-rest sleeping pad (NeoAir XTherm) that provides insulation and warmth in sub-freezing temperatures.
  • Foam pad
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • the pillow

Medical

  • Small, Personal First Aid Kit (Simple and Light)
  • Aspirin, first aid tape, and plasters (band-aids)
  • Skin-to-Skin Repair Kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Paracetamol
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills - Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotics – ciprofloxacin, etc. Bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants
  • Throat lozengesWater purification tablets or water filters
  • Earplugs
  • Lip guard
  • eye drops
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lenses supplied
  • Sunscreen
  • Practical items
  • A small roll of repair tape, a sewing-repair kit
  • A small box of cigarette lighter/matches
  • Compass or GPS (optional)
  • Alarm Clock / Clock
  • Camera with extra SD card and battery
  • Large Ziploc bags
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • Mild steel thermal bottle
  • A small folding or Swiss knife
  • binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable garbage bags
  • Socket Adapter Type C (with round pin)
  • Trekking Pole (Foldable)

Cosmetics

  • Medium size quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Small sachet of shampoo
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue / toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Urine bottle (1 liter, leak proof, wide mouth)
  • Urinary funnel (for women)

Extras/Luxuries

  • reading a book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Playing cards (to help you pass the time in teahouses and/or camps)
  • A normal swimming suit
  • binoculars (optional)

Sleeping bags and liners, down jackets, trekking poles, gaiters, crampons, backpacks etc. can be rented or bought in Kathmandu. Mountaineering boots of size 12 and above are very difficult to find in Nepal. So if you have big feet (+12 size), you can also bring your climbing shoes from home.

Note: Most of the usefull equepments company will provides (Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Duffel Bags, Climbing boots, Ice ax, Crampons, etc

Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd Term & Conditions:

Please read Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. Terms and Conditions carefully prior to trip booking. Trekking or mountaineering in the higher elevations of the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous endeavors which carries the risk of AMS, injuries, or even death. Mountain Magic Treks is always concerned about trekkers' comfort, safety, and health while meandering at higher altitudes. We contribute great effort to reduce or control the risk and hazard, but sometimes nature’s curse or fluctuating climate in the Himalayas is beyond our control and we are not responsible for it.
If you are a keen adventure lover and are ready to follow the hereby mentioned terms and conditions, then you are heartily welcome at the Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd office, Galko Pakha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

1. All package bookings are handled by Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd, an authorized adventure company based in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

2. The term "trip" formally refers to walking, sightseeing, treks, tours, mountaineering, expeditions, or holidays in the mystical land of Nepal.

3. Mountain Magic Treks faithfully includes all amenities in the package's estimated price.

4. Please go through the itinerary page or trek inclusion/exclusion pages for the details of the cost transparency. The trek cost may vary from one package to another, and some packages don’t include the cost of the following:

Personal travel insurance, medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation.

Visa, passport, and transit point expenses.

Extra meals, entertainment activities, accommodation and transportation costs are not included in the itinerary.

Extra baggage and gratuity

5. For trip confirmation, travelers must pay 20% of the total trip cost up front.

6. You can pay the booking confirmation amount either by credit card or wire transfer. Both payment options are subject to additional bank service fees of up to 4% on top of the sum.

Pay deposit by wire transfer:
Pay to:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Current A/c: 01908312510017
Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd
Account Type: Foreign Currency (USD.)
Branch: Thamel
Bank Street Address: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: HIMANPKA

Risk and Liabilities: (Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client)

7. The trip will be booked once the payment is made by the travelers. We will send you the confirmation letter via email and guarantee that you will receive all of the services listed in the itinerary.

8. The final payment must be submitted at the Mountain Magic Treks office or at the hotel where you will be staying before the tip departure. Otherwise, you will not be legitimate for the trip and no final documentation will be disclosed before payment.

9. Regarding the trip cancellation, we offer a free trip cancellation service upon submission of a trustable reason before 90 days of the departure date with adequate evidence and written reasons. 

10. If you cancel the trip 60 days prior to the departure date, then a 75% cancellation fee will be levied from the booking amount.

11. An 85% cancellation fee will be levied if you cancel the trip before 30 days of the trip's departure date.

12. The company will be unable to refund the earlier paid (20%) booking fee if you cancel the trek before 15 days of departure.

13. There will be no payment refund if you voluntarily leave or cancel the trip once it has started, but if you are forced to leave due to unforeseen immediate circumstances, then payment can be refunded after proper discretion.

14. We guarantee your safe and successful trip; however, the company reserves the right to cancel the trip if there will be no minimum number of travelers. The company will postpone or manage alternative trips in this condition.

15. If the company cancels the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our control (i.e. natural disaster, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, quarantine, government intervention policy, weather conditions), we will refund after deduction of the minimum operating cost involved.

16. If you want to change your booking date, the booking amendment request must be made 90 days prior to the original trip departure.

17. If trekkers demand to change the departure date prior to 60 days of the final departure, US $ 50.00 per person will be charged as a cancellation fee. The cost of the trip may also be increased if the market price soars higher during the postponed trip date.

18. The policy of our company is that trekkers must have an insurance policy contract if they want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks. The policy must feature medical coverage, air ambulance, helicopter evacuation facility, and flight cancellation insurance if possible.

19. Mountain Magic Treks and Expedition organizes various adventurous trips, which have a high-risk factor and demand more physical stamina and training. If you can’t accomplish the trek due to your physical inability or sickness, we are not obliged to refund the payment.

20. During the trip, there may be hindrances, obstacles, or circumstances such as political riots, insurgencies, accidents, climate change, or natural disasters. Make sure you are ready to deal with all of these problems.

21. The trip route, accommodation and modes of transport may be changed without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is for your convenience and safety, so I hope you will display flexible human nature in this context.

22. While changing the route, transportation, accommodation, or itinerary due to the above circumstances, we may charge an additional fee or lower the cost as per the total expenses of the entire trek.

23. Mountain Magic Treks holds all the authority to decline, accept, detain, or retain any member of the trip if we find anyone suspicious or indisciplined. If you want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks, you must accept our leadership during the whole trip.

24. Mountain Magic Treks has contracted with a network of companies, the government of Nepal, and individuals to assist the travelers during the trip. These third parties are qualified to perform the duties as contracted. We are not liable in the event of loss, damage, or irregularities if the third parties don’t perform their duties properly.

25. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any law or rule violations committed by travelers in any country.

26. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal. No individual, including employees, representatives, or guides of the company, can alter the terms and conditions.

27. In exceptional circumstances, these terms and conditions may be waived by submitting a written request to the director. Only the director of the company has all the rights to amend them.

28. Travelers must be physically and mentally fit for the trek. It is compulsory to bring health certificates along with proper legal documents for trip approval if asked.

29. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any additional costs or compensation incurred as a result of a flight being canceled or delayed due to weather or other factors. We can manage alternative arrangements on special requests, which may require additional extra cost.

30. We have displayed authentic, genuine, and accurate information on our official website and brochure. If you notice any errors, incomplete or incorrect information, please notify us as soon as possible.

Please read all the terms and conditions mentioned above before making the bookings. You must abide by these conditions if you fancy trekking in the Himalayas with Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Trip Reviews (1)

Alexis

Alexis

10th Dec, 2022

Great experience 'Lobuche Peak' and EBC with Mountain Magic Treks

We are a group of 6 people from France. We booked Lobuche peak trip with Mountain Magic Treks through internet. At first, we weren't sure how it was going to go. But now, after we completed the trip we can say - Mountain Magic Treks is a serious company with all the team members working for a successful trip. Honestly, we enjoyed every moment of the trip. Our guide was Phurba Sherpa, a very energetic person. We want to climb more in the future under his guidance. We recommend Mountain Magic Treks for any kind of adventure related activities in Nepal!!!

Cheers!!

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