Lobuche Peak Climbing In November

Nepal, the charming country nestled in the Himlayas, is renowned across the world for thrilling expedition prospects. Home to the tallest mountain in the world, Mt Everest, and seven other 8,000 peaks, this beautiful country single-handedly boasts 8 out of the 14 highest peaks in the world. Lobuche Peak, which is among the popular ‘trekking peaks’ in the country, is one of the most popular climbing expeditions best suited for beginners and as a practice ground for expeditioners looking forward to scaling giant 8,000-meter class mountains. The most suitable period for climbing this exciting peak in the Everest region is considered to be during spring (March- May) and autumn (Septemeber- November). If you are here, you are curious about the Lobuche Peak Climbing in November and the adventure it entails in the final stretch of the autumn season.

The autumn season is famous among trekkers and mountaineers as the number one season to set out on the Himalayan journey. Thanks to the stable weather, pleasant temperature, cultural experience, stunning Himalayan vistas, and abundant natural beauty, this calm season attracts a large number of mountaineers and trekkers every year. November, which is the closing month of the autumn season, has a unique vibrance to it and offers a rewarding experience to the explorers without missing a beat on the charms of the autumn season. The serene atmosphere of this month, unlike the crowded high points, adds tranquility to the experience and turns your expedition into a soul-searching and stirring journey.

Lobuche Peak Climbing in November- Standard Package Trek Overview

Lobuche Peak Climbing in October

The Lobuche Peak Climbing in November with Exciting Nepal is a fully guided climbing expedition, and we will handle all your itinerary plans during your stay. Our standard 17-Day Lobuche Peak Climbing starts after your arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 meters). On the second day of your itinerary plan, we will take care of all the permit requirements and make necessary preparations for the expedition. You can also use this day to do some sightseeing explorations around the capital valley and complete your unfinished shopping.

Then, you will join the trekking trails of the mainstream Everest region after a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800 meters). Moving along with the trekking journey immediately, you will follow the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding Village (2,640 meters). From Phadking, you will continue trekking on the mainstream Everest Base Camp Trek route to arrive at the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters). You will enjoy an acclimatization day here at this ancient trade hub and head toward the Tengboche Monastery (3,800 meters) the next day.

After reaching Dingboche, which is at an elevation of 4,347 meters (14,261 feet), you will enjoy another rest day before heading toward Lobuche (4,900 meters). The next step of the journey on the glacial moraines of the Khumbu Glacier will take you across Gorakshep (5,185 meters) to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters). You will then hike to Kalapatthar (5,644 meters) the next day to enjoy a breathtaking sunrise and panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.

You will then make you descend to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950 meters), where you will begin your climbing preparation. Climbing past the Lobuche High Camp (5,300 meters), you will then push for the Lobuche Peak Summit (6,119 meters). After completing your exciting Himalayan expedition, you will then move along with your descending journey back to Namche Bazaar across Pheriche (4,250 meters). Moving further down, you will retrace your steps back to Lukla and take a flight to Kathmandu. The next day, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) according to the flight schedules for your international departure.

Highlights of Lobuche Peak Climbing in November

Lobuche Peak Climbing In September

Suitable Climate

The Himalayan treks and mountain expeditions in Nepal are most ideal in the peak periods like autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). These high seasons are known to have the most suitable climatic conditions and temperatures that accommodate a comfortable trekking experience. Thus, Lobuche Peak Climbing in November, which falls under the autumn season, ensures that you have a memorable and enjoyable adventure without the need to worry about unfavorable weather.

During your exhilarating Himalayan expedition, you will be accompanied by pleasant weather, neither too cold nor too hot. The morning and evening during this month are generally fresh as cool breezes make the experience even more refreshing. The temperatures of the Everest region during November usually average around 10°C to 24°C at the low altitudes however, as you ascend higher, the temperature starts to hover at 3°C to 10°C and can drop upto -11°C at the alpine zones.

Crisp Mountain Views

Autumn season is generally popular for clear mountain vistas as this season has one of the most stable climatic conditions. You will not have to deal with the bothersome fog and clouds that often obstruct the wide views. So, during the Lobuche Peak Climbing in November, you will be able to catch the grandeur of the Himalayas as far as your eyes can reach.

In this trekking and mountain expedition, you will be able to enjoy the clearest views of the peaks in the eastern Himalayan region like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dabalam, Nuptse, Changtse, Thamserku, Pokalde, Cholastse, and other surrounding peaks. Also, as the mornings and evenings in the region are fresh and cool, the crisp views of this magnificent will be a magical experience.

Easy Trekking Trails

Even among the high seasons, autumn has the lowest precipitation rate, which means that this season hardly receives any rainfall. Thus, the trekking trails are generally dry and easy to walk on. This may not seem like a big deal if you haven’t done any high-altitude treks, but when the trails are not well-maintained or are slippery, trekking can be both challenging and extremely dangerous in high-altitude regions.

Thus, your Lobuche Peak Climbing in November will ensure a safer and more comfortable trekking journey. The snow on the slopes of the mountains is also at an optimum level during this month, and there is no excessive snow on the slope that increases the risk of avalanches.

Less Crowded Route

Although both autumn and spring are the peak periods for Himalayan adventures in Nepal, the blooming season of nature receives more explorers than the fall season. Furthermore, October is considered to be the core period of the autumn season, and as the winter window is closing in during November, most mountaineers and trekkers are not that involved in Himalayan adventures in this month.

Thus, Lobuche Peak Climbing in November will add a unique and serene experience to your Himalayan journey. You will be able to take time with your day-to-day itinerary and exploration of the popular highlights as there isn’t much of a crowd. During your expedition in this season, you also don’t have to worry about the traffic during your summit, and you will be able to relish the mystical ambiance of the Himalayas, one step at a time.

Stunning Landscape

Spring is nature’s wonderland, which covers the landscapes of the country with lush greenery and adorns them with colorful dotted flowers. However, the autumn season also doesn’t fall short when it comes to admirable natural beauty; the foliage color of this fall season opens a perfect window frame to embrace the beauty of the mystical Himalayas in a different color.

Your Lobuche Peak Climbing in November will introduce you to the fascinating foliage color that comprises green, grey, red, brown, and yellow shades that take over the post-monsoon landscapes. Enjoying the views of the magnificent Himalayas over the foliage color will be something of a new experience where you will get the chance to admire the beauty of the nature’s cycle.

Festive Vibrance

Autumn season in Nepal is a season of big cultural celebrations. Some of the spectacular festivals in the country are celebrated during this month. Tihar, which is also known as the festival of light, is the second grandest festival in the country and falls in this month. Nepal follows the lunar calendar system Bikram Samvat, so the festivals often shuffle with the closest months.

Besides Tihar, Mani Rimdu and Sita Bibaha are other popular festivals celebrated in November. So, during your Lobuche Peak Climbing in November, you will also have the opportunity to experience the cultural side of this beautiful Himalayan nation.

Challenges and Considerations for Lobuche Peak Climbing in November

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Lobuche Peak, which has been labeled as a ‘trekking peak’ in Nepal, is considered a moderately difficult expedition. Trekking peaks are the practice peaks in the Himalayas that are recommended for beginners. Although there are some sem-technical segments on the slope of the mountain, climbers don’t need to have extensive experience to scale this trekking peak.

However, the climbers do need to be familiar with basic ice climbing and rock climbing skills and should have sound knowledge of using basic mountaineering equipment like ice axes, harnesses, crampons, ascenders, etc. As this is a trekking peak, it is most suitable for mountaineering beginners and climbers who are preparing for high-altitude expeditions.

There are also plenty other factors that you have to consider if you are planning Lobuche Peak Climbing in November. First of all, the altitude gain in this expedition is significant; you will start the trekking journey from Lukla (2,800 meters) and reach the highest point at the summit of Lobuche Peak (6,119 meters). So, the risk of altitude sickness is pretty high if you don’t follow proper acclimatization procedures.

Similarly, the walking distance on average during the trekking days is approximately around 6 to 7 hours. The summit push day is considered one of the most physically demanding parts of this entire expedition. Starting your scaling from High Camp, it will take you about 8 to 10 hours to summit the peak and climb down to Pheriche. Thus, it is important to train efficiently to match the physical demands of the expedition.

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Preparation for Lobuche Peak Climbing

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For any kind of trekking expedition in the Himalayas, the trekkers are recommended to train for 3 to 8 weeks after considering their physical abilities. However, as mountain expeditions are slightly more demanding, even if it is just a trekking peak, you should at least train for 2 to 4 months. You can manage the duration depending on how serious you are about mountaineering.

If you are not that serious about mountaineering and just want to experience climbing an easy trekking peak, then you don’t need to train that seriously. A basic level of mountaineering skills will be enough for this trekking peak expedition. But, in case if you are serious about your mountaineering prospects and want to scale higher mountains after climbing this peak, you should stick with the general 2 to 4 months training period.

You are also recommended to take a mountaineering class, which lasts around 35 days if you are serious about mountaineering. As for Lobuche Peak Climbing, your climbing guide will teach you basic mountaineering skills and hold some practice climbing sessions to boost your confidence. In order to meet the physical demands of this classical mountain expedition, strength and stamina training should be your first priority.

Strength training exercises will boost your endurance level and will make it easy for you to handle long days of trekking and long hours of climbing. Similarly, stamina/cardiovascular exercises will extend your stamina reserve and also make it easy for you to adapt to newer altitudes. Here are some exercises that you can input into your training regime.

Strength Training Exercises

  • Deadlift
  • Squat
  • Plank
  • Lunge
  • Calf raise
  • Pull Up
  • Deadlift
  • Overhead Press
  • Hamer Curl
  • Dip
  • Lateral Raise
  • Woodchopper
  • Leg Press
  • Leg Extension

Stamina/Cardiovascular Exercises

  • Jumping Jack
  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Kick Boxing
  • Rowing
  • Mountain Climber
  • Rope Jumping
  • Cardio
  • Dancing

Note: Praticse hikes are also one of the most efficient training for Himalayan trekking adventures. Doing practice in steep regions will help you understand the Himalayan terrains.

Permits for Lobuche Peak Climbing in November

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This fascinating Himalayan expedition will take you across the mainstream Everest Base Camp Trek route and to the summit of the Lobuche Peak. Besides the mandatory permit requirements of the trekking route, you will also need to get a climbing permit fo scale this magnificent eastern Himalayan peak.

Required Permits

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Muncipality Permit
  • Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit

During the trekking part, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo, so getting a permit for this national park is mandatory. You will be able to get this national park permit at around US$ 30 (for all seasons). Similarly, the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality is a restricted area in the Khumbu Valley, you will need the restricted area permit to access this part, and it costs approximately US$ 20.

As for the Lobuche Peak Climbing, the permit cost varies depending on the season of visit. This climbing permit costs around US$ 250 during the spring season (March, April, and May), US$ 125 during the autumn season (September, October, and November), and US$ 70 during off seasons (i.e. winter and monsoon).

Note: Exciting Nepal will collect all these required permits on your behalf during the expedition arrangement day.

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What Kind of Food and Accommodation Facilities Are Available?

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Lobuche Peak Climbing is the eastern Himalayan expedition that takes place in the Everest region. The Everest region is the major mainstream trekking destination in the country and considered one of the most well-developed Himalayan region as it houses some of the incredible and vibrant Himalayan towns.

So, as you will move along the mainstream route of the Everest Base Camp Trek in this expedition, you can expect a good level of facilities during your Lobuche Peak Climbing. There are also luxurious modes of trekking available in this region if you are looking for a more comfortable and personalized experience.

Accommodation Facilities

In your standard 17 Day Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will spend 14 days on the mountain, including 1 night at the Lobuche Peak Base Camp and 1 night at the High Camp. Similarly, you will spend 3 nights in Kathmandu from arrival to departure. So, during your stay in a hotel at the core of the capital, you will be able to enjoy a luxurious mode of facilities and amenities.

If you are trekking with a luxurious mode of package, you will also get to enjoy extra amenities and high-end rooms. However, your standard package will also get you comfortable rooms, you will stay in cozy private rooms with two or three beds. As for the bathroom facilities, the standard package will get you a shared space.

The teahouses/lodges are well-equipped with all modern-day facilities in the lower region; however, at the higher altitudes, the services are on the limited side due to less infrastructural development.

Food Menus

Lobuche Peak Climbing food and accommodation

One of the significant factors to look upto during traveling in Nepal is the incredible food palate that comprises diverse cultures and traditions. As this is the mainstream trekking destination in Nepal, the food menus at the lower altitudes are on par with any developed urban region. You can expect various traditional items, popular mountain foods, other Asian culture-inspired dishes, and, of course, western delight with a touch of Nepali spices during your expedition.

Your general expedition package will get you 3 standard meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Snacks, desserts, and drinks are not covered by your package so you will have to pay for those expenses out of your pocket. Here are some of the menus that are available at the teahouses in this classical base camp route.

Menus for Breakfast

  • Tibetan Bread
  • Chapati
  • Tsampa
  • Tingmo
  • Toast
  • Museli
  • Pancake
  • Eggs
  • Buckwheat Bread
  • Oats
  • Cornflakes
  • Salad
  • Fruit
  • Jam, Butter, Honey
  • Tea, Coffee, Juice

Menus for Lunch and Dinner

  • Traditional Dal Bhat
  • Dhindo Gunruk
  • Aloo Tama
  • Paratha
  • Chowmein
  • Momo
  • Thukpa
  • Shyaphale
  • Rilduk
  • Fries
  • Steak
  • Spaghetti
  • Pizza
  • Burger
  • Sandwich

Note: Vegetarian, vegan, and customizable options are also available at the teahouses; you can enjoy your meals as you prefer.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Cost

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The Lobuche Peak Climbing cost can range somewhere between US$ 2,300 to US$ 3,000. The package cost of this expedition will be influenced by several factors like the duration of the trip, side detours and sightseeing, quality of services, and overall itinerary plan coverage. We here at Exciting Nepal are offering a popular 17 Day Lobuche Peak Climbing package at just US$ 2,160 per person.

This is a fully guided Himalayan expedition package and will oversee all your itinerary plans from your arrival day to your departure date. This is the best value option in the market that doesn’t compromise on the experience or in the quality of the services. Our exciting climbing package will cover all general expenses of your trip like accommodation, food, domestic flights, climbing guide, porter, required permits, and medical supplies, including our official services charges.

On top of that, we also provide sleeping bags and down jackets to our guests without charging a single penny (they should be returned after the expedition). For any kind of question regarding our packages or for booking and assistance, please feel free to contact us via our Contact Page.

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