Would it be better to climb Lobuche in the middle of October?
Like most Nepali mountains, the climbing season for Lobuche East is in the spring or fall. This is when the weather is most suitable for climbing. SummitClimb offers Lobuche East expeditions in April, May, and November, with custom trips available in October as well.
How long is the Lobuche climb?
Loboche East requires climbers to be in Nepal for 18 days. Climbers who choose to visit Everest Base Camp in addition to climbing Lobuche East should allow at least 22 days.
What equipment is required to climb Lobuche?
To climb to the summit of Lobuche East, climbers need to have equipment specific to high altitude climbing. Crampons, climbing boots, harness, ice axe, ascender, helmet, and arctic weight down clothing are some of the items required to climb Lobuche East. A full list of the necessary equipment can be found here: https://www.summitclimb.com/trek/lobuche-east-trekking-peak/#personal-team-equipment
Is it worth climbing lobuche?
Climbing Lobuche East is a great intro introduction for mountaineering in Nepal. Climbers get to experience the classic Khumbu Valley and climb an “easy” 6000m peak, with views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and dozens of other Himalayan mountains. An expedition to LobucheEast can be someone’s first big mountain climb, or it can be used as a training peak to prepare for larger objectives such as Everest.
What is the cost for climbing Lobuche?
A full service climb of Lobuche East costs $3,450.