Lobuche Peak Travel Insurance
Lobuche Peak is a popular trekking peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, standing at an altitude of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet). It offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Pumori.
Trekking or Climbing?
Lobuche Peak is also classified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) as a "Trekking peak". However, it requires more than just trekking to climb! You will need to have some basic mountaineering skills and experience, including using crampons, an ice axe, and a climbing harness.
What insurance do I need?
As Lobuche Peak involves some climbing and mountaineering, standard trekking insurance may not necessarily cover you. You will need mountaineering insurance that covers up to 6,119 meters to ensure you are fully covered. Some insurers may offer coverage for Lobuche Peak under "Trekking" insurance, which could be less expensive than Mountaineering insurance. However, it's crucial to confirm with the insurer that you are fully covered before purchasing any policy.
Medical & Rescue Cover
Trekking at high altitudes can be dangerous, and it's essential to have insurance that covers medical and rescue expenses in case of an emergency. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the your maximum altitude (the cover will not be valid for any altitude, if you go above the maximum limit), and that it includes helicopter evacuation if necessary.
There are several insurance providers that offer trekking insurance for Nepal. Here is a list of some of the most popular options:
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In Nepal, there are 28 "Trekking Peaks" (which require a permit to climb) but this is misleading as all of them require climbing or mountaineering, with rope, crampons and ice axes required. However, the easiest ones, Island Peak and Lobuche East can be attempted with no prior experience with certain agencies.
|Difficulty (French grade)
|6,476 m (21,247 ft)
|Island Peak (Imja Tse)
|6,189 m (20,305 ft)
|6,119 m (20,070 ft)
|6,186 m (20,295 ft)
|5,700 m (18,700 ft)
|6,091 m (19,978 ft)
|6,419 m (21,055 ft)
|5,663 m (18,580 ft)
Generally, there are two types of trekking agencies; locally ran and operated agencies and foreign agencies. Often the foreign agencies will actually use local agency, while somtimes providing an aditional international mountain guide.
The advantage of an international agency is that you can trust that all arrangements will be made and you will have a point of contact that speaks your native language. However, often you will end up having the exact same trekking experience as if you had gone directly with a local agency.