Lobuche Peak Climbing - 19 Days

Lobuche Peak Climbing - 20 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration19 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max Altitude6119.00m
  • ActivityTrekking, Climbing And Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-June and Sept-November
  • Spectacular scenery with wide-angle panorama of high  Khumbu Mountains.
  • Enjoy the adventure of a life-time experience climbing on top  Lobuche Peak.
  • A journey that blends perfectly with dramatic landscape and local colorful culture.
  • Exceptional views of towering snow-capped mountain range with  Mt. Everest.
  • Visit famous  Mt. Everest base camp  and climb of stunning  Lobuche East peak.


‘An adventure covering all main highlights of scenic Everest and Himalaya range’

In the heart of Khumbu district within Everest region, adventurer and interested trekkers can enjoy the feat of small scale mountaineering, climb of classic Lobuche Peak. 

Lobuche Peak a twin peaks with Lobuche East and Lobuche West which is little apart and at mere distance of few meters, where Lobuche West is at the height 6,145 m / 20,161 feet and Lobuche East towers high at 6,119 m and 20,075 feet.

The most popular and much accessible is Lobuche East which is slightly lower than its sister west peak, although Lobuche East or West less climbed lesser mountain than other trekking peaks, but leads you to exciting experience.

Below 6,600 meters less mountains in Nepal are listed as Trekking Peaks, where NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) controls the flow of climbers each season with reasonable climbing permit fees.   

For the climb of various trekking peaks in Nepal Himalaya, where grades are applied that helps you to plan the adventure. 

As per your physical and technical ability on choosing the right grading to make your adventure enjoyable and memorable. 

There are many various trekking peaks that one can choose where Lobuche East Peak is one of classic smaller mountain, where climbing grade is “TD plus“, climb of some ‘Technical Difficulty’.

The grading system applied from French and Swiss Alpine Classification which is very popular and appreciated around the world on alpine climb similarly for USA of 5.09 to 5.12 standard.

Lobuche East Peak located west from Mt. Everest at mere distance within high valley of Khumbu surrounded by giant peaks, an interesting mountain to begin with of great challenge.

A perfect peaks for practice climb before planning major mountaineering expedition as well for beginners and expert mountaineers, as it offers challenging climb rewarded with excellent panorama of high snow-capped peaks. 

Lobuche East Peak climb begins with swift flight to a small town at Lukla from Kathmandu, and then heading towards high and scenic Khumbu valley, where views of giant peaks remains constant throughout the journey. 

During the whole adventure walking through nice lovely Sherpa villages enriched with impressive villages, spending overnight in the comfort of cozy lodge on treks and staying in tented camp on climb to Lobuche East Peak summit.

Walk takes you to beautiful Tengboche and its colorful monastery and then visiting world highest Mt. Everest base camp and climb of high Kalapathar view-point hill, which adds great exercise and acclimatization before the final ascent to Lobuche East Peak. 

After the great summit bid and successful climb with support of our expert guide and trekking crews, then head back to Lukla spending delightful moment at famous Namche Bazaar in the close backdrop of high mountains.

Finally a scenic short flight from Lukla brings you back in Kathmandu after enjoying grand glorious moments on Lobuche East Peak climb, an adventure of life time experience. 

Best time and seasons to Climb Lobuche East Peak:
Nearly all months of year, but the best time is in spring season March to May and autumn / fall till pre-winter, spring time when hills are lively with green vegetation and wild flower in bloom.

Where days are much longer with enough sun-light hours, cold in the morning and night time, can expect snow sometimes on higher altitude above 3,000 meters.

Autumn and pre-winter another best season most of the days are crystal clear for super views of mountains cape and landscapes as well for walk and climb, but much colder in the morning and night time.

Can get snowed during the months of October till December with short sun-light hours.

Accommodation in Manthali Town:
Hotels and local lodge are not up to the standard of tourist class, very basic and simple suitable for local travelers only, where trekkers for flight to Lukla sometimes has to bear with us, if staying overnight at Manthali for flight to Lukla or on the way back to Kathmandu.

The other options will be driving early morning by 2 a.m. in the dark to reach on time for flight departure for Lukla.

Flying back from Lukla time permitting (during morning and mid-day) can travel back to Kathmandu on time.

Please bear with us for above sudden change of notice flight to Lukla instead from Kathmandu domestic airport will be from Manthali airport, Ramechap which will continue till near future.

Important to know for all trekkers flying in and out Lukla requires minimum of two days extra from the standard itinerary provided, to cope with present situation regarding change of airport for flight to Lukla or towards other mountain destinations.

Outline Itinerary for Lobuche Peak Climbing:
Day 01:   Arrive in Kathmandu airport 1,320 m / 4,355 feet, meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:   A day in Kathmandu for trek preparation and option for tour at places of interest.
Day 03:   Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Day 04:   Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 
Day 05:   Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 06:   Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs. 
Day 07:   Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05 hrs.
Day 08:   Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization with short scenic excursion.
Day 09:   Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 08 hrs.
Day 10:   To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,364 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m- 06 hrs. 
Day 11:    Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m trek to Lobuche East base camp 4, 940 m and 16,208 ft - 05 hrs. 
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche High Camp 5,400 m /17,712 f) -04 hours and for pre-climbing exercise and practice climb.
Day 13: Climbing day to Lobuche East peak 6,119 m /11,287 feet and back to Base Camp-08 hrs. 
Day 14: Reserve and contingency day in case of unfavorable weather.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs. 
Day 17: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 19:    In Kathmandu free and contingency day for individual activities.
Day 20:     Final International departure from Nepal.

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On reaching at Kathmandu international airport via various airlines where our guide and staff receives you for transfer to your respective hotels, At the hotel check into your rooms for refreshing rest after a jet leg, then meet other members of the same group to Lobuche East Peak climb for briefing provided by our guide and staff.

    Free day In Kathmandu where interested people can join in for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest with time for Lobuche Peak Climb preparation.

      Depart from the hotel early morning at given time with short transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport where half hour scenic flight takes you at Lukla. 

      Enjoy panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft makes landing at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.

      From here trek starts with few hours walks heading downhill and on pleasant winding trail with few short ups walk past nice Sherpa farm villages with stunning views of snow peaks Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reach overnight stop  at Phakding and check into a nice local lodge.

        Morning after breakfast start second day walks on nice gradual path following Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing bridges then enter Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village.

        Sagarmatha a name in Nepal for Everest, the Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother', from the park entrance cross over a bridge to reach the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar.

        Walk takes you for few hours on nice path by the river with climb on winding wide trail facing views of peaks till Namche Bazaar is reached for two overnight stops


          Enjoy free day at Namche for necessary rest and acclimatization, before heading higher destination a perfect spot at the height of 3,440 m high. 

          An ideal place for rest day spend the day with scenic walk to viewpoints located on top Namche Bazaar where you can overlook Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other adjoining peaks, with time in afternoon to explore around Namche Bazaar, where once a week on Saturday a busy colorful market held. 

            After Namche having hearty breakfast, morning walk starts with short steep climb on top Namche Bazaar then on nice pleasant scenic trail as walk descend to Imjatse River in a small place called Phunge-Tenga for lunch.

            After lunch climb takes you through cool rhododendron, pines, and fir trees forest with super views of snow peaks.

            After hours of strenuous climb with few stops reach Tengboche Monastery, a place to enjoy panorama of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khangtiaga, Tharmasarku, Kwangde with magnificent close views of Amadablam, afternoon visit impressive colorful monastery and witness monks and priest on daily prayer routine. 

            Tengboche a beautiful spot a great place where once a year in October or November colorful religious festival takes place called Mani-Rimdu, a ceremony with monks clad in mask and dance to wade away the evil spirits.

              Morning catching magnificent views and panorama of snow peaks that surrounds this lovely Tengboche and the monastery, enjoy view of Everest and majestic Amadablam.

              From Tengboche down to Imjatse River with slow climb to last permanent village Pangboche, where other places on route are temporary settlements as walk continues on leaving tall trees and lush vegetation for dry and arid terrain with gradual ups to reach a wide Imjatse valley where Dingboche located.

                Enjoy another leisure and rest day at Dingboche at perfect altitude for acclimatization before the real adventure to Everest base camp and climb of Lobuche Peak.

                Interested people can hike to a close high hill at Nakarjung for best panorama of surrounding high mountain range with close views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Island Peak.

                  After a great morning view continue journey uphill and then on slow, gradual path to Thugla, a small settlement where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging stream that joins Imjatse and Dudh Kosi River.

                  From Thugla a steep haul and then on nice trail to Lobuche settlement a place with nice good lodges located close beneath of Lobuche peaks.

                    From Lobuche walk towards our first highlight of the adventure to world number one Mt. Everest base camp, a nice high altitude trekking within high mountains as path leads uphill and above Khumbu glacier to reach at isolated spot of Gorakshep, a place with few lodges located in between route to Everest base camp, and Kalapathar Hill top.

                    After a refreshing break at Gorakshep a place for overnight stop also, from here heed further east to reach at Everest base camp, where you will be enclosed by giant towering snow mountains.

                    During high season of mountaineering expedition this spot can be crowded and busy with climbers in full activities.

                    At base camp enjoy tremendous views of Nuptse, Lola and Pumori and other adjoining peaks with close views of Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, and return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

                      Another exciting adventure morning before sunrise climb to the top of Kalapathar hill or halfway, where you can catch lovely and close views of Mt. Everest with Mt. Pumori and range of peaks.

                      The climb to the top offers a good exercise before Lobuche Peak adventure, after a wonderful moment with glorious mountain scenery, having breakfast head down to Lobuche settlement and carry on to Lobuche East Peak base camp.

                      Located off from the main trail of Lobuche and Thugla quite hidden in the closed corner where tents are pitched for some days till the climb is over.   

                        Late morning or early afternoon leave the base camp for advance or high camp to make the climb more accessible, where walk and climb follows a faint path over moraine of rocks and ice to reach a possible clear spot to establish the camp.

                        After finding a suitable space to pitch tents and enjoy the afternoon checking the route of climb and preparation for next early morning bid to the summit top.

                          Morning before start of dawn, follow our lead guide and start climb over snow and ice with rocky sections, as climb gets steep and technical with physical challenge for all including expert climbers. 

                          A steep ascent over open and exposed areas covered in snow and ice with rise of 50° angle towards summit top of Lobuche East Peak and close to its adjoining West Peak.

                          At the top with mesmerizing moment facing mind-blowing views of rolling landscapes with snow mountains and zagged hills and valley within closest range of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse facing far towards Mt. Makalu in the east horizon with Mt. Cho-Oyu towards North West with super wide panorama of peaks that includes majestic Amadablam.

                          After a glorious views and exciting tough experience facing fantastic views, and then head down towards base camp for last overnight in tented camp.

                            Reserved one more days to allow the climb for successful ascent, where this days can be used if the bad weather hinders the climb.

                            If not used can enjoy time on the way back to Lukla after a great climb to the summit of Lobuche East Peak.

                              Head slowly back on the main trail to Pangboche village, after clearing up the camps and carrying garbage to hand over at proper disposal sites and walk towards Thugla unto Pheriche valley.

                              From Pheriche with refreshing halt short hour walks brings you at Pangboche in the comfort of nice cozy lodge for overnight stop. 

                                Enjoying morning views descend towards a bridge over Imjatse River with climb up to Tengboche and the Monastery walking back into green vegetation and lovely woods with time at Tengboche and continue walk back to Namche Bazaar with time for rest and stroll around.

                                  Morning start walk this will be a long day from Namche but easier with long descent to Dudh Kosi River with few short climb toward Monjo village and getting out of Sagarmatha National Park to reach at Phakding.

                                  From Phakding retrace the journey back to Lukla for last overnight stop in high Khumbu area where next early morning flight brings you to Kathmandu.

                                    Having early breakfast with short walk to Lukla airport terminal the airport named after famous legendry mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary, as time for the flight board in a smaller aircraft.

                                    Grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with last views of Mt. Everest as plane lands at Kathmandu airport, and then transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel.

                                      Last and final day in Kathmandu depart from the hotel as per your flight time with long lasting memories of Lobuche East Peak climb.

                                        Cost Details
                                        What's Included
                                        • All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                                        • Welcome and farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant
                                        • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
                                        • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle (entrance fees are extra)
                                        • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                                        • National Park entrance fee, Trekking Permit and Climbing Permit
                                        • Climbing Equipment and expenses for 03 days during the climbing time
                                        • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide/climbing Sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                                        • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
                                        • Your cost includes insurance, wages, food and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters; they are like family to us.
                                        • twin/double shearing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking and tented camp during the climbing
                                        • Climbing incentive and equipment for climbing guides
                                        • Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gears for guide-staff and porters
                                        • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
                                        • Safe drinking water
                                        • All the necessary equipment for climbing
                                        • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                                        What's not Included
                                        • Your Nepal Visa fees 
                                        • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu 
                                        • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                                        • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (An Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay the helicopter in cash.)
                                        • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary
                                        • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc)
                                        • Wi-Fi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
                                        • Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu
                                        • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                                        • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                                        • The trip departs everyday if the year
                                        • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients
                                        • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers
                                        • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well
                                        • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients
                                        • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time specially sometimes in themountains the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

                                        Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on whatsapp viber wechat for additional informations.

                                        Useful Information
                                        • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
                                        • First aid kit
                                        • Holiday Tours Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                        • All the necessary equipment for climbing
                                        • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                                        • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                        • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek

                                        Suggested Equipment List

                                        • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                                        • Day pack.
                                        • Trekking shoes.
                                        • Sports shoes or sandals.
                                        • Sun Hat/cap.
                                        • Warm woolen cap.
                                        • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                                        • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                                        • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                                        • Raincoat.
                                        • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                                        • Hand gloves.
                                        • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
                                        • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
                                        • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).
                                        • Sun glasses.
                                        • Water bottle.
                                        • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
                                        •  Flash or Torch light.
                                        • Camera and batteries.

                                        For Climbing.

                                        • Plastic Boot a pair.
                                        • Crampons a pair.
                                        • Ice Axe one.
                                        • Harness one.
                                        • Carabineer or Karabiner two each.
                                        • Snow Gaiters a pair.
                                        • Snow / Sun Glass one each.
                                        • Warm Gloves a pair.
                                        • Wind Proof Jacket and Trouser a set each.
                                        • Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen.
                                        • Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.
                                        • Ski Pole (optional) one each.
                                        • Ascender.
                                        • Helmet.
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