Lobuche Peak Climb is popular among climbers as one of the toughest trekking peaks to climb in the Everest region. Standing tall at 6,119m, the mighty Lobuche East offers more challenges than its neighbours, Mera and Island, and has a more technical feel to it. Lobuche climb is a better choice for those who have had some mountaineering experience in the past. Views from the summit are as glorious as anyone can imagine and the Himalayas of the Everest region stretch out before you.
The climbers would have to face the challenges of tricky rock slabs, 45-degree ice slopes and sensational exposure throughout the Lobuche East climb route to the summit. Everest climbers prefer to climb Lobuche Peak for better acclimatization purposes before climbing Everest. Although not an easy peak to climb, the Lobuche summit rewards the conquerors with exhilarating views of Himalayan panorama in the Everest Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and other mountains and peaks. However; In terms of difficulty, Lobuche East Peak Climb is categorized under Grade PD+ on Alpine Grading System. This peak demands technical climbing skills. A successful climb of Lobuche Peak was made only in 1984 which is quite late as compared to other commercial climbing peaks in the Everest region. Many climbers prefer to choose the southeast ridge route to the summit. Our itinerary combines Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. Before moving to the peak, we do the acclimatization trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 2: Equipment check and trek/climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft], 3-4 hours
Day 4: Trek to Namche [3,440m/11,286ft], 6-7 hours
Day 5: Rest and Acclimatization at Namche [3,440m/11,286ft]
Day 6: Trek to Deboche [3720 m/12,205ft], 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization day [4,412m/14,475ft]
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft], 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft] and retrace back to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,864ft], 7-8 hours
Day 11: Hike up to Kalapattar [5,545m/18,193ft] and retrace back to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft], 6-7 hours
Day 12: Climbing Course and rest day at Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]
Day 13: Move to High Camp [5,250m/17,224ft], 3-4 hours
Day 14: Summit Lobuche [6,119m/20,075ft] and descend to Lobuche Village, 10-12 hours
Day 15: Extra day scheduled for any delays [4,700m/15,420ft]
Day 16: Trek to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft], 6-7 hours
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440m/11,286ft], 6-7 hours
Day 18: Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft], 6-7 hours
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 20: In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 21: International departure
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Climb guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but be prepared to be flexible if required.