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Lobuche East Peak Climbing

19 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Lobuche East Climb and Everest Base Camp
  • Great high altitude training climb
  • Stunning views from top of the summit
  • Led by highly experienced guides

Climb Lobuche Peak with an acclimatization trek to Everest Base Camp

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.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,800m), and trek to Phakding (2,600m) 3-4 hours.
Day 3: Trek to Namche (3,440m) from Phakding 6-7 hours.
Day 4: Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m), from Namache bazar 5-6 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,412m) from Tengboche 5-6 hours.
Day 7: Acclimatization hike to Nagartsang Peak (5,083m)
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) from Dingboche 5-6 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) from Lobuche and back to Gorakshep (5,164m)
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545m), and trek back to Lobuche (4,910m)
Day 11: Climbing Course and rest day at Lobuche Base Camp
Day 12: Lobuche High Camp (5,400 m) from Lobuche Base Camp 3-4 hrs.
Day 13: Summit Lobuche East peak (6,119m), and trek to Thukla (4615m).
Day 14: Contingency day for Lobuche East peak (6,119m).
Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m) from Lobuche
Day 16: Trek to Namche (3440m) from Tengboche 5-6 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,800m), from Namche 6-7 hours.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m) from Lukla and transfer to Hotel.
Day 19: Drop at the airport for the final departure.

Join with Us on a Lobuche Peak Climbing

  • We’re a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don’t add hidden extras cost. All trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.
  • Tell us about your trip requirement. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Summit Day:

  • We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to each group (2:1 ratio) to help clients reach the summit. The secret of success in it; A strong and experienced climbing Sherpa. No matter how good and experienced a climber is, it is long. Individual climbing Sherpas will set up camp. They will provide food, fuel and customer support on the day of the summit.

Details Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport, Domestic Terminal early morning for Kathmandu to Lukla flight. It takes a pleasant 35-minute flight to Lukla's airport. We will be greeted by aerial views of many snow-capped peaks and mountains. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest Khumbu region. Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be introduced to the other crew members. We have breakfast at a lodge. After the porters prepare the essentials, we will begin our trek to Lobuche Peak. We will follow the stone path downhill. After a few hours, we will find a flat trail. The trail has a spiritual atmosphere. Gemstones decorate the road with a lovely view of Lukla village. We finally reach Phakding.

Early in the morning after breakfast, we will continue our journey along Dudhkoshi River. The trail stretches through pine forest. After crossing thrilling suspension bridges at several points and passing through we will reach Monjo which is known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. At Monjo, our trek leader will deal with all necessary national park formalities and then we will enter Sagarmatha National Park. We will take sharp descend to the river. Crossing another suspension bridge, we will proceed towards high Hillary Bridge located at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get view of Thamserku Mountain. If weather is clear, we can also have first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains.

Namche Bazaar is known as gateway to the high Himalayas. It is also the main trading center and a capital of Sherpa land. We will take a day of rest in Namche for acclimatization purpose. We will take a short hike to the ancient Sherpa village of Thame to wintness the rich Sherpa culture or we can visit nearby Khumjung, Khunde or Khongde villages.

Leaving Namche Bazaar, we will walk along the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River. We will be greeted with views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains. Our journey continues through the colorful forest of blooming rhododendron to Sanasa. The region is rich in wildlife like musk deer and different colorful local birds. In Sanasa lies the junction point. One of the paths leads us to the Gokyo valley while the other one leads us to Everest Base Camp. We will take sharp climb to Tengboche monastery which is the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region. The journey rewards us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. We will visit the monastery and stay night.

After breakfast, we will descend to Imja River. The trail takes us uphill to Pangboche (3860m) through the lush forest. We will visit the Pangboche Monastery. The village is also decorated with Chorten and Mani walls. The trail allows us an access to Imja Valley. We will take steep climb to Pheriche and continue further to Lobuche River. The final steepest climb of the day will take us to Dingboche. Agriculture is the chief occupation of locals in Dingboche. We can see fields enclosed by stonewall in Dingboche.

We will take final rest day in Dingboche before climbing Lobuche peak. Dingboche is a summer settlement for locals. We can get panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and other several big and small peaks from the ridge on the north behind the village. We can also get view of Imja River which flows directly east of the village. You can visit one of the world’s highest billiard parlors. You can also find internet café in Dingboche. So, take rest and save your energy for climbing on forthcoming days.

From Dingboche, we will retrace our route to Pheriche and begin a moderate walk to Dugla. Walking through the steep moraine of Khumbu glacier, we will head towards Chupki Lhara that is festooned with prayer flags. It is also known as the memorial site for deceased legendary Everest climber Babu Chhiri Sherpa. The trail stretches through the Khumbu glacier moraine to Lobuche. On the way, we can rejoice the close-up views of Pumori, Khumbutse and other peaks and mountains.

Leaving Lobuche, we will take couple of hours of walk through Gorak Shep Lake. Brief walk will lead us to the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Walking further through rocky dunes and moraine, we will reach the Everest Base Camp. The camp site greets us with views of Nuptse Mountain, Khumbuste Mountain and Pumori Mountain. We will return to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Be prepared to tackle thin air at this high altitude. We will leave our camp in Gorakshep pretty early in the morning as our target will be to get sunrise view over Everest from Kalapattar. The route offers us the views of Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse peaks. Once we arrive at Kalapattar, we will get unobstructed views of Mount Everest. After spending memorable time at Kalapattar and capturing the memories in photographs, we will return to Lobuche.

Rest and get organized before moving up for the climb.
In the morning, there will be a climbing course at the nearby hill, where your guides will teach you the required climbing skills and the basic safety instructions. The course will mainly consist of ascending on the fixed rope using Jumar and descending on the fixed rope using ATC guide or Figure 8. Proper usage of safety cord and Terrian instructions will be given too. In the afternoon, it's free time to rest and get organized before moving up to Lobuche high camp the next day.

Leaving Lobuche village, we will move along rocky moraine path towards Lobuche High Camp. From Lobuche village, it takes 3 hrs to get to the Lobuche High Camp which is situated at (5,250m). After a gradual climb for an hour, we ascend to a steep rocky section for nearly an hour. We will climb through the rocky terrain to Lobuche High Camp. Once we reach High Camp, we will take lunch and rest. Dinner will be served early tonight as we prepare to leave at midnight the next day for our summit push.

We will wake up quite early this day as we aim to reach the summit before 10 am. We head out to the summit during predawn at around 2 am. The exact time of departure from the high camp will be suggested as per your walking pace. From high camp to the summit it's about 7-8 hrs of a climb and descent to the high camp will take around 4 hrs. The first few hours of a climb doesn't involve the use of crampons and the terrain mostly consists of snow and rock. Fixed ropes are usually placed along all the section of the climb starting from the high camp. After almost 3 hrs, we get to the crampon point of Lobuche Peak, which is just at the base of a 60-degree vertical climb on a fixed rope. From here, the climb begins somewhat technical with climbing on mixed conditions of rock, ice and snow. After another 3 hrs of mixed climbing on a fixed rope on an average 45-degree incline we get to the summit of Lobuche East (6119m). After spending some quality time in the summit, we will lower down to Lobuche High Camp for lunch and then towards Lobuche village.

An extra day scheduled for any delays. Climbing a 6000m peak involves multiple factors such as weather and health condition, etc which can cause a delay or interruption to our itinerary. In such a case, our schedule might get affected. This contingency day will help us to make sure that our schedule will go on smoothly without interruption.

Leaving the Base Camp, we will follow the easy trail to the lower altitudes. We will retrace the route through the wide valley of Khumbu River and walk past pretty tiny Sherpa settlements of Orsho and Shomare to Tengboche.

Leaving Tengboche early in the morning, we will follow a path through a forest of blooming rhododendrons. We cross Dudhkoshi river bridge and pass through Dudhkoshi valley and pine forest to Sansa village. The region is rich in mountain wildlife like mountain goats, Thar and local birds. Overnight at Namche.

Our last day of trek following the Dudh Kosi River down to Lukla. It’s only a gradual walk along the Dudhkhosi river after our steep descent from Namche. We’ll have lunch on our way and we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun & reflect on the emotional experiences we had while hiking through these massive mountains that have probably helped us re-discover ourselves in ways least expected. This is our final day on these fantastic mountains.

Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel in a private vehicle in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from long and tiring peak climb.

Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Safe and pleasant trip home.

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with your name's placard so that you can easily find our person.
  • According to the above trekking peak climbing schedule, AlpineTrav will arrange two nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • For full board clients we provide a personal tent and meals. And we provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide each group(2:1 ratio) to help the clients reach the summit.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the itinerary above.
  • According to the our schedule program, AlpineTrav Treks arranged regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu for climbing members and climbing Sherpa guides.
  • Apart from Camping, AlpineTrav Treks will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge during the trek.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way while Dinner and breakfast at the tea house where you stay overnight. AlpineTrav Treks provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp during the ascent.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide all the essentials for trekking, peak climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • During the ascent, AlpineTrav Treks will provide a chef cook and cook assistant at the advanced base camp to take care of your food and drink.
  • AlpineTrav Treks, allow up to 15 to 20 kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking carried by porter/yak/mules.
  • The offer cost includes Lobuche East Peak climbing royalty and climbing permit of lobuche east peak charged by the Nepal government.
  • As Lobuche East Peak is at Sagarmatha National Park's territory, AlpineTrav Treks provide you a permit for Sagarmatha National Park.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Sagarmatha National Park, so AlpineTrav Treks provide you a TIMS permit also.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and insurance for all elaborate staff in the journeying and climbing.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of climbing and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provides high quality tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camp and high camp for members and involved staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks offers dynamic / Static Rope, Ice Screws, Snow bar, Rock piton, lucked-unlocked Karabiners to open the route and fixed the life for safe and successful climbing.
  • During your climbing expedition, AlpineTrav Treks offer you clean, Nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp.
  • For trekking peak where it requires high camps or the first camps before attempting the summit, we provide you nutrition high altitude package food and essential (EPI cooking gas) and stoves.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for your convenience always provide maps of related trekking and peak climbing.
  • The above offer price includes our service, government charges and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • AlpineTrav Treks want to offer you to have dinner, before you departed from Kathmandu. (It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition).
  • AlpineTrav Treks offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we hope you will taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange your own lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • During the trek you may want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any kind of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as the client needs these items during the trekking.
  • Use of trekking and climbing equipment of a personal nature, laundry expenses, tips, landline, mobile, walkie-talkie, satellite phone and internet service are not included in the package. You have to pay for cost it yourself when you use it.
  • Mountaineering itself is a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. Therefore, safety is a primary factor for us. Therefore, you should take out your travel insurance that covers all the expenses of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical examination, and hospitalization before coming to visit Nepal.
  • The package cost provided above does not include your international flight ticket and tourist visa to Nepal. (You have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself).
  • Any additional expenses arising out of various/unforeseen circumstances like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations are not included in the package cost.
  • A short sentence, "The services we provide inclusive of the above package cost," if you want more services, there will be an additional charge.
  • The staff involved in your treks and climbs will be expecting tips, gifts or something at the end of the trip, which will be an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have provided.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we would like to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip.

Please read below for more information.

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, (category of the hotel) and the budget of the client.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. But, among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost – also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, WhatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We’re a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price.
  • We don’t add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include airfare, travel permit, standard accommodation and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

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Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

  • 18 Nights, 19 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 6,119m/20,075ft.
  • Autumn (September to November & (Spring) March to May
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Private Car, Flight or Tourist Bus
  • Hotels, Teahouses & Camping
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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