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Lobuche East Peak Climbing

21 Days

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 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.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport pickup/drop on arrival/departure
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges during trekking period
  • Meals and mountain tents for during climbing period
  • Lobuche East peak climbing permit & garbage deposits
  • Sagarmatha National park permit & local fee
  • Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guide
  • Porterage of equipment required during trekking and climbing
  • Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
  • Camping and kitchen equipments, (Cargo Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Summit certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses (shopping and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and Trekking & Climbing gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment Checklist of Peak climbing

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops

Clothing and Footwear

— Long-sleeved shirts
— T-Shirts
— Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Under garments
— Warm socks
— Warm Hat, Gloves (Down) and Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Full)
— Snow Gaiter
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)


— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
— Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

[Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin]


— Thermarest or similar sleeping mat
— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottle one (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

— Quick drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit
— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with Liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Personal climbing gears:

— Plastic mountaineering boots
— Mountaineering/Climbing Harness
— Helmet
— Ice Axe
— Crampons
— Ascender/Jumar
— Descender/ 8 figure (Rappelling device)
— Screw gate Karabiners (Lock 2/Unlock 2)
— Prusik loop

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Lobuche East Peak Climbing
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Trip Facts

  • 20N/21 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 6,119m/20,075ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • 2 - Max 12

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