Lobuche East Peak Climbing - 19 Days

Lobuche East Peak Climbing
  • Duration:19 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Difficulty
  • Max. Altitude: 6119 Meters
  • Best Time: March-May, September-November
  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic Himalayan flight to and from Lukla
  • Thrilling Lobuche East (6119m) peak climbing experience
  • Relish the sights of Everest ranges in the sunrise view from Kalapatthar
  • Trek to the base camp of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Everest Base Camp
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park and experience Sherpa culture.

Lobuche east peak climbing is lying nearly to Mount Everest (8848.86m).  Lobuche peak is surrounded by numerous esteemed peaks in the region including Pumori (7165m) and Lhotse (8414m). The first recorded ascent of the Lobuche Peak submits by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa on April 25, 1984. Since then, the peak has been a beacon to those aspiring for supreme Himalayan adventure. While the Mera Peak, surely, is enthralling, the treks prior to the climb offer a close-up view into the Sherpa lifestyle in the Everest region.

The 19 days affair Lobuche peak climbing begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu. Your guide will provide you with the initial climb training followed by a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu City. Afterward, you’ll embark on a flight to Lukla in the Everest region. The trek begins at Lukla and advances through the usual route to Everest Base Camp Trek (5364m). You’ll get ample opportunity to explore the culturally rich Sherpa villages.  And the lush biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park en route.

You’ll cross popular Sherpa villages namely Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Debuche, and Gorakshep before arriving at Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. From here, you’ll take a detour and reach Lobuche village, lying on the foothills of Lobuche East Peak climbing. The gradual steep ascent through the boulders, slippery rocks, slabs, and snow will take you all the way to Lobuche High Camp.  From there you’ll attempt the summit of Lobuche East. The final climb is sharp with an exposed ridge which poses difficulty.

Once at the top, you’ll overview rewarded with the majestic scenery of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Pumori (7165m) peaks. After successfully summiting the peak, you’ll make your way down to Pangboche village.  And head back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. Lobuche East Peak climbing is generally accessible during two different seasons, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov).

The members of the Tour Trekking Company in Nepal have been specializing in small peak climbing around Nepal for many years. You can join our fixed group at a reasonable rate or undertake an entirely private or group trip. Our Sherpa leaders are experienced for over 15 years and have led countless trips to Lobuche Peak.


Welcome Dinner You’ll be greeted by one of our representatives in Kathmandu. You’ll be escorted to your hotel where you’ll meet your Sherpa guide and discuss the trip. In the evening, your guide will take you to participate in a welcome dinner hosted by Ace Vision Treks. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    While you’re preparing for the climb with your guide, we’ll get all your documents (climb permit, waste disposal, national park permit, etc.) ready. Your guide will assess your health and fitness. Afterward, you’ll head on a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley. You will visit a few of the world heritage sites in the valley including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, as time permits. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

      You’ll embark on a scenic trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla. Lukla, a small Sherpa town, serves as the gateway to the Everest region. Lying almost 140km northwest of Kathmandu, it takes 35-40min to reach Lukla. After a brief layover, you’ll commence trekking. The first day of the trek will follow a short hike to the village of Phakding which lies at a short distance from Lukla. Overnight stay at Phakding.

        You’ll trek through Jorsalle village along the Dudh Koshi Valley to reach Monjo village. Monjo serves as the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. The officials will check your permit before allowing you to trek further. The final stop will be made at Namche Bazaar which lies just a few hours from Monjo. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

          You’ll spend a day acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. Visiting Namche Bazaar is one of the highlights of this trek. Namche is the largest village in the Khumbu region and it is popular for its lodges, restaurants, and shops. You will get to witness the Sherpa lifestyle and culture while exploring the place. You can also choose to make a short hike to the nearby village of Khumjung. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

            You’ll make your way further up towards Debuche village along the Imja Khola. Heading out of Namche, you arrive at the hamlet of Phunki Tenga. Thereon, the trail gradually increases in altitude and you will have to make rigorous efforts until you reach Tengboche. A small detour to the Tengboche Monastery can also be included after which, you head to Debuche. Overnight stay at Debuche.

              Leaving Debuche village, you’ll advance towards the high grounds of Dingboche. A relatively large Sherpa village in the Khumbu region, Dingboche comprises rocky terrain and sparse vegetation. From here, you can catch some of the great scenery of the surrounding mountains. Imja Khola accompanies the trekker for the entire trek today. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

                The day will be spent acclimatizing at Dingboche. You can make a short hike to the nearby Chhukung village while walking through glacier moraines via Imja Khola. En route, you’ll get the picturesque view of the nearby Lhotse (8414m) and Ama Dablam (6856m) peaks. Once at Chhukung, you can enjoy the warm lunch and make your way back to Dingboche afterward. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

                  Today, you’ll start the trek with a gradual ascent to Dughla village along the Khumbu Glacier. You will climb up a steep trail to Thokla Pass (4830m) and continue along the Khumbu Glacier moraines. You’ll be gifted with the towering Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal ranges en route. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

                    Today is a special day as you trek all the way to Everest Base Camp. You’ll pass through the Gorakshep village and make your way to Everest Base Camp. En route, you will witness the Indian army mountaineers' memorials at Gorakshep. The trek will be strenuous and will take well over 5 hours. Once at the base camp, you can explore the surroundings and take pictures. After exploring the base campsite, you’ll make your way back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

                      Today, you’ll start early and trek to Kala Patthar. The term ‘Kala Patthar’ translates to “Black Rock" in the local dialect. It is one of the landmarks of the Everest region. You can catch the beautiful sunrise from the vantage point of Kala Patthar. The summit of Everest (8848m) and numerous other peaks are also visible from here. After spending some time at the top, you’ll make your way down to the village of Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

                        You’ll approach the Lobuche East Peak from here on. You’ll trek all the way to Lobuche High Camp passing through the rocky moraines and steep trail past Lobuche village. You’ll move along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying some great scenery of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, and Kangtega ranges. It may take well over 4 hours to reach the campsite at 5400m. Once at the high camp, you will spend time acclimatizing and preparing for the summit. Overnight stay at High Camp.

                          The push for the summit starts early morning, approximately around 2 am. You'll have an early breakfast and prepare for the summit. The purpose of starting early is to avoid bad weather and to complete the climb on time. You will ascend the rock surface up to around 5770m. Afterward, you’ll climb on ice and use ropes whenever necessary. The final ascent is made through the challenging exposed ridge. From the top, you can get a view of the entire valley and the Everest massif from the top. After celebrating your ascent at the top for a brief period of time, you’ll make your way back to the high camp. Overnight stay at High Camp.

                            After early morning breakfast, you’ll start descending to Pangboche. You’ll retrace your path along the Lobuche glacier and arrive at Lobuche village. After a brief layover, you’ll make your down to the quaint village of Pangboche via Pheriche. From Pheriche, you can enjoy the majestic view of Ama Dablam (6856m). If time permits, you can visit the Pangboche monastery too. Overnight stay at Pangboche.

                              You’ll retrace your path back to Tengboche via Imja Khola. And pass through the popular Tengboche village en route. After lunch, you will retrace your path to Namche Bazaar. You trek through the pasture lands and often share the trail with mules and yaks. You gradually descend all the way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

                                The trek concedes at Lukla. The trail follows the steep stone steps towards the Phakding village via Monjo. You also exit the Sagarmatha National Park en route. From Phakding, you’ll make your way further down to Lukla. Once at Lukla, you can celebrate the completion of the trip with your guide, staff, and colleague. Overnight stay at Lukla.

                                  On the early morning flight back to Kathmandu, you can catch the last of the Himalayas while returning to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, our representative will take you back to your hotel. For the remaining parts of the day, you can explore the city and learn about the Newari culture as you do so. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

                                    A reserve day is kept in hand to cover any summit or flight delay. The weather in the mountainous regions is unpredictable and causes flight delays or even cancellations within a matter of minutes. The same is also the case for making the ascent to the Lobuche East Peak (6119m). If you’re already in Kathmandu, you can enjoy the reserve day exploring the most interesting part of the city, Thamel.

                                      We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport in a private car so, you can catch your scheduled flight back home. You will leave for the airport approximately 2 hours early so to avoid the traffic of Kathmandu and to avoid any delay.

                                        Cost Details
                                        What is Included
                                        • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
                                        • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
                                        • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
                                        • Tented accommodation during the climb
                                        • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climbing
                                        • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
                                        • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
                                        • English speaking, trained, and experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader) including meal, accommodation, and Insurance.
                                        • Porter service (2 trekkers =1 porter)
                                        • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
                                        • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Lobuche East Peak Climbing permits
                                        • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
                                        • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment Medical kit (carried by your guide)
                                        • All government and local taxes
                                        What is not Included
                                        • Your Travel insurance
                                        • Your Nepal visa.
                                        • You will require 2 passport size photos
                                        • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
                                        • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                                        • Personal trekking Equipment
                                        • Tips for trekking crews
                                        • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
                                        • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections
                                        • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
                                        • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
                                        • Tented accommodation during the climb
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