Lobuche Peak Climbing is an incredible adventure in the Khumbu Region, Nepal. The Lobuche East Peak stands tall at 6,119m and Lobuche West Peak at 6,145m respectively. This stunning climbing adventure is ideal for all skill levels including beginners and veterans.
We will climb the majestic Lobuche East Peak which is relatively more comfortable than the West Peak. We can observe the fantastic views of snow-covered mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m) and others. The breathtaking views of the entire panorama of the Himalayas makes it popular amongst trekkers all over the world.
Moreover, the trek passes through the Everest Base Camp trail starting from an adventurous flight to Lukla. We can experience the lush flora and fauna of the region and beautiful Sherpas settlements along the trail. The unique cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of the local people and their delicious cuisine will enchant you. The trek passes through the Everest Base Camp to arrive at Lobuche Base Camp.
Furthermore, this Lobuche Peak climbing itinerary is well planned with regular acclimatization to make you comfortable with the place. The breathtaking beauty of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range, lush green trails will make this trip memorable. Besides that, the warm hospitality of the local Sherpas community will make you fall in love with the place.
We are offering this spectacular peak climbing package at a reasonable price. Read further for the detailed description of the Lobuche Peak climbing and other information in detail.
The Lobuche peak climbing Itinerary starts with a short 30 min flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trekkers will pass through green hilly landscapes, steep terrains, and foothills of snow-covered mountains. The steep descent takes you to a small airport in Lukla where you will meet the rest of our team and have lunch.
We start our trek to Phakding and Namche Bazaar the next day. We pass through lush vegetations observing the surrounding mountains to arrive at the commercial hub of the region, Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we trek to Tengboche to observe the ancient Tengboche monastery.
Moreover, the beautiful monastery has incredible cultural and religious heritage. The trail then proceeds to Dingboche, where we acclimatize to prevent altitude sickness, and trek further to Lobuche via the Kongma La Pass (5536m). The trail has many steep ascents and descents. From Lobuche, we travel to Gorak Shep and finally arrive at the magnificent Everest Base camp where you can observe the majestic Mt. Everest.
Furthermore, the trail then descends back to Gorak Shep and leads us to Lobuche Base Camp. We spend a day acclimatizing and then ascend the Lobuche peak early in the morning of the next day. After some good time exploring the mountain top, we descend back to the base camp. We then travel to Namche and take a return flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Lobuche Peak climbing is only possible in a favorable climate. Unpredictable weather and harsh winds can make the climb of the summit more complicated. The autumn months of September-November and spring months of March to May are the ideal seasons for climbing the Lobuche Peak.
Autumn provides clear skies and the temperatures are moderate in the lower regions and colder in the higher altitudes. Many festivals fall in Autumn including Dashain, Tihar, and others. Hence, you also have a chance for the cultural exploration of the region. Temperatures can drop around -5 degrees celsius in autumn. But if you are fully prepared with warm gear and clothing, you don’t need to worry.
Spring is another great time for the peak climbing adventure in Nepal. You will trail across the rugged landscapes of the region. You can also observe the beautiful Rhododendron filled hills turning them pink and red. Trekkers can experience the scenic landscapes of the region in all its glory. Temperatures can drop around -2 degrees celsius during spring.
Moreover, the winter season brings slippery trails, freezing temperatures, and snowfall in the region. There are wild leeches in the rainy season whereas there are thick layers of snow on the Lobuche Peak in the winters. Hence, these seasons are not suitable for peak climbing in Nepal. Thus, Autumn and Spring are ideal for peak climbing in Nepal.
Lobuche is comparatively a technically challenging peak in the Everest region. Lobuche East Peak climbing requires 5-6 hours of trek and the day of the summit requires 8-10 hours of climbing. The ascending trail from Lobuche village to the Lobuche Base Camp is steep, rocky, and tiresome. Trekkers need to have high endurance and stamina to walk through rocky and rugged landscapes of the region.
Also, the fatigue and altitude sickness is high at a higher altitude and thin air of the region. Trekkers need to pass through slippery ice or snowed stones. These stone slabs are too steep and risky. The 45-degree snow wall climb before the summit ridge makes the climb quite challenging. A 50 m ascend through the wall using fixed lines is risky.
Moreover, climbers also need to learn the use of ropes, crampons, and cables along the trail. The slippery iced and snowed stones path makes the trail more risky for beginners. The high altitude can cause altitude sickness among the most experienced trekkers. We have a dedicated itinerary that has enough scope for acclimatization to tackle AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness).
Overall, climbers of all skill levels including beginners and experts can attempt Lobuche peak. For beginners, the peak climbing experience can get challenging but if you have enough preparation and passion, you can successfully summit the Lobuche peak. With proper packing, preparation, equipment, and guidance you can complete this spectacular climb with ease.
While you don’t need any previous climbing experience for Lobuche peak climbing, you need to learn how to use basic mountaineering equipment like crampons, harness, ice axes, carabiners, and others. A basic level of fitness is essential for the climb and trekking adventure.
A short training regime is essential before the start of the trek. Physical stamina is essential and hence you should perform activities like bicycle rides or short hikes to build endurance and muscle strength. If you are on regular medications or have a pulmonary related illness, you should consult your physician before the trek.
A basic training routine is essential before the journey so that the trekkers and climbers can successfully summit the mountain. These training regimes should strengthen endurance, stamina, and mental stability. You should start this training at least two to three months before the start of the trek.
Physical training leads to high endurance, strength, and stamina among trekkers and climbers. It will also increase the fitness levels of the trekkers. You should trek around 5-6 hours along the trek and thus train accordingly.
Moreover, these exercises help to gain muscles in the arm, shoulder, and back. A good carbohydrate and protein-rich diet will help you immensely to gain physical stamina required for peak climbing.
Cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling, paddling, jogging, and hiking will help you increase oxygen levels which further reduces the risk of tackling altitude sickness. Moreover, these aerobic exercises reduce injuries, increase flexibility, and help to tackle muscle strain.
Mental preparation will help to maintain your mental stability along the trail. Keeping a positive attitude is essential in this strenuous trek of the region. You should take practice treks of one day to get an overall idea of the trek.
Besides that, veteran trekkers can also give valuable information about Lobuche Peak climbing in Nepal. Mental preparation also helps to keep you motivated along the trail.
Trekkers will stay in the community-run tea houses available along the trail. These accommodation facilities provide meals and accommodation. The Lobuche Peak Climbing trail matches that of the Everest Base Camp trail.
Moreover, the rooms in the tea houses have twin beds, a pillow, a blanket, and a mattress. trekkers should bring their toiletries along the trail. Additional facilities including hot water, electronic charging, and others are available at an added cost.
“Dal Bhat” is a common dish along the trail that includes rice, dal (pulses), spinach, lentils, vegetables, pickles, gundruk, and meat. It is available in the tea houses for lunch and dinner. Other chinese and intercontinental cuisines including momo, chowmein, pasta, porridge, noodles, sandwich, burger, egg, bread, and others are also available.
Besides that, you can also find hot beverages including tea, coffee, garlic soup, lemon tea, rhododendron tea, mint tea, and others. You can also munch on protein bars, granola bars, chocolate bars, snickers during trek. However, you should avoid alcohol during the trek as it can cause altitude sickness.
The Lobuche Peak Climbing cost depends on the climbing itinerary and the facilities along the trail. However, as per the 18 days Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary, the standard cost ranges from USD 2255 per person. This cost includes transportation, accommodation, and others. The details of the cost inclusions and exclusions are as follows:
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Nepal is an ideal destination for spectacular peak climbing adventures in the world. Standing tall at the altitude of 6,119m, the Lobuche East Peak is ideal for all skill levels including beginners. The summit of the majestic Lobuche East Peak provides you with the fantastic views of snow-covered mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m) and others.
Moreover, the trails of this trek pass through the lush flora and fauna of the region and beautiful Sherpas settlements. You can experience the unique cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of the local people and taste their delicious cuisine. Overall, the Lobuche peak climbing is a great peak climbing opportunity in Nepal. Contact us for more details regarding this fantastic trip.
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30 min Drive
Our representatives will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You can stroll around the streets of Kathmandu in the evening. The beautiful ancient palaces and durbar squares of the city will enchant you. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Maximum altitude: 1345 m (Kathmandu)
Drive duration: 30 minutes
After breakfast, we will go on a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley with a professional guide. Kathmandu valley is an ancient valley with incredible cultural and historical importance. The sightseeing tour of the city starts with the Hindu pilgrimage site of Pashupatinath Temple. The famous temple of Lord Shiva is one of the sacred sites for Hindus.
You will then travel to the Swayambhunath temple situated atop a hill. The famous Buddhist heritage site is also known as “Monkey Temple” as you can find hordes of monkeys around the temple. You will also travel to Boudhanath Stupa, which is one of the largest stupas in Asia. The tour then takes you to the famous Kathmandu Durbar Square which is an ancient palace square in the city.
Moreover, you can visit the famous “Kumari Ghar” which is home to the living goddess “Kumari”. The tour also takes you to other durbar squares including “Patan Durbar Square”, and “Bhaktapur Durbar Square” if time permits. In the evening you can stroll around the streets of Thamel. You will return to the hotel in the evening and stay overnight.
Meals: BB Plan
45 min Flight & 3-4 hrs Trek
Early in the morning, we will take a thrilling flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla. The small airstrip in Lukla is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. After arriving at the Lukla airport, we will start our trekking journey from Chaurikharka village and descend towards Dudh Koshi Ghat. We will walk along the trail alongside the Dudh Koshi river that eventually leads us to Phakding. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in Phakding.
Meals: All Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)
Maximum altitude: 2,860 m (Lukla) and 2,652 m (Phakding)
Flight duration: 30 minutes
Trek duration: 3-4 hours
5-6 hrs Trek
After having breakfast, we will start our trek alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We will cross the pristine river through various suspension bridges along the trail. The beautiful Hillary Suspension bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the region. The trail then passes through the alpine forests and the settlements of Chumoa, Benkar, and Monja.
We pass through the beautiful landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park where we have to show the permits. The trail then descends to the Dudh Koshi river leading to the settlement of Jorsale. After trekking through the steep trails we finally arrive at Namche, from where we can observe the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
Meals: (B, L, D)
Maximum altitude: 3440 m (Namche Bazaar)
Trek duration: 5-6 hours
Acclimatization is an essential part of any trekking and climbing journey. It is essential for tackling altitude sickness among trekkers. You will have enough time to adapt to the high altitude environment. However, acclimatization doesn't mean we stay idle and we explore around the region even on an acclimatization day. There are many acclimatization points around Namche Bazaar.
The two-hour uphill hike to Everest View Hotel provides incredible views of the snow-capped mountains. We can also take a short hike to the beautiful Khumjung village along Syangboche airstrip. We have our lunch and descend back to Namche for further exploration of the vibrant town. There are many cafes, restaurants, hotels, and even bars in the commercial hub of the region. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Namche.
After having an early breakfast, we start our trek from Namche to Tengboche. The trail provides us with outstanding views of the snow-capped mountains. We take a short descent and then pass through the ridge and mountain path. We can observe the panoramic views of the beautiful mountains including Tharmasekhu, Kusum Kangrib, Kantega.
We will arrive at Phunki Tenga after a trek through the zig-zag trails. After trekking uphill for a few hours, we arrive at the settlement of Tengboche where we can observe the beautiful Tengboche monastery. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Tengboche.
Maximum altitude: 3867 m (Tengboche)
Trek duration: 6-7 hours
We will start our trek descending through some pine and rhododendron forests to arrive at Imja Khola. The trails then cross the suspension bridge. We will then pass through the Mani stone wall to arrive at Pangboche village, which is the largest Sherpas settlement of the region. After continuing our trek through the pasture lands, we will arrive at Dingboche, where we stay overnight at a teahouse.
Maximum altitude: 4260 m (Dingboche)
After having early morning breakfast, we will start our trek to Lobuche from Dingboche. The trail then passes through the surrounding valley of Imja and Chhukung. You can observe the beautiful mountain views of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. After a trek of a few hours, we will arrive at the settlement of Lobuche. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in Lobuche.
Maximum altitude: 4930 m (Lobuche)
7-8 hrs Trek
After an early morning breakfast, we will start our trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep. The trail is easy and comfortable to Gorak Shep but the trail from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp is tough for trekkers. There are rocky dunes and glacial debris along trails.
Since we will arrive at maximum altitude, we can experience the thin air which can lead to altitude sickness among trekkers. Trekkers can also witness Khumbu Glacier and icefall along the way. Everest Base Camp is an incredible site with a vibrant atmosphere and tents all over. You can click some well-deserved photographs before making your way back to Gorak Shep. You will stay overnight at the teahouse in Gorak Shep.
Maximum altitude: 5,180 m (Gorakshep) and 5,364 m (Base Camp)
Trek duration: 7-8 hours
6-7 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we will start our trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters. We can observe the majestic views of the snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Mt. Makalu (8481 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8516 meters), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 meters) and others.
After spending some quality time clicking pictures and exploring around the area, we descend from Kala Patthar to Gorakshep. At Gorakshep, we will have our lunch, and follow the same trail that we took earlier to head back to Lobuche. We stay overnight at a teahouse in Lobuche.
Maximum altitude: 5545 m (KalaPatthar) and 5,180 m (Gorakshep)
1-2 hrs Trek
We will start our trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp from Lobuche early in the morning after having breakfast. The trails pass through rocky and rugged terrains and these harsh and challenging trails will test you completely.
We then cross the famous Lobuche glacier from where we can observe the breathtaking views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Thamserku, Kantega, and other mountains. After trekking for around 5 to 6 hours, we will arrive at Lobuche Base Camp. We will spend the night at a tented camp in the Lobuche Base Camp.
Maximum altitude: 4950 m (Lobuche Base Camp)
3-4 hrs Climb
After having an early morning breakfast, we will leave the base camp and follow a narrow, snow-covered and icy trail. We then use ropes and crampons during our trek today. As the trail can get quite taxing, you should rest well and restore energy.
We will arrive at a good campsite at 5400 meters, and our Sherpa crew will set up the camp. They will also check your climbing gears and health conditions before climbing the summit of Lobuche Peak. We will spend the night at a tented camp in High Camp.
Maximum altitude: 5400 m (High Camp)
8-9 hrs Climb
The day of climbing the summit of Lobuche East peak is upon us. We start the climb at around 2 am so that we arrive at the peak by noon. There are strong winds that make the climb challenging in the afternoon. The path is rocky initially for about 5600m. We cross the ice-covered surface using ropes and crampons.
Moreover, the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, and others from the summit will enchant you. After spending some quality time and taking incredible pictures, we descend back to base camp. We will spend the night at a tented camp in the base camp.
Maximum altitude: 6,119 m (Lobuche Peak Summit)
Trek duration: 7-9 hours
We will start our trek back from our destination from Lobuche Base Camp. We pass through the trail that coincides with the Everest Base Camp. After having lunch at Lobuche, we pass through the settlement of Pheriche that finally leads us to Pangboche.
We then pass through the subalpine forests of rhododendron and juniper trees in the region to arrive at Pangboche. We spend the night at a teahouse in Pangboche.
Meals: (B, L, D)
Maximum altitude: 3930m (Lobuche Base Camp)
After having an early breakfast, we will start our trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar. The trails pass through alpine forests of rhododendron and juniper trees. We cross the famous Dudh Koshi river descending through rich pine forests following the Dudh Koshi gorge.
We continue along a steep wooded slope that winds through several bends. We will arrive at Namche after a trek of 5-6 hours. We will spend the night at a lodge in Namche.
Maximum altitude: 3,985 m (Pangboche)
After exploring around the scenic town, we will start our last day of trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. The trail takes us gradually through the steep, rugged terrains as we cross many suspension bridges.
The trail gets more stable and flat and we cross the Hillary suspension bridge after arriving in Lukla. You can explore around as it is your last night in the Himalayas. We will stay overnight at a lodge in Lukla.
Maximum altitude: 3,440 m (Namche Bazaar)
45 min Flight
You will be flying from Lukla to Kathmandu early morning. You can enjoy the scenic aerial views of the mountains for one last time. In the evening, you can go last-minute shopping and enjoy a dinner on the successful completion of the tour.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Maximum altitude: 2,860 m (Lukla)
Our representatives will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can board the flight back to your destination.
The Lobuche East Peak has a height of 6,119m and Lobuche West Peak at 6,145m respectively. In this journey, we will be climbing Lobuche East Peak.
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The best time for Lobuche East Peak climbing is Autumn (October, November) and Spring (April, May). The stable weather conditions and unobstructed views of the snow-capped mountains is the highlight of this trek in the region.
Lobuche Peak Climbing is ideal for those beginners who have some knowledge about mountain climbing. You should know how to use the climbing equipment and gears. Many training courses will help the climber in learning about these gears. Hence, with proper guidance and help from professional guides, you can complete this peak climbing adventure in the Himalayas.
Trekkers should walk around 5-6 hours on an average during the trek.
Trekkers should carry around $25 per day for the trekking adventure. The cost of food and accommodation is around $2 - $3 per bed. Charging, and hot water showers are additional facilities that will cost you extra. You can reduce costs from $25 to around $20 if you spend frugally.
A guide or a porter is essential for the trek. Guides will help you with trail and also act as a friend or a companion along the trail. Therefore, you should always hire a porter as you will be traveling with a lot of luggage.
The tipping cost for a professional travel guide is $5 per day and $2 to $4 per day for porters. If you trek in a group, you should tip around $10 per day for a professional guide and $5 per day for porters.
You will stay in the tea houses and lodges in the region. The accommodations provide basic facilities of stay including twin beds, a pillow, and a blanket.
Yes, you can charge your camera, phone, and other electronic gadgets along the trail. You can also carry power banks or solar chargers along the trail for ease.
The visa cost is $30 for 15-days, $50 for 30-days, and $125 for 90-days respectively.
Lobuche peak is probably one of the challenging trekking peaks in Everest Region. The 18 Days Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp offers you the amazing view of Everest alongside many other snow-peaked mountains, world's largest glaciers 'Khumbu glacier', sherpa and their society.
We are a group of 6 people from France. We booked Lobuche Peak trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition through the internet. At first, we were not sure how it was going to be. But now, after we have completed the trip we can say that – Nepal Guide Treks is a serious company with all the team members working together for successful trips. Honestly, we enjoyed every moment of the trip. Our guide was Ang-Dendi Sherpa, very energetic person. We would like to do more climbing under his guidance in future. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for any kind of adventured related activities in Nepal !!!
Alexis and group
The whole idea of reaching Everest Base Camp and summiting Lobuche Peak is what attracted us. We booked the trip right away with a total of 2 people in our group. Trekking along the high mountain valleys with views of the world’s towering mountains was a great feeling.
Our climbing expert guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa, a wise and caring person with good technical climbing experience. Following his footsteps, we reached Lobuche Peak summit. The tiring climb was worth. We had great views of the world’s towering mountains including Everest.
Many thanks to NGT team for a memorable trip !!!
Best of Luck for future !!!
Eugene and Oleg
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