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Lobuche East Peak Climb

Trip code
Package name Lobuche East Peak Climb
Duration 19
Max. elevation 6119 m
Level Difficult
Transportation Domestic flight and all ground transportation as per itinerary
Accomodation 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge / Camp during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person



‘adventure with tough, enjoyable and exciting climb on top of Lobuche Peak’ 

Lobuche East Peak Climb is a pure exciting thrill of an adventure at a great lovely peak, close to Mt. Everest. Lobuche with two sister peaks the East and the West, Lobuche West at 6,145 m / 20, 156 feet, slightly higher than Lobuche East at 6,119 / 20, 070 feet. But Lobuche East peak is more popular among trekkers, climbers, and mountaineers than Lobuche West peak. Due to its accessibility to reach the base camp of Lobuche East Peak, taking only a day or more to climb. 
Lobuche East Peak climb draws more climbers as it is located close to the main trail to Everest base camp. Which makes it easier for preparation, practice exercise, acclimatization, and combining climb with a visit to Everest base camp.
In the early days, Lobuche East Peak remained isolated, until the past few decades getting more climbers and adventurers.
The grade of Lobuche East Peak climb is TD (Technical Difficulty) used by famous and popular French / Swiss; Alpine Climbing Classification Systems.
Lobuche East Peak climb includes adventure to Everest base camp and Kalapathar Hilltop for excellent views of Mt. Everest.
The journey to Lobuche East Peak starts from Lukla town as well for various adventures and trekking around the Khumbu region.
The trail leads to lovely pleasant walks following a gradual path with few short ups and down. Visiting and exploring nice traditional Sherpa villages enriched with age-old heritage cultures of Buddhism religion. Walk through Mani religious prayer walls to enter Sagarmatha National Park, listed in World Heritage Sites.
One of the highest national parks, treasures the world's tallest peaks likewise Everest, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu with an array of peaks.
From the park cross a few bridges and then on the high trail to the famous Namche Bazaar. The heart of Khumbu Sherpa, as well for trekkers and mountaineers the major hub with all types of facilities. Enjoy an extra day in Namche Bazaar exploring its scenic viewpoints and visiting the park museum of great interest.
The adventure continues leaving Namche Bazaar on a scenic trail to beautiful Tengboche with its colorful majestic monastery. Located on a picturesque high plateau surrounded by a series of snow peaks with views of Everest and stunning Ama Dablam. A great place amidst lovely forest surrounding, from Tengboche adventure, continues towards the high windswept country, leaving tall tree lines. 
Exciting walks through the last permanent village of Pangboche, close beneath towering Ama Dablam. The trail follows towards scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche a large settlement with many good lodges. 
Spending another overnight in Dingboche allows time for acclimatization, then adventure leads to higher terrain facing views of Lobuche peak.
The first part of the trip leads to a famous and popular destination around the Himalayas Everest base camp. Where trekkers can feel and experience the arctic zone-like landscapes of ice, snow, and glaciers with massif Khumbu Ice-fall.
After base camp a steep climb on a top rocky high hill at Kalapathar for spectacular views of towering giant peaks. One of the best viewpoints for a close look at Mt. Everest, at a near distance from Mt. Pumori.
On completing the first main highlights, the adventure then leads to our major destination at Lobuche East Base Camp. Located on an isolated corner a little further from the main trail of Lobuche and Everest base camp.
At Lobuche base camp, setting overnight camp for a few days, where our true adventure begins. After full preparation and then heading for the big climb, the route to the summit is quite tough and technical. But with support of our expert guide with good knowledge of mountaineering skills, makes the climb possible. 
 Then finally after a hard struggle reaches you on top of Lobuche East Peak. After a tough effort, rewards with a stunning panorama of towering snow peaks, that surrounds the summit of Lobuche East peak.
Enjoying the arduous climb and gaining great experience of the thrill of mountaineering on Himalayan peaks. The return journey leads down to windy Pheriche valley, as the walk follows through Pangboche and Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. The last leg of the adventure takes you to the end of the trek in Lukla, for the last overnight around Khumbu and Everest region.
The next morning a sweeping scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu. After a wonderful adventure and overwhelming experience on Lobuche East Peak Climb with the great service of Himalayan Forever Treks.

Lobuche East - An Intro To The Himalayas
Nestled in the heart of the Everest region, Lobuche East beckons adventurers with its rugged beauty and formidable slopes. Rising to an elevation of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet), it presents a challenging yet rewarding climb amidst the world's highest peaks.

Lobuche West And Lobuche East
Lobuche East and Lobuche West are distinct peaks located in close proximity to each other. While Lobuche East is a popular trekking peak requiring technical climbing skills, Lobuche West is a more challenging expedition peak suited for experienced mountaineers.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty
The climbing difficulty of Lobuche East varies depending on the chosen route. The ascent involves negotiating steep ridges, icy slopes, and crevassed glaciers, requiring climbers to be proficient in basic mountaineering techniques.

High Altitude, Temperature, Climate, And Weather
Climbers must contend with high altitude, fluctuating temperatures, and unpredictable weather conditions throughout the ascent. Proper acclimatization, suitable clothing, and meticulous planning are essential to mitigate the risks associated with altitude sickness and adverse weather.

Steep Trail
The trail to Lobuche East features steep inclines, rocky terrain, and glacier crossings, presenting physical and technical challenges for climbers. Proper footwork, use of crampons and ice axes, and adherence to safety protocols are crucial for navigating the rugged terrain safely.

Accommodation Facilities
Accommodation facilities are available at Lobuche Base Camp and High Camp, providing basic shelter and amenities for climbers during their ascent. Tented camps and teahouses offer respite from the elements, allowing climbers to rest and recuperate before continuing their journey.

Summit Of Lobuche Peak
Reaching the summit of Lobuche East is a momentous achievement, rewarding climbers with unparalleled panoramic views of the Everest region. The sweeping vistas of snow-capped peaks, glacier-carved valleys, and endless horizons are awe-inspiring and unforgettable.

Climbing Route Of Lobuche Peak
The standard climbing route of Lobuche East follows a well-defined path from Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp, before ascending to the summit via a steep ridge. Experienced guides lead climbers through the technical sections, ensuring safety and efficiency throughout the ascent.

Experience Required To Climb Lobuche Peak
Climbing Lobuche East requires prior mountaineering experience, physical fitness, and technical proficiency. Familiarity with ice and snow climbing techniques, rope handling, and glacier travel is essential for a successful ascent.

Best Time To Do The Lobuche Peak Climbing
The best time to climb Lobuche East is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, when the weather is stable, and visibility is optimal. These periods offer favorable climbing conditions and clear skies, enhancing the overall climbing experience.

From the summit of Lobuche, you have breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest Region
Standing atop Lobuche East, climbers are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region, including iconic peaks such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The surreal beauty of the surrounding Himalayan landscape is a sight to behold and a fitting reward for the challenging climb.

Preparation & Training
Proper preparation and training are paramount for a successful Lobuche Peak climb. Climbers should undergo rigorous physical conditioning, altitude acclimatization, and technical skills training to build strength, stamina, and confidence for the ascent.

Lobuche Peak Permit Cost
The permit cost for climbing Lobuche East varies depending on the season, duration, and itinerary chosen. Climbers are required to obtain permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and adhere to local regulations and guidelines during the ascent.

Q: What are the main differences between Lobuche Peak and Everest Base Camp treks?
While both Lobuche Peak climbing and Everest Base Camp trek offer incredible Himalayan experiences, they differ in terms of technical difficulty, duration, and objectives. Lobuche Peak climbing involves technical mountaineering skills, whereas Everest Base Camp trek is a non-technical trekking adventure suitable for a wider range of participants.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will meet you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge. 

Includes details of the local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice Nepali Restaurants.

Day 2 : Morning tour of Kathmandu heritage sites

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide meets the group at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square, stands as a testament to the city's royal history. Surrounded by ancient palaces, courtyards, and temples, this UNESCO World Heritage Site encapsulates centuries of Nepalese architecture. The square served as the royal palace for the Malla kings and later the Shah dynasty.

Upon entering, visitors are greeted by the magnificent Hanuman Dhoka Palace, a complex adorned with intricately carved wooden windows and doors. The Kumari Ghar, home to the living goddess Kumari, adds an air of mystique to the square. The Kumari, a prepubescent girl chosen as the living embodiment of the goddess Taleju, occasionally makes appearances at her window, captivating onlookers.

Exploring the narrow alleys surrounding the square reveals hidden courtyards, shrines, and vendors selling traditional artifacts. The combination of historical charm and vibrant street life makes Kathmandu Durbar Square an unforgettable destination.

Pashupati Nath:

A short journey eastward leads to the sacred grounds of Pashupati Nath, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world. Nestled on the banks of the Bagmati River, Pashupati Nath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and draws pilgrims from across the globe.

The main temple, adorned with intricate wood carvings and golden spires, stands as the focal point of the complex. Only Hindus are allowed into the inner sanctum, but visitors can witness the rituals and ceremonies from the eastern bank of the river. The atmosphere is infused with spirituality as devotees perform rituals, sadhus (holy men) meditate, and the scent of incense wafts through the air.

Pashupati Nath is not only a religious site but also a reflection of Nepal's rich architectural heritage. The surrounding area, with its ancient statues, shrines, and ghats, provides a serene backdrop to this spiritual haven.


Heading northeast from Pashupati Nath, the journey culminates at the iconic Boudha Stupa, a symbol of Buddhism and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The colossal white dome, adorned with the watchful eyes of the Buddha, dominates the landscape, creating a serene and contemplative ambiance.

The Boudha Stupa is encircled by a bustling market, where locals and tourists alike peruse a plethora of shops offering Tibetan artifacts, prayer flags, and traditional handicrafts. The rhythmic prayer chants, the spinning of prayer wheels, and the fluttering of colorful flags create a mesmerizing atmosphere.

The stupa itself is a marvel of symmetry and symbolism. Pilgrims circumambulate the structure, spinning prayer wheels and offering prayers, while monks in nearby monasteries engage in their daily rituals. As the sun sets, the stupa is illuminated, casting a tranquil glow that adds to the spiritual aura. From here back to hotel for lunch, and the get ready for exciting scenic drive to Manthali town at Ramechap district for overnight halt. The next morning taking a short flight to Lukla.

Day 3 : Drive to Manthali, Fly to Lukla 2, 820 m and trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 04 hrs.

Morning transfer to Manthali town small airport for panoramic flight to Lukla, board in a small aircraft. The flight heads east with stunning views of Himalayan peaks facing Mt. Everest, as the plane makes a smooth exciting landing at Lukla Tenzing & Hillary Airport.

A moderate town, where walk starts heading down to Dudh Koshi River valley through several Sherpa villages. Festooned with prayer flags, Buddhist monument and prayer wall then reaching our first overnight stop at Phakding village.

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.

A long today’s walk to Namche Bazaar, morning after breakfast the trail follows on moderate path. Walking short down and ups crossing a long bridge to reach a nice village of Monjo. The enter Sagarmatha National Park; (Sagarmatha a name for Everest in Nepal, while the native Sherpa calls as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language). From the park entrance cross another bridge over the same river Dudh Koshi to Jorsalle, the last settlement before Namche Bazaar. Stopping for lunch, afternoon walk on river bed amidst lovely forest, then starts the climb on crossing a high bridge. A steep winding for few hours reaches Namche Bazaar for two overnight halt in the comfort of nice lodge.

Day 5 : At Namche for acclimatization and a short scenic hike.

An ideal spot Namche Bazaar for rest day to support acclimatization and short hike to view-points. Morning having breakfast facing views of Kwangde and Thamersarkhu peaks, while at Namche there are several side hikes.

Suggested scenic places for hikes around Namche and beyond:Visit the park museum on top of Namche Bazaar, offers interesting information of the Khumbu Sherpa’s cultures. Along with panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamersarkhu and Kantega with Kwangde peaks. 

Hike to Everest View Hotel at above 3,880 m high a refreshing spot for views of Mt. Everest, while having warm cup of hot drinks. For energetic people can enjoy longer hike to Khumjung and Khunde villages, located on a glacial valley.

Rest of the day enjoy leisure afternoon browsing the streets of Namche Bazaar full of shops, stores, restaurants and fresh bakeries. 

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

From Namche Bazaar, morning walk short up and then on winding nice trail facing views of towering snow-capped peaks. Then down to Imjatse River for lunch in a small settlement Phunki-Tenga, amidst beautiful rhododendron and pine forest.

Afternoon two hours climb to beautiful Tengboche and the monastery, a picturesque ridge and a small plateau. Enjoy grand panorama of Everest and surrounding giant snow peaks with time to visit the monastery interior of great religious and cultural interest. Overnight at Tengboche or little further down to Deboche in a quiet surrounding in the midst of woods.  

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m - 05 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight either in Tengboche or Deboche, facing glorious views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. Walk begins heading downhill to cross a bridge from here tree lines declines for short Himalayan bush and shrubs. 

Walk uphill with gentle climb to Pangboche village, located on route to Ama Dablam base camp and to Everest base camp.

Pangboche is the last permanent village, the other places on route Everest base camp are temporary settlements with lodges for trekkers. After Pangboche a slow short up to a place called Somare for lunch break. Afternoon walk on gentle up within an exposed areas, a short down to a river. Crossing a small bridge a short steep climb to Dingboche, located in a beautiful Imjatse valley. At the bottom of Ama Dablam North Face with views of Island Peak and Lhotse, Nuptse.

Day 8 : Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and short excursion.

Another pleasant and important rest day for acclimatization as the altitude sharply rises. Dingboche a lovely place within scenic Imjatse valley encircled by an of snow peaks. Enjoy few hour hike to Nakarjung hill above Dingboche offers grand panorama of the valley floor with towering giant peaks. The views includes as far to Mt. Makalu and Lhotse Shar in the Far East with Island Peak. 

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 05 hrs.

From Dingboche, morning walk up to a ridge, and then on nice gradual climb to Thugla, a small settlement. Where the trails from Pheriche and Dingboche joins at Thugla on route Everest base camp. A good place for lunch stop facing close views of Ama Dablam and Cholatse peaks. Afternoon a steep short climb to Thugla-Pass,having short rest, continue walk on gradual up to Lobuche for overnight halt. 

Day 10 : Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.

A Big Day of the adventure, start the morning walk from the nice lodge of Lobuche. As well carrying a pack lunch for the long day to Everest base camp, a slow gentle walk to start the fresh cool morning. The trail follows up and then walk on rocky moraine, above Khumbu glaciers. After few hour of steady hike reaching Gorakshep, a small settlement located on a valley below high Kalapathar hill. Facing close views of Mt. Pumori, enjoy a short refreshing break and then walk continues over rocks and boulders. Then finally reaching the highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp, enjoy the dramatic scenery of arctic landscapes.

The base camp, can be busy and active during the mountaineering expedition times of late spring. Enjoy the remorseless fields of ice, snow and glaciers with massif Khumbu Ice Fall. The views of Mt. Everest is not visible, blocked by Lhotse and Nuptse peaks, achieving our goal and highlights. Return walk to Gorakshep for overnight stop, after a long exciting day of the adventure. 

Day 11 : Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m and trek to Lobuche Peak base camp 4, 940 m-05 hrs.

Start early morning for few hours steep climb to the top of Kalapathar, on the highest spot of the trek. Rewards stunning scenery of towering mountain range with Mt. Pumori in front with close views of Mt. Everest.

After a great scenic views, descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk downhill. The trail follows past Lobuche and then down before Thugla, where our route diverts towards Lobuche East Peak base camp. 

First overnight in the comfort of tented camp, away from main busy trail, the base camp tucked on hidden corner of high Khumbu Valley.

Day 12 : Rest day at Lobuche Peak base camp for climbing training.

At Lobuche East Base Camp, having rest day for acclimatization, as well preparation for the climb. Having breakfast our guide will brief on the route of the climb, with some practice climb. The guide will check the route of the climb to the summit, and finding possible and accessible, safe way to the top. 

Day 13 : Trek and climb to high camp 5,400 m-03 hrs.

We have added one more high camp, due to the nature Lobuche East Peak, having high camp, allows much possibilities; for the climb.

Leaving the base camp after breakfast, the trail leads over moraine of ice and snow. The climb continues reaching possible space and ground to set up the high camp. After pitching the High Camp, rest of the day practice climb and checking the route to the summit of Lobuche East Peak. 

Day 14 : Climb the summit of Lobuche Peak 6,119 m/20,070 ft.-08 hrs.

Start the climb and the Big Day!, early morning as our guide will leads you to safe climb, and with full support on few technical difficult sections. The climb heads over rocks, ice, where all members will be using necessary tools to negotiate the tough technical areas. After a hard climb with strenuous effort reach on top of Lobuche East Peak summit and enjoy the glorious panorama of surrounding high peaks. Overlooking close views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse with Mt. Makalu towards east direction with majestic Mt. Ama Dablam. 

Staying on top less than an hour as sun reaches the summit, start descending on the same safe route to base camp. Enjoy the day having warm refreshment at the camp, after a hard tough climb of early morning to Lobuche East Peak summit.

Day 15 : Trek to Pangboche 3, 900 m -06 hrs.

After completing the major goals and highlights, clean the base camp as well carry the garbage; to hand over to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee at Namche Bazaar or in Lukla. Leaving nothing except your foot prints, an easy walk down to Thugla. From Thugla onwards, a pleasant walk on gradual trail to Pheriche, and then downhill to Pangboche for overnight stop. 

Day 16 : Trek to Namche Bazaar- 07 hrs.

From Pangboche walk is much easier as altitude drops every hour, head down to a river to cross a bridge. A long climb through forest then reaching Thyangboche for short stop. Walk continues downhill to cross another bridge with short climb up to Sanasa village. Which is the junction of Namche, Khumjung and Gokyo route, from here a lovely walk of few hours to Namche Bazaar for overnight halt. 

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla 2, 846 m - 06 hours.

After a pleasant overnight in Namche Bazaar, last day walk starts heading down to Dudh-Koshi River. The trail follows the river crossing over a bridge with short steep up to Sagarmatha National Park. From the park exit point walk to Monjo village, having refreshing stops continue walk to Phakding. From Phakding on the easy wide rail with hour climb to Lukla for final overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest region. 

Day 18 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.

Having early breakfast, a short walk to Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary airport as plane reach from Ramechap or Kathmandu. Board on the small aircraft for swift short flight back to land at Manthali small airstrip. A pleasant and exciting drive brings you back at Kathmandu, rest of the day at leisure and for individual activities and shopping souvenirs of Nepal. 

Day 19 : International departure for homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Lobuche East Peak Climb.


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