Lobuche Peak Climbing

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude6119 m/20075 ft (Lobuche Peak Summit)
  • AccommodationComfortable Hotels in Kathmandu, Tea Houses during the trek, and Tented Camps at high altitudes.
  • MealsNutritious and delicious meals provided throughout the trek.
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November are best months to climb

What to Expect:

  • Dream peak for beginner mountaineers seeking to develop their climbing skills in the Himalayas.
  • Technically undemanding and straightforward climb with some fitness level and basic alpine skills.
  • Option of Everest Base Camp trek before or after the trip.
  • Heavenly glimpses of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and other mountains of the Everest region.
  • Catching the ethnic lifestyles, cultures, traditions, and festivals of Sherpa from Khumbu.
  • Hike through the serene landscape with lush oak and pine forest accompanied by vivid rhododendrons.
  • Appropriate itinerary with adequate acclimatisation, accommodations, meals, guides, porters, and logistics with Dream Heaven.
  • Fixed departures of Lobuche East Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring with limited climbers in a group.

In proximity to Everest, a peak of 6,119 metres, Lobuche Peak Climbing, is the ideal mountain to kickstart the mountaineering journey. Often an extended trip, first Everest Base Camp trek and climb Lobuche east on return, the trekker's desire to climb Lobuche has skyrocketed for decades. Not only for trekkers, for those who are looking up their career in mountaineering, but the Lobuche Peak expedition also gives the actual taste of the mountaineering world.

In the vicinity of the infamous Khumbu Glacier, the two ridges of Lobuche, Lobuche East, and Lobuche Far East, stand spectacular. Due to its ideal location, the summit of Lobuche East offers magical glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many mountains in the Everest region.

Route to Lobuche Peak Climbing

For the Lobuche Peak climbing, we will follow the classic Everest Base Camp trek route till Gorak Shep, hike down to Lobuche, Trek to Lobuche Base Camp, and prepare for the summit push.

You will take Kathmandu to Lukla flight after a pre-expedition briefing by your expedition guide and tour manager. The 40 minutes flight to Luka is scenic and thrilling.
After landing at Lukla, the gateway to Everest, you will hike to Phakding for overnight sleep. Enb route to Phakding, you will witness beautiful Sherpa settlements, farmlands, rushing Dudh Koshi, and more.

From Phakding, you will hike to Namche Bazar and accommodate another day as acclimatisation. The acclimatisation hikes include a trip to Hotel Everest View at
Syangboche, the mountain museum in Namche, Khumjung village, etc.

From Namche Bazar, you will gain altitude to Tengboche, a notable Buddhist settlement and serene Tengboche Monastery. The further hikes to Dingboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep takes us closer to Lobuche East Peak. En route, the magical glimpses of Ama Dablam, Tawoche, Nuptse, and Pumori keep the hike entertaining.

Lobuche Base Camp sits over 4,800 metres, where you will be accommodated in tented camps. You will have one day for acclimatisation and climbing preparation at the base camp. The climbing Sherpa guide will deliver the crucial information and techniques to all climbers in the group. We will also have a buffer day to deal with weather, health, and fatigue. We will climb the summit of Lobuche East Peak in the best weather window with a stable temperature.

Lobuche East Peak- Climbing Preparation and Route to Summit

Dream Himalayan will organise tented camps in Lobuche East Peak Base Camp for accommodations. The setting of the base camp gives you moments to glimpse the magical sunrise and sunset over the mountains to the horizon. The following training and acclimatisation period will prepare you for the summit push with 24/7 observation from the climbing guide.

You will first climb to Lobuche East High Camp at 5,600 metres before attempting its summit. The glacial moraines terrain for High Camp is an ideal location for spellbinding glimpses of mountains in the Mahalangur range. Your Sherpa guide fixed the rope before the Lobuche east expedition starts. To reach the summit, you have to navigate the peak with the help of a fixed rope.

The most common route, the South East route to the summit is technical and comprises rocks and snow. Thus, climbers have to navigate this arduous terrain. The use of crampons on steeper icy walls is a must as you climb further in the South East route. We recommend every climber to attach their harness to a fixed rope till the summit and back to the high camp. It ensures your extra safety.

The Lobuche east summit push takes ten hours. The summit climb is regarded with magical glimpses of mountains on every corner of the Everest region. You will witness four of the world's fourteen highest mountains from the summit of Lobuche east peak. You will climb down to Lobuche base camp the same day after a successful summit climb.

Best time for Climbing to Lobuche Peak

Climbing Lobuche East Peak in Autumn and Spring gives the utmost sightseeing experience from the summit. Also, the stable temperature and clear weather make the climbing comfortable and successful.

Not only is climbing this peak ideal in Spring and Autumn, the trek on the classic Everest Base Camp trek route until Gorakshep becomes magical. The lush alpine vegetation, heavenly mountains, and lively atmosphere make the Lobuche East peak climbing expedition the best experience.


Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our dedicated staff. After exchanging warm greetings, you will be assisted with your luggage and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • 1400m

After a good night's rest, get ready to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Begin your sightseeing tour by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include the ancient temples and palaces that are a testament to Nepal's rich history and architecture. Explore iconic sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.

In the afternoon, we will gather for a pre-climbing briefing and preparations. Your experienced climbing guide will go through all the necessary details, safety protocols, and equipment required for the upcoming adventure. This is also an excellent opportunity to ask any questions and clarify any concerns you may have.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Rise early to catch an exhilarating morning flight to Lukla, a mountainous airstrip perched on a hillside. The short but thrilling flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, setting the tone for your trekking adventure.

Upon landing in Lukla, you will meet the rest of the trekking team and porters who will be assisting you throughout the journey. After some brief introductions, commence the trek to Phakding, a charming village situated at 2652 meters above sea level. The trail descends gently, following the Dudh Koshi River and passing through picturesque Sherpa settlements and lush forests.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2652m

Today's trek takes you deeper into the heart of the Himalayas, as you make your way to Namche Bazaar, the vibrant and bustling Sherpa town. As you gain altitude, you'll start to feel the crisp mountain air and witness a change in the scenery. Towering snow-capped peaks begin to emerge on the horizon, and the sense of adventure intensifies. Namche Bazaar welcomes you with a lively market, cozy tea houses, and a perfect blend of Sherpa culture and modern amenities.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3440m

Acclimatization is a crucial part of any high-altitude trek, and Namche Bazaar serves as an ideal place for it. Instead of continuing to higher elevations, take a well-deserved rest day to allow your body to adjust gradually to the thinning air.While in Namche Bazaar, there are several acclimatization activities to enjoy. You can take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel, which offers stunning panoramic views of Everest and other majestic peaks. Alternatively, you can explore the Sherpa Culture Museum or the nearby Khumjung Village, where you can visit the famous Khumjung Monastery and witness the Yeti Scalp.

Spend the day relaxing, exploring, and savoring the unique atmosphere of Namche Bazaar, while your body prepares itself for the exciting journey ahead.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3440m

Today's trek takes you to Tengboche, a serene and spiritually significant location. The trail winds through rhododendron forests and offers magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other neighboring peaks. After a few hours of trekking, you will reach the iconic Tengboche Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in the region.

Upon reaching Tengboche, soak in the peaceful ambiance and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas from the monastery's vantage point. You may also have the chance to witness a Buddhist ceremony and experience the spiritual essence of this sacred place.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3860m

After a warm breakfast at Tengboche, set off on a picturesque trail that leads to Dingboche. As you gain altitude, the landscapes change dramatically, with the tree line giving way to alpine meadows and rocky terrain.

The stunning views of Ama Dablam and other Himalayan giants will keep you inspired throughout the trek. Dingboche is a charming village nestled amidst the rugged mountains, and it offers a perfect resting spot for trekkers before ascending further towards Everest Base Camp.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • 4410m

Today presents an optional adventure as you can choose to hike to Chhukung Ri, a spectacular viewpoint offering panoramic vistas of the Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam peaks. The hike is challenging but incredibly rewarding, and it provides an opportunity to explore more of the region's pristine beauty.

Alternatively, if you prefer a more relaxed day, you can spend the day in Dingboche, acclimatizing further and taking in the serene surroundings.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4410m

Embark on another scenic day of trekking as you head towards Lobuche. The trail takes you through the rugged landscapes of the Khumbu region, and you'll feel the anticipation building as you get closer to Everest Base Camp.

Lobuche is situated at an elevation of 4910 meters, and the weather and terrain become noticeably harsher. As you reach Lobuche, you'll find yourself surrounded by snow-capped peaks, creating a truly breathtaking atmosphere.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4910m

Today is the much-awaited day when you'll trek to the fabled Everest Base Camp (5357m). The trail leads you to Gorakshep, a remote settlement nestled amidst the Himalayan wilderness. After a short rest in Gorakshep, continue the trek towards the base camp of the world's highest mountain.

The journey to Everest Base Camp offers unparalleled mountain scenery and a unique sense of accomplishment. Arriving at the base camp, you'll be standing at an impressive altitude of 5364 meters, surrounded by the Khumbu Icefall and the towering peaks of the Everest region.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5180m

The early morning presents an opportunity for a memorable hike to Kalapathar, the famous vantage point offering the best views of Everest and its neighboring peaks. The sunrise over Everest from Kalapathar is an awe-inspiring sight that you won't forget.

After breakfast in Gorakshep, begin your trek towards the base camp of Lobuche East, another exciting climbing destination in the Everest region. Lobuche East Base Camp welcomes you with a pristine and tranquil environment, allowing you to prepare mentally and physically for the upcoming climbing adventure.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4910m

Today is a momentous day as you embark on an exhilarating climb to the summit of Lobuche Peak, standing proudly at 6119 meters above sea level. After an early breakfast at the Lobuche Base Camp, your experienced climbing guide will provide final instructions and safety briefings for the ascent.

The climb begins with a gradual ascent over rocky terrain, gradually increasing in steepness as you gain altitude. Relying on your climbing skills and equipment, you'll navigate through challenging sections, including crevasses and icy slopes.

As you ascend, the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks become increasingly awe-inspiring. The feeling of accomplishment grows with every step taken closer to the summit. Once you reach the top of Lobuche Peak, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many other snow-capped giants.

Take some time at the summit to soak in the grandeur of the Himalayas and capture memorable photographs with your team. The sense of triumph and elation will be palpable as you celebrate your successful summit of Lobuche Peak.

After savoring the unforgettable moment at the summit, begin your descent back to the Lobuche Base Camp. The return journey presents its own challenges, requiring focus and caution while descending steep sections. Your experienced climbing guide will ensure the safety and well-being of the team throughout the descent.

Upon reaching the Lobuche Base Camp, celebrate the achievement of climbing Lobuche Peak with your fellow trekkers and climbing team. The camaraderie among the team members will be strengthened by the shared accomplishment.

Stay Overnight in a Tented Camp at Lobuche Base Camp, cherishing the memories of an extraordinary summit day.

  • Tented camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4910m

After an unforgettable experience at the Summit and Base Camp, it's time to begin your descent towards lower altitudes. Today's trek takes you back to Pangboche, a charming village situated at an elevation of 4000 meters.

As you descend, you'll notice a change in the landscape, with the alpine terrain gradually giving way to lush greenery and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the pleasant downhill trek, taking in the serene surroundings and reflecting on the incredible journey you've undertaken.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4000 meters

After a nourishing breakfast in Pangboche, bid farewell to the tranquil Himalayan village and embark on the trek back to Namche Bazaar. The familiar trail retraces your steps, offering different perspectives of the mountains and valleys you passed on the way up.

Reaching Namche Bazaar will feel like a reunion with friends, as you revisit the lively market and cozy tea houses. Take some time to explore the bustling town and interact with fellow trekkers who are on their way to Everest Base Camp.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3441 meters

Today marks the final leg of your trek as you trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, where your journey began. The descending trail follows the Dudh Koshi River, passing through picturesque Sherpa settlements and lush forests.

Upon reaching Lukla, you'll have the opportunity to celebrate the successful completion of the Everest Base Camp and Lobuche Peak climbing with your trekking team and guides. Enjoy a hearty meal and reminisce about the incredible experiences you've shared during this epic adventure.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2800m

Rise early to catch the scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. As the plane takes off, take one last look at the majestic Himalayan peaks, cherishing the unforgettable memories of your trek.

Upon landing in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to rest, relax, or explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs and mementos to commemorate your incredible journey.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2800m

After the exhilarating mountain adventure, enjoy a well-deserved leisure day in Kathmandu. This day is reserved for rest and relaxation, giving you time to recover from the trek and explore more of the city's cultural delights.

You can explore the bustling streets of Thamel, a vibrant tourist hub offering a plethora of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Visit local markets and art galleries to learn more about Nepali culture and craftsmanship. Alternatively, you may choose to visit historical sites, museums, or monasteries to gain deeper insights into Nepal's rich heritage.

In the evening, you may join a farewell dinner organized by the our company to celebrate your successful completion of the lobuche peak climbing.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

After an unforgettable journey to the Lobuche peak climbing and experiencing the warm hospitality of Nepal, it's time to say goodbye. Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel before you are transferred to the international airport for your departure flight. Depart with cherished memories, new friendships, and the satisfaction of conquering the Himalayas.

Hope to see you again for your next adventure in Nepal!

  • Breakfast

The itinerary is subject to changes based on weather conditions and trekker's preferences. Proper acclimatization and physical fitness are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek. Book your Lobuche peak climbing now and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Cost Details


  • All airport transfers
  • 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel ( including breakfast)
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing ( including professional tour guide and private tourist car)
  • All accommodations in the mountain ( 13 nights)
  • All meals ( Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as per itinerary
  • Round trip Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Climbing and Trekking Guide, Cook, Assistant Climbing Leader, Sherpa
  • Necessary porters, and other helpers as per requirement
  • All necessary trekking and climbing permit.
  • Group climbing and camping equipment for climbing
  • Necessary equipment and all government and local taxes
  • Necessary ground transport


  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • All Personal expenses
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Tips for Climbing Staff
  • All kind of drinks
  • Any others kinf of expenses

Good to Know

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty

Lobuche East peak, in general, is an acclimatisation mountain for Everest summiteers. Many Everest climbers often climb Lobuche peak to freshen their climbing techniques and get better acclimatised.

For aspiring mountaineers, the Lobuche expedition is the best. This peak, typically trekkers peak, is an extended trip to Everest Base Camp. Thus, with ideal fitness, climbers with no prior climbing experience find this peak a moderate climb. Our climbing Sherpa guides train you on the Lobuche East Base Camp before pushing the summit. However, some alpine skills like abseiling on snow, hiking on crampons, ice axes, and climbing with fixed rope become best.

Health and Fitness for Lobuche Peak Climbing

While climbing high-altitude terrain and a mountain of 6,000 metres, you have to be physically sound. Also, you must have your medical checkups and good report before joining the Lobuche East expedition.

As a climber, you must possess endurance for the tiring Lobuche summit push. The whole team's performance decreases if you fail to maintain the pace. During a pre-expedition briefing, your climbing guide gives the essential information and advice regarding the health, fitness, and whole-body examination.


  • Q1. Can you tell me about Lobuche Peak and its location?

    Lobuche Peak is a renowned trekking destination located in the Everest region of Nepal. It features two main summits: Lobuche East, standing at 6,119 meters, and Lobuche West, slightly higher at 6,145 meters. This peak is situated near the Khumbu Glacier and the famous Everest Base Camp trekking route.

  • Indeed, climbing Lobuche Peak demands prior experience in mountaineering. Potential climbers should possess basic skills in both ice and rock climbing and be competent in handling climbing gear such as crampons, ice axes, and ropes. Furthermore, being physically robust and mentally ready for high-altitude conditions is essential.

  • Typically, an expedition to climb Lobuche Peak lasts about 18 to 20 days. This period includes the trek to Everest Base Camp, time for acclimatization, and the actual ascent. However, the schedule might change depending on the tour operator and prevailing weather conditions.

  • Climbing Lobuche Peak is usually done during pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. April to May and September to November are considered the most favorable periods for climbing, when the weather is generally stable and clear skies offer better visibility.

  • Climbing Lobuche Peak necessitates two permits: a climbing permit and an entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park. These can be acquired through a registered trekking agency in Nepal, which will manage the required documentation for you.

  • Climbers are required to have various specialized mountaineering equipment, including crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, climbing boots, insulated jackets, and sleeping bags designed for extreme cold. It's usual for climbers to either rent some equipment in Kathmandu or participate in a guided expedition that provides the necessary gear.

  • Absolutely, there are inherent risks involved in climbing Lobuche Peak, like other high-altitude mountaineering endeavors. These risks include altitude sickness, harsh weather conditions, avalanches, and crevasses. However, these risks can be mitigated with proper acclimatization, guidance from experienced professionals, and adopting appropriate safety measures.

  • Climbing Lobuche Peak is categorized as strenuous, necessitating a high level of physical fitness. To prepare, climbers should undertake physical training before the trip to build strength, stamina, and endurance needed for long hikes and the ascent.

  • The expense of a Lobuche Peak climbing expedition can vary significantly based on factors like the tour itinerary, group size, included services (like gear rental, meals, accommodations), and the trekking agency. Generally, the cost could range between USD 2,000 and USD 3,000 per person.

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