Lobuche East Peak Climbing

20 Days

About Lobuche East Peak

Lobuche East Peak climbing is an incredible trek you don’t want to miss. At 6,119 meters (20,075 feet), this peak has 360 views of the humbling Himalayan mountains and valleys. Of these mountains, you will be climbing very close to the Khumbu Glacier, Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse.

Along this twenty-day trek, you will stay in tea house along the way to Lobuche, then switch to camping in tents, and finally you will stay overnight at Gorakshep after visit  Everest Base Camp. This will be a truly memorable, challenging, and significant experience in your life.

The Lobuche East Peak climbing is very rough and climbers must have some previous experience ice climbing and/or mountaineering in order to participate. Additionally, climbers must be in good physical shape and be ready to fight the tough weather and thin air. Read further for ideas on how to prepare yourself before flying into Nepal.

This incredible trek will be offered pre-monsoon in the month of April and post-monsoon in the month of November. All gear, equipment, and clothing will be available for purchase or renting in Kathmandu, so you do not need to worry about bringing everything with you while traveling to Nepal. Plus, all travel plans,  entry permits, accommodation, food, and much more is all planned out by your guide so all you need to do is enjoy the climb and decide how to spend your time once back in Kathmandu afterwards!

If this challenge inspires you, please contact Mission Summit Treks for an unforgettable experience!

Outline Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and check into hotel
Day 2: trip briefing, gear checking, and gathering official documents/visa
Day 3: Early morning flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche
Day 5: Hike to Everest View Hotel and National Park Museum for Acclimatization
Day 6: Trek from Namche to Debuche via Tengbouche Monastery
Day 7: Trek from Debuche to Dingbouche
Day 8: Acclimatization day in Dingbouche, hike up Nagarjun Hill
Day 9: Trek from Dingbouche to Labouche
Day 10: Trek from Labouche to Gorakshep and arrive at Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapathar and trek to Labouche
Day 12: Trek from Labouche to Labouche Base Camp
Day 13: Pre-climb training day and rest for summit day
Day 14: Labouche summit day, then trek to Pheriche
Day 15: Celebration/rest day
Day 16: Trek from Pheriche to Namche
Day 17: Trek from Namche to Lukla
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and check into hotel
Day 19: Rest day in Kathmandu/sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 20: Final departure

Trip Highlights

  • The world's highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848m above mean sea level)
  • Can see two other peaks Lhotse, and Makalu higher than 8,000m from Trail.
  • Mt. Everest Base Camp and KalaPathar.
  • Khumbu glaciers
  • Khumjung and Namche village.
  • Monastery ( Tangbuche and Khumjung)
  • Musk Deer, Red Panda, and Himalayan Monal
  • Get a chance to Explore Sherpa culture and village
  • Lukla Airport - Mountain Flight
  • Lobuche East Peak 6119m
  • 20 Days tea house + Camping trip

lobuche peak Itinerary

Lobuche east peak climbing begins with your arrival in Nepal. On the first day of expedition our company member will welcome you in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and check into hotel. In the evening you will have welcome dinner with company members.

On the second day you will have briefing about entire treks and expedition on Lobuche east peak. Our trainer will check your gears and suggest what you need to buy. All your official documents will be checked so that there will not be any problem on climbing Lobuche peak.

We will leave Kathmandu on the third day with the early morning flight to Lukla. After landing on Lukla, we will have breakfast nearby Lukla airport and start our walk.
Mane and chorten, stone paved path welcome us at the beginning. The greenery and peaceful environment energize us. Since Phakding is in low altitude than Lukla, we will start walking downhills and follow the path on the bank of Dudhkoshi. Crossing different suspension bridges, rivers and walk through forest and reach Phakding, the beautiful village on the bank of Dudhkoshi.

After having breakfast, we will leave Phakding and walk towards Namche- the Himalayan Thamel. The walk will be adventurous as you will cross three suspension bridges, entered Sagarmatha national park, passes manjo viilage, pine trial and stone paved stairs before reaching Namche bazar.
The majestic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lotse, Tharmasarku and Konde relief your tiredness. In Namche, you can get all facilities available in city.

To enjoy with the beauty of Namche bazzar and acclimatize the body with increasing altitude we will have rest on fifth day of our trek. After having breakfast we will have a short hike to Everest view hotel and have wonderful view of Himalayan ranges with cup of tea or coffee. We will visit National Park museum on the way back to Namche bazzar from Everest view hotel.

The trial from Namche to Tengbouche is easiest trial as you will have less downhills and uphills to pass. The walk begins with uphills and follows flat trial with wonderful view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lotshe Lotshe shar, Amma Dablam, Tabuche, Cholache, Mt. Thamsekhu, Khakteka, Kusum Kangagru. We will pass different manne, chorten, monasteries and beautiful places - Phungi Thanga, Tengbuche and reach Debuche.

We will ascend towards Dingboche after having breakfast in Debuche. Crossing suspension bridges, walking through villages: Pangboche and Somare we will reach Dingboche. The beautiful pine forest, reduced rhododendron and scenery of Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam works as enzyme to activate you.

To prevent altitude sickness, we will take rest on Dingbouche for acclimatization. After having breakfast we will have short hike up to Nagarjun hill for continuous pace of walking and exercise. Enjoying the fabulous beauty of smiling Himalaya we will return back to Dingboche and have rest.

We will ascend towards Thukla with astonishing view of pastures, grazing Yak, blue sheep amazing Amadablam and Lobuche peak. We will walk around 4.5 hours leaving the rest time on Thukla for Lunch. The path is quite difficult before reaching Thukla and follows bit easy trial until you reach a pleasant village in Lobuche.

It is a pleasure to reach Everest base camp, we will start our walk towards Gorakshep following the rocky trial over moranes. The higher you reach, the greatest view you can have. The pride of Solukhumbu region, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhola, Mt Khumbuste, and Mt. Changaste, Mount Pumori, Mt Everest and Lobuche peak shines brighter and closer. You will reach Gorekshep after walking around 3 hours.

After reaching Gorekshep we will take rest for an hour and have Lunch. Without delaying the time, we will head towards Everest base camp. After around 1.5 hours of walk on moraine and rocky path we will reach Everest base camp. Mountainous surrounding, snow covered landscape and stepping on the base of Mount Everest gives glory. Spending quality time on EBC we will return back to Gorekshep for nightstay.

To grab opportunity of viewing sunrise from Kalapathar, we will wake up early in the morning and ascend towards Kalapathar. Which is take 1 and 3o min from Ghorkshep to kalapather 5545m. The amazing view of sunrise and golden glowing Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotshe, Pumori, Amadablum gives life time memory.
We will return back to Gorekshep, have breakfast and descend towards Lobuche.

After having breakfast we will ascent towards Lobuche Base Camp crossing Khumbu valley located in the east face of Lobuche peak. We will reach the Lobuche base camp after walking around 4-6 hours.

We need proper preparation, thus our climbers will train you. You will have practice of climbing on the 13th day and enough rest for upcoming summit climb to Lobuche peak.

We will hike to Lobuche high camp from Lobuche base camp in around 4 -6 hours. After reaching high camp, we will have enough rest to acclimatize our body and prepare it for climbing Lobuche peak.

The most awaited day of the entire expedition. We will wake up early in the morning and start climbing with the aim of viewing sunrise from the Lobuche East peak (6,119m/20,075ft). We will ascend to the edge of glacier and climb the narrow ridge with fixed ropes on snow covered surface of mountain.

We will have panoramic view of Mt. everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Pumori and differet peaks of Everest region from the Summit. After spending certain time on Lobuche peak, taking photographs and vedios we will descend down to Lobuche High camp followed by Lobuche Base camp.

The atmospheric condition is variable which may change with time. We should not have summit climb in bad weather, thus one day is taken as reserve day for waiting good weather. In case we have good weather, we will continue climbing otherwise we will wait a day for the best weather to summit climb.

We will leave Lobuche base camp and descend towards Lobuche. Enjoying with the scenery of Everest region, we trek ahead to reach pangboche. The view of Mt. Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other peaks along with rhododendron and juniper standing on hills energize us. After around 5-6 hours of walk we will reach Pangboche for night stay.

Day by day we will descend down to lower altitude. Leaving Pangboche we will cross suspension bridges, walk through pine forests enjoying the view of Amadablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lotse and different peaks we will reach Namche in around 5-6 hours.

After having breakfast we will descend down to Manjo village, pass phakding village and reach Luka. It takes around 6 -7 hours to reach Lukla from Namche. Leaving all the wonderful scenery, mountains and amazing landscape, the long journey come to an end. We will have night stay in Lukla.

Depending on the time of flight, we will return back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport and check into hotel. You will have farewell dinner with company member in the evening. After returning from Kathmandu airport you can have shopping or full rest depending on your choice.

The entire trek to EBC and Lobuche east peak climbing will complete after departure from Nepal. Company member will drop you to Tribhuvan International airport depending on your flight time.

Total cost for one adult is $2,800 For Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • 3-star Category accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed n breakfast
  • Kathmandu sightseeing ( swayambhunath, Boudhanath stupa, pashupatinath, bhaktapur durbar square)- Entry Ticket, Private car, Private Tour Guide)
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu
  • Lukla to Lukla Full board meal during the trek
  • All accommodations during the trek. (Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • All necessary paper works Everest National park entry permit
  • All permits for Lobuche east peak Climbing
  • All equipment for climbing (in Rent)
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government license holder Excellent Sherpa guide & porter With all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
  • All necessary items for Climbing such like:- Climbing tent, Kitchen tent, sleeping bag, mattress, climbing equipment, etc.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Trekking route map
  • Domestic Airport tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  • Hot shower/Battery charge /WI-FI for the camera during the trek
  • Tips for guide & porter
How hard is the Lobuche East Peak trek?

Lobuche peak climbing is one of the challenging and technical peak in the Everest khumbu region. So is classified as a advance-difficult peak then island peak & mera peak of Khumbu region.

How many days does it take to climb the peak?

Lobuche peak climbing takes 20 days from Kathmandu, back to Kathmandu.

Can you see Everest from Lobuche East Peak?

Yes, you can see 360 Degree panoramic view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, as well as Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse etc.

What sets Lobuche Peak apart from the other treks?

This trek is unique in length and challenge, as well as proximity to the Khumbu Glacier. You will also be able to visit Everest Base Camp, a rare opportunity.

How do you prepare for the Lobuche East Peak climb?

Starting to hike with a heavier pack is a good place to start. As well as getting to as high of elevation as you have around you. We will be hiking for about six to seven hours each day. Some of those days will be climbing over glaciers.

When is the best time for Lobuche Peak Climbing

The best time for Lobuche peak climbing is Spring season. you can also do in Autumn but best season is is Spring.

Photos of Lobuche Peak Climbing

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Details of Lobuche peak Climbing

Lobuche east peak climbing is moderate expedition along with Everest base camp trek. You can create your history of climbing peak above 6000m and gain experience plus techniques of climbing mountain.

It takes only 20 days to complete EBC trekking followed by climbing Lobuche east peak (6119m/20,075feet). In case you want only climbing and exclude EBC trek then we can customize the trip with pre information. Late decision of customization may not work because booking and arrangements have to be done on time. To acclimatize your body in high altitude, EBC trek is very important before Lobuche east peak climbing.

Lobuche east peak includes multiple aspects of trekking and expedition. The panoramic view of mountain, trek in Everest region, flight to Lukla, walk through forest, Buddhist culture, Sherpa and their hospitality, mountainous life and long journey from the base of Lukla to east peak of Lobuche makes your entire time most adorable.

Some of most important information related to Lobuche east peak climbing are described below:-


To get tourist visa for Nepal, you can visit your nearby Nepal embassy. If reaching to Nepal embassy is not possible from your place you can take visa from Tribhuvan international airport after landing on Nepal. You can take visa for 1 month or more depending on your available time.


We will provide you the best accommodation throughout the trek. You will have night stay in best hotel while being in Kathmandu. In Everest, accommodation will be in tea houses providing clean rooms, good food and hospitality. Attached room will be available up to Namche only. In higher altitude bathroom will be outside the room.


Our package includes every day’s Breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Depending on group you can choose food of your choice. Generally you will have coffee/tea/milk bread, jam, curry, egg, porridge, muceli in breakfast. Nepali thali (dal, rice, curry pickle, pappad) momo, noodles, chowmein, bread, sandwich, pasta, spaghetti and other local food items are available in dinner and lunch.

Drinking water

You will get pure drinking water throughout the trek. It is essential to carry water bottle so that you can feel your bottle before leaving the tea house.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Equipment

  • helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Belay/rappel device
  • Locking carabiners x2
  • Non- Locking Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Climbing carabiners x1
  • 6meter of 16mm tape or 8mm cord
  • Pruslik

How hard is Lobuche East Peak Climbing?

Lobuche east peak climbing is considered as moderate expedition. Fresher can easily climb Lobuche east peak. It is not necessary to be an expert and experienced climber to attempt summit climb of Lobuche. But you should be mentally and physically fit. An expert will guide you throughout the expedition. Thus you will have lowest risk while climbing the peak.

Climber or Sherpa will give you instruction and train you to use the instrument and technique of climbing. You should take the instructions seriously and follow the guidelines for successful climb.

Preparation of Lobuche east peak climbing

Since Lobuche east peak climbing is moderate climb, you don’t need early preparation of climb and no experience is required. You should be familiar with Himalayan environment and trekking in high altitude. You should have long walk, physical exercises before few months of trekking.

Before the expedition our climber will train you and gives knowledge required for climbing the peak. Our climber will be with you while climbing the peak.

Required clothing

  • Warm jacket – down jacket
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf.
  • Comfortable hiking trousers. (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or a skirt.
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks.
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks.
  • Proper hiking boots.
  • Running shoes and flip-flops.
  • 2-3 T-shirts.
  • Water bottle.

Altitude Sickness

This is a kind of illness that is caused by ascent to high altitudes. The symptoms will occur within 6 to 24 hours of achieving a high altitude. Altitude sickness is fatal and can result in death if not treated in time. You need to stay alert to any of the symptoms that occur.


  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Feeling unsteady
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty sleeping

An effective measure to recover from early AMS

If you happen to notice any of the symptoms, follow the guideline mentioned below-

  • Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  • Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  • Take complete rest until you feel well
  • Do not exercise
  • Do not smoke
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  • Take anti-sickness medicines

If you see no improvement in your health within 48 hours, you will have to be immediately deported to the city for medical support.

Preventive Measures

There is no way to train your body prior to trekking so as to adapt to the high altitude. Some ways in which you can prevent it are as follows:

  • Take plenty of rest
  • Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
  • keep yourself hydrated
  • Eat high-calorie food
  • Do not smoke, drink or consume tranquilizing medicines


During times of emergencies like acute altitude sickness or a natural calamity, you might have to be immediately deported in a helicopter. The cost of such deportation is covered by health insurance that needs to be purchased before you start the trek.

Trekking option

  • Solo trekking with private guide and porter.
  • Trekking with the only Guide.
  • Trekking with Guide cum porter.
  • Trekking with Group with guide & Porter.

Island Peak Vs. Lobuche Peak

A lot of climbers are confused to choosing between Island peak or Lobuche peak, Here are the differences between thus both peaks.

Tittle Island Peak Lobuche Peak
location Everest Region Everest Region
Height (20,305 ft./6,189 m) (20,075ft /6,119m)
Total Days 16 Days 17 Days
 Difficulties  rate On 5 2 2.2
Permit NMA, national park & community entry fee NMA, national park & community entry fee
Best season ( Mid-March to April) & Autumn (mid-September to December) ( Mid-March to April) & Autumn (mid-September to December
cost 1799 USD-5000USD 2500 USD-5000USD
Accommodation and food Tea house + tent, available food Tea house + tent, available food
  1. Both island and Lobuche peak are located in the Everest region.
  2. The height/elevation of the island peak is (20,305 ft./6,189 m) and the Lobuche peak is (6,119m/20,075ft).
  3. The Island peak and Lobuche peak take 16 days & 17 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu respectively.
  4. If we give difficult level 1-5 then island peak is 2 and Lobuche is 2.2. So it means Lobuche peak climbing difficult than Island peak climbing.
  5. For both ( Island & Lobuche) peak Climb we need to take a Nepal Mountain Association (NMA) permit, national park entry permit, and community entry permit.
  6. Best climbing Season for the island and Lobuche is spring ( Mid-March to April) & Autumn (mid-September to December) .
  7. Cost for Island peak climbing is 1799 USD to 5000 USD and Lobuche peak climbing is 2500 USD – 5000 USD depending on service.
  8. Both(island & Lobuche) Peak Climbing trip have same facilities of accommodation and food. We will take a tea house till base camp and from base camp, we use tent and food will be same (good, testy and hygienic).

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