Lobuche Peak or Lobuje is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. It is known to have two distinct summits, Lobuche East (6,119 m) and Lobuche West. Most climbs are perfomed at the Lobuche East. In order to climb the Lobuche West, you would need an Expedition permit.

Among the trekking peaks in Nepal, Lobuche East is accounts for the most technical climbing, even if it is only at the mere altitude of 6,119 meters. It is a challenging climb and offers some great scenery of the surrounding Eight-Thousander peaks. It contains steep and slippery rocks slabs and snow slopes to reach south west ridge, which is just below the glacier, which is along the high camp. The final climb is sharp with exposed ridge.

The first recorded ascent of the Lobuche Peak was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on 25 April, 1984. Most trekkers climb the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, before the notch, south-east of the true peak. While climbing the East Peak, you need to be careful of the false summits.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Challenging

Requires prior experience of high-altitude trekking. The altitude may get over 6000 m and may require some climbing skills, such as; cramponing, ice-axing etc.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu/Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek preparation
Day 3 Fly to  Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2,610 m 6 hours
Day 4 Trek to Namche 3,440 m 5 hours
Day 5 Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 6 Trek to Dole 5-6 hours
Day 7 Trek to Machharmo 5-6 hours
Day 8 Trek to Gokyo 5 hours
Day 9 Rest Day/Climb Gokyo Ri
Day 10 Trek to Thaknak 5-6 hours
Day 11 Trek to Dzungla via Cho La Pass 6-7 hours
Day 12 Trek to Gorakshep 5-6 hours
Day 13 Hike Everest Base Camp 4-5 hours
Day 14 Hike Kala Patthar & Trek to Lobuche via Gorakshep 6-7 hours
Day 15 Trek to Lobuche East Base Camp 5-6 hours
Day 16 Trek to Lobuche High Camp 5-6 hours
Day 17 Summit Lobuche East 6,119 m (20,070 ft) & Trek back to Base Camp
Day 18 Trek to Pangboche 4-5 hours
Day 19 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3 hours
Day 20 Trek to Lukla 3-4 hours
Day 21 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 22 Depart from Kathmandu
Keep a spare day or two to ensure you catch your flight to and from Lukla. The flights to Lukla are known to have often postponed or delayed because of the sudden changing weather conditions. In such a case, you may have to spend an extra night or two in Kathmandu. (The extra day spent in Kathmandu is to be borne by the Client)

  • Arrival airport pick and drop.
  • Dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
  • 3 Nights at ★★★hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Entire land commute during the trip
  • Domestic flight fare, airport tax and domestic transfer.
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • (B,L,D) Meals during the trek.
  • 1 Climbing Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained) and Porters
  • Mountain climbing and other permit
  • Personal High-Altitude Tents
  • Kitchen cookware and staff
  • Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Sleeping Bag
  • Climbers’ Certificate (Issued by Government)
  • Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
  • Visa & Processing Fee
  • International flight fares
  • Meals other than during the trek and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Personal gears and equipment
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping
 Group Climbing Gear- We Provide
  • Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons
  • F-8, Jumper, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw, Climbing permit
  • Tent, foam mattress, sleeping bags, PAC


Great experience!! I did the Island Peak Climb, everything was very well organised and our climbing guide was one of the most experienced! They reply very promptly and give competent answers! ~Olivia Hoffman (Switzerland)

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The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu At your arrival in Kathmandu, a member of our team will greet and receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the trip. The rest of the day is yours. The evening we be spent enjoying complimentary local dinner one of the finest local diner with cultural program.
  2. Kathmandu Sightseeing Kathmandu is the main cultural hub of Nepal and the historical city. The sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with the best tourist guide of the town will offer you a chance to visit Pashupatinath- the largest Hindu Temple of Nepal. After the exploration of Pashupatinath you will walk along the busy streets of Kathmandu to Boudhanath. A large domed shaped Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath holds huge religious significance among the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal. After a heavy lunch, the tour will advance to the Patan Durbar Square. The exemplary wooden and stone craftsmanship at the site makes a place the prominent attraction for tourists and shows the historical side of the Malla kingdom and Newari lifstyle. The tour will end with a serene trip to Swayambhunath, the most important landmark of Buddhism in Nepal.
  3. Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding Lukla is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After a scenic half an houyr flight to Lukla Airport, the journey will begin. The first day of the trek will be more like a warm up. It will take you to Phakding village, just above Lukla. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the local scenery.
  4. Trek to Namche Bazaar The trek will ascend up to the Dudh Koshi Valley. After a few hours of hike, you will arrive at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. The next and the final stop will be at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the highlight of the trek. The village bustling with people and lodges feels more like a city.
  5. Acclimatization Day Higher the altitude, thinner the air! You need to gain altitude slowly and steadily so that we get enough time to acclimatize en route. Today, you hike to Syangboche village, just above Namche and return back to Namche to spend the rest of the day.
  6. Trek to Dole After breakfast, you start trekking towards Dole. The trail offers a magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. You pass through the Mongla hill and continue down towards Phortse Thanga. After a brief stop and lunch, you start walking for few hours before you reach Dole.
  7. Trek to Machhermo The day begins with an ascent of the scenic ridge above the Dole and it continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs until you reach Machharmo. The rest of the day can be spent acclimatizing or visiting around the place.
  8. Trek to Gokyo village Today, you climb the ridge further up. From here, the valley to Khangtega and northern side Cho-Oyu can be seen. The route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga. After an hour, you’ll reach Gokyo village.
  9. Rest Day/Climb Gokyo Ri Today is a rest day. You cn spend time acclimatizing or indulging in a casual outdoor activities. In the morning, you can climb the local peak Gokyo Ri, which doesn’t require any technical climb experience.After the lunch, you can hike to the fifth lake areas passing through the fourth lake and enjoy the surroundings and scenery of the surrounding mountains.
  10. Trek to Thaknak This is a fairly easy day, however, we suggest you to start early to help you cross the Ngozumpa Glacier with ease. On a typical summer day, the ice at the glacier melts quickly. Once you get to the Thaknak, it’ll be better to climb up to the small hill to acclimatize.
  11. Trek to Dzungla via Cho La Pass Today is tough day for trekking. You must cross one of the highest passes in the region, Cho La Pass. You start with a steep climb and continue for a while until the trail drops below Cho La. Afterwards, it’s a steep climb through the rock towards the top. After reaching the top, the trail drops until you reach Dzungla.
  12. Trek to Gorakshep After a hearty breakfast, you start easy and hike downhill for a while until you reach Lobuche. The trail leads toward the Gorekshep through the rocky trail. You can catch some great views of the Everest, Nuptse and Pumori, along with Kumbu Glacier on the way. After an hour, you will reach Gorekshep and end the day here.
  13. Hike to Everest Base Camp Today is the special day. You will hike to the Everest Base Camp; therefore, there are many anxieties and surprises. A tough trek through Gorakshep will take you to Everest Base Camp. The day will be the most challenging. You can spend some time exploring the iconic base camp and the surrounding areas, and return to Gorak Shep for the night.
  14. Hike Kala Patthar & Trek to Lobuche Kala Patthar is the landmark of the Everest. You will start especially early. The reason behind leaving early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. It provides the most wonderful sights of the surrounding along with the Mount Everest. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep and back.From Gorekshep, you will trek toward Lobuche village. Here, you will meet your climbing guide, and prepare for the upcoming climb
  15. Trek to Lobuche East Base Camp After breakfast, you can start hiking towards the Lobuche Base Camp. The hiking is relatively easy and saves energy for the next day. Furthermore, you will move towards Lobuche glacier. The scenery along the route is overwhelming with the great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku and Kantega.Upon reaching to the Base Camp, your guide will set up the tent and the staff will prepare lunch. Afterwards, your guide will instruct you about climbing techniques.
  16. Trek to Lobuche High Camp Today, you’ll hike to Lobuche High Camp through the rocky moraines and it may take well over 4 hours. Once reached the high camp, you must spend time acclimatizing and prepare for the summit.
  17. Summit Day & Climb back to Base Camp Today, you’ll have an early start. Everyone will wake up before the dawn and approach for the summit. The staff will prepare a light breakfast, afterwards; it’s a Go for the summit.You will use the South East Ridge for the summit, which will involves walking through the moderate steep snow and ice and may require fix rope to climb. The final ascent is made through the exposed ridge which will follow to the final summit.5 to 6 hours of steady climbing would bring you to the summit of Lobuche East. The view from the summit is simply amazing. It offers the great panoramic view of the entire Khumbu region and the mountains.After the brief cheerful moment, we will climb down to the base camp.
  18. Trek to Pangboche Today, you will will trek back to the Lobuche village and retrace the usual route down to the. After a lunch, you can continue trekking towards the Pangboche village.
  19. Trek to Namche Bazaar Today, you will return the same way to Namche. You pass through many small hamlets and monasteries on the way to reach Namche Bazaar.
  20. Trek to Lukla Lukla will be the final stop of your trek. A final leg of the trip, you might overcome with mixed feelings. It’s a day to throw a small party. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. You will spend the night at Lukla and fly out early morning.
  21. Fly back to Kathmandu You can take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. One of our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Later the evening, we will treat you with a complimentary dinner, a set of exquisite Nepalese cuisines.
  22. Departure from Kathmandu You will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
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Trip Length 22 days
Climb Length 01 day
Activities Trekking, Climbing
Max. Altitude 6,119 meters (20,070 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges), Camping
Meal Full board on trip
★★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu) Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
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