Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak Climbing

About Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey that will take you to the top of Lobuche Peak standing 6,119 meters from the sea level. There are two summits of Lobuche Peak- Lobuche East (6,119 m) and Lobuche West (6,145 m). During the climbing, our first moto will be to reach the top of Lobuche East, and if you are thinking to submit Lobuche West as well, do let us know. A perpetual ridge joins both summits, however, there is still a sharp gap between two summits. Also, know that climbing Lobuche East is easier than Lobuche West. Lobuche West falls under Expedition Peak then Climbing Peak.

The beautiful beauty of the peak attracts several climbers every year. The route follows the famous Everest Base Camp Trek and also covers Kala Patthar for acclimatization purposes. Climbing Lobuche Peak is a very good option for anyone who wants to do something more challenging than normal EBC Trek and looking for more adventure. During the climbing, you get to see the rich culture of Sherpa along with their unique lifestyle. Likewise, you will stunning landscape along with views of the Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), etc.

Highlights of Lobuche Peak Climbing

  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Trek through an adventurous and scenic trail
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery
  • Experience rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people
  • Get to explore the Everest Base Camp
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Reach the top of Lobuche Peak
  • Observe stunning landscape and panoramic views of the Himalayas


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You will arrive at Kathmandu Airport, where one of our team members will pick you up and take you to the hotel. Later, in the day, you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. End your day by joining a delicious welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

Today, you will fly to Lukla early in the morning and begin trekking towards Phakding. The trail to Phakding gradually descends from Lukla alongside a stream. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Leaving Phakding behind, the trail will take you to Namche Bazar, the biggest Sherpa settlement area. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, you will pass by a lush pine forest and reach Monjo. From here, the trail moves through Sagarmatha National Park and steeply ascends to Namche Bazar. Before reaching this village, you will cross numerous suspension bridges.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today, you will go on a short hike to Everest View Hotel or any other nearby villages that will help you in acclimatization. Explore around and see the daily lifestyle of the locals. From Everest View Hotel, you get to witness stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and other mountains. Also, visit Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

From Namche Bazar, the trail leads you to Phunki and passes through the lush rhododendron forest. You reach the Tengboche monastery, where you will visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. From the monastery, you will see breath-taking views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam mountains. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Continue trekking through the dense forest of rhododendron, conifer, and birch. The trail then descends to Debuche and crosses the Imja River. From here, you ascend and reach Pangboche. Further, trekking on the Upper Pangboche route, you pass by Lobuche River and move towards Dingboche. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you begin trekking enjoying the beautiful landscape and snow-capped mountain views. The trail passes through small villages and leads you to Thugla.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today, you will ascend to Lobuche village, which is situated at the base of Mt. Lobuche. The trail is extremely beautiful, however you will see a change in vegetation from lush woods to bushes. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Wake up early in the morning, and begin trekking towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes by Gorak Shep village, rocky dunes, moraines, and glacial streams. From the base camp, you get to see a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains. After spending some time at the base camp, you trek back to Gorak Shep for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

You will begin the day early in the morning to catch the heavenly sunrise view from Kala Patthar. The trail ascends through the steep rugged snowy path and leads you to the viewpoint. From Kala Patthar, you get to see glorious sunrise along with 360-degree view of Everest. Further, you descend to Lobuche for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Leaving Lobuche village behind, you head towards Lobuche Base Camp. The trail is flat at first and soon becomes steep and rocky. You also walk along Lobuche glacier and get to see excellent views of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pokalde, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Thamserku, etc.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Leaving base camp, you begin walking on rocky moraine that leads to the High Camp. The trail also includes ice walk using ropes if necessary. You might have to cross crevasses. Upon reaching the High Camp, you will set the camp along with other team members. It is going to be a short walk today, therefore you will have enough time to get short climbing training from your guide before pushing towards the summit.

  • Camp
  • BLD

The climb begins around 12 to 1 am. After having a warm breakfast, you gradually ascend on the rock surface and further climb on ice. You will be using fixed ropes on risky sections and reach the summit of Mt. Lobuche. From the top of Mt. Lobuche, you get to see the stunning view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Cholatse, and many other mountains. After spending some time at the summit, you descend to base camp for night stay.

  • Camp
  • BLD

This is an extra day that can be used during bad weather or flight delays. Keeping an extra day will always come in handy in case of an emergency.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Retracing the same path, you descend and join the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail and reach Pheriche. From here, the trail further drops down through lush rhododendron and juniper forest to Pangboche. Here, you will visit the Pangboche monastery, where you will get to see the head of the Yeti.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

The trail descends along Imja Khola and passes through dense forest to Tengboche. From here, you trek through another lush forest. On the way, you might get to see mountain goats, colorful pheasants, etc. Before reaching Namche Bazar, you pass by chortens. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

From Namche Bazar, the trail steeply descends through lush forests crossing several streams and small villages. You reach Phakding and climb through dense forest and reach Lukla.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you will fly to Kathmandu enjoying the last views of the Himalayas. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore around and have a relaxing night.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

You can use this day as per your wish. If you want we can arrange guided sightseeing tour for you or just get a map and explore around. In the evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You will return to your home today. Our team member will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time.

    Good to Know

    Why go on Lobuche Peak Climbing with us?

    We are a very reliable and trustworthy travel partner that will help you to complete the journey without having any issues. We are experienced trekkers and climbers traversing in the Himalayas for years. Our years of expertise made us offer high-quality service. We have already led many groups to the top of Lobuche Peak, and we are sure, we will also lead you.

    Lobuche Peak Climbing route

    With a scenic flight, you reach Lukla. From here, you descend through the forested path and then ascend through Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazar. The trail then passes by villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, and Thugla. You will reach Lobuche villages situated at the base of Lobuche Peak. You will hike up to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint. This will help you in acclimatization. Further, you gradually push towards Lobuche Base Camp, and then to the High Camp. Climbing on the snowy path, you reach the summit of Lobuche Peak from where you get to see a surreal landscape view.

    Best time to go Lobuche Peak Climbing

    Spring i.e. March to May and Autumn i.e. October to November is the best time to go on Lobuche Peak Climbing. These are the peak time of the year to do climbing in the Himalayas. The weather mostly remains stable with moderate climate and stunning views. Other seasons like winter and monsoon is not a good time to go on Lobuche Peak Climbing due to bad weather and unclear view.

    Lobuche Peak Climbing difficulty

    Climbing Lobuche Peak is a difficult journey as you have to walk in high altitude where there is no human existence. The route to the summit is a little tough. You need to have the strong support of your team leader to reach the summit of Lobuche Peak. Previous trekking experience is needed to go on Lobuche Peak Climbing with strong physical fitness and will-power.

    Altitude Sickness Symptoms & Prevention

    While high altitude journey, you might have to face altitude sickness, which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It happens if the body did not properly acclimatize with the increased altitude. Therefore, it is very important to not gain elevation more than 500 meters a day. We have added ample rest days in our Lobuche Peak Climbing itinerary to give you enough time to adjust to the altitude.

    Below you can read about symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness:

    Symptoms of altitude sickness:-

    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting
    • dizziness
    • tiredness
    • loss of appetite
    • shortness of breath

    Prevention of altitude sickness:-

    • Include an adequate number of rest days during the trek/climbing
    • Avoid climbing more than 300-500 meters a day
    • Make sure you're drinking enough water
    • Eat a light but high-calorie diet
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid smoking
    • Inform your guide immediately so that he can take proper action on time
    • Drop down to lower altitude and rest for a few days until symptoms getaway

    Food & Water during Lobuche Peak Climbing

    Your meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You will find a wide range of variety in the lower elevation than to higher elevation. They offer a wide variety of dishes ranging from Nepali, Indian, Tibetan to Continental. You will find both the veg and non-veg option in it. Other dishes like sandwiches, pizza, pasta, momo, veggies, curries, chapati, porridge, pudding, bread, eggs, etc are also available.

    While staying in camp, the meals will be cooked by our trained porters. We offer delicious and healthy meal options. Drinking water is available everywhere. Make sure to carry a water purification tablet to double purify water. During camping, we will provide you pure drinking water.

    Accommodation during Lobuche Peak Climbing

    The lodge will be the main accommodation while you stay overnight in the village. These lodges are operated by locals that help them earn a living. The facilities in the lodge are basic. You will get a twin sharing room with private/common washrooms. The rooms are not huge in size and are also not properly insulated, therefore we suggest you carry a nice sleeping bag. The dining area is more like a common space where you can have snacks and warm up yourself.

    During climbing, you will stay overnight in tents. We offer very good quality tents for sleeping, dining, and washroom. All the members of the group will get individual tents for sleeping. We will carry the tents and other equipment with us.

    Lobuche Peak Climbing cost

    Lobuche Peak Climbing cost may differ from one company to another because of the itinerary and services you will be getting during the journey. The package cost usually includes accommodation, meals, ground transportation, permits, and expenses of guide & porter. For more information, you can check our cost includes & excludes section or get in touch with us.

    Environmental Practices

    We practice several measures to not damage the environment during our trips. We have planned our trip adopting the best sustainable equipment that we can use for the long term. While returning from the camps, we collect all the garbage and encourage our guests to not leave any waste on the base camps. Likewise, we also suggest our guests use reusable containers for water or any other things.

    Lobuche Peak Climbing Packing List

    We want you to know that you can rent or buy all the gears in Kathmandu. There are several options from medium range brands to high-end brands for all budget types.

    • Clothing
    • Sun hat/scarf
    • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
    • Waterproof shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Lightweight gloves/Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
    • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece/wool pants
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
    • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Sunglasses with UV protection


    • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp
    • Trek bag-pack
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Daypack
    • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
    • Water bottles

    Climbing gears

    • Climbing harness
    • Ice ax
    • crampons
    • Mountaineering boots
    • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
    • Rope
    • Snow bar
    • Ice hammer
    • Helmet (optional)


    • Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
    • Soap (biodegradable)
    • Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror
    • Tissue paper/toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial Hand wash


    • Trail Map/Guide book
    • Binocular
    • Reading book
    • Journal & Pen
    • Pencils and small notebooks
    • Camera with extra batteries