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    Lobuche East Peak Climbing

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing

    • Destination
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge with camping .
    • Climbing Grade
      TD ‘Technical Difficule’ French, Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems
    • Areas of Trek
      Nepal North Mid-East at Khumbu and Everest region.
    • People / Culture
      Populated by Sherpa tribes with ancient culture and traditional life of Buddhism religion.
    • Mode of Transport
      Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.


    • A scenic flight over the Himalayas of the Khumbu trails to reach Lukla.
    • Watch the beautiful Dudh Koshi River run alongside the trails.
    • Visit the vibrant town of Naamche Bazaar.
    • Traverse along the trails of the Sagarmatha National Park and get a chance to observe rare floras and faunas.
    • Get a chance to step on the base camp of the world’s tallest peak, Everest.
    • Get panoramic views of peaks like Lobuche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Everest, Ama Dablam, etc, from the Kala Patthar viewpoint.
    • Do the challenging yet adventurous climbing of the Lobuche East Peak.

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing 20 days

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing is quite a popular mountain climbing offer in Nepal. The peak is quite small comparatively and can be mounted by most people. It is considered a trekking peak and is beloved by many trekkers. The peak is around 6,119 meters tall and requires general technical mountain climbing skills. Although the peak is quite easy to mount compared to other skyscraping peaks in Nepal, it is still challenging for non-mountainers.

    Nevertheless, it will be quite an adventurous and beautiful trip. You will walk through remote trails of the Khumbu region alongside beautiful snow-capped peaks. Peaks like Khumbu, Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Ama Dablam might be visible. With such beautiful peaks in the surroundings, you will get the thrill of actual mountain climbing at a less threatening peak.

    The itinerary is quite flexible and allows for a safe trip with a window for acclimatization. We combine the routes of the EBC trek along with the Kalapatthar viewpoint. The starting point and ending point of the trip is Kathmandu.

    We will begin by leaving Kathmandu for Lukla via a scenic flight. Then we will start our trek as we start walking to Dudh Koshi River’s gorge leaving Lukla behind. We will pass several lovely Sherpa hamlets and lush alpine forests to reach Naamche Bazaar. The place is a Sherpa town and is popularly known as the gateway to Everest.

    From Namche, we head to the beautiful hamlet of Tengboche. The place is popular for its monasteries and mountain views. Then, from Tengboche, we leave the vegetation lines and head to the barren zone around the Everest Base Camp region. We will also visit the Kalapatthar viewpoint from here.

    After Kalapatthar, we will head to the major part of our adventure, the Lobuche peak. Our path will take us to the Lobuche East Base Camp. From the base camp, we will ascent to the High Camp of Lobuche East. Then, we will summit the peak by overcoming some challenging sections of the peak. The top of the mountain gives an immensely beautiful panorama of the nearby mountains of Khumbu. All the hard work for the climb will be quite worth it.

    After our climb, we will retrace our steps to get back to Lukla. We will descend down to the lower hamlets of Khumbu and reach Lukla airport. From Lukla, we will get back to Kathmandu and mark the end of this trip.

    The Lobuche East Peak climbing is quite an amazing adventure. However, it is very challenging to complete on your own, especially if you’re a foreigner. So, we bring you an amazing package for your Lobuche East Peak Climbing trip. We cover all the necessary amenities and even curate viable itineraries for you. Stick with us to know more!

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to the hotel.

      Accommodation: Hotel

      Place: Kathmandu

      Altitude: 1400 Meters

      On the first day of the 20-day Lobuche East Peak Climbing, you will land in Kathmandu. Our team will receive you at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Kathmandu. Then we will transfer you to a hotel in the city for the day. Many other members who will travel with you will join. Make sure you get enough rest and fight off the jet lag.

      Later in the day, our team and we will host a briefing session, including all details of the trek. We will also let you know about the history and culture of the local Sherpa community that you will meet during the trek. You will also be served with a welcome dinner with amazing local Nepali cuisine.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu, prepare for the trek and climb.

      Accommodation: Hotel

      Place: Kathmandu

      Altitude: 1400 Meters

      Before starting the trek, we will have a day for preparation. We will not travel today but rather be in Kathmandu and explore the region. You can observe the various cultural heritage sites and tourist sites early in the morning. Our team will assist you with vehicles and guides.

      After you are done, get back to the hotel. We will also ensure you make preparations for your trek and climb during the day. You will again have time to yourself in the evening before we leave Kathmandu the next day.

    • Day03

      Transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for flight to Lukla and trek to Phakdingma

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Phakding

      Altitude: 2657 Meters

      Time taken - half an hour flight and 4 hours trek

      Today will be the official start of our trek. The day will be divided into two travel journeys. First, we will take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to reach Lukla. It will be a short (around 35 minutes long) scenic flight over the mountains. Lukla is a Sherpa town that shows you mountains like Naulekh Himal and Kongde Peak. It is the starting point of many treks in the Khumbu region.

      After arriving at Lukla, we will begin our trek. We will walk across alpine woodlands alongside the Dudh Koshi River and head down to a village called Choplung. We then come to the Dudh Koshi river valley and its gorge and then find the hamlet of Phakdingma. This will be the first point of an overnight stay on our trek.

      We will transfer into a local tea house or lodge at the place and call it a day.

    • Day04

      Trek to Namche Bazaar

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Namche Bazaar

      Altitude: 3440 Meters

      Time taken - 6 hours trek

      We will head to the town popularly known as the gateway to Everest. We will make an uphill walk from Phakding and follow the river, passing several Sherpa hamlets. There will be a few up-and-down treks and some suspension bridges to cross. Then we will arrive at the village of Monjo. Here, you will enter the protected area of the Sagarmatha National Park.

      Then we find ourselves in a village called Jorsalle from where we will cross a bridge. The trail will also include massive pine and rhododendron trees. Roads will be winding, and views of peaks like Kongde, Kusum, Khanguru, and Thamaserku will be visible.

      After around 6 hours of trek, we will finally arrive at the town of Namche Bazaar. The place will give you glimpses of Everest and houses many hotels, restaurants, bars, and pubs. The world’s highest-altitude Irish pub lies here. You can explore these places and buy souvenirs for people back home while you are here. We will stay here for the night and mark the end of day four.

    • Day05

      In Namche for rest to support acclimatization with a short hike.

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Namche Bazaar

      Altitude: 3440 Meters

      Today will be a day for acclimatization and rest. Trekking to higher altitudes means you are susceptible to altitude-related sicknesses. So, taking days to acclimatize and staying at the same altitude is necessary. You can spend the day exploring the beautiful town further.

      We will take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel today. This walk is great for getting amazing glimpses of peaks like Everest and Ama Dablam. We will also visit a local museum to learn more about the culture, wildlife, and lifestyle of the Khumbu region. You will have plenty of free time in the evening. You can explore the town on your own too. We will get back to the place of our overnight stop and call it a day.

    • Day06

      Trek to Tengboche

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Tengboche

      Altitude: 3867 Meters

      Time taken - 5 hours trek

      After two days in Namche, we will continue our trek today. The destination today is Tengboche. We will start with a short uphill walk and go further to a broader trail. It will open views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and many other peaks in the region. Then, the route leads to a downhill walk towards a jungle that goes towards the Imja Tse River. You will reach a small hamlet called Phunke-Tenga.

      Then, the trail leads to yet another forested area that gives vistas of Kangtenga-Tharmasarku and other mountains. You will then reach an open plateau housing a vibrant Buddhist monastery. You will find many monks and priests involved in religious activities here. This will be the Tengboche monastery and the palace housing it will be our day’s stop, Tengboche.

      The place perfectly reflects the richness of both nature and culture of Khumbu. Along with the Buddhist lifestyle, you can also see amazing vistas of nearby peaks. The place lies amidst the alpine woodland filled with pine, fir, oak, rhododendron, birch, and magnolia trees. They make Tengboche a cozy haven and an amazing spot for overnight stops.

    • Day07

      Trek to Dingboche

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Dingboche

      Altitude: 4365 Meters

      Time taken - 5 hours trek

      The next step in our journey is Dingboche. We will start the journey for the day by watching the nearby mountains through a downhill walk. We will again walk to the forests of the Himalayan trails and reach the Imja Tse River. You ought to cross the steel bridge over the river to reach the other end.

      Now, we will enter the barren part of the journey, leaving behind the vegetation line. This will be the hamlet of Pangbohce. This is almost the last residential area before we reach the Everest Base Camp region. We will, however, find lodges in our day’s stop. We will head some trails up and down to a river. A short climb for an hour from the river will lead us to Dingboche at the Imja Tse Valley. The hamlet welcomes you with vistas of the Island Peak in the east.

    • Day08

      Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and a local hike.

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Dingboche

      Altitude: 4365 Meters

      Today will be another day to adjust your body to the increasing altitude. We will spend the day in Dinboche again. However, we will take a small hike nearby to utilize the time we have. The hike today will be towards Nakarjun Hill, which is popular for its amazing views of the surrounding peaks and the Ima Tse Valley.

      After our day’s hike, we will get back to our lodge. The next day, our trek will continue.

    • Day09

      Trek to Lobuche

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Lobuche

      Altitude: 4890 Meters

      Time taken - 5 hours trek

      Day nine will be a journey to another Sherpa hamlet known as Lobuche. We will start with a morning stroll that culminates in a brief ascent. It will lead us to a ridge designated by Buddhist prayer flags and several memorials. Additionally, there are vistas of nearby high peaks and a decent gentle hiking trail.

      Our path winds over the valley of Pheriche, providing views of the Taboche and Cholatse peaks. The trek then stops at a little location in Thugla, where the enormous Khumbu glacier melts and flows into a torrent river.

      Following, we will cross a bridge, ascend to Thugla, and pause for potential lunch and relaxation. After that, we begin our ascent towards Lobuche. We will ascend to a ridge top where there is a memorial commemorating the unfortunate death of mountaineers in Khumbu.

      From this point, we will make a short uphill walk to reach the day’s stop, Lobuche. The hamlet lies in a corner of a broader valley that lies in the foothills of Lobuche West and Lobuche East.

    • Day10

      Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Everest Base Camp

      Altitude: 5365 Meters at Everest Base Camp, 5180 Meters at Gorakshep

      Time taken - 6 hours trek

      Our journey today brings us to Everest Base Camp, one of our primary destinations for the trip. The morning trek goes along a level valley and climbs gradually to get farther. Then, we will climb steeply to a ridge that is close to the Khumbu glacier.

      The walk continues across ice and rocky moraines. We will reach a picturesque region at the bottom of Gorakshep. It is situated at the foot of Kalapatthar and Mount Pumori on the road to Everest base camp. In this dry, high-altitude atmosphere, we take a little break to collect our breath.

      Now, we will follow the lead of our guides as they take us to the much-anticipated destination of Everest Base Camp. A short walk towards the east will land us there. You get welcomed by mesmerizing views of the glaciers and icefalls of Khumbu. This scene will be more beautiful as the horizon is covered with summits of Lhotse, Everest, and Nuptse.

      After having an exciting experience at the base camp, we will be walking back to Gorakshep. This will be the place for our overnight stay.

    • Day11

      Morning climb Kalapathar, walk to Lobuche Peak Base Camp

      Accommodation: Camp

      Place: Lobuche Peak Base Camp

      Altitude: 5545 Meters at Kalapatthar, 4980 Meters at Lobuche Base Camp

      Time taken - 6 hours trek

      We will head to the Kalapatthar viewpoint early in the morning. The place gives amazing vistas of the Khumbu region’s mountain range. After that, we will return to Gorakshep and head towards the Lobuche East Peak’s Base camp. This will be the overnight stay spot.

    • Day12

      Trek to Lobuche High Camp

      Accommodation: Camp

      Place: Lobuche Peak Base Camp

      Altitude: 5400 Meters

      Time taken - 4 hours trek

      Today, we will continue our climb up the Lobuche East Peak. Early in the morning, we will walk uphill, and we will easily reach the Lobuche High Camp. The rest of the day, we will prepare you for the climb. Our guides will brief you about incoming challenges and how you will be able to overcome them. We will then be fit to summit the peak the next day.

    • Day13

      Summit on Lobuche East peak and back to Base Camp

      Accommodation: Camp

      Place: Lobuche Peak

      Altitude: 6119 Meters

      Time taken - 8 hours

      We will set out early in the morning to climb through stretches of ice and snow. Then, navigate difficult, steep areas before climbing even higher to reach the peak of Lobuche Peak. Eventually, after reaching the summit, following a tough portion of the ascent. Enjoy wonderful vistas looking out over picturesque valleys and mountain ranges. After that, we will securely return to base camp for the night.

    • Day14

      Spare and Contingency day in case of bad weather problems.

      We will reserve an extra day in case we might have to stop due to bad weather.

    • Day15

      Trek to Pangboche past Pheriche

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Pangboche

      Altitude: 3900 Meters

      Time taken - 5 hours trek

      We will make our way back as we walk downhill to the Pheriche valley. Then we cross a small bridge and make a descent to reach the Pangboche village. This will be the place for our overnight stop.

    • Day16

      Trek to Namche Bazaar

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Namche Bazaar

      Altitude: 3440 Meters

      Time taken - 6 hours trek

      Today, we will retrace our steps back to Naamche Bazaar. We will head to the hamlet of Tengboche from Pangboche. We will again pass through vibrant monasteries and lush forests. After a few downhill and uphill walks, we will reach the scenic trail, joining us to Namche Bazaar.

    • Day17

      Trek to Lukla

      Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge

      Place: Lukla

      Altitude: 2860 Meters

      Time taken - 6 hours trek

      On the last day of the trekking, we will have a lengthy 6-hour walk back to Lukla. We will begin with a strenuous descent to get to a river valley. Then, enter Sagarmatha National Park and depart to Monjo Hamlet. After that, the hike passes Phakdingma and up one last little hill to the final overnight stop in Lukla.

    • Day18

      Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Accommodation: Hotel

      Place: Kathmandu

      Altitude: 1400 Meters

      Time taken - half an hour flight

      We will take the same domestic flight we took earlier in our journey to get back to Kathmandu. The plane will take us from the Tenzing Hillary terminal of the airport to TIA in Kathmandu. Then, you will be transferred to your respective hotels for the day.

    • Day19

      Reserve day in Kathmandu with individual activities.

      Accommodation: Hotel

      Place: Kathmandu

      Altitude: 1400 Meters

      If you wish to explore more of Kathmandu, today is the day. We have kept a reserve day in case you wish to visit sites around Kathmandu with the help of our team. This day could also count for contingency in case of bad weather and flight delays in Lukla.

    • Day20

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Today, you will leave Nepal and head back to your home. You will return with amazing memories of the adventures in Nepali Himalayas. Our team will drop you off at the airport for your departure.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Lobuche East Peak Climbing

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Two night tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Fresh fruits every night after the dinner.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National park entry permit & Trekker`s information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • Peak climbing permit and other necessary fees.
    • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
    • Both way flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport tax and pickup and drop.
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder climbing Sherpa, with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
    • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment (1 porter = two people) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
    • Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket and Duffel bag (to be returned after the trip).
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
    • Ox-meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.

    What's Excluded in Lobuche East Peak Climbing

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and dinner.
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.
    • International airfare.
    • Your personal expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
    • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Battery charging and hot shower on the tea houses.
    • Personal climbing equipment can be hired $160 USD per person.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fees. (25$)
    • Extra hotel in Kathmandu.
    • If you required extra days for trekking and climbing 75$ per day.
    • Excess baggage more than 15 kg to Lukla flight.
    • Single supplementary 450 $.

    Departure Dates & Price

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    Essential Information

    Best Time

    The best times to do trekking and mountain climbing in Nepal are autumn and spring. However, we recommend any time of the year except for monsoon. Monsoon makes long-distance travel and mountain climbing very difficult. The trails get messy, muddy, and slippery. Also, the remote hamlets do not have easy access to resources to run their businesses. So overall, it will be very tough logistically and physically to climb Lobuche East in monsoon.

    The monsoon season in Nepal comes in June and lasts till September. The withdrawal of monsoons in recent years has been a little late. So, make sure you look at the weather reports before planning your climb.

    If you wish to experience the best season for Lobuche East Peak Climbing, try autumn or spring. These months bring fantastic weather with clear blue skies. The temperature is also quite moderate, and you need not exhaust yourself to cool or warm your body. Similarly, the Nepali New Year falls during spring, making the country quite vibrant. The autumn months also bring in festival seasons in Nepal. It would make up for an amazing time to visit and do adventures in Nepal.

    Difficulty level

    The difficulty level of this trip can be separated into two parts: the trek and the climb. Trekking the remote trails of Khumbu is not a piece of cake. It takes a lot of energy and strength. You need to walk for 4 to 6 hours for more than two weeks. So it is challenging to some degree. However, if you are fit and work on your physique before the trip, it will be quite easy.

    On the other hand, you should also account for the Lobuche East Peak climbing difficulty. The peak is technically challenging but not as challenging as the regular mountain peaks of Nepal. It is more challenging than other trekking peaks like Island Peak.

    The Lobuche East Peak Climbing is considered moderately difficult. This is, considering the long days of trekking and the arduous climb. The hardest part of the climb is the very steep 45-degree snow wall at the summit. It is 50 meters high before the few final steps and very difficult to conquer. Other than that most part of the climb is similar to high altitude treks.

    You will be quite used to it as you will have trekked many days around several hamlets of Khumbu. The summit of the peak will rather be exciting than challenging after all the hard work. You will be blessed with amazing vistas of the mountains of Khumbu region at the end. See peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam etc.

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    Permits Needed

    You will require around 4 permits to do the Lobuche East Peak climbing. They are - the TIMS permit, National Park permit, Rural area permit, and peak climbing permit.

    The TIMS, or the Trekkers Information Management System, is a general permit needed for all remote trail trekkers. They cost around USD 9 (for group travelers) and USD 18 (for individual travelers). The permit is issued to ensure your safety and keep track of you in remote lands.

    The national park entry permit for the Sagarmatha National Park is next. This permit costs around USD 30 + government tax. This is imposed within the protected area of the Sagarmatha National Park.

    You will also need a Local Area permit. This is also called the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit. It costs around USD 18 or Rs 2000.

    The next permit and the most important permit is the mountain climbing permit. The Lobuche East Peak Climbing is not possible without the Lobuche East Peak Climbing permit. This is a permit given by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). The cost of the permit varies based on season.

    • Cost of the NMA permit for spring - USD 250 per person
    • Cost of the NMA permit for autumn - USD 125 per person
    • Cost of the NMA permit for summer/winter - USD 70 per person