Lobuche Peak Climbing

Duration: 20 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 6119


  • It is a perfect mountain for beginner climbers to start mountaineering adventure in the Himalayas
  • Reach the top of the Lobuche East Peat
  • Trek through lush forests and beautiful Sherpa villages
  • Experience the mountain lifestyle and visit ancient monasteries
  • Go on side hikes for acclimatization and explore the hidden parts of the Khumbu region
  • Explore the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest Mountain in the world
  • Hike to Kala Patthar to see a gorgeous sunrise and a stunning view of Mount Everest
  • It is a satisfying climb without technical challenges
  • Witness diverse landscapes and jaw-dropping mountain vistas

Lobuche Peak Climbing: 20 Days

Do you want to climb a mountain in the Himalayas? Are you looking for a beginner-friendly peak to kick-start your mountaineering adventure? Then, you are at the right place. Lobuche Peak is the perfect non-technical 6000m mountain to climb as your first expedition in the Himalayas!

The Himalayas are one of the best mountain ranges in the world for mountaineering. You do not have to go on a two-month-long expedition and climb treacherous mountains to experience the thrill. There are trekking peaks like Lobuche that are equally adventurous and thrilling yet non-technical, and you can submit them in less than three weeks.

Lobuche Peak is among the stars of non-technical peaks in Nepal. The peak demands strong fitness and mountain awareness but does not require technical climbing skills. So, it is the perfect peak to climb in the Khumbu region as your first climbing expedition.

Are you ready to challenge yourself and take on this fantastic peak? Join us on our Lobuche Peak climbing departures.

Your Lobuche Peak climbing trip starts in Kathmandu. Spend two nights in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, exploring tourist sites and packing for the expedition. On the third day, you will fly to Lukla. It will be a 35-minute flight. From Lukla, spend nine days trekking to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

Our Lobuche Peak climbing itinerary includes two rest days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. The hike to EBC and the acclimatization days will adjust you to the elevation and lower the risk of altitude sickness.

Thanks to the trekking part, you do not have to spend time at the Lobuche Peak Base Camp acclimatizing. Once you reach the base camp, you will climb to Lobuche Peak High Camp the next day and push to Lobuche Peak's east summit. If the weather remains stable, the climbing part of the journey will end in just three days.

A little history of Lobuche Peak

Located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, southwest of Mount Everest, the Lobuche Peak has two summits- Lobuche East (6,119 m/20,075 ft) and Lobuche West (6,145m). The east peak is the trekking peak, whereas the west peak involves technical climbing and is considered an expedition peak.

During the Lobuche Peak climbing, you will climb the east peak. Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen first climbed the Lobuche East Peak on April 25, 1984. Likewise, Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray of a French expedition team first ascended the Lobuche West on April 20, 1955. A ridgeline of around 2 km connects the Lobuche East and Lobuche West.

Sherpas, picturesque villages, and mountain panoramas

This 20-day trip to Nepal is surely very adventurous, but it is also a very immersive experience. The mountains look cold, but when you go deep into the valleys, you will see life thriving. You will spend the first few days in beautiful villages, meeting communities like Sherpa, Rai, Bhotiya, Lama, Limbu, etc.

Explore ancient monasteries and get blessings from monks. Likewise, you will enjoy the beauty of rhododendron forests and the thrill of crossing suspension bridges. Not a single day will get boring. Mountain views only get better with the increases in elevation. You will see Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumori, Baruntse, and others.

Pre-climbing training

One of the perks of doing the Lobuche Peak climbing with us is you get pre-climbing training before climbing above the base camp. Your team leader will arrange a session at the base camp to share the summit plan and teach you some basic climbing skills. He will also introduce you to climbing gears that you will use during the ascend. The pre-climbing training will boost your morale and make you aware of the Mountain.

Lobuche Peak Climbing emergency and evacuation.

During the Lobuche Peak climbing, your safety is our utmost priority. You will be accompanied by a professional mountaineer who is well-acquainted with the Lobuche Peak and has summited it numerous times. We will ensure you have the strongest team to assist you in reaching the summit and returning safely. Our commitment to your safety extends beyond the summit, with comprehensive plans in place to handle any unforeseen events or medical issues.

We will assign you the strongest team to help you reach the summit and return safely. Our journey doesn't end at the summit; it will end after your return to Kathmandu. Now, we have a set of plans to deal with any unforeseen event during climbing or medical issues.

In the event of a medical emergency, our first response is to provide immediate first Aid and assess the situation. If further medical assistance is required, we will arrange for a helicopter evacuation to our partnered hospital in Kathmandu, where a dedicated medical team will be on standby to attend to you. Similarly, in the case of adverse weather or natural disasters, we will evaluate the situation and provide necessary assistance. Rest assured, our team will be there for you every step of the way.

Likewise, if you encounter bad weather or natural disasters while climbing, we will assess the situation and provide further assistance. Whatever the case, our team will always be there for you. Outfitter Himalaya offers the best climbing equipment, tents, and other services.

The team leader will be equipped with a phone for any emergency contact. Supplemented oxygen cylinders will also be available if you need them. We will be well-prepared so that you can have faith in us.

Climbing experience and preparation for Lobuche Peak climbing

Climbing experience is not needed for the 20-day Lobuche Peak climb. However, understanding the Himalayan trail and environment is necessary, so participants must have previous trekking experience.

With strong fitness, climbing a mountain in the Himalayas also requires mental fitness. Your mind will be fighting at every step to reach the summit. You must be able to continue regardless of all the challenges, and it is only possible if you have experienced the Himalayas before. This mental challenge will keep you engaged and make your climbing experience more rewarding.

So, we recommend treks like Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, Everest Three High Passes, and Kanchenjunga Circuit to prepare for peak climbing. If you need help to do these treks, see which trails are near you and go on day hikes. Exposure to high altitude and gradually build your strength, stamina, and endurance. You have to commit to yourself.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty and Altitude Sickness

Climbing Lobuche Peak and trekking to Everest Base Camp is physically and mentally demanding. The daily rise in altitude makes the overall trip challenging because you must first deal with thin air and low oxygen levels. Second, the services decrease as the elevation increases, and everything gets even more expensive.

The terrain is not that much of a problem. You traverse different climatic zones. Trekking through dense forests, you will go beyond the tree line and pass by glacier moraines. Get ready to walk 6 hours a day at minimum. While trekking from Lobuche to EBC and on your summit day, you will walk for over 8 hours.

Make sure you can walk for long hours. Once you finish the trekking part, you will ascend to Lobuche Peak Base Camp. Climb over the Khumbu glacier and sharp snow ridges. Spend a night at Lobuche High Camp and push towards the summit. The final ascent will involve a 45° slope.

Once you reach the top of the Lobuche East Peak, you will enjoy your achievement and the mesmerizing views. Below, we have shared some suggestions that participants should follow to have a safe journey and make the most out of it:

  • The early signs of altitude sickness are headache, difficulty breathing, insomnia, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite. If you see these things in yourself, immediately inform your team leader. These small indications can help you avoid altitude sickness. Get first Aid and rest until the symptoms go away.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat lots of food. By keeping yourself hydrated, you will lower the chance of altitude sickness. Likewise, you have to eat food to keep yourself energized. Carry nuts, energy bars, ORS, etc. Munch them whenever you need a little boost of energy.
  • You must maintain your pace. The more patience you have, the higher the success rate will be. The moment you rush, your body will deteriorate, and altitude sickness will prevail.
  • Listen to your body. Stop when it needs rest. Remember to catch your breath. Practice long breathing. It will help you manage pressure.

Travel Insurance

To join the Lobuche Peak climbing, you need travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation and medical bills. You can add more coverage to your travel insurance if you wish, but the above two are mandatory requirements.

With travel insurance, it is easy for us to provide you with evacuation in time of need. If the expense of evacuation is not covered by travel insurance, arranging a rescue mission on time becomes tricky.


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On your arrival day, we will eagerly await you at the Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you to Nepal. Our team will drop you off at the Hotel in Thamel, a Kathmandu tourist hub.

You will have the remaining day free. Take your time to unpack and freshen up. Spend the evening exploring the vibrant streets of Thamel and return to your hotel for a good night's sleep.

  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1345m

    It is a leisurely day in Kathmandu. You will spend this day preparing for the expedition and exploring some tourist sites. Our guide will pick you up from the hotel after your breakfast. You will visit some historical sites like Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    After the tour, we will catch up in our office. You are most likely to meet your trek/climbing guide. You will have an expedition briefing. We will share our route plan and answer your questions.

    • Overnight: Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Altitude: 1345m
    • Duration: 6-7 hours

      The journey in the Khumbu region starts from Lukla. To travel from Kathmandu, you will take a morning flight from Ramechhap Airport. The Lukla flights are from Ramechhap Airport in the spring and autumn.

      It takes 4 to 5 hours to drive from Kathmandu to reach here. You will leave your hotel around 1:00 AM. At Lukla, meet your porter and start trekking down to Phakding village.

      The descent will help you avoid altitude sickness. The trail goes through forests of magnolia and rhododendrons. You will cross the Dudh Koshi River many times and pass by small villages like Ghat and Cheplung.

      • Overnight: Guest House
      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • Altitude: 2846m
      • Duration: 3-4 hours
      • Distance: 7Km

        Start your day with a big breakfast and refreshing air. Leaving Phakding, you will trek to Namche Bazaar, the most significant Sherpa settlement and the tourist hub of the Khumbu region. The trail goes through lush forests, and you keep crossing suspension bridges.

        Just before arriving at Monjo village, cross the long Tenzing Hillary Bridge. Register your permits in Monjo. From here, gradually ascend following a steep route. You will come across a few small settlements on the way.

        • Overnight: Guest House
        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
        • Altitude: 3440m
        • Duration: 7-8 hours
        • Distance: 7.6Km

          Today, you will spend one more night in Namche Bazaar. It is your first acclimatization day. You will spend the morning hiking at a high altitude and the rest of the day resting in Namche Bazaar. For the hike, walk up to the Hotel Everest View. It is a luxury lodge with stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse.

          If you have energy, you can continue the hike to Khumjung Monastery. If not, retrace the trail back to Namche Bazaar. You should also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. If you are at Namche Bazaar on Saturday, explore its Saturday market.

          • Overnight: Guest House
          • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
          • Altitude: 3800m
          • Duration: 3-4 hours

            From Namche Bazaar, you will trek to Tengboche village. This village houses the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, called Tengboche Monastery. The trail from Namche Bazaar first goes to Kyanjuma.

            From here, you will walk downhill to Phungi Thanka. Cross a bridge, then start walking uphill to Tengboche. Enjoy beautiful scenery on the way. The mountain views of Everest and Ama Dablam are breathtaking from Tengboche.

            • Overnight: Guest House
            • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
            • Altitude: 3860m
            • Duration: 5-6 hours
            • Distance: 9Km

              It will be an adventurous walk from Tengboche to Dingboche. The trail descends for 45 minutes to Deboche village. From here, you will further descend to the Imja Khola Valley floor. Cross a suspension bridge here and walk uphill through rhododendron forests to Pangboche village.

              Visit the ancient Pangboche monastery. Gradually, the tree will fade away, and you will trek across terraced fields. Along the trail, you will pass by Orsho and Shomare settlements. Dingboche is called the summer valley of the Khumbu region.

              • Overnight: Guest House
              • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
              • Altitude: 4410m
              • Duration: 6-7 hours
              • Distance: 12Km

                Today is your second acclimatization day. Like in Namche Bazaar, you will spend the morning hiking and the rest of the day resting in the village. For the hike, ascend to Nagarjuna Hill. The route will be steep and offbeat.

                Once you reach the top of the hill, you will see a panoramic view of mountains such as Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Cholatse. Then, return to Dingboche village to spend the night.

                • Overnight: Guest House
                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                • Altitude: 5100m
                • Duration: 3-4 hours

                  Continuing the Trek from Dingboche, you will ascend to Lobuche village. The terrain and views drastically change from here onwards. You will cross a glacier field and climb to Dughla Pass.

                  From here, the trail passes Memorial Chortens and continues along the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche village. The village is situated at the base of Lobuche Peak, and while trekking, you can enjoy stunning mountain views.

                  • Overnight: Guest House
                  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                  • Altitude: 4940m
                  • Duration: 6-7 hours
                  • Distance: 8.5Km

                    The next stop from Lobuche village is the Everest Base Camp, the lap of the tallest Mountain in the world. The trail goes through the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier and climbs to Gorak Shep.

                    You will walk on rocky, steep tracks. You can drop your heavy luggage here and hike to Everest Base Camp. Explore the base camp and later return to Gorak Shep for the night.

                    • Overnight: Guest House
                    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                    • Altitude: 5364m
                    • Duration: 8-9 hours
                    • Distance: 15Km

                      You will do the final hike of your trekking and acclimatizing phase. From Gorak Shep, ascend to Kala Patthar. This place offers a jaw-dropping panorama of Mount Everest and many other mountains. You can see the sea of mountains from here and a gorgeous sunrise. After the hike, descend to Gorak Shep and retrace the trail to Lobuche village.

                      • Overnight: Guest House
                      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                      • Altitude: 5555m
                      • Duration: 6-7 hours
                      • Distance: 6Km

                        From today onwards, the climbing phase starts. Leaving the Lobuche village, you will ascend to Lobuche Peak Base Camp. The trail is straight for some time and gets steep and rugged. You will cross the Lobuche glacier and follow the uphill route to the base camp.

                        Our team will be ready to welcome you to the base camp. They will fix all the tents and prepare a hot welcome drink and warm food. It will be a short climb to the base camp so you can rest, and later, there will be pre-climbing training.

                        • Overnight: Tented Camp
                        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                        • Altitude: 5000m
                        • Duration: 3-4 hours
                        • Distance: 4Km

                          Leaving the Lobuche Peak Base Camp, you will ascend to Lobuche Peak High Camp. It is your last camp before the summit. The ascend will be short but challenging. The route is rocky and steep.

                          Using crampons, fixed ropes, ice axes, and other climbing gear, you will climb via snowy moraines. Upon reaching the high camp, you will see a fantastic view of the mountains. The crew will set up the tents and prepare hot meals for you.

                          • Overnight: Tented Camp
                          • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                          • Altitude: 5600m
                          • Duration: 3-4 hours
                          • Distance: 3Km

                            Today is the big day. You will reach the summit of Lobuche East Peak. To get to the summit on time and avoid strong wind, you will begin climbing around 1:00 - 2:00 AM. We will use our headlamps to see. Your guide will fix the route as needed. Our crew will climb with you, ensuring your safety.

                            Upon reaching the summit, you will find yourself above the clouds. The view will be out of the world. Enjoy a few moments here, and start descending back to the base camp. The rest of the team will wait for you at the base camp with celebratory drinks.

                            • Overnight: Tented camp
                            • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                            • Altitude: 6119m
                            • Duration: 8-9 hours
                            • Distance: 6Km

                              Now, we will depart for Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. From Lobuche Peak Base Camp, follow the same track back to Lobuche village. You will walk along the Khumbu Glacier and cross the Dughla Pass. The trail then ascends to Pheriche village. From here, descend to Pangboche.

                              • Overnight: Guest House
                              • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                              • Altitude: 4000m
                              • Duration: 6-7 hours
                              • Distance: 9Km

                                From Pangboche, you will ascend through rhododendron forests to Tengboche village. From this village, you will reach Phungi Thanka. From here, climb to Namche Bazaar. Spend your night here celebrating your successful expedition.

                                • Overnight: Guest House
                                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                                • Altitude: 3440m
                                • Duration: 6-7 hours
                                • Distance: 9Km

                                  It is the same route from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. For the first few hours, you will steeply descend via lush forests. Pass by Monjo and walk to Phakding village. From here, the trail climbs to Lukla through forests and small towns. You will recross all the suspension bridges.

                                  • Overnight: Guest House
                                  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                                  • Altitude: 2840m
                                  • Duration: 6-7 hours
                                  • Distance: 14Km

                                    Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. If you land at Ramechhap Airport, our representatives will drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Today is your last day in the city.

                                    Spend the evening shopping and exploring local markets. We will meet for a delicious farewell dinner.

                                    • Overnight: Hotel
                                    • Meals: Breakfast
                                    • Altitude: 1345m

                                      We have another full day in Kathmandu, and this is also a reserved day to use in case there is any delay or cancellation on the Lukla flight. If our flight is not delayed or canceled, today is also your last day in the city.

                                      • Overnight: Hotel
                                      • Meals: Breakfast
                                      • Altitude: 1345m

                                        Your journey with us comes to an end. Our representatives will drop you off at the international airport to fly back to your next destination.

                                        • Meals: Breakfast

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                                          • All the airport transfers
                                          • Four nights Accommodation in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
                                          • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the Itinerary
                                          • Meals during the Trek and climb with hot tea/coffee for breakfast.
                                          • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, climbing permits, and TIMS permit
                                          • Flight fare (Kathmandu/Manthali-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
                                          • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the Trek and tented camp during the expedition
                                          • An experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers) for the trek and climbing guide for the climbing
                                          • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance for the guide and porters
                                          • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by travel insurance company)
                                          • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the Trek)
                                          • Seasonal fruits after dinner while on the Trek
                                          • Trip completion certificate, if you need
                                          • T-shirt and trekking map
                                          • A farewell dinner
                                          • First Aid and oximeter
                                          • Official expenses and service charge


                                          • Nepal Entry visa fee
                                          • Travel insurance (compulsory)
                                          • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
                                          • Your personnel expenses/shopping
                                          • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
                                          • Entrance fee on Kathmandu tour (Approx Nrs 2600.00)
                                          • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
                                          • Hot shower, internet, telephone, and laundry
                                          • International airfare
                                          • Tips for the guide and staff
                                          • Anything not mentioned in the included section


                                          • Q1. What is the best time to climb Lobuche Peak?

                                            March to May and September to November are Nepal's top months for peak climbing. These months have favorable weather, and climbers get regular summit windows. The climbing route is in excellent condition, and there is less risk of avalanches, especially on trekking peaks like Lobuche.

                                            You will also enjoy trekking to Everest Base Camp because the climate remains moderate. Long daylight hours, warm daytime and cold mornings and nights are perfect weather conditions. Likewise, the mountain views and scenery are crystal clear. The Lukla flights are on schedule. Overall, there is a rare chance of any delays or weather-related issues.

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