Lobuche Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Located in the Khumbu Region of Nepal, Lobuche east is the most popular “trekking peak” in Nepal classified as Grade PD+ (Peu Difficile). Although it is classified as PD+ in Alpine Grading System it is still rated as a technical climbing peak. Similarly, from Lobuche west, it is more technical than the East side and is listed as “Expedition Peak”.

Reaching the summit of Lobuche Peak-6,119m offers you an astounding view of giants i.e., Mt Everest (8,849m), Mt Makalu (8,485m), Mount Ama Dablam (6,812m), Nuptse (7,861m), & Pumori (7,161m) including several more peaks. Before that, you will need to pass through Everest Base Camp countering the icy trail, and rocky & steep trail which needs technical knowledge about climbing.

Likewise, reaching the starting point of Lobuche Peak has two ways i.e., via bus through Jiri or by taking a flight to Lukla. Currently, we are providing the Lukla flight service.

Why Lobuche Peak Climbing?

First of all, taking on challenges is the mindset of most climbers who want to experience a thrilling adventure in their life. Climbing, expedition, and trekking are like an addiction to them that can’t be resisted after taking it. Similarly, Lobuche Peak Climbing is an open challenge that has both trekking & climbing activities.

Following the most popular trek in Nepal i.e., Everest Base Camp Trek, Lobuche peak resides at the 6,119m altitude which offers the unimaginable experience in life that you will cherish forever. It is like taking the next step to accomplish more in the future.

How Difficult is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

Involving some technical climbing sections & glaciers of higher difficulties, Lobuche Peak is classified as PD+ in the alpine grading system. With proper guidance and preparations from professionals reaching the summit of Lobuche Peak is not difficult as you think.

As listed in the itinerary, most of the Lobuche Peak Climbing involves trekking up to Kala Patthar (5,644m), and only then does it is 2 days to reach the summit from Lobuche (4,940m).

The most important thing when planning the Lobuche Peak Climbing is to check the best season to climb, the gear list, and the bio of the guide that you are taking with you.

As for us Nepal Peak Adventure team, we provide clear clarification about the trek, choose the best time for you, prepare a gear checklist and provide a professional & experience guide for you.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1400m)

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation (1400m)

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2860m) and hike to Phakding (2610m) – 30 minutes flight and 3/4 trek 

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) 5/6 hour

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar 

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) – 5/6 hour 

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) - 5/6 hour

Day 08:  Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4410m)

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940km) – 5/6 hour

Day 10:   Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364) via Gorakshep (5164m) 

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5644m) and trek back to Lobuche (4940m) - 6/7 hour 

Day 12:   Trek to Lobuche High Camp (5400m) - 3/4 hour 

Day 13: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and return to High Camp  (5400m)  8/10 hour 

Day 14: Contingency day

Day 15: Trek to Pangboche (3985m) – 7/8 hour

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) – 5/6 hour 

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2860m) - 6/7 hour

Day 18: Return flight to Kathmandu (1400m) 30 minutes flight 

Day 19:  Final Departure

Cost Includes

Airport pick-up and drop facility

Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and farewell dinner.

3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic transfer

Teahouse/Mountain Lodge and tent accommodation during the trekking and climbing

All meals during the trekking and climbing and three times tea/coffee

Expenses of Climbing Crews: 

Guide: Government certified experienced, fluent English speaker, first aid and eco-trained climbing guide.

Assistant Guides: We provide an assistant guide as per the group size to support you wherever necessary

Porters: We provide porters as per the necessity to carry your stuff.

All Necessary Climbing Permit Charge 

All federal and local taxes as applicable

Down Jacket and sleeping bag (upon request) 

A duffle Bag (for the expedition purpose only) and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)

Trekking map and certificate of climbing completion

Group medical Kit Box (Diamox and other first aid medicine carried by a guide)

The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter evacuation service which will be paid by your travel insurance company

Final departure transfer

Cost Excludes

Nepal Visa

International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket from Nepal.

Your meal at Kathmandu besides welcome dinner, farewell dinner, and breakfast

The entire cost of beverages (except hot drinks mentioned in the inclusion list), mineral water and beer.

Travel insurance (must include Helicopter evacuation)

Tipping to the guide, porter and all climbing crew 

Climbing equipment of personal nature

Items not included in the inclusion list comes under your expenses.


Upon your arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will receive you and transfer to a hotel. After freshen up, you can stroll around the city. Tonight, we will together have dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
Today, we will guide you to the major tourist destinations in Kathmandu. You will cover Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Durbar Square including other places listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. In the evening, you will stroll around Thamel and prepare for the trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.
You will set off early today to catch your flight to Lukla- a gateway to the Everest region. This short flight offers you fantastic views of emerald hills and mountains before landing at Tenzing- Hillary Airport. You will meet the rest of the climbing team members there. After breakfast, you will hike to Phakding where you stop for the day.
Soon after you resume the trek, you will cross a suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River. A dusty switchback trail leads you to Monzo- the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. After passing a Hillary suspension bridge, you will have the arduous climb to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazar holds historical significance for trade and is still the primary destination for business for local people in this region. You will stroll around and acclimatize yourself to the high altitude. You can take a short hike to Synagboche Airport (3700m), visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. We will stay overnight at Namche.
After breakfast, you will resume the trek on a moderate trail traversing a hill. You may spot Musk Deer and colorful Pheasant on the way. After that, you will take a downhill trail to Dudh Koshi River. Following Lunch, you will have a steep ascend over a rocky path through rhododendron forest to reach today’s destination, Tengboche. You can explore the famous Tengboche Monastery in the evening.
After breakfast, you will have a quick descend to reach Deboche. If you wish, you can detour a local nunnery there. An easy trail leads you to Imja Khola- a local stream. You will gradually leave the tree line behind and will walk on a rocky uphill path. After passing through a few settlements, you will arrive in today’s destination, Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.
Today you will stay at Dingboche to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude. You can hike to Nangkartshang or walk to Island Peak base camp. You also have a choice of strolling around the place and enjoy bakery items and hot chocolate at the famous local bakery cafe. Overnight at Dingboche.
You will take the trail leading to Pheriche valley after breakfast. After refreshment at Thukla, you will have an arduous uphill trek to Thukla Pass. Further, you will walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier on a rocky trail to reach Lobuche. You will have jaw-dropping mountain views during today’s trek. Overnight at Lobuche.
Today you will start early walking alongside Khumbhu Glacier crossing moraine leading to Gorakshep. Following Lunch, you will resume your walk towards the Everest Base Camp. After spending sometime at the base camp, you will retrace the trail to Gorakshep to spend the night.
You will start early in the morning on a steep uphill path leading to Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is one of the best places to view Mount Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse including others. You will descend and have breakfast at Gorakshep before retracing the path to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
After breakfast, you will leave for today’s destination, Lobuche Peak High Camp. You will ascend on a trail traversing a moraine that becomes steeper after a while. On the way, you can witness stunning view of mountains and enjoy unique alpine topography. Then, an arduous path leads you to the Lobuche Peak High Camp. Our guide will teach you basic skills of climbing and using climbing gears.
You will start early in the morning under chilling weather. You will start ascending the rocky and icy trail until you reach the Summit. It is essential to arrive there before noon as heavy afternoon wind makes climbing difficult. You should follow the guide’s instruction during the summit. There might be necessity of using ropes during the climb. From the Summit, you can see the snow-covered mountains including Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. Then, you will return to High Camp for overnight stay.
Weather in the Himalayas cannot be predicted; therefore, we have kept this as a reserve day in case climbing does not go as planned. Also considering the increasing altitude and chilling cold, this day is saved for rest. However, if things go as scheduled, we can skip this day and continue our trek.
Today you will walk downhill to rejoin the classic route to the Everest Base Camp and then trek down to Pheriche. After Lunch, you will continue the downhill walk with the view of mountains and walk through a pasture arriving at Pangboche. You can explore Pangboche Monastery in the evening.
In the morning, you will enjoy the Mountain View from Pangboche and leave for Namche Bazar. You will descend towards Imja Khola- a local stream, and walk to Tengboche for lunch. Then, you will descend passing through rhododendron trees and cross Dudhkoshi River. An uphill trail through juniper forest leads you to a moderate trail leading to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Today, initially you will take a downhill trail leading to Hillary Bridge. After that, a switchback path leads you to Lukla. You will cross few settlements while walking alongside Dudhkoshi River today. You will spend your final night in the Khumbu Region celebrating your success with your teammates.
You will leave for Kathmandu in an early morning flight from Lukla. The guide will support you for boarding process at the airport. You will have bird’s-eye view of hills, mountains, and hilly villages during the flight to Kathmandu. Our representative will escort you to the hotel from there. We will take you out for farewell dinner tonight.
Today is your last day in Nepal for this time. Depending on your flight time, our representative escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure. If you have a late night flight, you can wander around the city today.

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