Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBC- 17 Days

Lobuche Peak
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 6119 m
  • Activity Peak Climbing
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season February to May and September to Mid December
Highlights
  • Stunning views of the Himalayas: Ascending Lobuche Peak rewards climbers with stunning panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and other peaks.
  • Cultural experience: Sherpas are the indigenous people of the Khumbu region, and mountaineers can gain insight into their culture and way of life. Along the route, they can visit at villages, museums, and monasteries.
  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp: Before attempting the climb, the climbers will trek to Everest Base Camp, which is an adventure in itself. The trek offers stunning views and an opportunity to acclimatize to the altitude.
  • Adventure of a lifetime: The ascent of Lobuche Peak is a difficult test of your physical and mental endurance, but the rewards are well worth the effort. This is a tremendous accomplishment that you can be proud of always.

Lobuche East Peak is a famous mountain that stands out in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Although it is one of the region's challenging summits, the view of Himalayas that it provides makes it well worth the effort.

The summit is 6,119 meters (20,075 feet) high and is found in close vicinity to Mount Everest. Crossing glaciers, climbing icy slopes, and coping with high altitude are all part of the ascent of Lobuche East Peak. Depending on the climber's skill, physical condition, and the weather, the ascent might take anywhere from two to three days.

Most climbers begin their trek at Lukla and make the 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp. After getting acclimated, climbers typically take the East Ridge up Lobuche Peak. The East Ridge is a challenging ascent over slippery ice and snow.

To summit Lobuche East Peak, mountaineers need a permission from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. The ideal months to climb Lobuche East peak is between the months of March and May, and between the months of September and Mid December.

Climbing Lobuche East Peak is an exciting journey that calls for a high level of physical fitness, technical skills, and preparedness. Climbers should get in shape and prepare for the ascent in advance if they want to reach the peak safely and successfully.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will welcome you and transfer to hotel. In the evening you will have dinner with our guides where you will introduce with each other and talk about the trip.

  • Meals:welcome dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310 m

On second day after having your breakfast our guide will brief you about the Lobuche peak climbing and the gears you need. In case if you miss out some gear you can buy or rent it. If you want then you can visit around the world heritage sites ( Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you have to pay entry fees on your own.

  • Accommodation:Hotel

An early morning flight to Lukla marks the initial step of Lobuche peak climb. Once you've arrived in Lukla, you'll begin your hike to Phakding. You'll be making your way along a stone paved path to Phakding. Phakding is a beautiful village with plenty of hotels and stores.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2840m
  • Duration:30 minutes flight & 2-3 hrs walk

You will begin your hike along the bank of the Dudhkhosi River after breakfast. Walking up and downhill will get you to Monjo. You'll need to show your permits at the Monjo checkpoint before entering Sagarmatha National Park. Monjo, a sherpa settlement, provides stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. You will be crossing suspension bridges and take in the breathtaking scenery en route to Namche. After today's walk, you'll finally arrive in Namche Bazaar. You will get a great view of the mountains from Namche Bazar, one of the beautiful place in the Khumbu region.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3440 m
  • Duration:5-6 hrs

The must needed acclimatization day in Namche even if you feel healthy and fit. You will hike up to Everest view point on this day. Magnificent panoramic view of Mountains like Mount Everest (8,848.86 m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Kangtega (6,782m), Thamserku (6,623m), Kwangde (6,011m) and others can be seen from Everest view point.

Acclimatization is done so that your body can adapt to new environment. Also it helps you to prevent from altitude sickness.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3880 m
  • Duration:3-4 hrs

After breakfast, you'll begin your hike. You'll be descending and ascending through the rhododendron forest on the way to Tengboche.
There are several beautiful mountains that the trail passes beneath, including Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others. Tengboche is the final stop of the day. The presence of many lodge makes Tengboche is less called a village due to presence of many guest houses and lodges.. The Tengboche Monastery is a large and famous monastery in the Khumbu region. The monks of Tengboche Monastery perform evening rituals. Anyone can join in the prayer, but recording it in any way is forbidden.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3860 m
  • Duration:5-6 hrs

Your climbing motivation will be boosted by the breathtaking sunrise view as you take your breakfast at tengboche. The path to Deboche today goes through some beautiful coniferous forest. After crossing the Imja Khola on a suspension bridge, climbers will arrive in the scenic sherpa settlement of Pangboche, where they can enjoy the well lunch break. From there, you'll keep going till you reach Dingboche. Along the route, you may come across a prayer flag strung up in the trees or a colorful Mani stone inscribed with Buddhist chants, all of which are sure to leave an impression on you. Upon arrival, you'll notice that Dingboche is larger than Tengboche. Dingboche is an old sherpa settlement with a beautiful view from surrounding hills.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4410 m
  • Duration:5-6 hrs

As you are now at 4410 m altitude your body needs to adopt the environment to move further in higher elevation in order to prevent from ALtitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). On this day you will hike up to Nagarjun hill where you will witness the breathing view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lobuche, and Taboche. Beside Mountains you can observe the scenic view of the entire Imja Khola Valley. If you don’t want to hike then you can simply roam around the Guesthouses, Bakery and cafe of Dingboche.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Your hike starts after having breakfast in Dingboche. You will feel the changes in your trail as you will encounter the grassland mountain ecosystem. From the top of Thokla you will see breathtaking scenery. You will also see the Chortens (Memorial stone) and prayer flags made in the memory of the deceased climbers. Finally reaching Lobuje, your guide will brief for your next day trek to Everest base camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4910 m
  • Duration:5-6 hrs

You will leave for Gorakshep in the morning after breakfast. At Gorak shep, you can rest and have lunch before continuing on to base camp, where you can take in views of the stunning Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall. After a while at Everest Base Camp, you'll head back to Gorak Shep.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5365 m
  • Duration:6-7 hrs

In the early morning you will hike up to Kala Patthar, to see the beautiful sunrise view. You will be amazed seeing the rays of sun touching the peaks of himalayas. The best panoramic view of the himalayas is observed from this view point. After filling your eyes, mind and heart with the splendid scenic view of himalaya you will descend back to Gorakh shep for your breakfast. Then we will head to Lobuche Base Camp. As there are no teahouses available in Labuche Base camp we will set tent for the stay.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:5550 m
  • Duration:6-7 hrs

Today is the day we attempt to reach the top of Lobuche East peak. We begin the ascent early in the morning in order to reach the summit by noon. The climb is difficult in the afternoon due to the high winds so we will attempt the summit early morning. Given the early start needed for the ascent, breakfast will be ready much sooner than usual. Following icy paths, you'll make your way to the southern ridge. Finally, we'll have a chance to use our ropes, crampons, and ice axes. You will be climbing Lobuche Peak with a guide, who will help you with the most challenging parts.

Additionally, you will be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, and other mountains from the summit. After spending some time together and getting some amazing photos, we will return to Lobuche.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:6119m
  • Duration:9-10 hrs

From Lobuche, we will get back to Pangboche. We walk down the path that leads to Everest Base Camp. After lunch at Lobuche, we go via the village of Pheriche before arriving at Pangboche.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:6-7 hrs

Today we will head back to Namche from Phortse. The route to Namche Bazaar via Phortse is more challenging than the one through Tengboche. If you don’t want to put an extra effort, then you can follow the trail through Tengboche however you won’t be regretting choosing the path through Phortse as you will be rewarded with the stunning view on your way. You will walk through the side of the river. You will first be descending until you cross the river then you will start to ascend till you reach Namche Bazaar, one of the beautiful village in Khumbu region.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:5-6 hrs

This day might be a little long so it’s better to start your trek a little early. Walking down to Lukla you will remember your first day of the trek and find how much you have accomplished. Not only successfully summited Lobuche peak but also you returned safely. Though you will be walking the same path but you find the difference in the way you feel. You will start memorizing the whole trek on your way back as today it is the last walk of the trek. As to cherish your success you can sing, dance and have fun time with the guides and porters at Lukla in the evening.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6-7 hrs

Finally, the last day of the trek, your final breakfast of the trek at Khumbu region. Catching the early flight, you will return to Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu our guides will transfer you to a hotel from the domestic airport.

  • Accommodation:Hotel

Our guide will drop you at the airport according to your departure time. See you next time.

    The Itinerary for Lobuche Peak can be personalised. 

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    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu for client.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
    • Accommodation  during the trekking.
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
    • Pasang Lhamu Gaupalika entry fee.
    • Island Peak climbing permit fee.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card.
    • Group euipment (Fixed rope, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock Piton)
    • Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu for guide.
    • One expert government license holder Mountain guide.
      (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide)
    • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
      (The baggage of 1 client should be 12 to 15 kg only)
    • Cook for climbing period at base camp.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment of Guide
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance of porter.
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance of Cook.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Certificate of accomplishment of Lobuche peak.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by client Travel insurance company.
    What's Excluded
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
    • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu that goes beyond the scheduled program.
    • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
    • Entry fees in Monastries, temples, Museum.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries and school, wifi, laundry etc
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Sweet things like chocolate bars.
    • Internet, Hot shower and battery charge during the trek.
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    Useful InformationGood to Know
    • Weather: The weather is unpredictable in the Himalaya so we recommend you to be prepared and pack the gear for rain, snow and wind.
    • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that might bring complication in your Lobuche Peak climbing such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries or other serious health concern.
    • Medication: Please inform us about your medicine that you use daily so that our guide can timely remind you about your medicines.
    • Best time to trek: Every season have different thing to offer however the best time to climb Lobuche peak is from September to Mid- December and from February to May. During these months, the weather is generally dry and the skies are clear, offering stunning mountain views.
    Equipments InformationThings to Know

    Clothing:

    • Base layer (moisture-wicking)
    • Insulating layer (fleece or down jacket)
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket
    • Waterproof and windproof pants
    • Warm hat
    • Balaclava or buff mask
    • Gloves
    • Warm socks
    • Gaiters
    • Sunglasses

    Climbing gear:

    • Mountaineering boots
    • Crampons
    • Ice axe
    • Climbing harness
    • Climbing helmet
    • Carabiners and quickdraws
    • Ascender and descender devices
    • Climbing ropes
    • Prusik cord
    • Personal anchor system

    Other essential items:

    • Backpack
    • Sleeping bag
    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Trekking poles
    • Water bottles 
    • First aid kit
    • Sunscreen and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries and medications
    FAQsLobuche Peak Climbing with EBC- 17 Days FAQs
    • The best time for climbing Lobuche Peak is during the pre-monsoon (February to May) and post-monsoon (October to Mid December) seasons when the weather is stable and the skies are clear.

    • Yes, climbing Lobuche Peak is considered to be a challenging climb that requires a good level of physical fitness and technical skills. Climbers will need to traverse glaciers, climb steep rock and ice faces, and deal with altitude sickness. But you can trust Moon Himalaya Adventure as we have climbing guides who have years of experience and will ensure you safety.

    • Yes, climbers need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. But no worries Moon Himalaya Adventure will get the climbing permit of Lobuche peak for you. 

    • Yes, other than Climbing Permit you will also require Sagarmatha National Park entry fee, Pasang Lhamu Gaupalika entry fee and Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card. Once you are at Moon Himalaya Adventure we ensure all the required permits for your Lobuche Peak Climbing.

    • The duration of the climb depends on the climber's experience, fitness level, and weather conditions. Our itinerary follows 17 days including your arrival and departure day.

    • Yes, it is recommended that climbers have prior climbing experience and undertake training and preparation prior to attempting the climb to ensure a safe and successful summit. However if you are in good shape and have acclimatize you can successfully ascend Lobuche peak though its your first time.

    • Yes, as you go higher acclimatization is very important. Acclimatization helps you to adapt to new environment. Moon Himalaya Adventure always prepares their itinerary with days to acclimatize. 

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