Lobuche Peak Climbing – 19 Days

Lobuche Peak Climbing – 19 Days

  • Transportation
    Private Vehicles / Domestic Flight
  • Group Size
  • Destination
  • Altitude
    6,119 m (20,075 ft)
  • Duration
    19 Days
  • Activities
    Climbing in Nepal
  • Meals
    B, L, D
  • Difficulty
  • Accomodation
    Lodge + Camping


Lobuche Peak stands at 6119 meters, a strenuous climbing that advances from the Everest Base Camp Trek. Lobuche Peak has two faces, i.e. Lobuche East and Lobuche West, where Lobuche Peak Climbing is also known as Lobuche East. For the Lobuche Peak climbing, we will follow the traditional route from the lukla airport, which lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Lobuche East is easily accessible to reach and technically easier than the Lobuche West. Panoramic views of the mountains, like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, Makalu, etc, can be seen at the summit of the Lobuche Peak.

During this trek, we will pass through the Sagarmatha National Park, where various species of flora and fauna can be seen. Also, the blooming of the rhododendrons in the forest makes the trail more beautiful.

Lobuche Peak Climbing gives you not only the adventure but also the traditional and religious taste inside the Sherpa Village.

Furthermore, this trek is technical, so it will be easier if you have previous mountaineering experience. Basic use of the gear and equipment, such as crampons and fixing ropes, must be done in some places during the climbing. You need to be in good health, and good stamina is required for this peak climbing.


  • Thrilling flight experience from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Explore the national park, which is home to various flora and fauna.
  • Visit the famous Namche Bazar, which is the tourist hub in the Everest region.
  • Understanding the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people
  • Visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery, which is home to hundreds of monks.
  • Wonderful view from the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar
  • Learn basic climbing skills and proper use of gear while at the peak.
  • Paranomic view of the mountains from Lobuche Peak, such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse,
  • Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
  • Stunning views of the glacier, glacial streams, ice walls, and moraines



Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.

After safely landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will proceed with the arrival visa. It is an easy process that takes only a few hours after you submit the documents. Our staff will be waiting outside the airport terminal, and you will be transferred to the classy hotel.


Day 2: Trip briefing, paperwork, checking equipment & sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.

We will conduct the meeting at your hotel and do a short briefing about the Lobuche Peak Climbing. After briefing, we will do some paperwork and provide you with the gear and equipment that is required for this trek. 

You will have enough time for sightseeing around the valley. Also, you can relax and enjoy Thamel’s streets, which are open 24 hours a day. This place is full of pub houses, bar restaurants, shops, cafes, and many more.


Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m), 4-5 hours walk

After having an early breakfast, you will prepare an early flight for Lukla. You’ll be transported to Tribhuvan International Airport, and then from there, you will have a scenic flight, which is about 30 minutes. The flight itself is adventurous and thrilling, which will be your lifetime experience.

After landing at the Lukla airport, our porters will carry the language, and with the help of the guide, we will start to trek for Phakding. Today’s trek is relatively easy as you will do the short hike of 4-5 hours. Moving forward, we will reach Kyangma village, and by walking further, you will reach Cheplung village. After leaving Cheplung village, we will cross the suspension bridge and then climb to reach Chhuthawa. Then, within a few hours, you will reach Phakding to stay overnight there.


Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5-6 hours walk

After leaving the Phakding, you will follow the trail of the Dudh Koshi River to reach Monjo. It is the main entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, where you must present a permit before entering.

Once you cross the suspension bridge and trek through the pine forest alongside the Dudh Koshi River toward Phakding, you’ll catch sight of the initial glimpse of Mt. Everest.


Day 5: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft )

Today is Acclimatization Day, where we will walk to explore the surrounding mountains and view of Everest. Also, you will have the option to visit Everest Photo Gallery or Sherpa Culture Museum.

Namche Bazar is famous as a tourist hub and for exploring the Sherpa culture. You can find a variety of shop and place to enjoy and relax. Also, we recommend you hike to the Everest View Hotel, which is the highest-placed hotel in the world. Enjoying lunch in this hotel will be a lifetime experience.


Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft), 5-6 hours walk

After having a wonderful time in Namche Bazar, we will start the trek by descending through Namche towards Ohunki. Then, on the way to Phunki, you can see amazing sights of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and get a really close look at Thamserku.

Then, walking for a few hours, you’ll start to see Tengboche Monastery. It is one of the largest monasteries that you will explore in this region. Tengboche’s trail is decorated with many colorful flags and prayer wheels. Also, the view of mountain peaks from the Tengboche is absolutely breathtaking.


Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft),5-6 hours walk

After waking early in the morning with the prayer sound, today we will trek to reach Dingboche. We’ll descend a bit and then trek through a lovely forest, crossing the Imja Khola before reaching the village of Pangboche.

You can take a short tea break and explore Pangboche village, including the famous Pangboche Monastery. From there, we will cross the river and turn up the Imja Valley to reach Dingboche.


Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche and hike to Chukkung Valley (4730m), 4-5 hours walk

Today will be our second Acclimatization day at the Dingboche, and we will do a short hike to Chukkung Valley. It is an important day for rest before heading to the high-altitude area.

After hiking for 4-5 hours to Chukkung Valley and on to Island Peak (Imja Tes), we will return to Dingboche to spend our night there. During the trek, you can see the magnificent view of snow-capped mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Island Peak, and Makalu.


Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930), 5-6 hours walk

Today, we plan to reach the Lobuche before the night. Our path will be a little more difficult than the previous one because you will walk through a rough and steep trail toward Duglha. Then, climbing forward, you will path will lead toward Chuki Lahara.

Then, moving forward from Lahara, you walk over the moraines of Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche village. From the village, you can see the eye-catching view of different high peaks, including Lobuche Peak.


Today, after early breakfast, we will continue following flat meadows. Then, climbing onto the lateral moraine following Khumbu Glacier, we will land at Gorak Shep. Continuing the journey, we will reach the most awaited destination, Everest Base Camp.

After hiking in the ups and down path combined with altitude for approximately 3 hours, we will reach Base Camp. From the base camp, we can see panoramic views of mountains like Khumbuste, Pumori, and Nuptse, keeping Mt. Everest in the background. Standing at this point, trekkers will be emotional by seeing their dreams happening in front of their eyes.


Day 11: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) and trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft), 6-7 hours walk

Hiking the Kala Patthar means the famous viewpoint to witness Everest. After two hours of hike, we will reach Kala Patthar. Also, if you want to see the best sunrise view, you must trek early in the morning. After you reach Kala Patthar, you can see the gigantic view of the Everest. You can enjoy the view, take pictures, make the memory, and after that, you will head back to Lobuche.

There is no tea house after you move from Lobuche village; therefore, our team will set up a tent for you. You will spend the night inside the tent, which will be a unique experience.


Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4865m/15,957 ft), 3-4 hours walk

Today, we will walk for 3-4 hours, but our trail will be steeper and rougher. There is no tea house after you move forward from Lobuche village. Then, after reaching the base camp, our team will set up a tent for you for tonight.

Today, you will get the chance to learn basic mountaineering skills. Our professional guide will demonstrate you how to use gear equipment and tricks.


Day 13: Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp (5,600m/18,368 ft), 3-4 hours walk

Today’s trek will be challenging, but don’t worry; yesterday’s training will help you today. After having an early breakfast, we will trek to Lobuche High Camp. During the trail, we will use ropes, crampons, ice axes, boots, and other climbing gear.

After reaching the High Camp, our team will set up the tent, and you will take a rest. Tomorrow is the big day for us, so we will sleep early after having a delicious dinner.


Day 14: Summit Lobuche Peak (6119m/20,070 ft) & back to Base Camp, 7-10 hours walk

We need to reach the Lobuche High Camp early because it will be windy during the noon. Today, we will climb through steep and ice tracks on the southern ridge. Our assistant will fix the rope for you. You will use the rope, crampon, and ice axe vehicle climbing, which is the technical part of Lobuche Peak.

Finally, after climbing the 45-degree slope hill, you will reach Lobuche High Camp. You will celebrate with other trekkers with fascinating views of the whole Everest region. You will take the picture, make memories, and return to the base camp. From the summit, you can see the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and many more.


Day 15: Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Pangobche (3930 m / 12900 ft), 5-6 hours walk

After the successful summit of the Lobuche Peak, we will head toward the Pangobche. We will walk downhill and walk through the rhododendron forest and juniper along with the view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pokalde, Kantega, and other peaks. After we reach the village of Pangobche, we will spend our beautiful night there.


Day 16: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft), 5-6 hours walk

After having breakfast, we will head toward Namche Bazar. Walking through beautiful rhododendrons and pine forests, we gradually descend our steps. Then, walking the riverside of Dudhkodhi River and passing the suspension bridge, we cross Tengboche village to reach Namche Bazaar.


Day 17: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840m), 7-8 hours walk

Today, we will end our trekking journey by reaching Lukla. After 7-8 hours of walking by passing through Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, and Phakding, we will reach Lukla. After a long day of trekking, we spend the night at Lukla and prepare for tomorrow’s flight.


Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu, flight 30 minutes.

After having early breakfast, we will take the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which will be around 30 minutes. Taking all the memories of the Everest region, you will land at the kathmandu airport; then you will transfer to the hotel.


Day 19: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport.

After achieving your goal, now it’s time for you to go home. Our team will take you to the airport before your scheduled flight. Finally, if you like to visit Nepal for any tour, trek or expedition, then you can always remember us.

Useful Info

Best Time for Lobuche Peak Climbing

Perfect weather conditions are required for the Lobuche Peak Climbing, which is possible during the months of the spring and autumn seasons. During the autumn and spring seasons, a favourable climate helps to achieve the summit with a clear and magnificent view of the surrounding mountains is possible.

The temperature in the month of the spring season during the daytime is warm, and at night, it is cold. The longest hour during the day makes the trekkers to reach their destination. Also, the proper gear and clothing make the trail easy and comfortable. There is very little chance of rainfall, hailstorms, avalanches, floods, and landslides. Also, a clear view of the sky and scenic view of the mountains and peaks while climbing add stamina for trekkers.

Temperature during the month of the autumn is also perfect for the trekkers climbing for the Lobuche Peak. During the daytime, the temperature is moderate; however, at nighttime, it is colder than in the spring season. Similar to the spring season, there is less chance of rainfall, avalanches, floods, and landslides in the autumn season. Autumn is also the festival month in Nepal, where you can get opportunities to learn and enjoy culture during this month.

The winter and monsoon season temperatures are not favourable for the trekkers while climbing the Lobuche Peak. Due to short day hours during the winter season, it is impossible to trek for long hours, which is required for this trek. Also, with the extremely cold temperature, there is a high chance of getting sick due to altitude sickness. 

Furthermore, during the rainy seasons, the trail is slippery and muddy, which causes trouble during the trek. Visibility becomes less, and continuous rainfall makes moving forward during the trek impossible. There is a high chance of floods, landslides, and avalanches due to extremely bad weather conditions. Also, you can get lost due to weather conditions, and the chances of a rescue operation are negative.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty

Although the Lobuche Peak Climbing is a strenuous journey, it is still a demanding trail for those who have previous climbing experience. Trekker needs to be perfectly fit and fine for this peak climbing. A strong determination for adventure and stamina with the proper gear and equipment leads toward a successful summit.

It is high-altitude climbing, and there is a technical part during this peak climbing. Trekkers should have previous climbing experience and training before they start their journey. You should know how to use the basic equipment such as crampons, ropes, and moving in the fix lines. 

It is a high-altitude climbing where you to aware about the altitude sickness. There is a high chance of altitude sickness, which can be avoided by proper acclimatization and proper diet. If you do not care about altitude sickness in time, then it can be really dangerous. 

Even though the trail is straightforward and easier than other Peak Climbing, you should be able to walk 6-7 hours daily. Trekkers need to follow their itinerary strictly and follow the guidelines given by the professional guides.

Even new climbers who are comfortable walking in high-altitude areas with pre-training can try this Lobuche peak climbing. 

Packing List for Lobuche Peak Climbing

Carrying the proper equipment and clothing stuff makes your trekking journey comfortable. Therefore, trekkers need to pack the right clothing stuff for all conditions. It is high-altitude climbing, so we need to prepare in advance for any sudden change in the weather. All the equipment can be easily rented from the rental services.

Also, our trekking agency will help you to provide the equipment at an affordable price. Your trekking equipment will be carried by the porters during the trek. Below is the list of equipment that you need for the Lobuche Peak Climbing.

Climbing Gear

  • Alpine climbing harness 
  • Carabiners
  • Ascender
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Ice Hammer
  • Ice Screw
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Climbing rope
  • Tape sling
  • Descender


  • Head
  • Sun Hat
  • Head Lamp
  • Glacier SunGlasses
  •  Head Scarf
  • Ski Goggle

Hand Gear

  • Liner Gloves
  • Windstopper Fleece Gloves
  • Expedition Mittens

Upper Body

  • Fleece Jacket with Windstopper
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • sleeve shirt

Lower Body

  • Lightweight pants
  • waterproof shell pants
  • fleece or woolen trousers
  • hiking shorts and trousers


  • lightweight inner socks
  • wool socks
  • Gaiters
  • Cotton socks

Personal stuff

  • Sleeping bag
  • Inflatable sleeping pad
  • Water bottle
  • Small Travel Bag
  • Expedition Duffel Bag
  • Small padlocks
  • Pee Bottle
  • Trekking Poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • toiletry bag
  • Medicine 
  • Toiletries


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