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Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing

Facts About Trip

Days 15
Grade Moderate to Hard
Best month March/April/May/ June & October/November
Maxi Elevation Summit: Lobuje Peak 6,119m
Group size Minimum two people
Accommodation Lodge Accommodation & Camping
Meal Camping meal/Lodge Trek
Starts From Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla
End at Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

One of the most popular climbing destinations in Nepal. Lobuche is a challenging peak to climb, but the rewards are great. The views from the summit are some of the best in Nepal, and the sense of accomplishment from reaching the top is immense.

Lobuche is a suitable peak for experienced climbers, and with proper preparation, it can be a rewarding and exciting climb.

Lobuche Peak consists of two summits, Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Lobuche East is the higher of the two peaks, and it is this peak that climbers typically attempt to summit.

Lobuche East is 6,119 meters (20,075 feet) tall, and it is a challenging but achievable climb. Lobuche West is 5,920 meters (19,406 feet) tall, and it is typically considered to be a more difficult climb.

The Lobuche region is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal. The views from the summit of Lobuche are truly stunning, and climbers are rewarded with unforgettable memories of their climb. The peak is located in the Khumbu region, which is home to Mount Everest and other iconic peaks.

Lobuche Peak Climbing at Glance

Trip Duration: 15 Days

Maximum Altitude: 6,421 meters

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Suitable Trekking Season: Spring/Autumn

Trekking Mode: Camping/Lodges

Start/Finish: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Major Highlights of Lobuche Peak Climbing

1. Reach the Lobuche Peak summit at an altitude of 6,119m above sea level
2. Witness the breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges from the top of Peak
3. Have a glimpse of some Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, etc.
4. Trek along the world’s highest glacier, Khumbu Glacier
5. Explore the unique cultures of the Sherpa people
6. Walk along suspension bridges, dense woods, monasteries, prayer flags, and gompas.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Route

One of the exciting Himalayas treks of Nepal, Lobuche Peak Climbing starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and begins the trek passing villages including Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and towards Lobuche.

After reaching Lobuche, we head in the direction of EBC as Lobuche Base Camp lies only 8.5km Northeast of Everest Base Camp. After reaching Lobuche Base Camp at an altitude of 4,950m above sea level, we head towards Khumbu Glacier and reach Lobuche High Camp at an altitude of 5,400m.

Finally, we then stretch towards the Lobuche Peak Summit to complete our journey and then return back to the base.

Best time for Lobuche Peak Climbing

One of the best seasons to plan and execute the high passes expedition in Nepal is during Spring and Autumn when the climate and temperature are stable and favorable for all the trekkers.

During these seasons, there are fewer chances of snowfall and rainfall which can make the trek even more difficult. So, it is always advised to execute the trek during the Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November) season.

Furthermore, during the Spring season, you can witness the clear and majestic view of the Mountains. Therefore, make sure to plan your expedition at the right time by consulting the tour companies in Nepal.

Food and Accommodation

Food is the major source of energy to complete the expedition and climb the peak. So, make sure that you carry instant healthy energy bars and dry foods to recharge your energy every hour.

As you will be trekking in the Himalayan regions with the less developed area, there will be very few facilities for food that you might be expecting. However, at the tea houses and lodges, you will be fed enough to recharge including the Nepali dish, Dal and Bhat.

Similarly, good accommodation is another essential part of the trek as it determines your body to get ready for the next day’s trek. Enough rest and sleep are very essential during high-altitude treks.

So, during the Lobuche Peak Climbing, you get decent accommodation in lodges, guest houses, and tents. Also, it is advised to carry a sleeping bag with you to have a comfortable and warm sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

Lobuche Peak Climbing is one of the touch peaks to climb in Nepal where the climber has to ascend 45 degrees on a snowy trail. Also, with an altitude level of over 6000+, it might be quite challenging for new trekkers.

However, for experienced trekkers and climbers, the expedition can be completed with ease.

What are the chances of Altitude Sickness during the expedition?

The changes are high if you are not familiar with the high-altitude regions. However, with the slow trek and precautions, Altitude sickness can be dealt with.

What is the average cost of Lobuche peak climbing?

The average cost of Lobuche Peak Climbing for an individual is around USD $2160.

Can I hire a porter to carry my backpacks?

Yes, you can hire a personal porter to carry your backpacks during the expedition. But it might cost you some extra charge to hire a porter.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel stay a night.

The team is waiting for you at the airport! They will take care of everything including picking up your baggage and transferring it over to their vehicle. Once this has been done, they’ll drive or walk (depending on how much time there is) until we reach our destination which could not be anywhere else than in front of a fantastic hotel room with stunning views.

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding
Lodge Stay

As you board your flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the scenic beauty of the Himalayas will be right outside your window. You’ll enjoy a short but steep landing at 2800m high Tenzing Hillary Airport before being greeted by local people who live in this region and seeing many tourists passing through on their way up towards Mount Everest or simply coming back down again after summiting it for good reasons!

After passing through the welcome center at Lukla, you will head out into nature to reach your destination: Phakding. The route along Dudh Koshi River has beautifully painted bridges and walls that contrast beautifully with lush forests of rhododendrons and pines on either side as well an assortment of small villages where people live their lives patiently every day while overlooking gorgeous scenery like this one from time to time!

Day 3 : Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Lodge Stay

Today, we head towards the next destination Namche Bazaar which is the gateway to the Everest region. Throughout the day, we cross several suspension bridges, prayer flags, and gompas.
The journey becomes more scenic and exciting as you reach towards the Sherpa settlements and Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar
Lodge Stay

It’s a day set aside for acclimatization when your body adapts to the rising altitude. You will take hikes to nearby locations such as Khunde, Khumjung, or the airstrip at Syangboche. Later in the day, you can see around the town. Later in the day, grab a drink and enjoy breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Everest, and Lhotse. Stay tonight in the hotel.

Day 5 : Trek Namche to Tengboche
Lodge Stay

After exploring Namche Bazzar, today we head towards Tengboche walking several uphills and downhills. You will also experience the largest monastery of the region, the Tengboche monastery at the end of the day.
Similarly, you get to experience some of the most beautiful peaks including Everest, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

Day 6 : Trek Tengboche to Dingboche
Lodge Stay

With the early morning prayers from Tengboche monastery, we have our breakfast and head towards Dingboche walking across the forest of rhododendron and pine trees.
During the trek, we also explore the Pangboche village and Pangboche Monastery.

Day 7 : Rest day in Dingboche
Lodge Stay

Dingboche is the de facto place for acclimatization. Trekkers and climbers headed for Ama Dablam and Everest peaks stay in this village talking about their plans for climbing the peaks of Nepal. And those who have done so, talk cheerfully about the experience. Dingboche is the place with food, hot soup, and also a couple of hiking spots nearby that are ideal for acclimatization. Stay tonight in a lodge.

Day 8 : Trek Dingboche to Lobuje
Lodge Stay

Today, we head towards Lobuche village having some hard patches of the trek. We walk through a rough and steep trail to reach Duglha and towards Chuki Lahara.
At the end of the day, we reach Lobuche village where we will be warmly welcomed by the villagers to have overnight sleep.

Day 9 : Trek Lobuje to Gorak Shep
Lodge Stay

Today we trek towards Kala Patthar via Gorakshep to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. The day will be tough with high altitude trek and a rough trail.
However, the trek towards Kala Patthar will be worth it and memorable. Similarly, the same day we trek back to Gorakshep where we rest all night.

Day 10 : Trek from Gorakshep to Lobuje, after a morning walk to Kalapatthar
Lodge Stay

Today is the big day as we plan to reach Lobuche Base Camp at the end of the day. However, at the beginning of the day, we head towards the Everest Base Camp and explore the Khumbu Glacier.
After a long walk, we finally reach Lobuche Base Camp from Gorakshep.

Day 11 : Trek Lobuje to High Camp
Camping Stay

Today we reach one step closer to our destination of Lobuche Peak Climbing. We head towards Lobuche High Camp walking on more stepper and rougher patches.

Day 12 : Climb Lobuje High Camp to Summit (6,119m) and back to Base Camp
Camping Stay

Today we begin our trek before sunrise to climb the Lobuche peak with all the equipment including ropes, crampons, and ice axes. We climb the peak and reach the summit before noon and witness the breathtaking view from the top.
With a short celebration, we safely return back to the base camp and rest overnight.

Day 13 : Trek Lobuje Base Camp to Tengboche
Lodge Stay

From the day onwards, we begin to head back towards the lower altitude level. The last destination for today is Tengboche as we walk past multiple villages and monasteries. We visit the Tengboche Monastery and have a rest overnight at one of the teahouses.

Day 14 : Trek back Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
Lodge Stay

Trek back Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), Overnight in Namche Bazar, Lodge Stay Accmmodation.

Day 15 : Trek back Namche Bazar to Lukla
Lodge Stay

Today is the last day at the foothill of the Himalayas as we finally head towards the Lukla from where we begin our journey of Lobuche Peak Climbing.
With a couple of treks, we reach Lukla and enjoy the last day glancing at the Himalayas.

Day 16 : Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu & drive to your own accommodation hotel in Kathmandu
Hotel Stay

Today is the day we fly back to Kathmandu with 35-40 minutes of memorable flight. Reaching the hotel, you can spare some time to explore the city and take back some memories with you.

Day 17 : Departure to home and have a free time till the flight catch.

Today is the last day in Nepal and time to say goodbye and drive you back to the airport. You have time till your departure from Kathmandu and can visit the historical city of Kathmandu and tourist places in Thamel.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: Return transfers from International and Domestic airports to your hotel.
  • Hotel stays: One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu 3 star categories
  • Entry fees: All government taxes and Everest National park entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Peak permit fees: Lobuje peak (6,119m) permits $250.
  • Garbage deposit.
  • Guide & porter: Required number of experienced English-speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • Wages: 15 days guide wages including his insurances/meals and accommodation/insurances/equipment
  • Wages: 15 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Accommodation: 13 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Accommodation: Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services and camping services.
  • Experiences Climbing guide Experience climbing guide during the climbing period & and his wages.
  • One night 2 days: Camping services during the climbing period and including your all meals (Lunch/dinner and breakfast).
  • Group climbing gears: required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Climbing gear: climbing personal gears which we hire on Chhukung
  • Food: Climbing High food.
  • sleeping bag/warm down jacket and walking poles if necessary.
  • Domestic flight ticket guest: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight ticket guide: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Map: Everest region trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal

Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permits and transportation.

Climbing equipment: – (Warm down jackets, sleeping bags, warm trousers, koflach shoes, trekking shoes and sandals, perfectly fitting crampons, gaiters, jumar, gloves, sunglasses, headlight, helmet, harness belt, figure – 8.

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottle water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • city visit: sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein
  • Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.

Travel Insurance: –

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Check-list of personal equipment:

Below is a checklist of equipment that we advise people have with them when visiting Nepal. This is a guideline only and will depend on the type of trip you are undertaking.

While we always suggest bringing your most important equipment from home, it is possible to buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu where almost all products and major brands are available, often at cheaper rates than you might find at home.

This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the treks, our porters can carry approximately 20kg in total while we recommend that any trekker carries their own day-pack that weighs between 8-12kgs which would include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment is needed during the Climbing period: –

(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets)

Four Seasons of Trekking in Nepal

Spring: March-May

The spring season of March/April/May is the best for holidays in the Nepalese Himalayas. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and the temperature is warmer. At heights below 3,500 meters, you can expect temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees during the daytime, although these will drop at night. Once above 3,500, you should expect significant temperature drops at night and early morning, often as low as -15 degrees.

There is some rain in these months, but nothing severe and this really helps to bring out the natural colors in the varied flora and fauna, especially in the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron.

This is the primary time for tourism in Nepal with trekkers and mountain climbers seen all across the country.

Summer: June – August

Nepal experiences its monsoon season during June, July, and August, and it can sometimes last until mid-September. Some treks are possible in mid-June before the rains really get heavy, however, visibility can be limited.

The rains bring other challenges and obstacles. Mountain flights are not so frequent,
while landslides can block the roads. Trekking in mid-June is still possible but we advise against the classic treks such as Everest due to the risk of long delays at Lukla which could potentially lead to missing international flights. If this is the only season possible for you, then we recommend treks in drier parts of the country such as Upper Mustang or Upper Dolpo. We can also suggest other activities such as white water rafting or visiting the National Parks at Chitwan or Bardia.

Autumn: September – November

With very similar conditions to spring, the autumn season begins in mid-September and runs to mid-December, and is also ideal for trekking. This is a long window of good visibility and so there are a wide variety of trekking options available.

This time of year is also known for its festivals, especially the Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival. There are also long national holidays so many people return to their villages to see family, making rural Nepal even more vibrant than normal. There is little rain and the skies are mostly clear with warm weather. This does mean that the trekking routes can be quite crowded in the most popular areas so we advise booking early to avoid the disappointment of full tea houses.

The less popular trekking regions such as Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Upper Dolpo, Mustang, and Naar Phu are great alternatives for those who want to avoid the crowds at this busy time.

Winter: December – February

December to February is the winter season in Nepal. Trekking at this time is not ideal and we advise against anything that goes into thin air as snowfall is common and temperatures can be extremely low.

Trips that can be done in winter include trekking in the hills around Kathmandu, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Nagarkot, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, or experiencing a homestay in one of the local villages. The biggest positive of this time of year is the excellent sunsets and sunrises which can often be enjoyed in the rural areas.

There is something for everyone at any time of year in Nepal and the team at Peace Nepal Treks are happy to advise the most suitable for your needs.


If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

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