Lobuche Peak Climbing


Lobuche East (6,119m/20,075ft), set in Nepal’s stunning  Khumbu on the Nepalese side of Everest.

The best time to go trekking in Nepal is in Autumn (September-November) and in spring (March-May) thus avoiding the monsoon season.

The Lobuche Peak is the second most popular climbing peak in the Khumbu Region after Island Peak. It too follows the classic Everest Base Camp Trek route up to Gorakshep (5180m).

Starting with a scenic flight into the high altitude airport at Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla, your first trek to Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery.

These locations are well known for their interesting past, locations and, in the case of Tengboche Monastries, stunning views.  Still following the Everest Base Camp Trek we reach 5,550 m at Kalapatthar where are marvelous views of Mount Everest and surrounding high peaks. You spend the night at Gorakshep (5,180 m) and explore Everest Base Camp.

Our trail to Lobuche Peak diverts from the regular trekking route.  Lobuche Base Camp is at Lobuche Village itself and High Camp is situated at 5,400 m from the sea level.

Once at Lobuche Base Camp, our climbing Sherpa team will teach/ refresh climbers on the basic use of the climbing gear.  We begin the ascent of the summit at 2:00 AM to avoid the high winds later in the day.

And also in this route, we see the mesmerizing sunrise over the mountains!  After taking in this glorious sight, descend to Lobuche Base Camp and trek to Pheriche.  From Lobuche, you again follow the trekking route to Lukla for your flight to Kathmandu.

A perfect adventure into the Himalayas, offering stunning unique views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, culminating with stunning views of enormous peaks, such as Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Mount Everest.  Enjoy the feeling of being dwarfed by a multitude of surrounding peaks.

Trekkers need to be physically fit and preferably with previous climbing experience, or alternatively begin preparation prior to beginning this awesome journey. You will be instructed in all aspects of this climb, which includes the use of crampons, ice axes, and rope techniques.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking work with local Sherpa based in Dingboche and Khumjung.  Our Sherpas team is highly experienced and knows Lobuche Peak inside out. For the safety of our climbers, we provide one climbing guide for every 2-4 climbers, based on the climbers’ experience.!

Lobuche Peak is best climbed in April and May, followed by October and November.

Key Features of Lobuche Peak Adventure

  • Ascend a 6,000m peak within a relatively short timeframe
  • Unparalleled views of the Khumbu Valley’s giant peaks.
  • An excellent introductory expedition into Himalayan climbing


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 : Trip briefing, paper work, checking equipment & sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 9 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 10 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) Duration: 6-7 hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu; flight Duration: 30 minutes.

Day 19 : Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport.

Price Policy

Cost Included In Your Package

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trek.
  • 3 fresh & hygienic meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at base camp.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Sagarmatha national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Climbing permit of Nepal government to Climb Lobuche Peak
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Lobuche peak.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
  • Items of personal nature – laundry expenses, tips.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.

Things To Prepare

  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

Equipment  required

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!’

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you’ll use on the trek –  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Climbing Gear

  • Alpine climbing harness –  (instrumentality square measured) essential for the climb with leg loops that match other clothing and equipment.
  • 2 protection karabiners – the large, pear-shaped ring is best, screw gate sort counseled
  • 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hotwire square measure counseled.
  • Ice ax w/leash. Light-weight (Grivel Air school, diamond Raven, or Charlet  Moser Snow.
  • Walker/pole – adjustable – below 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  • Plastic mountain boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha), or animal skin double mount boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; should be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  • Crampons – should be appropriate plastic boots (new-style sort recommended). A straightforward repair kit (Grivel G12, diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  • Belay/rappel device (Figure eight preferred)
  • Upper Body
  • 2 cotton jerseys.
  • 1 polypropylene jersey.

2 long sleeve polypropene shirts. light-weight, pastel for sunny days.

2 girls sports bras – synthetic, no cotton!

1 softshell – Gnawing Animal Dri-clime Wind Shirt, geographic region Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 slipover acceptable).