Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Duration: 15 Days   |   Trip Photos  |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Max Elevation: 6145m

Lobuche East Peak ClimbingThe Lobuche East Peak, at an elevation of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet), is the second most popular expedition peak in the Khumbu region, right after the Island Peak. Known for the arguably best summit view in the world, this Himalayan gem is classified as a ‘trekking peak’ that many mountaineering beginners take on before their big expedition on Mt. Everest and other 8,000-meter class mountains. The summit of Lobuche East Peak offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range, including 5 of the 14 highest mountains in the world, like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Mt. Makalu.

Following the classic route of the Everest Base Camp trekking, you can enjoy two exhilarating and fascinating Himalayan expeditions in one go; you will first trek to the highest base camp in the world, hike to Kalapatthar for a breathtaking sunrise view, and move on towards the main objective of this expedition, the conquest of the Lobuche East Peak. If you are looking to take your first steps as a mountaineer in the Himalayas or are a seasoned mountaineer who trying to test your mountaineering skills in an attempt to scale the highest mountain in the world, the Lobuche Peak Climbing is the perfect expedition for you.

Marvel Adventure’s guided Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition will help you to grasp your Himalayan dream; guided by expert mountaineering guides and professionally certified expedition crews, your safety and well-being will be our top priority. We will take care of every minor detail for you, so you can fully immerse in the experience instead of being a worrywart. Maintaining enough acclimatization days so that your body can properly adapt to the high-altitude environment, we also conduct pre-climbing training at the Lobuche camps to brush up your mountaineering skills and boost your confidence level.

Lobuche Peak Climbing in Autumn

Lobuche Peak Climbing in Autumn

Autumn (September to November) is one of the peak seasons for the Himalayan expedition in Nepal. This season offers stable, cool weather, dry walking trails, and simply unbeatable unprecedented view of the Himalayan vistas. As the climate is on the warmer side during this season, and the days are sunny-bright, you don’t have to be concerned that much about the harsh alpine environment. The monsoon-washed fresh terrain and cool-breezy morning and nights make it an ideal time for an outdoor adventure in the Himlayas.

Furthermore, it is also a festive season in Nepal that boasts some of the major Hindu festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath, which give an opportunity to explore the cultural prospects of the country as well. The average temperature of the Lobuche region ranges from 12°C to 20°C and can drop to -10°C during the late autumn.

Benefits of Lobuche Peak Climbing in Autumn

  • Warm daylight trekking experience
  • Low chances of rainfall and snowfall
  • Stunning mountain views
  • Fresh and well-nourished landscape by monsoon rain
  • Opportunity to experience cultural enrichment
  • Harvest season that offers an opportunity to relish the local delicacies
  • Busy wildlife and migratory birds preparing for hibernation and migration
  • Overall an ideal balanced weather for the Himalayan expedition

Lobuche Peak Climbing in Spring

Spring (March to May) is another peak season for high-altitude adventures in Nepal. If you are a nature lover, nothing beats the magnificence of colorful and delightful blooming trails of this season. The lower region of the Lobuche Peak Climbing trail is filled with the tranquility of wildflowers, lush vegetation, and Himalayan wildlife and birdlife, enjoying the comfort of the warm weather after winter.

The temperature of the Lobuche region during the spring season stays around 15°C to 20°C on average and drops to minus degrees at higher elevations during the nights and early morning.

Benefits of Lobuche Peak Climbing in Spring

  • Blooming natural terrains all over the trail
  • Low chances of rainfall and snowfall
  • Long bright days perfect for the extended long-route adventure
  • Himalayan flora and fauna at their peak
  • Opportunity to taste fresh seasonal delicacies
  • Clear skies, green lush landscape, and the white-clad magical peaks in perfect synch
  • Less crowded routes compared to the autumn season

How Technical is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

FAQs About Lobuche Peak Climbing

The Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition has been graded a ‘Grade PD+’ level on the Alpine Grading System, which means it is a technically challenging peak, and in the Himalayan grading system, this peak expedition has been graded as a ‘Moderate Level Climb.’ Although it has more challenging slopes in comparison to training mountain peaks like Island Peak and Mera Peak, it is still a trekking peak that is often considered by mountaineering beginners as a practice peak.

Even though Lobuche is slightly difficult and can be daunting for the budding mountaineering enthusiast, this Himalayan peak offers a genuine mountaineering experience to the climbers and polishes their skills for higher expeditions. As a climber, you will need to use different mountaineering tools like crampons, ice axes, fixed ropes, Jumars, climbing ropes, etc, to scale the Lobuche East Peak. Overall, the Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition requires a good level of physical fitness and adequate mountaineering skills to overcome the technical segment on the slopes. Marvel Adventure also conducts pre-climbing training sessions (both equipment familiarization and pre-climb using the equipment) at the camps on the mountain to help you with the expedition and boost your confidence level.

Training and Preparation

Normally, the general training period for a high-altitude trekking adventure is around 4- 7 weeks; however, despite being a trekking peak, the Lobuche Peak Climbing is nothing like a trekking adventure. Unlike other trekking adventures, you will actually spend a significant time in the alpine environment (ice and snow) of the mountain. To top it all, the technical segments which require you to use mountaineering skills add up to the difficulty factor of the expedition to some extent. Thus, it is recommended that for this alpine adventure, you should at least start your training 2 to 3 months prior to the actual expedition.

In general, the Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition is a physically demanding adventure, so the better your physical fitness level, the more enjoyable your experience will be. It will be best if you evaluate your physical capabilities and design a training program to reach your fitness goal for the fitness. You can consult a physical fitness instructor and your guide for your proper physical assessment and further insights into designing your training regime. Here are a few exercises that you could include in your training program for the expedition.

Strength Training Exercises

  • Push-ups
  • Planks
  • Squat
  • Lunges
  • Deadlift
  • Weightlifting
  • Benchpress
  • Pull-ups
  • Hammer Curl
  • Dip
  • Barbell curl
  • Front raise
  • Overhead press

Cardivascular Exercises

  • Jogging
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Pilates
  • Burpees
  • Dance
  • Jumping rope
  • High knees
  • Jumping jack
  • Lateral shuffle

Highlights

  • Scaling the summit of one of the most popular peaks in the Himalayas, Lobuche East Peak
  • Above 5,000-meter expedition to the highest base camp in the world, Everest Base Camp and Kalapathhar (5,545 meters)
  • The mainstream trekking route of the Everest Base Camp, Lukla to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep
  • Morning hike to Kalpatthar and opportunity for epic sunrise view and panoramic 360° of Himalayan peaks and Khumbu Valley
  • Khumbu and Ngozumpa Glaciers, the biggest and longest glaciers in Nepal
  • World’s highest national Park, Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 sq km)
  • The largest Buddhist monastery in the entire Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery
  • Spectacular views of Himlayan gems like Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Thamserku, Lobuche, and Island Peak
  • Opportunity to explore and experience beautiful Sherpa culture, traditions, and hospitality

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Morning Flight to Lukla From Kathmandu and Trekking to Phakding

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters

    Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters

    Elevation Gain: 1,400 meters

    Your Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition starts after a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will board a morning flight from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and fly over the lush hills and vibrant valley as you move towards the Himalayan region. During this flight, you will be able to enjoy the spectacular Himalayan massifs in the Khumbu region as you move on with your thrilling flight to the Tenzing Hillary Airport. After arriving at the Lukla, you will take a short break and meet the rest of the expedition team; you can also use this time to explore the ‘gateway of the Everest region.’

    During the second part of this day’s adventure, you will descend along the trails of the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. It's about 3- 4 hours of trek from Lukla to Phakding; you will pass several Sherpa civilizations like Kyangma Village and Cheplung Village along the trail. During the final segment of the trek, you will cross a suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River’s ridge to Ghat and move along the beautiful trails with chortens, mani walls, and praying flags as you climb the hamlet of Chhuthawa. From there, it’s a short scenic hike to Phakding; you will have an overnight stay at one of the finest teahouses in the region.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses
    • Place: Phakding
    • Altitude: 2,610 meters
  • Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    Phakding Elevation: 2,610 meters

    Elevation Gain: 830 meters

    On the second day of your expedition, you will leave Phakding behind, moving towards the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. The first segment of your trail will follow the religious trail alongside the Buddhist chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls as you make your way toward lush pine and rhododendron forests. Following the trails of the Dudh Koshi River, you will pass several delightful Shpera villages like Toktok and Bhenkar before finally arriving at Monjo, the entrance destination of the Sagarmatha National Park. After the exploration of this famous Himalayan national park, you will follow the trails towards Jorsale.

    During the second part of the trek, you will walk along the river bed of the Dudh Koshi River and cross several suspension bridges, including the famous Hilary Suspension Bridge which is over 125m high. After the final incline up a hill, approximately 3.2 km long, you will finally arrive at the Namche Bazaar; from here, you will be able to catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest for the first time. From the vantage point of the Tope Danda, you will also be able to enjoy the spectacular views of other Himalayan massifs like Thamserku, Konde Ri, Tawache, and Khumbila, including several other adjacent peaks.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,440 meters
  • Day 3 Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

    As you have ascended well over the altitude of 2,500 meters (an altitude from where there is a potential risk of altitude sickness), you will use this day to properly acclimatize to the new altitude and explore the vibrant high Himalayan town of Namche. As physical activity is more effective for adapting to the new altitude, rather than sitting idle, you will do a day hike to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters, from where you will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan range like Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and several other from its vantage point. Then, after the exploration of the Sagamatha National Park Museum, you will hike to the highest hotel in the world, Hotel Everest View (3,880 meters).

    From there, you follow the trail toward the beautiful high Himalayan Sherpa civilization Khumjung and Khunde; at almost midday, you will be back in Namche Bazaar. But, this day’s expedition is still far from over; you can check out the other major highlights in this Sherpa capital like Syangboche Airstrip, Thame Village, Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa, Sherpa Culture Museum, and The Irish Pub. If you are lucky, you might also get an opportunity to witness the Haat Bazaar (Weekly Market) that takes place every Saturday, when all the traders from all over the Khumbu region gather to sell their products.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,440 meters
  • Day 4 Trekking to Tengboche From Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters

    Elevation Gain: 427 meters

    On the Day 4 of your Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition, after breakfast, you will trek uphill for about 2 hours to reach Kyangjuma (3,600 meters); in this day’s trek, you will follow the beautiful trails along the lush, beautiful alpine meadows, rhododendron, and pine forests.

    After arriving at Kyangjuma, the trail splits to Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Valley Trek; moving along the trail, you will reach Sansa, a beautiful small settlement with several teahouses and a Nepal Army post; from there, your trail will descend down to Phunki Thenga.

    Phunki Thenga is an extremely pleasant lunch break destination for adventures in the Khumbu region; you will enjoy delicious and nourishing lunch at the banks of the Dudh Koshi River here. Then you will continue your trek alongside the rhododendron and pine forests; during the final stretch of this day’s trek, you will climb a steep hill that will lead you to the spiritual epicenter of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery.

    This hard day’s trek will reward you with spectacular views of mountain ranges like Nuptse, Ama-Dablma, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Everest from the vantage point of Tengboche. If you are lucky, you might also get the opportunity to witness the Himalayan wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan thar, and bharal.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Tengboche
    • Altitude: 3,874 meters
  • Day 5 Tengboche to Dingboche Trek

    Tengboche Elevation: 3,867 meters

    Elevation Gain: 393 meters

    After receiving a blessing from the elderly monks at Tengboche Monastery, you will commence this day’s trek following the trails of Imja Khola, the Himalayan river nourished by Mt. Everest; you will move towards Pangboche Village. Pangboche is the last permanent settlement enroute on the Everest Base Camp trek; the trails to this beautiful village are blessed with lush rhododendron, pine, birch, and conifers forests. After spending some time at Pangboche and exploring the Pangboche Monastery, you will continue with your trails moving towards Somare Village, the junction point between the path to Pheriche and Dingboche.

    Heading towards Dingboche, the summer valley, you will descend to the riverbed of Lobuiche River and climb a steep section during the last part of the trek to reach Dingboche finally. Upon reaching the valley, you will be able to witness the spectacular array of the stone-fenced agriculture system (buckwheat, potatoes, and barley) that protects the crops from grazing animals and the high-altitude wind. The magnificent shining snow-clad gems of the Himlayas, like Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Nuptse, Lothse,Island peak, will pull the curtain on this day’s adventure.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4410 meters
  • Day 6 Dingboche Acclimatization Day

    Day 6 of your Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition will be your second acclimatization day as you have ascended to a significant altitude; you will use this day to rest and do some side detours. As it is necessary to do some physical activities during the acclimatization process, you will do a morning hike to the Nagarjuna Hill (5,100 meters), from here you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the mountain ranges like Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Island Peak. After enjoying the beautiful scenery, you will hike down to Dingboche; then, you will have free time to explore this beautiful high Himalayan settlement.

    During your free time, you could explore other attractions of the region, like Buddhist gompas, and mani walls, or just spend the day admiring the Sherpa lifestyle, culture, and traditions.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4410 meters
  • Day 7 Trekking From Dingboche to Lobuche

    Dingboche Elevation: 4410 meters

    Elevation Gain: 670 meters

    It is a challenging day’s trek today; although the duration isn’t that long, the significant elevation rise can be a difficult factor in today’s adventure. It is recommended that you enjoy a slow walk and stay hydrated throughout the adventure. Leaving the trails of the Pheriche Valley, you will move toward Thukla (4,600 meters); after having lunch at Thukla, you will continue your trails toward Thukla Pass (4,800 meters), the memorial ground for the mountaineering expeditioners who lost their life on the slopes of Mt. Everest.

    From there, the trail continues towards the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier; you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayan massifs like Mahalangur, Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Tawaache, Ama Dablam and Lobuche Peak as you move closer to the foothills of the Himalayas. You will rest here tonight, enjoy the services of the finest teahouse in the region, and prepare for the big adventure tomorrow.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4,930 meters
  • Day 8 Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp

    Lobuche Elevation: 4,930 meters

    Gorakshep Elevation: 5,180 meters

    Elevation Gain: 434 meters

    Day 8 of your Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition will be an exciting and thrilling day of your mountain journey; today, you will trek to the highest base camp in the world, Everest Base Camp. Following the glacial moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, you will trek on the gentle uphill and downhill segments passing the pyramid signpost and moving towards Thangm Riju. From there, a steep climb segment leads you to the Changri Glacier, and you will finally arrive at Gorakshep. After resting at your designated lodge for a bit, you will then move toward the Everest Base Camp via the trails alongside the Gorakshep sandy ground.

    Although it is a short trek, the glacial ridges, rocky trails, and several uphill-downhill segments add challenges to this day’s adventure. After finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp, you will be able to see the colorful tents spread across the region of the climbers preparing for the Everest expedition during spring season Enjoying your time at the foothills of the tallest mountain in the world that offers magical views of the Himalayan peaks like Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbuste, and several other adjacent peaks, you will trek back to your designated teahouse and get your much-deserved rest.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp
    • Place: Everest Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5,364 meters
  • Day 9 Early Morning Trek to Kalapatthar and Then to Lobuche Base Camp

    Gorakshep Elevation: 5,180 meters

    Kalapatthar Elevation: 5,545 meters

    Elevation Gain: 365 metres

    It’s another exhilarating day of adventure in your Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition, as you will not be able to enjoy the unobstructed beauty of the Himalayas from the Everest Base Camp; today, you will hike upto Kalapathar. This vantage point in the Khumbu region is popular for the sunrise views and the panoramic 360°Himalayan vistas that include peaks like Everest, Changtse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lingtren and Khumbutse, including the Khumbu Valley in its horizon. After immersing in the magnificent beauty of the Himalayan region from this vantage point, you will trek back to Gorakshep and prepare to trek for the Lobuche Base Camp.

    The second part of this day’s adventure follows a gradual descent to the Lobuche Base Camp, following the glacial moraines and rocky trails. You will have an overnight stay at a tent in the base camp, and our team will prepare warm- nourishing meals to prepare you for the expedition.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp
    • Place: Lobuche Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4,940 meters
  • Day 10 Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp

    Lobuche Base Camp: 4,940 meters

    Elevation Gain: 440 meters

    On Day 10 of your Lobuche Peak Climbing adventure, you will finally begin the main objective of this entire expedition. You will start your journey on Lobuche Peak, following the path across the Lobuche Glacier and rocky moraines that leads to the Lobuche High Camp. Although the altitude gain is significant, it will take about four hours of ascending to reach the Lobuche High Camp from the base camp. Upon arriving at the high camp, our expedition crew will create a safe campsite and prepare lunch; you will take this time to rest and properly adapt to the high-altitude alpine environment.

    After having lunch, you will partake in the practice climbing led by our mountaineering guiding experts; they will teach you the basic skills and how to use your tools effectively on the slopes. This will also be the day for the final mountaineering tools inspection; you will rest at the high camp tonight and prepare for the summit push that starts early in the morning.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp
    • Place: Lobuche High Camp
    • Altitude: 5,400 meters
  • Day 11 Lobuche East Peak Summit Day and Climb Down to Base Camp

    Lobuche High Camp: 5,400 meters

    Lobuche East Peak Summit Elevation: 6,119 meters

    Elevation Gain: 719 meters

    The big day of your Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition is finally here; starting your adventure really early in the morning, you will push for the summit of Lobuche Peak. It's a steep and rocky trail; as you ascend from high camp to summit, you will use fixed rope, crampons, ice axe, and other mountaineering gears. Although there are no crevasses along the way as you push for the summit, Lobuche Peak is more technical and challenging than the Island Peak. It will take about 5- 6 hours to reach the summit of the Lobuche Peak from high camp; from the top of this glorious mountain in the Himalayan range, you will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of other surrounding peaks like Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Pumori, and Cholatse.

    After enjoying the views from the summit and celebrating your successful conquest, you will climb down to Lobuche Base Camp. You will enjoy the warm comfort of the campsite at the base camp and enjoy warm, healthy, and nourishing delicacies after a long journey in the alpine terrain of the mountain.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tented Camp
    • Place: Lobuche Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4,940 meters
  • Day 12 Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche Trekking

    Lobuche Base Camp: 4,940 meters

    Elevation Loss: 490 meters

    Concluding your successful Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition, on Day 12, you will trek down to Pangboche from Lobuche Base Camp. Following the main Everest Base Camp trekking route, you will descend on gentle trails; this day’s trek will seem pretty easy and fast as you enter the low elevations. First, arriving at the Pheriche, the popular stop for trekkers and climbers, you will continue your descending trails toward Pangobche. During this day’s scenic adventure, the Himalayan gems like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantega, Pokalde, and several other adjacent peaks will accompany your trekking trails.

    Continue your downhill trek through the beautiful rhododendron, pine, and juniper forests; you will finally arrive at Pangboche. You will spend your night here today, exploring the fascinating high Himalayan settlement and Pangboche Monastery one last time before you begin further descent tomorrow.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Pangboche
    • Altitude: 3,930 meters
  • Day 13 Pangboche to Tengboche and Then to Namche Bazaar

    Pangboche Elevation: 3,930 meters

    Tengboche Elevation: 3,874 meters

    Elevation Loss: 490 meters

    Leaving the spiritual realm of the Pangboche Monastery, on the Day 13 of your Lobuche peak climbing expedition, you will further descend down to Namche Bazaar, passing through Tengboche. The lush greenery will start surrounding your trails again as you trek to even further lower elevations following the trails of the Imja Khola. Your trail on this day’s adventure passes through the conifers, birch, and rhododendron forests as you cross Tengboche and pass several Sherpa settlements. During the last segment of its day’s adventure, you will cross the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, leaving

    Phunki Thenga behind you as you move towards Kyangjuma; it's a pleasant trail back to the vibrant Sherpa capital from here.

    This beautiful, bustling city of the Himalayan region offers you great views of the Himalayan peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Khumbila, and Kwangde Ri as you prepare to settle in for the night. After a long high Himalayan adventure, this will be like the first day back to an urban settlement, where you can enjoy the modernity of available amenities and, of course, extensive luxurious eatery menus.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,440 meters
  • Day 14 Trekking Down to Lukla From Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters

    Elevation Loss: 640 meters

    Bidding farewell to the lovely Sherpa capital on this day of your Lobuche Peak climbing expedition, you will trek down to the starting point of this adventure, Lukla. It’s another exhilarating day’s trek today as you pass lush pine, rhododendron, and junipers forest trekking beside the Dudh Koshi River. You will also retrace your steps back to Monjo and catch a glimpse of Sagarmatha National Park one last time as you move on toward Phadking, your resting destination at the beginning of this expedition.

    During the final segment of today’s trek, you will cross the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River three times and ascend on the steep climbing section that lasts about 45 minutes to arrive at Lukla finally. Your final night at the Himalayan region of this expedition will end on a high note, surrounded by magnificent peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Nuptse, Kongde Ri, Khatang, Karyolung, and Nupla.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Lukla Elevation
    • Altitude: 2,800 meters
  • Day 15 Early Morning Flight Back to Kathmandu From Lukla

    Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters

    Elevation Loss: 1,400 meters

    Day 15 will officially mark the end of your Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition; today, you will take an early morning flight from Tenzing Hillary Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. As you pass over the green hills, soaring rivers, and vibrant civilization in this cross-valley flight, you will be able to catch the final glimpse of the aerial view of the Himalayan massifs as you move towards the capital.

    After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to your respective hotel. You can use the rest of the day to do sightseeing and collect souvenirs to remember this glorious adventure in the Himalayas. Marvel Adventure will also host a farewell dinner to celebrate our partnership and your successful conquest.

    Thank you for choosing us for your adventure; we hope to see you again. Have a safe journey!

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,400 meters

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • Peak climbing permit 
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Stong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tent accommodation in Lobuche East Base Camp with hygienic meals
  • Necessary peak climbing equipments
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Your personal expenses
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
20 May, 2024 - 03 Jun, 2024GuaranteedUSD 2150
27 May, 2024 - 10 Jun, 2024GuaranteedUSD 2150
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FAQs About Lobuche Peak Climbing


How long does it take to climb Lobuche Peak?

Lobuche Peak Climbing is a short expedition that takes around 15 to 17 days to complete. If you are searching for the actual time to reach the summit, it takes approximately 5- 6 hours to reach the Lobuche East Peak summit from the Lobuche High Camp.

Is Lobuche a trekking peak?

Located next to the mainstream trekking route of the Everest Base Camp, Lobuche Peak is one of the most popular ‘trekking peaks’’ in Nepal.

How much does it cost to climb Lobuche Peak?

The cost of climbing the Lobuche Peak can range from US$ 2,100 to US$ 2,500; the cost can vary depending upon the itinerary days and overall package quality.

Can you see Mt. Everest from Lobuche?

Yes, the summit of Lobuche Peak offers stunning views of Mt. Everest, including other 8,000-meter class mountains like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

How hard is Lobuche East?

In comparison to the expedition of the Lobuche West from the south ridge, the Lobuche East climbing is relatively easier. However, its ‘Moderate Level’ still demands a good physical fitness level and basic mountaineering skills.

Can a beginner climb Lobuche Peak?

Lobuche Peak, like Mera Peak and Island Peak, is considered a straight trek-up mountain and an ideal training ground for budding mountaineering enthusiasts. Although a completely new beginner can climb Lobuche Peak without prior experience, you will still need a good amount of preparation for the expedition.

How high is Lobuche High Camp?

Lobuche High Camp is situated at an elevation of 5,400 meters (17,716 feet) from sea level. In contrast, the Loubuche Base Camp is at an altitude of 4,940 meters (16,207 feet).

What is the peak of Lobuche East Island?

Lobuche East Peak (6,119 meters) is a 6,000-meter class climbing peak in the Khumbu region that is mostly used by the expeditioners trying to scale Mt. Everest and mountaineering beginners to practice their mountaineering skills in a perfect alpine environment setting.

What fitness level is needed for Lobuche Peak Climbing?

It is recommended that you should at least have a ‘basic’ level of fitness with good heat conditions for the Lobuche Peak Climbing. As you need to overcome the technical segments on the slopes of the mountain, the better your fitness level, the more comfortable and enjoyable your experience.

What grade is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition has been graded a ‘Grade PD+ (Peu Difficile+)’ in Alpine Grading System and a ‘Moderate’ climb in the Himalayan grading system due to its technical segments, which require the use of specialized mountaineering equipment.

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