Lobuche Peak Climbing

15 Days


Lobuche peak climbing is one of the most rewarding peak-climbing destinations in Nepal. Lobuche peak is situated in the Khumbu region, the trek to the summit is an exceptional and adventurous climbing experience that provides you with stunning views of the Himalayas. Lobuche has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East, the summits provide awesome spectacular views of Lhotse face, Everest, Ama Dablam, and many other Himalayan alps.

Lobuche is located at 6,119 m and it is one of the most admired trekking routes. The Lobuche peak climbing program starts with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to the airport in Lukla, followed by trekking to Everest Base Camp and finally an ascent of the majestic Mount Lobuche.

Nepal Social Treks and Expedition has been operating on the fronts of Nepali tourism with great expertise and proficiency. With 100% success rates on peak climbing trips, we assure you that the Lobuche Peak Climbing is bound to be one of the greatest experiences. We provide the best available transportation and accommodation services along with expert guides and porters to assist you during the journey.


We will drive you to the hotel after you land in Kathmandu. In a private vehicle, our team will accompany you to a hotel. Your arrival will be properly greeted by hotel employees.

You can also take a walk around the city’s stunning sights, such as the temples, palaces, and alleyways. Additionally, you can always relax in the hotel while getting ready for your hike.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Hotel - 3 Stars

After breakfast in the early morning, We will head to the sightseeing tour with an expert guide around the Kathmandu Valley. These sites include the ancient Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, the revered Pashupatinath Hindu temple, the well-known “Monkey Temple” (Swayambhunath), and the Buddhist shrine Bouddhanath, one of the biggest stupas in the world.

You can also buy trekking items and gear in the nearby market of Thamel.

We meet with our tour guide and guide in the evening for a briefing and a question-and-answer session and prepare for the trek. In the evening you can set up all your gear and make arrangements for the peak climbing.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The Lobuche Peak Climbing adventure starts in the early morning with the drive to Tribhuvan Airport which connects our flight to Lukla. The duration of the flight is about 40 minutes, during which you will enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas, vast meadows, local farms, and the clifftops from the flight itself. Our breakfast will be at the height of 2850m Lukla.

 It takes 40 minutes from Kathmandu airport to reach there.  After having breakfast in Lukla (2850 m) we will start our trekking footsteps through the beautiful settlements joining the main trail in Churi Kharka. We will follow the east bank of the Dudh Koshi- the River of Milk. There you will witness the typical Nepali terrace culture, slate-roofed houses, and views of Kusum Kangaru (5 579 m). With the fluttering of colorful prayer flags, and meeting with local people we will reach Phakding (2,640m) in gentle walking for 3-4 hours.

 The overnight stay will be at the lodge of Phakding (2,640m).

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our day 4 will be a challenging hike to Namche Bazaar (3 440 m) which is situated 6-7 hours walking from Phakding. Namche Bazaar is the most significant commercial hub of the Khumbu region. After you leave Phakding, you’ll continue going along the Dudh Koshi River’s narrow route. You’ll pass through numerous Sherpa settlements along the way, including Benkar and Chumoa, and cross a few suspension bridges before arriving at the Sagarmatha National Park’s Monjo entry gate. We will get our first glimpse of Thamserku peak (6,608 m) reaching Benkar (2,710 m). The cliffs above the village, decorated with huge paintings of Buddhist deities, give it extra beauty.

The route ascends to the settlement of Jorsalle after entering the national park. As the first glimpses of Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Everest, and Nuptse appear on the horizon, you’ll continue going. From Jorsalle, the walk continues up a steep hill to Namche Bazaar, a picturesque settlement. We will also face a continuous zigzag ascent of 2 hours through dense pine forests. With our continuous long walk in the early evening, we will reach the vibrant center of Namche Bazar, one of the most attractive settlements in the heart of the Solu-Khumbu district. Colorful marketplaces, hiking stores, luxury restaurants, cafés, and local businesses surround Namche Bazaar. It is known as the Sherpa Capital, and you will be able to see Kongde-Ri and Thamserku up close

The overnight stay will be at the lodge of Namche Bazaar. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Since the climb from Namche is somewhat challenging with an inclining slope, we’ll stay there for a day. Take a leisurely day to adjust to the rising altitude and lower your risk of getting altitude sickness. On the rest day, you should also take a quick stroll. If time permits, consider stopping by the Khundi Hospital in Khundi Village, the first hospital built in the Khumbu Region by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Himalayan Trust in 1966, or taking a day trip to the Hotel Everest View in Khumjung village (3,700 m). 

For the overnight stay, the lodge Namche Bazaar would remain the same.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 After an early breakfast, the trek first begins towards Phunki Thanga after breakfast.  The walk to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar goes through some of the most scenic paths one can ever see. This flat trail leads to a majestic view of Everest, Amadablam, and Thamserku. The trail then leads rapidly up toward Tengboche, a beautiful place with a Monastery & views of Everest. We will spend a few hours exploring the famous Tengboche Monastery.


Overnight stay at Tengboche.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will begin descending gradually through the steep and muddy section until you cross a suspension bridge. After that, you will ascend and go through the small villages and conifer, rhododendron, and birch forest to reach Pheriche. You also go through villages like Pangboche, Somare, and Orsho before crossing the Pheriche pass at 4271m to reach Pheriche. 


Overnight stay at a lodge at Pheriche.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is the acclimatization day, as we are already 4000m above sea level. To prepare ourselves for the coming days, in this we will rest at Pheriche and hike towards the ridge to observe the stunning beauty of multiple peaks. You can also explore Pheriche village in this day.

Overnight Stay at Pheriche.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will begin your trek towards Lobuche with the amazing views of snow-capped mountains. The climb may feel strenuous along the rocky glacier moraine, and after reaching the top, you will find several stone caves. These are built in the memories of the Sherpas who died while climbing Mt. Everest. You will climb along the Khumbu Glacier and reach Lobuche.

You can explore Lobuche after you reach there, you can visit the nearby research centre, or hike nearby hills. You can also rest at your lodge.

Overnight stay at Lobuche.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this 10th day of your trek, we will head to Lobuche Base Camp, following the flat trail along the Lobuche Glacier with steeper and rocky steps. The views of Mt.Amadablam, Cholastse, POkalde, Thamserku, and many other surrounding peaks add incredible charm to your journey.

You will reach an elevation of 4865m on this day and you can spend your night at tented camp at the lower base camp of Lobuche Peak.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On the 11th day of the expedition, you will leave the Lobuche Peak Base Camp and follow a narrow trail that is mostly snow-covered and icy. You will be using many ropes and crampons during your climbing trek today. Your ascend journey can be very tiresome, so resting now and then assists in restoring energy.

Once you reach a good campsite at 5400 meters, our Sherpa crew will instantly set up the camp. They will make final checks of your climbing gears and health conditions before the main summit climb of Lobuche East Peak. After lunch at Lobuche High Camp and a couple of hours of rest, our guides will provide some peak climbing training. The training includes methods of fixing the ropes and knots and gears. This training is essential for your safety and will make your climbing experience more pleasant and safe.


  • 3-4 hours climb to reach Lobuche High Camp.
  • Climbing training from our Sherpa guides.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the important day that you have been desperately waiting for. Properly equipped and fully acclimatized, you will start early in between 1 am to 3 am to reach the top of Lobuche East Peak. It is essential to carry the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles.

Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, you will climb the south ridge, overcome various technical sections, and head towards the summit. Your tiring climb to the summit will gain its reward with magnificent views of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6812m), and other surrounding high peaks. You will spend some time at the summit celebrating your accomplishment and clicking pictures before heading back to the Base Camp.

After some rest in Lobuche Peak Base Camp, you will begin your returning phase of the expedition with the trek back to Pheriche. The exhausting day ends with tea house accommodation in Pheriche.


  • Summiting the Lobuche East Peak.
  • Awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6812m), and other surrounding high peaks
  • Trek back to Pheriche.

Special Information

Before leaving the Lobuche Peak Base Camp, you will take part in the short cleaning session. It is very crucial to keep our mountains free from pollutants. You will collect all the wastes and put them on your garbage bag for the proper disposal.

12 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following the way we ascent earlier, we head back to Namche Bazar, walking through the same earlier walked track enjoying the glory of climbing submit, land acres, vegetations, monasteries , prayer flags, and unique settlements on the way. 

Overnight stay at hotel at Namche Bazar

After a quick breakfast at Namche Bazaar, the hike continues. We return to Lukla via Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding, and the same route we took on the ascent.

We will travel through numerous suspended villages, rugged trails, and various landscapes.

Overnight Stay at Lukla.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We fly from Lukla to Kathmandu after breakfast. Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and travel to the city. 

You can rest and travel around the city

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16 :

With all of the unforgettable memories, you will be dropped to Tribhuvan International Airport by our team, hoping to see you again in the future.

40 minutes
Hotel - 3 Stars


  • 3-Star Hotel accommodation (twin-share) for three nights in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Government-approved Trek team English speaking Mountain Guide and mountain support team plus porters (all our staff is insured)
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, throughout the trekking and camping period.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment, including kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for Lobuche Peak Base Camp and High Camp
  • Lobuche East Peak trekking/climbing permit
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer, and kitchen staff
  • Satellite phone carried by a guide for communication and available to clients at the cost of USD 3 per minute
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, chefs, government liaison officers, and kitchen assistants
  • First-aid medical kits for the climbing group and the staff
  • Emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator, if required, with appropriate charge
  • Comprehensive First-aid Kit
  • Private overland transport as per the itinerary
  • Daily weather report services
  • Solar panel for light and battery charging
  • All conservation and trek permits (TIMS) for the region you are trekking in
  • Sightseeing if mentioned in the itinerary
  • EPI cooking gas and stove above Base Camp for cooking food and boiling water
  • Assistance with buying trek gear or we can loan you for the trek
  • Royalties and fees of the Government of Nepal
  • Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government
  • 20kg baggage allowance per person during trekking to base camp which will be carried by porters/yaks
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Visa extension procedure services (if required)


  • Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels (except welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Bottled drinks of any kind plus extra tea and coffee when trekking
  • Any packed food or snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutri-bars during the trekking period.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, and tips
  • Any extra costs arising out of unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, and changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation service not mentioned in the itinerary program
  • Any additional staff other than the specified ones
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests as well as hospitalization expenses
  • Medical insurance, travel insurance, and emergency rescue evacuation if necessary
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit on Lobuche East Peak
  • Personal climbing and trekking gear
  • Tips and gratuities for the staff
  • Costs incurred towards the usage of landlines, internet expenses, mobiles, walkie-talkies, and satellite phones.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, and camera or video fees
  • Personal insurance---if trekking or climbing must include helicopter evacuation.
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any costs not included above

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best time to take on Lobuche East Peak Climbing Expedition?

The best time to carry out this Lobuche East Peak Climbing Expedition is between April and May in Spring and September, October, and November in the Autumn. The Southeast ridge is the best route for you to climb this striking mountain.

What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)? How can it be treated?

Acute mountain sickness is a critical health effect of high altitude prompted by your body’s reaction to a shortage of oxygen. The volume of oxygen available at sea level is twice that contained at 5000m above the sea level. Your body requires enough time to regulate your breathing to a higher altitude. You usually encounter the effect of the high altitude above 2800 meters.

To prevent AMS, you need to acclimate your body when trekking to higher altitudes. Moreover, you should intake enough fluids and take rest immediately when you feel tired and dizzy while walking.

What are the symptoms of AMS?

The primary symptoms of AMS include headache, nausea, loss of appetite, cough, and fatigue. If you feel any of these symptoms, halt the ascent for the day and rest. If your health is getting more serious even while resting, return to a lower altitude. You should take proper rest until you feel okay. You can always abandon your expedition if you are feeling unwell to complete it. Let your guides know if you are having issues during the expedition and act on their advice.

Am I likely to get altitude sickness on this expedition?

As the elevation on this expedition exceeds 6000m, the possibilities of getting altitude sickness are generally high. You will have less contact with oxygen as you summit the top of Lobuche East Peak. However, we have designed the itinerary in a way that you get a proper time to acclimatize. Our guides have years of experience handling this kind of situation as they are trained well in using first-aid kits.

Plus, our guides will carry emergency oxygen with a regulator and mask while climbing to receive immediate help when you need it. In case your situation worsens, we will carry out the emergency rescue evacuation as per the company’s rule.

Who will be my guide?

At Nepal Social Treks, we offer you some of the experienced local guides. Our expert guides have been to the relevant trekking and climbing areas many times. All the guides are docile, experienced, and authorized by the Government of Nepal.

Our guides are mountaineering professionals with extensive knowledge of the Himalayas with over 5 years of experience with at least 3 summits of Mount Everest. They are trained and assessed by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) or Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with many years of mountaineering experience.

How much extra amount should I have to carry for Lobuche East Peak Climbing?

As you traverse through higher altitudes, there will be very few places to buy any kinds of items, and the price itself will be very high. The money you carry usually depends upon your expenses. However, it is reasonable if you carry USD 250-USD 300, which will cover all the costs throughout the trip.

What happens if there is an emergency?

If you get caught up in an emergency, our climbing guide will help you with safety care, medical treatment, and communication services. Communication is made possible through satellite phones, so a guide will help you if something critical happens. If you are not well to continue your summit, a helicopter will come to your rescue.

What is the provision for security during trekking?

Well, you should know that the security of our clients is paramount for us. We have a carefully chosen team of guides and support holding licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are honest and reliable to have on your journey.

However, we advise you to take care of your personal belongings. When you are camping, don’t leave your bags unattended at any time for your safety. Place your bags and belongings inside the tent once you reach the campsite. When you are sleeping in a local tea house, keep your room locked when you head out.

What about drinking water during the Lobuche East Peak Climbing adventure?

Your health and well-being are our foremost priority, so only safe water is provided for drinking throughout the journey. You can purchase bottled water from the hotels and lodges where we stay. Nevertheless, it is no harm in carrying the water purifier with you for proper purification. Other than that, you can pack some water-purifying tablets from Kathmandu for the road.

What kinds of insurance do I need for carrying out this Lobuche East Peak Climbing adventure?

We recommend you get full insurance before taking on this campaign. The insurances that you need to have includes travel, medical, and emergency evacuation. This move proves crucial in case of any unfortunate event. Choose your insurance package wisely, and if you have any trouble, we can guide you through it.

What is the overnight accommodation like?

While you stay in Kathmandu, your accommodation will be in 3-star hotels packed with all the major facilities. On the other hand, when you are trekking, the accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are camping, you will be sleeping in tents.

Besides, when you are on the go, there are plenty of tea houses, particularly in the smaller villages, to provide you comfortable accommodation. Although simple, the teahouses, commonly run by friendly local families, provide shelter and warmth.

Do I need to tip the climbing guide and porter during this expedition?

Usually, climbing guides and porters expect some tips after the successful summit of the peak. You can tip them according to the satisfaction of your entire trip. The guides typically get USD 300-500 while the porters get USD 150.

Trekking Gear List for Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Here is the necessary trekking gear list for Lobuche East Peak Climbing:


Duffel Bag
Waterproof Stuff Sacks (large and small)


Trekking Shirt – Pack 4 to 5 breathable trekking shirts, balancing both half and full sleeves

Thermal Layer – At least one pair of a thermal layer

Fleece Jacket – Pack a lightweight fleece jacket for the lower region.

Trekking Shorts – Pack a couple of trekking shorts for lower reaches of the trek.

Lightweight, long underpants – pack 2-3 pairs

Down pants

Trekking Trousers – Minimum 2 water and wind-resistant trekking pants.

Mid-weight long underpants – pack 2-3 pairs

Down Jacket – Carry a high-quality down jacket to keep you warm from the extreme weather at the trek’s upper reaches.

Waterproof Shell Jacket – One waterproof jacket to stay protected in the wet weather.

Breathable Underwear – Carry at least 4 to 5 pairs of breathable and comfortable underwear.


Trekking shoes
Hiking Socks
Thermal Socks
Gaiter (For Winter)

Head Wears:

Warm Beanie
Sun Protection Hat
Fleece Hat
Neck Gaiter

Hand Wear:

A Pair of Inner Gloves
A Pair of Outer Gloves
Heavy gloves (mitten)

Sleeping Bags:

Sleeping Bag for Base Camp

Down Sleeping Bag – 20 to -40 degree celsius for extreme conditions

Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam and Inflatable)


First-Aid Kit
Handy Plaster
Tincture Iodine

Other Accessories:

Trekking Poles
UV Protection Sunglasses
Water Bottle
Water Purification Tablets
Wet Tissues
Garbage Bag
Headlamp with Spare Batteries
Hand Sanitizers
Sunscreen/Lip Balm
Trekking Towels
Portable Chargers
Pocket Knife

Climbing Gear List for Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Here is the required climbing gear for Lobuche East Peak Climbing:

Climbing Boots
Summit Gloves
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Ropes
Down Suit
Ice Axe
Ice Tools
Belay Device
Lock Carabiner
Unlock Carabiner
Tape Slings
Prusik Loops
Snow Goggle
Head Light
Satellite Phone
Hand Warmer

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