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Lobuche Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Trip Facts

General trp informations
Group Size
Min. 2 Pax
Trip Grade
Tea house, Camp
Max. Elevation
6119m, Summit
Full Board during Trek/Climbing
Flight/Private Vehicle
Best Season
Sep-Dec, Mar-May

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Mountain Flight from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar.
  • Unforgettable views of high mountains and Khumbu Ice-fall.
  • Summit Lobuche East Peak (6,119 m).
  • 360-degree mountain views from the summit of Lobuche peak.
  • World Heritage Site Everest National Park.

Lobuche peak is almost all Everest climbers’ destiny before to leap Mt. Everest so as popular as any other peaks in Khumbu Nepal. This peak climbing offers a great opportunity of 6000-meter trekking peak climbing with world’s famous trek Everest Base Camp. This peak is situated at the southwestern side of Everest base camp with its two distinct peaks i.e. Lobuche east (6119 m/ 20,075ft) and Lobuche west (6135 m/ 20127ft). This peak comes in the list of challenging peak too in comparison to other peaks like Island peak and Mera Peak. So one should possess some ice skills and use of fixed ropes for climbing along a steep, vertical and snowy trail. Similarly, because of rocky ascend with snow this peak demands good experience in snowy peak climbing Nevertheless, the mesmerizing panoramic view of massif Everest alongside Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Tabutse, Cholatse and many more spectacular mountains from the summit proves worth undertaking. Furthermore, this Peak Climbing is suitable to collect the necessary experience for high mountain expedition too.  An interesting feature of Lobuche Peak climb it allows you to stand at an elevation of 6,119 m (20,075ft) and trekking to the most admired destination, Everest Base camp as well. History about Lobuche Peak; the first recorded ascent of Lobuche East was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25, 1984. Since then, it has established its own unique reputation in the field of trekking peak climbing.

This incredible peak climbing starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla from where the trek follow the main Everest Base Camp route up to Lobuche and then to Lobuche base camp, setting up base camp at 4,950 m near a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated South-West Face, using the south ridge to climb the summit it is the easiest route and most popular route to the summit. After summiting the top of Lobuche Peak retrace via the same route to Lukla and then a short scenic flight to Kathmandu after a most amazing time in the high staggering world’s top mountains with Sherpa Mountaineering Expeditions.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu/Lukla or Manthali/Lukla (2,820m/ 9,251ft) by flight. Trek to Phakding (2,640m / 8,861ft) 4 hrs
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m / 11,286ft) 6 hrs.
Day 04: Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion (3,440m / 11,286ft)
Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,664ft) 5 hrs
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m / 13,976ft) 5hrs
Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,174ft)
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (4,865m / 15,957ft) 5 hrs.
Day 09: Lobuche peak summit day (6,119m / 20,070ft) and return to base camp 8 hrs
Day 10: Buffer day (extra day) for climbing/summit
Day 11: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,664f)
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m / 11,286ft)
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2,820m / 9,251ft)
Day 14: Lukla/ Kathmandu by flight & transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Final International departure for homeward bound.

What's included?

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • Peak Climbing Permit
  • Garbage Deposit
  • Teahouse (sharing twin or double room)
  • 13 days Trek is accompanied by a well experienced English speaking Trekking guide and porters

Note: - one porter will carry a maximum weight of 25kgs, 1 porter for every 2 guests and 1 sherpa will accompany every 5 guests). Includes all meals, accommodation, allowance, Kathmandu / Besisahar/Koto and Pokhara - Kathmandu vehicle fare of Guide & porters, insurance of guide and porter & porter equipment

  • Climbing Guide from Base Camp
  • 12 nights accommodation in local lodges sharing twin room on full board according to the itinerary. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee)
  • Private vehicle fares Kathmandu or Manthali/Lukla/Manthali or Kathmandu airfare.
  • Salary, insurance, food, accommodation of Guide and Porter.
  • Airport picks up/drop off transfer from hotel in Kathmandu to International/Domestic airport or Kathmandu Manthali, Manthali Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Loan of a sleeping bag, duffel bags, and trekking poles.
  • 03 night’s accommodation at local 3-star hotel in Kathmandu sharing twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Tented service while climbing period.
  • Trekking map and Trekking pole.
  • Sim card provides (without-balance).
  • Emergency rescue service arrangements only. payable from your travel insurance.

Note: We will provide the best available Local Lodges in Everest region based on the room availability. please also expect that some of local lodges in higher elevation may not have attached bathrooms here. Hence, clients will have to adjust on common bathrooms as well. However, we will try our best to allocate the rooms with attached bathroom wherever available.

What's not included?

  • International airfares.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Travel insurance / Medical evacuation and Helicopter Rescue in case of emergency (Compulsory).
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment not mentioned.
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver.
  • Any beverages, including mineral water, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks etc. unless otherwise specified.
  • Any items of personal nature such as telephone bills, laundry, bar bills.
  • Services like accommodation, meals & transfers etc. in Kathmandu except listed in inclusion.
  • The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.
  • Sightseeing, dinner transfers, entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Cost of Showers during trekking.
  • Gamow Bags, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc.
  • Internet & Battery Charge.
  • Any other items not mentioned in the cost inclusion.
  • Meal while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Overstay in Kathmandu after the trek.

Note: If you are bringing your own Climbing Gear then we assign One Porter for One Climber so porter fee goes for One Climber.


Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a representative of Bodhi Adventures will greet you by marigold garland; who will take you to your Hotel. In the afternoon, your guide will brief for trip preparation and also to meet your crew. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program.

Overnight in Kathmandu.


After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla.

But if domestic airport is not open for Lukla flight then you’ll taken very early morning drive to Manthali airport of Ramechhap. After a flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, you reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon your arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. We only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.

Overnight in Phakding.


This day after breakfast we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazar. Along the trail we pass by small Sherpa villages like Monjo where your entry permits are registered. We experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge after crossing Hilari Bridge. We continue uphill walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region. Along the day we cross five suspension bridges, with Hillary Bridge upon Imja khola being the highest.

Overnight in Namche Bazar.


This is the day for acclimatization. For acclimatization rather staying idle we do small hiking to Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung village and monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti) and Everest View Hotel to enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest on the way back or either way. Or we can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Khumjung and Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.

Overnight in Namche Bazar.


This day after breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche. It is an easy walk from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche, a village that houses the very famous Tengboche monastery, which is the largest monastery of the Everest region. Located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of “outstanding universal value”), it is draped with the panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku and is also the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. We visit the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness a religious ceremony.

Overnight in Tengboche.


Tengboche monastery is an excellent location for photography lovers because of the Himalayas as its backdrop. We visit the monastery in the morning and take pictures of the amazing landscape. Then we begin our trek by walking through lush forests of birch, conifers and rhododendrons on an easy path. This picturesque trail then dips down to Debuche, crossing the Imja Khola before climbing up to Pangboche (We can either walk in the upper or lower Pangboche trails). We are most likely to choose the upper Pangboche trails as it provides more pristine view of the Himalayas. We also visit the Pangboche monastery. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. We descend into the river and begin the climb up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone-walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the grazing animals.

Overnight in Dingboche.


The trail ascends to the Yak grazing medow, gently sloping valley from Dingboche then Dusa to Phalang Kharka is more gentle over the Pheriche valley at 4,340m. The trail downs to stream from Khumbu glacier, crossing it onto the bridge just before Dugla (4,620m). From the Dugla the trail climbs higher on the moraine to Dugla pass then to Lobuche.

Overnight in Lobuche.


From Lobuche, we move to Lobuche Base camp for preparation of the climbing for the next day. Briefing about climbing route and necessary climbing technical instructions are provided by the climbing guide on this day.

Overnight in Lobuche Base Camp


Today we make an attempt to climb the Lobuche East Peak. Climbing always determines by weather, if the attempt is successful, we move back to Dugla. If the climbing is not possible, then we have to stay at High Camp (5,600m / 18,368ft) setting up the tent once again.

Overnight in High Camp


This extra day is separated just in case if climbing could not be done is always wise decision. Today we make our successful summit. We descend down to Pheriche.

Overnight in Pheriche


This day the trekking trail is easy, retracing the small Sherpa villages Orsho, Somare, Pangboche, and crossing Imja khola we get to Tengboche.

Overnight in Tengboche


From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Debuche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside of rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sanasa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr frequently seen in rocky side, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazar.

Overnight in Namche Bazar.


Today the trail descends steeply downward to Hilari Bridge so we need to walk cautiously as safe climbing is optional but return is mandatory. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences. In the vening Happy Hour with our crews.

Overnight in Lukla.


We catch an early morning flight to Manthali after our adventurous journey and we take the jeep to Kathmandu about 4 hours drive or fly directly to Kathmandu airport depending upon Civil Aviation rule of Nepal. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we recommend Bhaktapur durbar square. If you fly to Manthali then it’s on the way to visit. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak.

Overnight in Kathmandu.


Bodhi Adventures representative will pick you up from your hotel to drop you at the international airport for departure offering Khata – A Good Luck Scarf!

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