Lobuche East Peak

Lobuche East Peak

Best time to visit
Feb to May,Sep to Dec
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  • Transportation
  • Difficulty
  • Accomodation
  • Altitude
  • Duration
    20 Days
  • Activities


Lobuche East Peak is located in the Everest region near the Everest base camp. It is one of the most technical peaks in Nepal which is attempted by trekking groups who come to see the spectacular view of Mt. Everest and the Khumbu Valley from its summit, as well as by serious 8,000m mountaineers who use the peak for its acclimatization and practice benefits.

Base Camp and High Camp both have ample space and reliable sources of water, allowing the climber to enjoy the mountain without worrying too much about the logistics. You need to bring all the climbing gear with you if you want to climb this technical peak. The best season to climb Lobuche East Peak is from September to December and March to May.


Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu

You will be picked up by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. You can have refreshment at the hotel and explore around city.

Day 02Sightseeing of Swayambunath Temple preparation of the trek

Today, you can visit Swayambunath (monkey) temple which is pretty close from Thamel. You can see the entire views of Kathmandu valley over the temple. At the end of the day we will return back to the hotel and prepare for next day’s trip.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2640m)

Today we fly to Lukla which takes around 35 minutes. Lukla is the entrance point for this trek where we take short break for tea. Then we will continue the journey to Phakding which takes about 4 hours and stay overnight there.

Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3435m)

From Phakding the trail starts with the beautiful scenery of waterfalls along with the magnificent view of Thamserkuhimal then crosses long suspension bridges several time. If the weather is clear, you can see the Mt.Everest as well while ascending to Namche. It takes around 7 hours from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 05At Namche for acclimatization

you have whole day free in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. You can visit Sherpa museum and army camp to see the Everest view along with detail information for flora and fauna that can be found in this region. After that, we come back to the hotel and will spend the time by wandering around Namche Bazaar.

Day 06 Namche to Tengboche (3863m)

The trail this morning descends to the DudhKhosi. There are spectacular views of AmaDablam (6696m) and Kantega (6779m) as well as Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8501m). Keep a look-out for pheasant in the undergrowth. We cross the river at PhunkiThanga and climb through the afternoon amongst rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Suddenly in front of us is Tengboche, the principal monastery of the Khumbu area; the views from here are unforgettable.

Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4412m)

We follow the path down from Tingboche through the rhododendron forest to Dingboche and cross an exciting bridge with the boiling roaring ImjaKhol beneath our feet. A gradual climb takes us to the village of Lower Pangboche. We are now in the heart of the Khumbu, with spectacular views across to AmaDablam. The afternoon stroll takes us along a path that hugs the valley wall and then across wide plains to a split in the valley. The Khumbu breaks lift, up to Periche, but we take a detour right to the hamlet at Dingboche at the start of the ImjaTse valley.

Day 08Rest Day

Today we stay at Dingboche for acclimatization you can walk up to Chhokung then return back to Dingboche and stay overnight stay there.

Day 09 Dingboche to Loboche (4931m)

From here,the routes climbs up to the ridge behind Periche and stay high, mesmerized by the views of Tawoche and Cholatse, until we reach the tea houses at Dughla. From here, we continue to Lobuche and stay a night there.

Day 10Lobuche to Gorekshep(5140m) and Everest Base Camp(5364m)

Lobuche is a small place where only a few lodges are available. From here, the way is flat at the beginning but later it goes through rocky landslide and sometime you may feel exhausted due to its altitude. We go directly to Gorekshep for lunch which takes approximately 5 hours. On the same day, you can go to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17598ft) after lunch. It takes approximately 4 hours with up and down.

Day 11Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Lobuche

On the next day, we climb up to Kalapathar which may takes about 4 hours. It is the popular view point from where you can see the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, the Khumbu ice fall and sunrise. After that, we will descend down to Gorekshep, take breakfast and continue our journey back to Lobuche and stay at lodge.

Day 12 Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m)

Lobuche base camp is not far from here. So, we go to base camp first and then continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. After reaching there, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. At high camp, our climbing guide will give training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. We sleep overnight at tent.

Day 13 Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp

Today, we wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.  We will most likely be walking on rock surface up to around 5700m after which we climb on ice. We use both fixed rope and main rope as per our leader’s instruction. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and much more.We take the panoramic pictures on the summit, then we get back to the High Camp again for an overnight stay.

Day 14 Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m)

After having summited the peak, on the next morning we descend down to Pangboche. From here the entire way is downhill. At the end of the day, we will reach at Pangboche and stay a night at lodge.

Day 15Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

We continue our journey to Namche through the same way. From here we, catch the way to Namche through Diuche and Tyangbuche. We will get to Namche by the evening and spend a night at lodge.

Day 16Namche to Lukla

Namche is a beautiful city of Khumbu region from where we descend down to Dudhkoshi River, cross the suspension bridge several times. We follow the same route to Lukla which takes around 7 hours. By the evening we will arrive at Lukla and sleep a night there.

Day 17 Fly back to Kathmandu

We will fly early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu with the magnificent views of Kongde Himal, Mt. Everest along with the entire Khumbu and Langtang ranges. We will be picked up by the airport representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 18Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You have full day sightseeing today to explore around world Heritage site like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbare Square and overnight at hotel.

Day 19Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

On the final day of your trip, today you can visit the Hindu Temple Pashupatinath (The biggest Hindu Temple) and Bodhanath (The big stupa) and shopping time and overnight at hotel.

Day 20Final drop to Airport

The driver will drop you to the airport for your final departure.

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Lobuche East Peak


What's included?

  • Trips with Himalayn Abode Travel include the following in their prices:
  • Arrival and depature transfers
  • 5nights, 4 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu (based on twin share prices)
  • 14 night, Lodge style accomodation (based on twin share prices)
  • 2 nights camping
  • All meals during trek (B,L,D)
  • Welcome dinner and dance
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • All transportation including internal flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • All trekking permits
  • Local leader, Trek guide, porterage (including their insurance and support clothes)
  • Meals listed

What's excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport depature taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals not listed
  • Drinks (soft and hard drinks)
  • Optional tours/activites
  • Camera fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal equipment*
  • Entrance Fee
  • *Jackets, sleeping bags, fleeces, gloves, walking sticks and all other nessecary trekking gear can be purchased in Kathmandu at a discounted price. All gear is of a high standard and quality.
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