Trip Overview

An excellent choice of a beautiful peak to attempt is the Lobuche Peak, also known as Lobuje Peak. This stunning beauty lies just a few kilometres away from Mount Everest. Lobuche offers the chance of two summits, Lobuche East at a height of 6119m and Lobuche Far East at a height of 6145m. Both peaks are exciting and provide technical trails for both amateurs and the more experienced climbers.

The trek leading up to the mountain gives you breath-taking views of Namche Bazaar, Lhotse, the Lobuche Village and Everest itself. The route starts from Namche Bazaar and this unique trip exposes one to the real ‘feel’ of Nepal. Apart from the unparalleled beauty of the scenery that surrounds you, you also come across Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche and Dingboche, the highest Sherpa Village and the gateway to Island Peak.

A relatively short hike to Gorakshep Village comes with the classic trek to the Everest Base Camp. The trek to Kalapathar starts very early, designed so visitors can see the startling sunrise in the mountains, where the peaks look like they are aflame. The second part of the expedition includes the high camp and finally, the summit.

Lobuche Peak Climbing offers the experience of learning about the culture of the Sherpa people and experiencing their famous warmth and friendliness whilst you stand amongst unsurpassed landscape in these special snow-capped mountains. The best seasons for planning a trip such as this are in Spring (March – May) and autumn (September-November). It is suitable for both experienced climbers and amateurs.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu preparation for Lobuche Peak and Everest base camp treks.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs walks.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m – 05hrs.
Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization in Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche East Peak base camp at 4,865 m -05 hrs.
Day 10: Climb towards Lobuche High Camp at 5,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Climb Lobuche Peak East Peak at 6,119 m and descend to base camp – 08 hrs.
Day 12: Reserve and contingency day in case of unfavorable weather.
Day 13: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m -06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 18: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Lobuche East Peak Climb.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02: In Kathmandu preparation for Lobuche East Peak Climb.
A free and spare day in Kathmandu, where you can join in our exciting tour at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur visiting World Heritage Sites, afternoon free to relax with preparation for the adventure to Lobuche East climb.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Morning depart from the hotel for fabulous adventure on Lobuche East Peak Climb, taking a short scenic flight of 30 mins with sweeping panorama of high peaks including Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft lands at Lukla of above 2,820 m high, from here walk towards Phakding on gradual downhill trail with short ups with views of Kwangde and Kusum-Khanguru peaks as the walk leads through Choplung and Ghat Sherpa villages to reach our overnight stop at Phakding.

Phakding village, located above Dudh Kosi River here with time for short hike around this lovely village to witness Sherpa cultures with overnight halt in a nice cozy lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs walks.
After a pleasant night stop with the sound of river, morning walk leads following the Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing suspension bridges to reach at Monjo village with grand views of Kwangde and Tharmarserku peaks, from here into Sagarmatha National park (Sagarmatha Nepalese name for Mt. Everest, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother').

Walk proceed towards Jorsalle village and into river valley covered within rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir trees as the route leads uphill for few hours to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, where colorful and busy Saturday market is held weekly.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
An important rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, at Namche one can take a short walk to Everest View Hotel of few hours walk uphill or visit the park museum located on top of Namche Bazaar offers grand views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Amadablam and other series of snow capped peaks.

Visit its interesting museum full of information regarding Sherpa people, culture with flora/fauna and as well of mountaineering history, rest of the afternoon free at leisure with views of mountains.

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
With marvelous stop at Namche Bazaar, morning with short steep climb and then on pleasant winding trail into alpine woodland with super views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablam with other smaller peaks, as the walk continues heading downhill at Phunki-Tenga, a small place by the Imjatse River for lunch.

After lunch with few hours climb into serene alpine forest filled with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines-juniper and fir tree lines with constant view of peaks, finally walk leads on a small plateau at Thyangboche Monastery the highest spot of the trek at 3,867 m high offering mind blowing views of Mt. Everest-Amadablam and arrays of peaks that surrounds this lovely spot.

Here with time to visit it's interesting and famous Buddhist monastery, where in October a great festival Mani Rimdu is held and as well mountaineers takes blessing from the priest for safe and successful climbs.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m - 05hrs.
From Thyangboche after catching morning super panorama of mountains and then head on downhill through serene woodland reaching at a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here with uphill walk to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Everest base camp, as our walk leads to Somare for lunch with super views of Amadablam at close distance, and then heading on gradual path with short climb to reach at beautiful Imjatse valley in Dingboche.

Dingboche at 4,360 m located within beautiful valley with views of Amadablam including Lhotse and Taboche and Chotalse with Island Peaks, Dingboche with many fine lodges.

 

Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization in Dingboche.
Another rest day for acclimatization on this high altitude within beautiful and scenic Imjatse valley, where you can take a hike to Nakarjung hill for best panorama of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east beyond Island peak, rest of the afternoon free to relax and to marvel the surrounding views in the comfort of nice warm lodge.

 

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche East Peak base camp at 4,865 m -05 hrs.
Morning overlooking superb views of high snow capped peaks with Amadablam North Face, as our adventure begins heading uphill for an hour to a ridge and then on gradual up with stunning views as the walk leads to Thugla, where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river here with rest and lunch then climb up to Thugla ridge, where you can observe many memorials of climbers and mountaineers who died on Everest expedition including other peaks within Everest region.

After enjoying beautiful panorama of mountains walk towards Lobuche with fabulous views of high snow capped mountains as the walk leads to our main highlight at Lobuche East Peak base camp.

Day 10: Climb to Lobuche High Camp 5,600m / 18,368 ft - 04 hrs.
Starting with gradual climb to set up our high camp, climbing nearly for 4 hours to reach the high camp for the climb, climb leads over rocks and moraine faint trail to High Camp, at High Camp after establishing the camp, afternoon free for final preparation while our guide will scout the area and route of next morning climb fixing ropes where necessary.

Day 11:  Climb the summit 6,119m / 20,070 ft and to Base Camp - 08 hrs.
The climb to the summit leads to steep haul; while our guide will fix rope where necessary on this tough technical ascent to reach the eastern summit of Lobuche peak, after a final push to the top with mind blowing panorama of mountains and valleys,

certainly makes you feel on top of the world in high spirit.

Enjoy view of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam  6,856 m,
Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks in the far distance, after an adventure of life time experience descend on same route to base camp.

Day 12: Reserve and contingency day in case of unfavorable weather.
We have allowed one more extra day for the climb, as the climb to Lobuche East is quite technical with grade as TD means Technical Difficule, using the grade from French and Swiss Alpine Style climbing classification as used worldwide.

The weather is another factor, with spare day if all goes well as per our standard itinerary using this day on route back to Lukla making the day shorter or options visit Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapathar.

Day 13: Trek to Pangboche 3,985 m / 13,074 ft -05 hrs.
Today’s walk much easier with long descend towards lower altitudes, following same route back into wide valley of Imjatse Khola, past Orsho and Shomare villages and then a short climb to reach and visit the oldest Gompa of Khumbu at upper Pangboche, and then taking a regular route to Pangboche, an old village with views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range on the south with Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley.

Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m -06 hrs.
From here onward long descend to the bridge, after the bridge back into greens and tree lines as the route climbs up to Thyangboche Monastery, with downhill walk to Phunki Tenga on crossing a wooden bridge climb uphill to Lobesa and Sanasa small villages with gradual winding path to Kyanjinma.

A beautiful spot with few lodges facing Everest-Amadablam and Tharmarserku peaks, here chance of spotting some wild life like Thar, Musk deer and the colorful Danphe (Impeyan pheasant and national bird of Nepal).

From this peaceful spot walk continues for another hour on pleasant winding path to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop after a great day walk.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
After a wonderful time on high Khumbu valley with climb of Island peak morning depart from Namche Bazaar as the walk leads to a long descends towards Dudh Kosi River as this scenic walk leads within lovely alpine forest and then reaching at Monjo, from here walk leads on the same route following gentle path past Phakding and Ghat villages with an climb to reach at Lukla, where you can enjoy the afternoon relaxing and celebrate with staff-guides-porters and fellow member on this last night around high Khumbu within Everest areas.

 

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport with its unique airstrip, sometime the flight can delay due to bad weather, as the flight arrives from Kathmandu board on the smaller Twin-Otter or Dornier airplane where a scenic flight brings you at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
We have reserve as contingency and a free day in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla due to unpredictable bad weather conditions, on this day you can book for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Day 18: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Lobuche East Peak Climb.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits (Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS and Climbing Permit),
  • A professional English speaking trained trekking guide and a climbing guide
  • Climbing bonus for Sherpa climbers,
  • Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters,
  • Internal Flight Tickets (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • Tent/camping accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek and climb,
  • Complete camping equipment & all common climbing equipment: snow-bar, ice-screw, ropes, snow shovel,
  • Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary,
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (should be returned after completion of the trip)
  • Trekking bag or duffel bag to keep your things
  • Good quality tents and kitchen equipment for camping
  • Farwell dinner
  • First Aid Medical Kit box
  • Trekking Map
  • Rescue arrangement only (must cover by your travel and rescue insurance)
  • All local and governmental taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International air fare
  • City sights entrance fees.
  • Bar bills & personal expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge fee, snacks, etc.
  • Personal clothing & gears.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of 3 or more than 3 persons. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

Kathmandu - Lukla Flight Delay

In order to go to Everest Region trek, domestic flight is the primary mode of transport to reach at Lukla. It is fairly included in the trip. Sometimes, domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu) may be delayed due to weather conditions or any technical problems. In case of flight delay, Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition can arrange heli charter to ensure your are on schedule for your internation flight. However, you will be charged additional amount for heli charter which can be directly payable to our office at Kathmandu. The heli charter amount depends on group size. The minimum cost is $500 USD and maximum cost is $3500 USD. We suggest you to come a day earlier before you begin your trek. If you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Likewise, having some extra days after you finished you trek is also better because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be delayed due to bad weather and any technical problems.

We believe in Humanity

Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is one of the major activities to help orphan children. We also help to conduct sponsorship by collaboration with some organizations.
Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically targeted into remote and rural areas of Nepal.

FAQs

Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.