Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing
At a Glance
  • Duration19 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Country Nepal
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 6119m
  • Activity Trekking & Climbing
  • Trip Type Tea House & Tent
  • Group Size 2 - 12
  • Guiding Method Englsih
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn

Lobuche Peak is a popular trekking peak in the Everest region of Nepal. Lobuche has two main peaks: Lobuche East (6,119 meters / 20,075 feet) and Lobuche West (6,145 meters / 20,161 feet). Among these, Lobuche East is more frequently climbed by trekkers and mountaineers. The carefully crafted trail for this peak climb offers tourists an authentic climbing experience along with breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayas. One of the peak's highlights is the opportunity to witness numerous other majestic peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Khangtenga, and Tawache.

Lobuche Peak features two distinct summit edges: the east edge (6119 m), recognized as a trekking peak, and the west edge (6145 m), known as an Expedition Peak. The mountain's allure lies in its various existing routes, making it appealing to both seasoned climbers and those new to peak climbing. Accessing Lobuje east involves descending a marked notch before ascending steep snowy slopes to the summit. The successful ascent of Lobuche Peak was first achieved by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa in 1984.

The trek to Lobuche Peak begins with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a journey through Phakding and Namche Bazar. The route then leads to Everest Base Camp, Gorak Shep, Kala Pathar, and finally, the Lobuche Peak region. An alternative route involves following the Gokyo valley route, reaching Chola Pass, and then ascending to Lobuche Peak. After making an excursion to the summit, trekkers return via the same route to Lukla before heading back to Kathmandu.


Climbing Lobuche Peak requires a permit issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). You need to obtain this permit through a registered trekking agency in Nepal.


Climbing Lobuche East is considered a challenging trekking peak, suitable for those with previous trekking experience and some basic mountaineering skills.


Proper acclimatization is crucial due to the high altitude. Trekkers usually acclimatize in the Everest region, trekking to places like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche itself before attempting the peak.

Base Camp:

The typical starting point for Lobuche East climbing is Lobuche Base Camp, situated at an altitude of around 4,900 meters.

High Camp:

After Lobuche Base Camp, climbers typically establish a High Camp at around 5,600 to 5,800 meters, depending on the route chosen.

Climbing Route:

The ascent of Lobuche East involves a snow and ice climb, and the route may include some technical sections. The final summit push is usually made early in the morning to take advantage of stable weather conditions.

Best Time to Climb:

The best time to climb Lobuche Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (April to May) and the post-monsoon (fall) season (September to November). During these times, the weather is relatively stable, and the visibility is better.

Guides and Support:

It's advisable to hire a local guide and support staff, including a climbing guide with experience in the region. They can provide guidance on the route, ensure safety, and assist with logistics.


Climbers need to bring appropriate mountaineering equipment, including crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, and other technical gear. Proper clothing for extreme cold conditions is essential.

Before attempting Lobuche Peak, it's crucial to undergo thorough physical training, acquire the necessary gear, and be well-prepared for the challenges of high-altitude mountaineering. Always check for the latest information and guidelines, as conditions and regulations may change.

Service Details

What's Included
  • Airport pick up and Airport Drop
  • All main meals except in Katmandu
  • Nepalese Trekking Guide & Porters
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters
  • TIMS card & Nationational Park Permit
  • Baggage Handling
  • Complete Pre-departure Information
  • Welcome Orientation
  • Daily Briefing
  • Peak Permit
  • Climbing Guide
What's not Included
  • International Flight Fare
  • Nepal entry VISA
  • Personal expanses
  • Staff's Tips
  • Your personal gears
  • Alcohols and beverages

Useful Information

Lukla flight delay notice

Occasionally, flights to Lukla may face cancellations owing to unpredictable weather conditions. To address this, Himalayan Joy Adventure has devised a trek itinerary that incorporates an additional day at the end of the journey. If your flight experiences a cancellation lasting more than two days, we offer the option to charter a helicopter to and from Lukla. This ensures that you reach your scheduled destination or homeland without further delay. The associated cost for this supplementary service ranges from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $4000 USD, which you can seek reimbursement for through your insurance.

Departure Details and Itinerary

Customize your departure dates and itinerary arrangements according to your preferences. Feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries regarding your tour departure date.


Every day, the global challenge of environmental pollution persists, and Nepal is no exception. Our field staff is highly conscientious about environmental issues, and we actively promote awareness. We recommend to our guests the use of boiled water or water purification pills instead of purchasing bottled water. This choice not only helps in avoiding the use of plastic bottles, which take a considerable amount of time to decompose, but also contributes to minimizing waste.

While trekking, consider ordering the same food items as a group to reduce fuel consumption. Furthermore, it is essential to note that making a campfire is strongly discouraged. We advocate for responsible travel practices, urging travelers to leave only footprints on the trail and ensure the removal of all non-biodegradable items brought along. Let's collectively work towards preserving the environment for future generations.

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