Mount Lobuche East Peak Climbing
Kathmandu is an adventurous challenge for climbers and the perfect introduction to full alpine climbing. And, the top of the Island Peak rewards with a grand panorama of the Himalayas like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Kali Himal.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Tough
Group Size Large Group
Lobuche East Peak Climbing is the first step to prepare yourself for climbing other highest peaks. The Lobuche East Peak (6189m) lies near the Mt. Everest (8848m) which makes the climb even more fun and exciting.
In fact, scenic views of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumo Ri (7165m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are abundant on the trip. The trail also passes many Sherpa settlements like Tengboche and Namche on the way.
The appropriate seasons for Lobuche East Peak Climbing are spring and autumn. These seasons offer moderate temperature and clear skies to observe the scenery. One of the popular peak climbing destinations, climbers need to be physically fit in order to complete the journey.
At Eternal Himalaya, we have a number of trip packages in Nepal. We provide you with the best accommodation and logistics services. Additionally, we also provide well-trained guides and porters for the Lobuche East Peak Climbing.
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- Hotel stay in Kathmandu as per itinerary
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period.
- Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Best available accommodations during the trek and tented camp during climbing
- A government license holder guide
- Porter to carry your baggage
- A government license Holder Climbing guide
- All necessary group climbing equipment like fixed rope, ladder, etc.
- Peak Climbing permit
- Climbing map
- Certificate of Appreciation
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge as per itinerary
- TIMS card(Trekker’s Information Management System)
- First Aid Kit
- Entry Fees wherever required
- Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
- All government taxes and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
- Travel insurance
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee
- International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
- Tips for trekking staffs
- Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
- All items not listed in Cost included the section
Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m)
You arrive at Kathmandu to our warmest welcomes. A company representative will lead you to your hotel. If you have any queries about the trip, then please let us know so we can clear them out today. After reaching your hotel have a soulful rest and explore around.
Climbing preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing
The first day of our trip and we take a day off in Kathmandu to explore and gather all the necessary permits for our travels. Journeying around the temples of Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath as well as the cultural heritage of Kathmandu Durbar Square, we make sure to keep an eye out on the equipment needed for the trip. You can either purchase or rent the required equipment.
Fly to Lukla (2,840m) then trek to Phakding (2,610m) (30 min flight, 3-4 hours trek)
Today, we begin our journey heading towards the trailhead at Lukla. Lukla boasts beautiful Himalayan views alongside the pleasant natural landscape. Touching down at Lukla, we set off on the trail heading towards Phakding. Following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, the journey ascends through lush green forests avoiding the steeper sections of the trail.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) (5-6 hours)
From Phakding, we cross a series of suspension bridges and climb towards the famed Hillary Bridge beyond which we find the lush green forests adorned with pine, fir, and rhododendron trees. Crossing villages like Monjo, Chhamuwa, and Bengkar we are treated to the views of Kusum Khangkaru (6,367m). From Jorsalle, we officially enter the Sagarmatha National Park and ascend to Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar (3,440m): Acclimatization
The first of our acclimatization days, today, we take the day off Namche. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas on all sides, the Himalayan town is one of the most populated and buzzing places on the trekking trail. Today, we can head to the villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Alternatively, we can also head to the Everest View Hotel which as the name translates offers stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) itself.
Namche Bazaar to Debuche (4253m) (5-6 hours)
With our bodies well-rested, we head away from Namche. Setting off on the classic Everest trail, the journey continues along with the majestic views of Ama Dablam (6,856m). Breaking into Tengboche, we make a brief stop at the famed Dawa Choling Monastery to enjoy the Buddhist practices. The final stretch of the journey takes about an hour from Tengboche as we reach Debuche.
Debuche to Dingboche (4,360m) (5-6 hours)
Setting off from Debuche, the trail climbs atop a ridge high above the Dudh Koshi River continuing on to Pangboche. With mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam (6,856m) and Imja Tse (6,189m), we continue our journey crossing Shomare and Orsho. We then head to Dingboche along Imja Khola. Here, you can explore the village and enjoy the Sherpa practices.
The final of our acclimatization days, today, we take some time off at Dingboche. One of the smaller villages on the route, Dingboche has a small population in addition to being a summer settlement. We take some time off and get to know the locals and the local culture. For our acclimatization hike, we make our way towards Dingboche Ri (5,075m).
Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m): 5-6 hours
Coinciding with the routine EBC trail, we exit Dingboche and head to the trail leading towards Dughla. Enjoying the stunning views Taboche (6,542m), Cholatse (6,335m), Nangkar Tshang (5,616m) and Pokalde (5,806m), the journey takes us through a series of memorial Chortens dedicated to the fallen Sherpas and mountaineers. Past the glacial moraines, the journey reaches Lobuche.
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m) (7-8 hours)
Today, we begin our journey heading towards Gorakshep. Exiting Lobuche, the journey gradually climbs through glacial moraines to pass Gorakshep and reach the Everest Base Camp. At an altitude of 5,364m, the foot of the world’s tallest mountain boasts mesmerizing Himalayan panorama including Pumo Ri (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), and Nuptse (7861m). Taking some time off to enjoy the thrill of the Himalayas, we return to Gorakshep for the night.
Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4910m) (7-8 hours)
An early start to the day as we climb up the Himalayan viewpoint of Kalapatthar. Here, we can enjoy a Himalayan sunrise like no other. As the early morning rays of the sun light up the snowy summits of the Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Ama Dablam (6,856m) coloring them golden we assure you there is no place you would rather be. Enjoying the enchanting views of sunrise, we make our back to Gorakshep before descending back to Lobuche.
Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m) (4 hours)
Making our way away from Lobuche, we begin our journey through the Himalayan wilderness towards the Lobuche High Camp. The journey takes us through glacial moraines and icy pathways which can often be tricky to navigate. Reaching the high camp at an altitude of 5,400m, we make sure all our equipment are ready to go before the big day tomorrow. You will also be briefed on the possible routes and our plan for the climb.
Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp (8-10 hours)
Setting off from the High Camp, we begin our journey towards the summit of Lobuche East Peak (6,119m). The journey climbs through the strenuous Himalayan landscape adorned with majestic views of Himalayas all around. Enjoying another lovely Himalayan sunrise midway, we continue our ascent using ropes when necessary to reach the summit. The Himalayan panorama as seen from the top of Lobuche East (6,119m) includes the majestic Everest Himalayan Range. Later, we descend all the way to the High Camp.
Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m)
Continuing our descending run, we make our way back to Pangboche. Wrapping up things at the High Camp, we gradually descend back to Lobuche and then onto Dughla. Leaving the snowy landscape, we head back through Pheriche, Orsho, and Somare to reach the hamlet Pangboche for the night.
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (4-5 hours)
One of the shorter days of the trek, today, we make our way back to the town of Namche Bazaar. Heading out of Pangboche, the trail takes us back to Debuche before reaching the monastery at Tengboche. Today, we bid goodbyes to the Himalayas and make our way back to Namche.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) (6-7 hours)
The final day of the trek and we begin our journey heading back to Lukla. Exiting Namche, the trail climbs back through Jorsalle heading out of Sagarmatha National Park. Retracing our steps back through Monjo and Chhuthawa, the trail reaches Phakding. Descending through the lush green forests, we break into Lukla ending our journey.
Fly to Kathmandu (40 minutes)
An early day as we make our way back to the capital city of Kathmandu leaving the Everest Himalayas. Enjoying one final look at the Himalayas, the flight takes us back to the majestic hills and buzzing valley. Touching down at Kathmandu, we make our way directly to the hotel. With all our activities coming to a close, you are free to stay back at the hotel or explore the city.
Reserve Day |Farewell Dinner
The final day of our trek and we separate this for reserve just in case some unfavorable occurrence changes our itinerary for the trek. In cases of unfavorable weather disturbing our flight back to and from Lukla, we make sure to keep a day in reserve. If everything goes smoothly, we will use the reserve day as a free day in Kathmandu. You will also attend a farewell dinner later in the evening.
A company representative will help collect your luggage then accompany you to the airport. We bid farewell today, and after completing your formalities at the airport you should be heading towards home. We part ways hoping our paths cross again and that we did a good job.
Highlights of the Trip
Lobuche East Peak Climbing is filled with many natural and cultural attractions. The mountains are the most striking feature on the trip. Similarly, the Sagarmatha National Park also offers memorable adventures. Moreover, the climb to the top of Lobuche at height of 6119 meters is a great adventure and an accomplishment in itself.
Lobuche East Peak Climbing Itinerary
The journey begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and a trek to Phakding. You make way to Namche Bazaar and take a day to acclimatize. Then, you head to Dingboche via Tengboche and Debuche. From Dingboche, you trek towards Lobuche and head to EBC via Gorakshep. Then, you return to Gorakshep and hike to Kalapatthar. This viewpoint is famous for the panorama of mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), and other mountains. You return to Lobuche and then head towards the high camp followed by a climb to the summit. You retrace your way back to Lukla via Lobuche, Pangboche, and Namche Bazaar. A flight with the company of the Himalayas brings you back to Kathmandu.
Geography : Mountains/Glaciers/Forests
Location : Solukhumbu
Level of Difficulty : Strenuous
Duration of Trip : 19 days
Max Altitude : 6119 m
Religions : Buddhist
Ethnic People : Sherpa
Accommodation : Lodge/Teahouse/Hotel
Transportation : Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Minimum Pax : 2
- Explore the Everest Base Camp and the Kalapatthar viewpoint
- Witness the panorama of the mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Lhotse (8516m)
- Enjoy the Sherpa culture and hospitality
- Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park and observe the biodiversity
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