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  • Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


Lobuche lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. The mighty Lobuche East stands tall with 6,119m height offering more challenges than its neighbors, Mera and Island, and has a more technical feel to it.

The climbers would have to face the challenges of tricky rock slabs, 45-degree ice slopes and sensational exposure throughout the Lobuche East climbing route to the summit. Everest climbers prefer to climb Lobuche Peak for better acclimatization purposes before climbing Everest. Although not an easy peak to climb, the Lobuche summit rewards the conquerors with exhilarating views of Himalayan panorama in the Everest Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and other mountains and peaks.

The itinerary combines Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. You will also be climbing to Kalapathar for better acclimatization and for a close up view of Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Spring and autumn are considered the best season for Lobuche East Climb.

Trip highlights

  • Reach the summit of Lobuche Peak (6119m), the second most popular climbing peak in the Khumbu Region after Island Peak
  • Pass by the world’s highest glacier, Khumbu Glacier
  • Visit Everest base camp and Kalapatthar before climbing the Lobuche Peak
  • Extraordinary views of Everest, Ama Dablam “the Swiss Matterhorn of Nepal”, Lhotse (the fifth highest peak), Makalu etc.
  • Mountain views, alpine landscapes, lush green forests and natural wildlife, locations, and spiritual monasteries of the Everest region
  • Explore the uniquely established Sherpa settlements and their culture

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

As you fly into Kathmandu, you'll have beautiful views over the valley, the snow capped mountain peaks in Himalaya, and of the terrraced fields below. As per your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Fully day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, Overnight in Hotel

Today after the breakfast we will proceed for sightseeing tour in and around the Kathmandu valley. The Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath temple and Boudhanath temple are the major sight-seeing areas around the Kathmandu valley. These all are listed in a  world heritage sites. The Durbar Square shows us the regal lige of ancient periods. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimages. Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is the Buddhist temple which is very popular around the globe. Swayambhunath is also known as money temple stands ont he hilltop west of the Kathmandu valley. It can also be known as the viewpoint of Kathmandu valley. Boudhanath temple is the biggest Chhorten ever made around the world. Overnight in Hotel

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2860 m) - 30 minutes, & trek to Phakding (2656m) - approx. 3 hours

We take a stunning early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Gatewat to the Everest region, perched above the Dudhkoshi or RIver of milk so named because of the pale milky appearance of the glacier melt-water. We are now in the region of the legendary Sherpas and you will notice the differences in the faces of the people you meet here and those from the Kathmandu Valley.

After lunch we trek north down towards Phakding along a meandering trail which is lined with mani stone walls, made with hundreds of stone tablets and giant carved boulders, brilliantly decorated with brightly colored paints. The Buddhists believe these to be sacred and so as a sign of respect to the local culture we pass them in a clockwise direction. Overnight in tea house. Meals included: Breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3450m) - approx. 6/7 hours

Trek from Pakhding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), which takes about five and half hours. We head onwards and upwards as the trail starts to rise through a forest of rhododendron, magnollia and giant fir-trees. Our target this evening is Namche Bazaar,a delightful mountain village and the Sherpa capital, but first we must ascend Namche hill;walking at a gentle but steady pace. We finally arrive at the town that is itself an important meeting and trading point for the local people. Overnight in tea house. Meal inckuded: Breafast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3440m)

Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the cluds move in, reward climbers with a spectular Himalayan sunrise andand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist,. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another, Sherpa high altitiude climbers are presented.

It is important to note that acclimatization is extremely important  and that by using these acclimatization days correctly we greatly improve our chances of reaching our goal of Kalapatar, which lies ar an altitude of 5545m. Overnight in tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867 m) – approx. 5/6 hours

After having breakfast, you begin to climb through the ups and downs route, passing the Mani wall. Continuing the trek, you pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Tenga (3250m). The steep trail begins through pine forests and around Mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monastery of Tenboche situated at 3867m. The excellent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde will accompany you. OVernight in hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) - approx. 5 hours

You will probably be woken in the early hours, while it is still dark, by the sound of horns and cymbals as the monks have their first prayers of the day. You will have time to visit the monastery in the morning if you did not go the earlier day after you reached Tenboche from Namche. Then, leaving Thyangboche, your path descends through trees to Deboche where the small and atmospheric nunnery is well worth a visit. You pass further houses and mani walls as the path continues along the river valley amongst the trees.

After crossing a bridge over a picturesque gorge, the path gradually climbs, with stunning views of Ama Dablam ahead. There are numerous fantastic photo opportunities in both directions, and frequent chortens and mani walls to pass, as height is gained to reach the village of Pangboche. This is a very picturesque village with stone walled fields and there is a very interesting monastery set in trees at the top of the village. This is probably the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, possibility dating back as far as the first introduction of Buddhism into the Khumbu. There used to be a yeti scalp and claw kept here but they were stolen some years ago. From Pangboche the path ascends above the village, the sparse landscape now reflecting the height.

You pass some yak herders cottages and walled fields at Orsho before crossing a stream and making a final steep ascent to Dingboche. The village of Dingboche is set in a stunning position, surrounded by high peaks. In summer months they grow barley here possibly the highestaltitude in the world at which this crop is grown. For acclimatisation you need to spend two nights around the 4,000m level and Dingboche, lying in a sheltered spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive for this than Pheriche, another settlement situated on the other side of the ridge. Overnight in tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.

There are several opportunities for interesting acclimatisation walks in this region. It is possible to walk up the ridge behind the village to make an energetic ascent of Naga Dzong Ri. This is a steep but not technically difficult ascent to a summit at 5083 metres, from where there are stunning views of Makalu and Amphu Laptse. You can take in the small temple of Nagartsang Gompa on the way down there is a nice sheltered terrace here from where you can enjoy the views. You will descend in time for lunch in the village.

In the afternoon you might care to walk across to the village of Pheriche to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic one of the doctors there often gives a talk about high altitude acclimatisation in the afternoon. If none of these appeal it is possible to walk up the valley to the yak grazing pastures at Chukhung (4,730m) a 4-5 hour round trip. Overnight in tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) - approx. 6 hours

You ascend the ridge to a large chorten above Dingboche village and then it is an easy walk up a wide, grassy plateau. The peaks of Tawoche and Cholatse tower above and it is possible to see Pheriche in the valley below to your left. At the tiny hamlet of Duglha you reach a jumble of rocks which marks the terminal moraine at the base of the Khumbu glacier. You ascend this moraine to reach the top where there are many memorial cairns to those who have died on Everest.

The landscape is now wild and rocky and there is a real feeling of being high in the mountains. Following the often frozen stream at one side of the moraine you soon reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. This rather bleak spot was once a yak grazing settlement and was then inhabited only during the summer months but now it is open throughout the winter serving trekkers and climbers and is the jumping off point for Everest Base Camp and Kalar Patar. Sunset over Nuptse is particularly spectacular from here. It is worth walking over to the moraine to view the moraine covered glacier behind it. Overnight in tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshepe (5170m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), Back To Gorakshep: approx 7 - 8 hours

For further advancement, we take the trail through the once vast Gorakshep Lake. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams. You head out on narrow tracks which are of few feet wide and few hundred meters above the ground. The distance between Lobuche and Gorakshep is of 4.5 km and will take approximately 2 hours to reach.

From Gorakshep, it is approximately 3.4km to the Base Camp. As you walk across the rocks towards the many prayer flags that mark the spot, you will arrive at Everest Base Camp. During the expedition season, many of the groups are settled here in their respective camps awaiting their climb to the highest mountain in the world. You can even interact with some of them. It will take approximately 2.5 hours to reach Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep.

After taking photographs and enjoying the moment, we head back towards Gorakshep for the overnight. Overnight in tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and then trek to Lobuche (4930m) – approx 4-5 hours

You accomplish an early morning  climb to Kala Patthar (5545 m) and enjoy majestic sunrise and up close view of Mt.Everest. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt.Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt.Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbu Tse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more peaks. Overnight in tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4980m.) – approx. 4-5 hours

After walking, over flat about half way you begin to follow steep ascent path to reach Lobuche Base Camp,. The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Chola Tse, Tawoche, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kangtega and many more. Overnight in tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13: Rest Day at Base Camp

Today is a rest at the Base Camp for acclimatization and also for making the necessary preparation for the climb.

Day 14: Climb to the Summit (5760m) and return to Base Camp (5400m) – approx. 9-10 hours

You begin your climb as you hike over smooth slabs, following cairns, (stone markers), onto the hard snow.Further on, there is steep climbing of about 60 degrees. You head along the knife- edged ridge, less than 12inches (25 centimeters) in places to finally reach the summit. At the summit, you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, etc. After enjoying your hard earned climb, you return to the Base Camp. Today you trek for about ten hours.

Day 15: Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche (4350 m) – appox. 6-7 hours

Leaving the Base Camp, you trek towards DIngboche. Descending all the way downhill passing Duglhs, you finally reach DIngboche after trekking for about five hours. You are rewarded with the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokhalde, Thanserku, Kantega, etc.

Day 16: Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche (3867 m) – approx. 3-4 hours

Continuing along th trail, you trek along a gradually descending path till Deboche and from there you ascend for twenty minutes to reach Tengboche. Your trek today includes impressive views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lobuje and so on. En route, you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare. Today, you trek for about four hours.

Day 17: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche (3450 m) – approx. 4-5 hours

From Tengboche you descend to the bridge over the Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making your way back to Namche.

Day 18: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2860m) - approx. 5/6 hours

Take the downhill trail to Lukla. We will follow the descending trail and walk through rocks and boulders to the suspension bridge over Dudk Koshi River. On reaching Lukla, you head to a local teahouse where you will stay overnight. In the evening, you celebrate the completion of your trip with your trekking crew.

There will be singing, dancing and endless local brew rounds with the porters,guide and assitant guides. This is an excellent time to thank the local crew for helping you realize your EBC dream. Offer them tips before retiring for the night and bidding goodbye to most of them. Overnight in teahouse. Meals included: Breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Day 19: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, Overnight in Hotel

You successfully conclude the trek and proceed for flight to Kathmandu. We will enjoy our last view of the high mountains while flying back to the Kathmandu from Lukla. The snow-capped mountains will be worth to watch. After 25 minutes of flight, our representative will be waiting for you at domestic airport to take you back to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure; feel free to relax or explore the local markets. Overnight in Hotel

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu.

As per your flight time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or any other destinations. The airport check-iin is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12PM.

Or inform us if you want to stay longer for short tours such as Jungle Safari at National Parks, Mountain Biking, Rafting, a Tibet tour, a tour to Bhutan or India Tour. We will be happy to assist you.

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 20 days
  • Grade : Strenous
  • Activity : Cultural sightseeing tour and trekking & Climbing
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu
  • Trek Type : Tea house & Camping
  • Accomodation : Hotel & lodge (tea house) & Tented Camp
  • Max Altitude : 6119 m

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services by private A/C vehicle
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin /double sharing basis with breakfast only
  • All meals during the trek & climb
  • Tea/coffee, boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • Domestic Airfare : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
  • Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porter (1 porter between two clients) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Lobuche Peak Climbing permit fee
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permit)
  • Airport transfers in AC private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English Speaking local Tour Guide, entry fees and private AC vehicle
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, we recommend you to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International flight & any other airfares
  • Nepal visa
  • Extra baggage charge if any (weight allowance 12kg+3 kg in domestic flight)
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Tips for Guide, porters, drivers etc.
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, snacks while walking, hot water/shower, internet, telephone etc during the Everest Base Camp trek.
  • Client insurance and Medical expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Any other tours, transfers and hotel accommodations other than mentioned above
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Extension Tours

Jungle Safari
Pokhara Tour

Necessary Information

1. Visa to Nepal

You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. For that, you require a valid passport with 2 copies of passport size photos. Similarly, A visa for Nepal can be obtained at Nepal India border entry point at Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Kakadvitta, Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki and Kodari on the Nepal China border. A15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please visit

2. Welcoming upon your arrival in Nepal

We will be at the airport to welcome you upon your arrival to Nepal. We will be carrying the Raj BalaTreks & Expedition placard with your name underneath. From airport you will escorted to your hotel and we help you to check-in.

3. Why climb Lobuche Peak with Raj Bala Treks & Expedition?

We have been organizing  Lobuche Peak Climbing Package since 90’s. We provide all Lobuche Peak climbing equipment such as climbing rope, climbing boot, crampons, harness set, ice axe in free of cost. We have a qualified climbing sherpa guide as an instructor. Your safety is our first priority when climbing Lobuche Peak. So, we are specialized in peak climbing in Nepal.

4. Any specific health and physical fitness requirements for Lobuche Peak Climbing

You must be in good physical condition with ability to walk, ascend and descend 6 hours a day in average. If you have any illness specially respiratory and cardiac and neurology ones, consult your doctor before planning. Symptoms of AMS is normal if you haven’t been to high altitude before, we take precautions and try to avoid AMS as possible. All of our climbing guides are high altitude trained professionals. If AMS condition worsens, they will take you to lower elevations and call for helicopter rescue to Kathmandu if further medical attention is required.

5. Accommodation on Lobuche Peak Climbing

You can choose from standard to luxury accommodation in Kathmandu. Generally, we offer accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast. Whereas, on the trekking trails, tea houses with basic facilities and tent or camping accommodation at Island Peak Base Camp.

6. What Food do we eat on Lobuche Peak Climbing Trip?

While you are in Kathmandu, enjoy delicious breakfast included in cost while full board meals during the trek and camping day on Island Peak Base camp. You are advised to get a packet of energy bars and high energy producing items like raisins and cashew nuts etc. in Kathmandu. On trekking trails, mostly you will be offered with soups, porridge, noodles, rice and lentils, omelette, bread, pasta, tea, yak butter milk, yak cheese are served at most of the tea houses while, while at base camp dried packaged foods and other meals prepared by our camping cooks.

7. Equipment Checklist

You can purchase or hire some of the equipment here in Kathmandu as well, the conditions and quality of the equipment are topnotch. One porter would be available for two people while on the trek, and the porter is able to carry about 25 kg of weight, so it is advised to keep the luggage light. Duffel or rucksack bags, day packs (approximately 20-25L), Down Jackets and 4 seasons’ sleeping bags are required in general.


  • Sun hat or Scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm woolen hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp Shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter


  •  LIghtweight Gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves ot mittens

Lower body:

  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body:

  • T-Shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jackets or pullovers
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Trekking Bags/ Duffel bags
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping itms dry inside the trekking bags
  • Trekking poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries


  • Toothbrush
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror
  • Personal hygience
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash 


8. How technical is Lobuche Peak climbing?

Lobuche is a semi technical peak. To attempt Lobuche climb, one should come with preparation and should have good knowledge of mountaineering. Fitness level of the climbers should be excellent.

9. Best Time for Lobuche Peak Climbing

Best time for climbing in Nepal is spring (March, April and May) bring warmer weather and secondly autumn season (September, October-November) fair weather in Nepal. You need to be prepared for sudden weather changes while trekking and climbing. That's why trekking equipment should be chosen carefully before the trip. Sudden rain storms or snow are always a possibility which needs to be considered. The weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable.

10. Do I need insurance to climb Lobuche Peak?

We strongly suggest you to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure. However, we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is medically trained and has ample knowledge to deal with any life threatening situation. But it’s always wise to have insurance as your back up.

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