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EBC Trek With Lobuche Peak Climbing

Peak Climbing In Nepal

Trip Facts
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Trip Duration 18 Days
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Grade: hard
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Mode of trek : Tea house / camping
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Maximum Altitude : 6119m.
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Group Size 2+


Lobuche Peak Climb is the most popular trekking peaks located above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region near to Mt. Everest. The peak is not technically difficult for climbers:  rated as PD+ but no mountains are to be underestimated: some common mountain threat from altitude, exposure and weather conditions may arise anytime.

Lobuche at 6,119m is located at Nepal’s most popular trekking route and has two major peaks – Lobuche East (6,119m) and Lobuche West (6,114m) connected via a knife-edge ridge. The summit of peak features the majestic view of mighty Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Tibetan Himalayan peaks.

Since the trip involves multi-day hiking, it provides an incredible opportunity to discover and appreciate the real charm of Himalayan nature. The Lobuche East Peak Climb start with a hike to Everest Base Camp which is an adventure in itself. You will walk through beautiful forest, Sherpa village and monasteries with endless view of Khumbu Mountains.



  • Summitting Lobuche Peak at 6,119m – great sense of achievement
  • Exploration of Everest Base Camp
  • Cross cultural privilege – Sherpa community
  • 360 degree view of Everest, Lhotse, Pumore, Ama Dablam, Cho-Oyu and Tibetan Peaks
  • Camping at some of wild and remote valleys of Himalayas

About Lobuche Peak

Lobuche East Trekking Peak is located close to magnificent Khumbu Glacier and the settlement of Lobuche. On April 25, 1984, Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen first summited the Lobuche east peak. Climbers need to purchase a permit from National Mountaineering Association (NMA) of Nepal to summit the peak. NMA classified Lobuche East (6,119m) as a “trekking peak” and Lobuche West (6,145m) as an “expedition peak”.

 Pr-climb training at Base Camp

Adventure Great Himalaya’s Climbing Guide will provide a pre-climb training at Lobuche Peak East Base Camp. He will provide training on climbing techniques and the right way of using climbing gears – ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness, ascender and more. The training also includes the using of rope to ascend and descend. We strongly believe that pre-climb training will enhance your strength, skills and confidence to summit the peak successfully and conveniently.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulties:

Lobuche Peak climbing presents a variety of challenges that require climbers to possess certain skills and experience. The difficulties of Lobuche Peak involves include technical climbing, high altitude, and extreme weather conditions. Climbers will encounter sections of steep ice and rock, requiring proficiency in using crampons, ice axes, and other climbing equipment.


The summit ridge can be exposed and narrow, demanding careful navigation. Moreover, Lobuche Peak stands at an elevation of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet), making altitude acclimatization essential to avoid altitude sickness. The thin air at such heights decreases oxygen levels, adding to the physical strain on climbers. Additionally, weather conditions can be unpredictable, with high winds and cold temperatures. Proper gear, including warm clothing and a reliable tent, is crucial. Overall, climbing Lobuche Peak requires technical climbing skills, physical fitness, and the ability to adapt to high-altitude conditions.


Lobuche Peak Climbing Best Month:

The best time for Lobuche Peak climbing are typically during the spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October). During these months, the weather in the Everest region tends to be more stable and favorable for climbing. Spring offers relatively milder temperatures, longer daylight hours, and less precipitation. The mountain’s slopes are covered in snow, providing better climbing conditions.


Autumn, on the other hand, provides clear skies, dry weather, and excellent visibility. The temperatures are colder than in spring, but the stable weather compensates for it. These months are also popular among climbers, so you may encounter more like-minded individuals and have a sense of camaraderie.

There are also winter months (Dec-Feb) climbing in Nepal. If the weather seems calm and doable, we can organise for winter expedition to Lobuche peak. Please consult our team with your travel plans and we will let you know.


However, it’s important to note that weather conditions in the mountains can still be unpredictable even during the best months, so climbers must be prepared for sudden changes and adverse situations.


Lobuche Peak Permit:

Obtaining a permit is a crucial requirement for climbing Lobuche Peak. Climbers need to secure a Sagarmatha National Park permit and a climbing permit issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). The Sagarmatha National Park permit allows access to the Everest region, which includes Lobuche Peak. It is necessary to preserve the natural environment and support conservation efforts in the area.


The climbing permit from the NMA authorizes climbers to ascend Lobuche Peak and ensures that necessary safety standards are met. To obtain these permits, climbers typically work with a local trekking agency or guide who assists in the application process. The permits for Lobuche Peak are valid for a specific duration and require climbers to adhere to certain rules and regulations, such as following designated routes, respecting the local culture, and practicing responsible mountaineering.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Cost:

The cost of climbing Lobuche Peak varies depending on several factors. It includes expenses such as permit fees, transportation, accommodation, guide services, equipment rentals, and meals. The overall cost is influenced by the duration of the expedition, the level of support provided, and the chosen route. Climbing with a reputable trekking agency or guide usually ensures a more organized and safer experience, but it may come at a higher cost.


Equipment rental costs can be significant, especially if climbers don’t have their own gear. The cost may also vary depending on whether climbers opt for a fully guided expedition or prefer a more independent approach. Accommodation and meals in the Everest region can be relatively expensive due to the remote location and limited availability of resources. It is essential to consider both the logistical and safety aspects when assessing the cost of Lobuche Peak climbing. Proper research, planning, and budgeting are crucial to ensure a successful and enjoyable climb while managing expenses effectively.


Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival outside the Kathmandu airport terminal, the airport representative will wait you to take you to the hotel taking around 20 minutes but you must check your name at play card. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Fly to Lukla 2800m. trek to Phakding 2610m, 3 hour

Today we will take an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m) in the morning parallel to the huge Himalayan adjacent to Nepal and China. After 40 minutes, we will land in a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Kosi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar. After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding.

Day 3

Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m. 6 hour

Today, we start from Phakding and walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron, blue pine forest and more which is really superb experience especially during the spring. We go crossways to the Dudh Kosi at Benkar and take pleasure from the scenes of snow-topped mountains Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Thamserku (6623m) and so on. The way then becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar. The will now walk through upstream on flat land, on the bank, to the fusion point of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After crossing one of the suspension bridges above the river we will ascend to Namche Bazaar. We get the most amazing vivid opportunities of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taweche is visible. Overnight at hotel Namche Bazaar.

Day 4

Rest at Namche Bazaar

Today we will go around Namche Bazaar appropriate adaptation with the environment at the height. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. And the amazing scene visible from here includes superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. Then, after having our breakfast, we can also walk towards Thami (3810m) over the amazing Bhote Khola River Valley or visit the national park headquarters to look at the strange displays of Sherpa culture and way of life.

Day 5

Trek to Tengboche 3800m, 5 hour

We will today descend down through the Khumjung community and move to the major path to Everest at Shanasa. We will walk further to Trashinga and then move down to go across the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3250m). In the daytime, it is a wide and vertical ascend through fir, black juniper, pine, rhododendron forest and reach Tengboche Monastery. Here we can see gigantic peaks AmaDablam, Kantega, Mount Everest etc. We stay at hotel in Tengboche tonight.

Day 6

Tengboche To Dingboche 4400m, 5 hour

We will today slide down through the forest of birch, juniper, fir and rhododendron at Debuche. Here we only steady way up but due to the elevation we have to speed ourselves increasingly all the way through the day. After passing the Imja Khola, the trail heads to Pangboche where we can see the beautiful mountain of Ama Dablam. Then our route is to climb all the way through unwrapped alpine hillsides prior to another crossing of the Imja Khola and reach Dingboche.

Day 7

Rest day for Acclimation day.

This is your acclimation day; hang around in Dingboche Village. Overnight Lodge.

Day 8

Dingboche to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs).

Today, we go away Pheriche and the trail goes up to the drain of the Khumbu. Then after an hour, the path mounts up to the Khumbu Glacier. Almost half of the climb to the moraine is Dughla. Moving ahead from Dughla the trail keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine. The path now moves on flat level on the west part of the moraine prior to arriving at Lobuche.

Day 9

Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs). Everest Base camp overnight Gorakshep.

We will trek towards Gorakshep today. From this place, we will walk up to Everest Base Camp, then return back to Gorakshep for staying overnight since we cannot find lodges at Everest Base Camp.

Day 10

Trek to Lobuche Base Camp. Tented camp-(5,170 m/16,961ft)

From Lobuche, we continue our trek to Lobuche Base Camp. Initially we walk on a relatively plain trail but gradually the path becomes steeper and rocky. We hike along the Lobuche Glacier with the mind blowing views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokhalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas. After the base camp, we continue our climb along the rocky moraine to reach the High Camp. We set our camp, take lunch and restFrom Lobuche, we trek towards Lobuche base camp. After walking some distance on relatively. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. Fixed rope is used most of the times whereas man rope is used when required. The climbing leaders will decide what is best for when. Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp. Pre-Climb Training: Our guides will provide 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 strongly believe that the training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.

Day 11

Acclimation day – Tented Camp

Today we acclimatize at Lobuche Base Camp. Our climbing guide will provide the climbing training and technique for the proper way of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness, ascender etc. You will ropes to ascend and descend. We firmly believe that the pre-climb training will enhance your confidence and climbing skills so that you can successfully and conveniently the summit the peak.

Day 12

Summit the Lobuche Peak (6,119m / 20,075 ft). Return back to Base Camp. Tented camp.

Today we start early at round 2 AM. It is very important to summit the peak before noon because the strong wind in afternoon might obstruct your climb. We climb on a rocky surface up to around 5,700m and then climb on an icy route. We will use both fixed rope and main rope as per our leader’s command.The peak features the outstanding views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and many more. After spending some time at the summit, we hike down to the base camp for an overnight stay.

Day 13

Trek to Pheriche (4,410m) (5 hrs).

Today we retrace our step back to Pheriche to join the main EBC trail. Camp overnight at Pheriche.

Day 14

Trek Pheriche to Namche (3,440m) (6 hrs).

The returning journey is much easier as the walk drops heights every few hours. Overnight at Namche).

Day 15

Namche to Lukla. 2800m, 6 hour

We take our lunch in Phakding today and make the final way up to Lukla which becomes a surprise for the majority of the trekkers. We arrive at the airport in the early afternoon. Lukla is famous for

Day 16

Lukla to Kathmandu by Flight

We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu, overnight in hotel

Day 17

Free Day

Today is free day in case flight cancel from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 18

Fly back to your destination

Our airport representative will help you to reach Kathmandu International Airport for your way back to your country.

Cost Include/Exclude

What’s include

  • Airport pick up & drop
  • 2 Night’ stourist slandered hotel accommodation in KTM at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu Lukla/Kathmandu flight ticket including airport tax. and cargo fees.
  • All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during trip
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook necessary Sherpa and Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • One English speaking equipped climbing guide, Equipment for all crew.
  • Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking, Peak Permits, National Park permits Fees and garbage deposit.
  • Snow bars and ropes for the climbing as well as tented camp while on climbing .
  • All official taxes and service charge.

What’s excluded

  • International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • All bar bills. Like coke, beer, bottle of water etc.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Food in city Kathmandu.
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu, and food, accommodation if return back early due to any reason.
  • TIPS for staff and garbage fee.

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