Lobuche Peak Climbing

18 Days


Lobuche Peak is yet another beautiful peak that resides in the Everest region. Lobuche East Peak situated at the height of 6119m offers a superb view of the great Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Lobuche peak is one of the popular trekking/climbing peaks of the Everest region. It lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and entices travelers with its natural splendor. Lobuche peak climbing offers superb panoramic views of the peaks like Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholaste, Mt. Thamserku etc. Lobuche peak is also known as the ‘False Peak’. The Lobuche peak climbing adventure takes you to the world of the Himalayas and lets you explore the tradition and culture of the Sherpa people. Climbing the Lobuche peak is slightly challenging but worth climbing as it offers superb views of the Himalayas not only of the Everest region but also you will be able to see many mountains of the Rongbuk side of Tibet. The trip further entices you with many traditional villages, monasteries and monuments of the Everest region.

Our expedition begins from Kathmandu where we carry out a guided city tour in different parts of Kathmandu. Our guide will take you to different temples, monasteries and cultural/natural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley which will more or less give you an idea about the Nepalese culture and tradition. The next day we fly all the way to Hillary airport in Lukla. We will then go to Namche Bazaar which is a junction for trekkers, the Sherpas’ and the expeditors en route to the mighty Everest. En route, you will see the interspersed villages, the forest filled with colorful rhododendrons, magnolia and giant firs and many scenic views that adds more excitements to your expedition. Leaving Namche behind we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first glimpse of Mt. Everest. Walking further we reach Thyangboche Monastery which resides at the height of 3867m. The monastery is located on a ridge top which offers a scenic view of the Everest landscape. The trail further descends to Imja Khola and continues to the villages of Pangcoche and Pheriche before reaching Khumbu Glacier. The steady walk following the glacier takes us to Lobuche from where we get to see the spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Taweche and some other Himalayas. From Lobuche to trek to Lobuche Base camp and further to Lobuche High camp to submit the east peak of Lobuche. We warp up our expedition trekking back to Lukla and boarding a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Our 18-Days Lobuche Peak Climbing itinerary is designed in such a way that it provides ample time for acclimatization and ensures a successful expedition.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek/climbing preparation
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) [3 hours of trekking]
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) [6 hours]
Day 05 : Acclimatization in Namche (3420m)
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) [5-6 hours]
Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m) [5-6 hours]
Day 08 : Dingboche to Duglha (4600m) [3-4 Hours]
Day 09 : Duglha to Lobuche (4940m) [3-4 Hours]
Day 10 : Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4865m) [2-3 Hours]
Day 11 : Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp (5600m) [3-4 Hours]
Day 12 : Summit Lobuche Peak (6119m) and back to Base Camp [7-9 Hours]
Day 13 : Day reserved for contingency
Day 14 : Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche (3930m) [6-7 Hours]
Day 15 : Pangboche to Tengboche to Namche Bazaar [5-6 Hours]
Day 16 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) [6-8 Hours]
Day 17 : Lukla to Kathmandu [40 minutes flight]
Day 18 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Experiece magnificent flight to Lukla from Kathmandu (Enjoy the view of Himalayan range from the flight)
  • Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas (esp. Sherpa)
  • Trek in Sagarmatha National Park (Listed in UNESCO world heritage natural site)
  • Discover numerous Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments.
  • Explore variety of floras and faunas to witness
  • Explore the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, a busy Sherpa settlement at the altitude of 3440m
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery situated at the height of 3860m
  • Discover rich Buddhist and Tibetan culture and traditions
  • Visit Sir Edmund Hillary memorials (Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung and Sir Edmund Hillary Hospital in Khunde Valley)
  • Witness Eye-popping view of world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest
  • Ascend Lobuche Peak


After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later escort you to the hotel. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or hang around city depending upon the availability of time. O/N you stay at the hotel.

Today after breakfast we will set out for a guided city tour where you get to discover several historical and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. You will be seeing the world heritage sites like historical Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of lord Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists), Boudhanath Shrine and many more cultural and natural monuments. The Kathmandu City tour will more or less familiarize you with Nepalese urban lifestyle. Later we will have a discussion session where we discuss about our trek plan and climbing preparation. Our trek leader would be obliged to brief you about our expedition and answer your queries. O/N you stay at the hotel.

After breakfast you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of the Kathmandu airport to board a flight to Lukla, a gateway for our trekking expedition. The scenic flight to Lukla is surely going to be a once in a lifetime experience for you. The air route to Lukla is one the most beautiful air route in the world. The 40 minutes flight above the majestic mountains will land you at Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla we start our trek until we reach Phakding. The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of Kusum Kangraru. 0/N we stay in a guest house.

Today we take a stiff walk through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension bridge to reach the check post and the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail follows the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Walking further we reach chautra where we have the first glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Two hours of more walk eventually lands us in Namche Bazaar(3440m) which is a gateway to Mt. Everest and trading point for many Sherpa people and Tibetan merchants. Namche Bazaar is an ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts and other mementos. We will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization and visit local markets and traditions of the people living in the Himalayas. O/N we stay in a guest house.

We have set this day for acclimatization. We have all the options today whether go for hiking to Thame or visit Khunde or relax and explore Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the center of the Khumbu region and it has government offices, internet cafes, Shops, restaurants and colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. A few hundred vertical feet of trekking will really us to properly acclimatize. Our guide will take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO world natural heritage site) where you can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. A day full of hangout at the Namche Bazaar lets you discover the Himalayan beauty of the Khumbu region. O/N we stay in a guest house.

We set out towards the trail that leads us to magnificent village of Tengboche enjoying the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close-up view of Mt. Thamserku. Our journey today would rather be an exciting one for it offers magnificent view of the Himalayas and the Himalayan range throughout our expedition. On the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail via Kayangjuma eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. We walk further through the beautiful pine forest crossing prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi river to reach Phunki Thenga. After few minutes of halt for lunch we climb through the forests for few more hours to reach Tengboche where we spend our night. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Nuptse. The biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region “Tengboche Monastery or Gompa” is the central attraction of Tengboche. We pay our visit to the monastery and witness some ceremonies out there. We will also spend plenty of time capturing the scenic beauty of the Himalayan range in our cameras. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Tengboche.

Early morning view of the towering peaks and Himalayan range from Tengboche is something that leaves your eyes wide open. After spending couple of hours snapping the scenic view, we gear up for our expedition to reach Dingboche, also known as Summer Valley. We choose the upper trail and pass through several chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We cross Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m). The majestic views of Mt. Ama Dablam and the Himalayan range is still keeping our expedition energetic. We enter the Imja Valley and descend into the Lobuche River and a continuous climb from there will eventually take us to Dingboche. We will see beautiful green fields protected by stone walls to them safe from cold wind and animals. O/N we stay at the guest house.

We start our day ascending to Duglha via Khumbu Khola valley. We walk through the barren landscape enjoying the majestic views of mountains on all side. After reaching Dusa we continue trekking via narrow valley until we reach Phulung Karpo; one of the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in the year 1953. Chola Lake resides above Phulung Karpo. The majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138m) makes our expedition even exciting. The trail further ascends to Dughla after crossing a small bridge. We can witness the Himalayas like Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Thamserku and other Himalayas from this point. Overnight, we stay in Duglha.

We will be taking a short walk today. The trail ascends via Chupki Larkha, an eerie ridge that offers great view of scenic mountains. The top of the ridge we find the array of stones festooned with prayer flags used as a memorials to Scott Fischer (American Mountaineer) and Babu Chiri Sherpa (10 times Everest submitter) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. The trail then descends down to the Khumbu Glacier Moraine, we find ourselves surrounded with raising peaks of Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We are now quite close to the Everest but it still remains hidden. As we continue along the stream the Khumbu glacier slowly disappears because of its lateral moraine wall. We might feel some discomfort on breathing due to high altitude. Upon reaching Lobuche you may choose to hang around the region at your convenience. We stay overnight in Lobuche.

Today we will be trekking from Lobuche to Lobuche base camp. We pass through the rocky path and descend down for couple of minutes. We will feel little relaxed in breathing as we trek down to the lower altitude. We move ahead along the Loboche glacier enjoying the superb views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Thamserku etc. Upon reaching the base camp we take some time off to hang around the base camp and make necessary preparation to scale the summit. Our guide will provide training on peak climbing knacks, using climbing gears like ice axe, harness, jummers, rope climbing etc. The training will boost of your confidence level and helps you in successfully summit the peak.

We hike from base camp to Lobuche High camp today. The ascend takes approximately four hours. We hike through the rocky moraine path to reach the high camp. The high camp is located at an altitude of 5600m. Upon reaching the high camp, we set up our camp and spend the leisure time hanging around or preparing for climbing.

Today is the climax of our trip. We will be climbing to conquer the summit of Lobuche peak. We start early in the morning as we would be setting off for a challenging endeavor. We start climbing the peak thronging and struggling through the rocky route finally reaching the summit. Lobuche peak offers a superb panoramic view of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori and many other mountains. We will spend some time at the summit celebrating our success and capturing the beautiful scenes in our cameras. We will later get back to High camp for the overnight stay.

We have reserved this day for contingency. Favorable weather plays a significant role in successfully climbing the Lobuche peak. There is no guarantee that the weather would be favorable in previous day for summiting the peak. For any reason if we couldn’t summit the peak on 12th day we would climb the peak today (i.e. on 13th day). Sometimes we many even have to postpone our climbing endeavor to next day if someone in the group falls sick or get some problem in acclimatization. If the trip goes as planned, we would not need this day.

After the successful ascent of Lobuche peak, we will gear up to return back. We trek downhill from the base camp and join the EBC trail at Lobuche. From Lobuche we trek all the way to Pheriche. En route we enjoy the magnificent view of Ama Dablam at a distance. Trekking further the trail leads us to Pangboche. As we walk we would be enjoying the scenic mountain views of the Khumbu region. We have a glimpse of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Pokalde etc. We continue to trek through the forest filled with rhododendrons, pine and Juniper trees until we reach the village of Pangboche. Upon reaching Pangboche we pay our visit to Pangboche monastery which is believed to be one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. Overnight, we stay in Pangboche.

We trek down the trail through the hillside filled with Rhododendron and Juniper trees. We cross the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and follow the gorge descending through the pine forest until we reach Sansa which is a major trail junction in the region. We then continue to Kyangjuma. We pay our visit to Tengboche monastery and discover the scenic view of raising Himalayas. The trail then follows to Namche Bazaar passing a Chorten and taking few ups and downs. Upon reaching Namche, we have may choose to hang around the bazaar and enjoy the beauty of the region. Overnight, we stay in Namche Bazaar.

We will be wrapping up our trekking expedition today. Leaving Namche Bazaar behind we descend down the rocky trail crossing suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. As we walk the trail becomes more smooth and easy. We find the environment really warm and cozy compared to previous days of our expedition. We can feel the fresh air blowing from Himalayas that makes our expedition more energetic and vibrant. We pass through beautiful forest filled with Rhododendron, pine trees and different natural vegetations. We get to snap beautiful mountains and the panoramic views on our way. We will be pleased passing through Sherpa villages that offer a unique blend of Sherpa culture and tradition. Upon arrival at Lukla we conclude our long expedition and have a relaxing time with our friends and crew members. Overnight, we stay in Lukla.

We will wave our final goodbye to the beautiful mountains today. The flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for the morning because the windy afternoon may cause difficulties flying the aircraft. The early morning scenic flight over the Himalayas drops us at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport from where you will be escorted to the hotel. Today we have the whole day to relax at the hotel or hang around in the city for buying gifts to your near and dear ones. You will be joining a special farewell dinner in a cozy traditional Nepali restaurant hosted by Breakfree Adventures and its team. O/N at the Hotel.

Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful trekking adventure. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!


What is Included

  • Airport pick up / drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Accommodation during the trek in camp/tents with all supporting camping equipment.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide, cook and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers), during the trek including their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole.
  • Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if needed.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide, driver and porter.

Trip Information

What is Not Included
We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

When to go:
Spring (February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Lobuche Peak Climbing. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Lobuche Peak Climbing, we provide the best available camping tents (twin sharing), kitchen equipment, toilet & dining tents. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a tent with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single tent, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. So in this arrangement overnight halts will be as fully organized camping program.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on a set menu prepared by our experienced cook & kitchen staff. Cup of tea or coffee is also included with meals. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive but it will be wholesome & nutritious with variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup & seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. You can ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 18 days Lobuche Peak Climbing is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 4-6hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 18 days Lobuche Peak Climbing successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Lobuche Peak Climbing, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick; the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Lobuche Peak Climbing for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Lobuche Peak Climbing successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:

Intensive Wilderness First Aid – KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
Trekking Guide Training – Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
English Language – KEEP (Kathmandu environment education project)
Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association
Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel, that you should consider before booking .Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

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Lobuche Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 18 Day(s)
  • Feb - May and Oct - Nov
  • Minimum 2 People
  • Private vehicles & Flights
  • 6476 meters
  • Strenous
  • Lukla
  • Lukla
  • Trekking & Peak Climbing
  • Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Sagarmatha National Park, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Everest,Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge/camping during the trek

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