Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing

Duration Duration 19 Days
Meals Meals
  • 18 breakfast
  • 14 Lunch
  • 14 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Teahouse in trek
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Climbing
  • Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 3100 Price Starts From US$ 2650

Overview of Lobuche Peak Climbing

The Lobuche peak climbing trip will also take you to some of the most popular places in the Everest region, like Kala Pathar, the gateway to the mighty Mount Everest expedition. Lobuche peak climbing can be an extended version of Everest base camp. The fantastic acclimatization hike will facilitate the trek to Everest base camp. Famous spots such as Gokyo Lake, Lukla Airport, known as the world’s most dangerous airport, and surreal Namche Valley lie across the trail leading to Lobuche Peak. The ethnic Sherpa culture is experienced throughout the trip, which gives an idea of Sherpa’s bravery and strength, which is well discussed in various articles and research papers.

Lobuche comprises two prominent peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. Both these peaks are 6000 plus meters high. Lobuche far-east has an elevation of 6145m, whereas Lobuche East is 6171m tall. Lobuche lies very close to the Khumbu Glacier. Lobuche peak climbing is more challenging than other peaks, but the adventure and adrenaline rush is overwhelming. From the peak, mountaineers can have the perfect view of Mount Everest right in front of their eyes. Besides Everest, a spectacular panoramic view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and the Pumori range is seen. Lobuche Peak can be combined with the Everest base camp trek, and it will take almost 19 days to complete the entire trek along with Lobuche Peak climbing.

Highlights of Lobuche Peak Climbing

  • Discover well about the mythology that permeates Tengboche’s shrines and bask in the tranquil harmonics.
  • Experience the picturesque Namche Bazaar’s hamlet and the historic Sherpa exhibition.
  • Ascent Kalapathhar to an elevation of over 5000 meters and take in the majestic glacial and ice sheet patterns of the Khumbu Region.
  • Take flight over the luscious valleys in an adrenaline altitude adventure before arriving at Lukla, one of the treacherous airport terminals in the world.
  • Appreciate the panoramic views of Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Kanchenjunga from the Dingboche Settlement.
  • Receive the savory aroma of the Alpine rainforests and a glimpse of rare species while wandering across Sagarmatha National Park.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary

Trip Detail Information

Safety Tips

Attempting a high-altitude trek or expedition requires decision-making skills as the altitude keeps increasing; there are chances of altitude sickness and physical illness. A well-planned trip, which includes good acclimatization plans, would ease the process of Lobuche peak climbing. Prior climbing experience is optional to climb Lobuche East. Pre-ice climbing training is available for the climbers with all the safety gear and emergency rescue tips. To mount the Lobuche Peak, a minimum of 5-6 hours of walking each day is required throughout the trip, whereas, on the day of the summit, climbers need to push a little harder and walk for about 8-10 hours. The trek must tolerate harsh weather conditions and have reasonable fitness and stamina.


Teahouses are available every 5-6 hours walk. These teahouses provide warm, homely meals and an ambiance that favors writers and creative minds. Camping is the only option once the expedition to Lobuche Peak begins. Tents and sleeping bags can withstand hail storms and blizzards, whereas foam mattresses ensure a good night’s sleep. Typical Nepalese food, along with a continental food menu, gives the feeling of being at home far away from home.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty Level

Trekkers of all experience levels are welcome to ascend the Lobuche peak. When altitude climbs, the difficulty level may likewise do so. Most of Eastern Nepal’s Himalayas have a moderate to superficial difficulty level, including Lobuche Peak. It will be challenging to trek above 5000 meters. Therefore, you should be aware of certain essential aspects that can make climbing Lobuche Peak challenging.

Altitude Sickness

Lobuche Peak, the most prominent peak in the Khumbu Region, spans a height of more than 5000 meters during climbing and nearly reaches the maximum point of 6000 meters. Nevertheless, at around about 2500 meters, the likelihood of altitude sickness increases. As a result, as one ascends to higher elevations, the risk of developing altitude sickness will typically rise. Taking medication, drinking enough water while trekking, and keeping a healthy diet can help lower the risk of altitude sickness. You should also get adequate rest and follow the acclimatization day to limit this threat further.

Weather and Climate

The Khumbu region’s weather is quite unpredictable and changes regularly. Likewise, to prevent encounters with bad weather, it will be optimal to predict the weather each week before embarking on an expedition. On chilly, snowy days, it is often not advisable to ascend the Lobuche. Trekking may sometimes be challenging on days when rains and storms block your view of the stunning mountains. As a result, it will be beneficial to predict the weather and climb at the right time of year.

Steep Terrain

Steep Terrain and Trials are yet another complex component of climbing Lobuche Peak. The Khumbu Region’s rough trails weave their route along the margins of rivers and mountains, and they are complex to trek. However, each day involves more than six hours of trekking. Once you leave the Gorakshep hamlet, the difficulties won’t be less harsh; instead, they’ll become more constant and severe. Also, to improve your performance on trial, you should prepare and complete particular workouts related to trekking before the expedition. But with the suitable physical composition, you can trek without feeling anxious, even on somewhat rugged terrain.

Best Season for Lobuche Peak Climbing

The spring and autumn seasons are the two most fantastic times for Lobuche Peak Climbing. During these two seasons, you can fully appreciate the grandeur of the Khumbu Region.

Spring Season

Trekkers may enjoy all of the attractions of the Khumbu Region in April and May. Due to the moderate midday temperature, the trek continues to go well and in the best possible way. Similarly, a clear vision of the surroundings is an essential item to watch out for throughout this season. Ascending to the summit of Lobuche at this time of year offers a good view of numerous northern mountains. Similarly, a strong westward breeze may unintentionally create cumulonimbus clouds, which might result in the afternoon rain. In addition, the morning will be fantastic. If you were making arrangements for the evenings, it would also assist in wearing warm clothing.

Autumn Season

Climbing to the summit of Lobuche Peak displays its stunning, little visible side from September through November. The plants and wildlife of the entire Khumbu region will thrive over the terrain of the sky-touching mountains. Depending on height, this season’s temperature fluctuates. The upper part of the region will remain icy and cold, while the bottom part is still warm and windy. Winter will just be commencing from this region’s northernmost point. The Lobuche will also induce an ice atmosphere above. In addition to this, it is intriguing to watch since the Lushness covers the whole low portion of the Khumbu Region.

Monsoon Season

The bottom part of the Khumbu Region suffers an increase in humidity from June through August. The sun will be exceptionally bright during the day, which might allow the ice shielding the Lobuche to continue melting. Throughout the expedition, it would be typical for avalanches and floods to occur. Aside from that, even Khumbu Valley has heavy midday downpours due to the eastern Himalayas’ ability to attract the monsoon wind straight out from the Bay of Bengal. The day will be overcast and damp, but the daytime and overnight will be pretty cold. Early summer will be ideal for Lobuche trekking, though there won’t be much rain, and magnificent panoramas will be visible.

Winter Season

Ascending the peak of Lobuche will be possible from the end of November to the beginning of February. The trek’s main impediment will be the winter’s enduring snow that blankets the high Lobuche zone. It’s much more problematic because of the 60 km/h northwest breeze that periodically gusts through the Khumbu region. I want you to know that preparing for the snowfall and other bad weather to subside will take less time, but you must place your camp in a specific location. The winter season will pose the most hardships for climbing Lobuche Peak, with overnight lows of -15 degrees Celsius.

Lobuche Base Camp

At around 5000 meters above sea level, there lies the Lobuche Base Camp. The expedition’s eleventh day will see us arrive at Lobuche Base Camp. While unwinding here, you may photograph the Himalayas in the area, notably Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Everest. Before beginning our ascent to the 5,400m peak, we will thoroughly reheat and master some elementary mountaineering tactics.

Moreover, we’ll be tent camping underneath the base of Lobuche Peak, where we’ll also be able to take in the spectacular scenery of the Khumbu Glacial ice in the distance. A concealed ice cap water body and a sharp mountainside are nearby where the camp is set. Conversely, the camp may be nearer the top in a little canyon above the iceberg and on a high flat. After admiring the spectacular view of the Khumbu Region from an elevation of 5000 m, we’ll move on to the high camp.

Lobuche Peak climbing route

Following a start at Lukla and a crossing of Phakding, the trekking trail continues to the Namche Bazaar. The path from Namche Bazaar climbs dramatically, following the Sherpa Settlements, and terminates at Tengboche. Additionally, Dingboche will greet you as you make your way down the Gokyo Valley and along the Bhote Koshi River.

The trek route from Dingboche makes a left turn towards Lobuche, where you will also meet the Khumbu Glacier. We will ascend from the Khumbu glacier’s edge to reach Everest Base Camp before descending to Gorakshep. Similarly, the trail from Gorakshep continues steadily over the Kalapathhar, which will be the expedition’s highest point. Likewise, we’ll descend to the Lobuche from Kala Patthar.

In addition, after coming over to the high camp from the Lobuche base camp, we will eventually reach the summit within 4 hours of the trek. Then, the route descends as it approaches the Orsho. In addition, the four-hour descent from the Imja River’s edge will bring us to the lovely community of Khumjung Valley from Orsho.  Hence, the expedition will close after returning to Lukla from Khumjung and taking a flight directly to Kathmandu.

Required Equipment for Lobuche Peak Climbing


An essential piece of gear for peak climbing is the Carabiner. This metal component will aid in lengthening the climbing ropes from one position to another.


Essentially, crampons smooth your trek while maintaining the boot’s exterior’s solid grip on the icy terrain.

Ice Axe

Ice axes play a critical role in paving the way and dismantling large ice formations.

Trekking Boots

Trekking boots are often heavier than regular shoes, giving you better traction on steep, icy terrain and protecting you from frostbite.

Trekking Poles

Trekking poles play a crucial function in peak climbing by assisting you in ascending steadily uphill.

Climbing Rope

Ropes assist you in ascending and descending from the terrain that resembles a cliff, making climbing considerably easier. Both dynamic and static ropes are significant.


Synthetic Gloves

Shields your hand from the icy chill of the Khumbu Region

Head Scarf & Hat

Protects you against chilly winds, dust, and direct sunlight

Water-resistant Sleeve Jacket

The top-rated jacket for cold and wet resistance

Cotton windbreaker jacket

It keeps you warm at a high altitude and conceals you from the chilly breeze.

Woolen Trousers

It keeps the lowest half of your body warm

Wollen Cap

Could you make a cap that has a toasty interior made of wool to keep your head warm during the cold?

Full sleeve woolen T-shirt

It protects you from the cold wind and keeps your internal body temperature warm.

Wollen shocks

It helps prevent frostbite and keeps your feet warm

Trekking Shorts

It brings comfort to your daytime trekking

Other Accessories
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pee bottles
  • Soap & Toothpaste
  • Duffle Bag
  • First Aid kit
  • Sun-Block Cream
  • Anti-infection cream
  • Water Purification tablets
  • Altitude Sickness Medications
  • Camera
  • Books & Cards
  • Tissue Paper
  • Sanitizer
  • Antibiotics & Water Bottles

Shower and Laundry Facilities

During the trip, you may come across various lodges and teahouses that provide hot shower services for a fee. Additionally, there will be little laundry service available while you’re trekking because most teahouses only provide limited cleaning service. Also, please bring soap and wet wipes on the trek.

However, depending on the quantity of clothing, teahouses that offer washing services will charge you extra. There won’t be any amenities, such as hot showers, on the summit or surrounding the isolated village. During this time, you will receive a hot towel to wipe your face in the morning. At the highest altitude, frigid and low temperatures prevent the clothing from drying. Secondly, there will only be laundry services at higher altitudes due to inadequate drying facilities.

Why with Peregrine?

Peregrine treks and tours have provided the ultimate mountaineering experience from east to west in Nepal. Peregrine has maintained a high level of stability as a trekking company throughout Nepal for the past 5 to 6 years. From the representative to the guides and porters, every staff member is courteous and modest, and they are professional enough to manage any circumstance while still performing their duties effectively. In addition, Peregrine Treks provides an extraordinary itinerary that enables trekkers to take advantage of every aspect of their expedition, from the finest accommodations to the most delicate moments along the trek. Peregrine Trek and Tours is a reliable trekking organization with a government license and authorization.

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