Lobuche East Peak

Lobuche Peak Climb

Prominent 6000m peak in the Everest region

  • Group Size:Min 1 - Max 12
  • Duration:21 Days
  • Max Altitude:6,119m/20,075ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse / Camping
  • Activity:Peak Climbing In Nepal
  • Meal:Meals Included
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Strenuous  

Climb Lobuche Peak with an acclimatization trek to Everest base camp and Kalapathar. A fantastic climbing trip for anyone looking to get into high altitude mountaineering.

Trip Overview


  • Lobuche East Climb and Everest Base Camp
  • Great high altitude training climb
  • Stunning views from summit
  • Led by highly experienced guides

Lobuche Peak Climb, reaching an altitude of 6,119m/20,070ft is an excellent peak climbing trip for anyone looking to get into high altitude mountaineering. Located in the center of Everest region, Lobuche Peak is a stunning 6000m peak right behind the Lobuche Village enroute to Everest base camp trek.

Lobuche is a popular climbing peak in the Everest region of Nepal that offers a challenging yet achievable summit for climbers. Lobuche is made up of two peaks, Lobuche East and Lobuche West, connected by a continuous ridge with a significant drop between them. Among the two, Lobuche East is the more frequently climbed peak, while Lobuche West is rarely ascended. Our climbing will be focused on ascending Lobuche East via south east ridge from the Lobuche high camp. The climb on Lobuche includes challenging tricky rock slabs, 45-degree ice slopes and sensational exposure throughout on the south east ridge to the summit. The Lobuche summit rewards you with exhilarating views of Himalayan panorama in the Everest Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and other mountains and peaks.

Our approach to Lobuche Peak Climb includes an acclimatization trek to Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar ensuring proper acclimatization and higher success rate. Instead of climbing Lobuche straight with little acclimatization, we trek up Everest Base Camp, hike up Kalapathar and finally arrive at the high camp of Lobuche. This enables anyone with no previous experience of trekking to take part in this trip and we also provide a climbing clinic at high camp where you can learn/refresh the required mountaineering skills to climb the peak. Everest climbers prefer to climb Lobuche Peak for acclimatization purposes as to minimize their rotation on Khumbu Icefall.

A successful climb of Lobuche Peak was made only in 1984 A.D which is quite late as compared to other commercial climbing peaks in the Everest region. Many climbers prefer to choose the southeast ridge route to the summit. Our itinerary combines Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. Before moving to the peak, we do the acclimatization trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar.

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Lobuche Peak Climbing Route

Lobuche Peak standing tall at 6119m/20,070ft offers a great climbing experience than other popular trekking peaks in this region such as Island Peak and Mera Peak. South-East Ridge is the most popular and common route for the Lobuche climb. Our summit push on Lobuche will launch from high camp and it will take 10-12 hours on the summit day to get back to high camp. The route from high camp to the summit of Lobuche involves rock slabs, steep terrain and a 45-degree snow slope. The route to the summit also passes through the exposed ridge at approximately 5700m giving you the feeling of exposure along the way.

Why climb with us?

At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and successful with the quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. You will be guided by highly professional guides who have experience in successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide a 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days. We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.

How hard is Lobuche Peak Climb?

In terms of difficulty, Lobuche East Peak Climb is categorized under Grade PD+ on Alpine Grading System. This peak demands technical climbing skills. The use of harnesses and crampons is a must to climb these slopes. Since you will be receiving a pre-climb training, where you can learn mountaineering skills and know the correct way of using climbing gears, previous experience of climbing is not essential. However, Previous trekking experience at high altitudes will be beneficial. It would be beneficial to prepare yourself for the climb with some regular training including running, cycling or gym work. Be prepared to walk for 6-7 hrs per day on average and the summit day will be 10-12 hours long.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions.

    • Meal: None
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 02 - Equipment check and trek/climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

    After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for equipment check. However, sometimes, depending on your flight arrival, if it’s too late into the night we will do this in the afternoon instead of morning to give you some sleep and rest so that you can get rid of that jetlag. In the evening, you will be briefed by your trek and climb leader about your trekking program the next day. In case you have fallen short of any trek and climb equipment that you may need, this time can be used to arrange for it.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

    You will be transferred to Tribhuvan Airport, domestic terminal early in the morning for Kathmandu to Lukla flight. It takes 30minutes of pleasant flight to take us to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. We will be greeted by aerial views of many snow-clad peaks and mountains. Lukla is the gateway to Everest Khumbu region. After reaching Lukla, you will be introduced to other crew members. We will take breakfast at one of the lodges. Once porters prepare necessary luggage, we will begin our trek for Island Peak. We will pursue the stone pathway downhill. After few hours, we will meet the flat trail. The trail has a spiritual ambience. Mani rocks decorate the path while we can rejoice the striking view of Lukla village. We will finally reach Phakding. After refreshment, you will have short walk to nearby village. Time permitting, we will also visit a local monastery. Return to lodge in Phakding for dinner. You will get briefing regarding following day’s trek.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3 - 4
  • Day 04 - Trek to Namche [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Early in the morning after breakfast, we will continue our journey along Dudhkoshi River. The trail stretches through pine forest. After crossing thrilling suspension bridges at several points and passing through small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa, we will reach Monjo which is known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. At Monjo, our trek leader will deal with all necessary national park formalities and then we will enter Sagarmatha National Park. We will take sharp descend to the river. Crossing another suspension bridge, we will proceed towards high Hillary Bridge located at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get view of Thamserku Mountain. If weather is clear, we can also have first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6 - 7
  • Day 05 - Rest and Acclimatization at Namche [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Namche Bazaar is known as gateway to the high Himalayas. It is also the main trading center and a capital of Sherpa land. We will take a day of rest in Namche for acclimatization purpose. We will take a short hike to the ancient Sherpa village of Thame to wintness the rich Sherpa culture or we can also visit nearby Khumjung, Khunde or Khongde villages. Shopping in marketplace of Namche is another fine idea. National Park Head office, Museum and monasteries are other places of interest. The area is clustered with cafes, shops, bakeries and restaurants. The place supports facilities of post office, hospital, government health post. Internet access is also available at Namche so that you can contact your near ones before heading towards Lobuche peak.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 4 - 5
  • Day 06 - Trek to Deboche [3720 m/12,205ft]

    Leaving Namche Bazaar, we will walk along the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River. We will be greeted with views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains. Our journey continues through the colorful forest of blooming rhododendron to Sanasa. The region is rich in wildlife like musk deer and different colorful local birds. In Sanasa lies the junction point. One of the paths leads us to the Gokyo valley while the other one leads us to Everest Base Camp. We will take sharp climb to Tengboche monastery which is the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region. The journey rewards us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. We will visit the monastery and walk through forest of birch and rhododendron to Deboche.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5 - 6
  • Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

    After breakfast, we will descend to Imja River. The trail takes us uphill to Pangboche (3860m) through the lush forest. We will visit the Pangboche Monastery. The village is also decorated with Chorten and Mani walls. The trail allows us an access to Imja Valley. We will take steep climb to Pheriche and continue further to Lobuche River. The final steepest climb of the day will take us to Dingboche. Agriculture is the chief occupation of locals in Dingboche. We can see fields enclosed by stonewall in Dingboche. Buckwheat, potatoes and barley are the major crops.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5 - 6
  • Day 08 - Rest and Acclimatization day [4,412m/14,475ft]

    We will take final rest day in Dingboche before climbing Island peak. Dingboche is a summer settlement for locals. We can get panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and other several big and small peaks from the ridge on the north behind the village. We can also get view of Imja River which flows directly east of the village. You can visit one of the world’s highest billiard parlors. You can also find internet café in Dingboche. So, take rest and save your energy for climbing on forthcoming days.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3 - 4
  • Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

    From Dingboche, we will retrace our route to Pheriche and begin a moderate walk to Dugla. Walking through the steep moraine of Khumbu glacier, we will head towards Chupki Lhara that is festooned with prayer flags. It is also known as the memorial site for deceased legendary Everest climber Babu Chhiri Sherpa. The trail stretches through the Khumbu glacier moraine to Lobuche. On the way, we can rejoice the close-up views of Pumori, Khumbutse and other peaks and mountains.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5 - 6
  • Day 10 - Trek to Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft] and retrace back to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,864ft]

    Leaving Lobuche, we will take couple of hours of walk through Gorak Shep Lake. Brief walk will lead us to the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Walking further through rocky dunes and moraine, we will reach the Everest Base Camp. The camp site greets us with views of Nuptse Mountain, Khumbuste Mountain and Pumori Mountain. We will return to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 7 - 8
  • Day 11 - Hike up to Kalapattar [5,545m/18,193ft] and retrace back to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

    Be prepared to tackle thin air at this high altitude. We will leave our camp in Gorakshep pretty early in the morning as our target will be to get sunrise view over Everest from Kalapattar. The route offers us the views of Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse peaks. Once we arrive at Kalapattar, we will get unobstructed views of Mount Everest. After spending memorable time at Kalapattar and capturing the memories in photographs, we will return to Lobuche.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6 - 7
  • Day 12 - Climbing Course and rest day at Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

    Rest and get organized before moving up for the climb.

    In the morning, there will be a climbing course at the nearby hill, where your guides will teach you the required climbing skills and the basic safety instructions. The course will mainly consist of ascending on the fixed rope using Jumar and descending on the fixed rope using ATC guide or Figure 8. Proper usage of safety cord and Terrian instructions will be given too.

    In the afternoon, it's free time to rest and get organized before moving up to Lobuche high camp the next day.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 13 - Move to High Camp [5,250m/17,224ft]

    Leaving Lobuche village, we will move along rocky moraine path towards Lobuche High Camp.
    From Lobuche village, it takes 3 hrs to get to the Lobuche High Camp which is situated at 5,250m/17,224ft. After a gradual climb for an hour, we ascend to a steep rocky section for nearly an hour. We will climb through the rocky terrain to Lobuche High Camp. Once we reach High Camp, we will take lunch and rest. Dinner will be served early tonight as we prepare to leave at midnight the next day for our summit push.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 3 - 4
  • Day 14 - Summit Lobuche [6,119m/20,075ft] and descend to Lobuche Village

    We will wake up quite early this day as we aim to reach the summit before 10 am. We head out to the summit during predawn at around 2 am. The exact time of departure from the high camp will be suggested as per your walking pace. From high camp to the summit it's about 7-8 hrs of a climb and descent to the high camp will take around 4 hrs.

    The first few hours of a climb doesn't involve the use of crampons and the terrain mostly consists of snow and rock. Fixed ropes are usually placed along all the section of the climb starting from the high camp. After almost 3 hrs, we get to the crampon point of Lobuche Peak, which is just at the base of a 60-degree vertical climb on a fixed rope. From here, the climb begins somewhat technical with climbing on mixed conditions of rock, ice and snow.

    After another 3 hrs of mixed climbing on a fixed rope on an average 45-degree incline we get to the summit of Lobuche East (6119m/20,075ft).

    The summit allows enticing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Pumori and other mountains in the Everest region. After spending some quality time in the summit, we will lower down to Lobuche High Camp for lunch and then towards Lobuche village.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 10-12
  • Day 15 - Extra day scheduled for any delays [4,700m/15,420ft]

    An extra day scheduled for any delays. Climbing a 6000m peak involves multiple factors such as weather and health condition, etc which can cause a delay or interruption to our itinerary. In such a case, our schedule might get affected. This contingency day will help us to make sure that our schedule will go on smoothly without interruption.

    • Meal: B, L, D
  • Day 16 - Trek to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft]

    Leaving the Base Camp, we will follow the easy trail to the lower altitudes. We will retrace the route through the wide valley of Khumbu River and walk past pretty tiny Sherpa settlements of Orsho and Shomare to Pangboche. Pangboche is popular for its oldest monastery in Khumbu region. We can rejoice the views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtaiga and Kongde ridges and Imja Tse River from Pengboche village.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5 - 6
  • Day 17 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Leaving Pangboche early in the morning, we will follow the return trail along Imja River that takes us through the forest of birch and spruce to Tengboche village. After brief stop in Tengboche, we will follow the trail through forest of blooming rhododendron to the bridge. We will cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and move through Dudh Koshi gorge and pine forest to Sansa village. The region is rich in Himalayan wildlife like mountain goats, Thars and local birds. We will pass through the chorten to the army camp at Namche Bazaar.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6 - 7
  • Day 18 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

    Our last day of trek following the Dudh Kosi River down to Lukla. It’s only a gradual walk along the Dudhkhosi river after our steep descent from Namche. We’ll have lunch on our way and we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun & reflect on the emotional experiences we had while hiking through these massive mountains that have probably helped us re-discover ourselves in ways least expected. This is our final day on these fantastic mountains. Later we celebrate our successful completion of trek & climb with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5 - 6
  • Day 19 - Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel in a private vehicle in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from long and tiring peak climb.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 20 - In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful climb. While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles
    Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 21 - International departure

    Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time.  We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon.  Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: None

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Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B,L,D) on trek & climb including hot water and tea/coffee
  • Twin sharing accommodation at teahouse/lodges during the trek
  • Twin sharing accommodation at tents at Lobuche high camp
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
  • All required permits for trek and climb
  • Climbing guides 1:3 (Guide to client ratio) for the Lobuche peak climb
  • Domestic/Internal airfare with airport taxes and transfers
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines
  • Supplementary oxygen system for emergency purpose
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • Group clibming gears and use of personal climbing gears on request
  • Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
  • Summit certificate issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses and tips

Essential Information


To partake in Lobuche East Peak Climb, an excellent physical level is required as this trip involves a longer duration of trek/climb and involves usage of mountaineering gears such as crampons, ATC guide, Jumar and harness etc. Physically, Lobuche East Climb is considered strenuous due to a longer days climb at high altitude. The climb goes above 6000m and overnight at 5250m elevation at Lobuche High Camp is mandated. Previous experience of trekking up to 4500m is essential and our carefully planned itinerary allows people with limited experience to take part in this climb as well. Previous experience of high altitude treks and climbing smaller peaks is of great advantage while climbing a 6000m peak like Lobuche peak.

While the previous experience of trek/climb is a requirement, our carefully planned itinerary allows people without previous experience to join as well. Before, heading to Lobuche peak we will head over the Everest base camp 5,364m/17,600ft and climb Kalapathar 5,545m/18,200ft for acclimatization. When this is done, we retrace to Lobuche village and head to Lobuche high camp for our summit push on Lobuche East peak. You should also be both mentally and physically prepared for this trip. A fierce determination, burning desire and teamwork is required. We have allowed ample time for acclimatization and contingency day on our itinerary and there will also be a climbing course at the base camp where your guide will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.


Grading: 7-8 (Strenuous) Climbing Lobuche peak is considered strenuous due to longer duration trek/climb in a remote and isolated area that goes above 5500m and you need to sleep at an elevation of 5000m+ for multiple days. Climbers are required to have an excellent physical level. On summit day, you will leave base camp at around 2 am and will only be back to base camp by late afternoon. This grade trip involves usages of climbing equipment (Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Previous experience is essential and we also provide a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb where your guides will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.


All meals are included on a trek and climb from Day 03 to 20. We will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat, Momo (Dumpling) to pizza and apple pie. Despite the fact that meat is available in the teahouses, we prompt against eating it on the trek. The meat has frequently been conveyed in the warmth from lower elevations for a few days before arriving at the teahouses and can cause stomach upsets or disease. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the teahouse/lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way.

For Lobuche peak base camp, it will be a fully camping style. Our kitchen crew will prepare the food for us. In Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to pass your message to your guide. For a gluten-free diet, we highly recommend you to bring extra foods especially for breakfast as your options for the breakfast will be limited. Meals worth USD 600-650 are included on this trip.


Our Guide/Sherpa crews are critical to the success of your climbs that you do with us. We, us professionally trained Sherpa guides & sirdars who are just not hikers & climbers on the mountains but have been trained to perform this task with a lot of common sense & guile. Kunga Sherpa, Everest summiteer and founder of Highland Expeditions, who has successfully guided and organized over 40 expeditions to 8000m as an expedition sirdar oversees our experienced Sherpa crew that will be with you on the climb.  We ensure that they are confident & experienced. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living in other parts of the regions where they were born in. We know that locally born staffs are a vital cog in that wheel of sometimes dangerous adventure where anything can happen. At Highland Expeditions, we always make sure that our mountain crews are highly motivated & never compromise.


High altitude treks and climbs especially in the Himalayas are challenging and requires you to be in the top physical, emotional, and psychological condition. The more fitter you are, the more enjoyable your trip will be.

Training well ahead in advance is recommended and after you have signed up for the trip, we will send you our training booklet which provides essential information on how best to prepare yourself. Whilst on the trip before your actual climb, we will conduct a climbing clinic at the base camp where our guides will teach you the required mountaineering skills.

Climbing Clinic

Once we have completed our acclimatizations, a climbing clinic will be conducted to provide you with the knowledge on the required mountaineering skills to summit Lobuche East Peak. The training will be conducted by your guide and will include the use of all the gears that will be used for the actual climb.

Use of Jumar while ascending on a fixed rope, use of ATC guide or Figure 8 while descending on a fixed rope, safety cords with clip/unclip to the fixed rope and more will be taught on the climbing clinic. The guide will be with you during the training and you can and are encouraged to ask any questions that you may have related to the climbing skills


Hotel: 4 Nights, Teahouse/Lodge: 14 Nights, Camping: 3 Nights

Kathmandu:  In Kathmandu, we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like Beatles, Ricky Martin, Jeremy Irons and others have stayed. Centrally located in Thamel, the hotel also boasts of a beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the greenery. Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have a single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price as stated in the trip costing. Regardless of whether you're coming back from the mountains or touching base from the airport, come and unwind at the hotel beautiful garden, request some fine Italian espresso or a chilled Beer, and escape in the memorable surroundings of Kathmandu's most adored guesthouse.

On Trek: Trekking in the (Everest area) does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets but with a wonderful view from your window.  All the teahouses/lodges have a spacious warm dining room-lounge. The rooms are fairly basic. Blankets are generally provided by the teahouse but we will provide a warm sleeping bag to everyone. Bathrooms are mostly shared and toilets are squat type in most places. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Lobuche base camp: At Lobuche peak base camp, your accommodation will be on fully tented camping. A tent will be provided between every 2 climbers. If in case of a single by default, then we will provide a single tent without any additional cost.

Single supplement: Single supplement will be charged if someone wishes to have their own room in Kathmandu. Especially when travelling in a group, we will always pair you with someone of the same sex and similar age to share the room with. If in case of a single by default, then clients don’t have to pay for the single supplement. Please note that on the trek, a single supplement is not available due to limited rooms


The best seasons for Lobuche Peak Climb are Autumn (from October till the end of November) and Spring (April to May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between 5C to -5C) and the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C).  Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. Trekking and climbing during the monsoon seasons and winters are not recommended as the visibility is poor and limited whilst upper parts and high passes could be covered with snow. April, May, October and November are the favoured months. Please choose the date that is convenient for you.


Our Lobuche peak climb itinerary has been devised every important aspect in mind. Our itinerary involves an acclimatization trek to Everest base camp and Kalapathar. Instead of heading straight to Lobuche peak from Lukla, we have allowed ample time for acclimatization and contingency day. Our unique approach to Lobuche peak climb not only provides better acclimatization but also provides you with effective adventure covering the best of Everest region. With this approach, we have seen massive growth in the success ratio of people summiting Lobuche Peak.


Safety is always a priority while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Our itinerary for Lobuche peak has been devised carefully ensuring safety and success. We carry supplementary oxygen system and medical kit on our peak climbing trip be it a group of 1 or 12. Besides, we provide high staff to client ratio on our peak climbing trips.

Group Size

Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 1 and the maximum is 12 people.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

More information: Travel Insurance

Group Joining / Private Trip

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private basis. If you are looking for a group to join this trip please check our departures section for availability, dates and price. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people. If you want to do something that is not included in our trip list, we are ready to tailor a trip to suit your exact requirements. In short, we will make every effort to get you on the trip you want, when you want.

Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport etc) required for the trip will be provided after your trip confirmation. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

Equipment list for Lobuche Peak Climb

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment.   You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Head gears:

  • Sunhat X 1
  • Warm hat (should cover head & ear comfortably) X 1
  • Buffs X 2
  • Sunglasses (High-quality, UV-blocking sunglasses with good all-around protection) X 1
  • Headlamp with spare batteries (200-300 lumens output) X 1

Upper Body:

  • Thermal or fleece base layer top X 2
  • Trekking shirts/t-shirts (Breathable and quick-dry materials) – full sleeve x 2 and short sleeve x 2
  • Mid-Layer Jacket X 2 (Lightweight downs are good as well)
  • Soft-shell jacket X 1 (Water and Wind Resistant)
  • Hardshell jacket with a hood X 1 (Fully waterproof shell jacket, must fit comfortably over mid layers)
  • Insulated Down Jacket X 1 (provided by us at request)

Lower Body:

  • Thermal or fleece base layer bottom X 2
  • Trekking trousers/pants X 3
  • Hardshell pants X 1 for climbing days (Non-insulated and waterproof)
  • Insulated down pant (optional) X 1


  • 4 pairs of synthetic or wool fabrics only

Hand Wear:

  • Liner Gloves X 1
  • Midweight gloves X 1
  • Expedition Down Mittens (Leather Palm) X 1

Foot Wear:

  • Waterproof Hiking Boots (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle) X 1
  • Double Layer Mountaineering Boot X 1 
  • Hiking socks X 4 pairs medium to heavy (synthetic and wool)
  • Summit socks X 2
  • Liner socks X 2
  • Gaiter X 1 Pair
  • Flip flop or Sneaker (To wear at teahouses and in city)
  • Down booties (Optional)

Climbing Gears:

  • Helmet
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners (2 X Screw Gate and 2 X Snap Gate )
  • Belay Device X 1
  • Ascender/Jumar (Large Handle)
  • Prussik Cord
  • Safety Cord (2 m length)

Gears / Personal equipment:

  • Daypack 40-45 liters (For both trekking and climbing)
  • Duffel bag (provided by us at request)
  • Down Sleeping bag (-20 C rated) with compression sack (provided by us at request)
  • One litre capacity water bottle X 2 (Nalgene)
  • Insulated Cover for Water bottle X 1
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with charger or spare batteries
  • Personal snacks, comfort foods, energy bars and gels
  • A laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
  • Padlock (Optional)
  • Earplugs (Recommended for light sleeper) 
  • Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from trek.

Toiletries and hygiene

  • Quick drying towel
  • Small face towel
  • Toothbrush &Toothpaste
  • Face mask
  • Water treatment tools
  • Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen SPF50+ and Lip balm SPF 30+
  • Hand sanitiser/Antiseptic wipes
  • Hygiene products
  • Basic first aid kit 


  • Passport with validity of 6 months.
  • Credit cards in case of emergencies
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Flight tickets

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Alex Bergero

I recommend Highland Expeditions for both treking and expeditions. Really nice team, good organisation and really friendly. I did EBC and Lobuche East and I am 100% satisfied of the trip provided and organised.

Davi Nacif

I had an amazing time on this expedition. The support and services Highland provided were amazing, very helpful and couldn’t be better. Fully recommend Highland Expeditions!

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