Lobuche East Peak climbing stands at 6,119 m and 20,075 feet high, a highly technical peak to reach its summit. Situated close to adjoining Lobuche West peak, which is slightly higher than Lobuche East peak at 6, 145 m. Lobuche East Peak climb leads you on the same scenic route of Everest base camp from Lukla.
A Sherpa town with an airstrip named Tenzing and Hillary Airport, a tribute to famous legendary mountaineers. The first to climb on top of Mt. Everest in the year 1953. For the climb of Lobuche East Peak, the grade of ‘TD’ means a Technical Difficulty.
As listed by French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification and Grading Systems, which is popular worldwide on the alpine-style climb. A magnificent demanding peak of challenge, an ideal and perfect adventure for veteran climbers and mountaineers.
As a practice and exercise climb before planning a major mountaineering expedition to Mt. Everest or other higher peaks. Although a challenging and highly technical effort to negotiate, a great adventure, where you will have enough time. For practice as well as getting acclimatized before reaching on top of Lobuche East Peak summit.
A scenic flight from Kathmandu lands you at Lukla airport, an important town of Khumbu. As well as the gateway of many adventures around the Everest region, where most treks start and end. The walk leads you from Lukla after getting organized loading and packing your baggage on pack animals or carried by strong porters.
A moderate walk through several lovely Sherpa villages lined with prayer walls and monuments of Buddhism religion. Walk with overnight stops in a nice lodge at Phakding and then enter Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a world heritage site. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, the native Sherpa knows the name Chomolungma.
One of the highest parks around the Himalayas with several world's highest peaks, namely Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu. Includes many famous above 7,0000 meters and lesser peaks with dramatic and beautiful landscapes. Adventure heads towards Namche Bazaar, the major village almost a size of a town, with beautiful large Tibetan-style houses.
They serve as hotels, lodges, and resorts, an interesting place to spend a few overnight stops for acclimatization. From Namche Bazaar, the walk leads on the scenic wide trail within the forest of rhododendron, pines, firs, and oak trees. Overlooking grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and majestic looking Ama Dablam with other mountain ranges.
As the trek progressed heading much higher to reach the famous Tengboche, a small settlement with an impressive monastery to visit. Located on a beautiful small plateau encircled by an array of snow peaks with views of Ama Dablam and Everest.
From here onward tree lines and green vegetation disappear as the walk leads towards the mountainous region and high Imjatse valley. Spend time at Dingboche enclosed by towering peaks, and then proceed towards our main goal for Lobuche East Peak climb Best time to visit Nepal.
Before the ascent of Lobuche Peak, the walk takes you to Everest base camp. Where you will be facing the South Face of Mt. Everest at the nearest distance, with an exciting climb of high Kalapathar hill. This extended trek will add more exercise to get familiar with dry and arid terrain and thin air.
As well as to support acclimatization which will make much difference in the tough climb of Lobuche peak. On completing other highlights of the adventure, then get ready for the big day as the climb starts from high camp. After spending nights in tents at Lobuche East Peak base camp, with ample time for practice climb.
Our expert guide will make all effort and leads you on a safe route to the summit of Lobuche East Peak. Most importantly, all member needs to cooperate sharing the main ropes and technical ideas to make the climb a great success. From the top of Lobuche East Peak, enjoy a grandeur panorama of giant peaks that encircles you with the closest views of Mt. Everest.
After a great adventure and feeling on top of the world, with a safe descent to base camp. Pack and set off from the base camp, leaving no traces except your footprints carrying all the rubbish.
To the nearest disposal sites, is an important responsibility for all trekkers and climbers, keeping the pristine environment clean as it were. After a great successful triumph on top of Lobuche East Climb, then head down for a return journey back to Lukla. Enjoy the last overnight at Lukla and around high Khumbu, where the next early flight brings you to Kathmandu. Truly, a great wonderful adventure of a lifetime experience on Lobuche East Peak Climbs within scenic Khumbu valley.
As you are constantly traveling at high altitudes, we recommend that you have good resistance to withstand harsh weather and climate. The trails are rough, steep, and rocky; Hence, proper knowledge of using technical gear will come in handy during this challenging trek.
Most teahouses have private rooms, although dormitories are common if the trek is more remote or at a high altitude. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat-style toilets in the bathroom.
Breakfast and dinner are taken in the teahouse and these lodges have large family-style dining rooms centered around a stove to provide heat. The menu will include Nepali-style western food such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Traditional dal Bhat is also on the menu. It is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also feature local cuisine.
Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.
For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.
For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket
For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.
For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.
Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -22 degrees C or 29 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag, A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksacks covers (optional).
Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic.
Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).
Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you embark on trekking.
Departure from the hotel as early as possible by the latest 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m. Having breakfast, and leaving unwanted items for storing in the hotel. Our staff and guide will transfer you for the short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After checking in for security, and then proceed to an airfield to board a small aircraft, either Dornier or Twin Otter. With a maximum of 15 to 18 seated planes, as the plane lifts off enjoy a panorama of Himalayan peaks, where the route leads North East with views of Mt. Everest as the plane makes landing at a small airfield in Lukla.
The airport is named Tenzing and Hillary, a tribute to the first legendary conqueror of Mt. Everest. At Lukla getting organized with the heavier baggage to be carried by porters and on pack animals known as Jhopkyo (a mixed breed of Yak and lower region cows or ox). The trail leads around many lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist prayer walls and monuments to reach Phakding for an overnight stay in a nice moderate lodge.
Walk today takes you to the famous Namche Bazaar the hub of Khumbu villagers, as well as trekkers. Where once a week, a colorful and busy market is held every Saturday walk leads to cross a few bridges over Dudh Koshi glacial rivers to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where a ticket to be shown purchased. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa known as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language.
From here reach the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, for a lunch break, and then continue to walk following the river on a bank, within the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest. On crossing the last high bridge, along undulating uphill for a few hours to reach Namche Bazaar for two overnight stops. Enjoy the views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks from the lodge in Namche and then check into your rooms for refreshing rest before dinner time in a large warm and cozy dining hall.
The morning after breakfast, an easy stroll after a short climb to the top of Namche facing excellent views of Khumbu peaks with Everest, and then down to Imjatse River at PhunkiTenga, a small settlement popular mid-day stops of trekkers for lunch or refreshments. From here on steep winding uphill for some hours within the cool forest to reach a small scenic plateau at Tengboche and its colorful monastery.
The area is surrounded by an array of peaks with grand views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam with a range of adjoining high mountains. Herewith is time to visit the impressive monastery interior of great Buddhism religion interest and then retire back to your lodge for the rest of the afternoon.
From Tengboche enjoy the morning views of snow-capped peaks while you have breakfast, and then the day starts with an easy descent to reach a strong metal bridge. On crossing the bridge above Imjatse River, a slow uphill climb to Pangboche village with the closest views of beautiful Ama Dablam.
From here onward tree lines disappear for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes. The walk takes you higher to reach scenic Imjatse valley, where Dingboche is located for an overnight halt, facing a view of Island Peak towards the east of the valley floor.
Slowly our adventure heads towards our first highlight to reach Everest base camp and climb Kalapathar high hilltop. The morning starts with a steep climb of less than half an hour to a ridge festooned with prayer flags and Buddhist monuments. Enjoy the great views, as the walk continues on easy up to reach a small settlement of Thugla.
Where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into torrential cold streams. A favorite stop for trekkers heading both ways to Everest base camp, Lobuche, or down to Dingboche and Pheriche valley. After lunch at Thugla, afternoon an hour climb towards Thugla's small pass where you can notice many tombs and memorials of unfortunate climbers. Enjoying a short good rest, a slow and easy walk but strenuous due to thin air and high altitude to reach overnight stop at Lobuche.
Lobuche at 4,940 m / 16,210 feet, situated about 150 km (93 mi) east of Kathmandu, located near the foot of Khumbu Glacier, approx. 8.5 km South-West from Everest Base Camp.
Today, our walks lead to one of the highlights at Everest base camp, although a short distance. But takes strenuous hours of walking due to high altitude and air pressure. Start on the easy path and up above Khumbu glaciers over moraines of rocks to reach Gorakshep. The highest human settlement before base camp with few lodges to stay for overnights after visiting Everest base camp.
From Gorakshep heed slowly taking more than two hours to reach base camp, feeling wonderful. Standing beneath the world's tallest peaks and close to massive Khumbu icefalls and glaciers. Enjoy the stupendous scenery of high giant snow peaks then back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop, after a great day's adventure.
Early morning climb to the highest rocky hilltop of Kalapathar, which means black rock. A vigorous steep climb due to altitude wise, but worth a hard effort as you stand on top, overlooking the grand panorama. Mt. Everest is at close distance with Mt. Pumori ahead, after a breathtaking moment, descend back to Gorakshep.
After breakfast continues treks downhill past Lobuche and walks on the main trail just before Thugla ridge and a pass, our route diverts heading into a hidden corner towards the west, to establish our base camp pitching tents for the climb of Lobuche East Peak.
Morning with leisure time for breakfast served by our camping cook, with all meals prepared in a separate kitchen unit of chef and kitchen staff, including guide and field staff. Pack necessary gear and equipment for the climb, follow our guide with some rocky sections of moraine and ice to climb and then find suitable open space to pitch tents to serve as high camp.
For the next early morning climb to the summit of Lobuche East Peak. Afternoon checks your gear and practice climbing on rocks and ice and takes a good rest, saving energy for the next day's climb.
For technical peaks like Lobuche East, the best and to make muchly more accessible is to set high camp, which will make the climb shorter than starting from base camp. Big Day! Of the adventure heed slowly following our guide and instructions, as a tough climb starts with a sheer steep ledge of ice and rocks to negotiate.
Your hard effort and determination reach you finally on top of Lobuche East Peak summit, having short rest and relaxation. Enjoy the great splendor and glory of Himalayan peaks, with the nearest views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The view extends towards Makalu and Baruntse towards the eastern horizon. After a great exciting moment and achievement descend back to base camp and rest the whole afternoon till the last dinner of the camping adventure.
Yes, it is one of the toughest trekking peaks of Nepal but not that hard difficult to climb with proper equipment, fine weather, and an expert local guide who can make the climb possible and successful. Although much technical peak to climb requires patience and determination to conquer this tough peak of Lobuche East.
A group of a maximum of 12 climbers, can share the climbing permits as per the present rule of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), the rules and norms can change from time to time, which we will update you on. If interested in the climb of Lobuche Peak with Hiker Himalaya.
In every adventure trip and climb we allocate expert and professional Sherpa guides or could be from other mountain tribes. With good knowledge of climbing skills and can tackle any technical obstacles.
Do need to spend overnight in a tented camp, as per the itinerary that we have set, from the settlement of Lobuche, Gorakshep there is no lodge at Lobuche peak base, the nearest lodge is either in Lobuche, Thugla, or Dzongla. Where tented camping will be set by our guide and field staff with expert cooks to prepare the meals during the climbing days.
As per the necessary requirement for the climb, the guide knows the best what type of equipment is mostly needed apart from the climber's personal gear. The company provides camping equipment and foods with all logistic support including main and fixed ropes as per the size of a group.