The Lobuche Peak Climbing Expedition sits as one of the most challenging peak climbing hikes in the Everest Region. Ballbuster than the 6189 meters tall Island Peak Climbing Expedition, this one marks an epic journey alongside Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, and such other peaks.
Either it be some peak climbing expedition or be some Everest Region Trekking such as the Everest Base Camp Trek, it all starts with a short take off towards the Tenzing and Hilary Airport at Lukla. With first views of the Khumbu Region, prepare yourself for the trekking onwards. An easy hike ahead sees us at a small village of Phakding. Then, there sits the village of Monjo, which is also the entry point to the Sagarmatha National Park. The park inhabited by not only the Sherpa people but also the alpine wildlife and vegetation, is a UNESCO protected heritage since 1979. After Monjo, it’s time for the trading hub of the local people, the Namche Bazaar. This place is usually a rest stop for most of the tourists. Why? Because, this place holds a plethora of things that are needed to hike further above and Namche is also famous as a place of acclimatization before further hike. Follow the trails towards Tengboche with one of the largest yet oldest monasteries of the Khumbu Region. Further above marks our arrival at the villages of Dingboche, Lobuche, and then to Gorakshep.
You know what we’re opting for when we get to Gorakshep? Yes, we’ll now hike up to the Everest Base Camp and then follow our trails back to summit Kala Patthar the next day. Well, we now have experience climbing a peak, right? Plummet towards Lobuche and take a day’s rest before summiting the Lobuche East Peak. Within a couple of days buffer, our trail follows the rocky icy trails towards the top of the 6119 meters tall Lobuche Peak. Finally, we’ve conquered the peak. Now, we can proudly say, we’ve got to the top of the Lobuche and got back down. Plunge back towards Namche before finally parading to Lukla. A flight to the capital city of the country sees an end to our peak climbing expedition.
Do you have enough stamina and experience to hike up to the tall six-thousander Lobuche?
Peak Climbing: Lobuche (6119 meters) and Kala Patthar (5545 meters)
Everest Base Camp (5364 meters)
Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park
Lukla Airport (Tenzing and Hilary Airport)
Tengboche Monastery (One of Nepal’s Oldest Monasteries)
Sherpa Culture, Tradition, and Lifestyle
Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, and Other Mahalangur Mountains
- All Ground Transportations
- Three Daily Meals During the Trek
- Twin Sharing Lodge for Accommodation during the Trek
- One guide and a porter (1:2 ratio) and their food, accommodation, equipment
- Round Trip Flight Kathmandu to Lukla and Back
- Trekking Map and Trip Achievement Certificate
- First Aid
- TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park Permit Fee, and Peak Service Charge
- Government Taxes and Office Service Charge
- Tips to Trekking Staff and Others
- Hot Showers except
- Personal Trekking Equipment
- Snacks and Other Personal Expenses
- Meals Besides Meals Inclusion
- Water, Soft Drinks, and Other Liquid Beverages
- Personal Travel Insurance
- International Airfare
- Nepal Entry Visa
Arrival in Kathmandu (1440 meters)
Set foot at the Tribhuvan International Airport where our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Settle in and freshen up prior to meeting up with the guide and discussing about the upcoming trek. And, don’t forget to try out your first ever typical Nepali cuisine.
Fly to Lukla (2860 meters) and Trek to Phakding (2610 meters)
30 minutes is far from enough to get to one of the bewitching airports in the world, the Lukla Airport. Though dangerous, Lukla Airstrip AKA Tenzing and Hilary Airport offers the first closest peek of the Mahalangur Mountain Range. Start walking towards the Cheplung Village as the path descends down to Thado Koshi to finally get past a large suspension bridge to arrive at Ghat. An easy walk downhill from Ghat ensures our arrival at Phakding.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Walk through the Pine forests to reach the Zam Phute village and across a rivulet to arrive at Tok Tok. Follow an uphill trail to Benkar before crossing a bridge to get to Chumao, a TIMS checkpoint. A short walk to the entry point of the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Monjo from where a steep descent will see our arrival at Jorsalle. Across a large suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers to climb up gradually to reach the marketing hub of the Khumbu Region, Namche Bazaar in about 3 hours. Enjoy the views of the Eastern Himalayas!
Be a lark and enjoy the crack of dawn at Namche. Following breakfast, walk towards the Syanboche Airport, the closest to Mount Everest yet unpaved airstrip of Nepal. Later, hike up to the Everest View Hotel, the highest altitude hotel in the world and also the destination for Everest View Trek, and enjoy a 360 degree view of the Mahalangur Mountain Range, also the Everest. Back to Namche to explore Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Also, enjoy the typical Sherpa culture while at it!
Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters)
Rest day is up now, it’s time for us to walk to Syangboche. Moving towards Thame from here sees the start of the Everest High Pass Trek. Today’s trek comprises of the most-well-settled trail in this region. A wide open road from Syangboche makes way for Kyangjuma village and forward through pine forest takes us to Leushyasa and then to Phunki Thanka following a steep downhill. Slow uphill will make way to Tengboche, a Sherpa settlement with the largest monastery of Khumbu region. Enjoy Ama Dablam, Everest, and Rhododendron, Blue Pines along the way.
Trek to Dingboche (4220 meters)
Pass the suspension bridge over Imja Khola River and get to Pangboche. A rugged trail from here to Orsho and then to Dingboche, Summer Valley of Khumbu. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Island Peak look wonderful from here!
Another day’s acclimatization! A strenuous hike uphill get us to the top of the 5100 meters tall hill of Nagarjun. The top offers panoramic views of the Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Taboche, Thamserku, Kangtega, Makalu, and also the most beautiful mountain of Nepal, Ama Dablam.
Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters)
Trekking to Lobuche comes easy in the beginning and difficult at the end. Walk towards Thukla and then towards Periche. Drop down following the rocky harsh terrain of Chupki Lhara, cross a suspension bridge and finally, a gentle walk downhill sees our arrival at Lobuche. This small settlement is also the starting point of the Lobuche East Peak Climbing Expedition.
Trek to Gorakshep (5180 meters) to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters)
The day we’ve all been waiting for! The day we conquer the Everest Base Camp! A slow easy walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier takes us to Gorakshep and then, a wide trail leads us afoot to the base camp. Conquered at last! Enjoy the views of the Khumbu Icefall and also of the Khumbutse and Lingren peaks. Back to Gorakshep for the night!
Climb Kalapatthar (5545 meters) to Lobuche (4910 meters)
An early hike uphill on the rocky trails takes us to the top of the 5545 meters tall Kala Patthar. Enjoy the tallest Mountain in the world, Everest that shines in golden hue with the morning sun. Hike back to Gorakshep and then drop back to Lobuche for an overnight stay.
Trek to High Camp (5400 meters)
Walk along a flat trail on a steep rocky terrain to finally arrive at the High Camp at 5400 meters. While there, enjoy views of the Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Thamserku, Pokalde, Kangtega, and other peaks of the Mahalangur mountain range.
Climb Lobuche Peak (6119 meters) and Back to High Camp
A day’s rest sees our preparation to summit the Lobuche Peak. Early trek uphill on a steep rocky trail sees us at the top of the Lobuche Peak. Crampons, ladders, ropes, and such will be used accordingly to arrive at the top. Enjoy the grandeur of the Eastern Himalayas including the likes of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and such others. Plummet towards the High Camp and celebrate our successful summit.
Trek to Pangboche (3985 meters)
Trek back down to the Lobuche Village from where, we’ll walk towards Periche. Easy hike along the off-beat trails takes us to Pangboche. Enjoy forests of rhododendron and oak en-route.
Trek to Phakding (2610 meters)
Enter Tengboche and follow a slow and steady walk downhill to arrive at Phunki Thanka. Then, after a steep uphill climb to Leushyasa, get through the pine forest to Kyangjuma. Walk on an open road to Syangboche and towards Namche. Pass the villages of Monjo, Jorsalle, and Chumao, before making it to Phakding.
Trek to Lukla (2860 meters)
Ascend towards Ghat and walk across a large suspension bridge to Thado Koshi. An uphill climb afterwards will see us at Cheplung. The path towards Lukla from here is as easy as pie. Take a hot shower and enjoy the rest of the day!
Fly to Kathmandu (1440 meters)
Get the last look at the Mahalangur Mountain Range and bid farewell to them! An early morning flight will see us back at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.