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Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Lobuche East Peak Climbing

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing An adventurous feat and climb on top striking Lobuche East Peak with grandeur views Scenic and exciting treks to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar with close views of Everest From high green hills of tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines trees to arctic zone of glaciers Explore around traditional Sherpa villages with colorful Buddhism religion and lively cultures Scenic flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with the array of mountain range views”

  Lobuche East Peak Climbing one of the tough and technical mountains a sheer challenge to reach on top 6,119 m and 20,192 ft high, which is a twin peak of Lobuche West peak at a mere distance, where Lobuche East is more popular due to easy assist reaching the base camp for the climb. Lobuche East Peak Climb is determined after much practice with acclimatization days before the final ascent where walks lead you to famous Everest Base Camp and on top of Kalapathar, the highest point of the walk at 5,545 m offers the glamorous panorama of mountains with closest views of Mt. Everest.

   Lobuche East Peak Climb, grade as ‘TD’ means “Technical difficulties truly a mountain of great challenge effort, where climbers need to fully equipped with all necessary gears to tackle this tough peak summit, the grade comes from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems Classification as used worldwide on the alpine climb of a day or more. Lobuche East Peak Climb commence with the short flight from Kathmandu to reach Sherpa town at Lukla, the door to various adventure around Khumbu and Everest region, from here heading higher past nice farm villages adorned with prayer walls and spinning prayer wheels and then into the forest following the Dudh Kosi higher up.

    With rest day at colorful Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and to soak in with the local culture of Buddhism religion, and then towards scenic Thyangboche with a visit to its monastery as the walk continues leaving the tree lines for the wild country of mountains and arctic climate. The first part of the adventure takes you to Everest base camp and on top of Kalapathar and then towards our main highlight and destination with the tough technical climb on top Lobuche East Peak facing a mind-blowing panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and as far to Mt. Makalu with the array of peaks.

    After a most rewarding and successful ascent return back to Lukla for the scenic flight to reach Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure on Lobuche East Peak Climb.

outlet itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour and preparations for trek-climb.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization with a short scenic excursion.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Lobuche Peak base camp 4,865 m – 06 hrs.
Day 12: At Base Camp preparation for the climb.
Day 13: Climb to High Camp 5,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Ascent of Lobuche East Peak – 08 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Kyanjima – 3,570 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 20: In Kathmandu free and spare day for individual activities.
Day 21: International departure for homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels

    On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for a short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the hotel lobby for a group briefing regarding treks and climb with other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant. The evening includes a group welcome dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with cultural programs as entertainment with the dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour, trek, and climb preparations.

 The morning after hearty breakfast, as per the given time our city and tour guide will lead you to the heart of Kathmandu city, for an exciting historical and heritage tour of old Durbar (royal palace and courtyard) square of historical importance includes the Temple of Kumari (Living young virgin Goddess) Kastamandap Temple where Kathmandu name derived from, a temple built with the wood of a single tree, tour of the old palace during the reign of Malla and late Shah kings. Tour leads to the famous landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, afternoon back to the hotel, after an interesting tour rest of the day free at leisure and preparation for Lobuche East Peak Climb and Trek.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for the short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with an amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. From here a slow start with few hours of walks downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow-capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.  

Day 04:  Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 
Today with the long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages, means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for the free day at this height above 3,440 m high.in Namche spend the day with the scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

Day 06:  Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs. 
From Namche walk leads on getting a dual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, the afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

Day 07:  Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Morning head downhill after catching striking views of Everest, Amadablam with other range of peaks, as walk leads into green forested areas on the downhill walk after crossing a bridge where three lines fade to exposed and dry, barren terrain with spectacular views of Amadablam as our route reaches Pangboche village. This is the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, and then to Somara for lunch and continue to walk to Dingboche village for the overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Amadablam and Island Peak.

Day 08:  Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
A rest day for proper acclimatization here a short hike up to Nakarjung hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east adjoining. Optional walk to Chukung at 4,760 m high, a small settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam.

Day 09:  Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

After a pleasant rest at Dingboche, the morning walk leads to a short climb facing excellent views, and then walk on grass dual scenic trail to Thugla for lunch, this is where the massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. From here trail Pheriche and Dingboche trail join towards Everest Base Camp, after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, witness stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for another overnight stop.

Day 10:  Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

Today our adventure takes you to Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with the short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill. The walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Lobuche Peak base camp 4,865 m - 06 hrs.
Morning steep climb leads you on top Kalapathar for the fabulous panorama of giant peaks including Mt. Everest at a close distance, the highest point on a trek at above 5,545 m / 18,192 ft.  After a great scenic time downhill walk to Gorakshep and continue trek to reach to Lobuche and onward to Lobuche East Peak base camp for the ascent with the last night in tents with camping facilities of kitchen unit and cooks.

Day 12:  At Base Camp preparation for the climb. 
Today busy sorting out climbing gear required for the climb with time for practice and preparation rest of the afternoon rest for the tough climb on top Lobuche East Peak, this extra day helps you with acclimatization, taking short walks around.

Day 13:   Climb to High Camp 5,640 m - 04 hrs.

Starting with a steep climb to establish high camp, our route leads for nearly few hours to reach the High or Advance Camp for the climb, as the walk leads over rocky moraine faint path to reach High Camp, an afternoon with free for final preparation for the climb, while our guide will scout the area for most straightforward and easy accessible climbing route and fixing ropes where necessary for next day climb to the summit.

Day 14:  Climb to the summit of Lobuche Peak 6,119 m and descend - 08 hrs.

A tough mountain to tackle as the climb leads to a steep haul; our expert guides will fix ropes where necessary on some tough technical section to reach the eastern summit of Lobuche peak, after a final push reaching top 6,119 m / 20,192 ft high offers mind-blowing views and the panorama of mountains around Khumbu valley, certainly makes you feel on a top high spirit. Catch the views of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang, and Baruntse peaks in the far distance, after an adventure of a lifetime experience and then descend on the same route to base camp.

Day 15:   Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs. 
After a mighty adventure and successful ascent on top Lobuche East peak, return journey to Lukla where morning walk leads to short uphill’s over dry moraine, then reaching Pheriche valley and its nice settlement for rest and then continue to walk to our overnight stop at Pangboche in the comfort of the ice lodge with great views.

Day 16:  Trek to Kyanjima - 3,570 m – 06 hrs.

An easy walk back to Lukla on losing much elevation as walk leads to Pangboche and then an hour climb into forest reaching on top at Thyangboche Monastery, from here on the downhill to cross over Imjatse River with an hour climb past Lobesa and Shanasa to reach quiet small settlement at Kyanjima for an overnight stop with complete views of Everest and Amadablam with other adjoining peaks.

Day 17:    Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs. 
From this peaceful area a great scenic walk on a winding trail to reach Namche Bazaar for short rest and then downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley and gorge where a short climb to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National park and then at Mono village for another overnight before Lukla.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.           
A short and interesting walk following the Dudh Kosi River for some time as our route leads past Phakding and Ghat villages with the last climb to reach at Lukla, on this last day trek of the adventure. On reaching Lukla check into the ice lodge with an evening farewell dinner with guides, porters, and other staff.

Day 19:   Fly back to Kathmandu 1,345 m and transfer to your hotels.
After a wonderful experience around high mountains and hills, transfer to Lukla airport for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Kathmandu after an awesome scenic short flight with great experience and adventure on Lobuche East Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp trekking, and then transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.

Day 20:   In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and rest.
We have reserved an extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla which might happed sometimes due to unfavorable bad weather conditions, if all goes well as per our Well Plan enjoy this free day with individual activities and shopping or relax with wonderful memories and experience of the climb on Lobuche Peak.

Day 21:   International Departure for Homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and adventure on Lobuche East Peak climb, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries

What is included?

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
  • Airport / Hotel transfers.
  • Expert Climbing Guide and porter
  • Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Cozy guesthouse and Tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry and trekking peak royalty fees.
  • All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition guide.
  • Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • All governmental paperwork and procedures.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Satellite phones and Gamow bag.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

What is not included?

  • Visa fee for Nepal.
  • International airfares, extra baggage, and cargo charges
  • Visa Fee.
  • Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal expedition equipment.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your Travel and Rescue Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation costs.
  • Your optional and extended trips e.g. sightseeing, rafting etc. (other than the negotiated)
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

Physically  condition & experience requirements 

For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, the teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also  note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

In the city, only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).


Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problem arise and situation beyond companies control. If such situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives or friends in case of emergency purpose.

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 May, 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, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.


Plastic Boot                                         a pair
Crampons                                            a pair
Ice Axe                                                 one
Harness                                               one
Carabineer or Karabiner                  two each
Snow Gaiters                                       a pair
Snow / Sun Glass                               one each
Warm Gloves                                      a pair
Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.          a set each
Down Jacket                                       one each
Down sleeping bags                           one each with inner linear
Main Ropes                                         200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen
Snow Bar                                             2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.
Ski Pole (optional)                               one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu.

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