Lobuche Peak Climbing

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Lobuche Peak Climbing - Days

Trip Route

Lukla - Namche Bazar - Gokyo Ri - Cho La Pass - Kalapatthar - EBC - Lobuche Peak - Tengboche

Trip Facts

Group Size
1+ PAX
Trip Grade
Lodge/Guesthouse/Tented camp
Max. Elevation
6,119 M/2,070 FT
B/L/D with hot drink
Flight/Private Vehicles
Best Season

Lobuche Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Thrilling Lukla flight presents a magnificent view of Himalayas
  • Trek route leading into the popular Sherpa village and visiting Buddhist monasteries
  • Get incredible mountain scenery of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam with Khumbu Valley
  • Ascent to Ngozumpa Tse (5700 m) and Kalapatthar (5645 m) viewpoint for acclimatization of Lobuche peak (6119 m)
  • From Gokyo Lake crossing over Cho La pass (5420 m) for Everest base camp

Lobuche peak climbing with Cho La Pass Trek, an adventure journey with visiting Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake also walking on the large Himalayan glacier then climb the peak with the support of Sherpa guide.
Lobuche peak (6119 m) is another popular trekking peak in Nepal where several hundreds of adventure folk hold the personal record with reaching the summit. Lobuche peak stands above Lobuche hamlet in Khumbu, opposite face of Mount Everest. Lobuche peak has twin apex, named Lobuche west and east, Lobuche east peak is officially known as Lobuche peak and more rambler summited than west summit because of difficulties. Lobuche peak first ascent in 1984 then mountaineer continuously practicing their climbing technic till now. Each year numerous adventure folks summiting Lobuche east with an assist by professional Sherpa climbing guide. Lobuche peak climbing is slightly tougher than Island peak also offers better Mountain View including Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Baruntse, Taboche, Cholatse, and numerous other virgin and nameless trekking peaks. The regular Lobuche peak climbing route goes through rock, snow and icy upon arriving at Lobuche summit can see crevasses between the east summit and west summit. Lobuche peak climb recommends for novice and experienced climber, the climbing course will add new knowledge in your climbing series. Musical Adventure trekking organizes Lobuche peak climb with Chola pass trek. Although can add with Everest base camp and Everest three passes trek as well. We conduct the climbing trip in a proper mode with plenty of acclimatization before finale set-off to Lobuche peak. Lobuche peak climbing combined with Cho La pass trek, the route takes you through millstone highlights of Everest trekking like Gokyo Ri (5364 m), Ngozumpa Tse (5700 m) and Cho La pass (5420 m) as well Kala Patthar (5645 m) before arrived Lobuche peak base camp.
After conquering 20,070 Ft enormous peak and capture the wide range view of the Himalayas and the large mountain valley turned back to Lukla via Tengboche monastery.

Daily itinerary

Early morning drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for the Lukla flight. The 35-minute flight takes us to Tenzing Hillary airport, one of the thrilling domestic airports in Nepal. The airport set on the bottom of the rugged mountain. From airport short walk to the local lodge and then the porter figure-out the backpack. A trek begins with descending throughout colorful Sherpa villages till on riverside. The trail gently climbs up a side of wild glacier river with passes Ghat to Phakding. Your first-day trek will happily end with unmatched sceneries of lush and green Khumbu valley. The first day of trek takes approximately 3/4 hours and distance cover 9 km.

Phakding to Namche Bazar hike will be roughly 6/7 hours trekking, the trail contains gentle and steeply up throughout the villages and into a mixed vegetation forest. To reach the Namche, the largest village en route of Everest base camp trek need to go over several suspension bridges on Dudh Koshi River. The classical trail provides a gleaming view of towering Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru then has the first glance of Mount Everest before arriving Namche Bazar. Before entering to Sagarmatha national park need to buy trekking permit at Monjo. An evening side trek to the viewpoint, you will be enjoying to see glorious sunset on Mount Everest and nearby snowcapped peaks.

It is important to have additional night before reach to 4000 m above sea level should have one extra night around 3500 m which help a lot to adopt local atmosphere. The extra night at Namche bazaar will definitely help you lot acclimatize in the alpine zone. We design half day side trek and again few hundred-meter altitudes. A day trek to Everest view hotel will be approximately 4 hours fro and to Namche Bazaar. On your hike to Everest view hotel, the scenery changed dramatically including vivid landscapes, mountains, and cultural excursion. Evening trek back to Namche Bazar for overnight.

2 nights at Namche Bazar definitely feel better to go further-up, after breakfast walk-out from Namche Bazar, follow Everest base camp trek main trail till Kyanjuma after that follow branch trail ascending on yak pasture. The trail is pretty busy till the junction with the stunning view of surrounding landscapes and massive mountains. Further trail continuous on a small path with ascending up to Mong-La, in this section often see Danphe (national bird of Nepal), mountain goat, spotted deer, and musk deer. Mong-la village offers a stunning view of mount Ama Dablam and picturesque Tengboche monastery in the bottom. Remaining path to Dole hamlet goes throughout short rhododendron forest. Upon arrival at Dole get first sights of Mount Cho Oyu.

The route to Machhermo is fairly gently up on yak meadow and most of time encounter yaks. Your day will be mesmerized with the stunning view of Mount Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and Taboche in alpine terrain. Machhermo is only 4 hours trek, after arriving Machhermo village visit Himalayan rescue association where the volunteer doctor give information about acute mountain sickness. If the time permits also climb a nearby hill in the afternoon for the acclimatization.

The path to Gokyo lake is impartially gentle up on pasture and on moraine of Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier of the Himalayas. The route offers stunning sceneries of the glacier and snowcapped mountains in the wider Gokyo valley. The first section of level path unceasing to Pangka where the temporary tea shop is available in peak season. The term of the route change into the steep up in the stone-stair path to the terminal of huge glacier and arrive first Goyko Lake, Longponga Tsho. The enduring walk to a campsite slightly easier on moraine also passes second Gokyo Lake "Taujan Pokhari" after that short hike on rocky trail reach Gokyo Lake, most stunning turquoise lake and best of the best out of six lakes. We also clearly see the trail marking to Gokyo Ri (5364 m). After lunch climb to a nearby ridge to see an enormous wild glacier.

The day trip to Ngozumpa peak is fairly harder in unfriendly temperature than any other day we have done. From lodge at Gokyo Lake, onward on north direction on Ngozumpa glacier where you will pass Gokyo Lake IV and V also get the massive view of a north face of Mount Everest. Entire trail to fifth Gokyo Lake is mostly flat and enjoy to see gigantic Ngozumpa glacier. Upon crossing the firth Gokyo Lake instead of onward follow an upward route to go, Ngozumpa Tse, the trail is steeply up on nugget trail, a trail offers 360-degree mountain view including close sights of Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu with numerous of other unclimbed peaks. Also, the best viewpoint to admire the view of the largest Himalaya glaciers, Ngozumpa glacier and additional view of five turquoise lake out of six lakes. After reached peak trek back to lodge at Gokyo Lake for overnight.

Gokyo Ri, consider the best viewpoint in the Everest region and the best time to be there to see glorious sunrise and sunset on the Himalayas. We advise making your way to Gokyo peak in the morning because mostly the morning weather is better than any other hours in the day. The trail to Gokyo peak is steeply up on the ridge and it takes around 2/3 hours from a lodge. Highlights of Gokyo Ri path is magnificent mountain vista along with turquoise Gokyo lake and huge glacier valley. From the Gokyo summit, you will be surprised to see four mountains above 8000 m out of 14 world highest peaks. You can have enough time to take a snapshot then trek back to the guesthouse. After delightful breakfast recommence trek onto the glacier to Dragnag which takes around 3 hours to complete day trek. So after room check-in take a rest and prepare for Cho La pass for the next day.

Roughly the trek begins 5: 00 am and since morning climbing up on the meadow, pebble, rock to rock and icy section to Cho la pass summit. You need to extra take care near to the peak, there is a chance to have a rock fall down from another peak. Once arrived Cho La pass, you will be rewarded by Rolwaling mountain range in the north then after crossing Cho La Lake and old-snow section path starts to see Pheriche valley with a new angle of Mount Ama Dablam. Rest of trail rambling descend with enjoying mountain vista on Khumbu valley, the Zonglha set the bottom of Cholatse peak.

After complete Cho La pass, you deserve short and easy day and we design short trek to Lobuche village, around 3/4 hours stroll with mostly descending. The view of mount Ama Dablam is totally amazing together with Cholatse Lake. Upon arriving small ridge starts to see newly mountains accurate above Everest base camp and these mountains are a border of Tibet. After while constant trek follows meet with classical Everest base camp route and the trail became busy. You will be new trekkers in the lodge at Lobuche and busier than previous days. Then afternoon can do side trek to Pyramid, an international research center of Environment, climate, human and geology of Everest region.

Awaited day in your Lobuche peak climbing and Cho La pass trek because visiting Everest base camp. We eat an early breakfast then leaving from lodge around 7:00 am. The first phase of a trek to Lobuche pass is pretty easy on nice moraine of Khumbu glacier. A leftover path to Gorakshep is comparatively small onto the pebble moraine also busy because of the so many trekker's passes. The view of harsher Khumbu glacier and towering mountains make your walk worth it. Once arrive Gorakshep keep a room and store luggage after lunch Everest base camp day trek begins with sufficient drinking water with energy bars. Should well-prepared against the cold weather the temperature often drops negative. The Everest base camp to and fro side trek takes approximately 5/6 hours for good level walker. It might more or less depend on your walking pace, the entire Everest base camp trail is unstable often walk on a rock, grit also on the black ice near to base camp marked. From EBC you will have a close view of Khumbu ice and also see the climber are acclimatization and preparing to proceed their Everest expeditions. You have an opportunity to see avalanches and many glacier lakes. Please take enough time to take photographs of mountains and Everest base camp. Also important to returned Gorakshep before get dark.

Kalapatthar (black stone) is the best viewpoint to see Mount Everest, leaving early morning to Kalapatthar to see the best view of the surrounding mountain range. It is very important should reach Kalapatthar summit before sunrise, the sun rising right behind Mount Everest. But you will see an amazing sunrise on other mountains than Everest. The road to Kala Patthar is steeply up on the ridge, the Kalapatthar journey offers a grand view of Khumbu glacier and the lovely setting of mountains. We recommend windbreak equipment's and trekking pole for steeply dawn trail also must check your camera and mobile batteries before finale set-off to Kalapatthar. After admiring the natural beauty trek back to lodge and enjoy a hot and delicious breakfast with a hot drink. After while restart trek to Lobuche which is only 3 hours trek on the glacier.

The Lobuche peak high camp route contains flat and uphill on the rock over the ridge, level trail continuous till Lobuche peak base camp then climbing up on the barren ridge with a gorgeous view of Mount Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Nuptse and Khumbu glacier. It is 4/5 hours trek to reach Lobuche high camp. Our camping crew set a tented camp and prepare hygienic meals (break/Lunch/Dinner with a hot drink). After lunch, the climbing guide will teach you climbing technique with necessary climbing gear which will be useful for climbing over the Lobuche peak. You will have early dinner and set early bed because peak climbing starting early morning.

Awaited day of Lobuche peak climbing trip, for normal pace climbers needs around 5/6 hours to reach Louche east crest and also returning back from the summit before afternoon. The kitchen crew prepares breakfast early in the morning then leaving with some pack lunch and energy bar with enough drinking water. Lobuche peak route goes on the rocky and icy segment, the guide will be fixed the rope as it requires. You will see the beautiful sunrise on some of the snow-capped, the summit offers the most thrilling mountain views of Khumbu. After the hold, the record returned back to camp and after lunch trek down to Lobuche.

After breakfast at Lobuche, the trek begins with descending and passes Chupki lhara, the memorial of the famous Everest climber like Scott Fischer and Babu Chhiring Sherpa then rolling trail stop at Dughla for a cup of the tea. The trail keeps leading down also see colorful yak babies around Pheriche village. We also visit the oldest Buddhist monastery in Pangboche then from Imja river gentle climbing up to Tengboche monastery, the famous and important Buddhist monastery in Everest Nepal.

You may witness to see morning monks ceremony in the Tengboche monastery then set-off trek after breakfast. Route steeply descending on a bank of the river throughout the rhododendron forest also see Gokyo lake route in opposite direction. After crossing suspension bridge follow uphill trail also passes villages to Namche, an entire day you will have remarkable Mountain View and the vivid scenarios. At Namche bazar enjoy with coffee and pastries or popcorn with beer.

Enjoy your last minute of a trek in the mountain, from Namche Bazaar maximum trail descend throughout the villages also exit from Sagarmatha national park. You will walk over a couple of high suspension bridge before reaching to Lukla. At evening celebrate your achievement moment with your crew.

A bit more than half hours smooth mountain flight to Kathmandu provides absolute amazing view of the mountainous and the magnificent landscapes of countryside with long meandering river. Also, you see house dumbed Kathmandu and the larges Buddhist stupa [Bouddhanath] before plane landing Kathmandu airport. After collecting baggage transfer to your hotel.

What's included?

  • International and domestic airport service (airport/hotel/airport)
  • Lobuche peak climbing permits (Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit, Everest National Park and Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality)
  • Professional climbing guide trained and licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition staffs salary, insurance and equipment’s
  • Three meals a day during the trekking and climbing in the mountain (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with Hot drinks)
  • Fluent English speaking trekking guide with salary, lodging, and insurance
  • High altitude trekking porter to carry your luggage
  • Trekking gears four season sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking Pole (should be returned upon complete the trek)
  • Group climbing gear
  • Seasonal fresh fruits apple, orange, banana and snacks
  • Basic lodge accommodation during the trek in the mountain with sharing toilet
  • 1 night tented camp in Lobuche Peak base camp
  • Exclusive medical kit bag with oximeter which will check your oxygen rate and pulse rate

Add On:

  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Cultural and Heritage sightseeing around Kathmandu with tour guide/transport

What's not included?

  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment's
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and medical insurance which should cover emergency helicopter rescue
  • Personal expenses (battery charge, telephone call, laundry, hot shower, internet etc)
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

​Lukla Flight

So Lukla flight is one of the highlights in Everest region trek as 527 m runway Tenzing-Hillary airport set above Dudh Koshi River and the airstrip is walled by the mountain. Most of the time Lukla flight has been disturbed by the weather forecast, the flight might be a delay for a day or canceled for a couple of days. Therefore we suggest you be prepared well before departure from home with keeping some spared day in Kathmandu after Island peak climbing.
In case regular Lukla flight is bothered by bad weather then other options on hand fly with private helicopter to Lukla. We organize Kathmandu to Lukla heli tour upon on your request and it cost approximately U$$300/500 per person.

​Lobuche peak climbing accommodation

We arrange basic twin sharing bed accommodation on Lobuche peak climbing journey with allocation toilet, both Asian/squat and English toilet is an option. You will accommodate 2 person dome tent at Lobuche peak base camp with kitchen crew. Most of the room have clean twin/triple bed with window and the sufficient light for the dark.

​Meal idea for Lobuche Peak Climbing

You are allowed to choose any meals from menu cart where a bunch of foods is mention like rice, potatoes, noodles, soup, bread, macaroni, spaghetti, eggs with local meals.

​Physical entails and experience requires for Lobuche peak climbing

Other than Lobuche peak summit, it is ordinary high altitude trek containing steeply descending and steady ascend in high altitude. Lobuche peak is slightly tougher than close distance Island peak. However, any of adventure travelers and novice climber can submit Lobuche peak climbing form. Still the participate should be fit by physical with a good health condition. The erstwhile rock climbing, high altitude hike on the rugged mountain would be helpful. However before onward to climax Sherpa climbing guide will teach you technic of handling possible walk/climb on ice, rock, and snow. Also assist you to use climbing gear in a proper way like ropes, harness, crampon, ice axe. We still advice do some tough exercise back home which contains build up stamina and cardio training breath against less oxygen.