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Lobuche East Peak 


Via Everest Base Camp


Altitude - 6119m (20,075ft)

Grading Level - D5 (click HERE to find out more about our grading)

Best months to go: March - May, September - November

Lobuche East Peak is a perfect adventure in the Himalayas, offering stunning unique views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, with stunning views of enormous peaks, such as Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Mount Everest.  Enjoy the feeling of being dwarfed by a multitude of surrounding peaks.


The itinerary combines Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. You will also be climbing to Kalapathar for better acclimatisation and for a closeup view of Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

Lobuche at 6,119m is located at Nepal’s most popular trekking route and has two major peaks – Lobuche East (6,119m) and Lobuche West (6,114m) connected via a knife-edge ridge. 

Climbers have to face the challenges of tricky rock slabs, 45-degree ice slopes and sensational exposure throughout the Lobuche East climbing route to the summit. Although not an easy peak to climb, the Lobuche summit rewards climbers with an exhilarating view of Himalayan panorama in the Everest Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and other mountains and peaks.


Lobuche East Peak is known as the toughest trekking peak to climb in the Everest region.

The mighty Lobuche East stands tall with 6,119m height in the scenic Khumbu region.


This peak offers more challenges than its neighbours, Mera Peak and Island Peak, and has a more technical feel to it. It is a better choice for those who have had some mountaineering experience in the past. 


Since the trip involves multi-day hiking, it provides an incredible opportunity to discover and appreciate the real charm of Himalayan nature. The Lobuche East Peak Climb start with a hike to Everest Base Camp which is an adventure in itself. You will walk through beautiful forest, Sherpa village and monasteries with endless view of Khumbu Mountains.

Our Sherpa Guides will provide pre-climb training at Lobuche Peak East Base Camp, including training on climbing techniques and the right way of using climbing gears – ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness, ascender and more. The training also includes the using of rope to ascend and descend. We strongly believe that pre-climb training will enhance your strength, skills and confidence to summit the peak successfully and conveniently.


Summiting Lobuche Peak requires a high level of cardiovascular fitness, but you don’t necessarily need advanced mountaineering skills. As long as you’re comfortable operating in high alpine environments, can use crampons and handle an ice axe, the climb shouldn’t present too many difficulties

Flying to into the Himalaya Region

Flying from Kathmandu to the Himalayas is not always an easy thing to do. Dangers with bad weather are common, therefore we recommend clients familiarise themselves with the general aviation procedures followed in the region.

Please follow the link below to read more about airline and helicopters in the Everest & Annapurna Regions and how we deal with the challenges of flights affected by bad weather conditions.



Lobuche East Peak - 20 Days

(or 15 Day with 1 helicopter transfer)


Day 1 - Tuesday: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2 - Wednesday: Free and Preparation day

Day 3 - Thursday: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 4 - Friday: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 5 - Saturday: Rest and acclimatization day

Day 6 - Sunday: Trek to Phortse

Day 7 - Monday: Trek to Dingboche

Day 8 - Tuesday: Rest and Acclimatization day
Day 9 - Wednesday: Trek to Lobuche
Day 10 - Thursday: Trek to Gorakshep and Everest Base
Day 11- Friday: Trek to Lobuche Base Camp
Day 12 - Saturday: Acclimatisation day: Lobuche Base Camp
Day 13 - Sunday: Trek to Lobuche High Camp
Day 14 - Monday: Summit Lobuche Peak, descent to Base Camp
Day 15 - Tuesday: Trek to Pheriche, or Helicopter transfer to Kathmandu, fly home
Day 16 - Wednesday: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 17 - Thursday: Trek to Lukla
Day 18 - Friday: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19 - Saturday: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 20 - Sunday: Fly Home

Gear to rent:

  • Ice axe 

  • Crampons 

  • Harness 

  • Tape slings (2) 

  • Screwgate carabiners 

  • Descender/Abseil device 

  • Plastic Mountaineering Boots 

  • Ascender 

  • Helmet (optional) 


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