Lobuche Peak Climbing via Gokyo

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Know before you go
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Technical Challenging
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude 6119m.|20075ft.

Highlights

  • Full support from a very experienced climbing team
  • Trek through Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar
  • Visit the Tengboche monastery and others
  • Witness stunning mountain panorama from Gokyo Ri and explore the Gokyo Lakes
  • Cross the high Cho La pass
  • Explore Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
  • Reach to the summit of 6 meters above trekking peak in the great Himalayas
  • Get to see breathtaking landscapes throughout the venture

Take your journey in the Himalayas to the next level with our 19 Days Lobuche East Peak climbing. A perfect trekking peak for the beginner climbers to introduce themselves with Himalayan mountaineering.

Located on the famous Everest Base Trek route, Lobuche east peak is a well-known trekking peak in the Khumbu region. Standing at 6,119 m above sea level, the Lobuche East is the ideal peak for beginner climbers to test their waters before approaching more technically difficult mountains in the Himalayas. Lobuche East Peak climbing doesn't demand technical climbing ability, and one can reach its summit with good physical fitness, basic mountain awareness, and a strong team. 

Because of Lobuche East Peak non-technical climbing route, we recommend it to climbers who have just begun their mountaineering journey in the great Himalayas. Moreover, Lobuche East is also taken as a practice peak by the mountaineers for acclimatization who are aiming for eight-thousanders. The first summit of Lobuche was in 1984 by Laurence Neilson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa .Some of the great climbers in the history of Earth, including the Guinness world record holder Nirmal Purja (Nimsdai), also paved his path from Lobuche Peak before ascending eight thousand above mountains.

Views during the Lobuche East Peak climbing

19 days Lobuche East Peak climbing offers some of the best Himalayan landscapes. You will get to enjoy snow-capped mountain views from a different viewpoint that includes Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/17,575 ft), Cho La pass (5,420 m/17,782 ft), Kala Patthar (5,644 m/18,519 ft), and the Lobuche East (6,119 m/2,0075 ft) summit itself. 

Eight-thousander mountains like Everest (8,849 m/29,031 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), and Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft) are visible throughout the Lobuche East Peak climbing itinerary. Along with that, you get to relish spectacular views of Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Island Peak (6,160 m/20,210 ft), Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), etc. 

With every turn, a distinct scenery will unfold. Alpine lakes, waterfalls, valleys, lush green hills, and rivers make the trail even more impressive. There are colorful prayer flags, stupas, and chortens around the entire trail.  

Get in touch with us to book Lobuche Peak Climbing for the 2022 upcoming season. You can also do the early booking for Lobuche Peak Climbing 2023 anytime. 

Why go on Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Nepal Nirvana Trails?

Most of our climbing crew members will join you at the base of Lobuche peak. The collective experience and knowledge of our Lobuche East Peak climbing crew members make them very strong and reliable climbing partners in the Himalayas. Our Sherpa guides have summited Lobuche East and many other mountains in the Himalayas, so they are well aware of the route and the challenges it poses. 

Our smooth communications, numerous years of expertise, and friendly team allow us to bridge the gap we face because of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs with our guests. From fixing the ropes to cooking the meals, all are handled by our own team. 

We have a team of well-trained Sherpa guides who are aware of mountain rescue and first-aids. We have well-mapped rescue plans and helicopters on standby during the climbing period in case of any emergency. Himalayan weather can change in the blink of an eye, and we are well prepared for any adverse circumstances. You couldn't be in safer hands than us while climbing a Himalayan mountain. 

Check out our other beginner-friendly climbing packages - Mera Peak climbing, Chulu West climbing, Yara Peak climbing, and Island Peak climbing.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at your hotel or hostel. We will discuss about our trek and check your trekking equipment in the late evening.

  • 1400m.|4592ft.

Flight Duration: 35 minutes

Trek Duration: 3 - 4 hours trek

We will have an early morning, nerve-racking flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport. We will be at the airport an hour before the flight. From Lukla, we will descend to Phakding following the forested trail.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2610m.|8561ft.

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

We will begin our trek leaving Phakding behind, crossing the Dudh Koshi River through suspension bridges. After registering our permit at Monjo, we will trek in Sagarmatha National Park. After the walk through the dense forests, we will reach Namche Bazaar. We can see the first glance of Mount Everest from Namche Bazaar.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3440m.|11284ft.

We have an acclimatization day today as our body needs to adjust to the altitude. We will hike to the Everest View Hotel and the Khumjung monastery, the oldest monastery in the Everest region. From Everest View Hotel, you get to see stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and many other mountains. We will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3962m.|12998ft.

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

The trek from Namche Bazar begins ascending to Sanasa and then to Mong La (3975m.|13041ft). We reach Phortse Thanga after descending for about thirty minutes.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3680m.|12071ft.

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Today we will continue our trek ascending and descending, passing by Dole, Lhabarma, and Luza. We will reach the beautiful village, Machhermo, viewing the enchanting hills on both sides during our walk.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 4470m.|14662ft.

Trek Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Begin the trek ascending by the side of the Ngozumba Glacier. In en-route, we can catch the mesmerizing sights of Mt. Cho Yo and Gyachung Kang. We reach Gokyo, passing by the lake, and stay overnight.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 4750m.|15584ft.

Today, we have acclimatization day. We will go on a hike to the Gokyo Ri (5,360m.|17,581ft.). It is worth to view the panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt.Everest, Mt. Lhotse, etc. Spend the rest of the day exploring Gokyo Lakes.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5,360m.|17,581ft.

Trek Duration: 5 - 6 hrs 

Cho La Pass is the pass that we climb today. It is not hard to climb but is steep. As the trail is vertical, it is slippery. We descend to Dzongla with the enchanting views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, and Lobuche East.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5367m.|17608ft.

Trek Duration: 5 - 6 hrs walks

We move forward to the trail toward Gorakshep, viewing the spectacular Pumori, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and Everest Base Camp. We spend the night at Gorak Shep.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5160m.|16929ft.

Trek Duration: 7 - 8 Hours

Today is the day when we will be at the Everest base camp. We spend a few hours in EBC then return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. can be seen en-route.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5364m.|17598ft.

Trek Duration: 5 - 6 Hours

We have a long walk today. We will hike to Kala Patthar(5644m.|18517ft.)  early in the morning, where we can view the best view of Mt. Everest. After spending an hour, we return to Gorakshep and head to Lobuche.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 4940m.|16210ft.

Trek Duration: 3 - 4 hours

We lead our way to Lobuche High Camp through an erratic rocky trail. We get to the High Camp around mid-day. We will learn the peak climbing techniques from our climbing guide for the summit day. The High Camp offers the majestic view of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Thamserku, and many other mountains.

  • Tent
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 5400m.|17716ft.

We wake up around 2-3 am and make our way toward the Lobuche summit. The rewarding panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam is worth it after a tough and challenging climb. We retrace our path to High Camp after spending some hours enjoying the beauty from the top of Lobuche Peak.

  • Tent
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 6119m.20075ft.

We descend to Pheriche through walk side by the rhododendron and juniper trees. We reach Pangboche, relishing the pathway and the landscape.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3985m|13074ft.

The descend to Imja River and ascend to Tengboche, reaching the Dudh Koshi River and passing through the forest trails lead us to the Namche Bazaar.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3440m.|11284ft.

After some ascend and descends to the villages, we reach Lukla. We take time to remember our remarkable experience of several days. We take a rest in the mountain region for the last day.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2860m.|9383ft.

We will fly to Kathmandu from Lukla airport in the early morning. Our NNT representative will receive you at the airport. 

You can spend the rest of the day strolling around the streets of Thamel.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 1400m.|4592ft.

This is your last day with us. We will drop you at the airport or you can choose the next destination to leave your footprint in Nepal.

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    Route Map

    Lobuche Peak Climbing via Gokyo map

    What's Included

    • Airport transfer services arrival/departure and local flight schedule
    • All applicable Climbing Permits, National park TIMS and Local, permits
    • Flight tickets from Kathmandu- Lukla or manthali – Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or manthali (Note: If you want via helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla we will book for you as sharing with others it cost extra)  
    • 15 years Experience of English speaking government Licensed trekking guide
    • Climbing Guide and Trekking Guide salary, food, equipment, and insurance on trip cost
    • All nights lodge accommodations on the mountain
    • 3 times meals day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking and 3 cups of tea or coffee with food 
    • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (it's refundable) 
    • Nepal Nirvana Trails Trekking map and Water purifications drop Complimentary.
    • Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant
    • Official expenses and government tax/vat.

    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Lunch, Dinner, and Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, Hot showers, wi-fi etc. 
    • Climbing booth It costs $20 per day. 
    • Tips for treks guide, porter and driver (it's expected)

    Useful Info

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing route

    From arrival in Kathmandu to departure, the Lobuche East Peak itinerary is 19 days long. We have included plenty of resting points and short hikes in the venture that will allow you to take a breath and be present in the moment. Crossing thrilling suspension bridges Phakding onwards, you ascend to the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. We then mark our way to the stunning Gokyo Valley. 

    Stretched from 4,700 meters to 5,000 meters, Gokyo Lakes and the scenery it offers are just out of this world. In the winter, these lakes are used as an ice-skating rink. We will then cross the Cho La pass and trek towards Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep and a further climb to Kala Patthar. All these small ascents before climbing Lobuche east peak will make our body and mind ready for the climbing. 

    The route to the top of Lobuche East is straightforward, with a handful of hurdles. The Lobuche east peak base camp and Lobuche east peak high camp both have ample space for the climbers to soak in the mountain views before pushing towards the summit of Lobuche east peak. 

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing Preparation

    You can summit Lobuche east peak without advanced mountaineering skills, however, you need to have high cardiovascular fitness. All you have to do is be comfortable walking in a high alpine environment with a daypack and know how to use some climbing gear like an ice ax & crampons. 

    Before pushing towards the summit, our Sherpa guide will offer you short climbing training that will boost your confidence to climb the mountain. You will also learn to use the climbing gear. 

    Your Lobuche East Peak climbing preparation should include a lot of cardiovascular activities like running, jogging, cycling, and swimming. One day hike of 5 to 6 hours of walking is also a good option. Train your body in the gym. Work on your muscles and strength. 

    Travel Insurance

    All of our climbers need to get appropriate travel insurance as per the expedition grade. The travel insurance should cover medical repatriation costs and emergency helicopter evacuation up to (6,500 m). We do not offer travel insurance in our Lobuche East Peak climbing package. Therefore, we request you to get travel insurance for the confirmation of the trip. 

    Cancellation

    If you wish to cancel the trip anytime after booking the trip (before starting the venture), there will be a certain deduction from the advance payment because we have to pre-book resources like personnel, accommodation, etc. 

    Below are the cancellation charges that are applicable if you decide to cancel the booking. 

    • If the client cancels the trip 90 days or before the beginning of the trip, the full deposit will be returned. Surpassing 90 days means a loss of 30% of the deposit.
    • If the client cancels the trip 60 days before the beginning of the trip, then 50% of the deposit is deducted as a cancellation charge.
    • If the client cancels the trip 45 days before the beginning of the trip, then 100% of the deposit is deducted and the client is subjected to an additional 30% cancellation charge of the total trip cost. 
    • If the client cancels the trip 30 days or less before the departure date, then 100% of the trip cost is lost.

    *Note: 

    i) For cancellation, you have to notify us in a written form and must be acknowledged & accepted by the company by the means of a letter or email.

    ii) You have to make all refund requests in written form and should be received by our office within the notice period.

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing Packing List

    Climbing in the Himalayas requires special gear. You can purchase it in your home country or after arriving in Nepal. You can also rent some of the equipment. Our team will provide you with a list of the full kit you need to have for climbing Lobuche east during booking. 

    Some of the necessary things for Lobuche East Peak climbing are mentioned below:

    • Mountaineering boots: suitable for above 6000m
    • Hiking shoes 
    • Booties: Optional, down is best
    • Summit socks or equivalent 
    • Liner socks or equivalent 
    • 2 base layers: top and bottom
    • 1 mid-layer top: breathable
    • Lightweight nylon pants 
    • Softshell jacket with hoodie
    • Softshell pants: breathable and water repellent
    • Hardshell jacket with hood
    • Hardshell pants
    • Insulated down jacket with hood
    • Helmet: Must be able to fit over your ski hat
    • Alpine ice axe (65-70cm)
    • Crampons 12 points
    • Ascender
    • Mountaineering harness with adjustable leg loops
    • Carabiners 
    • Rappel device: ATC or figure 8

    FAQs

    • Our accommodations are always the best in the city and on the trail. Likewise, on the base camp and high camp, we use the highest-quality alpine grade comfortable tents.

    • Yes, we guarantee one guide for one climber during the expedition. Along with that, there will be additional Sherpa guides for reserves and ready to give hand if needed.

    • Lobuche East is an easy peak to climb if you take technical hurdles into consideration. The venture is difficult for sure but doable by beginner climbers. 

    • The cost to climb Lobuche Peak varies according to the number of persons. The cost includes expenses of porters, permits, accommodation, meals, and all transportation as per the itinerary.

    • Yes, you can see Everst from the summit of Lobuche. Moreover, it offers one of the best views of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains.

    • Lobuche Peak is in the Khumbu region (also known as the Everest region). The mountain is located 13.5 km away from Mt. Everest near the Khumbu Glacier.

    • You have to buy or rent the climbing gear. We will give you the packing list during the time of booking. You can get all the gears in your home country or buy/rent in Kathmandu. Some gear like a sleeping bag, down jacket, crampons, etc, are better rented if you are not planning to regularly climb mountains. 

    • Because the Lobuche East climbing is a high-altitude journey, the chances of altitude sickness are quite high. However, our itinerary lets the climbers acclimatize properly before pushing above 6,000 meters, which will keep them away from altitude sickness. At the same time, our crew regularly checks the health of the climbers and makes sure the symptoms are under control.

    • Yes, you can get the charging and internet facilities but only up to the Lobuche village. There's no teahouse from here onwards. You can carry spare batteries or a solar charger to keep your devices using. For the internet, you can use cellular data but the network connection will not be stable or even available after a certain point.

    Client Reviews

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      SamUnited KingdomMay 16, 2022

      Absolutely incredible service!!

      Absolutely incredible service from start to finish!! Not only did Kp provide a hassle and stress free service organising my 3 separate treks in Nepal he also went above and beyond to ensure everything from rafting to private transfers was all taken care of during my 3 month visit! I well and truly recommend this company to anyone.. go visit the guys in the office and I’m sure you will feel at home and safe right away! Thanks Nepal nirvana!!

      Dear Sam, Namaste!
      We appreciate you for choosing us for your several treks in Nepal. Thank you so much for the recommendations. We are always glad to provide you with our services warm-heartedly.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

    • Dan Murphy
      Dan MurphyUnited KingdomApril 27, 2022

      10/10 service, great value for money and an amazing personalised experience. Left as good friends!

      I highly recommend Nepal Nirvana Trails to anyone travelling to Nepal! KP and his team provided fantastic local knowledge to allow us to make the most out of our trip. We organised everything through them from 2 excellent treks - 1 to Everest base camp including Gokyo lakes and even a peak climb! (Lobuche East Peak 6119m). Also Annapurna circuit. There was nothing they weren’t able to organise for us. We also organised some rafting and a bungee jump and swing through Nepal Nirvana and they were great in providing us transport everywhere around. They tailored the trip to us perfectly in terms of pricing and what was provided on the treks - really satisfied with the price it was amazing value for money, especially as we were on a slight budget. But they can organise treks for any budgets with different levels of luxury as required. Within a week or so we had made good friends with KP and his daughter and son and we spent an amazing evening celebrating a successful trip on our last night! Can’t recommend highly enough!

      Dear Dan, Namaste!
      Thank you for sharing a review of your experience of trekking and peak climbing with the Nepal Nirvana Trails team! We are glad that you are happy with our services and thank you for the recommendations. It was a pleasure to have you and we are always pleased to guide you in more adventures.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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