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Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Overview

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Trip Facts

Location :

6000m Peak Climbing

Difficulty :

Moderate

Max. Altitude :

2800

Duration

20 days

Accomodation

Hotel Lodge and Teahouses

Elevation

6,119 m/20,062 ft

Best Season

March to May/ September to November

Transportation

short drive Airport-Hotel-Airport / on flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Trip Type

Hiking/Trekking/Climbing

Start from

Kathmandu

Ends at

Kathmandu

Min Group

2

Max Group

16

Walking Hours

6-7 hours

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hotel/Lodge

Lodge and Trek houses

Luggage Restriction

2

Weight Restriction

20 kg

Mountain Views

panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
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Lobuche East Peak (6,119m/20,062ft) is a popular climbing destination in the Everest region of Nepal. It offers an exciting and challenging adventure for climbers seeking to conquer a Himalayan peak. The climb to Lobuche East involves technical sections, steep slopes, and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The journey to the summit typically starts from Lukla and follows the classic Everest Base Camp trail until reaching Lobuche village. From there, climbers ascend through the rocky terrain and icy slopes, using climbing equipment such as crampons, ice axes, and ropes. The summit rewards climbers with a sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayan peaks. With proper preparation, acclimatization, and the guidance of experienced climbing guides, Lobuche East Peak offers a thrilling and memorable climbing experience in the heart of the Everest region.

 

 

Highlights of Lobuche East Peak

  • The perfect 6000-metre peak for aspiring climbers looking to build a mountaineering career. 
  • Grade B rated alpine peak by Nepal Mountaineering Association that is perfect for learning climbing techniques. 
  • Picturesque sightseeing of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many prominent peaks of Khumbu.
  • Trekking on the legendary Everest base camp trekking trail.
  • Witnessing the Sherpa lifestyle of Khumbu valley.
  • Serene and spiritual tour at Tengboche monastery. 

When it comes to Everest climber's acclimatisation practice, Lobuche East, at 6,119 metres, stands best. Also, it is the ideal peak of Khumbu to revisit the technical aspects of climbing. For mountaineering aspirants, the less technical demand of this peak becomes easier for them to submit it. The place for setting tents and the plentiful water sources on low and high camps of Lobuche make the logistic management easier for climbers. 

We at World Expedition Nepal run a 20 days Lobuche East peak expedition for two seasons a year. Spring and Autumn months are the pre and post-monsoon periods. Thus, during these times, the weather in the Everest region becomes stable. The super clear weather, mild temperature, and fantastic climate during these months are striking. The striking sightseeing of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. 

Trip Overview - Lobuche East Peak Climbing

As preparation for the 20 day Lobuche East expedition, you'll have a trip briefing session by our Sherpa guide and Climbing guide. During the day, you can stroll around historical sites in Kathmandu for sightseeing. You also must have the proper gear for this trekking. Thus, with consultation with our guides, you can buy all the apt trekking and climbing gears a day before flying to Lukla. 

After landing at Lukla from Kathmandu, we'll begin our trek to Phakding and Namche Bazar. Hiking adjacent to the beautiful Dudh Koshi river and vivid rhododendrons on the hills make the trip mesmerising.

We'll hike to Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Throughout this expedition and at the Tengboche monastery, you'll experience the Sherpa culture together with the serene Buddhist hymns. Every climber and trekker to Lobuche East follows the legendary trails that began 50 years ago. Also, we'll pray for the mountain god at Tengboche for our safety and return successfully. 

We'll be trekking on the Everest base camp route and stay overnight at the lodges, also known as tea house-based accommodation. At the Lobuche East Base Camp, we'll set up our camps, and our fantastic chefs will prepare nutritious & healthy meals for you. 

Our team will set the tents and camps at 4,800 metres at Lobuche East Base Camp. Even from this altitude, the sunrise, sunset, and view of the mountains remain spectacular. We'll be acclimatising our bodies to this altitude for the next two days. In the meantime, you'll get some training on rope skills from our climbing guide. You'll be acclimatising and training together to make you better prepared for this expedition. 

After adequate preparations, our team will move up to Lobuche East High Camp at 5,600 metres. High Camp of Lobuche peak sits above the moraines. The ample space around this camp allows us to relax comfortably. In the evening, the glittering sun over the mountains looks inspiring. 

We'll climb Lobuche East peak with the help of fixed lines. The Sherpa team will set the fixed lines before we begin our expedition. Thus, having rope skills for climbing with fixed lines later on the summit day is crucial. 

We'll start our summit day as early as 2 am. We'll start our ascent through the South East Ridge of Lobuche East. This region is technical as you have to walk over the rocks, snow, and ice climb. Sherpa guides will be alongside you to assist throughout your ascent and descent. As we move further upwards, the terrain gets steeper. The icy slopes ahead require you to walk with crampons. On the fixed-line, you'll use the ascender attached to your harness. It serves the purpose of safety and comfortable climbing. 

The long eight hours of tiring climbing will take you to the Lobuche East summit. The true beauty of Himalaya giants unfolds when you reach the top of Lobuche East. From the Lobuche summit, you could see the stunning view of Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cho Oyu, Everest, and all the mountains of Khumbu. We’ll celebrate the successful summit back at the base camp. We’ll descend down to Namche bazar and Lukla on the following days. 

Climbing experience on Lobuche East Peak Climb

Technically, Lobuche East is not a demanding climbing peak. But, it is the ideal location in Khumbu for learning mountaineering techniques and the use of apt climbing gear. 

For novice climbers, this place is perfect for learning basic mountaineering techniques. Our climbing guides will train you at the base camp even if you don't have prior climbing experience. We'll have a training session regarding using a harness, crampons, ice axe, mixed walking on icy ridge and snow, etc. 

It is better to have ideas of using crampons, abseiling, walking along the fixed rope, using an ice axe, etc. If you have some alpine training courses, handling these gears and making a safe walk wouldn't be an issue. 

Accommodation at Lobuche East Climbing

Our Lobuche East expedition is tea-housed and camping style. You'll have comfortable overnights at these places. 

We'll make your food and accommodation at the best available tea house. We'll make sure that you'll get all the dietary supplements. Also, you can provide us with the details on food allergies and diet requirements for you, if any. 

At Lobuche East Base Camp, our chef team will cook food for you. Our nutritious supplements to our clients have always been an inspiration to other expedition groups. 

You can also carry pickles, chocolate bars, candies, and dry fruits to keep up the energy while hiking. 

Extended trip to Everest Base Camp Trek

After summiting Lobuche East, many of our clients used to prefer the Everest base camp trek. We furthermore allow you to extend three extra days for base camp and the Kala Patthar trip. But, inform us before heading for the expedition. It doesn't come as complementary but will be affordable. 

The unmatched view of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are best from Kala Patthar. Also, after coming this far from Khumbu, a hike to Everest base camp is a must. 

Trekking and Climbing gears for Lobuche East Climbing Expedition

Our trekking and climbing guide prepares the list of required gears for Lobuche climbing. We will send you a copy of the list of contact details on WhatsApp. Make sure that you buy all the climbing gears included in the list. 

You can also reach out to our Necessary Trekking and Climbing gears for 6000 metres peak blog for a better idea on it. 

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Itinerary Expand All Close All

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative from the World Expedition Nepal. They will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel. After checking in, take some time to relax and recover from your journey.

In the evening, you can explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, visit local markets, or sample delicious Nepali cuisine at one of the city's many restaurants. If you have spare time, you may also consider visiting some of the famous landmarks in Kathmandu, such as Durbar Square or the Boudhanath Stupa, to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the city.

Our compony offers a welcome dinner in a Nepali Typical Restuarant. later on you can discuss about the trek. 

Overnight stay at lodge in Kathmandu

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

After having breakfast, our guide will take us to the Nepal Tourism Board at Bhrikutimandap where we get our trek permit after paying some amount. Later on, we prepare our luggage and other essential trekking clothes, gear and equipments. If anyone of us haven't those then we go for shopping at Thamel Marg where we can find the genuine one.Also you can rent the clothes and safety gear  frpom the stores at Thamel if you are on packed budget.

We will also organize a pre-trek briefing where you'll meet your guide and fellow climbers. They will provide you with a detailed overview of the Island Peak climbing itinerary, necessary equipment, safety guidelines, and answer any questions you may have. It's a good opportunity to clarify any concerns and ensure you are well-prepared for the adventure ahead. 

Overnight stay in kathmandu.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

After an early breakfast, we will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport for a thrilling 40-minute flight to Lukla. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. Upon landing at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, we will meet the rest of the trekking crew and commence our trek to Phakding. The trail initially descends from Lukla, passing through small Sherpa villages and crossing suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. We will enjoy the beautiful landscapes, prayer wheels, and prayer flags along the way.

After approximately 3-4 hours of trekking, we will reach Phakding, a small village situated at an elevation of 2,610m.

Overnight stay at a teahouse in Phakding, where you can relax and enjoy a warm meal.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Service Includes on Cost

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trek.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Sagarmatha national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Island Peak.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Island peak. 
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Service Excludes on Cost

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
  • Items of personal nature - laundry expenses, tips.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Additional Information

lobuche-east-peak-climbing in Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024

We, World Expedition Nepal, employ IFMGA certified climbing guides and sherpa for every expedition we run. Also, we design every expedition with precise logistics and acclimatisation. 

World Expedition Nepal is running (expedition) for Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024. After a long Covid pandemic, climbers from different countries are making their inquiries about expeditions in Nepal. So, we are receiving inquiries for trekking, peak climbings, and mountain expeditions. We are overwhelmed with the inquiries we are receiving at this time. Also, most climbers who make inquiries with us are reserving their seats for (expedition) in Autumn 2023 and for Spring 2023. 

We operate every expedition with a fixed number of clients. Thus, we encourage you to reserve your seat before it fills out. We are ready to take you to (expedition) for Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024. Are you ready?
 

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