5, mid ( technical 2 + altitudinal 3 ) | 18 Days in Nepal

Ascent of Lobuche Peak

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The Lobuche Peak consists of two summits - East and West, with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuos ridge connects them, but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognised as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak.

Lobuche, being an attractive mountain, offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.

The peak of Lobuche East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed to the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south east of the true peak and before the notch. This peak is identified as the false peak. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to Lobuche East on 25 April 1984, although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before. But no records are available.
Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazar -Dingboche - Lobuche Peak - Namche Bazar - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Activities

    Mountaineering, Expeditions

  • Altitude

    6,119 m
  • Departure Date

    April 29 - May 16 | October 10 - October 26
  • Group size

    4-10 pax
  • Trip Starts

  • Trip Ends



Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 3 Flight to Lukla (2840m)
Trek to Phakding (2610m, 3-4 hours).
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m, 5-6 hours)
Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m, 5-6 hours)
Day 5 Rest Day in Namche Bazar
Rest Day in Namche Bazar (3440m) for acclimatization.
Day 6 Tengboche Monastery (3860m)
Tengboche Monastery (3860m)
Day 7 Dingboche (4410m)
Dingboche (4410m)
Day 8 Rest day in Dingboche
Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization
Day 9 Lobuche (4910m)
Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10 Lobuche visit Kala Pattar (5550m)
Lobuche visit Kala Pattar (5550m)
Day 11 Lobuche trek to Lobuche High Camp.
Lobuche trek to Lobuche High Camp.
Day 12 Summit Peak and return to Lobuche.
Summit Peak and return to Lobuche.
Day 13 Reserve Day (If incase weather is bad)
Reserve Day (If incase weather is bad)
Day 14 Trek to Pangboche.
Trek to Pangboche.
Day 15 Namche Bazar (3440m).
Namche Bazar (3440m).
Day 16 Trek to Lukla.
Trek to Lukla.
Day 17 Fly: Lukla-Kathmandu
Fly: Lukla-Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 18 Final Departure
Final Departure.

Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Trip Map

Cost Include

  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • 1 Sherpa Guide for the group.
  • 2 Porters for the group to carry common climbing equipment.
  • Tents, food & necessary kitchen utensils in Lobuche High Camp.
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
  • National Park fee.
  • Peak Permit Fee.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers.
  • Flight to KTM-Lukla-KTM.
  • Kathmandu city tour.
  • KTM entrance fee during Sightseeing

Cost Does not Include

  • International air ticket.
  • Nepal Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Food during the trek.
  • Overnight accommodation in Hotel/Lodges along the trail.
  • Personal Porter.
  • Personal equipment.
  • High risk medical insurance.
  • Alcoholic beverages, souvinirs & telephone calls.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation, if needed.

Booking procedure

If your decision to take part in our expedition if firm, please send us e-mail with:
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Personal gear

Technical Equipment for the ascent

  • Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12)
  • Rucksack 70-80 liters
  • Rucksack 35-40 liters
  • Harness
  • Prussiks
  • Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items
  • Jumar (ascender)
  • Telescope ski poles
  • Thermos
  • Rappel device
  • Ice Axe
  • Head lamp
  • Photo camera
  • Video camera and assessors
  • Accumulators
  • Personal crockery for high camps

Equipment for body and feet

  • Trekking shoes
  • Boots of "Everest" Millet type
  • Gore-tex jacket with wide hood
  • Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls)
  • Windblock jacket
  • Windblock trousers
  • Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items
  • Warm underwear - 2 sets
  • Personal underwear
  • Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
  • Thinsulate gloves
  • Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
  • Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
  • Balaclava
  • Warm hat
  • Windblock face mask
  • UV glasses
  • Ski goggles (preferably)
  • Gaiters

Meet your experts

Mingma Gelu Sherpa

Mingma Gelu Sherpa is a mountaineer and entrepreneur. He has summited Mt. Everest 8 times. He is also the first Nepali to summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia. He has been on the mountains since his youth, coming from the Makalu region, and working on mountain expeditions since the age of 14.

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