Lobuche East Peak Climbing- 20 Days

Lobuche East Peak, 6119m, is an exciting and challenging  way to extend the classic Everest Base Camp Trek with a beautiful climb. Though not quite as high as Island peak (6189 m), Lobuche East Peak is technically more challenging. Lobuche Peak Climb is a genuine mountaineering experience which requires a basic knowledge of rock and ice climbing techniques.

Lobuche East is a favorite because of the exceptional panorama seen from the summit: Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche,  Ama Dablam, Makalu and notably, a fantastic view of Mt. Everest, which is not visible from Island Peak. Lobuche consists of several small summits, but ‘Lobuche Peak’ refers to Lobuche East, rather than Lobuche West, which is a difficult expedition peak. The popular route to Lobuche East is from the south ridge. The Lobuche East Peak Climb starts with the Everest Base Camp Trek, which in itself is a splendid trail through beautiful forests, Sherpa villages and monasteries with endless great views of the Khumbu Mountains. Proper acclimatization is important for Lobuche East Peak, and trekking the Everest Base Camp trail first provides the perfect preparation to continue on a carefully paced climb to Lobuche East Peak. 

After reaching Everest Base Camp and the famous Kala Patthar, from where we enjoy the fantastic view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and other mountains, we return to Lobuche village, the trail head for Lobuche Peak Climb.The trail up the valley from Lobuche becomes increasingly steep and rocky as we near the Lobuche Base Camp, 4950m. From Base Camp, we clamor over steep stone terraces and snowy slopes using fixed ropes to reach the ridge along the southwest face where we set up High Camp, 5600 m. We get superb views of Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega Peak and Tawache Peak on the way. 

To reach the summit from High Camp, we cross over steep stone slabs which may be covered with iced/snow. To reach the proper summit ridge, we have to ascend 50m on a 45 degree snow wall.  We use fixed lines. The sharp snowy ridge to the first summit is exposed.  There is a descent which you may need to rappel down before the final sharp ascent to the true summit. From Lobuche Summit we enjoy an incredible view of the greatest mountains in the world. 

The best season for Lobuche East Climbing is from March to May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December  the views of the mountains are crystal clear and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the Lobuche East Peak Climb can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will arrange every detail of your Lobuche East Expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

Check out the Three Peaks in Everest Region 28 Days Expedition in the Himalaya of Nepal. Climbing Lobuche East, Pokalde and Island Peak is definitely a lifetime experience.


Planning to climb Lobuche East Peak in 2019 and 2020 ?

Email us: info@annapurnafoothills.com 


Guaranteed Departure .. Join Now !!

We have guaranteed departures for Lobuche East Peak Climbing on  Sep 24, Oct 22nd, 5th Nov, 19, 2019. 

We normally create a small group. Small groups are sure to be a lot of fun, and it is a great saving too. The Solo Expedition cost of Lobuche East Climbing is $ 2800 USD per person; however, if we can make it a group of 04 - 06, the cost per person will be only $2485 USD per person


Trip Highlights


  • Includes classic hikes to  Everest Base Camp and Kala pattar 
  • One of the great 6000 m Trekking Peak climbing in Khumbu region 
  • Well set up support and Team at Lobuche East High Camp 
  • Technical climb to build your mountaineering skills
  • Qualified and expereinced Sherpa Climbing Guides 
  • Exceptional  summit view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and other beautiful Peaks 


Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4,265ft)

Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, (2610m/8,562ft) 4hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Namche bazzar (3441 m/11,289ft) 6-7 hrs

Day 5 : Acclimatization day- Trekking around Namche Bazaar

Day 6 : Trek to Tengbuche (3864m/12,677ft ) 5-6 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Dingbuche, (4400m/14,435ft) 5 hrs

Day 8 : Acclimatization Day- Hiking Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche, (4915 m/ 16125ft) 5 hrs

Day 10 : Trek to Gorak Shep (5130m/16,830ft) 3 hrs and hike to EBC (Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,598ft)

Day 11 : Ascent Kala Pattar (5545m/18,192ft) and descent to Locuche 5-6 hrs

Day 12 : Trek to High Camp (5600m/ 18,372 ) 5 hrs

Day 13 : Lobuche Peak Summit (6119m/20,075ft) Summit- Return to Base Camp: 7-9 hrs

Day 14 : Reserve Day (in case of unfavorable weather)

Day 15 : Trek to Tengbuche (3864m/12,677ft ) 5 hrs

Day 16 : Trek to Namche (3441 m/11,289ft) 4-5 hrs

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla (2810m/9219ft) 7-8 hrs

Day 18 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m/4,265ft)

Day 19 : Free day Kathmandu

Day 20 : Departure

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
30 November, 2019 19 December, 2019 US $2485 per person Available
05 December, 2019 24 December, 2019 US $2485 per person Available
17 December, 2019 05 January, 2020 US $2485 per person Available
05 March, 2020 24 March, 2020 US $2485 per person Available
12 March, 2020 31 March, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
25 March, 2020 13 April, 2020 US $2500 per person Guaranteed
04 April, 2020 23 April, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
12 April, 2020 01 May, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
24 April, 2020 13 May, 2020 US $2500 per person Guaranteed
30 April, 2020 19 May, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
03 May, 2020 22 May, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
14 May, 2020 02 June, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
17 September, 2020 06 October, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
28 September, 2020 17 October, 2020 US $2500 per person Guaranteed
08 October, 2020 27 October, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
15 October, 2020 03 November, 2020 US $2500 per person Guaranteed
29 October, 2020 17 November, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
12 November, 2020 01 December, 2020 US $2500 per person Guaranteed
25 November, 2020 14 December, 2020 US $2500 per person Available
05 December, 2020 24 December, 2020 US $2500 per person Guaranteed

Cost Include(s)

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Four nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 13 nights (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during One night High Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • English speaking experienced and certified Sherpa Guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis in all of our Climbing Trips
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's T-shirt
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh / Can Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Lobuche East Peak Climbing Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Lobuche East Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing Equipments and Gears 


Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and UnLock)
  • Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • 2 x Tape slings


More about Personal Climbing Equipment and Gears

Cost Exclude(s)


  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary

Lobuche East Peak Equipment and Packing list 

This list is only our suggestion  for Lobuche East Peak Climbing . You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip.  Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.

Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu.  Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware, Everest Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.  

Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.



It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather.  At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night.  What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring.  A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea.  You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.


Climbing Gear

  •        Alpine climbing harness with adjustable leg loops- should fit over clothing
  •        2 locking screw gate carabiners- Large, pear-shaped carabiner  type recommended
  •        3 regular non-locking carabiners- Light weight Black Diamond Hot wire are recommended
  •        Ice axe with leash - Black Diamond, Raven, or Camp
  •        Plastic Mountaineering boots -La Sportiva, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha
  •        Crampons fit to plastic boots
  •        Adjustable trekking poles
  •        Belay\ rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)


Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •        1-Down parka with hood


Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  •        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments



  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)



  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves



  •         Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •         Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection




  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries

Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items)

  •         *Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)



  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)




  • *Lightweight reading material
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  •  *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  •  Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  •  *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  •  *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  •  A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter

Why Climb Lobuche East Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.


Why Climb with a Sherpa?

Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.

Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.

To be safe, you dont need shops worth of Carabiners, ice-screws, snow stakes and rock racks- You need a Sherpa guide as a partner, some rope, a few bits of protection, good weather and overriding urge to die of old age.

The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.


Sherpa Support Staff:

Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)


You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from the Kathmandu.


Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Annapurna Foothills Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.

Altitude Advice:

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.


Travel Insurance:

To must be adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.

If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.

If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 20 Days

Price : US $2485 p/p

Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 3B

Maximum Height:6119 m

Minimum Height:1300 m

Minimum Group Size:2 Trekkers

Maximum Group size:8 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking, Camping, Climbing

Transport By:Private Vehicle, Domestic Flights



Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Lobuche East Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Fee and TIMS Card

Hotel in Kathmandu:4 Nights on B&B Plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during Trek:13 Nights (14 breakfasts, 13lunches, 13 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms

Accommodation during Camping:Meals during 1 Night Camping

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