Lobuche Peak Climbing


18 Days


This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Local flights cost covered in itinerary

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip


  • Summiting Lobuche Peak at 6,119m provides an incredible feeling of accomplishment.
  • Explore Everest Base Camp, which offers breathtaking views of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest.
  • Witness the unique Tibetan culture of the Sherpa people, renowned for their hospitality and mountaineering expertise.
  • A 360-degree perspective on Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Tibetan Peaks.
  • Outdoors at a portion of the wild and remote valleys of the Himalayas.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery to experience local culture and stunning views of Everest.
  • Hike through dense forests, charming villages, suspension bridges, vibrant prayer flags, gompas, and historic monasteries.


Lobuche Peak Climbing gives an exceptional taste of the Himalayas as you stand on the summit of Lobuche East (6119m) on the stunning peaks of the Khumbu region. This Lobuche East Peak Climbing is the third highest-selling peak trekking in Nepal. There are two different peaks under the same name of Lobuche – Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Both climbing peaks need a separate climbing permit. Among them, Lobuche East is the most popular climbing in Nepal.

Climbing Lobuche Peak is relatively comfortable compared to other peak climbs. However, the journey and the destination add immense value to the experience. To reach Lobuche Base Camp, we follow a route that also passes through Everest Base Camp, allowing us to experience both iconic destinations in one trek. Along the trek, we see the region’s abundant vegetation and wildlife. We also pass through beautiful Sherpa villages. The local people’s distinct customs, traditions, and lives are enchanting. Their delicious cuisine is another highlight of the journey.

Following your guide, you will climb the peak via Lobuche Base and High Camp. Reaching the top will give you a great sense of achievement and a fantastic mountain view. You’ll see many of the world’s most famous peaks, including Mt. Everest. Lobuche Peak is ideal for beginners seeking a relatively comfortable climb. The best seasons to summit Lobuche Peak are Autumn and Spring.

The attraction of Lobuche Peak Climbing

This journey takes you through various Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, sitting peacefully in the lap of the Khumbu Valley. This Peak is considered more trekking by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Hence, it can be conquered by any mountain lover without prior climbing experience. However, one must be physically fit before taking on this adventure.

The journey starts from the country’s capital, Kathmandu, and goes through the Khumbu region’s highs, lows, and ups and downs. The scenic flight to Lukla, with an aerial view of the Himalayan ranges, marks the start of your journey in the wilderness. Walk through the silent forests to the village of Phakding as the trail continues through the alpine forests of Sagarmatha National Park en route to Namche, the Gateway of Everest. The trek passes through different rivers, bridges, and diverse vegetation. The trail also provides an opportunity to look into the Buddhist culture of the Himalayas as it takes you to Tengboche Monastery, which holds high cultural value to the Sherpas of the region. Passing through many small Sherpa settlements, the trail leads to Everest Base Camp, adorned with incredible views of various peaks like Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m), Lingtren (6749m), and Khumbutse (6636m). The vista of Everest (8848m), glimmering in all its glory, seen from the summit of Lobuche Peak, is bound to leave anyone awe-struck.

Lobuche Peak climbing

My Everest Trip provides you with the best climbing equipment and is accompanied by our experts, who are accustomed to this route.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Route

Your trek begins with a 20-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, you hike for a few hours to reach Phakding for the night. The next day, you trek to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest, where you spend an acclimatization day. After enjoying Namche, you continue your hike to Tengboche. You wake up to morning prayers at Tengboche Monastery before hiking to Dingboche. Here, you rest and explore Nagarjun Peak. On the 8th day, you trek to Lobuche, walking over the Khumbu Glacier’s moraines.

The next day, you continue upward via the Khumbu Glacier’s moraine to reach Everest Base Camp, with panoramic views of Mount Khumbutse, Mount Pumori, and Mount Nuptse, with Mount Everest in the background. After spending time at the base of the world’s tallest peak, you return to Gorak Shep for the night. The following day, you hike up to Kalapatthar at 5,555 meters, then trek to Lobuche Base Camp. From there, you move to Lobuche High Camp, getting closer to the summit.

Finally, it’s a summit day to climb Lobuche Peak, approaching the southern ridge through steep and icy tracks. Using ropes, crampons, and ice axes guided by your expert, you ascend the technical parts of the peak. After conquering the 45-degree slope, you reach the summit of Lobuche East, celebrating your achievement with a breathtaking panorama of the Everest region. Afterward, you trek back to Pheriche, Namche, and Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Major Attractions of the Lobuche Climbing

  • Summiting Lobuche Peak: Climbing Lobuche Peak is both adventurous and challenging. Reaching the summit fills you with the joy of success, and the celebration is made even more special by the breathtaking panorama of the Everest region. From the top of Lobuche Peak, you can see the entire Everest region, making every effort and moment of the climb worthwhile.
  • Walk Through Sagarmatha National Park: Before reaching Namche Bazaar, you enter Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. This park is home to various endangered animals, such as the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. The views of the Great Himalayan Range, with its perpetually snow-capped peaks, make trekking in this region truly worthwhile.
  • Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar: Reaching the base of the world’s tallest mountain is another major attraction of the trek. From there, you can witness the majestic views of the Everest and Lhotse. After visiting the base camp, you’ll hike for a few hours to reach Kala Patthar, where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the towering Everest and the surrounding mountains.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Built-in 1961, the Tengboche Monastery has become a crucial religious site for locals. It is the largest and oldest monastery in the region despite being damaged and rebuilt multiple times due to disasters. You can enjoy a splendid view of the snow-capped peaks from the monastery’s back.

Lobuche Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Lobuche stands near the mighty Mount Everest, offering a breathtaking view. This trek is not just about reaching the summit of a peak but also about experiencing the base of the world’s tallest peak. Lobuche is a snow-covered settlement with two equally striking summits: Lobuche East (6116 m) and Lobuche West (6145 m). While Lobuche West is designated for expedition purposes, the east peak is classified as a trekking peak. This climb offers a unique combination of Lobuche climbing and Everest Base Camp (EBC) trekking, making it a standout adventure.

A typical day

Each morning during the trek, our guide or porter will offer you a wake-up call with tea or coffee around 6:30 a.m. After freshening up, you’ll have time to pack your bag before breakfast. We’ll start the trek following breakfast, but take 5 minutes to stretch and warm up before setting off. Expect to walk for 45 minutes to 1 hour before taking a 5-minute rest. Our walk will continue for 2 to 3 hours until we reach our lunch spot.

Typically, lunch is served during the trek around 12 – 1 pm and lasts 45 minutes. The menu offers quick options accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee. Following lunch, our walk usually lasts 2-3 hours until we reach our lodge/camp. Upon arrival, we may rest before dinner. Each evening after dinner, our guide briefs us on the program for the next day.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu    

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation 

Day 03

Fly to Lukla and walk to Phakding

  • Altitude: 2,653
  • Duration: 35 minutes of flight, 3-4 hours walk

Day 04

Rest in Namche Bazaar 

Day 05

Trek to Tengboche

  • Altitude: 3,855m
  • Distance: About 6 hours 

Day 06

Trek to Dingboche

  • Altitude: 4,360m 
  • Duration: 5 hours

Day 07

Rest day in Dingboche

Day 08

Trek to Lobuche 

  • Altitude: 4,930m
  • Duration: 6 hours

Day 09

Trek to Everest Base Camp (17,598 ft/ 5,364 m) and then back to Gorak Shep 

  • Altitude: 5,185 m
  • Duration: About 7 hours

Day 10

Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m) viewpoint and trek to Lobuche

  • Altitude: 4,250m
  • Duration: 6 hours

Day 11

Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp 

  • Altitude: 4,950m
  • Duration: 6-7 hours 

Day 12

Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp 

Day 13

Lobuche High Camp to Summit 

  • Altitude:6119m
  • Duration: 6-7 hours 

Day 14

Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche 

  • Altitude: 3930m
  • Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 15

Trek Namche Bazaar

  • Altitude: 3,440m
  • Duration: 6 hours

Day 16

Trek Lukla

  • Altitude: 2,850m
  • Duration: About 6 hours

Day 17

Flight to Kathmandu

Feel free to wander around the hotel or take a nap to rest after your trek. We recommend taking a leisurely walk in the evening to soak in the atmosphere of Thamel at night. The Budget Everest Base Camp trek concludes today. You can extend your tour to explore more adventurous spots in Nepal or prepare your bags for your return flight. Enjoy your last night in Kathmandu.

Day 18

Final Departure 


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu    

Upon your arrival at the airport, our team will assist you. We’ll then drive to Thamel in a private car. In the evening, you’ll be introduced to the crew, and our guide will provide a briefing about the journey ahead. We’ll enjoy a delicious Nepalese dinner together at a beautiful restaurant to kick off our adventure. You’ll spend the night in Kathmandu, gearing up for the exciting trek ahead.



Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation 

Today, we set out to explore several UNESCO World Heritage sites around Kathmandu. Our first stops are Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupa, revered sites for Buddhist followers. Next, we visit Pashupatinath, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Our tour also includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, formerly the royal palace and residence of Nepalese kings, where you can observe the homes of the Living Goddesses. After our cultural exploration, we head to Thamel to prepare for the trek.

In Thamel, we will arrange to rent or purchase essential climbing gear. With the guidance of our expert, you’ll select the best equipment and pack your bags for the journey ahead. Once everything is in order, we’ll be all set to depart. You’ll spend the night in Kathmandu, ready and excited for the adventures that await us.

Day 03

Fly to Lukla and walk to Phakding

You will start the day early as you take the flight to Lukla (2,840m). Moreover, this exciting flight to Lukla Airport will be a thrilling experience. Also known as the gateway to the Khumbu, Lukla provides the foremost glimpse of Everest within the distance.

Here, we’ll meet the staff accompanying us for the trek. Shortly, we will depart for our first trek. Savoring the beauty of the Everest region, we slowly head toward Phakding. Further on the way, we pass the Monjo village on the banks of the Dudh Koshi. We crashed overnight in one of the well-built lodges of Khumbu in Phakding for the night.

Day 04

Rest in Namche Bazaar 

Today, take a break in Namche as you acclimate to the altitude. Spend the day exploring the Sherpa town, including a visit to the Sherpa museum and sampling Sherpa cuisine in Namche Bazaar. The bustling market in Namche Bazaar offers a variety of goods to discover. Alternatively, you can hike up to the Everest View Hotel near the Syangboche airstrip for a breathtaking view of Everest (8848m) and other Khumbu peaks. You’ll spend the night at the tea house, resting and rejuvenating for the journey ahead.

Day 05

Trek to Tengboche

Walking closer to Mount Everest (8848m) with a view of Ama Dablam (6812m), Lhotse (8516m), Taboche (6542m), Kangtega (6782m), and Thamserku (6623m), you trek to the village of Tengboche. Following a pretty easy trail through the pine forests, you reach Tengboche Monastery, draped with a panoramic view of the Himalayas. This monastery holds great religious importance to the local Buddhist pilgrims.

Overnight in Tengboche

Day 06

Trek to Dingboche

From Tengboche, we walk further north on the forested trail. After 3 to 4 hours, we reach the beautiful Sherpa village of Pangboche. “Pangboche Monastery”, built in the 16th Century, is one of the oldest monasteries in history. We can witness the claws and skulls of the Yeti, the so-called loyal pet of ancient monks living in the Himalayas. Walk past Mani walls, Chortens, and several small villages to enter Imja Valley. Upon arrival in Dingboche, you will enjoy the sight of barley and buckwheat fields with the snow-capped mountains as the backdrop.

Overnight in Dingboche

Check Everest Three Pass Trek for a more adventurous journey. 

Day 07

Rest day in Dingboche

Today, again, you will acclimatize to continue the remaining trek with ease. Walk past Mani walls as you hike to Chhukhung, following the trails of the Imja River. Chhukhung offers a panoramic view of the Khumbu peaks, including Ama Dablam (6812m), Amphu Gyabjen (5360m), and Lhotse (8516m). After spending some time in Chhukhung, hike back to Dingboche.

Day 08

Trek to Lobuche 

From Dingboche, we start the hike toward Lobuche. The trail takes us up the ridge of a top shrine and deep into the broad valley. Crossing a glacial moraine, we start witnessing a perfect view of the peaks. When we reach “Thukla,” the Partial view of Lobuche greets us. The hike to Lobuche is fun and memorable. At an elevation of about 4,940 m ft, Lobuche is approximately 8.5 km southwest of Everest Base Camp. Upon arrival, we enjoyed a warm dinner and prepared for another exciting day. Overnight in Lobuche.Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 09

Trek to Everest Base Camp (17,598 ft/ 5,364 m) and then back to Gorak Shep 

We leave Lobuche in the early morning and continue walking on the Alpine grassland toward Gorak Shep. Further continuing our dramatic journey to Everest base camp, we’ll witness the Army Mountaineers Memorials. This is undoubtedly the memory you will cherish for a lifetime. With pride on our nerves, we capture some beautiful photographs and enjoy the view. The view of the world’s deepest glacier, Khumbu Glacier, will also please us. After a lovely time in the Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorekshep for the night’s stay.

Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 10

Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m) viewpoint and trek to Lobuche

The splendid view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar is better than the one at the Base Camp. On the top, you will see multicolor prayer flags that are hung as we climb above the rocky trails. After some beautiful minutes and great photos in Kalapatthar, we walk down to Gorakshep for breakfast. Getting our bags ready, we walk towards Lobuche. Tracing our way back, we shall have a relaxing journey to Lobuche. 

Overnight in Lobuche

Day 11

Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp 

Trekking through a steep and rocky trail with panoramic views of the Himalayas, you arrive at its Base Camp and begin preparations for climbing. Take time to double-check your gear and ensure you have all the necessary information about the ascent. You’ll spend the night at the camp, resting and mentally preparing for the challenging climb.

Day 12

Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp 

  • Altitude: 5,400m
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

Today’s trek takes approximately 4-5 hours as you navigate through the moraines alongside Lobuche Glacier from the base camp to reach Lobuche High Camp. Upon arrival, the climbing leader or our team member will provide pre-climbing training on using essential gear such as ice axes, climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, and ascenders. You’ll mentally and physically spend the night at the camp, preparing for the climb ahead.

Overnight in the camp.

Day 13

Lobuche High Camp to Summit 

With the weather favoring your side, you climb the peak of Lobuche early in the morning today. Your climbing leader will carefully lead you to the summit through the rocky and snowy trails. After reaching the forum, you will have a spectacular vista of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Cholatse (6440m), and Pumori (7161m) among others. Later, descend back to High Camp.

Overnight at the camp.

Day 14

Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche 

After conquering Lobuche Peak, retrace your trail to Pheriche with a distant view of Ama Dablam (6812m). You then trek through rhododendrons and juniper-covered forests en route to Pangboche. Upon reaching, pay a visit to Pangboche Monastery to behold the culture of the Khumbu region.

Overnight at the tea house.

Day 15

Trek Namche Bazaar

The other walk takes us to the valley of Tengboche, a place with beautiful monasteries. After some rest, we move on as the trail descends on the river bank and make a final ascent to the village of Kyangjuma. After a short uphill, we reach the ridge leading to Namche. Begin in Namche; you will feel pretty welcomed and relaxed. You will stay in a standard hotel even during the cheap Everest base camp trek package.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day 16

Trek Lukla

As you pass the rhododendron forests and cross the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River to reach Lukla and descend on steep trails. Since this trail is already familiar to us, we enjoy the walk.

Overnight at a hotel in Lukla

Day 17

Flight to Kathmandu

You can wander around the hotel or take a nap. We suggest you walk around during the evening and enjoy the nighttime of Thamel. It’s up to you. The Budget Everest base camp trek ends today. You can extend the tour to explore more adventurous spots in Nepal or prepare your bags to fly back.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 18

Final Departure 

You will be escorted back to the airport for your further departure. Do

inform us about your flight schedule so we can make the necessary arrangements. We wish you an incredible journey back home.

What To Expect?

What's included

  • Three nights of Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on a B/B basis;
  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to the airport. Surface transportation will be available as per the itinerary;
  • Three meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period & night intent
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Climbing permit
  • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter. experienced
  • Government license holder Climbing guide during the climbing period as per group size.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • One tent will be open in the Base camp for two people on a shared basis;
  • High-altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above the base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during the climbing period.
  • A necessary kitchen crew will be available in the base camp
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if required)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is accessible at the arrival
  • Any Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Icefall fees Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other members) if applicable.
  • Travel Insurance.


Me and my group of 3 friends had a Lobuche East Peak climbing last Spring. The team on My Everest trip treated us very well like their own family. After arriving in Kathmandu they pick up from the airport in a private car. They really did their best for our comfortable and outstanding experience. From handling small requests to dealing with health problems the team takes care of each and everything during our 19 days journey. our guide was so smiley that he always kept smiling and cheerful to help us out. the My Everest Trip made our journey unforgettable, I will surely return to Nepal again and definitely work with the My Everest Trip team.

Louis Hadid

The journey of Lobuche is a lifelong journey for me. Coming from New York taking an adventurous trip in Nepal was really amazing. Thanks to the whole team of My Everest trip for my comfortable trekking journey. I recommend the Lobuche Peak climbing journey for those who enjoy mountaineering and seeking excitement. It's an opportunity to challenge yourself and enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan views.

Jakson Torres
New York

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How Hard is Lobuche Peak Climbing?

A mountain climbing experience in Nepal can never be easy. Climbing Lobuche Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, so you cannot imagine it to be easy. However, since this is a practice peak for 8,000+ mountains, you can complete it with little guidance. And after conquering Lobuche Peak, the adventurers can climb other higher mountains.

The Lobuche is a moderately complex trekking. The trails can be harsh for newcomers with zero experience, but professionals might find them less challenging.

One of the most complex parts of this Lobuche trek is climbing a 45-degree snow wall from High Camp to Lobuche summit, which is 50 m high. You will use technical gear to climb, and the crampons make climbing with fixed ropes more accessible.

However, our bodies will be well adapted since we will walk on the classic Everest Base Camp route for the first ten days. This extended route helps us cope with the difficulties of altitude and distance before we begin the actual Lobuche climbing.

Check Everest Gokyo Ri Trek for a fantastic view of Everest and the glacier Lakes.

Is Lobuche East Climb Technical?

Yes, this Climb is quite technical. Since this mountain is above 6,000 meters, you need all mountaineering skills. However, you don’t need to learn all of these Climbing skills in advance. Once you are in Nepal, our guide will train you for the climb. If required, we will take an additional day at the Base Camp to train ourselves in mountain climbing skills. You shall learn to use ropes, axes, and crampons. These Mountaineering gears are mostly needed when the snow is thick.

Can We See Everest from Lobuche?

Yes, you can see Everest from Lobuche. The aerial distance between Lobuche and Everest is only 12.1km. During the trek, you can see Everest right from Namche Bazaar until you are back in Lukla. From the Lobuche summit, Everest Peak looks quite magical. However, MyEverestTrip Lobuche Trek Itinerary first goes to Everest Base Camp and then to Lobuche. This means you can enjoy a fantastic view of Everest right from its foot.

How Much Does It Cost to Climb Lobuche Peak?

Climbing Lobuche Peak costs about $2150 when you book the package. In addition, you will need a few hundred dollars extra of your own. If you cannot afford this, check out our cheaper travel package in Nepal, like the Langtang Valley trek.

Is Lobuche Peak Solo Possible to Climb?

Yes, the government issues the permit for Solo mountain climbers as long as a licensed guide accompanies you. As Lobuche is not a restricted trekking region, you don’t need to be in a group of two people. However, since you will be accompanied by a guide (Sherpa) and porters, Solo travelers will be safe. And trust us; you won’t be bored.

How High is Lobuche Base Camp?

Lobuche Peak is 6119m above sea level, while the Base Camp is 4,950m. Between these two camps, there’s Lobuche High Camp, which is 5,400 meters above grade. There’s no human settlement beyond Lobuche Village, and you will stay in tents.

Is Lobuche a trekking peak?

Lobuche Peak is NOT a trekking peak and should not be taken lightly. Technical climbing knowledge is essential before attempting this 6,119-meter (20,075-foot) Himalayan peak.

How do you train for Lobuche Peak?

To train for Lobuche Peak, aim to train for an hour or more at least five days a week. Focus on high-volume, low-intensity workouts. A good goal is to comfortably climb 1,500 vertical feet per hour while carrying a 6-8 kg (15 lbs.) day pack. It is highly recommended that you train enough to climb Lobuche East easily.

What grade is Lobuche Peak?

Both Lobuche East and West peaks are semi-technical, graded at PD+/3. Lobuche East Peak (6119 meters) is one of Nepal’s most popular 6000-meter climbing peaks. Everest (8848 meters) climbing teams often use it as a training peak before attempting the summit.

Is travel Insurance Compulsory for Lobuche Peak Climbing?

You must have travel insurance before booking Lobuche Peak climbing from MyEverestTrip. No travel agency in Nepal has the provision of providing travel insurance to their trekkers. And, even after a lot of precaution and preparation, there is a high chance of being sick from the altitude. In that case, you might need a helicopter evacuation, which your travel insurance covers. Also, it covers other medical and thefts during the trek in Nepal.

Additional Information

There are two significant peaks for climbing, i.e., Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Trekkers climb from the south ridge, which is easier to climb. Lobuche’s difficulty is graded as a “Moderate” level climb. You will be making many uphill and downhill climbs on this trek. You can start with Annapurna Base Camp Trek if you have never done a high-altitude hike.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Difficulty

Many people enjoy trekking Lobuche due to its unique landscape. It may not be very challenging for experienced mountaineers with high-altitude climbing and technical skills. However, novices might find it quite demanding. It’s important to have the right gear and clothing. A structured training plan before the expedition is very helpful. It’s also essential to be familiar with using climbing equipment like harnesses, ropes, ice axes, and crampons.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies 

Altitude sickness is a common concern for trekkers in this region, especially above the 5000-meter level. Decreased oxygen levels at higher altitudes can lead to symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. Acclimatizing properly is essential by ascending gradually, staying hydrated, and listening to your body. If symptoms of altitude sickness develop, it’s crucial to descend to a lower altitude promptly to avoid serious complications. Some of the remedies that you should follow are listed below:

  • Slow ascent
  • Proper acclimatization
  • Avoid Alcoholic beverages
  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat healthy and take proper rest
  • Be mentally prepared

Lobuche Peak Trek

Best Time For Lobuche Peak Climbing 

Lobuche Peak climbing can only be done in Autumn and Spring. In autumn, the temperature in Lobuche is about five degrees Celsius, while it is still freezing at night. The Spring season in the region starts in March and lasts until May. Conversely, the Autumn season runs from September to November.

This is the peak season for all-mountain climbers in Nepal, i.e., even Mount Everest is very crowded. The snow is less, and the chances of rainfall are low. It’s also among the warmest month for mountain climbing. In Spring, the trails are vibrant with blooming rhododendron flowers. The clear and sunny skies offer breathtaking views of the mountain landscapes.

Climbing this peak cannot be done in summer or winter. June, July, and August have the highest rainfall and snowfall, making the trail slippery. On the other hand, Winter, i.e., September, October, and November, are full of snowfall, making the trail very slippery. Only experienced trekkers should attempt climbing Lobuche in the winter, as the trails become completely covered with snow.

It is best advised to opt for this trek during climbing season. Even if the government issues the Lobuche Peak East climb permit, it’s wise not to attempt it in the wrong season. Trekking, while the weather is not stable might even kill you. So, instead, go for a low-altitude trek like Everest Short Trek.

Lobuche Peak Climbing Cost

Climbing Lobuche costs $2150, which may seem high due to camping accommodations and additional staff. However, it is relatively affordable compared to Everest expeditions, which can cost over $20,000. The journey starts with a $320 flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Then, following the classic Everest Base Camp trek, you’ll stay in local lodges for around $6 to $8 per night until the 10th day. However, for three days at Lobuche Base Camp and High Camp, you’ll stay in tents, requiring extra porters and cooks, contributing to the climbing cost. Hiring a guide (Sherpa) and obtaining the necessary permits also add to the expenses.

Even for independent travelers not booking the MyEverestTrip package, the cost is around $2500. Solo mountain climbing is pricey, so it is advisable to travel in larger groups to share expenses.

Lobuche Peak Expedition Permit

You will require an entry permit from the National Mountaineering Association to make the climb. The permit is almost similar to the Everest Base Camp Permit. The NMA has classified Lobuche East as Trekking Peak and Lobuche West as Expedition Peak. Permits are needed for both Lobuche climbing.

You can apply for the permit but must hire a licensed mountain guide. Then, you will need a detailed climbing Itinerary, insurance paper, and other personal documents to complete the application form. Once your application is approved, you can go to Lobuche for the climb.

You need two other permits: the Pasang Lamhu Khumbu Local area permit, the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, and the climbing permit from NMA.

The Trekkers’ Information System (TIMS) card requirement has been lifted. Instead, trekkers must obtain the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Permit. This permit costs NPR 2000 for stays of up to four weeks and NPR 2500 for longer durations, with payment accepted only in Nepali rupees. Mount Everest is located within Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park, a highly protected area.

Trekking in this region necessitates permits for entry into the national park. Foreign visitors are charged NPR 3000 for the national park permit, while nationals of SAARC countries pay half the fee. Additionally, all trekking permits are subject to a 13% VAT.

Travel Insurance

You need insurance to climb peaks in Nepal. It’s important to trek there, keep yourself safe, and pay for any unexpected costs. This insurance should cover medical and travel issues because accidents can happen. With tough terrain and high altitudes, good coverage gives you peace of mind. It ensures you get the right medical help and evacuation if needed. Ensure your insurance covers everything to enjoy the landscapes and culture without worrying about emergencies.

Extra Personal Expenses During the Trek/Climb

During your trip, you’ll need to budget for extra personal expenses that your package may not cover. These include tipping for services like guides and porters, charging electronic devices, and using the internet in remote areas where Wi-Fi may not be included. Additionally, you may want to budget to purchase souvenirs or other items along the way. Planning and setting aside funds for these additional costs is important to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey without any unexpected financial surprises.

Communication during the trip

Effective communication is crucial for a safe and enjoyable journey, especially in the Everest region. Mobile networks are available along the trails, and you can access 4G internet or Wi-Fi up to Gorakshep.

While the connection may not be strong everywhere, you can communicate with your loved ones from resting points where there is internet and a strong network. Additionally, your guide will have a satellite phone for emergency communication if needed.

This ensures you stay connected and informed throughout your trek, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Accommodations and Food

Teahouses and lodges are the common accommodations on the trek, offering trekkers a comfortable place to rest after a long day of hiking. The rooms are simple and provide basic amenities. Typically, rooms have two single beds with clean bedding, including a mattress, pillow, and blanket.

However, rooms in teahouses are usually not insulated, and heating is not provided in individual rooms. Some teahouses offer charging facilities for electronic devices in the common areas, although this service might cost additional.

Additionally, as no teahouses or lodges are available at High Camp, you will spend a night in a tent. You’ll be provided with a good-quality sleeping bag.

In the low altitudes, the food menu offers plenty of options. Teahouses and lodges serve a mix of local and international cuisine, ensuring a wide selection of meals. A staple meal for many trekkers is the traditional Nepali dish, Dal Bhat.

You will receive three meals daily, starting with breakfast, including bread toast, Tibetan bread, pancakes, and eggs. Lunch is typically enjoyed during your hike, while dinner is served at the teahouses where you spend the night.

Both lunch and dinner offer similar food options, such as Dal Bhat, pasta, noodles, momos, and rice-based meals.


Acclimatization is crucial for this climbing trek, especially considering the altitude exceeds 6000 meters. Altitude sickness is a potential concern, making acclimatization essential for the safety and well-being of trekkers.

Our itinerary includes two days dedicated to acclimatization, strategically placed at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. These rest days allow trekkers to adjust to the increasing altitude gradually.

During the acclimatization days, trekkers can explore the surrounding areas, taking short hikes to higher elevations and then descending back to their resting points. This process helps the body adapt to the reduced oxygen levels at higher altitudes, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Additionally, trekkers can use these days to relax, enjoy the stunning mountain views, and immerse themselves in the local culture, further enhancing their overall trekking experience.

Electricity and Water

Electricity and water are available during the trek, but both require a small fee. Most tea houses or lodges in higher altitudes use solar power for electricity so weather can affect availability. Charging your devices may require a few dollars. Additionally, mineral water is provided but comes with a charge.

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.


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