A special climb in the Everest Valley. Situated in the Everest region and standing at a height of 6,119 m, Lobuje East is one of Nepal’s highest trekking peaks, with dazzling summit views of Everest, Cho Oyo, Nuptse, and Lhotse.
Lobuche can be clearly seen from Pheriche, en-route to Everest, with the rocky East Face of Lobuche rising over the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and dominating the skyline.
Due to the technical experience required to climb the steep snow/ice slopes that lead to the true East Peak, most guided ascents are to the summit ridge only, as far as the subsidiary snow-summit. However, this is a demanding and rewarding climb that will appeal to experienced trekkers and to keen mountaineers. You will need to be in good physical shape to realistically be able to summit the peak. Ideally, some prior mountaineering experience is required, although an introduction to basic ice-climbing skills, rope-work, and mountaineering safety will be given prior to the ascent.
Fixed Trip Dates
Spring 2021 18 Apr – 6 May, 9 – 27 May
Autumn 2021 17 Oct – 4 Nov, 7 – 25 Nov
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, transfer from airport to hotel
Day 02 : At leisure in Kathmandu, preparation for trek
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 05 : Acclimatisation day in Namche
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga
Day 07 : Phortse Thanga to Dole
Day 08 : Dole to Machhermo
Day 09 : Machhermo to Gokyo
Day 10 : Climb Gokyo Ri, trek to Tagnag
Day 11 : Cross Cho La to Dzongla
Day 12 : Rest and preparation day at Dzongla
Day 13 : Dzongla to High Camp
Day 14 : Ascent of Lobuche Peak and walk out to Pheriche
Day 15 : Contingency day
Day 16: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 17 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 18 : Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 19 : Transfer from hotel to airport, fly home
What is included in the price?
When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport you'll be greeted by our representatives and transferred to your hotel. Likewise when you return home you'll be transferred to the airport and looked after by our staff.
For your flights to and from Lukla you will also be similarly looked after by our ground staff and trek staff for transfers to and from the Domestic Airport Terminal.
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
3 nights in a 3 star hotel, bed & breakfast, sharing in a twin room is included or a single supplement can be added to your package.
The return flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
On the trek/climb
Our trips are all operated on the GAP system - Guides, Accommodation, Porterage. Over our many years of experience we have realised that clients prefer to choose and pay for their own food and drink on the trail. Not only does this result in a more cost effective regime but it takes into account the many factors that can influence our clients choice. Some clients prefer a hearty breakfast with relatively light lunches and dinners, whilst others prefer the opposite and so we allow our clients to make their choices and the sirdar helps to settle bills as we progress along the trail. We recommend that you allow US$25 per day for food and drink.
Permits and Entrance Fees
All trekking and climbing permits and entrance fees are included.
Our climbing trips necessitate a small number of nights in camp where there is no access to tea-houses. Here we use a full camp service - tents, mats, food and drink. This is provided as part of your trip price.
Equipment on climbs
We provide the necessary equipment for safety and progress on the mountain e.g. ropes, snow stakes, but require our clients to provide their own personal climbing equipment. This can be hired locally or brought with you.