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Lobuche Peak Expedition

from £2,350.00£2,299.00

Lobuche Peak positioned just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region of Nepal is a very popular climbing peak. Lobuche Peak has two different summits: Lobuche East (6,119m) and Lobuche West (6,145m)

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  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Lobuche Peak Expedition.

Lobuche Peak is positioned just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region of Nepal is a very popular climbing peak. Lobuche Peak has two different summits: Lobuche East (6,119m) and Lobuche West (6,145m). The two summits are connected by a continuous ridge. Lobuche East was first climbed by Ang Gyalzen Sherpa and Laurence Neilson in 1984. The peak is approached from the south ridge. The summit presents the breathtaking view of the Khumbu Valley, glaciers and most importantly the amazing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. A Peak permit is required to climb the Lobuche east, whereas an expedition permit is required to climb the Lobuche west. 6,119m is the maximum altitude achieved during this climb.

Lobuche Peak climbing itinerary starts with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Following the Everest base camp trail, we hike up to the village of Lobuche. From Lobuche we head towards the peak and attempt the summit climb. We then use the same trail to hike down to Lukla and catch a flight to Kathmandu. If you choose our 16 days Lobuche Peak climbing package (standard package), food is inclusive on 3 meals, tea/coffee (twice a day) and a tent is provided on the climb, with accomodation being with bed and breakfast in a deluxe hotel before and after the trek. A guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is also included.

However, if you have something else in mind and would like to tag on the Everest Base Camp TREK then we can help you by customizing the package to your requirements and budget. Moreover, we guarantee flat rates and discounts on group bookings. 

Most Importantly, it’s very necessary for any climber to plan the climb at the right time of the year. We suggest you climb Lobuche peak in Spring (April & May) and Autumn (October & November), as these seasons are very supportive in terms of temperature, weather, trail and visibility. Alternatively, Lobuche Peak (East) climbing requires knowledge regarding technical climbing (which can be provided and organised in Kathmandu on special request), high level of physical fitness, sound health and strong mental determination to reach the summit. Be prepared, Be successful!

 Climbing Lobuche Peak isn’t just going to stun you with the grand view of mountains, but also the landscape of the Khumbu region, birds, animals, and vegetation inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The pristine settlements, culture, religious and agricultural practices and the hospitality of legendary Sherpas. Enjoy!

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Join us on the Lobuche Peak Expedition

  • Climb a Himalayan Peak reaching altitude of over 6000m with spine tingling views.
  • Our Team in Nepal have been guiding to Island Peak since 2001.
  • You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) on the trek and looked after by our finest cooks whilst camping
  • We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
  • Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
  • Prices include all permits
  • You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.

Experience Required

The Lobuche Peak Expedition is a tough trek and climb. It is meant to be challenging. You must be a fit, regular hillwalker to take part, used to long, consecutive days walking in the British Mountains, preferably in Winter. You should have experience of walking steep, boulder-strewn paths where the use of hands has been essential to scramble upwards over rocky steps. Previous experience of Himalayan trekking is preferable, but not essential as long as you are a very regular and committed hill-walker. As this route takes you over remote high passes and a Himalayan peak, experience of having been to 5000-metres before is ideal.

We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However you can also view our Recommended Equipment for this trip »

Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.


  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle

  • 3 nights accommodation in the excellent Aspara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Full day guided city tour in a private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Airport transfer for domestic flight
  • Trekking permit and TIMS permit
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek/climb
  • All accommodation whilst on trek/climb (Lodge/Tea house/tent)
  • Fresh fruit after dinner
  • Tea/Coffee
  • 3 days on camp during the climbing
  • One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section
  • Everest National Park Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
  • Lobuche Peak Special Climbing Permit
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Duffel bag if required
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flight to Kathmandu
  • Nepal arrival visa

  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner

  • Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages

  • Climbing gear (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar) We will help you to hire or buy these before or in Kathmandu)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation

  • Monument entrance fees

  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation

  • Any other extended trips and accommodation

  1. 09:00AM Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with Bucket List Adventure Travel; therefore, we send one of our company representatives to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), who will further escort you to a tourist standard hotel booked for you. If possible, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek followed by an introduction session with other team members (especially Sherpas and guides). Today, we also arrange a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can also enjoy the ethnic dance and cultural music along with great Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

    Meals included: Dinner                                                        

    (Highlights of the day: Nepali food, Cultural music and Ethnic dance.)

  2. 07:30AM Day 02: Rock climbing course in Kathmandu or Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu. (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    We offer two options: natural rock climbing and a guided sightseeing tour, to spend the day. If you choose the first option, we will take you to the Nagarjuna hill site to provide climbing courses at the natural rock climbing spot and train you how to use the rope, harness, Ice Axe, Crampons and other climbing gears. However, if you do not require any such training, then we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Monkey Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square) of the Kathmandu Valley. After spending few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking and climbing gears required during the trip. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    (Highlights of the day: Rock climbing experience at Nagarjuna natural rock climbing spot or World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.

    Optional site:Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

  3. 07:00AM Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

    Phakding is the destination set for the day. You will be picked up at your hotel and escorted in a private vehicle to the Tribhuvan International Airport (Domestic Terminal) to board an early morning flight to Lukla. After about 30-35 min scenic flight, the plane will land at the Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport), which is listed on top of the list of one of the most dangerous airports in the world. On reaching airport, we will be introduced to the other crew members awaiting our arrival at Lukla. At the same time, the luggage will be prepared for the porters. Once everything is set, the trek begins leaving Lukla, towards Phakding. After about 4 hours of downhill and flat trail experience, we finally reach Phakding. On reaching Phakding, you can freshen up and after a short rest the remaining day can be spent exploring the settlement of Phakding. The night will be spent at a lodge in Phakding.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                

    (Highlights of the day: A scenic flight to Lukla, a thrilling landing experience on one of the most dangerous airports in the world at Lukla, the trail accompanied by various small Sherpa settlements, ancient monasteries, Chortens, Mani Walls, prayer wheels, the spectacular view of Kusum Khangkaru from Thado Koshigaon, the very first view of Kongde RI  from Phakding, the company of roaring Bhote Koshi River and the beautiful village of Phakding, where you can visit a 500 year old monastery.)

  4. 07:30AM Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

    Namche Bazaar is the destination set for the day.  We cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and leaving the beautiful village of Phakding, we head towards the destination of the day. Initially the trail follows the east bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Enjoying the beautiful view of Rhododendron and Magnolia forest; we head towards another suspension bridge that will take us to the east bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We further walk along the river towards the third suspension bridge. Crossing the bridge, we walk up to Monjo, which is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. You can enjoy the monastery and tea shops, while your team leader takes care of the necessary national park formalities. Leaving Monjo, the trail along the Dudh Koshi River now descends to Larja Dobhan, which is the confluence of the Bhote Koshi River and the Dudh Koshi River. A short hike after crossing the bridge will present us the first view of Mt. Everest. Then, the upward hike continues until we reach the destination of the day, Namche Bazaar. The remaining day can be spent exploring the area. The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Small settlements like Zam Fute, Toktok, Bengkar, Chhamuwa, Gumela, the company of various ancient monasteries, Chortens, the view of Rhododendron and Magnolia forest, roaring Dudh Koshi River along the trail, and the first view of Mt. Everest after crossing Larja Dobhan.)

  5. 08:00AM Day 05: Acclimatisation day at Namche

    As we are above the altitude of 3000m, it’s very much necessary to acclimatize before ascending the height. Therefore, the day will be spent doing those activities that help in the process of acclimatization. We visit and explore the nearby villages like Khunde and Khumjung or we hike up to the old Sherpa village of Thame. We can also visit the museum, National Park Headquarter or simply enjoy the internet services and the cafes. The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: An insight of the lifestyle of the Sherpa people in the villages of Khunde, Namche, Khumjung or even Thame, beauty and mystery offered by Khumjung, Laudo, Thame  and various other monasteries and a number of Chortens, view of Mt. Everest, Shyangboche panorama and the view of the longest Mani wall in the Khumbu Region. Museum, the National Park Headquarter and the facility of internet cafes are the additional attractions of the day.)

  6. 07:30AM Day 06: Namche to Tengboche: 4-5 hours (3,867m/12684ft) .

    Tengboche is the destination set for the day. From Namche Bazaar, a short upward hike will first take us up to the ridge, crossing the Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa. Enjoying the snow capped peaks; an easy walk from the ridge will then take us to Kyangjuma. The trail descends passing the longest Mani Walls and Sanasa, through the forest of Rhododendron till the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Tenga. From Phunki Tenga, a steep climb will take us to the Tengboche Monastery. In the afternoon, we visit and explore the monastery.  The night will be spent at a lodge in Tengboche.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa, the very first view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku, a pleasant walk through the Rhododendron forest, a view of water-driven prayer wheels from Phunki Tenga, Tengboche monastery, its structure, architecture and the panoramic view of peaks like Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.)

  7. 07:30AM Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche: 5-6 hours (3,867m/12684ft) .

    Pheriche is the destination set for the day. Leaving Tengboche, following the stone steps, we first hike down through the forest enjoying the scents of the fresh vegetation to cross the bridge over the Imja River at Chaturje. A big chorten greets us on the other side of the bridge. Then, a steep ascent past the settlement of Pangboches will take us to another bridge at Somare. From Somare, we hike towards another bridge on a flat trail, through the alpine meadows and yak herds following the west bank of the Imja River. Before reaching the bridge we come across a trail junction where the Everest three pass trail meets the base camp trail. Leaving the Everest three passes, trail, we now continue on a regular Everest base camp trail and hike up to the Pheriche pass. Then a gentle hike down the pass past the bridge  and stone walls will take us to the settlement of Pheriche. In the evening, we stroll around the village of Pheriche. The night will be spent at a lodge in Pheriche.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Forest of Rhodoendron, Juniper and Fir, staggering views of Mt. Ama Dalblam on the north and the view of Tengboche monastery down the hill, Mani walls, monasteries and Chortens around the settlements like Deboche, Chaturje, Pangboche and Pheriche, an insight on the lifestyle and culture of people living in these little Sherpa settlements and the view of yak pastures and potato fields.)

  8. 07:30AM Day 08: Acclimatisation day

    This day is an acclimatization day in Pheriche. For this, we go for a short 60 minute hike to the top of the ridge behind Pheriche to enjoy the stunning views of some of the towering peaks of the world as well as to adapt to the thinning air. Later during the day, we can also visit the Tokyo Medical University Clinic and attend  an  hour altitude class by the western doctors. The remaining days can be spent relaxing and preparing your muscles for the tough climb ahead. The night will be spent at a lodge in Pheriche.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Splendid views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar and the Island Peak from the ridge, a one hour class on altitude, by the doctors of the Tokyo Medical University Clinic at Pheriche and the lifestyle of people in Pheriche.)

  9. 07:30AM Day 09: Pheriche to Lubuche: 2-4 hours(4,928m/16164 ft)

    Lobuche is the destination set for the day. Leaving Pheriche, we follow the valley trail, which around the end turns slightly right taking us to the bridge at Dughla. From Dughla, we head uphill on a tough rocky moraine path, until we reach a small pass and the plateau, which marks the end of the Khumbu Glacier. The place also exhibits the memorials of Sherpas who dies on Everest. We then walk down the path and continuing along the west bank of the Khumbu Glacier until we reach Lobuche, where you can see a collection of lodges for tourists. After resting for some time if you are interested, we also take you to visit the Italian Pyramid Research Center or climb the hills Lobuche. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lobuche.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Rough, rocky moraine path, memorials of Sherpas who lost their lives on Everest, view of the Khumbu Glacier, Italian Pyramid Research Center and surrounding peaks.)

  10. 07:30AM Days 10: Trek to Lobuche base camp

    Lobuche Base Camp is the target set for today. We slowly ascend towards the base camp of Lobuche (East). Initially the trail is flat. This flat trail along the Lobuche glacier gets steeper and rocky as we ascend towards the base camp of the peak. After about two hours of walk, we reach the base camp of the Lobuche peak, enjoying the surrounding views. The tent for overnight stay will be set at the base camp, which, if needed, is followed by a short training  regarding the techniques and the ways of of using climbing gears. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the base camp of the peak. 


    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Wonderful views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other surrounding peaks, the adventurous trail along the Lobuche Glacier, and the night in a tented camp.)

  11. 07:30AM Days 11: Base camp to Lobuche high camp

    High camp of the Lobuche peak is the target for today. Before leaving the base camp we re-check the climbing gears. We then leave the base camp, heading towards the high camp up on a demanding scree slope on a rocky moraine path. Once we reach the high camp, we take rest for the remaining day so as prepare for the next day’ climb.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Experience of rocky moraine path, night in a tented camp)

  12. 05:00AM Days 12: Summit Day & trek down to Lobuche(4,928m/16164 ft)

    Today is the Lobuche Peak Summit day. Since it’s necessary to reach the peak before noon, we start early in the morning. Our expert Sherpas will fix the rope and taking the help of the rope we climb up to the summit that greets us with panoramic views of towering peaks. After spending some time there, we come back all the way back to Lobuche past high camp and the base camp. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lobuche.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and other snow capped peaks surrounding the Lobuche (East) Peak)

  13. 07:30AM Day 13: Lobuche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

    Namche Bazaar is the destination set for the day. Retracing the same path used earlier, we walk all the way down to Namche Bazaar enjoying various landscapes, vegetations, beautiful mountain sceneries, rare species of animals and beautiful little settlements of Sherpas and their monasteries, chortens and Mani walls decorated with colorful prayer flags. Leaving the rocky, arid land we enter the land full of greenery and end our trek at the most happening village of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar. The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Amazing views of snow covered peaks, experience of variety in landscape and vegetations, settlements portraying the unique lifestyle, culture and agricultural practices of legendary Sherpas and the beautiful monasteries, Chortens, and Mani walls.)

  14. 07:30AM Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 to 7 hrs (2,652m/8,700ft)

    Lukla is the destination set for the day. After a quick breakfast, we drop down to cross a bridge across the Dudh Koshi River near the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A gentle ascent from here will take us to Monjo, where the team leader takes care of the national park check out formalities. After crossing two suspension bridges, one over the Monjo River and the other one over the Bhote Koshi River, the trail descends to Phakding, crossing Bengkar and other small settlements. Following the trail along the Dudh Koshi River we walk up to the Thado Koshi Gaon. From here, the trail and the river start to diverse. Then crossing few small settlements enjoying the lifestyle of people the upward hike will finally take us to the village of Lukla. The evening can be spent enjoying time with the crew members or it can simply be spent alone recollecting the memories made during the past few days. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lukla.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Last view of Mt. Everest and Kongde RI, views of other peaks, Rhododendron and Magnolia forest, roaring Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers, a dozen of Sherpa settlements and an insight on their lifestyle, view of a number of monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags.)

  15. 07:30AM Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Today is the last day in the Khumbu region, which means Kathmandu is the destination set for the day. The flights are scheduled early in the morning. Our Sherpas will carry your luggage to the airport, while other formalities will be taken care by your team leader. Once the plane lands at the airport, we will directly board the plane and fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the scenic view for about 35 minutes. A comfortable private vehicle awaiting your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport will escort you to the hotel booked in Kathmandu. The day can either be spent resting at the hotel or exploring the cities of Kathmandu. In the evening, we meet for some time to discuss your trek and get feedback. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: 35 min scenic flight and a comfortable tourist standard hotel.)

  16. Day16 Day 16: Final departure.

    Today is the last day of your trip in Nepal with us. If your flight is scheduled early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, we can also make the arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.

    (The usual day for a trek: Every day, our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7:30am. A western breakfast like porridge, oats, toasts, etc. will be served at around 8:00-8:30am. The lunch will be served from a teahouse menu at about 12-1pm. However, the lunch time can also be postponed on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9:00pm.  Both breakfast and dinner will be provided at your accommodation. Your accommodation is arranged at a lodge, where we stop for overnight. However, two nights will be spent in a tented camp.

    While you are walking, you can also request your guide to slow down and stop at the places where you want to take some snaps. After dinner and before going to bed your team leader will brief you regarding the next day’s schedule.)

Everest Base Camp
Happy memories at Base Camp
everest base camp trek
Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Accommodation in Kathmandu is at the Apsara Boutique Hotel. This friendly and very spacious hotel lies in the center of trekking city aka Thamel! There is a relaxing spa attached to the hotel to unwind and relax and is perfect for a post trek massage

Along the trek you will stay in comfortable lodges and Tea houses. These do change depending on the time of year you visit but all are on a twin sharing basis unless stated.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights 
April 1, 2018 - April 16, 2018
October 6, 2018 - October 21, 2018
March 16, 2019 - March 31, 2019