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Lobuche East Peak


Everest Khumbu Region


6,119 Meters






16 Days


Lukla - kala Patthar - Lobuche Peak

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day


Hotel / Lodge / Tea house / Camping


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek


Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu


Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Lobuche East Peak, a hidden pearl of Himalayan climbing adventure, rises majestically above the village of Lobuche just a few kilometers away from Everest, yet it is ignored by many climbers. Even if they discover Lobuche Peak, most of the climbers manage to reach only the false summit of Lobuche East Peak and turn back overwhelmed by the summit ridge.

Lobuche East peak is visible from many angles but it is dwarfed by the scale of surroundings. It looks quite meek from distance but this is very deceptive. In fact, it is surprisingly a spectacular and challenging climb, yet very safe and accessible to beginners.

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Arrival at Kathmandu (1345 m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.

Sightseeing and Climbing preparation

Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works. 

Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m / 35 mins) and trek to Phakding (2610 m/ 3 hrs)

Early morning we take a quick breakfast to catch the first flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the whole Everest Region trek. We will meet with our crew and start the trek by heading to Pkakding. Along the way, you will follow the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi river.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m / 6 hrs)

Today trail takes us to the most-awaited trekking hub of the Eastern region of Nepal. To reach this destination we will make an entry to Sagarmatha National Park. We begin by crossing the suspension bridge and hiking to Monjo at 2800 meters. If the weather permits you will also get your first glimpse of Everest. 

Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Today we will take this day to get used to the high altitude of the Himalayas. You can explore the areas and talk with the locals. One can also visit museums and shops or take a sauna. Furthermore, you can also visit the Syangboche airstrip at 3790 meters. Once it opens it will be the world's highest airport to ever make a flight.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m / 5 hrs)

We will trek to Tengboche which houses the famous Tengboche Monastery. Today trail will lead us through coniferous and rhododendron forests. We will also get beautiful views of the mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Thamserku (6608m) and Kongde Ri (m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). We will descend towards the Imjaste River at Phunke Tenga and have our lunch. After the short break, we will continue along the uphill trail to Tengboche.

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m / 5 hrs)

Today we will descend along with the rhododendron forests to the bridge over the Imja Khola. The trail will ascend from here and lead us to the last permanent village. This village comes before the Everest base camp, Pangboche. From here we will ascend further on the open landscapes of Dingboche.

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m / 5hrs)

Today trail we will follow the trail to Dzongla. It is also the junction of Lobuche, Pheriche, and the famous Cholatse pass. We can enjoy the views of mountains like Taboche (m), Cholatse (m), Lobuche (m), Pumori (m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and as far to Mt. Makalu (8463m) towards east. Mt. Cho Oyu (8188m) in the west. we will climb the debris of the Khumbu Glacier and reach the small settlement the Lobuche.

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140 m / 3 hrs). Afternoon explore to Everest Base Camp (5365 m / 5 hrs)

Today we take a slow to ascend as we will be going higher elevation. We ascend along the icy ridgelines of the rocks, enjoying the beautiful views of Mt. Pumori (7165m), Khumbutse (6665m), and Mt. Everest world’s highest peak at 8,848 meters to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we will continue the hike to Khumbu icefall for Everest Base Camp.

Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5550 m / 2 hrs) and trek to Lobuche Base Camp (4980 m / 4 hrs)

In the early morning, we will leave for Kala Patthar. An early morning hike for about 2 hours will take us to Kala Patthar for the viewpoint of the Khumbu region. We can enjoy the magnificent view of the rising sun over the mountains of the Khumbu region. After spending some time there we will head towards the trail leading toward Lobuche. After some time of walking, we will divert towards the Lobuche Base Camp. It offers stunning views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Cholatse (6635m), Thamserku (6608m). It also offers the vies of Kangtega (6685m) among many others.

Trek from Base Camp to High Camp (5400 m / 4 hours)

We will climb along the rocky moraines to reach the High Camp. It will almost take us four hours to reach the High Camp. The path gets steep and slippery on many occasions. The sublime Himalayas will keep us company throughout the trek today.

Summit to Lobuche East 6119m and back to Base Camp (4980 m / 8 hours)

Today, we will summit the Lobuche East peak. We will follow the guidelines of the climbing expert on the team. Our guide will help us with the use of trekking gear. Once we reach the summit we will enjoy the mesmerizing views of the mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse  (8,414 m), Mt. Ama-Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) in the far distance. After spending some time there we will descend back to the base camp and then overnight at the tented camp.

Reserve Day for Climbing

The weather can be unpredictable in these mountainous regions. We attempt the climb on this day if we are unable to scale the peak on the summit day.

Trek from Base Camp to Tengboche (3860 m / 7 hrs)

With the successful summit of Lobuche east peak, we start our descend to Tengboche. We walk through the forest and cross a suspension bridge to reach Tengboche. It is one of the famous places in the Everest Region.

Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2835 m / 6 hrs)

Today we descent along the Imja Khola to Phunke Tenga and continue along the forested path. We will retrace through Namche Bazaar and follow Dudh Koshi River. We exit the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park.  We come across porters, yaks, and Dzongs as we head towards Monji from Namche Bazaar. 

Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840 m / 5 hrs)

Today we trace our way all the way back to Lukla. We will have a gradual descend on this day as we try to reach Lukla. Later in the evening, we celebrate summit success with the crew.

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

In the early morning, we will leave for Kathmandu. We will catch a scenic flight from Lukla crossing very fine and lush valleys. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer to the Hotel. You can spend the rest of the time in the valley by opting to explore and shop or rest. Overnight at a 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Final Departure

Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure.

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What is Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of the trek
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in cities on a B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bedroom during the entire trek and climb
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • All necessary permits; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Guide airfare if the clients are flying to the destination
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service in case required (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • All land Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

For Camping and climbing accommodation as per the booking

  • 2 mean tents for clients accommodation including mattress
  • Support of Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, table, chairs as per the requirement.
  • Extra porter to carry the camping equipment
  • Necessary kitchen utensils
  • Climbing permits fees
  • Insurance of Climbing guide and other climbing staff
  • Camping sites cost as per the rules of government

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen act landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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