Lobuche East

The peaks of the Himalaya lit up at dawn on Lobuche summit day
Lobuche East soars above the khumbu Valley at 6119 metres
Camping by the lake at Lobuche Lake Camp with Adventure Consultants

Climb one of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks, Lobuche East, located in Nepal's stunning Khumbu Valley. This is an ideal first step into Himalayan climbing, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, culminating in the sight of the towering peaks of Nuptse and Mount Everest.

This is very doable expedition for anyone in good shape and with a desire for high adventure. It is a journey with many visual highlights, including stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks of Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and many, many more.

Participants should be in good physical shape and have a background in basic mountaineering and/or a history of physical exercise. Instruction in mountaineering skills relative to the climb will be provided prior to the climbing commencing, as the ascent requires the use of crampons, ice axe and fixed rope climbing.

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  • Ascend a 6,000m peak within a relatively short timeframe
  • Unparalleled views of the Khumbu Valley's giants
  • Visit the iconic Everest Base Camp
  • A great introductory expedition into Himalayan climbing

Climbing Ability

Climbing Ability







20 days





Arrive in Kathmandu


Gear checks and sightseeing (if time permits)


Fly to Lukla 2,860m/9,383ft, trek to Phakding 2,610m/8,563ft


Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,286ft


Acclimatisation day and sightseeing in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar to Phortse 3,950m/12,959ft via the Mong La Pass 3,970m/13,025ft
Phortse to Pheriche 4,270m/14,009ft via Pangboche 3,985m/13,074ft

Rest/acclimatisation day

Pheriche to Lobuche 4,800m/15,750ft
DAY 10

Rest/acclimatisation day

DAY 11

Trek to Gorak Shep 5,165m/18,209ft, climb Kala Patar 5,554m/18,222ft

DAY 12

Trek to Everest Base Camp for lunch, descend to Lobuche Base Camp 4,800m/15,750ft

DAY 13

Move to Lobuche High Camp 5,400m/17,720ft

DAY 14

Summit bid on Lobuche East 6,119m/20,075ft, return to Base Camp

DAY 15

Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche

DAY 16
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
DAY 17

Weather contingency day

DAY 18
Namche Bazaar to Lukla
DAY 19

Lukla to Kathmandu flight

DAY 20

Depart from Kathmandu, trip ends

Interactive Map of Lobuche East

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
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2 Nov - 21 Nov 2024 $7,600 USD $ Book Now
3 Nov - 22 Nov 2025 $7,600 USD $ Book Now

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Participants must have good fitness, balance and coordination. A regular training programme must be followed for many months to achieve the level of fitness required. We suggest a programme tailored to mountaineering such as those from the Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

This is an entry-level climb for trekkers and novice mountaineers with basic mountaineering skills. We recommend that if you do not already have any mountaineering skills, you attend an introductory mountaineering course like our Mountaineering Instruction Course or Chamonix Introductory Mountaineering Course.

Altitude Experience

No previous altitude experience required.

Happy John on Lobuche summit day
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition Leaders and Sherpa staff who are recognised as some of the most pre-eminent mountaineers in the industry.

Many operators make statements about their services that are intentionally designed to mislead or avoid addressing important issues. The reality on the mountain is that unless you have a strong and experienced leader with sufficient Sherpa staff in support, the chances of summiting are dramatically reduced. Expeditions that are operated by local staff, with no qualified and experienced western guides, are generally not able to offer you a legitimate level of safety or success. These expeditions have the highest ratio of accident and frostbite injury on trips which may seem cheap at the time when booking but the long term effects make the price difference irrelevant.

The AC approach to making expeditions work for you is reflected in the quality and safety of the expeditions we run along with our consistently high success rate.

Climbing Lobuche through the dawn

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Professional, qualified guides
  • Experienced Sherpa team
  • Helicopter flights Kathmandu-Lukla and return
  • Excellent food and catering
  • Visit Everest Base Camp
  • Expert logistics
  • Regular dispatches for families and friends to follow your expedition
  • Comprehensive support from our New Zealand office team.
Life above the clouds at Lobuche high Camp

Experience life above the clouds on Lobuche East.

Climbing Lobuche East on a brilliant snowy day

Climbers in the pre-monsoon season will often find more snow than during the post monsoon season.

Superb airy ridge climbing on Lobuche

You'll find superb airy ridge climbing on Lobuche East.

Adventure Consultants Sherpas at Lobuche High Camp

Our expeditions are all made possible by the expertise of our highly experienced and professional Sherpa team.

View of Nuptse wall from Lobuche High Camp at sunset

Sunset vibes. The immense Nuptse wall from Lobuche High Camp.

Our Team
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"I have traveled with three other providers on big expeditions over the last couple of years... you guys have the best pre-trip customer service of them all! Can't wait to hit the mountain."

Selina Dicker, UK
Professional mountain guide on Lobuche East

"My guide was very enthusiastic and appropriately professional. AC are very well organized and customer satisfaction is paramount."

Henry Van Brussel, USA
AC Guides are THE Best. A guiding team on the summit of Lobuche East.

"The guides are genuine leaders in their field, the organisation and planning makes you feel confident even before you leave home and the places they have taken me are life adventures I will never forget."

Alex Jury, Australia
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