Lobuche East Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,886m.) which takes about 30 minutes and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2,640 m.) and it takes approximately three hours.

    Fly to Lukla. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6,367m.) The Dudh Koshi river approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

  • Day 2 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) and it takes approximately five hours.

    The trail starts through a level path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now, you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel, also stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. After your departure from Jorsale you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazaar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi.

  • Day 3 Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) for acclimatization.

    Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit monastery You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. Or, you can have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3,800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche Bazaar for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.

  • Day 4 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) which takes about five hours.

    You leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. As you make your way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6,812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7,855m) and Tawoche (6,501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Now you descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga. Though you cannot see it, you can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3,867m). You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite.

  • Day 5 Trek from Thyangboche to Pheriche and it takes about five hours.

    You trek gradual ascent path all the way to your destination. This day you are utterly enchanted by the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lobuche and so on. En route you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare. Pangboche is a Sherpa village with monastery, yak pasture, mani walls, chortens and terraces and houses made in typical Tibetan style. Pheriche is a valley surrounded by magnificent mountains such as Tobuche peak, Lobuche peak, Cholatse peak, Thamserku mountain, Kantega mountain and many others. This is also a Sherpa village and rich in Sherpa culture. Moreover you find a hospitable where the patients mainly suffered from altitude sickness are seen to be treated by the doctors.

  • Day 6 Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche which takes about five hours.

    This day you trek gradual ascent path until you reach Duglha. From here the trail turns steep up till you reach Memorial Place situated in Duglha. Finally you trek over leveled path to reach Lobuche. En route you walk along rocky path with spectacular views of Pumori, Tobuche peak, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and many more. Lobuche is a small Sherpa village with its distinct culture adjacent to Khumbu Glacier.

  • Day 7 Trek from Lobuche to Kala Patthar via Gorakshep and trek back to Gorakshep and it takes about five hours.

    After an early breakfast, you will prepare for Kala Patthar (5,545m.) Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Mt. Pumori (7,145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. The walk is gradual until you reach a rocky spot; from there another uphill climb for half an hour brings you to Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar top, the views will be beyond your wildest imagination, with Everest seeming within a stones throw distance between the summit of Mt. Nuptse and Lho-La and Lhotse on the back. The panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish and you feel it’s worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world. With all the higher snow capped giants that dominate all around, it is truly a magnificent spot to be at on a clearer sunny day. After a great moment, an hour descent takes you back to Gorakshep.

  • Day 8 Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep which takes about five hours.

    While trekking to Everest Base Camp you pass through a trail, which weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. During the spring season, you can meet some expedition team on the Everest Base Camp. On the return leg, you can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and numerous mountains. You return to Lobuche to stay overnight.

  • Day 9 Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp which takes about four hours.

    After walking over flat about half way you begin to follow steep ascent path to reach Lobuche Base Camp. The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and many more.

  • Day 10 Rest at Lobuche Base Camp. This day is acclimatization and for making necessary preparation for summit.
  • Day 11 Summit and back to Base Camp and it takes about ten hours.

    At the summit you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri etc.

  • Day 12 Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche which takes about five hours.

    You trek all the way downhill passing Duglha. The spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and many more compensates you tiredness.

  • Day 13 Trek from Dingboche to Thyangboche and it takes about four hours.

    You trek gradual descent path till Deboche and from there by walking over ascent path for twenty minutes you reach destination. This day you are utterly enchanted by the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lobuche and so on. En route you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare.

  • Day 14 Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) which takes about four and half hours.

    The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monastery, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for the overnight stay.

  • Day 15 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,886 m.) and it takes about five hours.

    The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

  • Day 16 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.