Ascent of Lobuche Peak

5, mid ( technical 2 + altitudinal 3 ) | 18 Days in Nepal

Difficulty
Mid
DURATION
18 DAYS
ALTITUDE
6,119 mM
ACTIVITIES
Expedition
Mountaineering
GROUP SIZE
4-10 PAX
STARTS/ENDS
Kathmandu-Kathmandu

Lobuche, being an attractive mountain, offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.

The Lobuche Peak consists of two summits - East and West, with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuos ridge connects them, but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognised as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak.


Lobuche, being an attractive mountain, offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.

The peak of Lobuche East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed to the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south east of the true peak and before the notch. This peak is identified as the false peak. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to Lobuche East on 25 April 1984, although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before. But no records are available.

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Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Details Information

Price Includes

  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis. 
  • 1 Sherpa Guide for the group. 
  • 2 Porters for the group to carry common climbing equipment. 
  • Tents, food & necessary kitchen utensils in Lobuche High Camp. 
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc. 
  • National Park fee. 
  • Peak Permit Fee. 
  • Garbage Deposit Fee. 
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. 
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers. 
  • Flight to KTM-Lukla-KTM. 
  • Kathmandu city tour. 
  • KTM entrance fee during Sightseeing

Price Does not Include

  • International air ticket. 
  • Nepal Visa Fee. 
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay. 
  • Food during the trek. 
  • Overnight accommodation in Hotel/Lodges along the trail. 
  • Personal Porter. 
  • Personal equipment. 
  • High risk medical insurance. 
  • Alcoholic beverages, souvinirs & telephone calls. 
  • Emergency rescue evacuation, if needed.

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Ascent of Lobuche Peak

Personal gear

Technical Equipment for the ascent

  • Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12) 
  • Rucksack 70-80 liters 
  • Rucksack 35-40 liters 
  • Harness 
  • Prussiks 
  • Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items 
  • Jumar (ascender) 
  • Telescope ski poles 
  • Thermos 
  • Rappel device 
  • Ice Axe 
  • Head lamp 
  • Photo camera 
  • Video camera and assessors 
  • Accumulators 
  • Personal crockery for high camps

Equipment for body and feet

  • Trekking shoes 
  • Boots of "Everest" Millet type 
  • Gore-tex jacket with wide hood 
  • Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls) 
  • Windblock jacket 
  • Windblock trousers Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items 
  • Warm underwear - 2 sets 
  • Personal underwear 
  • Polartec gloves – 2 pairs 
  • Thinsulate gloves 
  • Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs 
  • Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs 
  • Balaclava 
  • Warm hat 
  • Windblock face mask 
  • UV glasses 
  • Ski goggles (preferably) 
  • Gaiters
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