Lobuche Peak Climbing by road (without flight)

20 Days

The Himalayas in Nepal are an iconic mountain range that spans through the northern border of the country, offering some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes as well as cultural experiences. Lobuche peak climbing by road is an excellent way to witness the country’s scenic beauty that feels nothing less than heaven. Out of the different highest peaks, Lobuche is a popular trekking destination in the Everest region of Nepal.

The journey of Lobuche peak climbing by road starts from Kathmandu to Salleri (a charming town in the Solu region) via a local Jeep. Then we can proceed towards Bupsa or Thamdada as per the preference which will be the starting point of the trek. Then the trekking adventure towards Surke starts. From Surke, we will head towards Phakding and rest. Next day we will embark on our journey from Phakding to Namchebazar which is also known as the gateway to the Everest region.

Acclimatization is very necessary in order to climb any mountain successfully. On the next day, we will acclimatize in Namche Bazaar to adjust to the high altitude. Then we will trek to Tengboche and from there we will move towards Dingboche. Our next destination from Dingboche will be Lobuche. From here, the change in altitude can be felt. Then we trek to Gorekshep and hike to Everest Base Camp. From EBC, we get back to Gorekshep.

Campsite of Lobuche Peak Climbing by Road

Tent side during Lobuche peak climbing

From Gorekshep, we move towards Kalapatthar to observe the panoramic view of Mt. Everest and then back to Lobuche. Our next destinations will be Lobuche Base Camp and Lobuche High Camp. After that, finally, the summit day comes. Reach the summit and savor the spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. Then we move back in the same way.

In this way, the Lobuche Peak climbing by road concludes. As you conclude your trek, you’re most likely to have a sense of accomplishment and a deeper understanding of the nature and Himalayas. Put on those shoes and let’s explore the Himalayas of Nepal via Himalayan 360.

Trip info

  • 6,119 m
  • Autumn (September-November) and in spring (March-May)
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Approx 140KM
  • Tea house | camping
  • Private vehicle


In the heart of the Himalayas, the Lobuche Peak Climbing by road unfolds like a story of exploration and perseverance. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the serene mountain villages, every step reveals the majesty of nature and the resilience of local communities. Especially when we start our journey by road, the unexplored and hidden gems on the way can be seen which we probably miss out on flights.

Lobuche Peak Climbing by road is a great way to test your spirit of adventure, your determination to overcome obstacles, and your desire to explore the wonders of Nature. Your footsteps on the trail signify more than personal achievement; they echo the footsteps of those who have ventured before and those who will come after.


  • Namche Bazaar, also Known as the Sherpa capital is a bustling town that offers a blend of local culture, markets, and excellent view of surrounding peaks.
  • Tengboche, famous for its ancient Buddhist monastery, offers panoramic views of Everest and other nearby mountains.
  • The trek to the base camp of Lobuche Peak takes you through stunning Himalayan wilderness. As you ascend, you'll pass through rugged landscapes, high-altitude glaciers, and beautiful alpine terrain, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Khumbu region.
  • Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint offers one of the best views of Mount Everest and the peaks surrounded by it.
  • The Lobuche trek also takes you to the village of Lobuche located near the base of Lobuche east and west peaks.
  • Trekkers can get a chance to witness the stunning Khumbu glacier and the challenging khumbu icefall.


Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city. One of the representative of Himalayan 360 will be there to welcome and escort you to the hotel. After that, there will be a pre- climbing briefing and equipment check. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2:
Trek Preparation

On day 2 we will be preparing about the trek. Complete all the necessary paper work and obtain permits for the Lobuche peak climb. Purchase or rent of trekking/climbing gear can be done. Spend the night at Kathmandu.

Day 3:
Kathmandu to Salleri by Local Jeep

We will begin our journey from Kathmandu to Salleri via local jeep. On the way, there will be many beautiful scenic landscapes and local village which we can enjoy watching. Arrive in Salleri, a charming town in the Solu region and then settle in for the night.

Day 4:
Salleri to Bupsa/Thamdanda and Trek to Surke (2290 m)

After the breakfast, we will proceed towards Bupsa or Thamdanda (depending on your preference) as the starting point of the trek. Embark on a trekking adventure towards Surke, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Himalayan foothills. Then we will pass through lush forests, traditional villages and enjoy many panoramic views of the mountain. After reaching Surke, we will rest for the night and prepare for the next day’s journey.

Day 5:
Surke to Phakding (2610 m)

Depart from Surke and head towards Phakding. We will transverse along well-marked trails that will lead us through captivating landscapes and suspension bridges. After the arrival in Phakding (popular stop for trekkers), relax in a cozy lodge.

Day 6:
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

Continue trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park, following the Dudh Koshi River. Then we will reach to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town and the gateway to the Everest region. The trekking will take about 5-6 hours.

Day 7:
Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

On this day we will acclimatize to adjust in the high altitude. Explore the town and hike to Syangboche Airport or the Everest view hotel for stunning panoramic view of Everest and other peaks. Rest and acclimatize .

Day 8:
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 m)

Trek through rhododendron forests and cross several suspension bridges. Then we will visit Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant monastries in the region. The trek will take about 5-6 hours.

Day 9:
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)

Descend through forests and cross the Imja River. Ascend to Dingboche which is a picturesque village with beautiful mountain views. The trek will take around 5-6 hours.

Day 10:
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m) (5-6 hours)

Now the altitudes have reached around 5000m and this part of trekking can be more difficult than the past ones. We will move through a rough and steep trail to arrive at Duglha. Another steep climb takes us towards Chuki Lahara.

There will be a walk over the moraines of Khumbu glacier to make it to Lobuche village. This village is the nearest settlement to Lobuche peak and from there we can take a look at various high peaks including Lobuche peak.

Day 11:
Trek to Gorekshep and then hike to Everest Base Camp (5,300 m) (6-7 hours)

Our journey continues following flat meadows. Shortly after, we head northward following Khumbu glacier. Climbing onto the lateral moraine, we land Gorakshep. On the way, we get panoramic views of peaks covered in snow and khumbu glacier itself.

After the lunch, we head towards Everest Base Camp leaving our backpack there. Gradually walking upward via moraine of Khumbu glacier, we reach our most awaited destination- EBC.

One can get the panoramic views of mount Khumbuste, mount pumori and mount Nuptse keeping Mt. Everest in the background. Then we get back to Gorekshep.

Day 12:
Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545 m) and back to lobuche (4940 m) (6-7 hours)

This day in the morning we hike to Kalapatthar to view a panorama of Mt. Everest. Kalapatthar is the perfect vantage point of the Everest region for Mountain View. From there, we observe the panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other mountains of the Everest region like Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse etc. Then we return to Lobuche via same route. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 13:
Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4865m/15,957 ft)

Continue the trek to Lobuche Base Camp, situated at the base of Lobuche Peak. Preparation for the upcoming climbing days as well as receiving training from the climbing guide is necessary. The trekking time will take around 4-5 hours.

Day 14:
Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,600m/18,368 ft)

Ascend to high camp, which serves as the starting point for the summit push. The route involves some technical sections and may require the use of ropes and crampons. Then we will spend a day at high camp for acclimatization and other final preparations.

Day 15:
Summit Day (6119m/20,070 ft)

Wake up early morning to summit push to Lobuche peak. Reach the summit and savor the spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. Then descend back to Lobuche Base camp or continue to Pheriche depending on the team’s condition.

Day 16:
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Trek back to Namche Bazaar by following the same trail and celebrate the successful climb with the team. It will take about 6-7 hours.

Day 17:
Namche Bazaar to Phakding

We will continue the descent to Phakding and reflect on the achievements and experiences during the trip. The trek will take about 6-7 hours.

Day 18:
Phakding to Thamdanda

Then we resume our trek from Phakding towards Thamdanda. We get to experience the gradual change in terrain as we ascend to Thamdanda. On the way, enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and spend the night in Thamdanda.

Day 19:
Thamdanda to Salleri

We will begin our descent from Thamdanda back to Salleri. There will be time to reflect on the incredible journey you’ve had and savor the final moments of trekking. Arrive back in Salleri and celebrate your accomplishments.

Day 20:
Salleri to Kathmandu

Bid farewell to Salleri and board a local jeep for the return journey of Kathmandu. Relish the memories of your trek and the stunning landscapes you’ve experienced. Arrive in Kathmandu, concluding your adventurous trekking expedition.


Cost includes

  • All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airports.
  • Assistance at the airports by our representative.
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Experienced trekking guide
  • Experienced and certified peak climbing Sherpa as per required (1).
  • Base camp camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and sharing teahouse accommodation during the trekking as per itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day (BLD with tea or coffee) and sharing tented camp accommodation during climbing at BC as per itinerary.
  • Necessary high-altitude food for climbing members and Sherpa for high camps.
  • National Park entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.
  • Climbing permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurance for the involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period through climbing Sherpa.
  • All necessary paper works and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)

Cost excludes

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advise you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities


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How difficult of a climb is Lobuche?

The NMA has classified Lobuche East as Trekking Peak and Lobuche West as Expedition peak. Being a trekking peak it is graded as Moderate level climb.

Is Lobuche a trekking peak?

Lobuche East is one of the most popular “trekking peaks” in Nepal. Located conveniently next to the path to Everest Base Camp, Lobuche east is attempted by trekking groups who come to see the spectacular view of the mountain.

How high is Lobuche?

Lobuche is standing at 6,119m above sea level, high above the glaciers of the Khumbu region of Nepal.

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Lobuche Peak Climbing by road (without flight)