There are two summits in Lobuche Peak, Lobuche East (6,119m ) and Lobuche West ( 6,145m). From the West, Labuche is seen as a triangle of a rocky face. Its east face rises above the Khumbu Glacier to a skyline panorama that includes the Everest mastiff. The two Lobuche peaks are connected by a continuous lower ridge of considerable distance. Lobuche offers a variety of existing routes and, as well, offers opportunities for attempting new lines up. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition’s climbing guide and team’s experience of Lobuche will provide dependable support for whichever Lobuche climb one wishes. Few climb Lobuche East, as the ascent involves steep snow fields. Most climb Lobuche West.
After flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, the HV Treks’ Expedition guests will stay overnight in lodges until the Lobuche Base camp is reached. From the Base Camp, the summit is reached in two days. So, it is necessary to pack in food for only the two days spent at the Base Camp, and the HV Treks and Expedition staff and guests will cook and eat together as a team, ensuring efficiency and comradeship.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1337m
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1337m)
Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla (flight) 2840m – Phakding (2610 m) 2-3 hours walk
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5- – 6 hours
Day 05: Namche Rest/ Acclimatization day HikingEverest view hotel or Khumjung village
Day 06: Namche – Tengboche (3860 m) 4-5hours
Day 07: Tengboche – Pangboche – Dingboche (4410 m) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization: Climb Chhukhung Ri (5,546m) and hiking back to chhukung.
Day 09: Dingbuche – Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10: Gorakshep excursion to Kala Pattar (5550m)
Day 11: Gorakshep excursion to EBC (5310m) and Lobuche
Day 12: Lobuche – Lobuche Base Camp
Day 13: Climb – High Camp
Day 14: Climb – summit (6119m) and back to Base camp
Day 15: Lobuje base camp – Pheriche (4270m)
Day 16: Pheriche – Tengbuche (3860m)
Day 18: Tengbuche – Namche (3440m)
Day 17: Namche – Lukla (2840m)
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) / Hotel
Day 19: Rest/Shopping in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur (1401m) Sightseeing 3-4 hours
Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu (1337m)
Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern to Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. Please understand that the HV Treks trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is found prudent. Unfavorable circumstances may occur during the trek. Dangerous weather conditions, the condition of a group member, natural events such as landslides can force changes in the itinerary. All efforts will be made to keep to the planned itinerary. The HV Treks leader will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and according to plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary.
Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition is capable, experienced, and prepared to give a 24-hour emergency response to an accident or condition that requires attention or evacuation.
Also Important: on Domestic Flight (Kathmandu – Lukla)
The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla .Due to heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport , most of the flights from and to Lukla are managed from Ramechhap airport which is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive). However, direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is available in off seasons.
Alternatively, helicopter arrangements can be made on 4 people sharing basis with the addition of USD $ 550 for one way flight per person to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate and form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but we cannot guarantee it. The jeep drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
Travelers are suggested to advise us on the preferred alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or disruptions.
Himalayan Vacation Treks & Expedition requires that trekking and expedition guests have Insurance Policies. A Travel Insurance Policy should cover the cost of emergencies (including altitude sickness), injuries, and evacuations. Please, it is essential to bring your Travel Insurance Policy, or copies of your pertinent existing insurance coverage with you to Nepal. HV Treks will require a copy for our office records. We, as well, advise you to inform your existing insurance agent/company of your itinerary, including trekking, climbing, and hiking, and insure your current policy provides sufficient coverage.
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
Lodge accommodation during the trek
Tents for climbing when the lodge is not available.
Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu
Welcome and farewell dinners
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu domestic flight(14 seaters)
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Trained English speaking trekking guide and climbing guide with assistants
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
Himalayan Vacation treks and expedition trekking bag/12kg capacity bag and trekking map are yours to take
Tourist Information Management System TIMS card)
Sagarmatha National Park Permit
All necessary paperwork; and trekking permits.
Mera Peak climbing permit
Kitchen equipment and tents for climbing.
Medical kit (carried by your guide)
All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
Nepalese visa fee 15 Days – 30 USD 30 Days – 50 USD 90 Days – 125 USD
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
Travel and rescue insurance
Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
Down jacket and sleeping bag and trekking Hiking shoes, Climbing shoes.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Oxygen or altitude Chamber (PAC)
Number Of Participants
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 12
December, January, and February
It is called the winter season in Nepal. It is a season for snowfall in mountain region above 4300m in Nepal. So, trekking is possible below 4500m during this period. This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in the Himalayas. Though it gets colder in a night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively fewer trekkers on the trail. Sunrise and Sunset are seen very clear and beautiful in this season. So, a tourist who wants to pass short holidays during this period Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes to see a splendid view of nature. During this period, we arrange a family tour to experience natural beauty with short hikes and cultural tour. It is suitable for homestay tour through which different rituals and culture can be experienced during this period. The famous homestay like Sailung Timal homestay,Timal homestay, Tamang Heritage Homestay, Ghalegaon Homestay are the special places to visit.
March, April, and May
It is spring season which is known as trekking season in Nepal. A smooth wind and gentle breeze are felt all over the country. Sunny days and clear weather are the supportive factors for trekking in this season. Presence of a cloud can be seen in the sky during this season. So a short rainfall can be felt during this period. It is the season of an expedition and climbing high peaks in Nepal. So many tourists from different parts of the world come to climb peaks above 7000m in this season. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and journey for climbing during this period. Peak climbing period can be in length up to June so Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges attractive programs during this period. This period offers plenty of opportunities for clear mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom, and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendrons – coat the mountainsides with its colorful beauty throughout the spring.
June, July, and August
It is rainy season in Nepal. As it is the season of heavy rainfall. it is also known as the crops harvesting season in Nepal. In this season, trekking is slightly difficult in Nepal. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection. However, Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and trek during this period in dry areas. We arrange treks and tour in dry areas like Mustang, Upper Dolpa, Leh Ladakh (India) and Tibet.
September, October, and November
Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our treks. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes. This is the season of feast and festivals. This is also known as the special season for flowers in Nepal. Marigold is popular and found best in this season. Temples and holy places are visited during this period. Festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Long national holidays are offered for this festival for workers. This season is known as the king of the season. No rainfall, sunny days and moderate temperature are the most favorable factors of this season for treks and tours in Nepal. Every kind of treks and tours can be done during this period. So many tourists come to see beautiful Nepal in this season. Many trekking routes are full of tourist during this season. Peaks 6000m to 7000m is the best destination for climbing in this season. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes tourist to feel the splendid view of the nature of Nepal in this season.
Equipment & Packing List
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Please understand that the items listed below will vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Your gear will be carried by your porter and you will be required to carry your own day-pack (with your valuables and things of immediate importance to you). We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. Our list of equipment is prepared on the basis of our long experience. The Himalayan Vacation Trek & Expedition Team leader will check your gear to ensure you have all the necessary equipment at the start of the trek. If necessary, the HVTreks’ guide will request additions of necessary equipment when and where it is available.
Important documents and items
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.
Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
A Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional are “low” ankle high version
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Hot water bag under a sleeping bag
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry-on)
1 large duffel bag
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
-Note: In the larger towns and cities of Nepal, pharmacies have available common over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Western/foreign brand name products and prescription drugs are not. We suggest you bring the pharmaceuticals you use in enough quantity.
Small, personal first-aid kit with first-aid tape, antiseptics, and plasters (Band-Aids) (please simple and light)
Aspirin or preferred comparable
A cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
Water filter or water purification tablets
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Please Do Not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.