The Lobuche Peak Climb follows closely the itinerary of the Everest Base Camp Trek and shares many of the same stops and allows for spectacular views of the highest mountain on Earth. It also sets aside time to summit Lobuche Peak (20,075′), which many climbers view as a warm-up climb before approaching Mt. Everest. Enjoy cultural activities in Kathmandu and the Tengboche Monastery.



ACTIVITY LEVEL: WWTrek Supreme Challenge

TRIP LENGTH: 24 days/23 nights



Double Occupancy

$ 8,000

per person

Single Supplement

$ 2,100

per person


  • Enjoy a more secluded and less traveled route adventure in the Himalayas.
  • The summit provides a marvelous reward for your efforts, with a 360-degree view of the surrounding peaks, which include Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam.
  • Take in the rich Nepali culture during the days spent in Kathmandu and the Tengboche Monastery.






Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu, Nepal

  • A WWTrek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Relax and settle in or tour Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Overnight: Yak and Yeti Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: D

Day 2: Kathmandu Cultural Tour

  • We will spend the day exploring Kathmandu, a sacred city to the Buddhist & Hindu culture, 3000 year old Monkey Temple, and various other temples and sites
  • Your guide will check each guest’s gear to ensure everyone is prepared for our adventure
  • Overnight: Yak and Yeti Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,000') then Hike to Phakding (8,600')

  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in the morning
  • Our first day is an easy walk through lush forest along the Dudh Kosi River to Phakding
  • Overnight: Phakding Teahouse
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Domestic fight included

Day 4: Trek from Phakding (8,600') to Namche Bazaar (11,500')

  • Enter Sagamartha National Park, and ascend 2,900’ to Namche Bazaar
  • We will visit local shops and enjoy the village
  • Overnight: Namche Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Explore Namche Bazaar (11,500')

  • Remain in Namche Bazaar
  • Day hike around Namche
  • Overnight: Namche Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 6: Namche Bazaar

  • Remain in Namche Bazaar
  • Acclimatization hike
  • Overnight: Namche Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 7: Namche Bazaar

  • Remain in Namche Bazaar
  • Day hike around Namche
  • Overnight: Namche Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 8: Namche Bazaar

  • Namche Bazaar Day
  • Day hike around Namche
  • Overnight: Namche Hotel or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 9: Trek from Namche to Tengboche Monastery (12,738')

  • Traverse the steep valley above Dudh Kosi, passing many gompas and stupas along the way
  • A steep but short climb through the forest takes us to the Tengboche Monastery, where we will attend the call to prayer with the lamas
  • We will then take a short walk down the hill to Deboche to enjoy the night at our teahouse
  • Overnight: Deboche Teahouse or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 10: Trek from Deboche to Pangboche (13,993')

  • Trek from Deboche to Pangboche (13,993′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 11: Trek from Pangboche to Pheriche (14,340')

  • Trek from Pangboche to Pheriche (14,340′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 12: Remain in Pheriche

  • Acclimatization and recovery day in Pheriche
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 13: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (16,203')

  • Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (16,203′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (16,942')

  • Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep
  • Optional: Gorak Shep to the summit of Kala Patthar (18,300′)
  • Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp, the Khumbu Ice Fall, and the route climbers take to the summit
  • Return to Gorak Shep
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 15: Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (17,688')

  • Trek from Gorak Shep and pause for lunch
  • Continue trekking after lunch to Everest Base Camp (17,688′)
  • Photo opportunities
  • Descend to Lobuche for the night
  • Mealsincluded: B/L/D

Day 16: Lobuche Training Day

  • Fixed line training and recovery day
  • Stay in Lobuche
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 17: Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp

  • Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 18: Lobuche Base Camp Preparation for Summit

  • Lobuche Base Camp preparation for Summit
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 19: Climb to Lobuche Summit!

  • Lobuche Summit!
  • Return to base camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 20: Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche

  • Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 21: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

  • Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 22: Namche to Lukla

  • Trek from Namche to Lukla
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 23: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Lukla flight to Kathmandu (KTM)
  • Free afternoon in Kathmandu
  • Overnight: Hyatt Regency Kathmandu or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 24: International Departures

  • International departures
  • Meals included: B/L/D


Best Time of Year to Visit:

Nepal experiences two main seasons: wet and dry season. The monsoonal year spans dry from October to May and wet from June through September. Prime trekking weather takes place in Spring from March to May and in autumn from September to November.

Nepal has five climatic zones, broadly corresponding to the altitudes. The Himalayan Range blocks cold winds from Central Asia in the winter and forms the northern limit of the monsoon wind patterns. In a land once thickly forested, deforestation is a major problem in all regions, with resulting erosion and degradation of ecosystems. We will be trekking through a variety of climates. Pay attention to WWTrek’s gear list, as we’ve taken the time to fine-tune it to suit the climates we trek. Expect the temperatures on your trek to range between the 50s at the beginning and drop to the 20-30 range higher in the Khumbu valley. Rain, sleet, and snow are always a possibility.

Arrivals & Departures:

This trip begins and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will fly into and out of Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

*Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

Recommended Flights:

International airfares are not included in program pricing. There are many flight options to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance to get more information.

Customs, Visas, & Immigration:

You will need a Nepal Entry Visa. Upon clearing customs in Nepal, you will be required to purchase a 30-day entry visa. The visa costs $40, so make sure to bring cash with you. It helps to have exact change. In addition, remember to bring two passport photos for the visa. Waiting to try and have these taken in the Kathmandu airport will not only cause you undue delays, but it also tends to be exceedingly expensive.

*Please Note: Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you depart your home country. Make two copies of your passport, leave one at home and bring the other with you to Nepal along with two extra passport photos in case of an emergency. Ensure you provide a color copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with Redpoint Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.


Before and after the climb, enjoy the nicest lodging available in Kathmandu. The journey will start with a  night The Yak and Yeti, which has been converted from an old royal palace from the Kingdom of Nepal. Learn more about Kathmandu Accommodations with our Trek Tip Series!

Along the trail to Everest Base Camp and Lobuche, we will stay at the best Tea House Lodges available. Tea houses, which are often family-run, are basic accommodations created to support the tourism on the trail. Lower in the valley, the houses will have power outlets, hot showers, and bathrooms in private rooms. As we move up higher into the valley the accommodations become more rustic. Learn more about Nepal Tea Houses with our Trek Tip Series!

During the climb, we will spend two nights on the mountain in brand new expedition tents from The North Face.


A World Wide Trekking representative will privately transport you from the airport to your lodge. During the trek, travel light while carrying just your daypack. Yaks and porters will carry all other bags and equipment.


Proper nutrition plays a vital role in the success of all our adventures. Rest assured that you will be served hearty, delicious meals and that we will happily accommodate for all dietary restrictions. Guests will have the opportunity to choose their meal from the menu for all meals but lunch, which is served family style. Although afternoon snacks will be available, we recommend bringing your favorite trail snacks as well.

*Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs or food restrictions. We can accommodate any special diets. We are happy to help!

Health & Safety:

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified guides before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as satellite phones and medical kits.

Prior to the trip, you will need to get a prescription from your physician for Diamox, for altitude sickness. Other medications that you may wish to have on had include Cipro, Imodium, throat lozenges, and Visine. In addition, we recommend visiting your local travel vaccination clinic one month before your trip. Needed vaccinations include a current tetanus shot, annual influenza shot, Varicella, Typhoid, Hep A, MMR, and Yellow Fever.

For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Levy, our medical advisor, at 801.943.0264 or visit our trek tips series on YouTube.

Our Team:

Once you sign on with WWTrekking, we are here for you every step of the way! You will be assigned an adventure specialist who will help you prepare for your trip. Whether your questions or needs are regarding flights, packing, early arrivals, departures, accommodations or anything else, your adventure specialist is only a phone call away!

Once your trip begins, World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew. We provide medically certified, Professional Western guide(s) for all adventures of 8+ passengers as well as a plethora of local professionals to aid the group along the trek including porters, a yak teams, chefs, servers, dishwashers, and more. Additionally, you have access to a Local Operations Manager throughout your adventure.


In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you with detailed tipping recommendations in your ‘Trip Detail’ document once you sign up.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

Currency Exchange:

You can easily exchange money in Kathmandu after you arrive. We will allot time for guests to do so. Local currency is best on the trek. Spending varies depending on the person, but we always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals, sodas, snacks, or souvenirs.

*Credit cards are accepted at our hotels in Kathmandu for extra amenities. ATM machines are also available in Kathmandu.

Fitness & Nutrition Training:

We provide a complimentary 6-week extensive fitness and nutrition program to help our guests prepare for their journey ahead. The program is tailored specifically for our trips and includes virtual 1 on 1 coaching sessions with our Fitness and Nutrition Specialist.

Learn more here!



A land locked sovereign nation, Nepal encompasses an area of 56,827 square miles (147,181 sq km) and has a population of approximately 30 million. The rugged, mountainous terrain has proven to be key in both the preservation of the nation’s deep cultural heritage as well as a hindrance to its worldly development.


27.8 million

Time Zone:

Nepal Standard Time (NPT) is the time zone for Nepal. With a time offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of +5:45, all over Nepal Standard Time is one of only three time zones with a 45-minute offset from UTC.

Capital City:

Kathmandu, Nepal


Sherpas: The people of the Khumbu

The Sherpas are an eastern, indigenous people living in the eastern regions of Nepal. The word Sherpa is a combination of two Tibetan words, “Shyar,” meaning east, and “Pa,” or people. They are indeed easterners both in origin and present location of settlement, as they migrated from Eastern Tibet and now live in Eastern Nepal. While traditionally Sherpas were farmers and traders, today many work in mountaineering, trekking, or portering. The Sherpa people are known for their strength and relationship to the mountains. Therefore, the Khumbu region is well known as “Sherpa Land.”


There are over one hundred different languages spoken in Nepal by the various ethnic groups. The main language spoken throughout the regions of Nepal, is Nepali. Our trek will take us through the Khumbu Valley where the villagers speak Sherpa, a Tibetan dialect, as well as Nepali.

Culture & Religion:

The people of Nepal are as diverse as the land that sustains them. Inhabiting different altitudes, various ethnic, tribal, and social groups have maintained their unique heritage for centuries. The 12 main ethnic groups of Nepal are: Bhojpuri, Bhotiya, Bahun and Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Maithali, Newar, Rai-Limbu, Rajbanshi, Sherup, Tamang, and Tharu. Since the 1950’s, many Tibetan refugees now call Nepal home and contributed to the array of culture within Nepal. Eighty percent of the population practice Hinduism. Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion as well as the oldest. Originating in India, Hinduism’s eclectic religious, philosophical, and cultural roots are characterized by their belief in reincarnation—one absolute being or soul reborn multiple times in various manifestations until enlightenment is achieved. Ten Percent of the population practice Buddhism while the remaining 10% are either Muslim, Christian or Kirant (an indigenous religion). Many of the temples throughout Nepal are shared by both participants of Hinduism and Buddhism as beliefs are similar. Often times, religious and cultural practices are difficult to distinguish as many individuals often employ dual faith practices.


The official currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee Introduced in 1932, the Rupee is abbreviated Rs. Check online for current conversion rates.


One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Nepal that WWTrek guests can get involved with.

The Human Outreach Project started with the decision to support Ang Pasang’s children after his tragic death. Our projects in Nepal have grown to include trekking dental supplies in to the remote Namche Dental Clinic, supporting the Himalayan Rescue Association by rebuilding the Manang medical clinic, and improving the conditions at Juving Secondary School by adding a solar powered computer center and an industrial water filter. We have also supported many other projects, including emergency earthquake relief and cataract surgeries; find out more at HumanOutreachProject.org