Standing at 6,119m above sea level, high above the glaciers of the Khumbu region of Nepal, Lobuche East is a significant peak, but also one of the most popular, and the easiest to climb. Classified as a “trekking peak” it requires physical fitness and mountain awareness, but doesn’t demand much in the way of technical climbing ability. For this reason we often recommend it to climbers looking to tackle their first Himalayan peak.
What the adventure involves
If you’re looking to take your first steps as a Himalayan mountaineer, Lobuche East is the perfect peak to start on. This, in fact, was the path our founder Nimsdai took: before the Guinness world records, before the world first winter ascent of K2, before he’d established himself as one of the leading mountaineers of his - or indeed any, generation - Lobuche East was the first Himalayan peak Nimsdai climbed, while still serving as a member of the British Special Forces.
As with all Elite Exped’s treks and trips, our expedition plan on this peak has been set out by our leaders Nimsdai, Mingma David, and Mingma Tenzi. Taking 20 days from arrival in Kathmandu to departure at the other end, we give you plenty of time to acclimatize and to take in the sights and sounds of the incredible Khumbu region. The trek will take you through Namche Bazaar, the monastery town of Tengboche and Dingboche. We’ll also take a trip to Everest Base Camp.