It is 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.

This is a classic trek to Lobuche Peak, one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. Lobuche, also spelt as Lobuche, has two distinct summits, Lobuche East [6,119 m] and Lobuche West [6,145 m]. Though they are connected by a continuous ridge, there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. This trek takes you to the East Peak.; in order to trek to the Lobuche West you need an Expedition permit.

Lobuche Peak is an attractive summit and offers a variety of trekking routes, some already existing and other probable ones. When seen from near Pheriche, the dark triangle of its rocky East Face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline. This skyline forms the South Ridge, the junction of the East Face with the glaciated route of ascent. This in turn leads to the summit ridge running north-west from the top of the East Face through several small summits to the East Peak. There have been numerous ascents of the summit by mountaineers from all over. Descending into a marked notch and climbing steep snow/ice slopes, you reach the top of the striking true East Peak. This peak is rarely climbed and often mistaken as Lobuche West. Most of the trekkers climb the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, before the notch, south-east of the true peak. While trekking to the East Peak, you need to be careful of the false summits.