The Lobuche Mountain consists of two different summits, viz. East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognised as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak.
Lobuche being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.
The peak of Lobuche East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south?east of the true peak and before the notch. This peak is identified as the false peak. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to lobuche East on 25 April 1984 although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before. But no records are available.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu(1300m/4264ft): Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 03: From KTM 35min Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding 3-4 hour (2,652m/8,700ft).
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization day/day hike surrounding
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 4-5 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization Day
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): 6-7 hours
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240ft): 1-2 hours
Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours
Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hours
Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft): 8-9 hours
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Final Departure