Everest View Glacier School on Lobuche Peak | SummitClimb

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Everest View Glacier School on Lobuche Peak | SummitClimb

2024 and 2025 Dates: 8 to  25 April OR 21 April to 8 May OR 26 October to 12 November OR 3 to 20 January OR 7 to 24 February OR 7 to 24 March (18 days).

Full Service Cost: $4,450, £3,550, €4,150. Five day option: $2,250, £1,850, €2,050. 4 day extension to Everest Basecamp: $850, £650, €750. (fixed in USD)

Lobuche Peak and Ama Dablam Expedition Cost:  $8,350, £6,750, €7,750 (fixed in USD)

5 Day Option 2024 and 2025 Dates : 15 April to 19 April OR 29 April to 3 May Or 3 November to 7 November

Lobuche Peak and Ama Dablam Expedition : 26 October to 22 November 2023 and 1 April to 28 April 2024

Learn high altitude mountain skills and climb a 6000 meter / 19,500 foot peak with great views of Everest.

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Everest View Glacier School on Lobuche Peak Overview
Our Everest-View Glacier School is one of the best ways to learn the fundamentals of glacier travel with ice-axe and crampons, while gaining high altitude experience in the spectacular grandeur of the Khumbu Himalaya. We will teach you everything you need to know to make a summit attempt onLobuche East (6119 meters/20,075 feet). It is a beautiful place to learn, practice your skills, and to take an up-close look at the high peaks of the Himalaya, including Everest, the famous south face of Lhotse , Makalu and the north side of AmaDablam .

Lobuche Peak Video by Richard Pattison

Lobuche East Expedition Cost

Our full-service expedition includes:

What is not included?

  • International flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Nepalese visa

Five-Day Option: We offer a five day trip for those members that wish to meet our team on day 9 of the itinerary in Dzongla and arrange their own trek before and after the 5 days of glacier travel. All of the services provided to our full-service members will be offered to members who wish to only do the 5 day program. This may be a great option for those who are participating in other treks/climbs in the region.

Lobuche East Expedition Itinerary

1) Arrive at Kathmandu
2) Orientation in Kathmandu
3) Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
4) Trek to NamcheBazaar
5) Rest in NamcheBazaar. Acclimatization walk to Everest view hotel
6) Trek to Pangboche
7) Trek to Dingboche
8) Rest in Dingboche.
9) Trek to Dzhongla (Optional Rock Climbing Training)
10) Walk to Lobuche high camp.
11) Snow and ice training.
12) Climb Lobuche, return to Thukla
13) Walk to Pangboche,
14) Walk to Namche Bazaar
15) Walk to Lukla.
16) Return flight to Kathmandu
17) Extra day of rest and celebration in Kathmandu.
18) Flight Home.
Optional Everest Basecamp Trek Extension: On day 12 of the itinerary you will branch off from the main group, and trek up to Everest basecamp. Please add an extra 4 days into your travel plans if you wish to do this.
1) Climb Lobuche, descend to Lobuche Village.
2) Trek to GorakShep and to the top of Kala-Pattar, return to GorakShep for the evening
3) Walk to Everest basecamp, then trek down to Pangboche.
4) Continue back to Kathmandu following day 13 of the normal itinerary

Lobuche Peak and Ama Dablam Expedition Itinerary

26 Oct - Arrive in Nepal
27 Oct - Orientation day, equipment checking, gear shopping and sightseeing in Kathmandu. Stay at hotel.
28 Oct - Fly to Lukla, 2,900 metres (9,514 feet). Easy short walk to Phakding, 2,550 metres (8,366 feet). Beautiful day of light trekking. Sleep in teahouse.
29 Oct - Walk to Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,286 feet). Lovely forest trek over suspension bridges. This big village is the capital of the Sherpa people. Sleep in teahouse.
30 Oct - Rest & Acclimatization in Namche. Teahouse.
31 Oct - Walk to Pangboche 3,860 metres (12,644 feet). Famous Everest base camp trekking route with many lodges and restaurants and beautiful scenery of Mt. Ama Dablam. Teahouse.
1 Nov - Trek to Dingboche
2 Nov - Rest in Dingboche.
3 Nov - Trek to Dzhongla (Optional Rock Climbing Training)
4 Nov - Walk to Lobuche high camp.
5 Nov - Climb Lobuche, return to Lobuche high camp
6 Nov - Walk to Pangboche
7 Nov - Walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4,570 metres (14,989 feet). Beautiful Ama Dablam basecamp is on grassy meadows. Camp.
8 Nov – Sherpa Prayer Ceremony (Puja) in Base Camp. Rest & Acclimatization,
9 Nov - Equipment check and fixed rope training day on small cliffs near base camp.
10 Nov - Walk to advanced basecamp, 5,350 metres (17,552 feet). Easy walking on paths. Sleep there.
11 Nov - Hike to camp 1, 5,700 metres (18,701 feet). A bit of rockhopping in a boulder field, followed by short easy low angle scramble to C1
12 Nov - Rest in Camp 1.
13 Nov - Climb to camp 2, 5,900 metres (19,357 feet). Easy climbing to C2 is on good solid granite, using fixed ropes.
14 Nov - Wake up in the night, eat "breakfast" and attempt the summit: 6,812 metres (22,349 feet). Summit attempt involves easy snow climbing with a bit of simple mixed rock just above C2. Return and sleep in C2.
15 Nov - Extra day for summit attempt.
16 Nov - Downclimb and walk down to basecamp.
17 Nov - Pack up and descend to Pangboche village. Sleep in teahouse.
18 Nov - Walk down to Namche Bazaar. Teahouse.
19 Nov - Walk down from Namche to Lukla. Teahouse.
20 Nov - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
21 Nov - Extra day in Kathmandu, in case of delay, and for sightseeing, gift shopping, celebration, saying goodbye to new friends. Stay in hotel.
22 Nov - Fly back to home country.

Lobuche East Expedition Leadership and Staff
Leadership: Dan Mazur is a relaxed, friendly, well organized, and highly skilled professional with over 20 years of experience leading people to the summits of Everest, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Shishapangma, Baruntse, and Lobuche East

Sherpas: We employ some of Nepal, Tibet, and the Karakorum’s best local mountaineers and Sherpas to assist team members in realizing their summit goals. Our friendly and loyal high altitude climbing staff has supported teams to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.
Lobuche East Expedition Personal and Team Equipment


  • Climbing harness
  • 5 meters (16 ft.) of 6mm accessory cord
  • Figure 8 abseil/belay device (tube style devices, i.e. ATC will not work on fixed lines)
  • Full size ascender (i.e. PetzlAscention)
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small
  • 4 non-locking carabiners
  • Ice axe with leash
  • Steel crampons with anti-balling plates
  • Trekking poles
  • Abseiling/Rappelling Gloves

Upper Body:

  • 2 cotton t-shirts
  • 2 synthetic t-shirts
  • 2 long sleeve synthetic shirts
  • Light-weight soft shell jacket
  • Medium weight insulatingjacket (fleece, down, or synthetic)
  • Hard shell jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Heavy down coat
    • For 6,000m peaks a very warm down coat with hood or an 8,000m coat with hood
    • For 7,000m peaks an 8,000m coat with hood
    • For 8,000m peaks an 8,000m down coat with hood or an 8,000m suit can be used instead


  • Lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • Mid-weight soft shell gloves – water/wind resistant
  • Heavy- weight waterproof gloves – Gore-tex shell with removable liner
  • Expedition weight mittens -Gore-tex over mitt matched polar fleece mitt liner


  • Helmet
  • Warm hat that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Baseball hat or brimmed sun hat
  • Glacier sunglasses with side shields
  • Ski goggles with light and dark lenses
  • Glasses with clear lenses to protect your eyes while climbing to the summit on windy nights. (cost less than 10 dollars in Kathmandu)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Buff/neck gaiter
  • Bandana or head scarf (optional)

Lower Body:

  • Synthetic underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Hiking pants
  • 2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Polar fleece or soft shell pants
  • Waterproof/breathable pants with full side zips (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Heavy insulating pants
    • For 6,000m peaks: Down or synthetic pants will full zips
    • For 7,000m peaks: 8,000m down pants
    • For 8,000m peaks: 8,000m down pants or a 8,000m suit can be used instead


  • Boots
    • For 6,000m peaks: Plastic or composite double boots (Koflach, La SportivaSpantik, etc) Modern waterproof, single boots designed for 4-5,000m peaks may be suitable if they can be worn with 2 pairs of socks and vapor barrier lines and/or they are equipped with overboots
    • For 7,000m: Plastic or composite double boots (Koflach, La SportivaSpantik, etc)
    • For 8,000m peaks: 8,000m boots - One-Sport Millet Everest boots or equivalent
  • Sturdy leather walking boots
  • Trainers, running shoes and/or sandals
  • Down booties (optional)
  • 3 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • 2 pair poly or wool liner socks (optional)
  • Vapor barrier liner socks (optional)
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks
  • Cotton socks for in town


  • Down sleeping bag
    • For 6,000m peaks: -18C or 0F
    • For 7,000m peaks:-23C or -10F (If you sleep cold consider -29C or -20F)
    • For 8,000m peaks: -29C or -20F (If you sleep cold consider -40C or -40F)
  • An additional down sleeping bag for basecamp for the following climbs: Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I and II, Spantik, K2/Broad Peak Everest training climb. For Mastagata a second sleeping bag is optional, but highly recommended.
    • Down base camp sleeping bag should be rated to -10C or 15F (If you sleep cold consider -18C or 0F)
  • 2 closed cell foam kari-mats (sleeping pads) for use in basecamp and high altitude (these can be purchased inexpensively in Kathmandu)
  • High quality inflatable sleeping pad designed for cold weather (Thermarest)
  • Patch kit for inflatable pad

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

  • Medium rucksack/backpack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used as carry-on bag)
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 2 large (120+ L / 7500+ cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment
  • Small luggage locks for duffel kit bags

Personal Hygiene:

  • Female or male hygiene supplies
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream
  • Large tube skin sun cream (min factor 30)
  • Anti-mosquito cream
  • Toothpaste/brush
  • Hand sanitizer gel (small-medium bottle)
  • Bar of soap small towel
  • Hand wipes
  • Face Mask
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disinfectant wipes


  • Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc.
  • Blister repair kit
  • 10 anti-diarrhea pills
  • 20 anti-headache pills
  • 10 cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide
  • 10 Stomach antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • 5 Azithromycin tables
  • Steri pen or bottle of water purification tablets
  • Cough sweets/lozenges (Halls/Stepils)
  • Earplugs
  • Extra prescription glasses/contact lenses and supplies

Personal Food:

  • Snack food/daily energy food
    • Everest training Nepal/Tibet, AmaDablam, Baruntse: 2-4kg (4.5-9lbs)
    • Spantik, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Mustagata, Manasu: 2-5kg (4.5-11lbs)
    • Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I/II, K2/Everest training, Everest, Lhotse: 3-6kg (6.5-13lbs)
    • Lobuche Peak: 2-3 kilos/4-6 pounds personal snack food
  • Dehydrated meals (freeze-dried dinners) for summit attempt
    • Everest training Nepal/Tibet, AmaDablam: 2 meals
    • Spantik, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Mustagata, Manasu, Baruntse: 3 meals
    • Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I/II, K2/Everest training, Everest, Lhotse: 5 meals
  • Small roll of repair tape
  • Sewing repair kit
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Small box matches
  • Compass or GPS
  • Battery powered alarm clock/watch
  • Camera with extra cards and extra batteries
  • Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage
  • 2 water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene
  • Pee bottle (1litre or larger)
  • Plastic cup and spoon
  • Small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • Passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary
  • Separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or euros cash
  • Bank/ATM/Cash and credit cards
  • Bathing suit/swim suit (you never know)
  • Paperback books, playing cards, ipod/mp3 player, musical instruments, extra batteries, etc.
  • Travel clothes for basecamp and in town
  • Umbrella (optional)
  • Small solar panels for personal electronics (optional)

Group Equipment:

We provide group gear, equipment, and supplies including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection, tents; stoves, fuel, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. A personal tent will be provided for each member at base camp. On the upper mountain, team members will share tents. In base camp, a shower, toilet, solar charger, and a dining tent will be provided

Lobuche East Expedition Experience and Training

Extensive experience is not required for climbing Lobuche Peak. The most important thing is for members to be in adequate walking fitness. You may attempt this climb as a novice and we will teach you what you need to know.

Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales.

Lobuche East Application Forms

Please fill out an application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit to hold your place on the team.

In addition to your application, we will need the following at least two months before the Lobuche Peak trip begins:

  • Completed Payment
  • Oxygen order (if any)
  • Sherpa order (if any)
  • Trip Registration form
  • 1 Passport sized photo
  • A scan of your passport identification pages
  • Complete flight itinerary
  • Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance. We strongly recommend Global Rescue, with at least $50,000 worth of helicopter rescue insurance.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended

Please contact us with any questions you may have.