International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Lobuche Peak Climb and Everest Trek

Nepal • 20,075' • 6119m

Lobuche Peak Himalayan Climb and Everest Base Camp Nepal Trek with International Mountain Guides

Lobuche Peak Climb and Nepal Treks with International Mountain Guides

Lobuche Peak with Everest BC (Spring) Treks
or the 3 Peak 3 Pass (Autumn) Trek

Our Mt. Everest climbers have used Lobuche Peak as a warmup climb for many years. This is also a great high altitude training climb for people with Mt. Rainier skills, along with a classic trek. We will review cramponing and fixed rope techniques before heading up.

  Spring: PDF docSee the details in the Spring Everest PDF Doc »
Autumn: PDF docSee more details in the Autumn Everest PDF Doc »

—Eric Simonson

IMG's Everest programs are recognized worldwide as simply outstanding, with a reputation for our highly professional staff of leaders, climbers and Sherpas, first-rate logistics and our resulting safety and success record on the mountain.

Under the direction of legendary climber and expedition leader Eric Simonson, we offer an exciting array of Nepal options from treks to summit climbs. We have designed our programs to be truly unique and special — not like anything else you'll find on the market, so please read on!

IMG offers the opportunity to combine your Nepal trek with a climb of Lobuche Peak (20,075') or the unique chance to climb to the Western Cwm of Everest through the Khumbu Icefall and beyond. Please read on to find out what makes the International Mountain Guides Everest Base Camp Trek different from all the rest.

Please note that we go to the fore-summit of Lobuche. To get to the true summit requires rappelling down into a notch, then some steep alpine climbing, which is too sporty for most of our IMG customers. So we pull up a bit short, but still 20K. And the views are incredible!

Lobuche Peak Summit Climb

March 31 April 23, 2015 (FULL)
October 12 November 05, 2015

If you would like to visit Everest Base Camp, but stay longer and go higher, bring your crampons and ice axe and add a climb of Lobuche Peak, over 20,000 feet. Our itinerary includes staying in lodges between Lukla and Pheriche, then in our custom Lobuche Peak base camp (for fantastic acclimatization hiking) for several nights prior to moving on up to Everest BC at the beginning of the expedition. Then our Lobuche climbers, guides, and Sherpas will drop one day back down the valley to climb this beautiful peak, with world class views of Everest from the summit. Afterward, trek back out to Lukla with our crack Sherpa team for the flight to Kathmandu. From the beautiful Lobuche Base Camp tucked up a side valley from the EBC trek route, the route climbs to a high camp, then from there up rock scrambling to the glacier, which leads to the summit ridge. The steeper parts of the climb to the ridge, on the summit day, are normally fixed with about 500 meters of rope. Lobuche Peak is a perfect objective if you are fit and have Mt. Rainier type skills. (ice axe, crampons, roped glacier travel). We will review use of fixed ropes for climbers who have not done this before.

Note on 2015 Dates

Dates are listed starting with the arrival day to Kathmandu to the arrival day back to Kathmandu from Lukla at the end of the trip.

The ending dates for the EBC Classic Trek, Sherpa Trek, and Lobuche Climb are FIXED, but you should add one contingency day in Kathmandu at the end, before flying home, in case of Lukla flight delay.

Expedition Organization and Leadership

International Mountain Guides ("IMG")
IMG is the oldest and most respected high-altitude climbing service in the world and its three principals, Eric Simonson, Phil Ershler, and George Dunn, have led and organized hundreds of expeditions worldwide since 1975. Each is an AMGA Certified Alpine Guide with Himalayan expedition experience including Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Shishapangma, and Cho Oyu. IMG's Himalayan mountaineering programs are organized and directed by Eric Simonson, one of the world's premiere expedition organizers. Under his direction IMG has conducted over forty Himalayan expeditions. His teams include a group of professionals and Sherpas who are the best in the business. Since 1990, over 600 IMG team members have summited the world's classic 8,000-meter peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma.

IMG's Philosophy
Our goal is to minimize risk while helping as many team members as possible reach their goal, and we invest in the people and equipment that will make this happen. We value our reputation as the premiere international climbing company, and we only put programs in place that measure up to our own high standards. If you would like to join a world-class team, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your goals and qualifications and secure an exciting role for yourself on our expedition!

Ang Jangbu and the IMG Sherpa Team
A veteran of dozens of expeditions and an Everest summiter, Ang Jangbu has worked with Eric Simonson on every IMG Himalayan program since 1991 and is a very popular leader. Ang Jangbu Sherpa and his staff put together one of the very best Sherpa teams for IMG. We are proud to have a group of Sherpas working for us who are among the best paid, best led, best equipped, and best trained in the business.


Joining a high-altitude trek or expedition is a serious decision. You should be completely confident in the organization and leadership before you make that decision. Many of you have climbed with us before, and because your experience with us was good, you're considering another climb with us. For those of you who haven't climbed with us before, we strongly encourage you to interview us thoroughly and also talk to our past clients. When you're ready to make the decision, we'll be happy to provide you with a complete list of references. Please also browse comments online from our trekkers and climbers.

IMG climbers on the summit of Lobuche Peak, Nepal
Dates and Prices

Spring Lobuche Climb & Everest BC
March 31 April 23, 2015 (FULL)
Landcost: $5,000
PDF docDetails in the Spring Everest PDF Doc »

Spring Everest Base Camp Nepal Treks »

Autumn Lobuche Peak Climb & Everest BC
Oct 12 Nov 05, 2015
Landcost: $5,000
PDF docDetails in the Autumn Everest PDF Doc »

Autumn Everest Base Camp Nepal Treks »

I can't say enough good things about both the logistics and the staff. I had plenty of ideas about how the trip should go and what was possible. Your expedition service surpassed all my expectations, provided me with the best opportunity to summit, even compared to the super expensive guided trips, and as such, I was successful in fulfilling a dream of 20 years. I will recommend your service to anyone interested. It was simply the best on the mountain.
~Dan G.
Jangbu and all the Sherpas were the strongest on the mountain — by far. I can't say enough good things about them. They just outclassed everybody...
~Bruce D.
I pay for the expertise, but I hope for a complete experience — I got it all... I can safely say I won't climb with any outfit but IMG.
~Jeff M.
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