This trek starts at Lobuche Base Camp, at 5,200 m. Those arriving here will have travelled the same path as that to Everest Base Camp (see description here), but ended their journey shortly after Thokla Pass at the tongue of Khumbu Glacier. Alternatively, some may have ventured up and over Cho La Pass (read more here).
The ascent to Lobuche East is considered a demanding trek. From Lobuche Base Camp, you travel up along the mountain’s shoulder to reach the southwest ridge at approx. 5,600 meters. This ridge is chiselled at an approximate 45° incline and leads to summit ridge at 5,900 m. From here, a more forgiving slope leads through some 300 elevation meters, past the false summit, and on to Lobuche Summit.