- Urgen Tamang
Lobuche Peak is one of the fascinating destinations for the lovers of climbing in Nepal. It is very close to Mt. Everest and situated just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region.
Needless to say, Lobuche peak climbing can be both challenging as well as a daring task for the budding climbers.
However, if you are already prepared for the challenging climb after going through some sort of mountaineering training or practical experience of having climbed few peaks already, then it is not going to be challenging for you.
The main difficult part of this climb is related to risk arising out of high altitude, exposure and weather conditions during the climb. The two different peaks –Lobuche East Peak (6119m) and Lobuche West Peak 96145m) are well connected via a knife-edge.
The base camp is situated not much above the Lobuche village south. The Lobuche east forms a three-ridged pyramid. The peak easily towers over the Lobuche village and is easily recognized from the Everest route.
The expedition of Lobuche is done via the Everest route from Lukla with a short flight from Kathmandu. While hiking through the village of Sherpas towards Namche bazaar, you reach Tengboche.
Then continue hiking up to Gorak Shep (5125m) for acclimatization. Then Kalapattar (5540 m) arrives. A captivating view of Everest and Khumbu Icefall can be seen from here.
The Everest base camp is not very far from this area. Then you can reach the base of Lobuche which is 5200m above sea level. After two days of acclimatization, you can start your expedition of the Lobuche peak (6119m) along the south ridge.
The summit provides a 360-degree glimpse of the region including the beautiful sights of mountains such as Amadablam, Pumori, and Everest, which certainly makes the expedition more charming and fascinating for the climbers and adventure lovers.
How to get there?
Take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport then start your trek to Namche bazaar and then reach the base camp for the climb after acclimatization.
Best time to climb
The months of April, May, September, October, and November are the best time for climbing Lobuche peak.
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