Lobuche peak (6,119m) offers a very exciting and spectacular trekking route for the trekkers, visitors, lovers of nature willing to immerse into the natural beauty that the almighty providence has bestowed upon the tiny nation of Nepal that is cradled in the snowy laps of the Himalaya.
Venturing to trek to Lobuche peak is a tangible experience and sensation of a heavenly paradise on this planet where humans are mired in their hectic lives and burden of sorrows. Taking a few steps towards Lobuche is a sigh of relief and a moment of freedom from the bonded life, sorrows and burden of human life.
A trekker has to climb Lobuche peak by crossing two different summits, via East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively.
The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them.
Trekkers can reach Lobuche east by descending a notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. The east peak is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak. The peak is climbed on the summit ridge occasionally.
Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made has at first attempted this Lobuche East peak on 25 April 1984 although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before. But no records are available.
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to trek to Lobuche.
How to reach Lobuche?
To reach Lobuche just take a flight to Lukala Airport. Then trek to Phakding. Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Rest and acclimatization at Namche. Trek to Tengboche from Namche. Trek to Dingboche from Tyangboche. Trek to Lobuche from Dingboche.
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