Lobuche peak’s fame has been heightened with Bahrain Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s royal expedition to Lobuche comes into limelight despite Covid-19 pandemic.
Bahrain prince has already arrived in Kathmandu on last Wednesday with his 18-member team to climb Mt. Manaslu in Gorkha and Mt. Lobuche in the Khumbu region.
The Lobuche peak located in Khumbu region consists of two different summits, via. East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively.
A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak.
Lobuche peak has been perennially attracting hundreds of climbers and trekkers from across the world as it is one of the less difficult trekking sites and expeditions that a normal mountaineer can do.
The peak of Lobuche East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south-east of the true peak and before the notch.
The accommodations are available in tea houses or can be done in camps too. The 17days expedition can start at Lukla airport and end at Lukla airport with arrival and departure from Kathmandu.
How to reach Lobuche?
To reach Lobuche, you need to take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight that takes around 35 minutes. From Lukla,your trek starts from Phaking to Namche. The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass along mani walls and arrive at a Ghat teahouse.
Best time to trek and go on expedition:
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to trek or start an expedition to Lobuche peak.
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