Labuche Peak Climbing

Labuche Peak ClimbingLobuche peak has two summits, East and West with heights of 6119m and 6145m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them, but it is long and there is a considerable height loss and gain. The East Peak is recognised as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak . Lobuje being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also the potential for new ones. The dark triangle of the rocky east face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. Lobuje East is reached by descending a marked notch and then 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 (or false peak), south–east of the true peak and before the notch. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent of Lobuje East on 25 April 1984 although it is possible that others had reached the summit before but did not record their climbs. To climb Lobuje we follow the Everest base camp route to Gorak Shep, continuing to Kala Pattar, at 5545m, because this offers great views of Everest and good acclimatisation. It is also possible to follow the Gokyo valley and to cross the Chola pass, a route which is also good for acclimatisation. Whichever route we take us shall place a Base Camp at Dzongla and a high camp at 5300m either at a lake or a little higher near a pass.

Peak Climbing Itinerary

Days 01: Fly from Kathmandu/Lukla & trek to Phakding
Days 02: Trek to Namche bazaar.
Days 03: Namche overnight acclimatization, over night.
Days 04: Namche overnight for acclimatization.
Days 05: Trek to Tengboche.
Days 06: Trek to Dingboche.
Days 07: Dingboche rest.
Days 08: Trek to Chukung.
Days 09: Hike Chhukung Ri and back to Chhukung
Days 10: Trek to Dingboche
Days 11: Trek to Lobuche
Days 12: Trek to Lobuche base camp
Days 13: Lobuche base camp
Days 14: Base camp to Lobuche high camp
Days 15: Summit Day
Days 16: Lobuche base camp
Days 17: Trek to Tyangboche
Days 18: Trek to Namche
Days 19: Trek to Lukla
Days 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

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