About Lobuche Peak Climbing
Located near Khumbu Glacier, Lobuche East Peak lies at an altitude of 6,119m from sea level. Climbing Lobuche East is a bit challenging too. It is not that easy as Island Peak and Chulu West. Despite being a bit hard it is rewarding too as it gives the view of several mountains including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori.
Lobuche East Peak is in close distance from Everest base Camp. It can be an alternative to Island Peak but comparatively it is slightly challenging and technical. The name of this peak is named after a village called Lobuche. Like Chulu East and West Peak, Lobuche also has two peaks—Lobuche East and Lobuche West.
In comparison to West, Lobuche East is least technical. It also suits for those who want to have fresh climbing experiencing.
Both the peaks of Lobuche are geometrically almost similar. They form three ridged pyramid on each side. The south and southeast ridges of Lobuche forms a special type of rock triangle which extends to Khumbu Glacier.
Summiteers of Lobuche East Peak are rewarded with the view of south face of Everest along with Lhotse and Makalu.
Climbing Lobuche needs good skills especially, handling ropes, crampons, ice axe, jumar, etc. Climbing with the help of fixed rope in slipper rocky slabs brings us just below the glacier near the high camp. Final expedition is fascinating and thrilling. The exposed ridges lead us to summit. Normally, we will be climbing making an angle of around 70 or 75 degree. It is quite challenging.
The trip to Lobuche East Peak Climbing begins from Lukla. It is around half an hour flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla we proceed towards Phakding. Crossing beautiful Sherpa villages and enjoying exotic view of Khumbu region we move towards Namche Bazaar. It is a biggest business hub of Khumbu Region. The view of Lhotse from here is fascinating for any trekker. Before arriving at Lobuche East base Camp we will be acclimatizing in some places so that we can adjust ourselves with the increasing altitude.