Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak is a popular destination for mountaineers situated just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu Region not far from Mt. Everest. Climbing Lobuche is a perfect challenging addition for a visit to the Khumbu region.We at Snowy Horizon have plenty of experience with this mountain and would be keen to take you on this adventure. The peak is technically not too challenging for climbers with some experience (rated PD+) but no mountain should be underestimated with the usual dangers arising from altitude, exposure and weather conditions.
Lobuche has two different summits -Lobuche East Peak (6119m) and Lobuche West Peak (6145m) connected via a knife-edge ridge. Base Camp is located to not far from the Lobuche village to the south. It gives easy access to the south ridge. Lobuche East has a very dramatic arête to the east, forming a three-ridged pyramid. South and Southeast Ridges form a typical rock triangle extending to the Khumbu glacier moraine. The peak dramatically towers over the village and is easily identifiable from the Everest trail.
We approach Lobuche via the Everest trail from Lukla, after a short 35 minute flight from Kathmandu. We make our way through various Sherpa villages towards Namche Bazaar – the key trading town of the region providing access to the higher valleys. We continue to the famous monastery Tengboche (Tyangboche) on the way to which we should get our first view of Everest and Lhotse. We continue all the way to Gorak Shep (5125m) as part of acclimatization phase. We then take on Kalapattar (5540m), a satellite peak of Pumori, for a classic view of Mt. Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. We can visit Everest Base Camp which is only a short hike away. We then return to Lobuche where we pick up supplies and trek to base camp (5200m). Allowing for a further two days of acclimatization, we then start the climb along the South Ridge to the summit (6119m).
The views from the base camp, the climbing route and ultimately the summit are superb. The summit ridge offers a 360 degree panorama of the region including Amadablam, Pumori, and Everest. Certainly an unforgettable experience!
Snowy Horizon offers you a full board package for Lobuche including the climbing permit from the NMA and all other necessary logistics – from arrival in Kathmandu up to your departure. We organize your accommodation in Kathmandu as well as throughout your trek, our cooks freshly prepare you nutritious meals throughout the climbing period and experienced and professional trekking and climbing guides accompany you on the trek as well as the climb. In addition, we can organize any sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. Upon your request, we can also offer only base camp service (including the climbing permit) where the climber may arrange all required logistics for any part of the climb above base camp.
The package can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements – feel free to contact us any time for suggestions and advice. We’d be happy to take you on this adventure.
Elevation: 6,119m (20,062ft)
Location: Khumbu region
Coordinates: 27°57'29"N 86°47'29"E
First Ascent: Laurice Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa; 25 April 1984
Climbing Season: spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Expedition duration: 19 days (typically)
Climbing duration: 2 days (typically)
Group Size: 02-12 Person
I planned to climb Naya Kanga Peak in March and Snowy Horizon helped me a lot - I got a great guide who has done an impressive List of ascents of high mountains. He was a real fighter when it came to struggle against a hell lot of snow - yet we had to give in before reaching the High Camp.