Mountain

Lobuche (6 145 m / 20 161 ft)

Parent Range: Himalaya
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking
Summit(s): Far East Summit (6 119 m /20 076 feet), East Summit (6 145 m /20 161 feet)
Elevation: 6 145 m / 20 161 ft
Cost of climbing: N/D
Image of Lobuche (6 145 m / 20 161 ft)
Credit: http://farfrontiers.co.uk/

Facts

Mountain Name(s):
Lobuche, Lobuje, Лобуче
Elevation:
6 145 m / 20 161 ft
Summit(s):
Far East Summit (6 119 m /20 076 feet), East Summit (6 145 m /20 161 feet)
Activity type:
Mountaineering, Hiking
Location:
Asia, Nepal: (Eastern Region)
Starting Point:
Parent Range:
Range:
First Ascent:
25/4/1984 Ang Gyalzen (Nepal), Laurence Nielson
Geology:
Tectonic
Snow line:
5 000 m / 16 404 ft
Prominence:
499 m / 1 637 ft
Isolation:
4 m / 2 ft
Climbing Season(s):
01 Sep-15 Nov;
01 Apr-15 Jun;
Nearst
Airport(s):
Convenience Center(s):
National
Park(s):

Location

Asia, Nepal: (Eastern Region)
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    Classic climbing route on relatively low for the Himalayas, but high by world standards, peak. Interesting to those who have climbing skills (walking in crampons, rope work, ascender and figure eight), and wants to make the ascent of medium difficulty in Himalayas. Naturally there are fabulous views to be seen from the summit over the Manang Valley and the Annapurna Range.
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    The Lobuje East is a trekking mountain, which stands on the way from Namche-Bazar to Everest Base Camp. It also located close to Lobuje West – they are connected by the ridge with a sharp drop and a considerable distance between them attempting to get from one mountain to another impossible. Many aspiring Everest teams climb Lobuje for acclimatisation as the summit is the same altitude as Camp 1 and it saves making at least one dangerous trip through the Khumbu Icefall. There are two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East  Among the trekking peaks in Nepal, Lobuche East is considered one of the most technical peaks for climbing. It is classed as Grade PD+ (Peu Difficile+) although it is rated as one of the more technical climbs within this group of peaks. Despite its altitude of 6,000+ meters, climbing the peak requires a climbing guide, along with the experience of using Ice Axe and crampons. Teams, most commonly, climb only to a false summit on the summit ridge (after which it becomes progressively narrower and more difficult) but the views from here are anyway already stupendous. Lobuje East Peak expedtion can be combined with others like Island Peak, Phokalde or Kongma Tse. The trekking route can include crossing the Chola pass into the Gokyo valley. Certainly it is more technical than it’s more commonly climbed neighbours, Island Peak, Pokalde and Mera Peak. There are two summits to Lobuche East, a “true” and a “false” with an expedition peak Lobuche West adjoining.  There are a number of similar routes to the summit and this page describes the South East Ridge route. The first recorded ascent of this peak is surprisingly as late as 1984 by Laurence Neilson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa. The main photo shows the general line of the south east ridge route as viewed from Pheriche. The Lobuje West is a trekking mountain, which stands on the way from Namche-Bazar to Everest Base Camp. It also located close to Lobuje East – they are connected by the ridge with a sharp drop and a considerable distance between them attempting to get from one mountain to another impossible. Lobuje West was first attempted and climbed in 1955 via the South Shoulder. Since then the mountain has been climbed several times usually approaching from the east. Lobuje West is also taller and far more challenging & technical than Lobuje East. The sharp ridged & snow areas of the mountain require the climbers to be roped and use crampons and ice axe.
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    Lobuche lies close to the Khumbu Glacier near Lobuche village (4915 m), 13 km away from Everest.
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    By far the majority of climbers heading into the Khumbu region take the short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike in from there to Namche-Bazar.
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    There are permits required. These can be arranged by yourself or the firm that you hire to support your team. There is also an entry visa to Nepal.
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    “Trekking Peaks” first came into existence in 1978 when Nepal

    Mountaineering Association was formed. Eighteen new peaks

    were opened to foreign climbers with a significantly simpler

    permit system compared to that required for climbing one of

    the 104 expedition peaks.

    All peaks are under 6,500 m,
      ... Read more
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Last update: Slava Shevtsov (27 Jun 2018) • History

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