Lobuche Peak Climbing (6,119m)

Lobuche Peak ClimbingThe dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. Lobuche has two summits, East (6,119 m) and West (6,145m), connected by a continuous ridge. There is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them meaning they are rarely climbed together.

Many aspiring Everest teams climb Lobuche for acclimatization as the summit is the same altitude as camp 1 and it saves making at least one dangerous trip through the Khumbu icefall.

From the high camp the route continues up a series of rocky slabs of increasing steepness to give access to the South-East ridge proper. About 50 m from the main ridge the slabs end and there is a 45 degree snow slope to ascend onto the ridge itself. The Lobuche is a more technical climb then more popular trekking peaks, like, Mera peak, Island Peak and other.

Trip day to day itinerary

Days 1-9: Flight to Lukla and trek in to Phakding to Namche bazzar. Trek via Tengboche Monastery and get Kalapattar or Everest base camp for acclimatization. Return to Lobuche east base camp.

Days 10-11: climb

Days 11-14: Return trek to Lukla.