Lobuje Peak Climbing

Lobuje Peak Climbing

There are two distinct summits to Lobuje Peak – Lobuje East (6,119m/20,070ft) and Lobuje West (6,145m/20,161ft). Although they are connected by a continuous ridge there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. Lobuje is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and a wide scope for new lines. Seen from near Pheriche, the dark triangle of its rocky East Face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline. This skyline forms the South Ridge, the junction of the East Face with the glaciated South – West Face and the line of the normal route of ascent.This in turn leads to the summit ridge running north-west from the top of East Face through several small summits to the East Peak. <b>Lobuje East:</b> The true East Peak is quite striking and is reached by descending into marked notch and climbing steep snow/ice slopes to the top. This is rarely climbed and is often mistaken for Lobuje West. Most attempts on the mountain climb the summit ridge only as far as subsidiary snow summit, before the notch, south-east of the true peak. The false summits east of the notch have been attained by numerous parties, but the first recorded ascent of the true Lobuje East seems to have been made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on 25th April 1984.

Otline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu/Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652 m, 3 hrs).
Day 04 : Phakding-Namche Bazar (3,446 nm 5 hrs).
Day 05 : Rest day in Namche.
Day 06 : Namche Bazar-Thyangboche (3,867 m, 5 hrs).
Day 07 : Thyangboche-Dingboche (4,343 m, 6 hrs).
Day 08 : Dingboche-Chhukung (4,843 m, 4 hrs).
Day 09 : Chhukung-Lobuje Camp (4,930 m).
Day 10-11 : Climbing Lobuje Peak I (6145 m) and return to Base Camp I
Day 12 : Lobuje-Gorak Shep (5,200 m, 4 hrs).
Day 13 : Rest in Gorak Shep.
Day 14 : Gorak Shep-Pheriche (4,252 m, 6 hrs).
Day 15 : Pheriche-Thyangboche (3,867 m, 6 hrs).
Day 16 : Thyangboche-Khumjung (3,790 m, 5 hrs).
Day 17 : Khumjung-Phakding (2,652 m, 6 hrs).
Day 18 : Phakding-Lukla (2,827 m, 3 hrs).
Day 19 : Fly Lukla/ Kathmandu.
Day 20 : Kathmandu.
Day 21 : Depart Kathmandu.

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