Khumbu Himal in the Everest Area
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
Lobuje East: 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.
Days 01-02: Fly
Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Namche.
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche.
Days 04-05: Trek Namche-Thyangboche-Dingboche.
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Days 07-09: Trek Lobuje-Kalapattar-Everest Base Camp.
Days 10: Trek to Lobuje East base camp.
Days 11-14: Climb Lobuje East Peak.
Days 15-17: Return trek to Lukla.
Day 18: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
This peak 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.
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