Lobuche has two summits, east and west, heights of 6119m and 6145m respectively. A continuous rim ties them but there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between these two summits. The east is recognized as a trekking peak whereas the west is identified as an Expedition. The first summit of Lobuche east peak was by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyaljen Sherpa on 25th April 1984. The peak offers various existing routes and there is also a possibility of discovering new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky east face rises from the moraines of Khumbu Glaciers to a pleasant skyline and forms the south face. Lobuche East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. Mostly the peak is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south-east of the true peak and before the notch.
Lobuche Peak Climbing (6119m)
Highlights of the Trekking Peaks
- Mt. Everest
- Khumbu Glacier
- Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse
- Mt. Makalu
- Mt. Thamserku
- Different community with majority of Sherpa and grand Himalayan landscapes and old monastery.