Lobuche West Peak Climbing is another perfect destination for the mountain lover in the Khumbu Region. Lobuche Peak lies in the Khumbu region on the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp. It has two different summits, known as - Lobuje East (6,119m) and Lobuje West (6,145m) which stand as cousins. Sometimes the climber confuses find the right peak. Lobuche West is more challenging and technical than Lobuje East, that’s why this is recognized as an Expedition Peak, whereas the east is known as a Trekking Peak.
The Lobuche West Peak can be seen from Everest Base camp or Kalapathar as a rocky face rising above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline. Formerly, only Lobuche West was not allowed for trekkers, it required an expedition permit but it is the good news of recently, the Lobuche West Peak also opened by the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) for trekkers as well. The popular Trekking Peak Lobuche West is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and a wide scope for new approaches. The sharp ridge and snow parts of this peak require climbers to be roped and use crampons, ice axes, and other formal climbing equipment. The team of high-altitude experienced Sherpas, assistants, and guides will be of aid to the group. A team of porters and low-altitude Sherpas work for the organization of equipment, tents, and food. To climb Lobuje West Peak, we follow the classical Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and up to Pheriche and then trek to Thugla, Gorak Shep, continuing to Kala Pattar at 5,550 m, which offers great views of Everest and good acclimatization for your expedition. It is also possible to follow the Gokyo valley and cross the Chola Pass, a route that is also good for acclimatization. Whichever route we take will place us at base camp at 4,950m near a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated southwestern face. This is nearby Dzongla and a high camp at 5,300m either at a lake or a little higher near a pass. The Labuche West Peak is also quite striking and reached by descending into marked notches and climbing steep snow-ice slopes to the summit. This is rarely climbed and is often mistaken for Lobuje East too. Most attempts climb the summit ridge only as far as the subsidiary snow top, before the notch, southeast of the true peak. The summit offers breathtaking views of the many peaks as well as roofs of the world, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Khangtenga, Thamserku, and Tawache and Cholaste. You will descend to Base Camp on the same day.
The Lobuje West Peak Climbing trip will end at the Lukla airstrip descending through the traditional trade center Namche Bazaar. We at “Nepal Mother House Treks and Expedition” are more than glad to design your Lobuche West Peak Climbing trip with our experienced climbing guides and expert staff for your complete experience.