Mt. Lobuche West is one of the highest and most challenging peaks in the Khumbu Region of Nepal situated at the elevation of 6,119 meters above sea level and group ‘A’ categorized climbing peak by NMA. The peak has two summits (East and West), which are connected by a ridge and this blog is about the West Ridge of the peak. It is one of the most challenging peaks to be climbed as it consist of difficult steep snow slopes requiring rope works many times. In addition, as in other peak climbing physical and mental fitness is the most required factor in this peak climbing too along with some climbing experiences and skills, to make your journey easier, faster and remarkable.
However, despite being challenges and difficulties, Lobuche West Peak Climbing journey is filled with amazing sceneries of Himalayas, beautiful Sherpa culture and their tradition, diverse vegetation and wildlife and many more offerings in the lap of Himalayas. During this adventurous and enjoyable journey, you will be passing through beautiful rhododendron forests and high suspension bridges and climbing through steep and icy slopes for making you excited with explorative adventures and discovery in the mystical land.
Lobuche (West) Peak Climbing journey starts with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu valley to start actual trekking. From Lukla, trek through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dhole, Machhermo, Gokyo Ri, Dragnag, Lobuche West Base Camp, High Camp and finally to the summit of the peak, at the elevation of 6,119 meters. The descending trail from the summit of the peak follows through the base camp of the peak itself, Gorakshep, Kala Pattar, Pheriche, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar and lastly Lukla again, from where a flight will take you back to Kathmandu valley.
Highlights and Best Season
Moreover, the major highlights of this wonderful Lobuche West Peak Climbing trip include passing through thrilling snowy steep trail mixed with wonders and fears, summiting one of the challenging 6,000 meters peak, observing uplifting vistas of 6,000 meters – 8,000 meters above mountains from its pinnacle, exploring Gorak Shep and Kala Pattar and many more adventures and explorations. Autumn (September – November) and spring (March-May) season are considered as the best time to make your journey on.