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Everest Photo Gallery - Dingboche to Lobuche with views of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche, Cholatse, Pumori, and Nuptse

I trekked from Lukla to Lobuche in 1997. I also trekked from Gokyo over the Cho La to Lobuche in 2008.

01 Jerome Ryan On Trail From Dingboche To Dughla, Look Back To Pheriche With Kangtega, Cross Bridge To Dughla Yak Lodge From Dingboche, Jerome Ryan took the gentle broad trail above Pheriche (4250m), looking back to see Pheriche with Kangtega above, and crossed the Lobuche Khola to reach the Yak Lodge at Dughla (4600m). I stayed here in May 2000.

01 Jerome Ryan On Trail From Dingboche To Dughla, Look Back To Pheriche With Kangtega, Cross Bridge To Dughla Yak Lodge

02 Looking Down On Dughla And View Towards Pheriche With Ama Dablam, Malanphulan and Kangtega From above Dughla, I looked down at Dughla and down the valley towards Pheriche with Ama Dablam, Malanphulan and Kangtega above.

02 Looking Down On Dughla And View Towards Pheriche With Ama Dablam, Malanphulan and Kangtega

03 Taweche Taboche Early Morning From Dughla In the early morning sun, I had a perfect view of Taweche (Taboche) from Dughla.

03 Taweche Taboche Early Morning From Dughla

04 Cholatse Early Morning From Dughla In the early morning sun, I had a perfect view of Cholatse from Dughla.

04 Cholatse Early Morning From Dughla

05 Path From Dughla, Jerome Ryan And Sunrise On Ama Dablam And Kangtega, Chortens To Dead Climbers. Trail To Lobuche With Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse From Dughla, Jerome Ryan ascended the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and looked back at Ama Dablam and Kangtega. At the top of the stiff climb were monuments to Sherpas and western climbers who have been killed on the surrounding mountains. After scampering over the ridge, the track was gentle again, with views ahead to Pumori, Lingtren and Khumbutse.

05 Path From Dughla, Jerome Ryan And Sunrise On Ama Dablam And Kangtega, Chortens To Dead Climbers. Trail To Lobuche With Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse

06 Lobuche With Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, And Changtse After turning a corner, I entered Lobuche (4930m), a few lodges on the terminal moraine between Lobuche East and the Khumbu Glacier. The view ahead included the beautiful Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse

06 Lobuche With Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, And Changtse

07 Kangtega And Thamserku Early Morning From Lobuche Kangtega and Thamserku shine in the early morning sun, seen from Lobuche.

07 Kangtega And Thamserku Early Morning From Lobuche

08 Taweche Taboche Close Up Early Morning From Lobuche Taweche (Taboche) shines in the early morning sun, seen from Lobuche.

08 Taweche Taboche Close Up Early Morning From Lobuche

09 Cholatse Close Up Early Morning From Lobuche Cholatse shines in the early morning sun, seen from Lobuche.

09 Cholatse Close Up Early Morning From Lobuche

10 View Towards Pumori From Lobuche, The Italian Pyramid In 1997 After a quick lunch at Lobuche, I climbed onto the Khumbu Glacier above Lobuche for a fantastic view of Pumori (7145m). After a half hour from Lobuche, I walked up a small side valley for another 20 minutes to come to the luxurious lodge at the three-story glass Italian Pyramid at the foot of Lobuche Glacier. This is a weather research station with an adjoining lodge. I had a coke and took some photos of the Lobuche Glacier coming down from the summit.

10 View Towards Pumori From Lobuche, The Italian Pyramid In 1997

11 Nuptse From Near Lobuche Nuptse shines bright white from Lobuche.

11 Nuptse From Near Lobuche

12 Nuptse Sunset From Lobuche I watched a magnificent sunset over Nuptse from Lobuche.

12 Nuptse Sunset From Lobuche

13 Nuptse Sunset From Lobuche I watched a magnificent sunset over Nuptse from Lobuche.

13 Nuptse Sunset From Lobuche

14 Nuptse Sunset From Lobuche Nuptse is part of the Everest massif that means ‘west peak’ in Tibetan. The south face of Nuptse is 2500m high and 5 km wide. The sun slowly ascended the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before setting fire to Nuptse. The whirr of camera motors could be heard left and right in the –10C sparkling clear weather.

14 Nuptse Sunset From Lobuche

15 Nuptse Sunset From Lobuche Nuptse poked its head above the fog and clouds, seen from Lobuche.

15 Nuptse Sunset From Lobuche

16 Lobuche With Lobuche East, In 1997 Jerome Ryan Stayed At Above The Cloud Lodge In 1997 I stayed at the Above The Cloud Lodge in Lobuche (4930m), with Lobuche East behind. The main lodge was full, so I stayed in a room that can sleep three people separated by see-through straw under a thin particleboard type walls and ceiling. It offers no temperature protection, but does protect against the wind and snow.  I went into the lodge and huddled with the Sherpas near the stove to warm up, and enjoyed a Becks Beer to celebrate my eventful day. I listened as the guide of a group of eight German trekkers talked to them in English (ah, the International language) about the next day’s trek to Kala Pattar. Two of the trekkers, a young 20s man in excellent physical condition and an older man who looked like he was in his 60s complained of extreme headaches and laid down on their bunk beds in the adjoining room. The two Germans with altitude sickness came out later and still were very sick. I eavesdropped once again on their conversation. The guide told them they’d have to descend by themselves the next morning to Pheriche to see the doctors there. The other six trekkers would continue on and join them three days later. I was appalled. My dislike to organized tours grew worse. I guess their motto must be ‘the show must go on’, and to hell with you if you can’t keep up.

16 Lobuche With Lobuche East, In 1997 Jerome Ryan Stayed At Above The Cloud Lodge