Labuche Kang

Labuche Kang (Lapche Kang, Lobuche Kang I, Choksiam)

Himalayas: Lapche or Labuche Kang Himal section with mount Gyao Kang from Tong La pass 5120 m. Friendship Hway between Tingri and Nyalam towns, Nyalam county, Tibet | rweisswald

Located in Tibet, China, Labuche Kang lies in the northern area of the Himalayas, in the Labuche subrange of the Himalayas.

Situated just north of Sagarmatha National Park, its closest neighboring peaks are Cho Oyu and Lunag Ri I to the southeast, Phurbi Chyachu and Lönpo Gang to the southwest, and Shishapangma to the west.

Country: China

State/Province: Tibet

Mountain Range: Labuche Himalaya

Parents: Mount Everest

Elevation: 24,170 feet / 7,367 meters

Prominence: 6,421 feet / 1,957 meters

First Ascent: October 26, 1987, by a Japanese-Chinese team of Japanese members A. Deuchi, H. Furukawa, K. Sudo and Chinese members Diaqiog, Gyala, Lhaji, Wanjia.

Fun Fact: Labuche Kang is the 75th highest peak in the world.

Yak on the slope in Sagarmatha National Park, Himalayas, Nepal | Przemyslaw Skibinski

Plant Life: Beautiful evergreen forests of pine and hemlock, juniper, birch, and white fir can be found in and around Sagarmatha National Park. Local vegetation also includes rhododendron, scrub, and alpine plant communities.

Animal Life: Local animals found in and around the nearby Sagarmatha National Park include the snow leopard, red panda, yak, musk deer, Himalayan tahr (or tehr, related to goats and sheep), marten, and Himalayan mouse hare (pika).

Bird Life: Bird species of the Sagarmatha National Park area include the snow cock, Impeyan pheasant and blood pheasant, and the red billed cough.



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