Labuche Kang (Lapche Kang, Lobuche Kang I, Choksiam)
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.
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.
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.
- Wikipedia: Labuche Kang
- Government of Nepal Ministry of Forests and Environment: Sagarmatha National Park
- Google Maps
- The Great Adventure Treks and Expeditions: Lobuche East Peak Climbing