Photo by Clark Abbott
|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1993, November or December|
|First successful climber(s):||Bart Vos (unofficial)|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu (Nepal), Lhasa (Tibet)|
Thanks to Frank Verwys for adding this peak.
Khumbutse is the first mountain to the west of Everest. In comparison with Everest it is nothing, but in itself it is a nice peak. To the west are two other mountains: Lingtren and Pumori. Though the mountain has steep sides on all sides it is for a large part covered in snow and ice. Trekking and climbing groups on the Lho Lha pass frequently report avalanches on this mountain. Dutch climber Bart Vos ascended this mountain for the first time in 1993, according to one of his books.
Thanks to Frank Verwys for this description.