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Eastern Region, Nepal
Lobuche (or Lobuje) is a small settlement at 4,940 metres (16,210 ft) elevation, near Mount Everest in Nepal. It is one of the last overnight stops with lodging on the "trail to base camp"-a hike that climbers make on their way to Everest Base Camp (South) when attempting an ascent of Everest via the standard southeast route. It is also a popular stop among trekkers in the area. From there they can complete the trail on to EBC or stop at Gorak Shep, the last stop with lodging on the trail, and climb the modest nearby peak, Kala Patthar (5,545 m, 18,192 ft), for a rare view of the Everest summit. The structure of Everest is such that its actual summit is not visible from Base Camp.
Lobuche is situated about 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Nepal's capital Kathmandu and lies near the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, approximately 8.5 km SW of Everest Base Camp. It shares its name with several peaks in the area: Lobuche Far East, Lobuche East, Lobuche West (a separate mountain further west) and Labuche Kang which is sometimes spelled Lobuche Kang.