Taboche (also known as Tawoche, Tobuche, Tāuje, Taweche, Tawache or Tawetse) is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya. Taboche is connected to Cholatse by a long ridge. Taboche lies directly across the Imja River from Ama Dablam and above the villages of Pheriche and Dingboche. The first ascent was made in 1974 by a French expedition led by Yannick Seigneur and the clarinettist and composer Jean-Christian Michel. The summit team included Louis Dubost, Paul Gendre and Jacques Brugirard.