"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Mt. Lhakpa Ri Expedition (7,045m.)

Duration:  23 Days
Group Size:  minimum 4 people
Trekking Duration:  3 Days
Climbing Duration:  21 Days
Destination: Tibet
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: All meals during trekking and climbing. Breakfast in cities
Accommodation: Hotels in cities, tea houses during trek and camping (tents) when climbing
Max Altitude:  7,045m/23,244ft

Lhakpa Ri [7,045m./23,000ft.] is one of the most popular climbing peaks owing to easy accessibility as well as its proximity to world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.  Hence, Lhakpa Ri is also famous as Everest's easier cousin. Relatively rapid accessibility, easier boarding to the Base Camp, favorable directions and lower gradient give Lhakpa Ri an advantage over other 7000m! Besides summiting Lhakpa Ri, you will also enjoy the magnificent company of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and others. The mountain is also featured in Lucy Walker's famous experimental documentary, 'Blind sight: Himalayas - The Summit of Happiness'. This documentary features the fascinating adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers who embark on an adventure to climb Lhakpa Ri under the guidance of blind educator and adventurer Sabriye Tenberken, and the famous blind climber Erik Weihenmayer.

Our journey begins from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Then we drive to the Everest Base Camp (North) via beautiful Tibetan towns and villages. From the Base Camp, we set out for our Lhakpa Ri Climbing adventure. We then climb along the east Rongbuk glacier sheared in three stages to the Everest Advanced Base Camp North, with intermediate camps in between. Our initial trek along the flat glacial terrain soon leads to the steep north ridge. Whenever necessary, our position will be secured with fixed ropes .After summiting Lhakpa Ri, we descent to Rongbuk and drive to Kathmandu for final departure.

On the summit day you will be required to walk up a snow slope wearing crampons and using an ice axe but during the trip from base camp to Lhakpa Ri we will have had plenty of opportunities to practice basic snow and ice travel. Those, who wish to acquire the techniques for correct glacier travel, will have plenty of opportunity to do so. The last 30m/100ft to the true summit is quite exposed but very easy and it will be safeguarded by fixed rope, which will prevent you from falling.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Rest day and Pre-climb training in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,800m/12,467ft): 153 km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization in Nyalam
Day 05: Nyalam to Lotingri (4,050m/13,284 ft): 150 Km, 3 hours
Day 06: Acclimatization in Lotingri
Day 07: Drive to Everest Base Camp (North face) (5,200 m/1,7000ft)
Day 08-10: Acclimatization and Exploration at Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp (5,460m/17,913ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 12: Japanese Camp to Interim Camp (5,800m/19,028): 4 - 5 hours
Day 13: Trek to Changtse Base Camp (5,950m/19,520ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 14: Trek to Everest Advance Base camp (6,340m/20,800ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 15-16: Rest and Acclimatization in Advance Base Camp
Day 17: Move to Halfway camp (6,500m/21,325)
Day 18: Summit Day on Lhakpa Ri (7045m) and move back to Advance Base Camp
Day 19: Contingency Day
Day 20: Move back to Everest Base Camp (North face)
Day 21: Everest Base Camp (North face) to Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft)
Day 22: Zhangmu to Kathmandu: 153km, 4-5 hours
Day 23: Final Departure

Full service

Cost includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in KTM Hotel on BB – Twin Sharing Room
  • Flight: Ktm- Lhsa for members & Lhasa Tour as per program
  • Transport: Border/Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Expedition Permit, TMA Climbing Route Fee
  • 1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • Food - Trekking & Base Camp for member & staffs
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa every 4 members
  • 1 Base Camp Cook from Nepal and 1 Tibetan Kitchen Helper
  • All Nepali Staffs Insurance/daily allowance/ Chinese Visa Fees
  • 3 Yak per member CBC to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to CBC
  • 35 kgs per member for personal equipments
  • 1 tent per member for base camp
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen//Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent,
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears,
  • 1 Gas Heater for Heat /1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
  • 1 High Altitude Tent for member & Sherpa
  • High Altitude food for member & Sherpa
  • Epi gas / High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove,
  • 1 bottle oxygen with mask & Regulator for medical use
  • All necessary Climbing route equipments
  • International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
  • Emergency Rescue Deposit Fee
  • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Tibet Visa fee US$ 115 Per person
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 900 & Climbing Bonus US$ 500Per Sherpa
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed
  • All other personal nature expenses.