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

Lhotse Expedition 8516m.

Duration: 56 Days
Group Size: 5-12 pax
Trekking Duration: 11 Days
Climbing Duration: 30 Days
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Max Altitude:  Lhotse , 8516 m

Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mount Everest and it is the 4th highest Peak in the world. The fact that climbers ascending the standard route on that peak spend some time on its northwest face, see below. In fact Lhotse has one of the smallest topographic prominence values of any official  eight-thousander, as it rises only 610 m above the South Col. Hence it is often seen as a minor eight-thou sander. However, Lhotse is a dramatic peak in its own right, due to its tremendous south face. This rises 3.2 km in only 2.25 km of horizontal distance, making it the steepest face of this size in the world. The south face has been the scene of many failed attempts, some notable fatalities, and very few ascents.

“Lhotse” which means south peak is part of the Everest massif. By virtue of it being 3 km south of Mount Everest, from which it is separated by the South Col, it is considered an independent mountain. It was first climbed by F. Luchsinger and E. Reiss in 1956. An impressive ring of three peaks make up p the Lhotse massif: Lhotse East or Middle, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar. The South Face of Lhotse is one of the largest mountain faces in the worlds. We attempt to climb the normal route to the tallest peak of the Lhotse massif.
Lhotse BC is located beside the Khumbu Glacier, same as Everest BC. The section during the climb which has been unanimously declared the most dangerous is the Khumbu Icefall.

This Lhotse expedition require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience of 7000m, 5+ rock and Ice climbing experience, capable of 6/7 hour walk a day and for the Summit day 10/12 hours walk.

Excellent physical and mentally condition are required for this Expedition. Basic recommendation for the training with National mountaineering climbing institute or with professional mountain guide.

The first successful ascent of the mountain was in 1956 by the Swiss on the west Face. The South face though attempted many times was successfully climbed on in 1984 by a Czech expedition. This beautiful massif also holds immense promise as it is little developed and offers fascinating opportunities.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m, 4429ft). Transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu, official procedures.
Day 3: Kathmandu
Day 4: From Kathmandu, you enjoy an exciting flight to Lukla (2860m, 9384ft). Trek to Phakding. (2622m, 8603ft)
Day 5:  Trek to Namche Bazar (3340m, 10959ft).
Day 6: Trek to Khumjung (3790m, 12435ft), called the green valley.
Day 7: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3837m, 12589ft).
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche (4343m, 14249ft).
Day 9:  Trek to Lobuche (4915m, 16126ft).
Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization in Lobuche
Day 11: Trek to Everest base camp. (5380m, 17652ft).
Day 12-49:  Climbing Period Mt. Lhotse
Day 50: Clean up Base Camp
Day 51: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
Day 52: Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.
Day 53: Trek to Lukla. Overnight in lodge.
Day 54: Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 55: Kathmandu.
Day 56: Departure from Kathmandu.

Full Summit service

Cost includes

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in Kathmandu 4* on BB – Twin Sharing Room
  • Flight : KTM - Lukla - KTM with domestic Airport Tax
  • Expedition Cargo: KTM-Lukla-KTM
  • Expedition Permit, Ice Fall Route, Everest National Park & TIMS Permit,
  • Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit Fees
  • Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base Camp for member & Staffs
  • 1 Government Liaison officer
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for 2 members
  • 1 Base Camp Cook and Kitchen Helper
  • 12 porters per member going up to Base Camp
  • 6 porters per member return back from Base Camp
  • Above mentioned porter to carry members bags and Thamserku food & equipments
  • All Nepali staffs Insurance/ wages and equipment allowance
  • Food & Accommodation from Lukla to Base Camp Lodge Trek as per progrm
  • 70 kgs per member for personal baggage
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen//Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent,
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears,
  • 1 Solar Pannel/ Gas Heater for Base Camp
  • 2 High Altitude Tent for members & Sherpa
  • 1 Base Camp Tent per members
  • High Altitude food for member & staffs,
  • Epi gas, High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove,
  • 2 bottle oxygen with mask & Regulator for Medical Use
  • All necessary Climbing route equipments
  • International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
  • Last Farewell Dinner with staff in Kathmandu

Cost not includes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 100 Per person for 90 days
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 1800 & Climbing Bonus US$ 1200 Per Sherpa
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed
  • All other personal nature expenses.