Mt. Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000 meters. Mr Ernst Reiss & Fritz Luchsinger of Switzerland were the first for Mount Lhotse Expedition on May 18, 1956, via the West Face route.
An impressive ring of three peaks makes up the Lhotse massif: Lhotse East or Middle 8,413m, Lhotse & Lhotse Shar 8400m. The South Face of Lhotse is one of the largest mountain faces in the world. We attempt to climb the normal route to the tallest peak of the Lhotse massif. Lhotse Base Camp is located beside the Khumbu Glacier, same as Everest Base Camp close to Island Peak.
One can climb Lhotse either from Everest Base Camp or nearby Chhukung. The trek we follow begins at Lukla (2850m) and the initial days of the trek pass through the legendary Sherpa country up the spectacular high valley of the Khumbu Region. It takes a total of 56days for Mount Lhotse Expedition where Kathmandu is the entry and exit point. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, has the availability of all equipment required during the expedition.
We trek following the trails up along Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery until we reach Everest Base Camp. One can enjoy the beauty of nature, local traditions as we pass via villages and Gompas along the way. Everest Base Camp trek to offers picturesque panoramas of the surrounding. The path of Mount Lhotse Expedition is the same as the standard Mount Everest Expedition, up to a point above the Yellow band. The route for Lhotse Expedition then diverse towards the right.
Fitness required to climb Mt. Lhotse?
As Mount Lhotse expedition is ranked among challenging expeditions, excellent physical condition is a must during this expedition. As the peak lies at an altitude of 8500m, the weather conditions and altitude can be extreme but achievable for experienced climbers. The climb also requires experience, knowledge and technical mountaineering equipment.