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Mount Lhotse Expedition

Extreme
Difficulty:
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Overview

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.

Expedition route

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.

More Expedition Options:
  1. Ama Dablam Expedition
  2. Mount Everest Expedition

Itinerary

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  • Day 01
    Kathmandu Arrival
    • Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel -1300m

      Meals: None

      Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 02
    Expedition preparation in Kathmandu
    • Preparation for expedition and checklist needed items.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 03
    Briefing in department of tourism Kathmandu
    • Briefing about the expedition in department of tourism Kathmandu. Can add city tours as per interest.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 04
    Kathmandu to Lukla
    • Fly Kathmandu to Lukla – 2,840m/9,315ft

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 05
    Lukla to Namche Bazar
    • Trek to Namche Bazar.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 06
    Namche Bazar
    • At leisure in Namche Bazar.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 07
    Namche Bazar to Thyangboche
    • Trek to Thyangboche.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 08
    Thyangboche to Dingboche
    • Trek to Dingboche.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 09-14
    Acclimatization
    • Acclimatization

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 14-40
    Lhotse Climbing Period
    • Climbing period of Lhotse and Back to Base Camp.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 41-43
    Base Camp to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Thyangboche
    • Trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Thyangboche.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 44-45
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Phakding
    • Trek to Phakding and Lukla.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 46
    Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 47
    Kathmandu
    • Rest day in Kathmandu.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 48
    Kathmandu Departure
    • Departure to your next destination

  • Expedition permit fees
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses during trek and tents during the climb
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back including airport transfers
  • Meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing
  • Group equipment for the climb
  • Qualified and Experienced guides
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpas
  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Personal equipment and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax

from

  • US$ 49000
  • INR 59000