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Lhotse Expedition

Lhotse at an astounding 8516m is the fourth highest mountain in the world. The mountain lies in Everest region of Nepal along Nepal-China border and is part of the Mahalangur range of Himalayas. Lhotse in Tibetan language means the ‘South Peak’ as it is the southern extension of Mt. Everest. Lhotse has two subsidiary peaks, namely Lhotse Shar (8383m)and Lhotse Middle (8414m).

The first team to climb Lhotse was a Swiss team led by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger part of the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition. The team successfully reached the summit in 1956 by following Everest South Col route following the Yellow band. Since then all of the Lhotse peaks have been climbed.

Lhotse is technically a very difficult mountain to climb. Climbers often have to face strong blizzards, steep ridges and icy temperature especially near the top. However, the most formidable aspect of climbing Lhotse is overcoming the Lhotse Face, or the western CWM. Lhotse Face is a wall of glacial blue ice that is 1125 tall with steep pitches and deep bulges. Perfect foot timing, ice climbing and fixing ropes will be needed to counter this difficult  section.

Once on the summit, you will have the most rewarding experience of watching the highest Himalayas in the world including Everest, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Nirekha and more.

Please contact us for further details. We have a team of highly experienced Sherpas who have climbed Lhotse multiple times and equally experienced and tactful high altitude porters. They will provide you full support in your dream to climb on of the most stunning mountain in the world.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info
  • Equipment Info

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, meet our airport representative and transfer to the hotel (1350m).

Day 02 - 03: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes.

Day 05: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours.

Day 06: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization.

Day 07: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours.

Day 08: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours.

Day 09: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization.

Day 10: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and a half hours.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorak Shep (5180m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 12 to Day 36: Climbing period (summit period for summit). Stay overnight in camps for all nights.

Day 37: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and trek to Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 38: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours.

Day 39: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and half hours.

Day 40: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours.

Day 41: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours.

Day 42: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes.

Day 43: Rest and explore day around Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 44: After breakfast transfer to airport for Final departure.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, meet our airport representative and transfer to the hotel (1350m).

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, meet our airport representative and transfer to the hotel (1350m). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02 - 03: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing. Permit issue day and briefing at Tourism Ministry. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes.

Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours.
You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours.

Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens up to face the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization.

It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours.

As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours.

Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization.

There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and a half hours.

The onward journey leads north for up to 50 minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbu Tse appears at the front of you. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 12 to Day 36: Climbing period (summit period for summit). Stay overnight in camps for all nights.

Day 37: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and trek to Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 38: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours.

Tyangboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views.  Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 39: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and half hours.

The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 40: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours.

The trails descend steeply for about one and a half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 41: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours.

Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight in lodge in Lukla.

Day 42: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Stay overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 43: Rest and explore day around Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

Rest and explore day around Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 44: After breakfast transfer to airport for Final departure.

Price Includes

  • Airport/hotel transfers 
  • 5 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed and Breakfast basis)
  • 4 star accommodation in Pokhara (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Experienced expedition leaders, guides and porters.
  • Tents, kitchen equipment
  • Conservation Areas Fees and taxes and peak royalties
  • Wages, equipment's, insurances for all staffs including one Liaison officer
  • Facility of Satellite phone, internet on standard rate basis
  • Oxygen cylinders, Gamow bags ropes, ice axes etc.
  • Food and accommodation in lodges along the trekking route

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundries, beverages, cigarettes, etc.
  • Expenses related to the use of satellite phone and internet
  • Medical, Rescue and evacuation insurance
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment
  • Tips for staffs and summit bonus for high altitude Sherpas
  • Airfare for international flights from your country to Nepal and back.
  • Visa and Custom fees

Personal Gear:

Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multitool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon and so on

Climbing Items:

Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device etc.  

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