Besides Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8415m) and Shishapangma (8120m) expeditions, Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition also organizes Lhakpa Ri Expedition in Tibet. It is a great peak for climbing beginners, and probably the most accessible peak above 7000m in the world to climb. Easy accessibility and its proximity to the world’s highest mountain have enlarged its popularity. Lhakpa Ri is a perfect choice for holiday makers who want to try a thrilling and exciting trip for a lifetime experience. Lhakpa Ri summit offers you magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and some other beautiful mountains.
Lhakpa Ri shares the historic route up the East Rongbuk Glacier and is a relatively safe and straightforward route. You will follow the same routes to Intermediate Camp and Advance Base Camp together with Everest participants. Your initial trek along the flat glacial terrain soon leads you to the steep north ridge. Whenever necessary, fixed ropes can be used along the route for safety. After summiting Lhakpa Ri, we first descent to Chinese Base Camp from where you can drive back to Kathmandu.
Lhakpa Ri expedition will also give you a lifetime experience of Tibet and its people as well as their lifestyle. It is very useful to understand the difficulties faced by early Everest pioneers. Don’t get surprised if you start to dream climbing Mt. Everest after your successful Lhakpa Ri summit (7045 m.). Contact us for a customized Lhakpa Ri expedition package that fits your time-frame, budget and interest. For a lifetime mountaineering experience in Tibet even without advanced mountaineering skills, we are committed to serve you as and when you wish.
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu for visa and other arrangements. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Final day for the preparation of Lhakpa Ri expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Rasuwagadi (1804m). Stay overnight at lodge.
After completing immigration formalities, you will drive to Kyirung (4114m). Stay overnight in lodge.
Rest day at Kyirung. This is an important day for acclimatization. Stay overnight in lodge.
Drive from Kyirung to Old Tingri (4300 m) takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight at camp.
Free day for acclimatization and preparation. Stay overnight at hotel.
Drive from Old Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5100 m) via Rongbuk monastery. Stay overnight at camp.
Preparation days in Chinese Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Camp I. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Camp I to Intermediate Camp. Stay overnight at camp.
Rest day at Intermediate Camp. Stay overnight at camp.
Climb to Camp II. Stay overnight at camp.
Climb to Camp III. Stay overnight at camp.
Back to Advance Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp.
Summit Lhakpa Ri (7045 meter) and back to Advance Base Camp. Stay all nights at camp.
Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp.
Drive from Chinese Base Camp to Old Tingri. Stay overnight at hotel.
Drive from Old Tingri to Kerung. Stay overnight at hotel.
Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.
Rest and explore day around Kathmandu. We will arrange farewell dinner in the evening with live cultural program. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.
Pick-up and drop-off service
All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
6 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 5 star standards hotel
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
T-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc
Visa and Tibet Travel permit
China/Tibet visa and Tibet travel permit for climbing members and Nepali staffs
Expedition royalty and permit fee of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Lhakpa Ri
1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance as per government rule
Garbage Deposit Fee
Garbage deposit fee
Garbage Collection Fee
US$1000 per climber as standard garbage (rubbish) collection fee
Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule
Entire land transportation for climbing member, guide and other Nepali staffs by private jeep (Other Nepali staffs will go to Everest Base Camp via Kerung border)
Expedition Stuffs Transportation
Transportation of All Necessary expedition equipments & foods for all members and staffs from Kathmandu to Base Camp (by Jeep/Truck) – Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) by yak
While returning: Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Base Camp by yak and Base Camp to Kathmandu by jeep/truck
Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the expedition period carrying by yaks (If luggage exceed 70 kgs then extra can be arranged with US$300 per yak and that carries up to 40 kgs)
3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including tea and coffee during the trek and Base Camp/Advance Base Camp
3 star standards hotel in all places except Base Camp and above as per the itinerary
Well managed Base Camp set up for climbing members & Staff at Base Camp
Yak for the transportation of personal luggage from Chinese Base Camp to Advance Base Camp and vice-versa
Base Camp and Advance Base Camp Staffs
Experienced and well-trained Base Camp / Advance Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size
Staff Salary and allowance
All involved Nepalese and Tibetan staffs daily wages, salary, equipments, foods & clothing
Base Camp/Advance Base Camp (ABC) Tent
Each member will have individual tent in Base Camp
Base Camp/ABC equipments
Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning tent, 1 Kitchen tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower tents, 1 Staffs tent, 1 tent for Nepalese Base Camp staffs, store tents, Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears like Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc.
High Camp services
High altitude tents and high altitude appropriate food for member, Sherpa and all climbing and cooking crews
Climbing guide (Sherpa)
One Experienced, Trained, Government licensed holder and 8000 m. summiteers climbing / expedition guide (Sherpa) for each climbing member
High Altitude Climbing Sherpa
Personal climbing guide/Sherpa (1 climbing member will have 1 climbing guide who is trained, experienced and Government license holder)
Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance
Salary, equipments, meals and clothing for climbing guide
Carry bonus of Sherpas
All required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing
Rope Fixing Team
The team of experienced Sherpa will fix the route (no extra charge will be applied to members)
Oxygen (O2) Bottle
1 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and each high-altitude Sherpa
Oxygen Mask & Regulator
1 Set of Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high altitude Sherpa
Back up Sets
Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate additional charge)
Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp
Walkie –Talkie for communication from Advance Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Advance Base Camp
Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits
First Aid Kit
Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs
Certificate for Lhakpa Ri climbing issued by CMA after successfully climbing
Tax and VAT
Tax, VAT and our service charge
Lunch & Dinner
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from trekking / expedition than the scheduled itinerary)
Extra night in Kathmandu
Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking / expedition due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary)
Medical and personal high risk travel insurance which should cover helicopter evacuation cost and medical treatment cost incase required
Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs)
Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages (However we will provide soft drinks for members at base camp)
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking /climbing Gears
Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and your other personal items used to keep yourself clean
Permit fee for special filming by using camera or drone
Internet service is available with extra charge during the trek and Base Camp
Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
Tips for Base Camp and other involved staffs including guide
US$ 500 per phone
In case member has to return earlier than the team due to personal reason, member has to pay transportation cost up to Kathmandu on their own
Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer (Asender) , Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)
Clothing and Wears
Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents
Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight
Sun Protection Items
Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm,
First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter