Lhotse Expedition (8516m)

Lhotse Expedition (8516m)

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Camping

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

8,516 m

Transportation

Flight

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring

Duration

55

Lhotse Expedition is an astounding mountain peak climbing of 8516m which 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).

Lhotse Expedition History

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.

Important Facts about Lhotse Expedition Peak

Lhotse Expedition 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.

During the Lhotse 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.

Why Lhotse Expedition Climbing with Us?

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.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing.  By late afternoon you will drive back to your hotel.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2886

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.

On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). You start your trek from Lukla with a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Mt. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) to the far end.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

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 at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3867

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 at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4260

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 at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4260

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 at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4930

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 at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5486

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 Camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay all the nights in tents.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5486

Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3867

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

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

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 at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2886

The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.
Stay overnight in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Food
Breakfast

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

What Is Included ?

The Price Includes The Following Services:


a) Kathmandu


Pick-up and drop-off service

All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle

Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

5 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

Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

Souvenir


b) Trekking and Climbing


Flight Tickets

Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu

Permits

Expedition royalty and permit from Government of Nepal to climb Mt. Lhotse, entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card and Local government entrance fee

Khumbu Ice Fall charge

Climbing charge to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC)   

Liaison Officer

1 Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance (US$2500) as per government rule

Garbage Management Fee

Garbage transfer & garbage disposal fees

Insurance

Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule

Expedition Stuffs Transportation

All necessary equipments transportation for all climbing members and staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu by air cargo, Lukla to Base Camp and back to Lukla by porters / yaks

Member Luggage

Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters /yaks

Food

3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including tea and coffee during the trek and Base Camp, appropriate foods for high altitude to all climbing crews at Base Camp and above

Lodging

Lodge based accommodation during the trek, and well-managed Base Camp set up for climbing members & Staff at Base Camp

Porters

Porter per member up to Base Camp from Lukla and from Base Camp to Lukla

Base Camp Staffs

Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size

Staff Salary and allowance

All involved Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipments, foods & clothing

Base Camp Tent

Each member will have individual tent in Base Camp

Base Camp 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.

Tents for High Camps

All tents for Camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 

Heater

Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp

Solar/Generator

1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp

Ice Wall and Ladder Training

Ice wall and Ladder training at base camp by climbing guide

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

Bonus

Carry bonus of Sherpas and route fixing charges

Oxygen (O2) Bottle

4 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 2-oxygen bottle for 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)

Gamow Bag

1 Rescued sled (Gamow bag) for emergency

High camp service

High Altitude Tents, EPI gas, cooking pots, High altitude food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4)

Ropes

All required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing

Rope Fixing Team

The team of experienced Sherpa will fix the route in Everest (no extra charge will be applied to members)

Satellite Phone

Satellite Phone for emergency communication available for members with appropriate charge

Walkie-Talkie

Walkie –Talkie for communication from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp

Permits

Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits

Internet Service

Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp with additional charge

First Aid Kit

Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs

Certificate

Certificate (Lhotse 8516 m. climbing certificate issued by Tourism Ministry after climbing Mt. Lhotse successfully)

Tax and VAT

Tax, VAT and our service charge

What Is Excluded?

The Price Does Not Include:


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)

Travel Insurance

Medical and personal high risk travel insurance which should cover helicopter evacuation cost and medical treatment cost incase required

Rescue Evacuation

Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs)

Personal Expenses

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)

Personal Equipments

Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking /climbing Gears

Toiletries

Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and your other personal items used to keep yourself clean

Filming

Permit fee for special filming by using camera or drone

Internet

Internet service is available with extra charge during the trek and Base Camp 

Summit Bonus

Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (Normally US$1500 applies to full board member)

Tips

Tips for Base Camp and other involved staffs

Service above Base Camp

If you are taking just Base Camp services, then there will be zero service from company above base camp

Rope Fixing

The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition will apply to base camp service users

Extra services

Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Lhotse Expedition (8516m) Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Mountaineering Equipments
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

Essential Gears
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Gadgets
Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items
Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

Medical
First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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