Lhotse Expedition

LHOTSE EXPEDITION (8516m)

Mt. Lhotse lies on Everest massif of Khumbu Region which is the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is east-west crest is located immediately south of Mt. Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000 meters. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse main 8516 meters, Lhotse Shar 8383 meters and Lhotse Middle or East 8413 meters. Lhotse Main the Swiss was the first to climb Mount Lhotse expedition in 1956 on the West face, Lhotse Shar in 1979 and Lhotse Middle in 2001 by a Russian Expedition team. The South Face though attempted many times but was successfully climbed only in 1984 by a Czech expedition. Mount Lhotse Shar was first climbed by an Austrian expedition in 1970. Japanese, South Koreans, and Germans attempted from various routes on its main peak.

SHORT INFORMATION OF TRIP

Best months of Expedition: April- May / October – November
Accommodation: Hotel/Tented camp/ Guest House
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Full Board in trekking /Bed & breakfast in Kathmandu
Guide:  English speaking climbing guide with Assistance Sherpa, Cook with all Kitchen / Camping
            crew
Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private vehicle as per group size
Departure Dates: Upon request
Cost: As per arrangement (Up to Base Camp Service / Up to Summit)
Route: West ridge with three camps to summit having ice, rock & steep snow climbing

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 meters
Day 02: Kathmandu for officially procedures and necessary arrangements.
Day 03: Kathmandu for officially procedures and necessary arrangements.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2640m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3790m).
Day 07: Khumjung, acclimatization day.
Day 08: Trek Tengboche Monastery (3867m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4900m).
Day 11: Lhotse base camp.
Day 12-47: Climbing Period.
Day 48: Cleaning up Base Camp..
Day 49: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at lodge.
Day 50: Trek to Khumjung.
Day 51: Trek to Phakding
Day 52: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at lodge.
Day 53: Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 54: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & farewell Dinner. overnight at hotel.
Day 55: Departure

COST INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis ( 4 star hotel) as per program
  • All Meals in Trekking & Base Camp
  • Mt Lhotse  Expedition permit fees
  • Experience Guide, cook, helper & porters as per program
  • Liaison officer & his all expanses
  • Equipments & Daily allowance for Trekking & Climbing staffs
  • Insurance of all staffs from Nepali Insurance company
  • Extra tents for climbing period ( If necessary)
  • All transportation as per program
  • Member Tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table , Chair & store tent for base  camp
  • Oxygen Cylinders, Mask & regulator ( If necessary) 
  • Welcome / Farewell Dinner
  • First aid & Medicine kit ( Normal)
  • Domestic flight tickets with cargo 30 KG only
  • All applicable Government tax  

COST EXCLUDES

  • Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu
  • Essential Personal Equipments  for climbing & trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation ( If necessary)
  • Climbing meals, Gas , stove etc for climbing period ( Above Base camp)
  • Personal communication equipments/ permits for any extra personal equipments
  • Extra Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • Personal insurance & all types of  personal nature cost
  • All types of Beverages & Drinks
  • Garbage Deposit fees ( re-fundable / need to manage garbage fixed Place)
  • Personal Tips/bonus  to trekking & Expedition staffs
  • Any extra cost due to extension of program, delay arrival, sickness or other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Extra cargo charge on domestic flight except 30 KG Per-person. 

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 55 Days
  • Best Time: April- May / October November
  • Difficulty: Very Hard