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Mt. Lhotse Expedition

  • Price
  • USD 13000
  • Trip Grade
  • Strenuous
  • Max Elevation
  • 8,516m
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Activities
  • Climbing/Trekking
  • Total Duration
  • 46 Days
  • Group Size
  • 2-15 people

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Lhotseis the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft), after Mount Everest, K2, and Kanchenjunga. Part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is connected to the latter peak via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) above sea level, the mountain comprises the smaller peaks Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414 m (27,605 ft), and Lhotse Shar at 8,383 m (27,503 ft). The summit is on the border between Tibet and the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02-03: Official Formalities and Expedition Preparation
Day 04: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 05 : Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 – 6 hrs
Day 06: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 07 : Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) – 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 08 : Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 – 6 hrs
Day 09 : Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
Day 10 : Pheriche – Lobuche ( 4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 11: Lobuche – Everest base camp (5364m., 5 – 6 hrs.)
Day 12– 40: Climbing Period
Day 41-44: Coming Back down to Lukla
Day 45: Flight from Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 46 : Final departure to sweet home
Day 01 :   Arrival in Kathmandu

Meeting at the airport and transfer to a hotel. A briefing of the expedition at a convenient time

Day 02-03:  Official Formalities and Expedition Preparation

Complete the final process of expedition permit and briefing at the Ministry of Tourism and final preparation of the expedition.

Day 04:  Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hrs.

Flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalayas. Take easy walk to Phakding for approximately three hours.

Day 05 :   Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 – 6 hrs

Walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges to Namche with sights of Kusum Kangru, Everest & Nuptse.

Day 06:  Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Hike up to Everest View Hotel for better views of Everest and acclimatization. A pleasant day to explore around Namche or hike up to Khumjung / Thame.

Day 07 :  Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) – 5 – 6 hrs.

Hike up and down through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m.). Great views of Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.),Nuptse ( 7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache & Amadablam.

Day 08 :  Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 – 6 hrs

Walk through the forest of briches, conifers & rhododendrons and some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche and further passing through beautiful array of fields to Pheriche

Day 09 :  Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
Day 10 :  Pheriche – Lobuche ( 4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.

Follow narrow valley and contour around the base of the Khumbu Glacier and steep ascend to Lobuche.

Day 11:   Lobuche – Everest base camp (5364m., 5 – 6 hrs.)

Follow lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakhshep with the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Move further towards to Everest base camp for amazing views of Khumbu Ice Fall.

Day 12– 40:  Climbing Period

Khumbu Ice Fall is crossed in the fixed lines and the aluminum ladders to the plateau of the Western Cwm at camp 1, 6200m. Traverses the flattish bottom of the Western Cwm to the rocky moraine below the west –face of Everest. ClimbLhotse face initially on 40 – 65 degrees slope and then easy slope of 30 – 40 degrees to a flattish section protected by solid ice walls at about 7200m. camp 3. Climbing Lhotse wall crossing short snow field to the east before finishing the flats of South Col. Camp IV, 8000m.Above South Col, the climber needs to climb almost 1,125m. wall of glacial blue ice which rises at 40 – 50 degrees pitches with some 80 degrees bulges. Climbing  two rocky sections known as Yellow Band and Geneva Spur in the upper part of the face leads to the summit. We organize logistic support ( arrangement up to the base camp ) for Lhotse expedition as well as guided expedition on Lhotse.

Day 41-44:  Coming Back down to Lukla

After successfully summiting the Everest return to Lukla.

Day 45:  Flight from Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 46 :  Final departure to sweet home

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