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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

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 (1300m)
Day 02-03: Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared
Day 04: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m), 3–4 hours
Day 05 : Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m), 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 Dingboche (4360m), 5-6 hours
Day 09 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m), 5-6 hours
Day 10: Lobuche – Everest base camp (5364m), 5–6 hours
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 (1300m)

We will be waiting you at Kathmandu international airport holding a signboard with your full name so that you could recognize us so easily. When you come out, we will take private car to get 4* hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed. Then  in evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02-03:  Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared

This is the valley where flourished Buddhism and Hinduism together over the centuries. The ancient architectures of Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples are just spectacular. As this is the capital city of Nepal, people live together  from different walk of life and ethnic communities.  After a breakfast, we start our guiding tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites; Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple and Bouddhanath stupa; the major Buddhist sites. At the same day , you will be briefed in short by your expedition leader.

Day 04:  Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m), 3–4 hours

An early flight to Lukla and landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek.

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

Today we we walk through a beautiful Sherpa villages along the Dudh Koshi river crossing  many suspension bridges.  The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get our first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop for a while to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar, a trading center of Everest region.

Day 06:  Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

This is the scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. We either spend the day taking hiking to Thame or Khumjung  or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. We further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.

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

The trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer, colorful pheasant. Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring us to Tenboche. The famous  Monastery with the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks.

Day 08 :  Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m), 5-6 hours

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on open country where the tree lines disappears only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk on the nice terrain with last climb to Dingboche village.

Day 09 :  Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m), 5-6 hours

We are now well above the tree line and our walking today brings us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche.

Day 10:   Lobuche – Everest base camp (5364m), 5–6 hours

The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with the views of. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including Mt. Everest. We further move towards Everest Base Camp and finally we see tents pitched in the vast area of glaciers for Everest and Lhotse expedition members and the dangerous Khumbu icefall, the killer of hundreds of mountaineers.

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 climb, we head back down to Everest to catch of flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 45:  Flight from Lukla – Kathmandu

After the breakfast, we will check in to Lukla airport and board the plane to Kathmandu. Flight is again depended on weather conditions so delay could happen! In Kathmandu, in the the evening,we  will host a farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant.

Day 46 :  Final departure to sweet home

Today your Nepal stay is going end !  Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight. We wish sweet journey  for your way back to home.

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