Lhotse Expedition (8516m)

This is an expedition to the fourth highest mountain in the world which is connected to Everest via the South Col. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 m /27,940 ft above sea level it has 2 more summits (Lhotse Middle / East 8,414m /27,605ft and Lhotse Shar 8,383m/27,503ft. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 52 Days    |    Best Month: Spring & AutumnHotel in Kathmandu/ Tented camp/lod    |    Maximum Altitude: 8516 m    |    Starting Point: Lukla    |    End Point: Lukla    |    Mode of Travel: Fly In and Out    |    Number of Pax: 3+    |    Style of Trek: Hotel in Kathmandu/ Tented camp/lodge

Trip Detail

This is an expedition to the fourth highest mountain in the world which is connected to Everest via the South Col. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 m /27,940 ft above sea level it has 2 more summits (Lhotse Middle / East 8,414m /27,605ft and Lhotse Shar 8,383m/27,503ft. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m.

Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mount Everest though it is not a part of Mount Everest as it has its own 3 massif summits. Lhotse is a dramatic peak, due to its tremendous south face. This rises 3.2 km (2.0 mi) in only 2.25 km (1.4 mi) of horizontal distance, making it one of the most impressive walls and the steepest face of this size in the world. The south face has been the scene of many failed attempts, some notable fatalities, and very few ascents. Any climber attempting for the South Col on Everest requires climbing the western flank of Lhotse which is always covered with blue ice glacier.

We climb Lobuche peak (6119m/20075ft) to acclimatize before going to our main destination, Lhotse. Our route follows the well-known Everest South Col route to Camp 3 (7,300m) on the Lhotse Face and continues up the face and make the long gently rising traverse to the yellow band. We then head to the right towards a rocky outcrop nicknamed the 'turtle shell' and pass through the narrow and steep couloirs to the knife edge ridge to make our way to the summit.

  1. Expedition Itinerary:

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
    Day 02: Preparation day for expedition
    Day 03: Preparation & Briefing for expedition in Ministry of Tourism
    Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Phakding. (2610m)
    Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m).
    Day 06: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization & excursion
    Day 07: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3850m)
    Day 08: Trek to Dingboche
    Day 09: Rest day
    Day 10: Trek to Lobuche
    Day 11: Trek to Everest / Lhotse Base Camp
    Day 12: Base Camp Preparation
    Day 13 – 45: Climbing Period of Lhotse
    Day 46: Backtrack trek to Lobuche
    Day 47: Trek to Tengboche
    Day 48: Trek to Namche Bazaar
    Day 49: Trek to Lukla,
    Day 50: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
    Day 51: Free day in Kathmandu
    Day 52: Transfer to airport for journey back home

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

• All land transportation as per itinerary
• Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
• Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
• Meals and accommodation during trekking and mountaineering
• TIMS card & Sagarmatha National Park Permit
• Mountaineering guide,supporting Sherpas and porters.
• Evacuation service in case of emergency
• Insurance for Nepali Mountaineering crew
• Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
• Farewell dinner with cultural dance

Whats not included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

• Expedition Fee
• Personal equipment for climbing & trekking
• Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
• Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp.
• Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
• Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter in case of emergency
• Walki Talkie permit & Satellite phone (pay by calls)
• Oxygen & Mask –regulator
• Personal Insurance
• Personal expenses
• Bar Bills & beverage
• Garbage Deposit USD 3000.00 (Sharing basis) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage to Namche Bazaar & Kathmandu.
• Tips for all expedition crew.

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Departure Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Single Supplement  
April 6 to May 27, 2018
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Trip Cost: US$19700/ Person