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Lhotse

Lhotse offers a nice mixed technical climb, especially near the summit, plus very rare view across to Mt Everest, Makalu and beyond.


Lhotse sits quietly alongside Mt Everest. They are connected by the South Col. Lhotse was previously thought by local people to be a minor peak of Everest, hence its name, Lhotse, meaning ‘South Peak’. However, Lhotse is by no means a lesser peak or challenge, and some consider it more a climber’s mountain than Mt Everest – but it can really depend on the day or the season as to what you can expect. This expedition will summit the main peak of Lhotse, the 4th highest mountain in the world.

The climb initially shares the same route as Everest to Camp 3, passing through the Khumbu Icefall, the Western Cwm, and crossing the Yellow Band. Above the Yellow Band, the route ventures to the right towards rock shelves to Camp 4, whilst climbers of Mt Everest will climb to the left and across the Geneva Spur to their Camp 4 on Mt Everest. As you sit at Camp 4 on Lhotse you experience wonderful views looking down the Western Cwm, and have a great vantage point for watching other climbers heading up their respective mountains, either Lhotse or Mt Everest.

The final summit route on Lhotse climbs steeply through the upper Lhotse Face to a couloir that provides fast, direct access to the summit. Depending on conditions, you will have a nice climb to the summit on snow, or at times it can be rock and ice. If bare rock, be sure to monitor for rock fall. From the top of the couloir, it’s a short but exposed ridge climb to the summit. Though, you won’t stand directly on the summit of this mountain due to it being so tiny but a metre or two below, though potentially your head will likely be the tallest point.

 
 
 
 

Trip Facts

  • Price Starts From: USD 24,000

  • Duration: 53 Days, 52 Nights

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced Mountaineering

  • Type: 8000m+

  • Activity: Expedition, 8,000m+

  • Max. Altitude: 8,516m

  • Destination: Nepal

Trip Highlights

  • 4th highest mountain in the world
  • Views across to Mt Everest, Makalu and beyond
  • Follow the normal route of Mt Everest nearly to Camp 4, before diverging

Inclusions

4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu eg. Hotel Radisson or Hotel Tibet, Lazimpat (or similar), airport transfers to hotel (and back to airport), welcome team dinner, all necessary climbing and trekking permits, team transport in Kathmandu, experienced expedition leader, government liaison officer fee, fixed wing flights to and from Lukla, all meals and accommodation during trek to base camp and return, porter service to carry up to 60kg personal gear to base camp, fully serviced powered base
camp (including personal tent, heated dining tent and communication tent, full satellite communication system (pay per use), all meals/snacks and hot showers), 2-way radio system for guides to communicate between camps, team of climbing guides to set up and stock higher camps, climbing guides to assist to carry personal gear to higher camps, all meals and tents above base camp, 1:2 guide: client ratio on summit day, high O2 allowance with quality delivery system, high altitude wilderness first aid kit, transport of group equipment to base camp, all group climbing equipment supplied, all other charges for route setting and two complimentary expedition duffels for client to use and keep.

Exclusions

International flights to and from Kathmandu, tips and summit bonuses for climbing guides, tourist visa fees, meals in Kathmandu (allow USD $10-15 per meal), aerated and alcoholic beverages, personal items (e.g. phone calls, laundry, internet), personal transport in and around Kathmandu, travel insurance (including early departure and mountain search/rescue) and personal climbing gear, helicopter flights (at client option).

 
 
 
 

Trip Map

Short Itinerary

Day 1:   Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2-3:   In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)
Day 4:   Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 5-6:   April Trek to Namche and Acclimatise
Day 7-8:   Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche Monastery
Day 9:   Rest and acclimatise in Dingboche
Day 10-11:   Trek to Lobuche, acclimatise in Lobuche
Day 12:   Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 13-16:   Rest, acclimatize and puja at EBC
Day 17-19:   First rotation through Khumbu Icefall
Day 20-24:   Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC
Day 25-27:   Rest and recover
Day 28-34:   Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC
Day 34-37:   Walk down to Dingboche or Debuche for Rest
Day 38-46:   Preparation for Summit and Summit Lhotse
Day 47-50:   Pack up EBC and trek to Lukla
Day 51:   Fly to Kathmandu
Day 52:   In Kathmandu
Day 53:   Depart Kathmandu
 
 
 
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2-3

In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)

In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)

Day 4

Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 5-6

April Trek to Namche and Acclimatise

April Trek to Namche and Acclimatise

Day 7-8

Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche Monastery

Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche Monastery

Day 9

Rest and acclimatise in Dingboche

Rest and acclimatise in Dingboche

Day 10-11

Trek to Lobuche, acclimatise in Lobuche

Trek to Lobuche, acclimatise in Lobuche

Day 12

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Day 13-16

Rest, acclimatize and puja at EBC

Rest, acclimatize and puja at EBC

Day 17-19

First rotation through Khumbu Icefall

First rotation through Khumbu Icefall

Day 20-24

Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC

Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC

Day 25-27

Rest and recover

Rest and recover

Day 28-34

Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC

Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC

Day 34-37

Walk down to Dingboche or Debuche for Rest

Walk down to Dingboche or Debuche for Rest

Day 38-46

Preparation for Summit and Summit Lhotse

Preparation for Summit and Summit Lhotse

Day 47-50

Pack up EBC and trek to Lukla

Pack up EBC and trek to Lukla

Day 51

Fly to Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 52

In Kathmandu

In Kathmandu

Day 53

Depart Kathmandu

Depart Kathmandu
   
 
 
 
 

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