Mt. Lhotse Expedition

Mount Lhotse, means "South peak" is a part of the Everest massif, just to the south of Everest. However it being 3 km south of Mount Everest, from which it is separated by the South Col, it is considered an independent mountain. Lhotse at 8,516m is the fourth highest peak in the world. This mountain was first climbed by Swiss expedition (F. Luchsinger and E. Reiss) on 1956. An impressive ring of three peaks make up p the Lhotse massif: Lhotse East or Middle, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar. The South Col connects Mt Everest and Lhotse to each other so the Mt. Everest and Mt.Lhotse Expedition follow the same route across the Khumbu Ice Fall all the way to Camp III at the Lhotse face. On the way to Everest's Camp 4, just above the Yellow Band, the Lhotse route takes another direction.

The trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from there following the trail to Everest Base Camp via the famous villages of Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche (Monastery), Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally the Everest Base Camp at 5,360m. From here we cross the famous Khumbu Ice Fall and set our first camp, Camp I at 6,400m. Camp II is set at 6,750m, Camp III at 7,100m and the last Camp IV at 7,850m). From here we push for the summit.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Document preparation in Kathmandu
Day 03: Mt. Lhotse Expedition briefing & Preparation
Day 04: Fly Lukla (2,880m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,447m)
Day 06: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 07: Thyangboche (3,863m)
Day 08: Pheriche (4,220m)
Day 09: Acclimatization at Pheriche
Day 10: Lobuche (4,931m)
Day 11: To Everest Base Camp (5,360m)
Day 12: Base Camp Set Up and preparation for the Climb
Day 13-32: Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) Climbing period
Day 33: Lobuche (4,931m)
Day 34: Thyangboche (3,867m)
Day 35: Descend Namche Bazaar
Day 36: Lukla (4½ hrs)
Day 37: Lukla / Kathmandu by Flight
Day 38: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 39: Final departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: April to May & Oct
Time Period: 38 Nights / 39 Days
Trek Period: 12 Night / 13 Days
Climb Period: 20 Days / 21 Nights
In Kathmandu: 05 Nights
Flights: 2 Ways (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu)
Trek Type: Strenuous +
Highest Altitude: 8,516m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 sq. kms)
Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Tawatse, Kantega, Pumo-ri, etc.
Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola
Villages: Lukla, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, etc.
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Mt. Lhotse Expedition