Lhotse Expedition

Attractions

  • World Famous Everest Base Camp
  • Amazing Himalayan views, including Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar
  • Visiting sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde and Dingboche
  • Visiting the biggest and oldest monastery of the region, Tengboche

Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world, is situated in Everest region. Its long east-west ridge is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col. So, Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mt. Everest and the climbers who approach this mountain from the normal route spend considerable time on its north west face. Lhotse rises only 610m. from the South Col, however, it is a prominent peak due to its tremendous south face, the most impressive walls in Himalayas, notable for the steepest face with many failed attempts, many fatalities and very few ascents.

The western flank of Lhotse is known as the Lhotse Face. Any climber who wants to climb the the peak via standard route of South Col on Everest must climb this 1,125m (3,700ft) wall of glacial blue ice. This face rises at 40 and 50 degree pitches with the occasional 80 degree bulges. Two rocky sections called the Yellow Band and the Geneva Spur interrupt the icy ascent on the upper part of the face. This is a technically challenging route and will require solid climbing skills and experience.

Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m . Lhotse Main was first climbed in 1956 by a Swiss expedition, Lhotse Shar in 1979 and Lhotse Middle in 2001 by a Russian Expedition team.

Day 1: Kathmandu (1310m/4298ft)
Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7km and takes about 10 minutes. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sight Seeing
After breakfast beautiful “Kathmandu Valley” sight seeing. This day we visit Shwoyambhunath Stupa, Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan

Day 3: Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure

Day 4: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 5: Trek to Namche

Day 6: Rest at Namche

Day 7: Trek to Tengboche

Day 8: Trek to Dingboche

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche

Day 10 Rest day for acclimatization

Day 11: Trek to Base Camp

Day 12/39: Climbing period

Day 40: Cleaning of base camp

Day 41: Trek to Dingboche

Day 42: Trek to Tengboche

Day 43: Trek to Namche

Day 44: Trek to Lukla

Day 45: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 46: Kathmandu
Rest day at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B Plan.

Day 47: Kathmandu
Rest day at Kathmandu. Surprise dinner party. Overnight at hotel. B.B Plan.

Day 48: Departure to Airport
Departure to airport for the onward destination.