Lhotse Expedition

Grade: Star
Duration: 55 days
Maximum Altitude: 8516 meters
Departure: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Mt. Lhotse ( 8516 m ) is the nearest in proximity 8000 meter neighbor to Everest, separated by a pass ( South Col ). The south face of Lhotse, in all probability the largest in the world, is a looming wall of glittering ice and snow that rises three kilometers and has a width of 2.25 kilometers. From a majority of places in Khumbu, this magnificent wall often surpasses the glory of Mt. Everest which seems to be defeatedly jutting its crown out of the extended massif. If your time allows, you can combine all the stunning Everest region destination treks to make it a fulfilling experience. In order to achieve this, you may need to make minor detours and take bypasses either on approach or return. As your incentive, you will benefit from the experience of the world’s most prized trails and remarkable mountaineering victory. There is no otherworldly comparison to surpass the panoramic views that you get from the unmatched vantage points. As an added bonus, the warm and genuine hospitality of the Sherpa people, their life, culture, religion, and quaint villages and monasteries will help you etch everlasting memories in your mind. You have the most possible option of combining the Lhotse Expedition with the Everest Expedition as the South Col that separates the two culminates at 8000 meters and Lhotse is just a mere 610 meters above it. In past expeditions die-hard, passionate mountaineers have been able to conquer the summits of both Lhotse and Everest within a span of 24 hours. Since its first ascent in 1956, there have been more than one and a half dozen successful ascents of this peak. Though the southern wall of the mountain looks more tempting, the more traversed and the established route follows the north-western face and is the westernmost in the Lhotse massif. In the past, some daring climbers have made attempts on the more challenging southern face, but this has resulted in failures and even worse, fatalities. Come join us for the Lhotse Expedition, the fourth highest mountain in the world. Expeditions commence from the end of March till the end of May / early June every year.

Health & Fitness Requirement: This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend a thorough physical examination before you start the trek.

Skills: Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous mountaineering experience are required.

Travel Insurance:
Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation, and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment, and aftercare for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipment/Gears: 
All climbing gears
Sleeping bag
Down jacket
LED headlight
Water bottle
First-aid kit
Water purification solution
Trekking Poles
Full fingers gloves
Thermal cap

You can choose to bring this equipment yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required: 
Sagarmatha National Park Permit
Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
Travel insurance

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 2-3

Preparations in Kathmandu

Day 4

to Lukla (2800m) and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m)

Day 5

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 6

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3790m)

Day 7

Trek from Panchami to Doban

Day 8

Trek from Khumjung to Tengboche (3867m)

Day 9

Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche

Day 10

Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4900m)

Day 11

Lhotse Base Camp

Day 12-47

Climbing Period

Day 48

Base Camp Clean Up

Day 49

Trek back to Pheriche

Day 50

Trek back to Khumjung from Pheriche

Day 51

Trek back to Phakding from Khumjung

Day 52

Trek back to Lukla from Phakding

Day 53

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 54

Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Day 55

International Departure


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