Lhotse

Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world, is situated in the 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. Thus, 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 northwest face.

Lhotse rises only 610m above the South Col, however, it is a prominent peak due to its tremendous south face, one the most impressive walls in the Himalayas. Lhotse is notorious for one of the steepest faces, numerous 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 peak via the standard route of the South Col of Everest must climb this 1,125m (3700ft) wall of glacial blue ice. This face rises at 40 to 50 degree pitches with the occasional 80 degree bulge. 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 requires 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 team.

 

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and check into Hotel
Day 02 – 03: Official formalities and expedition preparation
Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 05: Trek to Namche
Day 06: Rest at Namche
Day 07: Trek to Tengboche
Day 08: Trek to Pheriche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Gorakhshep
Day 11: Trek to Kalapatthar and retrack steps to Gorakhshep
Day 12: Trek to Base Camp
Day 13 – 60: Climbing period
Day 61: Retrack to Lobuche
Day 62: Trek to Namche
Day 63: Trek to Lukla
Day 64: Trek to Kathmandu
Day 65: Fly to Home

Cost Include(s)

  • All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  • Arrival pick up & departure.
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal flights
  • All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  • Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  • Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  • All hard ware gears
  • Fare well dinner after the trip

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  • International flights to Kathmandu,
  • Tips for Porter, guide & other
  • Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  • Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region,
  • mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  • Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  • Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  • Visa fees & Travel insurance.
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  • Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Cost are based on single person, Please ask for the group price. Cost includes 5 star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per the Itinerary.

Lhotse

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