Lhotse Mountain, located in the Mahalangur Himalayas of Nepal, is the fourth highest peak in the world, standing at an impressive height of 8,516 meters (27,940 feet). Its name translates to "South Peak" in the Tibetan language, reflecting its position just south of Mount Everest. Climbing Lhotse is a challenging and exhilarating endeavour, attracting experienced mountaineers from around the globe.
The ascent of Lhotse involves navigating treacherous terrain, including steep ice walls, crevasses, and unpredictable weather conditions. The climbers must possess exceptional physical fitness, technical climbing skills, and a high level of mental resilience to overcome the various obstacles encountered on the mountain.
The most popular route to the summit is the South Face, which shares a significant portion of its route with the Everest climbers until they diverge near the South Col. The final stretch to the summit requires scaling a steep and icy face, often with fixed ropes in place to aid the climbers. The breathtaking views from the top, encompassing the surrounding Himalayan peaks, make the arduous journey worthwhile.
Climbing Lhotse demands meticulous planning, proper acclimatisation, and teamwork. Mountaineers typically establish multiple camps along the route, gradually ascending higher to allow their bodies to adapt to the high altitude. The climbers must also be prepared for the potential risks and hazards associated with high-altitude mountaineering, such as altitude sickness, extreme cold, avalanches, and limited oxygen availability.
Despite its proximity to Everest, Lhotse is often overshadowed by its more renowned neighbor. However, for mountaineers seeking a formidable challenge and a chance to conquer one of the world's highest peaks, climbing Lhotse presents an awe-inspiring adventure filled with both physical and mental triumphs.
All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
Arrival pick up & departure.
All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
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
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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Lhotse Expedition (8,516M)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel transfer
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 Dingboche
Day 09: 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: Free day in Kathmandu .
Day 47: Airport transfer for international flight.
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