Lhotse Expedition (8,516M)

Days 47




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.

Includes and excludes :


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


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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Itinerary breakdown

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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