Mt. Lhotse Expedition - (8516m)

Mt. Lhotse better known as south peak” and part of the Everest massif is the fourth highest mountain peak in the earth with an altitude of 8516m. Lhotse has 3 summits, main summit at 8,516m, Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414m   and Lhotse Shar at 8,383m.  Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mt. Everest and the fact that climbers ascending the standard route on that peak spend some time on its northwest face. It is the smallest prominence, only 610m, of all 8000m peaks. Lhotse is however famous for its tremendous and dramatic south face. The south face of Lhotse raises 3.2km within 2.25km horizontal distance making it the steepest face of this size in the world. It is extremely difficult climb and rarely attempted. The South Face of Lhotse is one of the largest mountain faces in the world.

The primary route on Mt. Lhotse is via Everest's South Col. but by 1955, despite the activity on Mt. Everest, Lhotse was the highest unclimbed peak in the world.  It was first climbed by the Swiss duo of F. Luchsinger and E.Reiss in 1956 on the West Face. The South Face of Mt. Lhotse though attempted many times was successfully climbed only in 1984 by a Czech. On May 12, 1979 Lhotse Shar summit was reached and the middle summit was climbed only on May 23, 2001.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)

Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding (approx 4hrs walk)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m approx 7hrs walk )

Day 05: Weak up early in the morning at 5 o'clock. You may walk to Everest view Hotel (3800m approx 2 hrs) and visit to Hilary museum and Sherpa museum and over night at Namche Bazar

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche / dingboche (4250m approx 5 hrs walk)

Day 08: Trek from Pheriche / dingboche to Lobuche (5018m approx 4hrs walk)

Day 09: Lobuche rest day for acclimatization

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m approx 3 hrs walk) and rest

Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Lhotse Base camp (5200m) which takes about two hours.

Day 12-51: Climbing period (summit period for Lhotse)

Day 52: Trek from Base Camp (5218)to Dingboche(4260m approx 4hrs walk)

Day 53: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860M approx 4 hrs walk)

Day 54: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar(3440m approx 4hrs walk)

Day 55: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m approx 7hrs walk)

Day 56: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel

Day 57: Full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening

Day 58: Final departure, alternatively, join other activitie


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Trip Highlights

Elevation: 8,516m (27,940ft)

Location: Nepal/Tibet border

Coordinates: 27°57′42″ N 86°56′00″ E

First Ascent: Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger (Swiss), May 18, 1956

Climbing Season: Late spring

Expd duration: 44 days (typically)

Climbing duration: 27 days (typically)

Group Size:01-15 person per Group if more we splits group.