Mount Lhotse Expedition- 39 Days
Good to Know
- Duration 39 Days
- Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
- Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
- Max. Altitude 8516 M.
- Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November
Mount Lhotse is the fourth tallest mountain of the world (8516m) and is situated nearby the world’s tallest peak the Mount Everest. Mount Lhotse Expedition, however, is one of the most difficult peaks to climb and ascend. The south face of the peak mostly has been the cause of many failed attempts and some tragic fatalities. Lhotse Middle was initially climbed by three groups of Russian climbers in 2001. At the time it was the last unclimbed named eight thousand meter summit. The long east-west crest is located straight away from the south of Mount Everest where the summits of the two mountains are associated by the South Col, a vertical edge that never drops below 8,000 meters.
Mount Lhotse is an equally important peak for expedition that provides an incredible life long experience of mountaineering. Conquering Mount Lhotse is not easy as it requires lots of mountaineering experience, skills, knowledge and stamina. As conquering the highest peak of the world might not be possible for everyone, hence, Mount Lhotse Expedition can serve as an alternative opportunity for them. It is equally necessary to consider the suitable time and whether so that you do not have to return with bitter experience. The months like April, May, late September and October are supposed to be the best time for climbing Mount Lhotse. Mount Lhotse Expedition is a challenging adventure in mountain climbing in Nepal where people can entertain themselves by climbing different ranges from high altitude to low altitude of mountain peaks. The entry point of Mount Lhotse is Lukla and in the same way its exit point is again Lukla.
You will arrive at International Airport, where you will be warmly welcomed and then after you will be safely transferred into the hotel where we will discuss about the further plans as per your convince. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Kathmandu Valley is full with sightseeing where you will be visiting Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa along with three different Durbar Squares. So, we will have lots of fun and at the same time will get to learn many things related with the historical things and architecture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
The next day, we will be taking a morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach the village of Lukla. Lukla is the start point of many expeditions and treks in the Everest region. After having breakfast in Lukla, we head towards Phakding, a beautiful village in the Khumbhu region. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
We head towards Namche Bazaar (3446m) from Phakding on the fourth day. Namche Bazaar is a renowned place in the region of Khumbhu, known mostly for tourism, facilities of guesthouse and hotels and also as the gateway for the Everest. You can also visit the artistic monasteries that are present in Namche upon reaching the place. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
On the 5th day of the expedition, we will be resting and acclimatizing to the conditions in Namche. Besides taking rest, we will also be traveling to the monasteries present in the Namche region. Interacting with the local Sherpas also provides with the chance to learn more about their culture and tradition. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Tengboche (3867m) is a village that lies in Khumbu Region. It is a popular Buddhist village where you are amazed with an artistically beautiful monasteries and several other Gompas. This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who first climbed the Everest in 1953, and it is the same monasteries where he was sent to be a monk. Trek to Tengboche takes almost five hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
On the 7th day we will move for the trek to Pheriche. Pheriche is another village that lies in Khumbu Region of Eastern Nepal. In the past it was famous for farming village that grows millet, potatoes, buckwheat and so on. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Lobuche (4900m) is the small arrangement close to the Mount Everest that lies in the Khumbu Regiona and takes four hours to approach. Lobuche is the last settlement along with lodging and fooding for the climbers who trek towards the Southern part of Everest Base Camp. Overnight stay at a guest house.
On the 9th day of our trek we will approach Lhotse Base Camp as we have gained significant experience related for the climbing. Lhotse Base Camp is situated besides the Khumbu glaciers which is similar with Everest Base Camp along with Island Peak. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
On the tenth day, we will be making preparations for the expedition or the climbing which is set to start the next day. We must be careful even about the minor details that are needed during mountain expedition. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
The time period from 11 to 33 are an important duration of our trekking which is separated for the climbing period. This climbing period may be difficult but once you accomplish the climbing you will realize what you have gain in your life and most of all you will get to know the beautiful mountain which is covered with white snow. The nature is waiting to show its magical form so for that moment you have to go through physical difficulties. Our expedition team will guided and help you on the way to the top. They will make sure that you don’t face any difficulty while scaling the peak. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Upon successful ascend to the top of Mount Lhotse, we return back to the Base Camp on day 33 itself. Hence the next day we start our return trek from the Base Camp. Four-five hours of trekking from the Base Camp leads us Lobuche. In spite of the tiredness we will continue our trek slowly. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Taking a breakfast we will move early in the morning towards Tengboche and it almost covers Four hours. Just in case if we are not tired we will explore Tengboche as we still have time or can have rest if we want. It depends upon you we can switch the plan. Overnight stay at a guest house.
We arrive at Namche Bazaar from Tengboche after about four hours of trekking. The downhill trail is smooth and we make a slow descend to Namche as we are quite tired of the expedition. We can also buy some home made products made by an inhabitants and keep it as a memo. Overnight stay at a guest house.
On the 37th day we will move for Lukla and it take seven hours of trekking from Namche to reach Lukla. Lukla is a beautiful place where we can sense the feeling of freezing so to save from icy cold we can have hot tea with local taste. Overnight stay at a guest house.
On the 38th day we will move from Lukla to Kathmandu taking our flight. You will reach Kathmandu in around 30 minutes and for the rest of the time you will be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu.
On the final day of the expedition itinerary, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport so that you can catch a flight to your home country.
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- Lhotse Expedition climbing Permit.
- 3 night 3*star hotel in Katmandu.
- Experiences climbing Sherpa 2:1
- All transportation expedition purpose.
- Airport picks up and drops.
- Liaison Officer Charge.
- Expedition Guide and Cook, kitchen boys.
- All kitchen equipments.
- High altitude tents for high camps.
- Private tent at base camp with mattress.
- Dining Tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, shower tent and store tent at base camp.
- Heater in dining tents
- All Necessary climbing gear except personal climbing gears.
- Necessary number of porters to carry load and member baggage.
- Porter’s equipment during the expedition.
- All staff insurance.
- All staff salary and porters wages.
- All meal for member and staff during the expedition.
- Quality high altitude freeze dried foods & individual packet food.
- EPI gas with burner for high camp.
- Oxygen cylinder: 4ltr -3 bottle each member 2 bottle each Sherpa
- Gamow /PAC bag at base camp
- First Aid Kit for all.
- Walky –Talky set
- Sat phone pay call basis.
- Internet Device BGAN set (renting basis.)
- Generator and solar panel (power supply and recharging purpose.)
- Celebration meal in Katmandu after returning from expedition.
- High risk medical insurance
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Emergency rescue Evacuation if needed.
- Persona climbing equipment and climbing hard wearer clothes
- Summit bonus of climbing Sherpa
- Tips for your expedition's staff
- Alcohol beverages & telephone calls, mineral water.
- Lunch & dinner during Katmandu staying