Lhotse Expedition - 55 Days

Lhotse expedition 8,516 m 1
Lhotse Expedition

After the great Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga, Lhotse is the third highest mountain in Nepal and it is the 4th highest mountain in the world. It is the cousin peaks of Mt. Everest and Cho Oyu. Lhotse means “south peak” in the Tibetan language. The first ascent of Mt. Lhotse was done by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger in 1956. Like the Everest Base Camp, Lhotse Base Camp is located beside the Khumbu Glacier. Lhotse Face is supposed to be the largest Face of a mountain in the world.

Day 1
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 2

Kathmandu briefing and shopping.

Day 3
Day 3

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 4
Day 4

Fly to Lukla (2800m)

45 minutes

And then trek to Phakding (2640m).

3 hours.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m).

6 hours.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3790m). It takes around 6 hours.

Day 7
Day 7

Rest day at Khumjung, acclimatization day.

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Khumjung to Tengboche Monastery Trek (3867m).

4 hours.

Day 9
Day 9

Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (3810 m).

5 hours.

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche Trek (4910 m).

5 hours.

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Lobuche to Lhotse base camp (5364 m).

5 hours.

Day 12
Day 12 - Day 47

Climbing Period.

Day 13
Day 48

Cleaning up Base Camp.

Day 14
Day 49

Trek from Lhotse base camp to Pheriche (3810 m).

5 hours.

Day 15
Day 50

Trek from Pheriche (3810 m) to Khumjung (3790m).

5 hours.

Day 16
Day 51

Trek from Khumjung (3790m) to Phakding (2640m).

6 hours.

Day 17
Day 52

Trek from Phakding (2640m) to Lukla (2800m).

4 hours.

Day 18
Day 53

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

45 minutes.

Day 19
Day 54

Rest/leisure day in Kathmandu/ Farewell celebration

Day 20
Day 55


Cost Includes

  • Mt. Lhotse climbing permit.
  • Sagarmatha Conservation entry fee
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • A government-licensed climbing Sherpa Sardar during trekking and climbing period.
  • Necessary porters during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Necessary transport by Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for all climbing crew.
  • Government Legend officer
  • All trekking and climbing equipment like kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils.
  • Climbing equipment: rope, ice bars, ice screws, oxygen mask, regulator, Gamow Bags and snow bar.
  • All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation at tea house and tent during the trekking for you and Nepali staff.
  • Daily weather forecast services
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepali staff.
  • Medical consultation services by HRA clinic during climbing.
  • Satellite phone for communication.

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company. Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Garbage deposit fee (which is refundable after climbing.)

Expedition Equipment List:

  • Seat Harness
  • Jumar
  • Helmet
  • Altimeter
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Ice-screw
  • Gaiters
  • Locked and unlocked carabiner
  • Climbing boots
  • Pocket knife
  • Wollen gloves
  • Gloves(gore tex fabrics)
  • Wollen hat
  • Wollen socks
  • Windproof jacket
  • Windproof pant
  • Snow bar
  • Snow goggles(UV factor)
  • Sun cream(UV protection)
  • Head lamp
  • Tent
  • Mattresses
  • Rope
  • Rain gear
  • Ice hammer

You can also hire(rent) all the above mentioned climbing equipment from here in Kathmandu. Our climbing guide will help you to go one of the equipment stores and select necessary equipment.

Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Hard
  • 8,516 m
  • Peak Climbing
  • Camping
  • Everest
  • Everest
  • Nepal
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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