Govt. Reg: 143047/072/073 Phone: +977-1-4811067 Mobile: +9779818288444 +9779813449810
Govt. Reg: 143047/072/073 Phone: +977-1-4811067 Mobile: +9779818288444 +9779813449810

Mt. Lhotse Expedition

Lhotse is the world’s 4th highest mountain with the elevation of 8,516m (27,940 ft) above sea level. The exact meaning of Lhotse in the Tibetan language is ‘South Peak’. It lies south of Mount Everest and connected with the South Col. Apart from the main summit of Lhotse at 8,516m, there are two other smaller peaks namely Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414m and Lhotse Shar at 8,383m. The main summit of Mt. Lhotse is on the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal. The main mountain of Mt. Lhotse is famous in the world for its remarkable and dramatic south face. It is the steepest face in the world that rises 3.2km within 2.25km horizontal distance. This is why it is extremely difficult to climb and very few climbers have attempted the summit till date. The standard climbing route on Mt. Lhotse follows via Everest’s South Col. route up to the Yellow Band beyond Camp 3. After the Yellow Band, the route deviates with climbers bound for Everest taking a left over the Geneva Spur up to the South Col, while Lhotse climbers take a right further up the Lhotse face. The last part to the summit passes through the narrow “Reiss couloir” up to the Lhotse main peak is reached.

The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed by two Swiss climbers – Fritz. Luchsinger and Ernst. Reiss from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition on May 18, 1956, through the West Face. The South Face of Mt. Lhotse despite being attempted many times was successfully climbed only in 1984 by a Czech. On May 12, 1979, Lhotse Shar summit was scaled and the middle summit was climbed on May 23, 2001.

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Day 05: At leisure in Namche Bazar
  • Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche
  • Day 08: Acclimatization and explore Dingboche
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Day 11-15: Lhotse Base camp rituals prayer preparations and climbing training
  • Day 15-40: Climbing period of Lhotse
  • Day 41: Trek down to Pheriche or direct fly by Heli
  • Day 42: Trek down to Namche
  • Day 43: Trek down to Lukla
  • Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 45: Final departure

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: International and domestic airport transfers

HOTEL: 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu one double room with  breakfast basis

WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

DOMESTIC AIR: Both way air tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax

TRANSPORTATION: Land and air domestic transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for the entire expedition

CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Lhotse

ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Khumbu Icefall route and summit route fixing charge

TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee

MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with hotdrinks, tea/coffee

LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison Officer

KITCHEN STAFFS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook, Camp-2 cook and kitchen helpers

PORTERS: Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp

STAFF WAGES: Wages, equipment, food, accommodation, and insurance for all staffs

PERSONAL BAGGAGE: Maximum 60kg per member

BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp

BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair, and  other necessary equipment

ELECTRICITY: Generator at the base camp and solar panel at C2 for light and charging any electronic devices

HEATER: Heater at the base camp for a member and staff

COMMUNICATION: Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required

INTERNET AND CELL-PHONE: Internet service, satellite and cell-phone network available at the base camp (chargeable as per use)

MEDICAL SERVICE: HRA medical camp provides emergency medical services with certain charge

WEATHER FORECAST: Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition

OXYGEN: O2 Poisk oxygen 3 bottles allocated for member and 2 bottles for each climbing Sherpa

MASK AND REGULATOR: Will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa

BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our base camp (chargeable as per use)

HIGH ALTITUDE TENT: North Face, Kailas, or any other branded tent from Base Camp to C1, C2, C3 and C4

GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers etc.

CLIMBING SHERPA: One professional climbing Sherpa per member

CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages, carrying bonus and summit bonus

EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for Base Camp cook, camp two coo, and kitchen helpers

RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook, and staff

FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant in Kathmandu

AIRFARE: International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu) 
LUNCH AND DINNER: Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
FILMING: Special filming, camera, and drone permit fee
INSURANCE: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
PERSONAL EXPENSES: Personal climbing gears, alcoholic beverages, and laundry  service during the  expedition
TIPS: Tips for base camp and camp two staff
SUMMIT BONUS: Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa US $