MOUNT LHOTSE EXPEDITION (8,516M)


Lhotse is the world’s 4th highest mountain with the elevation of 8,516 meters (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 8,516 meters, there are two other smaller peaks namely Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414 m 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 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.

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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: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary

  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu one  double room with  breakfast basis

  • WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff 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 Ice fall route and summit route fixing charge

  • TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee

  • MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee/ fresh meat & fresh vegetable   

  • LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and both way airfare

  • COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: 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: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition

  • MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE: Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage

  • BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, Red Fox 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 required equipment

  • ELECTRICITY: Generator at the base camp and solar panel at C2 for light or 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

  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT: North Face, Kailas, Red Fox 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 cook and kitchen helpers

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

  • FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural  show in Kathmandu


  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary

  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu with  breakfast basis

  • WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff 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 Everest

  • ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Khumbu Ice fall route and summit route fixing charge

  • TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee

  • MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, fresh meat & fresh vegetable 

  •  LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and both way airfare

  • COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook, Camp-2 cook and Kitchen helpers

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

  • STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition

  • MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:  Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage

  • BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, Red Fox 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 required equipment

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

  • HEATER: We will provide 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

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

  • EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for base camp cook, camp two cook and kitchen helpers

  • FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural  show in Kathmandu


  • AIRFARE: International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)

  • ENTRY VISA: Nepali entry Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (US $100)

  • LUNCH AND DINNER: Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu hotel

  • 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  during the trekking and expedition

  • TIPS: Tips for base camp and camp two staff

  • SUMMIT BONUS: Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa US $1500

Trip Dates Group Size Available Space Book Now
April 10, 2019 2/12 PAX AVAILABLE

 

Note : If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.
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