Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world, is situated in Everest region. Its long east-west ridge is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col. So, Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mt. Everest and the climbers who approach this mountain from the normal route spend considerable time on its north west face. Lhotse rises only 610m. from the South Col, however, it is a prominent peak due to its tremendous south face, the most impressive walls in Himalayas, notable for the steepest face with many failed attempts, many fatalities and very few ascents.
The western flank of Lhotse is known as the Lhotse Face. Any climber who wants to climb the the peak via standard route of South Col on Everest must climb this 1,125m (3,700ft) wall of glacial blue ice. This face rises at 40 and 50 degree pitches with the occasional 80 degree bulges. Two rocky sections called the Yellow Band and the Geneva Spur interrupt the icy ascent on the upper part of the face. This is a technically challenging route and will require solid climbing skills and experience.
Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m . Lhotse Main was first climbed in 1956 by a Swiss expedition, Lhotse Shar in 1979 and Lhotse Middle in 2001 by a Russian Expedition team.
48 Days Travel Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu (1310m/4298ft)
Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7km and takes about 10 minutes. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sight Seeing
After breakfast beautiful "Kathmandu Valley" sight seeing. This day we visit Shwoyambhunath Stupa, Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan
Day 3: Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure
Day 4: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 5: Trek to Namche
Day 6: Rest at Namche
Day 7: Trek to Tengboche
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche
Day 10 Rest day for acclimatization
Day 11: Trek to Base Camp
Day 12/39: Climbing period
Day 40: Cleaning of base camp
Day 41: Trek to Dingboche
Day 42: Trek to Tengboche
Day 43: Trek to Namche
Day 44: Trek to Lukla
Day 45: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 46: Kathmandu
Rest day at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B Plan.
Day 47: Kathmandu
Rest day at Kathmandu. Surprise dinner party. Overnight at hotel. B.B Plan.
Day 48: Departure to Airport
Departure to airport for the onward destination.
- 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 4 star Level)
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( sirdar, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
- Flights to transfer climbing members, staff, liason officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
- Food and fuel at the base camp.
- All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
- Trek support for climbing members from Lukla-base camp-Lukla.
- Porters to carry loads from Lukla-base camp-Lukla
- Royalty and peak permit
- Airport pick up and drop
- Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu.
- High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp
- Expedition personal climbing gears
- Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue
- Expedition cargo custom clearance
- Bar bills & beverage
- Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
- Waki takies permit
- Extra expenses for personal
- Oxygen and Mask regulator for climbing
- Entrance fees during sight seeing.
- Laundry, telephone calls, Bar Bills ( Mineral Water, cold drinks, whisky, beer etc),