Duration: 52 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 8,516 m
Trekking Type: Expedition
Best Season: April and May & October and November
Attractions: Mt. Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Its south face is one of the largest mountain faces in the world.
At a height of 8,516m, Mt Lhotse is the fourth highest peak in the world – situated just 3 km South of the Majestic Mt. Everest.
Both Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse share the same base camp as well.
This beautiful Lhotse holds immense promise as it is little developed and offers fascinating opportunities. Its embedded in a region of great natural scenery and dotted with monuments and villages representing the cultural diversity of Nepal.
Lhotse can be climbed either from Everest Base Camp or nearby Chhukung. Being an 8,000er, the Lhotse Expedition encounters many obstacles including high altitudes, harsh weather conditions and even sheer exhaustion. We believe our planning, logistics, staffing and experience coupled with your enthusiasm, patience, and perseverance would help you achieve your lifetime dream. We strive hard to conduct the best expedition program at a fair price.
The spring season of March to May is considered the best time for Lhotse expedition. Spring is also the most popular season for the expedition. The months of April and May and then again October and November are the classic climbing period. The summer months of monsoon rains and the winter months from December to February are the most unfavorable time for Lhotse Expedition. The temperatures can vary from 27c to - 7c at lower elevations, and at higher elevations, it can vary from 16c to -23c.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1337m)
Day 02/03: Rest/preparation
Day 04: Fly Lukla (2800m), trek Phakding (2610m)
Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 06: Rest/acclimatization
Day 07: Trek Tengboche (3870m)
Day 08: Trek Dingboche (4360m)
Day 09: Rest/acclimatization
Day 10: Trek Lobuche (4930m)
Day 11: Trek Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Day 12/47: Climbing period
Day 48: Trek Pheriche (4240m)
Day 49: Trek Namche Bazaar
Day 50: Trek Lukla
Day 51: Fly Kathmandu
Day 52: Depart Kathmandu
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal.
All Visas can be obtained on arrival, at on-line terminals within the airport and also at entry points in Nepal.
In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete an online visa and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash for the visa charges as below.
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu
The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)