Mount Lhotse Expedition (8516m)
April and May & October and November
Mt. Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Its south face is one of the largest mountain faces in the world.
The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed on 18 May 1956, by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition. On 12 May 1970, Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter of Austria made the first ascent of Lhotse Shar.
Mount Lhotse Expedition (8516m)
The expedition to Mount Lhotse can be done 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.
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.
In the expedition, 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. It's embedded in a region of great natural scenery and dotted with monuments and villages representing the cultural diversity of Nepal.
The spring season of March to May is considered the best time for the Lhotse expedition. Spring is also the most popular season for the expedition. The months of April and May and then again in 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 Rest/preparation
Day 03 Direct Heli flight Lukla(2800m) from Kathmandu, trek Phakding (2610m)
Day 04 Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 05 Rest/acclimatization
Day 06 Trek Tengboche (3870m)
Day 07 Trek Dingboche (4360m)
Day 08 Rest/acclimatization
Day 09 Trek Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10 Trek Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Day 11-46 Climbing period
Day 47 Trek Pheriche (4240m)
Day 48 Trek Namche Bazaar
Day 49 Trek Lukla
Day 50 Fly Ramechhap (475m) from Lukla & drive Kathmandu (4hours)
Day 51 Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 52 Depart Kathmandu
- Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private tourist vehicle
- 4 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu in a 4 star hotel including breakfast on twin sharing basis.
- Domestic airfares Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
- Accommodation during the trek in Teahouse/Lodges
- All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
- Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
- Base Camp service (shared with group)-kitchen tent with cook, kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, gas heater etc.
- High camps during the climb with high food
- Services of an experienced English speaking climbing guide in the ratio of 1 member to 1 guide and his climbing Equipments.
- Porters (as per required) and their entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation, climbing equipment, and insurance)
- Cost of Liaison officer
- Rope fixing charge
- Expedition Permits
- Garbage Deposit fees
- Helicopter rescue insurance for staffs.
- 3 oxygen bottles (4L) for each member & 1 oxygen bottle (4L) for climbing Sherpa
- The cost of Insurance of climbing Sherpa and Porters.
- First Aid Kit (Carried by trek guide)
- Applicable local and government taxes
- Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
- Any meals in Kathmandu except for welcome dinner.
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Personal trekking gear (Available on hire)
- Tips for guide and local staffs
- Travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation, medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Summit Bonus (USD 1500)
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Cost Includes’
Note: Please note that the Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be a big obstruction, even during the best trekking seasons. Bad weather or unsuitable weather conditions will directly affect the flight schedule, resulting in flight delays for a few hours to even a few following days. It is really challenging to travel to Lukla by 3 hours of driving, waking up at 2 am to drive to Ramechap Airport, then taking a 15-minute flight. To be safe, we therefore suggest that you extend your itinerary by a few days or opt for a helicopter rather than a fixed-wing flight to reach Lukla. If a flight is canceled, we'll do our best to reschedule it for the next day the following day (Subject to availability).