Mount Lhotse Expedition
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.
Overview: Mount Lhotse Expedition
Expedition of 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 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. Its 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 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.
- Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
- CTMA climbing permit & other fees including Tibet visa & travel permit
- Surface transportation on private vehicles both in Nepal & Tibet as per the itinerary
- 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
- Good hotels/lodges in Kerung & Tingri (no meals)
- 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 & solar power for battery charging
- High camps during the climb with high food
- 6 oxygen bottles (4L) for each member & 4 oxygen bottles (4L) for climbing Sherpa
- 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition
- Medical Kit & Walkie Talkie
- Salary & load carrying bonus for Sherpa (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
- Required number of porters/Yaks to the Base Camp and return
- Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs
- Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
- Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
- Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu
- All meals in Kerung & Tingri
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
- Summit bonus for Sherpa (USD 1500) & tips for local staffs
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’