Mount Lhotse Expedition -8,516m/27,940 ft

  • Trip duration 58 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate + Hard
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Fix Departure 06 April 2019

 

Mount Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world with the height of 8,516m/27,940 ft, part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is connected to the latter peak via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. In addition to the main summit at 8,516m/27,940ft height above sea level, the mountain comprises the smaller peaks Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414 m/27,605 ft, and Lhotse Shar at 8,383 m /27,503 ft. The summit is on the border between Tibet and the Khumbu region of Nepal.

An early attempt on Lhotse was by the International Himalayan Expedition in 1955, headed by Norman Dyhrenfurth. It also included two Austrians (cartographer Erwin Schneider and Ernst Senn) and two Swiss (Bruno Spirig and Arthur Spöhel). They were the accompanied by 200 local porters and several climbing Sherpas. They were beaten back by unexpectedly strong wind and cold temperatures. Under Schneider's direction they completed the first map of the Everest area .The expedition also made several short films covering local cultural topics, and made a number of first ascents of smaller peaks in the Khumbu region.

The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed on May 18, 1956, by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition. On May 12, 1970, Sapp Mayerl and Rolf Walter of Austria made the first ascent of Lhotse Shar. Lhotse Middle remained, for a long time, the highest unclimbed named point on Earth; on May 23, 2001, its first ascent was made by Eugeny Vinogradsky, Sergei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov and Petr Kuznetsov of a Russian expedition.

Lhotse standard climbing route follows the same path as Everest's South Col route up to the Yellow Band beyond camp 3. After the Yellow Band the routes diverge 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 leads through the narrow "Reiss couloir" until the Lhotse main peak is reached.

 

 

Mount Lhotse

Trip Highlights

Fix Departure 06 April 2019

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: April 06: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 M/9,317ft), 25 minutes and trek to Phakding (2,610 M/8,562ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 02: April 07: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440 M/11,286ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: April 08: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Namche (3,440 M/11,286ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: April 09: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860 M/12,604ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: April 10: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 M/14,468ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: April 11 : Acclimatization in Dingboche(4350M/14,271ft).Hiking up to Chukung-Re. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: April 12 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m/16,463ft) 4-5hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: April 13 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/16,962ft) 3hrs.Lodge accommodation. Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: April 14: Morning acclimatize to Kalapther (5554m) after breakfast Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5200m/17060ft) 2hrs.od of Mount Lhotse, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: April 15- May 28: Climbing period of Mount Lhotse, (8516m/27,940ft).
  • Day 54: May 29: Trek down to Base Camp, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 55: May 30: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m/12,631ft) 4 hrs (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 56: May 31: Trek Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft, 4hrs) (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 57: Jun 01: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 58: Jun 02: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350 M), 25 minutes, (Lodging + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up & drop from airport,
  • Kathmandu Hotel (3*-4* or 5*) accommodation,
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,
  • Expedition Cargo from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,
  • Lhotse Expedition permit,
  • Ice Fall Route,
  • Everest National Park entry permit,
  • TIMS permit (Trekkers Information Management System),
  • Stool shipment transfer,
  • Garbage deposit fees,
  • Three meals a day up to Base Camp: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for member Staffs,
  • One Government Liaison officer,
  • One Base Camp manager,
  • One High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (Kanchenjunga Submitter) each member,
  • One Base Camp cook & Base Camp kitchen helpers,
  • Twelve porters each member going up to Base Camp,
  • Five porters each member return back from Base Camp,
  • Above mentioned porters to carry members bags and food equipments,
  • All Nepali staffs’ insurance, wages, transportation & equipment allowance,
  • Meals & Teahouse accommodations from Lukla to Base Camp regarding the program,
  • 70 KG per member for personal equipments,
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning / Kitchen / Toilet / Store / Hot Shower Tents,
  • All necessary cooking gears, tables-chairs, one gas heater,
  • One solar panel for light, battery charge at Base Camp,
  • Three High Altitude tents for members Sherpa,
  • One Base Camp Tent (each members),
  • High Altitude food for member staffs,
  • Fifteen Epi gas / High Altitude cooking pot stove,
  • Six bottle oxygen with one set mask regulator (each member),
  • Two bottle oxygen with one set mask regulator (each Sherpa),
  • All necessary climbing route equipments,
  • International Air Cargo clearance,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical /Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • Sherpa summit & climbing bonus,
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking & expedition equipments,
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned “Trip Includes” section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01April 06: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 M/9,317ft), 25 minutes and trek to Phakding (2,610 M/8,562ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 02April 07: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440 M/11,286ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 03April 08: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Namche (3,440 M/11,286ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04April 09: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860 M/12,604ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05April 10: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 M/14,468ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06April 11 : Acclimatization in Dingboche(4350M/14,271ft).Hiking up to Chukung-Re. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07April 12 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m/16,463ft) 4-5hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08April 13 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/16,962ft) 3hrs.Lodge accommodation. Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09April 14: Morning acclimatize to Kalapther (5554m) after breakfast Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5200m/17060ft) 2hrs.od of Mount Lhotse, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10April 15- May 28: Climbing period of Mount Lhotse, (8516m/27,940ft).
  • Day 54May 29: Trek down to Base Camp, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 55May 30: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m/12,631ft) 4 hrs (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 56May 31: Trek Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft, 4hrs) (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 57Jun 01: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 58Jun 02: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350 M), 25 minutes, (Lodging + B).

Trip Note

The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

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