Mount Lhotse Expedition, the worlds` 4th highest peak, is a great opportunity to explore one of the most resplendent and famous peaks in the world. It is a multi-ascend expedition with rock, snow, and ice is a top bucket list every climber would love to have. A mountain experience in varied terrain above the height of the 7000 meters is an unforgettable moment to have.
The worlds` 4th highest peak at the elevation of 8516 meters/ 27,940 feet is the part of Everest Massif. The summit lines in the Khumbu region of Nepal, between the borders of Tibet of China. It is contiguous to the latter peak through the South Col. Mount Lhoste, which means South Peak in Tibetan comprises Lhotse East at 8414 meters and Lhotse Shar at 8383 meters. The dramatic Peak Mount Lhotse rises 3.2 km in only 2.25 km of horizontal distance, thus, makes the steepest face of this size in the world. The Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger first climbed Mount Lhotse on May 18, 1956. Mount Lhotse Expedition has two routes, Khumbu Icefall and Northwest couloirs. The route via Khumbu Icefall is possible and relatively safe after the climbing Sherpa successfully set the route installing ladders across crevasses and vertical Seracs. Mount Lhotse Expedition lines beside the Khumbu Glacier the same as Everest Base Camp at the elevation of 5,364 meters. The expedition also comprises other high camps from Camp I to Camp IV at the elevation of 6065 meters, 6750 meters, 7100 meters, and 7920 meters correspondingly.
Expedition of mount Lhotse requires advanced skills to climb on steep and technical knowledge and high elevation climb is mandatory. Frontier treks organize this package of the expedition with well-certified guides and mount climber. We don’t leave any traces behind and make the climb successful.
Spring season is best for the expedition of Mount Lhotse
Autumn is reasonable
Monsoon and summer have a high risk of failure due to cold, high chances of an avalanche.
Tented Camp at the base camp and other high camps.
Three pinnacles: Lhotse Main, Lhotse Shar, and Lhotse East
One of the vertical faces in the world: Rises 3.2 km in just 2.25 km of horizontal distance
Observe a striking peak with a tremendous south face
Conquer the Fourth Highest Peak in the world
Day 1: Advent in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Upon your advent at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, Frontier treks representative greets you and leads you to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2: Preparation day for the expedition and Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
We go through and finalize the official procedure and other essential arrangements for the expedition. After completing our preparation, we shortly look ahead for Kathmandu valley Heritages sites exploration like Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2480 m) from KTM and trek to Phakding (2600 m). Duration: 5-6 hours.
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is panoramic. We get to see snow-capped mountains like Lhotse, Everest, and others. After landing at Lukla, we initiate our trek to Phakding which is situated on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 4: Hike to Namche Bazaar (3400 m) from Phakding. Duration: 6 hours.
We continue our trek to Namche. At first, we cross small suspension bridges at the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and reach the village of Monjo. We set our foot in the Khumbu National Park as we advent at the village of Monjo. Namche is the prosperous town and capital of the Khumbu region which gives fascinating views of the gigantic mountains. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 5: Familiarization and exploration day at Namche Bazaar.
Namche is the heart of the Everest region and has facilities like ATMs, Internet cafes, Government offices, and other several facilities. Today, we mark our day at Namche for acclimatization. In addition, we hike to the airstrip Everest View Hotel (3800 m) for a mesmerizing view of the gigantic mountains. It helps us to maintain our body regulation to the high elevation. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 6: Hike to Thame (3800 m) as acclimatization and retrace Namche. Duration: 7 hours.
Thame to the west of the Khumbu valley measures the elevation of 3844 meters and is the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The first person to reach the Mt. Everest Summit with Edmund Hillary in 1953 AD. We hike to Thame for further aid to acclimatization. On our way, we can meet Tibetans. Thame is largely known for having Pheasant, the National bird of Nepal. If we have time, then we will visit the oldest Monastery at Thame. Finally, we set our trail again to Namche. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 7: Hike to Deboche (3700 m) from Namche. Duration: 5 hours.
The path follows around the side valley of the valley high above the Dudh Koshi. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and catch a steep climb to Tyangboche. Then, we descend to the river and reach the village of Deboche. During our trek, we have a spectacular view of gigantic mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 8: Hike from Deboche (4410 m) to Dingboche. Duration: 5 hours.
Rhododendron trees shade the trail to Dingboche. An hour hike leads us to Pangboche which is considered as the great viewpoint for Mothers` Charm Box, Ama Dablam. Lining up to the valley, we re-join the river and make our way to Imja valley to catch picturesque village Dingobhce. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 9: Rest day at Dingboche.
We spend our day at Dingboche in aid to the acclimatization process. We climb 400 meters to the Nangkastshang Gompa on the ridge and have a beautiful view of Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Khumbu and Imja Valley. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 10: Hike to Lobuche (4940 m) from Dingboche. Duration: 5 hours.
We retrace back to Pheriche then catch the trail towards Dungla. Trekking peak of Lobuche East (6119 mm) and the formidable north face of Taweche is the major highlight of today's hike. Approximately three hours of the trek takes us to Dungla (4620 m). Then, the trails steeply climb up beside the glacier moraine and lead at Lobuche. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 11: Hike up to Gorakshep (5170 m) from Lobuche. Duration: 3 hours.
The first section of the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall and the windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent mountains takes us all the way Gorakshep. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 12: Hike to Lhotse Base Camp (Everest Base Camp, 5364 m). Duration: 2 hours
After taking an early breakfast, we head via rocky dunes, moraines, and streams to reach Everest base camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 13- Day 44: Climbing Period:
During these days, we climb to respective camps and summit. Camp I at the elevation of 6100 meters. Camp Ii at the elevation of 6600 meters. Camp III at the elevation 7200 meters. Camp IV at the elevation 7900 meters. The summit of Mount Lhotse 8516 meters.
Day 45: Hike back to Base Camp. Duration: 3 hours.
A successful expedition to Mount Lhotse is a great achievement. Today, we retrace our trail to the Base Camp. Overnight at the Tented Camp.
Day 46: Hike to Pangboche from Base Camp. Duration: 7 hours.
We follow the main Everest trail enjoying the beautiful scenery and valley. We hike across Gorakshep, Lobuche to reach Pangboche. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 47: Hike back to Namche Bazaar. Duration: 4-5 hours.
We cross the river and climb the hill to Tyanboche. We pas across many prayer flags, rhododendron bushes, Kyanhjuma and finally reach onto Namche Bazaar. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 48: Hike back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. 3-4 hours.
The last day of the hike takes us to the lower altitude. We can enjoy the atmosphere until we reach Lukla Bazaar. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 49: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
We have our farewell to our porters and set our journey via plane to Kathmandu. Later, we celebrate our day at Thamel on the occasion of a successful expedition to Mount Lhotse. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 50: Departure to the home country.
We participate in a farewell program and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope to meet you soon.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport Pick and drop
4 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B)
A welcome dinner+ Cultural Program Show
Transportation (Land and domestic flight) cost for all expedition crew
Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge and Garbage disposable fees
Khumbu Icefall route and summit rope fixing charge
Meal (Breakfast, lunch and dinner including hot drinks, tea/coffee)
Base Camp cook, helper, and Camp II cook
Porters to and from Base camp
Salary, equipment, meak, accommodation, and insurance for all staffs
Maximum 60kg luggage per head
Individual tent will be provided to per head
Tents (Dining, kitchen, toilet, shower), mattress, pillow, table, and chair
Heater, Generator at the Base Camp, and solar panel at C2
Walkie-talkie for all expedition member and staff
Internet-WIFI, satellite and mobile network available at the Base Camp
HRA medical camp provides emergency medical facilities with certain charge
Daily weather forecast throughout the complete expedition
3 bottles oxygen for each member and 2 bottles for each Sherpa
Top Out or Summit mask and regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa
In case of emergencies, enough oxygen and mask regulator available at Base Camp (chargeable as per use)
Branded tent will be provided from Base Camp to C4
Equipment’s will be provided at base camp (EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers etc.)
Climbing Sherpa per head
Advance payment for equipment’s, wages, carrying bonus
Equipment allowance for Base Camp Staff
Heli rescue insurance for high altitude staff
Meal (Lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
Special filming, and drone permit fee
Insurance (Travel, High altitude, accident, medical and emergency rescue)
Personal climbing gears, alcohol, and laundry service during the expedition