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#51 Lhotse, Spring, 2020

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Lhotse (8,516m / 27,940ft) is the fourth highest mountain in the World and one of the most popular eight thousander peaks as it is connected to its “big brother” through the South Col.


Spring, 2020

17,000 $
  • TypeAscent
  • RegionSagarmatha
  • CountryNepal  
  • DatesSpring, 2020
  • Duration55 Days
  • Max. Altitude8,516m
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu Airport (1,350m) & transfer to the Hotel
Day 2 Kathmandu Preparations
Day 3 Fly to Lukla (2,845m)
Day 4 Trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar (3,440m  595m)
Day 5 Rest at Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 6 Trek to Tyangboche (3,860m)
Day 7 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,243m  383m)
Day 8 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m  687m)
Day 9 Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp  4,930m)
Days 10-49 Climbing period: Everest Base Camp () - Lhotse Summit (8,516m  8,516m) - Everest Base Camp
Day 50 Trek from Everest Base Camp to Pheriche (4,371m  4,371m)
Day 51 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m  931m)
Day 52 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,845m  595m)
Day 53 Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m) & transfer to the Hotel
Day 54 Rest at Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 55 Depart from Kathmandu Airport

Lhotse stands at 8516 M, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m, connects the summits of the two mountains. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m.Sometimes mistakenly Lhotse has been identified as the south peak of the Everest massif. No serious attention was given to climbing Lhotse until Everest had finally been ascended. Lhotse first climbed in 1956 as an alternative route towards the summit of Everest.

Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger who were part of a Swiss expedition first climbed Main Lhotse in 1956. Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter first climbed Lhotse Shar on December 5, 1979 by taking the SE-ridge.

A deep scar, an icy gully known as the Lhotse Couloir, marks The West Face of Lhotse; the couloir is the crucial test to the Lhotse climb, mainly because the climbing conditions of the couloir are affected by weather and seasonal snowfall.The route progresses through Khumbu icefall. Moving further, we will reach Camp 1 that exists at the top of Khumbu icefall that is surrounded with crevasses. From Camp 1, we will pass through lateral moraine to west ridge that greets us with close-up view of Lhotse. This place is perfect for Camp2. Leaving Camp2, we will reach near to Lhotse wall by crossing glacier and ice cliffs where we will set Camp3. Camp4 is located near to South Col. From Camp 4, we will proceed through steep rock sections to the summit.

Consider Climbing Lobuche for Extra Acclimatization

For people with a sufficient time frame, an excursion to nearby Lobuche Peak, 6119m, is a great way to ensure you are well acclimatized before you start the Lhotse Expedition.

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