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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 1
Day 2 Kathmandu Preparations 1
Day 3 Fly to Lukla (2,845m) 1
Day 4 Trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar (3,440m  595m) 1
Day 5 Rest at Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 1
Day 6 Trek to Tyangboche (3,860m) 1
Day 7 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,243m  383m) 1
Day 8 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m  687m) 1
Day 9 Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp  4,930m) 1
Days 10-49 Climbing period: Everest Base Camp () - Lhotse Summit (8,516m  8,516m) - Everest Base Camp 40
Day 50 Trek from Everest Base Camp to Pheriche (4,371m  4,371m) 1
Day 51 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m  931m) 1
Day 52 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,845m  595m) 1
Day 53 Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m) & transfer to the Hotel 1
Day 54 Rest at Kathmandu (1,350m) 1
Day 55 Depart from Kathmandu Airport 1

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.

1 Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
2 4 nights hotel accommodation (3-star category) in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan- Double Bed Room.
3 Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt.Lhotse, Sagarmatha conservation area entry permits & fee.
4 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment ($2500), salary and accommodation.
5 Garbage Deposit fees.
6 Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
7 Member transportation: -(Standard Route Itinerary) Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
8 Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Everest BC
9 Up to 30 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Yak.
10 3 meals a day (BLD;including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
11 All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
12 Porters per member as required.
13 Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
14 All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment & foods.
15 Each member will have individual tent in Base Camp.
16 At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
17 Heater for base camp in Dining tent.
18 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
19 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa
20 Climbing Sherpa Salary, Insurance, Tents, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
21 3-oxygen bottles for member and 2-oxygen bottle for high-altitude Sherpa. Total 5 bottles.
22 1 Set of Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa.
23 Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
24 High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
25 The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the rope on Lhotse (no extra charge will be applied to members).
26 Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
27 Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
28 Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
29 Weather forecast report during the entire expedition.
30 Medical kit for group and staffs.
31 Lhotse climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Lhotse successfully)
1 International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
2 Nepali Visa fee $60 USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is $120 USD).
3 Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
4 Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
5 Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
6 Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
7 Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will soft drinks for members at base camp).
8 Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
9 Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
10 Sky permit, Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
11 Internet Service.
12 Summit bonus for each climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1000 USD.
13 Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs(100$) and porters(30$).
14 Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
15 Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” Section.

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