Lhotse Expedition Nepal


Trip Overview

Lhotse stands at 8516m, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. 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, Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter of Austria made the first ascent of Lhotse Shar. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m. Lhotse expedition requires a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience is mandatory. It’s an ideal climb designed for previous Everest climbers or those who have tested climbs at above 7000m.

While going to Lhotse Expeditions, we Pass through Namche Bazaar (gateway to Mt. Everest), explore 200 years old Tyangboche monastery, Pangboche monastery and panoramic views of the dozens of peak.Lhotse Base Camp is located beside the Khumbu Glacier. The section during the climb that has been unanimously declared the most dangerous is the Khumbu Icefall.

Lhotse Expedition Nepal

Lhotse Expeditions caravan route encounters through Sagarmatha National Park, which provide you ample opportunity to observe Khumbu Himalaya ecological beauty!

If given Lhotse Expedition itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your desire and duration of holidays. If you need more information about Lhotse Expedition please fell free to contact us.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350M/4425FT) (A)
Showing your name board, our airport representative waits in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA). You transfer to hotel, check in and free time. Have enjoy!

Day 2-3: Trip Final Preperation in Kathmandu (A,B)
In the morning, generally at 8 am, Eco-friendly Treks staff come to meet you at your hotel. Please manage to be there at lobby with:

(a) your original passport to prepare necessary adventure eco holiday permit/s from the concerned authority,

(b) a couple of same passport size photos for permit/s and,

(c) Trip final full payment. The staff introduce you with your trip guide at the same time. You have time to interact with your guide, he may check and suggest your trip equipmment and packing for the trip on your interest, please tell us if you like this. The rest of the day, you may buy or hire additional equipment and packing (if necessary). Then, you rest for acclimatization and final preperation for the trip. If you like any additional program for the day, please inform us at the time of mail corresponding.

Day 4: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840M/9315FT) (A,B,L,D)
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla. In Lukla, we will meet our camp staff and porters and set off straightaway for our first night’s stop at Phakding. Situated on the banks of the Dudh Kosi which drains the whole of the Khumbu region, Phakding on the main trade route through the area and there are a number of clean well-built lodges where we can spend the night.

Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazar (3450M/11300FT) (A,B,L,D)
Continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo where we will enter the Khumbu National Park. Cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high suspension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with genuine Tibetan artifacts.

Day 6: Leisure in Namche Bazar (A,B,L,D)
We spend a day in Namche Bazar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450m (11,300ft).

Day 7: Trek to Thyangboche (A,B,L,D)
The well worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. Follow the path, savoring the first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of an impressive and newly rebuilt monastery.

Day 8: Trek to Dingboche (A,B,L,D)
Shaded by rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge. An hour’s walking from here brings us to Pangboche, an excellent viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Contouring up the valley side, re-cross the river and turn up the Imja valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Dingboche.

Day 9-14: Acclimatization (A,B,L,D)
This is an important phase of the expedition. Dingboche is a good location for acclimatization. The team leader will organize daily outings to the adjacent hills with the aim of providing gradual acclimatization. Walk some of the nearby hills in order to slowly increase exposure to altitude. Follow the regime that you have previously found most suitable, in order to give you maximum acclimatization before arrive in base camp.
While in Dingboche, we can attend a seminar on high altitude acclimatization at a hospital run by the Himalayan Rescue Association nearby Pheriche. The walk over to Pheriche and back will also serve as good acclimatization training.

Day 15-45: Climbing Period (A,B,L,D)

Day 46: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (A,B,L)
We will return to the welcome haven of the Hotel. Once back in Kathmandu, Himalayan Glacier will host an evening barbecue to celebrate the expedition and as a farewell party to thank the Sherpas for their support and friendship.

Day 47: Leisure/Spare Day (A,B)

Day 48: Departure Transfer (B)

(Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Guide & Logistics

Price Includes:

  • We meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Double room in sharing basis with breakfast at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per itinerary at main trip duration
  • Required permit/s for the trip
  • Experienced trip guide and his daily expenses (meals, transport, tent, insurance)
  • Land transfer to and from trip starting and ending points as per itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare if needed (confirm this at the time of trip booking with us) and 100 kg cargo each
  • All taxes (Value Added Tax and income tax if/when apply)
  • We transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for onward flight as per itinerary
  • Agency service charges
  • Supporters (Porters) during the trip
  • Kitchen utensils required, during the trip
  • Kitchen tent / Kitchen (camping) charge at base camp during the trip
  • Toilet tent and pitchment charge at base camp during the trip
  • Double tent for each of you up to base camp
  • Tent grounding service to be paid at local
  • Charge of Sleeping bags during trip
  • Other supports: first aid kit during main trip
  • Laison Officer and his basic costs
  • Mountaineering guide (Sherpa) per client is required during climbing period.
  • Mountaineering royalty and permit for Nepal Government
  • Staffs (Manager, Cook, Kitchen, assistant) charge
  • Required fixed and dynamic ropes, ice axe and other gears during climbing period
  • Oxygen bottles and mask
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication
  • First aid medical kits for porters and staff members

Price NOT Included:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Hot and cold drinks are not available except mineral water
  • Tipping
  • All above “Cost Include” mentioned above

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Trip facts

  • 48 Days
  • Grade: ED1
  • Lodging: Lodge & Tent
  • Size: 2-20 Persons
  • Dept: Each Month 5th
  • Trip Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Trip Type: Mountaineering
  • Price: USD /each

TESTIMONIALS:

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Very good value for money spent. We all arranged and generally well managed.

- GLENN INGRAM

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