Lhotse Expedition

Lhotse Expedition

Western Cwm-West face

55 Days, 9th April-2nd June 2024 Price Start From: Enquire for prices

Trip Overview

Lhotse Expedition, for those seeking the ultimate challenge, will summit the main peak of Lhotse, the 4th highest point in the world. Beaten back severely at the first attempt in 1955, Lhotse was conquered for the very first time in 1956 by the Swiss expedition team.

Lhotse (8516m), sitting quietly alongside Everest and connected by the South Col, was previously thought by Sherpas to be a minor peak of Everest, hence its name, Lhotse, meaning “South Peak”. Lhotse however, is by no means a lesser peak or challenge for that matter. In fact, some even consider Lhotse to be more of a climber’s mountain than Everest.

Lhotse expedition initially shares the same route as Everest to Camp 3, passing through the Khumbu Icefall, the Western Cwn, and crossing the Yellow Band. Above the Yellow Band, the route ventures to the right towards rock shelves to Camp 4.

The final summit route to Lhotse climbs steeply through the upper Lhotse Face to a couloir that provides fast access to the summit. From the top of the couloir it’s a short but exposed ridge climb to the summit.

Lhotse expedition has taken away many by the dangerous icy fangs and was not submitted for the entire period from 2014 to 2016 due to series of incidents, but was finally again conquered in May 2017. And though like any other extreme high altitude climb, where dangers are lurking at every height, there is no dearth for enthusiasm, passion and courage of the ultimate alpinists to triumph over the mighty giant of a Lhotse time and again!

Trip Highlight

  • Summit the 4th highest mountain in the world
  • Intimate views of Mount Everest and Makalu
  • Colourful Buddhist culture of Sherpa people

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Trip Itinenary

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2-3
In Kathmandu (Preparation)

Day 4
Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 5 -6
April Trek to Namche and Acclimatise

Day 7-8
Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche Monastery

Day 9
Rest and acclimatise in Dingboche

Day 10 -11
Trek to Lobuche, acclimatise in Lobuche

Day 12
Trekto Everest Base Camp

Day 13 -16
Rest,acclimatize and puja at EBC

Day 17-19
First rotation through Khumbu Icefall

Day 20-25
Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC

Day 26-28
Rest and recover

Day 29-35
Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC

Day 36-39
Walk down to Dingboche or Debuche for Rest

Day 40-48
Preparation for Summit and Summit Lhotse

Day 49-52
Pack up EBC and trek to Lukla

Day 53
Fly to Kathmandu

Day 54
In Kathmandu

Day 55
Depart Kathmandu

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