Mount Lhotse Expedition
Lying only 3 kilometers south of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse’s is the world’s fourth tallest peak at 8516 meters. Lhotse is actually part of the Everest massif, being separated from Mt. Everest by its south Col. Lhotse is a formidable mountain with several unclimbed faces. The ascent to Lhotse’s summit is highly technical and challenging and prior experience at high altitudes is a necessity. After establishing our first base camp at the base of the Khumbu glacier, we negotiate the spectacular Khumbu ice-fall – a labyrinthine wall of ancient ice pillars and crevasses. Approaching Lhotse’s west face, we’ll negotiate an awesome landscape of ice walls and gaping crevasses we must traverse using ladders. Each progressive leg of this journey will come as a new challenge as we ascend to the narrow and steep Lhotse Couloir from which the summit can be reached.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Trip preparations
Day 3: Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 5: Trek to Khumjung. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 6: Rest day at Khumjung.
Day 7: Trek to Tengboche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 8: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek to Lhotse base camp. Overnight in tents.
Days 11 – 47: Climbing period
Day 48: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 49: Trek to Khumjung. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 50: Trek to Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 51: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 52: Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Days 53 – 54: Leisure time in Kathmandu
Day 55: Depart Kathmandu
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff (sirdar, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer).
- Food and fuel at the base camp.
- All camping equipment at the base camp such as tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
- Trek support for climbing members from road head – base camp - road head.
- Porters to carry loads from road head – base camp - road head.
- Royalty and peak permit
- Kathmandu – road head – Kathmandu land transportation
- Airport arrival and departure pickup
- Shared accommodation at 3 or 4 star hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on bed and Breakfast plan
- High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
- Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp (though available at extra cost).
- Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue operation.
- Tips for expedition staff and porters after the trip.