Lhotse Expedition (8516m)

  • Lhotse Expedition (8516m)

Overview

Lhotse (8516m) is the fourth tallest peak in the world. Lhotse lies to the south of the world's highest peak mount Everest. It was first summated in 1956 by F. Luchsinger and E. Reiss. A striking ring of three mountains makes the Lhotse range: Lhotse Middle or East, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar. The South Face of Lhotse is one of the major peak faces in the earth. We endeavor to climb passing through the common route to the highest peak of the Lhotse range.

Lhotse Base Camp is situated alongside the Khumbu Glacier. The segment during the way up that has been generally affirmed as the most risky is the Khumbu Icefall. The stunning massif also holds enormous display and offers mesmerizing opportunities. We move ahead from Lhotse base Camp. And for 35 days we will climb to set our Camp I (6065m) which is situated at the peak of Khumbu icefall. And it is a isolated and out in the open place generally used as rest location before moving to camp II (6750m). The glacier that lies between camp I and II compressed but there are also large crevasses near to camp I. Similarly, Camp II is situated in a lateral moraine at the base of west edge. The spot bestows wonderful views of Lhotse. Camp II is main location for acclimatization and is the base for camp III. Likewise, Camp III (7100m) is situated on small edge on the Lhotse wall. One has to traverse the glacier to the right section before 600m ascend on the condensed snow field. The route is protected with only few of short less than 3 m ice cliffs for which Sherpa guides will set up with fixed ropes. Besides, Camp IV (7920m) situated near South Col which is the last camp and is easily reachable by majority of mountaineers without additional oxygen. We will have to face two rock sections to find the way before camp IV. Now, from camp IV the way enters 500m along a blend of pack ice, snow and some rock.

Passing all the way through Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest; explore 200 years old Tengboche monastery, Pangboche monastery; and panoramic scenery of the dozens of mountain. This 55 day Mt. Lhotse Expedition designed by Unique Adventure Trek will let you have the best experience ever. The best season to go for the expedition is spring and autumn.

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Arrival at Katmandu. Overnight at hotel

As soon as you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed and received by our representative at the Kathmandu International Airport and subsequently s/he will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day, you can either relax or go around as per your desire and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02 - 03 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure. Overnight at hotel

You will rest in Kathmandu for two days. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2640m).Overnight at guesthouse

Today we take wonderful and arresting flight early in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m) which takes 40 minutes. From the flight, we can see close view of enormous peak adjoining to Nepal and Tibet. We will reach in Lukla in the afternoon and we commence our stroll by moving downward to the Dudh Koshi River and catch the major path to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The track is trouble-free and after passing the tiny village of Ghat(2550m) we take a short walk to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 05 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m).Overnight at guesthouse

From Phakding, we go ahead with a slight climb to Jorsale we move further from a waterfall. Now, the trails of villages are united with wonderful forest of giant firs, rhododendron and magnolia trees. Afterward, we walk to Namche and cross few bridges and then go up few hundred meters and another steeper way up through the jungle. We walk for 4 hours and stay at guesthouse.

Day 06 : Trek to Khumjung (3790m).Overnight at guesthouse

The scenery above Namche changes significantly from alpine-like woods two days ago to bushes and tiny trees. This bestows us plenty of locations to react to nature's call with some quantity of caution. The fauna had also begun to modify from the half breed yak stuffs to proper yaks. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07 : Khumjung, acclimatization day. Overnight at guesthouse

We have a rest day in Khumjung for acclimatizing in the height. And you can alternatively go around Khumjung Village. Overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 08 : Trek Tengboche Monastery (3867m).Overnight at guesthouse 

We trek down all the way through the Khumjung village today and move to the most important path to Everest at Shanasa. We go on walking to Trashinga and afterward go downward to go across the Dudh Kosi at Phunkitenga (3250m). We have a broad and upright climb via fir, pine, rhododendron, black juniper forest and then reach Tengboche Monastery. Also, we can observe giant peaks Ama Dablam, Kantega and obviously the giant Mount Everest. We stay overnight at lodge in Tengboche.

Day 09 : Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse 

On this day, we choose the upper trail for fine scenes to visit Pangboche village and its antique Monastery. We pass all the way through numerous Chortens and Mani walls and tiny villages. We will witness incredible close views of Ama-Dablam and will move north to Pheriche. Overnight at lodge in Pheriche.

Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche (4900m).Overnight at guesthouse 

At the peak, Cholatse and Taweche hit us with its picture which appears to incline ahead from crossways to the gorge in the west. In the north side, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfield of Cho La is recognized. Then, we come across the Khumbu River at Dughla (4620m). The incredible view of Pumori (7145m) and we come across the border in Tibet. Overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 11 : Trek to Lhotse Base Camp.Overnight at camp.

We continue our trek to Lhotse Base Camp passing through Gorakhshep and Khumbu glacier. 

Day 12 - 47 : Climbing Period. Overnight at camp.

We move ahead from Lhotse base Camp. And for 35 days we will climb to set our Camp I (6065m) which is situated at the peak of Khumbu icefall. And it is a isolated and out in the open place generally used as rest location before moving to camp II (6750m). The glacier that lies between camp I and II compressed but there are also large crevasses near to camp I. Similarly, Camp II is situated in a lateral moraine at the base of west edge. The spot bestows wonderful views of Lhotse. Camp II is main location for acclimatization and is the base for camp III.

Likewise, Camp III (7100m) is situated on small edge on the Lhotse wall. One has to traverse the glacier to the right section before 600m ascend on the condensed snow field. The route is protected with only few of short less than 3 m ice cliffs for which Sherpa guides will set up with fixed ropes.

Besides, Camp IV (7920m) situated near South Col which is the last camp and is easily reachable by majority of mountaineers without additional oxygen. We will have to face two rock sections to find the way before camp IV. Now, from camp IV the way enters 500m along a blend of pack ice, snow and some rock.

Day 48 : Cleaning up Base Camp. Overnight at camp

We have a day gap before moving to Pheriche from the Base camp for cleaning up. And, we pack our stuffs to leave the base camp the next day. Overnight at camp.

Day 49 : Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse 

Today again, we will pass all the way via numerous Mani walls, Chortens and tiny villages. We will observe unbelievable close views of Ama-Dablam. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 50 : Trek to Khumjung. Overnight at guesthouse 

We will leave Pheriche to reach Khumjung today. Overnight at Khumjung in guesthouse. 

Day 51 : Trek to Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse 

Today we will leave Khumjung Village and make our way back to Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse in Phakding.

Day 52 : Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse 

Today, we return back the main path down to Dudh koshi and then to Phakding. Moving further on the track we reach to Lukla and see different Sherpa villages while crossing a suspension bridge over Thado Koshi. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 53 : Fly to Kathmandu, Transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel

On this day, we wake up early in the morning to take the flight for retracing back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we will transfer to the hotel.

Day 54 : Free day at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Today you have a rest day in Kathmandu. Or, alternatively explore around Kathmandu valley which includes visit around historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Boudhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city knows as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 55 : Departure from Kathmandu on your own destination

Our airport representative will shift you to the airport from the hotel for your way back to home country.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Lhotse expedition, Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) permit fee and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps.
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • Emergency bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
  • Flight fare for member and staff (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu).
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
  • All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Satalite phone (Pay Call).
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears.
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.

What is not included?

  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 5 nights).
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter.
  • Visa Fee.
  • Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills..
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.
  • Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.

Info

Necessary Gears

Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.

Itinerary Accuracy

Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.

Note

The conditions stated in the itinerary are only for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

Note

We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.

Trip Price

US $ 19,500 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 55 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 2834m.
  • Max Altitude : 8516m.
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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