Lhotse Expedition to the fourth highest mountain in the world is a very rewarding experience. It is located opposite of Mt Everest’s South Face in the Everest region, Nepal. The South Col actually connects Mt Everest and Lhotse with each other. Expeditions follow the same route across the Khumbu Ice Fall and the Western Crown to camp 3 at the Lhotse face.
On the way to Everest's Camp 4, just above the Yellow Band, the Lhotse route takes another direction. Some very strong climbers have even climbed Lhotse and Mt Everest in one, long expedition. But for most of us, Lhotse is a great, single very high mountain to climb, very close to Everest.
Many climbers agree that Lhotse is more difficult to climb than Everest due to the very steep ice and rock sections in the Lhotse couloir. So, climbers’ definitely need to be very fit and experienced. There are a few extra advantages of climbing Lhotse. The climbing permit is much cheaper and always no crowds on the mountain from Camp 4 to the summit!
Lhotse Expedition - The Expedition with Himalayan Global Expedition
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Everest Base Camp via Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche (Monastery), Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally reaching Everest Base Camp at 5,360m.
From here we cross the famous Khumbu Ice Fall and set our first camp, Camp I at 6,400m. Camp II is set at 6,750m, Camp III at 7,100m and the last Camp IV at 7,850m. From here we push for the summit.
At Himalayan Global Expedition, Sherpa to client ratio is 1:1 while climbing leader to client ratio is 1:4. We are committed to maintaining the expedition safe, successful and with the quality of service that is as expected. We always maintain a small group so that it is easy to manage and service as well as co-ordinate the expedition. Highly professional mountain guides will be with you at all times. They are one of the best in the field and have decade long experiences of successfully climbing Lhotse.
- Technical climb
- Several 8000m Mountain View from the summit
- Rock and Ice climbing,
- Picturesque Sherpa settlements,
- View of Khumbu Glacier,
- Experience Sherpa Culture and Hospitality
- Nice and friendly staffs with good communication skills in English
Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Half day Kathmandu Sightseeing & shopping for the expedition
Day 03 Official formalities & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04 Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m)-Approx. 4/5 hrs
Day 05 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 06 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Day 07 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,860m)
Day 08 Tyangboche to Pheriche
Day 09 Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m)
Day 10 Trek from Lobuche to Lhotse Basecamp
Day 11-45 Climbing period (summit period for Lhotse (8,516m) & Back to Basecamp
Day 46 Cleaning Base Camp (5,218m) and backpack
Day 47 Base Camp to Dingboche (4,260m)
Day 48 Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazar
Day 49 Namche Bazar to Lukla (3,827m)
Day 50 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 51 Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner
Day 52 Transfer to Airport for Final Departure