Mt. Lhotse Expedition

Lhotse (8,516 m), the fourth highest mountain in the world, is situated in the Everest region. The long east-west ridge is located immediately south of Mount Everest and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col. Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mount Everest and the climbers who approach this mountain from the normal route spend considerable amounts of time on its north-west face. Lhotse rises only 610m from the South Col, however, it is a prominent peak due to its tremendous south face. This is one of the most impressive walls in the Himalayas, notable for the steepest face with many failed attempts, many fatalities and very few ascents. The western flank of Lhotse is known as the Lhotse Face and is a technically challenging route which requires solid climbing skills and experience. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8,516m, Lhotse Shar 8,383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8,413m.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Days 2 - 3: Official formalities and expedition preparation
Day 4: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,640m)
Day 5: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,446m)
Day 6: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Day 7: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m)
Day 8: Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 9: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m)
Day 10: Lobuche to Lhotse Base Camp
Days 11 - 39: Climbing period
Day 40: Cleaning up base camp
Day 41: Base camp to Dingboche
Day 42: Dingboche to Tengboche
Day 43: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 44: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 45: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 46: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 47: Final departure

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Choosing Your Trip

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Reserving Your Place

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Upon receiving your deposit, we will send you a confirmation letter, a detailed trip itinerary, visa information (if required), a travel insurance application and a pre-departure information booklet with a recommended equipment list, suggested reading list and general information needed to prepare for your trip. Our experienced staff is happy to assist you in your preparation for your adventure with us.