Lhotse is the part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is connected to the latter peak via the South Col. Lhotse means "South Peak" in Tibetan. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) above sea level, the mountain comprises the smaller peaks Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414 m (27,605 ft), and Lhotse Shar at 8,383 m (27,503 ft). The summit is on the border between Tibet and the Khumbu region of Nepal.
The first climb of Lhotse was on May 18, 1956, by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition. Lhotse was not summit in 2014, 2015, or 2016 due to a series of incidents, however, it was submitted again in May 2017.
The route developments through Khumbu icefall. Moving further, we will reach Camp 1 that exists at the top of Khumbu icefall that is bordered by crevasses. From Camp 1, we will pass through lateral moraine to the west ridge that greets us with a close-up view of Lhotse. This place is perfect for Camp2. Leaving Camp2, we will reach near to Lhotse wall by crossing glacier and ice cliffs where we will set Camp3. Camp 4 is located near to South Col. From Camp 4, we will proceed through steep rock sections to the summit.
Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m
Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel, join group briefing.
Day 2-3: Kathmandu
Day 02: Preparation for Expedition, Overnight Hotel; if you want to visit historical place in Kathmandu let us know. Or you can final shopping or check equipment. Day 03: Kathmandu Official briefing: Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism, overnight Hotel.
Day 4: Lukla / Phakding 2640m:
Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding 3.30 hours, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar 3500m:
Phakding to Namche, 5 hours trekking, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 6: Namache Bazaar:
Rest day for acclimatization and explore around, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 7: Tengboche 3867m
Namche to Tengboche, 4.30 hours trekking overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 8: Pheriche 4200m:
Tengboche to Pheriche, 5 hours trekking overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 9: Pheriche/Dingboche
Rest day in Pheriche, visit Dingboche day trip, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 10: Lobuje 4900m:
Pheriche to Labuje, 5 hours trekking, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 11: Gorepshep continues to EBC 5300m:
Lobuje to Base Camp, 5 to 6 hours trekking, overnight tented Camping.
Day 12 to 50: Lhotse Summit days:
Climbing Period of Mt. Lhotse 8m, BC to Camp 1 to BC, BC to Camp 1 to Camp 2, Camp 2 to Camp 3 return to Camp 2, Camp 2 return to Base camp, BC to Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3, Camp 4 than summit the Mt Lhotse 8516m, overnight tented Camping.
Day 51: Everest Base Camp:
Cleaning Base Camp and Preparation, overnight tented Camp.
Day 52: Dingboche 4410m:
Base Camp to Dingboche, 4-6 hours trekking, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 53: Namche Bazaar:
Dingboche to Namche Bazaar, 5-6 hours trekking overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 54: Lukla:
Namche Bazaar to Lukla 6 hours trekking and transfer to hotel.
Day 55: Kathmandu:
Early morning 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 56: Kathmandu:
Free days in Kathmandu, Overnight Hotel.
Day 57: Departure:
Last minute, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 5 star hotel on request).
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for members/ cargo fees as itinerary.
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for Liaison Officer and our staffs as itinerary.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit fees.
- National Park/ Conservation fees or permits.
- Government appointed Liaison Officer.
- Expedition/Mountaineering insurance for Liaison officer, our guide and staffs.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa’s.
- All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Base camp.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus and cooked 3 meals with tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp.
- All high food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
- Baggage/ Equipment allowance for trekking up and down is maximum 30-40kg per person.
- Base Camp Manager, Base Camp cook, necessary staffs.
- One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. They will also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
- Oxygen bottles (5+ bottles per member) mask and regulator.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
- Wages, meals, accommodation, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Solar panel/ generator at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
- Khumbu Ice Fall route fee (Khumbu Ice Fall route will be fixed by SPCC and we pay them in order to use the route which will be maintained by their Sherpa staff throughout the expedition period).
- Rope fixing fee for Everest only payable to EOAN (expedition operators association of Nepal).
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with nominal cost.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes.
- Fair well Dinner.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation beyond itinerary (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus (For Everest $1800, For others mountain US$1000) / staffs Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.