Lhotse (8516 m) is the 4th highest mountain in the world. The name of mount Lhotse comes after Mount Everest 8,848 meters (29,029 ft), Mount K2 8,611 meters (28,251 ft) and Kanchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft). Lhotse lies about 3 Km south of Mount Everest, separated by the south col.
In fact, Lhotse means “south peak or south face”. Lhotse massif includes Lhotse East or middle (8,414 m ), Lhotse Shar (8,383m. ) and Lhotse (8,516m). The main summit of Mt Lhotse was first climbed on May 18, 1956, by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition.
Lhotse can be climbed either from Everest Base Camp or nearby Chhukung. The mountaineer faces many obstacles during Mount Lhotse Expedition i.e. high altitude, bad weather conditions, thin oxygen level, windy, & fatigue.
The trained, experienced, & knowledgeable staff about the diversity of the Everest region will help you to achieve your brave dream. But you should have sound health condition & mentally prepared before attempting Mount Lhotse Expedition.
Mount Lhotse Expedition will commence after a sweeping scenic flight to land at Tenzing / Hillary airport in Lukla unique airstrip where walk follows many Sherpa farm villages encountering Buddhist prayer walls and bells that rotates with a musical holy chime.
Experiencing trekking in the rough Himalayan trails, tasting the local foods, getting the warm welcome from the extremely friendly locals, exploring some of the world’s best monasteries and witnessing the sunrise in Mount Everest from Kala Patthar & Lhotse Summit are the great Mount Lhotse Expedition`s experiences.
The months of April to June is considered as the best mountaineering season. However, Mount Lhotse Expedition can be conquered from September to November months when the day is mostly clear during early autumn/falls.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, where you will be received with warm welcome Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will welcome you and will assist you to the hotel. Get refreshed from Jetlag. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02-04: In Kathmandu’s optional tour and preparation for Lhotse Expeditions.
We have reserved Two days in Kathmandu for full preparations and packing as well to purchase necessary equipment, press meeting and to collect permits from the concern Government department for the Mount Lhotse expedition.
During sightseeing visit Soyambhunath-The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath-The crematory place, Boudhanath- Buddhist monastery and Kathmandu Durbar Square-ancient palace place. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Scenic flight to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2,652m. /4-5 hours trekking / 8km approx.)
Early morning take a scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, you trek will begin. Meet all crews there and start your trekking to Phakding. A walk via Dudhkoshi River to Phakding is an amazing experience.
The route leads towards many Sherpa farm villages with great views, and the slow walk reaches you at Phakding village for first overnight in the Khumbu region. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
The second day of the trekking, take early breakfast and start hiking to Namche Bazar, as the height rises the trek gets exciting. On a clear day, you can see a glimpse of Mount Everest before reaching Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazar is known as the Sherpa Capital and is the last point to get the gears needed for trekking. On Namche Bazar, one can find facilities of ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 07: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
It is always better to have an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar which allows your body to adapt to the thin air. You can also explore the Sherpa capital in the day time. The museum offers a bunch of information about mountaineering, flora- fauna with Sherpa cultures and Buddhist religion.
From here enjoy the grand panorama of high snowcapped mountains with Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest and stunning peak Amadablam. The stunning place Everest View hotel presents a more spectacular and crystal clear view of snowy mountains including Mount Everest.
Day 08: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
After a pleasant rest at Namche, morning walk on the gradual winding trail into rhododendron woodland, with views of Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Kwangde peaks.
The trail leads to a short descend to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, after a refreshing stop climb for few hours into a cool serene forest to Thyangboche Monastery. A picturesque spot with mesmerizing views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here.
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05 hrs.
The Dingboche (4260 M) is our set destination for this day. After breakfast, we start our journey through into lovely birch-rhododendron and pines forest. After crossing the Imja Khola bridge, we follow the uphill path before reaching a wonderful Pangboche village with an ancient monastery. This is the last permanent village before Everest and Lhotse Base Camps after Pangboche tree lines drop for short rhododendron and juniper bushes.
The trail leads to an exposed area with views of Mt. Amadablam after crossing a last bridge leading to a climb to reach within beautiful and scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche for an overnight stop. Dingboche offers spectacular views of Amadablam North Face, Island / Imjatse Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a little higher climb on the ridge offers views of world’s 5th highest
Mt. Makalu beyond Amphu Labtsa peak.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Wonderful trekking day, along with the way the mighty Himalayas accompany from all sides. Trekking through the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The prayer flags and the stone shrines look just amazing.
On leaving Dingboche, short climb to a ridge with prayer monuments and then on the gradual trail with a slow climb to reach at Thugla (Dugla), here trail from Pheriche valley and Dingboche joins towards Everest and Lhotse Base Camps. We can embark on the first views of Mt. Pumori with Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Ama Dablam from Thugla.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and to Lhotse / Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m.
Our route today quite tough due to gain in altitude offering spectacular views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse, Lhotse and Mt. Everest.
After few hours of strenuous scenic walk reaching Gorakshep as the walk leads over the moraine and icy path, Gorakshep a beautiful small place with some nice lodges on route Lhotse and Everest Base Camp. After a break here with an optional hike uphill to Kalapathar top at 5,545 m high. The stunning place Kala Patthar offers a jaw-dropping close view of Mt. Everest with surrounding peaks including Lhotse & Nuptse.
After exploring breathtaking views downhill to Gorakshep and continue to walk to Lhotse / Everest Base Camp as the trail leads over ice and moraine.
Day 12: At base camp acclimatization and preparations
Today rest with time for climbing preparation, gathering all climbing gears from the porters and Yaks sorting out the right equipment and planning with some practices before the final climb on top Mt. Lhotse.
Day 13-30: (18 days) Ascent of Mount Lhotse and withdrawal to Base Camp.
We have reserved 18 full days for final bid and ascent of Mt. Lhotse summit, after final preparation for the great climb to the summit with some technical effort around massive tumbling boulders of Khumbu Ice Falls it will be a formidable experience.
From the base camp at 5,364m, climbing with some technical difficulty over Khumbu Ice-fall, the climbing route will be taken care of by our expert climbing guides with necessary security and safety procedures. From above base camp, one requires a positive attitude and thinking with physical and much mental effort to attempts the climb a success.
The climbs require at least 3-4 camps before reaching the summit and on descend also, however with our climb for 18 days, using a maximum of 4 camps before reaching the top of Lhotse. The last camp will be at South Col ridge connecting with Lhotse and Everest summits.
The final climb diverts South East from South Col as the climb leads to a ridgeline that connects Lhotse with Everest, then crossing section to reach the summit top, truly a technical challenge in some section of the climb beside Khumbu Ice Falls.
Taking the route of Everest North Side and of Lhotse which is technically straightforward than from Imjatse valley via Southern Face.
During these weeks or more start loading and carrying gears to Camp I and Camp II, in the Western Cwm. Once everyone is well acclimatized, Camp I will be mostly by-passed en-route for Camp II, which will become an Advance Base Camp. The route to this point will involve crossing the crevasses on ladders, jumaring up serac walls and a long tedious plod-up the Western Cwm.
Camp III will be halfway up near Lhotse Face at 7,400 meters high, from here a long rising traverse across the snow slopes, a yellow band of rock and the Geneva Spur leads to the South Col and Camp IV.
As per right clear and favorable weather conditions following our lead guides and leader to the summit on the rooftop of the world’s 4th highest Mt. Lhotse at 8,516 m /27,940 ft.
After a tremendous experience of lifetime adventure feeling great in high spirit standing at the summit top of Mt. Lhotse with breathtaking scenery. After conquering the Lhotse peak successfully we back to base camp for overnight.
Day 31: Clean up the base camp and packing for the return journey
After the grand success of mount Lhotse Expedition, we have to clear base camp because we believed in responsible & Eco-Tourism. In the beginning, we check the health condition of all members. If evacuation is needed for any member we do then start to clean up. After cleaning verified all climbing gear, Packed & load to the equipment for Yak, Porter & Assistant member.
We dispose of all garbage in a proper site before leaving base camp. The SPPC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control) will check the camp and depositing the litter to take away from the base camp to disposal sites or back to Kathmandu.
Day 32: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 06 hrs.
After grand success to Mount Lhotse Expedition, the trail leads towards Thugla via Gorakshep. From Thugla downhill to Pheriche on a windy valley after a nice pleasant walk.
From Pheriche walk continues with mind-blowing views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse wall, and then heading downhill and back into lower altitude within tree lines. We leave the altitude in every footstep before reaching Pangboche village for Overnight.
Day 33: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
The walk continues retracing the same route from Pangboche, after crossing a bridge an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery with amazing scenery.
The trail we travel got many ups and downs. Our path also covers the rhododendron and juniper forest. The wonderful mountain views accompany us all the way back to Namche Bazar.
Day 34: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
The journey to Lukla will start after a delicious breakfast in Namche Bazar. From Namche on the downhill path to Dudh Kosi Riverbank, and then with a few short ups and downs to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then walk to Monjo village.
After Monjo with short rest retrace the journey back to Lukla on the same gradual scenic route back to Lukla with memorable adventure climb to Mt. Everest, last day walks back to Lukla on a gradual winding trail passing Phakding and Ghat village then with last uphill climb to Lukla for lunch & overnight.
Day 35: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we take a scenic flight to Kathmandu in fine clear weather. Sometime the flight schedule may postpone or delayed due to bad weather and low visibility.
On reaching Katmandu domestic terminal Trek Nepal Himalayas staff transfer you back to respective hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 36-37: In Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour.
We reserve two days for unseen circumstances. Sometime the flight to Kathmandu may delay or postpone because of bad weather conditions or low visibility. Trek Nepal Himalayas will offer farewell parties at a typical Nepalese restaurant.
On this day where Trek Nepal Himalayas leader & guide will submit the reports of Mount Lhotse Expedition at concern Nepal Government Tourism Department. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 38: Departure Day
After a wonderful experience around the high Khumbu region with a successful climb on top of Mt. Lhotse will back to the homeland today. Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will escort to the international airport as per flight schedule. Hope to see you again.
I was pleased with Trek Nepal Himalayas from a price and quality of service standpoint. The trek is a challenge and a responsible and knowledgeable guide is essential for a safe and inclusive trip. I would use them again.
We went on a short tour to Bhutan and wow what an amazing place! It is so beautiful with its mountain regions and traditional culture. Visiting Tigers Nest monetarist was definitely the highlight of the Bhutan trip. We later returned to Kathmandu and made our way to Pokhara where we took off for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This was my first time trekking and my fitness level is not the best but Badri and the boys (the sherpa's) were great at catering the trip to our needs. All timings along the way were perfect and we all got to ABC and back without a hitch. Badri and the boys made us feel like we were part of their family and were all smiles and fun. We all played cards together of a night where they taught us to play Dumbal and we taught them Uno. They went above and beyond to cater for us and were watching us like hawks for signs altitude sickness as we got closer to the top. All guest houses that we stayed out were pleasant and all had hot showers. Badri was well respected by the locals along the way and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I actually felt like a bit of a VIP on the mountain when we were trekking with Badri!
I really loved my experience in Nepal and all thanks to Trek Nepal Himalayas. I'm going to miss these guys and can't wait to go back!
I recently spent three and a half weeks holidaying in Nepal with Trek Nepal Himalayas. My partner and I arrived a few days early from the organised tour and Badri from Trek Nepal Himalayas was very accommodating to us by organising our extra accommodation, picking us up from the airport, and organised an extra day tour for us to Nagarkot which was really nice. They also arranged for us to visit the old palace (now a museum) and the Garden of dreams. After the rest of the group arrived we did some sight seeing around Kathmandu visiting the monkey temple, durbar square, the Boudhanath temple and the crematorium.
Our guide Nawin and and other guides arranged throughout the tour were all very knowledgeable of the history of each place that we visited and gave good commentary along the way. Next we went on a day trip to Badri's village. In organising this tour, our group wanted to help out after the earthquake. It turned out Badri's village was badly damaged by the quake and the school was destroyed.
When planing this trip we arranged with Badri for him to take us out to his village so we could make donations of stationary, toys and sporting goods to the school. The village was well off the beaten track and it was a unique opportunity to visit an area that tourists generally don't get to see. The scenery along the way was magic and the drive was quite an adventure. When we arrived the whole village was out to give us a warm friendly welcome with marigold flower necklaces and we each received a blessing. The kids were so excited to see us and were over the moon to receive our donations of stationary, sporting goods and toys.I t was a truly beautiful experience and these memories will stay in my heart forever. This went so well that Badri is now putting together optional side tours for future tour groups to visit his village and villages like his for tourists to make donations to the local schools. I highly recommend you do this as it is such a feel good moment and the emotional joy of it all will is so overwhelming it will make you teary.
A group of us trekked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal Himalayas recently. It was a great trip that was full of memorable moments and amazing views. Our guide Badri was very patient with each of us. He was knowledgeable, encouraging, accommodating and helpful. He not only provided excellent guide services and made sure the group had a safe trip, but also took care of his porter team. Our trip wouldn’t be this successful without the encouragement and support from Badri and the assistant guide Karan. During the time we stayed in Kathmandu, Badri and his staff offered great assistance to ensure we had a great time. If you are planning to visit Nepal, I highly recommend Trek Nepal Himalayas.
Three weeks with Trek Nepal Himalayas was an incredible experience. Our adventure included a day tour of Kathmandu, Everest flight with champagne at sunrise, flights to Bhutan with a few days touring around there. Our highlight in Bhutan was the climb to Tiger's Nest monastery and the amazing views from there.
Ten days trekking to Annapurna Base camp was wonderful. Our guide Badri made sure all our needs were met along the way. Nawin, our first in charge was very accommodating as well as the other 3 porters who lugged our stuff so we only had to carry a day pack.
Sunrise at Poon Hill was a must as well as putting up prayer flags at sunrise at the summit of our trip, Annapurna base camp. Just fab.
Inspirational, amazing and a humbling experience.
I would go back again and would make sure that these knowledgeable people were by my side for my next adventure.
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