Lhotse Expedition Super Budget Package - 52 Days

Mount Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. This beautiful Lhotse holds immense promise as it is little developed and offers fascinating opportunities for a beautiful trek.Its embedded in a region of great natural scenery and dotted with monuments and villages representing the cultural diversity of Nepal. Expedition of Lhotse  can be done either from Everest Base Camp also. Being an 8,000er, the Lhotse Expedition encounters many obstacles including high altitudes, harsh weather conditions and even sheer exhaustion. We believe our planning, logistics, staffing and experience coupled with your enthusiasm, patience, and perseverance would help you achieve your lifetime dream.
The temperatures can vary from 27c to – 7c at lower elevations, and at higher elevations, it can vary from 16c to -23c.

DayActivities
Day 01                 Arrive Kathmandu (1337m)
Day 02/03            Rest/preparation
Day 04                 Fly Lukla (2800m), trek Phakding (2610m)
Day 05                 Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 06                 Rest/acclimatization
Day 07                 Trek Tengboche (3870m)
Day 08                 Trek Dingboche (4360m)
Day 09                 Rest/acclimatization
Day 10                 Trek Lobuche (4930m)
Day 11                 Trek Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Day 12/47            Climbing period
Day 48                 Trek Pheriche (4240m)
Day 49                 Trek Namche Bazaar
Day 50                 Trek Lukla
Day 51                 Fly Kathmandu
Day 52                 Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
  • Base Camp service with food (shared with group)-kitchen tent with cook, dining tent, shower tent, toilet tent, gas heater etc.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Royalty-USD 1800 (if this Royalty increases, the cost will also increase in the same proportion)
  • One porter from Lukla to Base Camp & return (one porter carries 25 kgs of load)
  • Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) charge
  • Cost of Liaison officer
  • Insurance including search & rescue for Liaison Officer & staffs
  • Transportation, accommodation, food and salary for staffs

What is Excluded

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation & meals during the trek
  • Extra baggage charge (USD 2.5 per kg)Kathmandu/ Lukla
  • Extra porter from Lukla to Base Camp (one way) USD 150 per porter
  • Oxygen with mask & regulator during climb
  • Climbing SherpaEP Gas, climbing equipment
  • Tips for Base Camp staffs (USD 200 per climber)
  • All service above the Base Camp
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff; BS Staff (USD 200)
  • Rope fixing charge (approx.. USD 150-200)
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Clothing and equipment for Expedition(7000m Above)

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layer of air next to the skin.

If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety. It protects the climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features 

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Fig: About the clothing fabric

Personal Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(500 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 50)

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One-piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight synthetic liner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries
  • Power bank 
  • Cable’s  

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice ax
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork, and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip screen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Earplugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

We suggest you buy lightweight equipment enough as per the itinerary for the below reasons.

  • It dries quick 
  • It is easy and quick to pack 
  • Feels comfortable during the trek
  • Saves energy 

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • 52 Days
  • April-May, Sep-Nov
  • 8516 M
  • Strenuous