Mount Lhotse Expedition(8516m) - 52 Days

Expedition of Mount Lhotse can be done either from Everest Base Camp or nearby Chhukung. 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. We strive hard to conduct the best expedition program at a fair price.

At a height of 8,516m, Mt Lhotse is the fourth highest peak in the world – situated just 3 km South of the Majestic Mt. Everest.

In expedition, both Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse share the same base camp as well.

This beautiful Lhotse holds immense promise as it is little developed and offers fascinating opportunities. Its embedded in a region of great natural scenery and dotted with monuments and villages representing the cultural diversity of Nepal.

The spring season of March to May is considered the best time for Lhotse expedition. Spring is also the most popular season for the expedition. The months of April and May and then again October and November are the classic climbing period. The summer months of monsoon rains and the winter months from December to February are the most unfavorable time for Lhotse Expedition. The temperatures can vary from 27c to – 7c at lower elevations, and at higher elevations, it can vary from 16c to -23c.

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

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
  • Base Camp service (shared with group)-kitchen tent with cook, kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, gas heater etc.
  • High camps during the climb with high food
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing members during the expedition
  • 3 oxygen bottles (4L) for each member & 1 oxygen bottle (4L) for climbing Sherpa
  • Cost of Liaison officer
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Rope fixing charge
  • Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

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
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Summit Bonus
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Clothes Attributes

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

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

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

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

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Trip Facts

  • 52 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 8,516 m
  • Strenuous
  • Expedition
  • April and May & October and November
  • Mt. Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Its south face is one of the largest mountain faces in the world.