- Lhotse Expedition with Lobuche peak climb
- Climb the fourth highest mountain in the world
- Follow the Everest climbing route
- Fully guided expedition with best Sherpa support
At a glance
Lhotse lies about 3 km south of Mount Everest, separated by the South Col. In fact, Lhotse means South Face. Three peaks that make up the Lhotse massif are: Lhotse East or middle, Lhotse Shar and Lhotse. Immediately, south of Mount Everest lies the long east-west crest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col. South Face of Lhotse is the most technical face of Lhotse. The Lhotse South Face is also one of the largest mountain faces in the world. The section during the climb, which has been unanimously declared the most dangerous, is the Khumbu Icefall. Both Mt Everest and Lhotse share the same base camp. In fact, Lhotse is a part of Everest massif itself.
However, Lhotse is considered to be an independent mountain. After several unsuccessful attempts, the South Face was successful climbed only in 1984. This beautiful massif also holds immense promise as it is little developed and offers fascinating opportunities. Lhotse can be climbed 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, old 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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. Then, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off in our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city. We will do sight-seeing around Katmandu valley. The vacation spot for sightseeing consist of Swoyambhunath – the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley; Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and different medieval architectural wonders; Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu loss of life rites on the financial institution of a holy river; and Boudhanath – a large Buddhist shrine regarded as the largest in the world.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]
After an early morning breakfast, we take the mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla on STOL aircraft. Flight time is about 30 minutes to the airstrip constructed through Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. We start the trek by means of descending closer to the Dudh Kosi River, the place we be part of the essential path to Namche Bazaar, simply above Chaurikharka at 2713m. The taking walks is effortless and after passing via the small village of Ghat at 2550m, it’s a quick stroll to Phakding the place we’ll continue to be overnight.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]
We will proceed our experience alongside Dudhkoshi River which will take us thru pine forest. After crossing suspension bridges at a number of factors and passing thru small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa, we will attain Monjo. This is acknowledged as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. After finishing all the critical countrywide park formalities, we will enter Sagarmatha National Park. Lowering down from the park, we will arrive at river. Crossing any other suspension bridge, we will proceed toward excessive Hillary Bridge positioned at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get view of Thamserku Mountain. If climate is clear, we can additionally have first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains.
Day 04: Acclimatization day [3,450m/11,319ft]
Namche Bazaar is considered as gateway to the excessive Himalayas. It is additionally the major buying and selling core and a capital of Sherpa land. Rest is endorsed in Namche for acclimatization purpose. Short hike will be organized to the historical Sherpa village of Thame to have a look at the wealthy Sherpa lifestyle or we can additionally go to close by Khumjung, Khunde or Khongde villages. Shopping in market of Namche is any other quality idea. National Park Head office, Museum and monasteries are different locations of interest. The location is clustered with cafes, shops, bakeries and restaurants. The region helps services of put up office, hospital, authorities fitness post. Internet get right of entry to is additionally accessible at Namche so that you can contact your close to ones.
Day 05: Trek to Deboche [3720 m/12,205ft]
We will stroll alongside the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River. The route presents views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains. Our trip continues thru the colourful wooded area of blooming rhododendron to Sanasa. The vicinity is prosperous in flora and fauna such as musk deer and colourful pheasants. In Sanasa lies the junction point. One of the paths leads us to the Gokyo valley whilst the different branches off to Everest Base Camp. We will take sharp climb to Tengboche monastery which is the greatest in the Khumbu region. The trip rewards us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. We will go to the monastery and stroll through the wooded area of birch and rhododendron to Deboche the place we will continue to be overnight.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]
We will descend to Imja River. The path takes us uphill to Pangboche (3860m) via the lush forest. We will go to Pangboche Monastery. The village is additionally embellished with Chorten and Mani walls. The path permits us an get entry to to Imja Valley. We will take steep climb to Pheriche and proceed in addition to Lobuche River. The remaining steepest climb of the day will take us to Dingboche. Agriculture is the chief occupation of locals in Dingboche. We can see fields enclosed through stonewalls in Dingboche. Buckwheat, potatoes, and barley are the principal crops. We will remain in a single day in Dingboche.
Day 07: Rest and Acclimatization day [4,412m/14,475ft]
This is a day to haul up and relax besides being idle. We can stroll around the village and get pally with the nearby people with some fascinating conversations. This will provide us deep insights into the lives and cultures of the nearby of us in this region. At the identical time, we can additionally savor the landscapes that encompass us and we can additionally capture up on some reading. Our acclimatization receives a similar enhance with our hike to Chhukung village. We then do a steep climb up to Chhukung Ri at 5550m [if we sense like it] and as we pinnacle it with gasping breath we quickly comprehend the gritty climb was once well worth the go; the rewards are as beautiful as it comes with the herbal splendor that greets us for our efforts, the jaw-dropping vistas of Cho Oyu at 8201m, Pumori at 7161m, the colossal Lhotse wall at 8400m, Amadablam at 6812m, Makalu at 8481m & Baruntse at 7129m all put collectively set our hearts on pinnacle tools as it skips a beat while gazing these large peaks.
Day 08: Trek to Chukung [4,730m/15,518ft]
An easy 3hrs of stroll will take us to Chukung from Dingboche. Chukung is a picturesque hidden valley that is placed shut to Island Peak. We will proceed thru Imja River Valley. The route is scenic with views of many astonishing mountains in Everest region. Climbing gears will be inspected in the evening. Overnight remain in Chukung.
Day 09: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp [5,200m/17,060ft]
We will head south toward the major valley in the east. Crossing streams at few points, the path receives tough with boulders and glaciated rivers. We will go to Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines and arrive at the valley which serves as the Base Camp for Island peak. We will have fun the putting view of the southwestern face of Island peak. Stay for a single day in Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 10: Pre Climb Training
You will obtain a pre climb education from our mountain climbing information on this day. You will get guidelines on top mountain climbing techniques. You will additionally be taught how to use the mountaineering gears like ice axe, crampons, harness and ascender properly. You will examine how to use ropes whilst you cross up and down. We will comply with the path thru rock floor for up to round 5770m and then the terrain shifts to ice which is when ropes turn out to be lifestyles saver. We can additionally climb up to the High Camp and return to the Base Camp for practice. Stay in a single day in Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 11: Summit Island Peak [6,119m/20,305ft] and returned to Chukung
Since heavy wind blows in the course of afternoon at the summit, our goal will be to attain the summit earlier than noon. Hence, we will wake up an awful lot early on this day. We will take reasonable climb for the first section of the climb earlier than accomplishing the steep hillside. The terrain often changes from sandy region to meadow to boulder. From the hill, we will comply with the tapered route via a steep rock channel to emerge to the gully. Walking thru a ridgeline, we triumph over challenges proposed with the aid of seracs and crevasses. We will proceed thru the snout of the summit glacier with the assist of ropes and pass thru 40- diploma snow slopes to attain the summit. The venture of the climb is rewarded with the satisfying views of Lhotse Mountain, Nuptse Mountain, Makalu, Baruntse and Amadablam Mountains.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft] by means of Kongma La
Leaving Chukung, we will head east and comply with Khumbu glacier to the foot hill of Kongma La pass. The route is desolate with no everlasting settlement. We can experience panoramic views of Amphu Lapcha Pass and Island Peak Valley from the summit of Kongma La Pass. We will descend from Kongma La Pass and comply with the route alongside River to attain Lobuche the place we will remain overnight.
Day 13: Trek to Gorekshep
From Lobuche, we will take a couple of hours alongside the Khumbu glacier to attain Changri Nup Glacier. A brief stroll from Changri Nup glacier will take us to Gorak Shep
Day 14: Trek to Lhotse Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft]
Leaving Gorakshep early in the morning, a Couple of hours of a stroll thru Gorak Shep and strolling in addition via rocky dunes and moraine will lead us to Lhotse Base Camp. We will meet the relaxation of our group at Base Camp.
Day 15 - Day 48: Climbing period
These days are committed to climb Lhotse. We will make three hiking tries earlier than making remaining try to the summit. Our first strive will take us as some distance as Camp 1 from the place we will return to Base Camp for in a single day stay. Our 2nd try will be to spend a night time in Camp 1 and attain up to Camp two On our 1/3 attempt, we will attain up to Camp three and strive to spend a night time in Camp three earlier than reducing down to Base Camp. On our last attempt, we will have relatively properly thinking about the difficulty, altitude and route that we have to overcome to attain summit. So, our fourth try will take us to the summit of Lhotse. After spending some time in the summit of Lhotse, we will decrease down progressively to Base Camp the place we will have a good time profitable hiking of Lhotse. These days are committed to climb Lhotse. We will make three hiking tries earlier than making remaining try to the summit. Our first strive will take us as some distance as Camp 1 from the place we will return to Base Camp for in a single day stay. Our 2nd try will be to spend a night time in Camp 1 and attain up to Camp two On our 1/3 attempt, we will attain up to Camp three and strive to spend a night time in Camp three earlier than reducing down to Base Camp. On our last attempt, we will have relatively properly thinking about the difficulty, altitude and route that we have to overcome to attain summit. So, our fourth try will take us to the summit of Lhotse. After spending some time in the summit of Lhotse, we will decrease down progressively to Base Camp the place we will have a good time profitable hiking of Lhotse.
Day 49: Depart Base camp and trek to Pheriche
We will start our return time out on this day. We will depart Lhotse Base Camp and retrace our route to Pheriche the place we will continue to be in a single day
Day 50: Trek to Namche Bazar
Leaving Pheriche early in the morning, we will comply with the return path alongside Imja River that takes us via the woodland of birch and spruce to Tengboche village. After quick give up in Tengboche, we will observe the path via wooded area of blooming rhododendron to the bridge. We will pass the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and go via Dudh Koshi gorge and pine woodland to Sansa village. The area is wealthy in the Himalayan natural world like mountain goats, Thars, and nearby birds. We will pass by thru the chorten to the military camp at Namche Bazaar. Stay in a single day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 51: Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]
We will take the downhill stroll from Namche that leads us to the bridge over Dudh Koshi River. Moving further, we will arrive at Monjo the place we want to fulfill the reliable formalities at the test submit of Sagarmatha National Park. We will retrace the route again to Phakding the place we will take lunch earlier than transferring to Lukla. The path is effortless and colorful marked by means of prayer stones and prayer flags. We will remain for a single day in a motel in Lukla. Arrange your image albums or write a journal. This is the remaining day of our trek in the Himalayas.
Day 52: Fly lower back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to the inn in a personal car in Kathmandu. Take entertainment and soothe your aching limbs from lengthy and tiring climbs.
Day 53: Final Departure
Finally, the plain day of departure arrives. Thank you for becoming a member of us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to be aware of you at some stage in this time. We hope this undertaking has enriched your journey with glad memories. You will be assisted in your ultimate minute preparation. Our consultant will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier than your scheduled flight. Keep in contact and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a secure and excellent day out home.
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