Mt. Lhotse

Mt Lhotse Expedition |60 Days

Trip Highlights

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world – an isolated peak situated 3 km South of Mt. Everest, meaning ‘South face’ in Tibetan, a region of great natural scenery and cultural variety.

Trip Overview

Mt. Lhotse is one of the infrastructure of Nepal that promotes the natural beauty of Nepal.Rising to a height of 8,516, Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world – an isolated peak situated 3 km South of Mt. Everest, meaning ‘South face’ in Tibetan, a region of great natural scenery and cultural variety. Lohtse, located boarder between Nepal and China, has 3 summits which make up it massif: Lohtse (8516 m), Lohtse sher (8383m), and Lhtse East (8413m).

Lohtse was first ascent by Swiss Frinch Lunchsinger and Ernst Resis in 1956, lies in Khumbu Glacier, The South face is most impressive walls in Himalayas. Moderately difficult mountain because of high altitude however climbing is sustained and never too much complicated.

Considered as an independent mountain, Lohtse, the South face of it known as one of the largest mountain faces in the world. This beautiful massif also holds immense pleasure as it is slight developed and offers fascinating opportunities. Climbers can choose to join us Lohtse for a more challenging experience where you climb from South face.

Outline Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Equipment List

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 syntheticliner 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 axe
  • 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
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

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

Cost Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flight as per itinerary.
  • 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotels accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like:Kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advanced base camp and camp II.
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking period.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinnerwill be served at advanced base camp.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the expedition for clients and staff.
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period,carried by porter.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Trekking permit (Everest National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Lhotse (8516m).
  • Nepalese government royalty and fees.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3 times Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for all involved staff during trekking and expedition periods.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, chefs, kitchen assistants.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available to clients at a cost of $3USD per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charging.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 for members and staff.
  • Ice fall charges by SPCC.
  • Gamow bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
  • 5 Bottles (28L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (we use Poisk brands of the Oxygen).
  • Latest model of summit or top out system mask and regulators.
  • Sherpas tents, food for climbing, and insurance for staff.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, chef and staff.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp II.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Mount Lhotse.
  • EPI cooking gas.Stove will be provided in camp one, three and the South col for cooking food and boiling water.
  • Generator will be providing back-up of lighting power and the charging of electronic tools.
  • Transportation of food supply from base camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/Yaks to base camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.

Cost not Include

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation other than what is displayed in the itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies.
  • Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Expenses incurred towards the usage of landlines, internet expenses,mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa guides as per mountaineering association rules. Minimum $1000.00USD per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “COST INCLUDES” section.

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  • Trip Duration: 60 Days
  • Trip Grading: More challenging
  • Max Altitude: 8516m
  • Best Time: April and May & October and November
  • Trip Mode: Expedition
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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