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Mt. Lhotse Expedition

Mt. Lhotse is the world’s 4th highest mountain in the world. It lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal and […]

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  • group-size

    person

  • duration

    50 days/49 nights

  • maximum attitude

    8,516mm

  • fitness level

    Difficult

  • meal Accomodation

    Hotel, Lodge, Camp, Teahouse

Mt. Lhotse is the world’s 4th highest mountain in the world. It lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal and borders Tibet. Three main peaks: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Lhotse middle/east 8413m make up the Lhotse massif. In recent years, the number of people willing to scale this colossal mountain has increased. Many people tend to visit these parts as they want to carve a separate identity for themselves, one that is filled with valor and courage. Mounting the Lhotse peak is a huge task and takes quite a bit of time but it is definitely worth the thrill and experience.

 

This extreme adventure journey starts as you land in Kathmandu. Our representatives will receive you at the airport and guide you to your hotel. We spend a few days in Kathmandu for preparation of the expedition since it is a long expedition. From Kathmandu, we fly to Lukla and after collecting the necessities, walk on the trail to Namche Bazaar the next day. Put simply, the trail is fairly easy, beautiful and exciting. We enter the high-altitude conservation area of the Sagarmatha National Park. Hence, one can expect to encounter unique high-altitude plants and animals. Passing through Phakding and some other small villages, you can witness the rich Sherpa culture. We acclimatize for a day in Namche. One can explore so many sites in and around Namche. We move towards Tyangboche while enjoying the views of Ama Dablam and many snowcapped peaks through the flatlands. Stupas, Chortens and Gumbas are frequent and the prayer flags make this region very picturesque. Slowly we pass the tree line, up to Dingboche which is a remote village and also an acclimatization spot. There’s a memorial for the mountaineers who lost their lives in the Himalayas in Thukla, on the way to Lobuche. Lhotse shares the base camp with Everest Base Camp. We stay in the base camp while preparing for the climb as well as acclimatizing. We eventually set up camps, basically 4 camps and repeatedly ascend and descend before attempting the summit. After one of the most exciting expedition, we return the same way from Tyangboche to Namche continuing to Phakding and finally flying off from Lukla. After a day rest in Kathmandu, we see you off at the airport the following day, concluding our trek. 

 

We at Miteri Nepal, have been organizing an expedition to Lhotse and many other treks since the last >>> years. Our experienced mountain guides will ensure your safety and will offer you the best services at an affordable cost.

 

Trip Facts

Geography : Hill, Forests, Himalayas

Location : Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha 

Level of Difficulty : Difficult

Duration of Trek : 50 days

Max Altitude : 8516 meters

Religions : Buddhism and Hinduism

Ethnic People : Sherpa, Rai, and Chhetri

Accommodation : Hotel, Lodge, Camp, and Teahouse

Transportation : Tourist Bus, Flight

Minimum Pax : 6

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Climbing the summit of Lhotse, which is the 4th highest peak in the world.
  • Visiting the ancient monastery that is located in Tengboche and learning the secrets of Buddhism
  • Observing surreal views of numerous mountains that decorate the Khumbu region like Everest, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam
  • Experiencing the amazing Sherpa culture in the corners of the Khumbu region 
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

    On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Miteri Nepal will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can rest for the day and enjoy your time or you can meet with the guides who will accompany you during the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2-3: Climbing preparation

    We prepare ourselves for the climb during our stay in Kathmandu. Since it is a long expedition, buy necessary gears in Kathmandu before we leave. If you have enough time, you could also go for sightseeing around Kathmandu. Fulfill all the legal formalities and fill all the necessary documents before heading out. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Day 4: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) (35 minutes)

    We take an early morning flight to Lukla. You can see the Himalayas spreading far across the horizon. The view is astonishing. This flight lasts for at least 35 minutes and provides amazing pictures of the majestic mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. You will have an extremely thrilling experience at the Lukla Airport as it’s considered by many to be the world’s most dangerous airport. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (5-6 hours)

    Following our trail through small villages and forests, we pass along the banks of the Dudhkoshi River. The road initially leads us to Phakding and after having a quick lunch break, we continue the trek. The encounter with suspension bridges along the way with prayer flags hanging by is a wonderful sight to see. After getting our permit sorted at Jorsale, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park on the way to Namche. It is a grueling uphill climb. But the effort is worth it. Namche is the biggest village in this region. One can probably get all kinds of facilities here. It is a gateway to the Everest region. Overnight in Namche. 

  • Day 6: Acclimatization day

    This is the day we spend in Namche for acclimatization. While in Namche, you can explore the village, visit some monasteries and enjoy some beautiful short side-treks as well. It is important to spend a day in Namche since we are already above the height of 3000m and the rapid gain in altitude may cause problems. During our stay here, we will visit the Khumjung monastery and the Everest View Hotel. Overnight in Namche.

  • Day 7: Trek to Tyangboche (3867m) (5-6 hours)

    On this day, we climb towards Tyangboche. The trail is relatively easy and it involves walking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and walking through steep forests which are filled with pine and rhododendron. Stupas, Chortens, and Gumbas are frequent in this community. The prayer flags make the place very picturesque. Besides all that, there are views of stunning peaks like Ama Dablam and many more. Tyangboche is home to the Tyangboche monastery which is the most important in the Khumbu region. Overnight in Tyangboche.

  • Day 8: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) (5-6 hours)

    This is a day where you are “actually” in the mountains. We have been walking above 2500m since the first day so we are in the mountains but on this particular day, the landscape changes noticeably and we walk above the tree line. It’s mostly rocky with snowcapped mountains and glaciers. We pass through small villages and suspension bridges stretched out in harmony with prayer flags. The trail is not too steep and the views make it even easier. Dingboche is a small Sherpa settlement that is used by travelers as a resting point. Overnight in Dingboche. 

  • Day 9-10: Rest at Dingboche

    Dingboche is a remote village at an altitude of 4410m. Agriculture used to be the main occupation here and now its tourism. It is crowded by tourists as it is an acclimatization spot after crossing the 4000m mark. The view of Ama Dablam at the back is a treat to eyes and heart. Besides that, many other highest peaks in the world are visible. From here, the trails from Everest and the Island Peak become two. Hence, this is an intersection point for many climbers to rest. You can explore the culture and landscape while we rest here for proper acclimatization. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4940m) (5-6 hours)

    We start our trek to Lobuche early in the morning. As we start, the first part till the Thukla village is mostly flat. One can check out the climber’s memorial park here. It has pictures and souvenir of mountaineers who lived in those mountains forever. The scenery and landscape are stunning. For the latter part, it is a little steep. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Day 12: Trek to Basecamp (5300m) (6-7 hours)

    On this day, we trek in the open landscape and the trail is rocky with loose rocks. We pass through the village of Gorakshep which lies at the base of Kalapatthar: a giant rock formation offering spectacular views of some above 8000 m peaks. The view of the south ridge of Pumori is unforgettable. The trek on this day is a little difficult since we will be going above the 5000m mark in terms of altitude. Though the distance is less it might be difficult because of the thin air. Overnight in base camp.

  • Day 13-15: Acclimatization and climbing preparation 

    We stay for a couple of days in base camp and prepare ourselves physically and mentally. Adaptation is the key here, in such high altitude. Also, we prepare our gears for the climb and do some basic climbing practice. Overnight in base camp.

  • Day 16-42: Climbing period for Lhotse (8516m)

    We set up camps, basically 4 camps at different altitude for the summit climb. Lhotse has mainly 3 summits: Lhotse Main (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8383m) and Lhotse middle or east (8413m). Separated from Everest by the South col, Lhotse appears to be a part of Everest but is not. Unanimously, Khumbu Icefall is the most dangerous part of the climb. We set up camp 1 above the Khumbu Icefall. From camp 1, pass through the lateral moraine to the west ridge that greets us with close up view of Lhotse. Here we set up our camp 2. Leaving camp 2 we move to Lhotse wall by crossing glacier and ice cliffs where we will set camp 3 and camp 4 would be near the South Col. And finally, we go for the summit. There is no solid itinerary for the climbing period as the timing of the climb will mostly depend upon the weather conditions. 

  • Day 43-45: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Tyangboche

    After the amazing summit climb, we return to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Tyangboche. This time it is the way to easy and relaxing since we are down and the altitude is much lower compared to the Lhotse summit. Our legs may be a bit shaky from the adventure but it is normal. Upon arriving in Namche bazar, be sure to book a hotel and take a much-deserved rest. Overnight in Namche bazar.

  • Day 46- 47: Trek to Phakding (2610m) and Lukla (2849m)

    The trek is reaching its end. We shall retrace our steps back to Phakding first by walking on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and then, we head to Lukla. The trail sees an increase in vegetation and after walking for 5-6 hours, we finally arrive at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla. 

     

  • Day 48: Fly back to Kathmandu

    We take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Again, the flight time is 35 minutes and it depends on the weather conditions. Enjoy the final view of the snow-laden mountains that decorate the Khumbu region. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel and during the afternoon, you can either relax in the hotel or explore the valley. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Day 49: Leisure day in Kathmandu 

    You also get a complete day off to enjoy on your own after we return to Kathmandu. You can explore some famous sites around Kathmandu. We recommend you to try the authentic Newari cuisine. We have a last farewell dinner together in the evening and wave our goodbyes. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 50: Final Departure

    On the 50thday, you wave your goodbyes to everyone in Nepal and Nepal itself. Our representative will drop you to the airport. We wish you a safe journey and expect your return in the future. Goodbye and Thanks.

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