Trip Grade Extreme
Duration: 53 Nights/54 Days
Max. Altitude: 8516M
Destination: Nepal
Region: Everest
Activity: Climbing & Expedition
Theme: Climbing Tented Camps

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Lhotse (8516m) Expedition

and Tibet border. Mount Lhotse is located at east-west crest of Mount Everest. The Lhotse climb is by many as one of the steepest faces in the world. It rises 3.2 km in just 2.25 km of horizontal distance. The western flank of Lhotse is known as the Lhotse Face. Any climber who wants to climb the peak via standard route of South Col on Everest must climb this 1,125m (3,700ft) wall of glacial blue ice. This face rises at 40 and 50 degree pitches with the occasional 80 degree bulges. Two rocky sections called the Yellow Band and the Geneva Spur interrupt the icy ascent on the upper part of the face. This is a technically challenging route and will require solid climbing skills and experience. Both Mt Everest and Lhotse share the same base camp. In fact, Lhotse is a part of Everest massif itself. Mount Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8383m) and Lhotse Middle or East (8413m). Trekking Experts offer Lhotse Expedition to bring you top of world fourth highest mountain Lhotse.

 

Lhotse Expedition with Trekking Experts begins with scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Lukla airport. Both Lhotse and Everest have same base camp and same route to reach at base camp. The trail to base camp of Mount Everest follows trekking in the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park with great views of mountains of Khumbu including Mount Everest. Trekking to Everest Base Camp offers you scenic mountain views, alpine vegetations and animals and will get opportunities experience the life of world famous climbers; Sherpa people. The trek offers the opportunities to see the ranges of mountain ranges, Sagarmatha National Park, the world heritage site, the life style of the Sherpa people, Himalayan flora and fauna and will also get an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that our mountain legends Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa set off in 1953. You will witness the highest altitude hotel in the world, The Everest Hotel, highest altitude airport Lukla airport also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport and high altitude places where people still live. Trekking Experts believes that proper preparation, training, acclimatization, hygienic food and experienced Sherpa climber make your climbing successful. Trekking Experts assures highest degree of safety, proper planning, and decades of experienced and extensive knowledge to make your dream to climb the fourth highest peak in the world.

Trip Highlights

Climb the fourth highest mountain in the world Mount Lhotse (8816m)

Witness the other 8000m peaks including Mount Everest

Experience the real life standard of world famous climbers, the Sherpa people

To see the flora and fauna of high Himalaya

Opportunity to embark on an epic route to the top of Everest set by  mountain legends Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953

Witness the highest altitude hotel in the world, The Everest Hotel, highest Altitude Airport & Everest Base Camp

Guide and led by experienced Everest summiteers High Altitude Climbing Guide

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Today you’ll visit around Kathmandu at the same time Trekking Experts will be preparing for climbing. One of you who will randomly picked as the Team Leader in the group needs to visit Department of Tourism for permit formalities. It will be just for about an hour only. And you can continue your tour around Kathmandu. There are several world heritage sites in Kathmandu and you can visit three among them. Most probably you’ll visit Boudanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Early morning you’ll transfer to airport and you’ll make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla, the start point for our trek. During the flight you’ll see scenic views of Langtang, Jugal ranges, Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest. Upon arrival at Lukla airport you’ll meet trekking crew and you’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc before setting off through this winding village to the trek start proper at the Khumbu ‘gateway’. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms and old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River. There will be plenty of short stops to meet the locals, take photographs and just soak up the scenery and the clear mountain air as we meander along, the undulating trail glimpsing views of 6000m snow-capped peaks high above. Passing the enormous Mani stone at Thado Koshi we meander up through the many Chortens and prayer wheels of Sano and along to our destination of Phakding in time for a late lunch.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3 Hours Walk
  • 2640 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads you along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach to Monjo and starting point of Sagarmatha National Park. Here you’ll stop at check post of TIMS & National Park permit. The trail passes through the Dudh Koshi, Bhote Koshi River, Jorsalle village, Large Dovan and cross one of the highest bridge over the Dudh Kosi River of Everest region and reach to Chautara from where we can see the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. Further walking about one hour steep up we reach to Namche bazaar (maket). Namche Bazzar is known as ‘hearth of Khumbu’ which is one of the trading points for Sherpa people. It is also ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts. Every Saturday there would be local street market, do not miss if you are there on Saturday.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 3440 meter

Today is the schedule for acclimatization and explore around Namche Bazzar. After breakfast you’ll head toward Syangboche airport. Syanboche airport is known as world highest altitude airport. First of all, in the morning you’ll visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery, which is just 15-minute walking distance from Namche Bazzar. From the museum you can have the spectacular picturesque Mountain View and take some photographs. Then start trekking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport which takes about 2 hours. You will climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kusum Kangkaru, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. Enjoy the spectacular view of mountains including Mt. Everest from the nearest destination then trek back to Namche Bazar.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 3440 meter

As always after breakfast at the lodge, you’ll have a gentle walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kongde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains. The trail leads uphill through the forested path and the hardly walk to get to Tengboche. One of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam. You’ll have the chance to look around the monastery and the interesting visitor centre there and good view of the Everest/Lhotse massif but is also the classic viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Then will check-in at lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 3860 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll descend down from Tengboche, winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Dingboche, the start of the Imja Tse Valley. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6100m and Amphu Laptsa pass 5780m. Then will check-in at lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 4410 meter

After taking morning breakfast, today you will rest in Dingboche for acclimatization. You may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung (4730m) is worthwhile which takes approximately 3-4 hours from Dingboche, towards east within the Imja Tse Valley, although the trek is gradual, however you can feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly coming towards Chhukung. At Chhukung, there are few teahouses overlooking superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers after enjoy stroll back to Dingboche for overnight.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 4410 meter

After breakfast, you’ll ascent the retrace our steps back to Pheriche before continuing along the trail up the broad valley bottom towards Dugla. Ahead of us is the trekking peak of Lobuje East (6119m), which is one of the objectives on our Khumbu Climber itinerary, and to your left is the formidable north face of Taweche, the scene of many cutting-edge Himalayan ascents of the 1980s and 1990s. After three hours you’ll reach the small collection of lodges at Dugla (4620m). You might choose to walk up to the Sherpa memorials, from where there are outstanding views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse and Taweche. From Dugla, the trail starts steeply to climb up beside the glacier moraine. After a few hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuche (4940m). After reaching Lobuche, will check-in at lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 4910 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll trek to Everest Base Camp today. You’ll leave Lobuche and eventually cross the moraine of the great Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp (5364 m), which lies beneath the sweeping ridges of Mt. Everest and Mt. Nuptse. For your convenience, our expedition team will have already set up camps at the base camp. Upon arrival at base camp, you’ll meet your High Altitude Climbing Sherpa guides and will explain about following days planning for climbing.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 5364 meter

  • From day onwards, we have estimated about 35 days for climbing. During these days you’ll ascend to higher camps several times and return again to base camp too for acclimatization, rest and training at Khumbu Icefall. During these days, you’ll train and practice climbing at icefalls, will do rotation till higher camps several times and at the same time, your climbing guide will bring climbing gears, high altitude tents, food, oxygen etc to higher camps. Also your HA Sherpa will set up camps in camp I, Camp I, Camp III and Camp IV for the summit. Once Rope fixing is ready, you’ll wait for weather to make your final summit attempt. Tentative program during climbing period will be as follows:
 
  • Day 12: Base Camp Set Up
  • After spending first night at Base Camp, today you’ll start your daily routine of climbing period. Your climbing guide/High Altitude Sherpa will brief you about your next day’s schedule for attempts to Camp I, training at Icefall. Today we’ll set up base camp and conduct a Pooja Ceremony (worship/pray) for good luck of climbing.
 
  • Day 12-16: Training, Acclimatization and Hike to Camp I
  • During these days, you’ll spend and explore around base camp to get used to with local climate, acclimatization. For this you’ll sometimes hike to icefall, you’ll training of climbing at ice etc.
 
  • Day 16-19: Introduction to Khumbu Icefall & Ladder
  • After having used to with local climate, now you’ll be introduced to Khumbu Icefall and ladder there. During these days, you’ll hike to Khumbu Icefall where you’ll training climbing skills, technique and safety measurements from our HA Sherpas. And then you’ll introduce ladder, how to climb it and handle it etc.
 
  • Day 20-23: Rotation to Camp I, touch Camp II and return to Everest Base Camp
  • After getting some knowledge about ice climbing and usage of ladder, you’ll climb to Camp I for practice and acclimatize. And then reach upto Camp II. And then return to base camp.
 
  • Day 24-26: Rest at Everest Base Camp
  • After reaching Camp II, you probably will be tired. And these days you’ll rest at Base Camp. This rest will give you adoption of high altitude and base camp which will be better for acclimatization.
 
  • Day 27-30: Rotation to Camp III and return to Base Camp
  • After few days rest at base camp, now you’ll again climb upto camp III through camp I, Camp II. You’ll do several rotations from Camp I to Camp III. And again return to Base Camp.
 
  • Day 31-33: Rest and Planning for Summit Attempt
  • After reaching Camp III, you’ll know more about the mountains and you’ll have already acclimatized. And now you’ll rest at base camp to save some energy for summit attempt. During these days, with coordination with Government Laison Officer and other members/climbers, you’ll wait for best weather and date for summit attempt.
 
  • Day 34-45: Preparation for Mount Lhotse Summit Attempt
  • Now you’ll be fully ready, prepared and acclimatized for Lhotse Summit. Depending the weather forecasts, other climbers’ view you’ll do final push for Everest Summit. During these again you’ll climb Camp I, Camp II, Camp III and Camp IV. From the Camp IV, you’ll climb Mount Lhotse and back to below camps.
 
  • Day 46-47: Back to Base Camp after Summit
  • After final summit, you’ll back to Base camp.
 
  • Day 48: Clean Up and Base Camp Closing
  • After summit, we shall clean up base camp and pack up all base camp equipments, wastes/garbage.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • meter

After summit, we shall clean up base camp and pack up all base camp equipments, wastes/garbage.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 5364 meter

Today, base camp will be closed and after successful summit of Mount Lhotse, you’ll trek back to Pangboche by retracing tour steps.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3930 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll trek down to Namche. First of all you’ll head down to Deboche, then to Tengboche. Then you will walk down hill towards the Phungithanka vis Tangboche and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Then you’ll reach at Namche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3440 meter

From Namche you’ll descent down to the Monjo village where you’ll have lunch. Then decent to Phakding and you’ll gradually walk to Lukla passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. Arrival in Lukla and you'll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 2840 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll walk to Lukla after breakfast. Then you’ll take short flight to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll transfer to hotel. And then you’ll have free to relax at hotel or explore around Kathmandu valley.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Today is your last day in Nepal so prepare for departure, packing and returning gear. A massage is highly recommended to relax your tired muscles before your long haul flight home. Tour leader of the trip visits Department of Tourism for some Government formalities after the trip as De-Briefing. In the evening you’ll have farewell dinner at local Nepalese restaurant with typical cultured dances.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

  • Breakfast
  • Hours Walk
  • meter

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What’s Included

4 nights in Kathmandu at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis 10 nights in local lodges during the trek till Everest Base Camp on twin sharing basis 39 nights at Everest Base Camp in tented camps on single tent

3 meals a day during the trekking in local lodges/restaurant and at tented camps served by our cook (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except in Kathmandu Breakfast and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes 60 kg baggage per person for trek

Everest National Park Fee Lhotse Expedition Permit Fee Garbage Deposit Fee Human Waste/Kitchen Waste Fee Icefall Route Charge Rope Fixing Charge Insurance for guide in order to obtain permit 1 Government Laison Officer with his/her insurance, food allowance and flights

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide 1 expedition cooks and required kitchen helpers at base camp 2 porters for every member to carry personal baggage All required porters to carry camping equipment, food, fuel and climbing gears for Lukla-base camp and base camp to Lukla

1 professional high altitude climbing Sherpa for every member (1:1 ratio) with his daily wages, climbing equipment and carry bonus charges

Support for airport pick up, drop and farewell dinner Support for tented camp, food and porters’ services for Base Camp All required insurance for entire trekking and climbing crew Support for transfer of cargos

1 sleeping tent for every member 1 Foam mattress for every member Dining Tents and kitchen tent Store Tents Required toilet tents Required Shower tents Required tables and chairs Required kitchen utensils with fuel Solar light for lighting purpose only 2 pairs of walki-talkies 1 Satellite Phone (rental) Comprehensive First Aid Kit 1 Gamov Bag

2-men high altitude sleeping tent for sharing basis Required Coffel Set and Gas burner/Epi Stoves High Altitude food for both Sherpas and members Climbing Gear in the mountains such as fixed rope, main rope, snow bars, snow shovel, carabiners etc. Cooking set in the mountain such as Epi gases, gas burner, cooking pots etc for members and sherpas 3 Oxygen Bottle for every member (4 ltr) 2 Oxygen Bottle for every HA Sherpa (4 ltr) 1 set mask & Regulator for every member 1 set mask & Regulator for every HA Sherpa

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees Additional High-Altitude Sherpa if required (1:1 HA Sherpa is included) Summit Bonus and Non-summit bonus for all HA Sherpas Additional Oxygen if required Cost for second attempt if first is failed Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) Tips for trekking/climbing crew

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