WISDOM OF CLIMBING MOUNTAINS
Lhotse is the world’s 4th highest mountain with the elevation of 8,516m (27,940 ft) above sea level. The exact meaning of Lhotse in the Tibetan language is ‘South Peak’.
Lhotse is the world’s 4th highest mountain with the elevation of 8,516m (27,940 ft) above sea level. The exact meaning of Lhotse in the Tibetan language is ‘South Peak’. It lies south of Mount Everest and connected with the South Col. Apart from the main summit of Lhotse at 8,516m, there are two other smaller peaks namely Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414m and Lhotse Shar at 8,383m. The main summit of Mt. Lhotse is on the border between Tibet (China) and the Khumbu region of Nepal. The main mountain of Mt. Lhotse is famous in the world for its remarkable and dramatic south face. It is the steepest face in the world that rises 3.2km within 2.25km horizontal distance. This is why it is extremely difficult to climb and very few climbers have attempted the summit till date.
The standard climbing route on Mt. Lhotse follows via Everest’s South Col. route up to the Yellow Band beyond Camp III. After the Yellow Band, the route deviates with climbers bound for Everest taking a left over the Geneva Spur up to the South Col, while Lhotse climbers take a right further up the Lhotse face. The last part to the summit passes through the narrow “Reiss couloir” up to the Lhotse main peak is reached. The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed by two Swiss climbers – Fritz. Luchsinger and Ernst.Reiss from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition on May 18, 1956, through the West Face. The South Face of Mt. Lhotse despite being attempted many times was successfully climbed only in 1984 by a Czech. On May 12, 1979, Lhotse Shar summit was scaled and the middle summit was climbed on May 23, 2001.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Day 2: Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 5: At leisure in Namche Bazar
Day 6: Trek to Thyangboche
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche
Day 8: Acclimatization and explore Dingboche
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 11-15: Lhotse Base camp rituals prayer preparations and climbing training
Day 16-40: Climbing period of Lhotse
Day 41: Trek down to Pheriche or direct fly by Heli
Day 42: Trek down to Namche
Day 43: Trek down to Lukla
Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
Day 45: Final Departure
- International & Domestic Airport pick up and drop off.
- 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan, 2 nights before and 2 nights after the expedition
- A welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
- Both-ways domestic flight KTM – Lukla – KTM with Airport tax
- Land and Air domestic transportation and cargo for our overall expedition crew
- Climbing Permit and all other necessary fees to climb Mt. Lhotse.
- Khumbu Ice-fall fee
- Summit route fixing charge
- Garbage management and Garbage disposal fee.
- 1 Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance, and both-ways airfare.
- Freshly cooked Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Hot Drinks/Tea/Coffee
- 1 Professional climbing Sherpa with his equipment allowance, daily wages, and carrying bonus.
- Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Sirdar, Cook and Kitchen helpers.
- Necessary porters up to the Base Camp and return from the Base Camp.
- Maximum 45kg per Member as a personal baggage.
- High Altitude, Medical & Helicopter rescue insurance for Climbing Sherpa, Cook, and involved Nepalese staffs.
- Each Member will be provided an individual Tent, Mattress, and Pillow at Base Camp.
- Common Equipment at Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Communication Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables and Chairs, Heater, etc.
- High Camp Services for C1-C4: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, Gas Burner (MSR Rector), High Food etc.
- Common Equipment at C2: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Member Tent (2 members per tent)
- Walkie-Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- Internet access Wi-Fi is available to all climbers on our team at Base Camp (Chargeable US $50/gigabyte)
- Satellite phone is available for emergency use.
- HRA Medical Camp provides emergency medical services with certain charge
- Weather forecast during the entire expedition
- Oxygen (4ltr.) 5 bottles allocated for each Member and 3 bottles for each climbing Sherpa.
- Summit Mask & Regulator set for each Member and climbing Sherpa.
- Sufficient Backup oxygen bottles and Mask Regulator set available at our Base camp (Chargeable as per use).
- In case of emergency, rescue and replacement, we have extra climbing Sherpa on standby
- Company’s Duffel Bag
- First Aid Medical Kit
- Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.
- Government Taxes and Company Service Charge.
- Mt. Lhotse summit certificate after the successful summit of the peak
- International flight tickets
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days)
- Drone & Special filming permit
- Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
- Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Personal Travel, Medical, and Emergency Rescue Insurances.
- Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
- Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottled and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.
- Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $ 1500.00..
- Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers
- Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes.