Lhotse Expedition

64 Days

Mt. Lhotse Expedition better known as “south peak” and part of the Everest massif is the fourth highest mountain peak in the earth with an altitude of 8516m. Lhotse has 3 summits, main summit at 8,516m, Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414m  and Lhotse Shar at 8,383m.

Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mt. Everest and the fact that climbers ascending the standard route on that peak spend some time on its northwest face. It is the smallest prominence, only 610m, of all 8000m peaks. Lhotse is however famous for its tremendous and dramatic south face.

The south face of Lhotse raises 3.2km within 2.25km horizontal distance making it the steepest face of this size in the world. It is extremely difficult climb and rarely attempted. The South Face of Lhotse is one of the largest mountain faces in the world.

The primary route on Mt. Lhotse is via Everest South Col. but by 1955, despite the activity on Mt. Everest, Lhotse was the highest unclimbed peak in the world. It was first climbed by the Swiss duo of F. Luchsinger and E.Reiss in 1956 on the West Face.

A Czech though attempted many times successfully climbed the South Face of Mt. Lhotse only in 1984. On May 12, 1979 Lhotse Shar summit was reached and the middle summit was climbed only on May 23, 2001.


Include / Exclude


  • All arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Flight & transfers Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Mt. Lhotse expedition permit (Royalty; US$ 1,800 for member).
  • Government official Liaison Officer for Lhotse Expedition.
  • Khumbu village & Sagarmatha National Park entry permit & TIMS card.
  • All camping equipment in Advance Base Camp and other camps.
  • Food, accommodation and guide during trekking in teahouse/lodge.
  • Food during expedition period cooked by our experienced cook. EBC and C2.
  • 1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa guide for climbing support.
  • 4 Oxygen (4 Ltrs.) bottles for climbing member and 2 for Sherpa.
  • Mask & regulators 1-set for climbing member and Sherpa.
  • Baggage allowance carrying by Yaks/porters up and down to EBC: 50 kg.
  • Required high altitude food for climbing member and Sherpa for C1, C3 & C4.
  • Insurance, wages, meal and allowances for climbing Sherpa and BC staffs.
  • Solar panels for light and battery charging in base camp.
  • Icefall and rope fixing charges, tents at high camps EBC,C1, C2, C3 and C4.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Walkie-talkies & satellite phone for communication (uses charge $ 5 per unit for Sat).
  • Office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell Dinner


  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu except farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls and Internet uses.
  • Clothing, packing items, personal medical kit, personal trekking/climbing gears.
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations etc.
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide, high altitude food and tents above ABC (Camp: 1-2-3 & 4).
  • Oxygen bottles and mask and regulators for climbing member.
  • Any additional staff (s) specially required by the climbing member.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical-travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera is using.
  • Airfare of international and domestic flights other than specified.
  • Nepal custom duty fees for import of expedition goods if required.
  • Tips to base camp staffs(Per climbing member beginning from minimum US$ 200.00 in total for all)
  • Any other item not mentioned in “The Service Package Excludes” Section.

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Lhotse Expedition
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