Lhotse better known as “South Peak” and also known as “Pinyin” in China is the 4th highest mountain in the world of the height of 8,516 m (27,940 ft.)above sea level. Lhotse, located in the South of Everest massif is separated by the South col. This mountain(Lhotse) which is best known for its proximity to Mount Everest hascollects of 3 summits, first or main summits is at 8526m, second or middle (East) at 8414 and third or Lhotse Shar at 8383m. The main summit of Lhotse was first scaled by the Swiss Team on May 18, 1956.
This Peak is quite famous for its tremendous and dramatic south face; the face raises 3.2 km within 2.25km horizontal distance making the steepest face of this size in the world. The south face of this mountain has many failed attempts, extremely difficult to climb and has few ascents. Our expedition will be from its “West Face”. The Lhotse standard climbing route follows the same path as Everest's South Col route up to the Yellow Band beyond Camp 3. After the Yellow Band the routes diverge with climbers bound for Everest taking a left over the Geneva Spurup to the South Col, while Lhotse climbers take a right further up the Lhotse face. The last part to the summit leads through a narrow couloir until the Lhotse main peak is reached.
Our Climbing mainly starts from the base camp on the north of Khumbu glacier, where all the climbers gather with lots of excitement and passion for the preparation of expedition to conquer the 4thhighest peak.Basically, Sherpa Khangri Outdoor team set 4 camps during Lhotse climbing via “West Face” including food provisions, fuel and oxygen. Camp-1 at 5900m, Camp-2 at 6200m to 6400m, Camp-3 at 7300m and finally the last camp i.e. Camp-4 take place at the height of 7850m. Named as “The Khumbu Ice Fall” situated between the Base Camp and the Camp-1 which is the most dangerous part of the climb during the entire journey. Here Ice fall doctor set the climbing route through the icefall. Installation of ladders across crevasses along Seracs and ice block makes possible to climb the Khumbu Ice Fall in the efficient way.
Expedition Cost : USD $18,00 Per Person
- Activity: Expedition
- Duration: 54 Days
- Grade: Hard
- Highest Alt: 8,516 m , 27,940 ft
- Trek Type: Lodge / Tea house / Camping Trek
- Best Season: Spring
- Permit and Royalties of Lhotse
- Garbage Deposit of Sagarmatha Pollution Control (SPCC)
- Rope fixing of Khumbu Icefall
- Sagarmatha National park entry permit
- Domestic flight KTM-Lukla-KTM
- Lodging & Food during Expedition and trekking to BC and back
- 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
- Experience Climbing Guide and Sherpa
- Base camp Kitchen staff
- Camp II Kitchen Staff (Cook & Kitchen boy)
- Climbing Sherpa (1member:1 Sherpa)
- Porters/ Yak to Base camp and Back
- Liaison Officer
- All the staff salaries & allowances
- All the staff insurance & Heli Insurances
- Group Climbing gears
- All the necessary equipment at base camp
- 6 bottles of Oxygen (4 for the clients & 2 for Sherpa)
- Oxygen Mask regulator set
- Walkie talkie set for each Sherpa
- Solar panel and generator at base camp
- Expedition equipment's cargo to Lukla.
- International flight to Kathmandu
- Visa fee of Nepal
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay.
- Personal equipment's.
- Personal Insurance
- Heli Rescue
- Satellite Telephone
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Staff Tips
- Internet Access during the Expedition.
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).