Trip Code : KAT/LHTSE01
Accomodation : Lodge and Camping
Duration : 57  Days
Grading : Difficult
Max Altitude : 8516 M
Activity : Climbing
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Lukla-Namche-Pangboche-Pheriche-Basecamp
Best Season : Spring

Overview

Mount Lhotse(8516 Mtr) is the fourth  highest summit of the world which is lies in the eastern part of Nepal in Solukhumbu district in Sagaramatha National park in world heritage site with the border of Nepal and Tibet. Lhotse has 3 summits, main summit at 8,516m, Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414m   and Lhotse Shar at 8,383m. Lhotse is however famous for its tremendous and dramatic south face. The primary route on Mt. Lhotse is via Everest's South Col. The Lhotse route follows the Everest route to above the yellow band, then heads up the couloirs. Lhotse Base Camp is located beside the Khumbu Glacier, same as Everest Base Camp. The Lhotse South Face is also one of the largest mountain faces in the world.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400 Mtr/ 4592 Ft)


  

Day 2: Rest in Kathmandu, expedition briefing and Preparing


   

Day 3: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800 Mtr/9184 Ft)


   

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3,440 Mtr/11283 Ft)


  

Day 5: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (Rest day)


  

Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche (3,860 Mtr/12660 Ft)


  

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 Mtr/14464 Ft)


  

Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche


  

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche(4910 Mtr/16105 Ft)


   

Day 10: Trek Base Camp (5,365 Mtr/17597 Ft) (Same basecamp of Everest)


  

Day 11-50: Climbing Peroid and Lhotse Summit (8,516 Mtr/27932 Ft)


  

Day 51: Cleaning Up Base Camp


    

Day 52: Trek to Pheriche (4,371Mtr/14336 Ft)


  

Day 53: Trek to Namche Bazaar


  

Day 54: Trek to Lukla


   

Day 55: Flight to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel


  

Day 56: Leisure day in Kathmandu City


   

Day 57: Transfer to International Airport for final departure


   

What's included

  • Airport pick and drop to/from Airport
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Five star hotel in Kathmandu in BB basis
  • Flight Fare to/from Lukla
  • Lodging and Fooding all nights during the trek and climbing period.
  • Group equipment for climb cooking gearss, fuel, stoves, ropes, all forms of rock, ice, and snow protection, radio communications, oxygen delivery system and oxygen cylinders, medical supplies, etc.
  • High altitude sherpas,porters, liason officer,and all staffs
  • All permit fees and government taxes.
  • Sat phone available at Base Camp in paying service
  • High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpas. All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition. Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and cook at Camp 2. All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Insurance for climbing Sherpas, cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters. Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys and Government Liaison Officer
  • Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
  • Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
  • Personal solar powered light at each tent per member at Base Camp.
  • Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (cargo to Lukla and then by porter to Base Camp).
  • Khumbu Ice Fall route fixing fee (Khumbu Ice Fall route will be fixed by SPCC)

What's not included

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Personal gears, clothing and sleeping equipment (see gear list).
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks.
  • Nepal entry visa Fee( can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
  • Personal solar pack for charging

Good to Know


1) Physical Fitness
Mount Lhotse is 4th highest mountain of the worls.Climbing the mountain above 6000  is one of the challaning and technical job. Climbing the highest mountain demands great physical fitness,Climbing skills so before climbing the big mountain One should be physically fit and mentally prepared , One should have previous experience climbing on fixed lines, steep snow climbing experience and be used with crevasee walking techniques.It is long hiking and climbing so without any training you will not be able to achieve your goal. So some basic physical fitness like  squat, Mountain climbers ( which can be done in home),running,biking , stair climbing,and swiming will help lot to do trekking  in the mountains, so it is highly recommanded  2/3 months prior to your departure for the trekking but for Mountaineering  one should take training of climbing, and one should climb some small peaks atleast of 6500 Mtr high peak and mountain for proper acclimatization as well as to be adjust with gears, snow etc.

(2)Foods and Drinks
While in the mountain,  it is highly recommanded you to drink plenty of fluids like water,soups, teas  as well as foods. We will provide the sufficient and hygiene food as per your choice in whole trek.In the basecamp during the climbing period, there will be well facilities of food, drink and many other snacks.

(3)Drinking water
One should drink at least 3-4 litres of water every day in order to get  hydrated the body which helps lot to be away from altitude sickness. While in Climbing we will have our own kitchen crew, so we will have properly treated water to fill up the bottle always on the table.

(4)Best time to Climb ( Weather)
Spring ( Mar-May) is best period to climb the Mount Lhotse,it is after the Winter and pre Monsoon season.The best  weather to summit the top of everest is second week of May, after the full preparation and route fixed. Spring season is pleasant and suitable with warm tempreture for trekking and climbing the big mountains as well, so Everest  basecamp will be full of tents and looks like small tented city.
5) Altitude Sickness
For the Lhotse  climbing  we do proper  acclimatization  trip to Lobuche peak that will be proper acclimatization . One dont  go directly to the top, It takes Min one months to  rotation climb for proper acclimatization. First to Camp 1, Camp 2 , Camp 3, Camp 4 and finally summit.In high altitude , the mass of oxygen will be less, so everyone feels difficult to breath as well as mild headache, dizziness etc.This is one of the biggest challanges in mountain.In the altitude, there are many rules to make our body adaptable to the  altitude. Acclimatization is one of the important factor  to adjust our body get used to the altitude. All the climbing itineries are designed with proper acclimatization. and The most important rules that we have to follow in altitude is walk slowly, keep drinking plenty of  fluids as water , soups etc to make our body hydrated, and keep our body warm. Our staffs and guide will always do their best  as they can.

(6)Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to buy the proper travel insurance policy with genuine insurance company, it should cover the emergency helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment incase of severe injury or sickness and Policy  should include coverage at the altitudes up to 8000Mtr.
(7)Bag pack and duffel bag
Only the neccesary things should be packed and the stuffs which are not neccesary on trek and climbing will be stored in hotel in Kathmandu.All the  climbing gears should be managed by oneself according to instruction by company. Except trekking gears all the climbing gears are  transported before your arrival in basecamp.
(8)Internet Connectivity and cell phone Signal
As per your arrival in Kathmandu airport, there you can buy nepalese Sim card ncell or you can buy anywhere around city. In everest region Ncell signal works untill panboche way to everest basecamp and above Gorakshep and basecamp it works good just to make phone call. In Basecamp there  will be good internet services provided by Everest link data card.For the Everest basecamp they do sale different cards than down below which is more expensive.so You can enjoy with  social media or connects with your family, friends or loved one while on climbing.

(9)Flight to Lukla
Lukla Tenzing hillary airport  is only one airport to get to the Everest region, The mountain weather is always unpredictable and flights always depend on weather, Mostly time of spring and autumn will be good and there will be regular flights .Another option is to take helicopter, for that less visibility  than aeroplane will be work. But helicopter cost is doubled than regular aeroplane cost.
These days due to the high air traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport, domestic flights to/from Lukla is operated from Manthali airport which is 135 KM away from Kathmandu, we have to start early from kathmandu by road to catch the flight from Manthali.


(10)Sanitation
As we always book the nice lodges and hotels on the way  up to basecamp while in trekking but in mostly places toilet are  common and need to use the same toilet  using by everyone else. Mostly place there may not be available of hand washing water, so highly recommend to take hand sanitizer by yourself and most importantly toilet papers or wet tissue paper should always  be in your day bag. In  climbing period, there will be toilet tent and all the toilet papers as well as washing water will be available.

(11)Government permits and National park permit
To enter in Everest region and climbing the Lhotse  as well as some peaks you have to buy Sagaramatha national park permit, local government permit and climbing permit ,All the permit cost will be included in trip cost.Your company will arrange and manage everything.For the permit You have to provide some passport photos and copy of passport.

(12)Guiding and staffing
In everest region trekking average walk per day is 6-7 hours. Leisurely and pleasant guiding will definitely take you to destination.  More you gaining altitude more hard to walk. For climbing  always should start early before sun hit on. You have to wake up quite early in the morning in order to get to destination  before sun hit. When the sun rised due to reflection  of snow it will be too hard to climb and walk.Your experieced sherpa  guide  will always be there to help you in every moment.Guide is the key factor for the every challanging in mountain so one should follow the instruction of guide pleasantly.

(13) Budgeting
 Budegeting depends upon many factors specially in Kathmandu where there are too many choices.Hotels in Kathmandu include in trip cost on basis of BB plan. So average expenses per day in Kathmandu will be Rs 2000 for lunch and Dinner, if you prefer some other activities as  drinks, to do massage, or to go in bar/pub Rs 5000 ( equivalent to USD 50 ) is enough. On the trek as well as during the climbing period, all the meals and hot drinks will be provided by company, On the trek Extra expeses as Hot shower, battery charging, wifi, boiled water for bottle, extra snacks  bars, Soft drinks and hard drinks should borne by  oneself,In average Rs 2000(eqivalent to 20 USD) is enough on the trek. Finally  few tipping is highly recomended and compulsory after the succesful expedition  to your guide and staffs who did great services to you.

13)  Medical kit
 
Your company will  manage the proper medical kit with varieties of medicenes but those who are having  medicene for particular cause  since over the period of time, It is better  to  bring  yourself.

14)  Clothings and gears

Primary/Travel Items
  • Passport and Photocopy of Passport /Some extra passport photos for Nepal visa on the arrival
  • Travellers Cheques
  • Credit Cards
  • Personal Travel Insurance

Clothing

Head Wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Warm Synthetic wool Hat
  • Head Band/buff/Face mask/balaclava
  • Head lamp and Spare Batteries
  • Nose guard

Eye Wear
  • Sun Glasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Googgles

Hand Wear
  • Lightweight   Synthetic Gloves
  • Heavyweight Synthetic Gloves
  • Soft shell gloves
  • Disposable Hand Warmer
  • Mittens

Body
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Long Sleeved shirts
  • Short Sleeved Shirts
  • Wind Jacket
  • Down Suit
  • Down Jacket(Light Weight)
  • Down Jacket(Heavy Weight)
  • Soft shell Jacket
  • Hard shell Jacket

Down Wear
  • Trousers(Light Weight)
  • Trousers(Heavy Weight)
  • Wind Paints
  • Lightweight Underwear
  • Heavyweight  Long underwear
  • Lightweight Nylon paints
  • Down Pants
  • Soft shell pants
  • Hard shell pants
  • Insulated synthetic pants

Foot Wear
  • Light weight synthetic  socks
  • Climbing socks
  • Climbing boots
  • Trekking boots/Light hiking boots
  • Running Shoes
  • Insulated Camp boots(for Basecamp)
  • Gaiters

Accessories
  • Sunscreen  and Lip Balms
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Dairy and Writing Material
  • Camera with spare batteiries
  • Pocket knife
  • Sun Glass
  • Personal Toilet Equipment
  • Water Bottles
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Small Towels/Soap/Shampoo

Climbing Gear
  • Down Suits
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Carabinersr(Regular)
  • Carabiners(Locker)
  • Descender
  • Ascender
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Water Bottle
  • Duffol Bag
  • Trekking Back Pack(40 Ltr)
  • Climbing Back Pack (50 Ltr)
  • Sleeping Bag(-40) for higher camps
  • Sleeping Bag(-20) for Basecamp
  • Thermarest
  • Thermos
  • Trekking Poles
  • Pee Bottle

Primary/Travel Items
  • Passport and Photocopy of Passport /Some extra passport photos for Nepal visa on the arrival 
  • Travellers Cheques
  • Credit Cards
  • Personal Travel Insurance

Clothing

Head Wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Warm Synthetic wool Hat
  • Head Band/buff/Face mask/balaclava
  • Head lamp and Spare Batteries
  • Nose guard

Eye Wear
  • Sun Glasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Googgles

Hand Wear
  • Lightweight   Synthetic Gloves
  • Heavyweight Synthetic Gloves
  • Soft shell gloves
  • Hand Warmer
  • Mittens

Body
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Long Sleeved shirts
  • Short Sleeved Shirts
  • Wind Jacket
  • Down Suit
  • Down Jacket(Light Weight)
  • Down Jacket(Heavy Weight)
  • Soft shell Jacket
  • Hard shell Jacket

Down Wear
  • Trousers(Light Weight)
  • Trousers(Heavy Weight)
  • Wind Paints
  • Lightweight Underwear 
  • Heavyweight  Long underwear
  • Lightweight Nylon paints
  • Down Pants
  • Soft shell pants
  • Hard shell pants
  • Insulated synthetic pants

Foot Wear
  • Light weight synthetic  socks
  • Climbing socks
  • Climbing boots
  • Trekking boots/Light hiking boots
  • Running Shoes
  • Insulated Camp boots(for Basecamp)
  • Gaiters

Accessories
  • Sunscreen  and Lip Balms
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Dairy and Writing Material
  • Camera with spare batteiries
  • Pocket knife
  • Sun Glass
  • Personal Toilet Equipment
  • Water Bottles
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Small Towels/Soap/Shampoo

Climbing Gear
  • Down Suits
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Carabinersr(Regular)
  • Carabiners(Locker)
  • Descender
  • Ascender
  • Ice Axe 
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Water Bottle
  • Duffol Bag
  • Trekking Back Pack(40 Ltr)
  • Climbing Back Pack (50 Ltr)
  • Sleeping Bag(-40) for higher camps
  • Sleeping Bag(-20) for Basecamp
  • Thermarest
  • Thermos
  • Trekking Poles
  • Pee Bottle

Fixed Departures

Start Date
End Date
Price
Pax.
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Status
Start Date
2021-04-02
End Date
2021-05-28
Price
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Pax.
1
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Status
OPENED

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