Lhotse climbers accompany the Lobuche climbers to EBC, and for the acclimatization climb of that peak. After that, we have two rotations planned (same as for Everest climbers) to ensure that you are ready to ascent the world’s 4th highest peak. The Lhotse route follows the Everest route to above the Yellow Band, then heads up the couloir. Lhotse is a stiff climb, more difficult than Cho Oyu. Our Sherpa team will fix the route all the way to the summit, but there is steep ice and rock in the Lhotse Couloir so you need to be very fit and capable. You will use oxygen starting at C3 on the summit rotation, then from C3 to high camp, overnight there, and on summit day. Lhotse climbers will be provided 7200 liters of climbing oxygen C3 to summit and back. Figure 1800L at C3, 3600L at Col, 1800L for climb. The goal would be to descend to C2 after the summit. IMG has now done six Lhotse climbs, each successful (2009, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13 and ’18).
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world is located in the South of Everest massif, separated by the Everest South col. Generally we operate Lhotse expedition in post monsoon season (spring) though it can also be organized in autumn season on request. Lhotse is a massif of different in the Lhotse range such as Lhotse shar, Lhotse middle, Lhotse East and we climb the highest peak of the massif.
Lhotse Climbing route follows the Everest route until Camp III, then splits off to “Lhotse Camp 4” steep up the Camp III. Our Sherpa team will fix the route all the way to the summit, but there is steep ice and rock in the Lhotse Couloir so you need to be very fit and capable.
Our Lhotse expedition begins after a panoramic flight to Lukla, following the classics Everest route, we set up base camp on same as Everest Base camp, after our strong team of Sherpas set up various camps, whereas members have the chance to up and down acclimatizing and on a favorable day we attempt to climb this impressive mountain.
Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Preparing expedition in Kathmandu & hotel
Day 03: Expedition Briefing in department of tourism
Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding stay lodge
Day 05: Trek Phakding & Namche Bazaar stay lodge
Day 06: Acclimatization, day hiking uphill stay lodge
Day 07: Trek Namche to Thyangboche 3860m. Lodge
Day 08: Trek Thyanboche to Pheriche4240m.Lodge
Day 09: Trek Pheriche to Lobuche 4900m. stay lodge
Day 10: Lobuche to Lhotse base camp and camping
Day 11 – 44 Climbing Period Lhotse 8516m
Day 45: Trek base camp to Pheriche and stay lodge
Day 46: Trek Periche to Namche bazaar stay lodge
Day 47: Trek Namche bazaar to Lukla staying lodge
Day 48: Fly to Kathmandu airport and transfer hotel
Day 49: Free day and relaxing in Kathmandu -hotel
Day 50: Transfer to airport from Hotel for departure
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements.
The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.
Cost Included Full Board Services:
- ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
- HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights Hotel in Kathmandu one double room with breakfast basis
- WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- TRANSPORTATION: Kathmandu to Base Camp to Kathmandu transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for the entire expedition and trekking
- CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Lhotse expedition
- ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Lhotse summit route fixing charge
- TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee
- MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee/ fresh meat & fresh vegetable during the climbing and trekking days
- LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance, and both way airfare
- COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook, Camp-2 cook and Kitchen helpers
- PORTERS: Porters up to the Kathmandu to Base Camp to Kathmandu and return from the base camp
- STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation, and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
- MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE: Maximum fifty kilograms per member as a personal baggage
- BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
- BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair, and other required equipment
- ELECTRICITY: Generator at the base camp and solar panel at C2 for light or charging any electronic devices
- HEATER: Heater at the base camp for a member and staff
- COMMUNICATION: Communication device like Satellite Phone & Willkie-Talkie in case of emergency.(USE PAY)
- Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) & Gamow Bag along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
- Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on mount Everest Expeditions.(USE PAY)
- INTERNET AND CELL-PHONE: Internet service, satellite and cell-phone network available at the base camp (chargeable as per use)
- MEDICAL SERVICE: HRA medical camp provides emergency medical services with certain charge
- WEATHER FORECAST: Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
- OXYGEN: O2 Poisk oxygen 5 bottles allocated for member and 2 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
- MASK AND REGULATOR: Will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa
- BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our base camp
- HIGH ALTITUDE TENT: North Face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent from Base Camp to C1, C2, C3 and C4
- GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers etc.
- CLIMBING SHERPA GUIDE: One professional climbing Sherpa per member
- CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages, carrying bonus and summit bonus
- EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for Base Camp cook, camp two coo, and kitchen helpers
- RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook, and staff
- Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,
- FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with the cultural show in Kathmandu
- International flight ticket, taxes and visas
- Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
- Personal trekking & climbing equipment
- All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
- Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
- Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
- Extra yak charge