Lhoste Expedition

Mount Lhotse Expedition – 8,516m/27,940ft

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW

Highlights
  • Summit of Lhotse the 4th highest mountain
  • 11 days back and forth trek to Everest base camp on full board
  • Benefits of 30 days logistic arrangement at base camp and rotations to Camp I, II, III & IV
  • Safe climb and descend with the assistance of an experienced climbing crew
  • A Pooja ceremony and technical climbing skill training
  • Climbing on Khumbu Icefall and experience walk on the ladder to cross crevasses
  • A steep climb on blue ice and snow to Camp III
  • Steep climb and traverses on Yellow band and Lhotse Face to Camp IV

Overview

Mount Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world standing at an elevation of 8,516 meters above sea level. It is a neighboring mountain to Everest, located in the Mahalangur Himal on the border between the Nepalese Khumbu region and the north of Tibet. On both sides it is surrounded by a vast sanctuary – Sagarmatha National Park on Nepal Side and on the Tibetan side by the Qomolangma National Nature Reserve.

Lhotse is connected to Everest via the south cole so it is named the “South Peak” in Tibetan. Lhotse is the only mountain having three summits, the main summit, the middle summit at 8,414m, and Lhotse Shar at 8,383m above sea level.

The main summit of  Lhotse was first climbed on 12th May 1970 by the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition team member Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger. Lhotse and Everest share the same route and camps up to the Yellow Band beyond Camp III. From Yellow Band, the route separates, Everest towards the left while Lhotse to the right further up to the Lhotse face. The technical part for climbing Lhotse is the icy and rocky gully known as “Reiss Couloir” – the last part of the summit.