- Lhotse Expedition with Lobuche peak climb
- Climb the fourth highest mountain in the world
- Follow the Everest climbing route
- Fully guided expedition with best Sherpa support
Lhotse Expedition 2023 Overview
|Total Duration:||57 Days|
|Coordinates:||27°57′42″ N 86°56′00″ E|
|Climbing Route:||West Face Couloir via South Col|
|First Ascent:||May 19, 1956|
|Group Size:||Max 12|
|Activity:||Mountaineering and Climbing|
Existing to the south of Everest, Lhotse is the fourth-highest mountain in the world. Lhotse is linked with Everest by Everest South Col. Many climbers have preferred the Western Face as the normal Lhotse Climbing Route. The southern face of Lhotse is considered one of the world’s largest Mountain faces as the southern face soar high up to 3.2 km in a mere 2.25km of horizontal distance. Lhotse Massif comprises Lhotse East (8414m), Lhotse (8516m) and Lhotse Shar (8383m). The successful attempt of Lhotse was made in 1956 by a Swiss team. Lhotse is located near Tibet and Lhotse in the Tibetan dialect means South Peak. Since Everest and Lhotse are located near to each other, we will follow the same route to Everest through Everest South Col. Everest climbers head to the left of South Col while Lhotse Climbers take the right path.
Lhotse Climbing Route
The route progresses through Khumbu icefall. Moving further from base camp, we will reach Camp 1 (5,900m/19,500ft) which exists at the top of Khumbu icefall that is surrounded by crevasses. From Camp 1, we will pass through a lateral moraine to the west ridge that greets us with a close-up view of Lhotse. This place is perfect for Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft). Leaving Camp 2, we will reach near to Lhotse wall by crossing glacier and ice cliffs where we will set Camp 3 (7,300m/23,700ft). Camp 4 (7,900m/25,912ft) is located near South Col. From Camp 4, we will proceed through steep rock sections to the summit.
Why join us on our Lhotse Expedition 2023?
- Guided by some of the best guides and the Sherpa team.
- 1:1 Sherpa to climber ratio on summit day and 1:4 leader to climber ratio
- The ascent of Lobuche peak for acclimatization
- Maximum oxygen and support
- Premier climbing experience on Lhotse
- A cohesive team of climbers
- A long history of high-altitude expeditions
Why climb with us?
For over 30 yrs the people who helm this venture have been successfully organizing high-altitude Expeditions ensuring safety first and service paramount. The success of the expedition depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and the best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the expedition safe and successful with the quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. You will be guided by highly professional mountain guides who are one of the best in this field and has experience successfully climbing Everest multiple times.
At Highland Expeditions, we provide 1:1 Sherpa to a client and a 1:4 climbing leader-to-client ratio. Compared to the facilities we provide; you will find our Lhotse Expedition cost to be very reasonable. We have no hidden fee. What you pay in the beginning is the final payment.
We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the expedition by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed for our Lhotse Expedition
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.
- 1:1 Sherpa to climber ratio and 1:4 leader to client ratio to assist during climb
- 4 bottled oxygen with use of latest mask and regulator
- Nepalese government royalty fees for Lhotse.
- All expedition organizational requirements
- Island Peak climb for acclimatization
- Service of base camp manager and climbing sirdars
- Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
- Radio set for communication between camps
- Meals at base camp and higher camps during expedition
- Personal tents at BC, high tents, kitchen tents, dining tents, shower tents, toilet tents, store tents, cooking utensils and more for your comfort.
- 6 nights accommodation at Kathmandu Guest House with breakfast on deluxe room
- Meals (B,L,D) and accommodation during trek upto BC and back to Lukla after expedition
- Ktm-Lukla-Ktm airfare
- Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
- Common climbing equipment
- Porterage of climbing equipment up to base camp and back to Lukla after expedition
- Khumbu icefall route fee
- Liaison officer daily wages and fees
- Applicable national park fees and local taxes
- 2 waterproof duffel bags
- International airfare
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Custom for bringing any expedition goods
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Insurance (Mandatory)
- Summit bonus
- Gratuities for staff
- Personal expenses