Mt. Lhotse Expedition

The fourth highest mountain in the world, The Lhotse is often overlooked as its neighbor Everest steals all the limelight. Nevertheless, at 8,516m, it is the fourth highest mountain in the world. The Lhotse Middle (east) is 8,414m while Lhotse Shar is 8,383m. The famous mountaineer Norman Dyhrenfurth made an unsuccessful attempt on the mountain in 1955 accompanied by two Austrians. Later a Swiss team comprising Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger made it to the summit on 18th May 1956. They were part of the Swiss Mount Everest/ Lhotse expedition. On 12th May, two Austrians, Zepp Maier and Rolf Walter ascended Lhotse Shar while Lhotse Middle remained unclimbed until forty-five years later, Russian climbers, Eugeny Vinogradsky, Segei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov and Petr Kuznetsov finally conquered it. Many climbers attempting to climb Everest go climb Lhotse for acclimatization and the normal route to the highest peak starts up the Lhotse before veering off towards the true destination. The first Nepali to climb Lhotse was Urkien Tshering Sherpa who ascended on 8th May 1977.

MAXIMUM : 44 Days
ENTRY : Lukla
EXIT : Lukla

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 Arrivals in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 02 Document apply for Annapurna expedition permit
Day 03 Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 04 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding
Day 05 Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 06 Trek Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Day 07 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 08 Trek Tengboche to Pheriche
Day 09 Trek Pheriche to Lobuche
Day 10 Trek Lobuche to Lhotse Base Camp
Day 11 Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization
Day 12-36 Climbing period of Lhotse 8,516m
Day 37 Trek Lhotse Base Camp to Lobuche
Day 38 Trek Lobuche to Tengboche
Day 39 Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 40 Trek Namche Bazaar to Phakding
Day 41 Trek Phakding to Lukla
Day 42 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 43 Rest days at Kathmandu
Day 44 Departure your destination