Mount Lhotse Expedition 39 Days

Trip Information

Are you in need of the wilderness adventure in your life to get repose from the drabness of the usual life? Trekking in Nepal or the adventure peak climbing or expedition in Nepal is the best option to choose for the adventure holiday. Backpacker ensures the adventure and smooth planning of your journey in Nepal. Mount Lhotse stands out in your quest to summit the world’s superlative mountains.

Mount Lhotse is the fourth tallest mountain of the world (8516m) and is situated nearby the world’s tallest peak the Mount Everest. Mount Lhotse Expedition, however, is one of the most difficult peaks to climb and ascend. The south face of the peak mostly has been the cause of many failed attempts and some tragic fatalities. Lhotse Middle was initially climbed by three groups of Russian climbers in 2001. At the time it was the last unclimbed named eight thousand meter summit. The long east-west crest is located straight away from the south of Mount Everest where the summits of the two mountains are associated by the South Col, a vertical edge that never drops below 8,000 meters.

Mount Lhotse is an equally important peak for expedition that provides an incredible life long experience of mountaineering. Conquering Mount Lhotse is not easy as it requires lots of mountaineering experience, skills, knowledge and stamina. As conquering the highest peak of the world might not be possible for everyone, hence, Mount Lhotse Expedition can serve as an alternative opportunity for them. It is equally necessary to consider the suitable time and whether so that you do not have to return with bitter experience. The months like April, May, late September and October are supposed to be the best time for climbing Mount Lhotse. Mount Lhotse Expedition is a challenging adventure in mountain climbing in Nepal where people can entertain themselves by climbing different ranges from high altitude to low altitude of mountain peaks. The entry point of Mount Lhotse is Lukla and in the same way its exit point is again Lukla.

Sherpa and the crew members of Backpacker Treks & Expedition working relentlessly for the qualitative trekking in Nepal or mountaineering in Nepal ensure the best service and exquisite hospitality in the astutely planned small group adventure packages in Nepal.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 04: Trek to Namche

Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche

Day 09: Trek to Lhotse Base Camp

Day 10: Base Camp Preparation

Day 11 - 33: Climbing Period

Day 34: Base Camp to Lobuche

Day 35: Trek to Tengboche

Day 36: Trek to Namche

Day 37: Trek to Lukla

Day 38: Flight to Kathmandu

Day 39: Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell!!

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
You will arrive at International Airport, where you will be warmly welcomed and then after you will be safely transferred into the hotel where we will discuss about the further plans as per your convince. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Valley is full with sightseeing where you will be visiting Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa along with three different Durbar Squares. So, we will have lots of fun and at the same time will get to learn many things related with the historical things and architecture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850m), trek to Phakding (2640m) 4 hrs
The next day, we will be taking a morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach the village of Lukla. Lukla is the start point of many expeditions and treks in the Everest region. After having breakfast in Lukla, we head towards Phakding, a beautiful village in the Khumbhu region. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3446m) 6hrs
We head towards Namche Bazzar (3446m) from Phakding on the fourth day. Namche Bazaar is a renowned place in the region of Khumbhu, known mostly for tourism, facilities of guesthouse and hotels and also as the gateway for the Everest. You can also visit the artistic monasteries that are present in Namche upon reaching the place. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Rest and acclimatization
On the 5th day of the expedition, we will be resting and acclimatizing to the conditions in Namche. Besides taking rest, we will also be traveling to the monasteries present in the Namche region. Interacting with the local Sherpas also provides with the chance to learn more about their culture and tradition. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5 hrs
Tengboche (3867m) is a village that lies in Khumbu Region. It is a popular Buddhist village where you are amazed with an artistically beautiful monasteries and several other Gompas. This is the birth place of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who first climbed the Everest in 1953, and it is the same monasteries where he was sent to be a monk. Trek to Tengboche takes almost five hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche
On the 7th day we will move for the trek to Pheriche. Pheriche is another village that lies in Khumbu Region of Eastern Nepal. In the past it was famous for farming village that grows millet, potatoes, buckwheat and so on. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4900m) 4 hrs
Lobuche (4900m) is the small arrangement close to the Mount Everest that lies in the Khumbu Regiona and takes four hours to approach. Lobuche is the last settlement along with lodging and fooding for the climbers who trek towards the Southern part of Everest Base Camp. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 09: Trek to Lhotse Base Camp
On the 9th day of our trek we will approach Lhotse Base Camp as we have gained significant experience related for the climbing. Lhotse Base Camp is situated besides the Khumbu glaciers which is similar with Everest Base Camp along with Island Peak. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 10: Base Camp Preparation
On the tenth day, we will be making preparations for the expedition or the climbing which is set to start the next day. We must be careful even about the minor details that are needed during mountain expedition. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 11-33: Climbing Period (8,516m)
The time period from 11 to 33 are an important duration of our trekking which is separated for the climbing period. This climbing period may be difficult but once you accomplish the climbing you will realize what you have gain in your life and most of all you will get to know the beautiful mountain which is covered with white snow. The nature is waiting to show its magical form so for that moment you have to go through physical difficulties. Our expedition team will guided and help you on the way to the top. They will make sure that you don’t face any difficulty while scaling the peak. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 34: Base Camp to Lobuche 4 hrs
Upon successful ascend to the top of Mount Lhotse, we return back to the Base Camp on day 33 itself. Hence the next day we start our return trek from the Base Camp. Four-five hours of trekking from the Base Camp leads us Lobuche. In spite of the tiredness we will continue our trek slowly. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 35: Trek to Tengboche 4 hrs
Taking a breakfast we will move early in the morning towards Tengboche and it almost covers Four hours. Just in case if we are not tired we will explore Tengboche as we still have time or can have rest if we want. It depends upon you we can switch the plan. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 36: Trek to Namche 4 hrs
We arrive at Namche Bazaar from Tengboche after about four hours of trekking. The downhill trail is smooth and we make a slow descend to Namche as we are quite tired of the expedition. We can also buy some home made products made by an inhabitants and keep it as a memo. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 37: Trek to Lukla 7 hrs
On the 37th day we will move for Lukla and it take seven hours of trekking from Namche to reach Lukla. Lukla is a beautiful place where we can sense the feeling of freezing so to save from icy cold we can have hot tea with local taste. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 38: Lukla- Kathmandu by flight
On the 38th day we will move from Lukla to Kathmandu taking our flight. You will reach Kathmandu in around 30 minutes and for the rest of the time you will be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 39: Departure from Kathmandu,Farewell!!
On the final day of the expedition itinerary, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport so that you can catch a flight to your home country.

Price: US$

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Lotse Peak permit, all govt. taxes & garbage deposit
  • Round trip airfare and domestic airport taxes
  • Liaison officer
  • One head Sardar/Guide
  • Cook(s) and kitchen boy(s)
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa per two clients)
  • Necessary number of porters
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears
  • All base camp meals + high altitude food (Backpack brand)
  • All necessary camping and kitchen gears
  • High-quality tents for both base camp and high camps
  • Gamov bag for medical propose
  • Oxygen with regulator set for medical purpose
  • Walkie-talkie set with radio base
  • Necessary EPI gas with burner
  • North face down jacket for -20 degree
  • Solar panel with batteries/ generator with fuel for power supply
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members
  • City sightseeing before end of the expedition

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.