Lhotse better known as “South Peak” and also known as “Pinyin” in China is the 4th highest mountain in the world of the height of 8,516 m (27,940 ft.)above sea level. Lhotse, located in the South of Everest massif is separated by the South col. This mountain(Lhotse) which is best known for its proximity to Mount Everest hascollects of 3 summits, first or main summits is at 8526m, second or middle (East) at 8414 and third or Lhotse Shar at 8383m. The main summit of Lhotse was first scaled by the Swiss Team on May 18, 1956.

This Peak is quite famous for its tremendous and dramatic south face; the face raises 3.2 km within 2.25km horizontal distance making the steepest face of this size in the world. The south face of this mountain has many failed attempts, extremely difficult to climb and has few ascents. Our expedition will be from its “West Face”. The Lhotse standard climbing route follows the same path as Everest's South Col route up to the Yellow Band beyond Camp 3. After the Yellow Band the routes diverge with climbers bound for Everest taking a left over the Geneva Spurup to the South Col, while Lhotse climbers take a right further up the Lhotse face. The last part to the summit leads through a narrow couloir until the Lhotse main peak is reached

Trip Facts

Activity: Expedition

Duration: 54 Days

Grade: Hard

Highest Alt: 8,516 m , 27,940 ft

Trek Type: Lodge / Tea house / Camping Trek

Best Season: Spring

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02

Trip briefing, paper works and gear checking

Day 03

Fly to Lukla (2800m) & Trek to Phakding (2640m).

Day 04

Phakding to Namche Bazar (3446m)

Day 05

Namche Bazar ; Exploration day (Rest)

Day 06

Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3800m)

Day 07

Tengboche to Dingboche (4243m)

Day 08

Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 09

Lobuche High Camp (5400m)

Day 10

Lobuche peak (6119m) ascent and back to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 11

Lobuche to Everest Base camp (5400m)

Day 12 To Day 49

Mt. Lhotse Climbing period (max. 8,516 m , 27,940 ft)

Day 50

Everest Base Camp to Pheriche (4371m)

Day 51

Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3446m)

Day 52

Namche bazaar to Lukla (2640m)

Day 53

Flight to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 54

Final Departure