Lhotse Expedition

Trip Overview

Trip facts

  •    Country: Nepal

Lhotse is the 4th highest peak in planet Earth at an elevation of 8516 meter which lies to the south of Everest. It is also termed as “South Peak” in Tibetan or south face which is three kilometers away from the Everest. There are three summits as the – Main Lhotse (8616 m), Lhotse Middle or simply East Lhotse (8414 m) and the Lhotse Shar (8383 m).

The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed in 1956 by F. Luchsinger and E.ReissLhotse expedition being one of the difficult to summit with steep ridges of Khumbu ice fall, however rewards you with the stunning views of Nuptse (7861 m), Lobuche (6119 m), Cho Oyu (8201 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), Nirekha (6069 m) including with Mount Everest (8848 m) and several snow-capped peaks. The base camp of Lhotse is the same of the Everest Base Camp.

This expedition begins by a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. As for all trekking for every Everest region, we follow the same route and begin a short trek to Phakding. Following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing the suspension bridge, we will reach - Namche Bazaar (Most inhabitants here are from Sherpa communities). Continuing trekking for few days, we will be crossing some of the popular places of the Everest region such as Thyangboche and Dingboche. As Dingboche is a perfect place for adapting the altitude, we here we will be acclimatizing here by hiking to the hilly areas for some days.

After properly acclimatizing, we will be summiting the Lhotse Peak. Reaching the top of the peak - you will be observing various mountains of the Khumbu region and spend abundant time relishing the views. We will then retrace back to base camp and trek through Dingboche, Thyangboche and then to Namche Bazaar. Again back to Phakding, then to Lukla and finally fly back to Kathmandu to mark the completion of the trek.

This Lhotse Expedition is 48 days audacious journey where the itinerary has been carefully designed by our climbing expert team carefully focusing the altitude for clients to adjust the altitude with plenty of time. The perfect time to Lhotse Expedition will be in spring (March-May) as it is also a peak season for trekking and ascending the peak. October and November are also known perfect period but for winter and summer, should be avoided due to extreme freezing cold and scorching heat. For more details or if you want to inquire more on Everest Lhotse Expedition, please feel free to contact or email us.

Below we list our day to day itinerary for Lhotse Expedition:

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01: Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel -1300m/4264ft

Day 2: Day 02-03: At leisure in Kathmandu

Day 3: Day 04: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla - 2,840m/9,315ft

Day 4: Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar

Day 5: Day 06: At leisure in Namche Bazar

Day 6: Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche

Day 7: Day 08: Trek to Dingboche

Day 8: Day 09-14: Acclimatization.

Day 9: .Day 14-40: Climbing period of Lhotse and Back to Base Camp

Day 10: Day 41-43: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Tenngboche

Day 11: Day 44-45: Trek to Phakding and Lukla

Day 12: Day 46: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 13: Day 47: Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 14: Day 48: Departure to your own destination

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel -1300m/4264ft

As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport our representative team will be there waiting for you and then they will greet you and then they will be helping you with the luggage and take you to the respective hotel. You can relax and freshen up or go for a shopping and in the evening the Accent Himalaya will be giving you a welcome dinner which serves the authentic Nepali cuisine and we will be briefing our trip. We will be spending our night at the hotel.

Meal: Welcome Dinner

Day 02-03: At leisure in Kathmandu

Today we will be sightseeing at the Kathmandu city by visiting the main heritage sites of the Kathmandu city which are Kathmandu durbar square- one of the ancient square, Pashupatinath temple- Hindu temple as well as the cremation sites of Hindus, Boudhanath stupa- one of the biggest stupa in south Asia, Swyambhunath temple- also known as monkey temple. In the afternoon our leader will be checking all the climbing equipment’s if you have anything to buy your personal item then you can buy at Kathmandu as tomorrow we will be leaving for the Himalayas.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla - 2,840m/9,315ft

Early morning we will take a scenic flight to Lukla and at the airport, our camp staff and porter will be there waiting for us then we will continue our trek to Phakding which is situated on the bank of the Dudh Koshi river in the Khumbu region. Reaching Phakding you will come across clean lodges and at the lodge, we will be spending our night at the lodge.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar

Today we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi River two times via suspension bridge and before reaching the village of Monjo we will be entering the Khumbu national park. Then we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River through huge suspension bridge and then we will ascend steeply for 2 hours and then we will reach Namche bazaar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: At leisure in Namche Bazar

We will be spending our day exploring Namche bazaar and take fully rest and acclimatize the altitude at 3450 meters.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche

Today we will be trekking alongside the valley of the Dudh Koshi River and on the way, we will get to view the Khumbu peaks which are Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Then continuing trekking and then we will cross the river and enter to the Imja valley and then we will reach the village of Dingboche.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche

Shaded by rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge andwith an  hour's walking from here brings us to Pangboche, an excellent viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Contouring up the valley side,crossing the river and turn up the Imja valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Dingboche.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09-14: Acclimatization.

Today we will be acclimatizing the altitude as it is the best spot for proper acclimatization. We will be hiking to some of the spots nearby for the proper acclimatization or we will be visiting the hospital nearby which runs by the Himalaya rescue association which is at Pheriche which is perfect for the acclimatization.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

.Day 14-40: Climbing period of Lhotse and Back to Base Camp

Today we will be summiting the Lhotse peak and reaching the top of the summit you will get to view the different peaks of the Khumbu region and then we will be spending some time taking a great picture of the Himalayas and after that, we will retrace back to base camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 41-43: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Tenngboche

We will be trekking to Namche bazaar via Dingboche and Tengboche.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 44-45: Trek to Phakding and Lukla

We will be trekking all the way to Phakding and Lukla.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 46: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

We will head morning to Lukla airport and then we will fly back to Kathmandu. As you arrive at the Kathmandu airport our team will pick you up and take you to the respective hotel and then you can take rest or freshen up and in the evening the Accent Himalaya team will be hosting a farewell dinner and celebrate the success of the expedition.

Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 47: Rest day in Kathmandu

The journey finally comes to an end as if you like we can visit some of the places nearby or do some souvenir shopping to your loved ones.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 48: Departure to your own destination

Today it is time to say goodbye to you all, as our team will be dropping you at the airport at three hours before your flight schedule.

Meal: Breakfast

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