Lhotse Expedition (8,516m) Spring 2020-60 Days

Mount Lhotse Expedition (8,516m), the fourth highest mountain in the world lies 3 km south of Mount Everest.

  •   Destination: Everest Region
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: More Diffculty
  •  Max Altitude: 8,516m
  •  Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •   Transportation: Private car/van and domestic flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the tour and expedition

  Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house basis during trekking, camping basis while climbing

Trip Introduction

Mount Lhotse (8,516m), the fourth highest mountain in the world lies 3 km south of Mount Everest. It offers three summits: Lhotse main summit 8516m, Lhotse Sar 8383m and Lhotse East or Lhotse Middle 8413m. Lhotse can be climbed from south face nearby Chhukung or the primary route via south col. Our commercial south col route progress through Khumbu Ice Fall, moving further, we will reach Camp 1 that exists at the top of Khumbu icefall that is surrounded with crevasses. From Camp 1, we will pass through lateral moraine to west ridge that greets us with close-up view of Lhotse. This place is perfect for Camp2. Leaving Camp2, we will reach near to Lhotse wall by crossing glacier and ice cliffs where we will set Camp3. Camp4 is located near to South Col. From Camp 4, we will proceed through steep rock sections to the summit.

Utmost Adventure will provide acclimatization excursion to nearby Lobuche Peak (6,119m) which is great idea to ensure you are well acclimatized before you start the Lhotse Expedition.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Expedition preparation day (1400m). Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Morning flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2600m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 06: Acclimatization in Namche Bazar. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 07: Namche – Dole (4040m). Overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 08: Dole – Machharmo (4420m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 09: Machharmo – Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 10: Explore around Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 11: Gokyo to Thangnak (4700m). Overnight at Tea house / lodge.
Day 12: Thangnak – Chola Pass (5368m) to Zonglha (4700m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 13: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 14: Acclimatization day at Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 15: Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: High Camp to Lobuche Peak (6119 m) & back to High Camp (5400m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Lobuche High Camp to Ghorakshep (5190m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 18: Gorakshep – Kalapathar to Everest Base Camp (5380m). Overnight at Tented camp.
Day 19 – Day 58: Climbing Period for South Route to Mt. Lhotse (8516m). Overnight at tented camp.
Everest Base Camp to Camp1, Camp1 to Camp2, Camp2 to Camp3, Camp3 to Camp4 to Summit to Camp4, Camp4 to Camp2, Camp2 to Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp: 17700ft. / 5380m
Camp 1: 19900ft. / 6065m. Overnight at tented camp.
Camp 2: 21300ft. / 6500m. Overnight at tented camp.
Camp 3: 24500ft. / 7470m. Overnight at tented camp.
Camp 4: 25850ft. / 7900m. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 59: Gorakshep to Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 60: Lobuche High Camp to Tengboche (3870m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 61: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 62: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800 m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 63: Fly to Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 64: Free day in Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 65: Departure

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Date And Costs

The best time for expedition to Mt. Lhotse is during spring (April to May) and autumn (October, November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this expedition can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Fixed Departure

Accommodation

We will be staying at 3/4 star hotel in Kathmandu, Tea house / Lodge accommodation during trekking and fully camping basis while climbing. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, while camping there will be tented shower and bathroom.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available . There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mount Lhotse Expedition is a strenuous expedition. Climbers who can walk/climb up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this expedition fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Lhotse Expedition by climbing, jogging and exercising regularly at least couple months prior to the start of the expedition. Climbing to the Mt. Lhotse should be relatively fine for those who have experienced climbing over 7,000m. Past climbing, hiking experience would be an asset because technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for expedition to Mt. Lhotse is during spring (April to May) and autumn (October, November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this expedition can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.


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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.