Mt Lhotse Expedition (8516m) - 2017 Spring

Mt Lhotse Expedition (8516m) - 2017 Spring

Lhotse stands at 8516m, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m.

Lhotse stands at 8516m, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m. Sometimes mistakenly Lhotse has been identified as the south peak of the Everest massif. No serious attention was given to climbing Lhotse until Everest had finally been ascended. Lhotse first climbed in 1956 as an alternative route towards the summit of Everest. Lhotse Main was first climbed in 1956 by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger who were part of a Swiss expedition. Lhotse Shar was first climbed on December 5, 1979 by Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter by taking the SE-ridge. It was not until 2001 that Lhotse Middle was conquered by the Russian Expedition (See below for details).

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Preparation for Expedition.
Day 3: Official work for expedition & briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
Day 4: Flight to Lukla 2860m. then trek to Phokding 2622m. or Manjo.
Day 5: Phokding/Manjo – Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 6: Rest day for acclimatization and Hiking around.
Day 7: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche 3867m.
Day 8: Tengboche – Dingboche 4343m.
Day 9: Dingboche – Labuche 4915m.
Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp 5380m.
Day 11-37: Climbing Period for Mt. Lhotse east (Middle 8413m.)
Day 38: Cleaning up Base Camp and backpack.
Day 39: Trek back to Pheriche 4343m.
Day 40: Pheriche – Tengboche 3837m.
Day 41: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 42: Namche Bazaar – Lukla and transfer to Teahouse Lodge.
Day 43: Fly back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 44: Free in Kathmandu.
Day 45: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

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