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Mt. Lhotse Expedition (8,516M)

  • Trip Code: LHOT
  • Trip Duration: 40 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 1 to 15
  • Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Max Altitude: 8516m
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Flight , Trekking and Climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Tea houses and Camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous


Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), the fourth highest mountain peak in the world, is located in Khumbu Valley just next to Mount Everest separated from the South Col of Everest. The range also includes Lhotse Middle (8,414m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) along with Lhotse main looks as Triple gems. Best known for its proximity to Mout Everest, it is a dramatic peak having the steepest south face that rises 3.2 km in only 2.25km of horizontal distance from the base camp. The western face of Lhotse, also known as the Lhotse flank, is a 1,125m high wall of glacial blue ice that can be seen on the way to Base Camp. This face of Mt. Lhotse rises at 45 and 52-degree pitches with the occasional 80-degree bulges always being there.

Our 2022 Lhotse expedition team expects to summit Lhotse from 22nd April to 02nd May 2022. Our main Sherpa who climbed Everest 14 times already Mr. Lhakpa Sherpa, Mr. Pemba Sherpa, Mr. Tenjin Sherpa, Mr. Jyanbu Sherpa, and Mr. Tendi Sherpa have decided to lead the team. In the upcoming Spring of 2023, Our professional and fully experienced team do their best to make our client’s dream 99% successful.


Itinerary of Mt. Lhotse Expedition (8,516M)

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in hotel on BB Basis

After breakfast visit to Department of Ministry of Tourism for orientation briefing class regarding the rule and regulation of Mountaineering in Nepal and return to hotel for all type of equipment details review, if missing bits of clothing and equipment or any type of needs goods, we will go for last shopping. Then will have dinner together in a local delicious restaurant before departure to almost one and half month to mountain. Group will be introduced if there will be other unknown accompany member in the team for this Expedition.

Overnight in heritage hotel on BB basis.

Breakfast served in the early morning in your hotel and drive to Kathmandu airport for your domestic flight to Lukla. It’s takes approximately 28 minutes. There’ll be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Chomlung in the DudhKosi valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river’s course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding.

Overnight in Phakding at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After the breakfast, we start our journey to Namche Bazaar, from Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail. Continue along beside the DudhKosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of KusumKangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. Our lunch spot in Monjo, Leaving Monjo, we again cross the DudhKosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the BhoteKosi and DudhKosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have a fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m),Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), AmaDablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horse- shoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazaar. Stay in the heart of the village, with the afternoon free to bargain in the shops for “Tibeta artifacts, relax over a cup of tea and talk with our experienced Trekking guides and simply marvel at the beautiful scenery.

Overnight in Namche at lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full day to acclimatize Exploring Namche and Sherpa culture. Wake up early in the morning and  climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Namche is famous for its local market or bazaar. Each week, Sherpas from the surrounding villages come to buy food and to socialize. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought in from the lowland village, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Jiri. Spend the morning exploring this colorful and lovely spectacle. Perhaps walk along the Thame Valley in the afternoon or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna.

Overnight in Namche at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfst we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the DudhKosi River, where the views are incredible, behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and KwangdeHimal (6194m), across the valley to the south, the towering ice- fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and Everest looms above ridge, a black triangular rock, “Sagarmatha. to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the DudhKosi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water – driven paryer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately two and half hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation center.

Overnight in Thengboche at Lodge

Meal: Brekfast, Lunch Dinner

From Thyangboche, we descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, to the nunnery at Deboche. Keep an eye open for Blood and Danghe pheasant and high on the steep slopes of the valley, Himalayan Thar (wild goats). We cross the ImjaKhola, ascending gradually, with the beautiful Amadablam dominating the skyline, to visit the monastery. The afternoon walk follows a trail high above the ImjaKhola. A little further upstream we cross the tributary stream and ascend over glacial moraines to our lodge in the ‘summer settlement’ of Dingboche.

Overnight in in Dingboche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we have a full day for acclimatization and exploring. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when large numbers of yaks are brought here to graze on the valley pastures. Those looking for a pleasant walk can head up the valley towards Chukung. The views are fantastic, the towering south face of Lhotse to the north, Island peak in the centre of the valley, and the fluted ice – walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley from a hauntingly beautiful sight.

Overnight in in Dingboche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We are now well above the tree line and your journey today’s brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the tea shops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4910m for your evening stay. Take time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day.

Overnight in Lobuche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wonderful and rewarding day, first final destination of this trip to Everest Base Camp set out on the opposite the dreaded icefall-the most dangerous section of the Lhotse/Everest Summit. Rocky trail is in busy in April/May with porters carrying in supplies and the site is a riot of colorful tents perched on the ice. Lhotse/Everest Base Camp is the main camp for mountaineers and Trekkers feel very happy to be in Everest Base Camp as it makes a Life time memories for the adventure fulfillment.

Overnight in Gorak Shep

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning climb up to Kalapattar the second final destination of this trip to view sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain along with 3600 Degree Outstanding spectacular view of numerous sky towering mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt.LhotseShar (8382m), Mt.ChoOyu (8201m), Mt. Pumari (7165m), Mt. Khumbtse (6639m), Mt. Numptse (7864m), Mt. Amadablam (6814m), Mt.Changtse (7550m), Mt.Cholatse6335m), and many more other peaks that crowd the horizon the all directions. Down back to GrakShep for breakfast and then Head to Lhotse/Everest Base Camp.


Overnight in Lhotse/Everest Base Camp in tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in Lhotse/Everest Base Camp in tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure both from international and domestic airport.
  • Kathmandu – Lukala- Kathmandu Schedule flight tickets.
  • KTM-Lukla-KTM flight tickets for Climbing Sherpa guide, license officer and kitchen staff.
  • Cargo clearance support at the time of arrival and departure in both domestic and Intl airport.
  • Each of climbing guest allowanced 70 kg personal baggage carrying by porter or Yak to the Everest Base Camp.
  • Transportation of food supply to base camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter /Yaks to base camp)
  • 4 nights (2 nights before and 2 nights after the trip) in a boutique hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis mentioned as on scheduled Itinerary.
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trekking.
  • Accommodation for all involved Nepalese Staff during the trekking base camp time.
  • All the base camp equipment such as stores tent, dining tents, kitchen tent, cooking utensils, chairs, tables, toilet tents and appropriate required services at advance base camp and camp two.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • Generator for thepropose of back-up of lighting power and charging electronic tools.
  • Tents for above base camp in Camp 1, 2, 3 and camp 4 for clients and guests.
  • EPI cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, three and south col for cooking food, boiling water.
  • Every climbing member will have an individual tent even in the base camp.
  • Gamow bags (Portable altitude chamber).
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of USD 3 per minute call.
  • 7 Bottles (28L) of the Russian company Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (Most of our climbers preferred to use Poisk brands of the Oxygen)
  • Latest model of mask and regulators
  • Any extra Emergency Oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staffs.
  • Daily weather report services from settle based.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp.
  • An experienced, trained, government licensed holder and already 3/4 times Everest summiteer Sherpa Climbing/Expedition Guide each climber.
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at base camp and cook at camp 2.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • Insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff and Helicopter rescue if needed.
  • Government representative Liaison officer.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, lunch and dinners with tea/coffee) in available tea house / hotel lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day (Breakfasts, lunch and dinners) will be serve at base camp and camp two.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during expedition for both members and crews.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Lhotse (8516m)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permits.
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system).
  • Counseling at department of Tourism and pre-departure information.
  • Ice fall charges by Sagarmatha pollution control committee for both mountains.
  • Alpine rope fixing change for both mountain.
  • SPCC (SagarmathaPolution Control Committee) Charge.
  • Insurance for Sherpa guide, Liaison officer and all Nepalese supporting team.
  • Garbage deposit for both mountain even though it is refundable as per the provisions made by government of Nepal.
  • Trekking and climbing map of the Mt. Everest.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (If necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Special gifts of Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd as a Love of Token.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water.
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Walkie-talkies and filming permit (if special camera or walkies- talkies).
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, battery charger.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items or bags.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear (Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice Axe/Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling etc (Can hire/buy in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue and rescued amount will be claimed from your insurance.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per it is mountaineering rule in Nepal USD 800.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff ( Required to calculate it)
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkie or satellite phone and internet expenses
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes. Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Trip Code: LHOT
  • Trip Duration: 40 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 1 to 15
  • Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Max Altitude: 8516m
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Flight , Trekking and Climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Tea houses and Camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous

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