Lhotse

Lhotse


From £21,500
Altitude 8,516m Grade: 4D

Lhotse is the world’s fourth highest mountain and was first climbed by Ernest Reiss of Switzerland in 1956.

The world's fourth highest mountain reaches an altitude of 8516m. Located next to Everest, it shares the route towards the South Col route to Camp 3 (7300m) high on the Lhotse Face. A final camp is placed at 7900m before the steep ice and rock Lhotse Couloir is climbed to gain the impressive knife edge ridge that leads to the summit. The mountain can be climbed separately or in combination (a tough challenge) with our Everest South Col Expedition. Please contact us for further details.

First climbed by Swiss climber Ernest Reiss in 1956, to this day Lhotse (Tibetan for “South Peak”) has only received just over 600 ascents compared to Everest’s several thousand. Why not join Adventure Peaks in climbing one of the most spectacular and dominating 8000m giants. Adventure Peaks has developed an outstanding reputation on 8000m peaks, as well as other technical high altitude peaks. We provide an excellent service at a cost effective price.

  • Climb the 4th highest mountain in the world
  • Ascent of Lobuche East to minimise the travel through the Khumbu Icefall in the acclimatisation phase of the expedition.
  • Route via the Western Cwm, Lhotse Face & Lhotse Couloir

Sherpa 1:1 price on request

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29th Mar 2023 - 12th May 2023 Spaces45 £21,950£22,750 Book Now
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* A deposit of £2,000 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPrice
Lhotse Oxygen £1,200

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition. 
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other valley/town accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. 
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies
  • 90-120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from The Expedition Shop

What's Excluded

  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified
  • Personal medical supplies 
  • Personal use of communication equipment
  • Excess baggage
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances
  • Oxygen

Itinerary

Day 1

International Flight.

Day 2

Arrive Kathmandu usually early evening. Transfer to hotel close to the famous, bustling Thamel district of Kathmandu. Generally we spend two days in Kathmandu completing final preparation and gear checks before taking our flight to Lukla. (H,B)

Day 3

Morning briefing after which the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the wonders of Kathmandu. Sightseeing tours can be arranged and would include visiting the temples of Bodnath, Swayambhunath (The
Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Durbar Square. Simply wandering around the huge array of shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in Thamel is a fascinating experience. (H,B)

Day 4

Early in the morning we transfer to the airport for a spectacular and breathtaking flight to the Sherpa village of Lukla (2800m). After lunch we can do the short walk along the typically stony path that descends from the forested terraces of Lukla. This takes us right into the Dudh Kosi (‘river of milk’) valley and the brightly painted lodges of Phakding (2610m). From here there are stunning views of Kusum Kanguru’s North Face (6367m). Along the trail are mani stone walls, brightly decorated with coloured paints. Buddhists hold these sacred and you must, as a sign of respect, pass these in a clockwise direction (T,B,L,D).

Day 5

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). We trek into the Sherpa capital and heart of the Khumbu. You will now be becoming familiar with local protocol for passing chortens, mani stones, yaks, spinning prayer wheels etc and enjoying the hustle and bustle of trekking and everyday life that exists on the ‘Everest Trail’. At Monjo we enter Sagarmartha National Park and can visit the small visitor centre there. Here the track starts to rise up the famous Namche Hill, the first big ascent and time to drop down a gear and take a slow and steady pace. 4-5 hrs duration. (T,B,L,D).

Day 6

Acclimatisation/Rest Day in Namche Bazaar. It is important to have a couple of nights and a rest day in Namche before proceeding any higher. You can spend the day taking short walks up to Thami or  Khumjung, visiting the Everest, Ama Dablam and Pumori viewpoints or just relaxing and exploring the narrow streets of this busy Sherpa capital. (T,B,L,D).

Day 7

Namche Bazaar to Debouche (3800m). Heading north east up the side of the Dudh Kosi, we climb steeply out of Namche where the mountain views start to open up and become more dramatic, with superb views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. We eventually drop down to Phortse Tenga where we will have lunch. After lunch we take the gentle zig-zag trail up to the beautiful Thengboche monastery. We will have time to visit the monastery before dropping down to Debouche, which is 20 minutes down the trail from Thengboche. 5-6 hrs duration. (T,B,L,D).

Day 8

Debouche to Dingboche (4358m). A good day walking through beautiful rhododendron trees that gradually takes us back to the river and into Pangboche, a great viewpoint for Ama Dablam. On leaving the village we turn up the Imja valley to reach the lovely and picturesque village of Dingboche. 6-7hrs duration. (T,B,L,D).

Day 9

Acclimatisation/Rest days at Dingboche. (T,B,L,D).

Day 10

Dingboche to Lobuche: (4,930m) Today we
reach the extensive and overwhelming Khumbu glacier and trek up alongside it to reach the small village of Lobuche. (T,B,L,D).

Days 11 - 14

Ascent of Lobuche East (6119m). By acclimatising on Lobuche we can reduce the number of times we have to travel through the Khumbu Icefall down to 3 journeys. Teams that don’t acclimatise elsewhere will
normally have to make an extra journey through the icefall in readiness for a summit bid.

Day 15

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) A 3-4 hour walk next to the Khumbu Glacier brings us to the crossing of the Changri Glacier to Gorak Shep. You are welcome to take a evening ascent of Kalar Patar (5554m) to catch the classic sunset view of Everest. (T,B,L,D).

Day 16

Everest Base Camp Trek (5340m) up to the historical Everest Base Camp (T,B,L,D).

Days 17 - 51

Climbing Period

Days 52 - 58

Return to Kathmandu and fly home.

Photos

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

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