Altitude 8516m, 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

Trip dossier

Trip Dossier

  • 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. 
  • 5 x 4Ltr cylinders of oxygen.
  • 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 Adventure Peaks shop
  • 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

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£2000 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
2nd Apr 2023 - 31st May 2023
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
1st Apr 2023 - 31st May 2023