Mt. Lhotse, (8,516 m /27,940 ft), the fourth tallest peak of the world is a mountain adjoined with the tallest peak of the world – Mt Everest (8848.86m/29032ft). The climbing line to Lhotse Expedition follows the same line as the climb on Everest, including the aptly named Lhotse face almost all the way to Everest’s Geneva Spur from here it follows a steep climb through a long couloir to all the way to the summit
The chief way to the summit is the Lhotse Couloir. It is located on the west face, or the Lhotse Face, one of the faces of the Lhotse. The couloir is a massive ice gully and presents the most challenging part of the climb for the expedition members. At certain points, its increase is as steep as 80 degrees. It features two rocky areas – the Yellow Band and Geneva Spur. Apart from trying territory, climbers going over the gully must be wary of episodic snowfall.
Mt. Lhotse Expedition is an adventurous journey to the 4th tallest peak of the world (8516 m) which lies just 3km to the south of Everest. Situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal, Mt. Lhotse has three faces Lhotse (8516 m), Lhotse East (8414 m), and Lhotse Shar (8383 m), and the journey to Lhotse separates from Everest massif once you reach South Col only. It is an exhilarating climb that follows the Everest climbing trail up the Lhotse Face before the course steepens to follow an icy gulch to the summit.
Mt Lhotse was climbed first by Mr. Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss from Switzerland on 18th May 1956. The cavalcade route of the Mt. Lhotse Expedition is the same as the route with Mt. Everest. All expedition teams of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse ascend just below the South Col on the Lhotse face and set up camps I, II, and III at the same place. Climbing Lhotse is considered much more technical compared to other 8000m peaks Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Makalu.
After considering the history and previous climbing experience, Satori Adventures noted that Mt. Lhotse Expedition is too technical compared to Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Makalu. However these days, due to the numerous amenities and everything, you can climb this mountain with our experienced mountain experts.
A journey to the Lhotse summit begins by flying from Kathmandu to Lukla and the trekking begins here. Continuing the trek following the trekking route of standard EBC, we reach there. At Everest Base Camp, we prepare for training, do some acclimatization, and begin the upward climb to Camp I, II, and III. It will be the same route as Everest Expedition till we reach Yellow Band. After the Yellow Band, the routes diverge with climbers bound for Everest taking a left over the Geneva Spur up to the South Col, while Lhotse climbers take a right further up the Lhotse face. The last part of the summit leads through a narrow couloir until the Lhotse main peak reaches.
Mount Lhotse (8516M/27,940ft.) was first ascended on May 18th,1956, when Mr. Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss, a Switzerland Group. In 1955 the International Himalayan Expedition team, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, reached 8100m on Lhotse.
The group included two Austrian climbers Erwin Schneider, and Ernst Senn, and two Swiss Bruno Spirig and Arthur Spöhel. They went with almost 200 local porters and eight climbing Sherpas guides. After a brief look at the hazardous southern slants of Lhotse Shar, they turned their attention to the Northwest face of Lhotse.
The groups were beaten back by unpredictably strong wind and cold temperatures. When the team noted the coordinate of 27° 57'45" N 86° 56'03" E was the real summit location, south col became the usual climbing route. The caravan route of the Mt. Lhotse Expedition is the same as the route with Mt. Everest.
All expedition teams of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse reach just below the South Col on the Lhotse face and set up camps I, II, and III at the same place. After considering the history and previous climbing experience, Outward Adventure Treks and Expedition noted that Mt. Lhotse Expedition is too technical compared to Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Makalu.
However, the journey now is much easier these days. Now, the route to Camp IV (The same camps; I, II, III, and IV will be set for Everest and Lhotse) is too easier as Everest Expedition set everything and make the way clear. Leaving the main route to Everest, you will catch your way to the summit through the Lhotse Couloir.
Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 02-03 - In Kathmandu for official formalities and last-minute preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 04 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]
Day 05 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]
Day 06 - Rest and Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar-Hike to Everest View Hotel [3,450m/11,319ft]
Day 07 - Trek to Tengboche [3860 m/12660 ft]
Day 08 - Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]
Day 09 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche – Hike to Nagarjun Hill [5,100 m/16,728 ft]
Day 10 - Trek to Lobuche High Camp [5,400m/17,720ft]
Day 11 - Summit Lobuche East (6119m/20,070ft) and back to Lobuche [4,910 m/16,105 ft]
Day 12 – Contingency Day
Day 13 - Trek to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,864ft] and Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft]
Day 14 - Rest day at Everest Base Camp
Day 15 - 19 Conduct Puja Ceremony, Training Practices, and get organized at Everest Base Camp
Day 20-54 Climbing Period of Lhotse (Summit Lhotse and Back to Everest Base Camp)
Day 55 - Trek Everest Base Camp to Pheriche [4,210 m/13,809 ft]
Day 56 - Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 57 - Trek to Lukla
Day 58 - Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 59 - Rest day in Kathmandu in preparation for the final departure
Day 60 - Final Departure