Mount Lhotse Expedition

Trip Grade :
Challenging to Adventurous
Max-Altitude :
Duration :
60 Days
Destination :
Trip Duration :
60 days
Trip start/end :
Grade :
Best Time to Climb :
Spring (March April and May)
Activities :
Trekking and Mountaineering.
Climbing Route :
Normal Route via Everest Base Camp
Accommodation :
5-star hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse/lodge during the trek, and camp during the expedition
Included Meals :
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) throughout the trip days
Transportation :
Airport and hotel transfers through the private vehicle, Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
Group Size :
Minimum- 2 people, Maximum- 10 people
Major Attractions :
Lukla, Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche monastery, Nagarjun hill, Lobuche Peak/Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Mt. Lhotse itself
Popular Viewpoints :
Everest View Hotel, Nagarjun hill, Lobuche Peak, Kala Patthar, Lhotse Summit

Starting Price

$25000 per person


  • Stand at the top of Lhotse (8,516M/27,940ft.), the fourth highest point of the earth.
  • Witness the perfect views of  other 3 of the 8000m peaks including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu along with dozen other 7000m and 6000m peaks
  • Explore the Sherpa villages, World Heritages of Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Durbar Squares (Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur), Changunarayan, and Boudhanath) and Sagarmatha National Park, religious shrines ( monasteries, chortens, gompas, prayer wheels and prayer flags, deep valleys, glacial lakes, glaciers
  • Camp near the legendary Khumbu Icefall
  • Climb with the well-experienced Sherpa Leader (Our guides are already reached Everest 5-21 times)
  • Get luxurious accommodation at Kathmandu and the best available lodges during the trek


Mount Lhotse

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.

Expedition Overview

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 Expedition Cost Facts

  • Mount Lhotse Climbing Itinerary follows the normal route with proper guidelines and standard patterns with the veteran climbing guides.
  • The Itinerary can be modified according to your time, need time, and necessities.
  • The cost and Departure dates of the Expedition can be customized as per our valued clients’ needs, group size, availability, and services used.
  • For modification of the itinerary, the itinerary can be changed after understanding by both agency and clients. Any other additional activities could be revised as per the client's request before confirming the trip.
  • We offer our clients the best price guaranteed for Lhotse Expedition.

A Brief History of the Lhotse Expedition

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.

Itinerary Overview

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

Cost Includes

    • Lhotse expedition royalty fees (USD 1,800)
    • Route fixing (SPCC and EOA) fees
    • Garbage deposit and management fees
    • Expedition Liaison officer wages and fees
    • 1:1 Sherpa guide (Everest and Lhotse Summiter) to climber ratio
    • Service of the Expedition manager at Everest base camp
    • 7 bottles of oxygen (5 for you and 2 for your sherpa) with the use of the latest mask and regulator with an extra regulator and mask.
    • Skill training clinic at the Everest base camp
    • An expedition of Lobuche Peak for acclimatization purposes
    • Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)  by our chef at the Everest Base Camp
    • A wide variety of nutritious high-altitude mountain foods for higher camps
    • Individual box tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, and other logistics
    • Heater, Generator, Shower, and more for your comfort at the base camp
    • High altitude tent for higher camps above base camp
    • 5 nights of accommodation at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu with full broad meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and accommodation during the trekking period and expedition period
    • Satellite communication system
    • Radio set for communication between camps
    • Internal domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
    • Staffs wages, allowances with their helicopter and medical insurance
    • Common climbing equipment (rope, Ice Screws, Snow bars etc)
    • Weather report during the entire expedition period
    • Emergency medical supplies with 24/7 on-call doctor during the entire expedition period.
    •  A waterproof duffel bag for each climber
    • Lhotse Summit Certificate from the Department of Tourism, Nepal
    • Seasonal fruits throughout the trip

Cost Excludes

    • International airfare
    • Custom for bringing any expedition goods
    • Nepal visa fees
    • Personal clothing and climbing equipment
    • Insurance (Mandatory)
    • Summit bonus (USD 1500)
    • Gratuities for staff and porters (tips are expected)
    • Personal expenses
    • Extra oxygen aside from provided 9 bottles

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