Lhotse expedition

Trip Facts




Trip Dates:

7th April to 31st May 2017


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Western Cwn-West face

Sitting quietly alongside Everest and connected by the South Col, Lhotse (8516m) was previously thought by Sherpas to be a minor peak of Everest, hence its name, Lhotse, meaning “South Peak”. However, Lhotse is by no means a lesser peak or challenge, and some consider it more a climber’s mountain than Everest. This expedition will summit the main peak of Lhotse, the 4th highest point in the world.


The climb initially shares the same route as Everest to Camp 3, passing through the Khumbu Icefall, the Western Cwm, and crossing the Yellow Band. Above the Yellow Band, the route ventures to the right towards rock shelves to Camp 4.


The final summit route climbs steeply through the upper Lhotse Face to a couloir that provides fast access to the summit. From the top of the couloir it’s a short but exposed ridge climb to the summit. 




Technical grading

You must have extensive climbing skills and a considerable level of experience in the Himalayas to join this expedition, preferably with prior 8000m expedition experience. This expedition requires excellent fitness. You should be able to carry at least 20kg at high altitude and demonstrate strong endurance.


Summit the 4th highest mountain in the world

Intimate views of Mount Everest and Makalu

Colourful Buddhist culture of Sherpa people

The itinerary

Day 1          Arrive Kathmandu           

Day 2 -3     In Kathmandu (Preparation)     

Day 4          Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding           

Day 5-6      Trek to Namche and acclimatise       

Day 7-8      Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche Monastery     Day 9          Rest and acclimatise in Dingboche            

Day 10-11  Trek to Lobuche, acclimatise in Lobuche

Day 12       Trek to Everest Base Camp

Day 13-16  Rest, acclimatise and Puja at EBC

Day 17-19  First rotation through Khumbu Icefall

Day 20-25  Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC     

Day 26-28  Rest and recover

Day 29-35  Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC

Day 36-39  Walk down to Dingboche for rest

Day 40-48  Preparation for summit and summit Lhotse

Day 49-52  Pack up EBC and trek to Lukla

Day 53        Fly to Kathmandu

Day 54        In Kathmandu

Day 55        Depart Kathmandu