- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
The spectacular and dominating 8000m peak :
Located on the border between Tibet and Nepal, Lhotse is sometimes mistakenly identified as the south peak of Everest. But this mountain represents a worthy challenge in its own right - and indeed, some climbers claim that the final section - through a narrow, 150m gulley - makes this a trickier, more technical climb than Mount Everest itself.
While Lhotse perhaps requires more advanced rock climbing skills than its more famous neighbor, it is physically less demanding. However, this is still a hugely significant peak and one that demands to be treated with the utmost respect.
Royal Nepal Group’s Lhotse expedition is based on the expedition plans used for successful summit attempts by our founders, Nimsdai and Mingma David. It follows the standard route up the peak, climbing the Geneva Spur on the South Face. From here, when the crowds climbing Everest head left, we go right - up the steep face and towards the summit. We plan in 52 days for the entire expedition, which leaves us plenty of time for rest days, a proper acclimatization period, as well as a lengthy climbing window.
Royal Nepal Group's hugely-experienced guiding team has summited Lhotse multiple times between them and set various speed records for reaching the dual summits of Everest and Lhotse together. This means they have intimate knowledge of every step of this route, so you can rest assured your summit bid is in the very safest set of hands. As well as being highly-skilled mountaineers, our guides have extensive experience in conducting high-altitude rescue operations. We have evacuation plans and accessible helicopter rescue in place for emergencies.
Our team’s Himalayan heritage and ability to bridge the gap between Western and Nepalese climbing cultures means that we’re involved in every detail of planning and logistics. From basics like transporting food, to fixing ropes, we control the controllable to ensure that your expedition experience is as smooth as possible. Royal Nepal Group’s experts are with you every step of the way - from the moment you sign up, to the summit, and safely home again.
Arrival in Kathmandu ; transfer to the hotel
Welcome brief, Gear check and Official formalities in Kathmandu
Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (Overnight stay at Phakding)
Trek to Namche Bazaar and spent the night there.
Rest in Namche Bazaar. We may go for hike to Everest point of view/ Acclimatization.
Trek to Debuche via Tengboche Monastery
Trek to Dingboche
Acclimatize day in Dingbouche, Short hike to Nagarjun Hill
Trek to Lobuche
Trek to Everest base camp
Day 11 - Day 45
Lhotse climbing Period
Clearing up base camp
Trek back to Pheriche
Trek back to Namche
Trek back to Lukla
Back to Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel/dinner
Free day in Kathmandu
Depart to the home country
- Arrival & Departure: Pick and drop facility-Airport/Hotel/Airport
- Accommodation: 4 nights stay at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis-Double Room
- Welcome dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff
- Domestic Transportation: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu by flight inclusive of domestic Airport Tax
- Permits & Fees: Lhotse Expedition Permit +Summit Route Permit Ice Fall Route, National park & TIMS permit fees
- Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day in Trekking & at Basecamp for Members & Staffs
- Porters: Porters up to & back from BC
- Warm Farewell Dinner at a standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Nepalese Staff
- Medical Checkup facilities in basecamp
- Bakery service at Basecamp
- Generator: 1 Generator at Basecamp for Computers & other electronic devices
- Weather Forecast: Weather forecast from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the whole expedition
- Hot drinking water: Facility of hot drinking water as per the need
- Oxygen for Lhotse: O2 cylinder: 3 oxygen (O2) cylinders for each Member and 2 oxygen bottles for each High- altitude Sherpa. The extra oxygen will be stored at Basecamp for emergencies
- Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top Out masks for each member and high-altitude Sherpa
- High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Nepalese Visa charges
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance / Accident / Medical/emergency evacuation
- Sherpa summit Bonus: Mandatory – Minimum USD 1,500
- Tips: Please calculate some tips for Basecamp staff and porters
- The full set of Member's personal climbing equipment & clothing
- Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed, and all other expenses of personal nature
- Any other item not listed in the "Price Includes" section
All Royal Nepal Group expeditions are within extreme high altitude environments, with differing requirements for ability. Due to the nature of these operational landscapes, it is essential you provide concise, honest descriptions of relevant experience and current fitness levels. Upon receipt, we will review your experience and respond accordingly. At this point if we consider there to be any shortfalls, we can collectively discuss the opportunities and/or provide a training support plan to achieve your goals.
All accommodation is included from the initial meeting point through to the end of the expedition, including four nights stay in Kathmandu. We always choose the highest quality hotels, even when travelling through more remote areas with less established infrastructures.
Our base camp accommodation is also of the highest quality and comfort and can be completely tailored to the demands of global lifestyles. We can discuss options and your needs during the booking phase.
All communal equipment is included ie. high quality ropes, stoves, tents etc. You are responsible for personal gear and clothing, eg. harness, crampons, helmet, ice axes etc. A full essentials list and advice (if required) will be provided at time of booking.
Yes. We guarantee a 1:1 guide to client ratio on every expedition, with four additional climbing Sherpas acting as reserves, ready to chip in if needed. This helps ensure the highest safety standards.