• Activity
    Climb
  • Duration
    45 Days
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 Pax
  • Difficulty
    Extreme
  • Maximum Altitude
    8,561M
  • Transportation
    Plane, Jeep
  • Accomodation
    All Included
  • Meal
    All Included

Mount Lhotse stands at 8,561m elevation and is the fourth highest mountain in the world, located at the border of Nepal and Tibet. The summit of Lhotse (by south-east ridge) was scaled by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger who were the part of Swiss Expedition team in May 18, 1956.

The standard climbing route of Mt. Lhotse Expedition follows the same route with Mt. Everest’s South Col route to the Yellow Band beyond Camp 3. From Yellow Band, the route separates, Everest towards the left while Lhotse to the right further up to the Lhotse face. The last part to the summit leads through a deep scar, an icy gully known as the Lhotse Reiss Couloir which is the crucial test for climbing Lhotse, mainly because of the climbing conditions are affected by weather and seasonal snowfall.

Climbing the fourth highest mountain in the world is strenuous and challenging but surely possible if you can dream it. Exposure to extreme altitude, severe weather conditions, inherent risk and hazards make the climbing process adventurous and thrilling yet rewarding. The key to a successful climb depends on proper planning, preparation, professional guidance and support.

You have the option of joining the expedition specifically to climb Lhotse, or as a combo climb, making the ascent directly after your Everest summit from South Col.

Kaitu Expedition can assure the best possible expedition logistics support to ensure safe and successful climb under the leadership and guidance of professional experts with years of guiding experience. The mountain decides the rest. We believe that with our logistic support and experience coupled with your passion, determination, good team spirit and willpower, Kaitu Expedition can help make your dream come true with memorable experiences and amazing stories to share - A journey of a lifetime. 

 

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Landing at one of the famous airport in the world – Lukla airport built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1964.
  • Experience the Sherpa Culture and warm hospitality during your trek to Everest base Camp.
  • Crossing through the rugged Khumbu icefall, training at Base Camp & Lhotse Couloir.
  • Pooja ceremony at the base camp for the safe passage and clear weather for the summit.
  • Summit the fourth highest mountain on Earth – Mt Lhotse 8,561 meters

 

  •  International Arrival in KTM. Transfer to Hotel.

     Preparation Day in KTM, Group briefing, Equipment checking & Official formalities.

    Trekking to EBC

     Fly to Lukla 2800M and trek for 4 hrs to Phakding 2640M.

     Trek for 5/6 hrs to Namche Village 3446M.

     Rest in Namche & acclimatization day – Hike to Everest View Hotel.

     Trek 5 hrs to Tengboche 3867M.

     Trek 5 hrs to Dingboche 4140M.

     Rest & acclimatization day.

     Trek 5/6 hrs to Lobuche 4900M.

     

    First Acclimatization Rotation: Lobuche Peak Climb

     Trek to Lobuche High Camp.

       Lobuche High Camp to Lobuche East Summit 6119 meter and back to Lobuche.

      12 / April 26: Trek to Everest Basecamp 5300 meters.

     

    Everest Basecamp

     Rest.

     Rest & Puja Day – Buddhist Prayer ceremony.

     Rest & Training Day – Gear check / Ladder Practice.

     Hiking to lower part of Khumbu Icefall.

     

    Second Acclimatization Rotation

     Base Camp to Camp1 (BC – C1), 6 – 8 hours.

     C1 to C2, 4 – 6 hours.

     C2 Rest Day.

     Climb to C3 & back to C2, 4 – 6 hours.

     C2 – BC, 4 – 6 hours.

     

    Waiting Time for Summit Push

     Rest Days.

    While the clients rest and recover in BC or lower down the valley, Sherpas will stock, C3 and C4 with tents, oxygen bottles, food and fuel depending on the weather and rope fixing progress to C4. 

    Summit Date

    Summit Push Plan 

     BC to C2 , 8 – 10 hours.

     C2 REST.

     C2 to C3   Climb without 02 & sleep with 02 , 5 – 6 hours.

     C3 to Lhotse High Camp   Climb with 02  ,5 – 7 hours. Rest and leave after early dinner for summit push. 

     5: Summit Lhotse and return to C4  , 12 – 16 hours.

     C4 to C2   Climb with 02, 4 – 6 hours.

     C2 to BC   4 – 6 hours : Summit Celebration Night in BC.

    Departure

     Heli transfer from BC to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

      Rest Day in KATHMANDU.

     International Departure.

    NOTE:

    • Summit date will be decided during the expedition period depending on weather forecast and summit rope fixing team.
    • Expedition departure from EBC to Kathmandu depends on the summit date. Usually, favorable summit window falls between 11 – 26 May with high chance of success.

  What's Included 

  • All necessary airport pick/drops.
  • Lhotse Expedition Royalty Fee.
  • Lobuche Peak Fee.
  • Everest National Park Fee & Khumbu Village Development Fee.
  • Garbage deposit fee, waste management fees.
  • Rope fixing charge for Icefall and for Summit by EOA & SPCC.
  • 1 Govt appointed Liaison officer for the expedition.
  • Kathmandu / Lukla one way schedule flight.
  • Helicopter Shuttle transfer from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu after the end of expedition
  • Expedition Cargo Charges for equipment transfers.
  • Total of 4 nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis (4 star or higher).
  • Accommodation and meals during trek to Base Camp.
  • Escort by Guide & Porters during the trek to Base Camp.
  • Camping & logistic arrangements for Lobuche Peak climbing.
  • Single Box Tent for each member at Base Camp.
  • Well equipped Kitchen, Dinning, Toilet, Hot Shower, Store & Sherpa Tent at Base Camp
  • Well-equipped Camp 2 Kitchen /Dinning set up with hot meals.
  • Solar Panel / Generator for light and battery charging at Base Camp.
  • Gas Heater for Dinning tent.
  • 5 bottle Oxygen for member & 4 bottle for Sherpa including mask & regulator.
  • High Tent: Kailas X3 Alpine Tents for C1, C2, C3, C4 for members & Climbing guide sharing.
  • Food and fuels for high camps.
  • Group equipment for the climb.
  • Experienced High Altitude Climbing Sherpa 1:1 ratio (Minimum 5 summits of 8000 meters).
  • Extra Mask & Regulator for the group in case of emergency purpose.
  • Satellite Phone for Emergency Use & Walkie-Talkies for communication during the climb.
  • Insurance for Kitchen staffs, Climbing Sherpas & Porters.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Medical consultation/Rescue coordination with Insurance company.

 

What's Not Included 

  • Nepal Visa Fee.
  • Summit Bonus for High Altitude Climbing Sherpa / guides .
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra hotel nights in KTM.
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal Travel, Medical, Accidental & Emergency Helicopter Evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses, laundry bills, Alcohol & bottled beverages in KTM and during trek.
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment.
  • Tips for Climbing Sherpa guides, porter, BC staffs and C2 staffs.
  • Expenses incurred due to force majeure or any events beyond control of Kaitu Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

 

NOTE:

ADD ONS: Extra cost for UIAGM / IFMGA certified Guide $10000.

Package includes regular climbing Sherpa guide.

Summit Bonus:         Paid by clients to their personal Sherpa/Guide for their support.

  • US$1000 if client reach Lhotse High Camp for summit push.
  • US$ 750 if clients reach C2 and above.

Before The Trekking 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATIONS: 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Every mountain is another mountain regardless of its height. For climbing any 8000m mountain, requires a good deal of mountaineering experience and skills for your own safety and of the team. Kaitu Expedition require our clients to have participated in Himalayan expedition above 6000 /or 7000 meters with knowledge of basic mountaineering skills and experience of expedition life. The clients should be confident and comfortable to adopt Himalayan mountaineering practices such as using fixed ropes to ascend, descend and crevasse crossing using ladders.

BOOKING

Booking must be done 60 days before departure date of expedition from Kathmandu. A non-refundable 50% Deposit must be made 45 days prior to expedition departure date after signing the Service Agreement between the two parties. Client must provide evidence of prior mountaineering experience and Medical Report signed by a physician stating otherwise healthy and fit.

EXPEDITION LOGISTICS:

BASECAMP

Kaitu Expedition campsite is well organized and managed with basic needs to make one feel at home. We take pride keeping our standards high by paying attention to the finest details from kitchen to toilet tent, sleeping to shower tent and store to dinning tent. Power is provided with solar invertors and generator for back up. Hot shower on a warm day is a luxury at BC. Spacious dinning tent with heater in the evening and of course plenty of good food for good mood.    

We make sure our clients feel at home away from home at 5300 meters for a memorable experience.

ACCOMODATION

Best available lodges on twin sharing basis during the trek.

At Basecamp life is made as comfortable as possible for your pleasant stay. Hence, we provide a large spacious 10X7ft tent at basecamp. And 2 Men Kailas X3 Alpine tent for high camps.                                                                                                                                                            

FOOD

All meals on the trek will be provided by the lodge. At base camp we have a fully equipped kitchen with well-trained kitchen staff to prepare delicious meals by maintaining strict hygiene practices. Our chef will prepare three meals a day with a variety of choices from continental/Japanese/Chinese and Nepali/Tibetan cuisine. We mostly use fresh meat, vegetables and fruits on our expeditions. 

Unlimited supply of snacks and hot drinks 24 hours in the dining tent is available. During the climb we mostly use dry or dehydrated foods except in Camp 2 where proper kitchen will be setup to provide hot meals.

 

TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS:

We believe in delivering highest standard of client care. A team of dedicated and experienced Sherpa will provide support for the climb while expert kitchen staff will fuel the team with hygienic and nutritious meal for clients and support staffs alike.

Mount Lhotse stands at 8,561m elevation and is the fourth highest mountain in the world, located at the border of Nepal and Tibet. The summit of Lhotse (by south-east ridge) was scaled by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger who were the part of Swiss Expedition team in May 18, 1956.

The standard climbing route of Mt. Lhotse Expedition follows the same route with Mt. Everest’s South Col route to the Yellow Band beyond Camp 3. From Yellow Band, the route separates, Everest towards the left while Lhotse to the right further up to the Lhotse face. The last part to the summit leads through a deep scar, an icy gully known as the Lhotse Reiss Couloir which is the crucial test for climbing Lhotse, mainly because of the climbing conditions are affected by weather and seasonal snowfall.

Climbing the fourth highest mountain in the world is strenuous and challenging but surely possible if you can dream it. Exposure to extreme altitude, severe weather conditions, inherent risk and hazards make the climbing process adventurous and thrilling yet rewarding. The key to a successful climb depends on proper planning, preparation, professional guidance and support.

You have the option of joining the expedition specifically to climb Lhotse, or as a combo climb, making the ascent directly after your Everest summit from South Col.

Kaitu Expedition can assure the best possible expedition logistics support to ensure safe and successful climb under the leadership and guidance of professional experts with years of guiding experience. The mountain decides the rest. We believe that with our logistic support and experience coupled with your passion, determination, good team spirit and willpower, Kaitu Expedition can help make your dream come true with memorable experiences and amazing stories to share - A journey of a lifetime. 

 

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Landing at one of the famous airport in the world – Lukla airport built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1964.
  • Experience the Sherpa Culture and warm hospitality during your trek to Everest base Camp.
  • Crossing through the rugged Khumbu icefall, training at Base Camp & Lhotse Couloir.
  • Pooja ceremony at the base camp for the safe passage and clear weather for the summit.
  • Summit the fourth highest mountain on Earth – Mt Lhotse 8,561 meters

 

  •  International Arrival in KTM. Transfer to Hotel.

     Preparation Day in KTM, Group briefing, Equipment checking & Official formalities.

    Trekking to EBC

     Fly to Lukla 2800M and trek for 4 hrs to Phakding 2640M.

     Trek for 5/6 hrs to Namche Village 3446M.

     Rest in Namche & acclimatization day – Hike to Everest View Hotel.

     Trek 5 hrs to Tengboche 3867M.

     Trek 5 hrs to Dingboche 4140M.

     Rest & acclimatization day.

     Trek 5/6 hrs to Lobuche 4900M.

     

    First Acclimatization Rotation: Lobuche Peak Climb

     Trek to Lobuche High Camp.

       Lobuche High Camp to Lobuche East Summit 6119 meter and back to Lobuche.

      12 / April 26: Trek to Everest Basecamp 5300 meters.

     

    Everest Basecamp

     Rest.

     Rest & Puja Day – Buddhist Prayer ceremony.

     Rest & Training Day – Gear check / Ladder Practice.

     Hiking to lower part of Khumbu Icefall.

     

    Second Acclimatization Rotation

     Base Camp to Camp1 (BC – C1), 6 – 8 hours.

     C1 to C2, 4 – 6 hours.

     C2 Rest Day.

     Climb to C3 & back to C2, 4 – 6 hours.

     C2 – BC, 4 – 6 hours.

     

    Waiting Time for Summit Push

     Rest Days.

    While the clients rest and recover in BC or lower down the valley, Sherpas will stock, C3 and C4 with tents, oxygen bottles, food and fuel depending on the weather and rope fixing progress to C4. 

    Summit Date

    Summit Push Plan 

     BC to C2 , 8 – 10 hours.

     C2 REST.

     C2 to C3   Climb without 02 & sleep with 02 , 5 – 6 hours.

     C3 to Lhotse High Camp   Climb with 02  ,5 – 7 hours. Rest and leave after early dinner for summit push. 

     5: Summit Lhotse and return to C4  , 12 – 16 hours.

     C4 to C2   Climb with 02, 4 – 6 hours.

     C2 to BC   4 – 6 hours : Summit Celebration Night in BC.

    Departure

     Heli transfer from BC to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

      Rest Day in KATHMANDU.

     International Departure.

    NOTE:

    • Summit date will be decided during the expedition period depending on weather forecast and summit rope fixing team.
    • Expedition departure from EBC to Kathmandu depends on the summit date. Usually, favorable summit window falls between 11 – 26 May with high chance of success.

  What's Included 

  • All necessary airport pick/drops.
  • Lhotse Expedition Royalty Fee.
  • Lobuche Peak Fee.
  • Everest National Park Fee & Khumbu Village Development Fee.
  • Garbage deposit fee, waste management fees.
  • Rope fixing charge for Icefall and for Summit by EOA & SPCC.
  • 1 Govt appointed Liaison officer for the expedition.
  • Kathmandu / Lukla one way schedule flight.
  • Helicopter Shuttle transfer from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu after the end of expedition
  • Expedition Cargo Charges for equipment transfers.
  • Total of 4 nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis (4 star or higher).
  • Accommodation and meals during trek to Base Camp.
  • Escort by Guide & Porters during the trek to Base Camp.
  • Camping & logistic arrangements for Lobuche Peak climbing.
  • Single Box Tent for each member at Base Camp.
  • Well equipped Kitchen, Dinning, Toilet, Hot Shower, Store & Sherpa Tent at Base Camp
  • Well-equipped Camp 2 Kitchen /Dinning set up with hot meals.
  • Solar Panel / Generator for light and battery charging at Base Camp.
  • Gas Heater for Dinning tent.
  • 5 bottle Oxygen for member & 4 bottle for Sherpa including mask & regulator.
  • High Tent: Kailas X3 Alpine Tents for C1, C2, C3, C4 for members & Climbing guide sharing.
  • Food and fuels for high camps.
  • Group equipment for the climb.
  • Experienced High Altitude Climbing Sherpa 1:1 ratio (Minimum 5 summits of 8000 meters).
  • Extra Mask & Regulator for the group in case of emergency purpose.
  • Satellite Phone for Emergency Use & Walkie-Talkies for communication during the climb.
  • Insurance for Kitchen staffs, Climbing Sherpas & Porters.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Medical consultation/Rescue coordination with Insurance company.

 

What's Not Included 

  • Nepal Visa Fee.
  • Summit Bonus for High Altitude Climbing Sherpa / guides .
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra hotel nights in KTM.
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal Travel, Medical, Accidental & Emergency Helicopter Evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses, laundry bills, Alcohol & bottled beverages in KTM and during trek.
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment.
  • Tips for Climbing Sherpa guides, porter, BC staffs and C2 staffs.
  • Expenses incurred due to force majeure or any events beyond control of Kaitu Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

 

NOTE:

ADD ONS: Extra cost for UIAGM / IFMGA certified Guide $10000.

Package includes regular climbing Sherpa guide.

Summit Bonus:         Paid by clients to their personal Sherpa/Guide for their support.

  • US$1000 if client reach Lhotse High Camp for summit push.
  • US$ 750 if clients reach C2 and above.

Before The Trekking 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATIONS: 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Every mountain is another mountain regardless of its height. For climbing any 8000m mountain, requires a good deal of mountaineering experience and skills for your own safety and of the team. Kaitu Expedition require our clients to have participated in Himalayan expedition above 6000 /or 7000 meters with knowledge of basic mountaineering skills and experience of expedition life. The clients should be confident and comfortable to adopt Himalayan mountaineering practices such as using fixed ropes to ascend, descend and crevasse crossing using ladders.

BOOKING

Booking must be done 60 days before departure date of expedition from Kathmandu. A non-refundable 50% Deposit must be made 45 days prior to expedition departure date after signing the Service Agreement between the two parties. Client must provide evidence of prior mountaineering experience and Medical Report signed by a physician stating otherwise healthy and fit.

EXPEDITION LOGISTICS:

BASECAMP

Kaitu Expedition campsite is well organized and managed with basic needs to make one feel at home. We take pride keeping our standards high by paying attention to the finest details from kitchen to toilet tent, sleeping to shower tent and store to dinning tent. Power is provided with solar invertors and generator for back up. Hot shower on a warm day is a luxury at BC. Spacious dinning tent with heater in the evening and of course plenty of good food for good mood.    

We make sure our clients feel at home away from home at 5300 meters for a memorable experience.

ACCOMODATION

Best available lodges on twin sharing basis during the trek.

At Basecamp life is made as comfortable as possible for your pleasant stay. Hence, we provide a large spacious 10X7ft tent at basecamp. And 2 Men Kailas X3 Alpine tent for high camps.                                                                                                                                                            

FOOD

All meals on the trek will be provided by the lodge. At base camp we have a fully equipped kitchen with well-trained kitchen staff to prepare delicious meals by maintaining strict hygiene practices. Our chef will prepare three meals a day with a variety of choices from continental/Japanese/Chinese and Nepali/Tibetan cuisine. We mostly use fresh meat, vegetables and fruits on our expeditions. 

Unlimited supply of snacks and hot drinks 24 hours in the dining tent is available. During the climb we mostly use dry or dehydrated foods except in Camp 2 where proper kitchen will be setup to provide hot meals.

 

TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS:

We believe in delivering highest standard of client care. A team of dedicated and experienced Sherpa will provide support for the climb while expert kitchen staff will fuel the team with hygienic and nutritious meal for clients and support staffs alike.



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