Are you thinking to climb Lhotse? Let us make your dream to summit Lhotse (8516 meters / 27,940 feet) come true. It is every seasoned mountaineer’s goal to summit this peak – the fourth tallest in the world. Behind Everest, K2, and Kanchenjunga, there is Lhotse. First climbed in 1956 by a team of Swiss mountaineers after a failed attempt the year before, Lhotse is a force to be reckoned with.
The mountain and the route leading to its peak lie in the distinguished Khumbu region. It is also situated within Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has numerous snow-capped mountains, glaciers, valleys, lakes, trails, and is home to the Sherpa people. Lhotse Expedition is known as a difficult expedition in the world but nowadays with very good equipment and hard training, people are summiting more and more on mt. Lhotse.
Until climbing Kala Patthar (5540 meters), the trail follows that of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Kala Patthar itself is a great climb to help with acclimatizing, with bonus views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and dozens of other peaks. Before that, though, we pass Namche Bazaar, with its busy markets and trekkers wandering about. Also, we spend a night in Tengboche, where there is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in the region. The day after our exciting climb of Kala Patthar, we reach Lhotse Base Camp (5,300 meters / 17,390 feet) near the Khumbu Icefall.
From Base Camp, we make several more ascents to acclimatize before the final push to the summit. Camp I is around 6,200 meters / 20,340 feet. Camp II is around 6,600 meters / 21,655 feet. Camp III is about 7,200 meters / 23,620 feet. Camp IV, from where we head to the summit, is at 7,850 meters / 25,755 feet.
At the Lhotse summit (8516 meters / 27,940 feet), it is as if time completely stops. There is no noise, but the strong mountain breeze and our own breath. This moment calls for a round of hugs and some photos (just in case your family does not believe that you made it to the top). We spend 10-20 minutes up there because the altitude is difficult and dangerous to deal with any longer than that. Smiles and laughs cover as well go through this experience.
Still overcome with this surreal feeling, we begin our descent. We follow the same route back down to Lukla. When we arrive in Kathmandu, a celebration is in store. You may have just achieved one of the biggest goals of your life, and that certainly calls for a party. Make your night a memorable one!
The climbing route varies depending on the season (autumn or spring). We organize all the logistics (organizing the necessary permits, documentation, transportation, domestic airfare, etc). If you would like to combine this climb with an ascent of Island Peak or Lobuche Peak for an ultimate climbing adventure, we can arrange that for an additional cost. Please do ask questions if you have any uncertainties or questions.
We strive to provide the absolute best services in terms of comfort, efficiency, safety, and climbing success throughout each step of the way. The itinerary is designed by veteran climbers and is attuned to providing the highest chances of success and safety. Safety is our utmost priority throughout the ascent and we adhere to all safety standards. Breeze Adventure arranges the climb with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.