Lhotse Expedition

Overview

Lhotse stands at 8516m, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m.
Sometimes mistakenly Lhotse has been identified as the south peak of the Everest massif. No serious attention was given to climbing Lhotse until Everest had finally been ascended. Lhotse first climbed in 1956 as an alternative route towards the summit of Everest.
Lhotse Main was first climbed in 1956 by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger who were part of a Swiss expedition. Lhotse Shar was first climbed on December 5, 1979 by Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter by taking the SE-ridge. It was not until 2001 that Lhotse Middle was conquered by the Russian Expedition (See below for details).
Historical Timeline:
First ascent of main summit
On May 18th, 1956, the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger became the first people to summit Lhotse.
First attempt on Lhotse Shar 1965
A Japanese expedition failed in the attempt but managed to reach 8100m.
First ascent of Lhotse Shar
On May 12, 1979,Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter of Austria made the first ascent of Lhotse Shar
First female summit of Lhotse in 1996
Chantal Mauduit becomes the first female to summit Lhotse
First ascent of Lhotse Middle 2001
On May 23, 2001, the first ascent of Lhotse Middle was made by Eugeny Vinogradsky, Serguei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov and Petr Kuznetsov of a Russian expedition
 

Details Itinerary

ITINERARY
Day 01:  Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu free day hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu - Official formalities, hotel
Day 04: Flight: Ktm-Lukla, Trek to Phakding
Day 05: Trek to Namche
Day 06: Rest Day Namche
Day 07: Trek to Tengboche
Day 08: Trek to Pheriche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep
Day 11: Trek to base camp
Day 12: Base Camp Set up & Preparation for climbing
Day 15-52: Climbing period of Mount Lhotse
Day 53: Withraw to base camp
Day 54: Base Camp to Lobuche
Day 55: Trek to Tengboche
Day 56: Trek to Namche
Day 57:  Trek to  Lukla
Day 58: Flight Lukla to Ktm, transfer to hotel
Day 59: Kathmandu, hotel
Day 60 : Final Departure, transfer to Airport

LHOTSE MAP


 

Cost Includes/Excludes

Full Board Expedition Cost Includes/Excludes

FULL BOARD SERVICE
Price : USD $13000
PRICE INCLUDES           
             
 Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport               
Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights in Katmandu 4 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room                            
 Transportation: Necessary Transportation From Kathmandu-Base Camp-Kathmandu for all Member and Staffs
 Permit : Lhoste expedition permit ,ice fall Route ,Summit Route Fixing fee, National park & TIMS permit.                     
 Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees 
 Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs    
 Cargo Clearance : International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes 
 Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .                       
 Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper                        
 Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp 
  Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food &
clothing                        
 Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance                       
 Member Luggage :30 Kg per member for personal baggage                        
 Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member                         
 Base Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
 Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
 Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.  
 Dinner:  one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu  with Nepalese Staff   
 Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder:  03oxygen bottle for each High altitude Sherpa                
 Mask & Regulator : 1 Set of top Out mask for each high altitude Sherpa  
  Satellite Phone /walkie talkie    Phone if necessary in basis of Member                  
 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member                         
 High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude  tent, high food  and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4)

PRICE EXCLUDES:
Oxigen and oxigen equipment                           
 Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel                        
 Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation                       
 Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping                        
 Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days US$ 100)                       
 Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$1000
 calculate some tips                        
 Extra porter: If Extra porter needed more then calculate  US$ 120 for  extra porter up to Base Camp per 30 kg                      
 Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses  
 

Base Camp Services Cost Includes/Excludes

BASE CAMP SERVICE
Price : USD $7500
PRICE INCLUDES:      
                     
 Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport              
 Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights in Katmandu 4 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room                             
 Transportation: Necessary Transportation From Kathmandu-Base Camp-Kathmandu for all Member and Staffs                       
Permit : Lhoste expedition permit ,ice fall Route ,Summit Route Fixing fee, National park & TIMS permit.                      
 Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees 
 Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs   
 Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .
  Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper                       
 Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp 
  Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing                        
 Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance 
  Member Luggage :30 Kg per member for personal baggage                        
 Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member                         
 Base Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
 Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
 Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.

PRICE NOT INCLUDES
All meals and gears above BC
 Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel                        
 Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation                       
 Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping                        
 Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days US$ 100)                      
 Tips                        
Extra porter: If Extra porter needed more then calculate  US$ 120 for  extra porter up to Base Camp per 30 kg                       
 Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses   
 

Trip Info

Cost and Dates
Full Board Price : USD $13000
Base Camp Services Price : USD $7500
Dates : Apr 03 - May 30 2015/2016
Trip Facts
Duration : 57 Days
Grade : Hard
Height : 8516 M.
Seasons : Mar-May-Jun.

Cost & Dates

Full Board Price: USD $13000
Base Camp Services Price:USD $7500
Dates: Apr 03 - May 30 2015/2016