Expedition in Nepal

Overview

Mount Lhotse Expedition (8516m) is the fourth highest mountain in the Himalayas. 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 one of the smallest topographic prominence values of any official eight thou-sanders, as it rises only 610m above the South Col. Hence it is often seen as a minor eight thou-sander. Mount Lhotse first climbed in 25 May 1956 by Ernst Reiss of Switzerland via West Face. In addition to the main summit, there are two subsidiary peaks, Lhotse Shar, which is immediately east of the main summit, and Nuptse, a high peak on the mountain’s west ridge. Mount Lhotse Shar was first climbed by an Austrian expedition in 1970. Japanese, South Koreans, and Germans attempted from various routes on its main peak. Poles and Italians also climbed the summit before the summit was reached again by German expeditions in 1977.

Mount Lhotse expedition begins after the arrival of all climbers in Kathmandu, the group will meet up with the staffs of Nepal Adventure Point for introduction and briefing about the trip. The next day is the day for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will be taken around for a tour of Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Swoyambhunath - the monkey temple. This tour will help you to understand about the historical and cultural background of Nepal, Kathmandu valley and the people of Nepal. The next couple of days are for checking equipments, final preparations, packing and other necessary document for Mount Lhotse Expedition.

After official procedure we have 35 minutes spectacular scheduled flight to Lukla from Kathmandu on a small aircraft will take you to the gateway to the Everest region then commence trek to Phakding and trek towards Namche Bazzar. We will spend two nights at Namche Bazzar for acclimatization. From Namche we take through, Khumjung, Tyangboche, Dingboche then head towards Everest Base Camp. After spending a night at Gorakshep, you will climb up the Kalapatthar for the best view of Everest, Lhotse and the other surrounding peaks. You will trek in to Lhotse base camp the same day and we spend couple of day at base camp for climbing training such as; how to use Oxygen, mask and regulator. After climbing training, we prepare climbing at base camp to climb ahead Camp I (6400m) which is situated at the flat area of snow endless snow deep crevasses and mountain walls. These are the areas where we have to walk to reach Camp II (6750m) which is located at the foot of the icy mount Lhotse. After climbing these palaces we reach Camp III (7100m) is located at adjoining to Mount Everest wall. After climbing Everest wall by using fixed rope and with prior acclimatization it leads us to Camp IV (7900m) is the last camp of the Expedition. From here summit is only about 600m distance far. From here the way is easy to reach at the summit of the Lhotse (8516). After the summit, you will return to Kathmandu and the farewell dinner will be at typical Nepali restaurant enjoying together with Nepali culture show program.

Highlights

* Rim of the Kathmandu valley excursion.
* Technical Rock and Ice climbing
* Summit Mount Lhotse
* Picturesque Sherpa settlements
* View of Khumbu Glacier

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 02:Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Mt. Lhoste expedition
  • Day 03: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Mt. Lhoste expedition
  • Day 04: Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2886m) and trek to Phakding (2656m)
  • Day 05: Lukla trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 06: Acclimatization in Namche Bazzar
  • Day 07: Namche Bazzar trek to Tyangboche Monastery (3867m)
  • Day 08: Namche Bazzar trek to Pheriche (4243m)
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day in Pheriche
  • Day 10: Pheriche trek to Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 11: Lobuche trek to Everest Base Camp (5357m)
  • Day 12:Climbing training period
  • Day 13: Climbing training period
  • Day 14-44: Climbing Period of Mount Everest: Camp I (6400m) Camp II (6750m), Camp III (7100m) Camp IV (7900m) & Summit
  • Day 45: Clean up base camp and packing
  • Day 46: Base camp trek down to Pheriche (4243m)
  • Day 47: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
  • Day 48: Namche trek to Lukla (2886m)
  • Day 49: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel (1317m)
  • Day50: Leisure day and official procedure to collect garbage deposit
  • Day 51: Departure day

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Climbing
Trip Duration 51 Days
Trip code NAP-LHO - 225
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Lukla/Lukla-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Summit (8516m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 passengers
Accessibillity 35 minutes, round trip Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
The Route West Face (First climbed in 25 May 1956 by Ernst Reiss of Switzerland via West Face)
Season May-July / Sept-Dec
Permit Fee Mt. Lhotse Expedition USD 1800 on Spring season, USD 900 on Autumn season, USD 450 on Winter/Summer
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Cost Included

  • Fee: Royalty fee of Lhotse expedition, national park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing, trekking and expedition as per the guideline itinerary. 
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilizes upto higher camp for members, staffs and common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc. 
  • Accommodation: 6 night’s hotel accommodation in a tourist class hotel in Kathmandu and 43 nights lodges/tent during trekking and expedition period. 
  • Food: Full board on teahouse/tented [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and expedition upto Lhotse base camp and 6 /lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Staffs: Trekking Leader/Guide, high altitude Sherpa, Liaison officer and necessary supporter for expedition
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head transportation by land transportation and Scheduled flight Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu for members, staffs, Liaison officer and gear cargo air transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And food, air and road-head transportation, equipments, daily allowance for climbing Sherpa, Liaison officer, cook, kitchen boy, insurance for climbing Sherpas, Liaison officer, cook, Kitchen boy, local porters, Walkie-talkie for each member for use during the course of the expedition, Generator or Solar panel at base camp for power supply and Gamow bag at the base camp.

Cost Excluded

  • Original entry visa into Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner while in city 
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance covering such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Related charges for communication equipment and filming applied as per regulation
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air/road cargo.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls etc.
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Garbage fee (Refundable)
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking and expedition crews
  • All monastery & temple entrance fee, while you are in city sightseeing
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

Trekking and Climbing Equipment
* Trekking, climbing boots
* Sandals for Camp
* Water bottle
* Swiss army knife
* Flashlight with spare batteries
* Sunglasses and Sun cream
* Personal medical supplies
* Wind proof down jacket
* Woolen T-shirt/base layer
* Shorts / skirt for sunny days
* Thermal long underwear
* Towel
* Day pack, Rucksack or Duffel bag Warm woolen hat
* T-shirts
* A thick pullover/fleece
* Trousers / track suit or long pants
* Warm socks
* Sun protection hate
* Gloves

Personal Equipments
* Harness and Crampons
* Ice-axe and Safety Rope
* Climbing Boots
* Carabineer locks and unlock
* Ascent and Descanter Zoomer
* Expedition quality Sleeping bag and Jacket

Group Equipments
* Fixed Rope – 250m
* Main Rope - 50m
* Snow Bar -5
* Ice Hammer-1
* Carabineer
* Tent (2men)

Trip Members' Responsibility: Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. We are also happy to discuss the trip with you. Trip members are responsible for preparing for the trip by studying the detailed itinerary and for bringing the appropriate clothing and equipment as advised.

Travel Insurance: All participants in a Nepal Adventure Point trek must have travel insurance. This will protect you against the risk of comprehensive expenses which may result due to medical emergencies or accidents. This insurance should include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs.  Please be noted that we don't arrange or sell insurance and it is best to arrange this in your home country.

Rescue and Emergency Evacuation: In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu. If you have no communication equipments, ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, you are required to send name of the sick person and exact location from where helicopter can airlift you.

Note: Do not leave the place although you are getting better once you have ordered helicopter.

Tipping: It's not compulsory but tipping the porters and guides is customary and always greatly appreciated. A rough guideline is US$ 5-7 per person a day for trekking and Climbing guide and US$ 4-6 per person a day for the team supporters, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Note: If the Lhotse Expedition will be finished earlier than the estimated itinerary or cancelled the expedition due to any reason, the expedition package cost will not be refundable. Incase if some of the member are fallen sick during the expedition tenure and return to Kathmandu personally, they should bear all of the travel expenses to Kathmandu by them self. The company will not be responsible for there sickness and cancelled expenses.

Member are allowed to carry only up to 60KG climbing gears and food along with them and the which includes in the package cost, but if the members climbing gears are more than 60 KG than they should pay extra USD 350.00 for per porter or pack animals load by them selves.

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