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    Lhotse Expedition (8,516 m)

    4.58/5 from 12 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Trip Difficulty
      Strenuous
    • Activities
      Trek and Climbing
    • Accommodation
      3 star standard hotel in Cities, Guest house during trekking and tent during climbing
    • Meals
      All Standard Meals throughout the trip
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People
      15

    About - Lhotse Expedition (8,516 m)

    Lhotse standing at an astounding elevation of 8,516m is the world's fourth-highest peak. Lhotse is the neighbor to the world's tallest peak, the ridge between the two of the highest mountains in the world is just a couple of miles away. Lhotse has three peaks, the lowest being Lhotse Shar with 8,383m elevation, also known as Middle, the middle one standing at 8,413m elevation, and the highest peak among the three being at an elevation of 8,516m named Lhotse main. Lhotse was first successfully climbed on the summit in 1956.
    Lhotse being the neighbor of Everest could be your perfect summit, to try on conquering the highest peak on the earth. Lhotse will give you an amazing view of the south face of Everest, which will make you understand the complexity and geographical structure of the highest peak on the earth. Lhotse is also one of the highest vertically rising mountain peaks on earth. With only about two kilometers of horizontal distance, the mountain rises up to three kilometers in vertical distance, which makes the peak the steepest with steepness up to 80 degrees.
    The climbing route for the Lhotse Expedition follows the same route as the climb on Everest, including the aptly named Lhotse face almost all the way to Everest’s Geneva Spur from where it follows a steep climb through a long couloir to the summit. Climbing Lhotse is the same experience as climbing Everest with the progressive Khumbu icefall which moves throughout time that has deep crevasses in it. The route for Everest and Lhotse is similar to the Geneva Spur and the long steep climb will lead you to Lhotse. The route to the Lhotse peak will be followed by four camps (The base camp, Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3, and Camp 4). These camps are set up as part of the Everest expedition route. The numbers of camps are there for you to acclimate properly to the Himalayas. 

    What should the climbers do for the Lhotse Expedition?

    Climbing the mountain peak as tall as Lhotse requires a lot of preparation. These peaks cannot be summarized in a certain period of time. This requires the highest level of fitness physically and mentally. Lhotse expedition generally lasts around two months, the major part of the expedition requires staying on base camps and multiple camps this is done to make you acclimatize to those altitudes. Different climbers adapt to those situations differently, however, adequate preparation at least a year of the expedition will make you acclimatize to that elevation earlier, which helps you to reduce your stay on those camps. Therefore climbers are strongly suggested to start an aerobic fitness program at least six months before the expedition. This type of fitness activity will allow you to understand your body, and the level of stress that it can restrain at high altitudes. Aerobic sports are mostly done in order to gain oxygen concentration even at high altitudes. 

    Best time for Lhotse Expedition 

    There is a period of time that people call the “climbing window” period because during that period of time the weather is most properly perfect for mountaineering. Although it's still tough and cold on those high-altitude peaks it still would be better than the rest of the year. It's from the month April to May and the second preferable season for mountain expeditions is during August-October. In short, the best season for expeditions is Spring as well as Autumn season. It’s best to deny the monsoon season because those seasons are more prone to snowstorms and avalanches. If you are one of those wanting to experience different mountaineering experiences it is still possible to climb Lhotse during winter which definitely would be harder than the regular summit but with proper preparations and the guidance of experienced guides, you will definitely reach the summit. 

    Major Highlights of the Lhotse Expedition

    Panoramic views of High peak mountains

    Lhotse being the world's fourth mountain shares the same base as some of the other high peaks in the world. These high peaks sit just beside Lhotse. The clearest view of the southern part of the tallest peak in the world can be seen through the Lhotse. That is why many mountaineers who dream of climbing the tallest peak in the world first climb Lhotse to gain an overall and thorough knowledge of Mt.Everest. This makes Lhotse the most favorable peak to climb before Mt.Everest also because it shares almost seventy to eighty percent of the same route as Everest. The summit of Lhotse gives you promising views of Mt. Everest, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak, and Thamserku. 

    Sherpa's lifestyle and culture

    Sherpa, also popularly known as a child of the mountains, is definitely one of the most prominent characters of the Himalayas. Sherpa people are well known for their generosity, humbleness, and kind hospitality. Although the lifestyle of the Himalayan people can be one of the toughest lifestyles in the world, you will still be greeted with the same smile and care throughout the village settlements of the Everest and Lhotse Region. You’ll have an experience of closely understanding the Sherpa culture, religion, and mainly the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. 

    Flora and fauna of Himalaya

    The Lhotse peak is under the protected area of the national park of Sagarmatha. To ensure the beauty and the natural growth of the mountains must remain original. The fact that the region is under the protection of the Nepal government makes the route to the peak filled with diverse flora and fauna. This region has some of the promising wildfires you could imagine witnessing. Himalayan Tiger, Snow Leopard, and Red Panda are some of the amazing wildlife creatures that have been spotted in the national park of Sagarmatha. During the season of April, the lush dense forests and huge landscapes are filled with red Rhododendron which makes the dense forest extremely beautiful. 

    More Highlights of the Lhotse Region

    • Climb the fourth-highest peak in the world
    • Dramatic south face facing the highest peak in the world “Mt.Everest”
    • Stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak, Thamserku
    • Traditional and ethnic lifestyle
    • Rare flora and fauna 
    • Embrace the route to Everest set by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa the pioneers of the Mountain Expedition
    • Highest altitude hotel in the world, The Everest Hotel
    • Professional Guide and Sherpa

    For the complete guide on peak climbing and expedition in Nepal, please click here.

    If you are looking for similar trips in the Everest region, we also offer Manaslu Expedition (8,163 m), Lhotse Expedition (8,516 m), Mt.Everest(8848.86m), Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167 m), and many more.

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    Dates & Availability

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      - Excellent
      Mr. Jonah
      United States of America (the), New York

      Greater the view from the Top

      Luxury Holidays Nepal is their name while providing very fine and best services. During my Peak Climbing, Luxury Holidays Nepal gave me amazing services, and a great team, who support me during the journey in and very friendly manner. The whole journey is unforgettable for me. It was a great experience. Every step up makes the views more pristine and outstanding.

      Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for such an amazing wonderful trip. If I have to suggest the best trek company, I proudly suggest Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. to everyone. Go and explore the Himalayan landlock country with them. 

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      Mr. Pedry Luis
      United States of America (the), Dallas

      Excellent choice for our Peak Climbing in Nepal

      Luxury Holidays Nepal was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal. We had the most incredible Peak climbing. Our guide, Santosh Sherpa, is very knowledgeable, flexible, and caring about our needs and expectations. We had a fantastic guide and our porter was great. We enjoyed the personal attention and treatment from the time of arrival at the airport to our departure back home. The quality of service we received from LHN was excellent. Had a great experience! I highly recommend Luxury holiday Nepal and join this company for further holidays.

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      Mr. Oliver
      United States of America (the), Texas

      LHN was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal

      We recently completed Peak Climbing with Luxury Holidays Nepal.LHN made our trip enjoyable. Peak Climbing has been my dream since childhood. It was done in a very safe manner. Good and comfortable accommodations were provided. . We were very satisfied with their service and given information about the journey. . It was an unforgettable trip in my entire life. I highly recommend the Luxury holiday Nepal.

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    Essential Information

    Tourist Visa
    Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    Getting in Nepal
    There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Luxury Holidays Nepal representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

    Domestic Flights
    Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back home be changeable at any time.

    Altitude Sickness
    Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of the human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatizing the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if they climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.

    Money
    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.

    Tipping
    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

    Drinking-Water
    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.

    Safety
    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.

    Internet and SIM Card
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

    Vaccinations & Immunization
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

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