“Discover the stunning summit of the world’s 4th highest peak Mt. Lhotse with team Snowy Horizon with the professional expedition support from Nepal.”
Mt. Lhotse better known as “south peak” and part of the Everest massif is the fourth highest mountain peak in the earth with an altitude of 8516m. Lhotse has 3 summits, main summit at 8,516m, Lhotse Middle (East) at 8,414m and Lhotse Shar at 8,383m. Lhotse is best known for its proximity to Mt. Everest and the fact that climbers ascending the standard route on that peak spend some time on its northwest face. It is the smallest prominence, only 610m, of all 8000m peaks. Lhotse is however famous for its tremendous and dramatic south face. The south face of Lhotse raises 3.2km within 2.25km horizontal distance making it the steepest face of this size in the world. It is extremely difficult climb and rarely attempted. The South Face of Lhotse is one of the largest mountain faces in the world.
The primary route on Mt. Lhotse is via Everest South Col. but by 1955, despite the activity on Mt. Everest, Lhotse was the highest unclimbed peak in the world. It was first climbed by the Swiss duo of F. Luchsinger and E.Reiss in 1956 on the West Face. A Czech though attempted many times successfully climbed the South Face of Mt. Lhotse only in 1984. On May 12, 1979 Lhotse Shar summit was reached and the middle summit was climbed only on May 23, 2001.
In the Expedition of Mt. Lhotse, Lhotse Base Camp is located beside the Khumbu Glacier, same as Everest Base Camp. The section during the climb, which has been unanimously declared the most dangerous, is the Khumbu Icefall. This beautiful massif also holds immense promise as it is little developed and offers fascinating opportunities.
01 Apr: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
02-03 Apr: Day 02-03: Preparation, briefings, shopping and formalities for permit.
04 Apr: Day 04: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m-4 Hrs.); lodge.
04 Apr: Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-6 Hrs.); Lodge.
06 Apr: Day 06: Rest & acclimatization, explore Everest View Hotel (3800m-3 Hrs.).
07 Apr: Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche (3850m-5 Hrs.); Explore Buddhist monastery; lodge.
08 Apr: Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4350m-5Hrs.); lodge.
09 Apr: Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (5018m-4Hrs.); lodge.
10 Apr: Day 10: Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche.
11 Apr: Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m-3 Hrs.); lodge.
12 Apr: Day 12: Trek to Everest Base camp (5200m-2 Hrs.). Camping.
13 Apr-26 May: Day 13-56: Climbing period Summit Lhotse (8,516m), full camping.
27 May Day 57: Down trek to Gorakshep, overnight lodge.
28 May: Day 58: Trek via Lobuche (5218m) to Dingboche (4260m-5 Hrs.), lodge.
29 May: Day 59: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m-5 Hrs.), lodge.
30 May: Day 60: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-4 Hrs.), lodge.
31 May: Day 61: Trek to Lukla (2840m-7 Hrs.).
01 June: Day 62: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu; hotel transfer, D-briefing.
02 June: Day 63: Contingency Day in Kathmandu, Farewell-Celebration dinner.
03 Jun: Day 64: Transfer to the airport for final departure, end of the trip.