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Mt. Lhotse Expedition

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Duration

50 days

Max. Elevation

8516m

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Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

As per your scheduled flight, you land at the country of the Himalayas, Nepal. The flight lands at Tribhuvan International Airport, which is located in the capital city of Kathmandu. Our representatives and staff will be waiting to welcome you warmly. After introductions and pleasantries, you head to the hotel and refresh. Then, you join our staff again for a welcome dinner. During this time, you can discuss the details of the trip with them.

Day

2

It is important to prepare for the expedition carefully, so we have separated two days for it. You can exercise and boost your stamina through various activities like bouldering. We can also arrange sessions with experts and experienced mountaineers who can help and give you useful tips for the expedition.

Day

4

You head to the domestic airport early in the morning and board the flight that will take you to Lukla. In flight, you get to see amazing views of mountains like Everest, Langtang, Manaslu, and many more. At Lukla Airport, the local staff and porters will be waiting for you. After brief introductions, you start to trek towards Phakding. Ascending and descending through the rhododendron forests and crossing suspension bridges, you arrive at Phakding for an overnight stay.

Day

5

The trek starts as you walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Walking through the pine and juniper forests, you get to see glimpses of Mt. Thamserku and even Mt. Everest, if the weather is clear. At Monjo, you need to show your permits because from here, you’re going to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. After the necessary procedures, you continue the trek and cross five suspension bridges. After crossing the last one that is called the Hillary Bridge, you ascend to Namche Bazaar.

Day

6

It is important to familiarize yourself with the increasing altitudes, so today, you will spend the day acclimatizing. Along with it, you also get to explore the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar. After breakfast, you hike to the Sherpa Culture Museum, where you can learn more about the amazing Sherpa culture and their ties with mountaineering in Nepal. Then, you hike to another place, Everest View Hotel, where you can see incredible panoramas of the Everest range.

Day

7

After a hearty breakfast, you continue the trek past smaller villages and then walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. En route, you get to see splendid views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Then, you ascend from the valley through the forests and reach Tengboche Monastery. The monastery is sacred to the local people. You can observe the lifestyles of monks living there. You explore the monastery and head to the teahouse for overnight stay.

Day

8

The trail continues after breakfast, and the fantastic views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse greet you. The trail goes along forests filled with rhododendrons and pine trees. The trail then goes along the banks of the Imja Khola, and you arrive at Pangboche Monastery, which is another sacred place for the locals. After a quick tour of the place, you trek along the Lobuche River and ascend to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

Day

9

Two days are set as rest days, so you need to utilize the time as much as you can. You are recommended not to rest in one place but rather keep your body active. On the first day, you can attend a seminar conducted by the Himalayan Rescue Association, located near Pheriche. Here, you can learn more about altitude sickness and how to tackle other problems in the higher elevations. On the second day, you can hike up to nearby hills to enjoy the views of the landscape and mountains.

Day

11

The trail today is shorter compared to other routes in the previous days. You ascend to the glacier stream and walk along with it, enjoying the view. The trail goes steep, and you arrive at the memorial site for fallen trekkers. The trail continues with beautiful views of Pumori, and you finally arrive at the foothills of Lobuche Peak, where the village of Lobuche is located. Overnight stay at the teahouse.

Day

12

Today, you make your way to the base camp. The trek goes uphill through glaciers and moraines. Enjoying the views of the mountains and landscape, you ascend to the Lobuche Glacier, and from here onwards, the base camp is a short hike away. Once you reach the base camp, you find a suitable spot to set up camps for your stay.

Day

13

Since you’ll be climbing to more than 8,000m, it is important to prepare your body and acclimatize accordingly. You can hike up to nearby places to explore as well as train your body. With the help of the guides and staff, you can also do some quick exercises that will help you ascend to the summit. You can train yourself to use tools like ice-ax, especially if it is your first time using it.

Day

16

Almost a month is separated for the climb to the summit. During this time, you gradually make your way through the icy trail and crevasses.


Day

43

After finally reaching the summit, it’s time to head down to the lower elevations. Retracing the steps that you took, you pass by small villages and settlement areas and first arrive at Thyangboche. After enjoying the hearty Sherpa cuisine and culture, you descend to the next stop, Dingboche. You make your way through the pine forests, enjoying the views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day

46

Today, after breakfast, you start to trek to Lukla. The route goes up and down several times through the rhododendron forests, and you get to see serene views of the landscape. Then, you arrive at Lukla and have lunch there. In your free time, you can explore the local market and buy local products.

Day

48

Today, you leave the Khumbu region and head back to the capital. You catch the first flight back to Kathmandu. It is best to board an early flight because there are high chances of delay. Once you arrive at the domestic airport of Kathmandu, you head to the hotel and rest. In the evening, you can head to explore the markets or book an appointment in the spa to relax your body.

Day

49

Today is separated to rest and explore the historic Kathmandu city. After breakfast, you head to Kathmandu Durbar Square to learn more about the city’s history and the Newari culture. The next stop is Boudhanath Stupa, where the tranquil environment soothes your mind. After touring the stupa, you have a Tibetan-style lunch and then head to explore the last destination, Swayambhunath, also called the monkey temple. Here, you can enjoy the sunset with panoramic views of the valley.

Day

50

The expedition has finally come to an end, and it is time to head back home. Make sure that you have all your personal belongings with you. As per your scheduled flight, our staff will drop you off at the airport. Thank you for traveling with us, and we hope you have a safe flight!

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