Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

Mt. Lhotse 8516m. Expedition:

Lhotse (8516) was climbed by a Swiss expedition in 1956. Its lower peak, Lhotse Shar, 8383m, sometimes considered a separate 8000m peak, Lhotse, which means "South peak" is part of the Everest massif, just to the south of Everest. The primary route on Lhotse is via Everest's South Col. but by 1955, despite the activity on Everest Lhotse was the highest unclimbed peak in the world.

The first attempt on Lhotse was by an international team in 1955. One member of the party was Erwin Schneider, during this expedition he began work on the first of the series of high-quality "Schneider maps of the Everest region. The same Swiss party that made the second ascent of Everest in 1956 made the first ascent of Lhotse from a camp just below the South Col.

Lhotse Shar was first climbed by an Austrian expedition in 1970. Various routes on the main peak were attempted by Japanese, South Koreans, Germans.  Poles and Italians before the summit was reached again by German expeditions in 1977.


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 02-03: Prepared Expedition & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding –camp or Lodge
Day 04: Phakding – Namche – Camp or Lodge
Day 06: Rest day Namche Bazaar Camp - Lodge
Day 07: Namche - Thyangboche, Camp or lodge
Day 08: Thyanboche - Pheriche, camp or Lodge
Day 09: Pheriche - Lobuche, camp or Lodge
Day 10: Lobuche -Base Camp, Preparation, camp
Day 37: Base Camp Preparation, camp or Lodge
Day 38: Base camp – Pheriche Camp/Lodge
Day 39: Periche - Khumjung, camp/Lodge
Day 40: Khumjung – Phakding – Camp/Lodge
Day 42: Phakding – Lukla – Camp/Lodge
Day 43: Fly to Lukla – Kathmandu - Hotel
Day 43-44: Kathmandu - Hotel
Day 45: Final departure

Cost includes:

  • 5 nights maximum hotel in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast
  • Permit fee of Lhotse 8515m. Expedition
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and base camp during the expedition period
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
  • Porters to and from base ( Lukla site or Tumlingtar side)
  • Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu or Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu flights for Member and staffs
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition staffs
  • Expedition insurance for Nepalese staff
  • Tent, Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking and expedition duration.
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
  • Agency Service Charge

Cost does not includes:

  • PERSONAL equipment for climbing
  • Personal Insurance of Climber
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  • Walki Takie permit, Radio Permit, Satellite phone permit,
  • Oxygen & regulator,
  • Climbing Sherpa,
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills, Tips etc.
 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.


Contact Information:

Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
Fax: +977 -1 - 4700970

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