Lhotse stands at 8516 M, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. Lhotse lies about 3 km south of Mount Everest, separated by the South Col. Lhotse is an exhilarating climb that follows the Everest climbing route up the Lhotse Face before the route steepens to follow an icy gully to the summit. Lhotse has three summits Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse East 8413m. The South Face of Lhotse is one of the major peak faces in the earth. South Face of Lhotse is the most technical face of Lhotse. Also one of the largest mountain faces in the world.
Lhotse is frightening climb that follows the Everest climbing route up the Lhotse Face before the route steepens to follow an icy gully to the summit. The Lhoste Expedition takes to the north Khumbu glacier where the Everest Base Camp is situated. Both Mt Everest and Lhotse share the same base camp. Sherpa Guides can be taken for help along the way. Fixed ropes and aluminum ladders are used to climb towards the camp 1. Camp 2 takes to the foot of the icy mount Lhotse wall. Camp 3 ascends to the steep allow bands then the route moves towards the lhoste camp four. From Camp 4, we will proceed through steep rock sections to the summit of lhoste.
Expedition Base camp
We set up a permanent Expedition base camp for as long as the lhoste expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal tent with comfort mattress and pillow. We provide a roomy dining hall with chairs and tables – carpeted, heated and we have communication tent a shower tent and toilet tent, all kept in hygienic order. All members of the climbing staff have their own tent along with kitchen and store tents. We have an excellent cook at base camp to provide the great meals and expedition team manager to deal with all the required logistics essential for a successful expedition.
Training and Climbing Approach
We spend several nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. Upon arrival at base camp, we organize climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying, use of oxygen, mask and regulator etc. We climb the khumbu ice fall couple of times on our acclimatization hike to camp 1, camp 2 and camp 3 to test your climbing skills before we head out on our attempt to climb Everest.
The most suitable seasons to carry out this expedition is during Fall September to November or spring (March to May). Climbing Sherpas guide complete their responsibility preparation by confirming that all the high camps are well stocked with tents, food and oxygen for the summit push. We return to base camp for rest and recuperation before we make the summit attempt. After getting confirmation of a good weather forecast, we head up with our summit plan to camp one then camp two, camp three, Camp four and then the Summit. There will be 1:1 one Climber and one climbing Sherpa guide ratio to help that every climber has complete support to go the summit and return back to base camp safely.
Best session of Everest expedition: march-may
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Climbing and Team Composition
The expedition leads by an English Speaking high altitude experience guide. In a group There will be 1:1 one Climber during the Climbing. All climbing Sherpa guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training and they are competent to deal with the normal medical issues. This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. One experienced cook & necessary Sherpa staff during the expedition. Assistants Sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb and Experienced base camp manager and necessary staff above base camp.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Previous rock and ice climbing and high altitude over 6000 m experiences will be an asset to climb. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain. The day of the summit, will be required to walk 8-9 hours ascending and descending. The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain. It is important for medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.
|Day 1||Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel||1300 m||Hotel|
|Day 2||Expedition briefing and Preparation||1300 m||Hotel|
|Day 3||Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding||2652 m||Lodge|
|Day 4||Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar||34040 m||Lodge|
|Day 5||Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar||3500 m||Lodge|
|Day 6||Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tyangboche Monastry||3860 m||Lodge|
|Day 7||Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche||4243 m||Lodge|
|Day 8||Acclimatization at Dingboche||4410 m||Lodge|
|Day 9||Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche||4900 m||Lodge|
|Day 10||Trek from Lobuche to Everest/Lhoste Base Camp||5364 m||Tent|
|Day 11||Day 10 – Day 53: Climbing Period Base Camp – Summit||8848 m||Tent|
|Day 12||Packing and Cleaning Base Camp||5364 m||Tent|
|Day 13||Drying and Packing equipment||5364 m||Tent|
|Day 14||Trek from Base Camp to Pheriche||4371 m||Lodge|
|Day 15||Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar||3440 m||Lodge|
|Day 16||Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla||2800 m||Lodge|
|Day 17||Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel||1300 m||Hotel|
|Day 18||Leisure day in Kathmandu City||1300 m||Lodge|
|Day 19||International flight 3 hours before the scheduled flight.||ooo||Home|
Member Personal Climbing Equipment
S.No: Particular. Qty
(1) : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1
(2): down suit -1
(3) : Crampon – 1
(4) : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1
(5) : Normal gloves – 2
(6) : Summit Snow goggles – 1
(7) : Glacier glasses – 1
(8) : Ice axe – 1
(9) : Harness & tapsling – 1
(10) : Jumer – 1
(11) : Carabiners (normal) – 3
(12) : Down filled Mattress – 1
(13) : Summit socks – 2
(14) : Normal socks – 6
(15) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1
(16) : Helmet – 1
(17) : Down jacket – 1
(18) : Down trouser – 1
(19) : 8 finger / descender – 1
(20) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1
(21) : Gore-tex jacket – 1
(22) : Gore-tex trouser – 1
(23) : Fleece liner gloves – 3
(24) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2
(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1
(25) : Thermos bottle – 1
(26) : Base layer – 2
(27) : Swise Knife -1
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream -1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximetry:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg –3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg -10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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