Mount Lhotse Expedition

Trip Duration

57 Days

Trip Grade

Extreme

Highest Altitude

8,516m

Accommodation

Teahouse/Lodge, Tented Camp

Transportation

Bus/Car

Group Size

2-10

Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Mount Lhotse Expedition Overview

Mt.Lhotse is the fourth-highest in the world. It lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet and measures about 8,516m or 8.516 km. The long east-west crest of this mountain lies south of Mt. Everest while its vertical ridge of the height of 8000m, called the South Col, joins its summit with that of Mt.Everest. The entire Lhotse mountain itself is the combination of three summits, the Lhotse East or Middle, the Lhotse Shar, and finally, the Lhotse Main which measures 8413m,8383m, and 8516m respectively. Mount Lhotse Expedition is also an alternative route to reach Mt.Everest’s summit.

Mt.Lhotse provides a heartwarming experience to its climbers as well as is a great escape from the day-to-day hustle for those who want to have some adventure in their life. However, Mount Lhotse Expedition needs a lot of patience, courage as well as great guidance. This is where Marvel Trek comes into the picture.

Marvel Trek is an established licensed expedition company. It has been providing the best facilities and services to its climbers since 1998 along with some great experiences. We not only keep your safety as the priority. But also guide you to fulfill your wish of experiencing the thrill of climbing a mountain. The entire team of Marvel Trek is full of professionals who will be there to support and guide you throughout your mountaineering adventures.

Highlights of Mount Lhotse Expedition

Mount Lhotse is the fourth-highest mountain in the world, located in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is a popular destination for climbers, known for its challenging routes and its stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Here are some highlights of a Mount Lhotse expedition:

  • The landscape: The Mount Lhotse expedition takes you through a variety of landscapes, including lush forests, terraced rice fields, and snow-capped peaks. The region is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including yaks, blue sheep, and a variety of birds.
  • The culture: The Mount Lhotse region is home to a unique culture that has been largely isolated from the rest of Nepal. You will have the opportunity to interact with the local people and learn about their daily lives.
  • The views: The Mount Lhotse expedition offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, including the Annapurna mountain range and the Dhaulagiri massif. The view from the top of Mount Lhotse, which stands at an elevation of 8,516 meters (27,940 feet), is especially stunning.
  • The climbing: Mount Lhotse is a challenging mountain to climb, with steep and technical routes that require the use of technical climbing gear such as crampons and ice axes. The climb is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness and determination.
  • The sense of accomplishment: Reaching the summit of Mount Lhotse is a rewarding experience that requires hard work and dedication. The sense of accomplishment that comes with standing on the top of the mountain is truly unparalleled.

 

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Difficulty to climb

Even Though Mt.Lhotse is not as tall as Mt.Everest,it still measures 8,516m which is still great height. Also,climbing in its couloir is equally difficult because of the frequent rock falls.The height along with the unpredictable weather is itself dangerous to begin with.

Beside these,climbing the mountain is another danger as the normal human body starts to feel the need of oxygen with the increase in height. There are also chances of extreme conditions like frostbites along with blood embolism,pulmonary edema and cerebral edema.

Mount Lhotse with the best Expedition company

The entire team of Marvel Treks works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once in a lifetime experience. Taking care of the basic needs,safety measures and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.

If you want to live your dream of adding adventure to your life with full safety and if you want to take a break from your day-to-day hustle in the most exciting way with trustworthy help, Marvel Trek is there in your service.

We take care of all the arrangements that’s needed for your trip at a reasonable cost. Contact us and book a trip with us and let’s get going in fulfilling your dream of adventure.

Client requirements

  • The clients should be healthy enough to make the expedition.
  • They should have some prior experiences in mountaineering.
  • They should be fit and should be trained a bit prior to the actual departure.

Why should Marvel trek be chosen for climbing?

Marvel trek has been providing its clients with excellent and satisfactory services since 1998 at a reasonable price.

Also the team of Marvel trek has skilled professional climbers who have years of experiences in mountaineering and are familiar with the geography and weather conditions of the mountains.

You can trust them to guide you with proper instructions and full safety without compromising your wish to enjoy the trip.

Marvel trek keeps its client’s satisfaction,safety and comfort as its priorities.

When is Mt.Lhotse usually climbed?

It can be climbed during pre monsoon and post monsoon seasons.However the mountaineers prefer spring more as the temperature is quite warm during spring, so there is less threat of snow falls.Meanwhile the winter is the least favourable season to climb as there will be snowfalls and also the weather becomes unpredictable.

How hard is it to climb Mt.Lhotse?

Standing tall with a height of 8,513m, climbing Mt.Lhotse is as difficult as climbing other three highest mountain.The gully filled with steep rocks that mountaineers can find in the last 300m of the mountain is one of the many challenges beside unpredictable weather that one has to face while climbing Mt.Lhotse.

Is Mt.Lhotse climb dangerous?

The climb to Mt.Lhotse is as dangerous as climbing other high mountains with the risks of rock falls at its last 300m climb along with it’s unpredictable weather and the high altitude. However,under the guidance of professionals,one can attempt as well as succeed to make their climb.

How long does it take to climb Mt.Lhotse?

Climbing Mt.Lhotse might be an adventurous and self refreshing activity but it is dangerous too so, making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.The overall adventure of climbing Mt.Lhotse takes at least a span of 7 weeks.In these 7 weeks,1 week is needed just to reach the base camp.

Expedition Equipment List

Travel Documents  Hands
Valid Passport Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
Credit/Debit Card Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)
pP Size Photo (4 Pieces) Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)
Insurance Paper And Contact Address Summit Gloves – 8000m.
Foot Wear Sleeping Bags
Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet ) Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC
Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet) Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)
Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs) Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs) Down Mattress (Inflatable)
Trekking Shoes (Gore Tex) Sleeping Bag Liner
Light Trekking/Sports Shoes Inflatable Pillow
Camp Booties (1 Pair) Climbing Equipment
Slipper (1 Pair) Climbing Helmet
Upper Body Summit Down Suit – 8000m.
Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness
Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender
Gore Tex Jacket (1 Pcs) Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm
Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)
Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare
Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs) Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Lower Body Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)
Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole
Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs) Pocket Knife (Swiss)
Gore Tex Pant (1 pcs) Altimeter Watch
Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs) Pee Bottle
Gaiters for trekking boots Power Bank
Down Pants (1pcs) Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover
Under Wear (4-6 Pcs) Bag Packs
Sun Stuffs Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L
Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf) Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)
Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf) Lundry/Garbage Bag (Large)
Sun Glasses (Uv Protection) Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)
Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection) Medical/First Aid 
Moisturiser / Lotion Brufen / Ibuprofens
Eating & Drinking Antibiotic
1 Ltr. Water Bottle Diamox
1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos Paracetamol
Mug (Opt.) Handy Plaster
Spoon/ Fork (Opt.) Crack Bandage
Bowl (Opt.) Tincture Iodine
Miscellaneous Ondem
Nail Cutter Cetirizine
Umbrella / Rain Coat Electrolyte
Hot Water Bag Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
Camera Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
GPS Tracker (Recommended) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
Hand & Toe Warmer Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
Toiletries (Personal)  Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
Toothpaste Menstrual Products
Toothbrush Head
Soap Sun Cap
Shampoo Balaclava
Towel Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
Garbage Bag Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)

Requirement

  • The climbers should get themselves tested to make sure they are healthy enough to climb the mountain.
  • A visit to the dentist is also recommended as there are chances of acute dental problems at high altitudes.
  • It is also highly recommended that the climbers should have some previous experiences with mountaineering and with high altitudes.
  • It is also requested that the climbers should workout a bit months prior to ascending the mountain.

Payment and cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

Payment:
1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation:
1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Expedition documentation
- Passports - Visa for foreigners - Expedition permit
Choosing a provider
Marvel Trek is one of the best companies to choose for turning your dream adventures into reality.
Food, Accommodation & Facilities
Quality food will be served 3 times a day along with a warm and comfortable accommodation throughout the 7 weeks long trip. Additional tea and coffee will also be served for you to enjoy the trip even more. Other facilities will also be provided upto your comfort and satisfaction. What sort of hotels do we stay at in the city? Ans :- While in Kathmandu, a well facilitated accommodation will be provided in the famous 4 star hotel,Samsara resort and hotel. Will I be sharing a tent or room with other climbers?Is there a single room option on this trip? Ans:- Yes,you have to share a room as well as a tent with one more climber but there will be two beds in both the room and in the tent, so that both of you will be able to sleep comfortably. What showers and laundry facilities will be available? Ans:- Shower facility will be arranged however,in case of a hot bath additional fee has to be paid.Also,you have to wash your laundry yourself.In case you want someone else to wash your laundry ,you have to pay extra. What food will be available? Ans :-You will have options to choose between the local foods or the western foods or any other MREs(meals-ready-to-eat).Occasional teas and coffees will be served with the food.Also,the base camp will have a bar and a bakery too.
Travel
The travel will be 7 weeks long with taking flights,trekking and few rest days in between.All the travelling cost during the trip from and to Kathmandu will be provided by the company. Do I need to arrive the day before the trip starts?When should I need to book my flight to leave? Ans :-It’s recommended that you arrive two days prior to the trip and for the return flight,you can book tickets depending on the days you will be spending with us which will be a minimum of 7 weeks or we can book one for you. What is the best way to get to Nepal? Ans:-The best way to arrive in Nepal would be through Kathmandu International Airport.You can fly to Kathmandu international airport or can have transits from Doha,Bangkok,Seoul,Hong Kong,Tokyo,Singapore,Delhi and Istanbul. When should I book my tickets? Ans :-You can book your tickets as early as 3 months before the trip starts.In case trip gets cancelled,you will be compensated with full refund. Can I get a cheap ticket online? Ans:- Usually the online tickets cost as much as the ones that are arranged by any travel agencies.However, sometimes the airlines provide less expensive tickets,maybe you can search for those. Where do we meet?Will I be picked up? Ans :- We will be meeting you at Kathmandu International Airport and yes,we will be picking you up directly from the airport.We will also be dropping you off to the airport during your return. Can I arrive early and return late? Ans:-Yes,we are more than happy to welcome you early and bid farewell to you a bit late.You can explore Nepal as much as you want. However, you have to do that at your own expense. Do I need a VISA? Ans:- Yes,if you are a foreigner in Nepal,you need to have a VISA before arriving in Nepal.You can have a 30 days stay VISA at $50 and in case you want to explore Nepal more, then you can apply for a 90 days VISA which will cost you $125.
Clothing & Equipment
The company won't be providing personal items, so you have to carry your own warm clothes and other necessary items. Clients should also bear their own trekking or climbing gear. Do you have a recommendation list of clothing that we should bring? Ans:-Yes,we have a recommendation list of the clothing that you should bring for the trip.You can find it on the website. Do I need to bring all the equipment in the list? Ans :-Yes,it's highly recommended that you equip yourself with the equipment that we have included in the list. Can I bring food and other gears that's not in the list? Ans:-Sure.In case you need some other foods or gears or any other stuff,you can bring it with yourself. How heavy will my pack be? Ans :-You are allowed to have up to 25 kgs of your luggage.From Kathmandu to basecamp,your luggage will be transported through helicopters and from one base to another,the Sherpas and the porters will carry it for you. How warm do you need our sleeping bags to be?Will there be extra blankets available if required? Ans:-Normally a sleeping bag upto -50 degree would work.And yes,in case you want more blankets,it will be provided.
Acclimatization and oxygen
A day will be spent as a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize ourselves. Also,the clients will be provided with oxygen bottles and masks during the trip. Additional masks,cylinders and regulators will also be carried for emergencies. What altitude medicine will be available?Do we need to take tablets before\during the expedition? Ans:-Our guide uses diamox for the trip.We can also provide it to you if you will need it.In case you are in any regular medication,you should carry them and take them on time. What sort of Oxygen mask do we use? Ans:- We use high quality topout oxygen masks.We also carry oxygen regulators and cylinders with us. What is the oxygen bottle size? Ans:-3-4 bottles of oxygen bottles will be given to every client which will measure 4liters each.Poisk bottles will be used.
Guide, Sherpas & Team members
The entire team of Marvel Trek comprises experts and professional mountaineers who have been climbing mountains for ages and know the mountains well. Every client will be facilitated with one experienced and licensed Sherpa to guide them. Also,there are experienced and skilled cooks who will be making sure that you get a healthy warm meal every day. Who goes on your trips? Ans :-We mainly get clients from America and Japan but we have also planned trips with people of other nationality who were fit to carry on with the expedition. Can we contact other climbers or guides for this expedition? Ans :-You can leave the trouble of finding climbers or guides to us.We have our own team of skilled and experienced Sherpas and guides who won't give you any chance to complain. How many guys\Sherpas will be assigned to our group? Ans :- We will make sure that every client gets one guide\Sherpa each to guide them through the expedition. How much should I tip my guide staff? Ans:-Since,climbing mountains is hard as well as dangerous and your guide staff are the ones who will help you throughout the expedition so, it is requested to pay them $100 after trekking and $2500 after the completion of the expedition for their hardship. What about the Sherpa staff tips? Ans :- You can tip them as much as you want but do consider their hard work that they have done for you. Can my friends and family join me in thr trek into the base camp? Ans:-Yes,we will be happy to include your friends and family in the trek but we will have to do extra preparation.You can contact us to know more about it. I would like to arrange a private trip,is this possible? Ans:- Yes,we will be happy to arrange private trips for you.
Health and fitness
The journey to Mt.Lhotse is itself a dangerous one so,the company will make sure that all of its clients are in good health.So,their health will checked twice before attempting to climb the summit.Also, the clients will be taught some of the basics that will be required for a smooth and safe climb. What kind of physical condition should I be in for a climb at high altitude? Ans :-You should be fit enough to make an ascent of 1000m for several hours in a day.This might be difficult at first so,in order to make you able to do this,our company will be giving some basic training prior to the actual climb in Nepal. How do I know this is the right trip for me? Ans :-You can go through our website and look into the information that we have provided and decide for yourself if this trip is for you or not.And even after going through these materials, you still can't decide then maybe you can consult us so, that we might assist you in some way to come to a decision.
Communication & electronics
Walkie-Talkie and satellite phones will be given to every member to communicate to and fro between base camp and mountain.the members will also be facilitated with internet services. Will there be any power source for charging batteries and electronic equipment throughout the expedition? What are the voltage requirements? Ans:-Yes.Arrangement for power will be done in every camps.The base camp will have power through generators while the other camps will be powered through solar panels. Will there be any access to a satellite phone? If so, what are the charges for usage? Ans:-Yes,in case of emergency we will be providing you with a satellite phone without any cost.However, if you want to use it other times too then you have to pay additional fees of $4-$5 per minute.
Weather forecasts
Direct forecasts will be received and followed from the reliable Meteotest that is located in Bern, Switzerland. What weather report service do you use? Ans:-Weather condition is extremely essential for trekking as well as for mountaineering, so we make sure we have accurate weather forecast.For this,we follow the reports that are broadcasted by Meteotest which is located in Bern,switzerland.
Insurance
Insurance will be provided to all the team members and will be covered by the prepaid cost of the trip. What insurance do we need to get? Ans:-As much as the climbing is thrilling,it's equally dangerous too so, it's always better to have insurance.For this trip,you need to have a high altitude insurance along with a travel insurance.You also need to insure yourself for emergency helicopter evacuation.
Fees & payment
The fees and daily wages of the team members will be paid from the prepaid fees.
Photography
Additional fees have to be paid for taking photographs or filming as permit charges.
Safety
Safety is one of the major priorities of our team so, everything will be checked and instructed by the group of professionals.In case of emergency,helicopters ride as well as other needed measures will be taken.However,it won't be covered by the costs that you had paid in the beginning of the trip.
Employment
Many experienced and licensed guides and Sherpas will be hired along with a government liaison officer to make the trip easy. Also, many skilled cooks and kitchen helpers will also be heird. We will also hire high porters who will help to carry the luggage on the trip.

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