Level Of Difficultyadvanced
Max Aaltitude8,410 m /27,590 ft
TransportationFlight & Private Vehicle
Minimum Paxmin 2 pax
Lhotse Middle measures 8,410m (8.410km) and lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is one of the two subsidiary peaks of Mt. Lhotse. Mt. Lhotse is the fourth tallest mountain with its long east-west crest lying south of Mt. Everest. Its vertical ridge of height 8000m, called the South Col, joins its summit with that of Mt. Everest. ‘Lhotse’ when translated to Tibetan, means the ‘South Peak’.
Climbing Lhotse Middle is refreshing as well as an adventurous trip. The climbers get to witness the massive structure of the mountain. They also get a chance to be closer to the unaltered beauty of nature. The slopes and snows shining under the sunlight are other eye-pleasing views.
Lhotse Middle is also an alternative route to reach Mt. Everest summit. Lhotse Middle provides a heartwarming experience to its climbers. It is also an escape from the day-to-day hustle for those who want to have some adventure in their life.
Lhotse Middle Climbing Difficulties
Even though Lhotse Middle is not as tall as Mt. Everest, it still measures 8,410m which still is a great height. There is the usual altitude sickness that one has to go through.
Also, climbing in its couloir is equally difficult because of the frequent rockfalls. The massive height with the unpredictable weather is itself dangerous. Besides these, climbing the mountain is another danger as the human body starts to feel the need for oxygen with the increase in height.
One also has to face extreme conditions like frostbites with blood embolism, pulmonary edema and cerebral edema. It makes the trip more challenging and dangerous.
Lhotse Middle with the best Expedition company
As much as the climb is thrilling, it is equally dangerous too. The high altitude with unpredictable weather is always there to challenge its climbers. Besides these, the climbers are also at risk of rockfalls.
One needs experience and proper guidance to ascend as well as descend back safely. It is where Marvel Treks come into the picture. 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.
When is Lhotse Middle usually climbed?
Lhotse Middle is usually climbed during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons. However the mountaineers prefer spring more as the temperature is quite warm during spring, so there will be less snowfall. Meanwhile, the winter is the least favorite season to climb as there will be snowfalls and the weather will become unpredictable.
How hard is it to climb Lhotse Middle?
Standing tall at 8,410m, climbing Mt. Lhotse Middle is as hard as climbing other high mountains. 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 Middle. One also has to be prepared for the rockfalls that can occur along the routes. Even the weather is unpredictable, which makes the trip more challenging. Besides these, there are always the extreme conditions like blood embolism, pulmonary edema and cerebral edema that may arise due to the altitude. However, with experienced guidance, one can overcome these challenges.
How long does it take to climb Lhotse Middle?
Climbing Lhotse Middle 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 Middle takes at least 57 days. In these 57 days, it takes one week to reach the base camp.
Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2: Briefing and preparation for the expedition
Day 3: Flying to Lukla and reach Phakding through trekking
Day 4: Reaching Namche Bazaar through trekking
Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar to adjust in the high altitude and low temperature
Day 6: Trekking to Tyangboche Monastery
Day 7: Trekking to Dingboche
Day 8: Trekking to Lobuche
Day 9: Trekking to Everest Basecamp
Day 10-50: Climbing Lhotse Middle and returning back to the camp
Day 51: Packing and cleaning the base camp
Day 52: Trekking to Pheriche
Day 53: Trekking back to Namche Bazaar
Day 54: Trekking back to Lukla
Day 55: Flying back to Kathmandu
Day 56: Exploring Kathmandu
Day 57: Returning home
COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES
Cost includes(Base camp service)
Transportation: Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights.
Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.
Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf. Additional fees will also be paid to Sagarmatha Pollution community as climbing fees. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from Nepal government, Sagarmatha National Park and Pasang Lhamu rural Municipality for the expedition. TIMS cards along with permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be added.
Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.
Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.
Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition
Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
Communication: Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.
Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given 3-4 bottles of oxygen along with masks and regulators for their journey. More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sled.
Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from MoCTCA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.
International flights: The clients have to bear their flights fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.
Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal. You have to pay for their insurance in case of any accidents.
Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc. They have to pay extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.
Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses to the hardworking Sherpas and the base camp workers.