Mt. Lhotse Expedition a Swiss expedition team climbed mount Lhotsein 1956. Its lower peak, mount Lhotse Shar 8383m, is sometimes considered a separate 8000m peak, mount Lhotse, which means "South Peak" is a part of the Everest massif, just to the south of Everest. The primary route on Mount Lhotse is via Everest's South Col. But by 1955, despite the increasing activity on Mount Everest, Lhotse was still the highest virgin peak in the world.
The first attempt on mount Lhotse was made by an international team in 1955. One member of the party was Erwin Schneider; during this expedition, he began to 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 mount Lhotse from a camp just below the South Col. Mount Lhotse Shar was first successfully climbed by an Austrian expedition in 1970.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Prepared expedition in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Expedition briefing.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding.
Day 05: Phakding – Namche.
Day 06: Rest day Namche Bazaar.
Day 07: Namche – Thyangboche.
Day 08: Thyanboche – Pheriche.
Day 09: Pheriche – Lobuche.
Day 10 – 42: Climbing Mt. Lhotse 8516m.
Day 43: Base Camp preparation.
Day 44-46: Base camp –Lukla via Namche.
Day 47: Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
Day48: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 49: Transfer to airport for Final Departure.
01st April- 19th May 2016
11th Sep- 29th Oct. 2016
01st April- 19th May 2017
10th Sep-28th Oct. 2017
01st April- 19th May 2018
09th Sep-27th Oct.2018
The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment down to a minimum. NB. This is just a check-list. We are not asking you to bring everything on this list; much will depend on personal preference. As a general rule, cyclists will need similar clothing to trekkers. The one additional (essential) item is good quality padded cycling shorts (loose and baggy, as previously discussed).
- Cycling helmet
- Fleece headband (to keep your ears warm)
- Lightweight long sleeved thermal shirt
- Lightweight windproof biking jacket
- T-shirts (3)
- Padded cycling shorts - baggy style
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Lightweight trekking boots
- Camelback or 2 x 1 liter water bottles & cages
- Sleeping bag
- Small padlock & spare keys
- Fingerless biking gloves
- Waterproof (breathable) jacket
- Fleece jumper (eg Polartec 200)
- Light weight ‘trekking style’ pants
- Warm cycling tights
- Socks (4 pairs)
- Cycling shoes
- Spare laces
- Small towel
- First aid kit (See first Aid medicine above)
- Head lamp eg. Petzl Zoom (spare bulb & battery)
- 4 large plastic bags (for keeping items dry in kitbag)
- In addition to the checklists for general and trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
- Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step-in bindings) with front points.
- Mountaineering harness.
- Mountaineering ice-axe (60-75cms long depending on your height and personal preference.)
- 120cms (4ft) climbing sling and two locking carabineers
- Telescopic ski-sticks (optional)
- Prussik loops
- Climbing helmet (option
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow-covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than 15 kilos (33 pounds) of trekking equipment does not include your plastic boots, ice axe, crampons or harness/carabineers. (During the trek, climbing hardware will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags until needed).