• 8,516 m / 27,940 ft
  • Nepal
  • 54 days


Lhotse is the 4th highest summit in the world at 8,516 m / 27,940 ft with a beautiful west face forming an impressive wall (photo above). The first part of the climb up to Camp 3 shares the same route as the Everest South-West ridge. Lhotse is noticeably more difficult than Everest due to its steep couloir leading to the summit. This section is clearly the highlight of the expedition and makes Lhotse a very remarkable summit to add to any mountaineering resume.


Trek Route


Island Peak Climbing Route


Climbing Route Lhotse


Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1,350 m / 4,430 ft)

Day 2
Preparation day for expedition in Kathmandu

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2,860 m / 9,317 ft) and trek to Monjo (2,835 m / 9,300 ft)

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340 m / 11,155 ft)

Day 5
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 6
Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m / 12,893 ft)

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,470 ft)

Day 8
Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 9
Trek to Chukhung (4,730 m / 15,518 ft) – Training session in fixed line

Day 10
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,400 m / 16,630 ft)

Day 11
Climb to Island Peak High Camp (6,000 m / 19,685 ft), night at High Camp

Day 12
Climb to Island Peak summit (6,189 m / 20,305 ft) and second night at the High Camp

Day 13
Trek to Chukhung

Day 14
Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m / 16,210 ft)

Day 15
Trek to the Everest Base Camp (5,345 m / 17,536 ft)

Day 16-48
Climbing period on Lhotse

Day 49
Trek to Pheriche (4,371 m / 14,340 ft)

Day 50
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340 m / 11,155 ft)

Day 51
Trek to Lukla (2,860 m / 9,317 ft)

Day 52
Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 53
Reserve day at Kathmandu

Day 54
Transfer to airport for departure


Costs include

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport (both domestic and international)
  • Return domestic flight tickets Kathmandu / Lukla
  • Transport of up to 2 duffle bags of a maximum total weight of 40 kgs during the trek to Base Camp and on domestic flights
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at a good quality hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis on a double basis (single option at extra cost)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Accommodation in spacious individual tents at Base Camp with foam mattress, carpets, light and storage space
  • On High Camps, accommodation in shared expedition tents
  • Qualified support team including experienced guides, cooks and porters
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee)
  • Climbing permit (1,800 US$) and all fees and deposits required by the local regulations (e.g. line fixing, garbage deposit)
  • Standard tips/bonus to climbing sherpa and all staff
  • 1:1 Experienced climbing Sherpa per client on summit day (IFMGA Guide/Aspirant Guide)
  • 8 oxygen bottles with a Summit mask and regulator (Climbing guides will also be on oxygen to ensure a maximum safety)
  • First aid medical kit

Costs Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome dinner)
  • Extras hotel charge at Kathmandu (bar bills, laundry, additional nights)
  • Personal expenses in lodges during the trek such as battery charging (cameras, phone, laptops), showers, laundry, beverages, bottled water and snacks
  • Additional nights in lodges during the trek not planned by us
  • Internet access during the trek and at Base Camp (we can arrange a Nepalese SIM card and top-up card for you at Kathmandu for calls and internet)
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment (see gear list)
  • Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
Trip facts

6 April – 30th May 2023

Trip facts

8,516 m / 27,940 ft

West Face

Nepal, Khumbu Valley region

Type of climb
Fixed line
Snow / Ice, occasionally rock

Minimum of one mountaineering expedition such as Denali or Aconcagua


Altitude of camps
8,516 m
27,940 ft
7,850 m
25,755 ft
Camp 4
7,200 m
23,625 ft
Camp 3
6,400 m
21,000 ft
Camp 2
6,100 m
20,013 ft
Camp 1
5,345 m
17,536 ft
Base Camp
We like
  • The beautiful couloir leading to the summit
  • The amazing view on Everest (arrive early before it gets clouded…)
  • Climbing an 8,000m peak is always exceptional (Lhotse is the 4th highest peak in the world)
  • The life at Base Camp shared with Everest climbers
  • The acclimatization on a beautiful 6,000m peak (Island Peak) just behind Everest