Blick auf die Südwand des Lhotse (8516m)

Lhotse 8,516m Peak next to Mount Everest


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Basic costs:
9.500,00 €
Full service:
22.500,00 €

Lhotse - 8,516 m (27,940 ft) - Nepal

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Join our team on one of the most beautiful and iconic climbs anywhere in the world:
+ Challenging 8,000m peak expedition
+ 4th highest mountain in the world
+ Strong teams & individual participation
+ Doubleheader with Everest


Technical scale: Mountaineering skills required for our expeditions, alpine tours and demanding trekking.
1 - easy
2 - quite difficult
3 - difficult
4 - very difficult
5 - extreme
Mountaineering is the underlying ability to climb any mountain. On classic expeditions, many exposed areas are secured.

1 - easy / simple

"Easy" on expedition already includes mountaineering in alpine terrain or on glaciers up to grad ZS/AD "quite difficult" according to alpine scale. Exposed areas and crevasses are fixed if possible. Basic knowledge in handling ice axe / crampons and rope is required.

2 - quite difficult

Route with extensive passages in the grad ZS/AD: Safe handling with an ice ax, crampons and rope are required. Exposed places or crevasses are fixed if possible or walked in rope team.

3 - difficult

Persistent suspended passages must be managed. These will be insured if possible. Mountaineering on the alpine scale S/D "difficult" with exposed climbing passages (up to IV. UIAA degree). Good use of crampons and rope is required, as well as safe climbing in combined terrain.

4 - very demanding

Exposed and demanding route. The difficulties range up to the alpine scale SS/TD "very difficult" and are mostly insured. Dealing with fixed rope and climbing clamps, increased demands on climbing technique, physical conditions and experience are required, as are all the demands of "difficult" mountaineering.

5 - extreme

Very demanding mountaineering, even without the possibilities of protection. The terrain will rarely exceed the alpine difficulty SS/TD, but can reach the requirements of the alpine scale AS/ES "extremely difficult". Above-average ability and a lot of experience in alpine mountaineering are expected.
Danger Warning: For safety reasons, your personal skills and sufficient experience are required for each expedition and ascent (specific description under Information / Requirements).

Stamina - Endurance

A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).

1 - Active Tour
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
2 - Sportive Tour
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
3 - Demanding Trek / Expedition
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
4 - High Endurance - Expedition
To climb Everest (with oxygen-support) or some of the "easier" 8000m peaks you need a strong endurance. You should train specifically at least 4-5x per week.
5 - Very high Endurance - Expedition
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete. 

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Lhotse 8,516m Peak next to Mount Everest

Selected dates:

Basic costs:
9.500,00 €
Full service:
22.500,00 €

Airport of departure:

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, München oder Wien (EU, andere Orte)

Lhotse - costs and services

Our basic Lhotse climb includes:
  • Organization of the expedition
  • British, European, or American leadership:
    - advise at our joint Lhotse and Everest base camp (EBC)
    - recommendations for your Lhotse ascent (above EBC)
  • All permit fees and liaison officer
  • Basecamp with basecamp sleeping tent, basecamp dining tent, and tables and chairs:
    - Skillful base camp cooks
    - Three meals each day, warm drinks, snacks
  • Transport to Lulka to/from Kathmandu incl. local flights (15kg on your flight, 30kg cargo)
  • Everest base camp trek to/from Lukla for you and your personal equipment only (boots, ice axe, clothing, sleeping bag, max. 40 kg), including accommodation and meals on the road
  • VHF radio
  • Emergency equipment and supplies
  • Access to team fixed ropes and camps (sites, not tents)
  • Two nights stay in a Kathmandu hotel on arrival and two nights prior to departure in a double room. Private rooms are available for a small additional fee.
Our full-service expedition additionally includes:
  • British, European, or American leader:
    - leadership (not guiding) for the entire expedition
    - often joint with our Mount Everest expedition
  • Expert climbing Sherpa
    - 1 sherpa per 2 clients on the summit push
    - gear allowance, salary, and insurance 
  • Full base camp with dinning tent, showers, bathroom, and solar charger
  • Private tents in basecamp (no sharing)
  • Double occupancy tents above base camp:
    - 4 high camps on Mount Everest standard route,  Nepal
    - stoves, gas, high camp food
  • Use of group gear and supplies
Additional services available on Lhotse

Private Sherpa (personal guide/porter)

  • Carries up to 10 kg (22bs) of your personal equipment between camps.
  • Carries up to 5kg of our personal equipment on summit day.
  • Climbs with you, melts water, cooks, and will be with you every step of the way.

Personal equipment carriage service

  • Sherpa carries up to 10kg (22lbs) of personal equipment up and down the mountain between camps.


Details on request, from Base Camp to Kathmandu (takes 3 PAX) approx. USD 8,000.-
Details on request, from Camp 2 to Base Camp (takes 1 PAX) approx. USD 20,000.-

What is not included?
  • International flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing (available on request)
  • Additional oxygen bottles (for standard ascent not needed)
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Nepalese visas
  • Cost of jeep transportation if leaving early

Lhotse expedition - intinerary

Day 1 - Flight: Arrive in Kathmandu, 1,300 meters (4,265 feet). Stay at hotel.

Day 2 - Kathmandu: Orientation meeting and chance to buy last minute supplies, visit temples, and tour the city. Stay at hotel.

Day 3 - Flight to Lukla: Fly to Lukla, 2,860 meters (9,385 feet). Walk to Phakding 2650 meters (8,695 feet). Teahouse or camping
Day 4 - Namche: Walk to Namche Bazaar at 3,450 meters (11,320 feet). Teahouse or camping
Day 5 - Rest: Rest day with acclimatization hike in Namche. Teahouse or camping
Day 6 - Pangboche: Walk to Pangboche at 3,750 meters (12,300 feet). Participate in a Buddhist Puja blessing ceremony with the local Lama at the monastery if you wish. Teahouse or camping
Day 7 - Pheriche: Walk to Pheriche at 4,250 meters (13,945 feet). Visit the Himalayan Rescue Association health clinic. Teahouse or camping
Day 8 - Dugla: Walk to Dugla at 4,600 meters (15,090 feet). Teahouse or camping
Day 9 - Lobuche: Walk to Lobuche at 4,900 meters (16,075 feet). Teahouse of camping
Day 10 - Gorak Shep: Walk to Gorak Shep at 5,150 meters (16,900 feet). Teahouse or camping
Day 11 - Lhotse & Everest base camp (BC): Walk to basecamp at 5,340 meters (17,400 feet). Camping
Day 12 - BC: Rest, organization, and training day in basecamp
Day 13 - BC: Rest, organization, and training day in basecamp
Day 14 - Gain altitude: Walk to Pumori basecamp at 5,300 meters (17,390 feet). Sleep there.
Day 15 - Gain altitude: Walk to Pumori ABC at 5,700 meters (18,700 feet). Return to Everest basecamp.
Day 16/17 - BC: Rest in basecamp.
Day 18 - High Camp (C1): Climb to camp 1 at 6,100 meters (20,010 feet). Sleep at camp 1.
Day 19 - High Camp (C2): Climb to camp 2 at 6,400 meters (21,000 feet). Return to camp 1, sleep there.
Day 20 - BC: Return to basecamp,
Day 21/22 - BC: Rest in basecamp.
Day 23 - C1: Climb to camp 1. Sleep there.
Day 24 - C2: Climb to camp 2. Sleep there.
Day 25 - C2: Rest in camp 2.
Day 26 - High Camp (C3): Climb to camp 3 at 7,300 meters (23,950 feet). Return to camp 2, sleep there.
Day 27 - BC: Return to basecamp.
Day 28/29 - BC: Rest in basecamp.
Day 30 - C1: Climb to camp 1, sleep there.
Day 31 - C2: Climb to camp 2. Sleep there.
Day 32 - C3: Climb to camp 3. Sleep there.
Day 33 - C1: Descend to camp 1 or camp 2. Sleep there.
Day 34 - BC: Return to basecamp.
Day 35 - BC: Rest in basecamp or descend to a lower village such as Gorak Shep.
Day 36/37 - Rest
Day 38 - BC: Return to basecamp from the lower village. Rest in basecamp.
Day 39 - C1: Climb to camp 1, sleep there.
Day 40 - C2: Climb to camp 2, sleep there.
Day 41 - C3: Climb to camp 3, sleep there.
Day 42 - C4: Climb to camp 4 at 7,600 meters (24,934 feet). Sleep there.
Day 43 - Summit: Attempt summit. Lhotse - 8,516 m (27,940 ft)
Day 44 - C2:  Return to camp 2, sleep there.
Day 45 - BC: Return to basecamp.
Day 46 - BC: Rest in basecamp.
Day 47 to 52: Reserve days for another summit attempt.
Day 53 - BC:  Pack up basecamp.
Day 54 - Pheriche: Trek down to Pheriche. Teahouse or camping.
Day 55 - Pangboche: Trek down to Pangboche. Teahouse or camping.
Day 56 - Namche: Trek to Namche Bazar. Teahouse or camping.
Day 57 - Lukla: Trek to Lukla. Teahouse or camping.
Day 58 - Kathmandu: Flight to Kathmandu. Stay at hotel.
Day 59 - Kathmandu: Extra day in Kathmandu, in case of delay, and for sightseeing, gift shopping. Hotel.
Day 60 - Flight: Fly Home. Thanks for joining our expedition!

Lhotse - Participation and Preparation

Requirements: Altitude experience from several expeditions and an above-average physical condition are necessary.
  • Fullservice-members: You should have 7,000m+ / 23,000ft+ high-altitude experience and be an independent mountaineer (alpine tours at least AD according to UIAA scale), have experienced camping ad cooking in the wintry conditions. Ice techniques, glacier travel with crampons, and alpine climbing techniques er needed. You should have knowledge of crevasse rescue techniques and of frostbite symptoms, high altitude sicknesses, and their basic treatment. 
  • Less experienced, you can only join with a 1:1 guide and personal training to climb Lhotse should be considered.
  • Basic-members: To climb Lhotse without supplementary oxygen and Sherpa support, you should have successfully climbed at least one 8,000m+ peak in a similar style.
Technical requirements: The greatest difficulties on the three steep steps are defused by means of fixed ropes. Rope-free access to 45° steep snow and firn flanks and rock climbing up to UIAA3 must nevertheless be mastered absolutely safely. In particular, securing on the fixed rope with ascenders and abseiling techniques must be mastered absolutely safely (with thick gloves!). The final couloir to the summit is the crux of the climb.
Physical Fitness: Stages of several days must be completed and you must be able to assess your strength and reserves well. During the night at the last camp (approx. 7,600 m / 25,000 ft) and during the summit ascent temperatures around -40°C plus wind-chill-factor can be expected. For the summit day, an ascent of about 8-12 hours followed by a descent of 4-6 hours.
Lack of comfort: We climb constantly at high altitude, still health and fitness must be maintained. We will help you with this. A good personal organization and preparation are necessary to stay healthy and fit during the expedition.
Danger - Warning: Each participant takes part in this expedition independently and at their own risk. The extreme altitude and cold bring with it extremely subjective (due to the lack of oxygen) and objective (weather changes, cold, etc.) dangers! Rescue possibilities are extremely limited.

Kumbu Ice Fall im Aufstieg um Lhotse und Mount Everest | © SummitClimb Nepal
Expeditions Nepal Mount Everest and Lhotse, Climber with 02 in the Lhotse face | © SummitClimb Nepal


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Basic package
Lhotse Basic: Participation from Kathmandu (KTM), all necessary permits, safety equipment, setup and service at Lhotse base camp
9.500,00 €
Full service
Lhotse full service participation from Europe incl. flight (economy), trek to base camp, comfortable base camp, sherpa support for high camp and the summit ascent, expedition leader.
22.500,00 €


Lhotse 8,516m Peak next to Mount Everest

12. Apr - 03. Jun 2025

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