Lhotse Expedition

Lhotse Expedition

Lhotse, (Tibetan: “South Peak”) also called E1, a mountain massif in the Himalayas on the border of Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It consists of three summits, the highest of which—Lhotse I at 27,940 feet (8,516 meters)—is the world’s fourth tallest peak.

Lhotse lies just south of Mount Everest. To which it is joined by a ridge at an elevation of about 25,000 feet (7,600 meters). It is sometimes considered part of the Everest massif. E1 was the original survey symbol (denoting Everest 1) for the mountain, which was given to it by the Survey of India (1931). On May 18, 1956, Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss, two Swiss climbers, made the first ascent of Lhotse I.

To the Northwest of Nepal lies the fascinating country of the legendary Sherpas. In this land of mountains, Pumori stands aloof and proud as if aware of its intense effect on the valley below. Pumori, this incredible pyramid of snow and rocks, is indeed the pride of the Solo Khumbu. Pumori is generally considered to be technically challenging and requires climbers to be experienced as well as in faultless physical condition. For one such climber, this mountain could become the most rewarding challenger in the Himalaya.

Our trek starts off at Lukla. For the actual climb, we will use the classical route first opened by a German-Swiss team. This route requires the least amount of technicality but is exposed to objective dangers such as avalanche-prone section and a section exposed to serac fall. The Base Camp is at an altitude of 3500m and the advanced camp at an altitude of 5900m.

Facts of the Trip
  • Elevation: 8,516m (27,940ft)
  • Location: Nepal/Tibet border
  • Coordinates: 27°57′42″ N 86°56′00″ E
  • First Ascent: Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger (Swiss), May 18, 1956
  • Climbing Season:Late spring
  • Expd duration: 64 days (typically)
  • Climbing duration: 43 days (typically)
  • Group Size:01-15 person per Group if more we splits group.