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Lhotse Expedition

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“Satori Adventures operates full board guided expedition to the Mount Lhotse - 8,516 m/ 27,940 ft. – the fourth highest mountain in the world. The first successful attempt to the peak Lhotse was carried out by a Swiss team composed of Ernst Reiss & Fritz Luchsinger on May 18th, 1956 via South Col route which follows the Everest climbing route up the Lhotse Face – an icy gully.”

Lhotse – the South Peak in local language and located in the Everest massif – is the fourth highest peak in the world with elevation of 8,516m/27,940ft. Besides the main summit, there are two more summits of Lhotse namely Lhotse Middle summit with elevation of 8,414m/27,605ft and Lhotse Shar at 8,383m/27,503ft. Lhotse’s south face is infamous for its steep vertical rise of 3.2 km in 2.25 km wide flank. This face is one of the extremely difficult climbs and has rarely been attempted.

Mt. Lhotse in Nepal is just next to the Mt. Everest in southern side – connected by the South Col ridge – from where the Nepal-Tibet border runs alike the Everest summit. The western face of Lhotse is known as Lhotse face. The fabulous experience in the Lhotse is that climbers attempting the Mt. Everest climb approximately 1000m high wall of glacial blue ice on Lhotse Wall. Climbers to Everest have to struggle on this wall of 40-45 degrees occasional 80 degrees slope before reaching the South Col. Climbers to Lhotse typically head south-east and on to the couloir to reach the summit from the Geneva Spur – a spur between 25,000 and 26,000ft. Below South Col named from the 1952 Swiss Mt Everest Expedition. 

Although Mt. Lhotse is located just next to Mt. Everest and activity in the Khumbu region heightened since 1950 no climbers turned toMt. Lhotse Expedition (8,516m /27940ft) until 1955.

Lhotse Shar – subsidiary mountain of Lhotse and the 5th highest mountain on Earth with an elevation of 8,383 m/27,503 ft. – has the highest fatality rate of all the eight-thousands: one person dies attempting to climb for every two people summit the mountain.

Climbers were not paying any interest to Lhotse obvious because of the height of Mt. Everest. On the race to climb Mt. Everest from the Tibet side – as Nepal was restricted to foreigners to travel – 1921 expedition team reached to North Col in which George Mallory explored the Col between Mt. Pumori and Lingtren, West Cwm, and Khumbu Valley. They were convinced that the north route was feasible and viable given to the Khumbu valley filled with sea of ice.

 In 1950 Bill Tillman and American Dr. Charles Houston explored Mt. Everest and Khumbu valley. They concluded that unstable icefall below the Cwm was an impossible barrier to climb the mountain. In 1951 under the leadership of Eric Shipton few climbers walked across the icefall and reached the Western Cwm for the first time.

The Swiss team became the first humans to reach Western Cwm in which they crossed the Lhotse Glacier, and reached the historic landmark of South Col in 1952.

Everest expedition was a failed attempt for Swiss in 1952 – spring and autumn both season attempts as they were permitted for both – and they were seeking a third chance.

In 1955 Dyhrenfurth Senior and Junior applied and attempted for Mt. Lhotse peak climbing but forced to return after having reached a height of around 8,100 m/ 26,575 ft. on the Lhotse.

Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research started working on a new project for 1956 in which the plan of 1954 of conducting research altered into a mountain-climbing. The aim was to climb Everest for the second time after British expedition of 1953 and climb the Lhotse for the first time. So they were looking for Everest Lhotse Expedition jointly as the mountains share the same geography and initial route.

Finally, on the May18th 1956 climbers Mr. Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss from Switzerland stood on summit of Mt. Lhotse.

The first attempt of Lhotse Shar was carried out by a Japanese expedition in 1965 but reached the summit in 1970 by an Austrian expedition. Likewise, the Middle height of Lhotse was unclimbed until 2001, in which the Russian expedition reached the top.

Satori Adventures offers unrivaled Mt. Lhotse Expedition services with a high level of competency, safety measures, and comfort as Mt. Lhotse Guided Expeditions. We are attentive to the smaller size of the climbing groups to bring you successfully to the top. What we are different from many commercial teams and expeditions is our efficient management due to group size.

What climbing history and our own previous experiences teach us that Mt. Lhotse is extremely technical compared to Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Makalu. So, we operate expeditions with professional management and excellent care.

Serious climbing requiring plenty of food supplies and equipment’s is accomplished through the armies of porters to Base Camp – known as Everest Base Camp since Lhotse climbing route  shares the same route to the Everest for the initial part – and Sherpa guides carrying foods, ropes, ladders, and equipment to high camps. Thus, our entire crew makes you patiently wait, acclimatize at the camps, and go for the summit of the peak.

You will be served with fresh and nutritious food at Base Camp in our Base Camp service and hygienic and nutritious food above Base camp for full board service. You will get sufficient masks, regulators, and bottles of Oxygen for your successful climb.

Our climbing Sherpas are the most seasoned, highly professional, experienced, and trained in the western standard. They are known for their personalized care and professional assistance. We are synonymous with seasoned expedition operations in the Himalayas with a safe climbing environment equipped with highly experienced Sherpas, sophisticated equipment, and unparalleled management abilities. Our Mt. Lhotse Expedition cost is affordable and very competitive compared with many operators with maximum success rate.

Your Mt. Lhotse Guided expedition 2024 – the life time adventure trip – starts from arriving in Kathmandu and trekking to the Everest Base Camp passing various beautiful Sherpa settlements. The unique feature of this Mt. Lhotse expedition is crossing over the notorious Khumbu Icefall and climbing the infamous Lhotse wall. Our Lhotse climbing map follows the same route to Everest Expedition’s South Col route in which you climb up to the Yellow Band beyond Camp 3 and make a traverse towards the couloir on the right direction. 

If you want to know more about the Mt. Lhotse climbing season, Lhotse Expedition Info, Lhotse Guided Expeditions, and other Lhotse Climbing news you can write to us without any hesitation. Our expert advisors are always willing to satisfy you from the beginning to the end.

Most of the climbers have a question: How hard (technical) to climb Mt. Lhotse? How easy or how difficult to climb Mt. Lhotse or any other mountain can only be said in comparison with other 8000m or the same level of height mountain. It also depends on climber’s physical fitness, previous climbing experiences, weather, age, quality of personal climbing equipment, the experience of climbing Sherpa guide, reputation and background of the operator and climbing season as well.

Many expedition operators and as well as climbers mention in their Webpages and blog that climbing Mount Lhotse is a technical and challenging climbing. Actually the climbing Lhotse is more difficult than what it appears in various documents, advertisement brochures, and social media. In fact none of 8000m mountain expedition is easy to climb. Mountaineering is one of the challenging adventure games where many climbers lost their lives each year. However, in comparison with K2, Annapurna first and Kanchenjunga, the Lhotse expedition is considered to be less challenging mountains of 8000meters located in Nepal Himalayas.

According to Nepali belief, God dwells in the mountains, and by worshiping God it is expected safe passage to the summit. So, prior to the expedition, we organize a pooja/worshipping ceremony wishing a successful summit. You have a day or two in the Lhotse Base camp for acclimatization, training, and preparation of the climb of Mt. Lhotse.

Lhotse Advanced Base Camp is located at a height of 5200m/17060 ft. which are also called Everest base camp while both mountain camps are located at the same place and point. After two or three days of rest and preparation at the Mt. Lhotse Base camp, you set out for the first and second base camp for acclimatization. On average, it takes three and a half hours for a climbing Sherpa guide and four to five hours approximately for you in the first time to reach Camp-I from the Advance base camp.

After the first 15-20 minutes of varied sizes rock and snow climb (It depends where you fixed the Lhotse base camp while it is a big size of Khumbu glassier but we have calculate central of Lhotse base camp), a steep path of 15-20 degrees climbing, you reach the bottom of Khumbu Icefall. From this point in the Mt. Lhotse climbing route, you have to ascend and cross Vertical, horizontal, and flat snow wall and cross 6-9ladder (depends on the snow condition and each  year situations)  in between Base camp and Camp one.  The Snow wall is 35-50 degrees slope. It takes about three and half hours to cross the Khumbu Icefall section and you reach to camp one area.  From this the point, it takes about 20 minute’s snow slope of some 15-20 degrees to reach Camp-1, located at the height of 5,900 m/ 19,357 ft. typically Camp-I is safe from avalanches or rock-falling.

From camp 1, it takes about three hours ascends to reach camp 2, if you are a climber with average stamina. It depends on your acclimatization, weather condition, physical fitness, and walking pace. After an hour of snow uphill in 25-30 degrees ice wall slope, and another 30 minutes of the rough climb you reach sections which pose challenges for climbers. The journey between Camp-1 and Camp-2 is considered to be a moderate part of the Lhotse expedition. There is one Ice Crevasse in this Lhotse climbing route. Climbing rope fixing team fixes the ladder 1 places (it depends on climbing season and year) to cross these crevasses. The ladder is in flat Steep in between 2.5-3 meters distance of Crevasse

Mt. Lhotse camp 2 and Everest camp 2 is also located at the same place and point. Satori adventures have kitchen and dining arrangements at camp two where we are able to provide fresh cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner including all kinds of hot drinks. There is a totally fixed-rope route line between camps one and 2. Camp II is located at the height of 6,400m/20,997ft., which is also a safe location as the campsites of the Everest south col wall. There are totally Small and large sizes of stones and if there is snowfall then-new snows at the Lhotse Camp-2, climbing Sherpa’s guides fix the  Dining tent, kitchen tent and member tent here to provide more quality of service.

The Mount Lhotse climbing from Camp 2 (C2) to Camp 3 (C3) is safe and comparatively easy to climb. It takes about three hours for average stamina climbers to climb this section. After two hours of walking above the snow slope about 15-20 degrees, you will arrive at the rope fixing section was about 100 m high vertical Ice slope below C3 and takes about 30 minutes to climb. This place is very steep with snow and ice. Since there are many climbers to climb Mt. Everest and Lhotse in the spring, not all climbers have enough space for Siberia. For the same reason, the third base should be made by clearing the snow and breaking the ice.  Lhotse Camp-3 is pitched at an elevation of 6,900m / 22,638 ft.

From Camp 3, it takes about four and a half hours climbing to reach camp 4 (C4) for average stamina climbers. This duration can fluctuate depending upon how many climbers are there at a time to carry out their climbing. If there are many climbers ascending and descending and traffic is bad then it may take 6-8 hours because the climbing route from the advance base camp of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse to the fourth camp (just below camp four) is the same for both the mountains. About 380 climbers on Mount Everest and 100 climbers on Lhotse and the same number of Sherpa guides strive for a successful ascent each spring season. The climbing route is a more vertical snow wall in this part, and with a limited Anker that can be used to either ascend or descend by one climber at a time in Yellow band.  Lhotse camp – 4 is also set up above the Ice. The Lhotse 4th base camp is also steep and ice-fearing, so space should be made and placed on the snow. Lhotse Camp 4 fixed about height of 7,925 m/ 25,984 ft.

The Lhotse climbing route from the fourth camp to the mount Lhotse summit is smooth and safe except in Couloir below the summit where you have to walk and spent 6 hours to ascend and 4 hours to descend. We advise climbers to bring and wear a helmet as there is a greater risk of small rocks and ice fragments falling from the summit in this area. As per our previous experience, almost 90% of climber use Oxygen in this summit part. That might be the reason that climbers feel easy to ascend.  You may start at about 23:00 Pm to 00:00 am for the Lhotse summit target by 07:00 to 08:00 am. That means the distance between Camp 4 to Summit of Mt. Lhotse is an average of 08-09 hours of climbing distance – not fixed to any climber and it’s all approximate to the climber with average climbing stamina. It takes about 4-6 hours of descent from the summit to Camp four.

About one and half an hour ascending from the Lhotse Camp 4 you reach the vertical snow wall climbing place, which is about 45-50m to even 60 degrees of slope gorge between two hills. After crossing this vertical snow wall with fixed static rope, you ascend six to seven-hour further.  Almost from here to just below the real Summit of Lhotse 8516m/27940ft. approximately, it takes about 30 minute’s average pace of 50 degrees of the vertical route to stand on the top of the mount Lhotse summit at a height of 8516m/27940ft. The rope fixing team always fixes the rope line from C4 to summit completely for safety reasons. The space on the Mt. Lhotse summit point is really narrow even hard to accommodate 2-3 climbers together. This is why sometimes there is long traffic on summit queues.   

If you are a climber with good stamina, then you can descend all the way down to Camp 3 or even Camp 2 the same day from the summit. If you are a climber of average stamina then you can descend down to Camp 4 and then next day to Camp 2 and to the Advance Base camp the subsequent day.

Base Camp at 5,364 m/ 17,598 ft.
Lhotse Base Camp is located at an altitude of 5200m/17,598 ft in a moving glacier where you spend most of your climbing period. This is the same base camp for Mt. Everest south face climb since the same route goes until Camp IV or South Col.
As the ice moves and melts, tents and camps keep on shifting and moving in this camp. The camp area is beautifully surrounded by the peaks Pumori, Lo-La, Nuptse and Khumbu Icefall. The busy season of spring is like a tented town or village. You reach at this Base Camp after nine days trek through beautiful landscapes, and scattered Sherpa villages – which are the world famous for their climbing contributions in the Himalayas.

Camp I (C1)- 5,943 m/ 19,498 ft
Camp I is located in a deep snow’s small section often called as ‘Silent Valley’ in which you spend few nights during acclimatization. The section from Base Camp to Camp I is the most technical part where you are to cross the notorious Khumbu Icefall – like a real horror-chamber of an amusement park. The Icefall is some 2000 ft. of moving ice where deep crevasses and towering ice serac located that can challenge you anytime. The serac can crack and section can crack any time making another crevasse while you are walking

Camp II (C2) – 6,400 m/ 20,997 ft
Camp II is located in a safe and sheltered place at a rocky patch at the foot of Icy Everest south and Lhotse Wall. To reach to Camp II you walk through famous Western Cwm – the glacial valley. The view of Lhotse is tremendous from here. This camp is set as the climbing camp with individual climber’s tent. You will be here in this camp most of the time after Base Camp. Satori adventure will provided kitchen arrangement here where you will receive fresh cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner including all kind of hot drinks like tea, coffee, hot chocolates etc.

Camp III (C3) – 7,162 m/ 23,497 ft
Camp III is pitched in the Wall of the Lhotse face. Everest climber also shares this wall to climb their peak. It is difficult section as well in the Lhotse face. You start to feel the effect of high altitude and not using supplemental oxygen yet. This face is steep, and the ice is hard. You climb on a fixed rope in the slope of some 30 to 45 degrees. It’s a long climb to C3 and a must for the acclimatization prior to summit bid. You will spend a night here before reached at camp 4and one tough for acclimatization rotation before summit push.

Camp IV (C4) – 7,920 m/ 25,984ft.
This camp is located near south part of South Col – a plateau that resembles a moonscape with Everest to the north and Lhotse to the south. This is the last camp before the summit push and reachable for some climbers without supplemental oxygen. As you climb steep in the Lhotse Wall, you reach Yellow Band from where the route to Everest climbing diverges. You veer to the right known as turtle shell – some rock shelves – where we establish the Lhotse Camp IV at 7,920 m.

Summit Mt. Lhotse 8,516m/27, 940ft. /10-16 hours
You enter into half a kilometer high ice gully leading to the final summit ridge. Lhotse Couloir is narrow and steep as well with some 60 degrees slope. It takes about 6-8 hours on ascending and 4-5 hours to descending. This part is risk for rock and ice peace falling from Lhotse summit. So we advise climber to wear the helmet mandatory.  There is the section of knife edge ridge just before you reach the summit. Enjoy the moment on the summit point. And, then climb down to Camp II. The summit day is often to sixteen hours.

Satori Adventures’ climbing Sherpas guide:
We operate our expedition in the Himalayas with well-trained Sherpas of western standard born and raised in the foothills of the Himalayas. Their excellence and glorious climbing history need no more explanation. Our Sherpas have climbed Everest and other peaks in the Himalayas of all heights multiple times, and prove themselves to be the best climbers and Leader/guide.
Our Sherpas will make sure that cooperation with other Sherpas from different companies and Base Camp organizations is intact. It is essential that all climbing teams work together in the Himalayas with proper contribution from all operators on the tasks such as route fixing and ensuring safety of climbers from Base to the summit. Our Sherpas lead in these efforts. With all these arrangements and management our Guided Lhotse Expedition stands one of the best climbing trips in the Himalayas.

Choose an experienced provider
It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.

It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

Diminutive climbing team members
We are always striving to develop and grow our operational systems to ensure you get the best possible experience. Our expedition members do not deserve anything less than the best possible conditions and opportunity to be successful. We do this by limiting our team size, which makes us more flexible as a team and helps ensure the team has the best weather windows for a summit push. We also try to develop an atmosphere where members feel that they are climbing as a family with each guide Sherpa and team member working together and striving for a common goal.We generally accept a maximum of 8 climbers in a group and if we get more than 8, we will spit the team into two or more groups.

We provide maximum summit success
The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt. Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates. Our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making tactical decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt, which provides a greater safety margin and chance of success. We always provide a 1:1 ratio of client to Sherpa/guide.

We provide highly qualified Team leader/Sindar
Many of our guides are professionally trained and assessed from the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA), American Mountain Guides Association or other professional training association. These results in our guides have a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition. Most of our guides also have been guiding in the Himalaya range for many years and have numerous 8,000 meter summits to their credit and at-least 3 years’ experience guiding on Mt. Everest

We provide the highest quality camp facilities and food
Satori Adventures provides the best possible camp facilities, food and service. Our expedition cooks are regarded as the best in the business; provide healthy and appetizing meals with an array of menus to suit all your nutrition requirements. Our cooks provide meals that are designed to sustain your body for the rigouts of the ascent. We also provide diverse choices to suite Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian, or any specified requests; if you do have a special nutritional request, please let us know 60 days prior to the start of your expedition so we can plan accordingly.

Approaches to advance base camp:
Mount Makalu is difficult to climb on its own, but the chances of avalanches and rockfalls are relatively low. It is also safe because there are no craves as in the climbing route in Makalu. After a two-day staying at Kathmandu and final preparations including climbing equipment, climbing permits, high-altitude foods, etc., we proceed to fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and trek to advance base camp of Makalu Himal. 

It takes about 09 days trekking from Tumlingtar onwards to Makalu base camp. You will trek first night at Seduwa, second-day Tashogapum, Khongma Danda, Dobasto to Ngla kharka.  After a rest and acclimatize day at a height of 3600M of Tangla kharke you will reach to Nanmala Kharka and then advance base camp height of 5018m.

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 Facts of the Trip

  First Ascent: May 18th, 1956 by a Swiss team composed of Ernst Reiss & Fritz Luchsinger

  Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu. B/L/D during the trekking and climbing periods

  Accommodation: Tea house during trek & Camping during climbing period

  Highest access: (8516M/27940ft.)

  Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn

  Duration: 60 days (typically) Days

  Group Size: 06-10 people per group. If more we split the group

  Co-ordinates: 27°57'45'' N, 86°56'03'' E

  Location: Nepal/ Tibet border

  Country: Nepal

  Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

  Grade: Challenging

  Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight

  Major Activity: Trekking/ Mountaineering

  Culture: Sherpa and Tamang

  Mode of Travel: Tea House/ Camping

  Climbing route: South Col

  Himalayan sights: Ama Dablam, Everest, Makalu

Brief Itinerary details of Lhotse (8516M/27,940 ft.) Expedition

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m/ 4,429 ft), and transfer to your Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar.

Preparation for the expedition. Get the Permit for climbing Lhotse, participate in the briefing at the Department of Tourism, and go for last minute shopping if you need any. Overnight stay in the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu – Lukla (2,860 m) flight and Trek to Phakding (2, 610 m/ 8,563 ft).
A 30 minutes flight on a small plane parallel to the Himalayan ranges and landing in the world’s one of the most dangerous airports will be overwhelming experience. You walk about three hours today. Overnight in the Lodge.

You trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft) which is about six hours walk. You walk through the beautiful and scenic river valley and cross one of the thrilling hanging bridge before you climb two hrs steep uphill to the Namche Bazzar. Overnight in the Lodge.

Rest and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. You will explore the surrounding place, hike up to the Everest View Hotel – a luxury hotel with the superb view of the Mt. Everest and others. And, explore the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and return to Namche Bazar. Overnight in the Lodge.

Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m/ 12,664 ft) – a small hamlet surrounded by Himalayan peaks and pine forest where famous Tengboche Monastery one of the most spiritual place of Tibetan Buddhism in Khumbu region located. You walk through the beautiful stretch from where the view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse Wall along with Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantenga is superb. Overnight stay in the Lodge.

Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m/ 14,468 ft) from Tengboche passing the village of Pangboche where some of the best and world renowned Sherpa climbers born and live. Overnight in the Lodge.

Dingboche for Acclimatization trip. You may climb up to Nagerjun Hill just behind Dingoche or climb ChukungRi. Overnight in the lodge.

Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m/ 16,108 ft). Today you walk past the memorial chortens/shrines in Thugla pass dedicated to all those climbers who offer their precious life to the almighty Everest or in the vicinity.

Trek to Gorakshep (5,164 m/ 16,942 ft). It is short trek to Gorakshep from Lobuche.

Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545 m/ 18,192 ft) early in the morning to view the majestic top of the Mt.Lhotse, and others including Mt. Everest top from south face. Kalapatthar offers 3600 view of the mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori.
After this, trek to Lhotse Base Camp (5,364 m/ 17,598 ft) (It is the most known as Everest Base Camp).Overnight in the Tent.

Climb Lhotse 8,516 m/ 27, 940 ft.

Preparation to return. Clean the Base Camp, and then trek back to Pheriche/Dingboche. 

Trek back to Tengboche. Lodge accommodation.

Trek to Namche Bazzar and enjoy your climbing success in Namche with amazing choices of meal from the lodge. Overnight in the lodge accommodation.

Trek Namche to Lukla and ready for the flight back to civilization after long Himalayan trip. Overnight in the Lodge.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the day on your own enjoying the city life back.

Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

Transfer to airport for final departure.

Camps we set for the climbing are:
Camp I (C1) - 5,943 m/ 19,498 ft
Camp II (C2) – 6,400 m/ 20,997 ft
Camp III (C3) – 7,162 m/ 23,497 ft
Camp IV (C4) – 7,920 m/ 25,984 ft
Summit Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m/ 27, 940 ft. and return to Camp II.

In Full Board Service

Satori Adventures offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 8000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also includes assisting the client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the clients preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and well being being the overriding priority.

High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps as well as oxygen provision, including mask and regulator and latest model of Poisk oxygen and Summit system mask regulators.

Full Board Service Cost (Includes)

  • To ensure your safety and avoid the natural panic of people entering a new destination for the first time, Satori Adventures provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representatives of Satori Adventures will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with a Satori banner with your placard so that you can easily find our person. Satori's identity card will accompany the person for your confirmation.
  • According to the above Lhotse Expedition climbing schedule, Satori Adventures will arrange four nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures will provide experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking/ climbing Sherpa guide (Expedition leader) during the trekking and climbing. 
  • Surface transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the scheduled itinerary. 
  • According to the schedule program, Satori Adventures arranged regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu for climbing members and climbing Sherpa guides.
  •  Satori Adventures will provide you with a lovely tea house accommodation (except chain hotels) to stay in and eat during the trekking trails.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way, while dinner and breakfast are made at the tea house where you stay overnight. Satori Adventures provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/ coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp and Camp-02 during the ascent of Lhotse Expedition.
  • Satori Adventures will arrange all food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the Lhotse expedition for both members and expedition crews.
  • Satori Adventures provide EPI Cooking gas, and the stove will be provided in camps one, three, and south col for cooking food, tea, coffee, boiling water, and heating nutrition high altitude package food.
  • Satori Adventures will provide all the essentials for trekking, Lhotse climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • Climbing Mt. Lhotse duration takes more than other 8000m and brings an extended stay at the Advance base camp. Items like kitchen tents, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils are high quality and branded, where we will try to provide more convenience.
  • During the ascent of Mount Lhotse, Satori Adventures will provide a chef cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager at the advanced base camp to take care of your food, drinks, and other necessary services your good and comfort.
  • Satori Adventures allow up to 60kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking in Lhotse expedition carried by porter/ yak/ mules.
  • The offer cost includes Mount Lhotse south regular route climbing royalty and the Nepal Government's climbing permit. (Permit issued by Department of Tourism)
  • As Mount Lhotse is located at Mount Everest National Park's territory, Satori adventures provide you a permit for Mount Everest National Park.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Everest National Park, so Satori Adventures provides you a TIMS permit too.
  • The right weather is a crucial factor in a safe and successful ascent. As far as possible, we will provide a regular upcoming day's weather forecast from the Kathmandu office for the Lhotse climb duration.
  • Satori Adventures provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journey and climbing.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Trekking and mountaineering are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so information and communication are significant for safety and a successful trip. That's why Satori Adventures provides satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Satori Adventures provides V25 north face two main model tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps, and above the advance camp, two members have one tent. (In advance base camp 1:1 tent and above base camp 2:1 tent as per safety.)
  • Satori Adventures offers dynamic/static rope, ice screws, snow bar, and rock piton locked unlocked karabiners to open the route and for safe and successful climbing.
  • Satori Adventures arrange a generator for back- up lighting power and charge electronic tools if solar panels are not enough for light and charge the battery.
  • Satori Adventures arrange transportation, service of food, all needed expedition, content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/ Yaks to base camp and return)
  • Satori Adventures will try to make the base camp as convenient as possible. We will provide you a heater at the base camp for heating the dining room during cold temperatures (mostly required for evening and morning).
  • Health is a prime concern during your climbing expedition. This is why Satori Adventures include emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided to guest and expedition staff requirements.
  • Till the date, there's no available alternative to electricity or lighting at the Lhotse base camp, so that Satori Adventures provides solar panels or generators for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the base camp.
  • Satori Adventures include Icefall charges by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, Summit rope cost charged by Expedition Operators Association, and Himalayan Rescue Association medical insurance charged in the package cost.
  • For the climbing proposal of acclimatization and summit target, Satori Adventures included all tents for camps 1, 2, 3, and 4 for members and staff.
  • During your climbing expedition, Satori Adventures offer you clean, nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp and camp two in Everest. We provide you nutrition, high altitude package food, and essential EPI cooking gas and stoves to boiled water, tea, coffee, and warm pocket food above the advanced base camp.
  • Satori Adventures provides all food and fuel for both members and crews at advanced base camps and higher camps during the Lhotse expedition.
  • We offer each climber One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing / Expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client with the idea of making your ascent safe and successful. There will also be one experience and professional Leader, Sherpa, for each expedition group. 
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment allowance, and the load carries bonus for involved staff in trekking and climbing expedition.
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for the liaison officer.
  • Satori Adventure always has concerned and top priority about our trekking guides, climbing Sherpa guides, cooks, porters, and involved staff safety during the period of trekking and high mountain climbing. For this reason, we always do medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all involved staff with a reputed insurance company.
  • As Mount Lhotse's ascent is long, the stay at Camp two is more extended due to acclimatization. We also take care of our climbers in Camp two and arrange kitchen dining arrangements to supply freshly cooked food. 
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking and trekking peak climbing.
  • During the climbing period of summit target, Satori Adventures included eight bottles (32 liters) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided to each climbing member (we use Poisk brands of Oxygen which is one of the trustful oxygen brands for high altitude)
  • As adequate quality oxygen, masks and regulators are crucial during Everest climbing. We provide masks and regulators from the latest model of summit or top out brands.
  • Before your departure, as a memory, Satori Adventures would like to handover Satori T-shirt/ Pashmina and Brochure.
  • If you need any assistance with departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, Visa extension procedure services, Satori Adventures fully support you without any charges.
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.

Full Board Service Cost (Excludes)

  • Kathmandu is Nepal's capital, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except farewell dinner) by yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as a customer often requires these items during the trekking. There's no guess on how much and will take by the client and its cost.
  • Expenses are incurred towards personal nature trekking, climbing equipment, laundry expenses, tips, landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and the internet service is not included in the package. You have to pay for it yourself when you use it.
  • Personal climbing equipment is one of the significant factors for your safe and successful climbing. So you have to arrange all your personal climbing equipment brand and quality on your own.
  • Mountaineering is, in itself, a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to arrange your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations costs are not included in the package cost.
  • Additional costs if needed extra workers, than what we have included in the package.
  • As per the Mountaineering Association and Department of Tourism rules, after the successful summit, the climbing member has to pay a summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides US$ 1500.00 minimum to be paid before departure from Kathmandu.
  • Our involved expedition staff (chef cook, cook, cook assistance, base camp manager) are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and thank you for the kind of service you have rendered. Normally US$ 250-300.00 per person collected by the team leader and divide to all involved base camp staff except climbing Sherpa guide.
  • The short sentence, "All the services not mentioned in the above package (cost includes parts) are excluded," It will cost extra if you want additional services.

Base Camp Service Cost (Includes)

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the international airport by Satori Adventures while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment such as: Kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance base camp and camp two.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at Base Camp. Chef at Camp II.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at base camp and camp two.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking to base camp.This will be carried by porter to the Mt. Lhotse base camp.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Trekking permit (Everest national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Lhotse (8516M).
  • Nepalese government royalty and fees.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for chefs & kitchen assistants.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask and regulator provided at the request of the client with appropriate charges.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panels for light and battery charger.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chambers).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp two.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Mount Everest. 
  • Generator will be providing back-up lighting power and charging of electronic devices.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/yaks to base camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures t-shirt/pashmina, brochure.

Base Camp Service Cost (Excludes)

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Climbing Sherpa, high altitude food and fuel above base camp (in camp two we have a kitchen to provide food even for the base camp service user).
  • Tent above base camp (except camp two).
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Wake talkies.
  • Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Government licensed climbing guide(s).
  • Appropriate food for high altitude.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.



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