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July 3, 2019

Romancing with Lhotse Expedition

Lhotse mountain
Lhotse mountain

The fourth highest mountain in the world follows the same climbing route which is followed for summiting Mt. Everest till camp four.

The massif Lhotse (8516m) lies 3 km south of Everest and is separated by the south col. The word Lhotse means south face. Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss had summited this peak in 1956 for the first time. It can be climbed from the Everest base camp or Chhukung side.

Lhotse peak scene
Lhotse peak scene

The Khumbu Icefall is the most dangerous part to climb, besides encountering obstacles such as high altitude sickness and asphyxia.

The most technical face of Lhotse is the south face which has been declared as one of the largest mountain faces in the world. This is the most dangerous point of the climb.

Mountaineers climbing lhotse
Mountaineers climbing lhotse

Surprisingly, both Mt. Everest and Lhotse peaks share the same base camps. Actually, Lhotse is just a part and parcel of Everest massif. All the same, the peak is deemed to be an independent peak.

How to get there?
Take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and then your trekking starts till you reach the base camp for Lhotse.

Which is a suitable season?
Spring season is suitable for climbing this formidable peak.

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