Lhotse Expedition

Fourth highest peak in Himalayas.

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Trip Overview

Embark on an extraordinary journey to conquer the magnificent Mt. Lhotse with Taktok Brothers. Standing proudly at 8516m, Mt. Lhotse, meaning “the South Peak” in Tibetan, is a formidable giant located just south of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. Nestled on the border of Tibet and Nepal, Lhotse asserts its individuality as the fourth highest mountain globally, following Everest, K2, and Kanchenjunga.

Despite its proximity to Everest, Lhotse offers a unique challenge with a broad face and two sub-peaks—Lhotse Shar (8383 m) and Lhotse East (8414 m). This expedition promises not only an opportunity to test your endurance but also an adventure filled with thrill and excitement.

Climbing Lhotse demands exceptional physical fitness, mountaineering skills, and prior experience in conquering a 7000 m peak. The Western Flank, known as the Lhotse Face, presents a challenging ascent with wide, broad pitches at a steep incline of 40 to 50 degrees. Climbers must navigate through a 1,125m high wall of blue ice to reach the summit. Fear not, as fixed ropes along the route provide essential support in overcoming this formidable challenge.

The journey to Mt. Lhotse follows the same trail as Everest up to the Yellow Band. At this pivotal point, climbers bound for Lhotse veer right, ascending the Lhotse Face, while Everest-bound climbers take the left route over the Geneva Spur.

Prepare yourself with the right gears and equipment for the Lhotse Expedition. This life-changing experience is open to all aspiring mountaineers. For an even more thrilling adventure, consider combining the Lhotse Expedition with the Mt. Everest Expedition at a discounted cost.

Contact Taktok Brothers Expeditions for more information and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Everest Region, Nepal
  • Duration
    52 Days
  • Altitude
    8,516m / 27,940ft
  • Groups
    2 - 15 people
  • Walk per day
    5 - 6 hours


Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will be there to welcome you. We'll assist you in completing your Nepal Entry Visa procedures and then transfer you to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3 star Hotel

Over the next four days, we'll handle the necessary official procedures and obtain the required permits for your expedition. As we've been dealing with a pandemic, these days also include a hotel quarantine period. During this time, you'll have the opportunity to shop for personal items and gear needed for the journey.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3 star Hotel

Early in the morning, we'll start a thrilling flight to Lukla. The 30-minute flight offers captivating views of valleys and mountain ranges. Upon landing at Lukla Airport, the adventure begins with a trek to Phakding. The trail features a mix of dirt paths, stone walkways, and occasional rocky sections. It's a gentle start, allowing you to appreciate the lush surroundings and the many suspension bridges that cross the Dudh Koshi river.

  • Altitude 2800m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

After Phakding, we continue our journey to the charming Namche Bazaar, the commercial heart of the Khumbu region. This trek leads us through dense forests, across suspension bridges, and up significant elevation. Once we reach Namche, you'll have time to rest and explore the village while acclimatizing.

  • Altitude 3440m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Having enjoyed our stay in Namche, we set out for Tengboche Monastery, one of the most revered monasteries among Buddhists worldwide. The views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam to the north, along with Thamserku and Kangtega to the south, provide a spectacular backdrop. In Tengboche, we participate in prayer ceremonies and take a well-deserved break.

  • Altitude 3860m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Following our night in Tengboche, we head to Dingboche, where we'll spend the next day to acclimate ourselves. Our journey takes us from Tengboche to Deboche, through Rhododendron forests, over a bridge spanning the Imja River. We then gradually climb uphill to reach the village of Lower Pangboche, where we can witness the spectacular views of Ama Dablam. We then move across the valley to reach Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley after an approximate walk of 5-6 hours. We go on short hikes around the area to get some striking views of the mountain grandeur.

  • Altitude 4410m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

After acclimatizing in Dingboche, we head towards another beautiful stop, Lobuche. The journey starts with a climb to the ridge behind Periche until the teahouses at Dughla, followed by a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. You will encounter a series of stone monuments made in the memories of climbers who couldn't make it back home. After walking for almost 6-7 hours on rugged terrain, we reach Lobuche, a small settlement of Sherpas. It is the final village with lodges on this trail to Everest.

  • Altitude 4910m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Leaving Lobuche, we set our sights on the Lhotse Base Camp. This enchanting and serene trek is adorned with prayer flags, small monuments, stupas, and distant mountain peaks. Our journey of about 4-5 hours on rugged treeless alpine terrain concludes at the mesmerizing Base Camp.

  • Altitude 5364m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation full board camp service

Our time at the Base Camp involves comprehensive training, multiple rotations to upper camps, and practice on various terrains. You'll be prepared to tackle the summit as we work on skills like climbing on ice, rocks, and snow. When the day arrives for the summit push, we'll begin early to ensure a sunrise ascent behind the mountains. Once we've conquered the Lhotse Peak, we'll descend to the lower camps, potentially returning to the Base Camp.

  • Altitude 8516m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation full board camp service

Prior to our departure, we take responsibility for cleaning the Base Camp. Our commitment to leaving no trace behind ensures a clean and pristine environment for future travelers. With our campsite tidied up, we prepare for departure towards Pheriche.

  • Altitude 5364m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation full board camp service

During our return journey, we'll take a different route, providing a fresh perspective of the region's natural beauty. The trail gradually descends as we bid farewell to the majestic mountain ranges, gradually transitioning to lush vegetation and vibrant flora and fauna.

  • Altitude 5364m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Our trek leads us back to Namche Bazaar, nestled in a landscape filled with stunning mountain views and rich cultural heritage.

  • Altitude 4371m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

As we journey back, the trail features more descending, making our return to Lukla more accessible. We'll spend the night in a cozy lodge in anticipation of the following days.

  • Altitude 4371m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

We'll start a flight back to Kathmandu, offering one last opportunity to take in the sweeping views of valleys, cities, mountain ranges, and lush forests. Once back in Kathmandu, you'll have the chance to explore the city's rich cultural heritage and visit significant sites. In the evening, we'll gather for a farewell dinner with cultural performances.

  • Altitude 2840m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation 3 star hotel

If you haven't extended your stay or booked additional packages, one of our representatives will accompany you to the airport for your departure to your home country. We hope to embark on another adventure with you in the future.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation Farewell


  • Transfer services between International and Domestic Airports and hotels in Nepal.
  • Four nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Scheduled flights for members from Kathmandu to Lukla and back, as well as for the Liaison Officer.
  • Transportation of member's personal climbing equipment from Kathmandu to Lukla to Base Camp and back (maximum 60 kg).
  • Full board food and lodging during the trek to Base Camp and the return to Lukla after the expedition.
  • A professional climbing Sherpa guide assigned per member during the summit attempt and climbing phases.
  • Provision of four oxygen bottles (4 liters) per member with a top-out mask and regulator.
  • Allocation of two oxygen cylinders (4 liters) per Climbing Sherpa.
  • Transportation for all staff from Kathmandu to Base Camp and back.
  • Provision of common climbing equipment (including necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
  • Provision of clean mountain bags.
  • Availability of solar power at Base Camp and Camp II.
  • Provision of a Satellite Phone at Base Camp (with a nominal charge per use).
  • Facility of internet service and recharge cards available with a nominal charge.
  • Daily weather report services.
  • Medical consultation services at Base Camp with the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) clinic.
  • Allocation of high altitude tents: Single tents in Base Camp, while in upper camps, tents will be shared with 2-3 climbers.
  • Provision of all food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition as per the schedule.
  • Services of a cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and a cook at Camp II.
  • Provision of kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, shower tent, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp and Camp II.
  • Insurance coverage for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters, as well as equipment.
  • Allocation of allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys, and Government Liaison Officers.
  • Provision of a single tent with mattress and pillow for each member at Base Camp, Climbing Sherpa, BC staff, and Liaison Officer Tents.
  • Availability of a solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (e.g., mobile phones, amateur digital cameras, and handheld video cameras).
  • Provision of a personal solar-powered light at each tent per member at Base Camp in the evening.
  • Transportation of food and equipment supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter or yaks to Base Camp).
  • Provision of heaters in the base camp dining tent.
  • Fresh vegetable supply from Namche Bazaar or Kathmandu.
  • Provision of special high foods for members and Sherpas as per requirements in Kathmandu.
  • Khumbu Icefall route fee (SPCC will fix the Khumbu Icefall route, and we pay them for its use, which will be maintained by the Sherpa staff throughout the Expedition period).
  • Summit and Higher Camp Route fixing charge.
  • Applicable National Park fees and local taxes (VAT 13%) imposed by the Nepal government.
  • Emergency oxygen during the expedition at Base Camp and Higher Camps.
  • Provision of a First Aid kit (For special medicine or internal medicine, please seek advice from your doctor and prepare accordingly).
  • Allocation of 1 Walkie-talkie for each climber while climbing.
  • Garbage deposit shipment charges.
  • Company service charge.
  • Mt. Lhotse Expedition Royalty fee and all official formalities of all documents for climbing Mt. Lhotse.


  • International flight tickets to/from your country.
  • Nepal Entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu.
  • Extended stay in a hotel after 4 nights in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Extra costs incurred due to personal members' baggage exceeding 60 kg.
  • Purchase of special insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation by helicopter in case of need during the Lhotse Expedition.
  • Charges for Commercial Filming and Drone Permit if needed.
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, Wi-Fi, etc.
  • Extra oxygen beyond 5 bottles.
  • Climbing Sherpa summit Bonus for Lhotse ($1500).
  • Tips for staff and Base Camp Cook ($250), Camp II Cook tips minimum $100, and calculation of tips for BC staff as well.
  • Any other extra expenses not mentioned in the Cost Includes section.

Trip Notes

Weather Conditions: Trekking and mountain expeditions are heavily influenced by weather conditions in the Everest Region. While we strive to schedule trips during the most favorable times, unforeseen circumstances like delayed or canceled domestic flights to Lukla may arise. In such instances, please note that expenses for additional days beyond the itinerary will be the responsibility of the client. However, Taktok Brothers Expeditions will make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. For those seeking alternative arrangements, such as a helicopter flight to avoid delays, we can organize this at a nominal extra charge.

International Flights: Taktok Brothers Expeditions will not be liable for compensation due to losses from missed international flights. Nevertheless, we are committed to helping minimize your loss by making necessary arrangements. To mitigate the risk of missing flights, we recommend maintaining flexible time frames before and after trip departure.

Itinerary Adjustments: Given the remote and challenging nature of the areas we traverse, where trails may be distorted due to extreme climatic conditions and geography, adjustments to our itineraries may be required. Rest assured, the quality of service will not be compromised under any circumstances.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs are subject to variation based on factors such as group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, the number of Sherpas allocated, equipment, and type of arrangement or package customization. To provide accurate cost details, we prefer to discuss individual client needs before offering a cost estimate. Feel free to contact Taktok Brothers Expeditions for information specific to your selected package.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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