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Lhotse Mountain

Towering High

LhotseMount Lhotse, with the altitude of 8,516m, lies south of Mount Everest. Lhotse which holds the tag of the fourth highest mountain in the world is linked to the highest peak by a vertical ridge called South Col, which always maintains itself on the upper side of 8000 meters. Mt. Lhotse was first ascended in 1956. Nepal is also known for its tremendous south face by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger who were both part of a Swiss expedition.

Location South to Everest
Altitude 8,516m
Importance Fourth highest peak of the World
Best Trek Season April To May & Late September To October
Region Khumbu Himal
Mountain Range Himalayas

The Trek
Lhoste is a frequently trekked mountain. Being far more easier to trek than Mount Everest, mountaineers climb Lhoste to get a close view of Everest. The following is a possible day-to-day trekking route to Lhotse:

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche

Day 09: Lobuche to Lhotse Base Camp

Day10: Base Camp Preparation

Day11-35: Climbing Period

Day 36: Cleaning up Base Camp

Day 37: Lhotse BC to Dingbuche

Day 38: Dingbuche to Namche Bazaar

Day 39: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 40: Fly back to Kathmandu

History of Climbing
First serious attempt to reach Mount Lhotse summit was made in 1955 by a group led by Norman Dyhrenfurth. Some local sherpas and porters had accompanied the group. This expedition is also attributed with making the first map of the region. The mountain was finally climbed in 1956 by a Swiss group. As of date, more than 200 mountaineers have reached Lhotse summit. Many mountaineers have even died while trying to reach the summit of Lhotse.

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