Lhotse Expedition Overview
Mount Lhotse is situated about 3 km south of Mt. Everest, divided by the South Col. Lhotse literally means South Face and the three main mountains that make Lhotse are Lhotse East/middle, Lhotse Shar and Lhotse. It is believed to be an independent peak.
In 1984, the South Face was successfully climbed. It can be climbed from Everest Base Camp (EBC) or nearby Chhukung. It is the fourth elevated mountain in the world and is recognized as the south crest of Everest.
In 1956 it was climbed from a different trail towards the peak of Everest. Lhotse is well known for its closeness to Mt. Everest and the fact that mountaineers climbing typical trail on that mountain expend some time on its North Westside.
Similarly, It has tiny topographic fame worth of any official 8000 m as it climbs the only 610m above the South Col. So, it is also considered as small Eight-Thousanders.
Mt. Everest climbers’ heads to the western side of Mt. Lhotse, which is also famous as Lhotse face.
Lhotse face is full of ice and it is tricky too to find the way, mainly as climbers are acclimatized to themselves to the elevated altitudes and physical exertion. Once hikers have arrived at the South Col through Lhotse face they have only few days to try the peak of Everest or they can hike down the peak as the effects of altitude sickness can be harsh.
Similarly, experienced guides and the support crew from Himalayan trekkers will try their level best to make your expedition a lifetime memory.