World’s fourth highest peak with the measure of 9,516 meters, Mount Lhotse lies 3km south of Mt. Everest. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m.

The main route of Lhotse Expedition is via Everest’s South Col. Lotshe is regarded as the least climbing activity of any 8000m peak in Nepal. It was first climbed by the Swiss duo of F. Luchsinger and E.Reiss in 1956 on the West Face. The South Face of Mt. Lhotse though attempted many times was successfully climbed only in 1984 by a Czech. On May 12, 1979, Lhotse Shar summit was reached and the middle summit was climbed only on May 23, 2001.

In the Expedition of Mt. Lhotse, Lhotse Base Camp is located beside the Khumbu Glacier, same as Everest Base Camp. Since Everest and Lhotse are located near to each other, we will follow the same route to Everest through Everest South Col. Everest climbers head to the left of South Col while Lhotse Climbers take the right path. The section during the climb which has been consistently declared the most dangerous is the Khumbu Icefall. This beautiful massif also holds immense promise as it is little developed and offers fascinating opportunities.