Mt Lhotse himal expedition, Nepal lhotse mountain expedition
An early attempt on Lhotse was by the 1955 International Himalayan Expedition, headed by Norman Dyhrenfurth. It also included two Austrians (cartographer Erwin Schneider and Ernst Senn) and two Swiss (Bruno Spirig and Arthur Spöhel), and was the first expedition in the Everest area to include Americans (Fred Beckey, George Bell, and Richard McGowan). The Nepalese liaison officer was Gaya Nanda Vaidya. They were accompanied by 200 local porters and several climbing Sherpas. After a brief look at the dangerous southern approaches of Lhotse Shar, they turned their attention, during September and October, to the Western Cwm and the northwest face of Lhotse, on which they achieved an altitude of about 8,100 metres (26,600 ft). They were beaten back by unexpectedly strong wind and cold temperatures. Under Schneider's direction they completed the first map of the Everest area (1:50,000 photogrammetric). The expedition also made several short films covering local cultural topics, and made a number of first ascents of smaller peaks in the Khumbu region.
The main summit of Lhotse was first climbed on May 18, 1956 by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition. On May 12, 1970, Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter of Austria made the first ascent of Lhotse Shar. Lhotse Middle remained, for a long time, the highest unclimbed named point on Earth; on May 23, 2001, its first ascent was made by Eugeny Vinogradsky, Sergei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov and Petr Kuznetsov of a Russian expedition.
The Lhotse standard climbing route follows the same path as Everest's South Col route up to the Yellow Band beyond Camp 3. After the Yellow Band the routes diverge with climbers bound for Everest taking a left over the Geneva Spur up to the South Col, while Lhotse climbers take a right further up the Lhotse face. The last part to the summit leads through a narrow couloir until the Lhotse main peak is reached.
Mt. Lhotse middle Expedition
Elevation: 8,516 m - 27,939 ft
Duration : 54 day(s)
Group Size : 1 - 12 people
Location : Khumbu
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Kathmandu
Day 04 : Kathmandu to Lukla by flight (2860m, 9384ft). Trek to Phakding. (2622m, 8603ft)
Day 05 : Trek to Namche Bazar (3340m, 10959ft).
Day 06 : Trek to Khumjung (3790m, 12435ft), called the green valley.
Day 07 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3837m, 12589ft).
Day 08 : Trek to Dingboche (4343m, 14249ft).
Day 09 : Trek to Lobuche (4915m, 16126ft).
Day 10 : Rest day for acclimatization in Lobuche
Day 11 : Trek to Everest base camp. (5380m, 17652ft).
Day 12-47 : Climbing Period Mt. Lhotse.
Day 48 : Clean up Base Camp
Day 49 : Trek to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
Day 50 : Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.
Day 51 : Trek to Lukla. Overnight in lodge.
Day 52 : Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 53 : Kathmandu.
Day 54 : Departure from Kathmandu.
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