Lhakpa Ri Expedition – 23 Days

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Trip Introduction

Lhakpa Ri is one of the most popular climbing peaks owing to easy accessibility as well as its proximity to world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. Hence, Lhakpa Ri is also famous as Everest’s easier cousin. Relatively rapid accessibility, easier boarding to the Base Camp, favourable directions and lower gradient give Lhakpa Ri an advantage over other 7000m! Besides summiting Lhakpa Ri, you will also enjoy the magnificent company of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and others. The mountain is also featured in Lucy Walker’s famous experimental documentary, ‘Blind sight: Himalayas – The Summit of Happiness’. This documentary features the fascinating adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers who embark on an adventure to climb Lhakpa Ri under the guidance of blind educator and adventurer Sabriye Tenberken, and the famous blind climber Erik Weihenmayer.

Our journey begins from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Then we drive to the Everest Base Camp (North) via beautiful Tibetan towns and villages. From the Base Camp, we set out for our Lhakpa Ri Climbing adventure. We then climb along the east Rongbuk glacier sheared in three stages to the Everest Advanced BaseCamp North, with intermediate camps in between. Our initial trek along the flat glacial terrain soon leads to the steep north ridge. Whenever necessary, our position will be secured with fixed ropes. After summiting Lhakpa Ri, we descent to Rongbuk and drive to Kathmandu for final departure.

Included in the Cost

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Twin share accommodation at a 2-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All transportation in a private vehicle  by van or Hiace or bus as per the itinerary
  • Twin share accommodation in Nyalam, Tingri and Zhangmu
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in Tibet
  • Tented twin share accommodation from Everest Base Camp (north face)/Chinese Base Camp and back
  • Experienced and qualified mountaineering climbing leader and a cook from Nepal
  • Liaison officer and local Tibetan staff
  • Comfortable tables and chairs and dining tent, foam mattresses, Kitchen, Toilet, Store, Hot Shower Tent
  • Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Yak transport of all equipments from the road to and from advanced base camp
  • Expedition Cargo from Kathmandu to and from Border
  • All necessary permit fees for Lhakpa Ri and Tibet
  • Garbage deposit fee
  • Use of group equipments: rope, ice, rock and snow anchor protection: base camp and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high altitude food, walkie talkie, satellite telephone, base camp medical kit , high altitude medical kit , solar panel etc
  • Medical oxygen for emergencies: mask and regulator
  • International Air Cargo clearance
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 02: Rest day and Pre-climb training in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,800m/12,467ft): 153 km, 5 - 6 hours

Day 04: Acclimatization in Nyalam

Day 05: Nyalam to Lotingri (4,050m/13,284 ft): 150 Km, 3 hours

Day 06: Acclimatization in Lotingri

Day 07: Drive to Everest Base Camp (North face) (5,200 m/1,7000ft)

Day 08-10: Acclimatization and Exploration at Everest Base Camp

Day 11: Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp (5,460m/17,913ft): 3 - 4 hours

Day 12: Japanese Camp to Interim Camp (5,800m/19,028): 4 - 5 hours

Day 13: Trek to Changtse Base Camp (5,950m/19,520ft): 3 - 4 hours

Day 14: Trek to Everest Advance Base camp (6,340m/20,800ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 15-16: Rest and Acclimatization in Advance Base Camp

Day 17: Move to Halfway camp (6,500m/21,325)

Day 18: Summit Day on Lhakpa Ri (7045m) and move back to Advance Base Camp

Day 19: Contingency Day

Day 20: Move back to Everest Base Camp (North face)

Day 21: Everest Base Camp (North face) to Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft)

Day 22: Zhangmu to Kathmandu: 153km, 4-5 hours

Day 23: Final Departure

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