Lhotse 8516m - 2024

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Venue Dubai - Kathmandu
Date 13 April 2024, Saturday
Time 05:00 am*
Registration closes 29.02.2024 at 11:59 PM or sooner if places sell out.
Cancellations accepted up to 13.03.2024 at 11:59 PM or sooner if the event sells out.
Category Changes accepted up to 29.02.2024 11:59 PM or sooner if the event sells out.

Lhotse 8516m - Spring 2024 - Work with us to achieve your goals
Lhotse is a perfect 8000m to test yourself on. Whilst being much cheaper than its neighbor, Everest it is still one of the big 8000m peaks and only 300m less in height.
While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the southern standard route, Lhotse presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind, as well as significant hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall.
Lhotse can be seen as a stepping stone for Everest in future years or even to attempt both in the same season.
Contact us for early bird discounts
Your guide, Sean has lived in Dubai for over 12 years and has led multiple successful summits of Everest in addition to many 8000m peaks.
He has worked for US, UK and Australian companies and also has his own groups.
All expedition members are fully prepared and once you contact us, we ensure your training, preparation, visas and individual needs are catered for.
Training weekends, meetings are included and held before the expedition .
There is nothing like standing on Lhotse and looking out over Nepal and Tibet. The summit of Lhotse gives you , hands down the best view of the top of the world and the buildup to this expedition whether you undertake it in 2023, 24 or later years is a memory that will last with you for a long time.
Before you signup, contact us for further details and an informal chat.
As a climbing expedition member you are entitled to bring family and friends at a discounted rate on the trek to Everest Basecamp
See FAQ & Downloads for more information or contact [email protected]

Individual Categories / Events Price (AED)
Lhotse Summit (8516m) 2024
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
Everest (8848m) & Lhotse (8516m) Summit 2024
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
Prices shown include VAT where applicable.
  • What is included in the price?

    • Airport/Hotel/airport transfers
    • 5 nights’ accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on with breakfast and all taxes
    • Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu and all your luggage to Everest Base camp and back to Lukla
    • Everest Expedition Government Royalty
    • All camping facilities and meals during the expedition including tent (one member = one tent) at Base camp.
    • Kitchen and Dinning equipment, Eating utensils, Shower Tents, Toilet Tent, Store Tent, etc
    • Twin sharing HA tents Mountain Hardware T3 on Camp 1, Camp 2 and Camp 3. Triple sharing HA tents Mountain Hardware T3 on Camp 4.
    • All porter wages costs from Lukla to Everest Base camp and back to Lukla.
    • All costs for support staff (guide, cook, kitchen helpers, and porters)
    • Liaison officer, his fee, daily wages, equipment, clothing, accommodation, flight, meals and insurance
    • Expedition handling fees
    • Garbage deposit for Ministry of Tourism
    • High Atitude food
    • EPI Gas and HA (High

  • Is this to the summit of Lhotse?

    Yes to the very top of the 4th highest mountain in the world.

    Lhotse shares many of the same camps as Everest south including Basecamp.

    However if you want to join the trek to Basecamp with the climbers please contact us and sign up for the trek below.
    If your dream is to climb Everest 1 day but you don't feel ready yet, contact us and we can plan what you need to do to get there.

  • What training is included before we leave?

    1 weekend in the UAE or Oman in January is provided for members to get to know each other and hike the great trails here.
    2 technical sessions, each half day are provided free of charge in the UAE that cover all the skills necessary before you go.

    Additional sessions are available at discounted rates.
    Additional mountains in the build up to Everest are also available.
    We also have a base in the French Pyrenees at 2000m and run altitude training trips there.

  • Can we join the group and just trek to Everest Basecamp?

    Absolutely, the whole Everest Basecamp Trek is about 20 days, Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
    You are guided all the way.
    Contact us for a special discount code to sign up for the trek and the exact itinerary.

  • What level of experience do I need to sign up for the summit?

    The Nepal Mountaineering Association recommends that you have summited a peak of 6500m - 7000m.
    If you are concerned about this please contact us and we can advise on how to go about this.

    It is not an obstacle and although more experience will definitely help you, there is a saying "The mountain does not know how much experience you have". This applies both ways. All of our trips are run with safety at the forefront.

    Applicants for the Lhotse or Everest expedition should be fully conversant with mountaineering techniques and have a proven high altitude climbing experience of 6,000m or above. Although fixed ropes will be used where appropriate, expedition members must have the ability to climb mixed ground of AD or equivalent standard, un-roped and be adequately self-sufficient to move between and to live in high mountain camps un-aided or supervised.

    We can help you gain the necessary experience.

  • Can I contact you and meet up before we sign up?

    Please do and infact we would prefer to meet in person before you sign up with us.

  • What is not included ?

    What is not included

    • International flights and airport taxes.
    • Visa fees
    • Bar bills and laundry.
    • Travel insurance
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Tips for driver, guide, porter, BC staff and climbing Sherpas
    • Any other expenses incurred except mentioned in above ‘included’ items.
    • Personal equipment as mentioned below
    • Ice axe, Crampons and Climbing boots
    • Four season sleeping bag for base camp use and above
    • Harness
    • Jumar/ascender
    • 3 x tape slings
    • 2 x screw-gate karabiners
    • Descender/abseil device
    • Prussic loops
    • Plastic mountaineering boots and Neoprene over boots
    • Globes, Sun glasses, Snow glacess, Down suit or duvet/salopette combination, warm wolloen socks, well broken in trekking shoes, trekking poles etc.
    • Successful Climbing Bonus for the Sherpa – (USD 1500 recommended)

  • How long is the trip?

    About 30-40 days.
    Summit day on Lhotse is usually between May 10th and May 25th every year but can be even earlier.
    We arrive in Kathmandu in early April each year to ensure we are ready for any windows of opportunity with the weather.
    A slow acclimatisation is essential and increases summit success.
    There are a number of rotations up and down the mountain during this period and this amount of time allows for any illnesses and unforeseen incidents.

  • Is it safe?

    Climbing and mountaineering are inherently dangerous sports and should be performed only with the proper instruction and supervision of an experienced guide
    We work on the premise that the inherent risks of outdoor activities and mountain climbing can be in part identified and mitigated by information, training, interesting gear and knowledge gained in part, through the experiences of others.

    Although many people have now climbed Everest, the mountain and its potential dangers are undiminished. Reaching the summit late in the day can be a fatal error and our guides will ensure that sensible timings are adhered to. The aim of our expedition will be to get as many team members as possible to the summit. However, this will not be to the detriment of safety. Safety will govern all decision making on the mountain and will be based on the sound mountaineering judgement of our highly experienced expedition leader.

  • Can you take me on other mountains before Everest?

    Yes. We are a professional and established mountaineering company. Whatever your level of experience we can provide adventures in the mountains.
    We have hikes and climbs in the UAE and all over the world from Argentina to Russia and Pakistan.
    We will eventually add them here but in the meantime contact us for your customised path to the roof of the world.

  • Can you tell me more details about the climb?


    From base camp on the Nepalese side, the route to the summit can be divided into four separate sections:

    The Khumbu Icefall
    The Western Cwm
    The Lhotse Face
    The Lhotse Couloir

    These distinct sections give the climb tremendous variety, although they do have their individual challenges
    and hazards. Being able to divide the mountain into four parts also has psychological benefits, enabling
    climbers to focus on each section and to measure their progress up the mountain more easily.

    The Khumbu Icefall
    Before venturing into the Khumbu Icefall, members will be practiced in the specialist techniques of
    secure movement through complex ice terrain including ladder crossing and the use of fixed rope.
    As soon as the route through the Icefall is prepared, we will be able to start carrying loads to camp
    1. All members will need to participate in the load carrying although this will be kept to a minimum.

  • Do you have a recommended list of equipment?

    When you sign up we arrange a personal meeting and go through everything that you will need. You will have climbed before and have some equipment. Our connections with retailers will give you a discount and ensure you look good and are safe.
    • Ice axe
    • Crampons
    • Four season sleeping bag for base camp use
    • Harness
    • Jumar/ascender
    • 3 x tape slings
    • 2 x screwgate karabiners
    • Descender/abseil device
    • Prussic loops
    • Plastic mountaineering boots and Neoprene overboots
    • Down suit or duvet/salopette combination

    We can provide assistance with obtaining equipment not normally stocked by retail outlets. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us but, for this expedition, we strongly recommend that you purchase your own personal equipment and test it before departure.

  • The trip seems a long time. Can you tell me the typical day to day activity?

    Full briefing and schedule is sent after signup.
    We do offer Fast ascents with a reduced number of days (20days). These are more expensive as we send you a pre acclimatisation home station, additional personal sherpas, unlimited oxygen, helicopter direct to basecamp etc.
    Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

    Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu.
    In Kathmandu, we will stay at the Hotel. Team members will be accommodated in large en-suite rooms.

    Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Welcome dinner in the evening

    Day 3: Preparation, and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
    The priority for the day will be to check everyone's equipment to make sure that it is equal to the conditions one can expect on Everest. The afternoon will be free for any last minute purchases that you may need to make from the well stocked climbing shops in the city.

    Day 4: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.
    We will make an early morning start for the Twin Otter flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu. This is an exciting

  • Who will be my leader?

    Sean is your western guide for Everest and Lhotse.
    He has lived in Dubai for 12 years and splits his time between here and the Pyrenees.
    He has led 4 expeditions to the summit of Everest and 15 expeditions to mountains over 8000m as well as many around the globe.
    If we employ further western guides they will be qualified and experienced mountain guides or mountaineering instructors.
    We also ensure that all of our Sherpas have a good track record of mountaineering at high altitudes.
    Our lead Sherpa has summited Everest 12 times.
    Whilst qualifications and experience are essential requirements, we also make sure that our Sherpas have the right temperament to lead an expedition comprised of individuals who have a range of previous experience and expectations. To that end, we aim to provide a staff (and clients ) who will make the expedition both successful and enjoyable throughout.
    All of our staff are personally known to us, having normally worked several expeditions for us previously.

  • What about acclimatisation?

    To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and so maximize their chance of success, the expedition will be nearly 10 weeks long. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at base camp (5,500m) is half that at sea level. On the summit of Everest / Lhotse it is only one third. A thorough programme of acclimatization is built into the itinerary, which consists of regulated height gains, followed by descent and rest. Before the final ascent to the summit of Everest, there will be an opportunity for climbers to descend to one of the many teahouses below base camp for a good rest in preparation for the toughest stage of the expedition, the climb to the summit.

    We also have home base acclimatisation units that can be bought or hired at additional cost.

  • Do you have references or previous clients that I can speak to?

    Of course.
    This works in our favor as we love our clients and our clients love us.
    Contact us.

  • The price for the expedition is high?

    The average price to climb Everest safely and supported is now over 55 000 USD and can range to 120 000 USD for luxury packages that include helicopters, unlimited oxygen, western chefs at basecamp and 2 sherpas for 1 client and 500 000 USD for some operators.
    We are based in the middle of this range but do not take shortcuts on safety . We keep the maximum size of the group to 6 climbers ensuring that Sean is in contact at every moment with each of them.
    Our basecamp reflects this.
    It is quiet, peaceful and a learning place.
    This closed bubble also helps prevent illnesses from spreading as they will in a large basecamp.
    Would you rather be with 20 other climbers?

  • Is there a discount available?

    Everything is priced to provide the best possible service.

    We can provide a discount for -

    return clients
    clients who book multiple trips (such as Everest, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro or Aconcagua)
    family and friends of clients who want to trek to basecamps (such as Everest or K2)
    group bookings of 2 or more

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