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Mountain Name(s): Lhotse, Лхоцзе, Lhotse, Lotsė, Лхоцзе, لہوٹسے, ローツェ, 洛子峰, 로체, Вайли     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 8516 m / 27939.6 ft     Snow line: 5000 m / 16404 ft
Summit(s): Lhotse Shar; (8 386 m /27 513 feet)
Lhotse; (8 516 m /27 940 feet)
Lhotse-Middle Summit; (8 410 m /27 592 feet)
    Prominence: 610 m/282 ft
Location: China(Tibet Autonomous Region); Nepal(Far Western);     Isolation: 3 km/2 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 27°57'41.264''N
    Climbing Season(s): 01 Sep - 15 Nov;
01 Apr - 31 May;
Parent Range: Himalaya     Nearest Airport(s): Katmandu International;
Range: Mahalangur Himal     Convenience Center(s): Namche Bazar;
First Ascent: 18/5/1958  Ernst Reiss (Switzerland), Fritz Luchsinger (Switzerland)... More     National Park(s): Sagarmatha National Park;

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Lhotse – is a technically difficult peak, which attracts experience

climbers. Traverse to the summit of Everest to Lhotse still


South wall of Lhotse is a challenge for top athletes and included

in the list of "outstanding issues" of modern mountaineering

(along with the western wall of Makalu, Jannu north wall, and

the like).

Description Edit

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth (after Mount

Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga). The mountain has three ribs,

pointed main peak, and two vertices on the western ridge.

Lhotse is connected to Everest via the pass South Col (7906 m).

Lhotse main summit only 610 m above the pass. The western

flank of Lhotse is known as the steep Lhotse Face.

Classic climbing route on Lhotse Main passes through the snow-

ice couloir Northwest mountainside, and was laid by the Swiss

expedition in 1956. The Lhotse standard climbing route follows

the same path as Everest's South C
ol route up to the Yellow

Band beyond Camp 3.
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Location Edit

Located in Khumbu-Himal region, 150 km from Kathmandu, 30

km from Namche-Bazzar, 3 km from Everest. The Nepalese-

Tibetan border comes across the peak.

Getting there Edit

Flight with a small plane from Kathmandu to Lukla (2866м),

where the trek to base camp begins. Namche Bazar (3440m) -

Tengboche (3867m) - Feriche (4243m) - Lobuche (4930m) - Base

Camp Lhotse.

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Permits are required. You can arrange all the permits via

touristic agency. Or in Nepal Mountaineering Association.

Asia, Nepal: Central Region

  • Lhotse, Kala Patthar, ...
  • Hiking - 14 Day(s)
  • 1 Feb - 30 Jun
  • Challenging 
  • 3 people climbed it

Asia, Nepal: Central Region

  • Lhotse, Nuptse, Kala P...
  • Hiking - 16 Day(s)
  • 1 Sep - 31 Dec
  • Challenging 
  • 1 people climbed it

Asia, Nepal: Far Western

  • Lhotse
  • Mountaineering - 60 Day(s)
  • 1 Sep - 15 Nov
  • Extreme+ 
  • 1 people climbed it



DID YOU KNOW (3) Edit Add

• Prior to 1953, there are wasn’t any attempts to climb Lhotse,

because the mountain was mistaken for "south peak of Everest.

In fact, its name translates from Tibetan – as “South Peak”.

Lhotse Middle was first climbed in 2001 by three groups

of Russian climbers. At the time it was the last unclim

named eight-thousand- metre summit.
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• Fewest numbers of routes are laid to the peak of Lhotse,

compared with the other major peaks above 8,000 meters.


• Legendary Reynhold Messner called Lhotse South Face "Wall

XXI Century". The only expedition that conquered Lhotse Main

on this wall - Soviet expedition in the 90s.



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