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Lhakpa Ri Expedition (7045 m) - 24 Days

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. It is 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! During the time of summiting Lhakpa Ri, you will enjoy the magnificent company of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and others.

Our journey begins from Kathmandu city. Then we drive to the Everest Base Camp (North) via beautiful Tibetan towns and villages. Here, you will explore the wide lifestyles, cultures and traditions of the people. 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.


All Expedition offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

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

Day 2
Day 02: Rest day and Preparing stuffs in Kathmandu

Day 3
Day 03: Kathmandu -Nyalam (3,800m), 153 km, 5 – 6 hours.

Day 4
Day 04: Acclimatization in Nyalam.

Day 5
Day 05: Nyalam to Lotingri (4,050m), 150 Km, 3 hours.

Day 6
Day 06: Acclimatization in Lotingri.

Day 7
Day 07: Drive to Everest Base Camp (North face) (5,200 m).

Today, we head for the Everest Base Camp, which is also the ultimate highlight of the whole trip. Reaching the base of the world’s highest mountain is an achievement in its own right. We may capture this accomplishment with our camera while keeping ourselves busy with short treks which will help us in acclimatizing to the high altitude. At the base camp, we also enjoy the amazing Himalayan vista with the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, soaring above us. Overnight at Everest Base Camp.

Day 8
Day 08-10: Acclimatization and Exploration at Everest Base Camp.

Spending two full days at Everest Base Camp would not only be a memorable experience in itself, but will also help greatly in acclimatization. Overnight at Everest Base Camp.

Day 9
Day 11: Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp (5,460m), 3 – 4 hours.

From Everest Base Camp, we initially trek alongside the Rongbuk Glacier, an impressive frozen ocean of ice waves. Then, after a short run over gravel terrain, we walk along the lateral moraine of the Rongbuk glacier and skirt the Glacier from its east side. After an hour or so, we take the left path that leads steeply to the Japanese Camp. This camp is situated under a huge yellow rock. At this site, we enjoy the view of the Pumori Himalaya. Overnight at Japanese Camp.

Day 10
Day 12: Japanese Camp to Interim Camp (5,800m), 4 – 5 hours.

The Interim Camp lies on the end of a nearby glacier. Along this trek, we enjoy the company of huge ice pinnacles. As we move ahead towards a dusty valley, we are welcomed with magnificent views of the East Rongbuk Glacier and high mountains like Pumori (7,161m/ 23,494ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft). Although we might feel the high altitude, technically the route is quite easy. Overnight at Interim Camp.

Day 11
Day 13: Trek to Changtse Base Camp (5,950m), 3 – 4 hours.

Changtse is located adjacent to the north of Everest, hence the name Changtse which in Tibetan means north peak. Today, we leave the Japanese Base Camp and trek towards Changtse Base Camp which provides perhaps the best panoramic view of Mount Everest. The short trek will also help us with acclimatization.

Day 12
Day 14: Trek to Everest Advance Base camp (6,340m), 3 – 4 hours.

As we continue to follow the east side of the Rongbuk Glacier, we get closer to the Everest and the Lhakpa Ri (7045m/23114 ft). Walking along the moraine rubble, we arrive at our destination, the Advanced Base Camp of Everest (ABC) which is situated near the Changtse Glacier. From here, the Everest Top appears so close that one might feel tempted to summit the mountain. In fact, the top of Everest is a little more than 2400 meters away from this camp. The Everest Advance Base Camp is also the closest non-climbers can get to the top of Mt. Everest. Overnight at Everest Advanced Base Camp.

Day 13
Day 15-16: Rest and Acclimatization in Advance Base Camp.

Day 14
Day 17: Move to Halfway camp (6,500m/21,325).

Today we leave advanced base camp after acclimatizing for three days and walk to halfway camp which is en route to Lhakpa Ri summit. In doing so, we will be less tired while actually summiting the Lhakpa Ri. It also gives us more time in case of unforeseen weather events and acclimatization. Overnight at Halfway Camp.

Day 15
Day 18: Summit Day on Lhakpa Ri (7045m) and move back to Advance Base Camp.

Today we begin earlier than most days as it is the day we summit Lhakpa Ri which is the ultimate goal of our entire trip. Today will be the test of all the preparations that we have been doing so far. The snow slope leads to the north ridge, on the other side of the Kharta Glacier. If the weather permits, we enjoy magnificent views of the 8,000ers including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kangchenjunga, and many more. After successfully summiting the Lhakpa Ri, we descent down to Advance Base Camp.

Day 16
Day 19: Contingency Day.

This is set aside should things don’t work out as planned due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Day 17
Day 20: Move back to Everest Base Camp (North face).

Day 18
Day 21: Everest Base Camp (North face) to Zhangmu (2,300m).

On the way to Zhangmu, we cross the Lalung La Pass (5,124m), Shung La Pass (5,200m) and Nyalam Pass (3,800m) which offers enchanting views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. We then drive gradually down from the dry Tibetan Plateau towards the verdant and fertile vegetation of Zhangmu on the Nepalese side of the border. Overnight in Zhangmu.

Day 19
Day 22: Zhangmu to Kathmandu: 153km, 4-5 hours.

Day 20
Day 23: Free day for personal activities or recreations at Kathmandu.

Day 21
Day 24: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Cost Includes

  • 4Night’s hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Nepali Staff - Cook, Kitchen boy, Tibetan cook helper boy
  • Advance base camp 1 tent -1 climber (north face / similar)
  • Dining, toilet tent, shower tent table, chair and equipments
  • Tibet visa, travel permit for expedition climber, Nepali staff
  • Meal; KTM, Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri bed & breakfast only
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Base camp and ABC
  • Per person 30kg load carry by Yak from base camp to ABC
  • Per person 20kg load carry by Yak from ABC to base camp
  • Lhasa, base camp and Lhasa transfer provide by the jeep
  • ABC Food, expedition equipment, Nepal staff carry by truck
  • Solar panel - charging batteries, lights advance base camp
  • Climbing permit - mountain Lhakpa Ri 7043meters in Tibet
  • Liaison officer, Interpreter for Lhakpa Ri expedition CTMA
  • Life, medical, insurance professional Nepali expedition staff
  • Extra load of Lhakpa Ri expedition & pay all climber sharing
  • Farewell dinner second last day of departure.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch, dinner Nepal & En-route Tibet
  • Entry visa & re-entry visa for Nepal
  • Bar, beverage bills, personal expenses
  • Extra yak USD 300, carry load 40kg
  • Tips for ABC staff, any extra expense
  • Medicine and first aid expense, rescue
  • Climbing food, gas, fuel for expedition
  • Fixed rope and charges for expedition

Extra service if required:
Russian Poisk oxygen 4 litters: USD 400 (re-fill)
Mask and Regulator: USD 500 (re-used)
Mask and Regulator: Renting USD 300 (re-used)
Satellite phone permit: USD 1500 (personal use)
Film Permit: USD 20,000 (small movie camera free)

Recommended Gear Lists:
Packing essential gear before Climbing is a must in any situation. These gears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the Peak.

Main rope, Down Sleeping Bag
Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser
Climbing boots, Trekking boot
ICE-axe with Ice hammer
Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness
Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass
ICE Screws, snow Shavel
Carbine Lock & unlock
Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser
Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser
Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover
Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves
Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Note : You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu. All Equipments are available.

Group Discount: Available

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Lhakpa Ri Expedition (7045 m)
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Trip Facts

  • 24 Days
  • Spring/Autumn
  • 7045 Meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
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