Everest Expedition in Nepal is a lifetime experience for any mountaineer from any corner of the world. It is a matter of pride to have ascended and conquered the highest peak on the Planet and reflects pure hard work, passion, and dedication. While Everest is already a big achievement, why not make it even larger by summiting the 4th highest peak, Mt. Lhotse. Located towards the south of Mt. Everest, Lhotse is a wide-faced giant that poses equally exciting and thrilling adventures. With the main face rising up to 40 to 50 degrees, climbers need to climb up the wall of blue ice to summit Mt. Lhotse. Summiting both these peaks is the victory that you can achieve only with focus, hard-core training, and experience in the Himalayas. Join us on this breathtaking adventure to place your feet on the top of the world and gift yourself a memory for a lifetime.
The trail to Everest and Lhotse is the standard route passing through numerous small settlements, dense forests, Sherpa villages, remote and , enchanting monasteries and stupas, rocky and rugged paths, and ultimately to the magnificent Base Camp where we stay and plan our ascent.
The marvelous vistas of ever-stretching Himalayas at the distance keep the travelers motivated and inspired throughout the trek. The trekking trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, one of the World Heritage Sites, which is the home to a number of floras and faunas dominant to the Himalayan Region. It houses some endangered species like Red Pandas, Musk Deers, Snow Leopards, and many more. The Gokyo Lakes can be seen from the viewpoints throughout the trail that is beautified by the migrant waterbirds in the spring season.
- Best Season for Everest and Lhotse Expedition
The best season to go on the expedition to Everest and Lhotse is between March to May when winds are calmer, the days are sunny, temperatures are mild and the trail is gorgeous with green dense forests, raging rivers, glacial lakes, and uninterrupted views of the grand massifs throughout the trail.
- Risks associated with Everest and Lhotse and Expedition;
Every reward comes with certain risks. And when it's Everest and Lhotse Expedition, where the climbers have to traverse the Death Zone, zone above 8000m, risks are sure to be associated. While risks like altitude sickness can be handled by proper acclimatization, other severe risks like heavy snowfall, rains, and storms, avalanches are in no man's control.;
The other emerging issue with expeditions is the traffic jam that takes place in the “Death Zone” which requires climbers to wait until they get their turn to the summit.
(NOTE: We use constant climate monitoring to grasp the best time for a summit.)
- Preparation and Training for Everest and Lhotse Expedition
While Everest and Lhotse Expedition is a strenuous journey, it does involve risks but proper preparation and training will be very handy. The 8K Expedition team makes sure that every climber knows and understands the elements of the expedition by briefing them thoroughly and helping them get acquainted with all essential gears and equipment including but not limited to crampons, ice axes, bottled oxygen, fixed lines, and others.
NOTE: Prioritize your training efforts with the following techniques assuming you are in good health and injury-free.
- Climbing Conditioning: Uphill climbing with a backpack, walking and staircase climbing
- Strength training for lower body and core
- Cardiovascular Training: Include both aerobic and anaerobic workouts with and without pack weight
- Flexibility Training: include Stretches for overall body
On days when the climate changes drastically than expected, we have our rescue team on standby so that we can transfer all our climbers to the safe zone.