Lho Tse Overview

Peak ID

LHOT

Status

Opened

Elevation

8516 M / 27940 FT

Latitude

27.9619

Longitude

86.9367

History

1st ascent on

18/05/1956 AD(05/02/2013 BS)

1st ascent by

Fritz Luchsinger,
Ernst Reiss,

An early attempt on Lhotse was by the 1955 International Himalayan Expedition, headed by Norman Dyhrenfurth. It also included two Austrians (cartographer Erwin Schneider and Ernst Senn) and two Swiss (Bruno Spirig and Arthur Spöhel), and was the first expedition in the Everest area to include Americans (Fred Beckey, George Bell, and Richard McGowan). The Nepalese liaison officer was Gaya Nanda Vaidya. They were accompanied by 200 local porters and several climbing Sherpas. After a brief look at the dangerous southern approaches of Lhotse Shar, they turned their attention, during September and October, to the Western Cwm and the northwest face of Lhotse, on which they achieved an altitude of about 8,100 metres (26,600 ft). They were beaten back by unexpectedly strong wind and low temperatures. Under Schneider's direction, they completed the first map of the Everest area (1:50,000 photogrammetric). The expedition also made several short films cover.

Location

  • Province:

    Province 1
  • Mountain Range:

    Mahalangur
  • District:

    Solukhumbu/NC
  • Municipality/Rural Municipality:

    Khumbu Pasang Lhamu/NC

Nearest help center

( from the basecamp along
the caravan route )
  • Police post:

    Namche 34.1KM
  • Army post:

    Namche 34.1KM
  • Health centre/post:

    Pheriche 14.9KM
  • Tourist police post:

    Lukla 51.1KM
  • Nearest settlement :

    Lobuche 8.3KM

Royalty Fees

  • Nepalese (NRs):

    Rs.2500 in Summer and Winter, Rs.5000 in Autumn and seasons and Rs.10000 in Spring
  • Foreigners (USD):

    $450.00 in Summer and Winter, $900.00 in Autumn and $1800.00 in Spring

How to get there

  • From Kathmandu:

    Flight to Lukla
  • Caravan route:

    Lukla-Jorsalle-Namche-Khumjung-Pheriche-Lobuche-Gorakshep-BC
  • Caravan route
    length:

    51.1KM through Pheriche
  • Climbing route
    length:

    9.8KM
  • Duration:

    60 Days

Maps