Lho Tse Overview
8516 M / 27940 FT
27º 57' 43"
86º 56' 12"
1st ascent on
1st ascent by
Mount LhoTse is the fourth highest mountain in the world after Mt Everest, Mt K2, and Mt. Kanchenjunga. LhoTse in Tibetan mean the “South Peak”. The peak elevates to a height of 8516 m. LhoTse lies in Khumjung Village Development Committee under Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality of Solukhumbu District in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. It is open for expedition. It takes approximately 60 days to climb LhoTse. A flight to Lukla is the entry point for LhoTse. Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger were the firsts to ascent the LhoTse peak on May 18, 1956. The caravan route for LhoTse begins from Lukla to Jorsalle to Namche to Khumjung to Pheriche to Lobuche to Gorakshep and finally to the Base Camp. The total distance of the caravan route through Pheriche is 51.1 km. The total climbing route length is 10.6 km. The nearest settlement to LhoTse is Lobuche at a distance of 8.3 km. The nearest army and police post to LhoTse are at Namche which is 34.1 km away. The nearest health post is in.Pheriche at a distance of 14.9 km.The nearest tourist post to the peak is in Lukla which is at a distance of 51.1 km.
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
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
length:51.1KM through Pheriche