Lho Tse Overview

Peak ID





8516 M / 27940 FT


27º 57' 43"


86º 56' 12"


1st ascent on

May 18,1956

1st ascent by

Fritz Luchsinger,
Ernst Reiss,

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.


  • Province:

    Province 1
  • Mountain Range:

  • District:

  • 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:

  • Caravan route

    51.1KM through Pheriche
  • Climbing route

  • Duration:

    60 Days


Four Faces

West face from Everest

East face east from Swiss BC

South west face from