Mt. Lhakpa-Ri Expedition (7,045m)
Mt. Lhakpa-Ri Expedition (7,045m)
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Climbing Lhakpa Ri involves a similar itinerary to the initial phase of an expedition to the North Ridge of Everest. From Kathmandu, we fly to Lhasa and spend several days in what was the "Forbidden City". Then there is an incredible journey through Tibet, along the Friendship Highway before turning south to the Rongbuk Valley below Everest. We spend time acclimatising at base camp before making the two-day hike to advance base camp (ABC), at about 6,300m.The ascent follows a shallow, snow-filled depression on the southwest flank, ascending low-angled snow for 600m, which steepens at mid-height to around 30-35°. After gaining the crest of the ridge close to the Lhakpa La, we turn south and follow the snow ridge to the summit.After returning to base camp, we complete the remainder of the Friendship Highway, driving along the northern side of the Himalaya range, again with views of Everest, Cho Oyu and numerous other peaks. The road eventually descends to the Friendship Bridge, where we cross into Nepal and continue to Kathmandu.

Duration : 25 Days


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02: Apply Chinese/Tibet visa and preparation for the expedition 
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3660 m) 
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa. 
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa. 
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse (3950m). 
Day 07: Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km. 
Day 08: Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km. 
Day 09: Drive Shegar - Rongbuk (5000m). 
Day 10-11: At Base Camp. 
Day 12: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp I (5460m). 
Day 13: Trek to Interim Camp (5760m). 
Day 14: Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m). 
Day 15: Trek to Camp II (5970m). 
Day 16: Trek to Camp III (6340m) and return to Camp II. 
Day 17 -20: Acclimatization & Climb. 
Day 21: Base Camp.
Day 22: Drive Base Camp to Nyalam (215 km). 
Day 23: Drive Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu. 
Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities
Day 25: Departure