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Lakpa Ri Expedition 2017

Lakpa Ri Expedition 2017

Lhakpa Ri is a superb objective which should appeal to climbers looking for a 7,000m summit in a famous location. The visit to Lhasa, the overland journey across the Tibetan Plateau, the trek in the footsteps of Mallory and a climb with awesome views of Everest, are the ingredients of a very special expedition. It will also give a life-long impression of Tibet and its people and an insight and deep respect for the achievements of the early Everest pioneers
The mountain is one of several peaks that line the east flank of the East Rongbuk Glacier. The summit is a prominent three-sided pyramid which drops to the East Rongbuk Glacier to the west, the Kharta Glacier to the east and falls steeply to a tributary glacier of the Kangshung to the south. The slopes from the Rongbuk an Kharta Glaciers are relatively low angled and are linked by the Lhakpa La pass (6,849m), which is just to the north of Lhakpa Ri. It was from this pass, in 1922, that Mallory and his team mates first saw the East Rongbuk Glacier, an event well documented in mountaineering annals. The most climbable 7,000m peak in the world ! Lhakpa Ri is an ideal objective, remarkably positioned just across the glacier from Everest. It shares the historic route up the East Rongbuk Glacier and is climbable by a relatively safe and straightforward route. It is just over the milestone altitude of 7,000m, making it higher than anything outside Asia and is probably the most climbable 7,000m peak in the world.

Expedition Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 4 nights hotel (3 star) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Cholatse peak permit, Sagarmatha National park and necessary permit fee.
  • Scheduled flight : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • 35 Kg cargo from Kathmandu/lukla per climber
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
  • Common climbing equipments like necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws etc
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 5)
  • Walkie – talkie set

Expedition Cost Excludes

  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 4 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess personal climber baggage transport Ktm-lua-BC $ 9 per kg one way.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications  equipment (if brought)
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if your used Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part

Lakpa Ri Expedition 2017 Itinerary

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements. The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 - 03 : Visa document application and Preparation for Expedition
  • 20th Apr 2017, Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)
  • 21st Apr 2017, Day 05 : Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization
  • 22nd Apr 2017, Day 06 : Drive from Nyalam to Tingri 4340m
  • 23rd Apr 2017, Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
  • 24th Apr 2017, Day 08 : Drive from Tingri to Base Camp 5000m
  • 25th Apr 2017, Day 09 : Acclimatized day in Lhakpa Ri Base Camp.
  • 26th Apr 2017, Day 10 : Trek to Middle Camp5440m
  • 27th Apr 2017, Day 11: Trek to Advance Base Camp5700m
  • 28th Apr 2017 20th May 2017 Day 12 - 34 : Climbing period of Lakpa-Ri 7043m
  • 21st May 2017, Day 35: Returned back to Advance Base Camp
  • 22nd May 2017, Day 36: Return to Base Camp
  • 23rd May 2017, Day 37 : Leave Tibet
  • 24th May 2017, Day 38 : Arrive in Kathmandu
  • 25th May 2017, Day 39 : Rest and shopping day
  • 26th May 2017, Day 40 : Transfer for Final Departure 

Lakpa Ri Expedition 2017 Cost Detail

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements. The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 - 03 : Visa document application and Preparation for Expedition
  • 05th Sep, 2017 - Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)
  • 06th Sep, 2017Day 05 : Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization
  • 07th Sep, 2017Day 06 : Drive from Nyalam to Tingri 4340m
  • 08th Sep, 2017Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
  • 09th Sep, 2017Day 08 : Drive from Tingri to Base Camp 5000m
  • 10th Sep, 2017Day 09 : Acclimatized day in Lhakpa Ri Base Camp.
  • 11th Sep, 2017Day 10 : Trek to Middle Camp5440m
  • 12th Sep, 2017Day 11: Trek to Advance Base Camp5700m
  • 13th Sep - , 05th Oct 2017 - Day 12 - 34 : Climbing period of Lakpa-Ri 7043m
  • 06th Oct 2017 - Day 35: Returned back to Advance Base Camp
  • 07th Oct 2017 - Day 36: Return to Base Camp
  • 08th Oct 2017 - Day 37 : Leave Tibet
  • Day 38 : Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 39 : Rest and shopping day
  • Day 40 : Transfer for Final Departure

Lakpa Ri Expedition 2017 Detailed Itinerary

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements. The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 - 03 : Visa document application and Preparation for Expedition
  • Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)
  • Day 05 : Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization
  • Day 06 : Drive from Nyalam to Tingri 4340m
  • Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
  • Day 08 : Drive from Tingri to Base Camp 5000m
  • Day 09 : Acclimatized day in Lhakpa Ri Base Camp.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Middle Camp5440m
  • Day 11: Trek to Advance Base Camp5700m
  • Day 12 - 34 : Climbing period of Lakpa-Ri 7043m
  • Day 35: Returned back to Advance Base Camp
  • Day 36: Return to Base Camp
  • Day 37 : Leave Tibet
  • Day 38 : Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 39 : Rest and shopping day
  • Day 40 : Transfer for Final Departure

  • Price:

    - The price of each trip differs as per the group size, hotel category, clinet's interest of service and modification in the itinerary
    - Group Discount Available
    - 100% departure guranteed.
    - If you have any queries regarding Nepal Travel then feel free to contact Us. It will be our pleasure

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  • Duration: 40 Days
  • Physical
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Type: Expedition
  • Route: Entry & Exit: Nyalam
  • Autumn Departures: Contact Us
  • Spring Departures: 20th Apr 2017
  • Height 7043m

Climbing Details

  • We spend time acclimatizing 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.
  • Mount Lakpa Ri is the newly becoming famous expedition in Tibet; and many climbers have been attracted these days to this mountain climbing through Tibet side. It divides the upper east Rombuk and Kharta glacier. It is very closed to Mount Everest and one feels as equal to climbed Mount Everest the moment, one reaches on the top of this mountain.
  • It was first climb by George Mallory who was on his way to the Everest Reconnaissance in 1921; and he had seen its North Col. Bill Tilman made the second ascent during his Everest reconnaissance in 1936. The Third ascent made by French Everest Summiteers Michelle Pelle in 1988, the Fourth ascent by Ken McConnell in 1991. The present expedition teams are also using these same routes as the previous four expedition teams had used in the past.

Extra Services

  • Oxygen Bottles and Mask Set: US$ 350 per bottle (4 Liters)
  • US$ 250 per mask set. Includes Topout mask and regulator.
  • Note: Deposit of US$ 300 per bottle is required. Deposit of US$200 per mask set is required. Deposit is refundable after return of oxygen bottle and mask set in undamaged condition.
  • Satellite phone: USD 12 per day and USD 5 per minute call. 
  • Film Permit: USD 20,000 (Small Portable movie camera is free

Recommended tipping and Climbing Sherpa bonuses : 

  • $80-150 for general non-Sherpa crew staying at base camp.
  • $150-250 for Sherpa who go above base camp.
  • Summit climbing Sherpa US$ 400 – 600 per Sherpa.