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Many climbers are attracted to Mount Lhakpa Ri expedition in Tibet from Tibet side which divides the upper east Rombuk and Kharta glaciers. The moment one steps atop this mountain they feel to be at top of the world as this mountain is very close to Mount Everest. George Mallory climbed this mountain for the first time in 1921 when he was on his way to the Everest reconnaissance and he had seen its North Col. Again, in 1936 Bill Tilman made the second ascent to this mountain during his Everest exploration. And, the Third ascent was again made by a French Everest Summiteers, Michelle Pelle in 1988.
Following the same route as of previous expedition, the present expedition teams are carving their journey to climb this mountain. The Expedition starts from Kathmandu- Zhangmu – Nyalam -Tingri and Everest Base Camp (Lhakpa Ri base camp 5200m). Acclimatizing few days is worthy here. Then you should start your expedition towards the Middle camp 5780m, by preparing loading yaks and expedition crews. Spending one night in the middle camp, continue to this track to reach Advance Base camp (6400m).
You should take time to refresh yourself from altitude sickness and adapt in that environment for few days after this point. Then climbing ahead you reach almost at the level of East Rombuk Glacier to the Rophu La from where you can see the beautiful views of Mt. Makalu & Kanchanjunga and route up to the Mt. Lhakpa Ri. From ABC, start early in the morning to cross the Rongbuk glacier. Relatively low angled Clefts and slopes are on the way from the Rongbuk and Kharta glacier which are linked by the Lhak Pa pass 6848m, which is just to the North of Lhakpa Ri until you reach the very foot of the slope, leading you to the North ridge of the Summit,. The routes are 20 –30 degrees vertical elevations. Though this route is not that difficult to climb, it is quite long. Here main rope should be used with the group of 4-6 climbers. Kharta glacier and North Col of Everest can be seen at another side of North Ridge way leading up to the Summit of Lhakpa Ri. Mesmerizing views of 8000 meters above peaks and other small mountains are seen Lhakpa Ri. You can choose different route to get down via the capital city of old Tibet, Lhasa after conquering the summit, which can provide a different interesting experience for you.
15 April 2017 Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
16 April 2017 Day 02: Preparing expedition & apply Tibet visa
17 April 2017 Day 03: Prepare expedition & expedition briefing
18 April 2017 Day 04: Drive to Kodari - Zhangmu 2300m.-hotel
19 April 2017 Day 05: Drive Zhangmu - Nyalam3750m. – hotel
20 April 2017 Day 06: Acclimatization / day hiking uphill- hotel
21 April 2017 Day 07: Drive Nyalam to Tingri 4250meter- hotel
22 April 2017 Day 08: Acclimatization, day hiking uphill - hotel
23 April 2017 Day 09: Drive Tingri to Shigatse 3900m. - hotel
24 April 2017 Day 10: Drive Shigatse -Gyantse 3600m. - hotel
25 April 2017 Day 11: Drive Gyantse to Lhakpa Ri B.C. – hotel
26 April 2017 Day 12: Acclimatization, prepare load ABC- camp
27 April 2017 Day 13: Middle camp - advance base camp-camp
28 April - 18 May 2017 Day 14-34: Climb Mt. Lhakpa Ri 7043m.
19 May 2017 Day 35: Drive Lhajpa Ri BC to Gyantse - hotel
20 May 2017 Day 36: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa, transfer - hotel
21 May 2017 Day 37: Guided sightseeing in Lhasa city - hotel
22 May 2017 Day 38: Drive to airport, fly to Kathmandu- hotel
23 May 2017 Day 40: Transfer hotel to airport for final departure
Basic package per person USD 11,500
Climbing guide, per guide USD 5500 (If required)
Extra service if required:
Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 350 (re-fill)
Mask and Regulator: USD 500 (re-use)
Satellite phone permit: USD 1500 per set