Lhotse 8,516 metre (27,940 Ft) is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Lhotse is part of Everest Massif. There are three summits of Lhotse; Lhotse South Col which is in Tibet side, Lhotse Middle (East) at 8414m (27,605 ft) and Lhotse Shar at 8,383 m (27,503 ft). The summit of Lhotse 8,516m is between Tibet and Khumbu region of Nepal.
The first climb of Lhotse was on May 18, 1956, by the Swiss team of Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition. Lhotse was not summit in 2014, 2015, or 2016 due to a series of incidents, however, it was submitted again in May 2017.
The Lhotse standard climbing route follows the same path as Everest's South Col route up to the Yellow Band beyond Camp 3. After the Yellow Band, the routes diverge with climbers bound for Everest taking a left over the Geneva Spur up to the South Col, while Lhotse climbers take a right further up the Lhotse face. The last part to the summit leads through the narrow "Reiss couloir" until the Lhotse main peak is reached.
After final preparations for the historic Lhotse Expedition in Kathmandu, Fly to Lukla and begin our Guest hours trek up the Khumbu Valley to Everest base camp. We will establish our base camp at 5300m at the foot of the notorious Khumbu Icefall before making our way to Camp 1 at 6200m. We will climb to Camp 2 at 6,600m smacks in the middle of the Western Camp up to the Lhotse face to Camp 3 at 7200m. Camp 4, 7920m located near South Col is the last camp; it is easily accessible by majority of climbers without supplementary oxygen. There are two rock sections to navigate before camp 4: Yellow Bands, interlayer marble, Phyllite and semi-schist rocks and Geneva Spur, an anvil shaped rib of black rocks; they are again set-up with fixed ropes. From camp 4 the route enters 500m couloirs about 40deg along a mix of pack snow, ice and some rock.