Climbing Mount Lhakpa Ri in Tibet

Join a 28-day expedition in Tibet and reach the summit of Mt. Lhakpa Ri at 7045 m, together with Jyamchang, a local IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

28 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    At 7045 m, Mt Lhakpa Ri in Tibet is a superb objective for climbers looking for a 7,000 m summit in a famous location. Join for an incredible expedition!

    This peak has an outstanding location, just across the glacier from Everest. It’s also one of the most easy to climb mountains over 7000 m in the world.

    The climbing route to Lhakpa Ri is the same historic route that goes up the north east of Rongbuk Glacier. It’s a safe and straightforward route.

    However, there are two different starting points to this expedition. We can fly to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, or drive from Kathmandu to Zangmu, in the border between Tibet and Nepal.

    Once in Zangmu, we’ll need to drive towards Everest base camp.

    I recommend this 28-day expedition to anyone with a good physical condition and a strong motivation. Besides, it’s very important to have a perfect acclimatization.

    The itinerary to climb Lhakpa Ri is similar to the first part of the expedition on Everest North Ridge. You can find the complete programme below this description. However, I can adapt it according to your time and wishes.

    This is a great opportunity to explore the beauty of Tibet and enjoy stunning views of the highest mountains in the world (Everest, Lhotse, Makalu).

    We’ll be climbing together with Sherpas, which are experts in climbing 8000 m peaks in the Himalaya. And also be followed by caravans of the famous Yaks.

    In addition to this, you’ll be able to visit ancient traditional towns in Tibet and spend a night at the highest farming town in the world: Tingri, at 4390 m.

    Please contact me if you want to be a part of this unforgettable expedition in the Himalaya! I will be happy to discuss all the details with you (programme, logistics, preparation, equipment). 

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    24380 USD

    Group of 2
    12190 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m / 4,264 ft)
    • Day 2Kathmandu

      Final preparation for the expedition.

    • Day 3Kathmandu

      A full day City sightseeing of Kathmandu and surroundings.

    • Day 4Fly to Lhasa (3665 m)
    • Day 5Lhasa

      Lhasa Sightseeing Tour with Tibetan guide.

    • Day 6Lhasa

      2nd Day Lhasa Sightseeing tour with Tibetan Guide.

    • Day 7Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) 265km.
    • Day 8Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3880m) 90Kms.
    • Day 9Drive from Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar (4,050m) 300Kms.
    • Day 10Drive to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp (5150m) 253Kms.
    • Day 11 to 15Explore and acclimatization in the base camp.
    • Day 16Trek to Interim Camp (5760M)
    • Day 17Jhangje camp
    • Day 18Acclimatization day in Interim Camp.
    • Day 19Trek to Advanced base camp (6340M).
    • Day 20 to 21Acclimatization in BC
    • Day 22Rest day
    • Day 23Summit day!
    • Day 24Hike back to Base Camp.
    • Day 25Drive to Zhangmu (2300m/7, 544ft) 245 km, 4-5 hrs
    • Day 26Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft) 123 km, 4-5 hrs
    • Day 27Extra day in Kathmandu
    • Day 28Depart to home
     
     

    Other details

     
    Fitness level required

    Fit

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
    I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
    I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
    It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Jyamchang Bhote

     

    After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam\'s steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn\'s commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.
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    Martin
    Excellent guide, à la fois attentionné et motivant. Il a su s\'adapter à notre rythme tout en nous stimulant suffisamment pour qu\'on atteigne nos objectifs quotidiens. Il nous faisait un briefing journalier avec le programme du lendemain et ses difficultés éventuelles et une vérification de notre adaptation à l\'altitude (pouls, saturation en oxygène). Dès le premier jour, il a tout pris en charge tant du point de vue de l\'organisation des transports que des hôtels sans faux pas.
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    Siham et Noémie
    As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium
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