Lhakpa Ri situated in Tibet is an ideal objective, remarkably positioned just across the glacier from Everest. It shares the historic route up the north East of 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.
Lhakpa Ri is a superb objective which should appeal to the climbers looking for a 7,000m summit in a famous location.
There are two ways to start the Lhakpa Ri Expedition, either we fly to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, or we drive from Kathmandu to Zangmu the border town between Nepal and Tibet then drive through, Nyalam, Tingri & Everest Base camp by land.
Climbing Lhakpa Ri involves a similar itinerary to the initial phase of an expedition to the North Ridge of Everest. The ascent of Lhakpa Ri can be accomplished by anyone who is fit , well acclimatised and highly motivated trekker.
Here are some highlights about this great expedition:
– Climb to the summit of Mt. Lhakpa Ri at 7045m / 23,107ft from the Everest Advance Base Camp (6400m);
– Climb together with Sherpas who have multiple times summited Mt. Everest Summits or other 8000 peaks;
– Experience the similar itinerary to the initial phase of an expedition to the North Ridge of Everest;
– Explore the ancient and traditionally rich towns of Tibet.
– Experience the marvellous beauty of Tibetan plateaus.
– Trek with the real caravans of Tibet and with the famous Himalayan Yaks.
– Spend the night at the world’s highest Barley farming town in Tibet, Tingri (4390m/14,420ft);
– Enjoy the drive to some of the world’s highest motor-able road in Tibet, Lalung La pass (5,050m), and marvel at the close-up views of Mt. Everest from the windows of your van/jeep;
– As an IFMGA guide, I’m there to ensure your safety and make sure you spend an unforgettable time;
– We will have the chance to admire stunning views on some of the most famous peaks on earth: Everest, Makalu and Lhotse.
The journey takes about 28 days. The itinerary / program here below is what I usually propose to my clients. We can of course adapt it based on your time here and what you are looking for.
Day 1 – Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m / 4,264 ft)
Day 2 – Final preparation for the expedition
Day 3 – A full day City sightseeing of Kathmandu and surroundings
Day 4 – Fly to Lhasa (3665m)
Day 5 – Lhasa Sightseeing Tour with Tibetan guide.
Day 6 – 2nd Day Lhasa Sightseeing tour with Tibetan Guide
Day 7 – Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) 265km.
Day 8 – Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3880m) 90Kms.
Day 9 – Drive from Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar (4,050m) 300Kms.
Day 10 – Drive to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp (5150m) 253Kms.
Day 11-15 – Explore and acclimatisation in the base camp.
Day 16 – Trek to Interim Camp (5760M)
Day 17 – Jhangje camp..,
Day 18 – Acclimatization day in Interim Camp.
Day 19 – Trek to Advanced base camp (6340M).
Day 20 and 21 – Acclimatisation in BC
Day 22 – Rest day
Day 23 – Summit day
Day 24 – Hike back to Base Camp.
Day 25 – Drive to Zhangmu (2300m/7, 544ft) 245 km, 4-5 hrs
Day 26 – Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft) 123 km, 4-5 hrs
Day 27 – extra day in Kathmandu
Day 28 – depart to home
if you are interested by such adventure, please contact me. I will be happy to discuss with you about all the details of this expedition (program, logistics, preparation, equipment…).
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