Mt. Lhakpa Ri Expedition - Zhangmu

Spring 2018
Entry/Exit: Zhangmu
Fixed Departure: April 10, 2018

Height: 7043m. (23,114 feet)
Latitude: 28° 2' 17'' N
Longitude: 86° 58' 15'' E
Entry/Exit: Zhangmu
Trip Duration: 32 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Strenuous High
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Zhangmu - Nyalam - Tingri - Lhakpa Ri Base Camp - Advance Base Camp

Mt. Lhakpa Ri, a high altitude trek and most attainable 7,000m peak in the world. And 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.

Trek through valleys filled with ripening barley and herds of yaks and goats to Everest Base Camp. And a steady achievable trek through stunning glaciers and peaks to ABC (Advanced Base Camp), and Lhakpa Ri (which must be the worlds most achievable 7000m peak) right there. This expedition reverses the route taken my George Mallory on his 1921 reconnaissance expedition to Mt. Everest. We must trek over several days from Tingri which means you'll be in good shape to enjoy Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp. En route there are yak herders camps and grain farms, moors and meadows and unimagined green. We weave through the ice pinnacles and cross the Rongbuk glacier to Rabu La where you can peer over into the Kangshung face, at Everest's rarely seen Fantasy Ridge, and at the northern aspect of Makalu. 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 and 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 ascent follows a shallow, snow-filled depression on the southwest flank, ascending low-angled snow for 600m, which steeples 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. This trip start from Kathmandu and drive to Kodari after visa formalities work and meeting transportation at friendship Highway, driving along the northern side of the Himalaya range with views of Mt. Shisha Pangma, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt Everest and numerous other peaks we will reach to Lakpa Ri Base Camp. After finishing expedition we will drive to back to Friendship Bridge at Kodari and continue drive to back to Kathmandu.

April 07 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
April 08 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure
April 09 Day 03: Free day in Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure and official briefing.
April 10 Day 04: Drive to Tibet Border –Overnight at Zhangmu. Hotel.
April 11 Day 05: Drive Zhangmu – Nyalam. Hotel.
April 12 Day 06: Nyalam – Tingri. Hotel.
April 13 Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization. Hotel.
April 14 Day 08: Drive to Lhakpa Ri Base Camp. Tented Camp.
April 15 Day 09: Lhakpa Ri Base Camp rest for acclimatization.
April 16 Day 10: Lhakpa Ri Base Camp – Middle Camp. Tented Camp.
April 17 Day 11: Middle Camp – Advance  Base Camp. Tented Camp.
April 18-April 30 Day 12-26: Climbing period of Lakpa Ri 7,043m.
May 01 Day 27: Reserve day. Tented Camp.
May 02 Day 28: Trek back to Base Camp.
May 03 Day 29: Drive back to Nyalam. Hotel.
May 04 Day 30: Drive back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
May 05 Day 31: Free day in Kathmandu.
May 06 Day 32: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Note:

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

Expedition Cost in group joining basis;
Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp: USD 4,999 Per Person.
High Altitude Sherpa: USD 3,900 (If required)
Expedition cost up to Summit: USD 10,699 Per Person.

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Lhakpa Ri.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC & ABC.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen Mask & regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s and simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Agency Service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu and Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.


Note:

  1. We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  2. Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt Lhakpa Ri.
  • Road permit and travel permit
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude food and fuel.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent & mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s and simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Agency Service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.


Summit Bonus for climbing Sherpa must pay by Climber: Per Sherpa-USD 500 for over 8000m, USD 7000 USD for up to Summit.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 150.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -small) USD 50.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 100.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 25.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 100.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 200.00 USD 500.00

Climbing Sherpa Fee: Per H.A. Sherpa USD 5,200 (if required by client for advance base camp service user)