|Group size:||minimum 4 people||Max-Altitude:||7,045m/23,244ft|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal||Departure from:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||All meals during trekking and climbing. Breakfast in cities|
|Accommodation:||Hotels in cities, tea houses during trek and camping (tents) when climbing|
Lhakpa Ri is one of the most popular climbing peaks owing to easy accessibility as well as its proximity to world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Hence, Lhakpa Ri is also famous as Everest's easier cousin. Relatively rapid accessibility, easier boarding to the Base Camp, favourable directions and lower gradient give Lhakpa Ri an advantage over other 7000m! Besides summiting Lhakpa Ri, you will also enjoy the magnificent company of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and others. The mountain is also featured in Lucy Walker's famous experimental documentary, 'Blind sight: Himalayas - The Summit of Happiness'. This documentary features the fascinating adventure of six blind Tibetan teenagers who embark on an adventure to climb Lhakpa Ri under the guidance of blind educator and adventurer Sabriye Tenberken, and the famous blind climber Erik Weihenmayer.Our journey begins from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Then we drive to the Everest Base Camp (North) via beautiful Tibetan towns and villages. From the Base Camp, we set out for our Lhakpa Ri Climbing adventure. We then climb along the east Rongbuk glacier sheared in three stages to the Everest Advanced BaseCamp North, with intermediate camps in between. Our initial trek along the flat glacial terrain soon leads to the steep north ridge. Whenever necessary, our position will be secured with fixed ropes. After summiting Lhakpa Ri, we descent to Rongbuk and drive to Kathmandu for final departure.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
The most significant thing that makes the expedition, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Himalayan Glacier's leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Himalayan glacier only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region/s. The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
During this trip, a total of nine days is set aside for acclimatization only. Additional one day is set aside for pre-climb training in Kathmandu. A single day is also set aside as contingency day should things do not work out as planned.
Himalayan Glacier advises guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS. Check out�"Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff.�Himalayan Glacier's itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others.
In order to make your expedition successful you must have lots of willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh weather conditions along with reasonable fitness and stamina. Previous climbing experience and climbing equipments (ice axe and crampons) usage skills is required. However, there will also be a pre ice climbing training for participants to ease them with the expedition. The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.
It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, blood diseases and other medical requirements to consult their doctor before taking the trip. Himalayan Glacier reserves the right to require a medical certificate prior to booking your trip. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
The following check list should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
Items market with (*) can be provided by Himalayan Glacier inclusive in the service.
Group Climbing Gears:
We also provide high-quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping. Our leaders will also carry walkie-talkie radios, bamboo-marker wands, and other necessary gear during the trip.
Rucksack and Travel Bags
Important documents and items