Lakpa RI Expedition is one of the easiest 7000m peaks in the world, but as altitude and physical exertion are incomprehensible, even the slightest difficulty can be hard to deal with. After proper rest, acclimatization and training in the ABC our climbing schedule to Lhakpa Ri will start. It’s a great climbing trip to a beautiful summit offering you impressive views at the Nyonno Ri range in East Tibet, Chomolongma, Makalu, Pethangtse, Shartse Lhotse and off course a close up of the massive Mount Everest. Once you have summited and taken some valuable pictures you will descent via the same route to the ABC. Once more you will drive across the Tibetan plateau, through the Himalayas all the way back to Kathmandu.
For Lakpa RI expedition we drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border called Kodari. After all custom formalities you will drive on through the Himalayas and across the Tibetan plateau all the way to Mount Lhakpa RI’s Chinese Base Camp. Depending on the weather, the road may be very muddy and bumpy forcing a slow adventurous ride across bridges, streams and small, steep road sections. From the base camp on the large gravel plateau you will trek 13 kilometers across easy moraine trails to the ABC, situated on the North-Western side moraine of East Rongbuk Glacier, under the slopes of Changtse.
From the Everest ABC, it’s a straight forward climb across the East Rongbuk Glacier to the nicely shaped pyramid peak of Lhakpa Ri. The first part of the climb Lhakpa Ri covers a snow field with an angle of 10 - 20 degrees steepening to an angle of 35 degrees. The route to the summit follows a beautiful, classic snow ridge with an average angle of 40 degrees. The climb has no specific technical difficulties. After a successful summit attempt you will descent all the way down to Lhakpa Ri base camp or the Everest ABC.
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Lhakpa RI Expedition is not technical’ mountain, but it is still 7000m high. The extreme altitude and extreme difficulties in weather conditions can make this climb difficult. The ascent and descent itself is not technical as most of the slopes do not exceed an angle of 20 to 30 degrees. No need to have any previous climbing experience. It is an advantage if you have high altitude experience.
This expedition is open for climbers with previous mountaineering experience at higher altitudes (5000m). As you’re part of a group during difficult situations and demanding activities, you must have experience in working and living in and with a group of people who share the same, common goal. An easy going, flexible attitude is a must. This mountain is more than 7000m high. Climbing to 7000m may involve possible health problems, lethargy and extreme weather conditions.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
We will meet you at the airport and drive to hotel. We will be waiting you at Kathmandu airport with your name.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Bring Passport to Chinese Embassy, for Visa. Logistics, training, purchasing, packing, training, visit temples, city tour, shopping. Hotel and meals at members minimal cost.
Day 3: In Kathmandu
Pick up passport from Chinese Embassy. Logistics, training, purchasing, packing, training, visit temples, city tour, shopping.
Day 4: Kathmandu to Nyalam.
Drive to Nyalam (3,750m). Hotel and meals at organizer expense.
Day 5: In Nyalam
Rest & acclimatize day in Nyalam (3,750 m). Walk around the local hills.
Lhasa option: Drive to Shigatse. Rest and acclimate, tour the surrounding area. Visit the 15th century Tashilunpo Monastery, the largest active monastic institution in Tibet.
Day 6: Drive to Tingri (4,300 m).
Lhasa option: Drive to Lhatse. Rest and acclimate, tour the surrounding area. Visit the Changmoche Monastery.
Day7: In Tingri
Rest & acclimatization in Tingri. Explore surrounding hills. Lhasa option: Drive to Tingri. Rest and acclimate, tour the surrounding area.
Day 8: Drive to Lakpari base camp (5,200 m).
Day 9: Lakpari base camp
Rest & acclimatization in base camp. Organize equipment and supplies.
Day 10: Lakpari base camp
Walk gently in the hills surrounding Lakpari base camp.
Day 11: Lakpa RI base camp
Rest in Lakpa RI base camp. Organize equipment and supplies.
Day 12: Walk gently in the hills surrounding Chinese base.
Day 13: Rest in Chinese base. Organize equipment and supplies.
Day 14: Base camp to ABC
Walk with the yaks halfway to advanced base to interim camp (5,800m).
Day 15: Rest & acclimatization in interim camp.
Day 16: Rest & acclimatization in interim camp.
Day 17: Walk with the yaks to advanced base (6,400 m).
Day 18: Rest & acclimatization in advanced base.
Day 19: Practice climbing techniques near to ABC.
Day 20: Rest in ABC.
Day 21: Walk to the base of Lhakpa RI or partway up the North Col and down.
Day 22: Walk to the halfway camp on Lhakpa RI or camp 1 on North Col if weather permits.
Day 23: Walk to the summit of Lhakpa RI, return to Lhakpa RI base camp, or walk above the North Col and return to ABC, weather permitting.
Day 24: Extra day for climbing and exploring at high altitude. Return to ABC.
Day 25: Yaks transport equipment to Chinese base. Members walk down.
Day 26: Early morning drive to Kathmandu.
Day 27: In Kathmandu.
Final packing, celebration, saying goodbye to new friends.
Day 28: Kathmandu Airport.
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get fly back to home.