Situated in the district of Solukhumbu, Province 1,Nepal, Mount Lhotse, 8516 metres, is the fourth highest mountain in the world and the third highest in Nepal. It is just three kilometers west of Mount Everest. Lhotse is also one of the toughest mountains like Makalu because of its very steep icy and rocky structures.
Lhotse massif is composed of three peaks viz: Lhotse east or middle, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar. If you are attempting the Everest from the south ridge, you will have to climb up the western side of Lhotse, which contains an unceasing avalanche of blue ice glacier. It was in the year 1977 that a German expedition party inculcated the standard route for the ascent of Mount Lhotse.
If you are on your way either to the top of Everest or that of Lhotse, you will have to go along the same route across the Khumbu Ice Fall as far as you get to the camp three at the Lhotse face. From there onwards, the Lhotse route takes another direction just above the Yellow Band on the way to Everest camp four. Provided that you are a vigorous, skilled and experienced climber and you are undertaking a rather long expedition, you can climb both Lhotse and Everest at the same time. But for others who are relatively average or less experienced ones, it is best to climb Lhotse first in a single attempt. Two things good about Lhotse Climb are that it is relatively far cheaper and that you are normally not bound to meet crowds of other climbers all the way through the summit.
After you drop at Lukla airport via Nepal’s domestic airline from Kathmandu, you will have to walk along the trail through Sherpa villages at Namche Bazaar (that lies at the foot of Mount Everest) past places called Thyangboche, Pheriche, Lobuche,and Gorakshep until you reach Everest Base camp at the height of 5380 metres. Then getting across the Khumbu Ice Fall, you will go as far as Everest camp four at the height of 7850 metres, and finally take another direction to the summit of Lhotse, 8516 metres.