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Lakpa-Ri Expedition (7045m/23,113ft)

Lhakpa Ri 7045m/23,113ft sometimes called Xang Dong Fengis a true Tibetan treasure. You can think of this 7000m peak as Everest’s little cousin. Its position on the North side of Everest allows for a wonderful opportunity to climb in the heart of the high Himalaya without exposing yourself to the commitment and difficulty of an Everest climb.

Lhakpa Ri has become one of the most popular 7000m peaks in the world. This is because of it’s easy accessibility as well as its proximity to world's highest mountain,The approach is via the Tibetan Plateau, passing the Rongbuk Monastery and onto Base Camp on the North side of Everest. This peak shares the same base camp as Mount Everest’s North Col route.

The caravan route to base camp is an unforgettable journey. Tibet offers some of the most stunning cross country driving in the world. You can sit back in the jeep, relax and take photographs as you get chauffeured right to base camp. The overland drive takes you through Nyalam, Thang La (5,200m) and Xegar (4,300m).

The climb begins from Everest North base camp (5200m/17,000ft), then a trek up the historic East Rongbuk Glacier following along the 'Magic Highway' to middle camp (5800m/19,028ft) this camp is also referred to as (deposit camp/interim camp/Japanese camp) The climb continues ontoadvancedbase camp (6350m/20,833ft) below the North Col, then continue onto the north col aka camp I (7000m/23,000ft) from here the climb splits off to the right and ascends a snowfield to the summit of Lhakpa Ri (7045m/23,113ft).

Overall the ground is moderate the entire climb is across easy-angled glacier and snow slopes.Satori requests that for this expedition our clients haveall of the previous experience required for 6000m peaks,very good physical fitness,no high blood pressure or diabetes, 2 (6000m) peaks, several high pass treks and formal rock &ice climbing training.

Our guides will fix the route as required from advanced base camp to the summit. For clients of various skill level a lot of this ascent can be done as a rope team rather than jumaring fixed lines the whole way. A section of 300m above ABC to the North Col requires a section of fixed rope. Satori remains flexible and changes our tactics and style in the mountains depending on our clients’ needs. Overall, this expedition has the feel of being a tough trek at altitude. The expedition culminates to an exciting summit push from Everest’s North col and promises those who are willing, an unforgettable experience in the Himalaya.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 7045m/23,113ft

First Ascent: George Mallory. 1921

Duration: 30 (typically) Days

Group Size: 01-10 People per group

Co-ordinates: 27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E

Location: Mahalangur range

Country: Tibet, China

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: PD. Easy-Moderate

Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn

Major Activity: Mountaineering

Include Activity: Highest advance camp of Everest

Culture: Nepali & Tibeten

Mode of Travel: Hotel/Guest house on route, camping during Climbing period

Climbing route: Northeast Ridge Standard/Everest North Col

Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest

Fixed Departure
Spring 2018
  • Itinerary Details
  • Price
  • Full board Service
  • BC Service
  • Climbing Information
  • FAQs

Itinerary Details of Lakpa-Re Expedition (7045m/23,113ft)

08 April/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to Yak and Yeti hotel

09-10April /Day2-3:Rest and prep day for assignment & briefing before departure from Kathmandu.

11 April /Day 04: After having breakfast early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Syprubeshi (1460m/4790ft) overnight at tea house accommodation .

12 April /Day 05: Early in the morning drive from Syprubeshi to Kerung border (2000m/6562ft) after immigration formalities at the border crossing, you drive to Kerung height (3200m/10499ft)-02hrs drive jeep. Overnight stay in hotel.

13 April /Day 06: After breakfast drive from Kerung to Tingri (4,300m) which takes three hours. Overnight in hotel.

14 April /Day 07: Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization. Our guide will lead team up a local hill to 5,000m with great views of Cho Oyu.

15 April /Day 08: After breakfast drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,150m) which takes 4 hours.

16 April /Day 09-11:Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp (5,150m). Prepare and arrange yaks to go to Advance Base Camp via middle camp.

19 April /Day 12: After breakfast, trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5,700m) which takes five to six house hours. Overnight in camp.

20 April /Day 13: Trek from Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp of Everest (6,485m.) Prepare camp overnight in camp

21 April /Day 14-28: Climbing period (summit of Lakpa-Ri Expedition (7045m/23,113ft)

05 May /Day 29: Preparation for returning (clean advance base camp) and trek to Chinese Base Camp. Bring down all equipment by Yak.

06 May /Day 30:Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and trek to Middle camp (5200m17125ft.) and then drive to Tingri (4,348m/14,268 ft).

07 May/Day 31: Early in the morning drive from Tingri (4,348m/14,268 ft) to Kerung boarder (2000m/6562ft) overnight at hotel accommodation.

08 May/Day 32:Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

09 May /Day 33:Transfer to airport for final departure

10 May/Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

11 May/Day 35:Transfer to airport for final departure

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  • Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  • Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

In Full board service

Satori Adventures offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 7000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the clients preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and wellbeing being the overriding priority.

High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.

Full Board Service Cost (Includes)

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International airport with Kodari boarder transport as per itinerary.
  • Satori Adventures representative assistance at the International airport both arriving and departing.
  • 5 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Kodari-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa, guides and kitchen staff as per itinerary.
  • Kitchen tent, sleeping tents, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils at Base Camp and Advance Base Camp.
  • Common climbing equipment  rope, ice bars, ice screws, ice hammer etc)
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee) along with available Hotel/ Lodge/Guest Houses along the trail provided by China Tibet Mountaineering Association and tent camp accommodation during climbing members as per itinerary.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp, Advance Base Camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Climbing members have 40 kg baggage allowance from Chinese Base Camp to Advance Base Camp and return carried by Yaks.
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle, Washington, USA based weather service
  • Number of cook and kitchen staff at Base Camp and Advance Base Camp as per group size
  • Tibet Visa and road permit for members, climbing Sherpa, guides and kitchen crew.
  • Chinese Government Royalty for climbing Mount Lakpa -re Expedition.
  • Experienced, trained, Government Licensed, and 3 time Summiteer Expedition Guide/ (Sherpa) per members (1:1 ratio).
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for all involved staff in trekking and expedition.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa's, cooks, kitchen staff and Chinese Government Liaison Officer
  • First Aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of U.S. $4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp, advance base camp and above as required.
  • Fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating at the dining room.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC and CBC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, and 2. All charges for staff and high altitude climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Hyperbaric Chamber) in case of emergency.
  • Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and medical and travel insurance
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be set up at base camp and advance base camp.
  • EPI cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp I, and II for cooking food and boiling water.
  • Generator will be provided for back-up lighting and power.
  • Transportation of food supply to Advance Base Camp from Kathmandu
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal and Tibet.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation (If require by members)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures gifts

Full Board Service Cost (Excludes)

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, talkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Summit bonus US$ 700.00 minimum for personal climbing Sherpa/guide.
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

In Base Camp

Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.

In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.

Base Camp Service Cost (Includes)

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International airport with Kodari boarder transport as per itinerary.
  • Satori Adventures representative assistance you at the International airport both arriving and departing.
  • 5 Nights Yak and yeti or similar hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Kodari-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide and kitchen staff as per itinerary.
  • All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils at Base Camp and Advance Base Camp.
  • Common climbing equipment (rope, ice bars, ice screws, Ice hammer etc) 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea/coffee)along with available Hotel/ Lodge/Guest Houses(along the trail provided by China Tibet mountaineering association)
  • Tents camp (camping) accommodation during climbing period for members and staff as per itinerary.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp, Advance base camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Per climbing members have 40 kg baggage allowance from Chinese Base Camp to advance base camp and return carried by Yaks.
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based weather service
  • Number of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and advance base camp as per numbers of group size
  • Tibet Visa and road permit for member and kitchen crew.
  • Chinese Government Royalty to climbing Mount Lakpa-Re expedition
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and climbing.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for cooks, kitchen boys and Chinese Government Liaison Officer
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Heater will be provided at Advance base camp for heating at the dining room.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC and CBC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  •  Gamow Bags (Portable Hyperbaric Chamber) in case of emergency.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be set up at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Generator will be providing for back- up of lighting power.
  • Transportation of food supply to Advance Base Camp from Kathmandu
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal and Tibet.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation (If require by members)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventure surprise Gifts

Base camp Service Cost(Excludes):

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, packing Items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Climbing Sherpa and High altitude food (if you require, you have to informed us 2 month before your entry in Tibet)
  • Tent above Advance Base Camp
  • Ice falls charges and garbage Deposit
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit (only for special climbing camera only).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods;
  • Appropriate food for high altitude.
  • Satori services will be "Zero" above Advance Base Camp
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Why climb Mt. Lakpa re Expedition with Satori Adventures?

Choose an experienced provider

It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis.We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.

It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

Diminutive climbing team members

We are always striving to develop and grow our operational systems to ensure you get the best possible experience. Our expedition members do not deserve anything less than the best possible conditions and opportunity to be successful. We do this by limiting our team size, which makes us more flexible as a team and helps ensure the team has the best weather windows for a summit push. We also try to develop an atmosphere where members feel that they are climbing as a family with each guide Sherpa and team member working together and striving for a common goal.We generally accept a maximum of 8 climbers in a group and if we get more than 8, we will spit the team into two or more groups.

We provide maximum summit success

The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt. Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates. Our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making tactical decisions.We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt, which provides a greater safety margin and chance of success. We always provide a 1:1 ratio of client to Sherpa/guide.

We provide highly qualified Team leader/Sindar

Many of our guides are professionally trained and assessed from the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA), American Mountain Guides Association or other professional training association. This results in our guides have a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition. Most of our guides also have been guiding in the Himalaya range for many years and have numerous 8,000 meter summits to their credit and at-least 3 years’ experience guiding on Mt. Everest

We provide the highest quality camp facilities and food

Satori Adventures provides the best possible camp facilities, food and service. Our expedition cooks are regarded as the best in the business, provide healthy and appetizing meals with an array of menus to suit all your nutrition requirements. Our cooks provide meals that are designed to sustain your body for the rigouts of the ascent. We also provide diverse choices to suite Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian, or any specified requests.; If you do have a special nutritional request, please let us know 60 days prior to the start of your expedition so we can plan accordingly.

Approaches to ABC

The approach on its Lakpa re south face ridge Base camp is through the Kodari Boarder of Nepal leading up to Rongbuk Glassier. It starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Kodari Border After immigration formalities, drive to Naylam(3700M), to Tingri (4,300m) to Chinese Base Camp (5,150m). It takes typically 10days to reach ABC from Kathmandu.

Highlights of The Trip:

  •  The most attainable and accessible 7000m peak on the planet
  • A carefully designed itinerary with no wasted time
  • A chance to see the Tibetan Plateau
  • Experienced and strong climbing guides
  • Yaks carry your expedition equipment
  • Prices include all permits
  • A great scouting mission for a Mt. Everest expedition
  • A chance to climb a historical Himalayan peak right below the mighty Mt. Everest
  • Visit Rongbuk Monastery

 

Route Map:

38lhakpa ri north col route