Lhakpa Ri Expedition



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Thamserku Expedition has organised about 15 expeditions to Lhakpa Ri (7,045m) since 1995 and as such, we have an excellent knowledge of this mountaineering objective, located opposite the North Face of Mt Everest. The approach to Lhakpa Ri is via the Tibetan Plateau, to the Rongbuk Monastery and Base Camp on the North side of Everest. We then trek up the historic East Rongbuk where we have 3/4 acclimatization period in Rongbuk Chinese Base Camp. Then trek 2 days up with Yaks and our Sherpa team toward Advance Base Camp (6,400m), having middle camp in between.


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. 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.

The summit view from Lhakpa Ri rivals that from many of the world\'s greatest mountains. It gives very unusual views of some of the world\'s best known mountains and excellent views of some very little known mountains. Amongst the highlights are the Nyonno Ri range in eastern Tibet , the north face of Chomolonzo and the north faces of Makalu and Pethangtse.

 

Mt. Lhakpa Ri is becoming very famous expedition in Tibet. It divides the upper east Rongbuk and Kharta glacier. It is much closer to Mt. Everest and one feels as equal to climbed Mount Everest the moment, one reaches on the top of this mountain. The Expedition starts from Kathmandu- Zhangmu-Nyalam-Tingri and Everest Base Camp (Lhakpa Ri Base camp) 5200m or from Lhasa to Rombuk then to Lhakpari Base Camp.




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