Lhakpa Ri is a superb objective which should appeal to climbers looking for a 7,000m summit in a famous location. The visit to Lhasa, the overland journey across the Tibetan Plateau, the trek in the footsteps of Mallory and a climb with awesome views of Everest, are the ingredients of a very special expedition. It will also give a life-long impression of Tibet and its people and an insight and deep respect for the achievements of the early Everest pioneers The mountain are one of several peaks that line the east flank of the East Rongbuk Glacier. The summit is a prominent three-sided pyramid which drops to the East Rongbuk Glacier to the west, the Kharta Glacier to the east and falls steeply to a tributary glacier of the Kangshung to the south. The slopes from the Rongbuk a Kharta Glaciers are relatively low angled and are linked by the Lhakpa La pass (6,849m), which is just to the north of Lhakpa Ri. It was from this pass, in 1922, that Mallory and his teammates first saw the East Rongbuk Glacier, an event well documented in mountaineering annals. The most climbable 7,000m peak in the world! Lhakpa Ri is an ideal objective, remarkably positioned just across the glacier from Everest. It shares the historic route up the East Rongbuk Glacier and is climbable by a relatively safe and straightforward route. It is just over the milestone altitude of 7,000m, making it higher than anything outside Asia and is probably the most climbable 7,000m peak in the world.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly to Lhasa.
Day 4-5: In Lhasa.
Day 6: Drive to Shigatse (6 hours).
Day 7: Drive to Xegar (8 hours).
Day 8: Acclimatization Day.
Day 9: Drive to Everest Base Camp (5,200m).
Day 10-13: Acclimatisation and local exploration.
Day 14: Trek to Interim Camp (5,800m).
Day 15: Trek to Advance Base Camp (6,400m).
Day 16-19: An acclimatize at Advance Base Camp.
Day 20: Climb Lhakpa Ri (7,045m).
Day 21: Spare day.
Day 22: Return to Base Camp.
Day 23: Drive to Nyalam.
Day 24: Drive to the Nepalese Border and Kathmandu.