Standing across from the North Face of Mt Everest, Lhakpa Ri is an incredible 7000m peak with arguably the best view of Everest. If climbing Everest is on your list but you need more experience, you can’t beat Lhakpa Ri in terms of location. If you are not interested in climbing Everest but want a front row seat to take in the mountain, this is your opportunity.
Leaving from advanced base camp on Everest, you’ll trek across the East Rongbuk glacier on summit day. The climbing itself is moderate, with gentle slopes protecting the approach before gaining the north ridge and finally topping out on the summit. This is a perfect climb for those who have prior glacier travel experience and have been to altitudes of 18,000’ or higher.
With Rapid Ascent™, the entire expedition begins at home as you pre-acclimatize for 4 weeks in conjunction with your other team members using Hypoxico altitude tents. Your goal during this phase is to get your body adapted to altitudes up to 16,500’. You’ll be sending us daily stats on your progress and our expedition doctor checks these on a weekly basis to ensure that everything is going well.
Following the 4 weeks of pre-acclimatizing you’ll fly to Lhasa, Tibet, where you will meet your guide and fellow climbing team. After a day of visiting Lhasa and its cultural sites, you’ll be on your way to Everest Base Camp. Driving through the Tibetan plateau is a truly unique experience.
After a few days of acclimatizing in base camp, you’ll begin moving with your team towards advance base camp. This is the highest camp you’ll sleep at and will give you an insider’s view to how an Everest climbing team operates before making their summit push.
Your summit push leaves advance base camp in the middle of the night, crossing the East Rungbuk glacier towards your objective. Gently angled slopes will be a pleasure to climb as you are constantly reminded of the large peak opposite of your route. Summit day will be about 6-8 hours to the top, with a round trip time of about 12 hours. Not bad for a 7000m peak in the Himalaya.
Our Lhakpa Ri climb is guided by one or more of Alpenglow’s AMGA/IFMGA certified lead guides. This certification is the highest possible training available to guides, and only the most experienced and dedicated attain it. We combine our guides’ experience with our top tier logistics operator to create an amazing experience in the mountains. Our small team size and low ratio of climbers to guides (4:1) ensures that you stay healthy and strong, and are able to enjoy each component of your experience.
Alpenglow’s combination of pre-acclimatization at home with the best guiding and in-country logistics has revolutionized Himalayan expeditions. The same system has reduced expedition length on peaks like the Seven Summits by 30-50%. On this Himalayan expedition, we utilize the same pre-acclimatization, quality of logistics, and guiding team. We work with you not only on the mountain, but also throughout your pre-acclimatization and preparation. Our goal is for each climber to be healthy, strong, and prepared for their summit climb of Lhakpa Ri. Join Us.