COMPLETE AN ICONIC DOUBLE

Everest - Lhotse

Sherpa on summit of Lhotse in fog
Climber on Sth Summit w Everest summit behind
Lovely smile from female climber atop Lhotse, the summit of Mount Everest in the distance behind.

Climb the first and fourth highest peaks in the world in one expedition, with a back-to-back ascent of Everest and Lhotse. Only a small number of people have achieved this double-summit feat and Adventure Consultants can help you join this exclusive list.

An Everest-Lhotse double expedition is the ultimate prize of the Khumbu Valley for those who want to take on the feat of climbing two 8,000m peaks within a single 24-hour period. Everest (8,850m/29,035ft) and Lhotse (8,516m/27,939ft) are the first and fourth-highest mountains in the world and share an approach through the phenomenal terrain of the Khumbu Icefall and Western Cwm, allowing back to back summits from the staging post of the South Col. Our unequalled guiding and Sherpa staff, first-rate resources and logistics, coupled with a high oxygen flow rate mean that this accomplishment is a real possibility for motivated climbers.

The Adventure Consultants methodology and tactical approach to climbing high altitude peaks has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to the big decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempts and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success.

We are constantly developing and evolving our operational systems to ensure you participate in the best expedition available. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there is only one summit day! Large teams offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days.

Our guides are seasoned professionals who are trained and assessed through the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition. The guide's contribution is predominantly around making decisions to keep you safe and healthy and to avoid mishap. This is based on years of first-hand experience on the mountain and is in contrast to startup operators looking to learn the ropes at your expense or locally-led groups which are wanting of preventative strategies and back-up contingency in case of mishap.

For two decades we have been at the forefront of providing the most current communications systems for our expeditions. These deliver comprehensive weather forecasts which enable us to plan our ascent around favourable weather. Additional meteorological interpretation provided by veteran Everest guides through our head office in New Zealand helps manage the decision-making process.

The Base Camp communications centre allows you to keep in touch with your family and business throughout the expedition by utilising our solar-powered laptops and satellite internet connections. This facility provides the opportunity to supply sponsors and family members with current news and photos. The comfortable Base Camp environment and the quality of food provided by AC is legendary. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetising meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigours of the ascent. For those with specific needs - we can cater to special dietary requirements.

In line with our objective to ensure you receive the best possible level of care while you are on the expedition, we provide a dedicated Base Camp doctor who is there specifically to ensure the wellbeing of the team members. We have had it confirmed time and again that this consistently makes a crucial contribution to the success rate and well-being of our team members.

You can customise your expedition by adding further service options to complement your ascent, such as private expeditions, additional Sherpa support, training schedules and much more. There is no doubt that an attempt of Everest and Lhotse is a committing and serious undertaking. It takes a huge amount of dedication and determination to be successful. We work with you to help develop a suitable training program and a schedule of preparatory ascents to give you the best chance of achieving that lofty goal.

If you are serious about being successful on an ascent of the world’s highest mountain—and you want an environment that gives you the best chance of attaining that goal in a relaxed team atmosphere or private expedition—then Adventure Consultants is the perfect choice.

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  • Ascend the world's first and fourth highest mountains on one expedition
  • Climb two 8,000m peaks in 24 hours
  • Join a small number of people who have achieved this double-summit feat

Climbing Ability

Climbing Ability

Advanced

Elevation

Elevation

8,850m/29,035ft

Duration

Duration

63 days

Location

Location

Nepal

ITINERARY
DAY 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

DAY 2
Kathmandu Preparations
DAY 3

Fly to Lukla 2,860m/9,383ft

DAY 3 - 13

Trek to Base Camp 5,300m/17,400ft

DAY 14 - 34

Establish camps and acclimatise

DAY 35 - 42

Rest Period

DAY 43 - 55

Period for Summit Climbs

DAY 56

Clean up and depart Base Camp

DAY 57 - 61

Trek to Lukla

DAY 62

Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu

DAY 63

Depart Kathmandu

Everest Lhotse Map

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
1 Apr - 2 Jun 2024 $97,000 USD $ Book Now
8 Apr - 2 Jun 2025 $97,000 USD $

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PREPARE

Fitness

The need for exceptional physical fitness cannot be over-emphasised. A regular, strenuous programme must be followed for many months to achieve the level of fitness required. We recommend a training programme tailored to mountaineering such as those from Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

You must be able to efficiently climb ice, snow and rock terrain, multiple days in a row. Climbers will ideally have a broad set of climbing skills from basic rock climbing to advanced cramponing on snow and ice and strong rope skills such as rappelling and rope ascending. You should be comfortable with camp craft and self-care at high altitude.

Altitude Experience

Prior ascents of multiple 6000-7000m peaks are required (such as Denali, Aconcagua, Peak Lenin, 6000m peaks in Nepal, or the Ecuador Volcanoes) and a prior ascent of an 8000m peak, such as Cho Oyu, is strongly recommended. This will allow you to fine-tune your skills and equipment and discover how you personally cope with extreme altitude.

Summit pyramid of Everest from Lhotse
Why Adventure Consultants

When you climb Everest with Adventure Consultants you'll join a small team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit in good style with the highest level of support and safety standards possible. You'll enjoy the best standards of food and equipment that are attainable - not just at Base Camp, but where it counts the most; on the mountain.

Our methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mount Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to the big decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success.

In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the team summits on the best weather day; sometimes there is only one summit day! Large teams offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days.

Our guides are seasoned professionals certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) to ensure your safety throughout the expedition. Our experienced Sherpa team is enthusiastic, motivated, and regarded as the strongest and most cohesive group of Sherpas on Mount Everest. They have dozens of Everest summits between them.

Kitchen
Highest Level of Resourcing

You'll benefit from a higher flow of oxygen than other expeditions (sleeping on 1l/min and climbing on 4l/min), maximizing safety and success. Your overnight gear will be carried between camps, meaning you only carry what you need for the day.

We provide a dedicated Base Camp doctor - proven to make a crucial contribution to our success rate and the well-being of the team members. Our Base Camp Manager ensures the smooth running of the expedition.

Our Expedition Chef and cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetising meals with a range of menus to suit all your food requirements. Meals on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigours of the ascent. For those with specific needs, we can cater to special dietary requirements.

For three decades we have been at the forefront of providing the most current communications systems for our expeditions. These deliver comprehensive weather forecasts from our Swiss meteorologists which enable us to plan our ascent around favourable weather. Additional meteorological interpretation provided by veteran Everest guides through our head office in New Zealand helps manage the decision-making process. Our Wi-Fi data connection allows you to keep in touch throughout the expedition from the comfort of your tent or our Base Camp lounge.

The comfortable Base Camp environment and the quality of food is legendary. On the mountain, our camps are comfortable but not excessive - eliminating unnecessary additional loads to be carried through the icefall.

Climber about to enter couloir on Lhotse
Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • 1:4 Western guide ratio
  • 1:1 Sherpa to climber ratio on summit day
  • High Flow Bottled oxygen
  • Personal equipment carried on the mountain
  • Helicopter flights Kathmandu-Lukla and return
  • Expedition Base Camp Doctor
  • High-end Base Camp and mountain camps
  • Excellent food and catering
  • Wi-Fi at Base Camp
  • Regular dispatches for families and friends to follow your expedition updated daily by guides and Base Camp staff, and semi-hourly on summit day
  • Comprehensive support from our New Zealand office team.


Climbing through the Khumbu glacier Mt Everest

Moving through the majestic Khumbu icefall.

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Climbers below Lhotse face on Mt Everest smiling at camera

Adventure Consultants specialises in the small-team approach for safety and enjoyment.

Climbers on summit of Mt Everest

Adventure Consultants have been at the forefront of Mt Everest guided ascents since 1992.

Our Guides
Rob Smith
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Ang Dorjee Sherpa
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Kimberly Reichle
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Climber in orange suit climbing the yellow band on the Lhotse face of Mt Everest
Successful Summits - 1990 to present

Numerous climbers have achieved the remarkable feat of summiting Mount Everest with Adventure Consultants. Guided by the expertise of the company's seasoned guides, these individuals showcase a diverse array of stories marked by determination and triumph. United by the shared goal of conquering the world's highest peak, they exemplify the spirit of adventure and the resilience inherent in human pursuit of extraordinary achievements. The success of these climbers with Adventure Consultants underscores the company's legacy in facilitating remarkable ascents.

Climber above Hillary step on Everest with Sth Summit Everest and Lhotse behind

"I have always recommended AC… Specially to people looking to climb the bigger peaks. Knowledge, logistics and experience are the paramount of my recommendation along with the importance of the great Sherpa Team. AC excels and I won’t go climbing with anyone else."

Claudia Lopez, USA/Colombia
The route from yellow band towards Sth Col with Geneva spur between and Sth Summit Everest beyond

"I met AC Guide Rob Smith on Everest in 2019 and I had an amazing time. He always goes above and beyond the call of duty to help out anyone who is on the trip. His humor creates pure joy at base camp and his experience and strength always makes you feel as safe as you can be. I would love to climb with him again anywhere in the world."

Roman Tschupp, Switzerland
Climber with headlamp approaching gully on Lhotse in pre dawn

"Thank you so much for an incredible experience. I have learnt so much and it is something I will continue to build on. I will see you guys soon!!"

Ben Smith, Australia
Summit ridge of Dhaulagiri at dawn

Go Next Level! Embark on a truly challenging 8,000m expedition peak by joining our Dhaulagiri expedition!

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