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Lhotse Photo Gallery - Trek over Pang La To Lhotse East Face with views of Lhotse East Face, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar, and Everest East Kangshung Face.

Lhotse East Face Photo Gallery from early October 1998

1 0 Google Earth Image Of Everest Kangshung East Face Trek Here is a Google Earth image of the trek from Kharta over the Shao La, up the Kama Valley to the Everest Kangshung East base Camp, and then back to Kharta over the Langma La.

1 0 Google Earth Image Of Everest Kangshung East Face Trek

1 1 Everest, Lhotse And Makalu From Flight, Boudhanath From Airport, Everest Hotel And Pool As the plane from Bangkok got nearer to Kathmandu, I strained my eyes, and there was Everest, Lhotse and Makalu poking up above the clouds. As the plane taxied to the Kathmandu airport terminal, I had a view of Boudhanath in the distance. When we arrived at the Everest Hotel, I was surprised to find it was one of the best in the city and even had a beautiful swimming pool.

1 1 Everest, Lhotse And Makalu From Flight, Boudhanath From Airport, Everest Hotel And Pool

1 Pang La 1 Jerome Ryan Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung Kang, Cho Oyu The road to Everest North Face was hacked out of the steep boulder strewn hill by the Chinese for their first ascent of the Everest North Face in 1960. The road followed a zigzag pattern to the Pang La pass (5250m), where Jerome Ryan had a panoramic view of Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung Kang and Cho Oyu.

1 Pang La 1 Jerome Ryan Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung Kang, Cho Oyu

1 Pang La 3 Prayer Flags Frame Lhotse and Everest North Face Prayer flags frame Lhotse and Everest North Face from the Pang La (5250m) on the way to Everest North Face.

1 Pang La 3 Prayer Flags Frame Lhotse and Everest North Face

1 Pang La 4 Lhotse and Everest North Face Close Up Lhotse and Everest North Face close up from the Pang La (5250m) on the way to Everest North Face.

1 Pang La 4 Lhotse and Everest North Face Close Up

11 2 Jerome Ryan With Kangshung Glacier Leading To Lhotse And Everest Kangshung East Faces From Just Before Hoppo Camp After my pack lunch, I continued across the upward slanting very loose scree slope, rounded a corner and there it was as big as life, the full view of the east faces of both Lhotse to Everest. WOW!

11 2 Jerome Ryan With Kangshung Glacier Leading To Lhotse And Everest Kangshung East Faces From Just Before Hoppo Camp

11 5 Lhotse And Everest Kangshung East Faces From Just Before Hoppo Camp Here is my first full view of the Lhotse East Face and Everest Kangshung East Face from the Kama Valley in Tibet.

11 5 Lhotse And Everest Kangshung East Faces From Just Before Hoppo Camp

11 6 Lhotse East Face Close Up From Just Before Hoppo Camp Here is a close up of the Lhotse East Face, the South Col, and a bit of the Everest Kangshung East Face from the Kama Valley in Tibet.

11 6 Lhotse East Face Close Up From Just Before Hoppo Camp

12 01 Lhotse East Face Close Up At Sunrise From Hoppo Camp I was up early the next morning at our camp at Hoppo, and was able to see the three summits of Lhotse East Face at sunrise  Lhotse Shar, Lhotse Middle, and the main summit.

12 01 Lhotse East Face Close Up At Sunrise From Hoppo Camp

12 02 Lhotse And Everest Kangshung East Faces From Hoppo Camp Early Morning Lhotse East Face and Everest Kangshung East Face shone bright white just after sunrise from our Hoppo campsite in the Kama Valley.

12 02 Lhotse And Everest Kangshung East Faces From Hoppo Camp Early Morning

12 05 Lhotse East Face And Everest Kangshung East Face From Kama Valley In Tibet About an hour from Hoppo we came to a wide-open broad grassy spot that Ram told us was Makalu Base Camp, although Im not aware of any climbs starting from that spot. The view to Lhotse East Face and Everest Kangshung East Face was awesome! On the far left are Pethangtse (6738m), Shartse (7502m), and Peak 38 (7589m, also called Shartse II).

12 05 Lhotse East Face And Everest Kangshung East Face From Kama Valley In Tibet

12 06 Lhotse East Face From Kama Valley In Tibet Here is a close up of Pethangtse (6738m), Shartse (7502m), Peak 38 (7589m, also called Shartse II), Lhotse Shar (8400m), Lhotse Middle (8413m), Lhotse (8501m), and the South Col (8000m) from Makalu Base Camp in the Kama Valley in Tibet.

12 06 Lhotse East Face From Kama Valley In Tibet

12 07 Lhotse East Face Close Up From Kama Valley In Tibet Here is a close up of Peak 38 (7589m, also called Shartse II), Lhotse Shar (8400m), Lhotse Middle (8413m), Lhotse (8501m), and the South Col (8000m) from Makalu Base Camp in the Kama Valley in Tibet.

12 07 Lhotse East Face Close Up From Kama Valley In Tibet

12 10 Chomolonzo, Kanchungtse, Makalu, Chago , Pethangtse, Shartse, Lhotse East Face, Everest Kangshung East Face From Everest East Base Camp In Tibet At the end of our trek at Everest Kangshung East Base Camp, we had what I think is one of the best mountain vistas in the world. On my far left the peaks of Chomolonzo were stacked behind each other, followed by Kanchungtse (7672m, which is also called Makalu II) leading to the Makalu La and up to the Makalu summit, then Chago (6860m) leading to the beautiful pyramid of Pethangtse (6738m) with the Shartse Glacier lapping at its feet. After dipping down to the 6177m Shar La, the ridge rises to Shartse (7502m), Peak 38 (7589m, also called Shartse II) and continues to Lhotse Shar, Lhotse Middle and Lhotse, drops to the South Col (8000m), climbs the Everest South East Ridge to the Everest South Summit, the 10m high Hillary Step and on to the summit of Everest at 8850m. The Everest North East Ridge drops down from the summit past the third, second and first steps before meeting the extremely difficult Pinnacles.

12 10 Chomolonzo, Kanchungtse, Makalu, Chago , Pethangtse, Shartse, Lhotse East Face, Everest Kangshung East Face From Everest East Base Camp In Tibet

12 14 Lhotse Shar, Lhotse Middle, And Lhotse Main Close Up From Everest East Base Camp In Tibet Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8516m. The 1921 British Everest Expedition named the peak Lhotse, which was a direct translation from the Tibetan for South Peak (of Everest). The three jagged peaks of Lhotse were brilliantly clear beginning with Lhotse Shar (8400m) on the left, Lhotse Middle (8413m) and the Lhotse main summit on the right. Lhotse was first climbed by a Swiss expedition in May 1956, Lhotse Shar by an Austrian team in 1970, and it was only in 2001 that a Russian expedition climbed Lhotse and managed the difficult traverse along the 1km ridge to Lhotse Middle.

12 14 Lhotse Shar, Lhotse Middle, And Lhotse Main Close Up From Everest East Base Camp In Tibet

15 3 Jerome Ryan On Langma La With Lhotse And Everest East Faces Jerome Ryan arrived at the Langma La (5330m) and Chris took my photo next to the chorten and prayer flags that mark the high pass.

15 3 Jerome Ryan On Langma La With Lhotse And Everest East Faces

15 4 Lhotse East Face And Everest Kangshung East Face From Langma La In Tibet Lhotse East Face and Everest Kangshung East Face glisten in the mid-morning sun from the Langma La (5360m).

15 4 Lhotse East Face And Everest Kangshung East Face From Langma La In Tibet