Lhotse, China/Nepal

Prominence: 610 m, 2002 ft

Elevation: 8516 meters, 27,940 feet

True Isolation: 2.42 km, 1.5 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Chinese-Simplified: 洛子峰
Chinese-Simplified-Romanized: Luòzǐ Fēng
Nepali: ल्होत्से
Nepali-Romanized: L'hōtsē
Slovenian: Lotse
Tibetan-Romanized: Lho Rtse
SubpeaksLhotse-Middle Summit (8410 m/27,592 ft)
Lhotse Shar (8386 m/27,513 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)27° 57' 44'' N, 86° 56' 2'' E
27.962194, 86.933798 (Dec Deg)
493489 E 3093016 N, Zone 45 (UTM)
Eastern Development Region

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Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 12
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Lhotse is the fourth highest peak in the world and lies just south of Mount Everest; it's name even means "south peak" (lho = south, tse = peak). It is definitely considered a separate mountain, so it is a mistake to call it the "south peak of Everest". It rises almost 600m/2000' above the famous south col that connects Lhotse to Everest, an prominence value that would qualify any peak in the world for separate mountain status.

Few of the hundreds that slog up the south col/southeast ridge route on Everest every year have the energy or inclination to make a side-trip to Lhotse, but the route from the south col remains the most commonly used. A separate route altogheter is the south face of Lhotse, considered one of the great mountain walls of the Himalaya, challenging experienced mountaineers with over 3000m/10,000' of steep high-altitude rock climbing.

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Mt.Everest on the left and Lhotse on the right in this view from the route to Everest basecamp. November, 1972 Photo by Richard Carey.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 610 m/2002 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 610 m/2002 ft
  Line Parent: Mount Everest-South Summit
  Key Col: South Col    7906 m/25,938 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.42 km/1.5 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 27.9833, 86.9275
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Everest-South Summit  (NNW)
RangesContinent: Asia
Range2: Himalaya
Range3: Central Nepal Himalaya
Range4: Khumbu
Drainage Basins
Bay of Bengal
Indian Ocean

Dudh Kosi
Sun Kosi
Bay of Bengal
Indian Ocean
OwnershipLand: Sagarmatha National Park/Qomolangma
First AscentMay 18, 1956
    Luchsinger, Fritz (Switzerland)
    Reiss, Wilhelm (Switzerland)
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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