A Photo Gallery of Mount Lhotse ( 8156m )
in the Nepal Himalaya
the fourth highest mountain in the world
Lhotse was first climbed by a Swiss Expedition in 1956.
The sub-peak Lhotse Shar ( 8383m )
is sometimes considered a separate 8000m peak.
Lhotse ( "South Peak" ) is part of the Everest massif
lying just to the south of Everest.
The normal route on Lhotse is via the South Col of Everest
However in 1955 Lhotse was still the highest unclimbed peak in the world. Lhotse has had the least climbing activity of any 8000m peak in Nepal.
The record in 2000 stood at 95 summiteers, 85 expeditions and six deaths.