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Lhotse Height – How Tall? | 4th Highest Mountain

Lhotse height is 8516 m (27939.63 ft).

Meters: 8516 m
Feet: 27939.63 ft
Inches: 335275.6 in
Kilometers: 8.516 km
Miles: 5.291597 mi

Lhotse is the fourth-highest mountain in the world, located on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, adjacent to Mount Everest. Its height is officially recognized as 8,516 meters (27,940 feet) above sea level. This measurement was determined by a 1956 survey conducted by Swiss surveyors and is widely accepted as the most accurate measurement of Lhotse’s height.

About Lhotse

Lhotse is a mountain in the Himalayas mountain ranges and is the fourth highest mountain in the world. A treacherous mountain of pristine beauty, this mountain is definitely a fatal attraction to even seasoned mountaineers. It gagged cliffs, that in some places are even 80 degrees steep, its extremely cold and windy environment, and most importantly, its total and almost complete lack of oxygen- Lhotse is definitely a human killer. But this doesn’t face mountaineers, who are always thrilled to go up this treacherous mountain, hence a fatal attraction relationship. The Lhotse is located in China (Tibet Autonomous Region) Province No. 1, Nepal (Khumbu). It serves as a border between Tibet and Nepal (China). The coordinates are given as 27°57′42″N 86°56′00″E.


Lhotse like most eight-thousanders has also claimed, its own fair share of lives. Causes of death include avalanches, slipping and falling to death, altitude sickness, among others. In 2007, Pemba Doma Sherpa a female mountaineer also fell to her death.  In 2016, Ang Furba Sherpa, a high altitude mountaineer, slipped off the face of Lhotse and fell to his death. Lhotse is estimated to have claimed almost 50 lives.


Asides Lhotse height of 8516 m (27939.63 ft), below are some facts.

  1. The Lhotse peak was first climbed by Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger.
  2. By 2008, 371 climbers had reached the peak of Lhotse, while 20 had lost their lives on the mountain.
  3. Also, in 1990, Sergey Bershov and Gennadiy Karataev were the first people to climb the Lhotse from its south face.
  4. Furthermore, in 1994, a Mexican mountaineer by the name Carlos Carsolio set a world record by reaching the summit of Lhotse from base camp in 23 h 50 min.
  5. Carrying on, 1996, a French alpinist by name Chantal Mauduit became the first woman to successfully reach the peak of Lhotse.
  6. Finally, in 1986, Reinhold Messner completed his 14 eight-thousander quest by climbing the Lhotse.