Pakistani mountaineer Sirbaz Khan, 30, from Hunza valley along with 12 international climbers recently scaled the 8,516-metre high Lhotse peak, the fourth highest mountain in Nepal, thus becoming the first Pakistani to have climbed the peak.
Interestingly, four expeditions scaled the world`s highest Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,485m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m) peaks in a single day on Tuesday.
According to Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Chairman at Imagine Nepal Treks, seven members and five rope-fixing Sherpa climbers stood atop Lhotse becoming the season`s first team to scale the peak at 9.47am on Tuesday.
Gao Li and Li Xiaolin from China, Christina Flampouri and Antonios Sykaris from Greece were also part of the expedition.
Christina Flampouri became the first woman climber from Greece to scale Lhotse.
According to the department of tourism of Nepal, over 92 climbers from 10 different teams had obtained climbing permits for Lhotse peak, while over 378 climbers, including 365 foreigners, from 41 different teams had obtained climbing permits for Everest this spring.
Sirbaz Khan had left Pakistan for Nepal in the first week of April.
Earlier, Sirbaz climbed K2 (8,611m) and Nanga Parbat (8,126m) in Pakistan.
Mountaineers across the world, social activists and friends in Pakistan congratulated Sirbaz on scaling Lhotse.
Meanwhile, famous Pakistani mountaineer Mohammad Ali Sadpara is also part of an international expedition attempting to scale Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in Nepal.
This is the second attempt of Sadpara to scale Makalu.
Sadpara is the first mountaineer to scale Nanga Parbat in winter.