Three Peaks

Trip Facts

Starting Price $4,120.00 per person
  • Trip Duration 25 days
  • Trip Grading Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6,189m
  • Best Time Spring & Autumn
  • Trip Mode Teahouses & camping
  • Group Size Min 2 persons

Trip Overview

This trip will take you to the summit of three peaks, with two above 6000m.  Lobuche East and Island Peak are the most popular peaks in the Everest region, and the combination of Pokalde with this trip allows you to explore the Kongma la pass which is not frequented by many trekkers.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 : Rest day / sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudha, Pashupatinath and Swambunath).
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding
  • Day 04 : Phakding – Namche
  • Day 05 : Namche
  • Day 06 : Namche – Thyangboche / Deboche
  • Day 07 : Thyangboche / Deboche – Pheriche (4,240m)
  • Day 08 : Pheriche – Lobuche East base camp (4,700m)
  • Day 09 : Training day in base camp
  • Day 10 : Lobuche East High Camp
  • Day 11 : Summit Lobuche East (6,119m)
  • Day 12 : Lobuche East base camp – Lobuche
  • Day 13 : Lobuche to Gorakshep 5160m.Visit Everest base camp
  • Day 14 : Gorakshep, climb kalapattar, Lobuche
  • Day 15 : Lobuche to kongma la pass, Pokhari (Pokalde base camp)
  • Day 16 : Summit Pokhalde peak (5,806m) return to base camp and trek down to Chhukung.
  • Day 17 : Trek to Island peak base camp 5,000m
  • Day 18 : Rest day in base camp.
  • Day 19 : Summit day! Island Peak (6,189m)
  • Day 20 : Trek to Pangboche
  • Day 21 : Trek to Namche
  • Day 22 : Trek to Lukla
  • Day 23 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 24 : Rest day / visit Bhaktapur.
  • Day 25 : Departure.
  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02 : Rest day / sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudha, Pashupatinath and Swambunath).

  • Day 03 : Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding

    This is an hour flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport (2,800m). The trail from Lukla leads north from the airstrip and drops steeply for a bit, and then descends gently to Phakding (2,700m), first overnight here. This is a 2 hrs trek.

  • Day 04 : Phakding – Namche

    From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Khosi Valley (Khosi means river in Nepali and it comes down from the Everest glacier). All along this part of the trail, there is a magnificent forest of magnolia, rhododendron and giant firs. On the cliffs above the river it is possible to see musk deer and Himalayan tahr. At Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail follows the river and crosses Dudh Khosi and makes a steep climb to Namche (3,440m). Namche is a very colourful Sherpa village where you will see vendors selling antiques and each Saturday there is an important weekly haat or market.

  • Day 05 : Namche

    Rest and acclimatization day in Namche.

  • Day 06 : Namche – Thyangboche / Deboche

    Trek to Deboche (3,700m). Stop at Thyangboche which lies on the way and visit the famous Thyangboche monastery.

  • Day 07 : Thyangboche / Deboche – Pheriche (4,240m)

    Before leaving Deboche, visit the Deboche nunnery where old nuns live.

  • Day 08 : Pheriche – Lobuche East base camp (4,700m)

    The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley to Phalang Karpo at 4,340m.The trail crosses small streams on boulders. The views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6,440m) are outstanding from along the trail. From Dugla (4,620m) the trail climbs higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments built in the memory of those who have died on Everest. The trail then drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. This is a 4-5 hrs trek.

  • Day 09 : Training day in base camp

  • Day 10 : Lobuche East High Camp

    This is a 4 hrs climb. High camp is located at 5,100m.

  • Day 11 : Summit Lobuche East (6,119m)

    Start early at three in the morning and start moving up the rock band with head torches. It will take three hours maximum to reach the snowline where there is a small glacier and then the climb starts up at an angle of 45 to 50 degrees all the way to the summit ridge. From the summit ridge, it is another 50 metres to the false summit (this is the summit where most people make it to). The true summit is little further, where one have to be careful with the snow conditions and there is a knife edge ridge.
    The views during the climb are breathtaking as you see Everest as you climb up. Lhotse is also seen as it is slightly hidden behind the south face of Nuptse. Climb down to high camp, where the cooks will be waiting with tea, water, juice and some soup. Pack the tents and head down towards base camp.

  • Day 12 : Lobuche East base camp – Lobuche

    The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley to Phalang Karpo at 4,340m.The trail crosses small streams on boulders. The views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6,440m) are outstanding from along the trail. From Dughla (4,620m) the trail climbs higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments built in the memory of those who have died on Everest. The trail then drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche (4,930m). This is a four / five hour trek.

  • Day 13 : Lobuche to Gorakshep 5160m.Visit Everest base camp

  • Day 14 : Gorakshep, climb kalapattar, Lobuche

    The peak of Pumori (7,145m) comes into view. On this lower slope of this mountain a ridge extending to the south terminates in a small peak. This peak, Kalapattar, is 5,545m and it provides the best vantage point for viewing Mt Everest. Climb Kalapattar in the morning and spend some time on the top. Return to Goraksheep and trek downwards to Lobuche.

  • Day 15 : Lobuche to kongma la pass, Pokhari (Pokalde base camp)

  • Day 16 : Summit Pokhalde peak (5,806m) return to base camp and trek down to Chhukung.

  • Day 17 : Trek to Island peak base camp 5,000m

  • Day 18 : Rest day in base camp.

    Rest and acclimatization day. The day can be used to check all the climbing gears

  • Day 19 : Summit day! Island Peak (6,189m)

    Leave early for the summit. Return to high camp and down a further 300m to base camp.

  • Day 20 : Trek to Pangboche

  • Day 21 : Trek to Namche

  • Day 22 : Trek to Lukla

  • Day 23 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Day 24 : Rest day / visit Bhaktapur.

  • Day 25 : Departure.

Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

Equipment

Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

Porter Protection

Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

 Why use Climb High?

  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • Our great local contacts ensure us good deals with the best hotels for trekkers in Kathmandu.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Cost

Group Size Cost
2 to 3 persons US$ 4520 per person
4 to 6 persons US$ 4320 per person
7 and above US$ 4120 per person

Includes

  • Flights Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu,
  • All meals and accommodations during the trek and climb,
  • Camping equipments (two- men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipments)
  • Trekking cum climbing guide, porters, cook, kitchen boys and yaks,
  • Insurance for climbing guide, camping staff and porters,
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees,
  • Climbing permit for Lobuche East, Pokhalde and Island peak,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Climbing rope and fixed static rope (200m), carabineers, snow bars and ice screws,
  • Climbing gears,
  • Domestic baggage 15 kg,
  • Airport |hotel transfer,
  • Wages and equipment allowances for climbing guide and staffs,
  • Equipments for staffs and porter,
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • First-aid kit,
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • VAT.

Excludes

  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance,
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
  • Meals in Kathmandu,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • other expenses in case of any natural disaster.

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