Three Peaks Climbing

Duration: 24 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Streneous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 6,189 m
  • Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec

Highlights

  • Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Reach the top of three peaks Pokalde Peak, Island Peak, and Lobuche Peak
  • Cross Cho La Pass
  • Adventurous and difficult trail
  • Walk over gorges, snowy, steep, glacier, and rocky paths
  • Witness stunning landscape and panoramic views of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Kongde, etc

About Three Peaks Climbing

Three Peak Climbing involves scaling three famous peaks of the Khumbu region. While Everest Three Peak Climbing, you will be reaching top of Pokalde Peak (5,806 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), and Lobuche Peak (6,119 m). Along with that, you will also cross Cho La Pass (5,420 m). Three Peak Climbing is an adventurous and strenuous journey perfect for those who are seeking challenges in the Himalayas. Among these three peaks, Lobuche Peak is the most difficult to climb, whereas Pokalde Peak is the easier one. Overall this stimulating venture offers a lifetime experience and achievement. You will explore hidden corners of the Khumbu region, where only a few have visited. Likewise, the trail presents stunning landscape, and views for the top of these three peaks are unbelievable.

Three Peak Climbing allows you to test your endurance. You will spend many nights amidst snow-covered mountains, where your only family and friends will be your team. Pokalde Peak is also known as Dolma Ri, and it is the first peak you will scale. Then comes Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse situated in the heart of Everest. This peak is famous for its attractive appearance. After summiting Island Peak, you head towards Lobuche Peak, which includes technical climbing as well. As you move further, nature will unfold breath-taking views that will keep motivating you. The route to all of these peaks goes through a glacier, rocky, steep, and snowy paths.

Not only that, during your stay in the villages, you get to experience a rich culture, tradition, and unique lifestyle of the locals. The trail is full of ancient stupas, prayer wheels, chortens decorated with prayer flags, and artistic monasteries. You will visit the oldest monastery in the region, the Tengboche monastery. Similarly, the trail also passes by Sagarmatha National Park and several other dense forests. The national park is home to hundreds of flora and fauna. Crossing rushing rivers over suspension bridges, streams over old wooden bridges, and passes add more thrill in the venture.

Itinerary

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Land at the Airport and meet with our representative at the terminal gate. He will transfer you to the hotel and quickly brief you about the day program. Rest for a few hours and meet with other team members over welcome dinner. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: hotel

Begin the day with a visit to a few monuments like the holy Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, in the day, you will arrange and check all the gears along with your guide. If any of it is broken or not working properly, you will also do shopping. 

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: hotel

An early morning flight will take you to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. The flight will be short and scenic. From Lukla, you begin trekking towards Phakding. The trail descends through forested trail following a stream. Phakding welcomes you with a superb view of Mt. Kongde.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

Crossing Dudh Koshi River several times, you begin trekking towards Namche Bazar. The trail leads you to Monjo. From here onwards, you pass by Sagarmatha National Park. The path through the national park is steep and forested. Before reaching Namche Bazar, you pass by the last village Jorsale. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

This is an acclimatization day. The day is designed to let your body adjust with the increasing altitude. You will explore Namche Bazar and visit places like the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. You will also go on short excursions to nearby places like Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village. There are so many things to do and look around in Namche Bazar. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

Leaving Namche Bazar behind, you begin trekking to Debuche. Soon, you get to see stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Ama Dablam. The trail leads to Phunki Tenga, where you take a break for lunch. From here, trekking through lush forests, you reach Tengboche. Here, you will visit an ancient monastery, Tengboche. Further, you descend to Debuche for a night stay. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

Leaving Debuche behind, you ascend towards Pangboche village. The trail today is very beautiful. Passing through numerous mani walls, stupas, and chortens, you enter in Imja Valley. The trail also presents wonderful views of Mt. Ama Dablam. Soon you reach the confluence of Lobuche river and descend to the bank of the river. A steep climb from here leads to the Summer Valley of Khumbu region, Dingboche. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

This is your second rest day at Dingboche. You will climb to a ridge behind the village to witness striking views of snow-capped mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Taboche, Cholatse, etc. From the viewpoint, you can also see Khumbu Khola Valley in the northwest. Later, you return back to the village for a night stay. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge
Today, the trail leads to Pokalde Base Camp. Ascending on a steep trail for around 4 to 5 hours, you reach the base camp. Upon reaching the base camp, you help the crew members to set the camps. Today, you will get to learn basic climbing skills from your guide. The base camp offers wonderful views of several Himalayan mountains. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

The trail climbs up to the Kongma La Pass from where you can see stunning views of a wide basin with dotted frozen lakes. From here, the trail moves to the high camp. High Camp will welcome you with breath-taking views of Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, and many other mountains. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

It is a summit day. You wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards the summit of Pokalde Peak. The trail will be tough. Climbing through a rocky path, you soon rach at the narrow rocky summit. From the top of the peak, you get to see superb views of several Himalayan mountains. After some time, you descend to base camp following the same trail.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

From here onwards, you move towards the second peak, Island Peak. The trail gradually ascends towards Island Peak Base Camp. Passing through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines, you reach a wide valley flanking the southwest side of Island Peak.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

From base camp, you ascend along a sandy path, and further, passes through a grassy area. The trail than includes a rugged path and takes you to the high camp.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

Again wake up super early in the morning and walk through steep rock channel. The trail then climbs up through rock gully. Passing through several rock steps, you reach the right side of the gully. Following a ridgeline, you slowly ascend to the summit. Your guide will fix the rope whenever required. After a successful climb, you descend to base camp. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

It is a spare day that can be utilized in case of bad weather or flight delays. If this day does not come handy, you can enjoy it in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

After successfully ascending two peaks, it is time to scale the third one, Lobuche peak. The trail gradually ascends towards the base camp of Lobuche Peak. The trail then becomes steep and rocky. Climbing along the Lobuche glacier, you reach the base camp.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

From the base camp, you walk on flat land for a few meters, and further, pass through a rocky moraine that leads to the High Camp. It is a short climbing day that means you have enough time to acclimatize your body and regain energy before tomorrow's final ascend. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

The last big day. Today, you reach the summit of Lobuche Peak. Wake up around 2 to 3 am and begin ascending towards the summit. Upon reaching the summit, you get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas. Later, you move back to the base camp following the same route to spend the night. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: camp

There is no guarantee of stable weather in the high altitude. The weather can change at any time. Therefore, we have kept a couple of spare days aside that can be useful in emergency situations ore flight delays. Moreover, not everyone reaches the base camp at the same time. Therefore, this spare day can help you to wait for other team members before returning back.

Today, the trail ascends to Cho La Pass. After summiting three peaks, crossing this pass will not sound a big deal. However, the trail to the top of the pass is difficult and tricky. Trekking on boulders, you reach the top of the pass from where outstanding scenery can behold. Further, you descend to Thangnak. It is a relatively easy walk from the pass. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

After having a warm breakfast, you move towards Dole. Tail passes through small villages and the forested path along with offering lovely views.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

The trail back to Namche is a little different. The views will also be unique and beautiful. You trek through small settlements areas and hillside to reach Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

Retracing the same trail, you descend to Phakding. This time, the trail will be easier. You pass through several forests and small villages, crossing many streams.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

Leaving Phakding behind, you head to Lukla. It is the last day of the trek. From Phakding, the trail gradually ascends to Lukla.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: lodge

Have a cup of tea and a light breakfast, and fly back to Kathmandu looking over the last glimpse of Himalayas. Upon landing at the Airport, you move to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: hotel

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to/from both airport as per itinerary

  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu

  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide during the trekking & climbing period

  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu 

  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, sleeping tent twin basis, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils 

  • Common climbing equipment (rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.)

  • Cook and kitchen assistant and climbing sherpa at Base Camp and other camps

  • Food and accommodation during the trek and porters

  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey

  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 

  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the venture

  • All necessary permits for three peak climbing

  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staff

  • First Aid medical kits

  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call

  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge

  • Trekking and climbing map 

  • Complete pre-departure information

  • Flight ticket reconfirmation

  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)

  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights

  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal climbing gears

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses

  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods

  • Tips and gifts for involved staff and porter

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

What to expect during Everest Three Peaks Climbing?

Everest Three Peak Climbing is a life changing event. You will reach the top of three very famous peaks of the Khumbu region. You will experience the thrill of both standings amidst the Himalayas and traversing through picturesque villages. You get to see views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Baruntse, and many others along with stunning landscape views.

Why go on Three Peaks Climbing with us?

We are active and professional climbers who have scaled these three peaks before many times. We are well-known with the route and the environment and can provide the best service. While traveling with us, you will be in the hands of experts who will support you towards your adventurous journey from beginning to end.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that occurs due to high elevation. It generally happens if your body is not acclimatized with the altitude. Also known as altitude sickness, it can happen to anyone regardless of their health and physical condition. Read below to know more about its symptoms and preventive measures.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Three Peaks Climbing difficulty

Three Peaks Climbing is a true adrenaline rush in the Himalayas. You will climb three peaks and that is not a joke. The trail will be extremely strenuous and involves technical climbing as well. You will be climbing on steep snowy slopes, glaciers, snow-covered narrow paths, crossing several crevasses, snow walls, and icefall. Therefore, very strong physical fitness and prior trekking experience are needed to pursue this journey.

Best time to go to Everest Three Peaks Climbing

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. However, with the data collected over the years, you can see from March to May and October to November has the most stable weather. This means spring and autumn are the best time to go on Everest Three Peak Climbing. In the lower elevation, the climate is more on the moderate side with cold mornings and nights. As the elevation goes higher, you will find bright sunny days and cold nights.

Accommodation during Three Peaks Climbing

In the villages, you stay overnight in the lodge or teahouse while during climbing, you stay overnight in a tent. Lodge offers basic twin-sharing rooms with limited facilities, and most of the time common toilets. In camps, we will carry all the required equipment and necessities with us. We will carry sleeping tents, dining tents, and washrooms tents to a higher elevation.

Food & Water on Three Peaks Climbing

In the lodge/tea house, meals will be served as per their menu. You can find a good variety of dishes on the menu. Dal bhat, curries, egg, meat, momo, pasta, sandwich, pudding, porridge, bread, etc can be found. During camping, all the meals get prepared by our trained porters. They will cook and serve meals.

During trekking, you can refill your water bottle in lodge and teahouse. For extra safety, carry water purification tablets. In the camp, we will have adequate stored drinking water that you can have. We highly encourage you to not buy plastic water bottles on the trail and leave it behind.

Travel Insurance

Getting travel insurance is like a backup that you can relay during emergencies. It is very important to take our travel insurance when you are traversing in remote areas, where there are no facilities. Our guides are well-trained in first aid and can handle any situation calmly, but if things get out of control then you might have to get airlifted. In this case, travel insurance comes handy. We strongly recommend that you take out well-covering travel insurance for you that covers things like evacuation, medical bills, theft, and loss of property.

Tailor-Made Options

Along with our fixed departures and offered itinerary, we are also open to the tailor-made itinerary. You can share your available date, time, and any specific requirement with us, and we will design a custom trip for you as per your needs. Feel free to get in touch with us anytime.

Environmental Practices

While traveling with us, you will only leave your footprint behind. We perform sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. We are aware of all the environmental crisis, therefore we try to incorporate as much as possible good practices during our trek & tour to preserve our environment. Things, like not leaving our waste behind on the trail, encourage to use reusable water bottles, and carrying eco-friendly equipment are few of our steps.