Though classified as ‘trekking peaks,’ Lobuche East, 6119m, Pokalde, 5806m, and Island Peak, 6189m, are moderately technical and offer the best possible introduction to Himalayan climbing in one of the most spectacular regions in the world. The Three Peaks in Everest Region also includes Three High Passes, Renjo La, 5435, Cho La, 5420m, and Kongma La 5535m and five valleys in the Everest Region. This trek is achievable for any highly fit trekker who wants to develop alpine climbing skills,
Annapurna Foothills Treks has carefully planned the Three Peaks and Three High Passes Expedition to allow for acclimatization and practical mountaineering coaching with our experienced Sherpa guide
The 3 Peaks and 3 High Passes Expedition begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, 2850m, where the trek begins. Namche Bazaar, known as the Sherpa capital, is the last and largest village before heading west into the remote Bhote Koshi Valley.
Our first objective is Lobuche East, one of the most challenging trekking peaks in the Everest region. The approach trek takes one week from Namche and goes over the Renjo La Pass, 5435, descends to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and ascends Gokyo Ri, 5360m, before heading over the Cho La, 5420m. By the time we finally to the Lobuche East Base Camp, 4865m we have not only seen the extreme beauty of the heart of the Khumbu, but we are well acclimatized to climb Lobuche East.
We rest for a couple days and practice glacier and snow climbing with our guide while our staff establishes a high camp on the mountain. On the third day we will ascend the South Ridge to a high snow camp from where we are ideally placed to summit. The commanding views of Everest reward us for our effort. On the same day we descend to Lobuche Village.
We trek to nearby Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar before heading to the Chhukung Valley where our next two objectives await: Pokalde and Island Peak. The climb to the Pokalde summit is relatively straightforward, and since we have learned some mountaineering skills and are well acclimatized, it seems surprisingly easy.
Pokalde Peak Base Camp is below the the Kongma La Pass, 5535m and Pokalde High Camp. From the High Camp a rocky trail eventually reaches Pokalde Peak from where you will have extraordinary mountain spectacle including Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and a vast mountain vista of Khumbu region.
We take a day to rest at Island Peak Base Camp before the comparatively tougher climb to the summit of the final peak of the expedition, Island Peak. Island Peak rises like an Island in the middle of the Chhukung Valley. The summit view is said to be the finest of the Everest Region; it includes Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. To the East, are the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier, Cho Polu, 6734m, and the perfect pyramid of Mt.Makalu, 8475m.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu
Day 3 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, 2610m
Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3441m
Day 5 : Acclimatization day- Trekking around Namche Bazaar
Day 6 : Trek to Thame, 3820m
Day 7 : Trek to Arye -Lungden, 4360m
Day 8 : Acclimatization in Arye – Lungden
Day 9 : Cross Renjo la Pass, 5435m and descend to Gokyo, 4750m
Day 10 : Morning ascent to Gokyo Peak, 5360m, descent to Gokyo Lake and trek to Thagnag, 4990m.
Day 11 : Cross Cho La pass, 5420m and descend to Dzonglha
Day 12 : Trek to Lobuche Base Camp, 4865m, 2hrs
Day 13 : Trek to Lobuche High Camp 3-4 hrs
Day 14 : Lobuche Peak Summit, 6119m, Summit- Return to Base Camp: 7-9 hrs
Day 15 : Reserve Day (in case of unfavorable weather)
Day 16 : Trek to Gorak Shep, hike around Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorak Shep
Day 17 : Early Morning ascent to Kala Pattar, 5545m and descent to Dingbuche, 4400m
Day 18 : Trek to Chhukung, 4710m
Day 19 : Trek to Pokalde Base Camp
Day 20 : Climb the peak and back Chhukung
Day 21 : Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp, 5200m
Day 22 : Base Camp to Summit, 6189m and descent to Chhukung
Day 23 : Reserve Day (in case of unfavorable weather)
Day 24 : Trek to Namche, 3441m
Day 25 : Trek to Lukla
Day 26 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 27 : Free day Kathmandu
Day 28 : Departure
Personal Climbing Gear Per Person
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status||Booking|
|15 March, 2017||11 April, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|10 April, 2017||07 May, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|20 April, 2017||17 May, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|16 May, 2017||12 June, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|11 September, 2017||08 October, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|05 October, 2017||01 November, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|16 October, 2017||12 November, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|24 October, 2017||20 November, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|10 November, 2017||07 December, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|22 November, 2017||19 December, 2017||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|15 March, 2018||11 April, 2018||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|10 April, 2018||07 May, 2018||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|20 April, 2018||17 May, 2018||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
|16 May, 2018||12 June, 2018||USD 4000 per person||Available||Book Now|
Three Peaks in Everest Region Equipment and Packing list
This list is only our suggestion for Three Peaks in Everest Region Climbing . You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip. Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.
Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware, Everest Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.
Please remember that Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition provides one porter for every two clients. The weight limit for each porter is 30 kg. That means your duffle bag carried by the porter must not exceed 15 kg (about 33lbs). You will carry a day pack with extra windbreaker, sunscreen, water bottle and items you need on the trail.
Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.
It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather. At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night. What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring. A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea. You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.
Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):
Why Climb Three Peak and Three Passes with Annapurna Foothills Treks?
Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.
Why Climb with a Sherpa?
Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.
Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.
While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.
To be safe, you dont need shops worth of Karabiners, ice-screws, snow stakes and rock racks- You need a Sherpa guide as a partner, some rope, a few bits of protection, good weather and overriding urge to die of old age.
The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.
Sherpa Support Staff:
Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.
Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)
You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from the Kathmandu.
Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Annapurna Foothills Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.
It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.
Three Peaks and Three Passes Trip Accommodation:
Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay. Accommodation is included in the cost of your package.
Our clients enjoy four nights in the Standard Hotel Shakti , in Kathmandu, before heading into the remote regions and after returning trip. During the trek, eleven nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses/lodges.
To must be adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.
If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.
If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 28 Days
Price : US $4000 p/p
Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 3C
Group Size Min:2 pax
Group Size Max:12 pax
Activities:Trekking / Climbing
Hotel in Kathmandu:4 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)
Accommodation during trek:Local lodges 17 night (17 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 17 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included
Lobuche Camping Services:Camping services:Meals on the climbing period 3 night camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
Pokalde Camping Services:Camping services:Meals on the climbing period 1 night camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
Island Peak Climbing Services:Camping services:Meals on the climbing period 2 night camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
Mountain Energy-supply:Chocolates: Snicker, Mars, Twix and Bounty
I did the above mentioned trip in December 2016. The trip was perfectly planned and everything went smoothly. The itinerary allowed for perfect acclimatisation, especially having two nights at Island Peak Base Camp. Tashi, the trekking guide for the trip picked me up at the airport and helped me through…Lukas
A friend and I worked with Annapurna Foothills Treks to be guided trekking on the Annapurna circuit from Besi Sahr over the Thorong La pass to Jomsom, with a guided climb of Chulu West on the way. Our trekking guide Dawa was outstanding all the way to Pisang, and provided…Craig
Our 14 day Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek, guided by Tashi was an outstanding experience. We enjoyed his local knowledge while making the trip a joy. From the trip's booking to departure from Nepal, all aspects of the trip were carefully organized and well executed-something we appreciated very…Kathy