About Three Peaks in Everest Region
Three Peaks in Everest Region is a physically and mentally challenging adventure through the Khumbu valley. Climbing Three Peaks in Everest Region is definitely a lifetime trekking and climbing experience. Though classified as ‘Trekking Peaks, Mera Peak (6476m), Island Peak (6189m) and Lobuche East, (6119m), are moderately technical and offers the best possible introduction to your Himalayan climbing in one of the most spectacular regions in the world.
Three Peaks Climbing in Everest Region Expedition begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) from where, the adventure in Everest region begins.
Our first objective is Mera Peak, the highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal. After a short but spectacular flight to Lukla, we descend down to Paiya where we will spend the first night of our journey. The trail leads through forests down to the traditional villages of Surke and Pakhepani along with rhododendron forests on the way. The advantage of doing this trek from Paiya allows you enough time to get acclimatized properly till Khare. From Khare, we will begin the climbing part. The route to high camp goes via Mera La Pass. Only the last 30 or 40 meters to the summit require the use of fixed lines. From the summit, you get surreal views of the over-8000-meter-mountains including Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), to name a few.
Descending from the summit of Mera Peak, the route turns east at the Mera La, into the Upper Hongu Valley. As we follow the valley northward, the rock face of Mount Chamlang towers to the east and Mount Lhotse and Mount Everest are visible directly in front of us. Upon reaching Paanch Pokhari (5 Lakes), we will pepare ourselves to tackle one of the toughest objectives of the expedition, Amphu Labsta pass (5700m). The succession of ice steps up to the rocky crest call for a fixed line. From the top, we have to make a 35 meter abseil to reach fixed lines for the next 300 meters of steep switchback descent on snow and rock.
After the Amphu Labtsa pass, we re-enter the Khumbu valley. We will set up a base camp in the Imja Valley (Chhukung) and prepare to summit Island Peak, (6189m) which lies close to the imposing south face of Lhotse. We will march towards Island Peak via the standard route; directly beneath the massive south west face of Lhotse (fourth highest mountain in the world). Though lower in altitude than Mera Peak, Island Peak is slightly more technical and challenging. The ascent involves an easy scramble up to a rock ridge and then onto a glacier where fixed lines are used to climb the 45 degree snow slopes leading to the exposed summit ridge. The panoramic Himalayan view from island Peak summitincludes Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Ama Dablam. After relishing the view, we'll retrace our steps back to Chhukung Valley and join the Everest Base Camp trail at Dughla (Thukla), one of the many prominent Sherpa settlements.
Finally, we head towards the last but equally challenging objective of this trip i.e. Lobuche Peak (6119m) climbing. We practice glacier and snow climbing with our Sherpa Climbing Guide whilst our staff establishes camp at High Camp (5400m). To reach the summit from High Camp, we cross over steep stone slabs which may be covered with ice and snow. To reach the proper summit ridge, we have to ascend 50m on a 45 degree snow wall. We use fixed ropes for the climb and eventually, the sharp snowy ridge to the first summit can be witnesed. There is a descent which you may need to rappel down before the final sharp ascent to the summit. From the summit, we appreciate the astonishing view of some of the greatest mountains on earth. We descend back to Lobuche after the climb followed by our trail down to Tengboche, Namche and then Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, our trip officially comes to an end. Celebration for successful summit can be done on that evening at Lukla.
We offer various routes and itinerary options to climb in Khumbu region.
1. Island Peak Climbing 20 Days via Everest Base Camp Trek
3. Lobuche East Peak Climbing 20 Days via Everest Base Camp Trek
4. Mera Peak Climbing 20 Days Trek via Pangom route but alternative routes are also available depending upon your travel time frame.
The best season for Three Peaks Expedition is from March to May(Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December, the views of the mountains are crystal clear and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the Three Peaks Climb can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference.Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Three Peaks Expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.
We have carefully planned the Three Peaks in Everest Region Expedition to allow trekkers for acclimatization and practical mountaineering coaching with our experienced Local Sherpa Guides. A well managed logistics, local team and a highly experienced, qualified, cheerful Sherpa Guide awaits you in the mountains.
Planning to climb Three Peaks in Everest Region in 2023 and 2024.
Good News: We have a confirmed climber (Ms. Maartje Luisman from Netherland) who will be doing this adventurous expedition on October 02nd, 2023. So, if you're planning to climb these Three Permitted Trekking Peaks in Everest Region this Autumn, this is your superb opportunity. Hurry up and book your slot.
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