About Three Peaks in Everest Region
Three Peaks in Everest Region is a physically and mentally challenging journey. Climbing Three Trekking peaks along with Three High Passes in Khumbu region is definitely a lifetime experience. 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, 5435m, 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 amd experience trekking and climbing in the Himalaya of Nepal.
Three Peaks in Everest region 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, 5435m, descends to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and ascends Gokyo Ri, 5360m, before heading over the Cho La Pass, 5420m. By the time we finally get to the Lobuche East High Camp, we have not only seen the extreme beauty of the heart of the Khumbu, but we are also well acclimatized to climb Lobuche East Peak.
We practice glacier and snow climbing with our Sherpa Climbing Guide while our staff establishes a high camp on the mountain. 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 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.
We descend back to Chhukung after the climb. Followed by our trail down to Tengboche, Namche and then Lukla.
The best season for Three Peaks Climbing 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 Expeditions will arrange every detail of your Three Peaks Expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.
Annapurna Foothills Treks has 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 expereinced, qualified, cheerful Sherpa Guide awaits you in the mountains.
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