Three Peaks in Everest Region- 27 Days

Three Peaks in Everest region is a physically and mentally challenging trip. Climbing Three Trekking peaks along with Three High Passes in Khumbu region is definitely a lifetime experience. Though classified as ‘trekking peaks,’ Lobuche East, 6119 m, Pokalde, 5806 m, and Island Peak, 6189 m, 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 m, Cho La, 5420 m, and Kongma La 5535 m 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, 2850 m, 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 m, descends to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and ascends Gokyo Ri, 5360m, before heading over the Cho La Pass, 5420 m. 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, 5535 m 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, 6734 m, and the perfect pyramid of Mt.Makalu, 8475 m.

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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This small group is sure to be a lot of fun, and it is a great saving too. The Solo Expedition cost of Three Peaks Climbing is $ 4500 USD per person; however, if we can make it a group of 02 - 06, then the cost per person will be only $ 3850 USD

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Three Stunning Trekking Peak summits in the Everest Region
  • Each summit offers a new vantage point to admire Everest and other giants of the Khumbu
  • Learn high-altitude snow and ice mountaineering skills
  • Well set up support and logistics camps at each of the Trekking Peaks
  • Trek and climb with our certified and expereinced Sherpa Guides 
  • Three High Passes Trek in itself is a Lifetime Trip

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 Lungden, 4360m

Day 8 : Acclimatization in Lungden

Day 9 : Cross Renjo la Pass, 5435m and descend to Gokyo, 4750m

Day 10 : Rest Day at Gokyo

Day 11 : Trek to Thagnag, 4990m.

Day 12 : Cross Cho La pass, 5420m and descend to Dzonglha

Day 13 : Trek to Lobuche High Camp 3-4 hrs

Day 14 : Lobuche Peak Summit, 6119m, Summit- Return to Base Camp to Lobuche 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 Lobuche

Day 18 : Cross Kongma La Pass 5535 m and Trek to Pokalde Base Camp

Day 19 : Climb Pokalde peak and back Chhukung

Day 20 : Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp, 5200m

Day 21 : Base Camp to Island Peak Summit, 6189m and descent to Chhukung

Day 22 : Reserve Day (in case of unfavorable weather)

Day 23 : Trek to Namche, 3441m

Day 24 : Trek to Lukla

Day 25 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 26 : Free day Kathmandu

Day 27 : Departure

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
22 March, 2020 17 April, 2020 US $3850 per person Available
31 March, 2020 26 April, 2020 US $3850 per person Guaranteed
10 April, 2020 06 May, 2020 US $3850 per person Available
22 April, 2020 18 May, 2020 US $3850 per person Available
30 April, 2020 26 May, 2020 US $3850 per person Guaranteed
12 May, 2020 07 June, 2020 US $3850 per person Available
20 May, 2020 15 June, 2020 US $3850 per person Available
15 September, 2020 11 October, 2020 US $3850 per person Available
30 September, 2020 26 October, 2020 US $3850 per person Guaranteed
14 October, 2020 09 November, 2020 US $3850 per person Available
22 October, 2020 17 November, 2020 US $3850 per person Guaranteed
31 October, 2020 26 November, 2020 US $3850 per person Guaranteed
12 November, 2020 08 December, 2020 US $3850 per person Guaranteed
25 November, 2020 21 December, 2020 US $3850 per person Available
03 December, 2020 29 December, 2020 US $3850 per person Guaranteed

Cost Include(s)

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Four nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 18 nights ((19 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 18 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during Three nights Camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • English speaking experienced and certified Sherpa Guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis in all of our Climbing Trips
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's T-shirt
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh / Can Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Lobuche East Peak, Pokalde and Island Peak Climbing Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Lobuche East Peak, Pokalde and Island Peak  Climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing Equipments and Gears

 

Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and UnLock)
  • Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • 2 x Tape slings

 

More about Personal Climbing Equipment and Gears

Cost Exclude(s)

 

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

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.  

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.

 

Clothing

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.

 

Climbing Gear

  •        Alpine climbing harness with adjustable leg loops- should fit over clothing
  •        2 locking screw gate carabiners- Large, pear-shaped carabiner  type recommended
  •        3 regular non-locking carabiners- Light weight Black Diamond Hot wire are recommended
  •        Ice axe with leash - Black Diamond, Raven, or Camp
  •        Plastic Mountaineering boots -La Sportiva, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha
  •        Crampons fit to plastic boots
  •        Adjustable trekking poles
  •        Belay\ rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)

 

Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •        1-Down parka with hood

 

Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  •        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments

 

Feet

  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

 

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves

 

Head

  •         Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •         Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries


Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items)

  •         *Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

 

Toiletries/hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

 

Extras/Luxuries:

 

  • *Lightweight reading material
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  •  *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  •  Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  •  *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  •  *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  •  A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter

Why Climb Three Peaks in Everest region 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.)

 

Logistics:

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.

Environmental Responsibility:

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.

Altitude Advice:

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.

 

Travel Insurance:

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.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 27 Days

Price : US $3850 p/p

Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 3C

Maximum Height:6189m

Minimum Height:1300m

Minimum Group size:2 Trekkers

Maximum Group size:8 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking, Camping, Climbing

Transport By:Private Vehicle, Domestic Flights

Starting:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Climbing Permits, Sagarmatha National Park Fee and TIMS Card

Hotel in Kathmandu:4 Nights on B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during Trek:18 Nights (19 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 18 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms)

Accommodation during Camping:Meals during 3 Nights Camping

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