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The three peaks climbing package is a carefully curated adventurous trip ideal for those who are seeking to test their endurance in the Himalayas. Summiting the three high peaks in the Everest region is a challenging, demanding, and as well as a highly rewarding undertaking for any aspiring climber. The three peaks in the Everest Region, Pokalde Peak (5,806m), Island Peak (6189 m), and Lobuche East Peak (6119m) are the perfect starters for higher mountaineering. Each peak with its own identity, technicality, and attraction offers varied experiences of climbing in a single trip. Scaling three peaks in the Khumbu region is an achievement of a lifetime. Besides, it takes you to the hidden corners of the Khumbu region, away from the crowded trail. Crossing the Kongla Ma Pass, the Khumbu Glacier, and climbing on snow, ice and rocks are major activities on this trip.
Join us in this adventure and feel the true essence of being in the Himalayas, spending multiple nights in the laps of snowy peaks, walking continuously on snow and ice, climbing on the rocks, and crossing the Glaciers and crevasses. In addition, you will also be acquainted with the rich culture of Sherpas and Tibetans who reside in the Khumbu valley.
Our first peak will be “Island Peak”, also called “Imja Tse” in the local language. Island peak, named for its unique appearance like an island in the sea of ice, is relatively easier than our third peak, Lobuche East. But it certainly requires basic mountaineering experiences in high-altitude trekking. Proper physical fitness, stamina, and endurance are the keys to success at the High Altitude. Acclimatization is extremely necessary and will be strictly followed by our guides.
Then, we will head for an even easier peak of this trip, the Pokalde Peak. Situated 12 km southwest of Mt. Everest, Pokalde peak offers an amazing experience of peak climbing. Although shorter and easier without any technicalities, climbers will enjoy and admire every bit of this climb. The prospect of reaching 5,800 m to admire the beauty of giant peaks in the surrounding is what Pokalde peak offers.
After climbing two major peaks, we will then head towards Lobuche East Peak, the highest peak of all three. The major feature of the Lobuche East Peak is that it is an introductory peak to Himalayan Climbing which is doable in a comparatively shorter period of time. With fewer technical challenges and medium-level difficulty, Lobuche East Peak is suitable for those with good physical fitness and experience of high-altitude trekking.
If you are looking to step out for high altitude mountaineering and if your bucket list has the names of 8000ers, this trip for three peaks climbing in the Everest Region is the perfect trip for you.
Upon your arrival at the TIA, you will need to fulfill the procedures of Visa obtaining. While at the arrivals, one of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you. After meet and greet, you will be transferred to the hotel booked for you to rest. There you will freshen up and relax. You can go around the streets of Thamel for refreshments.
Early in the morning, after an amazing breakfast, we will take a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport. The flight gives you a bird’s eye view of the valleys, rivers, hills, and gradually mountain ranges. Even though the flight is only for half an hour, it does not fail to mesmerize you now and then. As we land at Lukla Airport, which is already exciting, we start our trek to Phakding, our destination for the day. After obtaining the permit for the region, we will slowly move through the settlements on a mixed trail of dirt, stone pathways, and some rocky sections at times. This is an easy start so make sure to enjoy all the greeneries, floras, and faunas as you walk. The trail takes you over several suspension bridges and along the Dudh Koshi river. Enjoy the rest of the day at Phakding after 4-5 hours of walk.
After Phakding, we move towards another beautiful destination, Namche Bazaar, which is the commercial point of the Khumbu region. Passing through the dense luscious forests of pine, juniper, Rhododendron, looking out for animals in the Sagarmatha National Park, walking up the stairs, and mostly walking uphills are the major activities of the day’s trek. This trek will be 5-6 hours long and tiring as we start gaining significant elevation. As we reach Namche, we rest at our hotel and enjoy our dinner. The next day, we will go around the village area and experience some local sherpa culture. We will also hike up to the Everest View Hotel for a mindblowing vista of the Grand Everest itself.
After acclimatizing at Namche, we set our feet on the trail towards Khumjung valley, also called the green valley because of its dense vegetation. We follow the rocky pathways, steep uphills, rugged terrain, and most importantly enjoy the glimpses of the mountains at a distance throughout.
After Khumjung, we then approach the most beautiful and tranquil part of this Trek, the Tengboche monastery. This trail is a mix of smooth up and downhill paths with a steep uphill climb through the forests before we reach Tengboche. If we get lucky, we may even be able to spot some musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar, and pheasants along our way.
Tengboche monastery is one of the most popular monasteries among Buddhists around the world. The views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are visible towards the north while Thamserku and Kangtega stand towards the south with striking views. We will also join in some prayer ceremonies and rest for the day.
After 5-6 hours of trek, we will finally rest at a lodge in Tengboche.
After spending our night in Tengboche, we begin our trek for the day towards Dingboche where we will stay overnight. Following the path down from Tengboche towards Deboche through the forests of Rhododendrons, we cross a bridge over the raging Imja river. Then, we gradually climb uphill to reach the village of Lower Pangboche where we can witness the spectacular views of Ama Dablam. We then move across the valley to reach our destination Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley after an approximate walk of 5-6 hours. We will stay the next day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Our next destination is Chhukung, a small village away from the regular crowded route of the Everest Region. From Dingboche, after breakfast, we start our trek alongside the river down the valley, passing through the settlements of Dingboche. Walking on trails of dirt, rocks, and sand, witnessing the stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse in the background, we finally reach Chhukung to rest overnight. Chhukung houses only a few teahouses to serve the climbers and trekkers heading to Island peak, Chhukung Ri, and Kongma La Pass.
The trek from Chhukung valley to the Island Peak base camp takes about 5 hours on rugged and rocky terrain. The trail passes through the Imja river leading to the Lhotse Glacier, showcasing some magnificent views of surrounding peaks. Enjoy the overwhelming beauty and tranquility of the area as it rejuvenates the inner soul of every traveler. We set up our base camp at 4970 m so that we can acclimatize ourselves.
On this day, we will ascend towards the high camp at 5600 m. The trail is steep and tough as it gets narrower as you approach the high camp. We will take a day’s rest at the high camp for acclimatization.
This day will be contingent on the weather window to summit the Island Peak. If the weather is favorable we will head for the summit push.
From the high camp, we climb up on steep slopes that lead to the glaciers. Walking on the ridges along the glacier and crossing some steep slopes of snow and ice, and traversing some crevasses, we finally reach the summit of Island Peak or Imja Tse at 6189 m. The climb requires us to walk with the fixed ropes, use ice-ax and crampons and climb up the ladder at times. The struggle is real but it's worth it. You will have climbed one of the snow-capped peaks above 6000m and stepped into the alpine zone. The beauty of the mountain ranges that one can see from the summit is out of the world. It feels like you are standing on the top of an island beholding the vast sea of ice and snow with other peaks peeking out. After spending some time at the Summit, capturing some unforgettable memories of the Khumbu Region, we retrace our steps back to the Base Camp.
After the victory over the Island Peak, we return back to Chhukung and rest for the day. We then prepare to climb the Pokalde Peak.
The trail from Chhukung to Pokalde Peak Base Camp is quite rocky and rough. The ascent is steep as we approach the Kongma La pass (5,535 m). After the trek of about 6 hours, we will finally reach Pokalde Peak Base Camp. We will then prepare for the climb for the next day.
On this day, we will start early. We will follow the trial set up by our guides and Sherpas. We walk slowly and steadily until we finally summit Pokalde Peak. We can witness the breathtaking views of giant snow peaks like Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Pumori (7,165 m), Mt Ama Dablam (6856 m). After the success of climbing the peak, we will then return back to Lobuche to rest overnight.
After Pokalde Peak summit, we will then trek to Lobuche and rest overnight. We will encounter a series of stone monuments made in the memories of climbers who couldn’t make it back home. We will reach the memorial of Scott Fisher and 10 times Everest summiteer Babu Chhiri Sherpa who remained in the mountains.
After walking for almost 6-7 hours on rugged terrain we reach Lobuche, a small settlement of Sherpas. We will then prepare for Lobuche East Peak Climbing.
We will then slowly move up towards Lobuche Peak Glacier Camp through rugged and rough terrain. As we cross the Lobuche Glacier and move forward through the challenging path, we reach the Lobuche base camp where we will practice some climbing with our gears and equipment. On this day, we will stay overnight in a full-proof tent so that we can move early the next day for our summit. We will have two climbers in one mountain tent with separate kitchen, dining, bathroom tents.
As we will have gained significant elevation, chances of altitude sickness are high. We suggest you keep communicating with each other and walk slowly at a maintained pace.
We wake up shortly after midnight and prepare to head for the summit as the views look mesmerizingly beautiful and clear during the early morning. After hours of ascent on snow, ice and rocks, we will finally reach the summit of Lobuche East Peak. We take a moment to admire the scenic beauty of the Khumbu Region.
The panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, and other more peaks are simply breathtaking. After some amazing photoshoots, we trek back to our destination for the day, Pheriche, a small settlement at the endpoint of Khumbu Glacier which houses some teahouses and a primary hospital open during the trekking seasons. We will be trekking for about 8-10 hours so, we will take some good rest at Pheriche.
This day has been allocated for contingency. If the weather is unfavorable for the summit the earlier day, we will use this day for the Summit of Lobuche East Peak.
On this day, our trek begins from Pheriche to Namche after early morning breakfast. The trail is gorgeously overwhelming as it takes us through the Rhododendron Forests, Alpine trees of pine, and Junipers. Further ahead, we cross the Dudh Koshi river and follow the gorge through dense coniferous forest. Traveling along steep rugged paths up and down and twisting on numerous curves, we finally reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital to rest overnight.
The trail from Namche to Lukla is equally refreshing and exciting. We go through lush green forests crossing numerous suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River. Retracing the path we moved on earlier for almost 5-6 hours, we reach Lukla for the day’s rest.
After a long wonderful stay in the Khumbu region, it's time to get back to the capital city Kathmandu where we will explore World Heritage Sites like the Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa, Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, and many more. You can also spend your time and relax at Thamel, a popular place for tourists to hang out and relax. You can also buy some souvenirs for friends and family from Nepal. On the 17th day, we will all join for a farewell dinner and bid farewell to each other.
On the last day of the itinerary, it’s time for farewell. You may choose to extend your stay or fly back home. In the latter case, one of our representatives will drop you off at the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight time. We wish for safe travel.
Trekking and mountain climbing in the Everest Region are highly dependent on weather conditions. We try to schedule our trips at the most favorable time but in case of extreme scenarios, domestic flights to Lukla may be delayed or canceled. In cases as such, we would like to notify you that except for the total number of days in the itinerary section, expenses of other extra days shall be borne by the client himself/herself. However, 8K Expeditions will make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, we can arrange it at a nominal extra charge.
Also, 8K Expeditions shall not be liable for any compensation for losses due to missed International Flights but we will surely help to make necessary arrangements to minimize your loss. To avoid missing flights, we suggest keeping some flexible time frames before trip departure and after trip departure.
Also be notified that as we will be traveling in remote areas with extreme climatic conditions and geography where trails can be distorted at times, we might need to adjust our itineraries as required. But we assure you that the quality of service shall not be compromised at any cost.
Climbers are advised to prepare and train their bodies and mind in a perfect way to adapt to the remoteness, high altitude, and distance from the families. It is also advised to carry lesser amounts of valuable belongings. Also, pack in some cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu while some warm ones for the Himalayas. Always keep a copy of your passport and photos with you.
Expedition costs vary depending on factors including: group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpa’s allocated and equipment, type of arrangement and package customization. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact 8K Expedition for any information about in your selected package.
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