Three Peaks Climbing Nepal Overview
- Trip Code: CT-10090
- Package: Three Peaks Climbing Nepal
- Duration: 30 Day(s)
- Trip Level:
AdvancedRequires prior training and some experience in trekking and mountaineering
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Conquer Three Himalayan Peaks: Challenge yourself by summiting Island Peak, Mera Peak, and Lobuche East, all towering above 6000 meters. Reach new heights and prove your mettle as a mountaineer.
- Stand atop Nepal's Tallest Trekking Peak: Scale the majestic Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Experience the exhilaration of standing on its summit, gazing at the awe-inspiring vistas that surround you.
- Witness the Giants of the World: Marvel at the up-close views of the five highest mountains on Earth, including the legendary Mount Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). Let these majestic giants leave you breathless.
- Ideal Routes for Rookie Climbers: Our semi-technical routes provide an excellent opportunity for beginner climbers to sharpen their skills. Gain confidence as you navigate these routes, guided by our experienced team of professionals.
- Conquer the Challenging Amphu Labtsa Pass: Test your limits by crossing the daunting and technical Amphu Labtsa Pass, one of the most difficult mountain passes in the Himalayas. Push your boundaries and feel the rush of triumph.
- Enchanting Landscapes of Dudh Koshi and Honku Valleys: Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Dudh Koshi and Honku Valleys as you embark on an inspiring walk. Witness dramatic landscapes that will leave you in awe at every step.
- Explore National Parks: Visit two extraordinary national parks - the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Everest region, and the Makalu Barun National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders they offer.
- Embrace Sherpa Culture and Hospitality: Engage with the warm Sherpa community and experience their rich culture and unmatched hospitality. Discover the traditions, customs, and way of life in the picturesque Sherpa villages.
Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on an unforgettable trekking adventure in Nepal, where every step is a step closer to fulfilling your dreams. Contact us now and let the journey begin!
The Three Peaks Climbing is the ultimate challenge for adventure seekers who want to push their limits and test their endurance in the Himalayas. This expedition involves summiting three popular peaks in the Khumbu region of Nepal: Lobuche East (6119m), Island Peak (6189m), and Mera Peak (6461m). These peaks are technically challenging and require a high level of fitness, mountaineering skills, and mental toughness. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for mountaineers to experience the raw beauty of the Himalayas and achieve something extraordinary.
Lobuche East is a challenging peak situated near the Khumbu Glacier. The peak is renowned for its stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. The climb to Lobuche East involves a strenuous trek to the base camp, followed by several days of acclimatization and training. The climb itself is a technical ascent involving steep slopes and rocky terrain. Climbers need to be skilled in using crampons, ice axes, and ropes to navigate the tricky terrain. The summit day is an early start, with climbers setting off before dawn to reach the summit before the sun rises. The view from the summit is breathtaking, with panoramic views of the Himalayan range and the Khumbu Glacier below.
Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular peak among mountaineers due to its relatively easy ascent and stunning views of the Khumbu region. The climb to Island Peak involves a trek to the base camp, followed by several days of acclimatization and training. The climb itself is relatively straightforward, with a mix of rock and snow terrain. However, climbers still need to be proficient in using crampons, ice axes, and ropes. The summit day involves an early start, with climbers setting off before dawn to reach the summit. The view from the summit is stunning, with a 360-degree view of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.
Mera Peak is the highest of the three peaks, standing at an impressive 6461m. The peak is situated in the remote Hinku Valley and requires a more extensive trek to reach the base camp. The climb involves several days of acclimatization and training, with a mix of rock and snow terrain. The climb is technically challenging and requires climbers to be proficient in using crampons, ice axes, and ropes. The summit day involves an early start, with climbers setting off before dawn to reach the summit. The view from the summit is breathtaking, with panoramic views of the Himalayan range and the Hinku Valley below.
The Peaks Climbing is a challenging undertaking and requires careful planning and preparation. Climbers need to be physically fit, mentally strong, and proficient in mountaineering skills. The expedition typically lasts for around four weeks, with the climb of each peak taking several days. The trek to the base camp of each peak involves several days of walking through remote mountain terrain, often in challenging weather conditions. Climbers need to be prepared for cold temperatures, high altitudes, and unpredictable weather.
To prepare for the Three Peaks Climbing, climbers need to undergo a rigorous training regime that includes cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and mountaineering skills. Climbers should also have previous experience in high-altitude mountaineering and be familiar with using crampons, ice axes, and ropes.
It is not without its risks, and climbers need to be aware of the dangers involved. High altitude can cause altitude sickness, which can be fatal if not treated promptly. Climbers also need to be aware of the risk of avalanches, falls, and other mountaineering hazards.
Despite the risks, the Peaks expedition is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides climbers with a sense of achievement, adventure, and a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the Himalayas. The trek offers a chance to immerse oneself in the local culture, interact with the Sherpa community, and witness their way of life. The expedition also offers an opportunity to explore the stunning Khumbu region and its iconic landmarks such as the Everest Base Camp, the Khumbu Icefall, and the Sherpa villages.
The Peaks Climbing is a popular adventure for mountaineers from around the world. The expedition typically involves a small group of climbers accompanied by a team of experienced Sherpa guides and porters. The Sherpa guides provide essential support, including route planning, equipment management, and first aid. The porters carry the necessary gear and supplies, allowing climbers to focus on the climb and enjoy the experience.
It is a unique adventure that offers climbers the opportunity to achieve something truly extraordinary. The expedition requires a significant investment of time, effort, and resources, but the rewards are priceless. Climbers who undertake the expedition returned with a sense of accomplishment, new skills, and a lifetime of memories.
In conclusion, the Three Peaks expedition is the ultimate adventure for mountaineers who want to push their limits and test their endurance in the Himalayas. The climb to Lobuche East, Island Peak, and Mera Peak requires a high level of fitness, mountaineering skills, and mental toughness. The expedition offers an opportunity to explore the stunning Khumbu region, witness the Sherpa way of life, and experience the raw beauty of the Himalayas. The Three Peaks Climbing is a challenging undertaking that requires careful planning, preparation, and a willingness to take risks. However, the rewards are priceless, and the experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve something truly extraordinary
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel||1,400m/4,593ft|
|Day 2||Trip Preparation in Kathmandu||1,400m/4,593ft|
|Day 3||Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding||Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft)|
|Day 4||Trek to Namche Bazaar||3,440m/11,284ft|
|Day 5||At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day||3,440m/11,284ft|
|Day 6||Trek to Tengboche||3,860m/12,661ft|
|Day 7||Trek to Dingboche||4,410m/14,469ft|
|Day 8||At Dingboche - 2nd Acclimatization Day||4,410m/14,465ft|
|Day 9||Trek to Lobuche||4,910m/16,105ft|
|Day 10||Trek to Gorak Shep and hike to Everest Base Camp||Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,860ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft)|
|Day 11||Hike to Kala Patthar and trek to Lobuche||Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) and Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft)|
|Day 12||Climb up to Lobuche East High Camp and participate in a pre-climb training||Lobuche East High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft)|
|Day 13||Summit Lobuche East peak and descend to Lobuche||Lobuche East peak (6,119m/20,070ft) and descend to Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft)|
|Day 14||Contingency Day for Summit|
|Day 15||Trek to Chukkung||Chukkung (4,730m/15,518ft)|
|Day 16||Trek to Island Peak Base Camp and pre-Climb Training||Island Peak Base Camp (5,100m/16,728ft)|
|Day 17||Summit Island Peak and return to Base Camp||Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft)|
|Day 18||Contingency Day for Summit|
|Day 19||Trek to Amphu Labsta North Base Camp||Amphu Labsta North Base Camp (5,300m/17,384ft)|
|Day 20||Cross Amphu Labsta Pass & Descend Amphu Labsta South Base Camp||Amphu Labsta Pass (5,845m/19,172ft) &Amphu Labsta South Base Camp (5,650m/18,532ft)|
|Day 21||Trek to Seto Pokhari||Seto Pokhari (5,484m/17,988ft)|
|Day 22||Trek to Kongma Dingma||Kongma Dingma (5,040m/16,532ft)|
|Day 23||Trek to Mera High Camp||Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft)|
|Day 24||Summit Mera Peak and descend to Khare||Mera Peak (6,461m/21,193ft) & Khare (5,045m/16,547ft)|
|Day 25||Contingency Day for Summit|
|Day 26||Trek to Kothe||Kothe (3,600m/11,808ft)|
|Day 27||Trek to Thuli Kharka||Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,107ft)|
|Day 28||Trek to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass||Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m/15,092ft)|
|Day 29||Fly to Kathmandu||Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)|
|Day 30||Final Departure from Nepal|
Three Peaks Climbing Nepal Altitude Chart
Three Peaks Climbing Nepal Itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel
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Look out for a friendly face holding a placard displaying either our agency's logo or your name – one of CoreTreks' guides will be there to warmly greet and welcome you. They will assist you in reaching your hotel, where you can check in and unwind. Take this opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and catch up on some well-deserved rest. Today has been intentionally left free of planned activities, allowing you the flexibility to adjust to your new surroundings at your own pace.
Trip Preparation in Kathmandu
Today, you will undertake all the necessary preparations for your highly anticipated climbing expedition. A comprehensive trip briefing will be conducted either at our office or at your hotel. In the case of a group excursion, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow climbers during the briefing. Additionally, your climbing guide will be introduced to you, and they will provide detailed information regarding the chosen route. They will also highlight any crucial considerations or challenges to be aware of during the climb.
Following the briefing, a final inspection of your gear and equipment will take place. While there are numerous mountaineering gear and equipment rental stores in Kathmandu, it is advisable to utilize your own gear whenever possible. Rental outlets may not always offer items of optimal quality. As you will be ascending three peaks surpassing 6000 meters, having high-quality gear and equipment at your disposal will significantly enhance your climbing experience.
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Rising early in the morning, you make your way to the domestic airport. Boarding a small plane, you embark on a captivating flight toward your destination. The journey offers breathtaking vistas of the majestic Himalayan Range, showcasing its grandeur. Eventually, the aircraft descends to land at Lukla Airport, perched on a plateau near the mountains. The landing on the narrow runway, perched precariously above a rocky cliff, evokes a sense of awe and excitement.
Upon arrival, you reunite with the local crew, consisting of porters and assistant guides. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you commence your trek, departing from the bustling town of Lukla. The trail is vibrant with activity, as mule packs transport goods, locals go about their daily routines, and fellow trekkers, both local and foreign, accompany you on this journey. As you venture forth, traversing the scenic Dudh Koshi Valley, you find solace in the refreshing surroundings. With numerous ascents and descents, you eventually reach a metal suspension bridge spanning the tranquil Dudh Koshi, also known as the Milky River. Crossing this bridge, you arrive at the picturesque village of Phakding. Here, nestled amidst the mountains, you spend your first night at a local teahouse, immersing yourself in the mountain ambiance.
Trek to Namche Bazaar
Departing from Phakding, you set out on the path leading to Namche. The journey unfolds amidst breathtaking scenery. As you traverse through lush pine forests, you encounter magnificent mani walls, cascading waterfalls, and quaint Sherpa villages. Upon reaching Monjo, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, armed guards conduct a thorough inspection of your belongings to ensure compliance with regulations, prohibiting items such as drones or any other illegal objects. Continuing onwards, you pass through Jorsale and continue along an ascending trail.
Your route includes crossing a series of high-swaying bridges, among which the Hillary Bridge stands as the highest in the Khumbu region. After crossing this bridge, a brief walk brings you to a scenic viewpoint, offering your first glimpse of Mount Everest from the trail. The sight is awe-inspiring and fills you with a sense of anticipation. Soon, you arrive at Namche, a settlement intricately carved into the mountainside. Ascending a stone staircase, you reach the heart of the town. Seeking respite, you make your way to a local teahouse, where you can rest your weary legs and replenish your energy.
At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day
Taking an extra day in Namche is a wise decision, allowing your body to acclimatize to the thin air at higher altitudes. Surrounded by the majestic snowy peaks of Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum Kanguru, and Kongde Ri, Namche is a favored acclimatization spot for trekkers and mountaineers alike. As the capital of the Sherpas and the economic center of the Khumbu Region, the town offers a range of captivating experiences.
You have the opportunity to explore Namche itself, immersing yourself in its unique charm. Alternatively, you can embark on a hike to Hotel Everest View via Shyangboche, where you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas of iconic peaks such as Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others. Another option is to trek to the neighboring villages of Khumjung and Kunde, where Sir Edmund Hillary established the first school and health center. In Khumjung Gompa, for a fee, you can even catch a glimpse of the scalp believed to belong to the legendary 'Yeti,' the abominable snowman.
This additional day in Namche provides an opportunity to acclimatize while also immersing yourself in the rich Sherpa culture and exploring the natural beauty that surrounds the town.
Trek to Tengboche
Leaving Namche behind, you embark on the trail leading toward Tengboche. As you begin, the terrain gradually levels out after a gentle ascent from the settlement. This particular stretch of the Everest Base Camp trail is renowned for its captivating beauty. You have the opportunity to relish close-up views of awe-inspiring peaks like Ama Dablam and Thamserku, while Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse command attention in the distance.
Upon reaching Sansa, a fork in the trail presents itself. The upper path leads to the Gokyo Valley, while the lower path continues towards Everest Base Camp. You descend and continue your journey towards Phunki Tenga, where you cross the Dudh Koshi River. From there, a steep trail awaits, leading you to Tengboche. The climb may be challenging, but soon enough, you arrive at the settlement, dominated by the majestic Tengboche Monastery, which graces the skyline.
Following your guide's lead, you make your way to a local teahouse, where you will spend the night. After a brief rest, you have the opportunity to visit the monastery. The lamas at Tengboche Monastery graciously welcome tourists to attend the evening or late afternoon prayer meetings. These gatherings take place in a spacious hall adorned with vibrant murals and Buddhist thankas (scroll paintings), offering a unique and enriching cultural experience.
Trek to Dingboche
After a satisfying breakfast, take a moment to relish the mesmerizing mountain views that surround you. Once you're ready, begin your day's journey by following the downward trail out of Tengboche, immersing yourself in the serene ambiance of the dense forest.
As you make your way through the forest between Tengboche and Debuche, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of Khumbu's endangered wildlife. This area is known to be home to herds of Himalayan Tahr, graceful Musk deer, and the vibrant Himalayan Monal, adding a touch of natural wonder to your trek. Crossing a bridge that spans the roaring Imja River, you ascend to the village of Pangboche. The presence of Ama Dablam, towering close to the village, adds to its allure.
Continuing on your hike, you traverse a wide valley, taking in the breathtaking surroundings. After a gentle ascent, you finally reach Dingboche, where you can settle in and rest after the day's journey. Dingboche welcomes you with its tranquil charm, offering a serene atmosphere to rejuvenate before continuing your adventure.
At Dingboche - 2nd Acclimatization Day
During your second acclimatization day in Dingboche, you join fellow trekkers in a short ascent to Nagarjun Hill, which overlooks the village. Reaching an elevation of 5083 meters, Nagarjun Hill rewards you with magnificent vistas of renowned peaks such as Makalu, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Lhotse, and more. The route to the hill is non-technical, allowing for a relatively straightforward walk.
To make the most of the clear views, it is advisable to complete your hike during the first half of the day. As the day progresses, fog tends to roll in, potentially obstructing visibility. By timing your ascent accordingly, you can fully immerse yourself in the breathtaking panoramas offered by Nagarjun Hill, taking in the majestic Himalayan landscape that surrounds Dingboche.
Trek to Lobuche
As you continue your trek towards Lobuche, you'll notice that the mountains seem to draw nearer, creating a captivating and awe-inspiring atmosphere. The journey is long and demanding, characterized by a challenging ascent. However, the rewarding views of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Kongmatse, and Nuptse provide ample motivation to keep going.
Along the way, you pass through the village of Tughla, and as you traverse the Tughla Pass, you encounter memorials dedicated to mountaineers who tragically lost their lives on Mount Everest. The stone Chortens bear the names of renowned climbers like Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, whose harrowing experiences on the mountain were depicted in the movie "Everest."
After descending from the pass, you cross the Khumbu glacier, making your way to Lobuche. This remote destination only offers a few teahouses, but they provide a warm and cozy refuge for trekkers. Upon reaching Lobuche, you head to a teahouse where you can spend the rest of the day, seeking solace and relaxation in the welcoming and comforting ambiance of the communal or living room.
Trek to Gorak Shep and hike to Everest Base Camp
After an early breakfast, you set out on the trail leading to Gorak Shep. As you make your way, you tread across rocky and flat ground. This stretch of the trail remains bustling with activity, as trekkers, yak and mule packs, and occasional Sherpa horse riders pass by.
Although the distance to Gorak Shep is relatively short, the gain in elevation makes the hike challenging. You navigate a steep incline alongside the Khumbu Glacier, eventually reaching Gorak Shep. Once there, you locate a teahouse to drop off your bags, enjoy a well-deserved lunch, and prepare for the continuation of your hike to Everest Base Camp.
The trek to Everest Base Camp and back typically takes around 3 to 4 hours. The path encompasses a rocky terrain adorned with loose pebbles, requiring caution with each step to ensure a secure footing.
As you approach the final section of the hike, you are rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the Khumbu Glacier, frozen lakes, and formidable fang-like summits. A prominent feature in this area is a massive boulder adorned with prayer flags, commonly known as the trekkers' Everest Base Camp. It serves as the ultimate destination for your hike. In the distance, you catch a glimpse of the Khumbu Icefall and the actual camps of the Everest expedition groups. After capturing memorable photographs, you retrace your steps back to Gorak Shep.
This exhilarating journey provides you with unforgettable views and a sense of accomplishment as you immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring surroundings of Everest Base Camp.
Hike to Kala Patthar and trek to Lobuche
Rise before dawn and embark on an early morning hike to Kala Patthar, a renowned viewpoint in the Everest region. As you ascend, relish the breathtaking vistas of the snow-covered mountains illuminated by the gentle rays of the morning sun. Kala Patthar offers an exceptional vantage point to admire the majestic peaks up close, including the iconic Mount Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and Ama Dablam.
After capturing the stunning scenery through your lens, make your way back down to the teahouse where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast. Energized and rejuvenated, retrace your steps along the familiar trail, heading back towards Lobuche.
As you journey back, take the opportunity to reminisce about the remarkable experiences and cherished memories you've gathered along the way. The return hike allows you to appreciate the landscape from a different perspective, offering a chance to notice new details and soak in the beauty of the surroundings.
Climb up to Lobuche East High Camp and participate in a pre-climb training
After a challenging scramble up a rocky cliff, you will reach the Lobuche East High Camp. Here, the experienced Sherpas will organize a training session to enhance your climbing skills and prepare you for the upcoming ascent. To ensure your safety and proficiency, ropes will be fixed on the cliffside, providing an opportunity for you to practice abseiling and jumaring techniques.
The Sherpas will guide you through various essential skills, sharing valuable insights and expertise. They will instruct you on the proper use of harnesses, anchors, knots, ascenders, and jumars, ensuring you have a solid foundation in technical climbing equipment. Additionally, they will teach you how to navigate different types of terrain, such as ice, rock, and snow, while utilizing crampons.
During the training, the Sherpas will also demonstrate proper procedures to follow in the event of a fall or slip on the mountain. Their expertise and guidance will equip you with the necessary knowledge to respond effectively to potential challenges you may encounter during your climb.
This training session serves as a crucial preparation stage, building your confidence and proficiency before embarking on the significant ascent ahead. With the guidance of the Sherpas and the newly acquired skills, you will be well-prepared to tackle the upcoming challenges with greater confidence and competence.
Summit Lobuche East peak and descend to Lobuche
Rise at 1 AM and begin your preparations for the exhilarating summit push. Equipped with a headlight to navigate the darkness, you embark on the challenging ascent. Following the guidance of your experienced guide, you navigate through steep and rocky terrain, steadily making your way up the mountain.
As you progress higher, the landscape transitions into a combination of glaciers and snow. Here, fixed ropes become essential for navigating steep inclines. You traverse the glacier, utilizing the ropes to secure your ascent and ensure safe progress toward the summit. This demanding leg of the climb typically takes around 4 to 5 hours from the High Camp to reach the summit.
Minimizing breaks along the route allows for a more efficient ascent, bringing you closer to the pinnacle. Upon reaching the summit of Lobuche East, a moment of triumph washes over you as you revel in the breathtaking views that surround you. The panoramic vistas include magnificent peaks such as Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and the entire valley below.
Take the time to savor the achievement, capture unforgettable photographs, and etch the memories deep into your heart. However, the descent awaits, and after a suitable period of celebration, you begin your descent. Employing rappelling techniques using tools like Figure 8 or ATC, you carefully make your way down, utilizing the anchor stations established during the ascent.
With each step, you gradually retreat from the glacier and rocky terrain, ultimately reaching the Lobuche High Camp. There, you can rejuvenate yourself with a warm drink and refreshing nourishment. Take a well-deserved rest to recover from the physical and mental exertion before descending further to Lobuche.
As the day draws to a close, commemorate your remarkable accomplishment of summiting the three peaks with your fellow teammates. Celebrate the shared triumph, cherishing the bonds forged throughout this challenging journey. Finally, as the night settles in, find solace in the knowledge that you have accomplished a feat few have experienced, allowing yourself to rest and recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.
Contingency Day for Summit
A contingency day has been allocated to account for any unforeseen circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions or emergencies, that may cause delays during your expedition. This additional day serves as a safety measure, providing flexibility in your schedule to address any unexpected challenges that may arise.
In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, such as storms or heavy snowfall, it may be necessary to halt or modify your plans to ensure the safety of all participants. The contingency day allows for adjustments in the itinerary, giving you the opportunity to wait for improved weather conditions and proceed with the expedition when it is safe to do so.
Moreover, unforeseen emergencies can occur during any expedition. Whether it is an unexpected illness or an injury requiring medical attention, having an extra day allows for necessary rest, recovery, or access to appropriate assistance. It provides peace of mind, knowing that there is room in the schedule to address any unexpected situations and prioritize the well-being of all members of the team.
By including an additional day in the itinerary, you can mitigate the impact of unforeseen delays or emergencies, ensuring a safer and more successful expedition overall. This approach demonstrates careful planning and a commitment to maintaining a secure and enjoyable experience throughout your journey to Lobuche East.
Trek to Chukkung
Continuing on from Dingboche, you embark on a scenic trek towards Chukkung, passing through the Thughla Pass. As you leave Dingboche behind, the trail gradually ascends, leading you across scree and rocky terrain. The majestic peak of Lhotse Shar looms nearby, showcasing its frozen summit.
Upon reaching Chukkung, you will be greeted by the breathtaking sight of the village nestled amidst the icy peaks of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Taboche, Nuptse, and more. Take a moment to soak in the awe-inspiring surroundings as you make your way to a teahouse, where you can rest and recharge after the fulfilling trek.
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp and pre-Climb Training
Begin your day by setting out early from Chukkung, following the southward trail. As you ascend, the trail winds its way through the magnificent landscapes, offering glimpses of the Lhotse and Imja Glaciers. Your journey takes you through a wide valley, eventually leading you to the Island Peak Base Camp.
Once you arrive at the base camp, take some time to rest and rejuvenate. This will allow you to acclimatize to the higher altitude and prepare yourself for the upcoming climb. Engage in pre-climb training organized by your guides, where you will learn essential techniques and skills necessary for a successful ascent.
Embrace the camping experience at the Island Peak Base Camp, immersing yourself in the serene surroundings and soaking in the awe-inspiring views of the towering peaks. This stage of the journey marks an important milestone as you gear up for the exciting adventure that lies ahead.
Summit Island Peak and return to Base Camp
Prepare yourself for an early start, aiming to begin your climb around 1 AM. The initial part of the ascent involves navigating a rocky path that leads you to High Camp. From there, the journey continues upward, and soon you will reach Crampon Point. At this stage, it becomes necessary to don your crampons as you encounter icy sections along the way. For added safety, the group will be secured by a 'man-rope' at an elevation of 5700 meters.
As you proceed, you will traverse a rocky ridge and approach the base of the Imja Glacier. The route maintains a gradual incline of approximately forty-five degrees. Glancing around, you'll catch sight of the glistening summits of Barun Tse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam in the early morning light, while Lhotse looms above, shielding the view of Mount Everest.
During the climb, you may encounter crevasses that necessitate the use of steel ladders for safe passage. The final stretch proves to be the most challenging, as you tackle a vertical wall that leads to the summit. Overcoming this obstacle, you continue along the ridge until you reach the pinnacle of Island Peak.
Take a moment to bask in the awe-inspiring views from the summit before commencing your descent back to Base Camp. This is the perfect opportunity to savor the accomplishments of your climb and revel in the beauty that surrounds you.
Contingency Day for Summit
An additional day is reserved as a contingency in case of any unexpected delays during the summit push. This buffer day ensures that you have enough time to adjust and adapt to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, challenging terrain, or any other potential emergencies that may arise. It serves as a safety net to allow for flexibility in the schedule and provides peace of mind, ensuring that you have ample opportunity to successfully complete your climb without rushing or compromising your safety.
Trek to Amphu Labsta North Base Camp
You depart from the Island Peak Base Camp and commence your journey toward Chukkung. Upon reaching the village, you proceed further towards the Upper Honku Valley, where the Amphu Labsta North Base Camp awaits. As you traverse the rugged terrain, you encounter the Imja Tsho Lake adjacent to the majestic Imja Glacier. Finally, you arrive at the breathtaking Amphu Labtsa North Base Camp, strategically positioned near the Amphu Labsta Glacier. The Sherpas diligently set up the camp and prepare a nourishing dinner, allowing you to relish the awe-inspiring surroundings. You spend the night camping at the Amphu Labsta North Base Camp, fully immersed in the serenity of the natural landscape.
Cross Amphu Labsta Pass & Descend Amphu Labsta South Base Camp
The crossing of the Amphu Labtsa Pass presents a challenging and technical endeavor, surpassing the difficulty level of climbing Mera Peak. With determination, you navigate your way across the Ampha Labsta Glacier, carefully maneuvering through treacherous ice seracs. Utilizing fixed ropes, you ascend the icy path, ascending toward the pinnacle of the narrow ridge. At the summit, you employ a figure 8 device, skillfully abseiling down the vertical cliff face. This demanding pass requires advanced technical climbing abilities to conquer its formidable nature.
Having successfully descended to the base of the pass, you proceed towards the Amphu Labtsa South Base Camp, where you will spend the night. Settling into your campsite, you can reflect on the challenges you have overcome and appreciate the breathtaking surroundings that surround you in this rugged and remote location. Camping at the Amphu Labtsa South Base Camp, you recharge your energy and prepare for the upcoming stages of your adventurous journey.
Trek to Seto Pokhari
As you depart from the Amphu Labtsa region, you embark on a journey towards Seto Pokhari, a pristine and sacred mountain lake nestled in the remote Upper Honku Valley. This hidden gem, also known as Paanch Pokhari, holds immense spiritual significance and serves as the source of the Barun River. The untouched natural beauty of this secluded corner of the Khumbu region will leave you in awe.
Traversing through the rugged terrain, you reach the enchanting Seto Pokhari. The tranquil lake, surrounded by the majestic Malalu Himal and other towering mountains, creates a picturesque setting for your campsite. Immersed in the serenity of this breathtaking location, you can fully embrace the solitude and connect with the pristine wilderness around you.
Camping at Seto Pokhari provides a unique opportunity to soak in the untouched beauty of the Himalayas, reflecting on the incredible journey you have undertaken so far. Surrounded by the magnificence of nature, you can relax, rejuvenate, and appreciate the wonders that await in this remote paradise.
Trek to Kongma Dingma
Leaving behind the picturesque Seto Pokhari, you continue your trek towards Kongma Dingma. The trail takes you through sprawling yak pastures and the temporary camps of yak herders, providing a glimpse into the traditional way of life in this remote region.
As you navigate the rugged terrain, you arrive at the serene campsite of Kongma Dingma. Nestled amidst the dramatic landscapes, this tranquil spot offers a peaceful respite for trekkers. Surrounded by towering peaks and the untouched wilderness, you can immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the Himalayas.
Settle into your campsite and take a moment to appreciate the serenity of the surroundings. The crisp mountain air and breathtaking vistas create a sense of awe and tranquility. This overnight stay in Kongma Dingma allows you to connect with nature, recharge your energy, and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.
Embrace the simplicity and remoteness of this campsite, and savor the experience of being immersed in the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.
Trek to Mera High Camp
Leaving behind Kongma Dingma, you embark on a challenging ascent towards Mera High Camp. The trail takes you across the rocky terrain of Mera La, offering stunning panoramic views of the three majestic summits of Mera Peak: Mera North, Mera South, and Mera Central. As you traverse the Mera Glacier, the surrounding landscape captivates you with its icy beauty.
Continuing your journey, you gradually ascend until you reach Mera High Camp. This campsite, nestled amidst the rugged mountains, serves as your base for the upcoming summit push. Set up your camp and take the necessary rest, as an early start awaits you tomorrow.
The tranquil surroundings of Mera High Camp provide a serene atmosphere, allowing you to rejuvenate both physically and mentally. As you retire early, anticipation builds for the exhilarating adventure that lies ahead. Tomorrow, before the break of dawn, you will embark on the final leg of your Mera Peak summit push.
Embrace the solitude of this remote campsite, taking in the vastness of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. The crisp air and star-studded sky create a sense of anticipation and excitement for the journey that awaits you.
Summit Mera Peak and descend to Khare
As the clock strikes 2 AM, you rise with determination, ready to conquer the mighty Mera Peak. Fuel your body with a warm cup of tea and a light breakfast, preparing yourself for the challenging ascent that lies ahead. The team gathers, ensuring everyone is geared up and ready to go. With the assistance of a 'man-rope,' you begin your ascent, steadily making your way up the mountain.
While Mera Peak stands as the highest among the three peaks, it is considered the least technical. The well-established route guides you through the snowy slopes and occasional rocky sections. As you approach the final stretch of the summit, you may encounter a steep section where the use of a jumar and fixed rope might be necessary to safely reach the dome-shaped summit.
Reaching the pinnacle of Mera Peak, a sense of accomplishment washes over you. The breathtaking panorama that unfolds before your eyes is truly awe-inspiring. Majestic giants such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Kanchenjunga grace the horizon, showcasing their immense beauty. Take a moment to absorb the grandeur of these towering peaks and celebrate this remarkable achievement with your team.
Capture the memories through photographs, etching this triumphant moment in your journey. However, with the descent beckoning, it's time to begin your return to Khare, your next destination. The journey back allows you to reflect on the incredible feat you have accomplished, carrying with you the memories of conquering all three peaks.
Upon reaching Khare, a sense of fulfillment envelops you. Settle in for the night, allowing the adventures of the day to settle within your spirit. As you rest, the satisfaction of standing atop Mera Peak resonates deeply, serving as a testament to your strength, determination, and the incredible beauty of the mountains.
Relish this well-deserved rest, knowing that you have achieved something extraordinary. Tomorrow, a new chapter in your trekking adventure awaits, as you continue your journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.
Contingency Day for Summit
A buffer day provides flexibility to extend the summit push in case of bad weather.
Trek to Kothe
As you trek from Khare to Kothe via Thaknak, the majestic mountains stand tall, guarding the trail like silent sentinels. The path takes you through picturesque meadows adorned with scattered boulders and glistening glacial streams. The beauty of the surroundings captivates you as you relish the hike and immerse yourself in the stunning views. Eventually, you arrive at Kothe, a quaint village nestled in the western part of the Hinku Valley. The village is embraced by a vibrant forest teeming with rhododendron, pine, and cypress trees, adding to its enchanting charm.
Trek to Thuli Kharka
After enjoying a rejuvenating stay in Kothe, it's time to bid farewell to this picturesque village. You embark on your journey by ascending through a lush forest adorned with a soft carpet of moss. Descending towards the Hinku River, you carefully cross it and follow a steep trail that leads you onward. As you ascend, you pass through the charming village of Thaktok.
Continuing your climb, you are greeted by the enchanting sights of a rhododendron forest. If you are fortunate to visit during spring, the trail is adorned with a vibrant display of rhododendron blooms in shades of white, pink, and red. Although the ascent to the settlement of Thuli Kharka is challenging, the rewards are worth it. Upon arrival, you seek comfort and warmth in a welcoming teahouse, resting near the crackling wood stove.
Spend a peaceful night in Thuli Kharka, preparing for the adventures that lie ahead.
Trek to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass
You embark on the trail from Thuli Kharka, venturing towards the Zatrwa La Pass. The path leads you through a steep and rocky ascent until you reach the pass adorned with fluttering prayer flags. As you descend a little further, you come across a small hut that offers trekkers a welcome respite with tea and refreshments. Continuing your journey, you make your way down and eventually exit the boundaries of the Makalu Barun National Park.
Enchanting sub-alpine meadows and former yak herder camps, now transformed into teahouses by resourceful locals, grace your path before reaching Lukla. The descent is accompanied by rocky paths, trees cloaked in moss, and traversing deep river canyons.
Upon arriving in Lukla, you seek comfort in a lodge where a hot shower awaits to wash away the weariness of the trek. Indulge in a delicious meal, savoring the taste of accomplishment. In the evening, you have the opportunity to celebrate the successful completion of your adventure with the local guides and porters who have played an instrumental role in your journey. Express your gratitude by generously tipping them, acknowledging their support and dedication. Bid them farewell as you retire for a well-deserved rest in Lukla, cherishing the memories of your remarkable expedition.
Fly to Kathmandu
With a mix of nostalgia and satisfaction, you bid farewell to the majestic mountains and embark on your departure from the narrow airstrip of Lukla. As the aircraft takes off, you relish the breathtaking views of the Khumbu region, capturing a final glimpse of the magnificent peaks.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transported to your hotel, where you can check in and unwind. Take the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate after your mountain adventure. Indulge in some retail therapy as you explore the vibrant markets for souvenirs, mementos, and local handicrafts. Alternatively, treat yourself to a soothing massage at a spa, allowing your body and mind to unwind and recharge.
Enjoy a restful overnight stay in Kathmandu, reminiscing about the awe-inspiring moments and experiences from your remarkable journey through the Himalayas.
Final Departure from Nepal
A staff from CoreTreks will accompany you to the international airport three hours before your departure. Take the time to say goodbye to Kathmandu and the friends you've made during your Nepal trip. It has been an incredible adventure, and we're confident you'll want to return for more. Contact us for future thrilling ascents in the Nepal Himalayas. Safe travels!
Three Peaks Climbing Nepal Cost Mentions
- Airport transfers by private vehicle,
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation for three nights in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
- Twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the trek & 7 nights in a tented camp as well.
- Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner),
- Climbing permit for Island Peak (6,189m./ 20,305 ft.). Lobuche east Peak (6,119m. / 20,070 ft.) & Mera Peak (6,461 m./ 21,192 ft.)
- TIMS fee (Trekkers' Information Management System), and trekking permit (please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment, as well as accident insurance for all staff.
- A climbing Sherpa will be provided from the Island base camp to the summit and back to the base camp.
- Group climbing equipment (climbing rope, ice hammer, snow bar, ice screw, camping tents, dining tents, toilet tents, and kitchen equipment).
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care and attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- The package does not include any kind of beverage, including mineral water, phone calls, laundry, & hot showers during the trek.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Tipping to the crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
- International airfare.
- Visa fees, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
Throughout the expedition, we prioritize providing the highest standard of food, considering the remote nature of our journey. We understand the importance of meeting dietary needs and encourage you to inform us in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. Our team will make every effort to accommodate your needs and ensure you have a satisfying dining experience.
Dining in the Khumbu Valley
During our stay in the Khumbu Valley, we will dine in lodges that offer a variety of meals. These lodges are equipped to provide nourishing and delicious food, catering to the needs of trekkers in the region. You can expect a range of options to choose from to suit your dietary preferences and requirements.
Dining at Tent Camps
In the tent camps, our expedition cook and support crew will prepare meals in a dedicated dining tent. Our team is experienced in providing nutritious and appetizing meals in challenging environments. Rest assured, our camp equipment and the quality of our meals have gained recognition from other groups along the way.
While we ensure ample and nutritious meals during the expedition, we also recommend bringing some of your personal favorite snacks. Items such as muesli bars, chocolate, and candy can serve as additional snacks and supplement the snacks we provide. These personal treats can enhance your overall snacking experience during the journey.
A Satisfying Culinary Experience
The expedition places great importance on food quality and meeting dietary requirements. Our lodges in the Khumbu Valley offer diverse meal options, and our tent camps provide well-prepared and nutritious meals prepared by our experienced expedition cook and support crew. We encourage you to communicate any special dietary needs in advance. Additionally, bringing your favorite snacks can further enhance your culinary experience along the way.
At Adventure Consultants, we understand the importance of having the right travel and rescue insurance for your mountaineering adventure. We strive to provide you with the necessary guidance and support to ensure you are adequately covered. Here's what you can expect:
We recommend travel insurance that includes trip interruption and cancellation cover, offering protection in case unforeseen circumstances disrupt or prevent your journey. This coverage provides financial security and peace of mind, allowing you to focus on your expedition.
Medical Evacuation and Rescue Insurance
In addition to travel insurance, we strongly advise obtaining medical evacuation and rescue insurance. This specialized coverage ensures that you are protected in case of any medical emergencies or the need for helicopter evacuation in remote mountainous regions. It is a crucial component of your overall insurance package, providing essential support and assistance during unforeseen circumstances.
Expert Advice and Assistance
We understand that finding the right insurance can be challenging, given the specific requirements of mountaineering adventures. Our team of expedition specialists is here to help. We will provide you with detailed advice on the insurance coverage you'll need, taking into account the unique aspects of your expedition. Whether you have questions about coverage limits, policy specifics, or any other concerns, we are here to assist you throughout the process.
Contact Us for Further Information
For further information on travel and rescue insurance, we invite you to visit our dedicated Travel and Rescue Insurance page. Alternatively, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. Our knowledgeable team is ready to provide you with the necessary information and answer any questions you may have.
Ensuring Your Peace of Mind
At Adventure Consultants, we prioritize your safety and well-being throughout your mountaineering adventure. By recommending comprehensive travel insurance with trip interruption and cancellation coverage, as well as medical evacuation and rescue insurance, we aim to provide you with the necessary coverage for any unforeseen events. Our expert advice and assistance ensure that you have the right insurance in place, allowing you to embark on your expedition with peace of mind.
The ideal seasons for undertaking the Three Peaks Climb are Autumn (from October until the end of November) and Spring (April to May). As you ascend higher each day, temperatures will noticeably decrease. Nights are chilly, ranging from 5C to -5C, while days are sunny and warm, with temperatures between 10C to 20C. Mornings are typically clear, with clouds gradually forming in the afternoon and dissipating at night. It is not advisable to trek or climb during the monsoon seasons and winters due to poor visibility and the likelihood of snow covering the upper parts and high passes.
The months of March, April, October, and November are highly recommended. Please select a date that suits your convenience.
Equipment And Gears
To prepare for your trek in Nepal, it's essential to consider both the specific route and the time of year. Here is a Nepal trekking packing list to help you pack wisely. Here’s our Nepal Trekking packing list.
Three Peaks Climbing Nepal Reviews
Three Peaks Climbing in Nepal
From: Virgin Islands (U.S.) | On: 15 Apr, 2023
I recently had the privilege of embarking on the Three Peaks Climbing trip with CoreTreks in Nepal, and I must say it was an extraordinary experience that surpassed all my expectations. The itinerary crafted by CoreTreks allowed me to conquer three magnificent peaks while immersing myself in the awe-inspiring landscapes and rich culture of Nepal.
From the moment I arrived in Kathmandu, CoreTreks' attention to detail and dedication to providing an exceptional experience were evident. They ensured a seamless transfer to the hotel, where I was greeted with warm hospitality. The trip preparation day in Kathmandu was thorough, and the CoreTreks team provided detailed information about the itinerary, safety protocols, and equipment required for the climb. Their expertise and professionalism immediately instilled confidence in me.
As the journey began, we took a thrilling flight to Lukla and embarked on the trek to Phakding, gradually ascending in altitude. The trekking routes were meticulously planned, offering breathtaking views at every step. The trek to Namche Bazaar provided a fascinating glimpse into the Sherpa culture and vibrant local markets.
The acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche were pivotal in ensuring our successful ascent. CoreTreks' knowledgeable guides closely monitored our well-being, helping us acclimate to the high altitude and minimizing any potential risks. Their attention to our safety was commendable and gave me peace of mind throughout the journey.
Reaching Everest Base Camp was a significant highlight of the trip. Standing at the foot of the world's highest peak was an awe-inspiring moment, and CoreTreks' expert guidance made the entire experience even more remarkable. From there, we trekked to Kala Patthar, witnessing a breathtaking sunrise over Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks—a truly unforgettable sight.
The mountaineering segment of the itinerary was where CoreTreks truly shone. Climbing Lobuche East Peak, Island Peak, and Mera Peak presented exhilarating challenges, and CoreTreks' experienced guides provided invaluable support and instruction. Their technical expertise, attention to detail, and focus on safety were outstanding, allowing me to push my limits and accomplish feats I had only dreamed of.
The inclusion of contingency days in the itinerary demonstrated CoreTreks' commitment to our success and safety. These days provided flexibility in case of adverse weather conditions, ensuring that we had the best possible chance to summit each peak. This attention to detail and adaptability truly set CoreTreks apart.
Throughout the trip, CoreTreks' logistics and organization were flawless. From comfortable accommodations to delicious meals prepared by their team, every aspect of the journey was well taken care of. Their friendly and attentive staff made me feel supported and valued throughout the adventure.
In conclusion, my Three Peaks Climbing trip with CoreTreks was an extraordinary adventure that exceeded my expectations in every way. Their expertly crafted itinerary, knowledgeable guides, and unwavering commitment to our safety and success made this a journey of a lifetime. I wholeheartedly recommend CoreTreks to anyone seeking a challenging and unforgettable mountaineering experience in Nepal.
A worthy climb
From: China | On: 15 Nov, 2022
The itinerary for the Three Peak Climbing trip was perfectly planned, allowing us to acclimatize properly while enjoying the stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains. Our experienced guides were knowledgeable, friendly and supportive throughout the trip, ensuring our safety and comfort at all times.
The accommodations provided by CoreTreks were comfortable and clean, and the food was delicious and nutritious, helping us to maintain our energy levels throughout the expedition. The equipment provided by CoreTreks was top-notch, ensuring that we were well-equipped for the challenging climb.
Climbing the three peaks was definitely the highlight of the trip, and the views from the summit were absolutely breathtaking. The feeling of accomplishment upon reaching each summit was incredible and something that I will never forget.
Overall, I would highly recommend CoreTreks to anyone looking to embark on an adventure in the Himalayas. The team at CoreTreks was professional, experienced, and truly dedicated to ensuring that we had the trip of a lifetime.