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Khumbu Three Peaks

Climb the three most iconic peaks in Khumbu

  • Group Size:Min 1 Max 12
  • Duration:26 Days
  • Max Altitude:6,189m/20,305ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse / Camping
  • Activity:Peak Climbing In Nepal
  • Meal:Meals Included
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Strenuous
All inclusive cost$ 4,500.00
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Trip Overview

  • Climb three most famous peak in Everest region
  • 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days
  • An ultimate climbing holiday
  • Island, Pokalde and Lobuche Peak

Khumbu Three Peaks Climb is the greatest peak climbing holiday in the Himalayas offering you a chance to climb Island, Phokalde and Lobuche Peaks in a single itinerary. Climb Island Peak [6,189m/20,305ft], Pokalde Peak [5,806m/19,049ft] and Lobuche Peak [6,119m/20,075ft] in a single itinerary with best guides and support team. We will begin our Khumbu Three Peaks Climb starting with the Lobuche peak and end with the Island peak. Enough acclimatization days and contingency days have been allocated in the itinerary to ensure a successful climb. 

You will not only rejoice the scenic mountain views in the Everest region but you will also enjoy the warm hospitality of amiable Sherpas in central Khumbu valley.

Climbing Island Peak Climb (6,189m/20,305ft)

Grade: Alpine PD with 45 Degree snow slopes and exposed ridge climbing
Island Peak is one of the easiest 6000-meter trekking peaks. So, this is the perfect climbing peak for beginners. The route is not technical but climbing the steep section and tapered summit ridge demands better physical strength.

Climbing Pokalde Climb (5,806m/19,049ft)

Grade: Alpine F Mixed ground with some easy rock scrambling
Climbing Pokalde does not require special technical skills but you will need strong stamina to conquer steep rocks to the summit. Passing via Khongma La Pass, we will attempt Pokalde Climbing through the north ridge. We may need to use fixed ropes at a few points. The summit offers views of Island Peak, Ama Dablam Mountain and other peaks and mountains.

Climbing Lobuche East Climb (6,119m/20,075ft)

Grade: Alpine PD with 45 Degree snow slopes and exposed ridge climbing
Lobuche is the toughest peak to climb among these three. Lobuche climbing route is relatively easy up to far eastern summit afterwards which it offers challenges of climbing an unstable ridge. The summit offers spectacular views of Khumbu valley with Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam and other peaks and mountains.

Why climb with us?

At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and success with the quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. You will be guided by highly professional guides who have experience of successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days.

We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed

Is this trip for you?

  Grade   Strenuous
  Physical Rating   7-8
  Total Duration   25N/26 Days
  Trekking Duration   16N/17 Days
  Climbing Duration   5N/6Days
  Maximum Elevation   6,189m/20,305ft at Island Peak

Khumbu Three Peaks Climb Route begins through yak trails in valleys and progresses through few high passes to the base of trekking peaks. Previous experience of climbing at high altitude will be beneficial and you will need a very strong physical stamina level. This grade trip involves usages of climbing equipment (Harness, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Previous experience is essential and we also provide a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb where your guides will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.  However, the previous experience of trekking/climbing at 5000m+ elevation will be beneficial.

Other Similar Climbing Holidays:
1. Island Peak with Everest Base Camp
2. Lobuche Peak Climbing

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions.

    • Meal: Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 02 - Exploration of Kathmandu and trek/climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

    After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your exploration tour in Kathmandu, which includes Bouddhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple. However, sometimes, depending on your flight arrival, if it’s too late into the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you some sleep and rest so that you can get rid of that jetlag before you venture out of the Hotel for our interesting tour. In the evening, you will be briefed by your trek and climb leader about your trekking program the next day. In case you have fallen short of any trek and climb equipment that you may need, this time can be used to arrange for it.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 03 - Fly to Lukla via Ramechap and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

    Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Ramechap Airport which takes 4 hrs, a domestic airport for Lukla flight. It takes 15 minutes of pleasant flight from Ramechap to take us to
    Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The flight allows panoramic views of many snow-clad peaks and mountains. Lukla is the gateway to Everest Khumbu region. After reaching Lukla, you will be introduced to other crew members. We will take breakfast at one of the lodges. Once porters prepare necessary luggage, we will begin our trek for Khumbu Climber. We will walk through the stone pathway downhill. After a few hours, we will meet the straight trail which is decorated with Mani rocks. We can rejoice the striking view of Lukla village. We will finally reach Phakding. After refreshment, you will have a short walk to a nearby village. If time permits, we will also visit a local monastery. Return to the lodge in Phakding for dinner. You will get briefing regarding the following day’s trek. Overnight stay in a lodge in Phakding.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 4-5
  • Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We will move along Dudhkoshi River which will take us through pine forest. After crossing suspension bridges at several points and passing through small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa, we will reach Monjo. This is known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. At Monjo, our trek leader will deal with all necessary national park formalities and then we will enter Sagarmatha National Park. Lowering down from the park, we will arrive at the river. Crossing another suspension bridge, we will proceed towards high Hillary Bridge located at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get a view of Thamserku Mountain. If the weather is clear, we can also have the first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains. We will stay overnight in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6 - 7
  • Day 05 - Rest and acclimatization day [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Namche Bazaar is regarded as a gateway to the high Himalayas. It is also the main trading centre and the capital of Sherpa land. Rest is recommended in Namche for acclimatization purpose. A short hike will be arranged to the ancient Sherpa village of Thame to observe the rich Sherpa culture or we can also visit nearby Khumjung, Khunde or Khongde villages. Shopping in the marketplace of Namche is another fine idea. National Park Head office, Museum and monasteries are other places of interest. The area is clustered with cafes, shops, bakeries and restaurants. The place supports facilities of the post office, hospital, government health post. Internet access is also available at Namche so that you can contact your near ones. Overnight stay in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 4 - 5
  • Day 06 - Trek to Deboche [3720 m/12,205ft]

    Leaving Namche Bazaar, we will walk along the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River. We will be greeted with views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains. Our journey continues through the colourful forest of blooming rhododendron to Sanasa. The region is rich in wildlife like musk deer and different colourful local birds. In Sanasa lies the junction point. One of the paths leads us to the Gokyo valley while the other one leads us to Everest Base Camp. We will take a sharp climb to Tengboche monastery which is the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region. The journey rewards us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. We will visit the monastery and walk through the forest of birch and rhododendron to Deboche where we will stay overnight.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5 - 6
  • Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

    After breakfast, we will descend to Imja River. The trail takes us uphill to Pangboche (3860m) through the lush forest. We will visit the Pangboche Monastery. The village is also decorated with Chorten and Mani walls. The trail allows us access to Imja Valley. We will take the steep climb to Pheriche and continue further to Lobuche River. The final steepest climb of the day will take us to Dingboche. Agriculture is the chief occupation of locals in Dingboche. We can see fields enclosed by stonewall in Dingboche. Buckwheat, potatoes and barley are the major crops. We will stay overnight in Dingboche.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5 - 6
  • Day 08 - Rest and Acclimatization day [4,412m/14,475ft]

    We will take a final rest day in Dingboche before climbing Island peak. Dingboche is a summer settlement for locals. We can get panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and other several big and small peaks from the ridge on the north behind the village. We can also get a view of Imja River which flows directly east of the village. You can visit one of the world’s highest billiard parlours. You can also find internet cafe in Dingboche. So, take rest and save your energy for climbing on forthcoming days.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3 - 4
  • Day 09 - Trek to Chukung and acclimatize [4,730m/15,518ft]

    Leaving Dingboche, we will move through Imja River valley to Chukung. The magnificence of Lhotse Mountain can be seen from most of the point. Chukung offers spectacular views of moraines towards Island Peak.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3 - 4
  • Day 10 - Trek to Island Peak Base Camp [5,200m/17,060ft]

    From Chukung, we will reach Island Peak Base Camp. Climbing south from Chukung, we will head east and proceed through Lhotse glacier through Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines to the southwest side of Island Peak where we will set our camp. The site offers scenic views of surrounding mountains and moraine valleys.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 3 - 4
  • Day 11 - Pre climb training [5,200m/17,060ft]

    You will receive a pre-climb training from our climbing guide on this day. You will get instructions on peak climbing techniques. You will also be taught how to use the climbing gears like ice axe, crampons, harness and ascender properly. You will learn how to use ropes while you move up and down. We will follow the trail through rock surface for up to around 5770m and then the terrain shifts to ice which is when ropes become a lifesaver. We can also climb up to the High Camp and return to the Base Camp for practice.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 2 - 3
  • Day 12 - Summit Island Peak [6,189m/20,305ft] and back to Chukung

    Since the heavy wind blows during the afternoon at the summit, our target will be to reach the summit before noon. Hence, we will wake up much early on this day. We will take breakfast and leave Base Camp. We will take moderate climb for the first part of the climb before reaching the steep hillside. The terrain frequently changes from sandy area to meadow to boulder. From the hill, we will follow the tapered path through a steep rock channel to emerge to the gully. Walking through a ridgeline, we conquer the challenges proposed by seracs and crevasses. We will proceed through the snout of the summit glacier with the help of ropes and move through 40- degree snow slopes to reach the summit. The challenge of the climb is rewarded with the gratifying views of Lhotse Mountain, Nuptse Mountain, Makalu, Baruntse and Amadablam Mountains. We will capture the memories in the camera and then prepare ourselves for long descend to the Base Camp and trek to Chukung. We will celebrate the successful climb of our first objective

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 8 - 9
  • Day 13 - Spare day in case of bad weather

    This is a spare day allocated for bad weather.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3 - 4
  • Day 14 - Trek to Phokalde Base Camp [4,900m/16,077ft]

    From Chukung, we will return to Dingboche. Walking through the valley, we will later follow the ascending trail uphill for about 4-5 hrs and then turning left, we will reach Pokhalde Base Camp. The Base Camp of Pokhalde Peak exists at an altitude of 4900m close to a large circular lake. It is located below Kongma La Pass. The Base Camp offers panoramic views of Makalu, Amadablam, Nuptse and other surrounding mountains. Stay overnight in Pokalde Base Camp.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 6 - 7
  • Day 15 - Move to Pokalde High Camp [5,400m/17,717ft]

    Leaving Pokalde Base Camp, we will move towards Kongma La Pass. The Pass offers views of the wide valley that is dotted with frozen lakes. We can also observe the panoramic view of Pokalde Peak including Cholatse peak, Nuptse Mountain, Lhotse Mountain, Makalu Mountain and Ama Dablam Mountain. Little further from Kongma La Pass is Pokalde High Camp where we will stay overnight.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4
  • Day 16 - Summit Poklade [5,806m/19,049ft] and descend to Base Camp

    We will climb to the summit of Pokalde Peak on this day. Waking up early in the morning, we will move along the rugged pass. Walking through the snow ridge, we need to cross a few rocky pinnacles. The journey continues through the ridge. From this point, the climbing is going to be a bit tough. We will reach to the narrow rocky pinnacle. Moving past boulders and snow, we will reach the summit. Pokalde Peak can be attempted from North, North East, North West or South Face. We will enjoy the spectacular views of Mountains in Everest region including Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori and then descend to Pokalde Base Camp for night stay.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 7 - 8
  • Day 17 - Trek to Lobuche [4,950m/ 16,240ft]

    From Pokalde Base Camp, we will head towards Lobuche. This is going to be a bit long day for a trek where you might need to walk for about 7-8 hrs. After following the straight path for a couple of hours, we need to follow the steep rocky trail towards Lobuche Glacier. The path offers spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Thamserku, Kantega, Pokalde and other peaks.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 7 - 8
  • Day 18 - Contingency day for any delays

    This is a free day which has been allocated in the itinerary to ensure that our schedule will go on smoothly without interruption even if there occur complications during climbing peaks. The successful adventure depends on multiple factors like weather condition and fitness of our fellow crew members. In such a case, the contingency day will be useful for sticking up to the plan.

    • Meal: B, L, D
  • Day 19 - Move to Lobuche High Camp [5,400m/17,712ft]

    Leaving Lobuche Base Camp, we will move along rocky moraine path towards Lobuche High Camp. We will move through Lobuche glacier. We will climb through the rocky terrain to Lobuche High Camp.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 3 - 4
  • Day 20 - Summit Lobuche [6,119m/20,075ft] and descend to Base Camp

    We will wake up quite early this day as we aim to reach summit before noon. We head out to summit during predawn. We need to cross ice slopes for which crampons and ice axe proves really useful. We may need to pass crevasses before climbing to the summit. The summit allows enticing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Pumori and other mountains in Everest region. After spending some quality time in summit, we will lower down to Lobuche Base Camp where we will stay overnight.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours: 8-9
  • Day 21 - Trek to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft]

    We will follow the easy descending trail from Lobuche Base Camp. The path from Lobuche to Pheriche is scenic with close-up view Ama Dablam Mountain. From Pheriche, we will move further to Pangboche through rhododendron and juniper forest.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7
  • Day 22 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Leaving Pangboche early in the morning, we will follow the return trail along Imja River that takes us through the forest of birch and spruce to Tengboche village. After brief stop in Tengboche, we will follow the trail through forest of blooming rhododendron to the bridge. We will cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and move through Dudh Koshi gorge and pine forest to Sansa village. The region is rich in Himalayan wildlife like mountain goats, Thars and local birds. We will pass through the chorten to the army camp at Namche Bazaar.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6 - 7
  • Day 23 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

    Our last day of trek following the Dudh Kosi River down to Lukla. It’s only a gradual walk along the Dudhkhosi river after our steep descent from Namche. We’ll have lunch on our way and we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun & reflect on the emotional experiences we had while hiking through these massive mountains that have probably helped us re-discover ourselves in ways least expected. This is our final day on these fantastic mountains. Later we celebrate our successful completion of trek & climb with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7
  • Day 24 - Fly back to Ramechap and drive to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Ramechap. From Ramechap, we take 4 hrs drive back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from long and tiring peak climbs.

    • Meal: B, L
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 25 - Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful climb. While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles
    Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 26 - International departure

    Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time.  We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon.  Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: None
    • Trekking Hours:

Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

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Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Cost Inclusion

  • Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guides on 1:3 ratio (Guide to client ratio)
  • Meals and Accommodation at Teahouses/Lodges during trekking period
  • Meals and High-quality mountain tents for during climbing period
  • All peaks permits with garbage deposits. 
  • National Park Fees
  • KTM-LUKLA-KTM Airfare
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
  • Personal/Group climbing gears
  • Porterage of equipment required during trekking and climbing
  • Waterproof Duffel bag, Sleeping bag and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses and tips 

Essential Information

Meals

All meals are included on a trek and climb from Day 03 to 24. We will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat, Momo (Dumpling) to pizza and apple pie. Despite the fact that meat is available in the teahouses, we prompt against eating it on the trek. The meat has frequently been conveyed in the warmth from lower elevations for a few days before arriving at the teahouses and can cause stomach upsets or disease. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the teahouse/lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way.

During climbing days for the base camps, it will be a fully camping style. Our kitchen crew will prepare the food for us. In Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to pass your message to your guide. For a gluten-free diet, we highly recommend you to bring extra foods especially for breakfast as your options for the breakfast will be limited. Meals worth USD 1000-1250 are included on this trip. 

You can and is encouraged to bring along comfort food which you enjoy eating - chocolates, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks etc.

Accommodation

Hotel: 4 Nights, Teahouse/Lodge: 15 Nights, Camping: 6 Nights

Kathmandu: 
In Kathmandu, we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like Beatles, Ricky Martin, Jeremy Irons and others have stayed. Centrally located in Thamel, the hotel also boasts of a beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the greenery. Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have a single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price as stated in the trip costing.
Regardless of whether you're coming back from the mountains or touching base from the airport, come and unwind at the hotel beautiful garden, request some fine Italian espresso or a chilled Beer, and escape in the memorable surroundings of Kathmandu's most adored guesthouse.

On Trek:
Trekking in the (Everest area) does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets but with a wonderful view from your window.  All the teahouses/lodges have a spacious warm dining room-lounge. The rooms are fairly basic. Blankets are generally provided by the teahouse but we will provide a warm sleeping bag to everyone. Bathrooms are mostly shared and toilets are squat type in most places. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Climbing days:
During climbing days, your accommodation will be on fully tented camping. A tent will be provided between every 2 climbers. If in case of a single by default, then we will provide a single tent without any additional cost. 

Single supplement: 
Single supplement will be charged if someone wishes to have their own room in Kathmandu. Especially when travelling in a group, we will always pair you with someone of the same sex and similar age to share the room with. If in case of a single by default, then clients don’t have to pay for the single supplement. Please note that on the trek, a single supplement is not available due to limited rooms

Guides

Our Guide/Sherpa crews are critical to the success of your climbs that you do with us. We, us professionally trained Sherpa guides & sirdars who are just not hikers & climbers on the mountains but have been trained to perform this task with a lot of common sense & guile.

Kunga Sherpa, Everest summiteer and founder of Highland Expeditions, who has successfully guided and organized over 40 expeditions to 8000m as an expedition sirdar oversees our experienced Sherpa crew that will be with you on the climb. We ensure that they are confident & experienced. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living in other parts of the regions where they were born in. We know that locally born staffs are a vital cog in that wheel of sometimes dangerous adventure where anything can happen. At Highland Expeditions, we always make sure that our mountain crews are highly motivated & never compromise.

Weather

The best seasons for Khumbu Three Peak Climb are Autumn (from October till end of November) and Spring (April to May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between 5C to -5C) and the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C).  Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. Trekking and climbing during the monsoon seasons and winters are not recommended as the visibility is poor and limited whilst upper parts and high passes could be covered with snow.

April,May October and November are the favoured months. Please choose the date that is convenient for you.

Prerequisites

To partake in Khumbu three peaks climb, an excellent physical level is required as this trip involves a longer duration of trek/climb. Previous experience of high altitude treks and climbing smaller peaks is of great advantage while climbing a 6000m peak. While the previous experience of trek/climb is a requirement, our carefully planned itinerary allows people without previous experience to join as well. Careful approach has been planned with plenty of rest and acclimatization days in our itinerary. You should also be both mentally and physically prepared for this trip. A fierce determination, burning desire and teamwork is required. We have allowed ample time for acclimatization and contingency day on our itinerary and there will also be a climbing course at the base camp where your guide will teach you the proper way to use the equipment. 

Difficulty

Grading: 7-8 (Strenuous)

Climbing Island peak is considered strenuous due to longer duration trek/climb in a remote and isolated area that goes above 5500m and you need to sleep at an elevation of 5000m+ for multiple days. Climbers are required to have an excellent physical level. On summit day, you will leave base camp at around 2 am and will only be back to base camp by late afternoon. This grade trip involves usages of climbing equipment (Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Previous experience is essential and we also provide a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb where your guides will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.  

Approach

Our Khumbu three peaks climb itinerary has been devised every important aspect in mind. Our itinerary involves acclimatization days and contingency days for any circumstances. Our unique approach to Island peak climb not only provides better acclimatization but also provides you with effective adventure covering the best of Everest region. With this approach, we have seen massive growth in the success ratio of people summiting Island Peak. From Island peak, we move to Phokalde via Chukung and Khongma La Pass. When this is done we head to Lobuche for our final objective. 

Safety

Safety is always a priority while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Our itinerary for Khumbu Three peaks has been devised carefully ensuring safety and success. We carry supplementary oxygen system and medical kit on our Island peak trip be it a group of 1 or 12. Besides, we provide high staff to client ratio on our peak climbing trips. 

There will be an experienced climbing leader with 1:3 sherpa guide to client ratio. 

Group Size

Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 1 and the maximum is 12 people.

Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

More information: Travel Insurance

Private Trip/Group Joining

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private basis. If you are looking for a group to join this trip please check our departures section for availability, dates and price. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people. If you want to do something that is not included in our trip list, we are ready to tailor a trip to suit your exact requirements. In short, we will make every effort to get you on the trip you want, when you want.

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment.   You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Clothing and Footwear

- Long-sleeved shirts
- T-Shirts
- Trousers
- Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
- Waterproof jackets and trousers
- Thermal
- Inner wears
- Under garments
- Warm socks
- Warm Hat, Gloves (Down) and Bandana/Scarf
- Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
- Trekking shoes (Full)
- Snow Gaiter
- Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
- Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)

Documents

- Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
- 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
- Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
- Flight tickets
- Credit cards in case of emergencies
- Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others

- Thermarest or similar sleeping mat
- Headlamps with extra batteries
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Camera with charger or spare batteries
- A pair of trekking poles
- Water bottle one (1) litre
- Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
- Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
- Padlock
- Binoculars
- Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

- Quick-drying towel
- Small face towel
- Toothbrush &Toothpaste
- Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
- Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
- Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
- Hygiene products
- Basic first aid kit

The gears listed below will be provided by us for the trek. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after the completion of the trek.

- Down Jacket
- Sleeping bag with liner
- Duffel/Kit Bag
- Group climbing gears

Personal climbing gears:

- Plastic mountaineering boots
- Mountaineering/Climbing Harness
- Helmet
- Ice Axe
- Crampons
- Ascender/Jumar
- Descender/ 8 figure (Rappelling device)
- Screw gate Karabiners (Lock 2/Unlock 2)
- Prusik loop

Which boot is best for peak climbing in Nepal? https://highlandexpeditions.com/best-boots-for-nepal-peak-climbing/

Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport etc) required for the trip will be provided after your trip confirmation. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

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