Climb Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft)
Climb Pokalde (5,806m/19,049ft)
Climb Lobuche Peak (6,119m/20,075ft)
Acclimatization trek to Gokyo & Cho La Pass
- Climb three most famous peak in the Everest region
- 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days
- Climb Island, Pokalde and Lobuche Peak
- Acclimatization trek to Gokyo and Cho la pass.
Khumbu Three Peaks Climb is a unique Himalayan mountaineering holiday in the Everest region offering you a chance to climb three 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 trip with an acclimatization trek to Gokyo, Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass.
Our Khumbu three peaks climb is suitable for people with and without previous experience of high altitude trekking and is looking for an ultimate climbing holiday in the Himalayas. The ascent of three peaks around 6000m in the Khumbu region with a side excursion to Gokyo Lakes makes this trip unique.
Trek to Gokyo and Chola Pass for acclimatization and climb the three trekking peaks in the Himalayas.
Learn mountaineering skills and build your experience of Himalayan climbs. Or, if your goal is to climb bigger mountains like Ama Dablam, Manaslu or Cho You then this trip serves as an excellent preliminary trip.
The trip is fully guided and supported by our guides and we provide a 1:3 climbing guide to client ratio during summit days for maximum support. Each peak is listed as a trekking peak in Nepal and the climb doesn’t consist of technical difficulty. However, the long duration and extreme conditions make this trip challenging. Different skills are required for each climb and this trip will definitely provide you with a better understanding of high-altitude climbs and sharpen your mountaineering skills.
You will not only rejoice in the scenic mountain views in the Everest region but you will also enjoy the warm hospitality of amiable Sherpas in central Khumbu valley. Our climb begins through yak trails in valleys and progresses through a few high passes to the base of trekking peaks. We will begin our Khumbu Three Peaks Climb starting with the Lobuche peak and ending with the Island peak. Enough acclimatization days and contingency days have been allocated in the itinerary to ensure a successful climb.
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 most sought 6000-meter trekking peaks in the Everest region. The route is not technical but climbing the steep section and tapered summit ridge demands better physical strength. It is the first choice for many people when it comes to climbing a 6000m Himalayan peak. Island Peak is a classic 6000m Himalayan peak combining all in one that will take your mountaineering skills to newer heights. Island peak is the second most sought peak in the Everest region after the mighty Everest. Standing tall at 6189m, the peak offers a real climbing experience with the use of a ladder and fixed ropes on steep snow sleeves at 45 degrees.
Check out our top 10 tips for Island Peak Climb
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 Peak is introduced as an ideal Himalayan climb for beginners. The climb provides a great ground to build further mountaineering skills. The climb to Lobuche east doesn’t consist of real difficulty but there is a feeling of some exposure along the route. Lobuche east peak climb also serves as a great introductory climb for people looking to do an 8000m expedition. Many Everest climbers attempt Lobuche as part of their acclimatization. The summit offers spectacular views of Khumbu valley with Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam and other peaks and mountains.
Check out our top 10 tips for Lobuche Peak Climb
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 the best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and successful 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 in successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide a 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?
This trip is considered challenging due to the longer duration of trek/climb reaching up to an elevation of 6000m. You need to sleep at an elevation of 5000m+ for a few days. Physically strenuous, involving daily trekking of approximately 6 – 8 hours and the summit days will be 10-12 hrs. Previous climbing experience is beneficial but it is not mandatory to take part. You should be moderately fit and must enjoy walking and be adaptable to high altitude conditions.
Previous experience of trekking at high altitudes will be beneficial and you will need a very strong physical stamina level. This grade trip involves the usage of peak 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 skills required for the climb.
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling 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, 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.
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.
- Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guides on 1:3 ratio (Guide to client ratio)
- Meals and Accommodation at Teahouses/Lodges during the trekking period
- Meals and High-quality mountain tents during the climbing period
- All peaks permit 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 a 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 the trek)
- Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
- Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
- International airfare, visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses and tips
I booked the Khumbu 3 Peaks trek before Covid and finally got the opportunity to complete the experience in April / May. The expectation of the trip was surpassed by the organizational expertise of Passang and Highland Expeditions. From the minute the first email was promptly replied to, through the whole trek until the departure for home, I was so well looked after. Our guides were top drawer, having multiple summits of 8,000 metre mountains between them. Our porters were brilliant. The trip was tough, be prepared, but Highland Expeditions will do all they can to make your dreams come true.. I would so highly recommend them. They have the experience and contacts to tip the balance in favour of their clients..thank you Passang and all the Highland Expeditions team.