Three Peaks Climbing

Three Peaks Climbing

Climb Mera, Island and Lobuche Peak

32 Days 6,476m/21,247ft
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Quick Facts

Trip Duration 32 Days Trip Grading Strenuous
Max Altitude 6,476m/21,247ft Best TimeApr-May
Oct-Nov
Trip ModeTeahouse/Camping Group SizeMin 1 Max 12
Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Climb 3 most famous peaks
  • Everest circuit trek & climb with Amphu Lapcha Pass
  • Fully guided climb with 1: 3 sherpa guide to client ratio
  • Mera, Island and Lobuche

Three Peaks Climbing Overview

Mera, Island and Lobuche are the popular three peaks climb in Everest region. Highland Expeditions offer special Three Peaks Climbing that allows you to experience Mera Peak, Island Peak and Lobuche Peak in a single itinerary. We will begin our climb with Mera Peak and conclude with the Lobuche Peak traversing Amphu Lapcha Pass. The Pass links Mera with Chukung valley which is home to scenic Island Peak. Trek for Everest Three Peaks climb begins from Lukla. 

Mera Peak [6,476m/21,247ft]

The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak Climbing progresses through non-technical route and thus Mera Peak Climb is for all of the adventure enthusiasts who has will and determination to make the most out of their adventure in Himalaya. All you will need is a good level of fitness and you are good to go. The climb rewards us with views of Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga and other peaks and mountains. Come and have three sixty degree views of glistening mountains from one of the most stunning view point in Nepal.

Island Peak [6,189m/20,305ft]

Climbing Island Peak requires technical skills as the route takes us through scramble of rocks, ridges and glaciers. We need to climb through the steep section to reach the summit that allows views of Lhotse, Amadblam and other surrounding peaks and mountains.

Lobuche Peak [6,119m/20,075ft]   

We will accept the epic challenge of Lobuche in the end of Three peaks climb as Lobuche Climb is going to be the toughest one. We will follow the trail stretching from south ridge that will take us to the summit. Although challenging, the inexplicably beautiful views of Magical Mountains in Khumbu including world’s highest Everest.

Why climb with us? 

At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed in maintaining the climb safe and success with 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 for providing 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   31N/32 Days
  Trekking Duration   20N/21 Days
  Climbing Duration   5N/6Days
  Maximum Elevation   6,476m/21,247ft at Mera Peak

Three Peaks Climbing is an ultimate climbing holiday which includes ascent of three 6000m peaks and traverse of Amphu Laptcha Pass at 5,700m. 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 previous experience of trekking/climbing at 5000m+ elevation will be beneficial. 

If you have climbed Mera Peak before then we recommend you our another ultimate climbing holiday Khumbu Climber that includes ascent of three peaks (Island Peak, Pokhalde Peak and Lobuche East) 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 02 : Exploration of Kathmandu and trek/climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 03 : Fly to Lukla [2,800m/9,187ft] and trek to Poiyan [2,800m/9,184ft]
  • Day 04 : Trek to Pangoma [2,850m/9,348ft]
  • Day 05 : Trek to Nashing Dingma [2,600m/8,502ft]
  • Day 06 : Cross Surke La [3,030m/9,940ft] and trek to Chalem Kharka [3,550m/11,645ft]
  • Day 07 : Trek to Chungbu Kharka [4,200m/13,776ft]
  • Day 08 : Trek to Khote [3,600m/11,812ft]
  • Day 09 : Trek to Thaknag [4,356m/14,292ft]
  • Day 10 : Acclimatization and rest day [4,356m/14,292ft]
  • Day 11 : Trek to Khare [5,045m/16,552ft]
  • Day 12 : Pre Climb training [5,045m/16,552ft]
  • Day 13 : Trek to Mera La [5,415m/17,765ft]
  • Day 14 : Trek to Mera High Camp [5,800m/19,029ft]
  • Day 15 : Summit Mera [6,476m/21,247ft] and trek to khongma Ding [4,840m/15,180ft]
  • Day 16 : Trek to Seto Pokhari [5,000m/16,405ft]
  • Day 17 : Trek to Amphu Lapcha High camp [5,400m/17,717ft]
  • Day 18 : Island Peak Base Camp [5,200m/17,060ft] via Amphu Lapcha Pass [5,700m/18,701ft]
  • Day 19 : Rest and contingency day
  • Day 20 : Trek to Island peak High Camp [5,345m/17,537ft]
  • Day 21 : Summit Island Peak [6,189m/20,305ft] and trek to Chukhung (4,730m/15,518ft)
  • Day 22 : Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]
  • Day 23 : Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp [4,950m/ 16,240ft]
  • Day 24 : Reserve day for contingency
  • Day 25 : Move up to Lobuche High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft)
  • Day 26 : Summit Lobuche East [6,119m/20,075ft] and trek to Pheriche [4,250m/13,944ft]
  • Day 27 : Trek to Kyanjuma [3,500m/11,483ft]
  • Day 28 : Trek to Monjo [2,850m/9,351ft]
  • Day 29 : Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]
  • Day 30 : Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 31 : Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 32 : International departure

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. Your 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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Map & 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 : None
    • 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 [2,800m/9,187ft] and trek to Poiyan [2,800m/9,184ft]

    After an early morning b/fast, we take the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla on STOL aircraft. Flight time is about 35 minutes to the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. It is a memorable flight, with outstanding views of the eastern Himalaya (sit on the left side of the plane for the best views). At Lukla, we are immediately overcome by the scale of the massive peaks that surround the village but this is only an indication of what is to come. After packing our gears, we we will leave Lukla and follow the relatively easy trail through the woods of colorful rhododendron and pine to Poiyan for overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 04 - Trek to Pangoma [2,850m/9,348ft]

    Crossing the series of ridges, we will go through rhododendron and bamboo forests. On our way, we can see yak joyfully munching the lush green grass. Continuing the trail through rhododendron forest, we will reach Pangoma where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 05 - Trek to Nashing Dingma [2,600m/8,502ft]

    Leaving Pangoma, we will follow the path for couple of hours before taking gentle climb to Pangoma La Pass. Today we get our first good views of Mera peak up the valley. We cross Ningswo Khola before we reach Ningswo bhuk for our overnight camp
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 7-8 hrs
  • Day 06 - Cross Surke La [3,030m/9,940ft] and trek to Chalem Kharka [3,550m/11,645ft]

    • Meal : (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 07 - Trek to Chungbu Kharka [4,200m/13,776ft]

    • Meal : (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 08 - Trek to Khote [3,600m/11,812ft]

    After an early morning tea, we will take about 3-hours of downhill trek through rhododendron forest. We will be taking lunch amid the forest before continuing the trek along Hinku River. It will take couple of hours to reach Kothe where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09 - Trek to Thaknag [4,356m/14,292ft]

    We will enter Barun National Park on this day. Leaving our camp in Khote early in the morning, we will proceed and enter to Barun National Park. The trail leads us along the edge of Hinku River about 4-5 hours to lead us to Thagnag which will greet us with awe-inspiring views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangru and Kangteka peaks.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 10 - Acclimatization and rest day [4,356m/14,292ft]

    We will take necessary second break from our trek on this day. Since an activity helps us in proper acclimatization, we will be taking side trip to Charpate Himal Glacier. It will take 3hrs to reach Charpate Himal Glacier. This glacier holds a great religious significance among native Sherpas. The glacier allows an unobstructed view of Mera North. Later, we will return to our camp in Thangnang for overnight stay.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 11 - Trek to Khare [5,045m/16,552ft]

    After an early morning breakfast, we will leave Thaknag and move through the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to reach Dig Kharka. We will be greeted with pleasant view of Charpate Himal from Dig Kharka. We will follow the ascending path through moraines to the snout of Hinku Nup. Proceeding further, we will cross Shar Glacier and follow the steep path uphill to Khare where we will camp overnight. The camp site in Khare allows exquisite view of North face of Mera Peak.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 12 - Pre Climb training [5,045m/16,552ft]

    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. So, even an amateur with no prior experience of peak climb can also participate in Mera Peak Climbing. We will head to the top of Mera Glacier and practice using our climbing gears. Later, in the evening we will return to Khare for overnight stay.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 13 - Trek to Mera La [5,415m/17,765ft]

    Journey continues along glacier for most of the day. The trail takes us close to the northern section where there are no crevasses. Mera La stretches south to meet the lofty sweep of Mera glacier which drops down from Mera Peak. We will stay overnight in MeraLa Pass.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 14 - Trek to Mera High Camp [5,800m/19,029ft]

    We will need to use climbing gears like Crampons and axe to take the steep ascend to High Camp of Mera Peak. From Mera La, we will ascend the glaciated path. At around 5800m elevation, we will find a rocky section among glacier to set up our high camp. Existing at the edge of mountain, the area offers striking view of Kanchenjunga that rises to the east above the ridge of Chamlang. We will also get exquisite views of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, the southern section of Lhotse and Lhotse Shar Mountains. Stay overnight in High Camp.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 15 - Summit Mera [6,476m/21,247ft] and trek to khongma Ding [4,840m/15,180ft]

    We will wake up much early on this day. After tea, we will take slow climb towards the summit. Temperature remains on an average 10 degree Celsius below Zero on this region. We will climb the glacier and proceed to snow hump-back ridge. We will follow the non-technical and classic route through the south-east ridge. Climbing further through the snout of glacier, we will climb over the south summit to the summit ridge. Finally, the moment comes for which all of us were eagerly waiting. We will get the 360 degree views of many eight thousand meter peaks including views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and other peaks and mountains. We will spend some time on summit witnessing the views before we descend to the foot hill of Mera and reach Mera La from where we will continue our walk till we reach Khongma Ding
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 9-10 hrs
  • Day 16 - Trek to Seto Pokhari [5,000m/16,405ft]

    After a long and tiring climb of Mera, we will pursue the easy trail to Seto Pokhari. Moving through the Hongu Valley, we will follow the scenic path with views of Chamlang (7319 m) and Baruntse (7129 m) from most of the point. The trail is mostly flat with occasional ups and downs. Finally, we will arrive at Seto Pokhari, the white Lake where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 17 - Trek to Amphu Lapcha High camp [5,400m/17,717ft]

    There are no inhabitants in this area as this is a very high and remote valley. We will follow the least crowded path to Chamlang Base Camp. Walking along the west face of Chamlang, we will reach Hongu River. Moving further through the Hongu glacier, we will reach Panch Pokhari, the Holy Five Lakes of Nepal. After spending some time to soak in the beauty of these five lakes, we will proceed to Amphu Lapcha High Camp where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
  • Day 18 - Island Peak Base Camp [5,200m/17,060ft] via Amphu Lapcha Pass [5,700m/18,701ft]

    Crossing Amphu Lapcha Pass requires technical skills. We need to cross the steep section of ice and rock. So, we need to be cautious not to stumble and fall. After climbing the difficult Amphu Lapcha Pass, we will lower down to the other end of the Pass at Imja Valley. We will continue walking to Island Peak Base Camp where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
  • Day 19 - Rest and contingency day

    This contingency day has been kept to make sure that our schedule will go on smoothly without interruption even if there occur complications while climbing the peak.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
  • Day 20 - Trek to Island peak High Camp [5,345m/17,537ft]

    We will take steep climb to Island Peak High Camp that is located at 5345m altitude. We will make our final preparations and get ready for the summit climb. Stay overnight in Island Peak High Camp.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
  • Day 21 - Summit Island Peak [6,189m/20,305ft] and trek to Chukhung (4,730m/15,518ft)

    Since heavy wind blows during afternoon at the summit, our target will be to reach the summit before noon. We will take moderate climb for the first part of the climb before reaching the steep hillside. The terrain frequently changes to boulder. We will follow the tapered path through a steep rock channel to emerge to the gully. Walking through a ridgeline, we conquer 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 camera and then prepare ourselves for long descend to the Base Camp and then we will continue moving to Chukhung.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 8-9 hrs
  • Day 22 - Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

    Chukhung to Dingboche is a short trek that will take only couple hours to conclude. 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 : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 23 - Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp [4,950m/ 16,240ft]

    From Dingboche, we will retrace our route and begin a moderate walk to Dugla. After following the straight path for 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 : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 24 - Reserve day for contingency

    Rest and contingency day
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
  • Day 25 - Move up 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. Once we reach High Camp, we will take lunch and rest. Stay overnight in Lobuche High Camp.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 26 - Summit Lobuche East [6,119m/20,075ft] and trek to Pheriche [4,250m/13,944ft]

    We will wake up quite early this day as we aim to reach summit before noon and thus 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 and continue walking to Pheriche where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 8-9 hrs
  • Day 27 - Trek to Kyanjuma [3,500m/11,483ft]

    Leaving Pheriche, we will lower down to Khumbu River. We will cross Khumbu River and follow the popular EBC trail through the scenic valley. Enroute, we will cross dispersed villages of Orsho and Shomare and reach Pangboche that is located at the base of Ama Dablam. Crossing the bridge over Imja River, we will walk through pretty Deboche village and arrive at Tengboche. We will visit Khumbu’s largest Tengboche Monastery and pass through rhododendron forest to Dudh Koshi River. We will cross Dudhkoshi River and reach Phunki Tenga. Walking through Sansa village, we will reach Kyangjuma. The campsite in Kyangjuma allows views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and other mountains.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 28 - Trek to Monjo [2,850m/9,351ft]

    We will lower down through the slope and enter forest area. Moving further, we will arrive at Namche. From Namche, we will descend to Dudhkoshi River. Crossing Dudhkoshi River, we will arrive at Monjo. Stay overnight in Monjo village.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 29 - 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 : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 30 - Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel in a private vehicle in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from long and tiring peak climb.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 31 - 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, D)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 32 - 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.

2019 Departures
Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price
12 Apr, 2019 13 May, 2019 USD 4,999 Available Book Now
11 Oct, 2019 11 Nov, 2019 USD 4,800 Available Book Now
Trip Info
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Cost Inclusion

  • Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guides on 1:3 ratio (Guide to client ratio)
  • Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges during trekking period
  • Meals and High-quality mountain tents during climbing period
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
  • All peaks permits with garbage deposits. 
  • National Park Fees
  • KTM-LUKLA-KTM Airfare
  • 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

Optional Add Ons

  • Single supplement
  • Hotel upgrade

Important note

The day-to-day program is subject to weather, conditions and the progress and wishes of the group. Most importantly, the leaders will be making daily decisions, for example, about exactly how far or which way we go, and will be thinking ultimately about the safety and health of all in the party, as well as the enjoyment of the group and success in the outcome of the trek and climb. We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the holiday is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon client’s wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.

Climate

The best seasons for Khumbu climber are Autumn (from October till end of November) and Spring (April to mid-May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between -20C 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.

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

TRIP GRADE – Strenuous

Strong physical stamina level is expected. Prepare yourself for climbing above 6000m altitude with daily exercise and gym. You need to have experience of using climbing equipments like crampons and ice axe. You will be allowed pre climbing training during which you will be provided skills on how to use fixed ropes and basic climbing skills will be shared.

A Typical Day

Daily wake up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on trek.  You will be served a hot cup of tea/coffee at your tent followed by a small basin of hot water to wash up. Before breakfast you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter during  breakfast. We will have our lunch break after few hours of trek and  ample time to rest and perhaps some reading during that break. Trek after lunch will be generally shorter enabling us to reach camp. Tea and coffee awaits you at the campsite and your tents will be set up before you arrive.  Hot water will be given for wash up before dinner is served usually at 6.00 pm. Please bring your flask and/or water bottles for refill of hot water/drinking water for personal use at night. After dinner, the evening is free to play cards and recall the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Meals

We consider hearty and delicious meals as a key component to the overall success of our trip. Our Chef will prepare exceptional meals and ensure its quality preparation. He will be with us and is responsible for all meals during our trekking days. You can and is encouraged to bring along comfort food which you enjoy eating - chocolates, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks etc.

Accommodation

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 single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price as stated in the trip costing.

On Camping Trek

For every 2 persons, a tent is provided together with a sleeping bag, mattress, pillow and other for comfort.  You may consider to bring along an extra mattress or inflatable mat.

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 group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate a trip is 1 the maximum is 12 people.

Flight / Land Transfers

The starting point of the trek is from Lukla, which is connected by a short 30 minutes’ flight from Kathmandu. We will arrange to transfer you and your group from the hotel to the airport (Kathmandu) for departure and to take your group back to the hotel upon your return to Kathmandu.

Travel 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 a travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)  in high altitudes where there are no other means of transporation available. Medical expenses, Baggage lost, Delays and Cancellation, Death & Repatriation are also another important factor to include when purchasing your Insurance. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision.

Tipping and Taxes

Though tipping is not compulsory but gratuity is appreciated.   A suggestion of an allocation of USD8.00-10.00 per day per person for climbing trips – this can be handed to the leader/Sirdar at the end of the trek in the presence of the staff for distribution as gratitude.  You can also give away your trekking equipment such as boots, jackets, trekking poles, head torches to the crew.

On the last day of the trek, we will have a celebration night with all our trekking crew and we suggest the gratuity to   the staff be given only at the end of the trek.

Communication

Telephone facilities in the Everest region is a plenty.  Connection for cell phones is fair in Everest Region. On peak climbing trips, we always provide satellite phone for emergency purpose. If you need to keep in contact with our family or others, kindly request from us in advance a local sim card.

First Aid Kit

We supply a first aid kit with standard medicines prescribed by doctors and Oxygen for emergency purposes.  Besides that, upon request and with additional cost, we can provide for a High Altitude Mountain doctor.  Your trip leader/Guide is experienced and has knowledge in medications.   But if you are more comfortable, we suggest that you bring along your own common medication supplies such as pain-killers, for cold, diarrhoea, nausea and fever.  Some nasal ointment and throat-moisturising pills will be of great help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions.  Age is no barrier to undertake an unforgettable trekking experience.

People And Culture

Sherpas live in the upper regions of SoluKhumbu.  They emigrated from Tibet about 600 years ago. The Khumbu region has provided a strong group of able bodied, hardy and fearless Sherpa porters and guides. Sherpas practice Tibetan Buddhism, which is also known as Lama Buddhism.

Personal Expenses

Everest region is more expensive than the other regions in Nepal, as most of the goods has to be air-flown and then laboriously carried to their final destination by porters. You need cash for table drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, hot shower (only available in some places).

Itinerary Changes

The itineraries for each trip should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion must coincide with the original itinerary.

You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into a remote mountain region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.

Rescue/Evacuations

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty; we undertake to do everything possible to transfer you to the nearest hospital.  Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, kindly ensure that all expenses are fully covered by your insurance before assigning it or must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu.

Luggage While Trekking

While on the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porters.  You only carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc.  - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box which is not chargeable in Kathmandu.

Care For Porters And Staff

Our porters and staff are provided with adequate clothing and equipment for high altitude conditions.  They are also well paid and is well groomed.

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for these 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 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)

Personal climbing gears:

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

 

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 photo copy 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, note books and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

  • Quick drying towel
  • Small face towel
  • Toothbrush &Toothpaste
  • Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
  • Face and body moisturizer, Sun screen 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 trek.

  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping bag with Liner
  • Duffel/Kit Bag
  • Group climbing gears

Trip Extensions

In addition to your trek, we can organize extension trips to both within Nepal and other neighbouring countries.

For example, you may want to try water-rafting or a jungle safari in Nepal or even a Nepal Cultural Tours.

If time permits, you may even want to include a trip to our neighbouring countries i.e.  Tibet, India or Bhutan.

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