3 Peaks is a highly active expedition giving the chance to climbing three peaks in the Everest region, or simply trek between their base camps in remote areas of the Khumbu. It provides an opportunity to climb in the shadow of the world’s highest mountains while taking in one of the most famous treks in the Himalaya. In brief, we trek up the Everest Trail to a base camp in a secluded valley opposite of Ama Dablam. Here we acclimatize and practice mountaineering techniques, while climbing Pokalde & Kongma Tse before trekking up the Imja valley to climb Island Peak. From Island Peak, we retrace our steps back down the Imja valley to Dingboche where we drop back down into the Khumbu valley and return to Lukla. Should you wish to shorten the 28-day itinerary then The Island Peak option can be missed out (days 18 – 21) allowing people to return to Kathmandu early & still enjoy a 24 day trip to Nepal.Our three main climbing objectives are –
Pokalde is the ‘warm-up’ summit and involves mostly mixed terrain of rock and snow, with a straightforward snow climb as far as the summit rocks. An awkward section right at the top involves some scrambling.
Kongma Tse-5820m Formerly called Mehra Peak, Kongma Tse stands above the Khumbu Glacier. It is one of several summits that make up the long southwest ridge of Nuptse carved out between the Khumbu and Nuptse Glaciers. The views of the massive south face of Nuptse, Pumori to the north and the Lho La are simply spectacular from the summit
Island Peak (Imja Tse)-6189m We climb the South Ridge, which involves grade 1 scrambling up a gully and easy rock to a glacier. We cross this, negotiating some crevasses to a final steep (40°) snow slope (100m) leading to the summit ridge. This can be corniced and leads in about three rope lengths to the summit. There are superb views of the south face of Lhotse, Baruntse and Ama Dablam.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1350m, transfer to hotel- pre-briefing about trip
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2640m trek to Chumao.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m
Day 04: Rest day and acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek to Tangboche. 3860m
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche. 4350m
Day 07: Rest and acclimatization in Dingboche 4350m
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4910m
Day 09: Trek to Kalapather 5545m back to Gorak Shep 5140m
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep – visit Everest BC 5364m Lobuche
Day 11: Trek to Dingboche – Return to Dingboche 4350m
Day 12: Trek to Pokalde base camp. 5082m
Day 13-15: Ascent of Pokalde 5806m
Day 16: Ascent of Kongma Tse 5820m
Day 17: Trek to Island Peak base camp.5080m
Day 18: Rest day, day walk to view North Ridge of Island Peak & its glaciers
Day 19: Trek to ascend to Island Peak high camp 5600m
Day 20: Trek to ascent of Island Peak 6189m
Day 21: Trek to descend to Dingboche 4350m
Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m
Day 23: Trek to Lukla.
Day 24: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 25: At leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 26: Depart .
|Duration||Max Altitude||Best Season||Difficulty||Accommodation|
|16 Days||5587m. , 18,380ft.||Mar-May & Sept-Dec||Intermediate||Lodge&Camp|