Three Peak Climbing: Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak

USD 4,555
  • Activities
    Three Peak Climbing: Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak
  • Max Elevation
    Island Peak (6,186m), Lobuche Peak (6,119m), Nirekha Peak (6,159 m)
  • Trip Duration
    30 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation
    Flight + Private Vehicle
  • Communication
    Yes
  • Group Size
    Mimimum 2
  • Best Season
    Spring and Autumn
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx 5 -6 Hours
  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

    Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport with a warm welcome. After the customs formalities are over you will be taken into the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. Our staff will help you with your check into the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or visit our office for collecting additional information about the trip. In the evening Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will offer you welcome dinner.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): Trip Preparation

    We would take you to some of the famous World Heritage sites in Kathmandu for sightseeing. It is not possible to visit all the world heritage sites in Kathmandu in a single day. Other activities include shopping of some of the most essential items, packing, make arrangements of the climbing gears, know the fellow participants, guides and porters, and discussion about our trip.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

    After having breakfast at the hotel, we will move towards Tribhuvan International Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest Region. After landing at Lukla, we will follow the trail that is gradual uphill trekking through the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. We will pass along many Mani walls before we arrive at Ghat. From here, we will have both uphill and downhill trekking experiences towards Phakding.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

    Leaving Phakding we will cross a small stream and start ascending until we reach Bengal. From here to we have both uphill and downhill climbing. We will stop at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park for registration. After paying the entry fee, we will make a steady climb towards Namche Bazaar- the Sherpa Capital. We will spend one more day at Namche Bazaar for exploration and acclimatization.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization

    Till now we have already gained an altitude of 3,000m above the sea level. We will spend our day at Namche Bazaar studying Sherpa culture and exploring the busy market streets. It is also worth walking uphill to Sagarmatha National Park Museum and the combined village of Khumbu and Khumjung. Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours

    After spending a full day at Namche Bazaar, we will ascend the trail that will lead us towards Khyangjuma (3,550m) where there are several tea houses. With the superb view of Ama Dablam, we will descend on a stone-paved trail to Phunke Tenga and begin our uphill trekking through Pine forest. From there we will traverse across Tengboche hill and climb a switchback to arrive at Tengboche.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours

    From here we will follow the trail that offers great views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the other side. We continue our uphill trekking passing through Pangboche and its monastery. We will slowly climb towards a village and pass through a big Mani Stupa. This is the place from where our trek is fairly moderate as we head towards Dingboche for the overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 3-4 hours

    Dingboche is a charming place in the Himalayas. It is the summer settlement area of the mountain people. We can have the best views of Ama Dablam, the ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse, Tawache and Chalots from here.  At first, we will walk through a stonewalled field, Imja Khola Valley and Glacier Moraines. We will have superb mountain panorama of Lhotse and Ama Dablam all around. After moving a little ahead from Bibre, we will have the most fascinating view of Island Peak above us. After that, we will reach Chhukung, a small settlement in about half an hour from Bibre.  We shall spend the night at Chhukung.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 09: Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and Trek Back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

    Today is another day set aside for acclimatization. Climbing Chhukung Ri might help our body adjust to the high altitude. Chhukung Ri is a peak located directly above the Chhukung village. The climb to the peak involves some easy scrambling near the summit. From the top, we can look directly across the valley for a fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa peaks. We will descend back to Chhukung village to spend the night.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 10: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

    The trek to Island Peak Base Camp passes on a fairly steep trail. First of all, we will climb towards the south then towards the east if the valley. We will then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. And then, we will continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking to the south-west side of Island Peak. We shall have a pleasant stay at the island peak Base Camp tonight.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 11: Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

    This day is the most important day for us. We shall spend the day learning basic mountaineering skills. Basically, the training will be on peak climbing techniques and the use of climbing gears such as the ice axe, boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training to climb Island Peak, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the success rates and make your trip enjoyable. We will be rehearsing our climb above 5,000m on rocky slopes and icy trails.  We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb. We shall spend yet another night at the Island Peak Base Camp

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 12: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) and Back to Base Camp: 10-12 hours

    This one will be one of the most awaited days for us. We will get up very early at around 1 or 2 am and have breakfast.  It is important to reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds will disturb a successful climb. The trail moves up beyond the Base Camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enter a steep rock channel. We will climb the rock gully through several short rock steps before emerging on the right side of the gully. We will follow a ridgeline, which leads us to an exhilarating and exposed snout of a glacier. The guides will fix a rope when required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and man rope will be used during the climb for safety. We use fix rope after successfully climbing on rock.  

    There are two newly formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. We will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views and taking pictures, we will descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew are waiting for us. We will celebrate on our successful Island Peak climb.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

    Today’s walk will be much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes on the same trail we used going up. We will be crossing our first pass the next day, therefore, today’s trek is a short one. At Chhukung we will take a rest and prepare ourselves for the next day’s trek. We shall stay overnight at Chhukung.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 14: Chhukung to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft) via Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft): 6 - 7 hours

    We will begin our journey early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire trip which is Kongma La pass (5,535m). We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. We will spend the night at Lobuche. Trekking through Kongma La is optional. If we do not want to tackle the strenuous Kongma La pass and want to go directly to Lobuche from Chhukung, we can do that as well.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 15: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

    We will walk along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead on the trail is Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse and other mountains along with the tip of Mt. Everest. A small ascent takes us to Thangma Riju. From here we admire panoramic views of the Himalayan vista. We will ascend on a steep trail up to the top of Changri Glacier.  As we reach Gorakshep, we can once again enjoy views of the Himalayas. After resting for a short while, we continue to Everest Base Camp. We pass through rocky dunes, moraines and streams before reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain. From here we admire Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori before trekking back to Gorakshep. Alternatively, we can visit Kala Patthar today instead of the next day as many believe that the sunset view from Kalapatthar is more stunning than the sunrise view. We will stay at Gorakshep tonight.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 16: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8 - 9 hours

    We will start our trek to Kalapatthar early in the morning in order to catch remarkable views of the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for trekking in the dark and cold temperature (the temperature varies according to the season). Furthermore, there is always a chance for chilly winds which are quite common. As we continue our trek, familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest and Nuptse tower above us. After several hours of ascent, we will be at the top of Kalapatthar. The close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks from Kalapatthar is amazing. We enjoy the stunning Himalayan vista and descend to Lobuche where we will stay for the night.

    Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early because Everest Base Camp hike takes longer than the hike to Kalapatthar.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 17: Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours

    From Lobuche, we will trek towards Lobuche Base Camp. After walking some distance on the relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We will move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and the other Himalayas. From the base camp, we will continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. After reaching there, we will set up our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rocky surfaces for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. Fixed rope is used most of the time whereas man rope is used when required.  The climbing leaders will decide what the best choice is. After reaching High Camp we could take a rest for the whole day or prepare ourselves for the next day summit.  We will be spending our night at the Lobuche East High Camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 18: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and Back to High Camp: 8-10 hours

    We will wake up very early and have our breakfast before beginning the climb. It is important to reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon there are strong winds.  We will most likely be walking on rocky surfaces up to around 5700m after which we will climb on ice. We use both fixed rope and man rope as per our leader’s instruction. The climbing surface as well as the length of the rope and depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp again for an overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 19: Lobuche High Camp to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 2 – 3 hours

    Today we will descend downwards after the successful submission of Lobuche. Today we will walk through pastureland and observe yaks grazing there as we move ahead. We will also see many camphor trees on this route. On our journey to Dzongla, we can also see magnificent views of Awi Peak. We will continue descending for around an hour before reaching Dzongla and spend our night there.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 20: Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950/1625 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6 - 7 hours

    As we gain altitude, the Cho La Lake begins to appear. We will also see Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south and Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep and made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round a crevasse.  As with most Himalayan passes, the top of the Cho La is marked by prayer flags and cairns.  From here we turn right and walk on a slightly steep path for around two hours before reaching Nirekha Base Camp. From here we will have admirable views of majestic peaks on all directions. We shall have a wonderful stay at Nirekha Base Camp tonight.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 21: Rest Day

    Today we will take a much-needed rest before the next day’s climb of Nirekha Peak. We rest the whole day which will prepare us for climbing Nirekha Peak. By now we will have already had ice climbing experience so pre-climb training is not required. However, if we want to, we can walk on the glacier and practice on our own.  We will spend the night at Nirekha Base Camp before we head towards the High Camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 22: Nirekha Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5300m/17385ft): 3 - 4 hours

    After a full day’s rest, we are now in the position to start our trek to the Nirekha Peak High Camp. We will begin our trek on a flat snow-covered trail before ascending on a steep path towards high camp. The panoramic views of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Kangchung, Baruntse, Cholatse, Lobuche East, Lhotse and Everest are amazing. We will set up our camp and spend the night at Nirekha Peak High Camp. 

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 23: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159 m/20201 ft) and Back to Base Camp: 5 -6 hours

    Today we will embark on our ultimate adventure which is summiting the Nirekha Peak. The peak is a bit more technical than Island and Lobuche peaks. We are most likely to begin the trek early in the morning. However, if the weather is not suitable for the climb, we will wait and begin climbing when the weather is clear. As we reach the top of the Nirekha Peak, we are mesmerized by the excellent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and others. After a safe and successful trip to the top, we will safely make our way down to the base camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 24: Nirekha Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4800m/15,580 ft): 3 -4 hours

    Our trek to Gokyo Lakes begins on a steep path. On the way, we will see the majestic Himalayan peaks in all directions. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult. Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second Gokyo Lake among the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we will spend the night.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 25: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours

    We will climb Gokyo Ri today and enjoy the views of the incredible mountain vista. We can also tour the fourth Gokyo Lake today which is only 3km north of the Gokyo Village. Then, we will continue trekking to the 5th lake. The view from ‘Scoundrel’s Viewpoint’, located at the edge of the 5th lake, is astonishing. Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu mountains and the huge Ngozumba Glacier are before us to admire. We will trek back to Gokyo and spend the night.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 26: Gokyo to Lumde (4368 m/14328 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 - 8 hours

    We will begin today’s journey early in the morning. Our trail moves alongside Dudh Pokhari for a while. We will walk for around two hours before descending towards the Renjo La pass. On the way, we will see the beautiful Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges. Views from the Renjo La pass are much like that from Gokyo Ri with the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the grey smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We will also get outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass. Continuing on from the past, our trail winds down a stone staircase and then moves over loose scree to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. The presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit unsafe. Along the way, we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We will walk down a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde. Our overnight stay will be in Lumde today.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 27: Lumde to Namche Bazaar: 9-10 hours

    After walking for almost an hour we will reach Marlung which is located on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. The descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We will cross the Bhote Koshi River and descend to Taranga. The trail continues to descend and we will cross two bridges before reaching Thame. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west.  From here, we will descend gradually on a trail that passes through a few small villages before reaching Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. we shall stay in Namche Bazaar overnight.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 28: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours

    We will begin our trek with a descent. As we continue our trek, we will cross several bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries.  Now the trail has become more level and natural. On our trek, we will enjoy walking on open plains, through rhododendron and pine forests and enjoy distant views of the snow-covered peaks. We will walk through Sherpa villages noticing their impressive faith in Buddhism and the culture of prayer stones and prayer flags. After reaching Lukla, we will stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Our long trek to the mountain and its high passes ends today. We shall stay in Lukla.

    Accommodation: Eco Lodges
    Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner.

  • Day 29: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

    We will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Most of the flights are scheduled in the morning because of safety concern.  We will move towards the hotel and rest for the whole day there. Additionally, we shall visit the busy streets of Thamel in the evening where you can buy some souvenirs for your beloved ones.  In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of your journey to the mountains. This will be your last night in Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: Farewell dinner

  • Day 30: Final Departure

    Today is your departure day. After completing the trip successfully over the most fantastic Himalayas, our company representative will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We will bid you a memorable farewell.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan.

What's included?
  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Nirekha Peak
  • All required trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trekking & climbing– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experience Climbing & Trekking Sherpa Guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipment and camping equipment during the climbing period
  • General first aid kits
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips Bonus for staffs

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Three Peak Climbing Difficulty
Three Peak Climbing is a popular everest region climbing that includes Island Lobuche and Nirekha Peak. This is one of the unique combination the most popular mountains of the Everest Regions. This Trekking Peaks also covers almost every major parts of Khumbu Region. This tailored package offers the best mountain experiences.
Three Peak Climbing is a physically demanding and technically challenging climbing experience. These peak climbing affords the best mountain views, unique people and culture, hidden heritages and spiritually rich mountain life. The steep and snowy trails, high altitude, unstable and unpredictable weather, duration of the trek determine the difficulty grade of this trek.
The most important thing about this trek is crossing the three major high passes that includes Cho La, Renjo La and Kongma La. Therefore, summiting these three major peaks includes high level of potential difficulties. Crossing glaciers, crevasses, icefalls, ice headwalls and ridges are very common in this trek. If you have longed for such a strenuous and challenging but doable climbing expedition with relatively large varieties of traits, this package is the best option for you. Your previous trekking and hiking play a vital role. It is better to take a mountaineering course along with cardio and stress endurance trainings. We suggest you not to take this adventure if you are physically and mentally weak.

Three Peak Climbing Season
Peak Climbing in Nepal is a seasonal activity. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for climbing most of the mountains in Nepal. Autumn Season (September, October & November) and Spring Season (March, April & May) are the perfect seasons for Climbing Island Lobuche and Nirekha Peak. During these months, the days will be sunny and warm in the Himalayas. The skies will be clear and the atmosphere of the Himalayas will be alluring. Thus, we can have great views of the mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who don’t like hustle and bustle during the journey also can choose Winter Season (December, January, and February) months for this trip. Monsoon season (June, July, and August) will be pretty difficult time for climbing in the Himalayas because of monsoon. During monsoon the trails will be slippery, muddy and there will be landslides too.

Three Peak Climbing Preparations
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. Preparation is a key to success of any activity. Good preparations are must for the successful peak climbing. You need to consider several things before going for peak climbing. For the successful Island, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak, your physique plays a vital role. So, you must prepare yourself before the climb. You would better join a mountaineering course for 4-6 months. Otherwise, you can join gym and have aerobic training, cardio, stress endurance training, hiking trainings etc. You can also practice jogging, cycling, swimming, hiking etc.
On a regular basis. Your previous experiences on mountaineering are also important. So, you must practice hiking to some smaller peaks. Similarly, you should be careful about your diet. You must include plenty of protein, carbohydrates, and minerals in your diet. A balanced diet is very important for physical fitness. Moreover, you must be mentally ready to cope up with the adverse situations in the mountain. The weather is unstable at high altitude and you should also spend couple of days in a camp. Hygiene matters a lot for the success of the climb. In addition to all these, you must also go through Island, Lobuche and Nirekha Gears checklist and have enough collection of them.

Physical Fitness and Experience Required for Three Peak Climbing
The Three Peaks Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come to Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. We recommend you to undertake Island, Lobuche and Nirekha only if you have undertaken other smaller peaks of the same region. Here is the list of the activities that must be done compulsorily before attempting any peak climbing in Nepal:

  •  Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  •  Once a week, do a long walk.
  •  Swim and cycle.
  •  You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  •  Eat healthy food.
  •  Keep on doing. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Three Peak Climbing Gears and Equipments
Climbers need several pairs of socks, including trekking, wool and liner socks. They also need lightweight hiking boots as well as plastic, lined climbing boots. These should be large to give feet more room and reduce the risk of frostbite.

Personal Climbing Gears

  •  Alpine Climbing Harness
  •  Crampons
  •  Ice axe
  •  Ascender
  •  Multi-LED Head Lamp
  •  Carabiners: Minimum 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small and 4 regular.
  •  Rappel device
  •  Trekking poles
  •  Slings: One 3m(10ft) and three 2m(6ft)
  •  Prusik loops
  •  Altimeter
  •  Climbing helmet

For other information regarding the gears/equipments and clothing, we suggest you to go through Three Peak Climbing checklist. You can also get detail information about such gears in our website. Just have a look.

Permit and Cost for Mount Everest Expedition
To climb Three Peak Climbing first you need the permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association which is located in Kathmandu. The climbing permits cost includes all permits to Everest Region. All climbers are required to obtain the permit which includes Local (Everest Region) Area Permit: NRS. 2000 (US $20), Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit. The overall cost of climbing Three Peaks at the Everest Region ranges between USD 4500 to USD 5000.

Accommodations during Three Peak Climbing
At a reasonable Three Peak Climbing Cost, Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five-star categories are available in Kathmandu for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Three Peak Climbing) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days, we need to set up tent camp for our accommodations. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals during Three Peak Climbing
Three Peak Climbing Expeditions are inclusive for all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan during the stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek.
You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines: Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are in Base Camp and High Camp of these peaks, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is the effect of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at the high altitude. It is the negative health effect of high altitude due to the rapid exposure to low amount of oxygen at high elevation. The common symptoms of Altitude sickness include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping and dizziness. Altitude Sickness generally referred as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) occurs only above 2500m. The main reason of altitude sickness is rapid ascent and decreasing amount of oxygen at the high altitude. There are mainly three types of altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
Altitude Sickness can become a medical emergency if ignored. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to travel to high altitude slowly. It normally doesn’t take long for your body to adjust into a changed altitude. At the higher altitudes, the air pressure and oxygen level is comparatively lower. Our body takes time to adjust to such change. We suggest you to keep you hydrated, not to smoke or drink alcoholic substance, eat hygienic food, sleep low, take it easy, use Diamox tablets etc. to prevent yourself from Altitude Sickness.

Is Nepal Safe?
No doubt, Nepal is safe for trekking, hiking and mountaineering. The trekking trails are improvised and maintained as well. In many technical sections, ropes have been fixed.
The stains of the devastating earthquake have also been healing up and the decade long armed insurgency has also come to an end along with the implementation of the new constitution.
Tourist Help Desk and Tourism Information Centre have been established at the prominent tourist destinations. Moreover, you will receive a respectable welcome everywhere you go. The Nepali people are simple and kind to you and pay a wonderful hostage to you.
Don’t worry; Nepal is a safe country to visit.

Tips for Three Peak Climbing

  •  Be prepared well.
  •  Pack sufficient, don’t include unessential, and don’t miss the basics.
    Be ready to cope up with the unfamiliar weather pattern and respect the weather
  •  Choose the easier route: simply the one from South Col.
  •  Be aware of the altitude sickness
  •  Quickly pass the Khumbu Icefall and other treacherous areas
  •  Keep sufficient spare oxygen cylinders
  •  Use ropes
  •  Drink Plenty
  •  Be familiar with your gears and alpine, medicines

Final Say
Three Peak Climbing is the most daring climbing expedition to ascend the major trekking peak and High Mountain passes. The success of these peaks means dream comes true. Climbing the three peaks involves potential risks and it is among the most difficult and challenging climb. As we have already described above, climbing the three Peaks requires a lot of trainings and mental stamina as well as good collection of climbing gears and equipments. Therefore, we would like to request anyone hoping to ascent the Island, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak to be fully prepared first. If you want any help from us, we are ready for your service.
Feel free to drop your queries to our mailbox if you have some queries regarding this trek.

How to Get Nepal Visa?

Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.

Visa Fees:

Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

For more info, please email at info@nepalguidetreks.com

Visa Extension Fees:

Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.

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Highlights of Island Lobuche Nirekha Peak :

  • Climb the most beautiful mountain peaks of the Everest Region: Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha
  • Cross the most beautiful mountain passes: Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La
  • Observation of Mt. Everest, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more
  • Excursion around the Everest Region
  • Experience of mountain people, culture and mountain ecology
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Hike to Kalapatthar: the best viewpoint of the region
  • Interaction with the Sherpa people about their lives and culture
  • Visit the ancient monasteries, Gompas, Chortens etc.
  • Exploration of Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Side trip towards Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri etc

OVERVIEW:

If you are searching for a true mountain adventure Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing is the best package. This 3 peak climbing adventure is a trek of two of the very famous peaks: Island Peak (6,186m) and Lobuche Peak (6,119m) along with a newly discovered peak: Nirekha Peak (6,159m). This trekking route is the most popular trekking adventure in the Everest Region. 

In comparison to Island Peak and Lobuche Peak, Nirekha Peak is more technical. The most amazing aspect about this trek is, it includes crossing the three spectacular mountain passes which are Kongma La (5,536m), Cho La (5,368m) and Renjo La (5,435m). Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak climbing with 3 Passes Trek also includes reaching the Everest Base Camp as well as the serene Gokyo Lakes. Besides that this trekking package offers the most appealing all-round mountain views, the most amazing flavour of the Himalayan culture and pristine natural World.

Among the three peaks, we will be summiting the Island Peak (6,189 m) at first. This peak is traditionally known as Imja Tse. This is one of the popular climbing expeditions located in the Khumbu district of Everest region. Island peak was named by mountaineer Eric Shipton and also later named as Imja Tse by the locals. You may have heard that this is the most spectacular mountain peak because it looks like an island in the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche.  Moreover, the summit view of Island Peak is just mind-blowing. You will have a superb view of many mountain peaks including Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.

After scaling the Island Peak we shall have the Lobuche Peak to thrill our adventure spirit. Lobuche Peak has two summit peaks – Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Here we will be summiting the Lobuche East (6,199 m) located at the Khumbu glacier of the Everest Region. Lobuche East is comparatively easier and straight forward than the Lobuche West.  The first successful ascent of this peak was recorded in the name of Ang Gyaltsen Sherpa and Lawrence Nielson on 25th April 1984. This mountain peak also offers incomparable Mountain View of the popular mountains on the massif across it.

Finally, we will be attempting for the Nirekha Peak (6,159 m). This mountain peak is also located in the Khumbu region. Before reaching the summit of this peak, we will be crossing the Cho La Pass. The trek route towards the summit of this peak is relatively more difficult and technical than the earlier two peaks. This peak was first ascended by Matt Fioretti and Greg Valentine in April 2003. This peak was opened for foreigners in 2005. From the summit of this peak, we will have the pristine views of the surrounding peaks like EverestLhotseNuptseLhotse SharAma DablamMakaluCho Oyu and few other snow-capped peaks.

No trekking package can be as perfect as trekking to these three different peaks in the Everest region. This, 30 days long trekking package includes all the best attributes that anyone expects over the Himalayan journey. The success of the trek itself is the most ideal experience. Similarly, the topography, people, culture, vegetation and wildlife everything is incredible.

If you still have some questions regarding Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing with 3 Passes, please feel free to contact us.

Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is a professional trek managing company in the town which have a long and successful history. If you have a strong desire for going on Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak/ Three Passes Climbing and if you have still a lot of confusions, do have a look on our carefully designed Itinerary below or do send us your queries. We are happy to answer them for you.

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