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Three peaks climb in Nepal offers an excellent introduction to real Himalayan mountaineering by climbing three iconic six thousand-meter peaks in a single trip.
Mera Peak, Island Peak and Lobuche Peak are the most popular three peaks climbing in the Everest region. Highland Expeditions offer special Three Peaks Climbing trip that allows you to ascend Mera Peak, Island Peak and Lobuche Peak in a single itinerary.
An ultimate climbing holiday which includes an ascent of three 6000m peaks and traverse of Amphu Laptcha Pass at 5,700m. The trip provides a real Himalayan climbing experience with an opportunity to brush your mountaineering skills. 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.
Three Peaks climbing journey begins and concludes at Lukla as we cover the full circuit of Mera and Khumbu Valley in 30 days. Initially, we progress towards Mera peak via Poiyan, Pangoma, Chetra Khola and slowly arrive at Khare taking more time. Our itinerary has been devised keeping plenty of acclimatization before arriving at Mera base camp. Our trek to Mera peak base camp involves a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests, followed by a gentle climb to the summit.
From Mera, we head towards Island peak crossing the Amphu Laptcha pass, after the pass we enter the Everest region. Island Peak is more technical as compared to the Mera peak, with more glaciated terrain to negotiate, ladder crossing over the crevasse and steeper climbing over the ridge as we progress towards the summit.
From Island peak, we connect on the main busy trail of Everest base camp for 2 days as we make our way to our final climb, Lobuche East. Lobuche East is considered the toughest among these 3 peaks. The climb to the summit includes a 45-degree steep climb through snowy slopes and the terrain is steep, slippery and has icy rock slabs.
Mera Peak Climb [6,461m/21,193ft]
The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak Climbing progresses through a non-technical route and thus Mera Peak Climb is for all the adventure enthusiasts who have the will and determination to make the most out of their adventure in the Himalayas. 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 360-degree views of glistening mountains from one of the most stunning viewpoints in Nepal.
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Island Peak Climb [6,189m/20,305ft]
Climbing Island Peak requires technical skills as the route takes us through a 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.
Check out our top 10 tips for Island Peak Climb
Lobuche East Climb [6,119m/20,075ft]
We will accept the epic challenge of Lobuche at the end of the Three peaks climb as Lobuche Climb is going to be the toughest one. We will follow the trail stretching from the south ridge that will take us to the summit. Although challenging, the inexplicably beautiful views of the Magical Mountains in Khumbu include the world’s highest Everest.
Check out our top 10 tips for Lobuche Peak Climb
Why climb Three peaks with us?
At Apexhimalaya 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.
You will be guided by highly professional guides who have experience in successfully climbing several national and international peaks.
At Apexhimalaya, we provide a 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days.
Each group will be backed with a supplementary oxygen system, comprehensive medical kit and satellite phone.
We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.a
Day 01, Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02, Preparation for trek,meeting with guide and full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath&Pasupatinath - Hotel
Day 03, Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
Day 04, Trek from Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05, Trek from Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours
Day 06, Trek from Ningsow to ChhatraKhola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours
Day 07, Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours
Day 08, Trek from Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours
Day 09, Acclimatize day
Day 10, Trek from Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Day 11, Khare: Acclimatization
Day 12, Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours
Day 13, Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft), trek to KongmaDingma (4,850m/15912ft):10-11 hours
Day 14, Trek from Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m/16519 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 15, Trek from Seto Pokhari to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (South) (5,650m/18,536 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 16, Trek/climb from Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Chhukung (4,750m/15,580 ft): 9-10 hours
Day 17, Rest day in Chhukung
Day 18, Trek to Island peak base camp: 4 hours
Day 19, Summit to Island peak (6187meters) and return to base camp/ Chhukung (4750meters)
Day 20, Trek to from Chukkung to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 21, Trek from Lobuche to Everest Basecamp and back to Gorakhsherp (5,170m)
Day 22, Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar 5,545m (Sunrise view) and back to Lobuche
Day 23, Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche High Camp (5,400m)
Day 24, From High Camp to Lobuche Peak Summit (6,119m) and Back to the Lobuche
Day 25, Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft) [8-9 hours]
Day 26, Trek to Namche Bazzar: 6 hour
Day 27, Trek to Lukla (2804meters) : 6hours
Day 28, Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla, 30 mins flight
Day 29, Departure
Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Apex Himalaya Treks (AHT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with Apex Himalaya Treks display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel nearby Thamel as per your requirement. Thamel has great food from all over the world, fabulous shopping and Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel. Overnight at hotel. Includes: Accommodation, Transportation
Preparation for trek,meeting with guide and full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath&Pasupatinath - HotelAfter breakfast, your day will start for sightseeing of three Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with your professional tour guide.Our first destination for sightseeing will be at Buddhanath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World).Stupa of Bouddhanath epitomizes Buddhism. In this Area, you will visit a Buddhist Monastery and stop for a lunch. If the weather is clear you will get glimpses of the mountain ranges close to Kathmandu, particularly Mt Ganesh Himal from the restaurant location. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath, one of the holiest temple for Hindu religion people. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally, this old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. It normally takes 5 hours tour to visit all these 3 monuments within Kathmandu city. - Entrance fee for these UNESCO site should be paid in Nepali currency. We suggest you to carry some Nepali money while sightseeing. - Please cover your shoulders and while sightseeing - To show gratitude and respect, use both of your hands rather than one when giving or receiving something, even money. It seen as a gesture of respect. - Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery (and leather items in Hindu temples) - Remember not to point with a single finger but use a flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place. Meeting time at 3 pm in your hotel with our office representative and he/she will help you to meet with your trekking guide. Your trekking guide will help you for shopping and collecting remaining equipment for the trek. Includes: Breakfast, Transportation ,Accommodation
Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trekWe catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin our trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. We walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the HandiKhola and reach Surke Village. From here we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiya. Includes: Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner, Accommodation, Transportation
Trek from Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hoursTrek from Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip we also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom. Includes: Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hoursWe begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, we cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for sometime, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow. Includes: Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Ningsow to ChhatraKhola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hoursFrom Ningsow, we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to ChhatraKhola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in ChhatraKhola. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hoursWe walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hoursWe trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Acclimatize dayAnother an acclimatization day is essential here. It is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks. There is a huge moraine in the north of Tangnag where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabal Tsho is dammed which is definitely worth a visit. A cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. Our climbing Sherpa provide you training course. Includes:Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hoursLeaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch we can hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Khare. Includes:Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner, Accommodation
Khare: AcclimatizationWe have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best technique to use the rope for climbing up and down. Overnight in Khare. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hoursWe walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp. Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Tented accommodation
Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft), trek to KongmaDingma (4,850m/15912ft):10-11 hoursWe wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but we get warmer as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Kongma Dingma. Overnight in Kongma Dingma Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tented accommodation
Trek from Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m/16519 ft): 5-6 hoursWe head up into the upper yak pastures of this incredible remote valley. All morning the great flanks of Chamlang dominate our left, and the spire of Baruntse comes into view beyond. The terrain is remarkably benign, especially considering we are actually heading directly into the very epicenter of the highest group of mountains in the world. The valley floor remains broad and straight, only gradually rising to the blind alley of peaks ahead. It is almost a shock to realize that the two majestic mountains we are heading straight towards are none other than Everest and Lhotse. Overnight in camp at Seto Pokhari. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tented accommodation
Trek from Seto Pokhari to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (South) (5,650m/18,536 ft): 5-6 hoursThis is one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas, so we rarely see any trekkers en-route except if it is a very high tourist season. From SetoPokhari we move ahead and pass through several lakes that occupy the upper Hunku Basin. After walking past Hunku Pokhari, our trail is next to the magnificent Hunku Glacier. We continue further with another lake close by to our trail. Overnight in Amphu Labcha Base Camp. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tented accommodation
Trek/climb from Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Chhukung (4,750m/15,580 ft): 9-10 hoursWe cross the Amphu Labcha La pass (5,845m) then walk across the Amphu Labcha Glacier. Lhotse Shar Glacier and Imja Glacier are nearby. Our trail also half circles the ImjaTsho lake before walking on the main Island Peak trail. Moving further ahead, we are also in the vicinity of the Ama Dablam Glacier before reaching Chhukung. Overnight in Chhukung. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tented accommodation
Rest day in Chhukung
Trek to Island peak base camp: 4 hoursThe path from Chhukung leads fairly steep way climbing south then turning east to the main line of the valley. It then winds along or below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Continue short pleasant walking along a stream-side leads to what we call Big-rock. The route to the AmphuLapcha lies to the southeast. A crisis cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island peak. Overnight in Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft). Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Summit to Island peak (6187meters) and return to base camp/ Chhukung (4750meters)Island Peak Ascent (6,189m/20,305ft), from early in the morning will have to climb the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridge-line, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m(330ft) snow and ice slope (40-45Â°) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. After enjoying the summit views you will descend all the way to Chhukung for overnight. Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek to from Chukkung to Lobuche (4940m)Today, our course is brief and more straightforward compared to the course of the trek earlier, which was complex and challenging. Overnight at tea-house. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Basecamp and back to Gorakhsherp (5,170m)After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar – the best vantage point to view the entire south face and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours, we reach Gorekshep and continue our journey to the Everest base camp. There is not much of an elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs, and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek – but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at tea-house. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar 5,545m (Sunrise view) and back to LobucheThe day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), an excellent standpoint to observe the Mount. Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then, we later trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and descend to Lobuche. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Lobuche to Lobuche High Camp (5,400m)Walk for some hours on a steep trail passing rocky moraine. As we climb up, the altitude rises so walk gradually. Upon reaching High Camp, take a rest and have lunch. Walk around to adjust to the surroundings. Overnight in a tented camp. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
From High Camp to Lobuche Peak Summit (6,119m) and Back to the LobucheToday is the main day to climb Lobuche Peak. Start early to reach the summit before midday as the wind gets stronger. A gradual but steady walk using proper gear climb uphill. Upon reaching the Lobuche peak summit, get panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and others. Create some memories and take some pictures. Slowly descend and follow the same route back to base camp for an overnight stay. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft) [8-9 hours]Walk on an easy trail descending to Lobuche. Have lunch and adore the views & continue to trek to Pangboche. Pass through the beautiful settlements of Pheriche and walk through the forested trail of rhododendron and juniper trees. Arrive at Pangboche. Later visit the oldest Pangboche monastery in the Everest region. Overnight in Pangboche. Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek to Namche Bazzar: 6 hourWalk down to the valley from where the trail is shallower through alpine meadows. Followed by climb gradually up to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu. The rear of monastery and continue down until you reach PhunkiTenga. Climb up gradually through a forest. Once you are out of the forest, you will be walking along a ridge from where you can see down on your left some of the deepest gorges of Nepal. In spring, the rhododendrons will look superb making the valley even more beautiful. Reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), for overnight Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek to Lukla (2804meters) : 6hoursTrek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction on arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. You can have a good time with two local alcoholic beverages 'Chang' or 'Rakshi.' Feel free to dance with your crew-members in the Sherpa way. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla, 30 mins flightEnjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 30 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at hotel. Includes: Breakfast, Transportation, Accommodation
DepartureOur team will ensure that you are transferred on time to the airport for your flights if you are departing Nepal. Includes: Breakfast, Transportation
1. Three Meals normal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) without tea/coffee expect breakfast during the trek.
02. All the meals and drinks during climbing period
03. Fruits every evening after dinner as a desserts during the trek
– Domestic Airport picks up & drops by private vehicle.
– Round Trip flight fare KTM –Lukla–KTM & domestic airport taxes with (10+5) kg luggage fare.
– Sightseeing in Kathmandu in Private vehicle
– Clean tea-house accommodation during the whole trek.
– Three night accommodation in Kathmandu in a decent hotel @ Truly Asia Boutique or similar with breakfast basis.
– Accommodation during whole trek will be in clean tea-houses, twin-share rooms beds with normal foam mattress and pillows included but shared bathroom and toilet.
– Tented accommodation during the climbing period-
– All the necessary accommodations for Nepali staffs
– One government license holder English speaking Guide and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportations.
– Porter in the ratio of 2 client :1 porter and their accommodation, transportations and salary (A porter will carry max load 20-25 kg). Water proof duffle will be provided for you to put your luggage from us.
– Professional climbing guide for Mera Peak and Island Peak and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportations.
– Professional tour guide while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportations.
07. Permits and official arrangement
– Sagarmatha/ Everest National Park fees.
– Makalu National Park Fees
– Local Permit in Lukla
– Island Peak, Mera Peak climbing and Lobuche Peak permit
– Travel & Rescue arrangements.
– Insurance for all the Nepali trekking and climbing team.
– All our government taxes, VAT and official expenses.
– Trekking Poles
– Water proof duffle bag of 80 liter for your trekking equipment (which meant to be carried by porters)
– Trekking T-shirt0
- All the meals during your stay in Kathmandu except breakfast at hotel
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, extra tea/coffee, hot water, device charging fee, snacks, tips, etc.,
- All beverages and bar bills.
- Local permit (if needed), donations personal equipment.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5545 meters).
- Personal trekking and climbing equipment
- Entrance fee while doing sightseeing around Kathmandu
- Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Apex Himalaya control.
- Tips for guide and porter at the end of the trek
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