Everest Three Peaks Climb Overview
Everest three peaks climb is an opportunity to climb three different peaks Lobuche, Phokalde and Island Peak in a single attempt.
On this three peak climbing, you start with Pokalde Peak, continue to climb Island Peak and finally over the challenging Lobuche. These are certainly three of the most striking peaks in the Khumbu region and promise to take you on a fairy-tale-like joyride!
Although Everest itself is by far everyone asks for, these surrounding smaller peaks - Lobuche, Phokalde and Island Peak have their own climbing history and could be the pre-requisite for mountain expedition.
Pokalde Peak, also known as Dolma Ri (5806 m/19,043 ft.) is the smallest of the three at 5806 m and is an easier climb and therefore it is the first peak for us to summit.
The Island Peak stands high at 6189 m, which is a challenging climb. Also known as the Imja Tse, is a common option for beginner climbers who want to commence their mountaineering adventure by summiting Island Peak before moving on to other peaks.
Because of its striking spot in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island in a sea of ice, the mountain was given the name "Island Peak" in 1952 AD.
The west face of Island Peak, which rises from the Lhotse Glacier, is spectacular and heavily glaciated - one can expect to be blown away by the beauty of these beautiful mountains.
Finally, the pure elegance of Lobuche Peak reaches 6119 m and the toughest climb amongst three of them and is probably the most challenging ‘trekkers peaks’ in the entire Everest region.
Lobuche has two significant peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East, and is located near the Khumbu Glacier. Lobuche East, at 6145 meters, is 26 meters higher and considerably more demanding than Island Peak, but it is highly satisfying.
This journey will also take you to some of the most popular destinations of the Everest region, offering spectacular views of Everest and other mountainous terrains.
What’s more about Three Peak Climb?
- First-Hand views of popular mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Baruntse, etc.
- Explore the culture of the local Sherpa people.
- Camping experience in the Himalayas.
- A thrilling experience in the glacier traverse.
- Experience the mountains and glaciers in dynamic form.
- The mesmerizing views of the alpine forests and the unique terrain.
Our journey starts along the famous Everest path, through Namche, Tengboche and Dingboche. This is the same path that one follows for the Everest Base Camp Trek, but our route differs and breaks from Dingboche.
From Dingboche, the base camp of Pokalde Peak is the first stop, followed by the crossing of Kongma La Pass (5535m), to finally reach the Pokalde Peak High Camp. The route is rough and leads you to Pokalde Peak, from where you can rejoice the great views of Khumbu Region, Makalu Peak, Ama Dablam and Pumori.
Our next target is Chhukung Valley - for the second peak on the list, the Island Peak. Although the path is challenging, the view of Nuptse, Baruntse, Makalu and Ama Dablam from the island peak will fill your heart with completeness.
The final peak is Lobuche East Peak for which we descend to Dingboche, begin ascending to Everest Base Camp followed by Kala Patthar, and finally conquer the summit of Lobuche East. It is known as one of the most difficult "Trekker's Peak" and once you overcome it, a sense of achievement and valor will fill your hearts. We retrace our steps back to Lukla via Namche after conquering the Lobuche peak.
Lastly, to enhance your ‘Nepal Experience’ and to explore more of the region we also offer an additional trekking option after the ascents via crossing the Cho La Pass and explore the impressive Gokyo Valley. It takes additional 4 days.
We, the Himalayan Trekkers have scheduled a carefully planned journey with incremental ascent, proper acclimatization, and escalating difficulty in mind. We are confident that the joy you will feel after climbing three of the most popular peaks in the Everest area – Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche East – will remain with you for the long haul.
Instead of taking the challenge of taking all three peaks at once, you also have the option of one at a time which vastly reduces the cost by half following the links below:
Best time to Summit
Generally, trekking anywhere in the Everest area is between September and the end of May. That being said, considering the height of Island Peak and Lobuche Peak, we have to work with much smaller good opportunities. Poor weather on the base camp trek may be both inconvenient and risky. Thus, we mostly conduct trips from mid-September to November and from March to May in order to climb the three safely.
Temperature and weather conditions are relatively good during these times, and most days are dry and sunny. The intense winds that follow the monsoon die down during these times, and there are long stretches of relative calm, which are perfect for climbing.
How Difficult is Three Peak Climbing?
Overall this package is considered strenuous. i.e. physically demanding. Physical fitness is of utmost importance during any trek or climb. In contrast to the other two peaks, Pokalde Peak is a relatively easy climb. If you're in great physical condition, we can assist and make your adventure to the top without much trouble. Also, this is a perfect challenge if you've some exposure to some higher altitude.
Since you will be climbing up the snowed peaks at over 6000m, the climb is challenging because it is steep and the air is at its thinnest. There is a chance of falling into snow-covered crevasses in some sections, but these will be fitted with ladders to help you get across. This can be intimidating, but you will always be on safety lines.
The climbing route is secure due to fixed lines, but getting to the summit ridge will require a lot of persistence.
Usage of gears such as fixed ropes and crampons are also required. Some essential training will be provided for beginners.
Travel Insurance & Safety Precautions
Travel insurance with helicopter evacuation is essential for all trekkers. Mountain trekking/peak climbing insurance has now become accessible from different travel insurance agencies all over the world. Please do make sure your travel policy covers potential hazards before heading to mountain base camp.
Before approaching a mountain trek, notify your insurance provider and the embassy of your home country. It is highly advisable to seek help from the climbing guides.
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