3 KHUMBU PEAKS
3 PEAKS CLIMB IN KHUMBU OVERVIEW
• Difficulty Level - 5 (on a scale of 5)
• Highest Altitude - 6654 meters (21,958 ft)
• Group Size - 02 to 20 Pax
• Accommodation Type - Lodge
• Duration - 26 days (Kathmandu – Kathmandu)
• Best Seasons - March - May and September – October
3 Peaks Climb in Kumbu is a highly active expedition giving mountaineers the chance to climb three peaks in the Everest region, or simply enjoy the untouched nature while trekking between the base camps in the remote areas of the Khumbu. This trip offers a unique opportunity to climb in the shadow of the world's highest mountains and because of its proximity this trip is regarded as one of the most famous treks in the Himalayas.
In brief, we trek up the very famous Everest Trail to a base camp in a secluded valley opposite the great Ama Dablam. Here we spend a lot of time to acclimatize to the weather and pressure and practice mountaineering techniques, while climbing Pokalde and Kongma Tse before trekking up absorbing the local culture and beliefs of Imja valley to climb the 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. This amazing trip will take you right to the Mighty Mount Everest as you will be following the route of Everest Base Camp Trek, the ultimate Trekking in Nepal Experience and as Outfitter in Nepal of the Everest Region, this trip is highly recommended by us to those who lack the experience to go for Everest but yet are very willing to get close to the Himalays and know about the insights of the Everest Expedition.
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 of this whole trip can be summarized as:-
(i) Pokalde (5,806 meters)
To warm you up and prepare for things to come, we start off with climb to Pokalde summit involves mostly mixed terrain of rock and snow, with a straightforward snow climb as far as the summit rock. An awkward section right at the top involves some scrambling.
(ii) Kongma Tse (5,820 meters)
Previously reknowned as the 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. This summit climb gets your ready for the Island Peak.
(iii) Island Peak (Imja Tse) (6,189 meters)
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 along your way. The view from the summit stands out from the rest.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu, airport pick-up, transfer to hotel, briefing about trip, welcome dinner
Day 02 - Fly to Lukla (2,640 meters)
Day 03 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters)
Day 04 - Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 05 - Trek to Tangboche. (3,860 meters)
Day 06 - Trek to Dingboche. (4,350 meters)
Day 07 - Rest and acclimatization in Dingboche (4,350 meters)
Day 08 - Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters)
Day 09 - Trek to Kalapather (5,545 meters) back to Gorak Shep (5,140 meters)
Day 10 - Trek to Gorak Shep - visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) - Lobuche
Day 11 - Trek to Dingboche - Return to Dingboche (4,350 meters)
Day 12 - Trek to Pokalde Base Camp (5,082 meters)
Day 13-15 - Ascent of Pokalde Peak (5,806 meters)
Day 16 - Ascent of Kongma Tse 5820m
Day 17 - Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,080 meters)
Day 18 - Rest day, day walk to view North Ridge of Island Peak and its glaciers
Day 19 - Trek to ascent the Island Peak High Camp (5,600 meters)
Day 20 - Trek to ascent the Island Peak (6,189 meters)
Day 21 - Trek to descend to Dingboche (4,350 meters)
Day 22 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters)
Day 23 - Trek to Lukla
Day 24 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 25 - Leisure day in Kathmandu for shopping and local sight seeing
Day 26 - Return flight back home from Kathmandu
As a Travel Company based in Nepal and Outfitter in Nepal of Khumbu Region Peak Climb, we would like to remind you that these are just standard and tentative estimations. Weather always plays a vital role in all Peak Climbs and Trekking in Nepal. The itinerary changes every season and hence we will be able to provide you with complete details only after you inform us about your travel arrangements and dates.
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Our outfitting information pack will include the followings:
- Complete Overview of the Mountains involved
- List of successful summiteers
- Route to the TOP and Trekking in Nepal Details
- Complete list of Gears Required for the Peak Climb and General Trekking in Nepal
- Emergency Plans and Rescue Operation overview
- Day to Day Itinerary
- Cost for the whole trip
- Cost of permits and other un-covered expenses that you must be aware of
- Departure dates for the trip of the season that you plan
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