This is an epic journey that includes summiting three Himalayan peaks! It is slightly shorter in length than our Triple Peak Grand Slam, but offers many of the same thrilling highlights and is one of the most challenging of Himalaya Hikes’ adventures! If you are feeling fit and fine and looking for a challenge, then a climb of Three Khumbu Peaks is for you! These exhilarating peaks, Island Peak, Pokhalde and Lobuche all lie within the world famous Khumbu Region and are part of the highest mountain range on the planet.The Himalaya are the best option for getting naturally high and achieving your dreams while strengthening your mountain skill set and climbing resume.
First on the itinerary of the Three Khumbu Peaks climb is Island Peakat 6189 m/20,305 ft. This summit is the most popular of the 33 trekking peaks and located south of Everest and west of the Makalu-Barun National Park. Base camp is established at 5210 m/17,075 ft, and high camp at 5600m/18,370 ft. Early in the morning we push for the summit with an unforgettable sunrise from the top as we enjoy our thrilling achievement!
Next in line is Pokhalde Peak (5806 m/19,048 ft) Pokhalde (5,806 m) first climbed in 1953 by the British Everest Expedition team.It can be a scramble over rocky, rugged terrain but the thrilling panorama from the top is spectacular, especially of the Lhotse-Nupste wall and the surrounding Himalayan valleys and more!
Finally, we make our way to Lobuche Peak (6119 m/20,075) which actually has two peaks, Lobuche East and Lobuche West, connected by a ridge that is nearly 2 km long. The western peak is quite technical and considered an expedition peak and the eastern peak, our aim, is gained by the south ridge. This peak is the closest of all the trekking peaks to Mt. Everest. From the top you will have an unimaginably thrilling panorama of the mighty Himalaya with breathtaking views of Everest and the surrounding peaks and valleys of Nepal and Tibet.
Although these peaks require no previous experience in mountaineering, they will be a physical challenge and this adventure is suitable for people feeling acclimatized and fit.
The itinerary is designed with careful attention by our professional climbers to safeguarda gradual rate of ascent with proper acclimatization.
The best seasons to climb are March to May and September to early December. We have no fixed departure dates, just let us know your preferred schedule and we can accommodate accordingly.
We look forward leading you to the thrill of a lifetime standing atop three Himalayan peaks!
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2:Half day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3:Flight to Lukla(2850 m/9,350 ft), trek to Phakding (2,650 m/8,690 ft)
Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435 m/11,270 ft)
Day 5:Rest & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 6:Trek to Deboche (3800 m/12,470 ft) via Tyangboche(3867 m/12,887 feet)
Day 7:Trek to Dingboche(4375 m/14,325 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 8:Rest Day
Day 9:Trek to Chhukung (4735 m/15,535 ft
Day 10:Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m/17385 ft)
Day 11:Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft)
Day 12:Summit Island Peak (6189 m/20,305 ft) and descend to Chhukung(4735 m/15,535 ft)
Day 13:Trek from Chhukung to Polkhalde Base Camp (5520 m/18,100ft)
Day 14:Extra day schedule for weather contingencies
Day 15:Summit Polkhalde Peak (5806 m/19,048 ft) and trek to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft)
Day 16:Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft)
Day 17:Extra day schedule for rest and as a buffer against weather contingencies
Day 18:Climb to the Lobuche East Summit (6119 m/20,075) and descend to Dzongla (4850m / 15,912 feet)
Day 19:Traverse the Cho La Pass (5420m / 17,783 feet) Thangnak (4690m / 15,387 feet)
Day 20:Trek to Machhermo (4410 m/ 14,468 ft)
Day 21:Trek to PhortseTenga (3680 m / 12,075ft)
Day 22:Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 23:Trek to Lukla(2850 m/9,350 ft)
Day 24:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Please note: Flights from Kathmandu-Lukla, Lukla-Kathmandu often get delayed and may cause delays from a few hours to a day and more. We will do our best to avoid problems, and re-schedule flights. However, we must inform you o
Day 25:Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 26:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2Half day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Flight to Lukla(2850 m/9,350 ft), trek to Phakding (2,650 m/8,690 ft)
Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435 m/11,270 ft)
Day 5Rest & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 6Trek to Deboche (3800 m/12,470 ft) via Tyangboche(3867 m/12,887 feet)
Day 7Trek to Dingboche(4375 m/14,325 feet) – 5 Hours
Day 8Rest Day
Day 9Trek to Chhukung (4735 m/15,535 ft
Day 10Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m/17385 ft)
Day 11Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft)
Day 12Summit Island Peak (6189 m/20,305 ft) and descend to Chhukung(4735 m/15,535 ft)
Day 13Trek from Chhukung to Polkhalde Base Camp (5520 m/18,100ft)
Day 14Extra day schedule for weather contingencies
Day 15Summit Polkhalde Peak (5806 m/19,048 ft) and trek to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft)
Day 16Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft)
Day 17Extra day schedule for rest and as a buffer against weather contingencies
Day 18Climb to the Lobuche East Summit (6119 m/20,075) and descend to Dzongla (4850m / 15,912 feet)
Day 19Traverse the Cho La Pass (5420m / 17,783 feet) Thangnak (4690m / 15,387 feet)
Day 20Trek to Machhermo (4410 m/ 14,468 ft)
Day 21Trek to PhortseTenga (3680 m / 12,075ft)
Day 22Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 23Trek to Lukla(2850 m/9,350 ft)
Day 24Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Please note: Flights from Kathmandu-Lukla, Lukla-Kathmandu often get delayed and may cause delays from a few hours to a day and more. We will do our best to avoid problems, and re-schedule flights. However, we must inform you o
Day 25Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 26Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Peak.
Personal Climbing Gears:
• Ice axe
• Screw gate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
• Plastic Mountaineering Boots
• Helmet ( Optional)
• Hiking boots
• Trekking trousers and pants
• Under Garments
• Hiking shorts
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Waterproof jacket
• Sun hat or scarf
• Warm hat
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Thermal gloves
• Thermo rest
• Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and
• Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic
• Trekking Poles
• Basic First Aid Kit
• Water bottles
• Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth
• brush/paste etc)
• Ear Plug (who know some people on group may
• Face and body moisturizer
• Feminine hygiene products
• Tissue /toilet roll
• Anti bacterial hands wash
• Reading book & note book
• Walkman or any other music gadgets
• Swimming customs (for the hotel pool in
• Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you
• come back from Trek
• The gears in the list below are also provided by
• Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you
• prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage
• you to bring your own.
• Down vest and/or jacket
• 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 20 degrees
• Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
• Carry mat
Group climbing gears
• Snow bar
• Fix rope
• Climbing rope
• Ice Hammer
• Ice Screw
Note: Available to hire/rental through HH
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.
Your Sherpa Crew
At Himalaya Hikes, our Sherpa crews are critical to the success of your treks & climbs that you do with us. We us professionally trained Sherpa guides & sirdars who are just not hikers & climbers on the mountains but have been trained to perform this task with a lot of common sense & guile. We ensure that they are confident & experienced in leading ventures into some of the most isolated parts of Nepal. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living on other parts of the regions where they were born in.
We know that locally born staffs are a vital cog in that wheel of sometimes dangerous adventure where anything can happen.
Trekkers benefit a lot from local guides who have the local knowledge that can give you deep insights into the local culture where you understand the lifestyles of communities of the areas you hike through. Your travel is also directly supporting local communities, creating employment & giving back to the local folks as you travel through their districts & regions.
All of our local crew, guides, sirdars & porters all have critical first aid training & even possess the abilities to save your life in the most serious of conditions. At Himalaya Hikes, we always make sure that our mountain crews are highly motivated & never compromise on the facilities they deserve.