This is an ambitious adventure that will set you atop three Himalayan peaks. The Triple Peak Grand Slam is one of our most challenging tours short of an expedition. If you are feeling fit and fine and looking for an epic journey, then this is ideal for you! These three exciting peaks, Mera, Lobuche and Island Peak all lie within the world famous Khumbu Region near Mount Everest and the highest mountain range on the planet.
The mighty Himalaya offers the best option for getting naturally high and achieving your dreams while strengthening your mountain skill set and climbing resume.
First on the itinerary is Mera Peak, situated in astonishing territory, south of Mt. Everest and on the border of the magnificent Makalu-Barun National Park. Mera Peak is 6,461m/ 21,190 ft and one of the highest of all the trekking peaks in Nepal. It will be a strenuous climb to that altitude, which is higher than most of the peaks beyond the Himalayan Range. From the summit you will have the most thrilling panorama possible of the breathtakingly close, giant peaks of Nepal and Tibet and the land below them.
Next in line is Island Peak after an exhilarating traverse of the Amphu Laptcha high pass. Island Peak 6189 m/20,305 ft is the most popular of the 33 trekking summits 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 mountaintop as we enjoy our thrilling achievement!
We then head down valley to Chukung and eventually join the famous trekking route that goes to Everest Base Camp. We break away from the crowds and follow an isolated valley between the settlements of Dzongla and Lobuche. Lobuche Peak (6119 m/20,075) actually consists of 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 the Triple Peak Grand Slam is suitable for people feeling acclimatized and fit.
The itinerary is designed with careful attention by our professional climbers to safe guard a 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.
The Triple Peak Grand Slam is a camping journey,and we will have porters to carry supplies, a dining tent, sleeping tent and more for your comfort. The Himalaya Hikes chef will make delicious meals and the camp will be a warm place to reminisce about of the day’s highlights over food and drink, under the heavenly stars.
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:Fly to Lukla 2800 m, 9185 ft, and trek to Poiyan 2730 m, 8954ft
Day 4:Trek to Pangkongama2850 m, 9,348ft
Day 5:Trek to Sibuje 2745 m, 900 ft
Day 6:Trek to ChatraKhola 3150 m, 10,332ft
Day 7:Trek to Kothe 3600m, 11,808ft
Day 8:Trek to Thaknang 4356 m, 14,285 ft in the Hinku Valley
Day 9:Rest & Acclimatization day at Thaknang
Day 10:Trek to Khare (5045 m/16,486 ft)
Day 11:Rest & acclimatization day at Khare
Day 12:Trek to Mera La and camp near the pass 5350 m, 17,545 ft
Day 13:Trek to Mera High Camp 5780 m, 18,960 ft
Day 14:Climb Mera Peak and return to Kongma Dingma 4855 m/15,930 ft
Day 15:Trek to Seto Pokhari(5040 m/16,535 ft)
Day 16:Trek to Amphu Laptcha High Camp (5655 m/18,550ft)
Day 17:Traverse Amphu Lapcha Pass to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m/17385 ft)
Day 18:Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5600 m/18,370 ft)
Day 19:Summit Island Peak (6189 m/20,305 ft) and descend to Chhukung(4735 m/15,535 ft)
Day 20:Trek to Dingboche(4375 m/14,325 feet)
Day 21:Trek to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft)
Day 22:Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft) 4 hrs
Day 23:Extra day schedule for weather contingencies
Day 24:Climb to the Lobuche East Summit (6119 m/20,075) and Return to Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft) 10 hrs
Day 25:Trek to and Pheriche(4252 m, 13,950 ft)
Day 26:Trek to Kyangjuma (3550 m/11,650 ft)
Day 27:Trek to Monjo (2750 m/9165 ft) by way of Namche Bazaar
Day 28:Trek to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft)
Day 29: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
Day 30:Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 31: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 3Fly to Lukla 2800 m, 9185 ft, and trek to Poiyan 2730 m, 8954ft
Day 4Trek to Pangkongama2850 m, 9,348ft
Day 5Trek to Sibuje 2745 m, 900 ft
Day 6Trek to ChatraKhola 3150 m, 10,332ft
Day 7Trek to Kothe 3600m, 11,808ft
Day 8Trek to Thaknang 4356 m, 14,285 ft in the Hinku Valley
Day 9Rest & Acclimatization day at Thaknang
Day 10Trek to Khare (5045 m/16,486 ft)
Day 11Rest & acclimatization day at Khare
Day 12Trek to Mera La and camp near the pass 5350 m, 17,545 ft
Day 13Trek to Mera High Camp 5780 m, 18,960 ft
Day 14Climb Mera Peak and return to Kongma Dingma 4855 m/15,930 ft
Day 15Trek to Seto Pokhari(5040 m/16,535 ft)
Day 16Trek to Amphu Laptcha High Camp (5655 m/18,550ft)
Day 17Traverse Amphu Lapcha Pass to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m/17385 ft)
Day 18Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5600 m/18,370 ft)
Day 19Summit Island Peak (6189 m/20,305 ft) and descend to Chhukung(4735 m/15,535 ft)
Day 20Trek to Dingboche(4375 m/14,325 feet)
Day 21Trek to Lobuche(4930 m/16,175 ft)
Day 22Trek to Lobuche Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft) 4 hrs
Day 23Extra day schedule for weather contingencies
Day 24Climb to the Lobuche East Summit (6119 m/20,075) and Return to Base Camp (5400 m/17,715 ft) 10 hrs
Day 25Trek to and Pheriche(4252 m, 13,950 ft)
Day 26Trek to Kyangjuma (3550 m/11,650 ft)
Day 27Trek to Monjo (2750 m/9165 ft) by way of Namche Bazaar
Day 28Trek to Lukla(2,850 m/9,350 ft)
Day 29Fly 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
Day 30Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 31Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Peaks.
Personal Climbing Gears:
Group climbing gears
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.