3 PEAKS
2 X 6000ERS
1 MISSION

Three Peaks Nepal

Ladder crossing on Island Peak summit day
Climbers on snow slopes of Lobuche East
Three Peaks team on the summit of Pokalde

Lobuche East 6,119m/20,075ft
Pokalde 5,806m/19,048ft
Island Peak 6,189m/20,305ft

Our Three Peaks Nepal Expedition provides an ideal progression and excellent introduction into Himalayan mountaineering. The expedition climbs a host of classic peaks at, or around 6,000m in a relatively short timeframe, allowing climbers to develop skills and learn about their own performance at altitude as they go. An achievable expedition for anyone new to climbing with a keen sense of adventure and desire to learn more about high-altitude mountaineering. 

This trip offers an opportunity to partake in a journey that covers a lot of terrain and enables you to make multiple ascents on peaks of moderate elevation. The journey has many visual highlights with stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks of Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and many, many more.

Initially, we trek into the Khumbu to acclimatise and then we tackle Lobuche East. This ascent includes ideal terrain for refreshing basic skills and learning the art of fixed rope climbing. We move camp to the base of our next objective, Pokalde, which is straightforward and consolidates your skills. Island Peak is more technical than the initial two climbs, with more glaciated terrain to negotiate and steeper climbing with and slightly more exposure on the approach to the summit. The summit views are dramatic looking across the valley towards Ama Dablam and then to the southern wall of Lhotse and Nuptse.

This lodge-and-camping-based trip allows you to enjoy the Nepalese culture while providing very achievable climbs for anyone in good shape with basic mountaineering skills and a desire for high adventure.

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  • Three moderate-altitude summits in one expedition
  • Learn a lot about high-altitude climbing
  • An ascent of three of Nepal's most popular trekking peaks provides an ideal progression and gives you an excellent introduction to Himalayan mountaineering.

Climbing Ability

Climbing Ability

Intermediate

Elevation

Elevation

6,189m/20,305ft

Duration

Duration

26 days

Location

Location

Nepal

3 PEAKS ITINERARY
DAY 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

DAY 2

Gear checks and sightseeing (if time permits)

DAY 3

Fly to Lukla 2,860m/9,383ft, trek to Phakding 2,610m/8,563ft

DAY 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,286ft
DAY 5
Acclimatisation day and sightseeing in Namche Bazaar
DAY 6

Namche Bazaar to Phortse 3,950m/12,959ft via the Mong La Pass 3,970m/13,025ft

DAY 7

Phortse to Pheriche 4,270m/14,009ft via Pangboche 3,985m/13,074ft

DAY 8
Rest/acclimatisation day
DAY 9
Pheriche to Lobuche 4,800m/15,750ft
DAY 10

Rest/acclimatisation day

DAY 11

Trek to Gorak Shep 5,165m/18,209ft, climb Kala Patar 5,554m/18,222ft for world's best view of Everest!

DAY 12

Trek to Everest Base Camp for lunch, descend to Lobuche Base Camp 4,800m/15,750ft

DAY 13
Move to Lobuche East High Camp 5,400m/17,720ft
DAY 14
Summit bid on Lobuche East 6,119m/20,075ft, return to Base Camp
DAY 15

Lobuche East Base Camp to Pokalde High Camp 5,500m/18,045ft via Kongma La 5,535m/18,159ft

DAY 16
Climb Pokalde 5,806m/19,049ft, descend to Chhukung 4,730m/15,518ft
DAY 17
Rest/contingency day
DAY 18
Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m/16,300ft
DAY 19
Summit bid on Island Peak 6,189m/20,305ft
DAY 20

Rest/contingency day

DAY 21

Chhukung to Pangboche 3,985m/13,074ft

DAY 22
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
DAY 23

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

DAY 24
Weather contingency day
DY 25

Lukla to Kathmandu flight

DAY 26

Depart from Kathmandu, trip ends

Interactive Map of Three Peaks Nepal Expedition

Departures and Pricing

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PREPARE

Fitness

Participants must have good fitness, balance and coordination. A regular training programme must be followed for many months to achieve the level of fitness required. We suggest a programme tailored to mountaineering such as those from the Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

Participants should have ice axe and crampon skills and be familiar with abseiling/rappelling. Instruction in the use of fixed ropes and ladder crossing will be given on the expedition prior to climbing. We recommend that if you do not already have any mountaineering skills, you attend an introductory mountaineering course like our Alpine Skills Course or Chamonix Introductory Mountaineering Course.

Altitude Experience

No previous altitude experience required.

Climber on Lobuche East
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition Leaders and Sherpa staff who are recognised as some of the most pre-eminent mountaineers in the industry.

Many operators make statements about their services that are intentionally designed to mislead or avoid addressing important issues. The reality on the mountain is that unless you have a strong and experienced leader with sufficient Sherpa staff in support, the chances of summiting are dramatically reduced. Expeditions that are operated by local staff, with no qualified and experienced western guides, are generally not able to offer you a legitimate level of safety or success. These expeditions have the highest ratio of accident and frostbite injury on trips which may seem cheap at the time when booking but the long term effects make the price difference irrelevant.

The AC approach to making expeditions work for you is reflected in the quality and safety of the expeditions we run along with our consistently high success rate.

Views of Island Peak above Dingboche
Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Professional, qualified guides
  • Experienced Sherpa team
  • Helicopter flights Kathmandu-Lukla and return
  • Excellent food and catering
  • Visit Everest Base Camp
  • Expert logistics
  • Regular dispatches for families and friends to follow your expedition
  • Comprehensive support from our New Zealand office team.
Snow capped Island Peak summit ridge

The expedition culminates with a challenging climb of Island Peak.

GALLERY
Dawn arrives slowly on Lobuche to light up the horizon

The soft glow of dawn across the mountains is a spectacular sight after an early morning alpine start on Lobuche.

Spectacular sunset in the Khumbu Himalaya

There is something magical about the spectacular sunsets in the Khumbu Himalaya.

The best days are climbing high mountains in the Khumbu, Nepal. Two climbers stand with a vista across the HImalaya.

Vistas forever as the Himalaya stretches out into the distance behind these two climbers.

Climbing Island Peak on a beautiful day

A group of climbers roped up to cross the glacier on Island Peak.

Our Team
Da Jangbu Sherpa
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All the team members at High Camp on Lobuche

"AC is a first class outfit. They have the right people and knowledge to give their clients the best possible experience."

Jonathan Limpert, USA
In AC camps hot towels are brought to your tent

"A well-oiled machine… AC clearly pride themselves on effective organisation and client care even under the most challenging conditions. At all times I felt an effective, pre-emptive organisation system was in place; this would be impressive in NZ and quite a feat in Nepal."

Norman Ragg, New Zealand
Abseiling on the decent from Lobuche East

"Adventure Consultants has a unique story associated with legendary NZ climbers and it was nice to be a small part of that story."

Richard Young, New Zealand
A climber negotiates the tricky Mushroom ridge just below Camp 3 on Ama Dabalm

Hankering for a technical challenge? Check out Ama Dablam, one of the world's most aesthetic climbing routes and a must-do for any committed alpinist!

WHAT NEXT?
View of Everest, Cholatse and surrounding peaks from Gokyo Ri.

Grab your gear and let's go to Gokyo! Extend your Everest Base Camp adventure by adding the breathtaking Gokyo Valley to your trek.

LET'S GOKYO
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