Khumbu Three Peaks
The Khumbu Three Peaks is one of our most fantastic expeditions and a good opportunity to enter the world of climbing in the high Himalaya. We use a programme of trekking up the Khumbu valley then ascending peaks of increasing altitude (Pokalde 5806m, Khongma Tse 5820m) to build up to the ascent of Island Peak at 6189m. This process of 23 days is great for acclimatization but also for exploring several mountains and enjoying some great high level camping in the heart of the Himalayas and their breathtaking views.
During the trip you will learn many valuable skills in safe travel at high altitude, mountaineering techniques, glacier travel, scrambling and mixed snow and ice terrain. This is an ideal stepping stone for experienced hill walkers or low altitude mountaineers toward peaks in the greater ranges.
Imja Tse, as it is known to Nepalese, not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit, the giant peaks of Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle to the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak.
The route follows the Chukkung Valley to Base Camp, from which the summit is a challenging 6 to 9 hour climb depending on conditions. The route includes rocky paths followed by snow and ice, a 300 meters headwall which is fixed with a rope to clip onto, and an exposed snowy summit ridge about 300 meters long which can be narrow and precipitous.
For more information please visit the Khumbu Three Peaks’s page on the Adventure Alternative UK website.
Please note that the required number of participants is at a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.
23 Days - Itinerary
Day 11-14 – Climb Pokalde & Kongma Tse
Day 15-18 - Trek to Island Peak & climb to summit
Day 19 - 21 – Trek back to Lukla
Day 22 - 23 Fly to Kathmandu and depart.
Day 1- 2 - International Flight arriving into Kathmandu
Day 3-9 – Fly to Lukla & trek through Khumbu.
Day 10 – Trek to Chukhung Ri
Kit list :
Don't forget anything for your trek and read carefully our kit list.
October - November 2019/20
March-April- May 2019/20
Note : you can also select other dates that are more convenient for you.
International flight to Kathmandu
Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water (~£100)
Visa ($30 for two weeks)
Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
Personal climbing equipment and clothing
Internal flight to Lukla
Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights - twin/double rooms
Accommodation in lodges/tea houses during walk in(twin rooms with beds and mattresses)
Three meals per day during the walk in, and hot drinks (e.g tea, coffee, juices)
Sagamartha National Park Fees
Sherpa guides (English speaking, trained in first aid)
Porters (1 per member, carries about 15kgs)
Staff food, insurance and equipment
Group climbing gear, eg. ropes, ice screws, snow bars
Permit for climbing all peaks