THREE PEAKS CLIMBING PROGRAM

Climbing mountains is a serious endeavor. Join our super adventure Three Peaks climbing program that includes the three famous peaks in the Everest Region – Pokalde Peak, Island Peak, and Lobuche East Peak.

Three Peaks Climbing Program

Our Program has been carefully designed with an ideal progression and is an excellent introduction into Himalayan mountaineering, allowing climbers to develop skills and learn about their own performance at altitude. This is an achievable expedition for anyone who wants to learn the ropes and climb big mountains.But, if you wish introduction to mountaineeringyou might try our Mardi Himal Introductory Peak climb. For all other options we have a list of peak climbs you can join either in the Annapurna  or Khumbu (Everest) region.

What makes our Three Peaks Climb Program different?

Join our super adventure climbing program that includes the three famous peaks in the Everest Region – Pokalde Peak, Island Peak, and Lobuche East Peak. The Pokalde Peak or the Dolma Ri (5806m/19,043ft.) is comparatively an easier climb. The Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft.), originally known as the Imja Tse located at the heart of Everest region derives its name owing to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice is perhaps the most popular but comparatively tougher climb than Pokalde peak in the Everest region. Mt. Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft.) climb is a bit more challenging than the Island Peak. Hence, our program has been carefully designed keeping in mind gradual ascent, proper acclimatization and its escalating complexity. We are sure that the bliss you will experience aft.er scaling three of the most famous Peaks in the Everest region – Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche East – would certainly linger in your memory forevere.

 

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Three Peaks Climbing Program

First, we follow the famous Everest trail via Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. The trail to Pokalde Peak while following through the usual route to Everest Base Camp deviates from Dingboche. While trekking forth from Dingboche, the trail reaches at the base camp of Pokalde Peak and then crosses Kongma La pass (5,535 meters) to reach at High camp of the peak. The continuous trek from the High Camp through the rocky trail eventually rewards you the of Pokalde peak from where you will have extraordinary mountain spectacle including Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and a vast mountain vista of Khumbu region. Aft.er summiting the Pokalde Peak we trek to Chhukung for our next target, Island Peak. Hard effort to the Island peak top will be felt worth finding Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu at tip of your nose. Having done Island peak we descend down to Dingboche, trek up to Everest Base camp and Kala Patthar and move forward to Lobuche East peak. Having done with Lobuche East peak, one of the most challenging among ‘trekkers peaks’ in the Everest region we retrace our path to Lukla via Namche with a sense of achievement.

Three Peaks Climbing Program Itinerary:

Day 01   Arrival in Kathmandu (1,348-m.), meet at airport and transfer to Thamel – O/nt. hotel.

Day 02   Preparation for trek / climb (documentation) in Kathmandu – O/nt. hotel.

Day 03   Drive to airport for short flight (35-40 min.) Kathmandu – Lukla (2,840-m.) then trek to Phakding (2,610-m.) – 4/5 hrs. – O/nt. lodge.

Day 04   Trek Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,440-m.) – 6/7 hrs. – O/nt. lodge.

Day 05   Rest day for acclimatization; day excursion of Syangboche (3,720-m.), Everest view point (3,859-m.) then visit Khumjung (3,780-m.) and return to Namche – 4/5 hrs. – O/nt. lodge.

Day 06   Trek Namche Bazar – Khumjung and visit village,school and Hillary hospital at Khunde village (3,860-m.) – 5/6 hrs. – O/nt. lodge.

Day 07   Trek Khumjung –  to Tengboche Monastery ( 3867m)  – 5/6 hrs. – O/nt. lodge.

Day 08   Trek Tengboche –  Dingboche for acclimatization – O/nt. lodge.

Day 09   Rest at Dingboche – Climbing clinic (fitting your gears, training talk by our guides)

Day 10   Trek Dingboche – Chukung valley  – 5/6 hrs. – O/nt. lodge.

Day 11   Trek Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp (4.970-m.) – O/nt. camp

Day 12   Base Camp – Camp 1 you have all day to reach that intermediate camp. Our climbing guide will give you all necessary instructions.

Day 13   Camp 1-Island Peak Summit-Chukkung Early morning start. After camp 1, go up in the gully, traverse to the right, up on a wide stone field, cross the ridge to the glacier. Always beware of the crevasses.

Day 14   Trek Chukung-  Dingboche and rest day. Today you can relax and use internet or write emails to your family and friends.

Day 15   Dingboche -Phokalde Base camp (4300-m.)

Day 16   Phokalde Base camp -Summit Phokalde Peak (5800-m) trek to Lobuche (4900m)

Day 17   Trek Lobuche to Lobuche East Base Camp (5,290-m.) – 3/4 hrs. After a short rest, prepare your climbing gears and rest – O/nt. camp.

Day 18   Climb Base Camp – Lobuche High Camp ( 5357m)

Day 19   Lobuche High Camp -Lobuche East Summit return Lobuche Base Camp

Day 20   Buffer day for climb in case of bad weather the previous day – O/nt. camp.

Day 21   Lobuche East Base Camp -Trek Lobuche . – O/nt. lodge.

Day 22   Trek to  Kalapathar (5545-m) and return to Gorakshep overnight – O/nt. lodge.

Day 23    Trek/explore to Everest Base Camp and return to Lobuche

Day 24   Trek to Tyengboche Monastery

Day 25   Trek to Phakding

Day 26   Trek Phakding – Lukla – O/nt. lodge.

Day 27   Fly Lukla – Kathmandu, on arrival, meet at airport and transfer to Thamel – O/nt. hotel.

Day 28   City Sightseeing in Kathmandu  & farewell Dinner party

Day 29   Departure from Kathmandu / transfer hotel – airport for onward flight.

 

Note:  Flights to and from Lukla depends greatly on weather.  Even when the season is said to be best for climbing the flight gets delayed by few hours or gets cancelled for one to several days due to unpredictable weather (change of weather to blame??).  Thus, you must be prepared for prolonged waiting in Kathmandu and Lukla as it can happen on either on start or at the end of the trip or even both.  Care will be taken to avoid such delay on our side, but we suggest you to be prepared for the worst case scenario regarding the delays and cancellations of the flight to/from Lukla and have about 1 to 2 additional days at the end of the trek on top of the scheduled trip plan.  Worse come worst, if you demand, we will organize helicopter rescue for you to be able to come to Kathmandu, depending on availability of helicopter flights and your willingness to reimburse the cost of such flight.  Helicopter flight carries 4 to 5 passengers which can cost approximately USD 5000+ per flight.

 

If the flight delay / cancellation does happen at the start of your trip and continues few more days that threatens your trip schedule, you can opt for an alternative trip; like trekking either to Langtang or Annapurna region.  If you rather prefer to take the scheduled trip than the alternative, then you have to wait in Kathmandu until the next flight to Lukla operates.  We will arrange your moderate hotel accommodation with meals in Kathmandu but there will be no refund entertained.  However, if the flight gets delayed or cancelled at the end of the trip, you will have to bear the cost of lodge rooms and meals in Lukla yourself.  In the start of the trip, if you wait for the flight to Lukla and the waiting becomes long and that you have little time left of your trip and you end up doing a short trip elsewhere in Nepal, again you will not be entitled to any refund what so ever as relevant arrangements for your trip are done before your trip commences.  Therefore we suggest you to obtain a good insurance policy in your own country before you embark on the trip.

Three Peaks Climbing Program

** Domestic airfare KTM-Lukla-KTM is subject to increase without prior notice.  If increased, that portion will be extra payable.

Cost includes … (kindly read carefully)

 

  1.  Personal training in the Philippines or training program and consultation via e-mail if you are out of the country
  2. Group consultations and pre climb meetings for training, gear, medical and all details necessary to climb big mountains.
  3. Actual rope and technical training in the Philippines or consultation via e-mail if you are out of the country.
  4.  Airport transfers by private vehicle in Kathmandu for the trip as per itinerary
  5. 4 nights in twin sharing room with breakfast at Hotel Marshyangdi (Annex) or similar in Kathmandu.
  6. Teahouse (lodge) for trek / tented accommodation for climbing.
  7. All meals in during trekking / climbing with tea / coffee except bottled/canned beverages.
  8. 1 Sherpa per climber
  9. All necessary staffs for trekking and climbing [experienced English speaking trekking guide, climbing guide/s, cook, and porters to carry luggage of 30 kg maximum (2 trekkers : 1 porter), camp staffs including their wages, food, lodging and insurance].
  10. Climbing permit fee for Lobuche East + Pokhalde+Island Peak and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee.
  11. Equipment allowance to climbing guide/s for both peaks.
  12. Tents (sleeping, dinning, kitchen & toilet, therma-rest mattress), table + chairs for dinning & utensils during climbing, ice screw, snow bars, ice hammer, fixed rope, duffel bag.
  13. Trekking maps, welcome dinner, service fee and government taxes.
  14. Sat phone for emergency
  15. Kathmandu city tour

 

Cost excludes… (kindly read carefully)

  1. Lunch / dinner during stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
  2. Fizz and alcoholic drinks during your trip.
  3. Personal clothing and climbing equipment for the trip (see list of suggestion below)
  4. Sleeping bag, inner, Altitude Chamber (PAC) or oxygen (will be availed on additional charge).
  5. Shower facility during trekking / climbing (available on additional payment during lodge trekking)
  6. Nepal Visa fee (Please bring exact re-numeration of US Dollars and two passport sized photographs).
  7. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  8. Excess baggage charges on domestic flight (if you have more than 15 kg check in baggage)
  9. Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason (early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain apart from itinerary).
  10. Comprehensive Travel Insurance (should include helicopter rescue, medication, hospital, repatriation, delay or cancellation of flights, loss of baggage, theft, delay or cancellation of trip).
  11. Additional or personal climbing guide (available on additional payment on request)
  12. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, drinking water, shower, heater etc.)
  13. Tips for trekking / climbing crew (trekking guide, climbing guide, cook, camp staffs and porters).

Three Peaks Climbing Program

Meals

Freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided throughout the teahouses (lodge restaurant) during the trek. Each day, dinner and breakfast will be provided at the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch, during trek, will be provided at teahouse in fairly pleasant surrounding on the trail.  Meals during climbing period / at camp will also be freshly cooked by the accompanying trained cook.  Meals at teahouses can be selected from the existing menu and during climbing will be variety in buffet style (Chinese, Indian, basic Italian and of course Nepali and Sherpa too).   During your stay at hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast is provided at the hotel that you stay.  You can choose to eat lunch and dinner either at the restaurant at the hotel that you are staying or venture out to different restaurants that are located near your hotel.

Accommodations

Your trip cost includes accommodations in Kathmandu and during trekking and climbing.  In Kathmandu, you will have twin sharing accommodation in standard room in a 3 star hotel.  During the trek, we will provide twin sharing lodge rooms.  We will try to make sure that you get clean and comfortable rooms in the lodge.  Toilets during lodge trek will be away (outside) from the room. For camping, it will be 2 men tent with self inflating Thermarest mattress for more comfort. We will also provide you toilet tent at the base camp of both the peaks.  Accommodation in Kathmandu could be upgraded, if you pay extra in a higher category of hotel.

Three Peaks Climbing Program

PLEASE INFORM US:

  • Which dates you would like to book for your expedition?
  • How many will  you be booking for?
  • Please tell us about you and your outdoor experience
RESERVATIONS PROCESS;
  • Fill out the form
  • We will send you a reservation details how to book directly from the website.
  • Once we receive your 15% deposit we will confirm your booking by e mail.
  • Your balance is due before you start the expedition.

PLEASE BE ADVISED;

  • We respond to all Inquiries personally in 1 to 2 days. In addition, please check your spam mail as sometimes our mails get kicked to the spam section.
  • Please book in advance. We do small and intimate groups so space is limite

Three Peaks Climbing Program

As equally existent as the risks, important are steps taken by the Mardi Himal Treks and Climbs to minimize and mitigate them though our professionalism and constantly increased preparation and technology. Much responsibility is taken with an expedition organizer constantly in control of all clients and team members, at all times, we ensure that hazards are constantly assessed and avoided.

Our decisions and methods are supported by contingency plans that take as many aspects of the expedition into account, and we only ever use the best tried and tested equipment i.e. (GlobalFix PRO GPS / EPIRB, UHF radios, Thuraya Satellite smartphone, advanced first aid kit). Unlike other expedition’s providers, we also has a dedicated Emergency Medical Technician and certified NEBOSH Health and Safety Supervisor as part of their team.

Mardi Himal Trek Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Mardi Himal Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Three Peaks Climbing Program

Experience

Chance of success in summiting peaks depends on tolerance to hard conditions, general physical condition, reasonable fitness and lots of will power.  Lobuche East and Island (Imja Tse) can be climbed without previous climbing experience as they are categorized as non-technical peaks. However, it requires stamina and endurance, as it involves a longer period of climbing at high altitude where amount of Oxygen is less.  For your kind information, Oxygen cylinders are not provided during peak climbing.  Yet, if you have some skills on rock climbing, skills of using climbing equipments and if possible experience in high altitude trek then it will be added advantage.  Therefore, my suggestion is that you prepare yourself for stamina and endurance building at least 3 to 6 months prior to your trip.  Physical exercise for endurance and building depends on you but jogging at first then running, swimming will help you to strengthen your leg muscles.  I also suggest you to visit fitness center at least 3 times a week.

Acclimatization Three Peaks Climbing Program

Acclimatization is the process by which our bodies adapt to the altitude as we go higher so we do not get sick and/ or suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). which may lead and worsen to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema(HAPE) and/or High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). Gaining elevation without proper consideration of AMS could be fatal. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. Therefore, our body needs time to adapt to an environment with less oxygen.The trek is well planned in regards with time and distance that one has to tackle each day balancing adaptation, rest and enjoyment with a high degree of awareness of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Therefore, increasing the chances of ther trekkers for a successful trip.

Three Peaks Climbing Program

Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and not an option when joining trekking, tour and mountaineering trips.   Your insurance policy should include helicopter rescue flight/s, medical treatment, hospitalization and repatriation apart from the normal coverage of loss of baggage, theft, flight / trip delay, cancellation etc.  We suggest you to obtain such policy in your own country before setting on your trip as we do not arrange or sell insuranc

Any cancellation due to weather will be rescheduled in the next day/s. We do not refund when we re schedule. If you cancel a trip we will not remit your 15% deposit if notice given is less than 30 days before your trip is scheduled to leave. We only issue refund if we cancel the trip. We will not refund any amount if you cancel 3 days before your scheduled departure or during the trip itself.

What To Pack Three Peaks Climbing Program

What to pack and bring during your trip can have a substantial effect on your trek.  We have provided a guided list below to get you ready. List of personal equipment and gears
List provided below doesn’t represent what you must take but is simply a guide, an aide memoire to help you tick off the things you might need and have to pack.How To Pack Light.   


Personal Climbing Gears:
– Ice axe
– Plastic double boots for mountaineering
– Crampons
– Harness
– Tape Slings (2)
– Carabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
– Figure of Eight

– Descender
– Ascender
– Helmet (optional)

Personal Clothing:
Hands:
– A pair of woolen / fleece gloves
– A pair of insulated ski gloves

 

Feet:
– trekking/hiking boots that supports your ankle with spare laces

– Light socks (2 pairs), cotton or thin woolen

– Thick socks (2 pairs), woolen

– Gaiters (protects your foot wears from fresh snow)
– Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Head:
– Sun hat or scarf or both
– Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
– Sunglasses with UV protection
– Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries (if not torch / flash light)

 

Body:
– T-shirts
– Light and expedition weight thermal tops
– Fleece jacket or pullover
– Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
– Waterproof jacket / top (preferably with breathable fabric)
– Down jacket with hood

– Under Garments
– Hiking shorts or trouser that can be detached
– Lightweight cotton long pants
– Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
– Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
– Waterproof trousers (preferably with breathable fabric)

Personal accessories:
– Sleeping bag with cotton and fleece liner (rated to -15 to -20 degree centigrade)
– Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside rucksack or duffle bag.
– Daypack (approximate capacity 35 to 50 liters)
– Trekking Poles (serves well when trekking down hill).
– Water bottle with wide neck (2 pieces with 1 liter capacity) or camel bag.
– Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, paste, saving machine, nail clippers, lip balm etc.) & personal necessities.
– Small quick drying towel

– Ear Plug (would be useful; who knows some people in group snores)
– Sun screen lotion 30 SPF or higher

– Pee bottle (for night but make sure to empty it yourself the next morning)

– Basic First Aid Kit

 

Additional:
– Digital camera or handy cam

– Route Map / Guide book
– Binoculars (optional)
– Music set with headphone (optional)
– Pocket sized notebook and pen (optional)

– Reading book (optional)

– Travel games (such as scrabble, playing cards, chess etc.)

Three Peaks Climbing Program

How much does it cost?

Cost: 4,898 USD per person
Group pricing available

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