Three Peaks Climbing

Trip Duration 24
Max Altitude 6189M
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March to May, Sep to February

Trip Overview

Three Peaks Climbing: Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche East 

The Everest Three Peaks Climbing expedition is a challenging and rewarding adventure that involves climbing three peaks in the Everest region of Nepal: Island Peak (6,189m), Lobuche Peak (6,119m), and Pokalde Peak (5,806m). This expedition designed for experienced climbers who have some prior experience climbing at high altitudes and are looking for a new challenge. Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is the highest of the three peaks and is located in the Sagarmatha National Park. The climb to Island Peak involves a technical climb that requires the use of ropes, crampons, and other climbing equipment. The climb to the summit typically takes around 12-14 days. Lobuche Peak is also in the Sagarmatha National Park and known for its steep and challenging summit ridge. The climb to the summit of Lobuche Peak takes around 18-20 days and involves a mix of technical climbing and high altitude trekking. Pokalde Peak, also known as Dolma Ri, is located near the Gokyo Valley and is the smallest of the three peaks. The climb to the summit of Pokalde Peak is less technical than the other two peaks and takes around 12-14 days.

Preparing for the Everest Three Peaks Climbing Expedition: Experience, Fitness, and Ideal Timing

To undertake the Everest Three Peaks Climbing expedition, it recommend that climbers have prior experience climbing at high altitudes and have completed some technical climbing courses. It is also important to have a good level of fitness and endurance as the climb to the summits of these peaks involves long days of trekking and climbing in high altitude conditions. The best time to undertake the Everest Three Peaks Climbing expedition is from March to May and from September to November, when the weather conditions are favorable and the skies are clear. During these months, climbers can expect to experience clear views of the surrounding Himalayan mountains and can enjoy a challenging and rewarding climb to the summits of these three peaks.

 Trip Highlight

  • Scenic Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flights
  • Get a glimpse of the entire Khumbu region
  • Great opportunity to cross the three high passes of the Khumbu region in one journey
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Famous Sherpa town in the Everest region – Namche Bazaar
  • World-famous monasteries and museums
  • One of the world’s highest hotels – Everest View Hotel
  • Schools from Khumjung and Hospitals in Kongde made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
  • Khumjung Monastery is said to be famous for Yeti Scalp.
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Nepal’s highest airport Syangboche
  • The exquisiteness of the Himalayan region – the Everest region
  • Climbing Pokalde Peak or the Dolma Ri (5806m/19,043ft), Island Peak/Imja Tse (6,189m/20,305ft), Mt. Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft)
  • Magnificent views of some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt Makalu (8463m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Mt Nuptse (7,861m), Mt Baruntse (7,162m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and other surrounding peaks
  • Explore the culture and lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Side detours to the highest base camp adventure in the world, Everest Base Camp [5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet]
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site -Sagarmatha National Park
  • Diverse flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park [est 1976]
  • Vegetations Like firHimalayan birch and rhododendronJuniper and rhododendron prevail at elevations of 4,000–5,000 m (13,000–16,000 ft). Mosses and lichens grow above 5,000 m (16,000 ft) are found in Sagarmatha National Park
  • Wildlife like Himalayan tharHimalayan serow and musk deer. The snow leopard inhabits elevations above 3,500 m (11,500 ft), and the Indian leopard roams forests in lower elevations and Birds Like Impeyan pheasantbearded vulturesnowcock and alpine chough found in Sagarmatha National Park
  • Breath-taking views of the Himalayas coupled with the warm hospitality of Nepalese people
  • Professional Sherpas to guide and teach you how to climb
  • Sherpas will guide you and be with you from day 1 (the moment you touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal) for the expedition.


 30 min Drive  Hotel/Resort

On the first day of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will receive you at the airport and drop you off at your hotel. After getting refreshed and some rest, you can stroll around the capital city, checking out the nearby highlights of this bustling city.

You will visit our office in the evening to gather information about your upcoming adventure; we will also host a welcome dinner party to celebrate our affiliation and the start of your wonderful Himalayan adventure. After dinner, you will be dropped back to your respective hotel for an overnight stay.



The second day of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing is an exciting day’s adventure as you get the opportunity to explore the architectural marvels of this incredible country with rich history, fascinating culture, and traditions. You will also explore a few of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the capital valley.

Meanwhile, we will arrange all the necessary paperwork required for this expedition on this day; your guide will also provide you with details about the adventure on this day. If you haven’t finished shopping for the Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you can use Day 1 and Day 2 to buy or rent the equipment at Kathmandu.


 35 min Flight & 3-4 hrs Trek  Tea House Lodge

The exhilarating adventure of Day 3 in your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing starts with an exciting and thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. In this day’s about 40-minute flight, you will enjoy the incredible views of the sparkling peaks as you fly over the lush valley heading toward the wide pasture and glacial moraines of the Himalayan region.

After landing on Lukla, you will meet the rest of the expedition crew and prepare for the second part of this day’s adventure. Leaving the vibrant town of Lukla behind, you will descend down to the banks of the Thado Kosh River and cross a suspension bridge. Then, moving along the scenic trekking route, you will head toward Ghat, and a short walk from here will take you to the Phakding Village.


 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

Today, you will follow the charming trails alongside the Dudh Koshi River, trekking past the lush rhododendron, pine, and fir forests. On Day 4 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, leaving Phakding behind, you will move along the scenic trail heading toward the Sherpa village Monjo during the first part. You will also be able to catch a stunning glimpse of the Thamserku from Benkar Village in this trekking route.

Moving further in your trekking route, a gradually descending trail will lead you toward Jorsale, the last village enroute to the Phakding- Namche trek. The moderate path with the stunning visuals will make this day’s trek an exhilarating experience; after reaching the Hillary Suspension Bridge, you will follow a steep climb section that will lead you straight to the Sherpa Capital, Namche Bazaar.



After gaining an incredible altitude on the mainstream trekking route of the Everest Base Camp Trek, Day 5 in your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing will be a rest day. You will use this day to properly acclimatize with the rising altitude before pushing further up ahead. It is recommended that you should do some physical activities to acclimatize properly at the rising altitude, so you can do some short hikes on this day to popular highlights in the region like Sherpa Villages- Khunde and Khumjung, Everest View Hotel, Sagamatha National Park Visitor Center, Hillary School, etc.

With the rest of the free day, you can explore the cafes and restaurants or stroll around the town exploring the unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the natives, heavily influenced by the Tibetan culture. If you are lucky, you also might get to witness the weekly bazaar that takes place in Namche every Saturday.


 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

You wil start the trekking adventure on Day 6 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, enjoying the stunning views of EverestLhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other adjacent peaks. Moving along your gradual trails with few ascends and descends, you will first reach Kayangjuma, and the path further up ahead stretches to Sansa, a major junction point that separates the route of Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek.

Then, moving along the charming trails of rhododendron and pine forests, you will follow the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and cross a bridge over the river to reach Phunki Thenga. From here, you will overcome the steep climbing section through the pine forests to finally arrive at Tyangboche.


 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

The stunning views of the towering peaks at the backdrop of the Tyangboche will give you fresh start on the trekking route of this day. Leaving Tangboche behind on Day 7 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will follow the spiritual trails across the chortens, mani walls, and traditional settlements.

Moving along the moderate walking trail, you will enter the Imja Valley, descend to the confluence of the Lobuche River, and climb a trek on the steep section during the last part of the trek to reach Dingboche.


 4-5 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

On Day 8 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will move toward the first objective of this Himalayan expedition. Enjoying the magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Twitch, and other adjacent peaks, you will walk on the ridge to the north behind the village. Although it is short, this day’s excursion will reward you with some of the most picturesque views of the Himalayan vistas as you look toward the northwest, moving along the trekking trail.

After about 4-5 hours of trekking, you will reach the Pokalde base Camp which is near the massive circular lake right below the Kongma La Pass. Upon reaching the campsite, the expedition crew will set up the camps and make the arrangements for the scaling adventure starting tomorrow. Overnight stay at the camp in Pokalder Peak Base Camp.


 4-5 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

Your mountain-scaling adventure in the Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing will finally start on Day 9 of your expedition. Today, leaving the base camp, you will ascend on the alpine environment, heading toward Kongma La Pass [5,550 meters/ 18,209 feet].

Moving along with the ascending trail, you will witness the majestic frozen lakes of the wide basin; after about 4-5 hours of scaling, you will finally arrive at High Camp. You will rest here tonight, enjoying the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Cholatse.


8-9 hrs climbing Pokalde Peak  Lodge

You will start the summit push of Day 10 in your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition early in the morning to avoid the afternoon high winds. Overcoming the challenging trails through the narrow rocky trails, you will push for the summit of this magnificent 5,000-meter class mountain, which is about 12km southwest of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest [8,848 meters/ 29,028 feet].

After enjoying the captivating views from the top of the mountain, you will climb down to the base camp and head toward Chhukung, which is on the left side of the Imja Khola. You will celebrate your successful summit of Pokalde Peak here tonight and get much-deserved rest to prepare for the adventure up ahead.


 3-4 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

After the summit of Pokalde Peak, on Day 11 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will move toward the second highlight of this expedition. Exiting the Chukkung Village, you will follow the steep trail on the south side and turn east to join the main trekking trail toward the southern ridge of the Lhotse Glacier.

Then, moving further up ahead in your trekking trail, you will walk on the pleasant trails alongside a stream. The cross-route through the Imja Glacier and Lhotse Glacier on the trail opens the path to the wide valley, which leads to the southwest side of the Island Peak. Your expedition will set up camps and prepare warm meals for you as you rest up here tonight, preparing for the big adventure tomorrow.


 9-10 hrs climbing Island Peak & back  Tented Camp

It is time to move toward the second major highlight of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing; you will again start your scaling adventure really early in the morning to avoid the high winds in the noon. Moving along the steep hillside for several hundred meters, you will reach the high camp, and moving through the rocky gully toward a ridgeline, you will arrive at the snout of the summit glacier.

You will use fixed rope from this point onward to overcome the crevasses on the glacier, and the steep snow slope during the final stretch of the calling will lead you to the summit of Island Peak. From the summit of Island Peak, you will be able to enjoy the incredible views of the Himalayan massifs like Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Baruntse, and other adjacent peaks. After relishing the Himalayan ambiance from the top of the mountain, you will climb down to the base camp, where you will rest tonight, celebrating your successful summit.


 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

Now, after completing the expedition of two peaks in your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, it is time to move toward the final highlight of this expedition. After cleaning the base camp and packing your equipment, you will retrace your steps back to Dingboche on this day. In this day’s short trekking adventure, you will first walk past Chukkung, enjoying the views of the clear Himalayan vistas, and reach Dingboche. Overnight stay at the finest teahouse in Dingboche.


5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

Moving along with the exhilarating and thrilling trekking route of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing on Day 14, you will join the mainstream Everest Base Camp Trek route. Following the ascending trail, you will first trek to Dughla across the Khumbu Khola Valley, and moving along the trail; you will arrive at the yak herder’s settlement, Dusa.

The narrow route up ahead stretches to Phulung Karpo, and after crossing a wooden bridge, you will arrive at Dughla. Steep ascent from Dughla on the glacial moraines of the Khumbu Glacier, then finally bring you to Lobuche. We will be accompanied by the Himalayan peaks like Lingtren, Pumori, Khumbuste, and Mahalangur Himal on this day’s epic trekking trails. Overnight stay at teahouse in Lobuche.


 7-8 hrs Trek  Lodge

On Day 15 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will explore the most popular trekking route in the Himalayas; this day’s adventure takes you on the highest base camp expedition in the world. Today, leaving the Lobuche behind, you will make your way toward the foothills of the tallest mountain in the world. Trekking past the Gorakshep, you will follow the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and continue straight ahead to the Everest Base Camp.

After arrival at the base camp, you will be able to see colorful campsites at the base of the mountain of the mountaineers preparing to scale the mountain. Enjoying the magical ambiance at the base of the tallest mountain in the world, surrounded by other peaks like Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse to your heart’s content, you will then trek down to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.


It is said that any adventure in the Khumbu region is incomplete without the hike to KalaPatthar. So, on Day 16 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will do an early morning hike to KalaPatthar; this vantage point of the Khumbu region will offer wonderful views of the Himalayan panorama of towering peaks like Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and several other peaks.

Capturing the remarkable sunrise views from the KalaPatthar and immersing in the magnificence of the white-clad peaks, you will then trek down to Gorakhep for breakfast. You will then retrace your steps back to Lobuche where you will make your preparation for the next scaling adventure.


1-2 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

On Day 17 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will leave Lobuche behind, heading toward the next major highlight of this expedition, Lobuche Peak. It’s a short and scenic day’s trekking adventure today; you will trek on the relatively plain trail for some distance, then switch trail to the steep rocky sections as you approach the base camp.

Upon your arrival at the Lobuche Base Camp, the expedition crew will set up camps and start making preparations for the scaling adventure tomorrow. After arranging your equipment and practicing your mountaineering skills, you will turn in for the night at the base camp.


 3-4 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

After breakfast, you start your scaling adventure on the last peak of this Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing expedition on the route that is generally covered with snow. This uphill ascend from base camp to high camp takes approximately 4 hours; following the rocky moraine paths above the base camp, you will push for the high camp.

As you gain a significant altitude on this day’s climb, it is recommended that you take it slow and stay hydrated. After arriving at the high camp, the expedition crew will set up the camping site, and you can do some short walks around the High Camp to acclimatize properly.


 8-9 hrs climbing Lobuche Peak  Tented Camp

The scaling on Day 19 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing also starts early in the morning, so you won’t have trouble dealing with strong high winds after 12:00 p.m. You will overcome the rocky scrambling trail to the glacier above the glacier and move along the ridge that leads to the summit. In this day’s scaling adventure, you will use fixed rope and other mountaineering tools, like ice axes, crampons, harnesses, etc., to overcome the semi-technical slopes of the mountain.

From the top of this amazing peak in the Khumbu region, you will be able to witness the magnificence of towering peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and several other adjacent peaks. After enjoying the magical views, you will then begin your downhill trek; you will climb down all the way to the base camp and rest here, celebrating your successful summit of Lobuche.


 4-5 hrs Trek  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

Day 20 officially marks the completion of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing; from this day onward, you will move along with your descending trail. Trekking down the hillside you will move past the foothills of the Ama Dablam, heading toward Pheriche. Continuing with your descending trail alongside the rhododendrons and juniper forest, you will arrive at Pangboche, your resting destination tonight.


 5-6 hrs Trek  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge

Moving further with your descending trail on Day 21 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will trek past Tengboche and retrace your steps back to the banks of Dudh Koshi River. Then, traversing across other popular settlements along the route, like Phunki Thenga, Sansa, and Kayangjuma, you will re-enter the Sherpa capital.


6-7 hrs Trek  Lodge

On Day 22 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will descend further down to the gateway of Everest, leaving the Sherpa capital behind. It is a moderate downhill trekking adventure today, and you will return down the Dudh Koshi Valley. Trekking past the Phadking Village, Thado Koshi River, and Toktok, you will then trek back to Lukla.


 35 min flight  Hotel/Resort

It is time to part with the Himalayan region; on Day 23 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing, you will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be dropped back at your hotel; you can use the remaining part of the day to rest or explore Kathmandu.



You can use 24 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing to explore the capital and the remaining part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that you missed on the first day. You can also use this day to shop for souvenirs to remember your adventure. In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner to celebrate the completion of your adventure.


Day 25 of your Pokalde, Island, and Lobuche Peak Climbing will be the departure; our representative will pick you up at your hotel according to the flight schedule and drop you off at the airport. Thank you for climbing with Friendship World Trek, have a safe journey.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Free airport to hotel transfer during arrival and vice-a-versa during departure in a private transport
  • Flight Kathmandu– Lukla – Kathmandu (domestic) costs
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees. Garbage deposit. All government and local taxes
  • Climbing Permits for Pokalde, Island and Lobuche – 3 Peaks
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek and Climb – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced and qualified cook and kitchen helper at Base Camp and advanced camps. Kitchen and dining equipment, food, fuel, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat at camps during the expedition
  • EPI gas burner for the high climb, Gamow Bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) on a sharing basis between expedition members. Portable altitude chamber (PAC). Group gears and supplies like ropes, ice screws, and snow bars.
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • Necessary climbing gears
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • General first aid kits
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs’
  • Souvenir – company’s T-shirt & cap
  • Friendship World Trek achievement certificate after a successful Climbing
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork

Price Excludes

  • International flight costs and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport, USD 50 for a 30-day stay
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance. Insurance must cover emergency rescue evacuation (including helicopter rescue), and medical treatment charges for ill-health/accidents
  • Personal equipment & Climbing gears and Personal Expenses (shopping, laundry, telephone call, extra porter)
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges for satellite phones, communication equipment, commercial filming of an expedition
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Excess luggage charges. The limit is 9-kg per trekker
  • Accommodations and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Hot (tea/coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks
  • Extra luggage & personal climbing gear
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit
  • Cargo clearance (custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by unforeseen events like landslides, extreme weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, changes in sudden government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in “What is included?” will be counted as excludes

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Journey to the Three Peaks Climbing – Pokalde, Island Peak, and Lobuche East!

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by 3 pm, at least one day before the trek departure date for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person trip briefing. You will require at least an overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu before the trek, but this package does not include this stay.

This package covers Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flights.

Free airport pick up and hotel transfer

We understand that you might have a tough time navigating in a foreign country, so to ensure your experience is hassle-free, we provide free airport pick-up and hotel transfer to all our clients booking our trip.

When you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our company representative holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name on it. They will greet you and present you with a marigold garland. Then, they will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. Please share your flight details with us after booking the trip to enjoy this service.

Accommodation during the trek/climb

This trip includes 18 nights of lodge/camp stays at trek regions, where we use the best available lodges. We provide five nights of twin-sharing rooms with a private attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche (3N), and Phakding, and eight nights of twin-sharing accommodation at Tengboche, Dingboche (3N), Chhukung(2N), Lobuche, and Pheriche. You will be staying in camps/tents for five nights.

You will need at least two nights of hotel stays in Kathmandu, but this package does not include these costs. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes. We do not want to restrict your choices.

You can enjoy hot showers and Wi-Fi at available lodges/hotels in trek regions.

The Meals

We arrange nutritious, healthy, and hygienic meals – three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at the best available hotels/lodges/tea houses during the trek. The menu consists of local, Asian, and Western cuisine.

We will provide you with 19 breakfasts, 18 lunches, and 18 dinners during the trip.

Some of the popular menu items are –

Breakfast – Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch – Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Dinner – Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Momo (dumplings), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

We highly recommend liquids, green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must) at high altitudes for health benefits.

Our team also includes experienced and qualified cooks and kitchen helpers at Base Camp and High Camps. We provide kitchen and dining equipment for all camps. Moreover, we will take care of your extra dietary requirements, including fresh vegetables and fruits.

Though plenty of non-veg items are available in the trek regions, we won’t recommend them because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We highly encourage you to avoid dairy and strongly suggest not to consume alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates.

This package does not include personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes except for standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with seasonal fruits).

A typical day during the expedition/trip

Every day you will get a unique trekking experience, climbing, enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During your trip, our experienced, friendly, and qualified Sherpa/guide will share information and historical facts about the places you visit. Porters will carry your luggage. However, we expect you to bring a small regular-day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After a wholesome breakfast, we will pack our bags and set off on the day’s walk from around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will serve you lunch around midday, usually on the route to the next destination. You will rest for about an hour after lunch and then continue.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter, about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. Then you are free to explore nearby places until it gets dark.

We serve dinner from around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, you can indulge in friendly conversations, discussing the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you are free to enjoy onboard games like Monopoly, and cards or watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most foreigners indulge in light and fun Nepalese language learning from our crew or read books before heading off to bed.

Best Season For Three Peaks Climbing – Pokalde, Island Peak, and Lobuche East

The weather is the crucial factor for the expedition/climb. The best time in regards to views and level of easiness to trek/climb is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).

During the winter, the expedition/climb becomes difficult due to heavy snowfall, and cold temperatures, while summer coincides with the monsoon in Nepal, making the trails wet and slippery.

January – February

It is the coldest time, especially from early January to late February. The heavy snowfall in the mountain regions results in frigid temperatures.

The daytime is warm with clear blue skies and glistening Himalayas, but the nights get extremely cold. We do not advise you to trek during this time, especially if you have cold allergies. The climbing gets very challenging.

March – April

These are the best months for trekking/climbing. You will get stunning views of the Himalayas ranges and glaciers. The temperature starts increasing in the mid of March, and clear blue skies and glistening snow mountains provide the best trek/climb experience.

May – June

It is also a great time for three peaks climbing, right before the rainfall. Monsoon in Nepal starts from the end of June and lasts till the mid of August. This season, a mix of spring and summer, makes the expedition very enjoyable.

July – August

Not a great season for trek due to heavy rain unless you love the rain and do not mind wet and slippery trails. Moreover, there are chances of Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flights getting canceled due to bad weather.

September – October

It is the peak trekking/climbing time with thousands of tourists flocking to Nepal, attracted by pleasant, favorable weather and a perfect expedition climate. The temperature goes up to 20°C in the daytime and falls to 5°C at night.

The clear blue skies allow you to enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas and glaciers. The two biggest Hindu festivals – Dashain & Tihar – also fall during these months, making your trek experience even better.

November – December

As winter slowly begins, snowfall gradually covers the Himalayas region, making it hard to trek. However, November treks are still possible and popular too. As December begins, the daytime temperature is stable, but it gets freezing at night. However, picturesque views of the clear blue sky and the snow-clad mountains are phenomenal during November and December.

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.


You will acclimatize in two places – first in Namche Bazaar(3440 m) and then in Dingboche (4,410m). 

Namche is the staging point for all expeditions and trekkings and has numerous attractions, including Wi-Fi-linked cafes and restaurants. You can also visit the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center or trek to Sherpa towns -Khunde and Khumjung. You also have the option to hike to Everest View Hotel.

You will be acclimatizing one more day at Dingboche Village (4410m), famous for its unique Sherpa culture and tradition. It’s a popular acclimatizing village for trekkers trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar Viewpoint.

Altitude sickness

Altitude Sickness also called acute mountain sickness (AMS), is common among mountaineers. The cause of altitude sickness is less oxygen in the air, and the higher you go, the lesser oxygen there is in the air.

Since altitude sickness is common and can strike anyone, our Sherpas/guides are well-equipped, experienced, and prepared to prevent, deal with, and handle altitude sickness.

However, you need to be aware of the altitude sickness, and you should tell your guide/Sherpa if you notice any symptoms.

The common or mild symptoms of altitude sickness are:

  • Slight headache
  • Tiredness and dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue

The above symptoms indicate a warning sign that you are at risk of developing altitude sickness. In such situations, our Sherpas will help you adapt to the altitude in several ways, including allowing you to take rests, walking at a slower pace, and ascending only after you feel fine.

Symptoms of severe altitude sickness are:

  • Severe headache
  • Frequent vomiting
  • A rapid increase in a heartbeat
  • Problems in vision
  • Irritable cough or persistent cough
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Irrational behavior
  • Confusion or lack of coordination with group members
  • Breathlessness even after enough resting
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • These symptoms develop very soon if the mild altitude sickness is left untreated


If you feel these symptoms, you must tell your Sherpa immediately. In such cases, a Sherpa or two will support and accompany you to descend immediately, to avoid potentially life-threatening conditions like HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema). 

HAPE is a condition where fluid enters the lung, and HACE leads to fluid collecting in the brain. Both of these conditions are very serious and can lead to mortality.

Friendship World Trek pays enough attention to avoiding altitude sickness. Our professional guides/Sherpas are specialized in altitude-related situations and take care of your health and safety. We follow the golden rule of treks -climb high and sleep low.

Some people are more vulnerable than others. For this trip, adequate travel insurance is compulsory. Your travel policy must cover heli-rescue and evacuation at the highest trek altitude in addition to medical treatment.

Please note that we do not sell insurance policies, but we can recommend insurance companies based on our previous clients’ experiences.

Extra Personal Expenses

This package includes major expenses during the trek, but it does not cover all the costs. So, we expect our guests to bring spending money for various purposes, including meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa fees, travel insurance purchases, beverages, snacks, tips to crew members, souvenirs, and other expenses. We recommend you bring cash (major currencies), which you can easily exchange for Nepalese Rupees. We estimate you will need USD 10 to 20 per trekking day for personal expenses.

Travel Insurance Policy

This trip grade is strenuous as it entails the risk of high altitude climbing, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen events, including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is compulsory for the three peak expeditions. All trekkers/climbers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Friendship World Trek before starting the trip. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses up to the highest trek altitude.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you, but we do not sell insurance policies.

We recommend expedition members send their detailed insurance information after booking the trek. In emergencies, we will use the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc.

Before buying travel insurance, call the insurance company and recheck if they have heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m. Do not just rely on what the company says on its website.

Passport and Visa

All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Citizens from most countries will get an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport and other immigration checkpoints along Nepal borders.

For visa application, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport-size photo, and visa fees. The current rate is USD 50 for a 30-day stay.

Citizens of China and SAARC (Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) countries are eligible for a free visa with some restrictions.

Nationals from certain countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan – may not receive a visa on arrival visa. If you are a citizen of these countries, contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepal government can change visa rules without prior notice, so for the latest information, please visit –

Money Exchange

Nepali Rupee (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.124 NPR).

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Some hotels also exchange small amounts of foreign currencies.

Legal money exchanges display their ongoing rates publicly. If you have Indian Rupees (INR), note that only INR notes of 500 and 1,000 are legal in Nepal.

Despite the traveler’s cheque’s security advantage, we recommend you cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high bank commissions.

You can also withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and at Thamel itself. Several of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee using a foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions, the service fee they charge is about four percent or more – depending upon the bank.

Most established banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.


We provide one porter to share between two trekkers. The luggage weight limit per trekker is 9kg, and a porter will not carry more than 18 kg of luggage. We also expect you to bring with you a small backpack with things like ornaments, camera, passport, toilet paper, warm layers of clothes, or a water bottle.

Please bring only the essential things to the trek. You can safely deposit your extra luggage at the Friendship World Trek store for the duration of the trip for free.

During the trip briefing, we will recheck everything (luggage, equipment, and gear) before starting the trip.

Three Peaks Climbing Safety

Friendship World Trek guarantees client safety and security. Your health and safety are our utmost concern, and we have placed checks and balances to ensure you are safe. We carry all equipment, gear, etc necessary for the trip, prepared to face any situation.

Our trek leaders and guides have completed extensive first-aid training. Altitude sickness is common in high altitudes and can strike anyone, anywhere. Our trek guides are experienced and able to handle such situations. They carry oximeters to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels at high altitudes. It helps early detection of altitude sickness.

We request expedition members to send detailed insurance information after booking the trek. In emergencies, we will use your insurance policy and the informational documents you sent us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and transfer to medical facilities.

Battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges during Three Peak Climbing, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost.

For water, you can either buy packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops or fill your water bottle with boiled water that you can buy in lodges/tea houses. We also advise you to use a water purification tablet before drinking water. If you do not have water purification tablets, we can provide them.

We advise you against drinking water from the rivers, taps, or wells in trek regions because water might not be drinkable.

Trekking Group/Single

We organize groups as well as private trips. If you have your group, you will be eligible for discounts. The bigger your group, the more discount you will get. However, you do not get discounts for groups we assemble.

We can lead and handle any group size. There will be a group leader (guide), a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

Responsible Travel

We strongly believe in environmental conservation. If we do not protect our environment today, tomorrow there will be nothing left to show to the tourists. Hence, Friendship World Trek works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips that meet the expectations of both travelers and local communities.

Three Peak Climbing Route Map

Three Peak Climbing Route Map


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