Everest Three Pass With Island Peak Climbing

Cloud 1 Cloud 1 Cloud 1 Cloud 1 Cloud 2
destination Everest
duration 20 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 6189m
group size 1-10
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Teahouse + Camping
season All Season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,790
Pax 2 USD 2,690
Pax 3 USD 2,590
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,490
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,390
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,290
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,190
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,490

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

Everest Three Pass With Island Peak Climbing

The Everest Three Passes with Island Peak Climbing is a challenging and thrilling trekking and climbing adventure in the Everest region of Nepal. It involves crossing three high mountain passes - Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m) - along with summiting Island Peak (6,189m).

The journey starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through beautiful Sherpa villages and lush valleys to reach the famous Everest Base Camp. From there, you will cross the first pass, Kongma La, and descend to the beautiful Imja Valley, where Island Peak is located.

After proper acclimatization and training, you will attempt to summit Island Peak, which requires basic mountaineering skills. The summit offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

After the climb, you will continue the journey by crossing the remaining two passes, Cho La and Renjo La, which offer stunning views of the Gokyo Lakes and the Ngozumpa Glacier.

The Everest Three Passes with Island Peak Climbing is a physically demanding adventure that requires a good level of fitness and experience in high-altitude trekking. It is recommended for experienced trekkers and climbers who are looking for an extraordinary challenge in the Everest region.

It is important to note that this trek and climb should be done with a reputable trekking agency or a certified guide to ensure safety and proper support throughout the journey.

ITINERARY

Expand All

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking. They will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After checking in, there will be a briefing about your Everest Three Passes trek. Our representative will provide you with a route map and other useful information, such as the lodges where we will be staying and some do's and don'ts.

After breakfast at your hotel, we will drive to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for a 35-minute flight to Lukla. The flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas as we land on a precarious strip of tarmac overlooking the Dudh Koshi River. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will meet our porters and have lunch at the Yeti Mountain Home Lodge. We will then begin our trek by descending to Phakding. This part of the trek takes us through the farming lands of the Sherpas, passing through several villages along the way. We can stop at tea houses for refreshments and interact with the locals. The trail is adorned with mani stones and prayer flags. We will stay overnight at a lodge on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River.

Today's trail takes us through a beautiful pine forest along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. We will cross several suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge named after Sir Edmund Hillary. Along the way, we will get a view of Mt. Thamserku before reaching the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the villages of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo before arriving at Jorsale. From there, we will ascend through forests and cross bridges until we reach the head of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep climb of about 2 hours will reward us with our first glimpse of Mt. Everest above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We will continue for about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading hub of the region. We will spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

Today is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitudes. It is recommended to stay active and moving during this day. You can choose to take a hike to Thame or visit Khunde, or simply relax and explore Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a bustling town with various amenities such as government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides can take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters, where we can learn about the Sherpa culture, view artifacts related to the first Everest climbers, and discover the flora and fauna of the region. We will stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.

our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking route will divert west as we contour the hillside and reach the ridge overlooking Namche Bazaar. From here, we will follow a gradual winding path up the Bhote Kosi River valley, which used to be a popular trading route into Tibet. As we trek to Thame, we will be treated to excellent views of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde, with the Nangpa-la pass leading to Tibet visible to the north. Overnight stay in Thame with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 6 takes us through a remote Sherpa village and Himalayan meadows as we continue to gain altitude. This beautiful and isolated area offers stunning scenery as we trek towards Lungden. Overnight stay at the Lungden Tea House with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Today's trek of approximately 7-8 hours will take us to the top of Renjo Pass, offering a magnificent view of Mt. Cho-Oyu, the world's 6th highest mountain. This pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,446m, marks the first major pass of our trek. We will then descend to Gokyo Lake, where we will spend the night at a Tea House. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

On day 8, we will have a rest day in Gokyo. Early in the morning, we will embark on a 2-hour hike up to Gokyo Ri (5,360m) to witness the breathtaking sunrise and enjoy a panoramic view of the four highest mountains, including Mt. Everest. This unforgettable experience will be followed by breakfast and a day of rest and relaxation. Overnight stay in Gokyo with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

After a late breakfast, we will trek down to Thangnak, passing through the second lake and walking on the Nagjumpa glacier. We will arrive at Thangnak, where we will spend the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 10 presents one of the more challenging days of our trek as we cross the Cho La Pass (5420m). We will start early in the morning, either having breakfast early or carrying a packed breakfast. The pass is steep and involves a glacier crossing on the eastern side of the top, but it is not terribly difficult. After crossing the pass, we will reach Dzongla, where we will spend the night at a teahouse with basic dorm rooms and a cozy dining area. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

After breakfast, we will continue our trek to Lobuche. The trail will take us along the moraine of the glacier, offering stunning views of Chola Che and the surrounding scenery. We will pass by Labuche Peak, which is the first peak within view of Kala Pathar (5,550m) and Pumori. After a long walk, we will reach Lobuche before lunch, providing a sense of relief. Overnight stay in Lobuche with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

After a hearty breakfast, the trek continues as we gently climb and sometimes directly ascend towards a nearby glacier. The trail to Gorak Shep may be rocky and windy, but it offers stunning views of Mt. Pumori and the Everest base camp. After a satisfying lunch, we prepare ourselves for today's adventure and continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Ice-fall. It's important to follow the lead Sherpa, as the trail changes every year due to the movements of the glacier. The walk is challenging due to the high altitude and thin air, passing over rocky dunes, moraine, and streams until reaching the base camp. During the high expedition season, it may feel like a bustling city up there. After spending a grand time at the base camp, we make our way back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay at a lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

In the early morning, we embark on a 2-hour climb to Kala Patthar for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the mountain peaks. Reaching the top will fill you with joy as you achieve the moment you have been dreaming of since the beginning of your journey. The small rocky peak of Kala Patthar offers views beyond imagination. The panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you will feel that the hard climb was worth it to feel on top of the world. From here, you can also see the Everest Base Camp down below on the moraine of the Khumbu glacier, as well as other majestic mountains such as Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Nupse, and Everest itself. After breakfast in Gorak Shep, we trek down to Lobuche and continue staying high above the valley floor in the Imja valley. This is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and spend the night at a hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Today, we start early in the morning after having breakfast and continue our walk to Kongma La Pass (5,350m) and then descend all the way down to Chhukung. We will stay overnight at a lodge there. The picturesque view from Kongma La Pass to Chhukung offers a charming sight of the Khumbu Glacier on the lap of Everest on the left, and on the right, you can see Island Peak, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Taboche, and the surrounding Sherpa settlements. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

A fairly steep trek, initially heading east then south, is ahead of us as we climb to Island Peak Base Camp. is on a fairly steep path. We traverse a winding path on the southern flank of the mountain, before coming to a refreshing easier path alongside a stream. The route to Amphu Labtsa is in the southeast as we zigzag through the Imja Khola through rocky terrain on the south of Island Peak. Tonight we rest up at Island Peak Base Camp. 

Although Island peak does not require technical expertise, it does however require strength and stamina. It does however require some basic skills and how to avoid mishaps. It is essential that we reach the summit before lunch, as in the afternoon it can be extremely windy. The path climbs hundreds of meters from the bottom camp before facing a sharp incline initially on a sandy trail before turning to grass, and finally over boulders. The path eventually narrows before entering a steep rock vale (narrow channel of rock). We finally, after many steps across and through the vale emerge on the other side Your guide, for safety reasons, may fix a rope to each climber to assist in climbing the final snowy slope to the ridge at the summit. The rope may often extend to 350m depending on the season and danger of crevices. Some of these crevices may be 2 to 3 meters across requiring the use of ladders. Once at the summit it is time to take out your camera and capture the magnificent views and get your breath back!. We will then descent to Chhukung, and with your guides, will celebrate our success.

Leaving Chhukung we return on the same path to Imja Khola heading up through the forest to Tengboche. If there is enough interest we can visit the nuns at their Tengboche residence. After lunch at Tengboche we descend along a path surrounded by alpine bush and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi watercourse, our path takes us to Dudh Koshi Gorge taking us through pine forests before finally reaching Sansa. On the way down we should keep our eyes peeled for glimpses of mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, and other wildlife. After emerging from the forest we pass through Chorten before reaching the military camp at Namche Bazaar. Tonight we stay at Namche Bazaar.

The rocky path down is steep and it is advised to be cautious crossing this rocky landscape. We eventually cross the suspension bridges over the rapid flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, where the path becomes flatter and easier to negotiate. After our arrival in Lukla we can stretch our aching legs and blissfully recall the exhilarating experiences of the last few weeks.

Today we take a morning flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we can reminisce and can shop for souvenirs. Our guides will steer you in the right direction and where to find some bargains!

Your journey in Nepal involves Associate in the trip finish today! there's nothing to try to however trade emails together with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can take you to the airdrome, about three hours before your regular flight. On your means home, you'll need much time to set up your next journey within the marvelous country of Nepal.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) during the trek and tent camp accommodation during  climbing session.
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Ramechhap -Lukla- Ramechhap) flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Climbing permit of  Island Peak.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Upper Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.
  • Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.
  • Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.
  • Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.
  • Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.
  • Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.
  • Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.
  • Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
  • Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

  • Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.
  • Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.
  • First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.
  • Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

It is important to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly and is in good condition. Additionally, consult with experienced climbers or a professional guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear and receive proper training on how to use it effectively and safely.

GOOD TO KNOW

If you are considering climbing Island Peak, here are some important things to know:

1. Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is located in the Everest region of Nepal. It stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) and is a popular climbing destination for mountaineers.

2. Prior climbing experience is recommended as Island Peak is a technical climb. Basic mountaineering skills such as using crampons, ice axe, and rope techniques are necessary.

3. Acclimatization is crucial due to the high altitude. It is advisable to spend a few days in the Everest region, acclimatizing and trekking to higher altitudes before attempting the climb.

4. A climbing permit is required to climb Island Peak. This can be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Nepal. Make sure to check the latest permit regulations and fees.

5. Hiring a local guide or joining a guided expedition is highly recommended. They have the expertise, knowledge of the route, and can provide support and safety during the climb.

6. The best time to climb Island Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (April to May) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (September to November). These months generally have more stable weather conditions and clear views.

7. Proper gear and equipment are essential for a safe and successful climb. This includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, helmet, layers of warm clothing, gloves, and other necessary climbing gear.

8. Physical fitness and endurance are important for climbing Island Peak. Regular exercise, cardiovascular training, and strength-building activities are recommended to prepare your body for the physical demands of the climb.

9. It is important to be aware of altitude sickness and its symptoms. Take necessary precautions, such as proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and following the guidance of your guide.

10. Respect the local culture and environment. Island Peak is located in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow the Leave No Trace principles, adhere to local customs, and be mindful of the fragile mountain ecosystem.

Always prioritize safety and consult with experienced climbers or professional guides for further information and guidance specific to your Island Peak climbing expedition.

MAP

Departures

Select a departure month

Fill out the form below and a Travel Expert will reach out to create your perfect tour.

Travellers(Optional)

FAQS

Expand All

Island Peak is considered a moderately difficult climb. It requires basic mountaineering skills, including using crampons, ice axe, and rope techniques. Prior climbing experience and physical fitness are recommended.

Yes, a climbing permit is required to climb Island Peak. It can be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Nepal. The permit fees vary depending on the season and nationality.

While it is possible to climb Island Peak without a guide, it is highly recommended to hire a local guide or join a guided expedition. They have the knowledge, experience, and can ensure your safety during the climb.

The best time to climb Island Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (April to May) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (September to November). These months generally have more stable weather conditions and clear views.

The duration of the climb can vary depending on several factors, including your fitness level and acclimatization. Typically, it takes around 3 weeks for a complete Island Peak climbing expedition, including trekking to and from the base camp.

In addition to the climbing permit, you also need a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained through the trekking agency.

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern when climbing Island Peak due to the high elevation. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and following the guidance of your guide are essential to minimize the risk.

You will need mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, helmet, layers of warm clothing, gloves, and other necessary climbing gear. It is important to have proper gear and equipment for a safe and successful climb.

While previous climbing experience is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to have some basic mountaineering skills and experience with high-altitude trekking to ensure a safer and more enjoyable climb.

Yes, you can rent climbing gear in Nepal. Kathmandu and Lukla are common places to find gear rental shops. However, it is advisable to bring your own personal gear and rent only the equipment you don't have or can't bring with you.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,790
Pax 2 USD 2,690
Pax 3 USD 2,590
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,490
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,390
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,290
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,190
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,490

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

Latest Traveller’s Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

100%

Based On 611 Reviews

Rebecca Benedetti

United Kingdom

January 23, 2024

Well-Organized Itinerary for Optimal Adventure

Pre-trip Info
Staffs
Accommodation
Meals
Transportation
Value for Money

The well-organized itinerary for our Chulu West Peak climb allowed us to make the most of our adventure. It provided ample time for acclimatization, rest, and exploration, ensuring that we were well-prepared for the challenges ahead.

Gabriel Storti

Norway

January 12, 2024

Experienced Guides Who Led the Way

Pre-trip Info
Staffs
Accommodation
Meals
Transportation
Value for Money

The experienced guides on our Island Peak Expedition played a crucial role in our success. Their expertise, knowledge, and unwavering support ensured our safety and increased our chances of reaching the summit.

Christopher Smith

Denmark

December 26, 2023

Excellent Experience

Pre-trip Info
Staffs
Accommodation
Meals
Transportation
Value for Money

Outstanding guidance and seamless organization for Island Peak Climbing My recent adventure of Island Peak Climbing was an absolute delight, thanks to the exceptional services provided by Lakpa Sherpa and the Sherpa Expedition Teams. From the moment I arrived in Nepal, everything was perfectly prepared and organized, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Write Your Review

Average Customer Ratings

How The Travellers Have Rated This Package

5

600

4

9

3

2

2

0

1

0

Write A Review

People Considering This Package Right Now Check availability

Subscribe and Win a Free Everest Trek!