• Everest Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak climbing with 3 Passes Trek

Everest Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak climbing with 3 Passes Trek

 
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Trip facts

Duration: 30 Days

Country: Nepal

This complete journey package is designed for those passionate summiteers who want to climb three popular peaks - Island Peak, Lobuche, and Nirekha while crossing three different high passes - Cho La pass, Renjo La pass, and the Kongma La pass at the same time.

At first, we will be summiting the Island Peak (6189 m, 20300 ft) also traditionally known as Imja Tse. This is one of the popular climbing expedition located in the Khumbu district of Everest region. Island peak was named by mountaineer Eric Shipton and also later named as Imja Tse by the locals. From the top of this peak, you get to perceive numerous peaks of the Everest region.

Second, we will be summiting the Lobuche Peak which has two summit peaks - Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Here we will be summiting the Lobuche East (6199 m, 19893 ft) located at the Khumbu glacier of the Everest region. First recorded ascend to this peak was done by Ang Gyaltsen Sherpa and Lawrence Nielson on 25th April 1984. As you reach the top of the peak, you also get to observe numerous mountains of the Everest region.

Finally, we will be summiting the Nirekha Peak (6069 m) also located in the Khumbu region. Before reaching this summit, we will be crossing the Cho La Pass. This peak was first ascended by Matt Fioretti and Greg Valentine in April 2003. This peak was recently opened for foreigners as of 2005. From the summit of this peak, you get the stunning pristine views of peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cho Oyu and few other snowcapped peaks.

Trekking to these three different peaks can be best attempted flawless on spring (mid-March to May) and autumn (mid-September to mid-December). Itinerary for this popular adventurous expedition has 30 days which has been carefully designed with our expert climbing guides by also adjusting the day for acclimatizing for the successful accomplishment of these three peaks at one time.

If you want to know more about Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing with 3 Passes, please feel free to contact or email us.

Below we list you our detailed itinerary for this expedition:

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

As your arrival on Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will pick up you and bring to your respective hotel. In the evening you will be invited for amazing, delicious Nepali food, you will know about the taste of the Nepali culture and tradition.
Included meals:Dinner

Day 02 : Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation

Kathmandu is known as the town of the Temple, more than 130 important monuments with several pilgrimage sites of both of Hindus and Buddhists is lies all around the Kathmandu valley. So today we will visit Kathmandu valley like places which is also in UNSECO World Heritage site like Pasupati Chettra, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Boudhanath and so on. Then we will visit the office off Ganesh Himal Hiking Team our leader and other person. We also prepare for our trip.
Included meals:Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

We will take a flight early in the morning to Lukla, gate way of Everest base camp trek, from Kathmandu. It will be 45 minutes to reach at Lukla which is full of scenic views of diagrammatic landscape. We will have our breakfast at Lukla and we will meet our crew members. Then, after some preparation, we will start our trek adventure trails heading to Phakding. On the way we will pass some villages like Chheplung, Thado Khoshi, Ghat with amazing scenes of peaks.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

After having our breakfast we will continue our trek adventure on a trail heading to Namche Bazaar, biggest town in the Khumbu region. Our trails are little hard than of last day. After passing bridge and some villages we will able to see the magnificent vision of Mt Thamserku, Kusum peaks, Kangaru Peaks and others. We will see the Dudh Koshi River (milk river) and scenery. After reaching Monju, nice place to visit, our trekking permits are checked, after we cross the bridge and reach at Jorsalle and take our Lunch. After having our lunch we will have to climb up hill reaching to Namche Bazaar. We will see the Hilary bridge double Suspension bridge. On the way we also see the view point adt Topdanda. In case of good weather we may see the Everest for first time.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization

Himalayan life style is most different than other place. For perfect trekking today we will stay at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. We will make short hike for Everest view point, for panoramic vision of Mt Thamserku kusum kantega Lhotse Nuptse Ama Dablam and others. We will trek down to Namche Bazaar and spen our rest day with exploring the little town and visiting the Sherpa museum. Namche bazaar is also big tourist market for shopping the cultural antique pieces.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours

Early in the morning after having our breakfast we will continue to trek heading to Tenboche, situated on the top hill and nice place for night stay. After some hard trek till reach the top of Namche Bazaar our trek trails will easy and gentle till to Kyanjuma from where we shall enjoy the scenery and views of mountains like Everest, Nupche, Lhotse, and several peaks. Then our trails drop down to Dudh Koshi, after crossing the bridge we get to Fungi Thanga. After that our trails to Tengboche is bit harder. We will visit the biggest Monastery in the Tengboche opning after 3:00 pm.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours

As we interested we will visit the Tengboche Monastery and start to trek heading towards the Dingboche. We have a easy trails through the Birch, Conifers and Rhododendron forests. The trails, as picturesque, then go dips down to Debuche, crossing the Imjo Khola and start to climb for Pangboche. We folloe the trails of upper the Pangboche that provide the more pristine views of Himalayan range. On the way we also visit the Pangboche Monastery, and fairly moderate walk enter the Imja valley.  Valley gradually open its folder and we approach the confluence of the River Lubuche. With descending towards the river and begin to climb up to another part, we will be at Dingbuche.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 3-4 hours

From Dingbuche we can see the Ama Dablam, ridge of the Nuptse-Lhotse, Tawache and Chalots. We begin our trek with walking through the stone walled fields, before walking on the glacier moraines. After beyond the Bibre village, we come to see the views of Island Peak soaring above us. We walk and intersect the Icy Streams and reach at the small village/settlement, Chhukung. From Chhukung, we are able to see the in fronted Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa mountains.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

Today we again spend the day rest and acclimatization. We climb up to the Chhukung Ri which help us to adjust our body with high altitude. Chhukung Ri peak is just directly above the Chhukung valley. After summiting the top our efforts come to effects as the amazing views of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa peaks. After some while we again descend down to Chhukung.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

After breakfast we will make short trek to the Island peak base camp on steep trails. We pass the village and climb steeply up to the south turn east to enter the main trail into Chhukung valley. On our trails we reach to Big-Rock, point the route Amphu Lamcha pass stretches on the southeast, we tread to north, crossing Imjja and Lhitse Glacier moraine which leads us to a wide valley flanking island peak. We set up our base camp there.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

Today we will make pre-climbing training for climbing the summit next day. We will get trained by our guide how to use ropes and other equipment.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) and back to Base Camp: 10-12 hours

Waking up early in the morning around 1 to 2 am and having breakfast and start to climbing the summit before noon because of chilly wind at noon over the summit. Our trails beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. As we climb the hill we will see the narrow and steep rocky slope. We will climb rock gully and then the follow the ridgeline. The guide will fix the rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The steep snow lead us onto the summit ridge and after enjoying the summit views and taking pictures we descend down to the island base camp where our crew members wait for us to celebrate the successful climb.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

Our trails for the day are much easier than of the past days. we descend down to the lower altitude on same way that we trek for reaching the altitude. We stop and take rest at Chhukung for better physical condition for next day’s destination to cross the Pass.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Chhukung to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft) via Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft): 6 - 7 hours

We have to get up early in the morning for reach the highest part of our entire journey. We will have to pass the Kongma La Pass or may also change the trails to go back to Bibre and follow the trails above the Niyang Khola. As the top of the pass, is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. Our final ascent is little difficult.  After climbing the moraine we turn north through Khumbu Glacier which bring us to Lobuche.

Note: Trekking through Kongma La is optional so if we don’t want to tackle the strenuous Kongma La pass, we may also go to Lubuche directly from Chhukung.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

Our trails will continue to Gorak Shep which takes approximately three hours gradual climb. After reach to Gorak Shep, we will prepare for hiking to Everest base camp, with rocky narrow and windy trails. After visiting Everest Base Camp and sightseeing and panoramic views we will trek down to Gorak Shep. However we may also visit to Kalapatther instead of Everest Base camp because of the better vision of sunset than the sunrise at there.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8 - 9 hours

Early in morning we prepare for morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperature with chilly wind.  On our trail familiar peaks like Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Changtse even Everest are beings to reveal. Upon reaching Kalapatther we will awarsed by 360 degree vision of Mt Everest. After some movements we will trek down to Lobuche.

Those who chose to visit Kalapatther last day and visit Everest Base Camp today, will also come back and wait the us for celebration of the summit to Kala Patther.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17: Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours

Today we are going to heading our next destination. So today we are going to trek to High Camp. We trek towards Lubuche Base Camp with steeper and rocky path. We move forward along the Lubuche Glacier with joy of the amazing views of the great Himalayas like Ama dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and so others. From base camp we continue to follow the rocky moraine path to reach the high camp. Next day we will  going to summit the top so we will prepare for the next day target and take the rest as much. We have to set our tent camp on the high camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 18: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hours

Today we are going to do a great trip experience. We have to get up early in the morning around the 12:30 am and we take our breakfast. We have to reach at the summit before Noon because of the strong winds as like as chili. We have to use both the man rope and fixed rope as the instruction of the Group/trip leader. We pass through the rocky path up to around 5650m and then on the icy path. As the season of the climate, the climbing surface as well as the length of the rope will depend on it. Lubuche East rewards the more panoramic views of Himalayan than other trekking peaks. After summiting the top, our efforts come to effects as the magnificent views of the Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and so other unlimited peaks. With the celebration and the time spend we again descend down to our tented camp at the High Pass.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 19: Lobuche High Camp to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 2 – 3 hours

Today we will descend down to Dzongla. After the successful summit of the Lubuche peak, we descend down walking through the fields with grazing yaks. On the way to Dzongla we can see the so many camphor trees and also the magnificent views of peak Awi.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 20: Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950/1625 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6 - 7 hours

Today we will have to reach at another base camp, Nirekha Base Camp. As we gain the altitude, Chola Lake begins to appear and we also see the Ama Dablam presiding over a range of mountains on the south and soaring Cholatse on west. Our trails are of the incline, on which is not easy to walk with steep and worse made by the boulders. We have to make the tricky climb for final climb to the Cho La pass. The Cho La Pass is also marked by the Prayer flags and Cairns as on the other peaks. We take to right turn and walk on the slightly steep path for reach the Nirekha Peak Camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 21: Rest day

After the long trek before, today we will spend the day for rest and acclimatization the high altitude. We also prepare for the next day climb to Nirekha High Camp. We can further walk on glacier for practice.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 22: Nirekha Base Camp to High Camp (5300m/17385ft): 3 - 4 hours

After the full day rest, today we trek to high camp on the flat snow covered trails before ascending on the steep path for the high. We can see the amazing panoramic views of the mountains like Ama Dablam, Kangchung, Baruntse, Cholatse, Lubuche east, Lhotse, and also the Everest. We have to set up our camp after reaching to the high camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 23: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159 m/20201 ft) and back to Base Camp: 5 -6 hours

Today we are going to make our final summit to the Nirekha peak. We have to start early in the morning and with more technically than the Island and Lubuche Peak. Also we start to climb only with the good weather. We have the mesmerizing views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, and others after reaching the op of the Nirekha peak. After the safe and successful summit to the top we safely descend down to base camp leaving the High Camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 24: Nirekha Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4800m/15,580 ft): 3 -4 hours

The journey of the day leads us to the valley of the Gokyo for the amazing vision of the Gokyo Lakes and the surrounding area. Firstly the path leads us down to Thangnak as easy. Then we lead to the nearby of the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier of Nepal.  After reaching another side of the glacier we can begin to see the Second Gokyo Lake among the series of the six lakes. On the edge third Lakes the Gokyo village is lies and stop for the day here.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 25: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours

Today we stay to the Gokyo valley for exploration of the surrounding area. We will climb up to the Gokyo Ri and enjoy the incredible views of the Mountain vista. We also visit the forth lake of the Gokyo 3 km far from the village.  And further to Fifth Lake.  The view from the Scoundrel’s viewpoint, at the edge of the 5th lake, is astonishing with the views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu including the huge Ngozumba Glacier. After that we return back to Village.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 26: Gokyo to Lumde (4368 m/14328 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 - 8 hours

We start to trek early in the morning with the trails moving towards the Dudh Pokhari, Sixth Lake. we will walk around 3-4 hours before descending towards the Renjo La Pass. On the way we will admire the Rolwaling range with many other Himalayan ranges.  From the Renjo La Pass, views are like from the Gokyo Ri with the 3rd Lake and the village of Gokyo beneath the gray smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We continue from the passs on the windy trails down with stone staircase and move over to reach the south bank of the Angladumba Tsho Lake. The icy path may make the journey little unsafe. On the way we see the Renjo Lake and Relama Tsho Lake also and walk down to the narrow valley with giant boulders to Lumde.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 27: Lumde to Namche Bazaar: 9-10 hours

With long walk more than an hour we reach at Marlung, on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. We descend down to Thame following the traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We cross the sounding/roaring Bhote Koshi River and descend down to Taranga. Overlokking the Thame is famous for the monastery situated on the hill to the west. From her ewe gradually descend and pass few villages to reach at the Namche Bazaar.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 28: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours

Early in the morning after having our breakfast we will continue to walk downhill from Namche bazaar towards crossing the second bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, walk towards Monjo, where we fulfill the formalities at the check post of Everest National Park. Our trails descend us to Phakding and we continue to walk heading to Lukla where we can see the prayers flag Rhododendron and pine forest and prayer stones.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 29: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

We will take earlier flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. After reaching to Kathmandu we will attend farewell party and visit to Thamel market for shopping before your return. Thamel is popular tourist market for antique and architectural pieces.
Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

Day 30: Final Departure

You will drop to Int’l Airport by our representative before 3 hours to your flight. Our representative will help you till you will check in.
Included meals:Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • 3 - star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork including trekking and climbing permits
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee (please bring exact US $ cash and two passport size photograph)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is at around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What's Included’ section

Trip Note

 

Accommodation

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing with 3 Passes Expedition, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.  

A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Luggage/Backpack for Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing with 3 Passes Expedition Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing with 3 Passes Expedition Trek with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla

The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.

So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $ 500 and the maximum US $ 3500 depending on the number of people in the flight.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 30 days for Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing with 3 Passes Expedition trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing with 3 Passes Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip. Please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak Climbing with 3 Passes Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you then, we will forward the details of payment.

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