Duration: 25 Days
This is one of the Adventurous climbing package designed for you to scale three well-known peaks in one expedition. You will be experiencing summit of - Pokalde Peak or simply Dolma Ri (5806 m), Lobuche East (6119 m) and the Island Peak (also known as Imja Tse) (6189 m).
Comparing these three peaks; Pokalde Peak is easy to summit whereas Lobuche East being a challenging one and Imja Tse (Island Peak) is graded at a moderate level which can even be attempted by beginners. Hence, we the team of Accent Himalaya have carefully designed this adventurous journey in one singular package where on the way we will be acclimatizing each other day for the successful accomplishment of summiting these well-known peaks of the Everest region.
As we land at Lukla, we follow the well-known Everest track via Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. The way to Pokalde Peak is by following through the usual track to Everest Base Camp which diverges from Dingboche. Trekking forward from the diverged path of Dingboche, we reach the base camp of Pokalde Peak and then after crossing the Kongma La pass (5535 m), we then reach high camp of the peak. Continuing trekking from the high camp through the rocky trails and track – ultimately we are rewarded with the magnificent views of the Pokalde Peak. From here, we also get an amazing sight of Mount Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and huge panorama views of the Khumbu region. Subsequently, after summiting the easy Pokalde Peak, we will be trekking to Chhukung for our next summit i.e. Island Peak.
With our continuous effort and dedication, we then reach the - Island Peak summit. From here, we will be mesmerized by the views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu etc. After summiting the Island Peak, we drop down to Dingboche and we will be trekking up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar (from here we get the close view of the Everest) and head to the Lobuche East Peak. Next, we conquer the Lobuche East which is one of the extremely challenging peaks in the Everest region. After successful completion and relishing the views, we retrace our track back to Lukla through Namche and ultimately fly to Kathmandu.
This 25 days expedition package is one of the adventurous journeys as successfully completing these three peak summits can have you the best experience in your lifetime. The favorable time to this expedition is perfect on spring (mid-March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November). For further details or if you want to inquire more about these three peak climbing expedition, please feel free to contact or email us.
Here we list our detailed itinerary for Pokalde, Island Peak, and Labouche East Climbing Expedition:
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Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu -1,350m/4,428ft
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft] to Phakding [2,652 m/8,700 ft]: 40 min flight; 3/4 hours trek
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5/6 hrs
Day 5: Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: Acclimatization Day
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]: 5/6 hrs walk
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]: 5/6 hrs
Day 8: Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]: Acclimatization Day
Day 9: Dingboche to Pokalde Base Camp [4,900m/16,072ft]: 4/5 hrs
Day 10: Pokalde Peak Base Camp to High Camp [5,400m/17712ft]: 4/5 hrs
Day 11: High Camp to Pokalde Peak Summit and Trek to Chhukung [4,730m/15,518ft]: 8/9 hrs
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp [5,200m/17,060ft]: 3/4 hrs
Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to Base Camp [5,200m/17,060ft]]: 12/13 hrs
Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]: 5/6 hrs
Day 15: Dingboche to Lobuche [4940 m/16,207 ft]: 5/6 hours
Day 16: Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] to Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft]: 6-7 hrs
Day 18: Lobuche to Lobuche East High Camp [5,400m/17,712 ft]: 4/5 hrs
Day 19: Lobuche High Camp to Lobuche summit [6119m/20,070 ft] and back to High Camp: 8/10 hrs
Day 20: Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 21: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche [3930m/12900 ft]: 6/7 hrs
Day 22: Pangboche to Tengboche to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,280 ft]: 5/6 hrs
Day 23: Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,800m/9,186ft]: 6/8 hrs
Day 24: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 25: Final Departure
Includes and Excludes
- All airport & hotel transfers
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- Three nights in 3 - star hotel in Kathmandu
- Teahouse & tented accommodation in mountain
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
- All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
- All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Pokalde peak, Island Peak and Lobuche peak climbing permits
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Group mountaineering climbing and camping equipment - high-quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepal Visa fee (please bring the exact US $ in cash and two passport size photograph)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage - the 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 climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Pokalde, Island Peak, and Labouche East Climbing Expedition
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 Pokalde, Island Peak and Labouche East Climbing 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 Pokalde, Island Peak, and Labouche East Climbing Expedition 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 Pokalde, Island Peak, and Labouche East Climbing Expedition 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 Pokalde, Island Peak, and Labouche East Climbing 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 Pokalde, Island Peak and Labouche East Climbing 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 home or other 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 25 days for Pokalde, Island Peak and Labouche East Climbing 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.
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 Pokalde, Island Peak and Labouche East Climbing Expedition 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. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and 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 Pokalde, Island Peak and Labouche East Climbing Expedition 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.