30 Days

Per Person

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


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:

Detail 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