Triple Peaks – Jewels of Everest
5806m (Pokhalde), 6119m (Lobuche East), 6169m (Nirekha)
16th November- 13th December 2015
$6,000 + GST AUD per person
EverestOne is offering an expedition to tackle some of the less-frequently climbed 6000m trekking peaks of the Khumbu. This is a more adventurous alternative to the heavy traffic commonly found on Island and Mera peaks today. The expeditions will teach basic mountaineering skills, and will provide opportunities to climb by fixed rope or alpine style.
After landing in Lukla, we'll spend a pleasant week or so trekking up the valley towards Mount Everest, passing through numerous Sherpa villages including Namche, Phortse and Pangboche. Along the trail, we'll begin rope training on rock crags at Namche and Phortse. Our introductory climb will be Pokhalde (5806m), which is primarily a rock ascent just off Kongma La (links the Khumbu and Imja valleys). From here, we'll drop to and cross the Khumbu glacier towards our second, more technically demanding objective of Lobuche East (6119m). We'll leave our high camp at 5600m on our summit push, from where we'll use rope fixed by our Sherpa guides. The summit ridge will give you an exhilarating sense of exposure, and also some amazing views towards Mount Everest. We'll descend the mountain confident in our growing ability to tackle our next slightly harder challenge, Nirekha (6169m). Neighbouring Lobuche, Nirekha's high camp is a close distance situated above a beautiful glacier on a col. The next day, it's an early start climbing to the summit ridge, followed by a steep 50-60 degree angle climb to the summit. For climbers with previous rope experience and good fitness, our guides can support an alpine ascent with 3-4 persons per rope. Fixed lines will also be established as a second option. We'll descend on the other side of the col to Thangnak. After successfully summiting 3 peaks, you can either return directly down the valley to Namche, or make a short excursion to Gokyo lakes before circuiting back to Namche.
This expedition is perfect for Himalayan climbers or trekkers who would like to try something different to the usual trekking peaks, and for experienced rock climbers who are looking to transfer their technical skills onto alpine terrain at high altitude.
Arrive and in Kathmandu
Fly to Lukla and trek to Monjo
Trek to Namche, acclimatise in Namche and rock climbing
Trek to Phortse
Trek to Pangboche (rock climbing along way)
Trek to Dingboche and acclimatise in Dingbouche
Trek to Pokhalde base camp and high camp
Summit Pokhalde and trek to Lobuche
Trek to Lobuche base camp and weather contingency day
Climb to Lobuche lake camp and high camp
Summit Lobuche and return to base camp
Trek to Nirekha base camp and weather contingency day
Climb to Nirekha high camp
Summit Nirekha and return to high camp
Trek to Thangnak
Trek to Dole (option via Gokyo), Namche and Lukla
Fly to Kathmandu, in Kathmandu and depart Kathmandu