Three Peaks Climbing - Pokalde, The Island and Lobuche East - 19 Days

Three Peaks Climbing - Pokalde, The Island and Lobuche East - 19 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Peak Climbing In Nepal
Accomodation Lodge/ tea house/Tent during the trek
Region Everest Region
Start / End point Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Duration 19 Days
Max. Altitude Island Peak 6,189m/20,305ft, Pokalde 5,806m/19,048ft, Lobuche East 6,119m/20,075ft
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek/climb
Group size 2-12
Nature of Trek Lodge /Camping trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec,
Trip Code DWTTP10
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Domestic flight (lukla-Ktm-Lukla) and private vehicle (Transportation)
Grade Strenuous

About the Trip

This adventurous climbing package includes climbing three famous peaks in the Everest Region – Pokalde Peak, Island Peak, and Lobuche East Peak. The Pokalde Peak or the Dolma Ri (5,806m/19,043ft) is comparatively easier to climb. The Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft), also known as the Imja Tse, is located at the heart of the Everest region, in the middle of the Chhukung valley, and is the most popular but comparatively difficult climb than Pokalde Peak. Mt. Lobuche East (6,119m/20,070 ft) climb is slightly more challenging than the Island Peak. Though classified as "trekking peaks," - Lobuche East (6119m), Pokalde (5,806m), and Island Peak( 6,189m) - are moderately technical and offer the best possible initiation to Himalayan climbing.

Highlights

  • The exquisiteness of the Himalayan region - the Everest region
  • Climbing Pokalde Peak or the Dolma Ri (5806m/19,043ft), Island Peak/Imja Tse (6,189m/20,305ft), Mt. Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft)
  • Magnificent views of some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt Makalu (8463m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Mt Nuptse (7,861m), Mt Baruntse (7,162m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and other surrounding peaks
  • Explore the culture and lifestyle of Sherpas
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site -Sagarmatha National Park
  • Breath-taking views of the Himalayas coupled with the warm hospitality of Nepalese people
  • Professional Sherpas to guide and teach you how to climb
  • Sherpas will guide you and be with you from day 1 (the moment you touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal) for the expedition.
  • Scenic Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flights

Benefits of Three Peaks Climbing with Discovery World Trekking

  • Complimentary (free) airport arrival and departure transfers from/to the hotel
  • Free excess luggage storage at Discovery World Trekking store for the duration of the trek
  • Pulse oximeters to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels at high altitudes to recognize early signs of altitude sickness
  • Medical kit
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags arrangement (if you do not have your own)

Overview

Discovery World Trekking has carefully planned the three peaks expedition package to allow you time for acclimatization and practical mountaineering coaching with our experienced Sherpa guide.

Our journey begins from Kathmandu with a 40-minute scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). Lukla is the gateway to Everest Region and is based at the foot of Khumbu mountain, from where we will resume the trek to the three peaks.

While on your trails, you will come across historical locations like the Monjo checkpoint to enter Sagarmatha National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979

Namche Bazar (3440m/11,042ft), a prosperous market town and a historic trading hub, allows you to oversee the sights of glorious mountain peaks throughout the valley. Namche Bazaar, to this date, hasn’t forgotten its ancient culture and royal hospitality.

Climbing the three peaks demands a high level of physical fitness and a high degree of determination. It provides an excellent opportunity for climbers seeking ultimate and thrilling adventure while gaining an experience of a lifetime by summitting three peaks – Pokalde Peak, Island Peak, and Lobuche Peak.

From the top of these peaks, you will get magnificent views of Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding high snow-covered peaks.

Pokalde Peak (5,806m/19,048ft)
Pokalde Peak(5,806m) is a relatively easy climbing peak that appears as a crenelated rocky ridge dominated by the vast bulk of Nuptse. This peak was first climbed in 1953 via Kongma La along its north ridge by John Hunt, Wilfrid Noyce, Tom Bourdillon, and Mike Ward - members of the 1953 Everest expedition team. The summit offers a good viewpoint and is well known as a fine little peak.

Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft)
Island Peak (6,189m), one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, rises miraculously like an island in a sea of ice surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar glaciers. Located above the summer settlement of Chhukung, the name Island Peak was given by Eric Shipton’s party in 1952 while exploring the Barun Gorge. However, the first successful ascent of Island Peak took place in 1953 by Charles Evan, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie, and Tenzing Norgay as a part of the preparation for climbing Everest.

Lobuche (East) Peak:(6,119m/20,075ft)
Lobuche Peak (6,119m) is an attractive peak that comprises several small summits. This peak is quite fascinating and is reached by descending into a marked notch and then climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top. 

Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen made the first successful ascent of Lobuche Peak in the April of 1984. 

First, we follow the famous Everest trail via Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. The trail to Pokalde Peak deviates from the route to Everest Base Camp from Dingboche. 

As you take forth from Dingboche, you will get to Pokalde Peak Base Camp and then cross Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters) to reach the High Camp peak. The continuous trek from the High Camp on the rocky trail takes you to Pokalde Peak. From Pokalde Peak, you will get extraordinary views of mountains like Mt Makalu, AmaDablam, Pumori, and various others.

After summiting Pokalde Peak, we head to Chhukung for Island Peak. As you reach the Island Peak top, your hard climb will be handsomely rewarded with magnificent views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, AmaDablam, and Makalu. Having climbed Island Peak, we then descend to Dingboche, followed by a trek up to Lobuche, and gradually to Lobuche Base Camp. 

After climbing the Lobuche East peak, one of the most challenging among 'trekkers peaks' in the Everest region, we retrace our path to Lukla via Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche and Namche Bazaar.

Standing at the top of the most prominent peaks is a glorious experience, but it does not come easy. Thin air, excessive wind, harsh weather conditions, rapid climate change, and high altitude are variables that shape the experience of scaling these mountains.

But, fear not. Our team will support you to make your mountaineering dream come true!

Join the ultimate challenge
Our expert team of Sherpas will provide you with all the support, including your acclimatization needs, while you climb these three peaks. Moreover, we conduct extensive research on the weather forecasts and use the latest gadgets and technologies for climbing and communication. Our aim is to take as many mountaineers as we can to the top of these peaks for a glorious experience.

We take care of your health and safety while providing you with a lifetime experience throughout your journey. We will fill your heart with stories of adventure and kindness that you would love to share with your near and dear ones back home. 

Discovery World Trekking requests all our valuable clients to arrive in Kathmandu before 3 pm, a day earlier than the trek departure date, to attend the official briefing. Trek briefing provides you with proper mental guidance and necessary information about your journey. It also allows us time to recheck your gear, clothing, and equipment to make sure you have not missed packing the required things. Similarly, we suggest you allocate at least 1 or 2 days extra because the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu might get canceled or delayed due to bad weather. We do not want you to miss your international flight back home.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Flight to Lukla (2850m / 9,350ft) 30 Minutes, trek to Phakding (2,650m / 8,690ft) 3 hrs

    We will drive you to the airport early morning to catch a flight to Lukla (2,740m/9,000ft). The scenic 40-minute flight to Lukla offers panoramic views of peaks like Langtang. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region and lies at the foot of Khumbu mountain. From Lukla, you will start on the trails to reach the three peaks. At first, you descend around 200m to the Thado Koshi River, which you will cross on a suspension bridge. From the path, you will get amazing views of Mt. Kusum Kanguru.

    Continuing on the trek, you will cross a small Buddhist village called Ghat, which will lead us to Phakding (2,650m/8,690ft) in about three hours. Phakding is a small village in the Khumbu region. It lies in the Dudh Kosi River Valley, north of Lukla and south of Monjo. The trail starting at Lukla to Phakding is often the main stopping point for trekkers.

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m / 8,690ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) 6 hrs.

    We start trekking, crossing many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. You will be trekking in a forested area that leads you to a small Sherpa village - Monjo.

    As you continue forward, you will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park check post, where we will register our permits. The trail then climbs through dense forests, from where you will also get the first sight of Mt. Everest. Trekking further, you will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar - the gateway to Everest. Namche is also the staging point for all expeditions and trekkings.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Namche Bazaar is a prosperous market town selling everything from Tibetan artifacts to trekking and climbing equipment. The visitor center at park headquarters has detailed information on various climbs in the area, memorabilia from different mountaineering expeditions, and information on the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people. 

    As a historic trading hub, famous for its homemade yak cheese and butter, Namche is situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain, which allows you to oversee the sights of glorious mountain peaks. Once a capital of Khumbu, where Sherpas from neighboring villages and Tibet would gather to trade commodities and would display their traditional arts and crafts, Namche Bazaar - to this date - hasn’t forgotten its ancient culture and royal hospitality. 

    On this day, you are free to explore Namche Bazaar, throbbing with numerous Wi-Fi-linked cafes and restaurants, souvenirs, and gear shops. Additionally, you can hike to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center and visit two Sherpa villages - Khunde and Khumjung. You will also be trekking to Everest View Hotel, from where you will get spectacular views of Mt. Everest. We will then head back to Namche Bazaar.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Tengboche (3,860m) 7 hours

    We leave Namche and head to Tengboche. The trail is full of ups and downs and passes through forests, teeming with animals such as pheasants, musk deer, and Himalayan tahrs. As you trek forward, you will descend to Phunki Thenga, followed by an ascent to reach Tengboche. 

    Vistas from Tengboche are spectacular. The pointed peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega stand to your south, while Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam are visible to the north. The view of mountains you can get from Tengboche, include Kwangde (20,293 ft./6,185 m), Tawachee (21,457 ft./6,540 m), Nuptse (25,843 ft./7,876 m), Lhotse (27,883 ft/8,498 m), Everest (29,035 ft./8,850 m), AmaDablam (22,487 ft./6,854 m), Kantega (22,235 ft./6,777 m), and Thamserku (21,674 ft./6,606 m).

    • Overnight stay at Paradise Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Tengboche (3,860m) to Dingboche (4,360m) 6 hours

    You will be trekking for six hours to reach Dingboche village, which is at 14,468 ft. (4410 m) above sea level. You will be able to see spectacular views of the farmlands and nature. Traditional Sherpa settlements, nunnery, monasteries, Chortens (Buddhist shrines, typically a saint's tomb or a monument of the Buddha), yaks, and pastures are the highlights of the Tengboche to Dingboche route.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,360m)

    Dingboche is home to birch, conifers, and rhododendron forests, and many trekkers choose this village for acclimatization. The walking trail above Somare and Orsho rewards travelers with pristine views of the Himalayas. During acclimatization, many trekkers choose to hike to the top of Nangkartshang peak, from where you can catch stunning views of Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and Mt. Tawache.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m) to Pokalde Base Camp (4,900m) (4,900m) 4-5 hours

    After trekking for around five hours, you will be reaching Pokalde Base Camp. The Pokalde Base Camp sits near a large circular lake below the Kongma La Pass.

    The only trekking challenge you encounter are the sections of loose rocks, but you do not require the assistance of ropes. However, its exposed terrain means you should not try climbing to Pokalde Base Camp in bad weather.

    • Overnight stay at tent/camp
    • Included meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Pokalde Peak Base Camp (4,900m) to High Camp (5,400m) 4-5 hours

    As you continue the trek, you will eventually reach Kongma La Pass, from here you can enjoy the views of high-altitude frozen lakes. While on the trails, you can enjoy the views of Ama Dablam, Cholaste, Lhotse, Makalu, and other high peaks. The destination for this day is the High Camp of Pokalde.

    • Overnight stay at tent/camp
    • Included meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
  9. day 9

    High Camp (5,400m) to Pokalde Peak Summit and Trek to Chhukung (4,730m) 8-9 hours

    Pokalde, also known as Dolma Ri, lies approximately 12 kilometers southwest of Mount Everest. From its summit, you can see Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Pumori rise along with a vast mountain vista of the Khumbu region. Pokalde Peak is one of the shortest and easiest climbing peaks in the Everest Region. The majority of the 650m climb from base camp requires little more than walking with short sections of scrambling up the rock.

    After enjoying the views from the top of Pokalde Peak Summit, you will return to Chukhung village, 4,730 meters (15,518 ft), which lies on the left fork of the Imja Khola. This area used to be a yak pasture with no permanent habitation. As Imja Tse/ Island Peak gained popularity as a trekking peak, Chukhung Valley transformed into a center for acclimatization and now hosts several lodges.

    • Overnight stay at a lodge in Chhukung
    • Included meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Chhukung (4,730m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5000m) 4 hours

    We exit Chhukung Village and climb steeply south, then turn east to enter the main trail, and we will be continuing on the southern flank of Lhotse Glacier moraine till big rock. Then, the trail zigzags, taking you from Imja River Valley to a wide valley on the southwest side of Island Peak. As you trek forward you will reach the Island Peak Base Camp, where we will set up our camps and spend the night.

    • Overnight stay at tent/camp
    • Included meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Summit Island Peak (6,189m) to Chhukung (4,730m) 8-10 hours

    We head to the High Camp, where we start our Island Peak Climbing. As you climb, the slope narrows as the path enters a steep rock channel. We follow the rock gully and slowly climb up.

    The route follows a ridgeline, leading us to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to use ropes for the glacier as it contains several crevasses, but it leads without difficulty to a 100m/330ft snow and ice slope on which your guide will fix a rope. 

    From the top of this slope, using three rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge, you will reach the top. You can now enjoy the rewards of scaling the summit. Feel free to take as many pictures as possible, and savor the scenic view to your heart's content. Then, you will be returning to Chhukung.

    • Overnight stay at a lodge in Chhukung
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Chhukung (4,730m) to Dingboche (4,360 m) 2hrs

    After spending a few days in the snow-filled terrain, Dingboche will welcome you with its beautiful sunny weather. It is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers. Dingboche lies protected by kilometers-long stone walls built to protect the farmlands from cold wind and wild animals. The Imja River flows directly east of the village. Dingboche is home to several internet cafes and one of the world's highest billiard parlors.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m) to Lobuche (4,940m / 16,210 ft) 6 hours

    From Dingboche, we take a trail that reaches a short uphill near the Pheriche Village ridge. You will then be moving alongside the Khumbu Glacier, ultimately to Thukla Hills, which houses a memorial commemorating climbers who could not succeed in this harsh terrain. 

    From Lobuche, mountaineers can see a rare view of the Everest summit and the entire Khumbu Glacier. 

    Lobuche shares its name with several peaks, such as Lobuche Far East, Lobuche East, and Lobuche West (a separate mountain further west). This village is very busy, with hundreds of porters and Sherpas passing as they tread forward to Everest Base Camp. Many local inhabitants also move supplies with the aid of yaks for various purposes, including aiding the climbers and expeditions traveling on this trail.

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

    Lobuche (4,940m) to Lobuche Base Camp (4950m) 3 Hours

    Today's trek will be a short one. After spending some time in Lobuche, we head to Lobuche Peak Base Camp. At the base camp, our crew will set up a camp. You will get ample time to rest and reserve energy for further climbs.

    • Overnight stay in a tent/camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day 15

    Lobuche Base Camp (4950m/16240ft) to Lobuche High Camp (5,600m) 5-6 Hours

    We leave the Lobuche Base Camp and head to Lobuche High Camp on a trail, often covered with snow. So, you might need to use ropes and crampons. As the trek takes place at high elevations, you might need to provide enough time to rest as you climb. Once at the High Camp, our crew will set up a tent for you. 

    • Overnight stay in a tent/camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  16. day 16

    Summit Day: Lobuche Peak (6119m / 20,000ft) Summit & back to Base Camp to Pheriche (4200m)

    We have to start early morning to avoid the harsh noon winds. The high camp, along with the rock scrambling to the glacier, leads to the summit ridge. We will fix the steeper parts of the climb to the ridge with about 500 meters of rope. Lobuche Peak is a perfect objective if you are fit and have Mt. Rainier-type skills - using an ice ax, crampons, and roped glacier travel). We will review the use of fixed ropes for climbers without prior experience.

    From the top of the Lobuche Peak, you can enjoy the views of glorious mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.

    After successfully climbing Lobuche Peak, from Lobuche Base Camp, we descend to Pheriche Village, which lies above the Tsola River. Pheriche is also a popular stop for trekkers, climbers, and adventurers in the Khumbu region. Pheriche is home to several lodges.

    • Overnight stay in a lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  17. day 17

    Trek from Pheriche (4200m) -Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

    A long trek day awaits. You will be leaving Pheriche past Pangboche and Tengboche to reach Namche Bazaar. Trekkers often cover this distance in two days while ascending, but it is easier to descend, and you will not need to worry about acclimatization. However, you will need ankle boots to save yourself from spraining your ankles.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  18. day 18

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Lukla (2,804m) 6 hours.

    On our last day on the trekking trails, you will make a return down the Dudh Koshi valley. The route is generally quite gentle back uphill to Lukla from the Kusum stream. Before rushing on to Lukla, the trail heads steeply up to the west. After the first climb, the path reaches a small village as you trek ahead, you will reach Toktok. From Toktok, you will get different views of mountains. Eventually, you will reach the large town of Lukla, from where we will fly to Kathmandu the next day.

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  19. day 19

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m / 4,593ft) from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    If everything progresses as scheduled, you will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning after breakfast. The 40 minutes flight back to Kathmandu will be quite relaxing, as you might go through the memories that you created during your journey. 

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are free to spend your time as you like.
    Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour, showing you UNESCO World Heritage sites, and other tourist attractions for you.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included?

  • Free airport to hotel transfer during arrival and vice-a-versa during departure in a private transport
  • Flight Kathmandu– Lukla – Kathmandu (domestic) costs
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees. Garbage deposit. All government and local taxes
  • Permits for Lobuche East (6119m), Pokalde (5806m), and Island Peak (6189m)
  • All standard meals (18 Lunches, 18 Dinners, and 19 Breakfasts) during the trek/climb.
  • Total 18 nights. Five nights twin sharing room with private attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche (3N), and Phakding, Eight nights twin sharing accommodation at Tengboche, Dingboche (3N), Chhukung (2N), Lobuche, and Pheriche. Five nights at camps/tents during the peak climbing (twin sharing room)
  • Experienced and qualified cook and kitchen helper at Base Camp and advanced camps. Kitchen and dining equipment, food, fuel, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat at camps during the expedition
  • EPI gas burner for the high climb, Gamow Bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) on a sharing basis between expedition members. Portable altitude chamber (PAC). Group gears and supplies like ropes, ice screws, and snow bars.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • Government-licensed, experienced, and qualified Sherpa guide, climbing leader, porter, cooks, kitchen helper, staff’s wages, equipment, and other costs
  • Costs related to tents, lodging, meals, crew salary, transportation, flights, insurance, and other necessary equipment.
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking achievement certificate after a successful expedition
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

What is excluded?

  • International flight costs and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport, USD 50 for a 30-day stay
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance. Insurance must cover emergency rescue evacuation (including helicopter rescue), and medical treatment charges for ill-health/accidents
  • Personal equipment & Climbing gears and Personal Expenses (shopping, laundry, telephone call, extra porter)
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges for satellite phones, communication equipment, commercial filming of an expedition
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Excess luggage charges. The limit is 9-kg per trekker
  • Accommodations and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Hot (tea/coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks
  • Extra luggage & personal climbing gear
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit
  • Cargo clearance (custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by unforeseen events like landslides, extreme weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, changes in sudden government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included?" will be counted as excludes

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

We recommend you to pack just the must-have items. We provide one porter for every two trekkers, and the maximum luggage weight limit per trekker is 9-kg per trekker. Please note that you can hire or purchase equipment in Kathmandu. Though individual preferences might differ, we recommend the following list to help you pack. 

 

Climbing gear for three peak climbing

  • Ice ax 
  • Climbing Harnesses  - It will secure you to a rope or an anchor point during peak climbing
  • Crampons - a traction device that will be attached to your footwear to improve mobility on snow and ice
  • Tape slings- an essential part of a climbers' kit to wrap around the section of rock and hitch to other
  • Figure 8 Descender- to use it as a zip flyer either on friction mode or smoothie mode.
  • Screwgate karabiners - to be 100% sure knots do not pop open
  • Helmets
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw
  • Snow bar

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic to keep you warm)
  • Headscarf (can be used in dusty conditions)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries 
  • Prescription sunglasses (if you have medical prescriptions)

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

For Hands

  • A pair of mittens containing a Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
  • A pair of lightweight poly-liner trek gloves
  • A pair of lightweight fleece gloves (or wool)

Sleeping

  • One sleeping bag 30 degrees DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • One medium rucksack or One large duffel bag
  • Daypack/backpack of 50 liters max for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • Two large waterproof rucksack covers (if you need them)

Body (Upper-Lower)

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Expedition grade down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Thick thermal Merino bottoms (Icebreaker 200, Odlo Revolution Thick)
  • Polar fleece trousers or similar mid-layer trousers
  • Gore-Tex (over)trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • Goose-down trousers or bibs. Or a down suit
  • Liner gloves for tying knots
  • Mitten
  • Waterproof sacks to keep your clothing dry 
  • A pair of hiking shorts, trousers, lightweight thermal bottoms
  • A pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • A pair of breathable fabric, waterproof shell pants 
  • Non-cotton undergarments

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Goretex hiking boots with ankle support
  • A pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • A pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, broken-in)
  • Gaiters
  • Cotton socks

Essentials

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Trekking pole

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Multi-purpose soap (must be biodegradable)

Medical Needs

  • personal simple and light first-aid kit
  • First-aid tapes and plasters
  • One skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea, headache pills
  • Cough and cold medicine for sure
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • One set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens supplies

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products for female
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet paper roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Notebook and pen (if you want to write your moments)
  • A modest swimsuit
  • A voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (optional)

Essential Documents

We request the following to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport, travel/health insurance documents with contact details, and three passport-size photos
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy to note information.
  • Additionally, we recommend you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents, including travelers' cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, insurance policy, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers, etc.

Trip Information

Journey to the Three Peaks Climbing - Pokalde, Island Peak, and Lobuche East!

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and require at least an overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu before the trek, but this package does not include this stay. On the trek departure date, we will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for a 40-minute flight to Lukla.

This package covers Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flights.

Free airport pick up and hotel transfer

We understand that you might have a tough time navigating in a foreign country, so to ensure your experience is hassle-free, we provide free airport pick-up and hotel transfer to all our clients booking our trip.

When you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our company representative holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name on it. They will greet you and present you with a marigold garland. Then, they will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. Please share your flight details with us after booking the trip to enjoy this service.

Accommodation during the trek/climb

This trip includes 18 nights of lodge/camp stays at trek regions, where we use the best available lodges. We provide five nights of twin sharing rooms with a private attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche (3N), and Phakding, and eight nights of twin sharing accommodation at Tengboche, Dingboche (3N), Chhukung(2N), Lobuche, and Pheriche. You will be staying in camps/tents for five nights.

You will need at least two nights of hotel stays in Kathmandu, but this package does not include these costs. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes. We do not want to restrict your choices.

You can enjoy hot showers and Wi-Fi at available lodges/hotels in trek regions.

The Meals

We arrange nutritious, healthy, and hygienic meals - three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at the best available hotels/lodges/tea houses during the trek. The menu consists of local, Asian, and western cuisine.

We will provide you with 19 breakfasts, 18 lunches, and 18 dinners during the trip.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Breakfast - Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch - Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Dinner - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Momo (dumplings), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

We highly recommend liquids, green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must) at high altitudes for health benefits.

Our team also includes experienced and qualified cooks and kitchen helpers at Base Camp and High Camps. We provide kitchen and dining equipment for all camps. Moreover, we will take care of your extra dietary requirements, including fresh vegetables and fruits.

Though plenty of non-veg items are available in the trek regions, we won’t recommend them because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We highly encourage you to avoid dairy and strongly suggest not to consume alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates. 

This package does not include personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes except for standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with seasonal fruits).

A typical day during the expedition/trip

Every day you will get a unique trekking experience, climbing, enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During your trip, our experienced, friendly, and qualified Sherpa/guide will share information and historical facts about the places you visit. Porters will carry your luggage. However, we expect you to bring a small regular day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After a wholesome breakfast, we will pack our bags and set off on the day’s walk from around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will serve you lunch around midday, usually on the route to the next destination. You will rest about an hour after lunch and then continue.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter, about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. Then you are free to explore nearby places until it gets dark.

We serve dinner around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, you can indulge in friendly conversations, discussing the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you are free to enjoy onboard games like monopoly, and cards or watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most foreigners indulge in light and fun Nepalese language learning from our crew or read books before heading off to bed.

Best Season For Three Peaks Climbing - Pokalde, Island Peak, and Lobuche East

The weather is the crucial factor for the expedition/climb. The best time in regards to views and level of easiness to trek/climb is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).

 During the winter, the expedition/climb becomes difficult due to heavy snowfall, and cold temperatures, while summer coincides with the monsoon in Nepal, making the trails wet and slippery. 

January – February
It is the coldest time, especially from early January to late February. The heavy snowfall in the mountain regions results in frigid temperatures.

The daytime is warm with clear blue skies and glistening Himalayas, but the nights get extremely cold. We do not advise you to trek during this time, especially if you have cold allergies. The climbing gets very challenging.

March – April
These are the best months for trekking/climbing. You will get stunning views of the Himalayas ranges and glaciers. The temperature starts increasing from the mid of March, and clear blue skies and glistening snow mountains provide the best trek/climb experience.

May – June
It is also a great time for three peaks climbing, right before the rainfall. Monsoon in Nepal starts from the end of June and lasts till the mid of August. This season, a mix of spring and summer, makes the expedition very enjoyable.

July – August
Not a great season for trek due to heavy rain unless you love the rain and do not mind wet and slippery trails. Moreover, there are chances of Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flights getting canceled due to bad weather.

September – October
It is the peak trekking/climbing time with thousands of tourists flocking to Nepal, attracted by pleasant, favorable weather and a perfect expedition climate. The temperature goes up to 20°C in the daytime and falls to 5°C at night.

The clear blue skies allow you to enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas and glaciers. The two biggest Hindu festivals - Dashain & Tihar - also fall during these months, making your trek experience even better.

November – December
As winter slowly begins, snowfall gradually covers the Himalayas region, making it hard to trek. However, November treks are still possible and popular too. As December begins, the daytime temperature is stable, but it gets freezing at night. However, picturesque views of the clear blue sky and the snow-clad mountains are phenomenal during November and December.

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.

Acclimatization

You will acclimatize in two places - first in Namche Bazaar(3440 m) and then in Dingboche (4,410m). 

Namche is the staging point for all expeditions and trekkings and has numerous attractions, including Wi-Fi-linked cafes and restaurants. You can also visit the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center or trek to Sherpa towns -Khunde and Khumjung. You also have the option to hike to Everest View Hotel.

You will be acclimatizing one more day at Dingboche Village (4410m), famous for its unique Sherpa culture and tradition. It's a popular acclimatizing village for trekkers trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar Viewpoint.

Altitude sickness

Altitude Sickness also called acute mountain sickness (AMS), is common among mountaineers. The cause of altitude sickness is less oxygen in the air, and the higher you go, the lesser oxygen there is in the air. 

Since altitude sickness is common and can strike anyone, our Sherpas/guides are well equipped, experienced, and prepared to prevent, deal with, and handle altitude sickness.

However, you need to be aware of the altitude sickness, and you should tell your guide/Sherpa if you notice any symptoms.

The common or mild symptoms of altitude sickness are:

  • Slight headache
  • Tiredness and dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue

The above symptoms indicate a warning sign that you are at risk of developing altitude sickness. In such situations, our Sherpas will help you adapt to the altitude in several ways, including allowing you to take rests, walking at a slower pace, and ascending only after you feel fine.

Symptoms of severe altitude sickness are:

  • Severe headache
  • Frequent vomiting
  • A rapid increase in a heartbeat 
  • Problems in vision
  • Irritable cough or persistent cough
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Irrational behavior
  • Confusion or lack of coordination with group members
  • Breathlessness even after enough resting
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • These symptoms develop very soon if the mild altitude sickness is left untreated

 

If you feel these symptoms, you must tell your Sherpa immediately. In such case, a Sherpa or two will support and accompany you to descend immediately, to avoid potentially life-threatening conditions like HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema). 

HAPE is a condition where fluid enters the lung, and HACE leads to fluid collecting in the brain. Both of these conditions are very serious and can lead to mortality.

Discovery World Trekking pays enough attention to avoiding altitude sickness. Our professional guides/Sherpas are specialized in altitude-related situations and take care of your health and safety. We follow the golden rule of treks -climb high and sleep low. 

Some people are more vulnerable than others. For this trip, adequate travel insurance is compulsory. Your travel policy must cover heli-rescue and evacuation at the highest trek altitude in addition to medical treatment. 

Please note that we do not sell insurance policies, but we can recommend insurance companies based on our previous clients' experiences.

Extra Personal Expenses

This package includes major expenses during the trek, but it does not cover all the costs. So, we expect our guests to bring spending money for various purposes, including meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa fees, travel insurance purchases, beverages, snacks, tips to crew members, souvenirs, and other expenses. We recommend you bring cash (major currencies), which you can easily exchange for Nepalese Rupees. We estimate you will need USD 10 to 20 per trekking day for personal expenses.

Travel Insurance Policy

This trip grade is strenuous as it entails the risk of high altitude climbing, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen events, including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is compulsory for the three peak expeditions. All trekkers/climbers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking before starting the trip. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses up to the highest trek altitude.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you, but we do not sell insurance policies. 

We recommend expedition members to send their detailed insurance information after booking the trek. In emergencies, we will use the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. 

Before buying travel insurance, call the insurance company and recheck if they have heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m. Do not just rely on what the company says on its website.

Passport and Visa

All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Citizens from most countries will get an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport and other immigration checkpoints along Nepal borders.

For visa application, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport size photo, and visa fees. The current rate is USD 50 for a 30-day stay.

Citizens of China and SAARC (Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) countries are eligible for a free visa with some restrictions. 

Nationals from certain countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan - may not receive a visa on arrival visa. If you are a citizen of these countries, contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepal government can change visa rules without prior notice, so for the latest information, please visit - https://www.immigration.gov.np/.

Money Exchange

Nepali Rupee (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.124 NPR).

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Some hotels also exchange small amounts of foreign currencies.

Legal money exchanges display their ongoing rates publicly. If you have Indian Rupees (INR), note that only INR notes of 500 and 1,000 are legal in Nepal.

Despite the traveler's cheque's security advantage, we recommend you cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high bank commissions. 

You can also withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and at Thamel itself. Several of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee using a foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions, the service fee they charge is about four percent or more - depending upon the bank. 

Most established banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Luggage

We provide one porter to share between two trekkers. The luggage weight limit per trekker is 9kg, and a porter will not carry more than 18-kg of luggage. We also expect you to bring with you a small backpack with things like ornaments, camera, passport, toilet paper, warm layers of clothes, or a water bottle.

Please bring only the essential things to the trek. You can safely deposit your extra luggage at the Discovery World Trekking store for the duration of the trip for free. 

During the trip briefing, we will recheck everything (luggage, equipment, and gear) before starting the trip.

Three Peaks Climbing Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees client safety and security. Your health and safety are our utmost concern, and we have placed checks and balances to ensure you are safe. We carry all equipment, gear, etc necessary for the trip, prepared to face any situation.

Our trek leaders and guides have completed extensive first aid training. Altitude sickness is common in high altitudes and can strike anyone, anywhere. Our trek guides are experienced and able to handle such situations. They carry oximeters to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels at high altitudes. It helps early detection of altitude sickness. 

We request expedition members to send detailed insurance information after booking the trek. In emergencies, we will use your insurance policy and the informational documents you sent us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and transfer to medical facilities.

Battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges during Three Peak Climbing, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost. 

For water, you can either buy packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops or fill your water bottle with boiled water that you can buy in lodges/tea houses. We also advise you to use a water purification tablet before drinking water. If you do not have water purification tablets, we can provide them.

We advise you against drinking water from the rivers, taps, or wells in trek regions because water might not be drinkable.

Trekking Group/Single

We organize groups as well as private trips. If you have your group, you will be eligible for discounts. The bigger your group, the more discount you will get. However, you do not get discounts for groups we assemble.

We can lead and handle any group size. There will be a group leader (guide), a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

Responsible Travel

We strongly believe in environmental conservation. If we do not protect our environment today, tomorrow there will be nothing left to show to the tourists. Hence, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips that meet the expectations of both travelers and local communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crew

Our expert team of Sherpas will take care of your needs, including acclimatization. We keep a close eye on the weather forecasts and use the latest gadgets and technologies for climbing and communication. 

We aim to take maximum numbers of mountaineers to the peak summits and to achieve this goal we conduct support activities throughout the trek/climbs. All our crew members come from the high Himalayas and can easily live in high altitudes.

Our experienced and trained Sherpa/guide will accompany you throughout the trek to ensure your journey is comfortable. They will provide you with information about the places you will be visiting. Most importantly, they will teach you how to climb peaks.

Porters will carry your main luggage, but per trekker luggage weight limit is 9-kg. Our employees are precious to us, so in addition to their salaries, we cover their meals, accommodations, health care costs, drinks, and other expenses. We try our best to keep our employees happy, as we believe only a happy person can keep others happy.

Moreover, our trek leaders have  

  • Fluency in speaking English and other major languages (Spanish/Japanese)
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training Certificate
  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Rock climbing experience
  • Conservation and biodiversity training

Tipping

Nepali culture accepts tipping. In Nepalese culture, tipping is an honored way to say Thank you – “Dhanyabada” - for good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion. The tip amount should reflect the quality of service received, the length of the trip, and trip cost. We advise you to tip collectively as a group at the end of the trip. 

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government-authorized, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. 

We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Therefore, you can book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence. We require 10 percent of the trip cost as an advance to confirm the trip booking. You can pay booking advance using bank transfer, western union, or online through our website. You can pay the rest of the trip amount in cash, bank transfer, western union, or using credit cards after arriving in Kathmandu. We will also email you payment details including modes of payment available.

Please send us other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week of booking the trek.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance, but for those unable, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. For last-minute booking, you must complete 100% trip payment 24 hours before the trek/trip departure date.

We do our best to operate the expedition at any given time, but in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather, unavailability of lodging, or air tickets, etc.

For more information, call/Viber/WhatsApp us at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email [email protected]

Trip Extension

After trip completion, you may want to stay a couple of extra days in Nepal. Depending on your free time, we can organize fun activities for you like sightseeing in and around Kathmandu, Jungle safari in Chitwan, para-gliding, canoeing, rafting, etc. 

Feedback

After completing your trip, Discovery World trekking will hold a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After the dinner, we will present you with a printed trek/expedition achievement certificate. It is also a great time to provide us with your feedback about the trip so that we can improve our services in the future.

USEFUL INFO

Our advice
We highly recommend our clients to add one or two extra days to their trip to Nepal as a safety margin for their return flight home. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may sometimes get behind the schedule because of unforeseen circumstances like air traffic, and bad weather. In such cases, we always try our best to reschedule the flights, but there is a chance of flight postponements or cancellations. 

In case of emergency travel to Kathmandu to catch your international flight, upon the client's request, we can arrange a helicopter, which costs from around USD 500 to 1000 depending on the demand and capacity. 

On the other hand, if you have extra days in Nepal, depending on your availability, we can arrange fun activities for you, such as the Kathmandu Valley tour, Chitwan jungle safari, canoeing, and rafting, etc.

Please note: The three peaks expedition includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu but can be modified to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review your departure date, and if the departure date does not suit you, notify us. We can arrange the trip at your convenience. 

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline. It might need modification due to circumstances beyond our control, such as unstable weather, inaccessibility, unavailability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental decrees, bad trail conditions, etc.

Although it is unlikely that significant changes to the original itinerary will occur, you cannot hold us accountable for the delays or circumstances that arise from such delays. In the event of an itinerary adjustment or the need to redirect to other trails and areas, your guide has the authority to decide on the best rerouting after consulting with group members. 

 

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Trip Reviews

Discovery World Trekking

Climbing lobuche East peak

Clal
5 - Excellent
01/13/2018

We had a great time in Nepal and a successful trip to summit lobuche east. The discovery world trekking team were very helpful and professional. Thank you to Paul for making the trip possible in the short time we had and short notice we gave him. Our guide Soraz was very experienced and was helpful with any questions we had. Same with our Porter ( Pasan) and the Two Sherpas who were very experienced ( Karma and Nima) both who had summited Everest Nemours times. It was an unforgettable trip and we will definitely be back again for the next peak to climb hopefully with the same team. Great job from Discovery World Trekking team.

Climbing lobuche East peak

Calway B
5 - Excellent
01/24/2018

We had a great time in Nepal and a successful trip to summit lobuche east. The discovery world trekking team were very helpful and professional. Thank you to Paul for making the trip possible in the short time we had and short notice we gave him. Our guide Soraz was very experienced and was helpful with any questions we had. Same with our Porter ( Pasan) and the Two Sherpas who were very experienced ( Karma and Nima) both who had summited Everest Nemours times. It was an unforgettable trip and we will definitely be back again for the next peak to climb hopefully with the same team. Great job from Discovery World Trekking team.

Climbing lobuche East peak

Calway B
5 - Excellent
01/24/2018

We had a great time in Nepal and a successful trip to summit lobuche east. The discovery world trekking team were very helpful and professional. Thank you to Paul for making the trip possible in the short time we had and short notice we gave him. Our guide Soraz was very experienced and was helpful with any questions we had. Same with our Porter ( Pasan) and the Two Sherpas who were very experienced ( Karma and Nima) both who had summited Everest Nemours times. It was an unforgettable trip and we will definitely be back again for the next peak to climb hopefully with the same team. Great job from Discovery World Trekking team.

FAQ’s

How safe is trekking/climbing?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees client safety, security, and satisfaction. Our trekking team will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. Similarly, our guides have completed intensive first aid training.

If a trekker falls sick at a high altitude, the trek lead will decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately. In an emergency, Discovery World Trekking will deploy a rescue helicopter to bring you back (funded by insurance). Moreover, Discovery World Trekking crew also carries an oximeter to monitor the oxygen saturation levels of trekkers at high altitudes and offers regular health check-up facilities.

Is Lukla Airport convenient for the flight?

Lukla is at 9,500 ft (2,850m) above sea level. The higher the altitude, the lower the air density. So, the planes need to land at faster speeds. The weather in this area changes constantly, and the cloud cover can be extreme, leading to turbulence, which, though not dangerous, can be tough for passengers. However, Lukla Airport is Nepal's busiest airport, which serves as the key entry and exit point for trekkers hoping to ascend Mt. Everest. 

What if my flight to or from Lukla is canceled or delayed?

We recommend you to allocate extra 2 / 3 days for the hike to account for unpredictable weather. In rough weather, flights from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice versa get canceled. In such cases, the flight is automatically rescheduled for the next possible day. 

If you have a very tight schedule, you can charter a helicopter to make sure you are on schedule either for the trek or your flight back home. However, you will have to bear the helicopter cost. But, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is impossible to operate a helicopter, and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.

Do I need any permits before starting the trek /climbing?

You need climbing permits and entry permits, where applicable. Discovery World Trekking will get these permits and let you enjoy your trek hassle-free.

Do I need travel insurance to trek in the Everest Region?

There are chances that you may need a quick helicopter ride back to Kathmandu to avoid health emergencies, so adequate insurance is a must. The insurance has to cover helicopter rescue & medical evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs during the trek.

What is the luggage weight limit for the Lukla flight?

The weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla, is 10 kg. You are allowed to hand carry 5 kg making your total 15 kg.

What is the weather condition at Everest region?

Weather on the trail to the Everest region is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month.

Month Temperature Weather and Nature 
JanuaryMax 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings Blue skies, freezing weather 
February Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings Mild and humid, good visibility 
March Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snowfalls 
April Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C a night Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron, and wildflowers 
MayMax 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C a night Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
JuneMax 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C a night Rainy season 
July Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Hot and humid 
August Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night 
September Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night End of monsoon, no clouds 
October Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C a night Stable weather condition 
November Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C a night Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, the sleeping bag is most. 
December Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C a night Foggy and cloudy weather 

What documents do I need to bring for trekking/climbing?

You need to email us the following documents after the advance payment for the booking.

  • A copy of your passport
  • Passport size photos,
  •  Flight details (arrival, departure)
  • Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover heli rescue and medical evacuation)

What are the arrangements for night stays during the trek?

You will be mostly staying at teahouses/hotels/lodges in twin sharing rooms. They also have healthy food. Generally, the toilets are outside the room. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of these places.  If you are coming for peak climbs, you might need to stay in camps/tents.

Is meal easily available on the trek/Climbing?

The meal during this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. In addition to western meals, chapati, rice, local Tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, and various soups like Sherpa stew, steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa are available. 

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians. 

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for trekking/climbing?

You need to pay 10% of the trip cost in advance as booking confirmation, and you can pay the remaining amount in cash, using credit cards, or bank transfer after arriving in Nepal. In the case of credit cards, banks will add an extra amount as a service charge. We recommend cash (major currencies) payment. 

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest ?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost on the trails, but certain trek regions do not allow plastic bottles. So, we suggest you to carry a water bottle and fill it with filtered/boiled water. We also advise you to use water purification drops or tablets, which you can bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

Can I buy gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking can introduce you to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at these places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can also rent the needed gear instead of buying them.

What is the luggage weight limit for a porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Porters not only carry your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity inspire them to work hard to take you to your destination.

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