Island Peak (6189 m), also known as Imja Tse is a Trekking peak in Sagarmatha National Park, in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a great first Himalayan peak that includes a steep slope and a narrow ridge. In 1952, Eric Shipton’s party introduced the mountain as Island Peak. Later in 1983, it was renamed, Imja Tse. However, the tourists and the locals still address it as Island Peak.

The trial to Island Peak is filled with exquisite, multi-colored prayer flags and mani stones carved in detail in every hilltop, rock walls, and trailside. The climbing starts from the Upper Khumbu. The peak provides some of the most prominent scenery in Khumbu.

Island Peak is a favored mountaineering objective for climbers in Nepal. The peak is typically climbed in a round trip from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. This takes about 20 days. From Chhukung, it takes 3-4 hours to reach the base camp of Island Peak.

For the beginners, island peak and Lobuche east are regarded as the best opportunity to take on two challenging glacier climbs. Those are above 20,000 feet.

Best time to Island Peak Climbingisland peak climbing guide2

Generally speaking, Island Peak can be climbed throughout the year except during the height of monsoon months. The best and most suitable time of the year to climb Island Peak is during spring (March-early June) and autumn (September- November). In spring, many trekkers head towards climbing Mt. Everest.

So, you can also meet many expedition teams heading towards Mt. Everest. During autumn in Nepal, the weather is usually clearer. Thus, it is the most popular time to attempt the peak. But it can sometimes get a bit crowded at this time.

How difficult is the Island Peak climbing in Nepal?

The climb to Island Peak is comparatively difficult physically due to its extreme altitude and steep slopes and headwalls at the end of the climb. Therefore, you must understand the risks of getting at higher altitudes before setting off for Island Peak.

But with strong determination, you can get to the summit ridge as the climbing routes are safe because of the fixed lines. If you are able to use the mountaineering equipment such as crampons, harness, and ice axe and have trained yourself in climbing on using ropes and ladders, you can climb safe, comfortable and have an amazing experience.

The climbers should successfully complete minimum days training and be mentally prepared to deal with any kind of situation that may arise during the climb.

Therefore, you can train yourself beforehand, regarding the use the of equipment pieces and learn about the Alpine-style cross crevasses, and ladders to gain technical ability.

Island Peak climbing Cost

The costs of everything including food, accommodation, drinks increases as you go higher and higher along the trek. A guide will cost approximately USD 25 per day whereas Porters can be available at USD 22 per day. If you take both –way ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla by air, it will cost you USD 354.

It is comparatively less expensive to hire a local, Nepalese trekking company with local guides and porters. As a combined trip, it can cost USD 2156 with the Everest Base Camp Trek.

In the past for nearly 200 years, Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, trekkers, and climbers from around the world. With the hospitable and friendly culture of the local Sherpas, Mountain climbing has established its class and image in itself. Many people find high-altitude climbing and trekking difficult but with the advancement in equipment and trained, skilled guides and porters, mountain climbing in Nepal has been providing best services from quite a long time.

This has increased the flow of mountain climbers from around the world in Nepal, and Island Climbing has also now become a subject of interest to the passionate climbers.

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung are the trending peak climbing packages offered by Everest Thrill Nepal.

The following is the basic itinerary for Everest View Trek. However, as mentioned above, trekkers can choose to modify their itinerary and make it shorter, to cover a few destinations, and longer, to cover more destinations.

Day 1 – Kathmandu

Arrival day. Our representative will meet you at the Airport and take you to your respective hotel in Thamel, Will arrange a welcome meeting.

Day 2 – Lukla/Phakding

45min. exciting flight to Lukla. You will meet our Sherpa assistance before heading towards Phakding. Following Dudh Koshi River, crossing hanging bridge, Sherpa lodge, Mani stone and traditional Sherpa people’s innocent face gives you excitement.

Day 3 – Phakding/Namche

Breakfast at lodge and get prepared to continue our trek to Namche. The way follows milky water of Dudh Koshi River, hanging bride as well as a suspension bridge. Colorful Sherpa lodge and surrounding views of Himalayas always make your excitement a level up. Namche Bazaar, A most colorful Sherpa village and gateway of Everest, Everest base camp is today’s destination.

Day 4 – Everest view hike

Breakfast at lodge. After having breakfast at the lodge you will hike towards Everest viewpoint. Keep in your mind and take your camera ready because today is an important day to see Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Touché etc so lets for clear weather. After that, you will hike to Khumjung village where you can see Hillary school, Sherpa museum and back to Namche.

Day 5 – Namche/Lukla

Breakfast at lodge. After having breakfast at the lodge you will hike downwards to Phakding/Lukla. This is a lifetime journey for those people who scare to go high altitude and getting world by age. This journey adds another thrill in your life. Thank you for being part of this Journey.

Day 6 – Lukla/Kathmandu

Another 45 min. a thrilling flight back to Kathmandu. We are waiting for here to listen to your stories and experience. At evening, will organize a typical Nepali cultural dinner which gives you a real taste of Nepalese food.

Day 7 – Flight back to your onward destination

It is your last day in Nepal and we are very much happy to make your journey successful. One of the representatives will drop you to the airport for your next journey. Stays keep in touch.

Everest Thrill Nepal is offering you the 7 Days Everest View Trek with $794.

Goodbye and Have a great flight!

Island Peak Climbing is one of the finest climbing journeys among all the climbing in Nepal. Island Peak Climbing is popularly known as ‘Imja Tse’. Imja Tse is a mountain in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. This peak was named Island Peak in 1953 in which this climbing is also popular climbing from Chhukung.

Trekking Route of Imja Tse

island peak climbing map

Street food is those kinds of food which are prepared on the street or cooked on roadsides putting spicy masala taste. They are especially put on a wheeled cart or a stall and can be easily moved from one place to anywhere at any time you want. We often see people surround to those cart or stall especially at the time of evening.

Street food has been so much popular in recent years. Mostly young people girls and boys and school college students are too much attracted to street food. Street food especially gives the authentic and amazing experience of different tastes of food items as well as place and tourism.

The main thing is we don’t even have realized that street food is contributing to a huge amount of economy in a nation.

These have been so much popular across the world. Nepal is one of the people are passionately working on making street food as a micro-enterprise.

It is directly creating economic opportunities for many individuals, household, to run their daily life. Nepalese street food offers various delicacies to customers at a reasonable price. These kinds
of food really help the external tourist to experience the place, tourism aspects culture and food habits of the
communities.

SOME OF THOSE STREET FOOD POPULAR IN NEPAL

SAMOSA

Samosa is the symbol of India gastronomy in terms of the snacks it so much popular and spread all over the country in Nepal and India which is originated from the middle east. Samosa is easily found in cities like Kathmandu in different restaurants along with Basantapur Durbar square.

There is a samosa house beside the Kumari house as well as one of the most popular samosa places in Kathmandu at Bishal Bazaar chowk called ‘TIP TOP’.The samosa recently costs from 15 to 35 rupees in the streets of Nepal.

MOMOS

Momo is the number one popular street food in the street of Nepal and can be easy food in the cart or different street. The dumpling is made up of wheat flour, filled with meat or vegetables inside which is the most popular snacks and is most common as a meal.

The types or the varieties of momo are they are Fried momo, Jhol momo, sea momo, stem momo, etc are very popular in the street of Nepal. The momo is made of veg, chicken somewhere mutton also but the most popular momo in Kathmandu is buff and veg. The price ranges from 50 to 200 per plate food in the street of Kathmandu and other places.

SEKUWA

It is very popular to find vegetarian food in Nepal as meat is quite more popular and even more popular is Sekuwa which can be eaten as a snack or as a meal. In many places of street, the sekuwa is being prepared outside the shop and looks very delicious and amazing anyone can easily feel the smell of it.

It can be easily made from the different kinds of meat, putting some red sauce on it. It is cut into small pieces to make it stick in bamboo and grilled into a wood fire. People prefer to eat Sekuwa with little local alcoholic drinks which is wonderful.

LASSI

It is originated from India but it is so much popular in Kathmandu made of yogurt and add flavor, sweetened and chill with ice, also you can add some Caju over.

SEE: Island Peak Climbing

It is so much popular in the summertime you can see the people surrounded the shop and gather, you can even get a place to seat there but people prefer it so much.

PANI PURI AND CHAT PATTE

If you even think for a while about the Chatpatte or panipuri you will get mouth filled with water. It looks delicious and amazing.

Let’s talk about how chatpate is made of Bhugiya some pieces of boiled potato, pea, ground nuts, vinegar, noodles, some coloring, etc and is mixed with all those above mentions,after all. It is ready to eat. Pani puri made of Puri and different things mixed water which made puri so delicious.

In the nutshell, Nepali street food has been so much popular from the many years. Most of them are spices made, I suggest you to try once Nepali street food made which are cheaper in price. Those above mentioned and not mentioned food are popular they are Mo: Mo, Chowmein, Samosa, Lassi, Panipuri Chatpatte, Sekuwa, etc.

Treks in the Everest and Annapurna region can be booked through Everest Thrill at affordable cost with a private guide. You can know more information about trekking in Nepal by contacting them.

The official name of Nepal is the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Nepal is one of the old landlocked countries in South Asia with of Area of 147,181 sq.km.Nepal is located between India and China and its capital city is Kathmandu.

The official language of Nepal is Nepali and Currency is Rupee. Nepal is a country where you will find breathtaking beauty and diversity of cultures.you will never find anywhere in the world. The land of peace, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and roof of the world, Mount Everest.

SOME INTERESTING FACTS OF NEPAL

  1. Nepal has a very different flag and the only flag in the world i.e two triangular shape and other country has a quadrilateral shape. Those two triangular shapes directly represent Hinduism and Buddhism and also represents the Himalayan mountain.
  2. Nepal time is based on Mt. Everest and is not the time zone line which is 45 min off the Coordinated Universal Time. The time has some variation inside the countries. Himalayan time is slightly different than the Terai region.
  3. Nepal is dominated by Hinduism and Buddhism. The are two main religion people mostly follow. Hinduism has almost more festivals than other festivals in the world. The Birthplace of Gautam Buddha who is light of Asia. The teachings of Buddha are followed all over the world. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha son of Mayadevi.
  4. Nepal has a very different type of hospitality and loyalty clapping by the hand in the chest level and bow down their forehead and say “Namaste” Which means hello, goodbye, thank you.
  5. The official language of Nepal is Nepali but people from different regions, ethnic groups caste group speak more than hundreds of different languages. This is not an ascent but pure a language and some Nepalese cannot communicate as they speak own local community language which is very interesting and completely different from other languages.
  6. Kumari is the only living goddess in the world and are the incarnations of the goddess Taleju Bhawani and live in temples, actually, kumari represents the virgin women and worship as a god and is the divine female energy believed in Hindu religion and traditions. People from the different parts of the world visit Nepal to see the only living goddess and worship them believing them as a god and learn something different in life.
  7. Nepal has three regions, they are Himalayan region, Hilly region and Terai region and has a variety of flora and fauna. We are very rich in natural diversity ie you will not get the same environment, weather, climate as you move from the Hilly to Himalayan or Himalayan to Terai. We more than 100 species, all total 870 different species of birds, located in a single region. One horn rhino is only found in Nepal, spinny babbler is also a bird only found in Nepal.
  8. We have world highest peak called Mount Everest located in the Himalayan region in Solukhumbu district, Namche Bazaar. The first person to climb Mount Everest is Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and British explorer Sir Edmund Hillary. Tenzing-Hillary Airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world which was built under the supervision of Edmund Hillary. We have approximately seventy-year-old Mountain.we also has eight of the earth’s ten tallest mountains in the
    the world which is all above 8000 meters above sea level.
  9. Nepal has the highest place lake on the earth which is Tilicho Lake at a height of 4,800 meters and the deepest lake on the earth is Shey Phoksundo.
  10. Nepal is also the home of more than 650 different species of butterflies and the world’s largest moth including honey bee. It is also home to many endangered wild animals or the species including the red panda, the beautiful snow leopard, and the one-horned rhino inside the territory of Nepal
SEE: Island Peak Climbing / Everest View Trek

Dashain is one of the most important festivals for Hindus in Nepal. Nepal is dominated by Hindu religion and also regarded as the Hindu Kingdom. Mostly Hindu observe many festivals in every month of the year, in 365 days Hindus celebrate 366 festivals in a year.

Among them, Dashain is the greatest festival. It is usually observed in the month of September. It falls in the month of Ashwin or Kartik according to the Nepali calendar. It is observed for almost 10 days. All the
educational institutions, government, and non-government offices remain closed during this festival.

Dashain is the festival which is celebrated as a victory of good over evil. It is a festival celebrated in honor of mother goddess.

According to Hindu mythology, goddess Bhagawati, the goodness a power killed Mahishsur, the symbol of evil. It is celebrated every year in his memory. The essence of the mythology that encourages us to celebrate Dashain is that the god gets the victory and the evil is ultimately defeated. Thus, this festival encourages us to follow the right path.

Dashain starts with the ‘Ghatasthapana’. This is the first day of Dashain. Since Ghatasthapana, goddess Durga is worshipped for almost nine days and night that’s why this day is called “Navaratri “.

Out of the nine days the last four days Saptami Durgastmi, Mahanawami and Vijayadashami are important. During such kind of period, people worship the image of Durga at home. They also visit the temples of goddess Durga. The seventh day of Dashain is Saptami or Phulpati.

dashain festival in nepal

On this day flowers are brought from Gorkha Durbar to Kathmandu Hanuman Dhoka. This is taken in relays in one day. The eight and ninth days are called Maha Ashtami and Maha Nawami respectively. On these days, goats, buffaloes, hen, ducks sheep, etc. are sacrificed in every home and Durga Temple. Moreover, during Maharatri period, people indulge in merrymaking and fasting.

All villagers, towns, and cities have a festive look. People clean their houses and put on new clothes. Children wear new clothes and eat festive dishes. Many people eat meat. People take rest from work and enjoy the festival. Schools, camps, offices, and other business concerns remain closed.

The tenth day is the most important day of Dashain. This is a day of commemorating Ram’s victory over Ravan. It is a victory of good over evil. On this day, people wear new clothes and seek blessings from their superior. People put Tika on their foreheads and use Jamara on their heads and bless them. People also feed their near and dear ones. In some parts of the country, this continues for five days.

Vijaya Dashami is a time of showing goodwill and bestowing blessings. People forget their ill feelings and quarrels and welcome one another. It is considered to be an auspicious time. People start new undertakings or go on a journey on this day. It is the day for starting new ventures. Moreover, those who are away also come home to celebrate this festival.

In conclusion

Dashain is a time of happiness. All the classes of people whether rich or poor observe this festival. All the people celebrate this festival with great joy. The houses are cleaned and decorated. People wear new clothes and eat meat. Children play cards. But Dashain has been the time of misery for people.

These people remain in debt throughout the year. But this is not good. This should be discouraged. Dashain should be spent joyfully. We should not spend more than what we can afford. It is a festival of joy for us.

SEE: Everest Base Camp Trek / Trekking in Nepal

Mera Peak is one of the best climbing destinations in the Everest Region. Mera Peak Climbing is definitely one of the thrilling adventurous climbing in the entire Khumbu region. You can have the best experience in climbing Mera Peak with Everest Thrill.

ROUTE MAP

mera peak climbing route map
Mera Peak Climbing Route Map

Trekking in the Everest Region and Special Mera Peak Climbing package can be booked through Everest Thrill at affordable cost with a private guide. If you have any queries related to trekking in Nepal, feel free to contact us.

TOUR PLAN (ITINERARY)

Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary
Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

Trekking in the Everest Region and Special Mera Peak Climbing package can be booked through Everest Thrill at affordable cost with a private guide. If you have any queries related to trekking in Nepal, feel free to contact us.

Are you a Traveller? Are you planning to visit Nepal? Are you in Nepal? Want to do some souvenirs shopping? Are there any special Things to buy in nepal that represent the Nepal overally?

Getting puzzled from all these questions, sick of trying recall what to get out of the best then you are at the right place. We are here to solve all those buzzes over your head.

Nepal has always been famous for handmade products. In addition, the country is best known for art and architecture. Metal objects, clothing, tea, sculptures, paper materials, dolls, trekking equipment, jewelry, etc. are what many of the tourists that come to Nepal want to buy. It is hard to separate from loving Nepal so you want some souvenirs to add essence on those beautiful memories of yours.

Well, we have a solution to banish your confusion. Here is the list that you can get from Nepal especially on Nepali styles hehe.

Some of the Special Things to buy Nepal

1. Khukuri:

This is the national weapon of Nepal. It has carved its own history back in the era used by great Gorkhali soldiers. It is a long, curved blade with a unique cutting edge. It can be one of the best memories for you, especially for collectors. The Khukuris made in Nepal are of high quality. The traditional Nepalese khukuri consist of two small holding blades: one for sharpening the main blade and another as a razor. The good place to buy this is Thamel.

2. Thangkas Paintings:

thangka painting

The Thankas paintings in Nepal began around the 14th century. It is the origin of the Buddhist art of painting. It is painted on cotton or silk with embroidery, usually showing the Buddhist god or Mandala, or famous scene. It is very different from regular oil or acrylic paints. It is a piece of the image that is painted on the cloth that is attached and then on which the silk is used as a cover.

With an overwhelming Hindu and Buddhist population, a part of Nepal’s best gifts has importance and religious importance, which reflects the confidence and culture of the general population. Thamel’s, Bouddha, Swayambhu are the best places to buy it.

3. Singing Bowls:

Singing Bowl can be one of the nicest things in the nation. These metal plates produce an attenuating sound when the edge is rubbed in a rotating motion with a small wooden stick. In addition to the sound of relief, it is said that the vibration produced by the bowl is incredible to feel the reflection and has qualities that are patched.

These are made of metal and when rubbed in a circular motion by a small wooden stick produces a low/high tone sound. That’s why it’s called singing bowls. Bouddha, Bhaktapur, Basantpur are the best places to shop it

4. Nepali Topi:

If you love to try something new, you can go for the traditional Nepalese Daurasuruwal with a Dhaka Topi. Dhaka topi is a type of hat made of cloth. It represents the Nepalese tradition and cultures. Similarly, you can opt for the Bhadgauletopi made in Bhaktapur with the Khukuri cross sign that gives you the most pleasing appearance. They are used especially in festivals like Dashain, Tihar and can be given as a gift to friends. Therefore, you can try Nepali Topi. You can buy it in Bhaktapur, Basantpur or Thamel.

5. Chhurpi:

It is one of the famous traditional cheeses made especially in the Himalayan region of Nepal. This is one of the famous foods, which is one of the best and most likely items of youth and you prefer it more. This is the hard substance that is easier for young people and young people only. The young man is chewing it like fashion and also as a soda because it is made of milk. It is pure health that does not contain any chemical in the ingredients during its manufacture. It occurs mainly in the Himalayan regions.

So as you are in the Himalayan country this will be the best choice.

So this is the few but best things you can have as a souvenir but if you need more you can have traditional Nepalese Clothing, buying Pashmina of Nepal, Nepalese Handicrafts, incense, tea, spices and honey of Nepal, puppets of Nepal and many more.

I hope this will helps you and keep shopping and loving Nepal. NAMASTE

Visit Nepal 2020 is near. If you are planning to visit Nepal and Everest Region there are so many trek options available. You can view their Itinerary and choose plan days on EBC (Everest Base Camp) Trek or can pick Gokyo Lake Trek to captive all those beautiful moments of your lifetime. Island Peak Climbing and Mera Peak Climbing are the trending packages offered by Everest Thrill.

This map is Everest Base Camp Trek Route map designed by Himalayan Map House.

Everest Base Camp is the best trekking and expedition destination of the world.  Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the longest treks in this region, despite the fact that it is said to last only 13 days. Actually, it gives the trekkers the opportunity to take as many days off, as it suits them, for acclimatization.

Also, it offers trekkers maximum exploration opportunities, where they can take day trips to as many surrounding villages as they wish.

If you are planning to Trek to Everest Base Camp, do join us our fixed departure by visiting the package below.

 

Where is Mount Everest Located?

Everybody knows about Everest the highest mountain in the world. Some people dream to conquer it only once at a lifetime. If you are among those seekers and want to know many things about Mt. Everest than you are in the right place. It has an elevation of 8848 m. from the sea level making it the tallest peak not only of Nepal but the world.

Before knowing about Everest you should know about the country Nepal.

Nepal

A small and beautiful country brimful of nature essence is a South Asian country. It lies between the two big countries China and India. Its area is 1,87,181 km square quite small compare between those two massive countries. It is a democratic country and Kathmandu is the headquarters of this beautiful small country. It is a landlocked country. It is surrounded by the high Himalayas and reaches in vast Floras and Faunas.

This is the basic outline of Nepal. Well, let’s continue as you know about the country and are more curious about the Everest.

Mount Everest Location

Well, Everest is famous all over the world and lies in the country Nepal (a south Asian country). It falls on the Eastern part of Nepal named Solukhumbu district in Khumbu Region.

Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur Himalaya Range of Asia. It has an elevation of 8848m.in Nepal and 8844m.in China. The border of China and Nepal runs on its summit point. So, Everest is half on both sides.

This highest peak is surrounded by many other peaks like Lhotse (8,516 meters), Nuptse (7,855 meters), and Changtobse (7,580 meters). The geographical location of Everest is 27 ° 59 ‘north latitude, 86 ° 55’ east longitude and about 160.51 km (99.74 miles) from Kathmandu (the capital of Nepal).

Different names of Mount Everest

Before giving this mountain name as Everest, it has so many names back then. People of Nepal call it Sagarmatha they still do, it means Sagar (sky) and Matha (forehead) because of a high peak. People from Tibet named it as a Chomolungma means holy mother in their languages.

It has several common and local names but it was named as Mount Everest in 1960 in the honored of Sir George Everest (the first person to climb Mount Everest along with Tenzing Norgay- a Nepalese mate at that time). Before officially naming this peak people used to say the third poll too.

Planning to climb Everest?

mount everest map

Visit Nepal 2020 is near. If you are planning to visit Nepal and Everest Region there are so many trek options available. You can view their Itinerary and choose plan days on EBC (Everest Base Camp) Trek or can pick Gokyo Lake Trek to captive all those beautiful moments of your lifetime. Island Peak Climbing and Mera Peak Climbing are the trending packages of Everest Thrill

The best season to visit or climb Everest is on pre-monsoon (March, April, and May) and on post-monsoon (October, November, and December). On this time you will get a chance to see beautiful Namche Bazar, high Peak mountains, Sherpa culture, and local Lifestyle along with Sagarmatha National Park.

It is cheap from the Northern side to visit Everest than of Tibet side.  And one more thing Helicopter is not allowed in the Tibet area if you want to take mountain Flights. If you are an adventure seeker better to go Lukla Airport.