Island Peak Climbing undoubtedly is an outstanding adventurous destination to Nepal. Exploring the valleys, lifestyle, cultures and ultimately climbing Island peak is a mandatory activity for any adventurer. 

This 19-day trek surely will revive your tired mind and you will get to spend an amazing time in the midst of nature, glaring at the giant peaks. 

Island Peak Climbing in Nepal, gives you an incredible opportunity to marvel its overwhelming natural beauty in the shade of high giant mountains. Such as Mt. Everest 8,848 m, 4th highest Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m 5th highest Mt. Makalu, 8,463 m and 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu at 8,201 m. 

The arrays of other high peaks including Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Kwangde, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and several peaks also multiplies the beauty of this trekking. 

The adventure to an unforgettable journey to the peak starts from Kathmandu to Lukla town with a scenic flight. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest area. From here, you will be trekking through beautiful villages encountering various terrains, traditional Sherpa villages, woodlands of rhododendrons, pines, birch, and oaks tree lines visiting famed villages of Namche and Thyangboche. 

Then you will eventually ascend towards the Everest Base Camp 5,364 meters, overlooking tall peaks.

Highlights of Island Peak Climbing

  1. A panoramic flight to Lukla, enjoying the dramatic view of the landscapes.
  2. Exceptional vistas of mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu. .
  3. Beautiful trail that takes you through dynamic landscapes and jaw-dropping backgrounds..
  4. Rich flora and fauna; home to endangered animals like the snow leopard.
  5. Come across Sherpa inspired lifestyles, cultures and house structures. 
  6. Stunning views of the glaciers from the top of the peak.
  7. Exhilarating views of Mount Everest from Kalapatthar.
  8. Tengboche and Pangboche Monasteries that are centuries old.
  9. Exploring cultures, landscapes and lifestyles Khumbu region.

Outline Itinerary for 19 Days Island Peak

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla  Flight and hike to Phadking.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek From Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 06: Trek From Tengboche to Dingboche.

Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche

Day 8 – Dingboche/Lobuche

Day 9 – Lobuche/ Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp /Gorakshep

Day 10 – Gorak Shep/Kala Patthar to lobuche

Day 11 – Lobuche to Chhukung.

Day 12 – Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 13 – Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit to Island Peak Base Camp

Day 14- Reserve day

Day 15 – Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche.

Day 16 – Pangboche/Namche Bazaar

Day 17 – Namche Bazaar/Lukla

Day 18 – Lukla/Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure for your onward flight

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

Welcome to Nepal!

Elevation: 1345m/4412ft

Highlights: Thamel bazaar, restaurants and bar

Activities: Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our tour operator will receive you and transfer you to the hotel you’ll be staying in. 

There you will be briefly explained about the trekking that will start from tomorrow. Explore the city for the rest of the day and prepare for your trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) Flight and hike to Phadking (2660m)

Elevation: 2840m/9318ft in Lukla and 2610m/8563ft in Phakding

Walking hours: 3.5 hrs

Difficulty: Easy. Flats and downhill, a well-developed path

Activities: You will be served breakfast at the hotel. Thenceforth, a private vehicle will receive and drop you off at the airport from where you’ll take a 45-minute flight to Lukla.

Enjoy the dramatic scenes and breathtaking Himalayan view throughout your flight. After reaching Lukla, we will start our hiking towards Phakding.

The way follows thick rhododendron, magnolia trees, and pine forests. You can also visit a local monastery. Overnight at Phakding.

Accommodation: Basic Sherpa lodge

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/dinner

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3435m)

Elevation: 3440m/11286ft

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate. Flats, downhill and uphill, a well-developed path

Activities: Breakfast at the Lodge and we will leave for Namche Bazaar which is the main trading center of Khumbu region and the gateway to Mt. Everest. 

Passing through the banks of DudhKoshiriver and beautiful pine forests, we will cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Overnight at Namche.

Accommodation:  Basic Sherpa lodge

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 04: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3435m)

Elevation: 3932m/12998ft

Walking hours: 4 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate, flat and uphill

Activities: Breakfast at the lodge as usual and we will hike towards Everest viewpoint. This is the first day of acclimatization. So, adjust your body to the altitude. 

Take a day trip to Namche Bazaar climbing 300m to Khumjung village where you can see Hillary School, Sherpa museum, Buddhist monastery and back to Namche for sleep. 

Accommodation: Basic Sherpa lodge

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 05: Trek From Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3890m)

Elevation: 3860m/12664ft

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate. Flat, downhill and uphill

Activities: On our fifth day,  our trekking will be continued after having breakfast at the Lodge. Tengboche is our destination for today. We will pass through the stone staircases and reach Mongola pass from where the trial will begin. 

You will witness spectacular views of Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Khumbila along the journey. Take plenty of pictures of the panoramic views of the mountains and capture your moments.

After reaching Tengboche, you can visit the largest monastery in the Khumbu region and take blessings for your safety and success for the journey. 

Accommodation: Basic Sherpa lodge

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 06: Trek From Tengboche to Dingboche (4400m)

Elevation: 4400m

Walking distance: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate. Gentle river bank trail and rocky uphill.

Activities: We will set off for Dingboche after having breakfast at the lodge and prepare for today’s trek. The trail follows stone steps and riverbanks as the previous day.

Observe the lifestyle of the local people in a small village. Trekking is bit tough compared to the previous day but the breathtaking views of the mountains will keep you motivated to move further.

Once we reach Dingboche, you will notice changes in the landscapes. Dingboche is the only place in a region where barley is grown.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche

Elevation: 4400m+

Walking distance: …hrs

Difficulty: Moderate. Gentle river bank trail and rocky uphill.

Activities: This is the second day of acclimatization. Trekking through steep and rocky trails, you will allow yourself to acclimatize.

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas at every turn with colorful prayer Flags at the viewpoint and take pictures. Then we will return back to Dingboche and have our dinner at the lodge where we’ll be spending the night. 

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 8 – Dingboche/Lobuche

Elevation: 4940m

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Hard. Uphill

Activities: Breakfast at the lodge and preparation for  trek to Lobuche. The steps are hard compared to previous days. It is always difficult to walk in the mountains but your dream to get into Everest base camp helps to increase your passion and strength. 

The way, Everest base camp trek, follows uphill and Khumbu Icefall, Pumori, and surrounding mountains are today’s highlights.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 9 – Lobuche/ Gorak Shep (5164 m) to Everest Base Camp (5364 m)/Gorakshep

Elevation: 5364m

Walking hours: 8 hrs

Difficulty: Hard/strenuous. Rocky uphill and flat

Activities: After preparing for the day’s trek we will set off from our lodge. As we continue our trekking, we will cross rocky uphill till Gorak Shep with surrounding view of the Khumbu icefall, magnificent view of Pumori and beautiful mountains.

The further way follows slightly up till Everest base camp and finally we will reach Everest base camp. Take lots of pictures to capture this moment with the spectacular background of Mt. Everest.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Food: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner

Day 10 – Gorak Shep/Kala Patthar (5545 m) t0 lobuche

Elevation: 5545m

Walking hours: 7 hrs

Difficulty: Hard/moderate. Uphill and Downhill

Activities: Today is a very special day. We will wake up at 4:00 a.m  in the morning and leave for Kala Patthar to watch an amazing view of the sunrise from between the mountains. 

This is also one of the major places from where you can see a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho-yu, Ama Dablam, Pumori etc. After that we’ll return to our lodge, have breakfast and move towards Lobuche.

Accommodation: Basic tea House

Food: Breakfast/lunch/Dinner

Day 11 – Lobuche to Chhukung (4750 m)

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Activities: After breakfast, we will descend to Chhukung. The views you behold way today are similar to what is mentioned above. 

Gear up and brief your upcoming Island Climbing with us. The remaining time explore yourself to the lifestyle of the local people living in this region and its beauty. Overnight at Chhukung.

Accommodation: Basic tea House

Food: Breakfast/lunch/dinner

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Day 12 – Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200 m)

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Activities: Breakfast at the lodge and we will begin our Peak Climbing to the base camp. Once we’re out of the village we will enter the main trial to Chhukung Valley.

The way is steep ascending to the south turn east. We will continue a short pleasant walking along a streamside that leads to the Big –rock.

After a long walk, we will reach a wide valley flanking Island peak where we will set up our base camp. There we will spend our overnight at tented camp.

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Day 13 – Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit ((6189 m)) to Island Peak Base Camp

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Activities: This morning we pack our equipment and head towards the High camp very early in the morning. It is a 10-12 hours long journey. The slope narrows and the path enters a steep rock channel nearby as you climb up the hill. 

Our guides will fix crampons on your climbing boots and re-check the entire climbing group and personal equipment once again for better safety. You may also learn last minute climbing technique with our climbing Sherpa at this stage. 

Rope up for the glacier.  Reaching 100m/330ft snow and ice slope (40-45 degree) the guides will fix a rope from where 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge you will reach to the top. 

Enjoy the success of  climbing the summit and take some pictures, savoring the  scenic view. Then we will return to our base camp safely.

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 Day 14- Reserve day

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Activities: In case the weather becomes unfavorable and we’re unable to climb the summit on our 13th day of the trek, we will continue to climb the peak on this very day. If the summit attempt on the previous day was successful, we will proceed downwards back on our journey to Lukla.

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Day 15 – Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3985 m)

Elevation: 3985m

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Activities: We will leave the Base camp once we have our breakfast and return back to Pangboche. We will follow the easy trials from where we will be able to see Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Lhotse etc which we had seen while moving upwards the Island peak base camp.

You will see the scenic view of the village of Pangboche and various Sherpa villages over the course of 5 hours. After we reach Pangboche, we will have our dinner and spend the night there.

Accommodation: Basic tea House

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 16 – Pangboche/Namche Bazaar

Elevation: 3440m

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate.

Activities: Have your breakfast at the lodge and get ready to move downward to Namche, a beautiful Colorful Sherpa village in the Everest region. 

You can see those mountains which you had seen previous days like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Lhotse etc. Glancing at the majestic views of the mountains and beauty of the local people, we will reach Namche Bazaar where we will have our dinner and spend the night.

Accomodation: Basic tea house

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 17 – Namche Bazaar/Lukla

Elevation: 2840m

Walking hours: 6 hrs

Difficulty: Moderate.

Activities: Breakfast at the lodge. After that, we will return back to Lukla from Namche bazaar with amazing memories and pictures captured in our hearts and in photographs, to catch our flight to Kathmandu. It will be a downward trekking to Phakding/Lukla.

Accomodation: Basic tea house

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 18 – Lukla/Kathmandu

Elevation: 1345m

Difficulty: Moderate.

Activities: Enjoy the 45 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla, with exquisite views throughout . We will be glad to hear your experience on climbing the highest peak of the world. You will be attending a cultural program organized by us at a restaurant, enjoying our traditional dinner.

Accommodation: Holy Himalaya or Similar Category

Food: Breakfast/ Farewell dinner

Day 19: Departure for your onward flight

This is your last day in Nepal. Have your breakfast at the hotel and our private vehicle will drop you off at the airport 3 hours prior to catch your flight. Make sure you have not left anything. 

Our tour operator will bid you goodbye in a traditional way.  We are glad that you chose MFN to share your exciting journey with. We hope you are leaving with great memories. Safe flight!

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Best season for this Peak Climbing

The best and most favorable trekking and tourism seasons in the country are Autumn and Spring.

During Autumn, the weather is perfect for any adventure. Thus it is considered as the best season for trekking. Autumn in Nepal falls on the month from September till November. The trees loses its leaves after turning yellow, red or brown and created fantastic picturesque landscape views as you walk along the route.

The weather remains calm while the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. Also, the skies remain clear mostly, and you can see the best views of the Himalayas.

Spring is also a fantastic season for Trekking. You see flowers and greenery everywhere. The climate also remains mild, and the views are equally stunning. The major highlights of trekking in nepal during spring are the beautiful blooming flowers and greenery, exciting festivals, and stable weather. 

Trekking Permits for the Island Peak

  • Personal Climbing Gears:
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet
  • Group Climbing Gears:
  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice hammer*
  • Ice screw*
  • Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
  • Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
  • Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
  •  Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or wool trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
  • Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters
  • Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag -30 degree centigrade
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffle-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
  • Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Important documents and items

  1. Carry a valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos and airline tickets.
  2. Separate the photocopies of passport, visa form proof of insurance. They are easily obtained at Kathmandu airport.
  3. Carry Dollars in cash in order to purchase Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  4. Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines It is suggested to bring a photocopy of your cards. 

Tips for Island peak

  1. Walk at your normal and steady pace. Avoid hurrying or even taking too many breaks as is not considered a great idea.
  2. Buy comfortable and high-quality boots and clothing.
  3. If you’re travelling during low season, pack raincoats or umbrellas.
  4. Use water purifying tablets if you’re thinking of drinking the local tap water.
  5. Trek with experienced and licensed guides. Hiring porter is also a good idea if you want to travel light.
  6. Drink enough water ( over 3 litres) a day to keep your body hydrated and avoid acclimatization.
  7. Carrying enough Nepali cash is suggested as the local tea houses do not accept foreign cash.
  8. Do not intake any alcohol or cigarettes throughout the trek as it dehydrates your body.
  9. Carry a hand-held torch with you. If you need to use the toilets at night, you will need some source of light.
  10. You can rent trekking gears in Kathmandu and return them after use.
  11. It’s better to learn some basic Nepali phrases or sentences to help communicate better with the locals.
  12. Carry extra batteries and power bank to charge your phones, cameras and torchlight. 

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Conclusion

Island peak is an outstanding destination for keen adventurers. It is a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Trekkers having little experience or no experience at all can also undertake this challenge if they are energetic and physically fit. 

Island peak climbing has proper and progressive acclimatization at suitable intervals. The journey begins from and comes to a conclusion at one of the most famous airstrips in the world i.e. the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.

The journey takes us into the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and Sherpa culture. Before scaling the peak, we will also possibly visit the most popular trekking destination in the world. They are Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kala Patthar. You get rewarded with the up-close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains.

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The campaign is led by the joint forces of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, and Nepal Tourism Board. The aim of this campaign is to influence people from around the world to discover Nepal 2020.

They’ve also set a target, which is an astounding 2 million tourists. Visit Nepal 2020 is the third promotional campaign initiated at such a huge level by the ministry and board duo. The first one was Visit Nepal ’98, and the second one was Nepal

Tourism Year 2011. The movements targeted to bring a minimum of 1 million tourists to Nepal in the year 1998 and 2011 respectively.

Plans and Preparation by the Ministry and the Board

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To promote the campaign, the logo of the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign has already been launched. It has been introduced in three languages – English, Chinese, and Japanese so that they could reach as many prospective tourists as possible. The official websites of the ministry, Nepal Tourism Board and many other agencies involved in the tourism sector has been promoting this campaign for quite some time now.

To help tourists have the best experience during their stay in the country, and to make Visit Nepal 2020 successful, the government has ensured to work on and bring positive changes in the crucial aspects that impact tourism.

One of such aspects is roads and transportation. Since roads are one of the major means of transportation in the country, and that their condition is worsening by the day, they need serious work and improvement. The condition of roads in the country has been one of the major reasons why tourists are demotivated to travel around and even enter the country in the first place.

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Another such aspect is the corruption that exists in the sector. The tendency of companies, or people in general, working in the tourism sector in Nepal to charge an unfair price, and at the same time offer sub-standard services to the tourists. Such actions cause them to have a bitter experience. In the long run, this will generate negative publicity for Nepal’s tourism sector, and defame the country altogether.
The government and the ministry have been working together to control such practices, by targeting such service providers and decommissioning them. Their target, by 2020, is to create an atmosphere in the tourism sector where all tourists are treated fairly and are offered the best experience whatsoever.

In addition to all these, there are plans to successfully complete the construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport, and bring it in operation by 2020. The goal is to create more entry points to Nepal, from various parts of the world, make the country more accessible to the tourists. As there is only one international airport/ runway in Nepal, at the moment, it limits the number of tourists visiting Nepal at any given moment.

Activities Offered to the Tourists

Nepal is known all around the world for its mountainous terrain, hilly landscapes, wildlife, spectacles of nature, adventure sports, culture, tradition, and history. Together, all these offer a great experience to the tourists, which starts right from the very moment they step outside their airplane.

Mountaineering and Trekking

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Popular trekking packages include Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek and so on. Similarly, the most well-liked mountaineering packages include Mt. Everest Expedition, Manaslu Expedition, Annapurna Expedition and so on.

Adventure Sports

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National Parks

Nepal is also known for its national parks, wildlife reserves, and conservation areas, which house many rare and interesting species of animals, birds, and plants. Few of the most popular parks include Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Bardiya National Park and so on.

Depending on the national park, tourists are offered activities such as elephant rides, jungle safaris, boat rides and so on. This gives them a wonderful chance to explore the amazing flora and fauna in the area.

Also, during their stay in Nepal, the tourists can also experience the delightful hospitality offered by numerous resorts and hotels that are located in close proximity to these parks.

Through Visit Nepal 2020, the tourists get to truly discover Nepal 2020. Culture, Food, and Arts

Nepal is home to a few of the oldest cultures in the world, which is evident due to the existence of various cultural heritages and sites situated in different parts of the nation. The indigenous communities of the country, like Newars, Tamangs, Tharus and so on, still practice many of such traditions, as these have been passed down from one generation to another, over a period of many centuries.

It’s quite an experience to get to know about these people, by living their culture, eating their food and exploring their art forms. Many families welcome tourists to stay with them and learn about them altogether. They offer amazing hospitality in a homely environment, which is absolutely rare and priceless. This is one of the things that the visitors could do when they’re in Nepal, with Visit Nepal 2020.

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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.

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

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.

Tenzing Hillary Airport is also known as Lukla Airport situated in Khumbu Region of Solukhumbu district. It falls under the Province No.1 of Eastern Nepal. It is a small airport in a Lukla city. It is situated on high altitude(2860) from sea-level and considered as most dangerous Airport in the world.

This was named Tenzing Hillary Airport in 2008. It is a small but busy airport of all time. It is a gateway to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848 m.). As travel and Trekking gradually increase, this small airport is just the entrance to the Khumbu region or simply to the Everest Treks destination for any airways. You can take a drive to the nearest neighbor states too but it will be too long.

It is a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu, Nepal, to the town of Lukla. It seems a simple trip until you consider that it is 40 minutes of dodging mountains, white knuckles, flying in a small plane to reach what is called the most dangerous airport in the world.

Lukla Airport Map

The only Lukla airstrip, paved in 2001 despite having been built by Kiwi mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary in the 1960s, is 1,729 feet long. In contrast, the famous and short and delightful beachside runway at St. Barth‘s in the Caribbean is 2,133 feet long and the shortest trail in New York-JFK is 8,400 feet. To complicate things further, Lukla’s elevation is almost 9,500 feet putting it the most dangerous Airport of the worlds from the past 20 years.

Strong winds, low clouds and sudden changes in visibility are some of the reasons behind this title. Bad weather is also a very important factor in the frequent cancellation of flights.

Why Tenzing Hillary Airport is among in the list of most dangerous Airport?

  • The track has a very short length of 1,500 feet and ends with a steep drop in the river valley and located at a height of 2,860 meters (9,000 feet).
  • This airport geographic is surrounded by high Himalaya in all sides so only export pilots are allowed.
  • The pilot must also clear a high ridge, turn left, descend abruptly and straighten the plane to land because of the high hill right behind the landing strip.
  • Navigation is only possible by sight so due to a high hill, foggy layers of clouds must terminate flights or delay the flights.
  • The track itself is set at a 12 percent incline, which means that pilots have to be more skilled than anyone else in the world.
  • The landing is made in the ascending slope, to help reduce the speed, while the takeoffs are made downhill, to help increase the speed needed during taking off.
  • This airport is fitted for the thrill-seeking Trekkers.
  • Due to many negativity and challenges made this Airport to be listed on the most Dangerous Lists. But if we look in the positive way this Airport surely made your Trip catchy.

If you get Scared after the first Flights over the Hillary Airport then you have an alternative choice to return back. It may be a little longer route but being stuck on the same place is the worst if you have a bucket full of opportunity.

From Lukla, the nearest bus stations are in Phaplu and Salleri, which are a couple of days walk from the city of Lukla. Buses and jeeps depart several times a day from small towns back to Kathmandu. The other route is to take the seven-day walk to Shivalaya, or add an additional half-day and continue to Jiri, although there is a small point since the Shivalaya bus passes through Jiri and the road follows the old trekking route. – and then take the express bus back to Kathmandu.

The list of Best Selling Packages by Everest Thrill

  1. Island Peak Climbing
  2. Mera Peak Climbing
  3. Ama Dablam Expedition
  4. Gokyo Valley Trek

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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 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

SEE: Island Peak Climbing

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!