Everest base camp and Island peak trekking is one of the best trekking routes and also popular trekking region in Nepal and it has big glacier called Khumbu Glacier as well as really popular Island peak along the way to Everest base camp, we take an exciting flight by small plane to Lukla and trek up to Namche through Sherpa village, Dudh Koshi river and pine forest along the way. After two days walking from Lukla you will Arrive at Namche Bazaar which is a central place of upper Khumbu region to supply the goods to the upper villages .when you are there at Namche you get to see the view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kogde, Kusum kangaroo and many more mountains that you can see from Namche viewpoint.
The way up to base camp is not that hard to go but because of the altitude you really have to be in same speed to be safe for the whole duration and along the way you can visit really a nice monasteries, such as Tengboche monastery, Pangbuche monastery, Debuche monastery so on.... we continue trek to Pheriche and rest day is needed in Pheriche to acclimatize and it helps you to be in base camp and to sleep at Ghorkshep, which is 5180mtr where we have to sleep one night. the view from Kalapather and base came is so gorgeous, then trek down to Dingbuche which is lower than Ghorakshep, it means you can sleep easily, and you have to be prepared for island peak which is 6100mtr.
Island peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton's, who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as "Imja Tse" in Sherpa Name. It takes just 3 to 4 days from Dingbuche village to go there on top of island peak and back to Dingbuche with climbing guide and helper. This is one of the adventurous treks include climbing island peak.
This is twin in one trek cause is same time you are able to get the Everest base camp which is 5360mtr and of course island peak for fulfilling your strong desire to be on top of Island peak and island peak is not that difficult to compare to other mountains in Everest region .the itinerary can change cause there are many alternative trekking routes.
Stunning snow cap mountain view including Mt.Everest and Kalapathar
Everest base camp trek and island peak trek Highlights:
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the Hotel and preparation for trekking.
DAY 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2660m),
We have to go quite early to the airport to fly to Lukla because most of the flight is in the Morning. So it is about 30 minute Minute through the high mountains and valley. After reaching Lukla we will have to follow the small trail along the Dudhkoshi River. It is about 3 hours of gradual walk.
DAY 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m).
Trekking from Phakding to Namche is quite long walking a day but it is the best walking day as it is scenic Green valley and beautiful area. The first 3 hours walk will be easy walk passing some suspension bridges, Traditional Sherpa house, and farming, forest etc. 3 hours walk take us to Manjo where we have to check in our permit and continue to Namche Bazaar. The last 2 hours will be uphill walking through the forest and also we can see Mt. Everest and Lhotse which is world’s highest peak. Namche Bazaar is a big Sherpa residency area it has about 60 lodges and small inn and some banks, Pub and supermarkets. It is a beautiful village. Over Night at Namche Bazaar.
DAY 4: an Acclimatized day at Namche.
Today we have the easy day we just walk about 2 hours sight trip for Acclimatization and back to Hotel. If you are interested to visit Sherpa museum, Mountainair’s photo documentary, Everest viewpoint and wonderful many high mountains around.
DAY 5: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3890m).
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Taguchi. The first 15 minute we have to ascent from the lodge and we just follow the wide walking road till Sanasa which is about the 1.30-minute walk and in between we can see Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusung kangaroo, Kogde, Tawache and many other small snow cap mountains. When we reach Sanasa we follow the small trail descending to Funki thang which is rocky and sandy small trail going through the pine forest to Funki Thaga where will stop for lunch after that we have to climb 1.30 minute to 2 hrs through the pine forest Than we reach Tyangbuche where we will spend a night. It is small area has 5 lodges but it is one of the best settlement of Everest trek to see both side spectacular mountain views including mt. everest.
DAY 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4380 m).
In the early morning we can see a perfect view of Everest and many another mountain from Tyangbuche so we can have breakfast with wonderful world's highest peak Everest and after breakfast, we start to walk towards Dingbuche valley. we will follow the natural walking route at the beginning from Tyangbuche way down to Debuche about 15 minutes. Debuche is an alternative place to stay instead of Tyangbuche when there are many trekkers. the walking route will be easy after debauched to the bridge about 30 minutes than we have to ascent about 40 minutes to reach Pangbuche, it is big Sherpa village and has many lodges to stay. our walk will continue after Pangbuche too to Somare where we will take our lunch after that we just follow the easy trail and open wide area till we get the next bridge over the river then another 15-minute short climb and the 10-minute gradual walk takes us to Dingbuche where we will stay overnight. this is one of the best days because during this walking time we may see some musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and Yaks.
DAY 7: Acclimatization Day
Dingboche is already high place nearly 4400 meter so if we continue our walk to next settlement without spending the extra night we might get mountain sickness so it is suggested to everyone to get rest there for two night. this day we will climb Nagarjuna hill behind Dingbuche about 2 hours to get the higher list 300 meters more than hotel than we will go back to our hotel. when we reach the top of Nagarjuna hill we will get a spectacular mountain views and wide valley view makes us that is heaven.
DAY 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m).
we begin our day early again after breakfast in the Tengboche hotel. as a whole, this day is not so long to walk but because of altitude, we have to walk slow and takes time to reach Lobuche. the first 3 hours walk will be wide valley walk till Shukla(4645m) then we have to climb straight about 40 minutes to the memorial hill, it is the best place for photo shoot and valley view than after the trail will be easy to walk through the valley about 1 more hour from memorial hill than we will reach Lobuche. Lobuche is a small area has 7 lodges with similar accommodation and price as usual. we spent one night there.
DAY 9: Trek from Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5180 m) and EBC(5364 m).
Trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep will be pleasant each step we push towards Gorakshep because we can see Khumbu glacier, Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, Chaggatse, Nuptse, and many another mountain. about 1.30 minute we just walk on the flat trail and about 1.30-minute walk we have to cross rocky path but it is gradually and easy walk. When we reach Gorakshep we will get our Lunch and Accommodation just to be confirmed for the night to sleep because there are just 5 lodges so after lunch at Gorakshep we will go to EBC with a day bag. the rail to EBC is not so steep it is gradual up but many zigzag trails and rocks. it takes about 2 hours to go and two hours to go back to the hotel at Gorakshep. Over Night in Gorakshep.
DAY 10: Hike to Kalapather and trek to Pheriche(4210 m) via Gorakshep.
This is our one of the best day of this entire trip, we begin to walk very early morning with our day bags and light bags because we have to come to Gorakshep anyway after Kalapather. it is about 2 hours straight up walking to adapter top which is 5550 m. When we reach there we can see a Majestic view of so many mountains including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Pumori. the view of Mt. Everest will be the biggest size only from Kalapather top and a best Khumbu icefall, Khumbu icefall, Khumbu Glacier as well as the massif wide valley of Khumbu region AfterKalapather we will go back to Gorakshep for breakfast then we descent to Lobuche similarly Shukla and Pheriche where we going to spent the night, it is about 1000 m lower than Gorakshep, it means we can sleep much better.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to island peak base camp.
DAY 12: The climbing guide let you know about the weather if there is good weather you will climb at night from base camp to the summit and next morning you will back to Chhukung or Dingboche.
DAY 13: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar.
DAY 14: Trek from Namche to Lukla.
DAY 15: Fly to Kathmandu in the morning.
Is Nepal safe to make holiday?
Yes, it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party is already in parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe. if you feel scared still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.
How Can I get Nepal visa?
To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.
Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?
There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.
Which season is the best to travel to Nepal?
Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.
What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?
The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time you can make an easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are the easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.
Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?
Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.
What is the price of Everest trekking?
There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two people going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except for your domestic flights.
What is the maximum weight for the porter in Nepal?
Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekker need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra clothes or any extra things that you bought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.
What is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?
Flying to Lukla we will be in a small plane whereas just 14 to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra things in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still, after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.
How much do I need to tip for guide and porter?
Tipping things is not compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as waiter Driver, Guide porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your special trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.
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