Island peak Climbing trip is a challenging adventure in Nepal but not that big challenging like other massif mountains. There are cool flights every day towards Everest region for many climbing work and for spectacular trekking routes such as Gokyo valley ,Everest base camp Chola pass, Renjo la pass, island peak climbing .and many others alternative trekking and passes.
Island peak is a lovely and popular expidition for those who would like to make their classic himalayan peak in just over two withs including everest base camp and kalapathar.the trail up to everest base camp and island peak is the same only a camp differencenear by Dingbuche.there are so amny beautiful buddiest stupas, prayer flags and mountain culture of local sherpa people. the snow cam mountain views grow more spectecular as we all progress up to the dudh koshi(milky river) to Namche Bazar, teh entrance of khumbu area and up to really big and peaceful tangbuche monastory, where you get to see mt. amadamlam very close and also many others.
Island peak climbing trip begins from Lukla and few days hiking towards till Chukung ,which is beautiful plae to the bottom of many mountains including island peak , island peak climbing takes about 3 days from Digbche Sherpa village .
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport and transfer to the Hotel.
DAY 2: Fly to Lukla in the morning and trek to Phakding (2660m). This is one of the easiest day and lovely Sherpa village will be next to your trails so it is beautiful day is about 3 hours gradual down walk along he Dudh koshi river and many suspension bridges.
DAY 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m). It is also nice day because you wil have many suspension bridges , high bridges and also some monasteries and buddies mani walls along the way his is slight difficult day comparatively the first day but youget to see top of the world ( Mt Everest), before you reach to Namche bazaar .
DAY 4: Acclimatized day at Namche, But for few hours its better to make sight trip without your big where you can visit Sherpa museum, Sagarmatha (Everest) National park museum and there s also the view point to see best view of Mt everest, Ama dablam,Thamserku and many others, So afterspending soe time for al of these you can rest and discover some great café and bar at Namche bazaar . Over night at Namche bazaar.
DAY 5: Trek to Tangbuche/Debuche/Pangbuche , it is nice day again and some choice where to stay because Tangbuche is suit for some trekkers because of monastery but that is crowded place and just few hotels ,it means not so easy to get accommodation, so its better to stay at Pangbuche which is less cold and big Sherpa village .Over night at pangbuche.
DAY 6: Trek to Dingbuche (4360 meters), it Is about 3 hours gradual up walking to Dingbuche village it is beautiful valley and he best place to view mountains especially Ama dablam is just in front of your Hotel. Over night at Dingbuche.
DAY 7: Acclimatized again cause of increasing altitude and also better for your body to be acclimatize and easy for next 3 days to island peak. This day we prepare to climb island peak because we manage all essential things from Dingbuche.
DAY 8: Trek to Island peak base camp and tented accommodation for one night only, we only stay at Dingbuche or Chhukung if there is bad weather otherwise you can make it easily. Over night at island peak base camp.
DAY 9: Weak up early in the morning for main adventure at 1 am at night and during he night about 6 hours you climb and in the morning before sun comes over you are already base to island peak base camp, same day you can come down to Dingbuche and over night at Dingbuche.
DAY 10: Trek from Dingbuche to Namche bazaar. It’s about 6 hours trek downhill properly.
DAY 11: Namche to Lukla it’s about 7 hours walking all the way down.
DAY 12: fly from Lukla to kahmandu.
DAY 13: Final departure to the airport.
1. Mountain Accommodation:
Rooms are based on 2 people generally sharing a twin bed in one room, it is safe and clean but you have to use bathroom services outside of your room.
It is really important that you have to understand that the accommodation during your trekking will be very basic but clean and safe.
2. Best months in a year to trek?
There are two main trekking seasons Sep. to Dec. and Feb 15 to April is the best because by that time you can easily explore beautiful mountain every day because of clear weather each day in Nepal, However you can make your trip all year .around Nepal.
3. Food in the mountain
When we start our trek in the mountain, we can have typical Nepalese foods and also continental, Tibetan, Italian, Indian so on it means each settlements serve you many different foods on your choice and the foods are fresh and organic most of the places.
When you arrive in Kathmandu you can have breakfast at your hotel and when you are in trekking you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner from the hotel menu each settlements so as a guide since 13 years I suggest you to have vegetable foods most during your trek in the mountain and also less friend food will helps you a lot to be strong to walk each day.
4. Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 4-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. In some days we might even need to walk for 7 to 8 hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip
5. What is altitude sickness?
Mountain high altitude sickness occurs when you cannot get enough oxygen while you are in high region over 3000 meters basically. The main symptoms of mountain sickness are headache, lack of sleep, you don’t really feel hungry, nausea, dizziness, if you are in critical situation you might get some blood bleeding from your nose and your cough will be really dry.
When some people who are not used to high altitude and if he/she go fast from low altitude, in that case you might get altitude sickness easily because your body can’t exit rapidly that high so quick. So for altitude sickness can be the descending a main medicine and warm drinking water helps you a lot as well as you need to keep your warm body and drink as much as possible that helps a lot.
6. What to take with you for trekking?
• Sun Hat or p cap and warm hat,
• Head light, Sun Cream/lip Bam and Sunglasses
• Tooth paste/brush/soap and Gloves,
• Down and other warm jacket long sleeved shirt/t-shirt,
• 2 piece Wind breaker trousers,
• 2 piece Wind proof paints,
• Trekking boots and Wool/cotton socks
• Metal Water bottle at list 1 ltr big size or camel bag,
• Spare of camera batteries, plug and charger
• Flip flops, Rain coat, Rucksack, and compass,
• Sleeping Bag and walking sticks,
• General Medicine(Paracetamol, diomax, synex,bandage, blister tape, etc)
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