KATHMANDU - LUKLA - NAMCHE BAZAAR - PHERICHE - GORAKSHEP - DINGBOCHE - ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP AND SUMMIT - DINGBOCHE - NAMCHE BAZAAR - LUKLA
Why Short Island Peak Trip?
- Explore Kathmandu City,
- Scenic flight experience to/from Lukla,
- Visit Namche Bazaar and viewpoint of first Everest view,
- Visit Museum & National park Documentary,
- Majestic mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt, Ama Dablam & others,
- submit Island peak top & island peak base camp,
- Experience the local culture.
The short Island peak trip is also known as an Imja Tse Peak, Which is 6,179 meters high from the sea level. It is one of the popular Climbing Peaks for adventure travelers. Short island peak trip is designed for fit and experienced travelers to experience the Himalaya kingdom of Everest.
A short Island peak holiday is one of the major climbing peaks in Everest region due to low altitude, short time to submit and easy to go from Dingbuche Sherpa residency, where you don't need proper many tents, it is not so expensive climbing to go and back, this is why it is popular and being the major attraction of the Everest region.
There are hundreds of trekkers used to climb each year as it is beautiful and life experience as well as the incredible world of the Mountain climbs. Our adventure leader takes you into the Sherpa village, their Culture and heartland of Khumbu region before submitting the Peak, which makes you acclimatize already and you get to know the scenario of that area, what is an actual Everest region.
Short Island peak trip itinerary can be expended beyond Gokyo Chola pass or Everest base camp, if you have time it is really the best option for island peak trip to enough acclimatize no risk of altitude sickness and also in same time you get to see massif Nogjompa Glacier near Behind Gokyo, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu ice-fall and mesmerizing views of entire Everest range.
Island peak climbing permit cost:
The cost of climbing permit of Island peak will depend on what season of the year you want to climb, however, it is a popular peak to climb in Everest Khumbu Himalaya range and relatively a cheaper peak to climb in Nepal.
- Island peak permit during the spring season (March to May) cost: $250 US
- Island peak permit during the autumn season (Sep to Nov.) cost: $ 125 US
- Island peak permits during Monsoon season (June to Aug.) cost: $ 70 US
- Island peak permit during winter season (Dec To Feb) cost: $ 70 US
The cost of a permit which i mentioned above is a person base price.
Short Island Peak Trip Outline
DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m),
DAY 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu city tour,
DAY 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2, 860 m) & trek to Phakding (2, 660 m) - 3 hours walk,
DAY 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3, 450 m)-6 hours walk,
DAY 05: Acclimatizing day,
DAY 06: Trek to Tyngboche (3, 890 m)-5 hours walk,
DAY 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingbuche(4, 360 m)-4 Hours trek,
DAY 08: Acclimatized day at Dingboche,
DAY 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4, 940 m)-5 Hours walk,
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180 m) than Everest base camp (5, 364 m) & Back to Gorakshep 7 hours walk,
DAY 11: Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapather than descending to Pheriche (4,210 m)-7 hours walk,
DAY 12: Trek from Dingboche – Island peak base camp (3,450 m)-6 hours walk,
DAY 13: Submit island peak than trek back to Dingboche,
DAY 14: Digboche to Namche Bazaar,
DAY 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla,
DAY 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu,
Day 17: Departure day from Nepal.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private Car/Jeep /Van,
- 2 to 3-star categorie's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast for two night,
- Tea House local base private accommodation during the trek,
- Tented accommodation a climbing guide during your climbing time,
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during your trekking a claiming both,
- Transportation as per your itinerary,
- Flight ticket (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu),
- English speaking trekking and climbing Guide and Perter (1 Porter for two trekkers),
- Guide and porter salary,
- Climbing permit and national park permit/Tims,
- All taxes and essential paperwork,
- Climbing equipment.
What's not included?
- Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic drinks including water,
- Medicine and emergency helicopter flights,
- Your international flight tickets,
- Bar bills,
- Tip for guide and porter, it is highly expected,
- your extra food,
- Chocolate, toilet paper, shower, WI-FI, battery charge.
Day by Day Itinerary
Welcome Dinner Hotel in Kathmandu
We welcome you to our country
on your arrival in Kathmandu TIA Airport. We will manage a private Car/Jeep to
pick up you from airport and drop to your hotel. After reaching at the hotel
our team leader gives you a short brief about the trek and also local scenario
nearby the hotel, where to go for eating and related information. You will spend
a night in Kathmandu hotel.
Breakfast Hotel in Kathmandu
You are exploring the major
cultural sites around Kathmandu today with our NATHAM trained well experienced
tour guide. Your city tour provides you the chance to introduce with local people
and so many pagoda style Hindu temples and some Buddhist Stupa. Your city
tour our guide take you to your hotel.
30 Min flight & 3 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today is your exciting day
that by early morning flight you are flying from Kathmandu airport to Lukla
airport. It is a 30 minute flight over the Himalaya than we take a popular Everest
region trekking route along the Dudh Koshi River to Phakding. The trail is easy and
gradually down passing some Sherpa local Houses, suspension Bridges and farm
lands. Today, after 3 hours easy walk we reach at Phakding where there are many
lodges to stay.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The best trekking day today begins after an early breakfast at Phakding. Follow the local route along the Phakding mini bazaar than reaches to the long suspension bridge the next we continue the walk along the river and passing Toktok and banker village after that our step takes you the beautiful Monjo village. It is where all travelers stop for trekking permit checking (in) that short easy walk to Jorsalle. We take lunch (here) than continue to walk along the river and cross the high suspension bridges than a straight climb through the pine forest to Namche.
2 Hrs Sight Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It is our pleasant day. Early morning
we're going to see the stunning view of Mt. Everest from the Namche hill station than
next ,we visit the Mountain photo gallery hall next to view point, then back to Hotel
and enjoy the rest of the day. Stay at the same lodge.
5- 6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
After spending two beautiful
nights at Namche, we trek to Tengboche. Namche to Kyanjuma our first 2 hour journey will be easy and wide on the cliff of (mountain) then we trek downwards
to Funki Thanka, we take a lunch here at the local Tea House and rest for a
while than 2 hour steep walk to Tengboche. We will stay a night here as it
best spot to see Mt. Everest and many mighty mountain peaks.
4-5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It is another pleasant day in
this trek. We start the day after warm breakfast. The first 20-minute walk from
Tyagboche we are going down to Deboche through the forest of pine and dusty
trail than trek continues to the bridge over Imja khola then ascends on an open
trekking route to Pangboche. It is a massif Sherpa village and also got many
lodges than next, we trek along the Imja khola passing Some villager than next
2 hour pleasant walk to Dingboche.
2 Hrs sight Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We are hiking a small hill
behind Dingboche today. It is for acclimatization. We hike about 1 to 2 hrs
steep walk on the Nagarkhan hill, we see the entire mountain peaks, including
Ama, Dablam, Lhotse and island peak. After spectacular views from the top we
retrace our steps to Digboche and enjoy the rest of the day. We are spending a night
5 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We are heading to Lobuche
today following the most visited trekking routes on the ridge of Pheriche hill. Our
2 hours walking will be in the middle of Massif Mountain and also we are over a tree line area takes you to Dhukla. It is a small place with 2 small lodges,
where many people stop for lunch than next steep walk to the memorial hill than
easy gradual walk into the left valley takes you to Lobuche.
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180 m) than Everest base camp (5, 364 m) & Back to Gorakshep. 7 hours walk
7 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It is probably your most
exciting day of this trek because you are visiting the base of the world’s tallest peak- Mt. Everest and number one stunning view point the Kalapathar.
From Lobuche we again follow the trail onwards Khumbu Glacier and direction of Pumori Mountain. The first 1 hours trekking from Lobuche are super easy and pleasanter than we have to ascend slowly on a rocky path and see the huge Khubu glacier on the right side than reach to Gorakshep. It is last Lodging in this trek and also the highest spot we're going to sleep at 5,180m.
Once reach at Everest base camp you are truly lucky and can experience the heavenly made natural infrastructure. After a memorable short visit to base camp we go back to Gorakshep and stay in the lodge.
7 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
One of the earliest mornings
today we have to hike to Kalapathar, it is our early morning, so we have to wear warm clothes and it takes about 1.30 hrs to reach at Kalapathar. The Mountain
View and glacier of Khumbu region will be Cleary has seen from Kalapathar and no doubt a perfect shape of Mt. Everest's view than trek back to Gorakshep and
retrace the steps until Dhukla then we take a small upper trail going down to
Dingboche. We spent one there and prepare for island peak climbing.
This evening we also introduce with climbing guide and porters.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Today you are trekking with
climbing Guide and his team who going to help you and take you to the top of
Island peak. Today we trek through the Imja valley and excellence view of so many
mountains including Massif Lhotse Mountain. With our 2.30 to 3 hours walk we reach to Chhukung
than next 3 hours to island peak base camp. We stay in the tented camp today.
8 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Our mission going to climb the
island peak at midnight with climbing group and tea, our climbing guide gives you some Technics about climbing this way you will be following the Guide than submit
island peak after we descend to the base camp then we follow the
same route back to Dingboche and meet again with your trekking guide. We spent a successful night there in the lodge.
6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
From Dingboche we are taking
the same rote and passing same scenario that we had when we were going up. It is
about 6 to 7 hours wonderful walk and lines of the White Mountains. We are going to have better accommodation and
foods with our wonderful memories of climbing and walking in the high region Khumbu.
7 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
From Namche after breakfast we
are taking a downhill route along the pine forest till the highest suspension
bridge than easy gradual walk along the Dudh Koshi River. It is a same trekking
route again passing same scenery and landscapes to Lukla takes about 7 hours.
It is our last walking day in the mountain. We spent a night there at Lukla.
30 minute flight Breakfast Tea House
From Lukla we are taking early flight over the Himalayas to Kathmandu takes about 30 minutes. We take you to your hotel after reaching the Kathmandu Airport.
We are taking you from your hotel by private transport to the Kathmandu TIA Airport about 3 hours before of your flight scheduled.
Sorry, No fixed departure dates are listed to group join, please request private trip
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 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.
When is the best months to trek in Nepal?
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 the good weather each day in Nepal, However, you can make your trip all year. Around Nepal.
Food in the mountain
When we start our trek in the mountain, we can have typical Nepalese foods and also continental, Tibetan, Italian, Indian soon it means each settlement serves you various foods on your choice and the foods are fresh and organic at Each settlement.
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 settlement 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 help you a lot to be strong to walk each day.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:
Mount Everest Base Camp is a moderate to Difficult trek and it is suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 4-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. Some days we might even need to walk for 7 to 8 hours. Walking at higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes in Some day.
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 a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an assist 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.
What is altitude sickness?
High altitude Mountain sickness occurs when you cannot get enough oxygen while you are in the high region over 3000 meters basically. The main symptoms of mountain sickness are a headache, lack of sleep, you don’t really feel hungry, nausea, dizziness, if you are in the 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 the high altitude and if he/she goes fast from low altitude, in that case, you might get altitude sickness easily because your body can’t exit rapidly that high so quickly. So for altitude sickness can be the descending the 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.
What to take with you for trekking?
- Sun Hat or p cap and warm hat,
- Headlight, Sun Cream/lip Bam and Sunglasses,
- Toothpaste/brush/soap and Gloves,
- Down and other warm jacket, long-sleeved shirt/T-shirt,
- 2 pieces Windbreaker trousers,
- 2 piece's Windproof paints,
- Trekking boots and Wool/cotton socks,
- Metal Water bottle in list 1 liter big size or camel bag,
- Spare of camera batteries, plug, and charger,
- Flip flops, Raincoat, Rucksack, and compass,
- Sleeping Bag and walking sticks,
- General Medicine (Paracetamol, do max, syntax, bandage, blister tape, etc..)
Is Nepal safe to make holiday?
Yes, it is a safe country for 10 years, especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreements 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 you authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.
How Can I get Nepal visa?
To get a visa for Nepal is an easy once you arrive in TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minutes, 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 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 a 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 rich in biodiversity as it has many temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in the winter season (Sep to Dec) and spring (March 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:
- Sleeping bag, torch,
- Down Jacket,
- Trekking poles, a pair of T-shirt and pair Pant,
- A Pair of sucks and Sun Glass,
- General medicine,
- Rucksack and day bag,
- Windproof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
- Inner drawer and thermal.
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 the easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are an 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 by 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 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 day time up to the mountain. You have more than 8 people in your group one get a free trip while you are in Nepget a free trip your 12 days' time up in the mountains except for your domestic flights.
What is the maximum weight for the porter in Nepal?
Nepal's 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 US 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 US for the guide and 80 USD for a porter, but if they make your special trip with lots of information take care and you feel safer all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.