EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing

An experience of a lifetime adventure with classic climb of Island Peak & Everest base camp

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Meximum 10
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge
  • Max Elevation: 6,189m/20,305ft
  • Food: As Per Itinerary

Highlights

  • An ever-exciting adventure on rooftop peak of Everest base camp Nepal's most popular trekking peaks
  • The overwhelming experience of a lifetime adventure on Island Peak Climb & Everest base camp trekking
  • A great combination of cultural walk into traditional Sherpa village
  • Lovely green woodland and at Tengboche monastery with awesome views
  • A scenic flight to and from Lukla with a panorama of mountains

About EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing

EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing offers an experience of a lifetime adventure with a classic climb of Island Peak & Everest base camp trek in the Khumbu region. Our experienced trek guide and climbing lead you to experience an adventure of a lifetime with memorable and exciting Everest base camp trek Island peak climbing, where you will be in the midst of world giant peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lho-la with tumbling great Icefalls.

Island Peak Climb with EBC Trek offers us superb views of world high mountains Mt. Everest 8,848m Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Mt. Makalu 8,463m, Mt. Nuptse, Pumori and many more Khumbu Himalayan mountain vista and can be seen best mountain views from the top of Island Peak-Imjatse. During the trek and climbing time we can stay in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge, could have enough space to discover Sherpa hospitality and traditional heritage cultural.

Along with trekking and climbing, we have a chance to visit traditional Sherpa villages and interesting monasteries with old Buddhist religion and cultures retaining its past traditional way of life to this day which is also one of the top highlights along the journey to EBC Trek with Island Peak Climb.

Trek and Climbing Route

This great adventure trip begins with a scenic short flight to Lukla and towards famous Namche Bazaar with rest day for acclimatization and heading higher towards Everest base camp passing interesting places of Thyangboche Monastery-Pangboche-Pheriche and Lobuche villages. After marvelous time at Everest base camp with a climb of Kalapathar for a grand vista of mountains with Mt. Everest at the close distance. After we have done the Everest base camp trek your next adventure leads to Imjatse Valley for the climb of Island peak as the walk leads to Chukung and Island Peak base. Island Peak Climb grade PD+ from Swiss /French Alpine system used worldwide on small scale climb.

Island Peak Climbing

This climbing trip leads with some technical skills use of crampons, ice ax and main / fix ropes are required along with snow bar and ice screws, for successful climb our expert climbing guide will provide full support to the summit top and bring you back safely to base camp after an experience of lifetime adventure on top of Island Peak at 6,189m/20,305ft.

EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing concludes at Lukla with a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu after a memorable and exciting time around the world's highest mountains with standard services of Nepal Spirit Adventure and friendly staff and guides,

Best Month

Spring- March to June) Autumn- September to December) are best months however, our expert adventure team operates the trek and climb every month in a year. The trek and climbing require fitness good trekking boots warm clothing and Island peak climbing equipment sleeping bag plus a day pack sunscreen and camera. Our trek and climbing cost included a hotel in Kathmandu lodge and tent along with the trekking-climbing part permit transport flight guide porter and meals 3 times a day.

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Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment you just take it easy walk around Thamel or take rest overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today is completely rest day in Kathmandu, visit Nepal Spirit Adventure head office for a question and answer about the trek, check the climbing and trekking equipment as well as the introduction with trek and climbing guide even during the day you can join with us regular world heritage city sightseeing tours are available as per your requirement but require to pay the extra additional cost. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snow-capped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching at Phakding for overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing few bridges over Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk for few hours to the last bridge leading with steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber cafe, post office and banks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

A perfect spot for rest day and acclimatization before heading higher area, at Namche one can relax or take a short hike to Everest View Hotel which takes almost 2 hours or walk up to the top of Namche for better views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit of interesting museum.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

From Namche morning walk leads up with aerial view of Namche Bazaar overlooking beautiful towering peaks, walk-on gradual path, then heading downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, after a break uphill through cool rhododendron, pines, firs trees with marvelous mountain views, and then reaching at Thyangboche Monastery with views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic peak of Amadablam. With time here visit the interesting monastery with young monks and priests on ceremonial prayer.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on open country where the tree lines disappears only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Pheruche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk on the nice terrain with last climb to Pheruche for overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

Morning walk on the valley then with an uphill to Dugla (Thugla) beneath the Cholatse and Taweche Peaks, Thugla a nice spot for lunch as there no lodge till Loboche, from here climb the steep up to the top Thugla pass which has numerous stone cairns-memorable of unfortunate climbers who have died climbing on Mount Everest and other high mountains of this area. Trek continues on the left side of the glacier, finally reaching the cluster of houses at Lobuche for overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning towards Everest Base Camp, starting with uphill walk for few hours, and then a short steep climb near to Gorakshep walking on glacier, moraine to reach Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as walk continues towards east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. After a great time and feeling high beneath the world highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight halt.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning hike to Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, offering great views of mountains as far to the horizon including Mt. Everest at close distance, beneath towering lofty peak of Pumori. After a great time return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Lobuche then heading on the same trail for an hour then the route diverts towards Imjatse valley for an overnight stop at Dingbuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Today is almost rest day, easy hike to Chhukung village explore the old Sherpa valley look up the climbing equipment, and we can also hire here what do not have with us.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a fairly steep trail. First, we climb south then turn east to the mainline of the valley. We then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island peak.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent

We begin our pre-climb training today after breakfast. Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Usually, we will be climbing on the rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb. Overnight at the base camp in a tent.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent

We wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. The guides will fix a rope when required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and man rope will be used during the climb for safety. We use fix rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be of 350m. However, the length depends on the time of the season and the crevasses

There are two newly formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. We will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island peak base camp where some of our crew is waiting for us. We celebrate on our successful Island peak climb.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent

Today’s walk will be much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star hotel

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Nepal Spirit Adventure will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Airport Drop
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Cost Details

  • Transfer by private vehicle on arrival and departure
  • 3-nights in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast basis
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Everest National park permit and TIMS cards
  • Island peak climbing permit
  • All the lodges & tent accommodation during the trek and climbing
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along with the trekking and climbing
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • An experience climbing guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Honest Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging
  • One assistant trek guide for every +5 people in group including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  •  Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag, Down jacket and duffel bag
  • Climbing mountaineering equipment: Tent for climbing & kitchen, dining, toilet, mattresses as well as sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All the necessary paperwork & local taxes
  • Farewell dinner
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls, etc
  • Nepal Visa
  • Travel Insurance & Rescue Operation
  • Personal Trekking & Climbing Equipment
  • Personal Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Food and Extra Nights in a Hotel in Kathmandu Due to an Early Return From a Trek, or an Extended Stay in Nepal
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Additional Trips

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Trip departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we can open a new trip date. 

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
02 Sep, 2020 - 20 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$2490Confirm
05 Sep, 2020 - 23 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$2490Confirm
09 Sep, 2020 - 27 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$2490Confirm
13 Sep, 2020 - 01 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$2490Confirm
17 Sep, 2020 - 05 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$2490Confirm
21 Sep, 2020 - 09 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$2490Confirm
25 Sep, 2020 - 13 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$2490Confirm
29 Sep, 2020 - 17 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$2490Confirm

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon Arrival In Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

Accommodation In Kathmandu

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

Accommodation in Trek & Island Peak Climbing

We provide accommodation in tea houses (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers. During the Island Peak Climbing, we provide a good quality tent and kitchen staff tent.

Trekking Foods

As per your booking trekking and Island peak climb, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy from every local shop and lodges. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, can not drink with adding water purification pills or filter then will be suitable to drink. Above the Namche, Dole, Machharmal, and Gokyo water will be very cold due to Hiland's climate and can buy also boiled water from every lodge. Boiled water and sealed packed water cost $2-4$ dollars per letters and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,360m is Gokyo Ri Top above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience, and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20-25 KG.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 2 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open a group date on the same date.

Trekking & Climbing Season

Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November)
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February)
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May)
The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the, national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August)
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid-June to early September months, although morning is often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, a cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.