Island Peak Climbing

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Island Peak (6,187 m) is high and one of the most popular and busy climbing peaks in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range.

Island Peak is one of the famous trekking peaks that offer stunning scenery and give adventure love another opportunity to explore the Everest Base camp. Island Peak is situated in the Everest Region which offers an impressive view of the highly glaciated face from the Lhotse Glacier.

Island Peak (6,187 m), is high and one of the most popular and busy climbing peaks in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse  (6,189 m), lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and serious climber can dream of. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards a peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the mountain for you. Our professionally designed itinerary offers you a couple of days extra in the same town to get acclimatized.

Island Peak Climbing Overview

We head for Island Peak Climbing after the essential climbing practice course which is briefed and instructed by our Climbing Sherpa on various aspects of climbing techniques. Your historical effort to summit the peak will be rewarded with probably one of the best panoramic views in the world as you feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, and Makalu are almost touching the tip of your nose.

Descending with a sense of achievement, our route takes us into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village of Tyangboche famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries, and Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital and cultural center of Khumbu.

The best season for Island Peak Climbing is during spring (March-April) and autumn (September-November). However, you can do this Island Peak Climbing during winter as well with good preparation. During the winter time, the views of the snow-capped peaks are crystal clear plus there won’t be many trekkers on the route. The duration of the Island Peak Climbing can be extended or shortened according to your preference.

Furthermore, if have any questions or queries regarding the Island Peak Climbing or you are planning to do the peak climbing then feel free to contact us. Peregrine Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Island Peak Expedition including lodge accommodation, guides, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

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  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Very Strenuous
  • Transportation: Plane
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Trip Activity: Trekking, Adventure
  • Trekking Guide: Available (Male)
  • Group Size:2 - 10 pax
  • Fixed Departures: Yes
  • Min Age: 16 years or above
  • Security: 100% Guaranteed!
  • Customized Trip Route: Available, Not Available
  • Best Season: Basanta Ritu (Spring),Sharad Ritu (Autumn)

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

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When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (at an elevation of 1,300 meters), our friendly airport representative will be there to greet you. Look out for the Adventure White Himalaya Treks signboard, and you’ll easily spot our team. We’ll take care of your transportation to the hotel using our private tourist vehicle.

Your overnight stay will be at a comfortable hotel located in the lively area of Thamel.

During your stay, feel free to explore the vibrant surroundings and immerse yourself in the unique culture of Kathmandu. If you have any questions or need assistance, our team is here to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Enjoy your first night in the heart of Nepal’s capital city!

On the second day, we’ll kick off the morning with a tasty breakfast. Around 8:00 am, there will be an important pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu.

During this meeting, you’ll get to meet your trek guide, ask any questions you may have about the upcoming adventure, and receive some cool stuff from us – a trek duffel bag and a T-shirt with Adventure White Himalaya’s logo.

Make sure to bring along your passport, three passport-size photos, and a clear copy of your travel insurance policy. At the meeting, you’ll also need to settle any remaining balance, if there is one. We’ll go through some paperwork, including a trip form and a disclaimer. If, for any reason, you can’t make it to the pre-trip meeting due to a late arrival, please let us know in advance.

Following the meeting and breakfast, our sightseeing adventure begins at 9 am. We’ll provide a private vehicle and a knowledgeable tour guide to accompany you. Our first stops are the Boudhanath Stupa, a massive Buddhist shrine where you can witness monks in prayer, and Pashupatinath, the renowned Hindu temple situated by the sacred Bagmati River.

Here, you’ll see holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims taking ceremonial baths, and sometimes even funeral pyres on the riverbanks.

After this exciting day of exploration, you’ll have some free time to roam around Kathmandu and do some last-minute shopping in the Thamel area near your hotel.

Enjoy another comfortable overnight stay in Kathmandu.

After a hearty breakfast, we head to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for a short, 30-minute scenic flight to Lukla (2,860 m) at Tenzing and Hillary Airport. When we land, our guide will be there to greet us, and we’ll get to meet the porters who will be assisting us on our trek.

Upon arrival in Lukla, take some time to explore the village while our Sherpa team organizes and loads the trekking gear. Our trek officially kicks off as we descend towards the Dudh Kosi River, joining the main trail to Namche Bazaar, just above Chaurikharka (2,713 m). The walk is pleasant, and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), we reach our destination for the day, Phakding, with a short walk.

Tonight, we’ll stay at a local teahouse in Phakding, ready for more adventure on the following day.

After an early breakfast, our exciting day of trekking begins. For about 5 hours, we’ll journey through a stunning pine forest alongside the Dudh Kosi river, crossing it multiple times on thrilling suspension bridges adorned with colorful prayer flags. Within the first hour, we’ll be treated to a breathtaking view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m) on our right, surrounded by the peaceful pine, fir, and juniper forests.

As we move forward, we might catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peeking over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, provided the weather is clear. Upon entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail takes us on a steep climb with awe-inspiring views. Our destination, Namche Bazaar, often referred to as the “Gateway to Everest,” welcomes us with its vibrant atmosphere. This bustling village at an altitude of 3,440 meters is one of the largest along the entire Everest trail, offering a range of amenities such as restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafes, and even a bakery.

Tonight, we’ll rest at a hotel in Namche Bazaar, preparing for more adventures on the journey ahead.

Today is a special day in Namche Bazaar as we take it easy to get used to the higher altitude. We’ll embark on a short trek to visit a museum that celebrates the unique customs of the Sherpa people, giving us a glimpse into their traditional way of life. Additionally, we’ll hike up to Syangboche Airport near Everest View Hotel. This spot offers amazing views of the Himalayas, allowing us to enjoy a beautiful sunrise and sunset over the Khumbu peaks.

After a day of exploration, we’ll spend the night at a hotel in Namche Bazaar, gearing up for more adventures in the days to come.

Today’s adventure takes us along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, offering breathtaking views of the mountains. After a 5 to 6-hour walk, we’ll arrive at Tyangboche, a village renowned for its impressive monastery, the largest in the Everest region.

Inside the monastery, you’ll find intricately decorated wall hangings, a twenty-foot Buddha sculpture, and the belongings of the Lamas, including musical instruments and robes. We’ll have the opportunity to witness a prayer ceremony, either in the evening or the morning, depending on the day’s trekking progress.

Tyangboche provides a spectacular 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including iconic peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

Tonight, we’ll rest at a local teahouse in Tyangboche, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Leaving Tyangboche, we’ll descend to Debuche, cross a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola, and then climb up to Pangboche, surrounded by countless stone structures. Our upward journey lasts for about six hours, leading us to the charming and traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche. Here, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

Tonight, we’ll find rest and warmth at a local teahouse in Dingboche, nestled amidst the beautiful mountain scenery.

Our journey today takes us from Dingboche to Chukkhung and lasts about 4 hours. We’ll start by trekking through fields enclosed by stone walls and following the Imja Khola valley. As we progress, we’ll navigate through glacier moraines, surrounded by the majestic Lhotse and Ama Dablam mountains.

On our way to Chhukhung, the towering Island Peak comes into clear view after passing the Bibre village. We’ll encounter icy streams along the path before finally reaching Chhukung, a small Sherpa settlement. From here, we’ll enjoy fantastic views of Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains across the valley.

Once in Chhukung, our guide will provide important information about climbing Island Peak and brief us on the activities planned for the next day.

Tonight, we’ll find accommodation at a local teahouse in Chhukung, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Today’s trek is another short one, lasting about 4 hours as we make our way to the Island Peak Base Camp. The trail to the base camp involves a somewhat steep climb, starting from the southern side of the moraine of the Lhotse Glacier. Once we navigate this section, the trail becomes more straightforward, following the stream.

We’ll cross the winding trail through the Imja and Lhotse Glacier, ultimately reaching the southwest side of Island Peak. Starting today, we’ll be staying in tented camps for the next two days, and our meals will be expertly prepared by our professional chef.

Tonight, we’ll rest in a tented camp at Island Peak Base Camp, getting ready for the exciting days ahead.

Today, we’re taking a break to get used to the high-altitude conditions. We’ll spend the day adjusting to the thinner air at the Island Peak Base Camp. As part of our preparation for the big adventure tomorrow, we’ll also go on a short trek around the base camp.

Tonight, we’ll stay in the comfort of our tented camp at Island Peak Base Camp, getting ready for the exciting 6,000-meter adventure that awaits us tomorrow morning.

Today is the big day of our adventure! If the weather is good, we’ll kick off early in the morning, around 12 to 1 AM, for the climb to the top of Island Peak (6,189 m). The journey starts with a climb past Camp 1, moving up through a gully, and then traversing to the right. As we ascend, we’ll navigate a wide stone field, cross the ridge to the glacier, and tackle crevasses.

Once we reach the summit, we’ll savor the achievement before making our way back down on the same day. Our final destination for the day is Chhukung, where we’ll rest at a local teahouse.

Tonight, we’ll reflect on the day’s accomplishments and enjoy a well-deserved rest in Chhukung.

Today, we’re retracing our steps and heading back down to Tyangboche (3,860 m). The journey will take us through familiar places like Dingboche, Pangboche, and Deboche, and the trek will last about six hours.

Tonight, we’ll find a comfortable place to stay at a local teahouse in Tyangboche, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayas.

Today, we’re leaving the high mountains and making our way from Tyangboche Monastery to the town of Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). The trek will take us about 5 hours, and we’ll pass through Khumjung (3,780 m) along the way.

In the afternoon, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar, where we can enjoy an evening of conversations with fellow trekkers over a delicious meal.

Tonight, we’ll stay at a hotel in Namche Bazaar, reminiscing about the journey so far.

 

Today’s trek takes us downhill from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804 m), lasting about 5 hours. The trail starts with a steep descent and later becomes easier and more level after crossing a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River.

Upon reaching Lukla, we’ll gather as a group to reflect on the trek and celebrate the personal achievements of everyone who participated.

Tonight, we’ll rest in Lukla, concluding our memorable journey in the Himalayas.

Today, we’ll take a picturesque thirty-five-minute flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. During the journey, you’ll have the final opportunity to admire the mountains you recently trekked. Once we land in Kathmandu, we’ll head back to our hotel.

Tonight, we’ll stay in Kathmandu, cherishing the memories of our mountain adventure.

Today marks the end of our amazing journey. Our airport representative will be there to guide you to Tribhuvan International Airport, ensuring you arrive three hours before your scheduled flight departure from Nepal.

As you bid farewell to this beautiful country, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you’ve gained during your time in Nepal. If you have any future travel plans or if there’s anything we can assist you with, feel free to let us know. Safe travels and we hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!

If you are looking for a longer trip to Island Peak then our 21 days Everest Base Camp and Island Peak or 25 days Gokyo, Everest base camp, and Island Peak Adventure are other options for you.

Provided hotel is 2-3 Star Category , which can be customized as per the requirement of visitor. Moreover, Itinerary is basic outline of the trekking which can be adjusted and modified on request.

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Island Peak Climbing Includes/Exclude

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • City tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge trek and camping (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing and room at guesthouse and Tented camp stay at climbing time-Island Base Camp).
  • Nepal Government license holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • Climbing Sherpa from peak base camp for the summit and back to base camp.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipment)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Sleeping bag by Adventure White Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Airfare from Kathmandu Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Adventure White Himalaya duffel bag/kit bag and T-shirt
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Certificate of climbing which provided by NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association)
  • Certificate of climbing which provided by Adventure White Himalaya treks when you will be back from the expedition
  • Official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare your home Country to Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal).
  • Meals while not on the trek.
  • Personal Porter Personal expenses such as snacks, all drink, Wi-Fi, hot shower, gear, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal climbing Equipment and expenses.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
Note:  
  • Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold (each meal one time during the trek) drinks.

Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).

Island Peak Climbing Information

Physical Level and Preparation

A strenuous climb up Island Peak delivers mountaineers to one of the most famous locations on Earth. To guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience, physical preparation is essential. You must be moderately to extremely fit to complete this trek because you will be trekking for several hours each day and reaching high altitudes.

Preparation Tips:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: Engage in regular aerobic exercise, such as jogging, cycling, Swimming, and trekking to build endurance.
  • Strength Training: To take on difficult terrain, build strength in your legs, core, and upper body.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: Make sure your acclimatization strategy includes rest days to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Pack Light: Make sure your backpack is as light as it gets. Bring only what you need.
  • Mental Preparedness: Mentally prepare yourself for the difficult journey. It’s not just a physical but also a mental battle.

Group Size

Hikers typically climb Island Peak in groups of two to fifteen, assisted by knowledgeable guides and local workers. Hikers may have more individualized experiences and greater ties because of the small, controlled group sizes.

Accommodation

You can stay wherever along the hiking trail, from budget-friendly teahouses to five-star hotels, based on your choices and what’s available along the way. Here’s a selection of well-liked accommodations:

  • Teahouses: These are basic, family-run lodges with a bed, basic meals, and a warm environment.
  • Lodges: There are communities with resorts along the route that provide extra amenities like hot showers and adjoining restrooms.
  • Tented Camps: Another alternative for housing in remote areas is to stay in tent camps, which offer a more adventurous experience.

Luggage

When trekking, it is important to pack light. Bring only a small daypack with the essentials (water, snacks, layers), as your main gear will be carried between lodges by a porter or yak.

Spirit of Travel

The Island Peak Climb is about appreciating the adventure and the route, not just getting to the top. Along the way, you will experience Sherpa culture, be in awe of the stunning scenery, and make lifelong friendships with fellow hikers. The beauty and persistence of the natural environment never cease to astound and inspire you on this experience that pushes your physical boundaries and uplifts your spirit.

Several variables, such as the trekking season, the length of the Climb, the type of service you select, and whether you travel with a guide or on your own, can affect the price of the Island Peak Climb. The typical breakdown of trek costs is as follows:

  • Guided trek: You will usually have to pay for permits, lodging, meals, transportation to Lukla, a guide, and sometimes a porter when going on a guided trip. For your convenience and safety, it is advised that you hike with a guide. A guided hike may run you anything from $1,200 to $2,500 per person on average.
  • Independent trek: Generally speaking, traveling alone will be less expensive, but you will still need to make arrangements for lodging, food, permits, and transportation. Budget-conscious hikers can finish the trail for between $800 and $1,200, not counting permits and equipment.
  • Peak season vs Off season: Due to increased demand, trekking during the busiest seasons—spring and autumn—tends to be more costly. Winter and monsoon, which are off-peak seasons, have more favorable weather and cost less.

Cancellation Fees:

You should know about any possible cancellation fees before starting the Island Peak Climb in case your plans change. Because different tour operators may charge varying cancellation costs, you must read and comprehend the cancellation policy before making a reservation. Generally speaking, cancellation fees may increase the closer your departure date is. To lessen possible losses, think about getting cancellation coverage when getting travel insurance.

Tips

  • Pack Light: You can avoid paying porter costs by packing lightly. Bring only clothing and necessities.
  • Local Currency: For modest purchases along the trail, it is advised to bring small quantities of Nepalese Rupees. There are ATMs in larger towns like Namche Bazaar.
  • Split Costs: To cut down on individual spending, if you’re traveling in a group, think about splitting the cost of lodging, food, and guides.

What Justifies Getting Insurance?

When planning an adventurous vacation, like a trek to the Island Peak Climb, you absolutely must get insurance. Though it could seem like an additional expense, it offers invaluable comfort and security. Here are some compelling reasons to consider purchasing insurance for your hike:

  • Emergency Medical Coverage: Trekking to high altitudes carries certain risks, like the possibility of altitude sickness and injury from places like the Island Peak climb. Travel insurance covers emergency medical expenses, including helicopter evacuation if necessary.
  • Lost or Stolen Property: Personal belongings can be lost or stolen anywhere, even on a hiking trip. Insurance may pay for the cost of replacing lost or stolen property, including electronics, equipment, and passports.
  • Emergency Evacuation: If you have a critical illness or injury, you may need to be transported to a medical center via helicopter. Travel insurance often covers these evacuation costs, even though they can be costly.
  • Search and Rescue: Insurance may be able to assist with the costs associated with conducting a search and rescue operation in certain, uncommon circumstances.

Equipment and Gears

Trekking to Island Peak Climb is an exciting adventure that passes through diverse terrain and changes in the weather. Having the appropriate equipment is crucial to ensuring your enjoyment, safety, and comfort during the trip. The whole list of tools you’ll need is as follows:

 

Small Personal Equipment

  • Backpack: A cozy, well-fitting backpack (30–40 liters) to hold water, snacks, additional clothing, and personal goods, among other everyday necessities.
  • Trekking Boots: Well-made, waterproof, cozy boots that provide supportive ankles.
  • Hiking Socks: Warm, moisture-wicking socks that keep your feet dry and blister-free.
  • Headlamp: For usage at night and in lodges with low lighting, a headlamp with additional batteries.

 

Personal Pharmacy

  • Prescription Drugs: Please include a copy of your prescription for any prescription drugs you may require.
  • Painkillers: Over-the-counter analgesics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Antibiotics: Wide-spectrum drugs to treat common ailments.
  • Medication to prevent diarrhea: Imodium or a comparable drug.
  • First Aid Kit: Contains tweezers, gauze pads, adhesive tape, and antiseptic wipes.
  • Personal Prescriptions: Any other prescription drugs you may need.

 

Trekking Gear and Clothing

  • Base Layers: Breathable, moisture-wicking base layers for insulation and control of moisture.
  • Insulation: For lower temperatures, a cozy fleece or down jacket.
  • Outer Layer: A windproof, waterproof jacket with a hood to ward off the weather.
  • Trekking Pants: Versatile trekking pants with zip-off legs that are lightweight and quick to dry.
  • Gloves: For cold weather, mittens or gloves with insulation.
  • Hat: For protection from the heat, wear a sun hat or a thick beanie in chilly weather.

 

Climbing Gears

Purchasing climbing equipment is more costly. Therefore, if you would like to rent the equipment for USD 250 per person, kindly let us know. The following tools are needed to reach the summit of Island Peak.

  • One pair of high-altitude liners for plastic shell mountaineering boots
  • Crampons, one pair
  • One harness for alpine climbing.
  • One mountaineering axe (the right size for your height) on a leash
  • One Ascender, depending on preference, left or right-handed
  • One belay device (ATC Guide or Black Diamond ATC are good choices)
  • Two carabiners that lock in a D-shape
  • Two carabiners that don’t lock
  • A single pair of expedition-style boots
  • Neck guard
  • Goggles for skiing
  • helmet for climbing

Unrelated but Significant

  • Passport and four additional passport photographs.
  • Airline ticket (If you need to adjust the date of your travel, please prepare a copy and leave it at our office in Kathmandu).
  • robust wallet or pouch to hold cash, passports, and travel documents.
  • Lip balm. SPF 20 or higher, two sticks. It’s handy to have a string tied to the stick so you can wear it around your neck; some are even now offered with a chord already in place. Convenient since it saves you from having to stop and search for it.
  • Since SPF 40 loses its effectiveness over time, it is advised to use it while it is still relatively new.
  • The little Swiss Army knife or pocket knife.

Passport

Validity of Passport: Verify the validity of your passport.

 

Nepal visa: Most tourists to Nepal require a valid visa to enter the country. You can get a visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or other border crossings. The Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country can provide you with the most up-to-date information as visa rules and costs are subject to change.

Medications

  • Altitude Sickness Medications: To help prevent or treat altitude sickness, speak with a healthcare provider about drugs like Diamox (acetazolamide). It’s critical to talk about the right dosage and any possible negative effects.
  • Personal Prescriptions: Make sure you always have a sufficient amount of prescription medications on hand, as well as a copy of the prescription.
  • First Aid Kit: Always keep a simple first aid kit on you that includes bandages, antiseptic wipes, painkillers, and any prescription drugs you might require.
  • Water Purification: To guarantee that you have safe drinking water during the walk, bring tablets or portable water filtration equipment.

 

Climbing up Island Peak Climb provides amazing panoramas of Nepal’s terrain. Nepal is well known for its gracious people, rich cultural legacy, and stunning Himalayan peaks. This country guide includes information about legislation, customs, ecology, animals, safety precautions, and other pertinent topics for your hike:

Usages & Customs

Honor Local Culture: Nepal is a multicultural country where Hindu and Buddhist traditions coexist. It’s important to honor local customs, which include removing your shoes before entering homes or temples and wearing them modestly.

Namaste: In Nepal, a short bow and a courteous “Namaste” are customary ways to welcome someone. Learn a few basic words in Nepali to facilitate conversations with locals.

Regarding Your Strolls:

Trekking Licenses: Make sure you possess the required trekking permissions, which include the TIMS card which is essential for the Mera Peak climb.

Teahouse Lodging: Throughout the hike, some teahouses provide food and lodging. It is customary to place food orders at your lodging because these businesses depend on the business of hikers.

Fauna and Flora

Biodiversity: There is a diverse array of wildlife, including Himalayan marmots, snow leopards, red pandas, tahr, and numerous bird species. When embarking on a journey, it is imperative to show respect for the local fauna and habitat.

Environmental Situation:

Leave No Trace: Reduce your influence on the environment by adhering to the principles of Leave No Trace. This includes eliminating single-use plastics and properly disposing of rubbish.

Local Initiatives: To improve the sustainability of the area, and support neighborhood environmental and conservation efforts.

Minimize Our Carbon Footprint

Hikers are recommended to steer clear of single-use plastics and to use reusable water bottles.

We recommend using as little gasoline as possible when trekking and lodging in energy-efficient buildings.

When feasible, we advise using public transportation as an environmentally friendly form of mobility.

Preserve Wildlife:

We strongly believe in the preservation of wildlife and prohibit disturbing or putting it in danger when out for a stroll.

The biodiversity of the region is preserved thanks to our support of regional conservation initiatives.

The Commandments of Responsible Travel:

Before the trip

Respect and Research: Find out as much as you can about the local environment, traditions, and culture. Recognize and honor regional customs as a sign of respect for the culture.

Pick Ethical Operators: Verify the hotels, tour operators, and other providers you select to have a strong commitment to ethical and sustainable travel.

Pack With Thought: Pack light and only carry what you need. Avoid using single-use plastics and throwaway things to cut down on waste.

During the trip

Respect Local Culture: Ask for permission before taking photos, dress modestly, and strike up a courteous conversation with the locals when you visit places of worship or cultural significance.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: To cut down on waste, use reusable items and recycle as much as you can. Place trash in the proper container.

Energy and Resource Conservation: To save energy, turn off the air conditioner, heaters, and lights when not in use. Reduce water use and lengthen your showers.

After the trip

Exchange Knowledge: To encourage moral travel behavior, impart to others your understanding of and experiences with responsible travel.

Think and Learn: After your journey, think back on how you can make your future travels more responsible.

Criticism that is both constructive and positive on the efforts made by accommodations and tour operators to promote responsible tourism should go to them.

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Island Peak Climbing Reviews

5.0 Based on 43 Reviews
Edmund Lim

Truly amazing trek I ever had

I have an amazing trip with adventure white himalaya trek, very responsible boss Mr Ganesh and super portal/guide Mr Keshab. I truly appreciate for all the good taken care of. They are very experienced and professional, not to worry even you come alone. Adventure white is always your choice

Adri Jacobs (South Africa)

You made my dream come true: EBC and 3 Passes

After summiting Kilimanjaro, I was looking for my next adventure. Thank you Adventure White Himalaya Treks, owner Ganesh and Guide, Keshab for a dream and bucket list item come true. From the communication prior to the Trek back in South Africa, to fetching me at the airport and transporting me to a great hotel . Superb and persistent service……and then of to Lukla Airport for the start of a 2 week journey. I did the Everest Base Camp and the 3 Passes.
I am typing this review on my Hotelbed back in Kathmandu with a huge smile and great satisfaction. A dream come true.
The whole journey was well planned and executed to perfection. This team is super professional.
Ganesh for leading this company and Keshab, my guide, was absolutely finominal.
I could not have asked for a better Team than Adventure White Himalaya Treks.
I give them a 10 out of 10 and would recommend them to any one or group interested trekking in the Himalayas to make your dream come true.

Dherei Dherei Dhanya Bhat to the team of Adventure White Himalaya Treks in Katmandu.

Now I can fly back home with an unforgettable experience.

Chai HH

Very Good Trekking Experience with Adventure White Himalaya

Did Annapurna Base Camp Trek via PoonHill with Adventure White Himalaya. Overall good experiences with Aventure White Himalaya, Ganesh and Raj are accommodating our requests throughout the duration. Though there are some miscommunication along the ways, they are able to solve it professionally. Good job!!

Sherman

Mardi Himal Trek

Excellent team, very good , always helping….never in real danger while on trek. Highly recommend for all hikers and first timers…for a first timer like me…it’s was very difficult to hike but thanks to the team I manage reach the view point. The guide provided so many advise during the hike which make it easier for me… everything from accommodation to food was taken care of.

Adrian N.

Mardi Himal Hiking Trek

The best hiking agency ever. Very friendly guide, porter and manager. Thank you for everything!! Mardi Himal Trek was amazing toooo… The view from the view point was stunning.

Anna

Annapurna circuit trek with Adventure White Himalaya Treks: Greatest Experience

Adventure White Himalaya Trek in one word is superb ! Upfront communication with Ganesh was very efficient and the trek went very well. Mr Ganesh receive me at the airport took me safe at the hotel at midnight. The day next we started the trek, our guide Bhoj Raj was a star. He was trustworthy, reliable and always smiling with a great sense of humors.
They all were excellent and was perfect in organizing any sort of tour in a perfect way. I can wholeheartedly recommend them, the Adventure White Himalaya Treks. Thank you !

rtcmore (Frisco, CO)

Amazing life experience!

Trekking for 4 days in a rhododendron forest, waking up to fresh snow and the sunrise at Poon Hill, amazing adventure!!!! I will go back, I will most definitely contact Ganesh to schedule another adventure in the Nepal. He is a hard worker with great knowledge of the area.

Atikah

Excellent Service

We dealt with Ganesh before the trip and are very happy with the service provided. Everything was as promised.

Our guide, Hari, did an excellent job in planning our whole journey and improvising wherever he saw fit. He also was very in tuned with our fitness level and we didn’t feel that we were pushed beyond our capabilities.

Our porter, Gopi, was also very helpful especially in keeping our spirits up during the whole journey.

All in all I would highly recommend Adventure White Himalaya Treks Pvt Ltd to anyone who is going trekking in Nepal.

mytriman (Singapore)

Delicated Trip Guide

This trip – Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most remembered trip I had with amazing experience with both the mountain and good dedicated guide and porters.

_Ling_ (Singapore)

Trekking

We had a fabulous time trekking at ABC. Our guide Jiban and his team was knowledgeable, pleasant – not only did we all have fun, they also took great care of us and made sure we all had a good time! Our group was also blessed with good weather at the right time throughout the trip

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