ISLAND PEAK EXPEDITION
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Alpine grade: little difficult - slope less than 40°
Snow race without great technical difficulty - requires knowledge and practice of roped walking, with crampons and ice ax
The best time for climbing is in October.
The second choice is in March – April, but there is always a risk of avalanches during the thaw.
Materials that you should have:
- trekking shoes: high stems and waterproof. Choose quite rigid shoes with non-slip soles and crampons.
- light shoes (tennis) or sandals to put on during the stages in town, village or while camping at night.
- a pair of flip flops
- pairs of walking and mountain socks
- 2 trekking pants
- underwear. (Fine technical fibers such as Carline or Polartec fibers)
- 1 or 2 breathable Carline shirt and T-shirts
- 1 fleece jacket. It is warm, light and dries quickly)
- 1 mountain jacket (like Goretex or Micropore)
- A quilt jacket is a must
- Rain cape
- gloves or fingerless gloves
- good sunglasses
- a sleeping bag (- 20° C): Warm, comfortable, fit to your size, sarcophagus-shape (closer to the body with a closing hood)
- sun cream (face and lips)
- headlamp, with spare batteries and bulbs
- light water bottle - 2 liters minimum and isothermal
- pocket knife, better if multipurpose
- toilet paper
Climbing equipment to prove (or to rent in Kathmandu):
1. Ice ax
4. Helmet (optional)
5. Harness with short rope
6. Carabiners (2 + 2)
7. Mountain shoes
Materials supplied by our agency:
- Fixed ropes
- Ice picks
- Snow anchor
- All camping equipment and trekking kitchen
- English Speaking high mountain guide for all the trek / expedition and its 2 flights depending on the chosen option
- Sagarmatha Park Permit, Khumbu Community Tax Village, Khumbu Resort Tax
- Team climbing equipment for ascent
- Full board in lodge & Camp according to the itinerary
- Porter & Sherpa: Carrying personal belongings (13kgs per participant) and personal climbing equipment
- 3 nights in Holy Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu on B&B basis
- Mountain guide & sherpas climbing bonus ($300 HT / staff) and Kongma La bonus
- Guide & Sherpa insurance ($250 / trekking peak / staff)
- Royalie $125 / person only for the spring season (for the autumn season consult with us for rate)
- flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
What's not included
- Personal climbing equipment (see below)
- Cargo for excess baggage 15 kg per person on domestic flights (to be paid locally €.1 / kg approximately)
- Nepal visas and international flight to get to the airport.
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- TIPS, personal expenses, sleeping bag etc.