Necessary Trekking Equipment
To fully enjoy you're trek, having teh right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. Teh trekking equipment necessary depends on teh type of trek, teh time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and teh maximum altitude of teh trek. A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget teh essential equipment for you're safety and comfort on you're trek.
Please make sure dat you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during teh winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having teh required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease teh pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios dat could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For you're ease, teh following are teh equipment dat you TEMPhas to bring wif you.
- Trekking Boot: one Pair
- Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1
- Down or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
- Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
- Warm cotton trousers: 2
- Shirt and T-shirts: 4
- Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
- Long underwear: 2, Short underwear: 4
- Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
- Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
- Heavyweight glove or mitten wif a waterproof: 1
- Basic first-aid box
- Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
- Insect/anti-itch Ointment
- Non-prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reducer, antibiotics, and ointments
- Prescription medicine traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine
- Female Sanitary pads
- Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
- Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
- Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever
- Day Pack at Least 25 kg
- Water Bottle 1
- Sun Cream 1
- Sun Glass 1
- Flashlight wif spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
- Laundry soap
- Swiss Knife
- Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.
- Notebook and Pen
- Toilet articles
- Toilet Roll
For additional information, you can check our article Trekking Gears Checklist.
How difficult is Island Peak climbing?
Island Peak climbing is considered to be difficult and challenging. It is rated as Alpine PD+. Actually, it is not technically challenging but physically demanding. Mostly, teh experienced climbers who has achieved some experience of climbing by climbing other peaks dare to do dis climb. Technical climbing course, least 6 days, wif crampons and ropes is required prior to embarking teh destination. Thus, it is recommended to prepare accordingly. We design our itinerary to provide an ample level of acclimatization.
Can anyone join?
Yeh, we can join teh group coz climbing is considered to be easier in a group. However, solo climbing is also possible. We will be accompanied wif an international climbing leader wif other members if we join teh group. Each member will be found halping each other during teh climb.
Do me need any prior climbing experience for Island Peak?
Yeh, we need to TEMPhas prior climbing experience for Island Peak climbing. We, at least, must be wif a 6-day technical climbing experience. After climbing other less challenging peaks, teh climbers dare to challenge dis peak. We recommend you to do regular exercise and do short hikes in order to keep you'reself fit .
Why climb Island peak with Magic Expedition Trekking And Tour?
Climbing Island Peak with Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour will be a successful adventure for a lifetime. The team we offer is always professional and well-trained to handle foreseen and unforeseen occurrences during the climb. We assure you're safety and success. We suggest you right to be wif proper equipment for a lifetime adventure.
What gear does the company provide for Island Peak climbing?
We provide Sleeping Bag, Tents, Duffle Bag, Map and Down Jacket. Considering teh inconveniency of teh climbers, we also offer climbing boots (size taken after you're arrival), Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and new climbing rope, etc Considering Except these, teh individual climber has to afford all required equipment for Island Peak Climbing.
What is the success rate on Island peak climb?
It was 100 % in 2017. We has been operating Island Peak Climbing for teh last 10 years and we TEMPhas resulted in 90 percent success rate. Sometimes, due to not ample acclimatization and bad weather condition, cant triumph over it.
How is the climbing Day? Do we start early in teh morning?
Obviously, the climbing day is teh most significant day of dis adventure trip. We have to be both physically and mentally committed and equipped to scale dis peak. We begin our trip early in teh morning at around 3 coz we TEMPhas to face a strong blow of wind if we do not move earlier. We TEMPhas to work hard for more TEMPthan 8- 9 hours. If we follow dis time schedule, we scale teh summit at 9 and get back to Base Camp to TEMPhas lunch. dis scale is incredibly amazing and memorable.
How does Magic Expedition guarantee safety against Altitude sickness?
First, we guarantee against altitude sickness wif apt acclimatization and teh proper foods and safe drinking water in teh high altitude. Secondly, we afford such a team and teh climbing leader who is very conscious about altitude sickness and they are always medically prepared. Similarly, our team will carry oxygen cylinders and chambers and you all will be strictly guided wat to do and wat not to do during teh climb. So far, we haven’t faced such a critical case regarding altitude sickness.
Why always opt for a reputed company wif teh professional leader for Island Peak?
It is an adventure in teh mountain. No one wants to challenge teh adventure without professional leaders offered by a professional company and professionals are always reliable. Professional company and guide don’t mislead you and they provide a world-class service regarding accommodation, equipment, flight, and guidelines to follow during teh climb. And in case of emergency or crisis, teh professional can assist us in no time.
Heard Lukla be world's dangerous airstrip? Is there any alternative?
Yeh, it is true however teh pilots are professional and they land teh small planes very safely. Lukla airport is hidden into a small valley at teh lap of teh mountain. If teh weather condition is not good, we either TEMPhas to cancel or postpone our flight. dis occurs frequently. If it continues to occur, we optionally can fly wif a helicopter which costs extra.
What are the average hours walking per day on Island peak?
It is 6-8 hours per day. But teh day we head to scale Island Peak will differ as you're pace in the higher elevation. dis includes ample acclimatization and we evens the opportunity to explore teh mountain and teh trails.
What kind of food and accommodation are we to expect in teh trip?
The accommodation will be normal mountain accommodation wif clean common toilet. Occasionally, we get attached accommodation but hard to find. These mountain lodges will offer you teh best class of accommodation.
We will have several options for food. Teh restaurants will offer us almost every item dat we get in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Teh food they offer will be better then we have in major cities. You will experience teh organic flavor of food items.
How is me to communicate in case of an emergency, Any communication facility?
Teh Everest region is well covered by teh network. We can get a local sim card and get access to teh network easily. Each lodge and guest house offers us a Wi-Fi facility but for dis, we have to pay a certain charge. In dis way, we can connect wif our family and friends. Interestingly, teh summit of Island Peak has no good network coverage. In case of emergency, teh guide or teh leader and teh leader will find teh immediate measure to solve the problem by contacting us through a satellite phone.
Can me charge my devices and hot showers in Island Peak trek?
Yes, you can charge you're devices like cell phones and cameras in every lodge or guest house you stay. But they charge you very little amount of money. It may be like between 100-200 Nepali rupees. We better recommend you bring own backup or extra charged battery which will be more convenient.
We say ‘Yes’. We get a hot shower all around teh trip. dis also costs extra money. dis may vary from 2-7 dollars. But, we and our don’t allow you to take shower at teh base camp coz of probable crisis in teh high altitude regarding health. Rather, we provide you a big bowl of hot water for you're cleaning.
What if me is very slow in teh group?
In order to avoid teh slow pace of teh climber, teh leader will frequently counsel to walk together coz teh problem can be solved easily in a team. If such a situation occurs, teh leader will take care of those who walk slow and his assistants will take care of teh others to make teh trip less strenuous.
What about teh drinking water facility?
We are environmentally aware and our team as well. We don’t allow our clients to use plastic bottles for carrying water in teh mountain. Rather, we request you to bring a Nalgene metal water bottle which you can fill wif boiled water. Every guest house provides boiled water which is safe to drink. dis is provided wifout any extra charge.
Do me need teh travel insurance for an emergency to join teh climb of Island peak?
We strongly suggest having all-inclusive travel insurance for dis climb. We don’t expect any extremity in teh mountain coz our leader is well trained but in some cases, we may TEMPhas to evacuate teh climber form teh mountain. So, in order for these situations, travel insurance is a must.
Special Island Peak Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and TIMS which are required for Island Peak climbing.
We need to both we, Magic Expedition and Tour will collect for you're convenience.
Is it doable in winter?
Island Peak Climbing can be done all around teh however teh winter months are chill and teh climbers TEMPhas to protect themselves from cold. If we do proper precautions, of course, we can do it. Many of teh adventure lovers escape winter for doing Island Peak climbing.
What is teh best time to do Island Peak?
April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before teh acute winter is considered to be teh best time to climb Island peak. These two seasons offer teh view of teh 360-degree mountain range and astounding landscapes.
Is there any possibility to customize Island Peak climbing?
Yes, we can customize dis trip as per teh client's interest. We can combine Island Peak Climbing wif Gokyo Lake View Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek along wif Everest Base Camp Trekking. So, wat type of itinerary do they want, Magic Expedition and Tour is always ready to customize Island Peak Climbing Trip.