Wilderness Excursion will provide 4 Nights deluxe bed room in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast on twin/double sharing basis. The lodges in the Everest region are pretty good, clean and tidy; beyond Tengboche; there are mostly triple or four bed rooms only, no single bed rooms when we go higher. But Single rooms are readily available in lower elevation. You may have to share the room with other trekkers if you are trekking solo as the lodges get full of visitors in Peak seasons. It is better to trek in group and friends. Hot showers are readily available in most of the places.
Island Peak Climbing Cost?
The cost of Island Peak Climbing will be as per group size, season, and the mode of accommodation include in Kathmandu and the lodges we comprise on the trail head. The price we have offered USD 2275.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. The cost climbing in autumn and winter will be respectively 2175 and 2050 per person on minimum group size of two and single supplement will cost extra USD 375.00. The package cost includes accommodation in Kathmandu will be twin/double sharing deluxe room in Samsara Resort with buffet breakfast. Star hotel in Kathmandu and deluxe lodges in trail head can be upgraded in client’s request. Garbage deposit fee is extra USD 500 (sharing in group) and fully refundable after the trip.
How hard and difficult is Mera Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing is not for you if you easily get nervous but easy peak climbing expedition for well-experienced trekkers and climbers. This means that the technical condition is very basic and involves use of ropes, ice axe and crampons. You are also required to have good cardio-vascular fitness. Island Peak is not categorized as a very technical peak but a bit of technical knowledge would be beneficial for a small section of the climb which is about 50m. This will probably be the toughest part of the climb as the slope is around 40 degrees of ice/snow. Previous experience with using ice axe and crampons is preferred, although not mandatory because a basic ice-climbing training will be given prior summiting it. Lots of willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh conditions, reasonable fitness and good health will help in making this expedition successful. It is essential that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions should be informed to Wilderness Excursion at the time of booking.
Guide. The most important thing that makes your Mera Peak Climbing trip winning, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and climb leader and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of our trekking/climbing leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Wilderness Excursion employs Nepalese staff members who have proficient knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek/climb leaders of Wilderness Excursion are also trained with following trainings to educate them on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc: Porter Care: As we believe that hard working local porters are back bone of entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal. It is their untiring determined efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible. So it's very unfortunate that they have endured a history of misuse and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We ensure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group
Hazards & Threats
Participants should be conscious trekking, mountaineering and travelling in a developing country are activities that involve a risk of personal injury or death. As a condition of booking you must accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement. Adventure travel requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in team is an important aspect of all of our trips.
As a part of our planning process we have performed a detailed threat and risk assessment for our Island Peak Expedition. It is worth pointing out all of our trips have a certain degree of risk, this is of course part of the attraction of adventure travel and why so many people choose to join this type of holiday. However by identifying the potential hazards on Island Peak Expedition we can assess the level of risk and implement control measures to reduce this happening.
- Fall down and trips resulting in physical injury eg. slipping on ice or falling off the path.
- Altitude sickness including but not limited to AMS, HACE and HAPE.
- Getting lost or becoming separated from group eg. summit day in whiteout.
- Climatic injuries (dehydration, sun burn, heat exhaustion, hypothermia or heat stroke).
- Crossing a river with no bridge resulting in drowning and/ or a fall.
- Rock fall and landslides.
- Snow and ice avalanches eg. on Island Peak.
- Lightning strike.
- Wildlife, pack animals (eg. donkeys or horses) or stray dogs. Pack animals have been known to knock people off the path. Dogs can attack and bite, we advise you discuss rabies vaccination with your doctor.
- Risk of fire in the hotel or lodge.
- Endemic local diseases. We advise you discuss vaccinations with your doctor before departure.
- Physiological injury such as heart attack, appendicitis, hernia, toothache etc. in a remote area.
- Contaminated food and/ or water.
This trip visits a remote area where you are away from normal emergency services and medical facilities. In case of a serious injury requiring hospitalization evacuation could take up to several days and may impede your ensuing recovery. Helicopters are the most usual means of evacuation, however they are not always available or they may be hindered by poor weather and flying conditions.
There will buffet breakfast in Kathmandu and in our Island Peak climbing trip, we can enjoy Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental cuisines. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available during the trekking and climbing sections. A farewell dinner is also included in the package. Farewell dinner will be in one of Authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture dance.
Responsible Tourism Practice
Nepal is strikingly beautiful, but similarly fragile as well. Future generations have just as much of right to appreciate it as we do. So, the tourism industry has a commitment to protect and preserve it. We employ a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment.
Wilderness Excursion highly recommends its clients of joining any of adventure activities to bring travel insurance that must provide and cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency rescue services and personal liability. It is a condition upon joining any of Wilderness Excursion’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.
Acclimatization is particularly important medical consideration while trekking and climbing high Himalayas of Nepal to the high altitude in order to prevent High Altitude Sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can be lethal if one is not careful. Mild symptoms of AMS are; headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder. For a safe trekking and climbing experience, it is extremely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. The itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing moves onward in a gentle pace so as to allow plenty of time for acclimatization.
Best Time for Island Peak climbing
The best time to climb Mera Peak is Spring in April and May. Second best time to climb is from Mid September to November. The best months has been defined on the basis of visibility and weather condition.