I have lived all my life in the plains, and did not have any experience of high altitude trekking until I was well into my twenties. That is, when I finally realized my first Mera Peak experience. Of course during my teen years, I had gone hiking with my father in low hills a few hundred miles from my hometown, but that was it. The lure of getting high up in those distant mountains remained over the years. Sitting in my office chair at a high rise building, I often contemplated over the idea. I also did a lot of research about the possibility until I came across Mera Peak in Nepal. After months of planning and preparation for this most sought-after trip, I was all pumped up to conquer the highest trekking peak of Nepal at 6461m. Read More
So you have finally started wondering about the best time to climb Island Peak (Nepal)? This trip will take you high into the Himalayas and into the heartland of the Everest region with a chance to visit the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. You will have the opportunity to get up close not only with the snow-clad mountains and rugged terrain of the Khumbu region of Nepal, but also with the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people, whose name rings synonymous with the Himalayas itself. In order for you to maximize your opportunity and get the best out of this trip, it is only pertinent that you become familiar with the timing of your trip. Read More
One of the common question people have about Island Peak is the level of physical fitness required to climb the peak. Sometimes also called “trekking peak”, getting to the peak top itself is of non-technical nature, graded as alpine PD+. In mountaineering term, PD+ is broadly defined as “slightly difficult” level. Generally speaking, most trekkers with good physical condition and with some mountaineering skills are up to the task. So Island Peak climbing for beginners is not a far-fetched idea.
However, just because you are fit and healthy does not mean you are already ready to scale the peak. Although you will have ample opportunity to get yourself acclimatized at high altitude during the trek itself, you are recommended to go through a series of fitness routine several months before your actual trip. Read More
If you are contemplating the idea of peak climbing in Nepal soon, then most likely you are busy preparing for an exciting opportunity and adventure that lies ahead. From travel itineraries to your things-to-do list, you think you have it all planned. As such, finding the right gears is just as important as anything else, for they will be your vital aid carrying you to the summit, and occasionally could mean the difference between life and death.
You might as well have a look at some of the essential kits required during your mountaineering quest. If you are an experienced alpinist or a mountaineer, you are most likely familiar with such gears. For others who are new to peak climbing, perhaps you would like to familiarize yourself with the kits you will be carrying along for the trip. Here you can find a list of 13 essential peak climbing equipment in Nepal. Read More
Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft), also known as Imja Tse in Nepal, is the most climbed peak in the country. Despite its seemingly formidable altitude, it is one of the most easily attainable peaks in the Himalayas above 6,000m. If you are a novice climber who is aiming for your first real mountain ascent, it is an ideal choice. The climb itself is pretty much non-technical with some alpine skills required such as moderate level of snow and ice climbing. Overall, island peak is a very reasonable choice for a beginner. Here are a few reasons why a beginner should consider attempting the peak. Read More
It has been 63 years since man first set foot on the top of Mount Everest. On 29th May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first people ever to summit the 8,848 meters high giant. And as soon as we stopped being thrilled, we have an 85 year old man preparing to set a world record as the oldest man ever to summit Everest. Read More
Living without the internet is getting harder for us every day. Since we are all connected with the technology one way or the other, the fear of “No internet” ignites the feeling of disconnection and isolation.
Coming face to face with the Everest is every adventure seeker’s dream. Sharing those awesome moments with our close ones is even more enticing. Going to the Everest Base Camp Trek? Want to keep in touch with friends via Facebook and tweets? Here are some ways in which you can get some WIFI power during your Everest Base Camp trek. Read More
Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia, is also the highest mountain in the Caucasus Range in southern Russia near the border with Georgia. Mount Elbrus with 18,510 feet (5,642 meters) of prominence is the tenth most prominent mountain in the world. This makes it the tallest mountain in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the continents and elite climbers aspire to summit all of them. Read More