Trip Overview

Island Peak climbing trip fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climber, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen their experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal. Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse (6189 m / 20,305 ft), lies to the south of Everest and is one of the most popular trekking peaks. It was named Island peak by Eric Shiptons in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. Climbing Island Peak is well within the reach of any fit and determined trekkers as it is not technical, though demanding snow climb

Our professionally designed Island peak climbing itinerary takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base camp and Kala-Pathar first for the closeup views of Everest before scaling the peak. Heavenly place commanding views of the beautiful glistening ice flutings between Amadablam and Kang Leyamu and the incredible Lhotse South Face, a soaring wall to 3200 meters are some of the breathtaking highlights on the way to Island peak base camp.  We head for Island peak climbing after the essential climbing practice course briefed and instructed by 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 sights; Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village; Thyangboche, famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monastery and Khumjung with Hillary school inside the clouds and mysterious Yeti scalp.

Highlights

  • Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at the elevation of 2840m is more adventurous and startling. 
  • Walking on the legendary trekking trail through the Sherpa village with its exceptional culture is way stunning than anything.  
  • Visit the Khumjung Monastery and witnessing the Scalp of mythical creature [Yeti] will surely add up to your legendary quest.
  • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan-Buddhist culture and to witness the territory of the yaks from the very first day is charismatic. 
  • View of the world’s highest peak and its neighboring mountains and spectacular landscapes that get closer everyday eventually makes you appreciate about trekking being an ultimate holiday.
  • Trek to Island Peak Base Camp is a different experience that offers you a handsome opportunity to walk through the outstanding valley of Imja.
  • Camping food is what anyone would need in this situation.
  • Midnight wakeup call and eventually summiting Island peak with exquisite scenic beauty is a great accomplishment of a lifetime where you would realize why Eric Shipton named it as Island Peak in 1951.
  • Finally, we bid farewell to our island peak base camp crew and trace back to Lukla, and flying in a small twin-otter plane back to Kathmandu is breathtaking leaving you with so much contentment and appreciation.

Itinerary

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Soon you land in Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there to receive and transfer you to the allocated hotel. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around. Your leader will deliver a detailed trek briefing and distribute the necessary trekking equipment like Sleeping bag, duffel bag, jackets, etc. The evening will be highlighted with Royal Traditional Nepali cuisine at a Typical Nepali Restaurant.  
  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner
To fly to Lukla today we wake up early in the morning around 2 or 3 am and we will be driving at least for 4 hours to Ramechhap airport which is 132 km away from Kathmandu. Soon we will fly the twin otter plane to witness the most thrilling experience of flying to the mountain town of Lukla at 2800 m. After that, we walk 3/4 hours of gentle trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty, and the view of stunning landscape, deep valley, and Dudh Koshi gorge are unique. On the way, with all the Mani (prayer) walls, flags, rocks, and wheels with Tibetan mantra inscription make us realize the influence of Tibetan Buddhism's influence in the region. Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner, and briefing by your leader along with a number of fascinating stories.
  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 4 Hours

Today, passing through the pine forest and terraces, we cross and recross the thundering glacial river ' Dudh Koshi '. We will see groups of hybrids called Dzopkyos carrying the trek-gears and trading goods along the trail. Spectacular mountain peaks like Nupla (5885m) Kongde RI (6093 m), Thamserku (6808m) rises majestically above us.

We must be patient, though the allure of the mountains is hard to resist, as it is very important that we acclimatize slowly so that we can fully appreciate our time at higher altitudes. We enter onto the Sagarmatha National Park, another World Heritage site today. We walk along the river to the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi and cross a spectacular high bridge before commencing ascent to the village of Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the Everest. As we ascent passing through the pine forest of rhododendron and magnolia, we will sight our first view of the majestic Mt. Everest from a vantage point

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours
As we believe that the journey is important not the place to stay. This rest day is very important to acclimatize for safe ascending. Though it is a rest day, you have lots of options you can do as you wish. You may walk to the hill above the village to the National Park Headquarter to see the stunning view of huge mountains including Mt. Everest. The Sherpa cultural center in National Park headquarters has an interesting collection of Sherpa mountaineering items and photographs. You may go on an excursion to Thame village or those who are fit and acclimatizing well may wish to take an optional morning walk to the Everest View Hotel from where the view of the Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam may be seen or just simply relax and watch the Sherpa culture around.
  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 3 - 4 Hours

Leaving the Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital the trail heads up the ridges with spectacular views Namche below which is fabricated in a shape like a bowl or a horseshoe is beautiful. Furthermore, the view of AmaDablam, Everest, and other soaring peaks can be clearly seen on the horizon before we descend through splendid rhododendron forests to our destination, Khumjung "The City inside the clouds " for lunch. Khumjung is indeed a very prosperous green hidden valley situated at the base of the holy mountain Khumbiyela where Sir Edmund Hillary built the first School popularly known as the "Schoolhouse in the clouds" and famous Khude hospital. On the way, as we pass through terraced fields we may see savage-looking saggy haired Himalayan mammals called Yaks and a brightly colorful Imphieant Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal. We will also be able to visit the Khumjung monastery where we may have an opportunity to see the famous "Scalp of Yeti".

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 3 Hours

Today we are trekking the traditional but less trodden village called Phortse which allows you to explore the lower section of Gokyo valley and not to be on the same way back and forth. This undulating trail to Phortse is indeed very amazing. As we ascend to the village of Mong-La the magnificent view of the majestic high mountains, deep valleys, and gorges would simply make your day. Gradually we descend the very pleasant narrow hill-cut trail to the village of Phortse Tenga for fabulous lunch. After lunch, as we take the vertical rhododendron forest trail there is every chance for you to spot beautiful pheasants and Musk deers. We will be walking slowly in own pace or we will maintain the pace set by your assistant guides because we are gradually heading towards the thin air environment.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 6 hours

Today being a long day we start a little early as compared to our previous trekking days. We ascend the initial phase of the trail and stop at the ridge, pictures from this ridge point is something not to be missed. The view of the Phortse village, the hills, mountains, and valleys simply open up welcoming you and persuading you about more beautiful and motivating things coming ahead. We soon take the high elevated trail that's literally cut over the massive hill from where you would be overlooking the Dudh Koshi gorge below. This trail is considered to be the most attractive trail among others in the Everest region. Gradually we get to the beautiful settlement of Pangboche and we walk further to the village of Somare for Lunch.

After lunch, we continue to walk the beautiful mountain meadow trail away from the tree line. Now we are more into the alpine area where you would find more alpine herbs and junipers growing. The landscape changes to arider and less vegetated. Eventually, we reach the beautiful town of Dingboche, a hidden valley which is very well guarded with the snowcapped mountains in 360 degree. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 7 - 8 Hours

Today being it a rest day we will go for an acclimatization hike after breakfast. Your Group Leader will organize this optional excursion where we go at higher altitudes with the option of hiking high up to the ridge overlooking the village or up to the Chhukung Village. We are to gain certain elevation with an idea of acclimating where we are to pursue a method or a technique of "Walk High, Sleep Low". After your excursion, in the afternoon you may spend the day exploring or relaxing and enjoying the unforgettable mountain scenery.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 3 -4 Hours

As we are gaining altitude, it is important to walk slowly and steadily. Walking on barren slopes above the tree line we will see different peaks such as Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori unfold us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. Rock Cairns can be seen dedicated to the memory of climbers attempting the high mountains at Dugla Ridge. Walking up onto marine of Khumbu Glacier (the longest glacier in Nepal) to Lobuche, one can feel the temperature drops here as we are more exposed to our teahouse situated along with this glacier marine.

  • Accommodation Basic Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 4 - 5 Hours

Today, we are high among the glaciers of the world's highest peaks to trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier, as the trail rolls over the rocky moraine towards the high settlement of seasonal spectacular village called Gorak Shep. After lunch, we head for the historical ascend to Everest Base Camp. The trail sometimes can be difficult to follow so do keep an eye on your Sherpa guides and walk carefully. On the way, we might encounter yaks and porters supplying food and equipment to the Expedition group in March and April.

We could not see the Everest from base camp but we can see the most difficult and dangerous section of the Everest expedition, the Khumbu Ice Fall that flows from the Western Cwm. We return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. This spectacular village is surrounded by Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Nuptse (7745m), and of course Everest (8848m). As the sun sets it becomes very cold though the sun is strong in the daytime. The Chill factor is strong at Gorak Shep so be well equipped and stay warm. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 7 Hours

This morning we ascend the vertical slope of Kalapathar, a small, rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Pumori. A slow, and steady pace once again takes us on a vantage point to enjoy the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is demanding and challenging but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. We will hear huge glaciers creaking as they move under pressure and be awe-struck at the sheer size and majesty of the surrounding peaks including Pumori, Nuptse, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kantega, and Everest – the highest mountain in the world.

About 3-kilometer distance east and some 200 meters below, the famed Everest base camp is seen in a bowl at the bottom of the notorious Khumbu Ice Fall. For many trekkers reaching Kala Pathar is a very emotional experience and we have allowed plenty of time on Kala Pattar to enjoy the experience. After making historic steps on Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will descend retracing our trail back to the village of Dingboche. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 7 - 8 Hours

Following the Imja Khola valley we ascent gradual, crossing small streams, through open alpine pastures with fine views of Island Peak at the head of the valley. We reach the Himalayan hamlet of Chukung being surrounded on three sides by icy peaks: the views of the massive Lhotse Wall and Ama Dablam are particularly impressive as seen from Chukung. After the lunch, we head the side of the lateral moraines of the Imja glacier takes you to the beautiful Island peak base camp. Himalayan Dynasty staff would already have organized and set up the base camp for you and our cook will be all set to prepare the delicious food for you. 

  • Accommodation Tent
  • Meals CAMPING FOOD
  • Time 5 - 6 Hours

Though a rest day, yet we will be utilizing this day to train ourselves over the use of the climbing equipment and learning techniques for our upcoming mission. Today our experienced mountaineering expert – "our climbing Sherpa" will give you the climbing information of the peak. The aim of our climbing clinics is to build self-confidence and increase the rate of success for each participant. Climbing Sherpa and trek leader jointly brief the group on the theory and practical use for climbing gears like ice axe, zoomer, crampons, rope fixing etc.

  • Accommodation tent
  • Meals CAMPING FOOD

Today is one of the very challenging yet very rewarding day as it is a summit day. We leave the Base Camp early at around 2 am using head torches. After about half an hour's walk along the moraine at the side of the glacier, we turn up the screes of Island Peak. The trail is clear but it is stiff walking at over 5000m and cold.

The scree finishes at the site of the High Camp and we begin scrambling up the easy angled rock. After some time we join a rib and scramble along with it to a point where the glacier joins the top of the rocks. Here we put on crampons, harnesses, and rope up. The route weaves through the crevassed glacier eventually reaching a steep headwall leading to the summit ridge. Normally the guides and Sherpas will climb this first and fix a rope down at this section allowing members to zoomer up and on return abseil down. The summit ridge is quite narrow and sometimes corniced. We continue roped up along it to the small shapely summit of Island peak top where the panoramic Himalayas enthrall you making your historical trip of a lifetime. 

  • Accommodation Tent
  • Meals CAMPING FOOD
  • Time 10 - 12 Hours

There may be a tendency to rush; particularly as we are walking downhill but at the same time there are still lots more to see. We descend along the twisting trail to Dingboche. With the great feeling of accomplishment, we will stroll our way further down to a beautiful Sherpa settlement of Pangboche. Start breathing normally again since you are in a tree line area.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 5 - 6 Hours

This would be completely a new trail and valley for us. It seems much quicker and easier going down! However, we recommend to take your time on the way down and not to rush as ample accidents occur not while climbing but while on your way down. As we descend to Thyanboche we will visit the Thyanboche monastery. This monastery was recently re-built after it was destroyed by fire in 1989AD. As this area is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife is unharmed so there is a possibility that we may see some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat, and Pheasants, etc. Eventually walking a very established beautiful hill cut trail we get to Namche -- now its high time to celebrate your achievements. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

We retrace our steps along the same Dudh Koshi through pine and rhododendron forest with a view of Kusum Kanguru and other splendid mountains behind us before a gradual climb out of the river valley to the trek starting point Lukla to savor our final mountain sunset of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey.

Being it a last night fun activity follows with dancing, eating, drinking, and tipping.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 7 - 8 Hours
This morning, we have a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling exciting flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.   
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 35 Minutes
It is time to fly back home keeping all the exhilarating experiences of Nepal in mind. Please make sure that you have collected all the valuable from the security department. Transportation will be provided and you will be accompanied by your Trek Leader. Feel free to rate us on the Trip Advisor. 
  • Meals Breakfast
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Trip inclusion

  • All essential permits.
  • Island peak expedition permit.
  • Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
  • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All Government and Local tax.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TO AND FROM LUKLA.
  • Fundamental trekking gears like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
  • Tea-house accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
  • FOOD AND DRINKS AT ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP - CAMPING.
  • Two member tents facility and kitchen crew at Island Peak base camp with hot meals.
  • An accomplished trekking Group Leader and assistant guides.
  • An accomplished climbing guide.
  • All ground staff their allowances and insurance.
  • All climbing equipment’s including climbing boots.
  • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
  • Take away the Himalayan Dynasty duffel bag, T-shirt, and trekking Map.
  • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
  • ALL FOOD, DRINKS, AND WATER ON TEA-HOUSE TREK DAYS.
  • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, etc.
  • International flight fares.
  • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
  • Donations.
  • Staff Tipping.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival.
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

FAQs

Peak climbing in Nepal usually goes over the elevation of 6000m / 20,000 feet and is graded as Alpine PD+, which is physically testing and very demanding. However, peak climbing typically takes a day to the summit from the advanced camp and get back to the designated destination. Any peak in Nepal is strenuous in terms of terrain and technicality but anyone with a positive outlook towards climbing and has the burning determination of achieving the climbing goal can definitely do it.  

Peak Climbing in Nepal is not something impossible, anyone with reasonable physical fitness and positive mindset can achieve the objective. What matters most while going into thin air and doing something, as peak climbing in part of the world no matter if it is the highest in the world is acclimatization and willpower. Himalayan Dynasty provides ample ground for acclimatization. Taking this into account we have designed our itinerary in a such a way that everyone has enough time to acclimate with the low oxygen environment. However, anyone with personal medical problem need to seek necessary approval from your doctors. 

Though our itineraries are very well designed for proper acclimatization, however, with the Himalayan Dynasty everybody has to right to CUSTOMIZE the itinerary as per the requirements, fitness, and time convenient to you.

Usually, the number of days depends on the choice of your destination. However, it may range from 16 to 27 days. Besides, with the Himalayan Dynasty you can also customize the itinerary to shorten or lengthen the trip. 

For any peak climbing in Nepal, you would need a National Park permits, a T.I.M.S card (trekking information management system) and The Climbing permits. The price of the climbing permits varies as per the season. Additional costs are involved when you enter into a different district or restricted zone however, the Himalayan Dynasty organizes all the necessary permits over the package costs prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. 

If you are climbing Mera Peak and Island Peak combination than we require permits for Sagarmatha National park, Makalu-Barun National Park, climbing permit for Island Peak and Mera peak.

The best season for climbing any peaks in Nepal is Autumn September and October 
And Spring - March April and May – Summer which is also monsoon in Nepal and winter is not considered ideal for climbing peaks in Nepal. 

In reality, the prior climbing experience is not required for climbing any peaks in Nepal as climbing peaks are a matter of determination and acclimatization. However, previous climbing experience undeniably adds up to your level of fitness, success, and the knowledge of adversity in the mountains. 

Nevertheless, a good level of physical fitness is required as climbing peaks in Nepal is not a stroll in a park, it is a challenging venture that involves a lot of physical and mental challenges. Some homework is mandatory in regard to shape yourself prior to your expeditions. But in case of any personal ailments, we recommend you seek expert advice before you sign up for any peak climbing trips in Nepal. Besides, our professional Climbing guide conducts a practical climbing course before the summit that contributes you with enough knowledge of climbing techniques.

We highly recommend you to hill-walk hike or walk the stairs with the amount of weight in your daypack you are planning to carry on your climbing trips in Nepal. By doing this you will get conditioned to your pack and your potential. Besides, swimming, cycling, running, etc. will surely add up to your physical endurance.

Before we get to the base of any of the peak we are climbing, we usually walk not more than 6/7 hours excluding lunch. However, the day we summit and if any of the high elevation passes is included in our trip then it certainly takes longer around 9 to 12 hours. On the other hand, the time duration highly depends on the pace of the group. Again, your group leader basically retains the togetherness of the group and always recommends everyone to maintain a slow pace so that you can acclimate well and so that you can enjoy the day with much fun. Since we always try to make our days exciting than exhausting the time may not be as accurate as we declare.

It is always very tricky to predict the weather in the mountain and anyone flying high to these high altitude airports must be aware of the fact that the delays and cancellation are common episodes. Besides, our airport having one single airstrip for both international and domestic flights the probabilities of delays is high. 

In a similar way, anyone flying in and out of Lukla OR Jomsom must be willing to take these circumstances with patience. However, it is not a daily story. Moreover, it is always very wise to have a contingency day in Kathmandu to cushion any cancellation situation. However, airport like LUKLA is listed as a “Most Dangerous Airport” in the world but the pleasure of flying to Lukla or Jomsom is an experience of a lifetime, which is not to be missed. It is not dangerous; it is actually very thrilling that excites you more than any of the wildest sport

It is indeed really complex to predict the weather in the mountains where the weather changes in a snap of your finger. The weather in Nepal is basically motivated by the Bay of Bengal in India. Any differences at the Bay of Bengal may adversely affect the weather in our country. Significantly, the weather and temperature also vary depending on the time of the year you are climbing peaks in our country – we have four-season Spring, Autumn, Summer (monsoon), and Winter. Winter is not ideal for climbing, though the weather may be fabulous, but the temperature might get down to -30. Spring and autumn are best for climbing in terms of weather and the temperature at the highest elevation might get down from zero to – 15 (minus). 

Himalayan Dynasty provides you a very warm sleeping bag with fleece or silk liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with an attach hood. We also provide you with a FREE (complimentary) company’s duffle bag, T-shirt, trekking map, and Buff (multiple headwears). Besides this we have listed out the necessary things you are to pack for any mountain trip in Nepal, be it hiking, trekking, or climbing – for details CLICK HERE.

To make it hassle-free Himalayan Dynasty provides all the climbing equipment that includes Ropes, Climbing Boots, Crampons, Ice Axe, Helmet, Harness, karabiner, Belay Devices/Figure of 8, Ascender/Jumar, etc. Furthermore, a two-member tent with mattresses will be provided. During night time A hot water bag to ward of cold will also be arranged where necessary depending on the availability of water.

Yes, buying equipment in Nepal highly depends on your arrival plan. If you arrive early with extra days prior to your departure into the mountains then you will have ample time to shop for equipment in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent gears in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Actually, it is believed that trekking or climbing equipment is cheaper in Nepal as compared to international markets. There are knock-off brand known as ‘genuinely fake’, which is not genuine in reality, but are of great quality. If you are climbing any peak in the Everest region, you can buy great equipment at Namche Bazaar as well. 

Himalayan Dynasty gives you the best of our local crew who besides being specialized in their job are very well acquainted with the local environment and information. We provide you with GROUP LEADERS who are professional both in knowledge, history, emergency, and first aid + medication. We have ASSISTANT GUIDES or Sherpas (title not tribe) who have a variation of responsibilities besides showing you the trail.  Next are our PORTERS who are related to HULK due to the nature of their work. Some even relate them to ANTS as in certain times of the year they carry loads more than their body weight for the sake of earning – which is indeed very true. COOK & KITCHEN ASSISTANT – they are one of the very important departments on your climbing trips as without their efforts on preparing delicious food and maintaining hygiene it’s impossible to complete our mission. They prepare glorious food even from the limited resources in less than ideal conditions.

ASSISTANT CLIMBING GUIDE – who assists you much like assistant guides but they are the ones behind the success of your climbing achievement. They will always be there to assist you and the climbing guide during your climbing operations and while going over the technical pass. CLIMBING GUIDE - We will provide you a licensed, English-speaking, and professional climbing guide who are very well with the mountains. He is the responsible person who will assist you in all your climbing ventures.

Since all our climbing trips are the combination of both Teahouse and Camping accommodation, we provide you with the best meal variation and cozy accommodation. While at Teahouse we provide you with a twin bed sharing cozy room with common toilets – attach room in places available and single supplement on demand and over obtainability. The variation of food is ample at all teahouses – most of them have the variation better than most restaurants in Kathmandu. They vary from continental, Chinese, Tibetan, local, etc. While in Camping, we provide a highly insulated two-member tent with air mattresses. Our cooks prepare the food; the food items vary every day depending on the resources. They are professionals in preparing food even under less than ideal conditions.

It is always very wise to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure that includes trip delays, cancellation, loss of property, sickness, or air evacuation. Though your leaders are highly trained to cope with any emergency situation while climbing any of the peaks in Nepal yet sometimes even after the best of our precautions things happen. From everyday trekking injuries like sprained ankles to life-threatening conditions such as HAPE (high-altitude pulmonary edema) or HACE (high-altitude cerebral edema) and natural disasters like avalanches and rock-falls, it’s important that you have the right travel insurance for the Island peak climbing. 

Acute mountain sickness is something more of a reaction that materializes in our body under a lower rate of oxygen level. It’s a mountain ailment which is fatal. It’s hard to predict who of what age and physical fitness can actually get of AMS. This AMS will in course of time develops to HACE or HAPE or sometimes both which is life-threatening. However, the Himalayan Dynasty delivers professionals who are well equipped with medication and oxygen cylinders to deal with AMS. Besides, there are ample preventive strategies to deal with any mountain sickness. In case of altitude sickness, your leader will examine the severity and give you necessary reference that includes descent, hiring a horse, or prompt air evacuation. Food poisoning, severe diarrhea, stomach problems are other very common mountain ailments that can be nightmarish than the AMS.

All our group leaders are very well trained to deal with any case of emergency in the mountains. Furthermore, they are always in persistent contact with the company through any available communication means, be it a satellite phone. In cases of life-threatening, we take prompt action as required. Air evacuation will always be standby and will be organized in cases of absolute necessity. 

Air evacuation will be instantly organized if it's life-threatening, however, the costs for emergency evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal prior to the agreement of payment by your insurance company on your behalf

All Teahouses prepare delicious food and have a variation of Indian, Chinese, Continental, Local, etc. Teahouses have their own cooks who are maters in preparing food items. However, our staff surveys that all our food is prepared with extra caution and hygiene. While camping all our foods are arranged by our Cook and the kitchen crew. They are leaders in preparing glorious and delicious food from the available resources in less than ideal conditions. It is very well said that once you are conditioned to the tastes of camping food you would not fancy teahouse food.  So far there has been no complaint whatsoever regarding the quality of food with the Himalayan Dynasty. 

With the progression of technology, the cell phone network is available in most of the remote regions of Nepal but again not everywhere. Wi-Fi and 4G data are accessible depending on where you are and the availability of the network coverage. 

Himalayan Dynasty provides satellite phone to deal with any emergency in the wilderness where there is a void of any communication facility. 

All teahouses in all trekking destination of Nepal provide hot shower over a small cost. Shower can be an electric shower, gas shower, or solar shower. In case of not having any of the mentioned showers the teahouses always provide you with a Bucket shower. However, your leader will advise of not having a shower once you get to a certain elevation concerning health. While camping before the summit of any peak climbing there won't be any shower but a washing bowl will be provided for basic washing. 

As for the WiFi - you need to be very well prepared to get going without the internet in some parts of our remote country. Most teahouses have Wi-Fi facilities but not always reliable. Once you get to a certain elevation there is probably no chance of WiFi.

All teahouses provide charging facility over a COST. In some places, there may not be any chances of charging facility. It is always wise to carry some extra batteries or the fully charged power bank batteries to charge your devices - besides, your batteries run out pretty quick in the cold

Your group leader always assigns his assistant guides as a lead guide, as a helper, etc as for himself he walks at the back with slow walking people. He will exert absolutely no pressure on people to walk fast to catch up with the group. Besides the leading Sherpa always maintains a convenient pace for all so that we maintain the togetherness of the group and don’t split. You have every right to enjoy your vacation so maintain your own pace and don’t be too much bothered to catch up with the group. 

With Local Company, most significantly it is hassle-free. Everything arranged prior to your arrival in Nepal with no additional costs. Your local crews possess a very good knowledge of the mountains and the region you are going and will always come in very handy during the times of crisis. Furthermore, they are the best storyteller and can share beautiful information, legends, and untold stories more than anybody else can. Local companies will be in contact 24/7 and they are always prepared with the prompt solution to any emergency situations that may arise during the course of your trip. In the isolated and remote areas in the mountains into the wilderness, local companies can always come up with prompt actions with reliability.