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Packing Checklist for Everest Base Camp

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long ways to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices. You can download the complete packing list here: Everest Base Camp Packing List If you prefer a word document click here


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Training for Everest Base Camp

We lead hundreds of trekkers of all ages and levels of fitness to Everest Base Camp each year. The two questions that nearly every trekker asks before taking on Everest Base Camp are: “How hard is the trek, and how do I prepare?” Many people picture the trek to Everest Base Camp as something like a marathon up the world’s tallest mountain, a physical challenge far beyond their ability. While the trek is tough, it is not nearly so bad as this. With the right attitude, the right pace, and some good preparation, trekkers young and old successfully reach Base Camp, and have a wonderful time along the way.


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9 Tips to Summit Island Peak

Island Peak or Imja Tse (6,189m / 20,305 ft) lies in the center of the Everest Region of Nepal and is the most popular of Nepal’s 33 designated trekking peaks. It’s a great summit for first time climbers who are looking for something a little more challenging then the Everest Base Camp Trek and a good peak to start with for those with more mountaineering ambitions in Nepal. The peak was first climbed in 1956 by a Swiss Team and was named in 1951 by Shipton’s party, who viewing it from Dingboche described it as “Island in a sea of Ice.” The summit itself sits almost in the middle of a large valley and is surrounded by giant peaks with Everest to the North, Makalu to the east and Ama Dablam to the west. What follows are nine tips to get you.


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Island Peak or Imja Tse (6,189m / 20,305 ft) sits in the center of the Everest Region and is a great peak for first time climbers and for those with more mountaineering ambitions in Nepal. The summit stands by itself in the middle of a large valley and is surrounded by giant peaks with Everest to the North, Makalu to the east and Ama Dablam to the west. What follows is an interview with Xavier Gaston Hervé Koenig who our records indicate he is the first Mauritian ever to have reached the summit. He did it with us in October 2016.


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Crossing Thorong La - Annapurna Circuit

Crossing over Thorong La Pass is both the highlight and the biggest challenge of completing the Annapurna Circuit. Trekking the Annapurna Circuit has changed a lot over the last twenty years as roads have replaced trails along a significant portion of the traditional trek. The stretch of the trek from Manang to Mulktinath over the pass is the last stretch of the circuit that remains completely roadless.


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