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Island Peak Climbing

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Trip Name:Island Peak ClimbingMax Elevation:6189 m
Fitness Level:Challenging Trekking Hour:Approx. 5-6 hours
Group size:Minimum 1 & maximum 10 paxDeparture:Every Mon, Thus & sat (Sep to Nov & Mar to May)
Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all Meals during the trek 
Accommodation:3 Star hotel at Kathmandu and Guest house during the trek

Island Peak (6163m) Climbing is best among the peaks over 6000m for all climbers which not only offers thrilling hiking experience but also feeds the soul with the beautiful views and stunning trails. It is located in Imja valley between Lhotse and Barunche mountain. The peak was named island peak in 1953 by members of the Everest Expedition because it looks like an island in a sea of ice from the place called Ding Boche. 

The Island Peak stands at 6163 meters above sea level and it is the most popular climbing peak among both beginners and experienced climbers. More than 300 climbers successfully attempt to reach the summit of the Island peak every year. The island peak climbing requires a high level of physical fitness and basic level of technical climbing knowledge because it is a physically demanding but not challenging peak. So, it is easy enough to be achieved by beginners, but climbers have to need advanced training for the technical part of the climb. 

Following the summit, the Island Peak Climbing, offers the chance to watch the large mountains, glaciers, those never seen before during the trekking. The Island peak climbing offers an adequate chance to enjoy the incredible view of Mt Everest, 8848 m, Mt. Lhotse 8516 m, Mt. Nuptse 7890 m, Mt. Makalu 8456 m and many other giant peaks in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp trekking route is a way to do island peak climbing. So, there we can enjoy Sherpa cultural and Buddhist religion, warm friendly hospitality from local people, spotless lake, amazing view of High Mountain, remarkable landscape and lush high valley in the world's heritage site (Sagarmatha National Park). That will be a lifetime experience. 

This Island Peak Climbing trip starts with a 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and trekking to Phak ding for the first night stay. The next day we have to head to Namche Bazaar where we will be spending 2 nights with acclimatization day then continue trekking to Island Peak Base Camp through Teng Boche, Ding Boche and Chukkung. After that we will start in the early morning climbing the peak along the rock and glacier path to the summit. From the top of the peak, we will be able to enjoy magnificent views of the mountain and back descent to Chukkung. Then, we will follow the same trekking trail to reach back to Lukla. This wonderful Island Peak Climbing trip is complete with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. High Pass Adventure is the agency you need to contact for Island Peak Climb for customizing the itinerary, and cost as well as we provide to you best, climbing guide and strong necessity porter to complete the trip.

Island Peak Climbing Highlights 

-Scenic Mountain flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

-Trekking experience into the Everest region

-Climbing the beautiful Island Peak (6189m)

 -Perfect climbing peak for beginner’s climbers or experience trekkers

-Spectacular views of many mountains 

-Chance to observe the culture and lifestyle of Local Sherpa people

-Easy to see wildlife during the trekking

Day by day Island Peak Climbing Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel by privet vehicles (1350 m) 

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour and Climbing Preparation Day in Kathmandu (1350 m)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 minutes) and trekking to Phakding (2,655 m) walking time 3/4 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) walking time 5/6 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization

Day 06: Trek to Tngboche (3865 m) walking time 5 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Dengboche (4400 m) walking time 5/6 hrs

Day 08: Rest Day for Acclimatization Day

Day 09: Trek to island Peak Base Camp (5100 m) 5 hrs walking time. 

Day 10: Extra reservation day (for weather)

Day 11: Island Peak Summit (6189 m) and trek back to Chukkung, 8/9 hrs walking time

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) walking time 7/8 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800 m) walking time 7/8 hrs

Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Final departure day

Best Time to Climbing

Autumn Peak Climbing season (September to November) and spring climbing season (March to May) are the best climbing seasons for the Island Peak Climbing and all other peaks. The weather is sunny and warm with wonderful mountains views, compare with other climbing season. If you want and wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, culture and climbing, you can do this trip during the winter (December, January, February and June, July August) could also be an option. But, the temperature during winter could be callous for most climbers. 

Why with us? 

Trekking and climbing in Nepal with High Pass Adventure means a lot. It means friendship, fun, convenience, adventure and above all the security and safety we bring. Our long experience in Nepal and true dedication guarantees your vacation is well thought out and planned to make the most beautiful journey of your lifetime. We are flexible for create a suitable itinerary and offer such a great combination of quality hotel, small group size trip, family tour, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, group trekking.  Also, our guides have general knowledge about first aid kits and long years' experience in the trekking fields and hire strong porters for supporting by carry the luggage. 

Hence, your trekking in Nepal is leading by our professional and experience trekking guide who are joining with you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg) to complete your trip in Nepal. 

Important Note:

Please be the responsive that taking a smaller aircraft for flight to the mountain's region, where located Island Peak.  Sometime could be bad and critical weather might delay your journey to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable sometimes. But we will try to make the best itinerary days as it is possible. In case of flight delay and cancellation situation arises, there you need to extra few days before and after the trekking days from the itinerary. Our trekking staffs are experience and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking. 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel by privet vehicles (1350 m) overnight at hotel

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour and Climbing Preparation day in Kathmandu (1350 m) overnight at Kathmandu hotel

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath and Boudhanath, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tour for full of fascinating insights in to Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, cultural of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 minutes) and trekking to Phakding (2,655 m) walking time 3/4 hrs. Overnight at Guest house

Our trekking guide will be transferred to you the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport by privet vehicles to depart for Lukla flight. You will board a flight and fly to Lukla with your trekking guide. You will be enjoying the scenic flight for about 35 minutes and land on Lukla airstrip (Tensing-Hillary Airport). You will meet your trekking porter and introduced. They are waiting to you in Lukla airport. Treks starts from Lukla after the Pasang Lhamo memorial Gate, through the Lukla town. Our trekking trail drops down to the Phakding Village through the Chheplung, Thadokosi,Ghat and some where forest as well. From the trail, you will see wonderful Mountain View of Kusum Kangru and kongde peak.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) walking time 5/6 hrs. Overnight at Guest house

From Phakding, Island Peak Climbing trails follow the  Everest Base Camp Trek continue north. There are a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest of pine and rhododendron, suspension bridges and local Sherpa village will follow and take to you Monjo. Monjo is the gate way of the Sagarmatha Natrtional Park to Everest Base Camp Trek. Our trekking guide will manage the entrance fee of the Sagarmatha Notational Park. From the Manju Gate trail continue drops down to the bridge cross the Dudh Koshi River and you will get the Jorsalle village.  Your trekking trail continues follow the north and cross another bridge of same river and following the river bank trail until large Dovan. There is very high bridge on this river, we have to cross and we will climb into forest of pine tree on lot Zigzag trail until Namche Bazaar. Before get the Namche Bazaar we will see and enjoying first view of Mt Everest and other lot mountains.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization. Overnight at Guest house

Namche Bazaar is the beautiful town, elevation is 3440 m. We have to stay two nights for acclimatization for further altitude. During the day time we have to hike up somewhere for acclimatization. There are two places for hike, one is the Thame village and another is Khumjung village. Your trekking guide decided to your plan for the hike up. After the breakfast you will visit either Thame Sherpa village or Khumjung Sherpa village. From the both side you will enjoying panoramic Mountain View, pine forest, mani wall, Gompa (Buddhist monasteries) and Sherpa village. And remain to your time can spend visiting the National Park Head office and Museum or relax in hotel.

Day 06: Trek to Tngboche (3865 m) walking time 5 hrs. Overnight at Guest house

After having breakfast from Namche, you will follow the trail by will walk north side and past a memorial chortan to Tenzing Norgay. From there you can enjoy beautiful panorama view of Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Khandega, Amadablam, Lotse, Everest, Nuptse and Tawaboche before get kyanjuma. From kyanjuma trail drop down to the bridge Phunki Thanga. You will cross the bridge and trail goes ascent to the Tengboche. If you are lucky you can see deer and pheasant bird. 

Day 07: Trek to Dengboche (4400 m) walking time 5/6 hrs. Overnight at Guest house

After breakfast in Tengbuche, you will visit that popular monasteries and continue walk to the Everest Base Camp. Trail drop down 30 minute through the green forest and reach the bridge. After cross the river trail is gently up until Dengbuche. Along the trail you will enjoy wonderful Mountain View.

Day 08: Rest Day for Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guest house

Acclimatization is most important time for going up, before you get your way to the Island Peak Climbing. After breakfast, your trekking guide makes a plan, either take to you full day hike for Nangkar Tsang Hill for view of MT. Makalu 8516m, Lotse  8556m, Barunche 7245m and other popular mountain views.

Day 09: Trek to island Peak Base Camp (5100 m) 5 hrs walking time. Overnight at Tent Camp 

That day morning breakfast and you will learn training about climbing from climbing guide. Trekking continue goes to Island Peak Base Camp after lunch with easy day hiking. That day is a gradual ascent but try to take easy and rest your body for the peak climb next day. 

Day 10: Extra Reservation day (for weather) 

Day 11: Island Peak Summit (6189 m) and trek back to Chukkung. Overnight at Guest-House 

Very early morning start to summit day (walking up around 1 am) is need so that peak can be summit on noon. Because of there is less wind in the morning than afternoon. After summit the peak, you will continue descend Chukkung through base camp for the night.  

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) walking time 7/8 hrs. Overnight at Guest house

You will have breakfast there and you will follow back  to continues trail to Namche through of regular Everest Base Camp route on Somare, Pangboche, Tengbuche (popular Buddhist monasteries), Phungi Tanga and Kyanjuma. 

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800 m) walking time 7/8 hrs. Overnight at Guest house

You will have breakfast in Namche and you will continue downhill to large bridge from Namche. After cross large bridge of the Dudh Kosi River and you will following trail the bank of this river until TokTok, where you did spend first night to this trek. You will stop TokTok for the lunch. After lunch you will walk up/ down and ascend before reached the  Lukla.

Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel 

 After last Breakfast in Lukla of your Everest Base Camp trek, you will catch morning flight to Kathmandu from the Lukla Kathmandu. Your trekking guide manage privet vehicle transfer you to your hotel. That day you can explore around market in Kathmandu. We will take to you for a farewell dinner in Nepali culture kitchen.

Day 15: Final departure day 

This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. 

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick up & drops 4 times domestic / International
  • All Ground-transportation above program
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking Guide
  • An experience climbing guide
  • 2 Night Tent camp on Island Base Camp
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20 KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System fees
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxy-meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek 
  • Duffel Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Personal equipment for trekking and climbing
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips for trekking staff

Way to Island Peak Base Camp and Climb -

If you are curious to know about way to Island Peak Base Camp and Climb, here is simple information to get there from Kathmandu. Island Peak is located in Everest Region and it is classic climbing peak in Nepal. The best way is starts from Lukla (a Sherpa town), there is small airstrip call Tenzing Hillary airport. Taking short flights to Lukla from Kathmandu in small aircraft and heading up following the classic Everest Base Camp trekking trails until Dinboche. Where trail follow Dudh Kosi River where you will crossing several suspension bridges, visit beautiful Sherpa villages and Monasteries, chance to encounter with some wild life and birds as well as  capture the magnificent view of the mountains along the trail. 

At Dingboche, you will have extra acclimatization day for climb the Island Peak and heading north east to Chhukung for the overnight stay. There is last settlement with some nice accommodation to stay and walking up to Island Peak Base Camp through moraine and glaciers. Base Camp is foot of the mountains; from there climbing starts next early morning to summit the Island Peak. 

About Lukla Flight -

Lukla is the small Sherpa town and starting point of all trekking to Everest region as well as Island Peak Climbing in Nepal. There is not a connected road from Kathmandu in to the Lukla. So, all trekkers and climbers get to Lukla either fly in or trek from Phaplu or Jiri. There is small airstrip named Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla and there are regular flights of Tara Air, Summit Air, Sita Air from Kathmandu. 

About the weight of luggage in plane: there is a limit luggage weight in a plane So, you have to make sure 15 kg weight included your hand carry bag otherwise you have to pay extra for extra weight but we suggest to you, better to make less weight than 15 kg. Some time can be overload in a plane. If you have more weight than 15 kg, you can fly without your baggage and bag comes in next flight. 

Please be the responsive that taking a smaller aircraft for flight to the mountains region, where located Everest Region.  Sometime could be bad and critical weather might delay your journey to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable in sometimes. But, we will try to make the best itinerary days as it is possible. In case of flight delay and cancellation situation arises, there you need to extra few days before and after the trekking and climbing days from the itinerary. 

If you have not extra time before and after trekking and climbing itinerary, you need to take helicopter to fly near Lukla (Couple of hours blew then Lukla) or shift the trekking and climbing routes to other region. 

Food and Accommodations during the Island Peak Climb -

Island Peak Climbing is located in Everest Region and Everest Region trekking trail is well managed and managed by the Sagarmatha National Park.

There are lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail during the Island Peak Climbing because every year increasing new house and add the room for trekkers. So, you can have easy to finding comfortable accommodation in that region. Almost all tea-houses are tried to give you best service for all traveler. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing indoor bathroom but if you need luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities and some places have limit lodges.  Every different place has different quality of the lodges so, you can choose best on your budget as well as we provide all tea house accommodation at available place and fixed camping tent accommodation at Island Peak Base Camp.  

Every lodge have food menu and foods items are almost the same. We strongly recommended typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but you can choose others foods from food menu. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of food like Nepali, Indian, Continental, Tibetan, Italian etc food by choosing in the food menu. Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables on their garden and serve to costumer. Basically, the cooks are trained but food taste might be bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Island Peak Climbing. We will serve you dinner, breakfast and lunch during the tent camp.

About the drink: you can buy all types of drink in every lodge but the price goes high as you go higher. You can drink normal water with using a purification tablets. Avoid the alcoholic drinks when you go higher.  

Best season for Island Peak Climbing -

Travelling to Nepal is good for all seasons but spring and autumn seasons are best for trekking and climbing because There are two main season for trekking and climbing in Nepal. Autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May) are the best seasons but you can climb the peaks in Nepal any of your suitable time with climbing guide through the local trek company. These season are also best time for trekking and tour because the weather is perfect sunny and warm with wonderful mountains views clean air and not rain and snow compare with other season as well as many climber participant in these season for climbing to the mountains to do the successful summit. So, you can choose your best time for Island Peak Climbing depends on your Vacations. 

 Island Peak Climbing Difficulty - 

The difficulty level of the Island Peak Climbing is challenging because climbing at altitude is a dangerous and adventure sport. It is not easy to climb so; you must have understood the risks of going higher elevation. There is not a road connection to reach Island Peak Base Camp and difficulty to get there because of the walking distant is 5/8 hours a day and takes 7/8 days with 2 days acclimatization day.  The destination is moderate but the climbing part is physically and mentally challenges. 

The Island Peak Climbing part is physically hard because you will walk on rock and ice at over 5500 meters height with climbing gear but climbing route is very safe because there will be fixed lines and rope. You must feel strong determination to summit the Peak and easy descent. If you are not physical fitness and not previous trekking experience for the climbing, you must take responsibility about your safety. It will be important for you to Island Peak Climbing. 

If you want to do this trip on winter, you need warm clothes, best climbing gear and experience climbing guide because the weather can be extremely cold and bad. 

Overall, tea house, resting places, camping tent, hygiene food, acclimatization day, slow walk, experience climbing guide and strong porter, special climbing gear etc will be helping to you for your difficulty climbing to Island Peak summit. 

Communication During the Island Peak Climbing -

Island Peak is located in Everest Region as well as popular destination for trekking and climbing In Nepal. There is good mobile network service around that area in whole Everest Region but not a Gokyo Valley and Chukkung Valley. So, above Chukkung there is not mobile network and internet service. Rest of the place the internet service is available but tea-houses and lodges provide internet with some extra charge. If you have not Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and not use the internet service, our guide help to you for pass the massage because always our guide have cellular phone and he contact to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trekking climbing  and your health condition.

Hence, travelling is important things in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking and climbing in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. 

Acclimatization -

High altitude sickness is common problem in the high Himalayan area when you go as higher elevation. It is appears very quickly but symptoms are   preventable. If you have previous high altitude trekking and climbing experience, it might be best but if not trek in above three thousand meters high, you need to prevention of the high altitude sickness.  You need a extra suitable acclimatization days to complete the trip and Walk slowly, drink plenty of water, don’t drink alcohol, go higher and sleep low elevation as well as spend 2 nights on every 500 meters  above than 3500 meters heights are prevent the altitude sickness during the trekking in Nepal.   All our trekking and climbing itineraries are flexible with acclimatization days and first priority for your health and safety to complete the trip without any problem.  We provide you basic medicine to support for emergency rescue, if situation gets worse. 

Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will response to decide whether and your overall health condition to continue the trip or return back. 

Tipping information 

The Guide, porter, driver and all workers who are working in tourism filed, they except some tips during your Tour, Trekking, Climbing and others activities in Nepal. Tipping is judgment of workers from travelers and workers offers the tips end of the trip. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give to them depend on their services. 

Hence, it is important to High Pass Adventure working team who take care to you all the time during the visiting in Nepal, motivated with outstanding service and offer inspiring trip in a lifetime experience.  

Trip extension -

If you have extra time after complete the trip, you can do different activities or different short trek in Nepal. We have many short tour packages short trek and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, Dhampus hiking or day Rafting tripin Trisuli River. 

Adventure activities are like paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump and Mountain Biking. These all package are extra activities as optional tours and not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange at a reasonable cost and we give to you good discount. 

Climbing Gear -

01: Walking shoes and Climbing boot 1/1
02:  Normal and Climbing gloves 1/1
03:  Crampons 1
04:  Sun glasses and sun block cream 1
05:  Ice axes 1
06:  Harness 1
07: Jummer 1
08:  Carabiners and Screw Gate 1/1
09:  Sleeping Bag and down filled Mattress 1/1
10:  Normal and Climbing Shocks 3/2
11:  Fleece Jacket and Trouser 1/1
12:  Down Jacket and Trouser 1/1
13:  Helmet 1
14:  8 Finger/ Descender 1
15:  Head lamp 1
16:  Gore-tex Jacket and Trouser 1/1
17:  Water bottle and Thermos bottle 1/1
18:  Climbing bag

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping




Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking


Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

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