Island Peak 4 Days Chukung to Chukung
Self acclimatizing, and joining the Group in the mountain village of Chukhung. (4 days)
Trekking Peak Equipment List
Equator will provide the technical climbing equipment, including: harness, axes, helmets, crampons, carrabinas, ropes and base camp camping and cooking equipment.
You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can rent it when you arrive in Kathmandu. Our office staff will take you to one of several quality trekking rental stores.
Thermal bottoms / top
Sleep mat (4 wk course)
Check your gear works before setting out, hire gear fits, etc. Your mountaineering equipment will be packed into a separate bag provided. Equator will transport this separately to base camp. You will NOT have access to this bag until base camp. You only need to carry what you need for trekking, not climbing. Equator can arrange a porter to Dzongla for you if you would like to trek with just a day pack.
Personal Equipment List
►Day Pack (if using porter support)
►Trekking Boots/ shoes
►Socks x 3
►Sleeping Bag (4 season)
►Down Jacket (can be rented in KTM / Pokhara or Namche Bazaar)
►Shorts x 2
►Fleece Pant / Jacket
►Flashlight (extra batteries)
►Shirt/T-Shirt x 1
►Thermal Underwear Top 2 / Bottoms 2
►Trekking polls (optional)
►Sun Hat / Visor
►Sunglasses (UV protected. Imperative to have quality eye wear)
►Wool- fleece / Hat with ear protection
►Permit / Money
►Camera / film
►Small First Aid
*If you have something you are particularly prone to, ear infections or sinus problems, bring what you need with you.
If you have something you are particularly prone to, ear infections, foot rot, or sinus problems, bring what you need with you. You will definitely want to be carrying some for common illnesses like diarrhea, staff infection and upset stomachs. You will need a complete set of inoculations for Asia, ask your doctor for advise.
Trekking Peak Equipment List
Please bring any of your own food: power bars, granola bars, dried fruit, chocolate, always nice to have.
Pre-departure information and trekking tips
Travel: We will be more than happy to organize all your internal travel arrangements in the Kingdom of Nepal. We have a wide variety of services and budget options to suit your needs including, airport pick-ups, sightseeing excursions, airline reconfirmation, hotel reservations and much more. Contact our friendly and experienced staff for a personal itinerary.
Cost: The cost of the trip includes all specialized climbing equipment (see personal equipment list) meals and accommodation during the trip, permits, porters, local transport and internal flights to and from Kathmandu. It does not include personal expenses, alcohol, candy, soft drinks, meals or accommodation when staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara
Your pre-departure meeting will take place in Kathmandu two evenings prior to the beginning of the course.
Age: Age is an attitude and not a problem, but we do require that group members be at least 18 years old.
Insurance: expedition members are responsible for having their own travel insurance including helicopter evacuation.
Vaccinations: Nepal has no official vaccination requirements for entry. However we recommend that you visit a doctor for the latest recommendations and protect yourself accordingly.
Visa: Visa can be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival. You will need 2 passport size photograph.
Currency: The best currency to have is US Dollars in travelers cheques, cash and/or credit cards. American Express, MasterCard and Visa are all accepted in Nepal