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9 April 2021
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How long it takes to climb Island Peak

The trek to the summit of Island Peak is one mighty challenge. Often used as a preparation peak by the mountaineers who go on to summit Everest, Island Peak is at an elevation of 6,189m, and requires a good bit of technical skill. But the trek is a once in a lifetime experience, and one you’ll never forget. If you’re thinking about climbing it yourself, you may well be wondering how long it takes to climb Island Peak. Well, let us fill you in…

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Everything you need to know before you trek Everest Base Camp

The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most beautiful expeditions in the world. Hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas is an incredible experience, and you’ll pass through the Khumbu Valley before you arrive at Base Camp, where the wonder of Mount Everest will rise up before your eyes. In short? It’s mind-blowing! If you’re thinking about taking on the expedition, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. So we’ve put together this bumper post, which has everything you need to know before you trek Everest Base Camp. No matter what your question, we’ve got the answers!

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What is the food like on the Everest Base Camp (and Island Peak) Trek?

One of the best things about trekking holidays is the fact you need to keep your calorie intake nice and high. When you’re spending the whole day hiking, you need to keep your energy levels up! Another bonus? When you’re trekking in amazing countries like Nepal, the world of cuisine is opened right up. You’ll get to enjoy incredible foods that you’d be hard pushed to find back home. But if you’re plotting your next adventure and love your food, you’re probably wondering… what is the food like on the Everest Base Camp (and Island Peak) Trek?

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Everything you need to know before you trek Machu Picchu

It’s one of the wonders of the world that’s on everyone’s bucket list. But if you’re thinking about going to trek Machu Picchu, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Here at Earth’s Edge, we’ve been running expeditions to Machu Picchu for years, and we know it inside out. So we’ve put together this blog post to help answer all the questions you might have…

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Is it safe to trek to Machu Picchu?

Generally speaking, it is very safe to trek to Machu Picchu. That said, there are some precautions you can take to ensure the safest possible visit (which, in fact, is true of wherever you go in the world). If you’re concerned about altitude sickness, hiking injuries or conditions on the trail, read on for some of the answers to your questions…

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The ultimate Machu Picchu packing list

So, you’re all signed up and ready to head to Machu Picchu! Our expedition is an absolute beauty – you’ll see parts of the Peruvian Andes that other treks don’t even come close to. But if you’re spending your days trekking, and your nights by the campfire, you’re probably wondering what on earth you’ll need to pack. To give you a hand, here’s our ultimate Machu Picchu packing list, so you’ll know exactly what you need to bring…

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How to cope with altitude on Machu Picchu

Oddly enough, the trek to Machu Picchu is one of the few expeditions that starts at a higher altitude than the one where it ends! Cusco, the city where we begin our expedition, is at an altitude of 3,400m. Machu Picchu is 2,430m. And on our particular expedition, we travel through points that are even higher. The highest point on our journey is the stunning Yanama Pass (4,668m). So even though we’re not gradually reaching higher ground each day, you will have to acclimatise to differing altitudes on Machu Picchu. Here are our tips to help you cope…

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Everything you need to know before you climb Kilimanjaro

If you’re planning an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro (or are just thinking about it) you’ll likely have a lot of questions about what to expect. And that’s not surprising! After all, this is likely one of the most physically demanding treks that a lot of people have ever undertaken. If this is a challenge that you’re up for, we’ve got the answers to all of your questions in our bumper post below…

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How long does it take to trek to K2 Base Camp?

If you’re after an expedition that’s really special, K2 Base Camp is definitively one to consider. One of the most remote adventures in the world, the trek to the base camp of the world’s second highest mountain is an epic undertaking. But how long does it take to trek to K2 Base Camp? Here is a breakdown of our expedition…

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