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13 May 2021
Kang Yatse with Earth's Edge 5

How long does it take to climb Kang Yatse II

At an elevation of 6,250m, it’s fair to say that Kang Yatse II is a serious mountain. The highest trekking peak in the Indian Himalayas, Kang Yatse II surprisingly accessible, it being fairly close to Leh. The surrounding landscapes are incredible, from the monasteries, palaces and villages you’ll pass, to the breathtaking views from the mountain itself. But how long does it take to climb Kang Yatse II? We’ve got the breakdown of the Earth’s Edge expedition so you can find out more…

Mera Peak with Earth's Edge 3

7 Facts about Mera Peak

If you’re thinking about climbing Mera Peak, we have some fun facts for you! In the form of an informative Q&A, we have all the big facts about Mera Peak below, whether you want to study up ahead of time or simply impress some friends with your in-depth knowledge…

Kilimanjaro Expedition with Earth's Edge 2

What Summit Day on Kilimanjaro is like

Summit Day is always the toughest when it comes to mountain trekking. On Kilimanjaro, Summit Day actually starts at night, because we leave camp at around midnight. However, unlike most companies, we actually stay in Kosovo camp rather than Barafu camp the night before summit, which shaves an hour off the climb time. The final trek to the summit takes around 14 hours, and there’s no denying it’s tough. But when you’re at the top, standing on the Roof of Africa, it’s all worth it. If you’re wondering what summit day on Kilimanjaro is like, here is a segment from a former trekker’s trip diary. Ellen Ryan climbed Kilimanjaro with Earth’s Edge back in 2016, to raise money for Pieta House. Here is how she found Summit Day on Kilimanjaro…

Aconcagua with Earth's Edge 2

Is it safe to climb Aconcagua?

Climbing Aconcagua is one of the toughest challenges there is (as well as one of the most incredible). One of the Seven Summits, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in both the Western and Southern hemispheres. At 6,962m, it’s also the highest mountain outside of Asia. While there’s no technical mountaineering required to reach the summit, it’s still a formidable challenge. But is it safe to climb Aconcagua? We’ve put together a post to answer some questions you might have…

Elbrus with Earth's Edge 4

How much it costs to climb Mount Elbrus

When you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, you need to know exactly what it will cost you. And when you’re planning an expedition, that’s even more important. Between international flights, permits, accommodation and guides, there are many different elements that make up the final cost. That’s why, at Earth’s Edge, we keep things simple. The expedition cost includes almost everything you’ll need, with no nasty surprises. If you’re wondering how much it costs to climb Mount Elbrus, here’s everything you need to know…

Elbrus with Earth's Edge 3

Is it safe to climb Mount Elbrus?

At 5,642m high, Mount Elbrus is a serious mountain. The highest peak in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, Elbrus is a proper challenge and not one to be taken lightly. But is it safe to climb Mount Elbrus? Let’s take a closer look…

Mera Peak with Earth's Edge 1

How much it costs to trek to Mera Peak

One of the first things we all think about when planning a big trip is how much it’s going to cost. We need time to budget, time to save, and time to pay off the trip itself. That’s why it’s super important to know exactly what you’re going to be paying right off the bat. Sometimes expedition prices can look very low, and then you’re confronted with all the additional fees. At Earth’s Edge, we’re very upfront about how much everything costs (and almost everything is included, too). That means you’ll know exactly how much it costs to trek to Mera Peak, before you even get on the plane.

Island Peak with Earth's Edge

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…

Everest Base Camp with Earth's Edge 4

The Ultimate Guide to 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!

What Our Clients Say

The Kenya Tri-Adventure is an amazing trip. I have done lots of trekking holidays before but I feel like this trip had the perfect mixture of disciplines. When I look back I don’t know how we fit that much into 11 days. The hike is…

Sarah Jane Rooney, Co. Dublin

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was my second trip with Earth’s Edge. The team at Earth’s Edge treat everyone with respect and make you feel part of the family rather than simply a paying customer. I have met some wonderful people and shared some…

John Creaven, Co. Dublin

Hands down the most special and amazing trip I have done to date, and coming from a well-seasoned traveler this is saying a lot! Climbing Kilimanjaro had been on my bucket list for quite some time and when I turned 40 this year, I decided…

Adele Woods, Co. Kildare

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