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4 June 2021
Island Peak with Earth's Edge 5

Is it safe to climb Island Peak?

The trek to Island Peak is a little different to other expeditions. That’s because you get two for the price of one, trekking first to Everest Base Camp. Then, once you’re standing among the foothills of the giants, you carry on and climb the majestic Island Peak. But while this mountain is undoubtedly beautiful, it’s a tough challenge. And with any tough challenge comes a certain amount of risk. If you’re wondering if it’s safe to climb Island Peak, we’ve got a blog post to answer your questions…

Island Peak with Earth's Edge 1

How hard is it to climb Island Peak?

You’ll certainly need some stamina to climb Island Peak. After all, this is an expedition that takes in two destinations! First off, you trek to Everest Base Camp, before making your way to ascend Island Peak. But that means that by the time summit night rolls around, you’ll be well used to your surrounds. If you’re up for the challenge and wondering how hard it is to climb Island Peak, read on for more info…

Island Peak with Earth's Edge 2

Facts about Island Peak

The corner of the world where Island Peak stands is legendary. With almost all of the world’s highest mountains, and a long-running history of mountaineering accomplishments, Island Peak is surrounded by good stories. If you’re heading there on an expedition, or just want to impress your mates with some fun facts about Island Peak, we’ve got some great tidbits for you!

Kang Yatse with Earth's Edge 4

How much it costs to climb Kang Yatse II

If you’re thinking of jetting off halfway around the world for an expedition of a lifetime, one of your first thoughts is probably of budget. And there’s a lot to consider when it comes to climbing Kang Yatse II. There are the long haul flights, park fees, and the guides you’ll get you there safely. We know there’s so much to consider, which is why we lay out our expedition fees simply and transparently. When you book with Earth’s Edge, you know exactly how much you need to budget. So, without any further ado, here’s how much it costs to climb Kang Yatse II…

Kang Yatse with Earth's Edge 4

Is it safe to climb Kang Yatse II?

Whenever you’re planning on climbing a mountain, you need to think about safety. It doesn’t matter if it’s a walk up Lugnaquilla or Kilimanjaro – safety should be your number one concern. It’s certainly ours. At Earth’s Edge, every decision we make revolves around the safety of our clients, crew and team. This means that you can be comfortable when you trek, and feel confident in the way in which you climb the mountain. There are all kinds of things to consider when it comes to safety, from altitude, to health and trail conditions. If you’re wondering if it’s safe to climb Kang Yatse II, this post will hopefully answer your questions…

Mera Peak with Earth's Edge 1

The Ultimate Guide to Mera Peak

Mera Peak is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Standing at a height of 6,476m, it’s right on the edge of Khumbu region, and steeped in mountaineering history. Reach the summit, and you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of mountains, including five of the world’s six highest peaks, Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho You (8,201m), Makalu (8,481m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). If this sounds like your idea of heaven, read on for the Earth’s Edge ultimate guide to Mera Peak… hopefully, we’ll answer all of your questions!

Annapurna Base Camp with Earth's Edge 5

The ultimate guide to trekking Annapurna Base Camp

When you trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you stand among some of the most beautiful mountains on the planet. The hike leads you through some incredible scenery, like untouched alpine forests, beautiful waterfalls and picturesque villages along the way. And at base camp itself, you find yourself in an amphitheatre of giant peaks. If all this sounds right up your alley, we’ve got the answer to all of your questions in our ultimate guide to Annapurna Base Camp…

Annapurna Base Camp with Earth's Edge 4

Is it safe to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The Annapurna peaks may be notoriously treacherous, with one peak over 8,000 metres, thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres, and sixteen more over 6,000 metres. But the trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), by comparison, is a far more manageable hike. The expedition weaves through beautiful scenery, like alpine forests, picturesque villages and past waterfalls. At Base Camp itself, you are surrounded by incredible views of the giant peaks – without having to set off and climb them! On every expedition, you should always be aware of safety. If you’re wondering if it’s safe to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, this post should answer your questions…

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How much it costs to trek to K2 Base Camp

Let’s face it – whenever we’re planning a big trip, the budget is one of the first things we think about. Especially when that trip is an exciting expedition in a far flung location, like a trek in Pakistan. That’s why we’re transparent about the cost of all of our expeditions, so you know exactly what you get for your money! If you’re wondering how much it costs to trek to K2 Base Camp, here’s a post that will answer all of your questions…

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