andre hangaard wrote:Anyone who can recommend a good company arranging Island Peak? I am thinking about going to Nepal oct/nov. 2010. cheers. André
We (two of us) used Sherpa Trekking a few years back. We arranged it from the states, but, they're a Katmandu based agency. They provided a trail guide who hired two porters, got our permits, and we stayed in tea houses the way in from Jiri. Rented/bought a few camping things (tent/stove) for the couple of nights at basecamp. At the end of the trip, we sold the items back in Namche. Easy.
If you don't need a western middle man, then, go with an agency in Katmandu. Most agencies will give you a quote and a style of trip to go with it. You have to decide what type of trip. Ie, fully guided and outfitted, or, you climb yourself and teahouse it, camping, etc.
Can range from very very cheap to very expensive.
-Brian in SLC