Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing facts
- Duration of Trip: 19 Days
- Trekking Days: 18 Days
- Type of Trek: Teahouse / Lodge stay
- Grade of Climbing : Hard
- Main Attraction:Island peak Sumit /Everest view /Nuptse/Lotse/Makalu/Choyu/Pumori/Amadabalam
Island Peak Climbing – 19 Days
Island Peak Climbing is all about the challenges we face on the mountains. However, it’s not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves, really. The price to climb this peak is not very high. Perhaps, what’s more exciting is it can be done in a single day!
Island Peak climbing is one of the most important climbing peaks in Everest Region. Also known as ‘Imja Tse’ locally, Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. For example, the lovely scenery and interesting Sherpa villages we pass through on the way gives us unforgettable feelings. Our Island peak climbing itinerary is a careful plan that allows us enough time to acclimatize. As a result, we are able to reach the peak at 6,189m/20,306ft, in one day. This spares us from having to camp out on cold slopes of the peak. The breathtaking views from Island peak climbing in Nepal are some of the most stunning ever seen anywhere on earth. Above all, fantastic close up Views of Everest and Lhotse from the summit of Island Peak leaves us breathless. Island peak climbing Nepal would be ideal for beginners who’ve never done a peak.
Our Island peak climbing route offers us a week of trekking on the 'Everest Trail'. The hiking takes us via Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche to Lobuche beside the Khumbu Glacier. Also, you will go through Cho La [5367m] and Kongma La Pass [5535m]. Going through these high passes, therefore, prepares you for the big climb to the top of Island peak. Before Island peak climbing, we trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley after our exciting flight to Lukla airport. We pass through some interesting friendly villages en route to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp. After acclimatizing, we trek up the beautiful Imja Khola Valley towards Island Peak. The normal route for Island peak climbing is the South East flank and South-West Ridge. Usually, the base camp stands at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and side rocks of the Imja Glacier.
The main highlights of our Island peak climbing adventure are the excellent opportunities to climb different Himalayan peaks. For example, we trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar [5545m] peak. The most difficult section is a mix of rocks and ice walls at a slope of around 45 degrees. This finally takes us to the narrow summit ridge. Encounters Nepal, known for its guiding skills in this particular area, will guide us on this great climb. Our climbing experience will be a trip that will remain in our memories for a whole lifetime.