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 :Island Peak is one of the major climbing peaks in Everest Region with an amazing and extremely frozen up West Face that ascends from the Lhotse Glacier. Recognized also as Imja Tse, Island Peak is one of the most well-liked trekking peaks in Nepal for climbing on Himalayas. The superb scenery evident during the trek will enthrall you and it will put forward a chance to view breathtaking views of Khumbu Valley prominent as an enjoyable climbing peak of Everest area.
The major fascination of Island Peak are the arresting Himalayas- Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south. Also, you will pass through Chola pass and Kongma La Pass while getting to the top of one of the most popular peaks in the Mount Everest area.
Prior to climbing Island Peak, you trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche en route to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. After acclimatizing, we trek up the beautiful Imja Khola Valley towards Island Peak. The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East flank and South-West Ridge. Usually, the base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the side moraine of the Imja Glacier. . This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb a Himalayan peaks with an exhilarating Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees which takes us to the narrow summit ridge.
Encounters Nepal arranges the Island peak trek which is most renowned and in fact most exciting trekking in the world. The amazing scenery visible during the trek, specially, witnessing the world’s highest mountain- Mount Everest will mesmerize and take an individual to the delightful experience which will never be forgotten.
Is Island Peak hard to climb?
Island peak is a hard climb especially for novice trekkers. Climbing Island Peak might be hard but it is also safe due to the entire climbing route having fixed ropes for climbing support. The hardest part about climbing Island Peak is at the foot of the headwall and as you further ascend the air gets thinner.
How much does it cost to climb Island Peak?
The cost to climb Island Peak is approx. 3,200USD per person. This includes all transportation, guide, porter, permits and accommodation. Island Peak is reached by travelling to Lukla and from there trekking to the base of Island Peak from where the climb starts.
How long does it take to climb Island Peak?
It will take an about of 3 to 4 hours of climbing to reach the base of Island Peak and the views of the Imja Valley and neighboring glaciers are spectacular. Depending on the weather conditions the climb can take more than 4 hours so beware of that.
What is the best month to climb Everest?
The best months to Climb Mt Everest are March, April, May, October and November. During these months the views are at its best and the weather has warmer days with clear blue skies! The best seasons to Climb Mt Everest are either autumn or spring.
Can you see Everest from Island Peak?
Unfortunately you cannot see the summit of Mt Everest as its hiding behind Mt Lhotse. From Island Peak you can see amazing views of Mt Ama-Dablam, Mera Peak and Mt Lhotse!