Island Peak (6,189 m) Climbing is perfect for energetic and physically fit climbers having a desire for adventure. It is one of the top peak climbing attraction in Nepal.
The name Island Peak was given by English mountaineer - Eric Shipton in 1951. The name Island Peak is justified as the peak is located isolated in the center surrounded by glaciers that are descending from tall mountain peaks above 7,000 m and 8,000 m.
The peak rises from the Lhotse glacier from the southern end and from the peak summit, captivates you with its marvelous panoramic beauty and most appreciably, you will get a standardized viewpoint to peek at Mount Everest up close.
Island Peak Climbing expedition can also be considered as the training grounds for peaks above 7000 meters.
Island Peak has been climbed by many people since time immemorial (including Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary) and at some point in time, became the preferred climbing peak who seek a challenging route.
Climbing Island Peak is physically hard but not technically challenging and is perfect for those who wish to expand their experience towards mountain expeditions.
Standing on the summit of Island peak gives you a feeling of accomplishment. From here you get stunning views of the southern faces of Everest and Lhotse. You also get to see Ama Dablam and Makalu.
Our journey starts from Lukla. Next is a walk up to the Dudh Koshi valley following through Namche, and then Tengboche to Kalapatthar and the Everest Base Camp. Khumbu Glacier is worth watching from here. Finally, we move downwards to Chhukung and prepare for our venture.
The peak climbing requires lots of practice as well as involves crossing the crevassed glacier and extensive use of gears such as ladders, jumar, ropes, and traversing through the snowy terrain. On our 21 days itinerary, the 14th day is dedicated to practicing climbing techniques using proper gears, and the following day we summit the peak.
Island Peak Climbing Highlights
- Includes Everest Base Camp trek
- Total 21 Days with Acclimatization days
- Alpine PD+ climbing grade (somewhat difficult)
- A different experience on trek traversing through the jungle, grassland, glacier, high passes.
- The extremely good vibe of Sherpa culture and village.
- Breathtaking views of the highest mountain such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Mount Cho Oyo, etc.
- Rejuvenation of body mind and soul by trekking and climbing of the different nature trails.
- Be on the summit of Island peak (6,189 meters)