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Island Peak Climbing

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Island peak climbing – Trekking peaks in Nepal

There is no doubt that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers and cultural enthusiast for many decades. Among 33 officially opened trekking peaks in Nepal, Island peak climbing is the most popular as it offers to all novice climbers and trekkers an exhilarating climbing experience beyond simply trekking in Nepal.

By climbing the Island peak, you will stand on a summit of wonderful mountain at 6189 meters and have almost the same unforgettable sense of achievement as you would on Everest – the climb is physically demanding but not technically challenging. Any fit and acclimatized person having a strong inclination towards adventure can join the Island peak climbing trip that is graded as Alpine PD+

Expedition to Island Peak climb with Everest Base Camp trek: 01 Trekker : 01 Porter

Island peak is also known as Imja Tse peak is an extension of the Himalayan ridge that comes down from the south end of the Lhotse shar, situated at less than 10 kilometer away from the Mt. Everest in Himalayas. This peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British expedition team as preparation for the Everest expeditions and even today Island peak climb is often the first step for most of the climbers before any summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalaya. After checking all the gear and exploring the sights and sounds of bustling Kathmandu, we take an exciting flight to the STOL airport of Lukla to begin our journey to Island peak expedition and Everest base camp hiking trip.

We climb the less trodden trail to the Everest base camp and Kalapathar for proper acclimatization before scaling the Island peak top. We customize a special climbing training session for you at the Island peak base camp where you will receive instructions from our experienced climbing guides to ensure that all of you have required the necessary climbing skills to scale the summit safely and successfully.

There will be medical trained and experienced group leader with required safety back up in dealing with any problems that may arise in Island peak climbing expedition. We have responsible trekking policy of one porter to each trekkers so you can have own pace and porter hiking high on Himalayas on light weight including the Island peak climbing trip.

Summit day – standing on top of Island Peak at 6189 meter

The Island peak climbing summit day starts early in the morning with an interesting scramble along a rock ridge to a glacier and above this there is a steep snow head wall leading to the summit, off course this is a physically challenging but fabulous day.

Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition climbing guides fix new ropes to ensure safe ascent with jumar and harness for the strenuous and challenging section that climbs up a 60 – 70 degree face about 100 meters to the summit ridge. From the top of Island peak, the giant mountains, you can see a breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains – Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) which form a semi circle in the north and the stunning views of Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m) in the east and famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812m) in the south – a never to be forgotten Island peak climbing trip with Everest base camp experience in Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 01:

 Arrive in Kathmandu / Dinner with cultural program.

Day 02:

Explore Buddhist Stupa and Hindu Cremation Shrines / Trip preparation

Day 03-04:

Fly to Lukla and trekking to Namche to start the Island peak expedition.

Day 05-06:

Trek to Khumjung after an acclimatization rest day at Namche.

Day 07:

Trek to Photse via Monla, on the way to Gokyo valley

Day 08-09:

Trek to Dingboche, above tree line / exploration day.

Day 10:

Trek to Lobuche with extraordinary scenery.

Day 11-12:

Trek the Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapathar for proper acclimtisation.

Day 13-14:

Climb to Island peak base camp / Rest and climbing clinic

Day 15-16:

Island peak climbing period / sensational Himalayan panorama.

Day 17-19:

Trekking down to Lukla via Pangboche and Thyangboche.

Day 20-21:

Fly to Kathmandu / Rest day.

Day 22:

Island peak climbing trip ends / Airport transportation.

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