Island Peak Climbing in Nepal
Island Peak Climbing, also known as Imja Tse, offers an exhilarating climbing experience beyond simply trekking in Nepal. The climb to Island peak is Nepal's most popular trekking peak. The Island peak with Everest base camp trek is suitable for all novice climbers and experienced trekkers. By Scaling this trekking peak, you will stand on the summit of a beautiful mountain at 6189 meters. Stand on top and cherish the same unforgettable sense of achievement as you would on the top of mt. Everest. Generally speaking, this expedition-style climb graded as Alpine PD+ is not technically challenging, but it can be physically demanding. Thus good physical fitness with a positive outdoor attitude is a must to have a safe and successful adventure. Typically this climbing adventure is the first step for most climbers to take part in before any summit attempt at giant peaks in the Himalayas.
Incredible success rate of 51 trekkers out of 62 scaled in 2016. Above 90 % summit success rate in the year of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022 on Island peak trip
Climb Island Peak with EBC Trek in Nepal
We take an exciting flight to Lukla to begin the Island peak with an Everest base camp (EBC) trek. First, we trek to Namche and Dinboche and spend two nights, respectively, planning to hike around to adjust to the thinner air as we go higher. On the way to EBC, we hike via the less trodden and upper route via Phortse village. Then, we walk to Everest base camp and Kalapathar for proper acclimatization on the island peak base camp at around 5000 meters. Finally, we summit the Island peak on day 14 from your arrival in Nepal, allowing enough time to adjust the less oxygen available at a higher elevation.
Climbing Training at the Base Camp
Climbing Clinic is a special training course designed to give required climbing skills and boost the confidence of all team members at the base camp of Island peak just before the summit push. Our experienced climbing guide will demonstrate the climbing gear and set us the fixed line for the actual climbing practice. We practice using different Climbing devices such as Zummar (ascending device), Figure of eight (descending device), safety ropes, ice axe, crampons, etc.
We will check the climbing boots with crampoons and practice walking around. If required, our climbing guide will demonstrate a few ladder-crossing techniques based on the current situation, as the climbing routes change often. A few rounds of practice give you more confidence and courage to test yourself at high altitude on the summit day.
Summit Day stands at 6189 m in the Himalayas.
Significantly the summit day starts very early in the morning with an exciting scramble along a rock ridge to a glacier. Furthermore, above the rocky hill is a steep snow headwall leading to the summit. Of course, this is a physically challenging but great day of achievement. Our permanent and highly experienced climbing guides fix NEW ropes. Thus ensure safe ascent with Jumar and harness for the strenuous and challenging section. The ultimate climb up a 60 - 70 degree faces about 150 meters to the summit ridge.
All personal and group climbing gear provided: La Sportiva climbing boot, Exped down mattress, sleeping bag, down jacket. Thus, no need to bring or invest in expensive gear just for one trip.
From the top of the Island peak, you can see a breathtaking panorama of the gigantic mountains of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse central, and Lhotse Shar. This forms a semi-circle in the north. The stunning views of Makalu (8475 m), Baruntse (7129 m) in the east, and the famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812 m) in the south.
Responsible Travel with Safety First
There is no doubt that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers, and cultural enthusiasts for many decades. We run all our trips with as reliable safety and comfort as possible at their highest standard, including the expedition climbs to Island peak. Most importantly, we ensure the medical trained and experienced guide leads your climbing trip. Besides, we carry the proper safety back up like Oxygen or a Portable Altitude Chamber. Furthermore, the comprehensive medical box deals with any problems that may arise on a trip. Proud to share with you that Mountain Monarch is a pioneering company with having responsible trekking policy. Dedicated 01 TREKKER:01 PORTER allows every trekker to have their own pace and flexibility on the trip. No doubt you feel proud that you have your porter, your porter carrying the lighter weight and walking next to you with a giant smile.
Gear and the best time to climb Island peak, Nepal
Besides the standard hiking gear such as a thermal layer, gloves, warm jacket, day pack, and hiking boot, etc. you need a set of climbing gear like climbing boots, helmet, ice axe, crampons, Jumar, a figure of eight, harness, carabiners, prusik loop, etc. along with climbing rope and tented gears. Mountain Monarch is a top ten company organizing peak climbing trips in Nepal. We provide all the personal and group climbing gear making your trip to the Island peak hassle-free and cost-effective simultaneously. March, April, May, October, and November are the best time to climb this Island peak with the EBC trek in Nepal. Winder climbing in December can be customized as it offers a clear sky though colder at night.
Island Peak Climbing Difficulty, Preparation, and How to Climb
Climbing the Island peak at 6189 meters is physically challenging, and some technical climbing with crossing the crevasse at some places. Due to the elevation gain on climbing, the oxygen level in the air becomes less; thus, proper acclimation is a must before the summit push. The headwall incline push, walking around the bolder, and crevasses crossing are the significant challenges on the way to the summit. Therefore, two to Three months of trek preparation is suggested before you arrive in Nepal. Besides that, mental preparation and positive thinking are equally essential on such an adventure trip. Thus, a fit person with good physical fitness and earlier outdoor adventure experience can join. These trekking peak climbing require a special climbing permit, and only Nepal-based registered trekking companies can get the climbing permit for you; thus, you need to choose the best and most trusted company to climb it.
Climbing Duration and Tented Camping
We have separated four days for the climbing of Island peak from the base camp at 4900 meters, where we stay at the tented camp. We have experience cooks to prepare plentiful hygienic food to surprise you with various camping meals. Rest of the days, while trekking, we stay at the local teahouse comparatively warmer and cozy. In addition, we have set up the climbing clinic, a specially designed climbing training day just before the summit push. The summit day typically starts early in the morning, taking around 10 hours to complete. We have our climbing guides there to support you on your big day.
Booking is open for the Spring and Autumn of 2023 and 2024
We have regularly organized the island peak climbing for the last two decades. Mountain Monarch is one of the top and award-winning climbing companies to organize trekking peak climbing in Nepal. We have many sets of fixed and guaranteed departure dates for this Island peak expedition trip in the Spring and Autumn seasons of 2023 - 2024. Indiviauland trekkers and groups of friends are welcome to join any of these fixed departure dates at the best and your suitable time of March, April, May, September, October, or November in 2023 and 2024. If you wish to have a private group departure date and itinerary, let us know we will customize it to the best of your interest to climb the Island peak safely and successfully.