Island Peak Climbing in Nepal
Island Peak is one of Nepal's most popular trekking peaks. This Island Peak climbing trip offers a fantastic climbing experience beyond trekking. Dare to Stand at 6189 meters to cherish the sense of achievement of scaling a stunning peak in the Himalayas. This expedition-style climb to Island Peak with EBC trek grades as Alpine PD+. This is a physically demanding but not technically challenging climb. This combo trek to climb suits all novice climbers and experienced trekkers. Good physical fitness with a positive attitude for a safe adventure. Climbing this Island peak is the first step before attempting other giant peaks.
Incredible success rate of 51 trekkers out of 62 scaled in 2016. Above 90 % summit success rate in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023.
Climb Island Peak and EBC with Proper Safety
We take an exciting flight to Lukla to begin this Island's peak journey. We trek to Namche and Dingboche, where we spend two nights. We plan to hike around to adjust to the thinner air. On the way up to EBC, we trek the less-trodden route via Phortse village. We climb EBC and Kala Pathar before we head to the base camp of Imjatse Peak. We stay at a fully supported tented camp at 5000 meters. We scale this Island peak after proper acclimatization.
We run this Island peak climbing with an EBC trek with a proper safety backup. We ensure the medically trained and experienced guide on the whole journey. They carry the required medicines and lead your trip to the summit and back. We have an Oxygen cylinder to safeguard all members and crew. It is life-saving in thinner oxygen conditions at high altitudes. We have a dedicated porter for each trekker. This allows trekker to have their own pace and adjust their journey. This personal porter is helpful in case of itinerary adjustment. Of course, you feel proud that you have your porter carrying the lighter weight. Being lightweight, your porter can walk beside you with a big smile.
Climbing Training and Summit Day
Special Climbing Clinic training course designed to give required climbing skills. It boosts the confidence of all team members for a safe and successful climb. We organized it at the base camp of Island Peak just before the summit push. Our experienced climbing guide demonstrates the climbing gear and leads the training. He sets up the fixed line for the actual climbing practice. We practiced with Jumar, Figure of eight, ropes, ice axes, crampons, etc. We check the climbing boots with crampoons and practice walking around. If required, our climbing guide will demonstrate a few ladder-crossing techniques. This depends on the current situation as the climbing routes change.
The island peak expedition summit day starts early in the morning. It begins with an exciting scramble along a rock ridge to a glacier. Above the rocky hill is a steep snow headwall leading to the summit. Of course, this is a challenging but great day of achievement. Our permanent and experienced climbing guides fix NEW ropes. We use Jumar and harness on strenuous and difficult sections of climbing. The ultimate climb up a 60 - 70 degree faces about 150 meters to the summit ridge. Island Peak unfolds the breathtaking panorama of Nuptse, Lhotse in the north. The stunning views of Makalu (8475 m) and Baruntse (7129 m) in the east. And the famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812 m) in the south.
Island Peak Climbing Difficulty and Preparation
Proper acclimation is a must before the summit push. Climbing the Island peak at 6189 meters is physically challenging. There are some challenges and difficulties on the way to the summit. The headwall inclined to push, walking around bolder, and crevasses crossing some of them. Two to three months of trip preparation before arriving in Nepal. Mental preparation and positive thinking are keys to adventure trips. A fit and experienced trekker can join the climb to Island Peak with an EBC hike. These trekking peaks require a special climbing permit to summit the top. Only Nepal-based registered trekking companies can obtain such permits. One needs to join a local company to climb these trekking peaks in Nepal. Booking with an overseas company means hiring a mediator. Who only sets the bridge between the trekkers and the actual operator
Climbing Gear, Best Time, and Duration
Mountain Monarch is a top ten award-winning company organizing peak climbing in Nepal. We provide all personal and group climbing gear for the climbing trip. That includes Climbing boots: helmet, ice axe, crampons, Jumar, Figure of eight, harness, and carabiners. Furthermore, we have a climbing rope and tent for members and crew. There is no need to hire or buy any climbing gear for doing Island Peak with us. Thus, we ensure a safe, hassle-free, and cost-effective climbing experience. The best climbing times are March, April, May, October, and November. We also customize the winter climb in December. It offers a clear sky, though colder at night.
We have set four days to climb Island Peak from the base camp to the summit. We stayed at the tented camp with a proper setup during this climbing. We have a dining tent with a table and chairs for meals. We have an experienced cook and his crew at base camp. They prepare plentiful hygienic meals to surprise you on that elevation. We stayed at the local tea house while trekking for the rest of the nights. These tea houses are relatively warmer and more cozy than tents. In addition, we have a climbing training day at the base camp. This is a specially designed climbing training day just before the summit push. The summit day starts early in the morning. The climbing takes around 10 hours to complete. We have our climbing guides to support you on this big day. The Island peak climbing cost includes all services. This includes meals, accommodation, a climbing guide, a permit, a Lukla flight, etc.
Booking Open for the Spring and Autumn of 2023 and 2024
We specialize in trekking peak climbing in Nepal. We have been organizing this island peak climbing trip for over two decades. We have many sets of fixed and guaranteed departure dates. You can join any dates in the Spring and Autumn seasons of 2023 and 2024. March, April, May, September, October, or November are the best times for an Island peak climb with an EBC hike. Independent trekkers and groups of friends are welcome to join. Let us know if you wish to have a private group date and plan. We will customize it to the best of your interest. We ensure a safe and memorable journey of a lifetime.