Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak – exhilarating climbing experience beyond simply trekking in Himalayas
Incredible success rate of 51 trekkers out of 62 scaled the Island peak in 2016. Above 90 % summit success rate in the year of 2017 and 2018 on Island peak climbing trip
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.
Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek in Nepal
There is no doubt that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers and cultural enthusiast for many decades. Among all the trekking peaks in Nepal, Island peak is the most popular as it is suitable to all novice climbers and experienced trekkers. Explicitly this Island peak climbing offers 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. Standing on top of Island peak cherish the same unforgettable sense of achievement as you would on the top of mt. Everest. Generally speaking the Island peak expedition is not technically challenging but it can be physically demanding. Notably the climb is graded as Alpine PD+.
Responsible Travel with Safety First
We run all of our trips in responsible way with safety and comfort as possible at its highest standard. Most importantly we ensure the medical trained and experienced guide to lead your trip to Island peak. Besides that we carry the proper safety back up like Oxygen or Portable Altitude Chamber. Further more the comprehensive medical box in dealing with any problems that may arise on trip. Proud to share with you that Mountain Monarch is the pioneering company having responsible trekking policy. Dedicated 01 TREKKER:01 PORTER allow every trekkers to have own pace and flexibility on trip. No doubt you feel proud that you have your own personal porter. Above all your porter carrying lighter weight and walking next to you with bigger smile.
Island peak is also known as Imja Tse. This is often the first step for most of the climbers before any summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalaya. We take an exciting flight to Lukla to begin the Island peak expedition with Everest base camp hike. Hence we climb the less trodden trail to Everest base camp and Kalapathar for proper acclimatisation before summit push. In particular we customise a special climbing training session at the base camp. Indeed the training covers on required climbing skills to scale the summit safely and successfully.
Summit day – standing on top of Island Peak at 6189 meter
Significantly the Island peak summit day starts very early in the morning with an interesting scramble along a rock ridge to a glacier. Further more above the rock ridge there is a steep snow head wall leading to the summit. Off course this is a physically challenging but a great day of achievement. Obviously 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 face about 150 meters to the summit ridge.
From the top of Island peak, you can see a breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse central and Lhotse Shar. This form a semi circle in the north. The stunning views of Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m) in the east and famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812m) in the south. Never to be forgotten the experience of Island peak climbing with Everest base camp in the Himalayas.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu / Welcome 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.
6189 meter Island peak climbing with hike to Everest base camp
All personal and group climbing gears PROVIDED
Climbing clinic course at base camp thus no preview climbing training or experienced required.
Full board meals and tea house plus camping on trek, hotel in Ktm.
Responsible travel : 01 trekker:01 porter
Hassle free trip - trek and climbing permit to Lukla flight
Experienced climbing guide and cook team at Island peak base camp with solar panel
Medical trained group leader with Oxygen cylinder or PAC bag and first aid kit.