Island Peak Climbing - 16 Days

During Island Peak Climbing, you ascend the mountain, located in the middle of the majestic snow – covered Himalayas, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Makalu, Cholatse, Baruntse, Arkam Tse Range, Nagartschang, and Chukung Ri. Island Peak is too easy to climb. That is why; it comes under the category of the most – climbable peak of Nepal. Above all, you can reach the summit of Island Peak (6187 m) either in 1 day or in 2 days, depending on the mountain weather conditions.

Before climbing Island Peak, you trek from Lukla to the base camp. During trekking, you come across Phakding, a UNESCO World Heritage Village, including other Sherpa villages. Spending 2 nights at Namche Bazaar, ‘The Gateway to Everest,’ which is the largest village of the Everest region, you head off to Tengboche, which has the largest and impressive monastery of the Everest region. Further, Tengboche is the birthplace of Tenzing Sherpa, the first Nepali to climb Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. Other Sherpa villages are Deboche, Dingboche, and Chukkung, where you will spend your nights. Of all the villages, Chukung has a beautiful valley that offers a stunning view of the most beautiful mountain of the world – Ama Dablam.

At the base of Island Peak, you learn pre-ice climbing, that is, you learn how to use the climbing equipment. At midnight, you ascend to a High Camp (5,700 m) of Island Peak, by following a well-defined trail. Some of the characteristics of Island Peak Climbing are crevasses, steep headwall, and ridge. Your climbing guide will support you completely, as well as, fixes a rope on the summit headwall for your safe ascending and descending.