Island Peak Climbing in Nepal is a well-known activity for all beginners and mountain lovers. Island Peak is a trekking peak. It means the trail is not technically advanced and is perfect for beginner climbers. In this package, we have extended our Everest Base Camp Trek and combined Island Peak Expedition in the journey. Before pushing towards the top of this peak, we ascend to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, which is also ideal for acclimatization.
Attempt your first peak-climbing expedition in the Himalayas by joining our adventurous yet doable Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. Go beyond trekking and taste the adrenaline of mountain climbing.
During Island Peak Climbing with the EBC Trek, you reach not only the lap of Mt. Everest base camp but also summit a peak. Island Peak is known as Imja Tse in Nepali, so do not get confused if we use this term anywhere on the page.
The first part of the EBC Trek with Island Peak goes through Sherpa village and lush forests. You then traverse at a high altitude above the tree line along gorges, moraines, and glacial paths. Experience the heartwarming welcome of the locals and visit ancient monasteries along the way.
As you get pumped with the adrenaline of trekking in the Himalayas, the enriching cultural experience along the way will keep you down to earth and remind you to take a breath and unwind your worries.
The outlines you can expect in Island Peak Climbing
- Climb 6,000 meters above a peak in the Everest region.
- Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
- Witness the lifestyle of Sherpas and their tradition.
- Walk through dense forests and beautiful mountain villages before going above the treeline.
- Visit old monasteries along the way and get to live a Himalayan lifestyle.
- Climb with reliable and best Sherpa guides.
- Full support during the climbing period with basic climbing training
Views during the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek route
Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Route offers fantastic mountain panoramas. You get to witness diverse landscapes from different viewpoints, like the Everest View Hotel and Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar especially offers a gorgeous sunrise with 360-degree views of the snow-capped peaks all around it.
Mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Baruntse, etc. are seen while trekking and climbing. Likewise, the view of glaciers, waterfalls, and lush valleys is excellent too.
About Island Peak Climbing in Nepal
Situated in the Chukkung Valley, Island Peak is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalayas. Dominated by the giant Lhotse and Nuptse south walls in the north and Baruntse to the south, the top of this peak does look like an island.
The island peak is the extension of Lhotse Shar's south ridge. It is separated by a col ridge rising to the south from this point, which leads to the summit of Island Peak.
Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing discovered the island peak in 1953 during their expedition to Mt. Everest. They have used it as a training peak. And to this date, mountaineers use the island peak as a training peak before approaching eight thousand meters above the mountains.
How difficult is EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing?
The overall EBC Trek with Island Peak is a challenging journey that includes strenuous climbing. You'll not only deal with steep, rugged terrain but also high altitude and exposure to the sun and cold. Island Peak Climbing is for experienced trekkers and climbers who want to introduce themselves to slightly technical climbing in the Himalayas.
Following the Chukkung valley, we reach the base camp of Island Peak. From here, the summit walk is around a 9 to 12-hour round trip. The route to the summit is rocky and steep. You walk along the snowline using fixed ropes. Before reaching the summit, you cross crevasses and 300 meters of the headwall.
Preparation for Trek to EBC and Island Peak Climbing
To prepare for the Island Peak Climbing, do daily exercise that involves training your muscles's endurance and stamina. Go on short hikes and treks with long walking hours with a day pack weighing around 5 kg. If possible, try hiking on similar terrain (steep and rugged).
Get your gear ready early and break into your new trekking or climbing boots. Our team will provide you with a packing list to help you prepare your gear.
We have opened booking for EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing with EBC Booking is open for the Spring and Autumn of 2024.
Join our Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek 2024 for the most adventurous journey of your life. We have the best climbing crew, led by the industry's most experienced Sherpa guides, who will assist you in reaching the summit.
Click on our booking button on the package page, which will lead you to the booking process. It is very simple and takes a few minutes. Once we receive your booking request for Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, our team members will get in touch with you and help you with further procedures.