Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trip Overview:
Peak climbing in Nepal has so much to offer in comparison to regular alpine trekking. With the number of peaks and varied destinations that Nepal has to offer to travelers, it certainly is the ultimate destination for peak climbers. Island Peak is indeed filled with spectacular scenery and has certainly proved to be an experience not found elsewhere. Island Peak Climbing with EBC is an awesome way to experience the thrill of both Trekking and Climbing in Nepal.
Of 6000 meter Peak Climbing in Nepal, Island Peak surpasses all the other climbing peaks of its elevation category. This 20-day trek is filled with tons of adventure and excitement. It certainly combines the joy of being at the base of the world's highest mountain and climbing the celebrated Mountain.
Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp is designed for people who are ready to go the extra mile to experience the pleasure of adventure. Furthermore, it is for those who are ready to undertake the challenge of achieving the nobler part of themselves. This expedition is an excellent choice to experiment with yourself on how far you would go to question your weakness.
NOTE: To make it hassle-free and less expensive we provide all the climbing gears that include twin sharing member tent, ropes, boots, Alpine Climbing Harness, Rappel device, crampons, ice-axes, etc.
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” - Edmund Hillary
Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Key Features:
- Epic Summit Views: Stand atop the 6,189m summit of Island Peak for stunning 360-degree Himalayan panoramas - Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more
- Iconic Everest Base Camp Trek: Make the legendary trek through the Khumbu Valley to stand before the towering ice walls of the world's highest peak at Everest Base Camp.
- Technical Climbing Challenge: Put your mountaineering skills to the test by tackling steep headwalls, exposed ridges, glacier travel, and fixed rope ascents.
- Up Close with Sherpa Culture: Spend enough time in the traditional villages, and monasteries, and know the way of life of the high-altitude Sherpas and their Buddhist traditions.
- Gateway Peak for Climber Progression: Island Peak introduces critical mountain climbing techniques without extremely technical or risky terrain - excellent for climber development
- Maximum Acclimatization: Proper preparation and gradual ascent over two weeks allow safe adjustment to thin air and minimize altitude sickness
- Adrenaline-Fueled Summit Push: Channel electrifying pre-dawn energy as you make your final ascent to Island Peak's airy and exhilarating summit
- Sense of Achievement: Stand on top of Island Peak knowing you've earned lifelong bragging rights by conquering a highly coveted 6,000m Himalayan climb
More About Island Peak:
Like an island standing in the middle of the sea of ice is ‘Imja Tse’ or Island Peak. This glorious peak below the lofty Lhotse in the Chhukhung Valley has long captured the hearts of veteran adventurers. It is solitary but its unique shape and location make it stand out among the mighty Himalayan mountains around it.
The local Sherpa people have called it "Imja Tse" for generations. Imja means 'Middle' and Tse means "Peak or Sit" in Tibetan Sherpa Language. So, Imja Tse literally means ‘Peak or Sitting in the Middle’. Now the route that leads to the base of Island Peak is known as Imja Valley.
In 1951, British explorer Eric Shipton saw Imja Tse while surveying the region after his unsuccessful Everest Expedition. Its appearance reminded him of an island in a frozen sea. Shipton's team named it "Island Peak," and later this name was accepted globally. Though the Sherpas had always revered the peak in their myths, this new English name connected it to the outside world drawing international climbers to scale it.
Since then, Island Peak has starred in the first chapter of many prominent mountaineers as their primary foundation. Though the journey is hard, it lets climbers write their story into Island Peak's growing legend.
Island Peak’s two different names - one Nepali, and one English - represent two different cultures united by these sacred mountains. Together, their passion gives Island Peak a royal place among Himalayan giants. As long as there are dreamers, this gorgeous mountain will call them to adventure.
Island Peak now is a prominent peak that stands at an impressive elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet). It offers an exhilarating climbing experience for adventurers seeking to conquer Himalayan summits.
Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trip Summary:
This rewarding 22-day trip starts with flying to the most beautiful airstrip of Lukla. Situated at a height of 2,840 m/9,317 ft. Lukla is certainly one of the most fascinating towns in the Khumbu region. Gradually walking through the ancient trail and Sherpa community settlements with the most amazing view we get to the base of the world's highest mountain.
After the completion of the adventurous trek to Everest base camp (5360 m) and Kalapathar (5545 m), we head back 1000 m down to Dingboche (4350 m). Consequently, this would be more like a ‘walk high sleep low’ strategy.
The next day we take Imja Valley for Island Peak base camp. A distinguished British Mountaineer, Eric Shipton named 'Island Peak' in 1951 and renamed Imja Tse in 1983. At Island Peak base camp the cook is accountable for all the diverse meals. They are broadly trained regarding hygiene, preparing meal variety, and presentation. They are masters at preparing selections of food under less-than-ideal conditions.
Our accomplished climbing Sherpa will conduct a clinical course on required climbing skills and safety measures. Eventually, we climb to the summit of Island Peak at 6189 m / 20,305 feet which delivers the most breathtaking view.
Island peak expeditions have always served as a preparation arena for mountaineers before scaling any high peaks. This Trip offers anyone with exhilarating adventure experience with its challenges and breathtaking views from the summit. Besides Island Peak, we also organize other fascinating peak climbing in Nepal like Mera Peak climbing, Lobuche East Climbing, Amadablam Expedition, and many more.