Introduction to Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing is the most popular mountaineering program in Nepal and the island peak is also known as Imja Tse. As the most popular trekking peak in Nepal for mountaineering, Island Peak Climbing is the choice of many adventure seekers. This trip is a great option for trekkers who are looking for adventure with peak climbing in Nepal.
It is located in the Everest region with a height of 6,189 meters. The peak from Dingboche looks like an island in the middle of a sea of snow from which the peak gets its name. Enjoy spectacular views of some world’s highest mountains from Tengboche such as Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Kantega (6,782 m), Thamserku (6,623 m).
Island Peak Climbing takes you to a picturesque rural area. And from the rural area, you can experience hundreds of years old Nepali and Tibetan culture. Enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and 27 other mountain peaks in the Everest region from the top of the peak.
You reach the base camp by crossing many suspension bridges, dense forests, and beautiful ancient settlements. By interacting with the local people in the village, you also get a chance to learn about their religion, culture, traditions, and way of life. Most of the people living in the area practice Buddhism, so you can also visit the monasteries in those villages.
Difficulty, Accommodation, and Season
Climbing Island Peak is a relatively difficult climb compared to other trekking peaks. However, with an experienced trekking guide and some effort on your part, you can achieve success. You don’t need any technical training, but physical fitness and climbing skills are essential for the summit. The Climbing Sherpa Guide also gives you basic pre-training and brief instructions before climbing.
Tea houses and comfortable lodges are available along the trekking route. But the climber should arrange a tented camp for the duration of the climb. All the equipment required for trekking and climbing is easily available on hire. Insurance is mandatory for all team members and must be a licensed climbing guide registered under the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
Autumn and spring are the best time to climb the peak. But we arrange trips throughout the year according to the trekkers’ wishes and holiday frames. Check out our fixed itinerary prepared by experienced staff keeping in mind all aspects of the trip. If the given plan does not suit you, let us know, and we will tailor it to your needs.
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Island Peak Climbing in Nepal, 13 Days, Itinerary, Cost, Distance
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Rest day at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Dingboche to Chukung (4,730 m) – 3 to 4 hours walk.
Chukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200 m) - 4 to 5 hours walk.
Pre-Climb Training on Island Peak Base Camp.
Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189 m) and back to Base Camp (5,200 m) – 11 to 12 hours walk.
Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985 m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu – 45 minutes.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
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I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex