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“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

ISLAND PEAK

DAYS
Trek & Climb

17

Region
Everest
Group Size
Min 2 - Max 10
Max Altitude
6198 meters
Difficulty
Strenuous

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OVERVIEW

From the panoramic views of snow-capped summits to the dramatic insights of Lhotse Shar & Ama Dablam, island peak is an unforgettable experience, for climbers with basic mountaineering skills: Crampons, ice axe & rope handling. There are few trekking peaks that have the same power to captivate & delight.

Being a close neighbour to highest trekking Mt.Mera, it is more technical & often challenging than Mera. Also known for Alias called "Imja Tse", Island Peak appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche.

Island peak is among the trekking peak of Nepal, with its standard climbing route having the Alpine PD+ difficulty level. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar & typically climbed in a round trip from Kathmandu in 17 Days.

The 360-degree panorama of many of highest mountains-Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8410m), Lhotse Shar (8383m) Makalu (8475m) Baruntse & Amadablam all spice up your climbing expedition.

BEST TIME TO GO

Spring : March - May Fall : September - November

At these times, the weather is at its best, being hot but not uncomfortably so, and there’s usually minimal or no rain.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Climbing island peak is challenging for sure. But if you happen to have a great flexibility & can manage to walk on glacier, you can make it to the summit. It is non-technical climbing, but due to the steep ascent, it’s physically demanding. One must have basic knowledge of mountaineering.

 

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Island Peak follows much of the classic Everest Base Camp trek

 

  • Views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and many 7,000 m+ peaks

 

  • Experience the local culture of Sherpa & their long mountaineering history

 

  • Climbing led by Highly experienced & certified Sherpa Guides

 

  • Sagarmatha National Park & its rich vegetation: Flora & Fauna

 

  • Island Peak an ideal climbing choice for novice climbers

 

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