The marvelous Island Peak Climbing package is the most popular peak climb in Nepal. After an amazing foothill journey, make your way up the mass of rock and ice that looms over the Chhuknug Valley. At the top of Island Peak (6189 meters), be confronted with a heart-stopping panorama of the Everest region. Take a look around you and see glimmering mountain peaks in each direction. To the east, Makalu (8481 meters) and Baruntse (7129 meters) appear at eye level. To the north, Nuptse (7879 meteres) and Lhotse (8501 meters) shine bright. To the south of us, the iconic Ama Dablam peak (6812 meters) stares back at us.
Without a doubt, the experience of climbing Island Peak is one that you will cherish forever. Climbers are overcome with a sense of pleasure and pride during the moments at the top of the peak. Take some photos to bring back for memories, but also try and admire it in the present. Those moments of standing at the top of Island Peak only happen once!
As with all peak climbing excursions, the ascent does not come without a little work beforehand. However, it’s not so much work when you are enjoying it! After flying to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla (aka the most dangerous airport in the world), begin hiking up towards Namche Bazaar. Through forests and villages, the expansive trade and tourism town provides a perfect opportunity to learn about the Sherpa community.
Our level of energy and excitement builds as we near Island Peak Base Camp. At Island Peak Base Camp, we realize we are truly in the mountains. We take a day to acclimatize and brief on the upcoming ascent. Then we head further to High Camp to again acclimatize and have one last look to make sure the gear is as ready as we are. Finally the time comes. Wake up in the middle of the night, before sunrise, to begin the climb. We must maximize our chances for good weather. At the jaw-dropping peak, we celebrate a successful climb and take some photos. The splendor of the view cannot be described! You must see if to believe it. After some time at the peak, head back down to Lukla. What a memorable adventure!!
The Island Peak Climbing itinerary has been designed by expert climbers to maximize acclimatization periods and prevent altitude sickness. We strive to do everything to allow you to have a successful ascent. If you would like to extend the journey for a trip to Gokyo Lakes or Everest Base Camp, let us know! We can manage the itinerary and costs accordingly. Also, novice and expert climbers alike can take part in Island Peak Climbing.
Climb Island Peak any time of the year. The best times to make the trip, though, are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons provide the best weather and clearest skies. It is possible to climb in the winter, though the snow can pose additional challenges. Third Eye Adventure Pvt. Ltd. handles the trek with complete management. If you have any questions about the climb, do ask!