Climbing represents the ultimate adventure in Nepal, both a touchstone to the glorious days of Mallory and Hillary and a reflection of the fact that the Himalayan giants stand as the preeminent mountaineering challenge in the world. For those who wish to sample such an exhilarating experience, Island Peak offers one of the premier climbs available to trekkers, and it's an option Nepal Trekking Experts is well placed to deliver via our many years of working in the industry. What makes this climb even more worthwhile is the bonus of being able to visit Everest Base Camp along the way. If standing on such historic and famous ground isn't enough to impel you to the top of Island Peak, nothing will! The trek also helps climbers acclimate to the altitude and build up their fitness en route, an important point for those who may be lacking somewhat in conditioning.
A 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes us to the start of our adventure, the classic trek to Everest Base Camp via Namche, Tengboche, and Lobuche. From there, we continue on to Kala Patthar and the site of our base camp on the lower slopes of Island Peak to prepare ourselves for the excitement ahead.
Island Peak, or Imja Tse as it's known to locals, is a breathtaking climb that can be attempted from either the base camp (4970 m) or the high camp (5600 m) along a natural line that leads over a narrow ridge to the summit and its magnificent views of Everest and Lhotse. To stand atop Island Peak and behold the magnificent panorama and cloud base below is to feel like you're standing on top of the world—it's a very special moment.
Whether visiting on an individual basis or as a group, Nepal Trekking Experts has the expertise to arrange your Island Peak Climbing experience, so why not contact us and let our staff get you on the trail to the mountain's base camp?
In addition, you may also choose the Lobuche Peak Climbing or the highest climbing peak in Nepal, Mt. Mera.