Island Peak climbing is one of the most popular, non technical and ideal Himalayan peak climbing adventure for beginners. If you have ever dreamt of being at the top of snow capped mountains then climbing Island Peak would certainly make your dream come true. Also this Island Peak trip offers itself as perfect pre-acclimatization point before Mt. Everest expedition and it has been like ritual now which was started by two legends in the name of mountaineering, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjing Norgay Sherpa.
Island Peak journey starts as we fly above the grand Himalayas in a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip and trek to Phakding. During initial days of Island peak climbing, we cross Hillary suspension bridge, trek along banks of Dudhkoshi river and we acclimatize for a day at Namche bazaar, the Sherpa town where you will interact with them and get insight to their local culture, tradition and lifestyle. Visit to numerous ancient monasteries along our way to Tengboche and Dingboche would even be more insightful. Upon arrival at Dingboche it calls for a day trip to get top of Chukkung ri for amazing close encounter of snow capped peaks like Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse and amazing views of valley and glacial lakes. Before climbing Island Peak, we first acclimatize at high camp which helps our body adapt the surrounding environment. Finally the most important day of our trip knocks our door when early morning we start climbing Island peak from its base. It would be the most memorable day as it brings us the feeling like never before. We get back towards Chukkung before noon and trace our steps couple of days to arrive at Lukla via Namce bazaar which ends our fabulous Island peak climbing. Fly back to Kathmandu.
Island Peak adventure can be joined by any adventure lover who are physically fit and have passion towards peak climbing, mountain walks and exploring Himalayas. Even if you have no prior climbing experience, with our professional climbing guides and short preparation, you can be part of our next Island Peak trip departure. And being so close to Mt. Everest, if you desire to step at Everest base camp too then embark for our Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek; the heavenly climbing and trekking adventure on earth.