“If you want to take a next step from trekking to mountaineering, climbing Island Peak is the perfect ice climbing trip.”
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 snowcapped 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 Dudh Koshi 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 snowcapped peaks like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse with 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 Namche Bazaar which ends our fabulous climb. 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 the help of our professional trekking guides & a few short preparations, you can easily join this trip. Contact us for further inquiries regarding this fabulous peak climbing adventure deep into the heart of Nepalese Himalayas.