Island Peak Climbing

posted on 10 Jul 2017 13:47 by nepaltrekking in Trekking


Island Peak (6160m) is a standout amongst the most mainstream climbing peaks in Nepal. This trek offers an astounding chance to climb Island peak (6160m) together with an energizing trek to the Everest Base Camp (5357m) and Kalapattar (5550m). The summit of the Island peak offers splendid perspectives of the goliath Mt.Everest, Makalu, and Lhotse.

The trek begins at Lukla subsequent to flying from Kathmandu (Nepal's Capital) to Lukla. We trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, going through Namche and Tengboche on our approach to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp. In the wake of being refreshed and feeling physically fit and acclimatized, we at that point head up the delightful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. Other than trekking enterprise, we likewise get the opportunity to witness flawless Sherpa towns and tranquil cloisters. Island Peak situated over the Chhukhung ice sheet between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains. To climb Island Peak, one has the alternative of beginning from a base camp at 5,087 meters (16,690 ft) called Pareshaya Gyab. Another prevalent choice is to rise to High Camp at around 5,600 meters (18,400 ft) to lessen the measure of exertion and time required for summit day. In any case, satisfactory water supply and worries about resting at a higher height may direct beginning from base camp. Base camp to high camp is essentially a climb yet simply above high camp, some rough strides require direct scrambling and up through a wide open ravine. At the highest point of the gorge, ice sheet travel starts and continues up to a lofty snow and ice slant. From here, repaired ropes might be set by the aides for the strenuous rising of about 100 meters (330 ft) to the summit edge. The move to the summit is fairly troublesome because of soak climbing. The splendid perspectives from the summit, the monster mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi hover in the north.

After summit the Island Peak, we return down through Namche to Lukla, and from that point we back to Kathmandu by flight. This outing should be possible amid March to May and September to November.