Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is the most popular adventure trek and climbing trip in the Everest region. The best seasons for this trek are in spring and autumn. This is when you can witness the most glorious and epic panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. This is a tea house & camping trek with a maximum altitude of 5,550m for the Everest base camp trek and 6,000m for summit of the Island peak. Alpine Eco Trek provides you with an expert Sherpa climbing team when climbing the Island peak, with a friendly and experienced trekking crew when trekking to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar.
The Everest base camp Trek with Island Peak climbing Fact:
This is a 17 day adventure trip which starts from Kathmandu with a scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m), one of the most famous and unique airports in the world. We provide an English-speaking insured guide, along with strong, insured and well-equipped porters, we also provide all the necessary trekking permits, TIMS cards, Everest National park fee and Island peak climbing permit. The trek begins in Lukla, continuing to Everest base camp and then onto Chukkung Ri. Chukkung Ri will mark the beginning of the Island Peak climb, with an expert Sherpa climbing team to take you on your adventure. We provide a tent accommodation and full board while camping and summiting the Island also known as Imja Tse peak.
Summit Day - standing on top of Island Peak at 6189 meter:
The Island peak climbing summit day starts early in the morning with an interesting scramble along a rock ridge towards a glacier. Above this there is a steep snow headwall leading to the summit, this is a physically challenging day with glorious scenery throughout. Our climbing guides use fixed ropes to ensure a safe ascent, with jumar and harness for the strenuous and challenging section which climbs up a 60 - 70 degree rock face for roughly 100 meters to the summit ridge. From the top of the Island peak, you will see a breathtaking panorama of the gigantic mountains; Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) which form a semi-circle in the north, combined with the stunning views of Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m) in the east and the famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812m) in the south. A peak climbing experience into the Himalayas which will be treasured for a lifetime.