This expedition aims to take you to the top of the Island peak through some of the most challenging parts of the Everest region.

In 1953, a party led by Eric Shipton first climbed Island peak.

Our 16-day-long Island Peak Climbing expedition aims to take you to the top of this historic summit through some of the most challenging parts of the Everest region.

The stunning Island Peak is located in the Sagarmatha National Park and forms part of the Khumbu Himal in Nepal. Overlooking yet another iconic mountain range. This peak offers some amazing scenery to explore and plenty of opportunities for the summit. We are offering a trek to Island Peak that includes 2 or 3 days of acclimatization hikes with our professional guides and roughly daily checkpoints. And 2 nights accommodation camp based on your camping standards.

Island Peak Climbing Journey is one of the most sought-after climbing expeditions for mountaineers looking to climb higher mountains in the future. Our climbing expedition begins from Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We then take a flight to Lukla. The 35-40 minute long flight is one of the most scenic flights in the world with views of some of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt. Everest.

Island Peak is a beautiful but challenging trek. At 6100 meters, the mountain rises from the most remote and scenic corner of Nepal’s Khumbu Himalayan region. What makes Island Peak so special is that you can summit from high on with other different peaks and breathtaking views, and Island Peak. This means that you will experience stunning views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Lhotse as well as a gorgeous spread of the Khumbu Himalaya from the top of Island Peak.

Island Peak is a challenging and strenuous climb, but it is a rewarding experience. The views of the different Himalayan Ranges and Landscapes are spectacular.

The acclimatization process is crucial, and a rest day in Namche is needed before heading to the more complicated steps of the climb.

You can also choose to do Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek in order to make your body get used to the high altitudes and also will make you physically more fit enough to do this trip.

Best time to Climb Island Peak/ Island Peak Climbing Season

The best Island peak climbing season is spring and autumn. The first season begins in March and lasts from May 15 to 27. In this period, weather conditions are mild and the views are undisturbed. The second season is autumn- from September to November. During this period, the temperature is mild and the view is clear. The third season is winter- from December 1 to February 28. When it comes to weather conditions, peak climbing in winter is challenging.

These seasons are considered to be the busiest peak-climbing times and are also considered to be the ideal seasons of clear weather in terms of clean air, crystal clear views, and mild temperatures.

In March and May, travelers can expect larger groups of climbers due to increased tourism by people who love winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding. In fact, some travelers from Western countries prefer to climb Island Peak during these months because of the milder climate compared to other parts of Asia.

Physical Condition and the Experience required to climb the Island peak

The physical fitness requirement for this trip is quite high. Your trekking option to Everest base camp should be customized for your fitness level, as the Island peak climbing is a technical peak with vertical slopes and icy routes. The hiking gear must be used appropriately maintained to carry the heavy load during the ascent of the Island peak. If you stay keep in touch with Travel Away Treks and Expedition, we will recommend some way out to prepare for the Island peak climbing.

As Island peak climbing is recommended also for beginners, but still requires some fitness activities. To build up stamina, daily ascending with about 20 kg load and outdoor jogging are essential parts of this trip.

You need to follow the guidelines and manage your physical condition. The altitude, thin air region, and the ability to climb the slopes require a fair amount of physical fitness for such a trip. Keeping yourself in shape is essential for enjoying the expedition, as well as dealing with the challenges that come with this trek. So it’s advised to keep a regular routine of outdoor activities like hiking and jogging so that you can stay fit even when traveling.

If you want some guidance on how to prepare yourself for Island peak climbing, contact us at Travel Away Treks and Expedition.

A journey to Island peak is not only a spiritual one, but it also provides you with the opportunity to challenge your body.

The trekking route to Everest base camp provides a certain level of physical fitness and experience. You can get the required expertise through at least 10 days of training before undergoing this strenuous challenge trip.

This Island peak climbing adventure gives you an opportunity to maximize your senses by opening them up wholeheartedly while experiencing freshness and joy in every season.

Island Peak Climbing Difficulty

Mountaineers are divided into two groups of climbers: those who want to climb Everest and those who want to practice high-altitude trekking. As for Island Peak Climbing Difficulty, the first group is what most people think about when this type of climbing is mentioned. However, if you are going for climbing Mt. Everest, then Island Peak Climbing Difficulty would be good for someone who wants to learn and practice trekking at high altitudes.

? Island peak climb is basically recommended for beginners willing to step into the world of mountaineering. Even then, climbing the Island peak requires having the experience of trekking at a high altitude.

Island peak is a difficult climb at an extreme altitude with a steep ascent and thin air to breathe. The foot of the headwall is the hardest part of the climb. Nevertheless, the climbing route.

The Island peak climb is widely recognized as the most popular trekking peak in Nepal.

Temperature and weather in the Everest Region especially during the Climbing season

Autumn (Sept-Nov) is the most popular climbing season. The temperature in autumn remains around 15°C and the maximum temperature range up to 20°C on sunny days. The morning and night hold chilling weather of -10°C.

Autumn is the best time to climb the Island peak. The temperature in this season ranges from 15°C to 20°C, and it’s sunny most days of the week. The overnight low is -10°C to -15°C, which is a chilling experience.

Spring is also a great season to climb the Island peak. In spring, you’ll get sunny days with temperatures ranging from 17°C to 25°C. The maximum temperature usually stays around 25°C on sunny days—and the minimum temperature is -15°C.

What to do at the time of an Emergency situation or medical condition?

Prior to your journey to Island Peak, your insurance policy must cover helicopter rescue at a minimum. When there is  an emergency while you are on the mountain, a helicopter evacuation is required. So we need to have your insurance details on file.

To ensure your safety on the mountain and help with the evacuation process, please make sure that your insurance provider has approved your trip prior to departure.

A helicopter evacuation is an advanced and reliable measure. First, we take you to a place where the helicopter can land. Then you are evacuated.

Island Peak Climbing and Support Team

We provide standard services such as accommodation (1 night or 2 nights), food (3 meals per day), staff (guide/cook/porter), equipment rental (if needed), and transportation (if needed). When booking an expedition with us, we will arrange everything for you so that all you have to do is enjoy it!

Our guiding philosophy is this: to enable you to reach the summit with your mind uncluttered and appetite fully sated. As well as being highly qualified, our Sherpas are local people who gain a vital income from supporting visitors in the Himalayas. This means their focus is solely on your well-being, so they will also assist you with any additional activities you wish to undertake, such as photography or perhaps a side trip to Everest Base Camp.

Our Teams are Trekking Guides, Climbing Sherpa, and Porters.

Island peak compared to Everest or other higher peaks

Island peak is technical climb but is is much easier expedition in compared to other higher Peaks. Island peak climbing absolutely suits for those beginners, who wants to enter the world of Mountaineering. So Climbing Island peak is significantly much simpler in terms of altitude. Thus Island Peak is a good choice to begin with.

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We have prepared a list of meals for your climbing trip. All meals will be provided on the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu.

For breakfast, we will have a tea-house-style breakfast with Tibetan bread, cheese, eggs, and jam. Lunch will be at tea houses on the way with a choice of either Indian or Western food. You also have another option to order any kind of sandwich/roll (but not hot dishes) from Badger’s kitchen.

For a safe and satisfying trip, our staff of Sherpa guides will ensure that you are well-fed. The menu consists of the following options.

For Lunch and Dinner, there are other styles such as Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines.

Accommodation Styles

Accommodations will be provided during the trekking, tea houses are available. Bedding is available but you are advised to carry your own sleeping bag. Bathroom facilities are not guaranteed to always be available, although they should be at most of the locations visited.

For your stay in Kathmandu, you will be accommodated at a three-star standard hotel. In lieu of joining the treks and climbs, you will be provided with welcoming services.

Drinking water

The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail.

A liter of mineral water at lower-elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4 so the cost can add up.

What is the important equipment needed for the Island Peak Trip?

Throughout your trip you are going Trekking also, So Island Peak is not the easiest Climbing trip. You need to be mentally and physically prepared to do so.

For Island Peak Climb there are some gear checklists for you that are very necessarily required. Be prepared with the gears so that trip would be much easier and better.

Hiking boots, Climbing boots, Hiking Backpack, Sleeping bag, Torch, Down Jackets, Water and windproof jacket, sunglasses, Gloves, Socks, Hiking trousers, Water and windproof trouser, Water bottles, Sun cream & lip balm to make skin rehydrated, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Scarf & warm hat/cap.

Why Island Peak?

Island Peak is one of the peaks that has a similar crossing just as the Khumbu icefall, which makes this trip similar technical to the Everest Expedition. This Peak lay great importance to the Mountaineering community of beginners. This peak will lay a further path in summiting other higher Mountains.

How to book the Island Peak Climbing trip package?

Travel Away offers many affordable Island Peak Expedition Trips ensuring absolute security and at affordable Prices. You can simply contact Travel Away via WhatsApp or email.

Whatsapp: +9779861499035


Island Peak Outlined Itinerary

Day 01:  Kathmandu Arrival (1350m/4,430ft)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding (2,800m/9,180ft3-4 hrs)

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280ft5-6 hrs)

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day (3,438m/11,280ft) for High Altitude

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft5-6 hrs)

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m/14,305ft5-6 hrs)

Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,519ft3-4 hrs)

Day 08: Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri and trek back to Chhukung (5,546m/18,196ft3-4 hrs)

Day 09: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,061ft3-4 hrs)

Day 10: Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,061ft)

Day 11: Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit, back to base camp (6,189m/20,306ft10-12 hrs)

Day 12: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,075ft5-6 hrs)

Day 13: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280ft4-5 hrs)

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,187ft6-7 hrs)

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu(1,330m/4,429ft)

Day 16: Final departure.


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