Highlights of Island Peak Climbing with EBC trekking
Island Peak Climbing with EBC trekking includes Buddhist Monasteries, Alpine forests of fir and rhododendron, high suspension bridges, meeting caravans of yaks and yak-cow crossbreeds along the way. Namche Bazaar is a colorful, bustling market with traders from surrounding villages and as far as Tibet. Fantastic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam so on will be seen from Tengbouche. Climbing above the higher line to cross alpine pastures and glacial moraine you eventually reach Base Camp, high on the Khumbu Glacier, where colorful expedition tents give a bizarre appearance to this desolate place surrounded by rock, snow and ice.
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Island peak is translate to “Imja Tse” which is well above 20,305 foot may not be among the Highest Mountains but it is a good destination for the further preparation of future climbing. Nepal Island Peak Climbing has lot to offer, like magnificent view of Ama-Dablam, south face of Lhotse and Everest, Lhotse and Makalu that is filled with thrill and excitement. This trek is relatively easier than other climbing and requires only some basic knowledge and practice of snow climbing. You can also do EBC trekking instead of Island peak climbing which is shorter one and not a technical one.
Doing Island peak climbing ?
Island Peak lies to the south of Everest. The summit of the Island Peak is at 6,189m/20,305 ft. Eric Shipton’s, a member of the British Mt. Everest expedition, named the peak as Island peak in 1953. As the peak feature an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. Likewise this peak was later renamed and is also known as Imja Tse lake. But the Island peak remains the popular choice. And the southwest summit of the Island peak was first climbed in 1953. It was a part of a training exercise by the British expedition. And the main summit was first climbed in 1956.
However, Island Peak Climbing with EBC trekking is an amazing experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Island Peak is one of the popular and main climbing peaks in the Everest region. It is one of the trekking peaks with little technical aspects. It is designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers. Island peak is not a difficult undertaking for beginner’s climbers. But the climb to the summit is somewhat difficult due to steep climbing. Peak has an intense, deeply glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. It is located between the Lhotse and Imja glacier.
Kalapathar (A Black Mountain) (5550 m)
Kala Patthar, appears as a big brown bump below the impressive south face of Pumori (7,161 m / 23,494 ft). Many trekkers in the region of Mount Everest attempt to summit Kala Patthar, because it provides the best and most beautiful view Mt. Everest and a 360º view of the Himalayas.
- Day- Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to Hotel (1345m/4428ft)
- Day- Kathmandu Sightseeing & Final Preparation
- Day- Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,610m) -35 min flight & 4 / 5 hrs trek
- Day- Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11286ft)- 6/ 7 hrs
- Day- Namche Bazaar – Khumjung Valley Excursion (3,790m/12434ft) – 3 / 4 hrs
- Day- Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m/13664ft)- 6 hrs
- Day- Tengboche – Pherichhe (4,240m/13910ft)- 6 hrs
- Day- Pheriche – Lobuche (4,930m/16174ft)- 6 hrs
- Day- Lobuche – Gorak shep- Everest Base Camp (5,160m/16929ft)- 4 hrs
- Day- Gorak Shep – (Kalapathar)- Dingbouche (4,440m/14566ft)
- Day- Dingboche – Chhukung (4700m/15419ft)
- Day- Chhukung – Island peak Base Camp (5087m/16689ft)
- Day- Island Peak Base Camp- High Camp (5500m/18044ft)- 3 hrs
- Day- Island Peak Summit (6189m/20305ft) and Back to Chhukung-
- Day- Chhukung – Tengbouche
- Day- Tengbouche – Namche ( 3440m)
- Day- Namche – Lukla (2800m)
- Day- Lukla – Kathmandu
- Day- Last day in Kathmandu and fly back to home