Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers with little or no experience in mountain expedition. Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region of Nepal with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Being one of the trekking peaks with very little technical aspects, Island Peak is not a difficult undertaking for a beginner climber wishing to enter the incredible world of mountain climbing. Hundreds of climbers flock to Nepal every year to get a permit for Island Peak climbing. Our adventure also takes us into the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and Sherpa culture. Before scaling the peak, we also visit, possibly the most popular trekking destination in the world – (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kala Patthar – for the up-close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains.
- Flight to the infamous Lukla airport
- Reach Everest Base Camp and Island Peak summit
- Dodging Yaks, suspension bridges and teahouses
- Camping overnight at Island Peak base camp
Q1: When is the best time to climb island Peak?
Although it is possible to climb Island Peak throughout the year except during the monsoon months, the best and most suitable time of the year is spring and fall season. March to early June is the spring time and also the busiest climbing season of the year. September to November is the fall season when temperatures are moderate and weather tends to be clear. Climbers have attempted to climb Island Peak even in winters in the past, but the extreme cold during winter months could really be perilous for some. Summer season invites rain and does not offer great views during the climb.
Q2: How hard is island peak climbing?
Island peak climb is basically recommended for beginners willing to step into the world of mountaineering. Even then, climbing Island peak requires having an experience of trekking in 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 is safe with fixed lines all the way to the summit.
Q4: How much does island peak climbing cost?
The cost of any trip in the Himalayas depend on a number of factors including the company you choose, the services they offer, number of days, various routes and more. The cost is something similar like buying an iPhone – some come with less features at a low cost while the latest ones with increased features will cost a bit more. In general, the price for climbing Island Peak ranges from $3200 to $4600 per person.
Q3: Can you see mount everest from island peak?
Mt. Everest is not visible from the summit of Island peak as the peak is tucked behind the shoulders of Mt. Lhotse. However, you can marvel at the magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and Mera Peak.