Island Peak

Island peak

Island peak has an altitude of 6189 meters and is one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal. This peak lies in the Solukhumbu district of eastern Nepal and has neighbors such as the Mouth Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Yu, Amadablan and many other high peaks. Island peak is located at the top of Chukung glacier between the Lhotse and Amadablan peaks. Its name was given in 1952 AD because of its prominent position in the middle of Chukung valley.

 

The peak looks like an island in a sea of ice. Island peak was first ascended by a British group in 1953 AD as a training climb before they attempted Mount Everest. The Island Peak expedition fulfills the dream of every beginner and serious climbers, who are in search of thrilling adventures and wish to do adventure climbing expedition in the Everest region. Island peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The summit is fascinating and striking because the glaciers in the west are expanding rapidly from the Lhotse Glacier. The views from the summit are spectacular and amazing.

Trip Highlights

  • Suitable to climb to learn mountaineering techniques
  • The least expensive trekking peak among the rest
  • Located in the Everest Region
  • Incredible views of the snowcapped mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Yu, Mt. Lhotse and many others

Itinerary Outline

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu

Upon the arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung.

Day 08: Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri.

Day 09: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp.

Day 10: Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 11: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp.

Day 12: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche.

Day 13: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.


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