About Island Peak Climbing
Island peak climbing combines your trek with Everest Base camp Trekking.This is best offers the adventurous experience of climbing in the high altitude and the excellent view of the towering mountains including the world's highest Mt. Everest (8848m). This is a popular trekking peak in Nepal.This journey begins with the 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and follow the trekking trail of the Everest base camp trek up to Dingboche and then walk along the Chukkung Valley. While walking to the base camp of the Island peak, you enjoy the richness of culture and grandeur of nature of the Everest region. You traverse through the Sagarmatha national park, Dudh Koshi river valley, numerous Sherpa villages like Namche, Tengboche, Khumjung, Dingboche, etc, alpine meadows with the beautiful view of the mountains, Glaciers, waterfalls, etc. In Sagarmatha national park you see various types of flora and fauna as well as wildlife like Himalayan Tahr, Red Panda, Goral, Serow, musk deer, snow leopard, etc. You also get a chance to explore the Sherpa culture. The best seasons too for Island peak climbing are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have a clear view of the mountains.
Beyond The limits Offers you many peak climbing Package in Nepal. Island peak is situated in the Everest/ Khumbu region towards the south of the world's highest peak Mt. Everest (8848m) between the Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains. Island peak is one of the busiest Trekking peaks in Nepal. it is because you can combine your trek with many Trekking route in the Everest region.
Eric Shipton’s party in 1953 named this peak as island peak as it is seen as an island in the sea of snow from Dingboche. Swiss team first climbed this peak in 1953as a preparation for the Everest expedition. Island peak climbing also offers the views of the glaciers like Khumbu glacier, Nozumpa glacier, grandeur culture of the Sherpa, natural beauty. From the top of the island peak, you can enjoy the close-up view of the surrounding mountains like Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Kanchenjunga and many snowy peaks.