Island peak climbis the most suitable for hiking lovers which are (6,189m) altitude occupied in the heart of the Khumbu region in Sagarmatha National Park. Standing on the top of the Island peak offers a splendid glimpse of the world's highest mountain Mt. Everest(8,848m) which is an enduring moment till the end of your life.
It is considered as Imja Tse, the existence of intoxicating climbing participation in the pleasing appearance of Himalaya Mt.Nuptse peak, Lhotse Peak, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar, Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, etc, towering
peaks of landscape, picturesque ambiance, and cultural enthusiast of villagers. To be honest, before going on the hiking trip you need to analyze the area, weather conditions, and imperil of higher altitudes.
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How difficult is the Island Peak Climbing?
The climb is graded as Alpine PD+. It provides thrilling climbing experience along with elegant aspect of different majestic Mountain vision. There is no ambiguity ascend on the Himalayan Range is a self-strong
determination and positive mind. It is possible for anyone who is physically fitness and willing to hike in the Island Peaks. The height of the Island Peak top is 6189 meters from Sea level.
Our Scenic Nepal Treks provide as our experience Guide to instruct you on your footsteps. Acclimation and accommodation is quiet issue in the higher altitude so we Scenic Nepal Treks provide the Itinerary throughout
First of all we take a flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport) . To enter in Island Peak there is a single gateway route through Lukla situated in the Everest region of Nepal. Trekking
through the heart of the Everest region, you will reach Island peak. You will follow the trail to Everest Base Camp Trek until Dingboche (4110 m). From Dingboche Village, we take the Right rails to Chukung towards
Island Peak Base Camp (5,100m). Moreover, it lies exactly on the Nepalese and Tibetan border. Island peak is an extension of Lhotse and Everest.
How fit I should be to do Island Peak Climbing in Nepal?
ANSWERS: Island peak climbing is considered as one easiest Climbing in Nepal BUT it does not mean that it is just a cup of Tea. Climbers should be physically fit and mentally prepared. You need to be able to walk 5-7 hrs per day.
Do manypeople suffer from High Altitudes?
ANSWERS: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is very common problem while walking in the Himalayas of Nepal. In fact, altitude Sickness is very unpredictable and we never know who is going to Suffer. Never think that you will not suffer because you are Experience and fit. Our sherpa Guide suffers from it sometimes as well.
How to Avoid Altitude Sickness?
Acclimatization: After 1000m ascent stay one more night for acclimatization
Do not make a rapid ascent
No alcohol, no sleeping pills, no smoking, no sex
Drink more: about 3-4 liters day-clean water (boiled, filtered or medicated), tea, coffee, soup, and juice
No heavy backpacks
Climb higher, always sleep lower
Ascent less than 300m a day above 3.000m of altitude
Everyday Drink 3/4 Ltr water
Eat well and regularly
Wear proper warm cloth while you are in high altitude.
Be aware of wind prevention.
If you have mild symptoms, do not proceed higher. Take aspirin tablets.
If you have worsening symptoms, go down immediately.
Do not leave your team
member behind unattended
Is Island Peak Climb doable?
We have the collection of your curious about the possibility of hiking in Island is possible or not so we Scenic Nepal Treks try to give you specific information for your queries. Genuinely, your health and physical condition must be healthier before you ascend this climb. Besides physical fitness, the key to a successful climb is excellent technical training. And the mostly positive frame of mind is important for a success and be confident. To climb lap of the island peak a sufficient amount of time is actually needed for those hiking lovers who want to climb Island Peak. Tackle each day with courage. Concentrate on each days walking. Enjoy the journey, than just focusing on the top. And, you are already at the summit.
What is the Climbing Success Rate to Island Peak?
ANSWER: 98 % of people successfully do their climbing to Island Peak.
What are the Weather Conditions at Island Peak?
ANSWER: Autumn and spring season (April, May, October & November) is the best climatic season for the climbing in Island Peak. To be honest, if you are willing to hike to feel the sensation of mountain scenery we
Scenic Nepal Treks always welcome to favor you the best attempt as per your interest all through the year except .( January and February).
What is the minimum temperature in Island Base Camp?
ANSWER: Normally it depends on the season . You will experience a wide range of temperatures from 15 C to –20 C depending on the month you are looking at climbing Island peak. If you climbing in April, May, late September and October the day time temperatures range from 0c to 15c on the trek in and typically it is – 5c to – 10c at night on Island peak. Once the sun comes up it gets warmer and we can see the delightful adventurous scenery. Be prepared for every type of weather when climbing Island peak. Click Here for our Upcoming Trips.
What kind of Accommodations we will have?
ANSWER: During your hiking journey you will stopover in the best family-oriented tea house/lodges according to the different local circumstances along with good toilet facilities. However, in the upper elevation you have to share a room with twins. Climbing at the Island Peak Base Camp, you will be starting at Tent. Our Sherpa Team will prepare the Food for you.
What kind of food and water should provide during hiking journey?
ANSWER: In Island peak hiking journey, Hotel/ lodges provide nutritious, plentiful and tasty meals which are hygienically prepared to enthrall you even in the mountains under less than ideal conditions as possible. In
addition the most essential you have to drink enough water (4/5 liters) water per day.
What about Fees and Permits for Island Peak Climb?
During your hiking journey there are regular security checkpoints so it is essential to have climbing permit to enter Island Peak as well as Sagarmatha National Park too. There you must show your permits to pass through them. Basically you need to have Trekking ( Everest National Park Permits) & Island Peak Permits. While Hiking/Climbing with Scenic Nepal Treks Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak trips, these both will come along with your package price. Permits are for the sake of the environment and for your safety. Do not avoid them. We suggest you get your permit from associated organizations in Kathmandu. Share us about your plans and preferences; we will get the permits for you.
How should you prepare for Island Peak Climb?
ANSWER: If you have previous basic hiking experience it is an essential key to success to reach Island Base Camp. However, for hiking in the Island Base Camp you need to be physically fit and have some training.
During your trip, a day Before Climbing Island Peak, You will be given Trip Briefing and safety information by our Sherpa Climbing Leader.
What kind of essential Kits are needed for Island Peak Climb?
Climbing Helmet: Choose a good quality climbing helmet. Make sure your warm cap fits under your helmet.
Climbing Boots: High altitude, Insulated stiff-soled climbing boots.
Crampons: C2 crampons that fit your climbing boots.
Climbing Harness: Good quality climbing harness.
Ascending device or Jumar
Descending or belay device
Tape sling: UIAA tested 220cm open tape sling or 2 x 120 cm closed tape sling
Carabiners: 2 x lockable carabiners. 2 x non-locking carabiners
Prusik loop: Best quality prusik loop
Ice axe: An ice axe with a wrist strap for climbing
Tips for Island climbing Peak
Make sure you have the right training
Pack the right clothing and gear.
Climb with a qualified climbing guide.
Create the right acclimatization schedule.
Have previous altitude experience
Know your knots. Have the right attitude!
What is the Equipment Checklist for Island Peak Climbing in Nepal?
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, and snacks, and purchasing your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
I, Dipendra is an Adventure Specialist and founder of Scenic Nepal Treks and working in Mountain Travel and Tourism for more than a decade.
I have been leading different Hiking groups from all around the World to the Himalayas including Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and many more. Follow me for my adventure on Facebook and Instagram