Article published by : Dream Himalayan on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Category : Vacations

Island Peak Climbing – Enjoy Remote Adventure In Nepal


Island Peak climbing is one of the most recognized & remote place located within the Sagarmatha National Park which also encompasses Gokyo Ri [5,350m], Everest Base Camp [5,357m], and Chola pass [5,420m]. Also known as Imja Tse this peak is placed amid Mount Lhotse & Imja glacier and is a popular option for beginner climbers who want to start their mountaineering trip by climbing Island Peak & then move on to ascent other peaks. Because of its remarkable location inside the centre of the Chhukung Valley, just like an islet on sea of snow, this beautiful mountain got named as “Island Pick” in 1952 AD. Nevertheless, Island Peak climbing provides mesmerizing panorama of popular mountain range & snow covered peaks encompassing Mt. Amadablam [6,856m], Mt. Makalu [8,475m], Lhotse Shar [8,383m], Lhotse Middle Peak [8,410m], Mt. Nuptse[7,879m], and Mt. Lhotse[8,501m].

Island Peak climbing trip fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climbers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to take adventure climbing trips beyond simply trekking in Everest. Island peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col.

Some of the major highlights of Island Peak Climbing listed below:

• The regular trail of trekking in Nepal that goes up & down the rolling hills several times like the gigantic waves in a sea.

• The beautiful landscapes encompassing the Himalayan vista that steadily come closer & become more beautiful as the hike moves higher towards EBC. Furthermore, the vistas of profound Dudh Koshi River Valley mixed so well with the lush-green plantation of Sagarmatha National Park.

• The genuine Sherpa custom in the mountain villages that you will face during your EBC trek & the friendly hospitality of the families of native mountaineers.

• The holy maniwalls printed with Buddhist prayers, the highland monasteries, the memorials, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, chortens and the every aspect that demonstrates Tantric Buddhism of Nygingma Pa Sect.

• Additionally, Island Peak Climbing (17 Days) also highlights the cultural opulence of Kathmandu Valley the day before our trek to Everest Base Camp begins.

If you are looking for a great alternative of Island Peak you can consider Mera Peak Climbing which is an adventure itself. In Nepal there is adventure almost everywhere – regardless of which peak climbing option you choose.


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Keywords: Island Peak climbing, Mera Peak Climbing



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