Few people in this world love adventures. Among different sorts of adventures, Nepal is considered to be one of the finest destination for mountain expedition and an adventurous expedition to Island Peak is one of them. A popular peak climbing located in Everest region is startlingly popular among the adventure enthusiasts.
Island Peak (6189m), having been located in Khumbu region, despite being not located among the mountain giants, has successfully fascinating the adventure lovers around the world for years and the climbers experience a fabulous and exhilarating flavor of expedition in Nepal. It is said that no sound technical skill of mountaineering is required for a successful scale of Island peak; nevertheless, a finest level of fitness is must. Both the beginner and the expert can do it.
Island peak is also popular as Imja Tse is often taken as the first attempt for most of the climbers before any technical summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalaya in Nepal. This adventurous trekking is always combined with Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar trekking as the climbers require a sound acclimatization for a successful attempt of Island Peak. This trekking commences after a scenic and exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You slowly ascend to Namche and in few days you will get Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp. From Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp you will witness an astonishing view of world tallest mountains soaring up in the horizon. This trek will be a perfect acclimatization for the climbers. The climbers will get some skills and tips of climbing from our experienced mountaineering guide.
Then on the day of scaling the summit, you will move early in the morning. On the very day you have to confront the rocky ridge full of snow and a glacier to which lead you to the top of Island peak. It is physically demanding but our well-trained mountaineering guide will use crampons, harness, jumar and ropes if needed for the safe and successful climb. This part 60-70 degree face about 100 meters to the summit ridge is strenuous but on the triumph, this day will be the greatest achievement in your entire life. From the summit of Island peak, you can witness a magnificent panorama of gigantic mountains – Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse central (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) which form a semi circle in the north and the stunning views of Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m) in the east and exhilarating expedition peak of Amadablam (6812m) in the south – a life-time experience of Island peak expedition combination with Everest base camp in the Himalayas of Nepal.
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