Interested In An Island Peak Trek? Reasons That Make It Worth Visiting

Trekking Island Peak

 

The remarkable island peak trek starting from the popular Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche, gradually follows through Everest Base Camp trail and eventually leads to the Lobuche right near to the Khumbu glacier.

This combination of the Island peak climbing (6189m) and the Everest Base Camp Trek stands as one of the most recognised adventurous treks throughout Nepal.

Trekking The Island Peak-

Nestling In The Heart Of Khumbu Region In The Sagarmatha National Park!”

Since acclimatization is important, trekkers will visit the Everest Base Camp first and then ascent to the usual viewing point in Kala Pattar- consisting of some breath-taking visual of the world’s highest peak.

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From this standard viewpoint, trekkers will wade through the Khumbu Glacier and then clamber towards the Kongma La- leading firstly to the Imja Khola Valley, and eventually to Chukung and its grazing settlement.

Once reaching this viewpoint; the aim is to further ascend to the Island Peak- which upon reaching presents an ineffable alpine experience and incredible scenery. You can also bless your eyes by exploring the pristine tradition, culture and religious background of the native Himalayan Sherpa inhabitants. In addition to it; you can also check out amazing prayer rocks, Buddhist monasteries, glacier moraines and many other chortens.

But that’s not all! From this popular viewing-spot; you will get captivating visuals of the Nuptse Peak, Lhotse Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt. Makalu and Ama Dablam. And if you happen to be a nature-lover, then you can take a walk to the Sagarmatha National park consisting of a wide variety of flora and fauna.

More Reasons To Embark On The Island Peak Trek:-

 

Island Peak Trek

 

For avid mountaineers embarking on the Everest Island Peak Trek, it marks the initial ascend the lower Himalayas and preparing for the greater Himalayas which follow.

  • The Island Peak is an extension of the ridge appearing from the south end part of the Lhotse Shar (which is less than 10kms from Mount Everest)
  • 1st timers will finally get a chance to explore the famous Namche Bazaar which stands as the largest trading spot (and community) in the Himalayan Sherpa’s wealthy culture, norms and traditions.
  • Experiencing mesmeric glacial walks and summiting the Island peak presents a clear and elevated 360-degree view of the existing zig-zag peaks- also including Mount Everest!
  • Exploring the antiquated Tengboche Monastery, which stands as the oldest religious place in the Khumbu region.

The Best Time To Climb The Island Peak:

Nepal Base Camp Treks Pvt. Ltd as your reliable travel and tour partner, offers you budget-friendly 15-day packages for a group of max 10 people.

Due to its high altitude; we recommend going during February, March, April, May, June, July and then from October to December.

The best time which we feel to explore this mesmeric region is during April and May and then September and November. The regional temperature is best for climbing, and there is no rain to make the trekking routes risky- especially for 1st-time travellers.

 

“This Mountaineering Expedition Where Eagles Dare Will Trigger A Special Sense Of Achievement That Will Be Highly Gratifying To Your Core.”

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