So you have finally started wondering about the best time to climb Island Peak (Nepal)? This trip will take you high into the Himalayas and into the heartland of the Everest region with a chance to visit the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. You will have the opportunity to get up close not only with the snow-clad mountains and rugged terrain of the Khumbu region of Nepal, but also with the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people, whose name rings synonymous with the Himalayas itself. In order for you to maximize your opportunity and get the best out of this trip, it is only pertinent that you become familiar with the timing of your trip.
One of the common question people have about Island Peak is the level of physical fitness required to climb the peak. Sometimes also called “trekking peak”, getting to the peak top itself is of non-technical nature, graded as alpine PD+. In mountaineering term, PD+ is broadly defined as “slightly difficult” level. Generally speaking, most trekkers with good physical condition and with some mountaineering skills are up to the task. So Island Peak climbing for beginners is not a far-fetched idea.
However, just because you are fit and healthy does not mean you are already ready to scale the peak. Although you will have ample opportunity to get yourself acclimatized at high altitude during the trek itself, you are recommended to go through a series of fitness routine several months before your actual trip.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s most popular treks. The rugged trail itself invokes a sense of adventure in you. The undiluted natural beauty, the steadfast culture and the sense of trekking halfway up the Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is simply awe-inspiring.
If you are not sure what to expect when you book a trip to the Everest Base Camp, you can follow our photo blog below to see what it is really like. All this will give you a true picture of what you will really encounter in this magical corner of the world.
If you are contemplating the idea of peak climbing in Nepal soon, then most likely you are busy preparing for an exciting opportunity and adventure that lies ahead. From travel itineraries to your things-to-do list, you think you have it all planned. As such, finding the right gears is just as important as anything else, for they will be your vital aid carrying you to the summit, and occasionally could mean the difference between life and death.
You might as well have a look at some of the essential kits required during your mountaineering quest. If you are an experienced alpinist or a mountaineer, you are most likely familiar with such gears. For others who are new to peak climbing, perhaps you would like to familiarize yourself with the kits you will be carrying along for the trip. Here you can find a list of 13 essential peak climbing equipment in Nepal.
Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft), also known as Imja Tse in Nepal, is the most climbed peak in the country. Despite its seemingly formidable altitude, it is one of the most easily attainable peaks in the Himalayas above 6,000m. If you are a novice climber who is aiming for your first real mountain ascent, it is an ideal choice. The climb itself is pretty much non-technical with some alpine skills required such as moderate level of snow and ice climbing. Overall, island peak is a very reasonable choice for a beginner. Here are a few reasons why a beginner should consider attempting the peak.
“Pictures speak a thousand words.” We all love to travel, but our daily life restrains us from a lot of things we love to do. Most of the time we need inspiration for traveling to unknown places and believe me, it sometimes pops up in the most unexpected places. An inspiring speech that you might hear in a conference or a motivation from a good friend or a photo posts of beautiful places that a traveler has posted in the internet, might inspire you right away to pack your bags and head out the door.