September 27, 2012
Ama Dablam, Island and Mera Peak are three of the stunning mountains in the beautiful Himalayan range. These three mountains are Nepal’s prominent adventurous expeditions and attract hundreds of climbers every year.
Ama Dablam is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal at an elevation of 6856m/22488ft. Ama Dablam, literally means ‘The Mother’s Jewel Box’. It derives its name from the glacier on its south west face which looks like a jewel box hanging on the neck of the mountain. The standard ascent to Ama Dablam is made via the South-Western Ridge. The route offers varied and sustained climb with reasonable level of difficulty.
Imja Tse popularly known as Island Peak is a very sought after peak for climbing in Nepal. Its altitude is 6,189m/20,305ft situated between the Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountain chains and on top of the Chhukung Glacier. Being located in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice led it to be named as Island Peak in 1952. It is not a technical peak but requires good stamina for a long day effort while climbing it.
Standing at an altitude of 6,461m/ 21,190 ft, Mera Peak is another mountain in the Sagarmatha region of Nepal which draws the attention of climbers from all over the world. Mera Peak provides a magnificent view of the five out of the six highest mountains in the world: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo. This definitely makes the trip worthwhile!
January 13, 2010
I was wholehearted to go to Nepal to see the Himalayas of Nepal closely since I knew about them first. Once I had done trekking in 2005, my ambition amplified and I was determined to climb one of its peaks. Due to lack of climbing experience, I chose a little non-technical one, Imje Tse (Island Peak). I went Nepal again in November of 2009, four years after my first visit on “Destination Island Peak.”
“Although physically challenging, Imje Tse is not considered technically complicated, but weather and snow conditions can add sudden challenges and you will need to be prepared for all eventualities – including knowing how and when to use crampons, ice axe and rope techniques,” said Dendi at Himalayan Glacier Trekking. The climbing service provider, Himalayan Glacier Trekking managed experienced guides to handout some necessary skills and made me alert incase of unfavorable weather condition before flying to Lukla from Kathmandu.
May 29, 2009
It’s difficult to translate in words what we felt and what we saw when we were finally on the top of the Island Peak.
The day was absolutely fantastic – we were very lucky. We have reached the top of the Island Peak mountain at 09:00h in the morning and everything was just perfect. What sensational views! Everywhere we looked at we just could see big mountains. It’s amazing!
We would like to thank our climbing guide Mr. Pen Sherpa for his great professionalism. He has a great knowledge about these mountains.
We sincerely think that he is one of the best climbing guides we may find in Nepal. The two young sherpa that were with us were also very friendly and kind always worried with our well be and hydration. We only disposed of 2 weeks to be in Nepal and climb the Island Peak and Himalayan Glacier has an option that turned our wishes possible. What we did was very hard and atypical when climbing in Himalaya.
We would like to thank Himalayan Glacier Trekking for taking care of all the arrangement and for having understood our needs. Without their help our dream of climb a peak in Himalayan would have been impossible.
To climb Island Peak only in two weeks it’s important to be in a very good physical condition since you will have to walk 6-7hr in average per day. You don’t have time to acclimatize well. You have to do it wile you are walking and you will always sleep at high altitudes so it’s important to drink a lot of liquids and eat nice and energetic food. It’s very easy to loose the appetite at high altitudes.
For those people that like us don’t have much time to climb in Nepal, the good news are that there are agencies like Himalayan Glacier that can arrange a plan that fills your needs.
Pedro and Sílvia and Group
Island Peak climbing
May 20, 2009
In this April’09 we decided to climb the Island Peak using the services of Himalayan Glacier. The acclimation, going to Everest Base Camp and Kala-Pathar, is a very nice trek and we were so lucky each day with weather. After used the Khangmala pass, we arrived to the Island Peak area and, after two days, we achieved the summit using the Base Camp and high camp (for a better acclimation). It was a sunny day but only us did the peak this morning! We were alone in front the Lothse wall! We came back to Luckla without any problem and still with good weather (a lot of mantras had been done!).
The support, help, and friendly and reasonable company of our guides, porters, and drivers was excellent in our trip. Specially thanks to Parkesh (trek-guide), Tiangzin (climbing-guide), and Chet (supervisor). I can highly recommend the Himalayan Glacier Trekking and staff for anyone who is planning to visit their country.
Jaume Rigau & Marc Rigau
Island Peak climbing and expedition 2009
April 8, 2009
Today (8 April 2009 ) our climbing guide Mr Pem Tenji Sherpa send us some photos from Island Peak climbing. He was leading 5 Iranian group and all submitted successfully. We hope you will enjoy seeing these recent pictures of Island Peak climbing and expedition.
January 9, 2009
I’m back at home in Toowoomba Australia and enjoying the warm weather. I thought I should send you my thought about the trek and some pictures. I thought that as a whole the trek and climbing was very well organized and well paced. I was happy that we could arrange the times and dates to suit our group’s needs. In no particular order I’ll some mention some of the things I liked and some things I would change if doing it again.
November 4, 2008
Tony & Si
|May I offer our sincere thanks to you, Gian, Bir and all the rest of the team at Himalayan Glacier for making our Island Peak expedition the trip of a lifetime!We were extremely impressed with the operation. The staff were highly experienced, professional, honest and friendly and we would not hesitate to recommend you to others.|
September 12, 2008
You will have a great hike with himalayan Glacier. Our guide was named Dindi Sherpa and was very attenitive and alway’s put safety first. He also got the most effort out of us and helped in our success… He was a mountaineering guide so I think you would have to add one of the hiking peakes to your list (Island Peak) most likely for his services. We had a guide(Dindi) that spoke great english and two porters for the 3 of us hiking. The program basically was every morning we gave the porters our belongings to carry and we each carried a day pack that was probobly around 5-8 pounds for day use. You would carry water,toilet paper, maybe some candy bars and some lighter or heavier clothing rain gear depending…