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Short Peak Climbing in Nepal

Short Peak Climbing in Nepal

Home to eight of the ten tallest peaks in the world, it is only apt that Nepal is called ‘the Home of the Gods’. Conquering the majestic Himalayas can be a far-away dream of a lifetime to some while it could simply be an extreme sport, an exhilarating pursuit that offers the ultimate challenge of strength, endurance, and sacrifice for others. For those who harbor an interest in the Himalayan climb, these Short-Peak Climbing will steer beginners through their first ascent:

Island Peak

Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing

Island peak is the most popular peak as it offers all novice climbers and trekkers an exhilarating climbing experience and is often considered as the first step for any climbers prior to their summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalaya. Island Peak not only provides an enjoyable climb but also offers some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region.
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7 things to know about Island Peak

Are you interested to know something interesting things about Island Peak (6189m) in the Khumbu region of Nepal? The peak also recognized as Imja Tse adds the beauty of Everest region. The combination of Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climbing is probably the best adventure trip in Nepal. Besides, Island Peak Climbing fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climber, who has been seeking the thrill of adventure climbing. The 7 things you would like to know about Island peak is given here.

Island Peak
Island Peak

 

  1. This mountain was named “Island Peak” in 1952 AD, by a climbing team of Eric Shipton, due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest.
  2. Among numbers of trekking peaks in Nepal, Island peak is the most popular that offers exhilarating climbing experience beyond simply trekking for novice climbers and trekkers alike. The climbing is physically demanding but not technically challenging.
  3. For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal.
  4. Island peak is an extension of the ridge that comes down from the south end of the Lhotse shar, situated at less than 10 kilometer away from the Everest.
  5. Island Peak not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Everest region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak.
  6. Descending from the peak, the route takes into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village; Tangboche, famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Khumjung with Hillary school inside the clouds and mysterious Yeti scalp.
  7. The journey to Island Peak begins from and comes to conclusion at one of the most famous airstrip in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Khumbu region.

9 facts about Island Peak climbing

(6189m) also known as Imja Tse is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the Himalayas. This mountain was named “Island Peak” in 1952 AD, by a climbing team of Eric Shipton, due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest.

 

Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing

 

There is no doubt that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers and cultural enthusiasts from around the world. Among such spectacular mountains, Island Peak adds the beauty of Everest region. Here are the 9 facts about Island peak climbing.

  1. The combination of Everest base camp trek and Island Peak climbing is probably the best trip in Nepal adored by adventure seekers.
  2. Island Peak not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Everest region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak.
  3. For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal.
  4. Among numbers of trekking peaks in Nepal, Island peak is the most popular that offers exhilarating climbing experience beyond simply trekking for novice climbers and trekkers alike. The climbing is physically demanding but not technically challenging.
  5. Island peak is an extension of the ridge that comes down from the south end of the Lhotse shar, situated at less than 10 kilometer away from the Everest.
  6. 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.
  7. Summiting the peak will be rewarded with probably one of the best panoramic views in the world as travelers feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are almost touching the tip of nose.
  8. Descending from the peak, the route takes into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village; Tangboche, famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Khumjung with Hillary school inside the clouds and mysterious Yeti scalp.
  9. The journey to Island Peak begins from and comes to conclusion at one of the most famous airstrip in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest region.

Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo & Everest Base Camp

I return recently from Nepal, were I did the program Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo &Everest Base Camp – 22 days, with Dorji as a guide and climbing guide Tenji in Chhunkung.

Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo & Everest Base Camp
Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo & Everest Base Camp

Your trip were excellent and all guides and porters have done an excellent work. Dorji and porters always pay attention in everything and were very professional. I can say that Dorji should be a climbing guide, because he were very good on climbing Island Peak.

I really hope that Himalyan Glacier continuos to do work in sense of give better conditions of work, better salaries and help porters and guides during low seasons, because guides and porters always do a excellent work with a smile in them faces. Never forget that porters and guides are the face of companies near costumers.

I am very glad to had Dorji as a guide and had the porters that he choose as my porters. They were very kindly and help me very much.

Thanks for everything.

Best regards.

Maria Ribeiro

Lisboa Portugal

Island peak with EBC 19 days

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU VERY MUCH, we both had an amazing time and the everything that could possibly be done for us was done.

It has been amazing service from Himalayan Glacier from start to finish

Beforehand, all the help and communication for booking and preparing was superb,

But most of all i would like to tell you how good Deu and our porter Nabine were
I have never met 2 people so willing to help, always with a smile and always wanting to help.

Thier help with Emmas birthday cake and with champagne for our engagement will forever be remembered.

Thank you again and please pass on all our thanks to Deu and Nabin

Cheers

Kerrin & Emma