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Island Peak Expedition


Island Peak at 6189 meters is one of the most popular and busy peaks in Nepal offering novice climbers with an exhilarating climbing experience. Often taken as the first step for any rookie climber prior to his/her summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalayas, climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and serious climber can dream of. Also known as Imja Tse, Island Peak lies in the heart of Khumbu region and has an impressive highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse glacier. The expedition also offers incredible views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more. Read More

When we were finally on the top of the Island Peak

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.

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Island Peak climbing and expedition 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!).

Everest view from Kala-Pathar
Everest view from Kala-Pathar

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

Joaquin and Montse in Solukhumbu. Island and Mera Peak thought Amphu Lhasa Pass. September-October 2008


Last September we arrived to Nepal for a trek to Island and Mera Peak. This was the second time we were flying from Kathmandu to Lukla with Himalayan Glacier trekking. In September 2007, we were caught in Khare by a strong snowfall that kept us inside the tent for a week. We did not climb the mountain but this turned out not to worry us in any extent: we felt great of simply being there and when heading for Lukla again we already knew we would come back very soon. Read More

Back to Australia after Island Peak climbing

Well I arrived back in Australia a few days ago, and I must say that the warm weather is nice! I just felt the need to write to you and tell you how much I enjoyed my trek to Everest base camp and the Island Peak climb and how impressed I was with the Himalayan Glacier Trekking. I was very surprised when you still chose to continue with my trip when all of the other participants had to cancel out. Obviously, running the trip for one person was not highly profitable for you but you still provided every service that you originally advertised.

Island Peak Climbing

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