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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.

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 - Namche Bazar

Best regards

Pedro and Sílvia and Group
Island Peak climbing
March 2009

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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