About Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak (6,189m/20.305') is probably the easiest and therefore most affordable way to climb Himalaya experience and see how you feel 6,000m above the sea level. For an experienced trekker who has already done a high-altitude trek, this is the perfect introduction to full alpine mountain climbing. We don't recommend you try this trip as your first high-altitude trek.
The climb is physically very difficult due to the altitude and the steep headwall at the final moment of the summit. You don't need any prior technical climbing experience, however, as we can teach you all the skills that you need while you're on the expedition.
It's also a magical place to take a close look at the high peaks around Mount Everest, including the famous south face of Lhotse, Makalu, and the north side of Ama-Dablam. Our suggested itinerary enables acclimatization, training, practice and rest.
This trip includes a fun trek to Everest Base Camp, as well as a trek to the top of Kala Pattar (optional). Most of the nights on this trek are in lodges, but the last 3-nights will be fully organized by camping where all meals are provided.
You'll get away from this trip with a great appreciation of the Sherpa way of life, a chance to experience their unique mountain culture and traditions. We also spend time in the main city of Nepal, Kathmandu. This vibrant city is a melting pot of ethnicity and a perfect contrast to the relaxed pace of mountain life.