Experience the traditional High-Himalayan Sherpa culture.
Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you’ll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).
During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.
Best Time to Climb to Island Peak
For the Everest region as whole and, you can trek anywhere from September to the end of May. If bad weatheron a base camp trek may be uncomfortable, but it could be very dangerous on Island Peak. We only run trips in mid-September to November and March until May in order to climb Island Peak safely.
During these seasons, the temperatures are pleasant, and the mostly dry and sunny. The strong winds accompanying the monsoon die during these times, and there are periods of time of relative calm which is ideal for climbing peaks in Nepal.
How difficult is climbing Island Peak
Climbing Island Peak is a challenging, but we can get you to the summit if you are physically in great shape. If you’ve been trekking to altitude already, this is a perfect next challenge.
The first part of the climb is physically very difficult because at over 5000m you trek up rough terrain. This part is certainly non-technical, though. Then you reach the field of the glacier and you will need to rope-up and wear crampons. There is a danger of falling into snow-covered crevasses throughout this section. This can be exhausting, but you’re on safety lines at all times. Finally, you reach the base of the headwall.
This is the hardest part of the climb, as this ascent is steep and the air is very thin. Fixed lines make the climbing route safe, but it will take a lot of determination to reach the summit. There is a relatively easy ascent from the summit ridge to the top.
The expedition is ideally suited for hikers with some experience of high-altitude trekking and fixed ropes and crampons. This is not essential, as the training will be provided.