Island peak Everest base camp trek via three passes
Island peak Everest base camp trek in 19 days departs from Kathmandu and returns to Kathmandu. The 3 passes trek with Everest base camp Island Peak takes you through a chain of turquoise lakes called Gokyo Lakes, which are the heritage lakes of Khumbu valley. It also takes you through three challenging passes. The most efficient way to summit the Island peak is via three passes. Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,420m), and Kongma La (5,535m) are three of the most notable passes on the Mt. Everest region trek which is called (3 passes trek) the Island Peak is (6,189m) highest technical demand climbing the Island peak.
Our 19-days Island peak Everest base camp trek and climbing journey also covers Gokyo Ri (5357m) and Kala Patthar (5,545m) which includes magnificent Himalayan views close-up with a high peak of the world’s highest mountains Mt Everest including Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu.
The Island Peak Climb via Everest Three Passes is organized by Nepal Wilderness Trekking with experienced trekking guide porters, and part of Island Peak climbing is joined from Chhukung with our Island Peak climbing base guide and staff. An Everest base camp Island peak climbing trip is ideal for adventure seekers looking for a challenging trek with island climbing experiences.
There are several peaks in the Khumbu region that are popular at the summit for trekkers and for climbers. The names are Lobuche peak, Kongde peak, Ama Dablam, and Mera peaks. But the most climbable peak is Island peak which is also called Imja peak. As your date approaches, our team will set up camp in the Island peak base camp and then lead you to the summit. Each of our climbing guides has climbed Mount Everest several times and is very familiar with Island Peak.
Overview of the Island peak Everest base camp trek
Island Peak, known locally as Imja Tse, is a spectacular peak among the giants of the Himalayas. A beautiful mountain in the Chukkung Valley. This mountain is surrounded on both sides by the magnificent Lhotse/Nuptse South Wall to the north and Baruntse to the south, so it looks like an island. This mountain offers amazing views and getting there is an airy ridge climb that makes the climb even more memorable. You may be able to fulfill your dream of climbing a technical 6000-meter Himalayan summit if you climb this famous mountain. Hillary and Tenzing used it as a training peak in 1953 and today, the same route they found is used. Many of the skills necessary to climb Everest – including crossing crevasses with ladders and using ropes on fixed lines – still apply to Island Peak.
Island peak climbing difficulty
Island Peak is a challenging climb, but if you are physically fit, we will be able to get you to the top. This is a great challenge if you have already trekked to altitude. Because you are trekking up rough terrain at over 5000m, the first part of the ascent is physically challenging. However, this part is definitely not technical. Once you reach the glacier field, you will need to rope up and wear crampons. There is a risk of falling into snow-covered crevasses throughout this section. Ladders will be strapped across these crevasses. It may seem overwhelming, but you will be on safety lines at all times. Finally, you reach the foot of the headwall. Since the ascent is steep and the air is thin, this part of the climb is the most challenging. There are fixed lines to make the climbing route safe, but it will take a lot of strength and determination to reach the summit ridge. The ascent from the summit ridge to the top is relatively straightforward. It is ideal for trekkers who have some experience trekking in high altitudes and using fixed ropes and crampons. This is not essential as training will be provided.
A SUMMARIZED ITINERARY FOR ISLAND PEAK
Island Peak expeditions last at least 19 days. We recommend allowing extra time for possible flight delays when entering and leaving the mountains. It allows for excellent acclimatization as the Khumbu valley three passes are gradually climbed, and a climb to Chukhung Ri (5550m) will provide the most spectacular views of Lhotse’s south wall. In addition, there is the option (see cost tab) of adding on an adventure up the Kongma La pass for classic views of Khumbu Glacier and an ascent of Pokalde (5806m).
The best SIM card for the Everest region.
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