Island Peak Climbing
17 Days of adventure in the Everest Region
Island Peak is an amazing viewpoint in the Everest region. This peak rises like an frozen island surrounded by the stunning snowcapped peaks of the eastern Himalayas. From its lofty summit, you can gaze at the magnificent of Mt. Everest! Also from its peak are several other 8,000 meter peaks that form a circle around
Mt. Everest like ladies-in-waiting to serve its queen.
Island Peak is 6,189 meters in elevation. It is considered a climbing peak which is ideal for first time climbers or those who just want to enjoy the wonderful views from its summit. It is an easy peak to climb, but it does have its challenges.
Getting there is half the fun as you pass through the Khumbu region of Nepal, the home of the famed Sherpa people. Here you walk through ancient stone villages with terraced farms that hug the sides of the cliffs. There are colorful Buddhist monasteries along the way.
At Island Peak, you can see many amazing snowcapped summits. Besides Mt. Everest, look upon Mt. Makalu (5th highest mountain), Mt. Cho Oyo (6th highest mountain) along with Lhotse (4th highest). From on top of Island Peak, you will see four of the 14th 8,000 meter mountains in the world.
The Island Peak Climbing is a 17 day experience. Start out in Kathmandu, then fly to Lukla where you begin trekking. As you ascend, you will pass through the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, and then off to Island Peak where you will be rewarded with the finest of mountain views in all of Nepal.
If you have always wanted to try mountain climbing, then this is the perfect climb to do. It is much easier and certainly a lot cheaper than Mt. Everest, and it certainly offers probably the best views anywhere.