- HB Kham
If you are a new beginner in climbing, and you have a wistful dream to climb higher peaks above 6000m in Nepal, then your early best option could be Island peak.
This peak offers you a very less technical aspect. You can easily climb it with little endurance and stamina that you have.
The peak is elevated to a height of 6189 meters above sea level. It has been posing as the most popular choice for mountaineers from across the world. Hundreds of climbers are attracted each year to summit it.
Actually, this peak was named Island peak by English alpinist Eric Shipton in 1953, because for Eric this peak looked like an island in a sea of ice when it is seen from Dingboche. Later on, it was also called Imja Tse Peak in 1983.
Climbing Island peak is possible along with the Sagarmatha base camp. A 16-day trekking trip can be planned for this trip. All expeditions to Island peak begin after reaching Lukla.
All climbers generally have to stay at Namche Bazaar for a few days and nights. Then they need to go through the acclimatization process at the base camp.
From the top of the Island, the beautiful peaks of Lhotse, Makalu, Bruntse and Ama Dablam can be seen which may be a captivating and soothing sight for a travel lover.
How to get there?
You need to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and trek through villages to reach the base camp for Island peak.
A good season for Island peak
Both spring and autumn are considered good for climbing Island peak. So, during spring, the months of March to early June and during autumn, the months of September to November are good for climbing.
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