The trail to Island Peak from Chhukung is well-liked by hikers and climbers in the Everest region. The Island peak's west side is covered in glaciers. The summit demands a lot of courage and willpower. The vistas from the Island peak make it all worthwhile in the end, though. The breathtaking views from the Island peak include Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and other peaks.
The Island peak, popularly known as Imja Tse is at 6189 meters from sea level and is a part of Lhotse (8516 meters). The Island peak offers training and course for climbing higher mountains. It is an adventurous experience as the trekker has to pass through glaciers, and moraines and walk in the chilly cold weather.
Island peak offers the perfect Himalayan trekking and climbing experience. You can climb to the summit at 6189 meters and return to the base camp in one day or even less. Island peak climbing is 3-day long that offers a budget-friendly, adventurous, and a climbing experience in a relatively shorter time and on a lower budget.
The Island peak expedition begins from Chhukung. Chhukung is a small settlement near the Island peak. You will meet your guide and climbing crew from Chhukung, who will check all the gear and equipment. After checking all the equipment, the team heads towards the Island peak. As we head toward the Island peak, there will be various challenges like walking on rugged roads, uncertain weather conditions, etc. You have to keep patience and believe in yourself to complete this trek because this is the trek that tests your endurance during the climb to the summit.
When you reach the base camp of Island peak, the expedition team will allow you to acclimatize for a few hours and give you the training for using the gears while climbing. Even though the summit takes only a day to climb and descend back, this can be physically draining for anyone. Climbing to a height of over 5000 meters in soft oxygen takes a lot out of a human being and tests your durability and physical strength to the fullest. The summit target involves short sleeping, quick naps, big climbing, and very soft oxygen. A mountaineering experience can help in these situations though it is not necessary. You will be involved in physical endurance for 3 days. So, we request you to stay prepared for the worse.
The Island peak climbing route
Island peak follows the rugged and difficult road from the beginning of Chhukung. The road even gets worse when you reach the base camp. You will need crampons, ropes, and even ladders at some places to the summit. There is an ice wall before reaching the summit which makes the journey to this summit even tougher. This part of the climb can be extremely treacherous if the climber loses his/her calm. One must be extremely cautious in this part because losing your calm can result in very painful experiences. Previously, there used to be a High Camp that had reduced the difficulty of climbing by a margin but due to lack of water and landslide effected in the camp is closed to the public these days.
Finally, we will enjoy a relaxing stroll as we approach the summit's final stretch, which provides breathtaking views of the Khumbu peaks. Heartbreaking views of numerous mountains, including Lhotse, Ama-Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, and Barunste, will be available from the summit. We won't be able to see Mount Everest, though, as it is directly behind Lhotse. You will forget all about the exhaustion of the journey there as you take in the breathtaking panoramic view from the top of Island Peak.
This quick plan to climb Island Peak is intended for independent hikers and climbers who simply need support with supplies. You can hike to Chhukung at any time to start your Island Peak Adventure journey because we have our climbing team residing at Chhukung itself. You stay one night in a neighborhood teahouse and another at Island Peak Base Camp while camping.
After completing any journey in the Khumbu region, the Island peak from Chhukung was joined. Acclimatize yourself via several routes, such as Renjo La pass (5338m), Chola Pass (5420m), Kala Patthar (5545m), and Kongma La pass (5535m), or via Jiri, Phaplu, Lukla, or any other area of the Everest region. In addition to the hiking thrill of ascending Island Peak, we also get to see unspoiled Sherpa communities and incredibly calm monasteries with reflective recollections of the earlier treks.
What Makes Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique?
Nepal Nirvana Trails has expertise in trekking, climbing trekking peaks, and also expeditions to the higher mountains. Nepal Nirvana Trails has associates who have worked and conducted thousands of travel plans for more than two decades. Our experienced and expert guides handle the problems that may arise during the route efficiently and effectively. You will gather the homely environment and expert service from us as your travel planner.
You can also Check our other climbing programs like Lobuche East Peak Climbing and Mera Peak Climbing.