Island Peak Climbing with Heli Shuttle trek package is one of the fantastic adventures filled trekking in the Everest region. The trek lets you view the world’s tallest mountain from its lap and at the same time, you get to relish the joy of summiting one of the peaks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Island peak stands tall at the height of 8189m above sea level.
The summit of the Island peak is an exuberating feeling that every adventure lover as well as mountain climber looks forward to the experience. Moreover, it a journey for the eager climbers who wouldn’t get enough of mountains and their thirst for adventure with only an approach to the Everest Base Camp. All in all, it is a complete package where you get to enjoy the complete delight of Himalayan culture as well as the Himalayas vistas.
Island Peak Climbing with Heli Shuttle is the perfect expedition for those who wouldn’t get enough of mountains and aspires for more than just reaching Everest Base Camp! Get a genuine taste of mountains by scaling the Island peak in the Everest region. And to add more thrill to it, conclude your journey with an exciting helicopter ride from Island Peak Base Camp to Lukla. Island Peak is locally popular as Imja Tse. This particular peak was the first summit by very famous mountaineer Eric Shipton and the group he led in 1952 AD. It is an appealing pinnacle that lies in the middle of the Ama Dablam and Lhotse on the head of Chukung glacier. Lying in the middle of the Chukung glacier, the pinnacle rises tall in the middle of like an island in the middle of the ocean. Hence, the peak is called Island Peak. So if you are looking for the excitement of summiting a mountain in Nepal, Island Peak Climbing is the ideal decision.
It is set in the core of the Khumbu district and presents a moderate challenge for mountain climbers. Remarkably, you will get the chance to find probably the best view on the planet including the view of Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Baruntse, and Lhotse and so on from the top of the peak. To start our Island Peak climb, we will travel to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding from where we will push forward on a lopsided path; go over a few iron suspension bridges, and thick lush zone of pine and cedar trees to reach Namche Bazaar which is the focal point of Everest district. At Namche Bazaar, we will have an acclimatization day to stay away from mountain sickness. You will also visit the famous Tengboche monastery. From here you will get the splendid view Mount Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and numerous different pinnacles are another feature of the excursion.
We will likewise clear a path to the engaging Sherpa settlement – Dingboche popular as ‘summer valley’. From Dingboche, you will get to see the view of Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and so on. From here, you will head towards Lobuche and the next day to Everest Base Camp. After an amazing time at EBC, you will head towards Gorakshep and hike Kala Patthar for a stunning golden sunrise view over the Everest range. Afterward, we will head back towards Dingboche and from there to Island peak base camp to get ready for the summit that is about to happen. After the summit of the Island Peak and peeking over the mammoth mountain from one of the mountain peak itself, you will gradually descend to base camp and board on the waiting helicopter to fly back to Lukla.
Overall, Island Peak Climbing with Heli Shuttle lets you truly capture the beautiful Himalayan cultural and natural aspects of the Khumbu valley. And the thrill of climbing the Island perfectly blends with these delights. So are up for this experience, come go along with us for an outing of a lifetime!
Highlights of Island Peak Climbing with Heli Shuttle
- An exciting mountain flight to Lukla- also known as one of the daring flight experience which gives you an adrenaline rush
- Meeting the people of Sherpa community – they are known are having the most records of summiting Mount Everest.
- Vibrant and picturesque Namche Bazaar and its café. Alleyways, bakeries good and the peaceful vibe
- Visit the Tengboche monastery- an important sacred site for Buddhist followers and the people of Everest region
- Hiking up to Kala Patthar to witness the sun-kissed view of Mount Everest
- Being in the lap of Mount Everest, it is a wonderful and glorious feeling
- The glorious feeling of summiting Island Peak (6189m)
- Relieving helicopter flight from Island Peak Base Camp to Lukla
- Panoramic view of Everest range- Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu and many more
What does the trail of Island Peak with Heli Shuttle trek look like?
In this trek, Island Peak Climbing with Heli Shuttle you will get to see the transition on the forest on the initial phase of the trek. For some part, you will walk along the rhododendron forest and in the next few hours through naked hills. So it is wonderful to experience this transition.
Likewise, on the initial part of the journey, you will not encounter the clear views of mountains. It is from the second day while leaving for Namche Bazaar, you will start to see amazing mountain vistas.
You will cross many suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. These are essentially delighting part of Everest Base Camp trek.
On the climbing day, you will be instructed by your climbing guide about the route. In no time you will scale the Island Peak.
In the beginning, we climb the stone gorge. This isn’t difficult however there are a few short stone strides to move before we develop on the correct side of the gorge. The course at that point follows a ridgeline, which prompts an invigorating feeling of reaching the top of the peak. We have to rope up for the ice sheet as it contains a few rifts. The climbing guide will fix a rope any place necessary. A lofty snow slant drives you onto the highest point edge.
When will be the best time?
For Island Peak Climbing with Heli Shuttle trek/climbing, the best time would be spring and autumn season. Besides these two seasons, we would not prompt you to do the peak climbing any other time of the year due to unfavorable weather, and these other two seasons would be summer/monsoon season which tumbles from June to August and winter season which tumbles from December to February. Whereas, the other two seasons, spring and autumn are famous for its favorable weather and picturesque mountain views. Spring season falls from March to May. It is also the time for flower blooming so you will see the trail colorful and full of sprouting colorful vegetation. Similarly, it also provides wonderful views of the Himalayas under a clear sky.
And on the other hand, the autumn season which falls from September to November are pretty popular time amongst trekkers and mountain climber. Since it is a post-monsoon season, there are fewer chances of precipitation. This time of the year is popular for its moderate temperature, warm days, cool nights, and clear skies with splendid mountain views. You can do the Island peak climbing other times of the year too however, your experience may not exceed your expectations.
Is this climbing very difficult?
Island Peak Climbing is not as difficult as you may think. Indeed, when people think about climbing a mountain, thoughts of the journey being difficult will surely pop up in your mind. Also, you may question, if people with no prior mountain climbing experience can do this trek or not. And to clear your dilemma, we are happy to inform you that if you are an experienced and healthy trekker with nice physical fitness and stamina then you can do this trek.
To do this expedition, you need to have experience of doing high altitude trek. Similarly, you do not have to worry about not having prior climbing experience because Island Peak Climbing is not a technical climb. No hard technical techniques are required for this trek. And before the summit of the peak, our experienced mountain climb will give a briefing about the climb and training at the Island peak base camp.
How can we train ?
A high level of physical fitness is required to do this trek. Therefore, training before the climbing dates is necessary and will increase your endurance level. Hence, you can start your training at least two months before your expedition dates. You can do exercises like swimming, walking, jogging, running, squats, etc. Doing any form of activities or exercise that will increase your cardiovascular capacity, it will be beneficial for the trek. Likewise, your target before starting the trek should be to cover at least 5 km in half an hour.
Can beginners also join?
If you are a beginner in the trekking genre then, we do not suggest you opt for this expedition. Because it is a high altitude trek. Additionally, you will walk for 5 to 6 hours daily on the trail which will be quite difficult for rookie trekkers. And the day of the summit is the most challenging in the whole journey because you will be active at over 6000 m height for about 12 to 14 hours. So for the beginner with no prior trekking experience, we do not suggest this trek. But as told earlier, if you have previously done high altitude trek and necessarily fit and has food endurance level then you can do this peak climbing. For Island peak climbing, previous mountain climbing experience is not required. Also, the people who have health-related problems like heart, knees, or lungs and are interested to do Island Peak, we would advise them to consult with their doctor before making the reservation for the trek.
Why should you do island peak climbing with Heli shuttle with NHT?
Mountain climbing is one of the dangerous adventure sports. So it is fair that you should be concerned about the people with whom you will be working. We would like to exactly point out the answers to your dilemma regarding this matter. First of all, Nepal Hiking Team has been in this industry for more than a decade and perfectly knows what the clients are looking for. NHT is one of the reliable trekking agencies based in Nepal and works with a team that has more than 2 decades of working in this industry.
All our peak climbing guides are Sherpa’s who has more than 20 years of climbing experience. They are talented and skilled regarding mountain climbing. They know how to tackle any hurdles that may come in the way. On the same note, we prepare an itinerary of all the climbing expedition with their consultation.
Hence, our itinerary for Island Peak Climbing is perfectly crafted with the right number of acclimatization days and contingency plans. The equipment like crampons, helmet, ice ax, harness, ropes) we provide our climbers are all of the good quality. All in all, we work very hard so that you can have the best experience while you are in the mountains.
Alternative Peak climbing options
Nepal Hiking Team offers several other peak climbing options for adventure lover who wants to go little more extreme than this one. We have an EBC Trek with Island Peak if you do not want to do Heli Shuttle. Similarly, if you want to see the wonders of the Annapurna region, then you can go for Pisang Peak Climbing. And if you want to flaunt your mountain climbing technical skills then, do go for Lobuche peak climb. Besides these adventure-filled expeditions, there are many more experiences that you can discover on our website.