Island Peak, at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet), is the popular trekking peak mountain in the world and lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It has been climbed by over 8,000 people and was first summited by a British expedition led by Bill Tilman on December 31, 1953. The peak is considered a trekking peak, meaning that it can be safely climbed without technical equipment or ropes. The name “Island Peak” derives from its shape: it resembles an island jutting out of the surrounding mountains.
The climb up Island Peak can be done in twenty days, it is recommended to camp out near base camp and make two trips up to base camp. This gives you more time to acclimatize your body, which will help prevent altitude sickness. The summit climb itself takes anywhere from six to eight hours, depending on whether or not you stop for breaks along the way. The summit of Island Peak is at 20,305 feet above sea level, so it’s important that you are properly prepared before attempting this climb! SummitClimb team leader will help you out and teach climbing skill through the trip. Aconcagua, Mount Everest climb, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Elbrus, Manaslu are some of the other trips SummitClimb offers.
The first part of this trek is a long hike through the lower elevations, with many ups and downs. The second half involves climbing a steep slope up to the summit, which takes between 6 and 8 hours.
You’ll start at Lukla airport, so be prepared for very cold weather if you go during the winter months (December-February). You will need crampons and an ice axe to get up and down safely; if you don’t have these items with you when you arrive at Kathmandu then they can be rented from mountain shop.
A man going to everest base camp in the Nepalese Himalayas on foot. He was ill and needs help to get there but he is determined to go. There are many obstacles on the way such as a storm, mountain sickness, and a deep crevasse that would have injured him permanently, but he survives and continues along the journey. In the end, he reaches his goal of everest base camp only to collapse from exhaustion and hunger.
The trek at everest base camp is symbolic for life’s long journey which we can all relate to because it is full of obstacles, challenges, and sometimes our own bodies betray us – but we are still able to find ways of moving forward with things that we love.