Island Peak is 6189-meter peak located in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas, west of Mount Everest. It was first climbed by a British team led by Bill Tilman in 1951. The mountain was named after its shape, which resembles an island in a sea of ice.
Island Peak is considered one of the easiest 6000-meter peaks to climb, although it still requires special equipment and skills to reach the summit. It is also one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal because it’s close to Lukla airport and has relatively easy access compared to other mountains in that area. SummitClimb offers package of Ama Dablam climb and Island Peak with 5 day addition option for Island Peak. Everest, Manaslu, K2, Aconcagua, Lobuche, Elbrus are some of the expedition SummitClimb offers.
The climb cannot be accomplished in a single day, though it is more commonly done as a two-day trek with an overnight camp at Island Peak Base Camp. The ascent of Island Peak involves an ascent of approximately 3,300 meters (11,000 feet) from base camp to summit and back. It is rated as a Category 1 climb according to the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA).
The difficulty of the Island Peak Climb is rated at beginner, which means that it should be attempted by anyone who have no experience in climbing but have passion on mountaineering. The climb is said to be one of the easiest in the Himalayas. The route is a combination of glacier and rock climbing, and the summit is at 6189 meters above sea level. This climb is for beginner climbers who wants to start his/her mountaineering carrier. Do not try to climb Island Peak without proper training and equipment even if you are an experienced climber.