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26 November 2021
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Best time to climb Island Peak

One of the most important elements of a trek is deciding when to go. You need to make sure that the conditions will be on your side… or at least as good as they can be. There’s nothing worse than trekking for days in unrelenting rain! If you’re thinking about heading out to climb Island Peak, this is even more important. This trek actually incorporates two locations, as you trek first to Everest Base Camp and then continue on. If you’re wondering when the best time to climb Island Peak is, read on for the information you need…

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How to train for Island Peak

The trek to Island Peak is one of the most beautiful in the world. It’s also a bit of a unique challenge, too. Firstly, you trek to Everest Base Camp. Then, instead of turning back, you head on to Island Peak. When you summit, you’ll be standing at 6,189m. If you’re wondering how to train for Island Peak, here’s a post you may find helpful…

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What summit day is like on Island Peak

When you climb to the top of Island Peak, you’re really getting two treks in one go. That’s because you first have to reach Everest Base Camp. While this marks the finishing point for some, your journey continues! Island Peak has long been used by mountaineers as a preparation peak before summiting Everest. You can see why… it’s a long and arduous summit, much of which is on snow and ice. If you’re wondering what summit day is like on Island Peak, we’ve got the answers…

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The ultimate guide to Island Peak

Sometimes, trekking to one location just isn’t enough. You get to your destination and you just want to keep on going! Luckily, the trek to Island Peak isn’t just one expedition… it’s two. That’s because you have to hike to Everest Base Camp first, which is one of the most beautiful routes you could ask for. Then, when you’ve trekked through the foothills of the Himalayas, the Khumbu Valley and to the base of Everest, you make your way onwards to Island Peak. Long considered a training peak for mountaineers before they summit Everest, Island Peak is a stunning mountain. And you’ll be well acclimatised before you ascend. If you’re thinking this trek is the one for you, we’ve put together an ultimate guide to Island Peak, so you’ll know exactly what to expect…

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The ultimate Island Peak packing list

Let’s face it – when you’re planning a trip to climb Island Peak, there’s a lot you need to think about. You’re going to be trekking through the Khumbu Valley, right up to Everest Base Camp, and then up one of the most striking mountains around. That’s not a trip we pack for every day! But don’t fret – when you book with us, we send you a comprehensive Island Peak packing list so you know exactly what you need to get. To give you a headstart, here’s a taste of our Island Peak packing list to get you going…

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Is it safe to climb Island Peak?

The trek to Island Peak is a little different to other expeditions. That’s because you get two for the price of one, trekking first to Everest Base Camp. Then, once you’re standing among the foothills of the giants, you carry on and climb the majestic Island Peak. But while this mountain is undoubtedly beautiful, it’s a tough challenge. And with any tough challenge comes a certain amount of risk. If you’re wondering if it’s safe to climb Island Peak, we’ve got a blog post to answer your questions…

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How hard is it to climb Island Peak?

You’ll certainly need some stamina to climb Island Peak. After all, this is an expedition that takes in two destinations! First off, you trek to Everest Base Camp, before making your way to ascend Island Peak. But that means that by the time summit night rolls around, you’ll be well used to your surrounds. If you’re up for the challenge and wondering how hard it is to climb Island Peak, read on for more info…

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Facts about Island Peak

The corner of the world where Island Peak stands is legendary. With almost all of the world’s highest mountains, and a long-running history of mountaineering accomplishments, Island Peak is surrounded by good stories. If you’re heading there on an expedition, or just want to impress your mates with some fun facts about Island Peak, we’ve got some great tidbits for you!

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How much it costs to climb Island Peak

Climbing Island Peak is a bit of a two-for-one expedition. First off, you trek to Everest Base Camp, and stand in the shadow of the world’s tallest mountain. From there, you head on to climb Island Peak, which is used by many mountaineers as a preparation peak before summiting Everest. If that sounds like your dream trip and you’re wondering how much it costs to climb Island Peak, here’s a breakdown…

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