Island Peak 6173m, a stunning mountain in the Everest region could be climbed in just one day. Challenges to conquer the peak best suits the novice climbers however, skilled mountaineers can enjoy to the fullest during the expedition of Island Peak. The trial to Island Peak cross passes culturally unique Sherpa hamlets and lush vegetation to barren yet, dramatically contrast snowy and rocky landscapes dominated by towering peaks. Proper acclimatization during the trek to Island Peak and caring guidance by veteran Sherpa climbers makes you feel very special throughout the trek. On reaching the summit of Island Peak which is one of the vantage points for the close-up view of high peaks of the Everest region, climber excitement simply goes to the highest limit.
Autumn 2013, Mr. Clement Irbil and Mr. Rasmus Hansen from Denmark successfully made to the summit of Island Peak. Earlier to this, they conquered Pokhalde Peak . The climbers from our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel shared their experiences of the trek and Island Peak Expedition.
Standing on the top of Island Peak,!WOW!, the memory that would remain forever. We would rate our host 5 stars for providing us an incredible holiday in the mountains of Everest Region.
The trip to Nepal began perfectly. The city staffs of the company were professional, helpful, flexible and smooth. The hospitality we experienced was amazing. Hotel rooms and food were great.
The guide and the staffs during the trek were exceptionally good, highly experienced and helpful. We would specially thank our guides Temba Sherpa and Lhakpa. The expedition to Island Peak became easier and more interesting with their wonderful support.
Religious stone scriptures, on the way.
Hansen Rasmus Valentin, is a young Danish mountaineer who recently was on the mission to Island Peak 6189m in Nepal with Explore Himalaya. He was among the Himalayas in the Everest region for 3 weeks. He loved mountains and hence he was quite a fast mountaineer, in acclimatizing the altitudes. On October 9, he arrived at Kathmandu and the next day, he was trekking to Monjo after landing at Lukla Airport.
Himalayas: Origin of Rivers in Nepal.
Island Peak is the classic 6000m+ mountain in the Khumbu region which is very close to Everest.Hansen took enough time to go around the major mountain points in the region. He was at the Gokyo Ri 5360m on 18 October, 2012. He had the absolute adventurous fun in the Himalayas amongst the snow and the mysteries in there. He made his way towards Kalapattar. Kalapattar means a Black stone in Nepalese language. Kalapattar 5545m is the place where the highest altitude cabinet meeting was held in December 4, 2011.
Usual view in the Himalayas but a very rare view in other parts of the world.
Hansen was in no rush to summit the Island Peak. He trekked towards the Pokalde Peak (Dolma Ri) 5806m on October 23. Pokalde Peak is 12 kilometers southeast to Everest and is the easiest mountain in the Everest region to climb. Unfortunately, because of some technical problems Mr. Hansen had to let go this opportunity to summit the Pokalde Peak. Mr. Hansen now wanted to go towards the Island Peak. So, he was at Island Peak Base Camp at October 26.
After a day rest at the base camp, Hansen was again unfortunate on his mission to summit the Island Peak so on October 28 he started trekking down to Lukla . He relaxed for a day each at Lukla and Kathmandu after the long tiring mountaineering expedition. On November 4, he was way back to his home. Explore Himalaya felt very sorry for him.
Samy Awlia an Arab national is professionally a General Manager and founder of Adrenaline Production Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is now in Nepal with the objective to climb Island Peak 6173m. Middle East has rare mountaineers but Himalaya explore found Mr. Samy to be a very enthusiastic adventurer and was keen to summit the Island Peak. Despite of being an economic graduate from the King Abdul Aziz University and the commercial project manager in several MNCs for almost a decade, his passion towards the adventurous trips has brought him to Nepal for his first ever mountain climbing. Explore Himalaya got the opportunity for his exclusive interview.
EH: Welcome Samy, how are you doing?
Samy: I am doing great and enjoying in Nepal.
EH: So you are here to summit the Island Peak.
Samy: Yes. Since, this is my first ever mountain climbing I am very much excited and fingers crossed. (Takes long gasp)
EH: Despite of being a Graduate in Economics you are into the world of marketing your own adventure company, why did you decide to change your profession?
Samy: I am marketing professional for my own adventure company Adrenaline Production and I love adventures. Since, I am very much into the adventurous world I would like to have plenty of adventure seekers in the Middle East. So, I try to organize trips all over the world collaborating with other companies like Explore Himalaya. I am looking for trekking, biking, rafting, skydiving and other adventure trips all around the world.
EH: You are here in Nepal to climb the Island Peak, is it for the reason of knowing the Himalayas in the better way and to encourage the young adventure seekers back in the Middle East to explore their adventure enthusiasm here in the Himalayas?
Samy: Yes, that is completely true. In the mean time I am trying to build the partnership with Mr. Suman here in Nepal so that we can encourage people in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East to make the adventurous trips to Nepal. I am also planning to working on adventure training courses on leadership and team building in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia so that the every adventure trip could be successful. Besides my mission on climbing the Island Peak also has the charitable motive towards International Islamic Relief Organization.
EH: As per our experience we find very few people coming to Nepal for the adventurous trips from the Middle East and you are one of them. Do you think the people of Middle East can find the interesting adventurous trips to Himalayas in Nepal?
Samy: The trips to Nepal can be very much interesting but the proper marketing strategies shall be used. The first thing is that people in the Middle East must know the adventure trips in Nepal are safe and secure. They shall be well informed regarding the experiences of the adventure trip organizers of Nepal. People in the Middle East are unaware of the world class adventure expertise and the perfect safety measures being implemented in the Nepalese adventurous trips. We shall focus on providing the appropriate knowledge to the people in the Middle East regarding the adventure trips to Nepal. We shall inform to every adventure seekers in the Middle East about the risk free highly adventurous trips in Nepal.
EH: We heard the people from Middle East have no adventurous passion. However, you have travelled a long way to Nepal to climb Island Peak. Do you think this adventurous trip of yours will attract the other adventure seekers in the Middle East towards the adventurous trips in Nepal?
Samy: I hope so. This is the strategy of the marketing and advertising. Basically, I am planning with my marketing strategy back home in two parts. Entertainment and Education, the people in the Middle East shall be well informed regarding the realities of the adventurous trips to the Himalayas. They shall be well trained with the leadership and team building qualities required during the adventurous trips. Secondly, they shall be introduced to risk free adventures and entertainments available in various adventurous trips. If we are capable of doing so, I believe we can bring plenty of adventure seekers to the Himalayas of the Nepal.
EH: Samy, you look very much excited to climb the Island Peak and before climbing you shall probably get lessons regarding climbing and ice works, we hope you will successfully climb the Island Peak.
Samy: Thank you so much. I am very much excited on climbing the Island Peak and next month I am going to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Hopefully, one day I will climb the Everest.
EH: Oh! Your ultimate target is to climb the Everest.
Samy: No, my ultimate target is to climb seven peaks and Everest is one of them.
EH: We wish a good luck for your mission Samy.
Samy: Thank you so much. (Laughs)
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Danish Climbers Anders Løvschal & Anders Lyhne at the summit of Island Peak (6163m) (Photo taken on 18th October 2011/ Photo courtesy Anders Lyhne)
Good friends Anders Løvschal & Anders Lyhne from Denmark have much in common – apart from the obvious, similar first names, both share a passion for travel & adventure and both are engineers.
Travelling to Nepal for the first time, the friends took on a climbing challenge and scaled Island Peak(6173m) in the Everest Region.That they could climb the mountain and reach the summit at one and at first attempt is commendable and EH congratulates them ! They began their trek in the first week of October 2011 and reached the summit of the peak in the early hours of 18th October . Explore Himalaya organized their trekking expedition. We got to meet them once they returned to Kathmandu. Tired but happy nonetheless, both friends shared their experiences.
Anders Lyhne (left) Anders Løvschal (centre) at Explore Himalaya(pic: explore himalaya)
Anders Løvschal – “It was a very, very nice trip. The support has been very great from the beginning. Samden Sherpa our climbing guide took very good of us. I got sick in Lobuche but Samden took very good care of me. Climbing Island Peak was a good experience. We chose the mountain because it was the most technical mountain you could climb without experience. We had no climbing experience but we could reach the summit from Island Peak base Camp in just about 5 hrs. We started climbing at ten past two in the morning, while it was still dark. Being on the Island Peak summit was really fantastic. Not only the peak there were so many beautiful places en route. We have been to Chukhung Ri and the view from there was fantastic. We have been inspired by many mountains in the Nepal Himalaya and we will definitely be back to tackle som e more peaks. But for that we need to go back and take some advanced climbing course.”
Anders Lyhne – “ it was a very nice experience. We had good support and the food was nice along the way. It was my first time at this height. I had done skiing previously but this was an interesting experience. I was really pleased with our climb.”
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