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Island Peak

Island Peak Climbing
No of People: 2 Max-Elevation: 61
Duration: 18 Grade: Strenuous
Price: N/A Meals: B.L.D.
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge & Tent

Island peak or Imja Tse peak climbing

Island peak also known as Imja Tse is situated in the Everest/ Khumbu region towards the south of the world highest peak Mt. Everest (8848m) between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains. Island peak is the popular trekking peak of Nepal. Eric Shipton’s party in 1953 named this peak as island peak as it is seen as island in the sea of snow from Dingboche. Swiss team first climbed this peak in 1953as a preparation for Everest expedition. Island peak climbing offers the adventurous experience of climbing in the high altitude and the excellent view of the towering mountains including the world highest Mt. Everest (8848m). Island peak climbing also offers the views of the glaciers like Khumbu glacier, Nozumpa glacier, grandeur culture of the Sherpa, natural beauty. From the top of the island peak you can enjoy the close up view of the surrounding mountains like Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Kanchenjunga and many snowy peaks.
Island peak climbing journey begins with the 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and follow the trekking trail of the Everest base camp trek up to Dingboche and then walk along the Chukkung valley. While walking to the base camp of the Island peak, you enjoy the richness of culture and grandeur of nature of the Everest region. You traverse through the Sagarmatha national park, Dudh Koshi river valley, numerous Sherpa villages like Namche, Tengboche, Khumjung, Dingboche etc, alpine meadows with beautiful view of the mountains, Glaciers, waterfalls etc. In Sagarmatha national park you you see various types of flora and fauna as well as the wildlife like Himalayan Tahr, Red Panda, goral, Serow, musk deer, snow leopard etc. You also get chance to explore the Sherpa culture. The best seasons to for Island peak climbing are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have the clear view of the mountains.

 








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Trip Facts
Days : 19 Days
Transportation : –air
Duration of trek : — 18 Days
Highest elevation : 6,189 m./20,305 ft.
Type of accommodation :
Region : Eaverest region
Attraction : The name itself suggests that this peak offers a magnificent look at an island surrounded by ice. One can enjoy the amazing views of mt Ammadablam , Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse from summit. However, before attempting this climb, climbers are advised to acclimatize by trekking to Everest Base camp.
Island peak or Imja Tse peak climbing
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