Island peak 6189m is the most popular trekking peak in Everest region. First Island peak is known as Imja Tse peak, Eric Shipton’s party in 1953 named by Island peak but after 1983 again renamed as Imja Tse .Island peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it. Island peak summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier.The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar seperated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending south-west is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the different spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region including the Mt. Everest 8848m,Mt.Nuptse 7,855m, Lhotse 8,516m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8,410m and Lhotse Shar 8,383m make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse 7720m, and Mt. Amadablam 6856m in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak. The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank & South-West Ridge Normally, the Island Peak base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. From the base camp, a well acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and helps a safe ascent.
Trekking Duration: 16 days
Starting from: flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Ending at: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous.
Highest access of the trek: 6160m
Culture: Particularlay based on Sherpa Buddhism Tibetan
Mode of trekking tour: Camping trek
Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserkhu, Nuptse, Lhotse etc.
Splendid breath taking place: Trek in the Everest region and touch the Mount Everest.
Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1334m, transfer to hotel, Everest base camp & kala pattar trekking briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at kathmandu.
Day 02: After breakfast,Katmandu by flight to Lukla (2830m) trek to Phakding (2630m)
Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3480m)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Rest or acclimatization day. During this day you can hike to Thame Monastery or Everest view hotel for superb Himalayan views including Everest,Lhotse,Nuptse,Amadablam, Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum khangaru,Khumbila,Tawache peak,Cholaste, Kongde etc.overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day: 05: Namache to Tengboche
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 07: Dingbochr to Chhukhung.
Day 08: Chhikung to Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 09: Rest day
Day: 10: Summit to Base Camp
Day 11: Base camp to Tengboche
Day 12: Tenboche to Namche
Day 13: Namche to Lukla
Day 14: Lukla to kathmandu by flight
Day 15: After breakfast, Relaxing or shopping with own activities than in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel
Day 16: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.