Imja Tse (Island Peak) - 22 Day(s)

  • Views from Island peak

    Views from Island peak

  • Near by summit

    Near by summit

  • Our guide Ramesh

    Our guide Ramesh

  • Island peak

    Island peak

  • On the top

    On the top

This is the most popular climbing as well as trekking peak in Nepal. The height of this peak is 6,160 meters which is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. From Dingboche the mountain is clearly seen as a pyramid of ice and rock. Then the  peak was named Island peak by Eric Shipton’s party in 1953. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The 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. Imja Tse provides some of the most spectacular scenery of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region Like: Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) which make a semi-circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8,475m) in the east, Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south add more charm to climbing Island Peak.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu / Dinner with cultural program.

Day 02: Kathmandu hotel/ Preparation day

Day 03-04: Fly to Lukla and trekking to Namche to start the Island peak expedition.

Day 05-06: Trek to Khumjung after an acclimatization rest day at Namche.

Day 07: Trek to Photse via Monla, on the way to Gokyo valley

Day 08-09: Trek to Dingboche, above tree line / exploration day.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche with extraordinary scenery.

Day 11-12: Trek the Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapathar for proper acclimatisation.

Day 13-14: Climb to Island peak base camp / Rest and climbing clinic

Day 15-16: Island peak climbing period / sensational Himalayan panorama.

Day 17-19: Trekking down to Lukla via Pangboche and Thyangboche.

Day 20-21: Fly to Kathmandu / Rest day.

Day 22: Island peak climbing trip ends / Airport transportation.

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