We have designed Island Peak or Imja-Tse (6,160m/20,211ft) climbing including a trek to Everest Base Camp in order to provide some strength and acclimatization before the expedition. Island Peak and Everest Base Camp trek are the most sought after trips in the world. It is a perfect trip for those who are looking for an adventure trek and some mountain climbing.
Trek to Everest Base Camp helps to acclimatize with the increasing altitude and also prepares to adapt with the atmosphere. Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Island Peak is standing beyond Chhukung and near the head of the valley of the Imja Khola and surrounded by glaciers. The views from the summit are outstanding with Lhotse soaring above to its North, Baruntse to the southeast with Makalu to the east.
The classic route to summit is the narrow north ridge but the southwest ridge is the most common and ideal route. Island Peak was first climbed by members of the British Expedition team in 1953. The members of the expedition were Charles Evans, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay along with seven Sherpas. It is the same year when the legendary mountaineers Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa reached on the summit of Mount Everest.
Eric Shipton gave the name Island Peak in 1952. The peak when viewed from above Dingboche, the mountain resembles to an island in a sea of ice. It was renamed as ‘Imja Tse’ in 1983 although most people still refer to it as Island Peak. Finally, the trip concludes at Lukla airstrip from where we started our adventure. Our trek passes through the Dudh Koshi Valley and the popular Sherpa hometown of Namche Bazaar. The entire Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp trek offers to experience the amazing facts of Sherpa people en-route.
- Combined package of trekking and climbing
- One of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks bounded by glaciers
- Outstanding views of Lhotse, Baruntse and Makalu from the top
- The mountain bears a resemblance to an island in a sea of ice
- British Expedition team made the first ascent in 1953
- Extended trip to the world famous Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar