Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft), also known as Imja Tse, is a popular trekking peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It was named “Island Peak Climb 16 days” by Eric Shipton's party in 1951 since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. It is an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar separated by a small Col.
Ever since a Swiss team first climbed it in 1956, Island peak has popularly been used as the trekking peak in the Khumbu region.
Climbing Island Peak with us has so many fantastic highlights. All the incredible highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek including Kalapattar, and High Passes are in the itinerary. Moreover, the extension to summit Island Peak after achieving the base camp is challengingly fun. Also, the journey to the summit of Island Peak is scenic and thrilling. The well designed itinerary allows climbers abundant acclimatization facilities and our guides who are trained and experienced in taking western climbers to summit the mountains and bring them back safety are always ready to help in any circumstances. Based on fully organized camps beyond Everest Base Camp, our trained Sherpa Cook have expertise in serving hygienic and balanced diet throughout the adventure.
At 6,189m above sea level, the peak appears as an island surrounded by a sea of ice if viewed from Dingboche, and offers stunning views of Everest and Lhotse, but is actually relatively accessible.