Island Peak (Imja Tse) is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Everest region an elevation of 6,169 meters, located between Mt. Ama Dablam and Lhotse. The Everest Expedition team of British Eric Shipton made an epic journey to the top of the Imja Tse Peak in 1952 for the first time, since then it becomes the most legendary peak in Nepal. Imja Tse is surrounded by Lhotse Glacier, Imja Glacier, Amphulapcha Glacier, Chhukung Glacier, and Ama Dablam Glacier. As it is situated middle of the Glacier like an Island on a sea of ice, he gave its name Island Peak. Now it is familiar as Island Peak.
Island Peak Trip fulfills every adventure trekker’s dream, who like to test some adventure trip beyond Everest Trekking. It can combine Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Chola Pass, Everest Three Passes, and Everest Classical Trek. This help to acclimatize your body to conquer the top of the Peak. We at Nepal Mother House Treks organize an Island Peak climbing trip from Chhukung but we are glad to sort out this trip combine with any other trip to Everest according to your requirements. Island Peak summit is amazing with a 360-degree view of Mt. Makalu (8,757m) pyramid shape, Lhoste Shar (8,393m), Lhoste (8,501m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam ((6,856m), Baruntse (7,168m) and other many mountains. The west face rising from Lhotse Glacier with highly glaciered and it is annexed to the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar divided by a small col. To climb this peak does not require to previous climbing experience, but essential physical fitness and mentally prepared. Island peak climbing is rated as moderate grade and it is known as novice climbers’ peak.
The trip starts from Chhukung village, where you will meet our Sherpa Guide and Porters with your peak climbing permit, who will give brief instructions about the trip plan. You have the option, to walk all the way to Chhukung by yourself either from Jiri or Salleri or Lukla or if you need to assist we are happy to organize full trip also. We propose 5 Days Island Peak Climbing Itinerary from Chhukung for your betterment option. The trail goes through the Glacier moraine coming from Lhotse, then to the Imja Khola (Stream) to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970m). There are slabs and boulders nearby High Camp (5,600m), and the trail becomes harder from here up to the summit; it requires mountaineering skills for the 300 meters on a snowy ridge, using ropes, crampons, and ice axes. Finally, you will conquer the top of Island Peak making history in your life. Then descend to Chhukung for your own destination.
Island Peak (Imja Tse) climbing takes 2 nights 3 days as appropriate time but we recommend you to put an extra day for the contingency of weather. We Nepal Mother House Treks are glad to organize Island Peak (Imja Tse) climbing trip by expert Sherpa Guide and Porters accordingly to your requirements and time schedule either the solo traveler or Group join. It can organize the whole of the year around but mid of September to November and Mid of March to May are the best times for this adventure.