Island Peak (Imja Tse) is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Everest region an elevation of 6,169 meters, located between Mt. Ama Dablam and Lhotse. The Everest Expedition team of British Eric Shipton made epic journey on the top of the Imja Tse Peak in 1952 at first time, since then it is become 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 name as 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 the 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 Peak. We at Nepal Mother House Treks organize Island Peak climbing trip from Chhukung but we are glad to sort out this trip combine with any others trip at Everest according to your requirements. Island Peak summit is an amazing with 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 annex to the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar divided by a small col. To climb this peak no require to pervious 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 instruction about trip plan. You have option, walk all the way to Chhukung by yourself either from Jiri or Salleri or Lukla or if you need 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 Glacire moraine coming from Lhotse, then to the Imja Khola (Stream) to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970m). There are slab and boulders nearby High Camp (5,600m), the trail become harder from here up to summit; it requires mountaineering skills for the 300 meters a snowy ridge, using ropes, crampons and ice axes. Finally you will conquer the top of the Island Peak making history for 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 contingency of weather. We Nepal Mother House Treks glad to organize Island Peak (Imja Tse) climbing trip by expert Sherpa Guide and Porters accordingly your requirements and time schedule either solo traveler or Group join. It can organize whole in the year around but mid of September to November and Mid of March to May are best time for this adventure.