Island peak, known as Imja Tse to the locals, stands at an elevation of 6160 meters, 20210feet. Island is the most popular and one of the most accessible Trekking Peaks. Dwarfed by the massive south face of Lhotse, by Baruntse and Ama Dablam, Island peak lies between the Imja and Lhotse glaciers. From the snaking moraines near Chhukung, its south face rears up as a rocky back triangle; the end of a truncated ridge thrown down from Lhotse Shar, from which it is separated by a showy col at 5700 meters (18700feet).
In 1952 an expedition led by Eric Shipton followed the Imja River searching for a high route into the remote Barun Gorge that cuts between Baruntse and Makalu. Near the yak pasture of Chhukkung, he described an isolated mountain “resembling an island in a sea of ice”. The name has stuck ever since, despite its local name, Imja Tse.
Island Peak was first climbed in 1953 by Charles Evans, Charles Wylie, Alf Gregory and Tenzing Norgay with seven Sherpas. The party comprised the then – rising stars of the climbing firmament who were preparing for the historic ascent of Everest. Their climb up the southeast flank and the south ridge, from a camp at Pareshaya Gyab, remains the normal route
Trekking Destination: Island Peak Climb
Location: Everest Region
Group Size: Max. 10 person
Maximum altitude: 6189m
Grade: Climbing Peak
Season Spring & Autumn
AccommodationHotel Lodge & Camping
Duration: 21 Days
Island Peak climbing is safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional climbing guides and Sherpas who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure in the climbing period.