Island Peak (6,169m): also known as Imja Tse is one of the popular trekking peaks of Nepal for climbing on the Himalayas. Along with the most enjoyable climbing experience, Island Peak presents some of the most spectacular scenery of leading mountains in the Khumbu region. From Dingboche, the view of this peak gives an impression of an island in a sea of ice. The semi-circular panorama of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,879m) and Lhotse (8,516m) to the north, Makalu (8,463m) to the east and Ama Dablam (6,812m) to the south adds more charm in climbing the peak. For many mountaineers, Island peak be the beginning of climbing for bigger mountain expeditions. For some Island, peak stands for the purpose of acclimatizing before heading to higher elevation climbing. And for Island peak climbing, Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp Trekking is most suitable to fit your body and mind.
Trekking Mart organizes 20 days Island Peak Climbing package. The normal route for climbing this peak is South East Flank & South- West Ridge with the Island peak base camp (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. From the base camp, a well-acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and helps in safe ascend too.