Escape Nepal offers Island Peak climbing holiday in Nepal, Island Peak (6,160 m.) is also famously known as Imja Tse peak in Nepal and Island peak is one of the popular peaks in Nepal for climbing. Usually, the Island peak is combined with major trekking destinations in Everest region including Everest Base Camp, Chola pass Trek or High passes Trek, Island peak has long been popular for climbing ever since Nepal was first opened to the outsiders and its route was then discovered back in 1950s. The official record shows that Island peak was first climbed by the British team in the course of preparing to climb the world’s highest peak--Mt. Everest (8,848 m) in the year 1953, and it is also said that Tenjing Norgey Sherpa was also one of the team members for climbing of the peak for the first time.
The Island peak previously known as Imja Tse was said to have named as ‘Island peak’ in 1953 by the British National, Eric Earle Shipton who was one of the member of the team then who were climbing for the first time. The peak was said to have named as ‘Island peak’ because the peak then was like and still is like an Island in a sea of ice, when you have views of this very peak from Dingboche. Island peak climbing trip is popular not merely for having summit on the pinnacles of majestic Himalaya in Nepal alone but for sneaking awesome up close views of hosts of Himalayas located in the Everest region including that is of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) also known to be Lhotse Shar as well as of Mt. Nuptse I (7,861 m), Mt. Nuptse II (7,827 m), Nuptse Shar (7,804 m), Nuptse Nup I (7,784 m), Nuptse Shar II (7,776 m), Nuptse Shar III (7,695 m), the Nuptse in fact is connected with a long ridge to Mt. Lhotse. And, Island Peak is also regarded to be a part of Mt. Lhotse itself.
In course of ascending up on the Island peak, you will happen to pass snow-filled rocky hills, boulder, slippery ways, using ice axe, crampons and other necessary equipment you continue hiking on the ice filled ways and finally beating up the strong wind and challenging snow-filled path, you will reach on the pinnacle of the Island peak, from where you will be amazed with seeing paradise of snow, undoubtedly the stunning vista of Mt. Lhotse shar which is raised still tall to the north, while on the south-west, you will glimpse the sight of Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) and Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Buruntse (6,770 m) and Amphu Lapcha (5,245 m) and host of other Himalayas like strongly built wall. Although, if you encounter enormous challenges while crossing the path, you will immediately forget all as you are amazed with dazzling views of the majestic mountains, awesome scenes and sceneries including that is of glaciers, glacial lakes and so forth.
Technically, the Island peak is regarded to be one of the most difficult and challenging peak for climbing but undoubtedly, it is the peak which offers you utmost adventure and lifetime experience, not merely of peak climbing alone but you will also have an opportunity to explore the distinct culture and rituals as well as the lifestyles of legendary Sherpa, Rai who are residing alongside of the trail. And, undoubtedly, as you pass through green jungle, you will happen to spot numerous of flora and fauna, as well as explore around the Buddhist monastery and more. All these features are crystal clear why Island peak climbing trip is popular and special climbing trip in Nepal. Escape Nepal team have carefully designed the itineraries of Island peak climbing with adequate of stoppages for acclimatization which will ease you have summit to this very peak successfully and have first time experience.
We at Escape Nepal have combined the Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek however we can combine it with Chola pass, Gokyo Valley trek or even with the Everest High pass trek, or if you just want to climb the peak directly without combination on any trek in Nepal, that is possible so, please do write us with your interests and time you have then we will offer you best itinerary that suit for your island climbing holiday in Nepal.
We at Escape Nepal have included your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and a day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley, so, Before, we head off to the Island Peak climbing trip; we will first have sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, explore around its world cultural and religious heritage sites and after having excursion all around, we will have a short flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla and the actually trekking begin via Phakding, we continue trekking to Namche Bazaar, where we will have one day for rest and acclimatize with high altitude. Next day, we head off to Tyangboche, which is famous place for having amazing views of Mt. Everest and also famous for an ancient Buddhist monastery and after exploring all around we will continue trekking to Pheriche, where you will have another day for acclimatization. You will then continue trekking to Gorakshep, reach at Everest Base camp and then retrace down Kalapattar and climb to Kalapathar then trekking down to Dingboche, and via Chhukung valley, we will finally reach at Island peak base camp and summit to the peak and having amazing mount vistas from the top, we will then retrace down to Dingbuche, Tyangboche, subsequently get down to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and fly back to Kathmandu.