Island Peak Climbing is one of the most famous peak climbing in the Everest region. Located in the center of the Everest region, Island Peak Climbing is the best option for novice climbers who are just stepping into mountaineering in the Himalayas. Among 33 designated climbing peaks of Nepal, Island Peak Climbing presents itself as an ideal way to gear up for more challenging climbing. The journey is adventurous, scenic, endlessly stimulating, and little difficult than Everest Base Camp Trek. We, Snowland Treks & Expedition has designed our itinerary in a way to allow you to witness as many as scenes possible during the trek. Our Island Peak Climbing itinerary includes an excursion to Gokyo Ri from where stunning sceneries can be seen. Similarly, you will also cross thrilling Cho La Pass, explore Everest Base Camp, and hike up to Kala Patthar viewpoint to observe glorious sunrise in the backdrop of Himalayan mountains.
Island Peak also is known as Imja Tse (6,189 m) is an extension of a ridge that drops down from the south end of Lhotse Shar. Situate around 10 kilometers away from Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Island Peak was named by Eric Shipton’s group in 1952 AD because it appears as an island on a sea of ice. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed, Imja Tse. The trail is not technically challenging as other peaks, however, Island Peak Climbing trail is considered as physically challenging and exhausting. No doubt, the climb will present you the most exquisite sceneries, but you will also see excellent views of snow-capped mountains, valleys, and glaciers from an unseen angel. You will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,720 m), Mt. Makalu (8,475 m), and numerous other mountains. During the Island Peak Climbing, you will also get a chance to observe and understand the unique lifestyle, tradition, and culture of people residing in this extreme part of the world. You will come across several monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags that will give you deep insight into the religious view of the local.