Island Peak Climbing

Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,160 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shipton, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed form Dingboche. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse.

The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it.

The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. Cho Polu and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak. Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam lie to the south.

Itinerary Day by Day Program

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly KTM/LUKLA (2,834 m) & trek to Phakding (2,611 m)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

Day 05: Trek to Khumjung (3,790 m)

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,343 m)

Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m)

Day 09: Island Peak base camp

Day 10: Island Peak High camp (5,600 m)

Day 11: Island Peak Summit (6,189 m) back to base camp.

Day 12: Trek to Pangboche (3,901 m)

Day 13: Trek to Khumjung (3,790 m)

Day 14: Trek to Phakding

Day 15: Trek to Lukla

Day 16: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 17: Rest at Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure on your own destination

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