Island peak is a trekking peak. It means the trail is not technically advanced and perfect for beginner climbers. In this package, we have extended our Everest Base Camp Trek and combined Island peak expedition in the journey. Before pushing towards the top of this peak, we ascend to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, which is also ideal for acclimatization.
Attempt your first peak climbing expedition in the Himalayas by joining our adventurous yet doable Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek. Go beyond trekking and taste the adrenaline of mountain climbing.
During Island Peak Climbing with EBC trek, you reach not only the lap of Mt. Everest but also conquer a snow-capped mountain in the Himalayas. Island peak is known as Imja Tse in Nepali, so do not get confused if we use this term anywhere on the page.
The first part of the EBC Trek with Island Peak goes through Sherpa village and lush forests. You then traverse at a high altitude above the tree line along gorges, moraines, and glacial paths. Experience the heartwarming welcome of the locals and visit ancient monasteries along the way.
As you get pumped with the adrenaline of trekking in the Himalayas, the enriching cultural experience along the way will keep you down to Earth and remind you to take a breath & unwind your worries.
Views during the venture
Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek offers fantastic mountain panoramas. You get to witness diverse landscapes from different viewpoints, like Everest View Hotel and Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar especially offers a gorgeous sunrise with 360-degree views of the snow-capped peaks all around it.
Mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Baruntse, etc are seen while trekking & climbing. Likewise, the view of glaciers, waterfalls, and lush valleys is excellent too.
Suited in the Chukkung valley, Island peak is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalayas. Dominated by the giant Lhotse and Nuptse south wall in the north and Baruntse to the south, the top of this peak does look like an island.
The Island peak is the extension of Lhotse Shar's south ridge. It is separated by a col ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak.
Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing discovered the Island peak in 1953 during their expedition to Mt. Everest. They have used it as a training peak. And to this date, mountaineers use the Island peak as a training peak before approaching eight thousand above mountains.
Island peak expedition difficulty
The overall EBC Trek with Island Peak is a challenging journey that includes strenuous climbing. You'll not only deal with steep, rugged terrain but also high altitude and exposure to sun & cold. Island Peak Climbing is for experienced trekkers and climbers who want to introduce themselves to slightly technical climbing in the Himalayas.
Following the Chukkung valley, we reach the base camp of Island peak. From here, the summit walk is around 9 to 12 hours round trip. The route to the summit is rocky and steep. You walk along the snowline using fixed ropes. Before reaching the summit, you cross crevasses and 300 meters of the headwall.
To prepare for Island Peak Expedition, do daily exercise that involves training your muscle's endurance & stamina. Go on short hikes and treks with long walking hours with a day pack weighing around 5 kgs. If possible, try hiking on similar terrain (steep & rugged).
Get your gear ready early and break into your new trekking/climbing boots. Our team will provide you with a packing list to help you ready your gear.
Island peak climbing with EBC booking is open for the Spring and Autumn of 2023 & 2024
Join our Island Peak Climbing with EBC trek 2023/202 for an adventurous journey of your life. We have the best climbing crew led by the industry's most experienced Sherpa guides who will assist you to reach the summit.
Click on our booking button on the package page which will lead you to the booking process. It is very simple and needs a few minutes only. Once we receive your booking request for Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, our team members will get in touch with you and help you with further procedures.