Imja Tse 6160m. (Island Peak) Climbing
First ascent: 1956 by a Swiss team
Trip Duration: 18 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Scramble/glacier/ice climb
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Lukla-Namche Bazaar - Lobuje - Everest Base Camp - Chhukung - Imja Tse (Island Peak Base Camp)
Island peak was renamed "Imje Tse" in the early '80s, though its original name is still more popular. The mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has an impressive highly glaciated west face that rises from the Mt. Lhotse Glacier which is a bit tough to do, however the magnificent views from the summit are certainly a fitting reward for our efforts. On our 18 days journey we also ascend Kala Patthar (5,545m.) and Everest Base Camp which provides magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more.
The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak climbing trip incorporates proper acclimatization to its itinerary and is ideal for adventure seekers in a quest for a challenging trekking and climbing experience.