From the panoramic views of snow-capped summits to the dramatic insights of Lhotse Shar & Ama Dablam, island peak is an unforgettable experience, for climbers with basic mountaineering skills: Crampons, ice axe & rope handling. There are few trekking peaks that have the same power to captivate & delight.
Being a close neighbour to highest trekking Mt.Mera, it is more technical & often challenging than Mera. Also known for Alias called "Imja Tse", Island Peak appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche.
Island peak is among the trekking peak of Nepal, with its standard climbing route having the Alpine PD+ difficulty level. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar & typically climbed in a round trip from Kathmandu in 17 Days.
The 360-degree panorama of many of highest mountains-Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8410m), Lhotse Shar (8383m) Makalu (8475m) Baruntse & Amadablam all spice up your climbing expedition.
BEST TIME TO GO
Spring : March - May Fall : September - November
At these times, the weather is at its best, being hot but not uncomfortably so, and there’s usually minimal or no rain.
Climbing island peak is challenging for sure. But if you happen to have a great flexibility & can manage to walk on glacier, you can make it to the summit. It is non-technical climbing, but due to the steep ascent, it’s physically demanding. One must have basic knowledge of mountaineering.
Island Peak follows much of the classic Everest Base Camp trek
Views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and many 7,000 m+ peaks
Experience the local culture of Sherpa & their long mountaineering history
Climbing led by Highly experienced & certified Sherpa Guides
Sagarmatha National Park & its rich vegetation: Flora & Fauna
Island Peak an ideal climbing choice for novice climbers