Island Peak also known as ImjaTse, with the height of 6,189m/20,305ft a Nepalese Peak located Khumbu region in the Himalaya of Eastern Nepal, on top of the Chukung glacier, the glacier which lies between AmaDablam and Lhotse peaks. The name "Island peak" for this mountain was given by a climbing team of Eric Shipton because of its striking location in the mid of Chukung Valley, which is like an Island one a sea of ice. In 1956 this peak was first ascended by a Swiss team as they prepare for Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col.

This mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD, by a climbing team of Eric Shipton, due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak is one of the most popular trekking peak in the Himalayan country and its accessible by the support of Nepalese Sherpa climbers.

Trip Facts

Activity: Expedition

Duration: 16 Days

Grade:Medium

Highest Alt: 6,189m/20,305ft

Trek Type: Lodge + Camping

Best Season: October - November and April - May

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel (1300m)

Day 02

Trip briefing, paper works and gear checking

Day 03

Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2640m)

Day 04

Phakding to Namche Bazar (3446m)

Day 05

Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3800m)

Day 06

Tengboche to Dingboche (4243m)

Day 07

Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 08

Dingboche to Chhukung(4730m)

Day 09

Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5200m)

Day 10

Base Camp to High Camp (5400m)

Day 11

High Camp to Island Peak Summit (6189m) and Back to the base camp.

Day 12

Island Peak Base camp to Pangboche (3985m)

Day 13

Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 14

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 15

Lukla to Kathmandu Valley.

Day 16

International Airport transfer for final departure.