Island peak climbing trip is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Perhaps the name of the peak is so because from Dingboche the peak is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending southwest is part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the Summit. Imja Tse, another name of the Island Peak does not only provide an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region. View from the summit are Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi-circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse, and Amadablam in the south add a much more charming bonus in climbing Island Peak (Imja Tse).
Classical climbing route:
The base camp of Island Peak lies in Chukung Valley, between Island Peak and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall. From the base camp, a well-acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp, which adds the joy of climbing and helps a safe ascent. From the base camp, the route skirts southeast around and base of Imja Tse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on at 5,280m. From the high camp, the lefts hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 101 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package on your timeline or budget, please feel free to contact us or email to [email protected]
The return to Italy was ok. After a few days we miss Nepal. It 'was a great experience, thanks to your excellent organization. An addition to 'climbing was interesting to meet people and know them thanks to the professionalism of you & Guide Jangbu. The beauty of the mountains and…Read More...