Island Peak Climbing Overview
Island Peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular and adventurous climbing in the Himalayas that has attracted thousands of trekkers and climber over the year.
Island Peak stands 6,189 meters above the sea level and also widely known as Imja Tse. It is one of the most stunning mountains in the Himalayas. Climbed first in 1953 by a British Expedition team, the top of Island Peak offers panoramic views of the numerous Himalayan Mountains and breath-taking scenery.
There is an interesting story behind the origin of the name of this peak. Back in 1953, when a British traveler namely Eric Earle Shipton saw a peak from Dingboche, the view of the peak resembled him like a sea of ice and named it Island Peak.
We have designed our Island Peak Climbing itinerary including Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar in it, which takes the journey to the next level. Climbing Island Peak and exploring the base of the world's highest mountain on one trip has dragged many adventure lovers from all around the globe.
Located near the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse, Island Peak Climbing take you far away from your daily life amidst huge Himalayan Mountains and spectacular sceneries. The trail is adventurous and passes by beautiful villages where you get to see the daily life of the locals.
We offer tailor-made and private departures as well for Island Peak climbing. Our experienced and professional crew assist you during the trip. We make sure everything goes smoothly during the trekking and climbing period. For more information related to the EBC and Island Peak climbing, package read below or contact us anytime.
Things you experience on the Island Peak climbing
A thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Lukla is the starting point of the Island Peak climbing, and to reach Lukla, you have to take a breathtaking flight that offers aerial views of the Himalayas. The flight is short but stimulating.
Walk by Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazar
Sagarmatha National Park is part of the UNESCO World Natural Site. This national park is home to numerous Himalayan flora and fauna. The trail from Monjo goes through the national park and ascends all the way up to Namche Bazar. Most parts of the trail include steep climbs and various streams.
The famous Namche Bazar
You are spending a couple of nights in Namche Bazar for acclimatization purposes. During the stay, you get to explore the village and go on short excursions to nearby areas. Trekkers usually hike up to the Everest View Hotel, Khumjung village, or Syangboche Airstrip to witness beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks.
Likewise, as Namche Bazar is the biggest Sherpa settlement area, you get to observe the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the locals. You can also visit places like the Sherpa Culture Museum, Everest Photo Gallery, cafes, etc.
Experience rich culture and tradition of Sherpa
The best thing about Island Peak Climbing is that you get to explore and experience at the same time. While you pass through many villages, you get to see the unique and simple lifestyle of the local communities. The ancient monasteries, stupas, chortens, and prayer wheels add a blissful & spiritual essence in the journey.
Visit ancient Tengboche monastery
Tengboche monastery is the most important monastery in the Khumbu region. Not only that, but it is also the biggest and the oldest monastery of the region. The monastery has played a vital role for years for locals. Many significant rituals and festivals are celebrated here. The monastery was first built in 1961 and later re-built twice in 1934 and 1989 as it got destroyed due to earthquake and fire respectively.
Reach Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is the base of Mt. Everest, which is the highest mountain in the world. This very place itself is renowned among travel enthusiasts all around the world. Situated at 5,364 meters, EBC offers a panoramic view of Everest and the surrounding mountains.
Hike up to Kala Patthar to witness 360 degrees of Mt. Everest
Before heading towards the Island Peak Base Camp, you ascend to Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrise and 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and Himalayas. This short hike also helps you in acclimatization. Kala Patthar is 5555 meters just above the Everest Base Camp and a very famous viewpoint in the Khumbu region.
Scale Island Peak
Climbing Island Peak is the main focal point of the trip. The route to the top of the peak is surely not easy, but you get to see some of the most beautiful views and experience a life-changing adventure. There will are many technical and demanding parts, however with the help of our professional Sherpa climbers, you reach the summit & return back safely.
Get to see panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains and stunning glaciers
Island Peak climbing is all about great views of the Himalayan Mountains that join you from the beginning of the journey. You get to see many famous mountains including Everest from different perspectives. Other stunning views of mountains like Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kantega (6,782 m), etc will fuel you to move ahead.