Island Peak- also called Imja Tse- is probably one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal. Standing 6,189m in height, it is almost always the first choice for mountain climbers before taking on bigger expeditions.
Island Peak has an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier and is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar. The route to the summit includes a steep slope and a narrow ridge. Island Peak offers magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many others.
Island Peak is the most popular climbing peak in Nepal straddling Chukung with Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains. Part of the climbing experience involves trekking through the famous Everest region and reaching all the way to Everest Base Camp plus Kala Patthar. En route you will be able to experience Sherpa culture and hospitality.
The best time for climbing Island Peak is during Sprig (March- May) or Autumn (September- December).