Island Peak climbing is 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 locally known as Imja Tse peak in Sherpa language.
Island Peak summit 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. The peak was named by a British expedition team in 1953 Island Peak because it appears as an island in the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The first two hours is easy walking from Base Camp but afterwards, it is a vertical Ice wall climbing for about 500 meters.
Island Peak is the most popular climbing peak in Nepal straddling Chukung valley 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. Combine the island peak climbing with Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal is another reward for your lifetime.
The best time for climbing Island Peak is during Sprig (March-May) or Autumn (September- December). However, Winter and Summer is also possible but winter will be too cold and a lot of snowfall.