Island peak or Imsa Tse peak to give it it's proper Tibetan name is a well climbed favorite for people who want to do something a little more challenging other than trekking. It was named "Island" peak in 1953 by Eric Shiptons party of that year who named it island peak as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice , when it is viewed from Dingboche on the main Everest trail. Later in 1983 the peak was renamed as Imsa Tse.
Island peak was first climbed in 1953 by a British expedition team as training for the ascent on Mt. Everest. Island peak is a part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar the main part forming a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar. As mentioned the peak is very popular with people, it is not too technical but still provides a good challenge and like all peak climbing you need to be in good physical shape. A climb of Island peak fits well into longer treks in the Everest Region and can be combined or tagged on to trekking. Allow four days for acclimatization and the climb itself (one day added for weather problems.
Arrival in Kathmandu pick up and transfers hotel climbing Sherpa briefing your trip overnight.
Full day sightseeing tour , Paperwork and preparation for next day trip.
Early in the morning drive to the airport take domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding overnight at local lodge.
Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar it takes 06 hours overnight mountain lodge.(3440m)
Rest day for acclimatization; you may hike three hours to the famous Everest View Hotel and back to Namche visit Hilary and Sherpa museum overnight same place.
Trek Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche normally 06 hours walk you see Buddhist Monastery mountain lodge accomodation (3850m)
Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche five hour walking this day lodge accomodation (4350m)
Acclimatization day at Dingboche; enjoyable and beautiful Sherpa village
Trek Dingboche to Chhukung normally 03 hours accomodation at local lodge (4730m)
From Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp four hours trek accomodation on tent camp (5087m)
Climb to Island Peak (6189m); back to base camp camping
Island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung trek four hour accommodation in lodge.
Chhukung to Pangboche trek four hours with Sherpa culture lodge accomodation (3985m)
Pangboche to Khumjung it takes 06 hours accomodation in lodge (3790m)
Trek From Khumjung to Lukla it takes 07 hours accomodation in lodge (2800m)
Domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu it takes 25 minute pick up and transfer hotel free day for shopping relax.
Half day Bhaktapur city tour back to the hotel and rest.
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