Area: Khumbu Himal in the Everest Area
This is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. From Dingboche the mountain 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 mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar seperated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending south-west is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, 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 more charm for climbing Island Peak.
Itinerary of Island Peak In Detail.
Days 01 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek continue to Phakding
Days 02 : Trek to Namche bazaar.
Days 03 : Acclimatization day at Namche.
Days 04 : Trek Namche-Thyangboche
Days 05 : Trek to Dingboche.
Days 06 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Days 07 : Trek to Lobuche
Days 08 : Trek to Kalapattar or Everest Base Camp return to Lobuche
Days 09 : Trek to Chhukkung via Dingboche
Days 10 : Trek to Island Peak base camp.
Days 11 - 12 : Climb Island Peak.
Days 13 : Return to Chhukkung
Days 14 - 16 : Return trek to Lukla.
Days 17 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.