Island Peak is one of the high and perfect climbing peaks in Khumbu Region of Nepal, situated proudly at the elevation of 6,189 meters above sea level in Sagarmatha National Park. The peak is popularly known as Imja Tse which was firstly ascended by a British Expedition team from south end in 1953 as a part of the training exercise. However, the actual summit of the peak was climbed by Hans-Rudolf Von Gunten and two unknown Sherpa people in 1956. As per the fact of originating the name of the peak as Island, the peak seems like an island between seas of ice while seeing it from Dingboche. This is one of the most beautiful and impressive peaks in the Khumbu Region of Nepal and considered as one of the easier, explorative and adventurous peaks to be climbed.
However, the major highlights of climbing Island Peak includes observing mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest and various high peaks in Khumbu Region, enjoying with amazing Khumbu icefall, visiting Everest Base Camp, glaciers and exploring around Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery. In addition, this trip also provides a great chance to look into the unseen placement ranging from mountains, glaciers, backpacking and most popular mountain trails offering fantastic views of Mt. Everest and various peaks, a chance to explore Buddhists monasteries and shrines and encountering various Himalayan wildlife. The trip is mixed or collapsed with Everest Base Camp, which will allow you to explore the amazing and mesmerizing Himalayas vistas and eye-catchy sceneries all around all-over.
Island Peak climbing trip starts with a scenic flight towards Lukla from Kathmandu valley, as usual in most of the trip in Khumbu Region of Nepal. From Lukla, your actual trekking journey starts and goes through the trail passing through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep. Everest Base Camp, Kala Pattar, back to Lobuche, Kongma La, Chhukung, Island Peak Base Camp (5,200 meters) and finally the summit at the altitude 6,189 meters above sea level. Furthermore, the descending trail from the summit of the peak follows towards the base camp of the peak itself and passes through Pangboche, Namche Bazaar and finally Lukla, the ending point of this trek. From Lukla, just like arrival, a scenic flight will take you back to Kathmandu valley.
Moreover, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are considered as the best season/time to make your climbing trip towards Island for more adventures and experiences.