Island Peak Climbing

Our 18-day Island Peak climbing expedition takes you to the summit of the magnificent Island Peak. The summit offers majestic vistas of dazzling mountains including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and Makalu. Island Peak, also called Imja Tse, is a popular choice among novice climbers. The peak was first summited by the Everest Expedition team, led by Sir Edmund Hillary, as part of their training for Mount Everest navigation. In the present time, it is popular for those aspiring to conquer the highest mountain, as the Island Peak climbing expedition serves as the best buildup and training for climbers. 

Island Peak climb requires technical skills. While not as technically demanding as some other peaks in the Himalayas, it still involves steep ascents, crevasses, and icy sections. Our expedition instructors and guides offer practical technical lessons at Base Camp before attempting to climb. Additionally, we provide indoor wall climbing training in Kathmandu before heading to the Himalayas. Proper trekking and climbing clothes and equipment are essential for a safe and comfortable expedition. In Kathmandu, our expedition instructors check the gear of each member. Climbing equipment can be hired and rented in Kathmandu. 

The expedition begins at Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. This expedition can be combined with the Everest Base Camp trek. Island Peak Base Camp is two days away from EBC. Many climbers visit EBC before conquering the Peak, which aids in acclimatization. Chukung is the nearest village to Island Peak, where essential items including camping equipment, ropes, and technical tools can be hired. 

Spring and autumn seasons are considered the best times for conquering Island Peak. During these seasons, the weather is usually good and the skies clear, offering majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Altitude sickness may pose a major challenge, however, our itinerary allows ample time for acclimatization. As a professional trekking and climbing expedition operator company based in Nepal, we offer customizable itineraries.