With a unique identity of its own, Island Peak (6189m) - also known as Imja Tse, the Island Peak Climbing Expedition takes you into the lifestyle of the proud Sherpas. The Island peak is surrounded by Lhotse Glaciers and stands tall away from the massive range of the esteemed Everest Himalayas. Obvious Himalayan panorama along with affluent bio-diversity, the Island peak climbing journey also boasts trips to Kalapatthar and Everest Base camp. Not just a journey to the peak of Island Peak, this well-rounded voyage explores the whole of the Khumbu region.
Island peak climbing with Everest Base camp trek begins from Lukla, accessible via a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu. You’ll move forward through Phakding and then towards the beautiful Namche Bazaar, which is known as the gateway to Mt. Everest. There, you’ll get to know more about Sherpa culture. Moving on, you’ll walk through Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. From there, you’ll visit Everest Base Camp. You’ll also be able to see Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7165m), and Khumbutse (6665m) along the way. Both Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp offer scintillating mountain views in the Everest region. You’ll then trek towards Lobuche, Kongma La and then to Chhukung. From Chhukung, you’ll trek towards the base camp for Island Peak. From the base camp, it’ll take you about 10 -12 hours to reach the top and come back to the base camp. Eventually retracing our steps, we head back to Lukla and end the trip to Kathmandu. This trek also gives the pleasure of experiencing the wildlife, lush vegetation and unique culture and tradition of the mid-hill region. The best and most suitable time of the year for Island Peak Climbing is either March to early June or September to November.
For Island Peak Climbing with Everest base camp trek, Himalayan Recreation is undoubtedly the best choice. Not just proper transportation and accommodation, we assure you to be provided with trained professionals who will make this trip one of the best you’ve ever had. With us, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing trekking experience.