Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is one of Nepal's most popular trekking destinations, at an incredible elevation of 6189 meters lies on the Himalayas of Eastern Nepal. The peak was given the name Island by Eric Shipton's group in 1951 because it resembles an ice island and is surrounded by glaciers from the 7000- and 8000-meter summits. The peak is actually a continuation of the ridge that descends from Lhotse Shar's southernmost point. The summit is spectacular and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier
The Island peak has been tremendously approved by the trekkers and mountaineers who wished to feel the adventure of climbing a peak with some of the technical skills yet not compulsory, but the experience of the trek is definitely a hand advantage. A 6000m peak is a suitable peak for starting to test your physical abilities for higher sets of peaks respectively. The Island peak was actually a training peak used by Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa before attempting a summit on Everest. There is quite a bit of technical use in crossing crevasses with ladders, jumpers on fixed-line, and many more, all of these skills will be taught and passed on by a professional guide to you.
During the climb, you can expect some extraordinary views of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region. The peak can be seen in a pyramid-like structure through the traditional village settlements of the Everest region, which falls under the UNESCO heritage site of Nepal. The climbing duration is around 19 days and the trip will start with a tour of UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and a scenic ride to one of the adventurous airports of Nepal in Lukla. The climbing requires acclimating your body to multiple levels of elevation, that's when you will be able to explore the magical village of Namche Bazaar.
Stargazing views of Lhotse Shar, Makalu, and Ama Dablam can be experienced through the island peak. The peak remains constant and full of adventure throughout the trip however you are strongly recommended to look after your physical fitness before 7-8 weeks of climbing the Island peak, that is when you will realize your physical and mental strength in order to successfully summit the peak. Running up and down the hills before the climb is extra helpful in order to be ready for the expedition.
Major Highlights of Island peak Expedition
Ethnic and Himalayan lifestyle
As you make your way to the peak, you will encounter numerous villages of similar living styles. The aura of those villages is the similar culture and rituals they have been following for decades and decades. You will be able to understand how Himalayan settlements have been possible for this long period of time. The village settlements will welcome you with their warm hospitality which remains forever in your memory.
UNESCO heritage sites
The island peak resides on the conserved area of Sagarmatha national park which is enlisted on a UNESCO world heritage site meaning that you will be having a chance to observe multiple UNESCO sites including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan durbar, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Changu Narayan respectively. These sites are to witness once a lifetime which holds decades and decades of history.
Island Peak Climbing is a beautiful and adventurous experience for all. The peak was early known as Imja Tse, an island within an Ice Sea as seen from is a famous trekking peak one can summit in an easy fashion. Peak Climbing is an adventurous experience for all. The Peak, which rises to a height of 6189 meters, is a very comparatively easy way to conquer peak however it requires a lot of hard work and dedication.
Best time to climb Island peak
Many wonders about the perfect time for climbing a peak, the right period of time is when you are physically and mentally stable to climb, however, to add on the success for climbing Island peaks the month of April, May, September, October, November are considered the supreme period which falls under Spring and Autumn respectively.
More Highlights of Island peak expedition
- Exemplary peaks to prepare for higher peaks.
- Experience in trekking and climbingBuddhist culture and customs.
- Island Peak Climbing
- Trekking through the UNESCO heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park.
- Professional guides to uncover the history of mystical sights
- Panoramic views of the Everest region
- Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam
- 14 and below 65 age group are recommended to conquer the peak
- UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu.
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