Island peak, another name Imja Tse (6173m) looks like an island in a sea of ice that’s why somehow it’s called by island peak. It’s situated at the top of the Imja Khola valley in the Khumbu region. To climb the island peak is technical and straightforward so that the climber must use the component of climbing materials like ice axe and crampons. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at the slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge. Our trek will begin after our 30 minutes flight from the Kathmandu to Lukla and it will continually go up to Chukung valley passing through very beautiful Sherpa villages.
- A scenic Twin otter flight to Lukla (2800m), gateway to the highest peak on earth, Everest.
- Climb to the glaciated summit of Island Peak 6173 meters above sea level
- Our experienced guides are there to ensure your safety and enjoyment
- Close view of the Himalayan giants – Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Amadablam.
- Develop high altitude expedition experience and skills
- Meet, trek and climb with the friendly and famous local Sherpa people
Is it right for me?
An Island peak trek and climb is accessible to experienced climbers. Amadablam Expedition is one of the best climbing with rock and ice mix. The climbing on the route involves pure rock climbing on exquisite granite followed by mixed snow and rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long steep snow slope up to the summit. Crampons are used for maximum grip, and harnesses and ropes are used for maximum safety.
We have developed an itinerary (longer than many other operators) that should enable all members of the team to safely reach the summit and complete the trip in good spirits!
You will need to be able to walk for 4-8 hours a day with a daypack. We are generally early abed but you might want to hang around and chat with your fellow trekkers, staff or local people or play a game of cards. Rest days normally involve a part-day hike to a place of interest or viewpoint as well as some relaxation time.
Depending on your general level of fitness you may benefit from a training regime in the lead up to the trek.
This trip introduces you to high altitude trekking. A spirit of adventure and a willingness to stretch your horizons are what you’ll need. Some experience of hiking will be an advantage.
Why go with Blue Dragon Adventure?
On this Island peak climbing your trip leader will be a qualified Nepalese trek/climbing guide. They are there to ensure your trip a wonderful, fun and safe experience.
Your accomplished and friendly trip guide will help you to enjoy and appreciate the cultural, and natural attractions of the region. They will assist with daily arrangements as you eat in and stay in the tents. The package uses a steady acclimatization program and allows time for bad weather along the way, giving participants the maximum chance of success.
The trip will be well planned, well led, and well resourced with good quality food, transport, equipment, first aid and communications.
Our climbing sherpas and guide will do all the fix lines on the mountain and will train you about the basic knowledge of mountaineering (Types of a knot, jumer climbing, abseiling, teach you the proper usage of climbing gears.)