The most popular Island peak is also known as Imja Tse peak is an extension of the Himalayan ridge that comes down from the south end of the Lhotse shar, situated less than 10 kilometer away from Everest in the Himalayas. This peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British expedition team as preparation for the Everest expeditions and even today climbing Island peak is often the first step for any climbers before any summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalaya.
The Island peak climbing summit day starts early in the morning with an interesting scramble along a rock ridge to a glacier and above this there is a steep snow headwall leading to the summit, off course this is a physically challenging but fabulous day. Our climbing guides use fixed ropes to ensure a safe ascent with jumar and harness for the strenuous and challenging section which climbs up a 60 - 70 degree face about 100 meters to the summit ridge. From the top of Island peak, the giant mountains, you can see a breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains - Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) which form a semi-circle in the north and the stunning views of Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m) in the east and famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812m) in the south - a never to be forgotten peak climbing experience in the Himalayas.