Duration: about 20 days
Trek days: about 16 days
Max. Altitude: 6189m
Island Peak trip is a special trek which combines an ascent of Island Peak with a visit to the famous Everest Base Camp. It is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal which combines a spectacular approach trek with a fantastic summit and great views of the Khumbu area. You can start from Lukla and trek slowly up the Dudh Kosi valley. After a trip to visit Everest Base Camp you can branch off to Chukkung and then onto Island Peak Base Camp to prepare for the ascent of Island Peak.
Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton's party who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known by its Nepali name of Imja Tse. The mountain is an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers, standing at 6189m/20305ft.
The final ridge is a classic of its kind and from the summit fabulous views can be enjoyed of many Himalayan giants including the immense south face of Lhotse and the huge peak of Ama Dablam. This trek is a tea-house trek, with tents and fully kitchen service being provided at Base Camp. Transport to and from the Everest region is by air.