Imja Tse Peak (Island Peak)

Trip Facts

Package Highlights

  • Magnificent view of Gokyo Ri (5350m)
  • Cho La Pass (5380m)
  • Kalapathar (5545m)
  • Island Peak (6160m)

Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,160 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shipton's party in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed form Dingboche. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse.

Base camp to high camp is basically a hike but just above high camp, some rocky steps require moderate scrambling and up through a broad open gully. At the top of the gully, glacier travel begins and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes may be set up by the guides for the strenuous ascent of nearly 100 metres (330 ft) to the summit ridge. The climb to the summit is somewhat difficult due to steep climbing. On top, while Mount Everest is a mere ten kilometres away to the north, the view will be blocked by the massive wall of Lhotse, towering 2,300 m (7,500 ft) above the summit.

The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it. The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. Cho Polu and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak. Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam lie to the south.

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer from airport to hotel & welcome dinner.

  • Day 2: Visit of Kathmandu Valley with cultural guide.

  • Day 3: By plane: Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m)/Phakding (3h walk, 2650m)

  • Day 4: Trek to Phakding to Namche (6h walk, 3440m

  • Day 5: Trek to Namche (acclimatization, visit of monastery of Thame : 4h walk, 3800m )

  • Day 6: Trek to Namche to Phorste Tenga (5 h walk, 3700m)

  • Day 7: Trek to Phorste Tenga toMachhermo (5h30 walk (4410m)

  • Day 8: Trek to Machhermo to GokyoLake (4h walk, 4750m)

  • Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Lake to Gokyo Ri (1h30 walk, 5350m)/Thagna (3h, 4950m)

  • Day 10: Trek to Thagna to Cho la Pass(5380m)/Dzongla (7h walk, 4700m)

  • Day 11: Trek to Dzongla to Gorakshep (5h walk, 5170m)

  • Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep/ Kalapattar (2h , 5545m)/Descend to Everest Base Camp (8h walk,4950m)

  • Day 13:Trek to Lobuche to Dingboche (3h walk, 4200m)

  • Day 14: Trek to Dingboche to Chhukung (3h walk, 4700m)

  • Day 15: Trek to Chukkung to Island Peak Base Camp (4h, 5090m)

  • Day 16: Rest Day

  • Day 17: Summit of the Island Peak/Island Peak base camp (8h de marche, 6192m)

  • Day 18: Trek to Island Peak base camp to Dingpoche (5h walk,4200m)

  • Day 19: Trek to Dingpoche to Tangpoche (5h walk, 3867m)

  • Day 20: Trek to Tangpoche to Namche (6h walk, 3440m)

  • Day 21: Trek to Namche to Lukla

  • Day 22: By Plane: fly from Lukla to Ktm

  • Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu

  • Day 24: Departure


  • 3 nights Hotel in KTM
  • Meals are included lunch/Dinner /Breakfast and bed in Lodge during trek. Limitation for food
  • Guides during the trek
  • Room charge during trek.
  • Everest National Park fees
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff
  • International airport transfer, arrival and departure
  • Royalty/Tims Fee
  • Domestic Airfare Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Porter salary
  • Government tax


  • Lunch Breakfast & Dinner stay during KTM
  • Personal equipment
  • High risk medical insurance
  • International air ticket, International airport tax
  • Alcoholic beverages & telephone calls
  • Laundry and postage
  • Nepal Visa Fee US$ 50 Per person
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed, Helicopter
  • KTM entrance fee during Sightseeing
  • Purely personal nature expenses and hot water and tea for thermos, and Single rooms, payable 100/200$
  • Horse during the trekking
  • Entry fees in monastery during treks
  • And Tips

Gear Check list

  • Sleeping bag
  • Daypack
  • Trekking pants
  • Fleece top
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Extra passport photos
  • One liter water bottle
  • SD Memory
  • Novel
  • Lip care
  • Torch


  • Gaiters & Moisturizer


  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Camp shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Thermal top
  • Thermal bottom
  • Day wear shirt x2 or 3
  • Underwear
  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries and odds and ends
  • Small towel/sarong
  • Personal medicines
  • Camera
  • Money pouch/belt
  • 2x Passport photos
  • Water purification
  • Vitamin tablets

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