Many of us only dream of standing on a tall peak looking down on the world. This is a great climb that will satisfy this desire. Island Peak, also referred to as Imja Tse, is a 6187-meter high peak in the Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas in the eastern region of Nepal close to the Tibetan border. It was officially named Island Peak in 1953 by members of the British Mount Everest expedition because it looked like an island in a sea of ice when viewed from the village of Dingboche. In order to climb Island Peak you will need to be physically fit and preferably have some previous climbing experience, or alternatively do some training that will prepare you for climbing at high altitudes.
This peak is considered a technical climb and is challenging but with the use of fixed ropes it is a relatively safe climb to the summit. The high altitude is the biggest threat to climbers. From the summit you will have astonishing views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Mera Peak. This is a true climbing expedition that may be the first for many of you, but may inspire you to seek other mountains to climb in the future. This is an opportunity to go beyond trekking and take it to the next level and feel like you are “king of the mountain” as you traipse through the snow to the summit of Island Peak
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pride themselves on taking excellent care of their clients, providing all permits, meals and accommodation on the trek. There will also be time set aside for preparation prior to the day you climb to the summit.