Island peak climb (also known as ImjaTse) at the level of 6,189 meters with Gokyo to EBC Island peak trek is an amusing experience aimed for an active trekkers and the one with the experience of peak climbing. A view just like an Island situated between icebergs when seen from Dingboche village is the reason for this peak named as an "Island peak". It is one of the busy and popular climbing peaks in the Khumbu region which is merged with the Everest Base Camp trek. It was first climbed in 1956 by Hans-Rudolf, Von Gunten and two unknown sherpas; since then many travellers has made a successful climb.
After a short scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,800m/9,184ft), the bold stride moves ahead towards a beautifully crafted Himalayan town which is nestled along the crescent shaped hill slopes, Namche bazaar. With great preparations each footsteps takes to the paradisiacal villages like Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo village from where the lifestyle of Sherpas can be explored and get familiar with many other ancient crafts, monuments and culture of people in Khumbu region of Nepal which is disparate from any other places. Looking onto the grand Ngozumpa glacier which is considered as the biggest glacier in Nepal and the magnificient view of Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,580ft), the highest freshwater lakesystem in Nepal makes everyone admire the land of amuse. This trekking route has many exciting climbs such as Gokyo Ri (5,483m/17,984ft), Cho La pass (5,368m/17,607ft), Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft ) and Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft) where the Himalayas secrets are crystalline.The delightful view icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range which comprises of four major peaks above 8,000m - Mt. Everest, (8,848m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,210m), Mt Lhotse(8,516m) and Mt Makalu(8,485m) and many other captivating mountains above 6,000 meters uncovers the beauty of mountains in every aspects.The feet then moving towards Dingboche makes the travellers come closer to Island peak climbing.
Climbers are warmed up by the experienced climbing crew a day before climbing and the best tented camp is provided during the period to ensure the travellers comfort. Mountaineering is often done before the usual expected time than any other day to avoid the obstacles that may create due to wind blow during the mid-day. Enjoy the great moments from the top of the peak by catching the sight of spectacular glacier, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Nuptse, Mt AmaDablam and many other mountains with wondrous sky above. Then, a way back is made towards the basecamp of the Island peak following the same route. However, peak climbing is always a challenging but the expert guidance & assistance and the climber’s effort always makes the move successful. Optimum adventure in the land of mountains makes every traveller delighted return with a heart full of gratification.