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Imja Tse is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak, a name
coined by Eric Shipton who thought this peak looked like ‘an island in a sea
of ice’. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse.
The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for
climbing Everest and Tenzing Norgay was one of the members of that
successful team. Between 2006 and 2010 over 12,000 people attempted the
summit. Despite its popularity, it’s still a tough climb and many people fail to
reach the summit. This is often because of insufficient acclimatization, and
sometimes because of deep snow, strong winds, or simply setting off too late
in the morning.
The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the enormous
summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar rise above the
summit to the north. To the east lies the looming west face of Makalu and the
unmistakeable form of Ama Dablam can be seen to the south-west.
Imja Tse
Island Peak)
Peak Facts
Alternative Names: Island Peak
Permit group: B
Height: 6160m - 20209ft
Latitude: 27.92250000
Longitude: 86.93611100
Location: Khumbu
Duration: 18 Days
Days 1-12:
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.Trek
up to Everest Base Camp for acclimatization
and to enjoy the magnificent Khumbu
scenery. Return to Chhukung and on to
Island Peak base Camp.
Days 13-15:
Days 16-18:
Return to Lukla and fly to