The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has classified 33 as 'Trekking Peaks of Nepal', a misleading name because all involve climbing as well as trekking. Ranging from 5650m-6500m (18,537-21,325ft) some are, however, of appropriate height and climbing grade for commercial expeditions.
Exhilarating climb on the summit of renowned Island Peak or Imjatse, within rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals, traditional village, land of world's heritage, high alpine valley's in the close backdrop of the world's highest peak 'Mt. Everest'.
Island Peak/Imja Tse (6,189m) located at the top of the Imja valley in the Khumbu region, just above the summer settlement of Chhukung, surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar glaciers. It offers a worthwhile challenge to the experienced winter mountaineer, competent in using ice axe and crampons, being technically straight forward. Some of the difficult section being a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge, approximately Scottish winter grade 2. The climb will be undertaken towards the end of the trek when everyone will be fully acclimatized. For those not attempting the climb of Island Peak, the Island Peak Trek is an opportunity to explore the Imja Khola Valley.
This trip is highly recommended, as it will take you into high valleys, with plenty of time to visit Sherpa villages and monasteries and photographs the ever exciting moments from stunning view points. From Island Peak base camp our route descend along the Imja Khola to Dingboche and make way to Namche Bazaar, passing through Pangboche village with time to visit the old gompa of this area and at Thyangboche as well. After the great long descent from Namche, then following the Dudh Kosi valley to Lukla where a spectacular mountain flight brings you back to Kathmandu.