Island Peak climbing is also known as the Imja Tse Peak which is also one of major attraction of Nepal for climbing. Island peak (6,189) is situated in Khumbu region above the Imja Tse khola, hence is it also called as Imja Tse peak. The peak is surrounded by the three glacier i.e. Imja, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar glaciers.
Island peak climbing is not technically so hard but it offers a worthwhile challenge to the experienced winter mountaineer, competent in using ice axe and crampons, being technically straight forward, the most 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.
Island Peak was first climbed by a British Team in 1953 as a training exercise in preparation for Mount Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members of this first ascent team. Island Peak climbing is one of the most trekking peak and climbing is only supported by Nepalese climbing guide. Islana Peak climbing grade is alpine PD+.