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Climbing Island Peak

Discover the Himalayas from the top of the stunning Island Peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Also known as Imja Tse, Island Peak, which boasts an altitude of 6,189 m (20,305 ft), is located in the Sagarmatha National Park in the Himalayas.  It is a popular climbing destination and from its summit, you can admire outstanding landscapes and the two giant glaciers that guard it. Whether you are training for some of the more challenging climbs in the region or looking for a high mountain adventure in Nepal, Island Peak will give you all its Himalayan splendor. Find the perfect Island Peak itinerary for you at Explore-Share.com and start planning your adventure.

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What people are saying about these trips

David Gahan


November, 2022

Himalayas 5 peaks technical climbing course + Ama Dablam ascent

A truely amazing experience that I would recommend for anyone serious about climbing AMA Dablam. You need a very high level of fitness & mental strength to climb ama Dablam, it is not a beginner peak. Research the climb, gear required & treking around the Khumbu area before you desire to do this course so you are under no illusions prior to leaving for Nepal. If you have done the research, have all the right gear and have trained appropriately I guarantee you will love this. I recommend purchasing Uphill Athletes 24wk mountaineering training program to get you into mountain shape.

Mattias Gunnarsson


December, 2021

Himalayas 5 peaks technical climbing course + Ama Dablam ascent

I had an amazing experience with Tshering’s experienced and highly qualified team including guide Sonam Shalaka and Sherpa Thomas Vechayba. I really enjoyed the concept of acclimating for Ama Dablam by doing the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes and climbing a number of peaks along the way, including Lobuche, rather than the typical repetitive climbs from base camp. It is always my preference to climb with local guides who intimately know the mountain and local customs and this was a perfect example of the benefits of that rather than going with a large group of westerners. Explore-Share always does a great job of facilitating those connections. This was an outstanding experience all around and I would gladly recommend Tshering and his team for any mountaineering experience in the Himalayas.

Charlotte Gevaert


November, 2021

Himalayas 5 peaks technical climbing course + Ama Dablam ascent

I would definitely recommend booking with Tshering’s company, Top Himalaya Guides! He is very welcoming and due to his extensive experience with the mountains, he can help you with all the arrangements and any questions or other service requests you have. Due to his recommendation, we were able to change my itinerary to something that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on! He also provided excellent staff, my guide Namja was very experienced and qualified, which made me feel super safe in the mountains at all times. I can only look back on an incredible trip! Already looking forward to the next!

Matt Hook


January, 2020

Himalayas 5 peaks technical climbing course + Ama Dablam ascent

I can't say enough about Top Himalaya Guides (THG)! Extremely knowledgeable and experienced guides with a genuine passion for the mountains. Our lead guide Sonam did a great job of managing expectations and ensuring that we stayed healthy and happy throughout the expedition. We were fortunate to summit all of our objectives including Ama Dablam, which was an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend THG for any Himalayan experience and will definitely be using them again when I return to Nepal!!

John Jansen


December, 2019

Himalayas 5 peaks technical climbing course + Ama Dablam ascent

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Ina Charlotte


August, 2018

Himalayan alpine mountaineering course

This company made my trip to Nepal and Himalaya to a great and memorable journey! The guide is professional, friendly and everything was well organized. I went to Himalayan Alpine Mountaineering course who is a great way to experience both trekking and climbing in Himalaya.


There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Island Peak

Island Peak gets its name from the awe-inspiring glaciers and moraines that surround it, which of course are a sight like no other!


Good to know:

Country code



Nepalese rupee

Best time to visit

Autumn or spring


Nepali, although the tourism sector speaks English too

How to get there

You will need to get from Kathmandu to Lukla which is the usual starting point of the trek. Most tours include this transfer


The summer months are monsoon season in Nepal, while winter is too cold for climbing with temperatures dropping way below zero, especially at higher altitudes. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to climb Island Peak, and temperatures, although low, especially higher up, are not extreme

More info about Mountain Climbing in Island Peak:

Climbing Island Peak is a mountaineering feat that many climbers aspire to. Although it is not as high as other mountains in the region, it should not be underestimated. The standard routed is rated Alpine PD+ and requires scrambling, glacier travel and use of fixed ropes among other skills. Many Island Peak climbs are paired with EBC trek itineraries or with other nearby Himalaya mountain climbing opportunities. Find the perfect combination for you and start planning an unforgettable adventure with the guides at Explore-Share.com!

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