This program is for people who want to explore the Himalayas, the highest range in the world, with ten of the fourteen peaks rising over 8,000 meters (26,246 ft) in the whole planet. As a classic and mystic event, we will go hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp, located 5,330 meters (17,486 ft) above sea level, into the heart of Solukhumbu Valley, getting acquainted with the locals and their admirable culture and religion, and then climbing the 6,189 meters (20,305 ft) to the top of Island Peak, one of the most popular mountaineering adventures in this area, from where we will be able to appreciate the best views of the mighty nearby mountains –Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, to name a few.
Island Peak or Imja Tse -its local name- is an excellent choice for people who want to conquer their first Himalayan peak. This mountain is located in the Chukkung Valley, right between Ama Dablam and the south side of Lhotse Shar. Given its location and appearance, the peak was named Island Peak because it appears as an island in a sea of ice during approximation. Ascent to this peak poses a very rewarding challenge, as the AD (fairly difficult) route used to get to the summit offers some of the best views of the mighty nearby mountains –Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, to name a few.