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Island Peak (Imje Tse 6189 m)

Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, is a mountain in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton's party since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak was later renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island Peak remains the popular choice. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar.
Imja Tse was first climbed in 1953 by a British team as a training exercise in preparation for Mount Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members of this first ascent team.
Imja Tse is one of the most popular trekking peaks as it requires nominal mountaineering experience, especially when supported by a Nepalese climbing guide.
To climb Island Peak, one has the option of starting from a base camp at 5,087 metres (16,690 ft) called Pareshaya Gyab and starting the climb between 2 and 3 am. Another popular option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5,600 metres (18,400 ft) to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. However, adequate water supply and concerns about sleeping at a higher altitude may dictate starting from base camp. Base camp to high camp is basically a hike but just above high camp, some rocky steps require moderate scrambling and up through a broad open gully. At the top of the gully, glacier travel begins and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes may be setup by the guides for the strenuous ascent of nearly 100 metres (330 ft) to the summit ridge.


 

Detail itinerary Program

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) Transfert to Hotel

Day 02

Free day in kathmandu

Day 03

Early morning flight to Lukal(2866m) to Phakding - 3 hrs-2640m   Phakding

Day 04

Phakding to Namche through the Dudh Kosi River (3450m ) 6 hrs

Day 05

Namche Bazar Rest day Visit sherpa Village

Day 06

Namache Bazar to walking up to the small village Dole. (4200m) 6 hrs

Day 07

Dole to Machhermo (4600m)6 hrs

Day 08

Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) 4 hrs

Day 09

Gokyo to gokyo peak back to Gokyo (5350m) 5 hrs

Day 10

Gokyo to Thangna Is walking on Glacier (4700m) 3 hrs

Day 11

Thangna to chola Pass ,Zonglha (4830m) 7hrs

Day 12

Zonglha to Lubuche (4980m ) hrs

Day 13 Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Kallapatter & back Gorakshep(5200m) 6 hrs
Day 14 Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp & back Lubuche (4980m) 7 hrs
Day 15 Lubuche to Chhukung (4750m) 6 hrs
Day 16 Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5300m) 5 hrs
Day 17 Island Peak Base Camp to summit to Base Camp to Chhukung (4750m) 8 hrs
Day 18 Chhukung to Tengboche(3780m ) 6 hrs
Day 19 Tengboche to Namche Bazaar easu down hill and up hill trek (3450m) 5 hrs
Day 20 Namche Bazaar to Lukla is a long walk (2840m) 7 hrs
Day 21 Lukla to flight back Kathmandu (1000m)
Day 22 Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 23 Transport to airport 3h before of your plane leaving.
 
     
 

 
 
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