Due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung Valley, appearing as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche, the ImjaTse peak standing at 6189 meters is also known as the Island peak.
It is one of the major climbing peaks in the Everest region that takes you into the heartland of the Khumbu valley and Everest Base Camp. Climbing the highly glaciated west face of the Island peak that rises from the Lhotse Glacier is a bit challenging, but the breathtaking close up views of Mt. Everest and other mountains from the peak are surely worth the effort.
You can either start from the PareshayaGyab base camp at 5087 meters and initiate the climb between 2 and 3 AM, or ascend to the High Camp at around 5600 meters to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for the summit day. The Everest region trek and Island peak climb is designed for those energetic and physically fit novice adventurers seeking both trekking and climbing experience at once. Even though the climb is not technically challenging, it is rather physically demanding. But standing on top of the peak makes one feel an unforgettable sense of achievement, the type of achievement that makes up for every demand of the trek.
We will pick up you from the Tribhuban International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
We will spend half of the day exploring Kathmandu and the other half will be spent in a Pre- Treks Departure meeting and shopping.
We will take a flight to Lukla(2840m) from Kathmandu and then trek to Phakding (2600 m above sea level).
From Phakding we will head to Namche (3440m above sea level).
We will spend the day exploring the valley of Namche and take some rest to energize our selves for the following days.
From Namche we will head towards Tengboche(3860m above sea level).
From Tengboche we will trek to Dingboche(4410m above sea level).
From Dingboche we will head to Lobuche(4910m above sea level).
From Lobuche we will head towards Gorakshep(5140m above sea level) and visit the Everest Basecamp (5364m above sea level).
We will visit Kalapatthar(5550 m )landmark located in the south of Pumori in the Himalayas. Then we will head back to Lobuche.
From Lobuchewe will head towards Kongmala pass (5535m above sea level) and then to Chukung(4730m above sea level).
At Chukung, we will take some rest, have an equipment check and prepare for the following days.
From Chukung we will head towards Island Base camp(4970m above sea level).
We will head towards the destination of our trip, the Summit Island Peak (6189m) and then head back to Island Base camp.
From Island Base camp we will head towards to Dingboche.
From Dingboche we will trek to the valley of Namche.
From Namche we will head towards Lukla.
We will take a flight back to Kathmandu.
On this day, we will explore the valley, sight-seeing on world heritage listed sites, Pashupati, Boudha and Swayambhunath. We will have our farewell dinner.
We will departure in this day and transfer to airport.
Make it a private trip by taking over one of our dates, or you can choose your own date. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers.