Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,189 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. Island Peak trip is a special trek which combines an ascent of Island Peak with a visit to the famous lakes of the Gokyo area. We start from Lukla and trek slowly up the Dudh Kosi valley. After a few days we branch off to Gokyo, and after climbing Gokyo Ri for fantastic views of Cho Oyu and Everest we cross the Cho La and descend to Dingboche to prepare for the ascent of Island Peak.
Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton's party who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known by it's Nepali name of Imja Tse. The mountain is an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers, standing at 6,189m/20,305ft.
We ascend by the standard route and although the summit can be reached in one day from base camp, we make use of a high camp. The final ridge is a classic of it's kind and from the summit fabulous views can be enjoyed of many Himalayan giants including the immense south face of Lhotse and the huge peak of Ama Dablam. This trek is a fully equipped camping trek with accommodation in two person tents and food being cooked by our kitchen staff. Transport to and from the Everest region is by air.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day or sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. (B)
Day 03: 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu (1,350m) - Lukla (2,840m).Trek to Phakding (2,610m). (3-4 hours).Overnight Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs). Overnight Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization. Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs). Overnight Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) (5 hrs). Overnight Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m) (6 hrs). Overnight Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 09: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp. Overnight Tent Camp.
Day 10: Acclimatization day incase of due to bad weather. Overnight Tent Camp. (B,L,D)
Day 11: Summit the Island Peak (6,189m / 21,210 ft). Return back to Base Camp.Overnight Tent Camp. (B,L,D)
Day 12: Trek Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche (4,410m) (5 hrs). Overnight Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 13: Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3,860m) (4 hrs). Overnight Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 14: Trek Tengboche to Namche (3,440m) (3 hrs). Overnight Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 15: Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m) (5-6 hrs). Overnight Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 16: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1310m) transfer to hotel. And rest of the time for shopping (B)
Day 17 : Final depature to the Airport (B)