Trek to Island Peak - Imjatse

18 nights / 19 days
Mode of trekking: Camping
Grade 5

Within the Himalayan range of Nepal certain peaks are recognized as the trekking peaks. Among them Island Peak - Imjatse trekking peak, suituated in Everest region is one of the favourites among the adventure seekers. Surrounded by high altitude lakes allocated as high as 5022m the peak befitting its name stands at 6189m.

From Lukla till Dingboche the trail to Island Peak follows the same trail leading to the Everest Base Camp. At Dingboche a path forks East towards Chukhung. Island peak is positioned Northeast of Chukhung.

Located nearby and West of Dingboche the Nangkartshang Gomba provides a grand view of Mt.Makalu. Extraordinary views of the peaks - Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse - the ice walls of Amphu Lapcha pass (5780m) and the streams flowing from Lhotse & Nuptse glaciers, the spectacular Imja Khola valley are the rewards of trekking to Chukhung and ascending the Island peak.

Of Everest Region:

Solokhumbu region well known as Everest region is the homeland of the Sherpas, the famous climbers and mountaineers. The area possesses mountainous landscape of unique beauty, a wonder of nature. Within its vicinity lie some of the highest peaks of the world such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), Nuptse (7879m), Makalu (8475m) and the beautiful Amadablam (6956m) to name a few. It indeed is a nature lover's dream to captivate these peaks and the surrounding panorama up close.

Itinerary:

Days Destinations Altitude (m)
01 Fly to Lukla 2860
  and commence trek to Phakding 2652
02 Trek to Namche Bazar 3446
03 Rest day at Namche Bazar to acclimatize  
04 To Tengboche 3867
05 To Pheriche 4252
06 To Lobuche 4930
07 To Kalapathar 5623
08 To Lobuche  
09 Over the Kongma La (pass) & camp 5535
10 To Chukhung 4730
11 To Chukhung Ri, return to Chukhung 5559
12 To Island Peak - Imja Tse Base camp  
13 To Island Peak - Imja Tse High camp  
14 Ascent Island Peak - Imja Tse, return to Base camp 6189
15 To Tengboche  
16 To Khumjung 3790
17 To Monzo 2835
18 To Lukla  
19 Fly back to Kathmandu 1330

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Please Note: Minimum of 4 persons is required for the following trip.
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Testimonials

Dear Ajaya,

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We loved our stay, you made us feel so at home! Delicious food too! Wish we could stay longer but will definitely be back.

All the best.
Dr. Cathleen Cummings
February 5, 2015