Popularly known as Imja-Tse Peak in local community. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of Ice. The summit is attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descend southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. Imja-Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provide some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi-circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Barun-Tse and Amadablam in the south add more charm for climbing this Peak.
Welcome receive from international airport with garland. Transfer, check-in to the hotel, program briefing in the evening.
After breakfast, start Kathmandu valley sightseeing including: Pashupatinath temple & Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Afternoon, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Evening, welcome traditional dinner with culture dance.
After breakfast, transfer to domestic airport & fly about 35 minutes to Lukla. Lunch at Lukla, start trek to Phakding. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Namche Bazar Excursion, Visit Sherpa Museum and Everest View Point. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Trek starts after breakfast, the path follows the Dudh Koshi river, magnificent view of the mountain ranges including Mt. Everest (top of the world). Visit Tenboche Monastery. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Trek through beautiful Alpine and Rhododendron Forest. Encounter endogenous animals and birds including Musk Dear, Blue Sheep and Lophophorus. Meet the real Mountain Sherpa People. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Day free (rest) for Acclimatization. Can climb to NagkarTshang Peak (5616 m). Overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Trekking route turns into a dry and stony Path. View beautiful and popular Khumbu Fall including close-up view of Mt. Everest. Overnight stay at a trekkers lodge.
Trek to GorakShep for about 4 hours following the rocky moraine path. View icy glacial ponds and icebergs below of Khumbu Glacier. Pause the trek at GorakShep for lunch and short rest. Resume trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m, about 3 hours), gently ascend with a zig-zag path. After short excursion of Everest Base Camp, trek down 2 hours to similar descend up to GorakShep. Enjoy the delicious dinner. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Early in the morning climb to Kalapatthar (5643 m) about 2.5 hours. Walk steeply ascending until reaching a rocky spot of Kalapatthar. Panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadabalam, Mt. Thamserku. Mt. Kusum-Kangaroo, Mt. Konde, Mt. Tabuche, Mt. Cholaste and more. Return back to hotel, after breakfast trek about 5 hours to Dingboche. Overnight stay at Trekker’s lodge.
After breakfast, trek to Chhukung . Rest of the day is for preparation and climbing equipment checkiing. Missing equipment can be hired in Chhukung. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
The trail crosses the Imja river and follows the valley for about 4 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse Base camp by the side of the Imja glacier. A steep glacier slope below marks the starting of climbing of the Island Peak. Rest of the day is for climbing preparation from the guide. Overnight stay at tented camp.
Early in the morning, about 2 AM open climbing crossing the gully above the camp. The trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here, it is time to rope-up and put on your crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit you have a stunning close-up view of the south face of Lhotse looming over whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. After spending short time on the peak you descend along the same route down to the base camp. After lunch trek down about 4 hours to DIngboche. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Trek to Kyangjuma after breakfast. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Trek about 7 hours to Phakding. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Trek to Lukla for about 5 hours. Rest and overnight at Trekker’s lodge.
Fly to Kathmandu (35 mins). Arrival pick-up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, transfer to international airport for final departure.
Difficulty : Moderate
Highest Altitude : 4100m ( Mardi Base Camp )
Best Season : Round the Year
Min People : 2
Routes : | Kathmandu | Pokhara | Dhiprung | Simre Kharka | Khorchan | Mardi Base Camp | Pokhara | Kathmandu |