Tent / Lodge to Lodge ; Breakfast in the city and Full board meals during the trek
Mount Imja Tse, known as Island Peak is a beautiful and pristine mountain located in the western Himalayans of the beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal. The mountain got its name Island Peak from its outlook, as it looks like an island in center of icy cold waters from afar standing tall at soaring height of 6,189m. The mountain was named Island Peak by Sir Eric Shipton and lies in Nepal’s oldest national park, Sagarmatha National Park.
Island Peak is an extension of a peak coming down from the southern face of Lhotse Sar. It was first climbed by a Swiss expedition group in 1956 A.D as a practice before conquering Mt. Everest. For over a decade, Island Peak is a popular choice among mountaineers who are looking for equal amount of fun and challenge.
Climbing to the top of Island Peak will be a truly unforgettable opportunity that will take us to the epitome of Himalayan Shangri La, situated at the center of mystical Khumbu Valley and Everest Base Camp (5,087m). An alternative route to climb the peak is through High Camp situated at altitude of 5,600m. The peak is one of the most noteworthy in the Khumbu region, because of its enchanting glaciated west face which rises from the massive Lhotse Glacier.
The detailed itinerary for ascending Island Peak has been made in coherence with the required time for acclimation at different levels. Before climbing the mountain, trekker will trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. From the Kala Patthar viewpoint, we can have splendid and up-close view of the whole eastern Himalayan range famed around the world. The journey will begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, often dubbed as the most dangerous airport in the world.
The most suitable time for Island Peak climbing is autumn (October and November) and spring (April and May). The months are chosen on the basis of climate and visibility. Winter months are not advised since there is good chance of heavy snowfall.
The campaign will be approximately 20 days long and the highest elevation throughout the trek will be 6,189m. We will spend the nights in motels, tea houses and camps as per the region. For the campaign, the trekkers will have to walk 6-7 hours on average and on some days it can also extent to 8 hours. We will cover the distance of 7 to 12 kilometers on average.
We at Absolute Treks are fully committed to make your experience second to none at the lap of the youngest peaks in the world. Your safety and wellbeing will be our first priority throughout the trek and make sure you will have the best experience to cherish for a lifetime in the country of Himalayans. Our itinerary has been designed by a team of professional mountaineers and guides keeping in mind the time required for acclimatization, climate, and visibility among others.
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