Mt. Island 6189m. (Imje) peak Expedition Spring 2019

Mountainous peoples of Sherpa World are adorned with the world’s famous summits. We follow the usual Everest approach through the Solu Khumbu. Namche Bazaar is veering off the trail to Everest base camp. We will enter a land of high altitude lakes and icy glaciers, Gokyo valley after crossing Chhukuma La at 6183m. Mount Imja Tse is trekking peak at a height of 6160 meter. It is popularly known as Island peak, the Island Peak Climbingname was given by Eric Shipton’s party in 1953, as the peak resembles an Island in seas of Ice when viewed from Dingboche village. Then it was renamed as Imja Tse in 1983. In 1953, a British team was the first to ascend the Island peak as preparation for climb Everest. Mr. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa was one of the team members to climb it.

Island peak is part of the south ridge of mount Lhotse and Lhotse Shar & mail forming a semicircle of cliffs which rises to the north of summit of Mount Nuptse, Lhotse Shar & Makalu lie to the east of the Island peak & mount Baruntse & Ama Dablam. We attempt the summit after one night at the high camp perched on the South West Ridge. Magnificent vistas of the Khumbu are visible. On the way of it while descending to base came, you can click the photographs of Chhukung valleys’ landscape. Island Peak is very easy and common so many visitors are eager to reach there. We can also see vistas of Himalayas of Mount Everest 8848m, Mount Makalu 8463m. Mount Lhote 8516m (Over 8,000m) and many other beautiful mountains. Our journey ends at Lukla airstrip and then we fly back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary: A

02 March 2019 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
03 March 2019 Day 02: Prepare climbing permit for Island peak
04 March 2019 Day 03: Flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding –Lodge
05 March 2019 Day 04: From Phakding-Namche 3440m.-Lodge
06 March 2019 Day 05: Acclimatization, day hiking uphill-Lodge
07 March 2019 Day 06: Namche – Thyanboche 3860m. – Lodge
08 March 2019 Day 07: Thyangboche-Dingboche4300m.-Lodge
09 March 2019 Day 08: Dingboche – Chukung 4730m. – Lodge
10 March 2019 Day 09: Chukung–Island peak BC5000m.-Camp
11 March 2019 Day 10: Island base camp – High camp 5400m.
12 March 2019 Day 11: High camp – Summit – back Chukkung
13 March 2019 Day 12: Chukkung-Thyanboche 3800m.- Lodge
14 March 2019 Day 13: Thyanboche– Namche bazaar – Lodge
15 March 2019 Day 14: From Namche bazaar – Lukla & Lodge
16 March 2019 Day 15: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu & transfer hotel
17 March 2019 Day 16: Transfer hotel to airport final departure

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