Introduction: The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd offers an exclusive adventure to Himalayan high peaks of Island Peak or Imja Tse at 6,189m./ 20,305ft. Situated at the top of the Imja Khola valley in the Khumbu area, just above the summer settlement of Chhukung, surrounded by the Imja, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar glaciers, adventure begins with a short sweeping scenic flight to Lukla the gateway to Everest, trek starts from here, the route follows several farm villages offering awe-some views of the high snow capped peaks, leading to the highest alpine valley and to Kalapatthar view points at 5,545 m and Everest Base Camp offering the best of Khumbu before the climb of Island peak with outstanding panoramic views of unparallel peaks and glacier including Mt. Everest at mere 5 k.m. distance for the top of Island Peak.
The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd trek and climb of Island Peak or Imaja-tse offers grand sceneries and beauty of the surrounding landscapes, which combines all the highlights of the Everest National Park including Namche Bazaar, Khumbu’s Sherpa capital, glamorous view point of Chkung ri and walking to the final destination at Island Peak base camp with a thrilling steady climb with the support of GA high quality mountain guides from the summit with amazing views of Nuptse, Everest and Mt. Lhotse at 8,516 m / 27,940 ft worlds 4th highest mountain. So this is an adventure within greatest mountains, after this remarkable journey trek leads back to Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu.
Note: Climb of Island / Imjatse peak:
It offers a worthwhile challenge to the experienced winter mountaineer, competent in using ice axe and crampons, being technically straight forward, the most difficult section being a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge, approximately Scottish Winter Grade 2. The climb will be undertaken towards the end of the trek when everyone will be fully fit and well acclimatized.
Trip Highlights: “Climb of popular Island peak at the foot of world’s giant Mt. Everest, rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly natives the highlanders of Nepal, traditional villages, world’s highest heritage Sagarmatha National Park, high alpine valley’s, old interesting monasteries, array of striking snow capped mountain scenery, sweeping scenic flight.”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m. and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
Day 03: Fly o Lukla 2,800m. & 3 hrs trek to Phakding 2,652m.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. 5 - 6 hrs.
Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization .
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. Approx 5 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,243m. 5 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930m. 5 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,140m. / Everest Base Camp 5,360m.
Day 10: Trek to Kalalpathar 5,545m. and continue to Dingboche.
Day 11: Trek to Chhukhung 4,730m. 3 - 4 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp. 4,970m. 3 hrs.
Day 13: At Base Camp Rest day.
Day 14: Trek & Climb to High Camp. 5,400m. 2 - 3 hrs climb.
Day 15: Climb to the Summit.
Day 16: Trek back to Dingboche. 5 - 6 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Thyangboche. 4 - 5 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 4 - 5 hrs.
Day 19: Trek back to Lukla. 6 - 7 hrs.
Day 20: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 22: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.