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Island peak climbing With Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek & Expedition. Island peak (6187 m) also known as Imja Tse , lies to the South of Mt. Everest in the Himalayas of Eastern Nepal . The peak was named Island peak in 1951 by Eric Tipton’s party since it appears as an Island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche.The peak was later named in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island peak remains the popular choice. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the South end of Mt. Lhotse Shar. Mt. Island peak was first climbed in 1956 by Swiss team as a training exercise in preparation for Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Island peak is one of the most popular trekking peak of Khumbu region given its difficulty and accessible especially when supported by a Nepalese Climbing Sherpa / Guide. To climb Island peak, one has the option of starting from a Base camp at 5,087 M. starting the climb between 2 to 3 am. Another popular option is to ascend to high camp at around 5,600 M. to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. However, adequate water supply and concern about sleeping at higher altitude may dictate starting from base camp. Base camp to High camp is basically a hike but just above high camp, some rocky steeps require moderate scrambling and up through a broad open gully. At the top of the gully glacier travel begins and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes may be set up by the Climbing Sherpa for the strenuous ascend of nearly 200 meters to the summit ridge. The climb to the summit is somewhat difficult due to steep climbing. On top, while Mt. Everest is a mere ten kilometers away to the North, the view will be blocked by the massive wall of Mt. Lhotse, towering 2,300M. Above the summit.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour,

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2800 m), 35 minute flight.

Day 4: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440 m) about five hours walk.

Day 5: Rest day or Acclimatization day at Namche bazaar.

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche monastery (3860m) four hours walk

Day 7: Trek to Pheriche (4200m.) five hours walk.

Day 8: Rest and acclimatization day at Pheriche.

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m)

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180 m.)

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base camp (5,365 m.) and trek back to Lobuche.

Day 12: Trek to Chhukung (4,710 m.) 6 hours walk.

Day 13: Trek to Island peak Base camp (5,240 m.) 4 hours walk.

Day 14: Trek to Island peak high camp about 3 hours walk.

Day 15: Summit to Island peak (Imja Tse) and trek back to chhkung.

Day 16: Trek to Teng boche.

Day 17: Trek to Namche bazaar.

Day 18: Trek to Trek to Lukla and celebrate the last day of the trekking and climbing.

Day 19: Morning flight to Kathmandu and free day.

Day 20: Final departure

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