Imja Tse or Island peak climbing (6189 m) is one of the moderate level popular expedition. We will be crossing the most popular passes of the Everest region - Cho La pass (5420 m), Kongma La pass (5535 m) and Renjo La Pass (5360 m).
These three passes are adventurous and challenging trek passes that also takes you to the tranquil beautiful lake in the Gokyo valley where you get the spectacular views of the entire Himalayan peaks. From the summit - you get to clearly observe different peaks of the Everest region like Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8485 m) and even the almighty Everest (8848 m).
This 22 days journey begins from sightseeing some heritages site of Kathmandu to the direct scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we trek to Phakding and head to Namche Bazaar (most communities residing here are Sherpa). Next, we head to Thame following the Bhote Koshi river where on the trial - we get the spectacular view of Kongde Ri (6187 m), KhumbiYul La (5765 m) and Kusum Kanguru (6373 m).
And then we will be heading to Lumde and as continuing our trek - we will be crossing three passes first being the Renjo La Pass. Next would be the Cho La Pass and then further we continuing trekking to Gorakshep and reach Kalapathar. Next, we will be crossing our final pass - the Kongma La Pass and then we head to Island Peak Climbing Base Camp and do some preparation for the summit. Then we head to summit the peak. From here, we retrace back to Island Peak Base Camp and then to Pangboche, to Namche and finally to Lukla from where we fly back to Kathmandu.
As this Island Peak Climbing including with the three Everest high passes trek can be attempted in spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) due to perfect and clear weather.Island Peak Expedition can be done in some other months but the winter due to the harshness of cold and snow. Novice expeditors can also attempt this expedition but is preferable for those adventurers having previous experience of trekking.
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Our detailed itinerary for the trek is listed below: