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Island Peak
The Island peak, also known as Imja Tse (6189m/ 20305ft) was first climbed in 1953 in preparation for the ascent on Everest. This is a very popular peak. Apart from being an enjoyable climb, it has some of the most spectacular scenery of the Khumbu region. Island peak is said to resemble an "Island in a sea of ice" and is actually an extension of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar. The mainland forms a semi-circle of cliffs that rise in the north to the rugged summits of Nuptse. Lhotse, Lhotse middle peak and Lhotse Shar. To the east lies Cho Polu and beyond this, the red granite Makalu.

To the south lies the Baruntse, Amphu and the lofty Amadablam. The Amadablam looks like a giant sea-stack guarding the entrance to the glacial bay Where Island peak stands. Island peak's first route of ascent was the south-east flank and south-west ridge. The usual base camp site is between Imja Tse and moraine of Imja glacier. In the event of heavy snow fall, this area has proved to be prone to avalanche danger. The west face also offers good route. Most people seem to Climb Island peak without bottled air, which for the Sherpas could even be "just cigarettes!"

Itinerary
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu , Transfer to Hotel and Welcome Dinner

Day 02 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 03 : Terk to Namche Bazaar(3340)

Day 04 : Trek to Khumjung (3790m).

Day 05 : Acclimatization day in Khumjung.

Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m).

Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4343m)

Day 08 : Trek to Chukung.

Day 09 : Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 10 : Start slowly climbing to the camp 1 on Island Peak. You have all day to reach that intermediate camp. Do not expect the luxury of the base camp, but rather expect a sleepless night dreaming of your first 6,000 m peak.

Day 11 : Early morning, start going to the top. After camp 1, go up in the gully, traverse to the right, up on a wide stone field, cross the ridge to the glacier. Always beware of the crevasses. You are nearly halfway. Have a good trip to the top and safely down. The same day back to Chukung.

Day 12 : Trek to Pangboche.

Day 13 : Trek to Phortse.

Day 14 : Trek to Khumjung.

Day 15 : Trek to Phakding.

Day 16 : Trek to Lukla.

Day 17 : Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

Day 18 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing / Shopping & farewell Diner

Day 19 : Back to Onward Destination

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