Imja Tse, giving the impression of an island set in a sea of ice, is one of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks and has a consuming fascination for many of those who set their hearts on summiting a minor peak in the Khumbu Himal area.
Its summit is intriguing and attractive, with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier.
The southern ridge leads to the true summit, while its southwestern extension, part of the normal route of ascent, leads to the south summit – a more technical climb involving a scramble up a rocky gully to a glacier.
Above this point, a headwall of steep snow leads to the summit ridge, which continues, in an extremely exposed position, to the summit.
The climb poses a very enjoyable challenge and offers some of the most remarkable Himalayan views in the entire Khumbu region.
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu – transported to HOTEL – tour briefing
Day 02 : Free time in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Flight to Lukla – trek Phakding (2652 m)
Day 04 : Phakding/Namche Bazaar (3446 m)
Day 05 : Rest at Namche Bazaar (3446 m)
Day 06 : Tyangboche (3867 m)
Day 07 : Pheriche (4252 m)
Day 08 : Lobuche (4930 m)
Day 09 : Gorak Shep (5240 m)
Day 10 : Excursion to Kala Pattar (5540 m) and trek back to Lobuche (5260 m)
Day 11 : Trek to Chunkung (4730 m) via Kongma-La Pass (5535 m)
Day 12 : Chunkung to Island B.C. (4970 m)
Day 13 : Island B.C. to High Camp (5481 m)
Day 14 and 15: High Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp
Day 16 : Trek Back to Chhukung
Day 17 : Dingboche (4240 m)
Day 18 : Tengboche (3860 m)
Day 19 : Namche bazaar (3440 m)
Day 20: Lukla (2840 m)
Day 21 : Flight back to Kathmandu – transported to hotel
Day 22 : Free time in Kathmandu
Day 23 : Transported to airport – flight to onward destination