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Everest Basecamp Trekking

Everest Basecamp TrekkingIsland/Imjatse Peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The name was was given by Eric Shipton in 1952 who were on the way to explore Barun Gorge. Since then thousand of leg step on the tip of Island Peak. It seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region, Mt Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak.

South East Flank and South-West Ridge Normally, the base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. It should not be forgotten that the place is more likely for avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall. From the base camp, an well-acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp, which helps a safe ascent. From the base camp the route skirts southeast around and base of Imja Tse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier (5, 280m). From the high camp, the left hands ridge scrambles across the broad open gully. Afte,r crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing.

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Date 2008- 2009

At a Galance
- Duration: 22 Days / 21 Nights
- Accommodation: Hotel / camping / mountain lodge
- Transport: Return flight Kathmandu - Lukla, minibus
- Activities: Trekking
- Group Sizes: Min 4 / Max 12

Date 2009-2010

- Camping on trek - 17 nights, tents are twin occupancy. Full porterage
- Kathmandu hotel - 3 nights
Grading: Demanding
Max altitude: 5,600m

Price: US$1,950

Cost Includes:

All internal transfers (air and minibus), food and accommodation on trek, B and B in Kathmandu, park entry fee and trekking permit, Sirdar/guide, medical kit, porters and local staff, guided tour of Kathmandu.

Cost does not includes:
Flights to/from Nepal, entry visa, airport and departure taxes, alcoholic and aerated beverages.