Type: Climbing and Trekking
Group Size: 4 to 10 people
Dates: November 3rd-17th, 2015
Difficulty: ♦♦♦♦ (difficult)
Highest Elevation: 20,305 ft./6,189 m
Partner: Kaf Adventures
This trip was designed for the adventurous traveler who wants to both climb and trek amongst the highest mountains on earth. First, we climb Island Peak (locally known as Imja Tse), a 20,305 ft./6,189 m mountain in front of 27,940 ft. (8,516m) Lhotse. Our route is not difficult by Himalayan standards, making it a suitable first high elevation climb for fit individuals with previous mountaineering experience. The summit of Island Peak has one of the most majestic panoramas of any 6,000 meter peak, with views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, AmaDablam, and Kangtega. After our climb we return to base camp and progress to the nearby village of Dingboche. From here the independent trekking portion of the trip begins. Trekking in this part of Everest Region (also called Solukhumbu) is easy to do without a guide. We will help you develop your own trekking itinerary to visit Everest Base Camp, AmaDablam Base Camp, Cho Oyu Base Camp, or progress over the challenging Kongma La (pass), Cho La (pass), and Renjo La (pass). Along the way you can take-in sights such as the magnificently blue Gokyo Lakes, and visit with monks at Tengboche Monastery. Because you do not need to travel with a group, you can progress at your own pace and visit the sites you choose. And because you will have already acclimatized during your climb, most of the attractions of the Khumbu can be quickly reached.
For more information, including a packing list, itinerary, and training information you will be redirected to the Kaf Adventures website. Booking for this trip is done through KAF Adventures.
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