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Island Peak Climbing starts from the heartland of the Khumbu and the home of the Sherpas, who are familiar with the mountains and climbing has become a part of their life. Their rich culture and heritage is being preserved by them even though there is noticeable development in the region influenced by the visiting Climbingists. There are wild goats, musk deer, pheasants, and Himalayan cock in the higher places.
You will be trekking the colorful grandeur of the high mountain valleys via sub-tropical pine and rhododendron forests with the views of Mt Everest ( 8848 meters), Cho- Oyu, Lhotse , Ama Dablam etc. You will be visit local monasteries, and you will witness Sherpa culture and hospitality. Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) is the hometown of the Sherpas and is the gateway of all expeditions in the region. This is a strenuous trek in the Everest Region, crossing the Chola Pass , and ascending Kalapathar lets you acclimatize fully before you attempt the final summit of the Island Peak (Imja Tse). It is normally a non-technical snow climb, except one steep ice or snow climb of about 100 Meters and then to the final ascent of the Peak. Your baggage will be carried either by porters or yaks, so you will be left with your backpack carrying your camera, gloves and wind jacket.