Day 12: Below Kongma La (5380m)(Trekking: approx 4 hours)
In the morning we have the option of an early morning walk towards Island Peak (Imja Tse) Base Camp. On the other hand, those wishing to take it easy can sleep in and relax around the lodge until lunch. This is taken early before we set off towards the Kongma La Pass. The afternoon’s walk is a long and tiring climb up steep grassy slopes on a small, but well-defined trail. The angle of the slopes decreases as we near camp and the surrounding rocky peaks and small glacial lakes are a perfect setting for our first night of wilderness camping.