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Imja Lake Research

Imja Lake Research

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Imja lake
  • Duration: 20
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best Time: Autumn and Spring
  • Max Elevation: 5010m
  • Group Size:

Imja Lake Research

Imja Lake Research was done in 2014 by our company Himalayan Eco Culture Trek And Research Expedition.  It is located in the Everest region of the Himalayas in Nepal. It also has become a focal point of scientific research due to its unique characteristics and the potential threats it poses.

The lake basically is formed as a result of the melting glaciers in the region. It has been expanding rapidly finally raising concerns. About glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) and the broader implications of climate change on high-altitude ecosystems.

Imja Lake is situated at an altitude of approximately 5,010 meters (16,430 feet) above sea level. Making it one of the highest glacial lakes in the world. The lake’s formation is primarily attributed to the rapid retreat of the Imja Glacier. A consequence of rising temperatures and climate change. As the glacier melts, it releases large volumes of water, creating the lake.

Imja Lake or Tsho known as a glacier lake created after a melt of water began collecting at the foot of the Imja Glacier on the lower part of the glacier in the 1950s. It is the type of glacial lake that outflows through the Ganges River.

Due to global warming, it has been flooding for ages now. Because of this now much research has been taking place by scientists. Our company (Himalayan Eco-Culture Trek and Research Expedition) is also doing various research on this lake (Imja Lake Research). Our past research has been successful on Imja Lake research which took from 2014 to now. If you are willing to do research with us we will be happy to give you the service that our company can provide.


Day 01 Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and shift to hotel
Day 02 Preparing the equipment for the research
Day 03 Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu that takes 35min to reach our starting point and the same day hike to Phakding
Day 04 From Phakding we will ascend towards Namche.
Day 05 From Namche to Tangboche
Day 06 From Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 07 Rest day and preparation for research equipment
Day 08 Next day ascend to Chhukung
Day 09 From Chhukung we will ascend towards Imja lake
Day 10-16 Research will take 6-7 days on imja lake
Day 17 We will descend to Dingboche from ijma
Day 18 From Dingboche to Tyanbuche
Day 19 Tyanboche to Namche and same day to Lukla
Day 20 Return to Kathmandu from Lukla

Trip Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers by private car
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • One-day guided city tour in Kathmandu valley
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and return air tickets
  • All meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) during the trek
  • Accommodation (Lodge/Guest House) while on a trek
  • Trekking Permits and TIMS permit for the trek
  • Required porters and yak to carry luggage and other essentials supplies
  • Garbage deposit fees
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication with company staff and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the research period.
  • Gamow Bags/Oxygen

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa fees
  • Monument entrance fees while on Kathmandu tour only
  • All snacks, energy drinks, mineral water, cigarettes, packed food
  • Personal nature items, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • research permits.

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