Island peak Budget trip – 15 days

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Known locally as Imja Tse, Island Peak is home to one of the most amazing adventures in the Everest Region. Climbers can receive up-close views of several higher peaks, including as Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and others, from Island Peak, which is 6,173 meters high. The fact that this expedition includes the entire Everest Base Camp route inspires climbers to accomplish the legendary Island Peak. For those who aspire to reach the top of a mountain just once in their lifetime,

 Highlights of Island Peak Budget Trip:

  • This trekking is once in a lifetime opportunity to summit the Island Peak (6173m)
  • Accommodations include tea houses and lodges, offering a glimpse into the Sherpa cultures of Nepali villages and fostering connections among fellow travelers. 
  • Considered moderately difficult, the trek rewards trekkers with stunning views of Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and many more.
  • The Mera Peak Budget Trip stands out as a well-rounded adventure, combining challenging terrain, cultural richness, and awe-inspiring mountain vistas.
  • Trekkers will get the opportunity to taste amazing local Nepalese foods, with exceptional mountain views.

Taste the local homemade alcoholic beverages called Tongba, Chyang etc.

Trip Overview

What is Budget Trekking?

Budget trekking is the best option for travelers who want to experience the Himalayas with a limited budget. For all the trekking enthusiasts in the world, we invite you to visit Nepal and explore this Himalayan region with comfort and a reasonable price.

Your essentials for hiking in the Himalayas will be covered by our budget packages. To ensure that your walk is comfortable, we supply you with obliging and amusing porters (English speaking) who will carry up to 12kgs of weight. As porters are experienced trekkers, they will also be help you with your needs during the trek. Included in the budget trek cost are additional services like ground transportation to and from the starting and finishing points of the trek, cozy and warm lodges during the trek, and permits required to trek in Nepal’s various trekking regions.

It should be noted that hiring a guide will come at an additional expense, raising the overall cost of the trek. However, if you feel the need, we can also provide excellent guides for you. And lastly, we request our travelers to carry the basic necessities such as trekking gears, warm clothes, hot water bottles, sunglasses, trekking poles etc. with themselves as it will not be provided by the company.

Known locally as Imja Tse, Island Peak is home to one of the most amazing adventures in the Everest Region. Climbers can receive up-close views of several higher peaks, including as Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and others, from Island Peak, which is 6,173 meters high. The fact that this expedition includes the entire Everest Base Camp route inspires climbers to accomplish the legendary Island Peak. For those who aspire to reach the top of a mountain just once in their lifetime, this remote and seldom-climbed peak in the Everest region is an excellent option. While this expedition is slightly easier than others on Nepal’s higher peaks, it is still a very tough excursion for those without experience. But don’t worry—we have the proper professionals and guides to ensure a secure and enjoyable travel. Make sure to maintain your fitness and resume your workouts at least three to four months prior to the trip.

The Island Peak Budget Trip begins in Kathmandu with preparation for the hike. After a quick flight to Lukla, our expedition formally begins. We initially tour the well-known Everest Base Camp before moving on to other isolated settlements, including Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, and Lobuche. On the twelfth day of trekking, we return to Pheriche and continue to Dinboche village before arriving at Island Peak Base Camp. If the weather holds out and the trek begins on the fourteenth day, you will have successfully reached the summit of Island Peak. Aside from the mountains, the walk offers a plethora of other adventures, including the chance to experience the distinct flavors of traditional Nepalese cuisine, Sherpa settlements, cultural sightseeing, Nepalese greenery, and much more.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours.

After your breakfast, you will be picked up by our porter and be transferred to the airport. After we get on to 30 minutes of flight to one of the most exhilarating airports in the world i.e. Lukla airport. This flight provides with amazing views of the tallest peaks in the world.

After arriving in Lukla, we officially begin our trek by heading onwards to Phakding. It is an amazing sherpa village with warm and hospitable people. First day of trekking officially ends as we stay for the night at a local lodge in Phakding.

Day 02 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

We start our journey in the direction of Namche after breakfast in the morning. Also referred to as the “getaway to Everest,” this location offers you banking and internet access, among other amenities that you would not find in the places up ahead. Stay the night at a nearby lodge in Namche.

Day 03 Namche Bazzar to Kyanjuma (3490m/11447ft). Via Khumjung village (3790m/12432ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

Today, after delicious local breakfast we head towards Kyanjuma. Along the way we pass beautiful Khumjung settlement, which one of the most popular settlements in the Everest region. Finally, we reach Kyanjuma and stay for the night at a local lodge.

Day 04 Kyanjuma to Debuche (3680m/12070ft) via Tyanbuche monastery. Walking 5 hours.

 Today, we head onwards to Debuche village, which is a remote and isolated village in Everest region with nice and hospitable Sherpas. Along the way you’ll also get to visit Tengboche Monastery, which is also known as one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Stay your night at Debuche at a local lodge.

Day 05 Debuche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft). Walking 5:30 hours,

Starting from Debuche in the early morning, we make our way to Dingboche, a tiny, isolated town near Mount Everest. Enjoy regional cuisine while taking in breathtaking mountain vistas. Rest well in your comfortable and warm accommodation in Dingboche’s local lodge.

Day 06 Day hiking up to Nagatsang Ri (5000m/16500ft) and back to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft). Walking 4:25 hours.

 We are going to Dingboche for another day of rest. Given that the altitude is over 4,000 meters, adequate rest and acclimatization are required. We’ll spend the night in Dingboche and go for a quick climb around the closest views.

Day 07 Dinbuche to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

 It’s gets more exciting from here on. As we move toward Lobuche today, we come closer to the Base camp. Should the weather cooperate, you will witness once-in-a-lifetime sights. After a thrilling day of exploration, spend the night at Lobuche.

Day 08 Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17590ft) and back to Gorekshep (5153m/17257ft). Walking 7:30 hours.

 At last, this is the day. Even though the hike will take a little longer, it will be well worth it. We make our way to the 5364-meter-high Everest Base Camp. You’ll accomplish something most intrepid people in all over the world would hope to accomplish at least once in their lifetime. Take photos, enjoy the scenery to the fullest, and record a story for the next generation. We’ll return to Gorakhshep and stay the night at a nearby lodge.

Day 09 Hiking up Kalapathar (5555m/18220ft) and trek to Dinbuche (4410m/14464ft). Walking 7 hours.

Today we hike to Kalapathhar, the highest we gain in this classic Island Peak Budget Trip. The largest glacier and waterfall in Nepal, the Khumbu glacier and Icefall, as well as the peaks of Pumori (7,161m), Lingtren, Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Amadablam (6,812m), Khantega, and Taboche are all visible from Kalapatthar (5,550m). Stay the night at Dingboche.

Day 10 Dinbuche to Island peak base camp (5050m/16565ft). Walking 6 hours.

Finally, on the tenth day of our walk, we start climbing toward the summit. We walk for four to five hours till we arrive at the Island Peak Base Camp (5150 m). We take a day’s relaxation while taking in the breathtaking scenery. The professionals traveling with you will update you on the upcoming excursion in the evening.

Day 11 Extra day for acclimatization at BC (5050m/16565ft

This is kept as extra day for acclimatization purpose at the Base Camp. We’ll engage in many activities at the Base Camp. Take your time taking on stunning views of the surrounding at the island peak base camp.

Day 12 Summit (6189m/ 20305ft) and back to Island peak base camp (5050m/16565ft).

We finally arrive at the notorious Island Peak top following our arduous hike. At 6173 meters above sea level, Island Peak offers breathtaking views of numerous powerful mountains, including Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Mount Everest. After taking in the vistas, we return to the base camp.

Day 13 Island peak base camp to Kyanjuma (3490m/11447ft). Walking 7 hours.

Following breakfast in the morning, we head downhill towards Kyanjuma. Savor the amenities of warm water, internet, and nearby eateries. Local stores also offer mementos for you to buy and bring home. After arriving at Kyanjuma, stay the night.

Day 14 Namche bazzar to Lukla (2850m/9348ft). Walking 6:30 hours.

Today is our last day of trekking to Island Peak Budget Trek before returning to Lukla. Because of its scenery, Lukla Airport is regarded as one of the most thrilling airports in the world. Stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 15 After breakfast an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Trip ends

We will finally take a quick flight return to Kathmandu via Lukla airport after a 14-day journey. You will be driven in a local vehicle to your drop off point in Kathmandu. The remainder of the day is yours to pack or take leisurely strolls throughout Kathmandu. Hope you had a very nice trip!!

What to expect?

Price Includes

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking.
  • Trip Map.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM with airport tax.
  • An experienced, helpful English-speaking trekking cum porter ( He does guide and as well as carry your sum trekking gears).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Duffel/kit bag( Gift from our company).
  • All necessary paper works and National park/ Conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Meals and drinks in the mountain (costs roughly USD 25 to USD 30 per person per day)
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Reviews

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
2023-09-30
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
2023-05-29
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
2023-05-29
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
2023-05-22
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
2023-05-19
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
2023-05-18
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
2023-05-16
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
2023-05-16
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
2023-05-06
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng
2023-05-06