FIXED DEPARTURE

Everest Foothills Camping Trek

This stunning trek takes you on a 6 days adventure in the green foothills below Mount Everest. If it is your first time trekking in Nepal, this is a great opportunity to do an easy trek with spectacular views of the entire Himalayan range from East to West in Nepal. Though famous for offering the best view of Mount Everest according to Sir Edmund Hillary, this off the beaten track route is little used by trekkers and you will have the trails to yourself. Nights will be spent in the comfort of our exclusive camp.

7 Days

US $1420 per person

Fixed Departure Dates


Start Date End Date Price
March 21, 2020 March 27, 2020 US$ 1420 per person
March 29, 2020 April 4, 2020 US$ 1420 per person
April 6, 2020 April 12, 2020 US$ 1420 per person

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Trek Duration
7 Days

Max Trekking Altitude
4050m

Trek Grade
Easy-Moderate

Accomodation
Camping

Hours of Walking
4-6 Hours per day

Area
Lower Solu Khumbu

Group Size
6-8 people

Highlights


  • Spectacular East-West views of the Himalayan range in Nepal
  • View of Mount Everest from Pikey Peak
  • Visiting local Buddhist monasteries
  • Walking on secluded trails far from tourist crowds
  • A luxury camping experience with first-class service
Trip Details

Everest Foothills
Camping Trek


We start the trek early the following morning, where a steep descend through the pine forest and paddy fields awaits. After approximately one hour we reach the Solu Khola river. From here we follow the newly established road for a little bit, before turning off on a small trail up to the village Boldok. After a steep climb above Boldok, we enjoy a simple but filling lunch. From here the trail continues steeply up through the pine forest. The occasional openings in the forest will reveal stunning views of the green Phaplu valley and Mount Numbur and Gauri Shankar to the north. After 3-4 hours from the river, we reach our camp site on the top of the ridge. From here we can get the first glimpse of the Everest massif.

Next morning, get up early to catch the first morning rays on the Himalayas. Tea and coffee will be served in your tent and you can sit in comfort and take in the beauty. After a hearty breakfast we start the day with a gradual ascend along the ridge. We pass through more pine forest shifting with rhododendron and open meadows.

We reach the camp in the early afternoon. The camp site is used by local herders for their night shelter. There are a few dried out lakes in the area, which only contain water during the monsoon. Today we have lunch in camp. Light snacks will be provided on the way. Spend the afternoon exploring the area, reading a book, or maybe you want to help preparing for the camp fire.

The following morning starts the ascend of Pikey Peak. The trail is wide and stone steps make it easy to walk, but you will most probably feel the effect of the altitude here which slows you down. We take plenty of small breaks on the way to catch our breath and enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, and Makalu and Kanchenjunga to the East among other iconic peaks. After enjoying the stunning views of the Himalayas, we start the descend towards Yase Bhanjyang.

Our camp for the night is located at an altitude of 3500 meters on the side of the mountain, where a big meadow provides a beautiful space for our tents, surrounded by green forest protecting us from the wind. This is a great place to light up a campfire and share epic travel stories.

Itinerary
Day 1. Fly to Phaplu. Explore the village and surrounding area. Overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 2. Start Trek to Tenkharka. 3000 meters, 4-5 hours walking.

Day 3. Trek to Suke Pokhari 3600 meters, 3-4 hours walking.

Day 4. Trek to Pamu Danda (morning ascend of Pikey Peak, 4000 meters). 3500 meters, 5 hours walking.

Day 5. Trek to River Camp 2700 meters, and hike to Thokten Choeling Monastery and back to camp. 3 hours/7 hours walking.

Day 6. Trek to Phaplu, 2500 meters 3-4 hours walking. Overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 7. Fly to Kathmandu
Confirmation of booking
All bookings are made in good faith. Once we have received your booking we will send you an invoice giving payment details.

We will require an advance deposit of US$ 200 per person in order to hold your booking on a secure basis with the balance to be paid prior to your arrival in Nepal.
Cancellation policy
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.

Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
  • More than 60 days: Deposit only
  • 31-60 days: 50%
  • 15-30 days: 75%
  • Less than 15 days: 100%
Price increases
Any unforeseen cost increases beyond our control will be passed on directly to the guest, whenever such increases occur.

This could include (but is not limited to) such items as airfares, fuel costs, government taxes, currency exchange variations, etc. In some cases, an increase might also be applicable if group numbers drop below the originally costed number.
Change of itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.

Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.
Transportation costs (extra):
  • Airfare Kathmandu/Phaplu/Kathmandu: US$ 298 per person
  • Public jeep Kathmandu/Phaplu/Kathmandu: US$ 40 per person
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Payment conditions


Cost Includes
  • Service of one English speaking trekking guide
  • Service of three assistant guides
  • Service of one cook
  • Service of full porter team of 20+ porters
  • All meals on trek
  • All tea/coffees on trek
  • All communal camping equipment (sleeping tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, shower tent, toilet tent, etc.)
  • Personal equipment: sleeping bag, liner, camp cot
  • 2 nights at local guesthouse
  • Mountain Travel duffel bag (which you may keep after trek)
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Trek staff insurance
  • 13% VAT (Government tax)
Cost Excludes
  • Transfer to and from trek (by plane or by jeep to and from Phaplu)
  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Any purchases of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, etc.
  • Personal insurance in case of emergency
  • Air travel to and from Nepal
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30-day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into Kathmandu)
  • Personal clothing and equipment except sleeping bag
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition
  • Gratuities to guides and Sherpa staff
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