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Camping Trek to Lower Everest Region Cultural Adventure Tour

Key Information

Per Person
$2450

Low altitude trek

We will visit the lower mountainous areas of the Khumbu district on this itinerary but very different from the famous trek to Everest base camp trail. Our founder, Raj Tamang, visited this region in 2016 to bring some money sent over by our client to help rebuild a village school, fund local women’s initiatives, etc.

The village is inhabited by Rai ethnic groups who are incredibly humble and hospitable. You will get a sense of being in an authentic Nepalese village. The lifestyle in the communities is pretty shielded from the influences of tourism. The youths from this region form the backbone of the trekking and expedition industry along the Everest trail.

This trek is ideal for those who want to see Nepal and stay in very basic lodges or people’s homes, eating mostly local food consisting of rice, lentil soup, vegetables, occasional meat or instant noodle soup, boiled potatoes, etc.

However, we can send some supplies with our guide/trekking chef, who can make a few food variations even in these basic conditions. This trek is also ideal because it is relatively low altitude, not 2,500 meters above sea level. We want to promote this area to help the poor people of this region and lift their livelihood.

Here is a tentative itinerary; please note that the trekking hours are just a guideline for people who walk at a relaxed pace with plenty of stops to take photos and appreciate the people’s views.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in culinary trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitudes. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete gastronome adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
  • Experience the Himalayas in style.
  • Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitudes for our wellness gourmet trekking adventures.

    Detailed Itinerary

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All transportation
  • A guide from a village of this area or hire Raj.
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
  • All camping equipment
  • Trekking
  • All local porters to carry all camping and personal gear.
  • Proper clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters & crew members (we are one of the few trekking companies that provide this facility)
  • Insurance for team and porters
  • All permits
  • All meals on the trek (healthiest and varied trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
  • Domestic airfare, all transportation

Cost Excludes:

  • International airport taxes
  • Visa
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Tipping suggested amount: US$150 from each trekker for the support crew. $75-100 for the trek leader.

Trek FAQ

Am I too young or old?

From 3 years old to some in their 70s, most of our clients have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.

Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?

We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.

Do I need a Visa?

A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.

Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

What should I bring on a Trek?

Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.

Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.

If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.

Here are some helpful articles:
Am I too old to go trekking?
Arriving at Kathmandu airport.
Should I bring cash or ATM cards?
What to pack for a trek?
Do I need to train for a trek?
What are the differences between camping and lodge trekking?
What is a typical day on a trek like?
What is the food like on the trek?
The Benefits of using trekking poles.
What do I need to know about high altitude?
High altitude myths.
How to trek safely?
For more articles, you can go to our blogs.