Experience the beauty and rich history of the Everest region on a six-day trek with your whole family in tow! This short trek lets you explore the beauty of the region together.
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Low altitude trek
We will visit lower mountainous areas of 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 the real 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, and 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 exceeding 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 gourmet 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 altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete gourmet 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 altitude for our gourmet trekking adventures.
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met by our representative and brought to your hotel. Tour briefing before dinner at the hotel.
Morning walking tour of Swayambhunath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square – A World Heritage Site, and the old spice market of Ason.
You will be briefed about the trek by your trek leader during lunch. You will also have some time to purchase equipment after lunch.
We fly to Phaplu and trek to Rocti or Buri Danda. We have a small hill to climb for two hours. You will have some fascinating views from the top of the hill. We start walking downhill towards Rocti or Budidanda. 5 hours hike.
Your day begins with a downhill walk down to the Hinku river for about 3 hours, where you cross over to the other side to start your uphill hike for about 90 minutes to Hulu Danda (Hill). From here on, you will walk on flattish terrain for 30-60 minutes.
Start your morning by trekking past some forests, terraced fields, and several spread-out villages to Sotang, a town where villagers from the surrounding settlements come to get their supplies, etc.
You will continue your flat walk, passing bamboo bushes, fruit, and other cash crop farms till you get to the main village of Bung Village Development area.
You have another day of contouring in a flattish terrain past several villages until you arrive at one of our staff’s village of Namlung. The trekking time for this day will be about 5 hours. You will be staying here for the next two nights.
You can go up a small hill, which takes about 2.5 hours to appreciate views of some Himalayan peaks and the look at the villages you walked past the last few days. You come back to the village for lunch. The afternoon can be spent visiting the school.
You will be trekking down to the Hongku River, cross it, and retrace your steps back to Sotang town for the night.
You will be making a slight detour from Sotang towards the village of Majh Khadka. The total hike is about 90 minutes. You can explore the untouched Rai village and witness people living the same way as their forefathers.
We hike up for three hours to a ridge-line where the views of Himalayan Peaks are visible. The forests around were once hunting ground for the villagers. The forest is rich in flora and fauna. The Shamans/healers find many herbs in the forest to treat various ailments of the villagers.
We return back to Majhkhadka for the night.
We drive to Phaplu on local jeeps on the rugged off-road. The journey will be rough but very scenic all the way to Phaplu to catch our flight the next morning. We stay in a lodge in Phaplu.
We fly back to Kathmandu in the morning or early afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure.
This day is in contingency incase the domestic flight is canceled due to bad weather. You can do an optional tour of Bhaktapur, A world Heritage Site. It is also called the living museum.
You will be brought to the airport three hours before your flight time.
- 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
- 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
- International airport taxes
- 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.
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.
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For more articles, you can go to our blogs.