Lower Everest Trek

Trip Duration 8
Max Altitude 3640M
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March to May, Sep to February

Trip Overview


The Lower Everest Trek is a captivating adventure that takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Solu region in Nepal. With an elevation of 4,065 meters (13,336 feet), Pikey Peak also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas, including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and more. This trek is also a perfect choice for those seeking a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path experience. The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar, where the actual hiking starts. The trail also passes through enchanting rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and charming Sherpa villages, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals and learn about their traditional lifestyle, customs, and Buddhist practices. As you ascend higher, the trail also opens up to reveal breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped peaks. The sunrise and sunset views from Pikey Peak are simply mesmerizing, casting a golden glow over the entire Himalayan range. It's a photographer's paradise and a soul-stirring experience for nature enthusiasts. The trek also includes a visit to Junbesi, a picturesque village known for its ancient monasteries and warm hospitality. You can explore the Thupten Chholing Monastery, where you may witness monks engaged in prayer ceremonies and experience the tranquility of the surroundings. One of the highlights of the Lower Everest Trek is the Pikey Base Camp, where you'll spend a night under the starry sky. The following morning, you'll embark on an early hike to the summit of Pikey Peak to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the Himalayas—a memory that will stay with you forever.

Conclusion and Summary

The Lower Everest Trek also offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and serene trekking experience. It is an ideal choice for those seeking a less crowded and authentic Himalayan adventure.

 Trip Highlight

  • Breathtaking sunrise views of Mount Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga from Pikey Peak.
  • Authentic cultural immersion in Sherpa villages along the trekking route.
  • Tranquil and serene landscapes with lush greenery and terraced fields.
  • Opportunity to witness traditional Sherpa festivals and rituals.
  • Encounters with diverse flora and fauna in the Solu region.
  • Exploration of ancient Buddhist monasteries and stupas.
  • Charming hospitality of local teahouses and guesthouses.
  • Cross-cultural exchanges with fellow trekkers from around the world.
  • Picturesque scenery of rolling hills and rhododendron forests.
  • Authentic Nepalese cuisine, including dal bhat and momos, in local eateries.
  • Interaction with friendly Sherpa and Rai communities.
  • Adventurous trekking trails with varying levels of difficulty.
  • Enchanting views of remote Himalayan valleys and rivers.
  • Refreshing mountain air and clear starlit nights.
  • Learning about the traditional lifestyle and customs of the Sherpa people.
  • Spiritual experiences at ancient monasteries and prayer flags.
  • Stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks and alpine meadows.
  • Thrilling encounters with local wildlife, including Himalayan birds.
  • Refreshing breaks at scenic viewpoints and resting spots.
  • Personal growth and self-discovery amidst the tranquility of nature.


Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal, travelers are greeted with a bustling atmosphere infused with rich cultural heritage. After completing the necessary airport formalities, visitors are transferred to their designated hotels, where they are welcomed with warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations. Here, they have the opportunity to freshen up and relax before embarking on their trekking adventure. Shortly after settling in, travelers are introduced to their experienced trekking guide, who serves as a knowledgeable companion throughout the journey. The guide provides a comprehensive briefing about the upcoming trek, including detailed itineraries, safety measures, and essential preparations. This briefing ensures that travelers are well-informed and equipped with the necessary knowledge and resources for a successful and enjoyable trekking experience in the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal.

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning because we are going to take a long drive to Dhap from Kathmandu today. This is a private jeep drive all the way to Dhap. Your guide will help you to get the jeep and will be with you from today till the end of the trip. We, slowly, get B. P. Highway and pass Koshi River on the way. We also pass through several villages and beautiful landscapes and finally arrive at Dhap.

This first day’s trek takes you to a beautiful village Bhulbhule. Before getting to Bhulbhule, we enjoy our walk passing numerous traditional settlements and marvelous country setting. You will also get to know a lot about traditional village lifestyle of the local people today.

Pass though holy mani walls, organic cheese factories and colorful prayer flags. Also, capture some breathtaking mountain views on the way before getting to Pikey Peak Base Camp. Moreover, you will find this walk today equally delightful because you will experience magnificent yak pastures and lush rhododendron.

Begin your walk early in the morning before sunrise. Walk up to the apex of Pikey Peak. The stunning sunrise begins to sparkle on the snow-fed mountain summits and the moments will be jaw-dropping. At the very moment, you will capture Mt. Everest, Dhaulagiri, Numbur Himal and numerous incredible mountain ranges. Next, you trek down to beautiful village of lower Everest region, Junbesi. We go to visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery here.


Today, you will again walk through various settlements of Sherpa people and get an opportunity to be familiar with country culture. You will also celebrate a complete freedom walking via lush rhododendron and other various woods before arriving at Phaplu. Here, we wait for the nest day’s drive/ flight to Kathmandu.

We, again, take another jeep drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu. Optionally, trekkers can go with flight but it will be an extra. We, initially, drive along the rough country road and later get connected to main highway. We pass several local villages and towns on this drive. Arrive in Kathmandu and attend a cultural farewell dinner with us in the evening.

After completing your trekking adventure in Kathmandu and its surrounding regions, the time will come to bid farewell to this vibrant city nestled in the heart of Nepal. As your journey draws to a close, you will arrange for transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport, the primary gateway for air travel in and out of the country. Whether you’re embarking on your next adventure in a different part of Nepal or preparing to return home, the transfer to the airport marks the transition from the mountainous landscapes and cultural richness of Kathmandu to the broader horizons beyond. With the hustle and bustle of the city’s streets gradually fading into the distance, you’ll reflect on the memories created during your time in Nepal, from the awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks to the warmth of Nepali hospitality. As you reach the airport terminal, you’ll carry with you not only your belongings but also the experiences and connections forged during your journey, ready to embark on the next chapter of your travels or return home with a heart filled with the spirit of adventure and discovery.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from the trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Farewell dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and Local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

Price Excludes

1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and handbag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Trip Information

The Lower Everest Trek is a captivating trekking adventure in the Solu region of Nepal, renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Here’s some essential information about the Lower Everest Trek:

  1. Duration: The trek typically takes around 7 to 10 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary and pace.
  2. Best Time to Trek: The best time to undertake the Lower Everest Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the skies offer stunning views of the mountains.
  3. Starting Point: The trek often begins from Dhap or Phaplu, which can be reached by road from Kathmandu. Some trekkers may choose to start from Jiri, adding a few extra days to the trek.
  4. Permits: Trekkers need to obtain the necessary permits for trekking in the Solu region. This typically includes the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.
  5. Altitude: Pikey Peak itself stands at an altitude of 4065 meters (13,336 feet). Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude-related issues.
  6. Accommodation: Accommodation along the Lower Everest Trek is primarily in teahouses or guesthouses. These are basic but comfortable, offering meals and a place to rest for the night.
  7. Difficulty: The Lower Everest Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. However, some sections may involve steep ascents and descents.
  8. Equipment: Trekkers should pack appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing layers, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, and a daypack.
  9. Guides and Porters: While the trail is well-marked, hiring a local guide or porter is recommended for navigation, cultural insights, and support.
  10. Highlights: The trek offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and stunning mountain vistas. Highlights include the sunrise view from Pikey Peak, encounters with Sherpa villages, and serene landscapes.
  11. Safety: Trekkers should be prepared for variable weather conditions, including cold temperatures and occasional rain. It’s essential to trek responsibly and adhere to safety guidelines.
  12. Responsible Tourism: Practicing responsible tourism principles, such as respecting local culture and minimizing environmental impact, is crucial while trekking in the Pikey Peak region.

Overall, the Lower Everest Trek is a rewarding journey that combines breathtaking mountain scenery with cultural immersion, making it a memorable experience for trekkers seeking adventure in the Himalayas.

Lower Everest Trek Route Map

Lower Everest Trek Map


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