Max Trekking Altitude
Hours of Walking
4-6 Hours per day
Lower Solu Khumbu
Best time to go
September-November & March- May
The Everest foothills camping 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.
|Start Date||End Date||Price|
|September 19, 2023||September 25, 2023||US$ 1670 per person on sharing basis|
|September 27, 2023||October 3, 2023||US$ 1670 per person on sharing basis|
|October 30, 2023||November 6, 2023||US$ 1670 per person on sharing basis|
|October 8, 2023||October 14, 2023||US$ 1670 per person on sharing basis|
|October 30, 2023||November 5, 2023||US$ 1670 per person on sharing basis|
If you are planning a trip to Nepal then "Mountain Travel Nepal" is your go-to agency. We had an amazing experience with the company and Mr. Ashok. We track the Everest Base Camp in 10 days....
On departure day our car will pick you up in the morning to take you to the domestic airport, from where we fly to Phaplu, a small village approximately 250km East of Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can drive to Phaplu by jeep, which is a scenic, yet strenuous 12 hour drive.
Arriving in the early afternoon or evening depending on the mode of transportation, we will spend the rest of the day exploring Phaplu, visiting the locals and its surroundings. We stay the night at a local guesthouse.
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. After approximately two hours the trail flattens a bit, and the walking gets easier. As we keep following the ridge the landscape opens we have a view of the green foothills and valleys to the south and the great Himalayas to the North.
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 of Everest foothills camping trek 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. It takes about an hour to reach this pass below us, where we find a small tea house.
Here we stop for a well deserved lunch, a cup of tea and a chat with the owner, before continuing along the trail which ascends steeply for a short while. The trail flattens shortly after leaving the tea house, and we can enjoy views down towards the valley of Lhoding towards Lukla. We follow the trail along the side of the mountain towards the North-East.
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.
The next morning offers a lovely walk down through the forest to the river. We continue through several small settlements along the trail East towards Junbesi. The land here is cultivated with maize, potato, apple, and wheat.
We reach our camp early, and after lunch we visit the village Junbesi. In Junbesi we enjoy our lunch and if you wish we can take look around, visit the local monastery and the Hillary School, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. If time and energy permit, we will make the hike to the famous Thubten Choeling Monastery.
On our final trek day we have a leisurely 3-4 hour walk ahead of us back to Phaplu. We follow the river Junbesi Khola for a couple of hours before making the final climb up to our guesthouse in Phaplu.
After a good rest and breakfast in Phaplu we fly or drive back to Kathmandu on the last morning.
We focus on combining taste, healthiness and sustainability. Each meal has been thoughtfully crafted in order to give you the energy you need for an active day.
We cater to vegetarians and vegans, and will adapt the menu to any dietary restrictions you may have.
Pioneering the industry since 1964, Mountain Travel Nepal has some of the most experienced guides in the country. We create bespoke treks for the discerning intrepid traveller. Our signature full-service camping treks and expeditions are curated to deliver on your dreams.
Our destinations are truly off-the-beaten-track, and our team serves you with the utmost pride and professionalism. Join us for an unparalleled Himalayan experience that allows for a deep connection with nature and authentic interactions with the world around you.
Day 1. Fly or drive to Phaplu. Explore the village. Overnight stay 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 or drive back to Kathmandu.
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.