Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Style: Trekking & Sightseeing
  • Transport: Private Bus or Car & Airplane
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Tea House
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 3973m-mongla Danda

Highlights

  • Explore the beauty of the lower part of the Everet region.
  • Low risk of altitude sickness, perfect for anyone concerned about it.
  • Highly recommended for a family adventure in the Everest region.
  • This suggested for senior citizen to see the mt everest 
  • Experience the thrilling Lukla flight.
  • Enjoy adventurous trails that go through lush rhododendron forests and cross many suspension bridges on the way.
  • Spend your nights in beautiful Sherpa villages and get to have a close look at their lifestyle.
  • Visit the ancient Thame, Khumjung, and Tengboche monasteries.
  • Hike to the iconic Hotel Everest View.
  • Witness breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Thamserku.

About Lower Everest Trek - 12 Days

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Beyond The Limits Treks and Expedition have designed this Lower Everest trek package that allows you to explore the beauty of the Everest region without gaining much altitude. The Lower Everest trek difficulty is easy/moderate, so all ages of trekkers can join it. This Package offers you an affordable trekking cost for the Everest trek. This package is a semi-luxury trekking package in Everest, most of the accommodations are private Bathrooms.

The Everest region is a world-famous trekking destination, and most of the treks, like Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley, and Three Passes, see high altitudes and are quite challenging. We understand that extreme adventure may not be everyone's cup of tea.

It is one of the best family treks in the Everest Region. The facilities along the trail are fantastic, so you and your family will not have a hard time. This epic journey in the Himalayas is packed with adventure, beautiful Sherpa villages, exciting side hikes, and stunning mountain vistas.

The highest point you will sleep during Lower Everest trekking is 3,860 meters (12,664 ft), which is Tengboche village. It indicates a lower risk of altitude sickness, making it even more appealing.

Overall, the Lower Everest trek itinerary is well-designed to provide ample time to rest and enjoy nature. Every day starts with delicious food and a gradual walk through lush forests and uneven hillsides.

Major attractions of the Lower Everest trek 12 days:

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Short itinerary:

Travelers bound by time and looking for a short holiday trip to Nepal will love the Lower Everest trek. We can further shorten or extend the itinerary as per your wish. The package cost will change as per the changes made in the itinerary.

One full day in Kathmandu to prepare for the trek:

If you have not purchased your trekking clothes and gear yet or booked the trek at the last minute, then no worries. You will have one full day in Kathmandu to prepare for the trek. Our team will suggest the best places to get your clothes and gear and also help you get good deals. Moreover, you can also rent expensive gear if you are not planning to reuse them frequently.

Sagarmatha National Park:

From Monjo village onwards, the entire Everest region is a national park. It is called the Sagarmatha National Park. The varying elevation has resulted in different climatic zones ranging from sub-tropical forests to glaciers.

During the Lower Everest trek, you will trek mostly via rhododendron, magnolia, and pine forests. There are rivers, streams, and lakes spread across the national park. On the Lower Everest trek route, you will cross the Dudh Koshi River numerous times via suspension bridges.

The trail is dotted with beautiful villages, stupas, prayer flags, and chortens. You will come across different environments as the journey progresses. Encountering wildlife along the way is rare, but you may get to see butterflies and birds.

Sherpas and other mountain communities:

The Sherpas and other mountain communities make trekking in the Everest region much more meaningful and comfortable. During the Lower Everest trek 12 days, you will spend nights in Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Phortse, Tengboche, Monjo, and Lukla.

Sherpas are one of the major inhabitants of these villages, along with other communities like Rai, Limbi, Lama, Bhotiya, etc. The journey will definitely provide a close glimpse of the unique lifestyle and culture. Likewise, you will visit three important monasteries during the trek - Thame, Khumjung, and Tengboche.

Magnificent mountain views and sceneries:

If you love mountains and nature, then the Lower Everest trekking will not disappoint you. You can see towering mountains dominating the skyline from many parts of the trail. In the first few days, the scenery mostly includes lush hills and verdant valleys.

As the trail ascends, the region opens up to much clearer views of mountains. You will see vistas of Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft),

Are you ready for the journey? How to prepare for the Lower Everest trek?

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Trek like this demands good health and decent fitness because you have to walk for 5 to 6 hours a day at least. Even though the previous trekking experience is not needed, trekkers must be able to walk. Do note that the accommodation and meals included in this Lower Everest trek package is simple.

So, you have to be mentally ready to adjust to simple mountain life. Not only that, if you are not an active individual, then you will be pushing yourself mentally, too. So, make sure you are physically and mentally ready for the trek.

Now, to prepare for the Lower Everest trek, you have to exercise. The more physically active you will get, the better your stamina and endurance will get. Regular walks, strength training, swimming, cycling, running, day hiking, etc are recommended.

*Note: You can upgrade the package to a luxury Lower Everest trek.

Lukla flight:

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Lukla is the gateway of the Everest region. Lukla flight is the quickest and most affordable way to get here. This flight is known for its short duration, landscapes, and the location of the airport.

There are two things that travelers should know about this flight. First, even slight unfavorable weather can delay/cancel the flight, and second, the Lukla flights are operated from two different airports in different seasons.

So, if you are traveling to the Everest region in spring or autumn, you will take the Lukla flight from Ramechhap Airport instead of Kathmandu Airport. It takes 4 to 5 hours to drive to the Ramechhap Airport from Kathmandu. So, trekkers have to leave their hotel around 1:00 AM at midnight.

Similar low-altitude trekking packages in Nepal:

These are some of our other low-altitude trekking packages in Nepal: Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Mohare Danda trek, Khumai Danda trek, Pikey Peak trek, Tamang Heritage trek, Everest View trek, Chisapani Nagarkot trek, etc.

Trek Packing List:

For a smooth trek, you have to be packed well. For the Lower Everest trek, you will need trekking clothes and gear that is made for the Himalayan environment. You do not have to spend a fortune to get the highest quality, branded clothes & gear, but getting the right ones matters a lot. Follow the below packing list:

  • Breathable, comfortable underwea
  • Base layer
  • Thermal layer
  • Trekking t-shirts and pants
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket and pant
  • Down jacket and fleece jacket
  • Dry towel
  • Sun hat, beanie, scarf, gloves
  • Warm socks, normal socks
  • Trekking boots and a casual pair of shoes/slippers
  • Daypack and duffel bag
  • Trekking poles, UV-ray sunglasses, reusable water bottles, water purification tablet
  • Toiletries (SPF, moisturizer, lip balm, toilet paper, wet tissues, deodorant, soap, toothpaste/brush, comb, etc)
  • First aid (band-aid, ointment, crack bandage, insect repellant, general medicines, spray pain reliever, etc)
  • Documents, permits, cash, etc
  • Journal/pen, snacks, bars, nuts, map, GPS (optional), etc

Join this special Lower Everest trek package with Beyond the Limit Treks & Expedition and get the best price and service

With our extensive knowledge and expert team, you can expect international service at a very reasonable price. We have specifically curated the Lower Everest trek itinerary for travelers who wish to explore the Himalayas without gaining high altitude.

In less than two weeks, you can complete this trek, which makes it a fantastic option for anyone on a short holiday. A native guide and porter will trek with you, offering you great insight into the locals and the region. Their company will make the journey fun and safe.

Likewise, we promise no hidden cost in our trips. You will pay what you see. For the best travel experience in the Everest region us. Lower Everest trek 2024/2025 departures are open. Get your seat now.

*Note:

Do note that the Lower Everest trek cost covers only certain aspects of the journey. For instance, our package cost is inclusive of accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu, transportation as per the itinerary, expenses of guide and porter, permits, company's service charge, and all taxes.

Things like travel insurance, tips, international flights, shopping, personal expenses, trekking clothes & gear, etc, are not covered in the Lower Everest trek package cost. So, make sure you carefully read our Cost Include & Exclude section and budget accordingly.


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Lower Everest Trek - 12 Days Itinerary

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Day 01 : Welcome to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Our team will be at the airport to welcome you on the day you land in Kathmandu. After a welcome, they will transfer you to the hotel: check in, and rest. The remaining day is free. We may meet for a welcome dinner. Explore the bustling streets of Thamel.

  • Welcome dinner
  • Hotel

Today, you have a full day in Kathmandu to prepare for the trek. You can shop for trekking clothes and gear. A rental option is also available for many expensive equipment. Likewise, our team will help you obtain the necessary permits for the trek. Pack your duffle bag and get ready to leave your hotel early the following day.

  • Breakfast only
  • Hotel

On this day, you will travel from Kathmandu to Lukla and start trekking. Leave the hotel around 1:00 AM and drive to the Ramechhap Airport if you are trekking in the spring or autumn seasons. The Lukla flight is short and scenic. Land at Lukla airport and fetch your luggage.

You will then begin descending from Lukla to Phakding village for the night. The duffle bags will be carried by our porters. As you leave Lukla, rhododendron forests begin. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it numerous times on the way. You will pass by small villages like Ghat and Cheplung.

Lukla flight: In March, April, May, September, October, and November, the Luklg flights are operated from the Ramechhap Airport. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to drive to reach this airport from Kathmandu. In other months, you will take the Lukla flight from Kathmandu Airport.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 2,846 m/9,337 ft

Continue trekking through rhododendrons and magnolia forests from Phakding village. You will cross several bridges along the way. Trek past Toktok and Bengkar villages and cross the long Hillary Suspension Bridge before reaching Monjo. Monjo onwards, the Sagarmatha National Park begins. From Monjo to Namche Bazaar, the trail steeply ascends via lush forests.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 3,440 m/11,290 ft

You will spend one more night in Namche Bazaar. We call this an acclimatization day, which is necessary to avoid altitude sickness. Early in the morning, hike to the Hotel Everest View. Witness stunning views of Mt. Thamserku on the way.

Upon reaching the hotel, you will see a fantastic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Ama Dablam. From here, return to Namche Bazaar to spend the remaining day. Visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 3,962 m/13,000 ft

As you trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame, you will leave the bustling main EBC trail and follow a tranquil route to Thame village. The route is scenic and allows you to enjoy peace. The trail goes through the forest of oak, pine, and rhododendrons. You will pass by settlements like Phurte and Thamo on the way. Mountains like Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Lumding Himal, etc, are visible along the trail.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 3,800 m/12,467 ft

From Thame, retrace the trail for the starting couple of hours. Soon, the trail begins to ascend to Khumjung village via Syangboche and Khunde. In Khumjung, you will explore the ancient Khumjung monastery and Khumjung Hillary School. Not many trekkers travel on this side of the region. So, you will find less crowd.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 3,790 m/12,434 ft

Leaving Khumjung village, you will start trekking to Phortse village. The trail ascends to Sansa. You will follow a zigzag route and gradually ascend from Sansa to Mong settlement. From here, continue walking uphill to Phortse village. Enjoy tranquil trails and stunning mountain vistas on the way.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 3,840 m/12,598 ft

Today, you will trek to Tengboche village. From Phortse village, the trail gradually ascends to Pangboche village. You will descend from here to the Imja Khola valley floor. Cross a suspension bridge and trek via rhododendron forest to Deboche village.

Further, the trail continues through lush forests to Tengboche village. Here, you will visit the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. Also, get to witness a jaw-dropping view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam from Tengboche.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 3,860 m/12,664 ft

You will leave Tengboche early and start descending to Phungi Thanga. Cross a suspension bridge and trek to Kyangjuma. From here, the trail descends all the way to Namche Bazaar. Leaving Namche Bazaar, follow a steep downhill route through dense forest to Monjo.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 2,835 m/9,301 ft

The trail from Mojo to Lukla is the same as before. You will first walk to Phakding village, recrossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge. From Phaking, walk uphill along the Dudh Koshi River. Cross several suspension bridges on the way and trek through rhododendron forests and small villages.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge
  • 2,846 m/9,337 ft

Today, you will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. If you land at the Ramechhap Airport, then it takes around 4 to 5 hours to drive to Kathmandu. We will use a comfortable private vehicle. The remaining day is free in the city. Rest and window shop in Thamel. In the late evening, we will meet for a farewell dinner.

  • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • 35 minutes flight

Useful Information

Free airport pickup and drop off for our guests

You do not have to worry about finding your way from the airport to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our dedicated team will be at the airport on your arrival day to welcome and escort you to the hotel. Likewise, we will also take care of your airport transport on your departure date.

Accommodation during the Lower Everest trek

Remember that Nepal is an adventure country, not a Luxury country, Lodges or Tea houses are simple accommodations for trekkers in the Everest region. The rooms are small and twin-shared, but you will get a clean and cozy space to spend the nights. we will provide a private washroom, however, some of the villages don't have private bathroom facilities, in this case, you have to consider for sharing a shower.

While in Kathmandu, you will spend nights in tourist standard or three-star hotels. You can pick a twin-shared or single room as per your choice. All modern amenities are available in the hotel for free of cost.

*Note: You can also do the Lower Everest trek in a luxury style at an additional cost. In a luxury trek, you will spend nights in luxury lodges that offer much better accommodation. Private washrooms, western-style toilets, hot showers, charging, WiFi, and many other services are readily available.

Toilet and shower in the Himalaya mountain lodge

Squat toilets and Western-style toilets both are available. Most of the lodges have common washrooms. Water is always cold in the mountains. For a hot shower, you may have to pay USD 3 to USD 4 because locals either rely on wood or solar panels to heat the water.

Mobile, camera battery charge and WIFI on the trek

WiFi and charging are paid services in the lodges. These expenses are not covered by our Lower Everest trek cost. So, you should budget extra money for personal expenses. Lodges have separate charging stations where trekkers can charge their devices.

Carry spare batteries and a power bank. Likewise, the WiFi connection may not be stable everywhere. Another good alternative is to buy a Nepali tourist sim in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Mountain sickness and prevention on the Lower Everest trekking

Mountain sickness, also known as altitude sickness, is something that trekkers may encounter during the Lower Everest trek. It happens because of high altitude, which results in low oxygen levels. You do not have to worry a lot about it if you are aware of its symptoms and preventive measures.

The symptoms of altitude sickness include bad headaches, vomiting, insomnia, difficulty in breathing, nausea, dizziness, etc. These are some early symptoms and are treatable. If you feel any of these symptoms, inform your guide and take first aid. Usually, the symptoms subside within a few hours of rest.

To avoid altitude sickness, you have to keep yourself hydrated. Do not rush during trekking, and maintain your pace. Take frequent short breaks for long breaths. Get ample rest and feed yourself properly. Most importantly, avoid alcoholic drinks or smoking during trekking.


Best Season for the Lower Everest Trek:

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The best season for the Lower Everest trek in Nepal is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons have stable weather patterns and mild climates. The weather does not fluctuate a lot, allowing for a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

From March to May, the Lower Everest trekking route blossoms with rhododendrons and many other vegetation. The bright days, beautiful waterfalls and rivers, and chirping of birds make walking phenomenal. Likewise, between September to November, you will see the biggest Nepali festivals.

Both spring and autumn seasons present stunning mountain vistas and the best trekking experience.

Lower Everest trek in the winter season

The Lower Everest trek is also possible in the winter season (December to February). The Lukla flight may not be on time always, so make sure to have 1 to 2 contingency days in your itinerary. Otherwise, you will enjoy empty trails, jaw-dropping winter panorama, and a mostly clear sky during the daytime.

Depending upon your trekking time, the trails may or may not be covered with snow. The climate is extremely cold, but if you properly layer the clothes, it won't affect your journey. Trust us, the winter landscapes will blow your mind and make you forget the cold.


Food during the Lower Everest trek:

In Kathmandu, you will get all breakfast in your room. You may get a welcome and farewell dinner. Apart from breakfasts and welcome/farewell dinners, you have to manage other meals by yourself in Kathmandu.

During trekking, you will get three meals a day. You can choose the food of your choice. Dishes like thukpa, dal bhat, momo, noodles, pasta, chapati, stew, curries, fried rice, porridge, burger, pizza, French fries, mashed potatoes, meat items, eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, bakery items, etc are available throughout the Lower Everest trail.

Money exchange in Kathmandu

There are money exchange centers in Thamel where you can exchange currency. Likewise, banks are also available. Make sure to check the updated currency rate before exchanging it. If you need any help, let us know. You can also withdraw money from ATMs in Kathmandu. Your bank may charge you a 4% service cost. So, consult with them before leaving your country.

Lower Everest trek difficulty level  

The Lower Everest trek difficulty is moderate. It is a beginner-friendly trekking package in Nepal. With decent fitness and good health, most of the people can complete this trek. The terrain is rugged but not that steep.

You will walk on uphill and downhill terrain, which can get a bit demanding. However, if you work on improving your stamina, strength, and endurance before the trek starts, it will not be a huge issue.

Likewise, the rise in altitude is also not that huge during the Lower Everest trek. And the trekking route offers great tourist infrastructure. Overall, if you are well-prepared for the trip, you will complete it without any worry.

Travel and trekking insurance in the high-altitude

Travel insurance is mandatory to join the Lower Everest trek. We require it to cover emergency helicopter evacuation if needed. Our team will check your travel insurance document before the trek starts, so make sure it meets our requirements. Buy travel insurance in your country because it is not available in Nepal.

Nepal entry visa information

Foreign travelers have to obtain a Nepal travel visa to enter the country for the trek, tour, climbing, or any other travel purpose. A Nepali travel visa is available at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate Office in your country. Likewise, trekkers from many countries can also receive travel visas upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport or any land border. For more information, check this site.

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