Nepal – Women 4 Women Empowering Didi* Trek to Pike Peak & Beyond (Women Only)

November 16, 2024 - November 29, 2024




* Didi is sister in Nepali. Older sister, or respected sister, or both.


Join Brigitte Muir on an inspiration trek through heartland of the lower Solukhumbu supporting AHF and women’s health in Nepal


About the Hike


There is power in combined energy. Women (didis) who walk and talk and learn together, on a land that has born the highest mountains in the world, is a force to be reckoned with.


Brigitte Muir O.A.M., first Australian woman to climb Everest, facilitates a walk sprinkled with reflections, qi gong exercises, meditation on one side, advice on how best to walk trails in mindfulness and health on the other.


You will travel in a private bus to Shivalaya and follow the original walking trails taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on their way to climb Mount Everest in 1953.


The group will climb Pike Peak, and from its summit look across the entire Himalayan Range, Sir Ed’s favourite view.


You will walk through magical forests to Lura, a small subsistence farming village that has been home to Brigitte since 2007 and cross the Solu river to visit a women’s health post supported by Australian Himalayan Foundation & Action for Nepal in Taksindu.


Challenge Grade


On this moderately graded trek, the physical activity will generally:


  • not exceed 8 hours in a day
  • not exceed 5,500 metres in altitude
  • be sustained and travellers should be comfortable with occasional rough terrain
  • at any stage of a moderate trek you can expect long steep climbs and descents and a wide range of weather conditions
  • to prepare, begin training at least four to five months before your depart


As with all mountain hiking this experience will involve some steep inclines, but you are welcome to take your time and walk at your own pace. There is no rush. Yet if you want to go fast, you have that option too!


You can find more detail on challenge grade in the trip notes.


About Brigitte Muir OAM


Belgian born Brigitte Muir OAM has had a passion for adventure since she as a child, and after trying caving in high school, she embarked on a high-altitude mountaineering career that spanned over thirty years and seven continents. Brigitte moved to Australia in 1983, after falling in love with the vastness of the continent and its big skies and became Australian in 1987. Ten years later, she was at the top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in Asia, and last on her quest to climb the highest peak on each continent.


She reconverted to storytelling, and teaching people high altitude climbing for World Expeditions in Nepal and Tibet, before dedicating herself to a small subsistence farming village in the Solukhumbu region called Lura. She has been filming there since 2007 and raising funds for women empowerment since 2009.


Brigitte’s deep connection with the land and the people allow participants a unique insight into the life of every day Tamang and Sherpa people which is neigh impossible in the more touristy of areas of Solukhumbu, Langtang and Annapurna.


The combination of Brigitte’s warm and friendly personality, expert trekking skills and local knowledge means anyone who joins this trip will create memories that will last a lifetime.


Your special 2024 trekking holiday awaits!

Downloadable PDF with all the details here: Women 4 Women Empowering Did Trek to Pike Peak and Beyond


To register or visit Brigitte’s booking page click here


If you have any questions about the trek or would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified of any future treks, simply email: info@ahf.org.au.

Trek Highlights:

  • Combine mindful trekking, meditation, cultural interaction and purpose
  • Specially devised trek along secluded trails visited by only a handful of trekkers each year
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries and gompas en route, meditate and chant with the monks (optional)
  • Immerse yourself in the life of local communities in the heartland of the lower Solukhumbu
  • Climb Pike Peak with views across the entire Himalayan range
  • Enjoy unrivalled views from Tenkharka, which according to Sir Edmund Hillary, are the best views of Mt Everest
  • Trek through forests which are home to the red panda
  • Visit a subsistence farming village community
  • Experience a true luxury camping experience with first‑class service
  • Raise funds for AHF’s Solukhumbu Women’s Health Project
  • Led by acclaimed mountaineer and Everest summiteer, Brigitte Muir

Fast Facts

Trip Dates:                            16 Nov 2024 to 29 Nov 2024

Duration:                               14 Days

Activities:                              Trekking

Grade:                                    Introductory to Moderate

Trip cost:                               $4550 plus $200 registration fee per person

Participants:                          Min 8 / Max 12

Min. Fundraising goal:       $1,000

What’s included:


  • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
  • 2 nights Radisson hotel on a twin share with breakfast
  • On trek, stay in exclusive camps and mountain lodges in the foothills of the Everest region
  • Internal flights in Nepal (Phaplu to Kathmandu)
  • All internal transport by private bus, jeeps, car or scheduled air service
  • Airport transfers (providing you arrive and depart on the dates stated in the itinerary)
  • Gear package including kit bag (yours to keep), sleeping bag and liner, insulated sleeping mat and down or fibre filled jacket on trek (valued at over $US500)
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • Nepal leader and kitchen staff
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Emergency group medical kit
  • Huma training manual, gear list and fundraising guidebook
  • Trip led by Brigitte Muir and World Expeditions guide Kesar Kasi



What’s not included:


  • International flights
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tips for porters: allow AUD$8 (total) per day
  • Optional tips for temples & local entertainment on trek: allow AUD$10 (total)
  • Tuk tuk ride from Ringmo to Phaplu

Take a look at this video below to get a sneak peek of what Brigitte’s trek in 2024 has in store for you!