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Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek Only a few trekkers have trekked through this route, which was recently opened after the construction of a motor road. Walking from Saleri to Everest Base Camp is an alternative way to start the Everest Base Camp trek without using a flight to Lukla. The trek from Salleri to Everest Base Camp provides an opportunity to explore the most fascinating Solu and Khumbu trekking areas together, hence the route is also called Solukhumbu trekking. There are daily bus and jeep services from Kathmandu to Salleri, which take approximately 9 hours. The road makes easy and shortest access by overland to enter the Everest region means before Salleri road construction we need to follow the trek from Jiri bazaar (old transitional route) for the Mount Everest Base Camp trek those who preferred to go trekking starting point by overland which is required long holiday but Salleri route make bit shorter. Driving distance from Kathmandu to Salleri is quite long (266km) but really unique experience to explore the countryside.

If you decide to start the trek from Salleri, you don't have to worry about flight delays, changes in weather, and the dreaded landing at Lukla airport. Everest Base Camp trek through Salleri offers an untouched trail, traditional lifestyle, hospitality of local people, Buddhist monasteries, unique landscapes, snow-capped mountains and landscapes of flora and fauna.

If you are wondering how to reach Lukla from Kathmandu by Bus or Jeep then still it is not possible. If you are looking for alternative flights to Lukla, you will have to take a bus or jeep from Kathmandu to Salleri, the district headquarters of Solukhumbu. Our itinerary below is designed for traveling from Kathmandu to Salleri by Bus/Jeep and returning from Lukla by flight.

The good news is that now a motor road connects Saleri with Kharikhola and Bupsa, making travel easier for trekkers who want to avoid the flight to Lukla and travel to Everest region on a budget. If you prefer to use an off-road drive between Selleri to Bupsa then you will need to hire a jeep or travel with a local sharing jeep and start your trek from Bupsa. From Bupsa, it is easy to reach Phakding or Lukla by walking for 2 days.

The cost of hiring a Mahindra Scorpio/Tata Sumo private Jeep from Kathmandu to Salleri (About 7-9 hours drive) is U$320 per jeep. And from Kathmandu to Bupsa-Thamdanda (About 12-14 hours drive) is U$550 per jeep. Please contact us if you are interested in using a jeep instead of walking from Salleri or don't want to use a flight from Lukla after the trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu City.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri (1138m)  8-9 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Taksindo (3070m)
Day 05: Trek to Kharikhola (2040m)
Day 06: Trek to Paiya (2730m)
Day 07: Trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 08: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 09: Acclimatization day.
Day 10: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 11: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m).
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m).
Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m) and trek down to Pheriche (4240m).
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 19: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Salleri
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545m
Duration: 19 Days

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Kathmandu to Salleri Overland transportation by public bus/Jeep
  • Domestic air tickets from Lukla to Kathmandu for guests, guide and porter
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers Lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary
  • Porters from Kathmandu to carry your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
 Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Our Company representative welcomes you warmly in the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu City.
After breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley.  Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square. Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri  9-10 hours drive.
Early in the morning, we start to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri in a local Jeep/bus . It is a long drive but the road is nice. It is newly constructed road. During the drive, we can view the panoramas of Riverside, jungle, wonderful landscape and the scattered villages. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. On the way, we can see the incredible peaks as Dudhkunda (Numpur Himal), Everest and others.Then it is a continual drive up and up, which takes us to the district of Solukhumbu-Salleri. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 04 :Salleri to Taksindo. 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, we start our foothill journey. It goes through the countryside road, which is wide and after our entire hike today is easy and comfortable. The view of Numpur Himal is awesome and the local scenarios accompany it. The trekkers, who fly to Phaplu from Kathmandu for 25 minutes, have also the same route for trekking. We cross small streams and hill gorges. From Fera, we walk through the jungle of Pine till we get to Ringmo. We walk furthermore 2 hours to reach Taksindo. We enjoy the first day trek and take a rest. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 05 :Taksindo to Kharikhola. 5-6 hours.
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 06 :Kharikhola to Paiya. 5-6 hours.
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 07 :Paiya to Phakding. 5-6 hours.
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 08 :Phakding to Namche Bazaar. 5-6 hours.
Crossing the suspension bridge, we walk through Bankar enjoying the wonderful waterfall. After 5 min walk, we can see the fabulous mountain on the right. It is called Thamserku. Then we cross another bridge and walk through undulating trail to reach Manju. There is a checkpost of the Sagarmatha National Park. We begin to walk in the Khumbu valley. We have lunch at Jorsalle and walk gradual up and down. Today we cross 5 bridges in total. Then we follow the Riverbank. Crossing the last bridge, we climb up gradually to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.   

Day 09 : Acclimatization day.
After breakfast, we go to the viewpoint place, just behind the Sagarmatha National Park headquarter. The panoramic views of Everest Himalayan chain: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more. Then we walk down to the Sherpa cultural centre, where we can observe the gallery and documentary of sherpa’s ascending Mt. Everest. We hike up to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche airport, have a cup of tea and return to Namche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.  

Day 10 :Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. 5 - 6 hours.
After breakfast, we walk up 30 minutes and the trail is flat and relatively easy. After one and half hour, we reach to Kyanjuma, have a tea break and enjoy the Himalayan views. On the way, the mountain goats can be seen. A continual walk through the rhododendron forest, we descend about 45 minutes to the bank of the River, called Phunki Tenga. It is our lunch stop today. then we climb up all the way to Tengboche through the zig zag trail. Tengbuche is the right location to stay, which is surrounded by the white peaks, just below the Ama Dablam. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 11 : Tengboche to Dingboche. 5 - 6 hours.
We begin the trek with a gradual down for half an hour through the rhododendron forest. We pass Dibuche, where we can see a nunnery. Our trek continues to the stream, cross the wooden bridge. We ascend about 30 min and reach to a gate and enter to the Pangbuche. We visit the oldest monastery of the Everest region. Heading forward, the trail is gentle and we stop for lunch at Syomare.  The trail is dotted by the treeline and all the way it is wide. Sometimes it becomes windy. After a couple of hours, we reach to Dingboche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.  

Day 12 : Dingboche to Lobuche. 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we head by making the destination of Lobuche. We climb up through the steep route. Reaching a Stupa, the trail is gradual. The spectacular views of Everest chain, including Makalu can be seen. Then we reach to Thukla in about 2-2.5 hours. We have an early lunch there and make a steep climb for an hour to the ridge. There is a memorial of the Everest climbers, who passed away during the expedition. The trail is almost labeled to Lobuche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.    

Day 13 : Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp. 8-9 hours
Heading through the rugged trail gives you the adventure experience. It goes by another side of the Khumbu glacier. After about an hour, then we walk steep up to get the top and continue through the rough rocky trail. We reach Gorakshep through the Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. After a rest, we hike further to the Everest Base Camp through the new moraine route. On the way, we can see Pumori, Nuptse and other mountains on the background. Everest view is available only before reaching to Everest Base Camp. It is not that much difficult to walk because of trail, but the higher altitude makes it tough. Then, we descend to Gorakshep. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.   

Day 14 :Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche. 6-7 hours
In the early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar, which is also a good viewpoint of the Everest range. The views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori on the background, which is just behind the Kalapatthar. The golden mountains during the sunrise period are fabulous, including the top of the world. Then we descend to Gorakshep, have breakfast and trek down all the way to Pheriche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 15 : Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. 5 - 6 hours.
After breakfast, we begin a long walk down to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Phunki Tenga. The views of the Himalayas and forest are wonderful. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 16 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla. 6 - 7 hours.
From Namche bazaar, we continue to trek down to Lukla, the last trekking day of the trip. With the view of the waterfall and Sherpa villages, we cross the Phakding and reach to Lukla. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.  

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu.
After finishing the Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla with the Everest scenarios. From the airport, we drive to the hotel and enjoy the whole day of shopping and rest.  Overnight at Hotel

Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is leisure day for relax and shopping. Overnight at Hotel

Day 19: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, we transfer you to Kathmandu airport for final departure. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again

Joining a group is available in the high trekking season. Please contact us to check availability.

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