Salleri To Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp, Khumjung, Nepal
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Duration

16 Days 15 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek offers a less frequented yet equally captivating route to reach the iconic base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Located in the Everest region of Nepal, this trek begins in Salleri, a town in the Solukhumbu district, and takes trekkers on an unforgettable journey through diverse landscapes and traditional Sherpa villages.

Unlike the more popular Lukla to Everest Base Camp route, the Salleri trail offers a unique opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa people and explore lesser-known but equally stunning Himalayan terrain. As you traverse through lush rhododendron forests, charming Sherpa settlements, and picturesque river valleys, you’ll be captivated by the natural beauty and tranquility that surrounds you.

The trek provides breathtaking views of soaring Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more, making it a dream destination for mountaineers, adventure enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike.

Throughout the journey, trekkers have the chance to interact with the friendly Sherpa community, known for their warmth and hospitality. Immersing in the local culture, you’ll encounter ancient monasteries, prayer flags, and chortens that reflect the spiritual significance of the region.

Essential Tips for a Successful Salleri To Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Ensure you are in good physical condition as the trek involves long walks and challenging terrains.
  • Take your time to acclimatize to higher altitudes to prevent altitude sickness. Plan rest days accordingly.
  • Carry appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a warm sleeping bag, a rainproof jacket, and other essentials for varying weather conditions.
  • Obtain all necessary permits from the appropriate authorities before starting the trek.
  • Hire an experienced local guide who knows the route well and can provide valuable insights and support.
  • Stay well-hydrated and consume nutritious meals to maintain energy levels during the trek.
  • Carry a reliable means of communication like a satellite phone or radio to contact help in case of emergencies.
  • Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities and emergency evacuation.
  • Book teahouse accommodations in advance to secure a place to stay each night.
  • Show respect for the local culture, customs, and traditions of the Sherpa community.
  • Practice responsible trekking by carrying out all non-biodegradable waste and disposing of it properly.
  • Stay informed about the weather conditions and be prepared for sudden changes.
  • Consider trekking with a group or joining a guided trek for safety and companionship.
  • The trek can be physically and mentally challenging, so maintain a positive attitude and take each day’s journey step by step.
  • Take time to admire the stunning landscapes and embrace the unique experiences along the way.

Salleri To Everest Base Camp Trek Safety Considerations

  • Stay updated on weather forecasts and be prepared for sudden weather changes.
  • Ascend gradually to allow your body to acclimatize and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Carry a reliable means of communication such as a satellite phone or radio for emergencies.
  • Stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to keep your energy levels up.
  • Carry a well-equipped first aid kit and know how to use it for minor injuries and medical issues.
  • Have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities and emergency evacuation.
  • Show respect for the local culture, customs, and traditions of the Sherpa community.
  • Stick to well-marked paths and avoid shortcuts to minimize the risk of getting lost.
  • Inform someone you trust about your trekking itinerary and expected return date.
  • Consider trekking with a group or joining a guided trek for added safety and companionship.
  • Familiarize yourself with emergency evacuation procedures and contact numbers.
  • Respect local guidelines and advice from guides regarding safety and cultural considerations.

Everest Base Camp Trek Without Lukla Flight

Going to Everest Base Camp without taking the Lukla flight is a different and less common way to get there. Instead of flying, you start your journey from Kathmandu by taking a scenic drive to places like Salleri or Phaplu, which are different entry points to the Everest region. Then, you begin your trek, walking through nice villages, green landscapes, and different types of land. This path not only lets you see the beautiful nature of Nepal but also helps you gradually get used to the higher altitude.

As you walk up to Everest Base Camp, you go on trails in the mountains, seeing wide views of snowy peaks and experiencing the diverse culture of the area. Although this journey might take more trekking days compared to the Lukla flight, it gives you a special and immersive adventure, letting you explore less-traveled paths and meet local people. Choosing this alternative trek without the Lukla flight can also be a more affordable way to reach Everest Base Camp.

Phaplu To Everest Base Camp

The journey from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp is a trekking adventure that offers a unique and less-traveled route to the iconic base camp of the world’s highest peak. First drive from Kathmandu to Salleri and then drive to phaplu from Salleri. Starting in Phaplu, a charming town in the Solu region of Nepal, trekkers can expect a scenic and culturally rich experience. The trail takes them through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and dense forests, providing a glimpse into the local Sherpa way of life.

As trekkers ascend, the landscape changes, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks. The route passes through traditional Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, known for its vibrant markets and warm hospitality. The final stretch towards Everest Base Camp involves navigating rugged terrain and crossing high-altitude passes, presenting both a physical challenge and a rewarding opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Everest region. Throughout the trek, trekkers encounter monasteries, prayer flags, and stupas, immersing themselves in the unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness that defines the journey to Everest Base Camp from Phaplu.

Kathmandu to Phaplu Drive

Driving from Kathmandu to Phaplu is like taking a really pretty and adventure trip through different parts of Nepal. The total distance is 272 Km from Kathmandu and takes you 8-9 Hrs by drive to Phaplu. You start in the busy capital city and then go through the countryside, where you can see fields on hills, small villages, and lots of local life. The road goes up, and as you go higher, you can see amazing views of hills and faraway mountains. Along the way, you pass through nice towns and go over suspension bridges that cross rivers, making the journey kind of exciting. You might also see different plants and animals, making the trip even more beautiful. The road is not so good so you face lot of bumpy during this whole trip.

Everest Base Camp Trek By Road Cost

Starting the Everest Base Camp trek by road presents a cost-effective and scenic alternative to the regular Lukla flight.The usual cost for this trek is starting from USD 900$ – USD 1300$ per Person include almost all service.  The journey usually begins with a road trip from Kathmandu, winding through diverse landscapes and offering travelers a chance to witness the natural beauty of Nepal. The cost of this trek by road depends on various factors, including the duration of the journey, and the services included.

Typically our package, expenses cover accommodations, meals, permits, and transportation during the road journey. Trekkers may opt for different packages, ranging from basic to more luxurious options, depending on their preferences and budget. Additionally, individuals should consider budgeting for potential extra costs such as travel insurance, international flights, tips to guide and porter and personal expenses. While trekking by road may take longer than a flight but you save expensive flight money, it provides an immersive experience and an opportunity to explore diverse landscapes, making it a budget-friendly and adventurous way to reach Everest Base Camp.

Best time for Salleri To Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time for the Salleri to Everest Base Camp trek follows a similar pattern to the traditional Lukla to Everest Base Camp trek. The optimal months for this trek are during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons when the weather is relatively stable, and visibility is excellent. Specifically:

  1. Spring (Pre-Monsoon): March to May
    • Spring offers mild temperatures, blooming rhododendron flowers, and clear skies.
    • The trail is vibrant with colors, and the views of the surrounding mountains are stunning.
  2. Autumn (Post-Monsoon): September to November
    • Autumn is another favorable time with stable weather conditions.
    • Clear skies provide excellent visibility, and the temperatures are comfortable during the day.

These seasons are preferred for trekking as they offer pleasant weather, making the trekking experience more enjoyable. The monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and is not recommended due to slippery trails and potential landslides. Winter (December to February) can bring extremely cold temperatures, and high passes may be covered in snow, making the trek challenging. It’s essential to plan the Salleri to Everest Base Camp trek during the recommended seasons to ensure a safe and rewarding journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region.

 

Highlights

  • Off-the-beaten-path trekking experience with fewer crowds.
  • Scenic landscapes of lush forests, terraced farmlands, and picturesque villages.
  • Insight into Sherpa culture and traditions.
  • Views of majestic Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.
  • Serene and tranquil trekking route.
  • Ancient monasteries and Buddhist stupas along the trail.
  • Visit to the iconic Everest Base Camp.
  • Encounters with local flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests and wildlife.
  • Experience the hospitality of local Sherpa communities.
  • A more budget-friendly alternative to the classic Lukla to Everest Base Camp route.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu.
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the mountains and rural landscapes along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Phaplu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Drive to Tham Danda and start the trek to Paiya.
  • Trek through beautiful forests and terraced fields.
  • Reach Paiya, a small village with stunning mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Paiya.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue the trek and descend to Phakding.
  • Pass through small villages and cross suspension bridges.
  • Reach Phakding, a popular stop on the way to Everest Base Camp.
  • Overnight stay in Phakding.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek through the Dudh Koshi river valley and enter Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Cross several suspension bridges and ascend to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend a day acclimatizing to the higher altitude.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, visit the local markets, and enjoy panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks from the viewpoint.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Tengboche, passing through rhododendron and pine forests.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, one of the most famous monasteries in the region.
  • Overnight stay in Tengboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue the trek and enjoy views of Ama Dablam and other peaks.
  • Reach Dingboche, a picturesque village surrounded by mountains.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend a day acclimatizing in Dingboche.
  • Explore the area, hike to higher elevations, and enjoy the mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Dingboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Lobuche, passing through the glacial moraine and sandy trails.
  • Enjoy views of Nuptse, Pumori, and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Lobuche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Gorak Shep and continue to Everest Base Camp.
  • Experience the thrill of being at the foot of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.
  • Return to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Descend to Pheriche, passing through Lobuche and Dingboche.
  • Overnight stay in Pheriche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek back to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue the descent and reach Phakding.
  • Overnight stay in Phakding.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek back to Paiya.
  • Overnight stay in Paiya.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Tham Danda and then take a drive back to Phaplu.
  • Overnight stay in Phaplu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Phaplu.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the completion of the trek.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Durations

16 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, having some level of physical fitness and hiking experience will make the trek more enjoyable. Training and preparation for the altitude are recommended.

The duration of the trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and the trekker's pace. On average, the Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek takes around 17 to 21 days for a round trip.

The Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek is considered moderately difficult. While it avoids the steep ascent from Lukla, it still involves significant altitude gains. Trekkers should be prepared for long hours of walking and challenging uphill sections.

The trail from Salleri to Everest Base Camp is less crowded and offers a more tranquil trekking experience compared to the Lukla route. Trekkers will pass through beautiful forests, traditional Sherpa villages, and terraced farmlands, offering insights into local culture and lifestyles.

The highlights of the Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek include stunning views of Everest and other Himalayan peaks, encountering Sherpa culture, visiting ancient monasteries, and reaching the Everest Base Camp itself.

While it's not mandatory to hire a guide or porter, having their assistance can enhance your trekking experience. A guide will provide valuable insights into the region, culture, and navigate the trail, while a porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less burden.

The Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek is an alternative route to reach the iconic Everest Base Camp. It starts from Salleri, a town in the Solu Khumbu region, and follows a less crowded trail compared to the classic Lukla to EBC route.

To reach Salleri, you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu Airport and then travel by road to Salleri. Alternatively, you can take a direct bus or jeep ride from Kathmandu to Salleri, which takes longer but is more budget-friendly.

For this trek, you need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

The best time for this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather conditions with clear skies and stable weather, providing excellent views of the mountains.

Tour's Location

Everest Base Camp, Khumjung, Nepal

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Silvia
12/26/2023

Everest base camp trek without flight

I started my trek from kathmandu to salleri then to thamdada. I am on budget so choose this trek. I hire guide from this agency they provide me a good guide with full of knowledge.He help me to carry my little stuffs during trek we have lot of fun and excitment. This trek is extra then other trek which i have done.

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