The trek to Everest Base Camp via Salleri is one of the best ways to the lap of the world's summit while exploring the route that is rarely traveled. On this journey, you will travel to the beautiful remote villages and far-off settlements that are very distinct from the common way to the base camp via Lukla. This trip provides you the chance to explore the new/unexplored areas of the Everest region. This trip is ideal for those wanting to experience the fresh adventure. On every corner of this journey, you will witness the majestic mountain peaks. Moreover, you will experience the life of the culturally rich Sherpa villages located at the ravines of the river valleys. Also, you will get to visit the Takshindo Gompa and walk along narrow valleys while passing over the roaring white rivers of the region.
The trek is a great alternative for those wanting to travel by road rather than the typical Lukla flight. Besides, this trip is a great way for you to get accustomed to the high altitude atmosphere rather than going directly to the 2800m elevation that Lukla is situated at. The road to and from Salleri is well-pitched, so you don't have to worry about the rough ride. Moreover, there are lots of lodges and tea houses along the way, so there is no worry about accommodation.
Similarly, the Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri also includes the major attractions of Khumbu, such as visiting Kalapatthar- the famous vantage point from where you will get the striking panorama of the majestic Everest. Besides, the trekking trail includes the renowned mountain villages and towns such as Namche Bazaar and Tengboche.
Transfer to Salleri from Kathmandu on Jeep and enjoy the beauty of the place along the way
The trek starts with low altitude, so is good for acclimatization
Enjoy the beauty of Jiri (known as Nepal's Switzerland) on your way
Shortest access to the nearest road to Everest region
Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
- Airport transfer by private transport as per the itinerary
- accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours, including all entrance fees, tour guide, and private transportation
- Daily meals including tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Most excellent twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
- Fruit snacks while on the trek
- A highly experienced, supportive, well-informed, pleasant, well-trained Government License holder guide who speaks English fluently with all his salary, food and drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance paid for
- Airfare from Lukla – Kathmandu
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required (to be returned after the trip)
- Duffle bag for trekking
- T-shirt, Trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medicine kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa
- Beverages including water
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless it's free
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
On your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, meet our airport representative who will be outside the airport and get a brief detail about the program you will be engaging in your stay. Since we have not planned anything for the first day, we will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax or enjoy the city around.
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour and arrangement for the trek
On the second day, it is planned to explore the beauty of the Kathmandu Valley. We will mostly visit the major UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will begin our sightseeing tour after breakfast. The first place we will visit on our tour will be Kathmandu Durbar Square located at Basantapur where you will visit Kumari Temple, Hanuman Dhoka Museum, the statue of Kaal Bhairab (the god of destruction), Taleju Vawani (the temple opened once a year on the 9th day of Dashain). Also, you will visit one of the biggest Hindu Temple of Nepal – Pashupatinath, the famous monkey temple- Swoyambunath and one of the largest stupas in the world – Boudhanath. After we finish sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will visit Bhaktapur, the former royal capital. Here, we will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, traditional houses, and Newari museums. Then, we will go to Nagarkot hill, one of the best destinations to view the whole Kathmandu Valley.
Drive to Ringmo and trek to Takshindo (3071m)
Our trek begins from Ringmo. We drive to Rinmo via Phapli and go for a short walk to Takshindo. The drive to Ringmo will give you the idea of the rural life of Nepal that you won't get to see at the famous cities and tourist destinations. The drive is quite serene; we leave the bustling city to the peaceful remote area with beautiful rural settings and move along hills and farms. Phaplu is a small town with an airfield that is bounded by beautiful green hills. On our arrival at Ringmo, we will follow an easy trekking trail that leads towards Takshindo. Along the way, we will get to enjoy the view of many mountain peaks. You will also meet lots of Sherpa and Rai people, working on farms. Similarly, there is also the Cheese factory at Takshindo that produces dairy and cheese made from mountain goats and yaks. These cheese are mouthwatering and also very healthy. Overall, we will be driving for 8 hours and walk for thirty minutes.
Takshindo to Khari Khola (2194m)
We will begin our trek from the early morning. Firstly, we will visit the local area of Takshindo and also take a tour of the Takshindo Monastery. Then, we will move downward alongside the Dudh Koshi River from where the path elevates through many Sherpa villages, terraced fields, and forests to Khari Khola. The natural landscape of the Himalayan terrain combined with the flowing river adds the serene vibe to the trek. Moreover, you will get to learn about the Sherpa culture that is dominant in the mountain regions of Nepal. The Takshindo Monastery is also a school where the Lamas teach young monks and disciples about Buddhist culture and traditions. The atmosphere of the monastery is glamorous with its complicatedly designed murals and the camphor-lit atmosphere. Here, you can also pray for a safe journey. We will be walking for about seven hours.
Khari Khola to Puiyan (2890m)
The trek starts from Khari Khola with a climb to Puiyan. We will trek through small Sherpa settlements and cross the forest and pass through a narrow valley before reaching Puiyan. Similarly, you will see the huge hills around the trekking trails that are cultivated to terrace farms that are overflowing with vegetation and agriculture. Also, you will witness lots of tiny stone houses with plastic or tin roof. Also, there are Buddhist prayer flags hung over in almost every house on the way. Additionally, you will admire the colossal mountain peaks soaring over the village. The duration to reach Puiyan from Khari Khola is approximately six hours.
Puiyan to Phakding (2652m)
From Puiyan, we will follow the typical route to Everest Base Camp. We begin the trek with the climb to a ridge at 2800 meters. Then, steadily we will climb to the final ridge from where we move down towards Surke and, ultimately, Phakding. The path is considerably flatter and strolls along the curves of the valley through dense fragranced green forests. The trek continues on the trail cut deep into the sharp rocky side of the valley where you might meet mule caravans making their way alongside you. In the end, the trekking trail links back onto the Dudh Koshi River Valley, and you can get incredible views of the fading river below as you stand high above on the steep side of the dense valley. Today, we will be walking for only six hours.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Our trek to Namche Bazaar begins right after breakfast. From Phakding, we will move through many villages before reaching the village of Jorsale and going through the Sagarmatha National Park. This national park is the home to many rare species of animals, including Snow Leopard and the Himalayan Thar. Moreover, during the trip, we will enjoy the view of the Himalayas against the lush green forests of pine and cedar. After the challenging climb up the altitude, we will reach Namche Bazaar from where you can get the beautiful view of mountains. The climb to Namche Bazaar takes about six hours from Phakding.
Rest at Namche Bazaar
This day is planned for acclimatization. Even though the day is for rest, we will not be staying idle. We will spend the day around the pleasing sights of Namche Bazaar. Right after breakfast, we will hike up to the highest airport in the world (3700m)- Syangboche. The sights of mountains and Himalayan town you get from here is bewitching. Then, we will carry on with our trekking to the Everest View Hotel, which is said to be the best place in this altitude to see the view of Mt. Everest and neighbor mountain peaks. You will get the view of Everest from each and every window of this hotel. Before returning to Namche, we will also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum. After we have visited all these places, we will return to our lodge at Namche. The short hike will take only about three to four hours.
Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
We will hike through the trail that leads to the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka from where we can get a mesmerizing view of the Mt. Everest. Then, we will continue to the right shore of the Dudh Koshi Valley to reach Tengboche Monastery situated at the altitude of 3860m. Tengboche Monastery is quite famous in the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and many other mountain peaks. Similarly, Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region and is considered as the spiritual center of the area. Moreover, the hill slopes of the monastery are striking with fully blossomed rhododendrons during spring. It will take no longer than five hours to reach Tengboche from Namche Bazaar.
Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
We will make our way from Tengboche to Dingboche crossing the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and climb up to Pangboche along the way. We will also move up to the beautiful small Sherpa settlement of Dingboche. It is a renowned Summer Valley surrounded by bewitching views of the Lhotse, the Ama Dablam, and the Island Peak. Dingboche is only on the distance of 5 hours on foot.
Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Our another acclimatization day will be at Dingboche. On this day, we will hike up to Nagerjun situated at the height of 5100m. Right above Dingboche, Nagerjun is set on a hill on the ends of the Chhukung Valley. The trail of our hike keeps turning steeper, making the walk very vigorous. We will reach Nagerjun within a walk of approximately three to four hours. Nagarjuna will bless our tough walk with the beautiful panorama of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. If the day is clear, you can also get the view of the fifth tallest mountain of the world- Mt. Makalu. Similarly, we will also get a splendid view of Pheriche Valley. Adoring the beautiful views, we will walk back to Dingboche, where we will have lunch. After lunch, you can just relax. The trip should take only about four to five hours.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
We will move towards Dhungla from Lobuche after breakfast. On our way, we will come across the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4210m), which is run by the Western Volunteer Doctors and assisted by the Himalayan Rescue Association. The aid post helps in the treatment and consultation of the trekkers in this area. Crossing Chupki Lhara after passing the rock-strewn slanted with the view of domineering massifs, we will descend towards the Khumbu Glacier moraine.
Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorakshep
This is the most anticipated day of our trek. We will begin the trek by walking steadily to prevent altitude sickness. On our right, the world's highest glacier- Khumbu Glacier will go along with us. Within two to three hours from Lobuche, we will arrive at Gorekshep, a peaceful place with only a few lodges. From here, we will make our way to the top of the edge, arriving at the Everest Base Camp. The view of the Khumbu Icefall, the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains that you get from this place is divine. We will stay at the base camp for some time and enjoy the sights and the environment before returning to Gorakshep, where we will be spending the night.
Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) to Pheriche (4210m)
We will begin our hike from the early morning up to the Kala Patthar, which is located at the height of 5545m. Kala Patthar is the well-known vantage point that boasts about the stunning panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse, and the Pumori. The trek to Kala Pathar is started early in the morning to get a glimpse of the sunrise amidst the Everest mountains. After enjoying the view from Kala Patthar, we will return to Gorakshep and walk down to Pheriche. The trip will take the overall seven hours.
Pheriche to Namche (3440m)
We will trek along the Imja River and make our way to Tengboche from where we will descend towards Phungki Thanka. We will also cross the Kyangjuma on our return to Namche. The trip will take about seven hours.
Namche to Lukla (2800m)
On our way to Lukla, we will be walking on the steep hill moving downwards. Then, we will cross suspension bridges draped with prayer flags right above the roaring Dudh Koshi River. The sights of the open plains, pine and rhododendron forests, and snow-covered peaks are very enchanting. After we arrive at Lukla, you can spend the day resting. In the evening, we might celebrate the accomplishment of EBC.
Lukla to Kathmandu
This is the day you will bid goodbye to Everest and neighbor mountains. We will board a flight to Kathmandu. This thirty-minutes' flight will be one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. You can look at the majestic mountains shrinking from the plane. After landing, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can just relax or engage in other activities of your interest.
Free Day in Kathmandu
This day is separated as a personal day for you. You can explore Kathmandu, go shopping or roam around the tourist street, Thamel.
This is the day we will bid you goodbye. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport before three hours of your scheduled flight.