Salleri to Everest Base Camp TrekkingSalleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Highlights
  • Explore the lower region of Solukhumbu.
  • Interact with Sherpa people and have an understanding of their culture and tradition.
  • Amazing sunrise view from the high vantage point of Kala Patthar
  • Discover the biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains, including four of the eight-thousand range mountains, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and Everest, and other peaks
  • Spiritual cleanse of energy at Tengboche monastery, one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region

Following the local route on the least trekked areas of scenic Solu district to high Khumbu

Are you looking for an itinerary that will offer you an entire exploration of the Khumbu region and, at the same time, allow you to conquer the base of mighty Mount Everest? If yes, then the 16-day Salleri to Everest base camp trek package by Explorer Adventure is the perfect option for you. Categorized as one of the mainstream trekking routes in Nepal, Everest base camp has a lot more for you to offer.

Your journey will start with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Tham Danda. Then, you will start to walk on the trails that will pass through lush forests, suspension bridges, and various settlement areas like Monjo and Phakding to arrive at Namche Bazaar. As each day passes, the trek starts to progressively get better. You will start to have a closer look at the mountains as you are inclining Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. You will feel as if you are inside a beautiful photograph, carving your own story.

Since you will be dwelling in the higher Himalayan region inhabited by the Sherpa community, you will get a wonderful opportunity to explore their culture, food, lifestyle, and tradition. Through the Mani walls, chortens, gompas, and mantras engraved with prayer flags, you can witness the reflection of Buddhism in the Solu region.

Best Season For Salleri To Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest region is beautiful all around the year, with doability all 12 months. However, the autumn season (September to November ) and spring season (March to May) are considered preferable times to embark on this trek.

During these two seasons, trekkers from all around the world flock to the Khumbu region to explore the beauty of the mountains.

You will have an unobstructed view of the glistening mountain peaks, relishing the blue sky during spring and autumn. Additionally, the pleasant climate with stable weather enhances the trekking atmosphere of the region. On top of that, during spring, nature brings out its liveliness in the form of flower blossoms. The dense green forest becomes more vibrant with different shades of rhododendrons. Likewise, during the fall season, the festive delight adds more spark to the Salleri to Everest base camp trek.

In the Everest region, winter is cold with minus-degree temperatures, and summer has the precipitation power, making these two times of the year off-season for the EBC trek. Hence, embarking on the EBC trek is relaxing during spring and autumn.

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Itinerary

After completing the customs procedure and retrieving your luggage at the airport, you will meet our company representative of Explorer Adventure at the terminal of the airport. They will welcome you warmly and escort you to your designated hotels. You will take a short break to freshen up after the long flight. Then, you will join the briefing session, where our guides and staff will give you information about accommodations, meals, and dos and don'ts on the trek.

This session will provide you with a general idea of what your trek is going to be like. In the evening, our company has arranged a welcome dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant. You will be able to taste traditional Nepalese food and enjoy the cultural program for the rest of the evening.

    Since you are at the cultural hub, Kathmandu City, it will be a waste of your time if you stay in your hotel room for the entire day. So, we have allocated an entire day for sightseeing and making necessary preparations. After having a hearty breakfast in the morning, you will follow the leads of our guides to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

    You can walk the alleyways of Durbar Square to learn about the royal history of Nepal. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to discover the age-old architecture. Similarly, you can drive off to Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath, to witness the dense Kathmandu Valley from the top. The Boudhanath Stupa will give you an amazing insight into Buddhism in the area. Likewise, you can enjoy the religious, serene environment of the Pashupatinath temple.

    After spending half a day sightseeing, you will return to your hotel rooms, where you will make the necessary preparations for more than two weeks of the Salleri to Everest base camp trek.

      Kathmandu Elevation: 1400 m

      Salleri Town Elevation: 2362 m

      Drive Duration: 7 to 8 hours

      Today, you will be departing from the busy metropolis of Kathmandu to the lower region of Solukhumbu, Salleri. This exciting overland journey to eastern Nepal will create a different perspective about Nepal and its people as your ride progresses through the bridge over the Sun Koshi River and finally takes the road of Okhaldunga to Salleri.

      Drive to the headquarters of Solukhumbu district; Salleri is nothing more than picturesque, where you will pass through lush forests, verdant meadows, and settlement areas with distant views of Himalayan ranges, including Numbur Himal.

      After arriving at Salleri, you can finally stretch your body and make yourself comfortable at a tea house where you will be staying overnight.

        Salleri Town Elevation: 2362 m

        Tham Danda Elevation: 2780 m

        Drive Duration: 3 to 4 hours

        Paiya Elevation: 2937 m

        Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

        In the initial stretch of the day, you will take a drive to Tham Danda, your initial point to start the trek. With the amazing view of Numbur Himal on the side, you will enjoy the drive past Ringmo village and arrive at Nunthala village after crossing the alpine forest. Driving alongside the Dudh Koshi River, you can take a short break at the larger Magar settlement area at Kharikhola. Taking the winding paths with panoramic mountain views, you will finally reach Tham Danda after driving past Bupsa village.

        After reaching the small village at the top of the ridge, you will take a short break before finally walking on the trails of Salleri to Everest base camp trek. You will walk through the path of dense forest for a few hours to reach Paiya. This short hike will give you a brief introduction to eastern Nepal’s rural culture that holds the beauty of simplicity and resilience.

          Paiya Elevation: 2937 m

          Phakding Elevation: 2610 m

          Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

          Today, you will be joining the classic Everest base camp trek route after making your way to Phakding. Returning to the trails you left yesterday, you will walk northward and take a long downhill path leading toward Surkhe. As you reach Surkhe, you can feel the strong wind of Buddhism. This village is heavily dominated by Sherpa people who can witness their culture and practice with the unique structured house. Moreover, colossal spinning bells and mani walls will sprinkle the varsity of Buddhism while walking on the trail.

          Further proceeding with the hike, you will arrive at the moderate-sized village of Phakding, located at the bank of Dudh Koshi River. After resting at your teahouse for some time, you can stroll around this amazing village. You can't miss out on exploring Rimishung Monastery, one of the famous monasteries in the region that releases the aura of spirituality and peacefulness.

            Phakding Elevation: 2610 m

            Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440 m

            Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

            Leaving behind the beautiful village of Phakding, you will make your way through the rugged terrain of stony staircases alongside the Dudh Koshi River to arrive at Monjo village. Then, you will take a step uphill along the ridge line, where a board of Sagarmatha National Park will stop you. At the checkpoint of the national park, you will get your permits checked and continue the hike in the dense forest. As you are walking, you will be awe-inspired by the first look at Mt. Everest.

            Catching some glimpses of the mighty Everest, you will proceed with the journey by crossing many suspension bridges hanging to join two hills. At the final phase of today's trek, you will cross the iconic Hillary bridge, which hangs on top of the fast-flowing white Dudh Koshi River. The suspension bridge is decorated with prayer flags, which are adorned by the strong winds of the Khumbu region. Walking past the bridge indicates you are closer to the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazaar.

            As soon as you enter Namche Bazaar, you can hear the hustling and bustling of people since this vibrant, picturesque town is the cultural hub along with being a major tourist stop.

              Since you have risen to a considerable height, you will spend your entire day adapting to the increased altitude. This will be your first and last day allocated for acclimatization in your 16-day Salleri to Everest base camp trek journey.

              To make acclimatization successful, you can go on short hikes to other major highlights, such as Everest View Hotel, Syanboche Airport, Khumjung Village, and many more. During these short hikes, you will have more incredible views of Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse, Kongde Ri, and other nearby mountains. In addition, for the remaining time, you can explore the unique lifestyle of people living in the high Himalayas.

                Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440 m

                Tengboche Elevation: 3860 m

                Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

                The rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi River will continue to accompany you today on this Salleri to Everest base camp trek. In the initial stretch of the hike, you will take an uphill which is joined by a sandy trail etched into the side of the valley wall. Crossing the sandy trail, you will make your way through some staircase sections from where you can have a clear view of Ama Dablam and Everest Mountain range further out in the distance.

                As you continue with the hike, you will be heading downhill to the forest trail. The path down the valley is quite tough because of the uneven and rugged terrain crossing a few suspension bridges; it is time to take an uphill that will lead you to Tengboche. Taking the hike slowly, you will make your way through a zig-zag trail with many short rocky switchbacks and finally arrive at Tengboche Monastery.

                You will participate in the evening prayer ceremony that will relish all the energy and bring some positive energy into your life.

                  Tengboche Elevation: 3860 m

                  Dingboche Elevation: 4410 m

                  Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

                  As the trekking goes by, you are on the ninth day of the Salleri to Everest base camp trek, and you will proceed towards your destination, Dingboche, today. Leaving Tengboche behind, you will follow the descending trail into the forest and pass a small village called Deboche. As you are approaching Pangboche, you will have a different angle view of Ama Dablam and Lhotse and Nuphste will start to dominate the view of Mt. Everest.

                  Heading further up the Khumbu Valley, you will gain some elevation, but there are no steep incline sections, so it will be an easy trek. Once you reach Somare, you will realize that you are walking above the tree line since you will only see the suburbs and other alpine vegetation. After passing Somare, the path will continue to wind up around the valley and finally connect you to Dingboche.

                    Dingboche Elevation: 4410 m

                    Lobuche Elevation: 4910 m

                    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

                    Continuing your exhilarating journey to conquer Mt. Everest, you are heading today towards Lobuche. The paths are not taxing, but you are at a higher elevation, so make sure to take the hike slowly. As you are traversing the rocky path, you will see the village of Thukla on the other side of the river. You will cross the trail and into the village itself, where you will take a short break. As you progress with the trek, the climb gets steeper until you reach Everest Memorial Park.

                    As you get further along the trail, you will finally arrive at today's final destination, Lobuche.

                      Lobuche Elevation: 4910 m

                      Everest Base Camp Elevation: 5364 m

                      Gorakshep Elevation: 5140 m

                      Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

                      You must be very excited today as you are just a few hours away from conquering the base of the world's tallest peak Mt. Everest. With high spirits, you will have a fulfilling breakfast and get back to the trails once again. Walking beside the glacial moraines of the Khumbu glacier, you will arrive at Gorak Shep. You will leave all your belongings at the teahouse and make your way through the rough and rocky terrain near Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. The 3.5 km steep ascent from Gorak Shep to base camp is one of the toughest parts of your entire s Salleri to Everest base camp trek.

                      You have to make the final push for the ascent, and finally, you will have the surreal of Mt. Everest thumbing in front of your eyes. The feeling of accomplishment at the base of Mt. Everest will undoubtedly make you proud of yourself for overcoming all the hurdles on the way. You truly deserve a pat on your back. After staring at the beauty of the mountains, you will descend back to Gorak shep. You can end your day with a happy, fulfilling meal after all the hard work.

                        Gorakshep Elevation: 5140 m

                        Kalapatthar Elevation: 5550 m

                        Pangboche Elevation: 3985 m

                        Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

                        After having a sound sleep at the tea house to reduce the exhaustion of yesterday, you will head towards Kalapatthar early in the morning. Coming this long way, you definitely can't miss the amazing sunrise from the high vantage point of Kalapatthar.

                        As the silence of dawn slowly breaks with the rising of the sun, the majestic Himalayan including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Khumbutse, and Pumori, will have golden hues on the glistening snow at the summit. The mountains will be smiling radiantly with the playfulness of the sun. This amazing view is something you have never seen before.

                        Now, it's time to return to Gorakshep, where you will have a heavy lunch to prepare yourself for descending all the way back to Pangboche. You will retrace your path from Lobuche, Thukla, and Dingboche to Pangboche, where you will stay overnight at a tea house.

                          Pangboche Elevation: 3985 m

                          Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440 m

                          Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

                          You will head back to Namche Bazaar from Pangboche by traversing through the lush forest and taking it downhill. You will be able to witness the beauty of the same trail once again and catch on some wonderful sights that you may have missed out on while heading up earlier.

                          Once you arrive at Namche Bazaar, you can visit the cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and gear shops to spend your remaining time. Moreover, you can collect some souvenirs from the shops to take back home.

                            Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440 m

                            Lukla Elevation: 2840 m

                            Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

                            You have seen the sight of Lukla earlier while making your way to Namche Bazaar from Phakding. Now, you will walk past Monjo, Phakding, on the bank of Dudh Koshi River to arrive at Lukla. Upon arriving at Lukla, you can make use of your time by exploring various highlights of Lukla. Since it is your last day in the Khumbu region, you can stare at the view of the panoramic mountains to the fullest. You will prepare to wrap up your trek by managing your luggage and equipment in a teahouse at Lukla.

                              Lukla Elevation: 2840 m

                              Kathmandu Elevation: 1440 m

                              Flight Duration: 35 minutes

                              The short yet exhilarating flight from Lukla to Kathmandu will offer you an aerial view of the verdant Meadows, settlement areas, lush forest rivers below you and the panoramic view of the mountains beside you. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, our team will escort you to your allocated hotel rooms, where you will stay overnight.

                                Finally, your Salleri to Everest base camp trek has come to an end. You will head back to your home, catching an International flight from the airport. We hope that you had a great time in Nepal with us and are willing to be your companion on your future journeys in Nepal.

                                  Route Map

                                  Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking map
                                  What's Included
                                  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B 
                                  • domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
                                  • Bus or Jeep drive from Kathmandu To Salleri. 
                                  • Government license holder guide 
                                  • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                  • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                  • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
                                  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                                  • Government taxes and official expense. 
                                  What's not Included
                                  • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                                  • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                  • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                                  • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                  • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                                  • Food and drinks ($20-30 per day)
                                  • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                  • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression) 

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                                  Trip DateFeb 26, 2024 - Mar 12, 2024
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                                  Trek Grade For Salleri To Everest Base Camp Trek

                                  The Everest base camp trek is graded as a moderate-level difficulty trek with no any technical difficulties on the trail. This trek will take you to a higher elevation of 5364 meters at the base camp. Inclining to a higher altitude is one of the critical factors that has increased the difficulty level of this trek.

                                  Moreover, the routes consist of rocky terrain with steep ascent and descent, river gorges, and stony staircases due to difficult topography, which can be considered as challenging factors in the Salleri to Everest Base Camp trek. Additionally, the total distance to be covered during this journey is about 145 km, with approximately 6 to 8 hours of hiking daily. Despite all these factors, the visions of snow-capped mountains and connecting with nature make this trek rewarding.

                                  AMS And Its Remedy

                                  Acute Mountain sickness is one of the common effects suffered by trekkers when they are inclined to a higher altitude. This effect occurs above 3000 m above sea level. When a person is exposed to acute low partial oxygen pressure, then they feel symptoms like nausea, headache, fatigue, short breath, insomnia, lack of appetite, etc.

                                  So, to avoid AMS, you should acclimatize properly, slowing your body to adapt to the lower level of oxygen at a higher altitude. Moreover, during trekking, you should walk at your own pace and take short breaks to catch your breath. It is very essential to keep yourself hydrated as dehydration can lead to the vulnerable stage of AMS. Likewise, you should not skip your meals and should eat nutritious meals during your entire journey. It is better to carry some medicines like acetazolamide, dexamethasone, or nifedipine that can deal with your altitude sickness.

                                  Is This Trek Suitable For Me?

                                  As mentioned above, there are various factors that determine the difficulty level of the trek. So, if you have a good level of physical fitness along with mental resilience, then you can do this trek. However, trekkers with prior experience relating to other high-altitude treks are encouraged to embark on this journey. Novice trekkers may find these challenges taxing and strenuous since dealing with individual or collective factors can be too much for them.

                                  Insurance

                                  Being insured by travel insurance is mandatory when it comes to traveling with Explorer Adventure. This insurance will not only give you financial security but also help mitigate financial risks. Moreover, you should be insured with a policy that will cover all your medical expenses, evacuation costs, air ambulance, and hospital bills. It is recommended to take the cancellation insurance as many of the insurers do not include this clause in their policy.

                                  Guides And Porters

                                  When conquering the base of Everest with us, we will provide you with experienced and knowledgeable guides who will navigate the trails along with providing necessary information on the history, culture, and tradition of the region. Moreover, we will provide you with one porter for every two trekkers, who will reduce the burden of your luggage from your back.

                                  Packing List

                                  • Sunglasses
                                  • Sunscreen with SPF
                                  • Lip Balm
                                  • Toothbrush, Tooth Paste
                                  • Convertible hiking shorts and pants
                                  • Beanie and Hat or Cap
                                  • T-shirts, Vests, and Shirt
                                  • Sweater and thermals
                                  • Fleece Jacket
                                  • Down Jacket
                                  • Warm Gloves
                                  • Comfortable Hiking Boots
                                  • Extra pairs of socks and underwear
                                  • Day pack
                                  • Torchlight
                                  • Water bottle and Thermos Flask
                                  • Small Hand Towel and wet tissues
                                  • Sleeping Bag

                                  Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking FAQs

                                  • Since there are no any lodges and tea houses for accommodation, you cannot stay at base camp. Moreover, you cannot install a tent without permission. So, most of the itineraries are planned to get back to Gorakshep after visiting the base camp.

                                  • There is no any restriction to embark on a smaller to everest base camp trek. However, children, aged individuals, and people with some health issues are not encouraged to go on this trek.

                                  • The EBC trek will last for about 10 to 19 days. But the days will depend on the itinerary and highlights you choose.

                                  • You will need to acquire two permits. The first one is the Sagarmatha National Park permit, and another is the Pasang Lhamu Rural Area permit.

                                  • Though the Everest base camp trek is located in a rural area, there are enough tea houses and lodges alongside the trails for accommodation purposes.

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