Salleri to Everest Base Camp TrekkingSalleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Great adventure on the hidden route away from mainstream trekking trails in tranquil environment.
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa farm villages of interesting culture in the country of famous highlanders
  • Adventurous walks beneath towering Mt. Everest within scenic views of giant mountains
  • Following the local trail from impressive Salleri town and villages to reach at Everest base camp
  • Staring with interesting drive to Solu area and then ending with scenic flight to Kathmandu from Lukla

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

Salleri to Everest base camp trekking is a wonderful way to start the adventure of walking from south of Everest. Around the Solu areas and then heading north towards high north reaching scenic Khumbu Valley.

Salleri to Everest base camp trekking, enjoyable walks on least ventured routes by mass flow of trekkers. The Solu region is located away from the main trail on the old classic trail of Jiri. But slowly the walk takes you to join on the mainstream to Everest base camp. After walking through the lovely villages of Ringmo, Takshindo, Nantahala and Khari-Khola, and then reaching near Lukla town.

Where the main trail of Lukla and the elusive path of Salleri meets, then follow the glacial Dudh Koshi River. A different experience on reaching the high side of Khumbu after being around the beaten tracks for some days.

The walk leads along with stunning views of the snow mountain range as the trail heads up to Namche Bazaar. The hub and capital of Khumbu Sherpa is an amazing and interesting place to spend an extra day for acclimatization.

From Namche Bazaar after enjoyable and exciting moments, the adventure continues heading high towards a beautiful location.

Tengboche is a place with an impressive colorful monastery, perched high above a small plateau encircled by a series of snow peaks. Enjoy the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse with magnificent looking peaks of Ama Dablam. Tengboche will be the last place with green vegetation and a lovely forest of rhododendron and pine trees.

After Tengboche head towards windswept mountainous country within pure wilderness lined with snow-clad peaks and picturesque valleys.

Spending overnights at Dingboche and Imjatse Valley facing marvelous views of the surrounding giant mountains with Island Peak. As the walk gently climbs up to Lobuche and then reaches the last settlement of Gorakshep. Located on route to Everest Base Camp and high Kalapathar the famous hill for close views of Mt. Everest. The walk continues towards our final goal and destination at Everest base camp, standing at the foot of the world’s highest peaks.

Enjoy the dramatic landscapes of moraine and glaciers, close to massif Khumbu Ice Fall. On achieving the target and highlight of the journey, the next adventure takes you to the top of Kalapathar. The highest point of the trek faces a breathtaking panorama of towering peaks with Mt. Everest at its closest distance.

After fulfilling and completing the major highlights of the adventure, walk downhill to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the last overnights in Lukla around the high Khumbu and Everest region, then fly back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, our wonderful adventure of great experience on Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking concludes.


On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.
First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Salleri to Everest Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.
    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Gokyo to Everest Base Camp trekking.

      Drive to Salleri town 1,800 m with overnights - 08 hrs journeys.
      Morning depart from the hotel for exciting long overland journey towards east of Nepal and Kathmandu 
      with drive to reach the starting point of the trek from Salleri as ride leads on ups and downhill past 
      rural farm villages and town to reach at Solu distirct town of Salleri.

      An interesting overland journey on bumpy and winding rough dirt road to reach at large town and 
      village of Salleri of mixed tribe of people mostly Sherpa, Tamang, Magar and Rais with some Hindu 
      Brahmins and Chettries people and for overnight stop in this lovely large village or a moderate size town 
      after a long interesting drive of more than six hours .

        Another early morning start taking a few hour drive to Tham Danda, the starting point of our trek. The drive leads on gradual winding dirt road reaching close to 
Ringmo village. As drive follows uphill near Takshindo facing views of Khumbu hills and peaks, a long descent to a large village of Nantahala.
        Stopping for refreshing break, and continue drive crossing a bridge over Dudh Koshi River. The ride heads on winding up to Jubing and reaching Khari-Khola, and then over a bridge above Khari-Khola (Stream). As drive leads on winding steep to Bupsa and Tham Danda a small hill village. After the tough ride, getting refreshed start few hours walk on winding path into cool shade of forest to Paiya for overnight stop. A moderate size village with spread-out houses serving as lodge and tea-houses for travelers.

          After a peaceful stop at Pyuin morning walk progress on gentle path with views of Lukla towards North, then walk downhill to Surkhe village located at the bottom of Lukla town and its runway. 

          From Surkhe a gradual walks to begin with ups and then on winding trail past nice farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism religion and culture as you encounter rows of Mani (prayer) monuments and large spinning bells.

          Slowly our pleasant first day walks completes reaching at Phakding a moderate size village with many good lodges for overnight stop by the bank of glacial Dudh Kosi River. 

            Today walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees.

            After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks.

            Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.

              Rest day for acclimatization before heading higher terrain, morning after breakfast with options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche, where you can catch super landscapes scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam with series of high peaks, here enjoy visiting National Park Museum provides you with much information of Khumbu region, Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna including detail on mountaineering.

                Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop. 
                Afternoon walk leads uphill into enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful surrounding at 
                Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on 
                Thyangboche also holds a ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a colorful religious festival where monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar. 

                  Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp.
                  From here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea).
                  Walk leads uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching Dingboche with many good lodges around facing views of Imjatse or Island peaks towards east.

                    From Dingboche walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river.
                    A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbs around mountains of Khumbu and Everest.
                    Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

                      Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route.
                      Gorakshep was a base camp of Everest expeditions in early 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route was made further away to present base camp. 
                      From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.
                      In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers.
                      After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.

                        Morning climb to Kalapatthar above 5,545 m, the highest point of the trek offering incredible panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance.
                        With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, where walk leads to windy Pheriche valley with many good lodges with time for lunch break at Pheriche.
                        After Pheriche walk leads down with short climb and then a long descend to reach our overnight stop at Pangboche village with unique views of Ama Dablam at close distance. 

                          From Pangboche morning walk downhill to cross a bridge over Imjatse Rive and then an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery within green vegetation and tree lines, with time here to relax and enjoy the scenic views, and then head downhill to Phunki Tenga with climb for an hour to reach a small place at Kyanjinma on route Namche, a pleasant peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Amadablam and Tharmasarku with other range of peaks. Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (national bird of Nepal). After a pleasant walk with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche with time for overnight stop.

                            Our last walk of the adventure a short trek of few hours following on the same trail back to Lukla past Phakding and Ghat villages crossing few times over Dudh Kosi, with last final climb to reach Lukla town For last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu and Everest region.

                              Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with free afternoon to relax of great memorable adventure on Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking.

                                Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Salleri to Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                                  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
                                  • 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) 

                                  Departure Dates

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                                  Trip Dates
                                  Trip DateOct 16, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023
                                  Trip DateOct 19, 2023 - Nov 03, 2023
                                  Trip DateOct 21, 2023 - Nov 05, 2023
                                  Trip DateOct 23, 2023 - Nov 07, 2023
                                  Trip DateOct 26, 2023 - Nov 10, 2023
                                  Trip DateOct 28, 2023 - Nov 12, 2023
                                  Trip DateOct 30, 2023 - Nov 14, 2023
                                  Useful Information

                                   Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                                  Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                                  Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                                   Guide and Porters: 

                                  On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                                  All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                                  Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                                  Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                                  Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                                    Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
                                    Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                                  High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                                  Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                                  To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                                  The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                                  On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                                  Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                                  In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                                   what to Bring 

                                  **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                                    Clothing and footwear

                                  • trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                                  •  sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                                  •  flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                                  • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                                  • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                                  • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                                  •  Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                                  •  Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                                  • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                                  • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.


                                   *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                                   *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                                  *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                                  *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                                  * Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                                  *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                                   *A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                                    Personal usage

                                  >Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                                  >Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                                  >Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                                  Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking FAQs

                                  • Salleri is a town and headquarters of Solu-Khumbu district of Everest region, located south of Khumbu and Everest. It is around Nepal Far Mid-East beyond Kathmandu city, Salleri a moderate size town of all mixed hill tribes.

                                  • It is 266.9 k.m driving distance from Kathmandu to Salleri the air distance is 125 k.m. with closest airport in Phaplu village. By drive takes more than 6 hours and on flight to Phaplu near Salleri is just 20-25 minutes.

                                  • About 11-12 days walks from Salleri to Everest base camp, the trail from Salleri and original route of Jiri joins at Ringmo village. The walk follows over Takshindo-La a small pass to Nunthala, and then walk down and up to Bupsa and Surkhe near Lukla. From Surkhe reaching the high Khumbu region to Everest base camp via Namche Bazaar

                                  • Using jeep or similar four wheel drives, which is best for rough country and hilly road. The return route to Kathmandu via Lukla taking a sweep scenic short flight to Ramechap at Manthali airport. Then driving back to Kathmandu after a short flight and 4-5 hours drives.

                                  • It is not a difficult trek, as long as trekkers are physically fit and able with sound health. The only difficult for most trekkers is walking steep uphill and long downhill, rest of the walk is pleasant. But from Namche Bazaar the most difficult is walking on high altitude, taking slow with enough short rest will overcome the difficulties.