Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking   |  19 Days

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

Explorer Adventure offers Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking, a perfect walk which leads you to witness fascinating culture of Sherpa and other tribal people of mixed people with varied custom and traditional farm life.

Exciting and enjoyable walks on Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking on the least ventured route by other trekkers, within off the beaten tracks away from main trekking trail of classic way to Everest, on this areas where you will be isolated by other trekkers for some days in the hidden areas of southern Everest at Solu and Khumbu districts located Nepal Mid East Himalaya.

Starting with interesting drive from Kathmandu heading further east past many towns and farm villages to reach at Salleri the main town and administrative headquarter Solu-Khumbu region where you can observe classic custom and culture of mid hills villagers of Buddhism with touch of Hindu religions.

From Salleri walking on quiet and pleasant trail to join the main trail of Jiri at Ringmo a nice looking village as our route leads higher to Takshindo-La pass with fabulous views of Numbur and Khumbu Himal as downhill walk takes you to Dudh Kosi River past Nunthala village, and then climbing up towards Kharkhola and Bupsa hill top as walk leads into nice cool forest to reach Khumbu area at Surkhe and onward at Phakding where trail from Lukla joins to famous Namche Bazaar unto Everest base camp.

At Namche enjoying rest day on this large village and town where colorful and busy Saturday market held once a week and interesting to observe, from Namche heading higher with views of Everest and other high peaks and walking past scenic Thyangboche Monastery area, and then leaving the green vegetation and tree lines behind for sheer wilderness of arctic landscapes of ice and glaciers at Everest base camp.

Enjoy the views on reaching at our final highlight of the adventure with climb of high Kalapathar the tallest point of the trek at 5,545 m high with fantastic panorama of peaks with Everest at close distance and then heading towards Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu after a mesmerizing and adventurous time in Salleri to Everest base camp trekking. 

Trip Highlights

  • “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”

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.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.
  • 2 Day 2: Drive to Salleri town 1,800 m with overnights - 07 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 .
  • 3 Day 3: Trek to Takshindo-la 3,140 m - 06 hrs.Our first day walk of the adventure begins after a pleasant stop in Salleri, morning walk leads to slow winding uphill path to reach at Ringmo village, as walk leads past many scattered farm lands and villages including walking into forested areas with first glimpse of Mt. Everest with other Khumbu Himal and peaks, from here on near level path with short climb up to Ringmo village for overnight stop.
    After a pleasant and wonderful stop at Ringmo, morning walk climbs up into lovely forested area to reach on top Takshindo pass with great views of peaks within Khumbu region, from here downhill to Takshindo village and its monastery for overnight stop.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Kharikhola 2,250 m 06 hrs. Morning catching views of Khumbu peaks descend to reach a nice and a large village at Nunthala, a nice place of mixed people Sherpa- Rai, Magar-Tamang with Hindu Chettries and Dalits which make this village more interesting with lots shops-teahouses, lodges and many shops and stores.
    Walk continues with long descend past farm areas and into forest to reach at the bottom of the hills near raging Dudh-Kosi River, after crossing a bridge with gentle winding uphill to Jubing village of Rai farmers and then with more climb for few hours to reach a fairly large village of Khari-Khola with another large village of mixed hill people mostly Sherpa with lots of shops and lodges around.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Pyuin / Paiya 3,140 m - 06 hrs. From here crossing Khari-Khola (Stream) with steep hill climb for few hours to reach a top ridge at Bupsa Danda a moderate size village with lodges to stay offering super views of landscapes and mountains.
    From here on air gets much cooler as walk leads into high Khumbu areas heading uphill into enchanting woodland to reach at Pyuin village (pronounced as Paya) in the midst of a forest, a nice spot for overnight stop in of its many good simple lodge.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Phakding 2,657 m - 05 hrs.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.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 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.
  • 8 Day 8: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.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.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs. 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
    prayer.
    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.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Dingboche 4,320 m - 05hrs.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.
  • 11 Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.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.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.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.
  • 13 Day 13: Morning hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m descend to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.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.
  • 14 Day 14: Trek to Kyanjinma 3,645 m on route Namche - 06 hrs.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 for overnight stop, which is on route to Namche, a pleasant peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Ama Dablam 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).
  • 15 Day 15: Trek to Monjo 2,860 m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs. After a pleasant morning with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche with time for lunch break and stroll around its bazaar with stores and shops, afternoon walk downhill to Dudh Kosi River to reach at Monjo village for overnight stop before Lukla.
  • 16 Day 16: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs with afternoon at leisure.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.
  • 17 Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.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.
  • 18 Day 18: In Kathmandu spare and contingency day with optional tour.A free day in Kathmandu reserved as contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which can occur sometimes as Himalayan weather pattern can be unpredictable with bad unfavorable day for flights. Just to be in the safe side if all goes perfect as per the itinerary days, one can enjoy the rest day for individual activities and relaxing or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur.
  • 19 Day 19: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.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.

Cost Includes:

    • Sagarmatha National Park permits fees
    • Domestic flights fare as per the itinerary from -Lukla-Kathmandu.
    • Drive from kathamndu to Salleri 
    • In all your arrival and departure private transportation
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis  in standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis.     
    • Full board trekking includes all meals with twin sharing rooms in local lodge on route trekking,
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Accompanied by our expert guides and field staff with their wages-transportation and insurance            
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner.

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu as well gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

  • Cost start from US $1550
  • Trip Duration 19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate to Strenuous
  • Trip Style Trekking
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