Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak.
  • Stunning Sherpa Culture.
  • Namche Bazaar and Tengbuche monastery.
  • Everest base camp and Kalapatthar.
  • Alpine flora and fauna

Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking is a strenuous trekking, which is a trip through the undisturbed part of the Everest region. It covers less touristy section of the stunning Everest region, which has become a popular trek. The trail is combined with the Phaplu Everest base camp trek, but taking a flight has not become mandatory in the recent period. Incredible views and less trafficked trail ultimately links with the usual trail and leads to the Everest base camp.

Taking a long drive through the newly constructed BP Highway adjoins the road across the Sunkoshi River. The stunning road drive offers the spectacular sceneries of the lush forests, gorges, Sunkoshi river valleys and the terraced fields. Reaching to Salleri, the district centre of the Solukhumbu, you prepare for the trek. The unusual trail in the Everest region leads you through the glimmering settlements, pine and oak forests, crosses various tiny streams you reach to the main trail of the trekking to Everest base camp in Phakding. Combining the Namche Bazaar and its antique cultural sites, Tengboche monastery in the Tengbuche village, the trek steadily climbs up to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar. The mesmerizing Everest views, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and the contiguous white peaks are noteworthy to explore. Finally, retracing the trek, it concludes in Lukla. Everest base camp trek via Salleri is equally popular for the splendid journey with the lively culture of the Sherpa people.

Salleri to Everest base camp trek offers you the unique trekking experiences through the unfamiliar trail in the Everest region. Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition as a leading trekking organizer offers the expert guide and carefully designed itinerary of the trekking to Everest base camp via Salleri. Please, contact us for more details.

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).

Welcome to Nepal. Representative of Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition receives you at the Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu. Then you transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, we take you to the Thamel tour (about 30 minutes) to show you the shopping centre, bank and ATM, restaurants and money changers. Then, in the hotel a brief introduction about the upcoming itinerary is given. If you have a late flight, we do it on the following day.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 02:  City cultural Sightseeing.

Pashupatinath Temple:It is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. It is one of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotes around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world, is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime direction, keeping watch for virtuous ehavior and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri by private vehicle. 12-13 hrs drive.

The long drive in a private vehicle (according to the group size), we start in the early morning. It is a stunning drive through the B P highway with the panoramic views around the Sunkoshi river valley. We cross the newly constructed bridge over the Sunkoshi River. The green hill views become our companions through the Okhaldhunga and continually to the Solukhumbu with the dazzling Dudhkunda peak. Arrive at Salleri and rest. Overnight at tea house/lodge.

Day 04: Salleri to Taksindo. 5-6 hrs.

The first day of our trekking, we walk through the wide motorable road, but without motors. It is an easy day with the astounding Numpur Himal scenery. This trekking is also called as Phaplu to EBC trekking. Crossing the hilly gorges and streams become the regular task. As we reach to Fera, we cross the pine forest and reach Ringmo village. It takes 2 hours to reach the Taksindo village from here. Overnight at tea house/lodge.

Day 05: Taksindo to Kharikhola. 5-6 hrs.

Down there, you can view the beautiful Salleri, residing on the terraced slope. The fluttering flags on the house tops signify the Tibetan Buddhism spread around the area. The village has got monastery for the spiritual practices. While descending, we can see Nunthala ahead of us with a few numbers of traditional houses. Passing Nunthala, we trek down to the Dudhkoshi valley, reach Jubing and head to Kharikhola. Overnight at tea house/lodge.

Day 06: Kharikhola to Paiya. 5-6 hrs.

We get really warm and wonderful hospitality of the local people here. From the large Magar settlement Kharikhola, we descend towards a small stream, cross the bridge and climb up to the Bupsa village. The encircling panoramas and rocky trail can be crossed with a steady climb to the hilltop. We have a rest at the tea houses and enjoy the views that we passed and continue the trek to Paiya through the easy and flat trail. Overnight at tea house/lodge.

 Day 07: Paiya to Phakding (2610m). 5-6 hrs.

After walking about 2 hours along the trail, we descend to Surke through the steep down the trail. Then we meet the main trail and trekkers who come by flight to Lukla. Exploring the local village and the wonderful surroundings, we cross the grassy land and continually reach to Phakding. Overnight at tea house/lodge.

Day 08: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m). 5-6 hrs

Heading uphill, we enter into the Sagamartha National Park after check in at the counter. The park has a significant role to preserve the biological diversity and the rare found flora and fauna. Crossing the bridge at the confluence of the glacial Rivers, we have to cross again a high bridge. Gradually ascending, we reach to the heart of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar, which is also known as the Sherpa capital. The striking views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Kongde RI offer the pleasing smile. Overnight at teahouse/lodge. 

Day 09: Rest and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.

The memorable vantage of today is to get more information about this mysterious mountain market place. We set out for an acclimatizing hiking around the Namche Bazaar, mostly to the Khhumjung and Everest view hotel. Take out your lenses to arrest the breathtaking panoramas of the Ama Dablam, Tawoche, Everest, Kantega, Thamserku and the surrounding peaks. Another enticing aspect of the hike is an exploration of the monasteries, Chhortens and the unique Sherpa lifestyle. Return to the lodge and rest. Overnight at teahouse/lodge. 

Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m). 5-6 hrs

This is another charming day in the Everest base camp trekking. The trail rambles around the eastern ridge as the views of the rhododendron forest appears near to the eyesight. We descend through the forest, cross the Dudh Koshi and gently ascend to the hilltop. We are walking to the Buddhist land. While walking we may catch an opportunity to see Himalayan Thar, pheasants and others on the ridge. We reach to the Tengbuche village, where the famous Tenbuche Monastery lies. It is also a pilgrimage destination of the Tibetan Buddhists. Overnight at teahouse/lodge. 

Day 11: Tengbuche to Dingboche (4350m). 5-6 hrs

It is furthermore a gentle climb with the magnificent sceneries of Thamserku, Kantega, Lhotse and Everest. As we descend down to the Imja Khola, we cross the bridge and make an easy climb through the open trail and reach to Pangboche. The Pangboche Gompa of this village is regarded the oldest monastery in the Everest region, that goes back three centuries. Crossing the river again, we steadily trek up to the Dingboche village. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 12: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m). 5-6 hrs

We walk with a gentle pace in the gaining altitude. We leave the tree line behind and head along the barren rocky landscape. Lobuche peak strikingly smiles at us unfolding its tranquil charm. He head ahead to the ridge of Dugla and walk through the glacial moraine. On the side, we can see rock cairns in the memory of the climbers who have passed away during the trip. It is again tough to deal the glacial route with the sunset view above Nuptse and reach to Lobuche. Overnight at teahouse/lodge. 

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m). 3-4 hrs

Today, it is a short walk, but the altitude gets higher and the walk becomes tough. The alpine zone of the Everest region, during the trek, we can enjoy the panoramas of Nuptse and Lobuche peak. Crossing the glacier, we reach to Gorakshep. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 14: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5365m), back to Gorakshep. 4-5 hrs

Early in the morning, we begin our hike to the Everest base camp through the rocky moraine. It is a tough ascending through the glacial route. Though Everest base camp is not the best view point of the Everest, the glacial surroundings are seen stunning. Expedition teams set camps in the climbing season in the base camp. Then we climb down to Gorakshep and take a rest. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.  

Day 15: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545m) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4200m). 7-8 hrs

Early in the morning, we take a hike to Kalapatthar, dotted with the black rock. Massive Everest region peaks appear eventually during the trek, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori. The golden sunrise over the white peaks really entices us that we capture in the camera. The Khumbu glacier is seen down in a winding form. Then we descend to Gorakshep and have a breakfast. Tracking down along the descent route, we reach to Pheriche. Overnight at teahouse/lodge. 

Day 16: Pheriche to Phortse. 3-4 hrs

As we begin the trek, the charming Everest splendid surrounds us. Kangtega and Thamserku lie just above us along with the Khumbi La and Kongde RI. We begin to trek down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the Everest region. Reaching Phortse, we refresh ourselves with a warm shower. Overnight at lodge.

Day 17: Phortse to Manju. 5-6 hrs

With a warm breakfast, we begin to trek along the views of the Himalayan goat and descend to Manju. We avoid Namche camp that we stayed before, so we select Manju as our rest camp. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla.

With a breakfast, we steadily climb down through the forest towards the uphill of Dudhkoshi valley. We cross several suspension bridge and Sherpa settlements. Gradually moving ahead, we reach Lukla before the sunset and conclude our enlivening journey. It’s time for celebration and enjoy the successful trip. Overnight at teahouse/lodge. 

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by 35 min fly.

Concluding the trek at Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu. It offers the Everest Himalayas and its vicinity during the flight. Transfer to the hotel after arriving at the airport. The rest of the time you can use for rest and moving around the tourist hub. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 20: Bhaktapur  Sightseeing and the rest of the day free.

Traditionally, Bhaktapur is known as Bhadgaon, which is a home of the mediaeval arts and architectures. It is about 13 km east of Kathmandu. The city was believed to have founded in 889 AD in the Lichhavi dynasty. Bhaktapur city is popular as the city of devotees. The centuries old stone sculptures and  wood carving skills are still charming around the Bhaktapur Durbar square. After the tour ends, we take you to the women empowerment project for a visit. The rest day is then for your personal doings that can be used for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21: Departure.

At the farewell day, Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition’s representative drops you at the airport for your final departure. Thank you for your wonderful experience with us.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop.
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation.
  • Hot drinks (Tea and coffee) 3 times a day.
  • All land and flight transportation.
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • Hotel with BB plan in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing with guide, transport and monument entry fees.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • 4 wheel drive to trekking starting point and pick up from the ending point.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected). 

What to bring

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. Those equipments can be bought and hire easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.

General

  1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  (you can borrow with us if required).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required).
  5. Flish liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand wash liquids.
  9. Lip guard.
  10. Sun block cream.
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Cap and ears covering hat. 
  2. Glacier glasses
  3. Head torch.
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)

Hand

  1.  Hand gloves (1 light pair and 1 warm pair)

Core Body

  1. T-shirts.
  2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top.
  3. Light jacket and vest.
  4. Wind and rain jacket.
  5. Shirts and warm shirts.

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Long and short hiking pants.
  2.  Lightweight and warm long underwear.
  3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers.

Feet

  1. Thin and thick socks.
  2. trekking boots, light  shoes and sandle.
  3. Trekking Gaiters.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

  1. Headache and fever medicine.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Burnt cream.
  4. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  6. Antibiotics.
  7. blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plasts band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  2. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.
  3. Pocket knife.
  4. bandanas.
  5. Favourite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weights
  7. Binoculars.
  8. Camera.

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

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