Everest Base Camp treks via Salleri- 19 days

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri is a pathway to the world’s highest mountain through an isolated route. The trek is all about nature, local culture and tradition. If you love to be in isolation for a few days on a route while enjoying the hilly cultivation and witnessing the local culture, this package is for you. The route avoids the classic way to the Everest Base Camp for first few days. You will be lucky to follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa-the first men to conquer the Mount Everest; since they had used the same path when they went to the Mount Everest initially.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri takes you to the lap of the Mount Everest as well as to the famous viewpoints Kalapatthar (5643m). Kalapatthar offers you a glorious view of Mount Everest and a wide range of mountains in the Khumbu region. Besides fascinating mountains, the trekking route takes you to the geologically attractive area which is rooted in the glaciers, valleys, and rivers.

Besides its natural beauty, Khumbu region is a habitat of Sherpa people who have spent more than four century in the region. Without renowned Sherpa tribe, the characteristic of Khumbu region remains inadequate. The route to the Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri passes through ample Sherpa settlements proving the trekkers an opportunity to witness the Sherpa culture and tradition. Meanwhile, the frequent prayer wheels, Chortens, Mani wall, prayer flags take you to the Buddhist world.

You should have a good level of physical fitness in order to embark on this trek. One should be aware of, but should not be concerned about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as our well-trained guide recognizes such sickness on time and responds it efficiently. In addition, we arrange prompt helicopter evacuation service (your insurance should cover this) in case of necessity.

The Everest Base Camp via Salleri Trek will provide you meld experiences of nature, culture, and topography which will, for sure, be the memory for your lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

 Day 1    Arrival day in Kathmandu    (1400m)

Day 2    Drive to Salleri in a Jeep   (2390m)

Day 3    Trek to Takshindo      (3140m)

Day 4    Trek to Kharikhola    (2137m)

Day 5     Trek to Puiyan    (2770m)

Day 6     Trek to Phakding    (2610 m)

Day 7    Trek to Namche Bazaar    (3440m)

Day 8     Acclimatization day at Namche and day excursion (3440m)

Day 9    Trek to Tengboche    (3867m)

Day 10    Trek to Dingboche    (4410m)

Day 11    Acclimatization day at Dingboche and day excursion     (4410m)

Day 12    Trek to Lobuche    (4940m)

Day 13    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorekshep and return to Gorekshep    (5164m)

Day 14    Hike to Kalapatthar and trek to Periche    (4371m)

Day 15     Trek to Namche    (3440m)

Day 16    Trek to Lukla     (2860m)

Day 17    Fly to Kathmandu     (1400m)

Day 18     Kathmandu Day Tour    (1400m)

Day 19     Departure from Kathmandu    (1400m)

Cost Includes

All ground transportation related to the trip including airport pick and drop facility

Breakfast, welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and farewell dinner.

2 Nights at a 3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

Lukla-Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic transfer

Teahouse/Mountain Lodge accommodation during the trek

All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek and tea/coffee three times a day

Cost of a guide (government certified experienced, fluent English speaker, first aid and eco trained).

Porter’s cost (one porter for every two members in a group)

Everest trekking permit/Sagarmatha National Park fee

All Government and Local body taxes as applicable

Down Jacket and sleeping bags (upon request) 

A duffle Bag (for the treks purpose only) and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)

Trekking map and certificate of trek completion

Group medical Kit Box (Diamox and other first aid medicine carried by a guide)

The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter evacuation service which will be paid by your travel insurance company

Final departure transfer

Cost Excludes

Nepal Visa

International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket from Nepal.

Your meal at Kathmandu besides welcome dinner, farewell dinner, and breakfast

The entire cost of beverages (except hot drinks mentioned in the inclusion list), mineral water and beer etc. while on the treks

Travel insurance (must include Helicopter evacuation)

Tipping to the guide and porter

Anything not included in trip inclusion list is your personal expenses

Itinerary

We will receive and transfer you to your hotel upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. You will have a briefing about the trek at our office or in your hotel at 5:30 pm today. We will take you for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepali cultural program Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you will head to the eastern part of Nepal from Kathmandu in a jeep. Although it’s a long drive, you will be rewarded with the countryside view of Nepal. Salleri is the district headquarter of Solukhumbu district where the Everest region lies. You will have a chance to look the Sherpa’s way of life in this hilly town. We wrap up the day after a brief visit to the marketplace and all set to start the trek tomorrow.
After breakfast you will start the first day of your actual trek. You gradually leave the busy city life behind while heading to the elegant countryside. As you ascend, you will go through hilly farmlands, human settlements, and woods. After passing Ringmo, the paths lead you to Takshindo-La pass, which separates Solu from Khumbu, from where you will be allured by the view of mountains in Khumbu region. As you descend, you will arrive in Takshindo village where you stay overnight.
You will be mesmerized by the spectacular views of the mountain ranges in the Everest region as your path descends. While feasting your eyes with the beautiful views, you will climb down to Nunthala, a beautiful village with a social harmony of people of various social groups. As you continue, the trail goes down through the farmland followed by rocky steep trail to Dudh Koshi River. After passing a suspension bridge, you ascend and rewarded by a picturesque Jubing village with terraced farm field. Thereafter, you will arrive at Kharikhola where you stay tonight.
From Kharikhola, the path gradually descends towards a stream. After crossing the stream, you have to ascend towards Bupsa; but no worries the splendid view of terraced fields feast your eyes while going up. Bupsa offers you magnificent views of topography and mountains. After passing through woods uphill, you will arrive today’s destination Puiyan.
Today you will join the classic Everest Base Camp trail. Following breakfast, you will go up on a moderate trail and then descend through the forest to Surkhe village. Today, you will pass many Mani walls and prayer wheels while crossing Sherpa settlements. You will join the main trail to the Everest Base Camp after Chaurikharka. After a couple of hours, while enjoying the hilly farmland, you will arrive in Phakding where you halt for the day.
Now onwards, you will continue the trek in a classic Everest Base Camp Trek route so the path will be busier compared to the previous days. You will be crossing a few suspension bridges today. Your eyes will be quenched with the picturesque view of Dudhkoshi River and green vegetation on the route. You will enter the Sagarmatha National Park area today. After passing a few Sherpa settlements, you will ascend a path through a forest before arriving in lively Namche Bazar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazar.
Today, you will stay here to adjust your body with the altitude. Your guide will take you for a day tour around Namche Bazar. At first, you will visit a Sherpa museum on the hill nearby your hotel. In the museum, you will have a glance of Sherpa culture and tradition. The museum premises offers you a fantastic mountain view. You will climb to Syanboche airport or up to the Everest View Hotel via a steep path for the better view of the mountains. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
You will move forward leaving Namche Bazar which is also considered as a gateway to the Everest region. You will move ahead in a moderate trail after a quick ascend. Now onwards, you will pass by the herds of yaks than mules since we are gaining altitude gradually. You will have the view of some mountains including Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Thamserku (6623m) and Ama Dablam (6812m) today. After a brief rest following lunch, you will go uphill on a rocky path until you arrive in Tengboche. You can visit the nearby monastery to observe evening rituals. Overnight at Tengboche.
After breakfast, you will resume your trek for the day. As you continue the trek, you will walk through a mountain forest until you reach a rivulet. Soon after you cross the bridge over the rivulet, a rocky path with infrequent bushes leads you uphill. You will continue walking over the rocky path while crossing a few Sherpa settlements prior to arriving in Dingboche where you halt for the day.
This is the second and last acclimation day of your trek as you have gained an altitude of more than 4000 meters by now. Having breakfast, you will explore Chukung hill or Imja valley while tuning your body with the altitude. You might like to have a rest while enjoying bakery items and hot drinks at a local bakery in the afternoon. You will go to bed after dinner in a lively restaurant in the tea house.
Soon after you leave Dingboche, your trail goes through a flat topography to Thukla. At Thukla, you can stop for refreshment before going uphill to Thukla Pass. Besides a nice viewpoint, Thukla Pass is famous for the monuments built in memory of the mountaineers who lost their lives in the mountains. In about an hour of walk over a trail with boulders, you will arrive in Lobuche where you stop for the day.
You should be excited today as you are arriving in the main attraction of the entire trip- the Everest base camp. You will continue your trek over a rocky path via Gorakshep before arriving in the base camp. Spend some time at this vital destination of the trek taking some photos and videos and return Gorakshep to spend the night.
Today is another important day since you are going to the highest altitude of the entire trek. Your steep ascend for more than a kilometer will be rewarded with the magnificent view of Mountain Everest and a wide range of mountains in the rising sun. You should get prepared with warm clothing to keep yourself warm on this elevation. You will have breakfast at Gorakshep before ascending to Periche where you halt for the day.
After breakfast at Periche, you will resume your trek. A moderate downward path through a pasture with sporadic mountain shrubs leads you to few Sherpa settlements. Later on the day, you will ascend through a pinewood. Thereafter, you will trek on a moderate trail to arrive in Namche Bazar. Enjoy your evening in this lively village.

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