Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 14 Days   |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Jeep
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

Are you looking forward to the Everest Base Camp Trek through a fairly new unexplored trail, without much to worry about the flight issues to Lukla? If yes, then our special Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek package might just be the one you are looking for. Everest region trekking generally starts with a short flight of Kathmandu to Lukla but this package is a bit distinct where you will take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Salleri, the district headquarter of Solukhumbu.

The long yet stunning drive offers the spectacular views of lush green forests, rivers, gorges, terraced fields and many other beautiful panoramas. The trek actually begins from Salleri as we pass through small streams, hilly gorges, beautiful pine and alpine forest, traditional villages and simply incredible backdrop. The close-up view of Numbur Himal as seen during the trail is something that you can only relish whilst trekking through this route. One of the best aspects of taking this Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek route is; it keeps you physically fit and provides ample of time to get well acclimatized before heading to Everest Base Camp.

The marvelous surrounding views and less trafficked trail ultimatey links with the usual trail. The trek goes on as we cross the suspension bridges and reach Sagarmatha National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Various rare floras and faunas such as blue pines, firs, rhododendron, Himalayan monal, blood pheasant and musk deer can be seen in the national park. Sherpa cultural attraction is one of the finest attractions linked with the sublime Everest region. Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and Tengboche are some of the glaring attractions of the Sherpa villages owing to their hospitality, ancient Buddhist monasteries, mani walls and chhortens.

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Through the trail with glacial moraine, your journey reaches to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar that offer the majestic experience in the Everest region of Nepal. Relishing jaw dropping scenery of sun rising from the casement of Himalayas is definitely an iconic moment of travel tale. Spring and Autumn are the most suitable seasons for this trek. Marvel Adventure conducts this Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek with a professionally designed itinerary, licensed trekking guides, permits and all other neccessary arrangements. Join us and enjoy one of the most mesmerizing trek in the beautiful nation of Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing of cultural heritages in Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Salleri
  • Exploring bio-diversity of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Culturally rich and hospitable Sherpa villages
  • Stunning sunrise view  from Kalapatthar
  • Glacial River, Glaciers & Moraines

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri
    Early in the morning we take a drive from Kathmandu to Salleri by a jeep. The drive takes around 9-10 hours approx. Although the drive is quite long, the fact that the road is nice and the beautiful sceneries all around means the drive will be pleasant. On the way, we cross the bridge at Sun Koshi and continue through the Okhaldhunga district until we reach Salleri. Throughout the way you will be blessed with the beautiful landscapes of jungles, attractive villages and incredible peaks. Overnight at lodge in Salleri.
    • Day 2 Trek from Salleri to Nunthala

      Our hike starts from today as we leave the lodge after taking breakfast. We walk through the wide rural road. Today is comparably the easy and comfortable day of the trek as we pass through small streams and hilly gorges. The view of Numbur Himal seen during the hike is simply amazing. As we reach to Fera, we cross the Pine trees and reach the traditional village of Ringmo. Then we descend through the alpine forest where we can see Nunthala village ahead of us with few number of traditional houses. Overnight at lodge in Nunthala.

      • Day 3 Trek to Bubsadanda

        The trek continues after the early morning breakfast. The trail passes through Dudhkoshi River and forests to reach Kharikhola. From the large Magar settlement of Kharikhola, we descend towards a small stream, cross the forthcoming bridge and climb upto the Bupsa village. Throughout the way, you can enjoy the encircling panoramas and other beautiful scenaries. Overnight at lodge in Bubsadanda.

        • Day 4 Trek to Surke

          On this day, we will trek on our way to Surke through beautiful landscape. It is the last village for overnight stay before we enter the main Everest Trekking trail. OVernight at lodge in Surke.

          • Day 5 Trek to Phakding (2610m)

            We ascend to the big Sherpa village of Chaurikharka and continue to hike till we reach Chhuplung. Then we meet the main trail and trekkers who come by flight to Lukla. We continue trek through the trail which encompasses suspension bridge, forests and villages before we reach Phakding. Overnight at lodge in Phakding.

            • Day 6 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
              We cross altogether 5 suspension bridges on this day. We trek past places like Benkar, Manjo and Jorsalle. In Manjo we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park where our permits will be checked. Lunch will be on the way and we follow green lush forests environment, waterfalls and view of Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru mountains. The first view of Mt. Everest can be seen just about half an hour to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
              • Day 7 Acclimatization day at Namche
                You will have a day hike to National Park Headquarter where there is perfect view point for several beautiful mountains including Mt.Everest and observe a museum as well. Then we will walk to Hotel Everest View (3880m) where you can enjoy glorious mountain views. Then we will walk down to twin village, Khumjung and Khunde (3700m) and back to Namche by lunch time. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
                • Day 7 Trek to Tengboche (3874m)
                  After a rest day in Namche, we trek all the way to Tengboche. Its going to be around 5 hours walk. Tengboche is a small village with few hotels and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region. Furthermore, you can also have a close view of Mt.Amadabalam (6853m) which is one of the most beautiful mountains of that region. Offer your prayers at monastery in the evening and get good sleep. Overnight at lodge in Tengboche.
                  • Day 8 Trek to Dingboche (4400m)
                    We trek past the village of Pangboche and Somare to reach Dingboche. We will start to notice the change in vegetation. Trees will start to disappear and we will see occasional bushes on the way. The sight of Amadablam will always be on our right hand side. Dingboche is relatively large village with few teahouses and lodges. Overnight at lodge in Dingboche.
                    • Day 9 Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
                      Trail slightly begins with gentle walk till Thukla (4600m) where you can enjoy tea break or even lunch as there is no possibility in between Thukla and Lobuche. Then it will be a sharp climb to Thukla pass (4800m). Here you can witness various memorials of Everest summiteers that lost their lives during Everest expedition. The sight of Mt. Pumori is ever present during the trip until we reach Lobuche. Overnight at lodge in Lobuche.
                      • Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep (5180) and Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m)
                        We will climb Lobuche Pass and trek through moraines beside Khumbu Glacier until we reach Gorakshep. Walking on rocky rough terrain might be tiresome but need instructions of trekking guide and walk meticulously. After brief stop at teahouse in Gorakshep we walk towards Everest Base Camp. We will again return back to Gorakshep for overnight.
                        • Day 11 Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Trek down to Pheriche (4200m) 
                          Early morning we will start uphill climbing of Kalapathar. Majestic sun rising from casement of Himalayas and enlightening it with its rays is joy to watch. Whole body view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam and numerous other mountains will make you feel worthwhile after enduring tiresome walking. After such spectacular phenomena viewing we trek downhill to Pheriche. This is small town opposite to Dingboche at foothill of Tabuche. Overnight at lodge in Pheriche.
                          • Day 12 Walk back to Namche
                            Even if the trail is similar from where we ascended, don’t overlook the mountains and landscape. As you descend, altitude decreases and you will breath more easily as well as you will have great memories too. The scenery looks absolutely different while returning as well. We trek past Tengboche and reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge in Namche.
                            • Day 13 Trek down to Lukla
                              An early breakfast in Namche is followed by a downhill hike to Lukla. Retracing our path, we will walk down to Lukla which will take around 7 hours. Since, it is the last day of the trek, we will enjoy together including porters and support crew members in the evening. Overnight at lodge in Lukla.
                              • Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu
                                We will formally leave Khumbu region today. We will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. On your flight back to Kathmandu you can have breathtaking views of the mountains, rivers, forests and many more. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel by a private vehicle. You can use the remaining time strolling around this vibrant city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

                                What to Expect

                                • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
                                • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
                                • All land transportation
                                • Domestic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla
                                • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                                • Government license holder guide 
                                • Stong and 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
                                • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                                • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                                • Comprehensive first aid kit
                                • Government taxes and official expenses
                                • International airfare and taxes
                                • Nepal entry visa fee
                                • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                                • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                                • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour
                                • All the expenses of personal nature
                                • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                                • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

                                PRICES & DATES

                                Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
                                28 Jun, 2022 - 11 Jul, 2022GuaranteedUS$1150
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                                Useful Information

                                1. Insurance

                                Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

                                2. Packing List

                                • Sunglasses
                                • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                                • Hat/Cap
                                • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                                • Fleece/Sweater
                                • Fleece Jacket
                                • Down Jacket
                                • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                                • Warm Gloves
                                • Hiking Boots
                                • 3-4 pairs of socks
                                • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                                • Torch light
                                • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                                • Small Hand Towel
                                • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

                                3. Guide and Porter

                                We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                                4. Altitude Sickness

                                Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                                Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                                • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                                • Fatigue or weakness
                                • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                                • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                                • Insomnia
                                • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                                • Nosebleed
                                • Persistent rapid pulse
                                • Drowsiness
                                • General malaise

                                Prevention:

                                Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                                Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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