Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival at the Tribhuvan Int'l Airport in Kathmandu, our office representative will welcome you with warm greetings. You will be then transferred to hotel by private vehicle. On reaching hotel, you can either rest there or roam around the streets of Thamel. Later, we meet you at our office for pre-trip discussion.
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing TourAfter taking breakfast in the hotel, you will explore the cultural heritages of Kathmandu. A brief visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the holy temple of Pashupatinath and Buddhist pilgrimages viz. Bouddhanath and Syambhunath are included in this day tour. Moreover, you can also have an insight into the local culture and traditions along with the magnificent art and sculptures.
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to SalleriEarly 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 04 Trek from Salleri to TaksindoOur 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 its about an hour walk to Taksindo, the final destination for the day. Overnight at lodge in Taksindo.
Day 05 Trek to Kharikhola (5-6 hours)Thoughout the Kharikhola village, we can see the monasteries that portrays the spiritual touch of Tibetan Buddhism. Then we descend through the alpine forest where we can see Nunthala village ahead of us with few number of traditional houses. Passing Nunthala, we trek down to the Dudhkoshi valley, reach Jubing and head to Kharikhola. Overnight at lodge in Kharikhola.
Day 06 Trek to Paiya (5-6 hours)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. We take a steady climb to hilltop crossing the rocky trail. After taking lunch in one of the hotel, we continue our trek to Paiya through the easy and flat trail. Overnight at lodge in Paiya.
Day 07 Trek to Phakding (2610m)Today, we descend to Surke through the steep down the trail which will take around 2 hours. Once we reach Surke, 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 08 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 09 Acclimatization day at NamcheYou 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 Walk back to NamcheEven 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 16 Trek down to LuklaAn 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 17 Fly back to KathmanduWe 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.
Day 18 Final DepartureIt is the day to bid goodbye from this wonderful nation. A representative from Marvel Adventure will transfer you to the Airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Goodbye and farewell from Nepal.