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Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri

Key Infomation

  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545 m
  • ActivityTrekking, Sightseeing & Hiking
  • Group SizeMax 15 Person
Classical Trek
Price fromUS$1,590US$1,700
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1 person - 1 personUS$ 1690
2 people - 4 peopleUS$ 1590
5 people - 10 peopleUS$ 1520
11 people - 15 peopleUS$ 1450
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The trek to the Everest Base Camp is the classic trek that leads you to the foot of the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest. The trekking in the Everest Region of Nepal is one of the most popular and rewarding trekking experiences you could ever get. The Everest Base Camp Trek has become one of the dream destinations for many trekkers throughout the globe. The EBC trek takes you through the traditional Sherpa Villages, rhododendron forests, and the great hospitality of the Sherpa Community. You can experience the ancient monasteries and enjoy the majestic panoramic views of the Himalayas of the Everest Region. The major highlight of the trek is the Everest Base Camp located at an altitude of 5,364 m which is also the starting point for the climbers who attempt to summit Mount Everest, along with reaching the base camp. Trekkers also ascend to the summit of Kala Pattar, a popular viewpoint that offers you amazing views of the highest peak in the world.

The Salleri to the EBC trek starts with an 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu to the Salleri district located in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Salleri follows a trail to the picturesque villages of Taksindo, Paiya, and Surke. The Salleri route to Everest Base Camp is also known as the Best Trek for Budget Travelers as the roadway trek to EBC is cheaper compared to airways. You will pass through the rivers, forests, and bizarre landscapes to reach Salleri. After crossing the Sunkoshi River, your trek heads towards the Okhaldhunga district of Nepal. You can get astonishing views of Numbur Himal followed by Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and many more. The next day, you will then trek to Taksindo and drive from Taksindo to Kharikhola which leads you to Ringmo Village. This route takes you around 18-19 days and 130 km of trek according to the pace of the trekker. You will then trek through Paiya, Surke, and Phakding on their route to Namche Bazaar, the town that serves as the gateway to Everest Base Camp. In the course of their journey, trekkers will go through enchanting woodlands, traverse suspension bridges suspended above raging rivers, and take in breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas. It is essential to keep in mind that the Salleri route requires a trek that is both lengthier and more difficult than the traditional Lukla route because it includes more steep ascents and descents along the way. When traveling at high elevations, trekkers must be aware that they run the danger of experiencing altitude sickness and should be prepared for it. In general, Trekking to Everest Base Camp through the Salleri route is a great option for trekkers who are looking for a more off-the-beaten-path adventure but do not wish to sacrifice the opportunity to take in the splendor and grandeur of the Everest region. Here is a guidebook for you in case you are traveling to Nepal for the first time.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek Via Salleri

Salleri

Salleri, in Solukhumbu, is a busy town famed for its mountain scenery and as a unique starting place for Everest Base Camp treks. Many trekkers start at Lukla, but Salleri is a calmer route to the Everest Region. Salleri serves as a regional transit and commercial hub, and it is home to various shops, restaurants, and guesthouses that cater to trekkers. The town's vibrant market sells fresh food, apparel, and trip supplies. The Mani Rimdu festival, a traditional Sherpa celebration held at the adjacent Tengboche Monastery, is one of the most popular highlights in Salleri. Pilgrims and tourists from throughout the world attend the festival's colorful dances and religious ceremonies. The Salleri route to Everest Base Camp is also known as the Best Trek for Budget Travelers as the roadway trek to EBC is cheaper compared to airways.

Phortse Thanga

Phortse Thanga is a small settlement at 3,680 meters (12,073 ft) en route to Everest Base Camp. It is a peaceful area to rest and acclimatize in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains. Phortse Thanga is famous for its Sherpa hospitality and culture. Trekkers can stay at various guesthouses and tea houses in the village, where the Sherpa people are hospitable. Phortse Thanga helps trekkers acclimatize in addition to its cultural and scenic charms. It is higher up the trail than many of the other villages, and resting here for a night or two might help hikers acclimate to the altitude before continuing to higher elevations. The neighboring Gompa (monastery) on a mountaintop overlooking Phortse Thanga is a popular climb. The monastery is serene and spiritual, with stunning Buddhist art, architecture, and mountain vistas. Phortse Thanga is major a highlight of the Salleri-EBC trip due to its unique blend of cultural immersion, scenic beauty, and vital acclimatization.

Tengboche Monastery

At 3,867 meters, Tengboche is a small settlement in the Khumbu region of Nepal.  It is likely most well-known for its renowned Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and most significant monasteries in the Everest Region of Nepal. The Tengboche Monastery is a spectacular example of traditional Himalayan architecture, with intricate wood carvings and colorful prayer flags. In addition to the monastery, Tengboche is a popular starting place for treks to Everest Base Camp and other nearby sites. The village has guesthouses, tea houses, restaurants, and shops selling local crafts and souvenirs. Trekking around Tengboche gives stunning views of the Mountains and neighboring regions. Tengboche Loop Trail and Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek are very popular short treks in the Everest Region. Here are the things you need to know before trekking to EBC.

More Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek Via Salleri

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site exploration such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Luxurious accommodation and services in Kathmandu
  • Private and Comfortable drive to Salleri
  • Experience the least explored and less crowded route to the Everest Base Camp
  • Explore the unexplored beauty of the region in its natural form
  • Acclimatization in the famous sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar
  • Trekking to the world’s famous base camp and exploring the Khumbu region from the closest distance
  • Hiking to the world’s most popular viewpoint, Kala Patthar Viewpoint, and exploring the 360-degree panoramic views of the highest mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and so on.
  • Experience the unique lifestyle and diverse culture of the Sherpa Community.
  • Scenic flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Cultural and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri

The best time to do the Salleri route to Everest Base Camp is in spring (March–May) and autumn (September–November). The weather is often calm and dry during these months, with clear skies and great visibility. This creates excellent trekking conditions and enables breathtaking mountain views. In spring, the hills are covered in colorful rhododendron blooms, making the walk even more magnificent. Nonetheless, alpine weather can shift suddenly and unexpectedly. It's always a good idea to check the weather forecast before embarking on your journey and to be prepared for unforeseen weather circumstances.

Fitness for Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri

The EBC trip through Salleri is a challenging trek that needs a moderate to high level of fitness. Trekkers should be fit enough to climb uphill and downhill for at least 6-7 hours a day. It is advised to start regular exercise and endurance training many months before the walk to help you get ready. Trekkers should have the knowledge to acclimate at greater elevations to avoid altitude sickness. It is highly recommended to acclimatize at Namche Bazar and Dingboche. The EBC trip via Salleri offers breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas and the chance to experience Sherpa culture and hospitality. You can check out the blog on fitness for the EBC trek, here.

Difficulty for Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri

The Everest Base Camp trek via Salleri is considered a physically demanding journey having a moderate to a high degree of difficulty. The trek includes steep and rocky terrain and multiple uphill and downhill stretches. Altitude sickness can also be a problem due to the trek's high altitude. The trek requires decent stamina and fitness. Acclimatizing to higher elevations during the trek by spending some days at key points reduces the risk of altitude sickness.

It would be best if you also have durable and comfortable hiking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing, and a suitable backpack for the trek for more information check the packing & equipment list for trekking in Nepal. To be sure you're well enough for the trek, consult a doctor before starting. And most importantly, your Travel insurance should cover high-altitude trekking and emergency medical evacuation. For more information, we have a complete guidebook for the EBC trek, here or you can directly contact us here.

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Itinerary

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This is a special itinerary made by our external experts for the Everest Base Trek Via Salleri. We can customize this itinerary according to your needs and requirements. Please do contact us for a customized and tailored itinerary at your convenience. Our expert trip manager and tour advisor will plan and design the itinerary according to your desire.

Our representative will be there at the airport arrival terminal with your name for your warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you at your hotel and help you with all the check-in work. There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well. Overnight at a Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken to explore some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, and culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories, and all the information related to these sites. 

After your amazing whole-day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali cuisine along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide who will give you a  short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at a Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Your first day of trek starts with an 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu to the Salleri district located in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Salleri follows a trail to the picturesque villages of Taksindo, Paiya, and Surke. You will pass through the rivers, forests, and bizarre landscapes to reach Salleri. After crossing the Sunkoshi River, your trek heads towards the Okhaldhunga district of Nepal. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Salleri.

  • Accommodation Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time8-9 hours drive
  • Maximum Altitude1,800 m

After a delightful breakfast, you will start your off-road mountain drive which the road take you to the beautiful village and traditional village of the Everest Region. It is an uphill trail that passes through the diverse land culture and cultivation. You can get astonishing views of Numbur Himal. Passing through the farmland, you will get to see the influence of the Tibetian Culture and Monasteries on the trekking trail. When you reach the ridge, you will get a small glimpse of the Lukla and Nunthala Village. The trail continues to have a descending part until an alpine forest and you cross the Dudhkoshi River. After you reach Jubing Villahe, Kharikhola is just 2 hours away and overnight stay at Kharikhola.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours drive
  • Maximum Altitude2,250 m

After a comfortable stay at Kharikhola you will need to climb a steep hill for few hours to reach the Bupsa Danda on the trail. The Bupsa Danda is an alluring village that lies at the to of the ridge that offers you the astonishing landscapes of the mountains. At this height above 3,000 m, the air gets frosty and thinner. The area belongs to the high  Khumbu Region where you will enter the Paiya village. The Paiya lies in the middle of the alpine forests and with a small sight of Lukla, you will walk slowly uphill in order to reach the Surke Village. Overnight at at comfortable teahouse at Surke.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,840 m

The next day, you will be ascending towards the real adventurous feel as you walk through a glimpse of Lukla to Phakding. You can see people coming back from the trek to Everest and will surely feel eager to reach the foothills of the highest peak in the world. This off-the-beaten-pathway gets busy with all the trekkers, porters, and transporting animals during the peak season. As you pass by the scenic landscapes for around 6-7 hours you shall reach your destination for the day at Phakding. Overnight at a Lodge in beautiful Phakding Village.

  • Accommodation Trekker Lodge & Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,650 m

After early breakfast, you will make an early start along the bank of Dudh Koshi river, crossing the thrilling suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. It is a rigorous walk filled with steep ascents. Though the scenery is breathtaking and landscapes are magical. As we reach Manjo, we will enter inside the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trail passes steeply with breathtaking views including the longest Hillary Suspension bridge before ascending to Namche Bazaar. 

Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes, and bakeries. A Sherpa settlement, the town is carved on the side of the steep mountain face. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail. Overnight at comfrtable teahouse run by a Sherpa Family.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m

You will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, iconic Ama Dablam, and many more snow-capped mountains in our surroundings.

  • Accommodation AD Friendahip Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFalf Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880 m

After having breakfast at Namche Bazaar, you'll start your hike to Phortse Thanga. The track follows the Dudh Koshi River through rhododendrons and pine forests with occasional snow-capped peaks. You'll cross multiple suspension bridges over the river and through several little communities. Phortse Thanga is a small village settlement with lodges and teahouses. Afte 5-6 hours of hiking you will finally reach your destination at Phortse Thanga. Phortse Thanga is famous for its Sherpa hospitality and culture. Phortse Thanga helps trekkers acclimatize in addition to its cultural and scenic charms. It is higher up the trail than many of the other villages, and resting here for a night or two might help hikers acclimate to the altitude before continuing to higher elevations. Overnight at Phortse Thanga with comfortable Sherpa Hospitality.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,650 m

As the trail leaves Phortse Thanga it immediately begins a difficult ascent through the forest on its way to a ridge that offers breathtaking vistas of the mountains in the area. After leaving this point, the path continues to descend to the Imja Khola River, where it then traverses a suspension bridge. Before staying for Lunch at Somare, you'll cross another beautiful village Pangboche, and ancient monastry as well. After that, you will make your way up to Dingboche, a little settlement that features a handful of lodges and teahouses. Since Dingboche is a common location for acclimatization, you will remain here for an additional day to adjust to the higher elevation.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Today, you will spend a second night at Dingboche as a part of our acclimatization plan. Dingboche (or Pheriche) is the second acclimatization stop for most trekkers. On this day, you will hike to the Nangkartshang Viewpoint (5,060m) also called Nagarjun Hills, which offers stunning mountain views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Imja Valley, and surroundings. Afterward, we'll come back to Dingboche for the rest and enjoy the remaining time before heading towards the Lobuche. 

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeHalf Day
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of the giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to altitude. After crossing the Sherpa Memorial in Thukla Pass, we'll hike towards the Lobuche village. 

  • Accommodation NEW EBC Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,050 m

This is a big and difficult day walk, after lunch, we leave all our stuff at Gorakshep we hike along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from the Base Camp is spectacular. We will return to Gorak Shep and stay overnight at Gorakshep.

  • Accommodation Yeti Resort
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,364 m

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,545 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama of Mt. Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead, and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse, and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep have a hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche. Overnight a comfortable hotel in Pheriche. Additionally, if you can able to push 1.5 hours more, you can reach the Pangboche as well. It's comparatively warmer than staying in Pheriche.

  • Accommodation Everest Trekkers/Buddha Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,545 m

Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Pangboche and Tengboche Monastry before continuing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We arrive back in Namche in the afternoon. In the evening you'll have time to explore the market for drinks, foods and definitely, Pubs and ba would be the rewarding things for the hikers to celebrate the trip.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievements of all those who took part. After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax, and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your teammates. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet. 

  • Accommodation Old Town Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,840 m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35-minute scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to the respective hotel, where you'll stay. We help to book the same hotel (Kantipur Village Hotel) upon your request as well. In the meantime, you can explore Thamel, and buy souvenirs for your friends and family. 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast at Lukla
  • Time35 min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal. 

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

What's Included

  • Airport Pick up and drop by private vehicles ( both domestic and international arrivals/departures)
  • Kathmandu City Tour with certified tour guide and private transportation
  • 3x Night Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (Kantipur Village Hotel) or the same standard
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), 3x Tea/coffee, and 1X soup  per day during the trekking
  • Private vehicle transportation for drive from Kathmandu to Salleri
  • One-way return flight from Luka Village to Kathmandu or Lukla to Ramechhap Airport in peak season 
  • Best available tea house accommodations with twin sharing room during the trekking
  • Professional, experienced, certified, and English-speaking trekking guide for your entire trekking
  • A porter for the two trekkers (an extra 22 USD per day for a solo traveler)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the necessary permits and entrance fees during the trekking (National Park Entrance + Municipality Entrance)
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner with a culture show program in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • A medical kit is carried by our trekking guide/leader
  • Trip completion certificate, Footprint Duffel bag, trekking map, and a T-shirt from the company. Duffel bags should be returned at the end of the trekking
  • All the government taxes and operating charges
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Nepal visa, learn more about the visa for Nepal, here
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and any kind of insurance-related things
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver (expected)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, hard drinks, laundry, and your expenses during the entire Nepal trip
  • Hot water, extra food and drinks, showers, and other personal expenses 
  • Donations for local people, hospitals, and schools (not compulsory)
  • International flight tickets 
  • City sightseeing entrance fees 
  • The rest of the expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include

Dates & Price

 

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateMarch 10, 2024 - March 27, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1590
dateMarch 17, 2024 - April 03, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1590
dateMarch 24, 2024 - April 10, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1590

Additional Info

Flight and Transportation

During this entire trip, you'll use different modes of transportation. From the beginning of the trip, when you land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), private vehicles will come to pick you up, and the next day again, the necessary private vehicles will help you to go around the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Furthermore, you will drive from Kathmandu to Salleri in a comfortable private vehicle and start your trek from Salleri. Throughout your trek you will be using different means of transportation. After completion of your trek, you will be flying from Lukla to Kathmandu in flight. The Salleri route to Everest Base Camp is also known as Best Trek for Budget Travelers as the roadways trek to EBC is cheaper compared to airways.

High Altitude Sickness 

High altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a condition that can occur when trekking or climbing at high altitudes. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, and difficulty sleeping. To prevent AMS, it is important to acclimatize properly by ascending slowly and allowing your body time to adjust to the change in altitude. It is also important to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol and tobacco. If you experience any symptoms of AMS, it is important to descend to a lower altitude immediately.

Weather 

The best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri are from September until November and from the mid-week of March until May. During the peak season, the weather in the Everest region and especially in the mountain region remains clear in the morning, and clouds build up during the afternoon and disappear at night. Trekking is still possible in winter and monsoon as well but you must be ready for the additional adventure during this season along with proper precautions and safety. If the weather remains warm and pleasant, the days will look more clear. You can see the blue sky mostly during the peak season. Know more about the weather and climate of Nepal and its mountains, here.

Trekking Grade, Trekking Leaders 

The trek to EBC via Salleri takes around 18-19 days and is considered moderate to difficult as you need to trek through high mountain passes, cross remote and difficult terrains and cover severe uphill as well as downhill segments. As the EBC trek is a high-altitude trek you must be very careful about altitude sickness and have the knowledge to acclimatize at higher altitudes. This trek requires a good level of fitness, preparation, and training. It is also important to hire a licensed trekking guide in order to trek in the higher altitudes of Nepal.

Food and Drinking Water

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge, and lunch is available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks. Besides this, serve fresh seasonal fruits as a dessert. Almost every restaurant serves traditional local cuisine, Nepalese cuisine, as well as continental and western fare. The bottles of water are available along the trail until the last village. You can buy boiled water from the lodge or restaurant, or you can use iodine or water-purifying medicines.

Permits

The Everest region has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage site and is protected by the Sagarmatha Conservation Area Project. To reach and trek in the Everest region, you need three distinct permits:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit: Rs. 3,000 per person
  • Pasang Lampu Rural Municipality Permit: Rs. 2,000 per person

Telephone, Electricity, and Internet

During your trek to the Everest Base Camp via Salleri, you can get telephone access up to Pangboche Village and internet access will be available in almost all places except for unusual weather situations that may disturb the internet connection. There is little availability of electricity in all the places in Everest Base Camp Trek. There is electricity or solar electricity in the EBC region. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, and mobile phones which might cost you extra.

Customized Itinerary and Trip Extensions

If there is not a suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu as per your time schedule you can mention your suitable time and date for a tailored itinerary so that we can organize a great trip to the Everest Region of Nepal. In addition to the EBC trek via Salleri, we also organize trips to Everest Base Camp through the traditional Lukla Route, trekking to other regions of Nepal like Langtang,Manaslu,Annapurna, including peak climbing, Mountain flight, water rafting,  jungle safari, adventure sports, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara or Lumbini), Day Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour extension as per your time frame.

FAQs

Q1. What is the difference between normal Everest base camp trek and Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri?

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek via Salleri and the regular Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek have different beginning points and itineraries. A tiny village in the Khumbu region of Nepal called Lukla serves as the starting point of the standard EBC trip. Many trekkers decide to start their expedition by taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The journey departs from Lukla and travels along a well-trodden path that passes through charming Sherpa settlements including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep. Along with providing the chance to fully immerse oneself in the colorful Sherpa culture, this path delivers amazing vistas of the Himalayas, including the magnificent Mount Everest.

However, The Everest Base Camp climb through Salleri, on the other hand, follows a less-trodden path. In the Solu region of Nepal, the town of Salleri serves as the starting point for the journey. Trekkers typically travel by road from Kathmandu to Salleri, which takes longer than taking a flight to Lukla. The trek departs from the standard EBC track at Salleri and travels through the Solu region. Trekkers travel through towns and settlements including Phaplu, Nunthala, and Junbesi, which provide a unique cultural experience and an opportunity to see how the Nepalese live in the countryside. The trail eventually connects with the primary EBC trekking route at Namche Bazaar after passing through these settlements.

No, Trekkers are often hired porters by the travel agents to carry their belongings throughout the trek. By doing so, you may concentrate on meeting the physical demands of the trek and climbing without having to worry about your bag getting in the way.

Yes, you can customize the Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri's itinerary to fit your needs and interests. You have more control over their itinerary because this path is less traveled and has more flexibility.

The itinerary can be customized by changing the number of trekking days, selecting particular villages or stops along the way, and adding extra activities or side trips. In this case, you may allocate additional time to the Solu area and spend extra days in the settlements of Junbesi or Phaplu, which provide distinctive cultural experiences and stunning views.


 

The Salleri route takes you around 18-19 days and 130km of trekking distance in order to complete the whole trek. This is a physically demanding trek that requires a certain level of physical and mental fitness. 

Yes, it is highly recommended to hire a guide from a certified local agency in order to guide you throughout the trek. Hiring a guide offers you an extra level of safety from different aspects throughout the trek such as altitude sickness, unknown trails and so on. Whereas, hiring a porter can be optional as long as you are willing to carry your heavy backpack during the trek. Hiring a porter can help you carry your backpack and can ease your trekking experience.

The main highlight of this trek is the 9 hours drive from Kathmandu that offers you the best roadway experience of the Sunkoshi river and the astonishing view of the Numbur Himal. Along with it, the Salleri village, Phortse Thanga and Tengboche monasteries are the major highlights that differs Salleri route from the classic Lukla route. 

Salleri serves as a regional transit and commercial hub, and it is home to various shops, restaurants, and guesthouses that cater to trekkers. Phortse Thanga is famous for its Sherpa hospitality and culture. Trekkers can stay at various guesthouses and tea houses in the village, where the Sherpa people are hospitable. And, the Tengboche Monastery is a spectacular example of traditional Himalayan architecture, with intricate wood carvings and colorful prayer flags. 

Yes, the trek's highest point is at an altitude of 5,364 m above sea level. At this level of height, there is a high chance of altitude sickness.

]If you want to tackle Everest Base camp without experiencing any difficulties related to altitude sickness, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The following are a few tips for preventing altitude sickness during your trip to Everest Base Camp, provided by our knowledgeable guides and travel planners.

  • Slow ascent with sufficient rest and acclimatization.
  • Make sure you get enough fluids and keep hydrated.
  • Consume sufficient and balanced calories.
  • Keep clear from alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco products for the entirety of the walk.
  • Maintain a level mind and get yourself mentally ready.
  • Train your body to handle uphill hikes 3 months before the trek by doing enough cardio or gym work.

The best time to do the Salleri route to Everest Base Camp is in spring (March–May) and autumn (September–November). The weather is often calm and dry during these months, with clear skies and great visibility. This creates excellent trekking conditions and enables breathtaking mountain views. In spring, the hills are covered in colorful rhododendron blooms, making the walk even more magnificent. Nonetheless, alpine weather can shift suddenly and unexpectedly. It's always a good idea to check the weather forecast before embarking on your journey and to be prepared for unforeseen weather circumstances.

The Salleri route to EBC is a complete adventurous trekking trail for those who want to experience the EBC trek in a unique way. Here are some reasons to choose the Salleri route instead of the classic Lukla route:

  • Less crowded and least explored route to the Everest Base Camp
  • Comfortable roadway traveling experience to Salleri
  • Unexplored beauty of the region in the purest natural form
  • Best off-the-beaten trekking trail for extra adventure seekers

The Everest Base Camp trek via Salleri is considered a physically demanding journey with moderate to high difficulty. The trek includes steep and rocky terrain and multiple uphill and downhill stretches. Altitude sickness can also be a problem due to the trek's high altitude. The trek requires decent stamina and fitness. Acclimatizing to higher elevations during the trek by spending some days at key points reduces the risk of altitude sickness. It would be best to have durable and comfortable hiking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing, and a suitable backpack for the trek. For more information check the packing & equipment list for trekking in Nepal. To be sure you're well enough for the trek, consult a doctor before starting. And most importantly, your Travel insurance should cover high-altitude trekking and emergency medical evacuation. 

The Everest region has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage site and is protected by the Sagarmatha Conservation Area Project. To reach and trek in the Everest region, you need three distinct permits:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit: Rs. 3,000 per person
  • Pasang Lampu Rural Municipality Permit: Rs. 2,000 per person
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System ) Permit: Rs. 2,000 per person (in times of emergency, or natural calamities, TIMS will help to rescue)

 

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