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Salleri to EBC Trek - 18 days

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Duration
18 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
2-14
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation and domestic flights as per itinerary.
Best Season
Sep, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house / Lodge during the trek.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
Starts at
Salleri
Ends at
Lukla
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Salleri- Namche bazar- Tangboche - Dinboche - Everest base camp- Kalapathar- Pangboche- Namche- Lukla- Kathmandu

Highlights


    • Trek in the route where Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary- the first successful Everest summiteers are taken.
    •  Explore the beautiful Sherpa village of Everest including Namche Bazar- The Sherpa Capital.
    •  Enjoy the side trips to Everest view point and Nagarjun hills for the best mountain views.
    •  Explore the famous Buddhist monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche.
    •  Leave the footprints at Everest Base Camp.
    •  Collect the best sunrise and sunset views at Kala Patthar.
    •  Collect superb views of mountains including Mount Everest- the tallest in the world
Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek is also known as the classic Everest base camp trek too. This route was first taken by the first Everest summiteers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary back in 1953 A.D. The famous trek is also known as Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek as well. The trek starts from Jiri before but due to the availability of the transportation service to Salleri, it is now starting from Salleri. The trek starts with a scenic drive to Salleri. From there it gradually rises up to the famous village of Namche Bazar- which is widely popular as “The Sherpa Capital”. The homage to the famous mountaineers is also the biggest business hub on Everest. The side trip to Everest viewpoint is a bonus of the trek where one can collect 360 views of the mountains including Mount Everest. The route then goes to Tengboche; the famous Tengboche monastery village. Tengboche Monastery is actually the biggest monastery in Everest. And Tengboche village is one of the best places in Everest to collect the best sunrise and sunset views in the Himalayas. The next stop Dingboche is a beautiful settlement in the lap of Mount Ama Dablam. Visiting Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters above sea level is the ultimate goal of this trekking. The inclusion of Kala Patthar (5545m.)- the best viewpoint to see Everest makes the trip complete. One can collect the best sunrise or sunset views from Kala Patthar. The extended version of the Everest Base Camp trek is a tea house type trekking like all trekking on Everest. There are good tea houses with good food and accommodation available. Like other trekking in Nepal, Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek is also a seasonal adventure in Nepal. The best time to trek Everest Base Camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Trekking on Everest in the monsoon is not recommended. Although, trekking in winter is still possible.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

You arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport. Glacier Nepal treks representative welcomes you at the airport and takes you to the hotel by privet vehicle. After a short rest, You will meet the guide at our office. you may have some questions about trekking he will give you an answer to the question. Overnight at the hotel.

After having breakfast at the hotel. We drive from Kathmandu to Salleri is about a 266.9 km drive 8 to 9  hours by jeep but the roadway is gravel and newly made. We have lunch on the way to Salleri. Overnight stay at Salleri.

After having breakfast at the hotel. we start is a very easy day first follow the road and on the way, we can see the view of Numbur Himal and will reach Phaplu. Where we will see more trekkers to the Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu coming by plane. Then the trail crosses the Rai village and sherpa village through the alpine forest and rice traces to Ringmo in this place we stop for lunch after lunch gradually up to Taksindo. Overnight stay at Taksindo.

After having lunch at the Hotel. Today we need to walk 6 to 7 hours up to Khari Khola. From Taksindo goes down gently to Nantahala. After that, the trail descends to the Dudh Koshi river after crossing the river the trail continues through the forest to Big Rai village, we stop for lunch in this place. we need to climb a ridge to the village and then reach  Khai Khola a very big Magar community. Overnight stay at Khari Khola.

After having breakfast at the Hotel. Today we start our trek by first descending to small Khola (river) and crossing the bridge and climbing up to Buksa danda. After that quit, the easy path of walking through the forest and bamboo bush to reach Paiya. Overnight at Paiya.

After having breakfast at the Hotel. The trail goes through the forest and descends to the village of Surke. Where Pasang Lhamu Sherpa first Nepali woman to climb the summit of Mt Everest on 22 April 1993 was born in this village. After that, we need to climb Chauri kharka village through the forest, barley, and potato fields. The trail continues up to reach Chheplung. We see more trekkers flying to Lukla and heading to Everest Base Camp and some trekkers coming back from Everest Base Camp. From Chheplung easy path to Phakding cross the Thado Koshi, and Ghat village will reach Phakdding. Overnight stay at Phakding.

After breakfast, we start trekking before reaching the Banker you can see the beautiful view of mt Thamserku. Today we enter Sagarmatha ( Everest Nepali name) national park. After crossing the several times suspension bridge we climb up we will see the first view of Mt. Everest. If you get lucky you may see a red panda before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar 

Namche Bazaar is a gateway to Everest and the biggest village in this region. We hike to the Everest view hotel to acclimatize and to see the spectacular view of mt Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam Nuptse, and many other peaks. after heading back to Namche you can also visit the Sagarmatha national park head office, sherpa museum, market, and some cafés that show movies about Everest and sherpas overnight at Namche Bazaar.

After breakfast, we trek to Kinjoma and ascent to mong-la from here you can see an amazing view of Mt Amadablam, Thamserku and yak Khang then drop down to Dudh Koshi river. Climb up through the rhododendron forest to Phortse. You can visit a monastery in the evening. overnight at Phortse

We trek ridge of the mountain in this route you will not get any house for the next three hours. Before you left Photse to check your water and any other thing if you need it before reaching Panbuche. now we are at the main trekking train like other trekkers crossing the mani wall and prayer flags. Now the trail is easier than the last part until Dinboche, now we are at the highest real village in this region where you will potato fields. Overnight at Dingboche.

Hike to Nagartsang peak (5,083m/16,675ft).It takes several hours to summit and gets back to Dingboche, from the top you will see the 5th highest Mt. Makalu 8463m, island peak, Isma valley peak 39, Amadablam, and glaciers. Overnight stay at Dingboche

The trail is gradual up until the end of the Khumbu glacier, today we gain a few more hundred meters. You have to be careful with your pace and your guide’s instruction. From Thukla trail is steep up Thukla pass. Now you are at a memorial place where you will see another amazing view of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche peak, and many more peaks. Labuche lies at the next Khumbu glacier. overnight stay at Lobuche.

Today is one most important days of the Everest base camp trek. Heading to Gorakshep and Everest base camp beside the Khumbu glacier all day long above 5000 must be quite difficult for most trekkers. From the Everest base camp, you can see the only top of mt. Everest, Khumbu icefall, and other mountains. After spending some time at base camp we return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

Today we wake up very early in the morning to hike to Kala Patthar, it takes a couple of hours to reach the top. Now you will see the sunrise and spectacular view of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Thamserku, Tabuchi, and Khumbu glacier, after some time we walk back to Gorakshep. after having breakfast long day trek down to Pangboche. Overnight stay at Pangboche.

After having breakfast we walk down to a river, after crossing a suspension bridge we walk through the alpine forest to Dibuche then climb up to Tengboche. We visit the Tengboche monastery.  also known as Dawa Choling Gompa is the largest gompa in the Everest region. now the trail is zigzag descent to Phungitanga. Ascent to Kenjoma and get back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Today is the last day of trekking, it steeps downhill until the Dudh Kosi river. A passing couple of suspension bridges we exit Sagarmatha national park. Keep walking down to Thadekosi, this is the lowest point of the Everest base camp trek. then the ascent to Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.

After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Take you to the hotel. After taking your own time, you can visit around Thamel. In the evening we have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance. Overnight stay at the hotel.

This is your final day in Nepal. Glacier Nepal treks representative will drop you at Tribhuwan international airport by privet vehicle. Home sweet home

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Includes

    • All airport and hotel transfers with private transportation.
    • One-way flight ticket Lukla/Kathmandu.
    • By jeep or by bus from Kathmandu to Salleri.
    • Two-night accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trek.
    • Government License holder trekking guide.
    • Coverage of guides and porter's meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and
    • Other necessary equipment.
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and Sagarmatha national park fee and local entry fee.
    • Medical kit.
    • All Government and Local Taxes.
    • Minus 20 sleeping bags and duffle bags need to return after trekking.
    • Farewell Dinner after trekking.

Doesn't Include

    • International Flight.
    • Excess baggage charges.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
    • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, and battery recharge.
    • Shopping and hot shower during the trek.
    • Laundry, extra porters, beverages, etc.
    • Personal clothing and gear.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for guide and porters.
    • Additional costs or delays caused by management are out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concerns, and illness.
    • Change of government policy, political instability raises strikes, moments, etc.
    • Bar beverage bills.

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