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Everest Base Camp Trek Through Salleri

Everest Base Camp Trek Through Salleri

The Everest Base Camp trek through Salleri is one of the least ventured trekking trails in Nepal. It is an off-the-beaten trek that takes you through the least walked trails to reach Lukla before you start walking in the Everest region.

EBC trek through Salleri is an ideal trek for those who do not want to take a flight to Lukla. On this trek, you will be exploring the hidden areas of the southern Everest region at Solu and Khumbu districts.

The amazing views and least explored trails link with the usual trail and lead to the Everest Base Camp.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp through Salleri

  • Spectacular sceneries of lush forests, greenery, gorges, Sunkoshi River, and terraced fields.
  • This unique trail takes you through the glimmering settlements, pine and oak forests, tiny streams to reach the main trail to EBC in Phakding.
  • Exploring Namche Bazar and its antique cultural sites, Tengboche Monastery, Kalapatthar.
  • The stunning views of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and the mighty Everest.
  • Exploring the Sherpa Culture

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How to Reach Salleri from Kathmandu?

You can hire a Jeep from Kathmandu to reach Salleri. The road trip to Salleri will take you around 7 to 8 hours.

You can either hire a private jeep or share Jeep as per your convenience. Sharing a Jeep can cost you up to USD 30 per person.

This price includes your pickup from the hotel you are staying in and the entire road trip to Salleri.

You can also hire a private jeep. This tends to be more expensive and can cost you more than a flight ticket. Therefore, sharing jeep is much economic option.

You can contact us to book your Jeep to reach Salleri. For this, you can 01-4258079 or +9779845775892 (Dhiran) or email us at info@eagleeyetrek.com to make your reservations.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp through Salleri

Day 1: Kathmandu to Salleri

Elevation: 1400 meters (Kathmandu) 1800 meters (Saleleri)

Duration: 7 to 8 hours drive

Highlights:

  • Panoramic views of the Sunkoshi River Valley
  • Stunning views of the lush green hills, forests, and Dudh Khola Peak.

Overnight at Salleri.

Day 2:  Salleri to Takshindo La

Elevation: 3140 meters

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Astounding scenery of Numpur Himal
  • Walking through hilly gorges and streams
  • Cross a pine forest from Fera to reach Ringmo Village

Overnight stay at Tak Shindo La.

Day 3: Takshindo La to Kharikhola

Elevation: 2250 meters

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • View of the beautiful Salleri that resides on the terrace slopes.
  • Fluttering Tibetan flags on the housetops signify the dominance of Buddhism
  • View of Nunthala town

Overnight stay in a lodge at Kharikhola

Day 4: Kharikhola to Paiya

Elevation: 3140 meters

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Exploring the large Magar settlement of Kharikhola
  • Walking across a stream and bridge to reach Bupsa Village
  • Encircling panoramic view of the region

Overnight stay in a lodge at Paiya.

Day 5: Paiya to Phakding

Elevation: 2657 meters

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Joining the main trail and trekkers who come by flight to Lukla
  • Exploring the Sherpa villages enriched with Buddhism
  • View of beautiful Lukla

Overnight stay at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 6: Phakding to Namche Bazar

Elevation: 3440 meters

Duration:  5 to 6 hours hike.

Highlights:

  • Entering the Sagarmatha National Park
  • A diversity of rare flora and fauna
  • Beautiful views of rhododendron, pine and fir forests
  • Walking across high bridges over the glacial rivers
  • The beautiful views of Ama Dablam, Everest and Kongde Ri from Namche Bazar

Overnight at a local lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 7: Rest at Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization

Highlights:

  • Hike to the top of Namche for amazing close-up views of the Everest, Ama Dablam, and panoramic views of other peaks.
  • Visiting the National Park Museum. You get information about the Khumbu region, Sherpa culture, and history, details on mountaineering etc.
  • Amazing sunrise and sunset view from the Syangboche Airport.

Overnight stay at Namche Bazar.

Day 8: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Elevation: 3860 meters

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Scenic and gradual walk towards Imjatse River at Phunki Tenga with the amazing view of the Everest. It is an ideal spot for refreshment.
  • Walking through the alpine forests to reach a beautiful surrounding at the Tengboche Monastery.
  • Close and clear view of Everest and Ama Dablam
  • Tour into the Monastery and observe the monks at prayers
  • Witness Mani Rimdu festival, if you are here in October. It is a religious colorful festival where the monks perform a mask dance to wade away the evil spirits.

Overnight stay in a lodge at Tengboche.

Day 9: Tengboche to Dingboche

Elevation: 4410 meters

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • A slow climb to Pangboche Village, the last Sherpa permanent village on the route to the Everest Base Camp.
  • Walk on the barren and arid country from Pangboche. The tree lines drop for smaller bushes of Juniper and dwarf Rhododendron.
  • Walking to a river gorge and a wide glacial valley in Dingboche.
  • Stunning view of Imjatse and Island Peaks.

Overnight stay in a lodge at Dingboche.

Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuche

Elevation: 4940 meters

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Climbing to a ridge marked with prayer flags and stupas.
  • Reaching Thugla, where the Khumbu glacier melts into a torrential river
  • Steep climb at Thugla hill
  • Reach Lobuche and witness the marvelous view of Lobuche and Nuptse peaks.

Overnight stay at Lobuche.

Day 11: Lobuche to EBC and Back to Gorakshep

Elevation: 5380 meters (EBC), 5164 meters (Gorakshep)

Duration: 6 to 7 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Reach the main highlight and the final destination, Everest Base Camp
  • The slow climb to reach above the Khumbu Glacier
  • Walking past moraine dunes
  • Mesmerizing views of Nuptse-Lo La, huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers

Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

Day 12: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pangboche

Elevation: Kalapatthar (5643 meters), Pangboche (3985 meters)

Duration:  6 to 7 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Reach the highest point of the trek at Kalapatthar and witness the panoramic views of the mountains and Everest at a ‘stone-throw’ distance.
  • Descend to Gorakshep, Lobuche, and Thungla to reach the windy valley of Pheriche
  • Descend further to reach Pongboche, where we can witness Ama Dablam in a closeup view.

Overnight stay at Pangboche.

Day 13: Pangboche to Kyanjin Ma

Elevation: 4773 meters

Duration: 6 to 7 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Cross the bridge over Imjatse River and climb up to Tengboche Monastery
  • Enjoy the green vegetation and increasing tree lines.
  • Walk up and down hills, exploring the diverse flora and fauna
  • Reach Kyanjinma
  • Witness Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and other peaks from Kyanjinma

Overnight stay at Kyanjinma.

Day 14: Kyanjin Ma to Monjo via Namche Bazaar

Elevation: 3440 meters (Namche Bazaar), 2835 meters (Monjo)

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Lunch at Namche Bazaar, and leisure time for a stroll around the town.
  • Walk downhill to Dudhkoshi River
  • Mesmerizing views of the diverse flora and fauna, mountain peaks and rivers.
  • Reach Monjo

Overnight stay at Monjo.

Day 15: Monjo to Lukla

Elevation: 2860 meters

Duration:  4 hours hike

Highlights:

  • The last walk of the adventure.
  • Follow the same trail back to Lukla, passing Phakding and Ghat Village.
  • Cross Dudh Koshi River a few more times.
  • A last and final climb to reach Lukla at the end.
  • High scenic views of the Khumbu and Everest region.

Overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu

Elevation: 1400 meters

Duration: 35 minutes of flight

Highlights:

  • A scenic flight back to Kathmandu with green hills and snow capped mountains
  • Return to hotel in Kathmandu
  • Relax

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Kathmandu spare day with optional tour options

Highlights:

  • Tour around the cultural and  historical sites of the valley
  • Exploring the local areas, Gumbas, and Temples

Overnight stay at Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure

On this day, our team member will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What to Pack for Everest Base Camp Trek through Salleri?

Here’s a brief detail of things that you need to pack inside your trekking bag. Although you will pack depending on your preference, these are the must-have things for your trek to EBC through Salleri.

Upper Body Gears

  • Cap/ beanie/ scarf/ buff
  • UV Ray Protection/ Glacier glasses
  • Head Torch
  • Earmuffs
  • Gloves
  • Hiking T-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • Light jacket and vest
  • Wind and rain jacket
  • Insulating jacket

Lower Body Gears

  • Long and short hiking pants
  • Lightweight and warm long underwear
  • Wind and rainproof trousers
  • Hiking socks
  • Trekking boots, trekking shoes, and sandals
  • Gaiters

Medicine and First Aid

  • Headache and Fever Medicines
  • General painkiller
  • Burn Cream
  • Medicine for diarrhea and stomach ache
  • Blister treatments
  • Band-aid
  • Cramp bandage

Others

  • Passport
  • Passport size photos
  • Energy bars and snacks as per your preference
  • Good Camera and rechargeable batteries (extra batteries too)
  • Hiking pole
  • Binoculars
  • Ziploc bag (to store your documents and valuables)

Cost of Trekking Guide from EBC Trek through Salleri

We always advise trekkers to hire a professional trekking guide. This ensures your safety as the guides know the best routes and they are highly trained for emergency situations as well.

You can contact us for the experienced and friendly guides who promise you best trekking experiences.

For a well-experienced guide, you will have to pay around USD 25 per day. Also, you might want to tip them by the end of the trek. Even though it is not mandatory, guides do expect tips for the service.

Likewise, you can hire a local porter, who will help you with the luggage. You might want to hike freely and comfortably. The porter will carry your luggage throughout the trek. They will charge you around USD 18 per day.

The cost of porters and guides can vary according to the season you choose to trek.

Conclusion

The Everest Base Camp Trek through Salleri is an amazing experience. If you are seeking for something new while trekking into the Everest region, this is the trek for you.

It is a beautiful journey that allows you to explore the unexplored. At each turn of the trekking trail, you will witness the most amazing views of the mountains and a diversity of flora and fauna.

You will have a memorable experience exploring the ethnic Sherpa culture on the valleys of the Everest region. The tranquil beauty of the pastures and terrace farms under the shadowing mountain peaks are simply captivating.

If you have more questions and queries regarding the trek, please feel free to contact us. Our experts are always ready to help you.

Do you have any question about trip to Nepal?

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