Are you among the people who are afraid of flights? But still, want to go on a journey to witness the mighty Mt. Everest up close? Then Everest Base Camp Trek by Road is an excellent option for you. It is a newly offered package which will take you to the foothill of the world’s highest white giant without flying. Come and secure your place today with Nepal Hiking Team.
Our 17-day journey does not require taking a flight to Lukla. Hence, trekkers won't have to worry about the bad weather and making changes in their plans. Moreover, walking on this path lets trekkers interact more with the locals in the lower villages in the Solu-Khumbu district.
Here, one can view a different lifestyle of Sherpa ethnic groups than in the upper Khumbu areas. Therefore, despite featuring cultural scenes of the same ethnic groups, the journey offers a chance to taste slightly different ways of life.
Furthermore, Everest Base Camp Trek by Road begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Ringmo via Phaplu. It is a long yet scenic journey, so trekkers be ready to sit on a four-wheeler driving vehicle.
Appreciating the fine villages of Sherpa communities and grand monasteries while viewing majestic peaks, this serene trip grants some awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience.
The walking path follows the region's narrow canyons and gushing white rivers. Witnessing the tranquil beauty of the pastures and the terraced farms in the shadows of mountain peaks, this trek lets you enjoy the gorgeous setting beneath giant snow-capped mountain peaks.
Altogether, it's a lovely trek that lets you see parts of Everest that would otherwise go unnoticed. The vistas of the mountain peaks will wow you at every bend of the walking path.
- Scenic drive to/from Ringmo by Private 4WD JEEP.
- Visit the unexplored Sherpa communities of the lower Everest region
- Enjoy the solitude of traffic less trail before reaching Phakding
- Explore the wildlife in Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO sites.
- Sink in the beautiful sunset view amidst the magnificent mountains from Kongde Village.
- Cherish the beauty of Namche Bazaar along with the incredible Tengboche monastery along with many other charming Sherpa hamlets
- Appreciate the fine beauty of the Everest massif from Everest Base Camp
- Witness the world's highest glacier, "the Khumbu Glacier."
- Savor the glorious sunrise view from Kala Patthar
- Enjoy the vistas of the glorious surrounding mountains- Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, etc.
Best time for Everest Base Camp Drive-In and Drive-Out Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek by Road takes place only in the dry season. Therefore, except for the monsoon season, which lasts from June to mid-September, the journey takes place in spring, autumn and winter.
We don't recommend it during monsoon as the roads are still not wholly pitched. Thus, heavy monsoon rain is highly likely to diminish the road condition and make the journey difficult.
Among the three seasons, the best time for Everest Base Camp Drive-In and Drive-Out trek is spring and autumn.
The spring season lasts from March to May and offers chilly and warm weather conditions. It is a good weather season for trekking and offers snow-covered hills and clear mountain scenery.
Meanwhile, from September to November, autumn is another ideal time for this trek. With lovely weather, spellbinding views, and dry conditions makes it another beautiful time for trekking.
At the same time, doing this trek is also possible during the winter season; however, it gets challenging due to the freezing temperature. Nevertheless, the Himalayan vistas are grand around this time, making your journey worthwhile.
Is this the Right Journey for me?
It is a fitting 18 days trekking journey to avoid flying to Lukla. This trek gradually takes you to Everest Base Camp, allowing plenty of time to adjust to changing elevations.
This journey is an excellent combination of walking on an off-beat path and the regular popular trail that lets trekkers see the vibrancy of both hiking trails of Nepal. Not to forget the overwhelmingly stunning views of Everest massif, this trip only gets better and better.
Despite that, don't hesitate to contact our support team if you have any doubts about this journey. We are happy to assist you.
Similarly, you may also check Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri, which is almost the same but a slightly different journey as it involves visiting Lukla village and flying to Kathmandu.
Likewise, you may check the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek program, which features the trail walked by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa- the first summiteers of Mt. Everest.
However, if you are still interested in the Everest Base Camp Trek that includes the flight to Lukla, you may check out our regular 16-day package.