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    Are you afraid of flying? 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 that will take you to the foothills of the world’s highest white giant without flying. Come and secure your place today with the Nepal Hiking Team.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      17 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax

    Trip Overview

    This 17-day trip doesn’t require you to take a flight to Lukla. Hence, trekkers do not have to worry about the bad weather and flight cancellations. Furthermore, strolling on this path will let trekkers interact with the locals in the lower villages of Solukhumbu District.

    One can witness the unique lifestyle of the ethnic Sherpas in the lower region rather than the upper Khumbu areas. Therefore, despite featuring a cultural experience of the same ethnic groups, the trip offers a chance to witness a different way of lifestyle.

    You can appreciate the beautiful village of the Sherpa communities and the mesmerizing grand monasteries while viewing the majestic peaks. Appreciating the fine villages of Sherpa communities and grand monasteries while viewing majestic peaks, this tranquil trip grants some breathtaking and unforgettable experiences.

    The trail follows the region's narrow canyons and gushing white rivers. Witnessing the serene 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.

    Best Highlights for Everest Base Camp Trek by Road

    • Take a scenic drive to and from Ringmo via a private 4WD Jeep.
    • Explore the undiscovered Sherpa Communities of the lower Everest region.
    • Enjoy the seclusion of a less-traveled trail before reaching Phakding.
    • Explore the Himalayan wildlife and vegetation in the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO sites.
    • Immerse yourself in the beautiful sunset view amidst the magnificent mountains from Kongde Village.
    • Cherish yourself in the beauty of Namche Bazaar along with the incredible Tengboche monastery and many other charming Sherpa traditions.
    • 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 Trek by Road

    The Everest Base Camp Trek by Road takes place only in the dry season. Except for the monsoon season, lasting from June to mid-September, the journey takes place in spring, autumn, and winter.

    We do not recommend traveling during the monsoon as the roads are not black-topped and might be extremely muddy. Heavy monsoon is likely to diminish the roadways and make this journey difficult.  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 conditions and make the journey difficult.

    Among the three seasons, the best time for Everest Base Camp trek by Road 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 make 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.

    Route Overview

    Your journey to the base of Mount Everest begins with an early morning drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu. It takes 8/9 hours to reach Salleri and you will be driving 266 kilometers on this day. The distance is long, has varied geography along the way, and poor road conditions. After Phaplu, you’ll continue your drive to Paiyun Village and rest your body before your exhilarating trek to the base of Mount Everest.

    From Paiyun Village, you start your trek toward Phakding. After spending a night in Phakding, the journey continues towards Namche Bazaar, where you stay for two nights to acclimatize by strolling to the Hotel Everest View, the highest-placed hotel, and admiring ancient stupas, Sherpa museums, and Memorial Stones.

    Then, continuing your walk-through of the trails to a monastery at Tengboche Village, you can take your time to adore the mesmerizing view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku. After arriving at Dingboche, you will be awed by the spectacular Ama Dablam and walk towards Nangkartshang Peak.

    Keep following the EBC route, you'll reach Gorakshep after twists and turns through the Khumbu Glacier, and then finally, you will reach the Base of Mount Everest. You can witness how the Khumbu Icefalls mesmerize you as it unwind the timeless beauty of this region. After a few moments of admiration, you will descend to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

    The next day, you hike to Kala Patthar to watch the sunrise rising from Everest. After that, you will descend to Pheriche. After reaching Pheriche, you’ll again trace your steps back towards Namche and then to Surke Village and Jubing. From there, you’ll take a Jeep and drive back to Kathmandu. The next day, you’ll be transported back to the Airport, for your departing flight back home.

    If you also want to go on this unique trek, you can contact the Nepal Hiking Team.  We can also customize any treks as per your preference and have experienced guides to assist you in your journey.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in private vehicles, including airport transfers
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available lodges for accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with a hot shower at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters (1 Porter for 2 hikers), including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
    • Duffle bag for the trekking
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
    • All require trek permits
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • Government taxes and office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US$ 100. Please bring two copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta, etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except for Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • WIFI internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Everest Base Camp Trek by Road set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Everest Base Camp Trek by Road departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    May, 2024

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