Everest Base Camp Trek by Road | No Flight

Everest Base Camp Trek by Road  | No Flight
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax. 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Teahouses 
  • Best Time
    March to May and Sept to Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,350USD
Group Booking Discount
No. of peoplePrice per person
1-11800
2-31350
4-51250
6-71200
$450 extra for a solo traveler

Point to be Noted.

1. The Everest Base Camp Trek by Road is a long journey by a private 4WD jeep, so be prepared to experience the discomfort of a long drive and bumpy roads.

2. We do not recommend this trek during the monsoon season, as the road are likely to be diminished by the monsoon rain and making the journey difficult.

3. We suggest you take an extra day before and after your trek for jet lag & buffer day to enjoy this journey to its fullest.

4. The following itinerary is completely customizable, so don’t hesitate to contact us to modify it to suit your best interest.

Trip Overview

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.

Following the rugged trails of Takshindo, the trip proceeds via Khari Khola and Puiyan before reaching Phakding and Namche from where we follow the classic route to the Everest Base Camp.

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Jubing (2,003 m) by 4WD JEEP – 11-12 hrs

Day 03: Trek to Paiyun Village (2,760 m) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft), Duration: 6 Hours

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 6 Hours

Day 06: Acclimatization Day - Hike To Everest View Hotel, Duration: 3-4 Hours

Day 07: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft), Duration: 5 hours

Day 08: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft), Duration: 5 hours

Day 09: Acclimatization day - hike to Nagerjun and return, duration: 4-5 hours

Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft), Duration: 5 Hours

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorakshep, Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 8 hours

Day 12: Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft), then trek back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft). Walking Distance - 13 to 14 km, Duration - 7 hours

Day 13: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 7 hours

Day 14: Namche to Surke Village (2535m) Duration: 7-8 Hours

Day 15: Trek back to Jubing, 5-6 hours

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure

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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

I was doing

LachlanAustralia

I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!