Do you want to walk on a less crowded trail to Everest Base Camp? Well, you can check out our Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri. It is an alternative route to the base of the world's highest mountain. The journey provides a more authentic experience of the local culture than the more popular Lukla route.
Our trek begins with an initial alternate route via Phaplu. This route adds a touch of exclusivity to your trekking experience. As you traverse the picturesque landscapes, you'll have the chance to witness the untamed beauty of the Everest region. You'll pass through remote villages, lush forests, and cascading rivers.
As the trek progresses, the trail eventually merges with the regular route at Phakding. From here, you'll continue your journey toward the Everest Base Camp. While the Salleri route may involve slightly more trekking days than the traditional Lukla route, the rewards are well worth it.
- Start your journey with a long drive to Ringmo. And Catch a glimpse of the countryside of Nepal.
- Make a visit to the Takshindo Monastery and get an opportunity to interact with the monks.
- Set foot on Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Encounter endangered wildlife and various species of birds in Khumbu.
- Unwind and stroll around the allies of the bustling town, Namche Bazar.
- Explore the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche Monastery.
- Celebrate the victory of reaching the base of the world’s highest mountain- Mt Everest.
- Hike up to Kala Pathar, the highest viewpoint in the Khumbu region.
- Enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas from Kala Pathar.
- End your journey by catching a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be warmly welcome by one of your staff and then escorted to the hotel in Kathmandu. After briefly discussing the next day’s plan, you’ll have the rest of the evening to yourself. After preparing and ensuring to pack all the equipment required for the trek, you’ll initiate the journey with a long drive to Ringmo. After arriving, you’ll walk for 30-min to reach Takhindo, where you’ll stay for the night. Moving forward, you’ll pass through small villages like Khari khola, Puiyan, and Phakding before reaching the largest town in the Khumbu region- Namche Bazar.
In Namche Bazar, you’ll stay one more day for acclimatization. On this day, you’ll let your body adjust to the high altitude and hike to the Everest view hotel. Continuing your trek, you’ll again pass through small sherpa settlements such as Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche before reaching the last stop at the foothill of the world’s highest mountain, Gorakshep. In Dingboche, you’ll stay there for another night to acclimate your body.
After reaching the base camp of Mt Everest, you’ll return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. Thereafter, you’ll hike up to Kala Pathar for a close-up view of Mt. Everest. Now, retracing your steps, you’ll return to Namche Bazar through Pheriche. And finally, you’ll walk on a steeply downward trail and reach Lukla. Lastly, bidding farewell to the Himalayas, you’ll end your trek by catching a 30-min flight back to Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, you’ll have a reserved day to relax and shop for souvenirs for your friends and family before flying back home.
When is the best time to explore?
The Everest Base Camp via Salleri definitely offers a different experience than the standard EBC trek. Now, you may be wondering whether the best time to embark on this journey and the standard EBC trek is the same or not.
Let us clear this out for you.
The best season for the trek is indeed Spring and Autumn. The weather is mild during these times, which allows you to enjoy the trek in a wholesome way. Embarking on this journey during spring and autumn gives you two different experiences. In spring, the full bloom of Rhododendrons will add color and vibrancy to your trek. And in autumn, the breezy wind will add serenity to your hike.
Having said that, the journey is accessible all year round. You can also get on this journey during the monsoon and winter seasons. It will surely be a unique experience for you.
Talking about the difficulty level, it is considered a moderate-leveled trek. It is a great choice for trekkers who want to push themselves a bit but don't want to take on something too tough.
Starting the journey with a long drive along the bumpy roads. You can expect daily walks of 5-7 hours with some steep ascents and descents, but the gradual ascent allows for better acclimatization and reduces the risk of altitude sickness compared to other routes.
While the trek does require a good level of physical fitness, it's easy enough for most people. With proper preparation and planning, you can easily tackle this moderate-level trek and come away with memories that will last a lifetime.
So why not take on the challenge and embark on an Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri? The rewards are well worth the effort!
Are you finished looking at the Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri? Do you want more options to explore? Well, we have some for you.
The standard 16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek via Lukla is the first option to delve into. The journey takes you through the popular route of the Everest Base Camp. Initiating the journey with a scenic flight to Lukla will surely be one of the highlights of the trip.
The second one is the Everest Base Camp by Road. It is an 18-Day journey that takes you to the foothill of Mt Everest by road. The trek offers an opportunity to explore the untouched area of the lower Khumbu region.
Whichever trekking package you choose, we will arrange it for you and make sure you have the best experience in the Himalayas.