Everest Base Camp trek by Road

alternative route involves traveling by road from Kathmandu to Salleri

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  • Starting PriceUS$

  • Duration of Trips15 Days

  • Location: Everest Region

  • Type of Trip: Tea House Trek

  • Max. Altitude:Kalapatthar 5,545m

  • Trip Grade:Strenuous Trek

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Everest Base Camp trek by Road

The Everest Base Camp trek by road is a unique and adventurous way to reach the iconic base camp of the world's highest peak. This alternative route involves traveling by road from Kathmandu to Salleri, followed by trekking through the Solu region of Nepal to reach Everest Base Camp. The journey begins in Kathmandu, where you embark on a scenic drive towards Salleri, the administrative center of Solu. The road journey takes you through picturesque countryside, terraced fields, and traditional villages, providing an opportunity to witness the rural lifestyle of the Nepalese people.

From Salleri 3hrs drive to Khaorikharka/Thamdanda, the trekking portion of the journey begins. The trail meanders through lush forests, rhododendron groves, and charming Sherpa villages. This region is known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. Along the way, you will pass through places like Phaplu, Ringmo, Junbesi, and Nunthala, immersing yourself in the local way of life. As you ascend higher, you will eventually join the main Everest Base Camp trail at Phakding, the trail continues through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Lobuche, and finally to Everest Base Camp.

The road trek offers a different perspective and experience compared to the traditional Lukla-to-EBC trek. It allows you to explore less crowded trails, interact with local communities, and appreciate the natural beauty of the Solu region. While the road trek may take slightly longer than the Lukla route, it provides a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the cultural and scenic aspects of the Everest region. Whether you choose the road trek or the traditional Lukla route, both options provide an incredible adventure and the chance to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and cultural richness of the Everest region.


Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Salleri or Phaplu is about 270 kilometers takes 8 hours by private jeep

Day 02Drive from Salleri to Khaorikharka/Thamdanda (2,326) by Jeep 19 Kilometer 3 Hours and trek to Paiya (2,800 m) - 2 hours / Overnight at Paiya

Day 03Trek Paiya to Phakding (2,640m) -7 hours / Overnight at Phakding

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 hours / Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Day 05Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m), Everest View Hotel (3,880m)/ Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Day 06Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m) -5 hours / Overnight at Tengboche

Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) -5 hours / Overnight at Dingboche

Day 08Acclimatization and Explore day at Dingboche visit Nangkartshang peak (5,615m) / Overnight at Dingboche

Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) -5 hours / Overnight at Lobuche

Day 10Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours /Overnight at Gorakshep

Day 11Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5,545m) -2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,240m) -4 to 5 hours / Overnight at Kalapatthar

Day 12Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 6-7/ Overnight at Kalapatthar

Day 13Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 hours / Overnight at Lukla

Day 14Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)- for 30 minutes and enjoy the rest of the day/ Overnight at Ktm

Day 15Free day in kathmandu

Cost Details

Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
    • Kathmandu to Salleri or Phaplu is about 270 kilometers takes 8 hours by private jeep
    • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
    • Transportation- to/from trek starting & ending point
    • Sagarmatha National Park permit, and trekking TIMS fee.
    • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
    • 3- Nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis
    • Return fly from Lukla - Ktm by domestic air
    • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

Cost Excludes

    • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu
    • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses-laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (cold drinks and mineral/hot water)
    • Tips for guide & porter.
    • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
    • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
    • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.
Note: The price of the trip varies depending on the services selected by our clients and the size of the group. We recognize that every traveler has their unique needs and preferences, and we strive to create a personalized experience tailored to those specifications. Prepare yourself for an exceptional journey customized to your interests and desires, whether you're seeking an affordable adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the intricate planning to us as we meticulously handle all the details, ensuring that your dream trip becomes a reality. Relax, unwind, and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.


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What is the best season for Everest Base Camp trek?
- The best seasons for the Everest Base Camp trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. The visibility is excellent, allowing trekkers to enjoy stunning mountain views. It is important to note that weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, so it is advisable to check the weather forecast and be prepared for variable conditions.

Can I drive from Kathmandu to Salleri or Phaplu?
- Yes, it is possible to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri or Phaplu, which are relatively closer to the Everest region compared to Lukla. These towns can be accessed by road, although the roads are unpaved and can be challenging, especially during the rainy season. Driving to Salleri or Phaplu can reduce the trekking distance to Everest Base Camp. From there, you can start your trek on foot.

Can I rent a jeep to Kharikhola for the Everest Base Camp trek?
- Yes, you can rent a jeep to Kharikhola, which is a village located in the Everest region. However, it is important to note that the road conditions are rough, and the journey can be quite challenging. Hiring a jeep can save time and reduce the trekking distance, but it is recommended to hire an experienced driver who is familiar with the terrain and local conditions.

What permits do I need for Everest Base Camp trekking?
- To trek to Everest Base Camp, you need the following permits:

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: This permit allows entry into the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a protected area encompassing the Everest region.

Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit: The card is a registration card that helps track trekkers and ensures their safety. It provides essential information about trekkers and their itineraries.

These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Lukla. It is recommended to check with the authorized tourism agencies or the Department of Immigration for the most up-to-date permit requirements and fees.

Is it advisable to trek to Everest Base Camp with a professional trekking guide and porter?
- Yes, it is highly recommended to trek to Everest Base Camp with a professional trekking guide and porter. A guide will have in-depth knowledge of the region, including the trails, weather conditions, and potential challenges. They can provide valuable assistance, ensure your safety, and help with navigation and communication. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less physical strain and enjoy the journey. Hiring a guide and porter also supports the local economy and helps provide employment opportunities for the local community.

Everest Base Camp trek by Road