The main trekking trail of Khumbu region was not touched with ground transportation before. Now there are various route which touch with gravel road and trekking through this route is still not popular. One of the short and comfortable driving route to Everest region is via Salleri. 15 days trekking and driving ,1 days rest in Kathmandu after long days trekking makes this plan total 16 days. Including your arrival in Kathmandu and departure day from Kathmandu makes total program 18 days. 6 days of trekking and driving is in unexplored low land region of Khumbu where you can expect tourist standard basic accommodations and locally prepared foods. Salleri, Nunthala, Chutok, Paiya and to Phakding. Cost of Lukla flight covers your transportation from Kathmandu to Salleri and 6 more days trekking on the region.
Driving and Trekking to Everest Base Camp
8 hours driving road to Salleri from Kathmandu is mixed of well paved and gravel. We will provide you comfortable 4wheel jeep. Another driving for 6 hour is from Salleri to Thandanda which we take local jeep and driving road is entirely rough. Unique trekking trail from last point of jeep station to Phakding can expect beautiful landscape with drop of Himalayan views. Typical Sherpa and Rai communities are well settled in this region. Exploring their simple life style, their daily works and their unique cultures are feels different than regular trekking route of Everest. It also help to make your body fit in acclimatization before reaching Phakding and Namche which are trekking towns more than 2600 miters altitude. Two days of acclimatization (Namche and Dingboche) helps to fill power in your body reaching easily Everest Base Camp (5364m) and climb Kalapathar (5,545m). Trekking return same way back to Phakding than to Thandanda. Drive back to Kathmandu again same way by comfortable jeep. You will not reach Lukla airport. Trekking program finished without flying Lukla.
Accommodation and Foods
Professional trekking guide from Nepal highland treks look after every arrangement on the way trekking. Tourist standard local guest house accommodation on twin sharing will be provided throughout trekking days. You may have to share room with other peoples for a night in Gorakhshep (Near Everest Base Camp) depend on situation.. Hygienic foods from every lodges and restaurant are provided. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are including in the package during trekking. Every tea houses have their foods items mentioned in menu. Deluxe accommodations are also availalbe in main local towns like in Phakding, Namche and in Dibuche. If you want to choose your package in deluxe hotels on the way trekking, that also can be provided with the best cost. This is to make Everest Base Camp Trek in luxury way.
Small group trek and best season
We provide you opportunity to join our small group trekking or you can choose your private trekking with our regular guide and porter. Joining in our small group trek may reduce trekking cost by sharing transportation The best season for Everest Base Camp trekking is from March to May and September to November. Trekkers also can make this plan during Mani Rimdu Festival in Everest region. EBC trekking itinerary can customized and also have option to add Gokyo valley, Chhukung valley and also can include trekking peak climbing (Island Peak, Lobuche Peak) which are suitable for beginners climbers.