Kathmandu to Salleri or Phaplu is about 270 kilometers takes 8 hours by private jeep. Driving route is through Dhulikhel Khurkot – Ghurmi Madya Pahadi highway. Salleri and Phaplu is lower part of Khumbu region. If you want to trek Everest region without flying, drive to Salleri or Phaplu is the best optional and trek another 4 days to reach Namche Bazar. Renting a Jeep from Kathmandu Phaplu or sallery cost you USD 325, which can adjust up to 7 peoples. Kathmandu to Salleri or Kathmandu to Phaplu jeep route is the same and same cost. Salleri is a little bit below Phaplu. Salleri is a bigger place and have more shops and accommodation.
Trekking Everest base camp from Salleri or Phaplu
3 days trekking reach to Phakding which is a day trekking from Lukla if you take flight from Kathmandu to Lukla as many trekkers do. If you want to skip Lukla flight and want to explore typical noncommercial low region of Khuimbu, drive to Salleri or Phaplu and starting your trekking is the best option.
Private 4wheel jeep to rent Kathmandu to Salleri or Phaplu
Jeep rent to Kharikhola
Kharikhola is another 19 kilometers from Salleri. Since the road is all gravel mountain road, it takes another 3 hours time to reach from Salleri. If it is the dry season it reach direct Kharikhola from Kathmandu in single day. Have to start early in the morning at 5am from Kathmandu. You will reach there by evening. It is long journey with Jeep. There will be tourist standard jeep from Kathmandu till salleri and from Salleri we provide local reserve jeep to Kharikhola. It cost USD 475 in total. If the time is still rainy that makes muddy road, it may takes two days time to reach Kharikhola from Kathmandu. Kharikhola is the point to start Everest trekking by skipping Lukla flight. It is 2 days trekking to reach Phakding the main trekking trail of Everest Base camp. Phakding is single day trekking from Lukla, if you fly to there.