Everest Base Camp Trek by Road Overview
Are you excited about embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek but prefer a less explored route with fewer concerns about Lukla flight issues?
If your answer is yes, then our exclusive Everest Base Camp trek by road package could be the perfect choice for you. While most treks in the Everest region begin with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, this package offers a unique twist. Instead, you will enjoy a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Salleri, the district headquarters of Solukhumbu.
By opting for this alternative route, you will have the opportunity to experience a different side of the Everest region. The trek will take you through lesser-known trails, providing a sense of adventure and discovery as you make your way toward the base camp. You'll be able to enjoy breathtaking views, untouched natural beauty, and a tranquil environment compared to the busier EBC trekking route.
In addition to the advantages of this less explored path, you can also avoid potential flight-related challenges that often arise when flying to Lukla. The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Salleri offers a more reliable and predictable mode of transportation, ensuring a smoother start to your trekking adventure in the beautiful Everest region.
Our Salleri to Everest Base Camp trek package is meticulously designed to cater to your needs and provide an unforgettable experience. Along the way, you'll have the guidance and support of our experienced mountain guide, who will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the journey.
Views & cultural experiences during the trek
As the trek unfolds, you'll be enchanted by the allure of the trail. Passing through small streams and traversing hilly gorges, you'll find yourself surrounded by magnificent pine and rhododendron forests. One of the highlights of this route is the close-up view of Numbur Himal. The dense forests open up to terraced fields and meadows. And once we are above the tree line, the region gets barren and rocky.
Numerous mountains, hills, waterfalls, and glaciers are seen along the trail. From the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest (8,849 m), to Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall, the views are phenomenal. Some other iconic Himalayan mountains you will come across during this trek are Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m), etc.
The traditional villages you encounter along the way provide a glimpse into the local way of life, adding cultural richness to your experience. Every step you take reveals an amazing backdrop that serves as a constant reminder of the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. Tengboche Monastery (3,867 m) and Pangboche Monastery (3,985 m) are two significant monasteries you will visit while trekking.
The locals are very welcoming and friendly. You will experience the mountain lifestyle first-hand and also get to see villagers' daily life. Our guide will help you interact with the villagers and share interesting stories and myths surrounding the villages. Along with Sherpas, the trek offers a glimpse of the culture and traditions of other mountain communities like Rai, Sherpa, Lama, Limbu, etc.
Acclimatization and altitude sickness
In addition to the excellent landscapes, this route offers practical advantages as well. By opting for this EBC trek via Salleri, you allow yourself to gradually acclimatize to the altitude. The longer duration and lower starting point of the trek allow for a more gradual ascent, giving your body ample time to adjust before reaching the Everest Base Camp.
This itinerary lowers the risk of altitude sickness, which is quite common on the Everest base camp trek. People of any age and experience can join us on this trek. Our expert guides will be there for you to take care of your health and well-being. Do not smoke or drink alcohol while trekking and keep yourself hydrated to avoid symptoms of altitude sickness.
Our Salleri to Everest Base Camp trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical well-being!
Everest Base Camp Trek by Road Difficulty
Everest base camp trek by road makes the journey longer than the usual EBC trek. This is 18 days trek and you will be spending 14 days on the mountain. Every day, you have to walk for 6 hours on average. The starting few days of the trail go mainly through dense forests and follow winding rugged hillsides. As the itinerary is well-designed, you will get enough chances to rest and recover throughout the trek.
The later part of the trekking route is difficult because the trail gets steeper and rocky and navigates via glaciers. The facilities get limited after Dingboche village, and elevation also rises drastically. You may feel exhausted sooner than before due to the high altitude. Your determination to complete the trek and endurance plays a vital role. You have to be in good health and fitness to do this trek.