Everest Base Camp Trek by Road is one of the best options to explore the top of the world -Mt. Everest and surrounded by Himalayan scenery without concern Lukla flight. This is an alternative safe way to reach Mt. Everest Base Camp since the regular flight of Lukla might be delayed for a few hours to a day to days due to unpredictable weather in the high mountain. Everest Base Camp Trek by Road has completed an exciting package for trekkers who love to have adventurous experiences in the Himalayas. The trip commences at Thamdanda after a long Jeep drive, full of curiosity through the beautiful landscape, and concludes at the same point at Thamdanda after exploring Sagarmatha's UNESCO World Heritage Site, unique Sherpa culture, warm hospitality, and wonderful snowcapped mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848.86m).
If you are looking for an alternative way to Everest Base Camp and to escape a scary thrill ride to Lukla then we at Nepal Mother House are glad to organize your Everest Base Camp Trek by Jeep drive. This trip does not only make you excited, but it is also a way to save some amount of money while escaping the Lukla flight and you have much more experience of various landscapes, cultures, and people's livelihoods while driving. Likewise, this is a great way to acclimatize before getting to the base of the mighty peak -Everest. While driving by Jeep through the low land, your body increases more immune power against altitude sickness than a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Almost every trekking agency introduced Everest Base Camp Trek must begin from Kathmandu to Lukla flight to complete in a certain time frame, however, sometimes you might not complete the trip in mindset date and cause unwanted problems during your journey due to flight concerns. So, we at Nepal Mother House Treks presented here an alternative trail to EBC by road, it is hassle-free from Kathmandu to Lukla flight and weather conditions at the Lukla Airport.
We have designed carefully this Everest Base Camp Trek by Drive package according to our valuable Guest recommendations and feedback. So in this trek, you will take a drive from Kathmandu to Lukla Bus or Jeep at the beginning of the trip and conclude the trip at the same point at Thamdanda with an exciting jeep drive. Definitely, You will collect enormous experience in the Himalayas including Sherpa's unique Culture, religious faith, wonderful mountain scenery, Glacier marine, Icefall, and Mother Nature of the Himalayas.
Can You Drive To Lukla for the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Recently, the road to Everest Base Camp has been built below the Lukla at Thamadanda/Bupsa, which takes a 4 to 5-hour walk below the Luka after the last stop of the drive. Distantly, the road from Kathmandu to Lukla is 366.9 km through the BP Highway and Tourism Highway, or known as Everest Express Highway, and has a completed road track of 329.9 km. According to the Local Government "Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality" has announced to completion of the remaining of 37 km road from Thamdanda to Lukla within the fiscal years 2078-2079. Normally, it takes a 13 to 14-hour drive to get to Thamdanda from Kathmandu. However, sometimes it takes 9 to 10 hours for the first part of Kathmandu to Salleri/Phaplu and the next 5 to 6 hours from Salleri to Thamdanda due to road traffic and its condition. If you are looking for more information about the road, time, or Jeep, kindly for through the link Kathmandu to Lukla Jeep Drive.
Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek without Lukla Flight
Normally, Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) are the best times for the Everest Base Camp Trek by a drive/without flight for 14 Days. Those seasons are considered best due to the proper weather; there will be not any spot of clouds in the sky, best visibility, good view, and safe track. The temperature at the low level will be neither hot nor cold. This is one of the best times for trekking on Everest. During the dry season and in the wintertime the road condition from Kathmandu to Thamdanda/Lukla is drivable.
Early December and the end of February are also considered good times for Everest Base Camp, especially the best time to escape with crowed of trekkers. However, winters will really challenging on the high land due to freezing cold and more chance of falling snow. Likewise, summer is challenging and not safe to walk due to a lot of rain and poor weather.
What is the Difficulty Level of Everest Base Camp Trek?
According to American author, salesman, and inspirational and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar's “Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations”, these quotes match for Everest Base Camp trek too. There are many obstacles present before you get to your destination. For the two weeks, the Everest Base Camp trek's difficulty level is moderate. However this trek doesn’t require prior trekking experience but you should be physically fit, have strong determination, and make a list of well trekking gear for Everest. First-time trekkers also can do might EBC trek without obstacles. The law of attraction says “Everything comes when you are focusing on”, so here your target is to get to the base of Mt. Everest see the astonishing view of the top of the world, and experience the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. So, you are not feeling much difficulty during this trek and it is already a long drive from Kathmandu to Thamdanda by jeep taking 13 to 14 hours at the beginning of the trip and going through the bending road peach road to the Salleri and rest rough road in different terrain.
We at Nepal Mother House Treks recommend for those, who are Physically fit and cope with long drives on the road. If you have more time, we would like to split from Kathmandu to Thamdana drive due to long long journey. This drive from Kathmandu to Salleri 9 to 10 hours and one stays overnight there. And again the next morning drive from Salleri to Thamdanda for 5 to 6 hours and walk to Puiyan (2,700m) for an overnight stay.
What Kind of Food is available on Everest Base Camp Trek Drive by Jeep?
Food is the most important for Everest Base Camp Trek; the food is something that you can’t compromise about. There are verities of food options entire Everest Base Camp Trek Without Flight To Lukla; you can get typical Nepal Dhal-Bhat, soups, snacks, Momos, fried noodles, fried rice, Chinese, and continental dishes like noodles, spaghetti, spring rolls, Piza and steak, etc. You can pick the food items from menu cards at every tea house. Normally, you will have dinner and breakfast at the hotel/tea house where you stayed overnight, and take lunch at the tea house on the way to today's trip. The cost of the food increased according to the elevation gain, as everything had to be transported by porters, mules, Yaks, or helicopter charter after flying to Lukla from Kathmandu. However, the price of the food doesn’t change according to the season. Some, places like Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Labuche will also find some bakeries items in the modern restaurant. You may take different tests of Nepalese food on the way while driving from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trek by Road
The tourist industry is growing rapidly in Nepal. The towering snowcapped peak, Mother Nature, people's culture, and religious hormones attract Millions of tourists every year. Nepal has eight out of the 10 highest mountains in the world. Nowadays, trekkers have many choices for accommodation entire Everest Base Camp Trek Without a Flight To Lukla. There is a basic tea house with dormitory rooms to luxury five-star hotel amenities on the trip. The most popular trekking trails Gokyo Valley Trek and Everest Renjola Pass Trek provide basic standard comfortable and net and clean accommodations. Most tea houses have indoor toilets and bathrooms used commonly but some offer the best room with a heater, an attached bathroom with a hot shower, and a toilet. Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Labuche have simple accommodations in a tea house to fancy accommodations in luxury hotels. During the trekking peak season spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) the entire hotel will be overbooked, so we make reservations a few weeks before for the Group trekkers. Likewise, in the Tengboche, Lobuche does not have enough accommodation for the peak season. The cost of the room will be different based on its facilities, services, and location. If you are seeing some Important Tips for the Everest Base Camp Trek, this will be a great support to make your trip successful.
If you have a time limit although you like to do the Everest Base Camp Trek by road then, you can drive Kathmandu to Lukla (Thamdanda) at the beginning and fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla at the end of the trek if possible 13 Days. For more details itinerary kindly go through the below:
Everest Base Camp Trek Suggested Itinerary 13 Days One way Flight 2024
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Lukla/Khaorikharka/Thamdanda (2,326) by Jeep 366.9 Kilometer -15 to 16 Hours
Day 02: Trek Thamdanda to Phakding (2,640m) -7 to 8 hours – via Chaurikharka near Lukla
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m), Everest View Hotel (3,880m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 07: Acclimatization and Explore day at Dingboche visit Nangkartshang peak (5,615m)
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5,550m) -2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,240m) -4 to 5 hours
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 7 to 8 hours
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)- for 30 minutes and enjoy the rest of the day.
Can You Go from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp by Road?
As you know the road reaches the Base Camp of Mt. Everest known as Qomolangma in the Tibetan language on the north side of Everest in China. Likewise, the Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Road on the Nepal side also has been built. However, most of the trail to the Everest Base Camp is inside the Sagarmatha National Park, so to perceive the UNESCO World Heritage Sites park’s uniqueness and home of the dangerous species of flora and fauna the road goes from Kathmandu to Lukla only. Currently, it is possible to drive Kathmandu to Luka by Jeep or bus at Thamdanda (4 to 5 hours walk below the Lukla) through the Sindhuli Khurkot BP Highway and get to Salleri –the headquarters of the Solukhumbu. Then further the Salleri road cross the Kharikhola and get to Thamdanda known as Bupsa Village. Recently, there has not been any planning for road access all the way to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu; however, it is sure that the road track will join Lukla and Chaurikharka in this fiscal year. You can drive from Kathmandu to Thamdana taking almost a whole day by jeep. The Local Government has not planned to join the Road to Everest Base Camp further from Lukla, according to local people's demand and tourism flourish.
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