Everest Base Camp Trekking from Sallari is an alternative trekking route in the Everest region. This is comparatively cheaper way to explore in the Himalaya and avoid one way flight to Lukla. EBC trip from Salleri is suitable for those trekkers who have longer holiday but seeking for budge travel. It is adventure experience with less crowded trekking routes of Everest. There is regular flight Kathmandu to Phaplu but in this trip we recommend you drive by jeep or bus from Kathmandu to Salleri for your new experience. The bus drive is quite long to the Salleri through the beautiful landscape, following banding rivers banks, different ethnic group resident. Often the road crosses high land over the passes with beautiful mountains scenery background, including Mt. Everest.
Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek route join to the trail of Jiri to EBC trek at Ringmu. Then follows part of Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking route, where Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa had lifted the food print during his epic journey to the top of the world in 1953. So, this is test of classical Everest Base Camp Trip as well. There are various reasons to start EBC trip from Salleri; first: trekkers who don’t have trekking experience in high altitude, this will be best for them due to trip begin from Salleri an elevation of 2390 and have plenty of time before to get destination. Most of the people who start trip from Lukla are often suffering from altitude sickness. Second: some people would like to avoid fly to Lukla where as possible, Lukla (Hillary) airport known as “World Dangerous Airport” and the airfare is very expensive. Third: as this is less frequented trekking trail, almost the trail is virgin, culture in this route almost untouched by modernization, staying with local tea house they are generous and worm hospitality. This makes your travel unforgettable. Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek support to the local people who are deprived from the tourism stream, and help to their daily live hood and school children. The meals at Salleri to Chaourikharka provided fresh picking from their farm, so this is ideal trip to support sustainable eco tourism.
The Everest Base Camp Trek start from Kathmandu to Salleri through the BP Koirala highway to the Khurkot and Khurkot Ghurmi Madhya Pahadi highway 266.9 KM by jeep or bus about 8 to 9 hours drive. Now the road has blacked topped, so it is batter drive then pervious. This is long scenic drive through the villages, hills, river bank and scenic mountains view. The road goes along the Pattale village (2840m), one of the beautiful villages; now develop as home stay trip. Pattale village is being popular day by day among domestic tourist as well international; this is consider one of the best view points to see Mt. Everest (8,848m) “Top of The World”, Makalu (8,463m), Gaurishankar (7135m) many more in less effort. Then trekking through the Rai and Sherpa villages; Ringmu, Taksindu, Munthala (Manidingma), Kharikhola, Bupsa, Paiya (Chutokj), Surke, Chaorikharak and get in Mt. Everest main trail at Chheplung. Solukhumbu is name of the district and Salleri is headquarter of Solukhumbu, below the Lukla called Solu and above the Lukla known as Khumbu. Now, you will meet crowed of trekkers fly to the Lukla from Kathmandu. Often there will be traffic jam by Yaks, Dzomo or Jhopke, Porters and Trekker while crossing the suspension bridge. The vegetation is changing temperate vegetation to alpine vegetation while enter Sagarmatha national park at Manjo. Trail beyond the Namche Bazaar we will follow the Mt. Everest Base Camp main trail with splendid mountain scenery, through the Sherpa villages; Panbuche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally get in Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,360m) and most popular view point Kalapathar ( 5,555m). Except freezing cold the sunset view from Kalapathar is outstanding, especially Mt. Everest (8,848m) is ample, mt. Everest is in stone throwing distance from view point. Observing Khumbu ice fall and Khumbu glacier is another attraction of the trek.
Now a day you can drive further above the Phaplu also, if you have short time and still would like to do Everest Base Camp Trek, it can be drive Kathmandu to all the Way to Andheri to escape adventures flight to Luka and save some money. It takes 3 to 4 hours drive to get in Andheri from Salleri and 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours walk to get in Jubing. The local Government of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has master plan to linked Salleri to Chaurikharka by the road in few years. The survey has completed road construction Salleri, Phaplu, Kharikhola, Surke and Chaurikharka.
Collecting bunch of experience in the Himalaya, the trail descend through the unique Sherpa culture the trail back to Lukla for back to the home. We at Nepal Mother House Treks glad to organize Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek by expert local Guide and Porters according your requirements and time schedule. It is possible to organize EBC trek from Salleri and Phaplu whole in the year around but we recommend, Spring (mid of March to May) and autumn (mid September to till November) as best time.