Everest Base Camp Trekking from Sallari is an alternative trekking route in the Everest region. This is a comparatively cheaper way to explore the Himalayas and avoid a one-way flight to Lukla. EBC trip from Salleri is suitable for those trekkers who have longer holidays but seeking budget travel. It is an adventure experience with less crowded trekking routes of Everest. There is a regular flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu but on 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 river banks, and different ethnic groups residents. Often the road crosses high land over the passes with beautiful mountain scenery background, including Mt. Everest.
Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek route joins the trail of Jiri to EBC trek at Ringmu. Then follows part of the Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking route, where Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa had lifted the footprint during his epic journey to the top of the world in 1953. So, this is a test of the classical Everest Base Camp Trip as well. There are various reasons to start an EBC trip from Salleri; first: trekkers who don’t have trekking experience in high altitudes, this will be best for them due to the trip beginning from Salleri at an elevation of 2390 and have plenty of time before to get destination. Most of the people who start the trip from Lukla are often suffering from altitude sickness. Second: some people would like to avoid flying to Lukla whereas possible, Lukla (Hillary) airport is known as a “World Dangerous Airport” and the airfare is very expensive. Third: as this is a less-frequented trekking trail, almost the trail is virgin, culture in this route is almost untouched by modernization, staying with local tea house they are generous and warm hospitality. This makes your travel unforgettable. Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek supports the local people who are deprived of the tourism stream and helps their daily live hood and school children. The meals at Salleri to Chaourikharka provided fresh picking from their farm, so this is an ideal trip to support sustainable eco-tourism.
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts 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 a 9 to10 hours drive. Now the road has blacked topped, so it is better to drive than previous. This is a long scenic drive through the villages, hills, riverbank, and scenic mountain view. The road goes along the Pattale village (2840m), one of the beautiful villages; now develop a homestay trip. Pattale village is popular day by day among domestic tourists as well as international; this is considered one of the best viewpoints to see Mt. Everest (8,848.86m) “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 (2,694m) and get in Mt. Everest main trail at Chheplung. Solukhumbu is the name of the district and Salleri is the headquarter of Solukhumbu, below the Lukla, called Solu, and above the Lukla known as Khumbu. Now, you will meet a crowd of trekkers who fly to the Lukla from Kathmandu. Often there will be traffic jams by Yaks, Dzomo or Jhopke, Porters, and Trekkers while crossing the suspension bridge. The vegetation is changing from temperate vegetation to alpine vegetation while entering Sagarmatha national park at Manjo. On the 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 viewpoint Kalapathar ( 5,555m). Except for the cold, the sunset view from Kalapathar is outstanding, especially Mt. Everest (8,848.86m) is ample, mt. Everest is at a stone-throwing distance from the viewpoint. Observing the Khumbu icefall and Khumbu glacier is another attraction of the trek.
Now a day you can drive further above the Phaplu also, if you have a short time and still would like to do Everest Base Camp Trek, it can drive Kathmandu all the Way to Thamdanda (near Bupsa) to escape adventurous flight to Luka and save some money. It takes a 5 to 6 hours off-road drive to get to Thamdanda, (Note Salleri to Andher 2 ½ to 3 hours drive) and a walk to Puiyan 40 minutes to 1 Hour. The local Government of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has a master plan to link Salleri to Chaurikharka by road in a few years. There are Jeep services available from Kathmandu to Lukla (Thamdanda) for Everest base Camp Trek. The survey has completed road construction in Salleri, Phaplu, Kharikhola, Surke, and Chaurikharka.
Collecting a bunch of experience in the Himalayas, the trail descends through the unique Sherpa culture the trail back to Lukla for back home. We at Nepal Mother House Treks are glad to organize 13 Days Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek by expert local Guides and Porters according to your requirements and time schedule. It is possible to organize an EBC trek from Salleri and Phaplu whole year round but we recommend, Spring (mid-March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) as the best time.