Are you planning to do the Everest base Camp Trek entirely via Land? The Everest Base Camp Trek offered by Desire Adventures provides an 19 days package with the alternate of driving to Salleri and trekking from Salleri rather than flying directly to Lukla. Since reaching the Khumbu Region by bus is less known to many trekkers, it remains unexplored and a perfect place to start your adventures to the Everest region. Although the distance from Kathmandu to Salleri is 8hours, the road is perfect to explore the countryside of Nepal. Upon reaching Salleri, the road takes us to Nunthana, from where we walk to Paiya and enter the Everest Region via Phakding.

Perhaps the best reason to travel to Everest via road is to avoid the hassle on flight delays, cancellation, weather changes or landing at one of the most dangerous airports of the world. Moreover, the road to Everest will lead you through some of the remote and local settlements, brilliant views and lets you explore the Nepali culture. Salleri is the headquarter of Solukhumbu District blessed with untouched trails, magnificent Himalayan vistas, Sherpa valleys and diverse flora and fauna.

The major highlight of the Everest Base Camp trek comes after entering the Khumbu Region. The Sagarmatha National Park provides homage to various plants and animals, settlements and to the famous mountains of the world with ample places to rest and enjoy along the way.  Namche, also known as the gateway to Everest is famously known as a stop point for trekkers and climbers. The Sagarmatha National park Visitors Center, Museum of Sherpa, Namche Market and Namche Monastery are some of its attractions. Tengboche and Dingboche pay homage to various monasteries while Lobuche lies closer to Everest with stone walled lodges which are notoriously primitive and exposes the traditional living of the Sherpa People. Gorakshep and Kala Patthar are a great view point for Everest. Everest Base Camp itself is surrounded by prayer flags, panoramic view of the snow capped mountains and abundance of trekkers and climbers camping in their colorful tents. The views are better on the summer season but the days are hotter and shorter. The best season to trek the Everest Region is during March-May and September-November. *Please check the list of things to bring below for all seasons and some useful information while on the Everest Base Camp trek. Altitude Sickness and safety should also be of a major concern while trekking in the Himalayas. Thus, proper communication with your team representative and guides along with safely precautions are highly advisable.

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • 2 night twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
  • All accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house)
  • Trekking permits and TIMS permits
  • All breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Three meals a day  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fruit after every dinner, during the trek
  • Public bus/ jeep to Salleri ( private car by request with extra charge)
  • Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Duffel Bag
  • First Aid Kit with oxymeter 
  • Adventure certificate upon completion of the trek
  • Free coordination in emergency cases
  • Farewel dinner
What's Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and  alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (aprox USD25 per person)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation over 4000 meters and trip cancellation 
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tipping to staff (as an appreciation)

Upon landing in the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our team representative. You will be guided to your hotel in a private transportation. After checking in, our team representative will take you to our head office in Thamel to meet your guide and our team member and to further discuss on the trek. You can present queries and get more information regarding the trek. Later, you can go out to explore some nearby areas .

We will start our trip today leaving Kathmandu behind. Our destination for today will be Salleri. Salleri being the headquarter of Solukhumbu is a well facilitated area. The drive takes up to 8-8.5 hours on a shared jeep. We pass through various highway links upon finally reaching Salleri. The drive will take you through various valleys and settlements of the rural areas of Nepal. You can also get a hint of the natural beauty Nepal ahs to offer as you will pass by various landscapes, terrain, hills and rivers. As we head further north we will be able to witness sneak peak of mountain ranges, pine and rhododendron trees and magnificent gorgers and waterfalls. Overnight at Salleri.

8 hours drive

*You also have the option to hire your own jeep or a private transportation with extra cost. Contact your representative or correspondence officer for further details.

We will walk from Salleri to Nunthala today. Nunthala is at an elevation of 1823m and takes up to 6-7 hours of walking to reach. Accompanied by donkeys on the trail, we walk some steep climbs uphill and then descend downhill on a lower elevation to Nunthala. Along the way we start to encounter the Tibetan culture in the settlements and housing. Overnight at Nunthala.

6-7hours walk

Our destination for today will be Paiya. Walking for 8-9 hours today, we will come across wooden bridges, slippery trails, temples, monastries and various rivers. We will come across Khari Khola, a Magar community village situated on the trail to Paiya. After walking few hours of uphill, we will walk across a flatland and rocky trail until reaching Paiya (Chutok). Overnight at Paiya.

8-9 hours walk

After breakfast at Paiya, the trail is easy until Sukre. From Sukre, there are various trails leading to Phakding and Lukla. We take the one that leads us north straight to Chaurikharka and then to Chhepung, Thado Koshigaun, Nurning and finally to Phakding. Along the trail, we will cross various bridges leading to yak grazing meadows and Mani stones. We will also come across settlemtns like Chheplung, crosiing Thado Kosi from where you can enjoy the impressive view of Kusum Kangguru.  Crossing the Thado Kosi khola over a bridge, we come across settlements like Ghap/ Nynyung (translating to bridge) which used to be a major route to Jubling. However, we will follow the trail connected by lodges and finally reach Phakding, also known as the lodge-city. Overnight at Phakding.

5-6 hours walk

Although Phakding is big for trekkers who fly to Lukla since Phakding has various high standard lodges, it may come as a shock for people entering the Khumbu via walking. After few days of staying in local teahouses, we will finally see the commercialized areas of the Khumbu region. After our breakfast here, we set off for our destination today to Namche, also known as the Trekkers Hub. From Phakding we walk north and will sight our first view of Kongde Ri. Folwwing the Phakding Khola, the trail turns east towards Bengkar Chhamuwa and finally reaching Monjo. A minute later, you will reach the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After the check-in and official requirements, we move on to Jorsale and come across the High Bridge over the Dudh Koshi. Here, we will have our first view of Mt. Everest. Walking further towards Namche, the trail turns rocky with some stone steep sections. Overnight at Namche.

5-6 hours walk

It is important for all trekkers to acclimatize here at Namche before proceeding further. Acclimatization is done to get your body used to the altitude. Although Namche is at an altitude of 3440m, some people still get AMS (acute mountain sickness). If you get the symptoms of altitude sickness (difficulty sleeping, dizziness or light-headedness, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath with exertion) please refer to your team representative for help. Although today is considered a rest day, it should be taken as an active rest day since your body needs to adopt the environment you will be trekking in the next few days. Thus, hiking around Namche is a good option for acclimatization. Namche Gompa, Choi Gang, Syangboche and Khumjung are some good options for hiking. Overnight at Namche.

From Namche, we will start our walk today along the glacial water of Dudh Khoshi. Enjoying the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam, we continue towards the Rhododendron forest walk through the forest and finally reach Sanasa – a major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. From here, we take a steep ascent that will eventually take us to Tengboche monastery. You are likely to see Himalayan Tahr, pheasants ad musk deer in the trail. The night will be spent at a lodge in Tengboche monastery.

5 hours walk

After breakfast, we will hike towards Dingboche today. The trail starts beneath the Gompa lodge, on the right side and heads to the water supply. After climbing up the stone steps, we will come across Deboche through forest trail with few lodges. From Deboche we walk past the big chortens, suspension bridges, monasteries and mani walls. Crossing Somare and Orsho we walk along the Imja Khola (River) to our east and reach Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

5-6 hours walk

On our active rest day, we have options to go around the Gompas, explore the settlements and stroll along the Imja Khola. In addition, we can also make half day trips to Pheriche and Chukhung.Periche lies on the west while Chukkung lies on the east. Periche offers a magnificent view of the Numbur, Chukhung, Makalu and Ama Dablam.Chukkung is nestled between 2 streams and surrounded by mountains, glaciers and debris. Overnight at Dingboche

After breakfast, the trail starts with a climb to Dughla through the Khumbu Valley. On reaching Dusa, the valley begins to narrow down. During the walk you can enjoy Chola Lake and a majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7,138m/23,418ft) which disappears as the trail descends and curves as we come across a roaring stream. On crossing a small wooden bridge the trail ascends to Dughla, we climb up the steep terminal of the Khumbu Glacier, which offers memorials of Sherpa who perished on the glacier of Mt. Everest. You can also spot other great peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. On leaving Khumbu Glacier behind the train gently climbs up to the Lobuche. The night is spent in Lobuche.

5 hours walk

Today is the day we will finally reach our ultimate destination to the Base Camp. After breakfast with a magnificent view at Lobuche, we will walk towards Gorakshep. Heading north on a narrow trailalong the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, we will come across short vertical climbs until finally reaching GorakShep. Gorakshep is located at the base of Kala Patthar and the place will greet you will an alluring view of the Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori. We will yet again ascend further after lunch to reach the Base Camp. We will continue along the ridge towards the origin of the glacier until reaching Everest Base Camp. The Base Camp is surrounded by alluring view of the many tents pitched in the campsite with prayer flags and mountains surrounding it. The view is truly magnificent. After spending some time at the base camp, we will now descend back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep.

8-9 hours walk

The rare and unusual experience of watching the sunrise for the top of the world is a dream to many. But during the Everest Base Camp Trek, we can experience this moment in Kala Patthar. Since, Everest is not visible from the Base Camp we will hike up to Kala Patthar to watch this captivating view. The mountains display themselves at their absolute best from mid-morning till the sunset. After enjoying the view, we will descend to Periche.  Overnight at Periche.

7-8 hours walk

From Periche we ascend downwards to Namche today. The walk today will be strenuous as we will get back to lower altitude in short time. We will trace back the way to Namche, following the trail from Periche Pass, Orso, Somare, Deboche and finally descending back to Namche. Along the way we will encounter various yak head, mani, prayer flags, suspension bridges and the occasional view of the beautiful mountains hiding from us.

7-8 hours walk

After having breakfast at Namche, we will enjoy our last view of Everest before descending to Sukre.  We will descend towards Larja Dobhan crossing the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River down to MonjoFrom Monjo, we walk towards Pbadking, Nurning and Chhepung from where we take the trail towards Sukre. Overnight at Surkre.

6-7 hours walk

Walking from the north side of the valley we ascend through the valley of oak and rhododendron. We will walk steep downhill to Bhupsa from where the trail will lead to Kharikhola stream entering the village of the same name. From here, we will cross a ridge and enter the Rai village of Jubling and cross the river reaching a forest trail. Crossing the forest we ascend to Dudhkoshi reaching Nunthala. Overnight at Nunthala.

6-7 hours walk

After breakfast at Nunthala, we will trace our path back to Salleri. Nunthala lies in Khotang district and is a newly introduced trail to Everest Base Camp and takes up to 6-7 hours of walking. Leaving Nunthala, we start our trek for today towards the district headquarter to Solukhumbu district. We walk downhill and then ascend uphill on a higher elevation to Salleri. We walk past the Tibetan culture and embrace their culture and lifestyle. Reaching Salleri, we check-in to our lodge and stay the night before driving back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

6-7 hours walk

We will catch the morning bus to Kathmandu from Salleri today. The journey will be up to 8 hours long with a scenic view passing various settlements, forests, terrain and locals. Upon reaching Kathmandu, your private vehicle will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. After freshening up, we will host a farewell dinner for you where we can discuss the trip and get feedbacks.

8 hours drive

On your departure date, we will drop you off at the airport. Nevertheless, if your flight is in the evening, you can stroll around for some souvenir shopping or visit nearby places. With safety and your best experience in mind, Desire Adventures is always happy to provide you an extended trip or help you with your next travel plan. Namaste and wish you a safe travels!

What should I bring?

Along with warm clothes you will also need other equipment for the sufficient protection of your body. Below is the list of necessary items that you need to pack before commencing your trek.

Head- Hat (with a wide brim), Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen lotion and Lip balm

Upper body- T-shirts (2), light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket and pullover, Fleece wind-stopper jacket (Optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest/jacket (included)

Hands - Lightweight gloves, heavy-weight gloves/mittens with a waterproof outer shell

Lower body - Underwear (4), hiking shorts (2), lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet - Thin, light-wear inner socks (4), thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals), gaiters.

Accessories - Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries, small padlock or combination lock, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), day pack, water bottles (2), hiking pole/walking sticks, small ear plugs, fanny bags for your valuables.

Toiletries – Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel

Extras - Cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars, light balaclava or warm fleece hat, reading books, trip map/guide book, journal & pen, iPod, water purification tools or tablets.

 Please leave your extra luggage in the hotel in Kathmandu (free storage is available) and pack as lightly as possible.

Our Guides:

With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.

Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:

Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.

Round the clock service:

Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.

Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:

Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.

Importance to Sustainable Tourism:

We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.

No exceptions with quality and equipments:

Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency.  Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.

5:1 Client Guide Ratio

We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles. 

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