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Salleri Everest Base Camp Trek-18 days

Trip Introduction


 
Salleri Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Highlights
  • Explore the Everest region
  • Visit the largest monastery in the Everest region- Tengboche Monastery.
  • Delightful sunrise views from Kala Pathar.
  • View of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Tawache and others.
  • A trek inside the premises of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Picturesque villages like Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep, etc. along the way.
  • Explore the culture of Tibetan Buddhism.
Tour overview
Salleri Everest Base Camp Trek takes quite close to the footsteps of the early expeditions to Everest Base Camp. It is also known by Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek.
The construction of the roadway that connects Salleri from Kathmandu took place quite recently. Before that, the Phaplu Everest Base Camp trek was possible only through a flight.
The Salleri Everest Base Camp trek starts after 9-10 Hrs by bus to Salleri. This bus ride offers scenic views of villages, high hills, and Mt. Everest from Patale Village. Salleri is merely 20 minutes of a trek away from Phaplu. From Salleri, you will trek for 4 days before getting to Phakding. From Phakding, you will join the regular Everest Base Camp trek. Thus, it is a very good alternative to Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek.
Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek is also a very good way of acclimatizing to the high altitude of the Everest region. This trek starts from an altitude of 2300 meters. This makes the process of acclimatization very good.
In this Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek, you visit places like Tengboche Monastery and Kala Pathar. Tengboche Monastery gives you a sense of the culture of Tibetan Buddhism in the Everest region.
The morning sunrise views of the mountains from Kala Patthar are also equally astounding. Kala Patthar is the best place to see Mt. Everest in the Everest region trek. It also offers beautiful views of Nuptse and Changtse.
 
Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition has everything a good trekking route has to offer. It is relatively quiet, takes you over the off-beaten trails; while offering majestic views of the mountains, dense forest, suspension bridges, scenic cultural villages, and more.
 


Group Size : Minimum 02 Pax Max - altitude : 5545m
Destination : Destiny Country Fitness level : Adventure
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation : Double/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
 
Day 01: arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Pre-Trip meeting in the morning and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri 9-10 hours’ drive.
Day 04: Salleri to Taksindo, Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 05: Taksindo to Khari Khola, Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 06: Khari Khola to Paiya, duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 07: Paiya to Phakding, Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 08: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), Duration: 6-7 Hrs
Day 09: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m), Duration: 6-7 Hrs
Day 10: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 11: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to EBC (5365m), via Gorak Shep (5180m), Duration: 3-4 Hrs
Day 14: Hike to Kala-Pathar (5545m) & Back to Pheriche (4120m), Duration: 4-5 Hrs.
Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3450m), Duration: 6-7 Hrs.
Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m), Duration: 6 Hrs
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35min)
Day 18: Final departure
 
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences. You tell us what you want (either detail, or give us some parameters to work within), and then we arrange services to fit your wishes for your Holiday. For more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com
 

Day 01: arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
 You will arrive in Nepal at Tribhuvan International, Kathmandu. Tribhuwan International Airport is the only airport in Nepal. You can meet our representatives from Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition outside the airport terminal. A signboard that “Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition” will help you find these representatives easily. You can check into your hotel with them. You have a couple of options as to how you spend your day/evening. Either you can relax in the hotel or you can go for exploring small towns likes Thamel on your own.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
Day 02: Pre-Trip meeting in the morning and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
You will meet our representatives from Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition in the morning and discuss your Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek. In this pre-Trip meeting, you will have plenty of information about the weather, difficulty, etc. during the trip. You can meet your guide and meet the various members of your trip. You will be got for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley after the briefing. The many UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu make it a beautiful place for an excellent sightseeing tour.
Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath Temple lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, is one of the holiest sites in Kathmandu. It is the biggest Hindu temple in the world. The main temple is two-storeyed. It also has smaller monuments as well as places for pilgrimage surrounding it.
Baudhanath and Swayambhunath:
Baudhanath and Swayambhunath are the most famous Buddhist temples you will go to on this trip. The feel of the Buddhist culture as well as the peaceful setting of these two monasteries is made for a wonderful visit to these places.
You will also get to two Durbar Squares- Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Square- during this trip. Historical temples like Krishna Mandir, Hanuman Dhoka, museums, and other smaller temples make these two squares some of the most delightful in this trip. You can see the perfect representations of the medieval architecture of Nepal in these two squares.
 Includes: Bed & Breakfast
 
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri 9-10 hours’ drive.                             
You will head out for a drive from Kathmandu to Salleri in the morning in a local Jeep/bus. The drive takes place on a newly constructed roadway and is 9-10 hours long. You can get wonderful views of the riverside, landscape as well as some scattered villages along the way. The bus ride takes you to a bridge at Sun Koshi River as you pass Okhaldhunga. Along the way, you can also get to see mountain peaks like Dudh Kunda (Numbur Himal), Everest, and others. Finally, after a long drive, you will reach Salleri, which your overnight stops. Salleri is a village in Solu Khumbu district.
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 04: Salleri to Taksindo, Duration: 5-6 Hrs
After having breakfast in your teahouse in Salleri, you will start your trek to Taksindo. The trek to Taksindo is 5-6 hours long and quite a pleasant one. The trek takes you along the countryside. As you cross small streams and hill gorges along the way, you can also see Numbur Himal. The trek to Everest Base Camp which starts after a flight to Phaplu also takes the same route. After trekking for a couple of hours, you will reach Fera. From Fera, you will walk through Pine Jungles till you reach Ringmo. A further 2 hours of a trek from Ringmo will take you to Taksindo.
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 05: Taksindo to Khari Khola, Duration: 5-6 Hrs
The hills of Taksindo are an amazing vantage point to get some excellent scenes of Salleri Village. You can also get to see the monasteries of the culture of Tibetan Buddhism in this region. As you trek from Taksindo to Khari Khola, you will get to a couple of ridges.
The second of these ridges gives you good views of Lukla and Nunthala valley. From the ridge, you will descend through the alpine forest before reaching Nunthala village. You will continue on a downhill track as you cross the Dudh Koshi River. The trail takes you on an uphill before you get to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascent, you will reach your overnight stop in Khari Khola. The entire day’s trip is 5-6 Hrs long. Khari Khola is a densely populated village of the Magar ethnic group.
  Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 06: Khari Khola to Paiya, duration: 5-6 Hrs
After being a part of the wonderful hospitality of the people in Khari Khola, you will start trekking to Paiya. After trekking past the village, you will cross a stream. The trail from the stream up to Bupsa Hill is a continuous uphill. Bupsa Hill is home to a few tea houses. The trail from Bupsa Hill to Paiya is flat and rocky. The trek from Khari Khola to Paiya is 5-6 hours long.
  Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 07: Paiya to Phakding, Duration: 5-6 Hrs
The initial 2 hours of today’s trek from Paiya to Phakding is quite easy. After that, you will trek along a steep downhill to Surke. Surke lies at the base of Lukla, which is often regarded as the gateway of Everest. From Surke, the climb up to Phakding is quite gentle. You will trek through yak grazing meadows on your way to Phakding. You can also explore the local surrounding of the Sherpa Village of Phakding once you reach there. The duration of the trek up to Phakding from Paiya is 5-6 Hrs.
  Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 08: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), Duration: 6-7 Hrs
You will head out to Namche Bazaar (3440m) this day. The trekking journey today is 6-7 Hrs long as you head out to the capital of Sherpa. You will descend to Dudh Koshi River as you leave Namche Bazaar behind. You will cross the Dudh Koshi River on a suspension bridge. The trail takes you along this river for quite a while today. Ascending and descending the small hills you will encounter along the way is a part of today’s trek. Wonderful views of Mt. Thamserku (6608m) will greet you today.
After trekking for a couple of hours from Namche Bazaar, you will reach Monjo village. Monjo is home to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After you get past the National Park, then you will hike downhill to Jorsalle village. A further trek will lead you to the crossing of the Imja Tse River on the suspension bridge.
As you past Imja Tse, you will reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is also the place where you will spend your night. Namche Bazaar has some wonderful spots from where you can catch amazing glimpses of Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Tawache. There are many quality restaurants, lodges, and internet cafes in Namche Bazaar where you can spend some delightful time.
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 09: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m), Duration: 6-7 Hrs
Today, you will embark upon a 6-7 hours journey to Tengboche (3860m) from Namche Bazaar. 20 minutes of the trek will take you to the top of the Namche Bazaar on a ridge. The ridge is an excellent vantage point to see Namche Bazaar down below as well as to see the high mountains.
From the ridge, you will descend gently. You will walk along some winding path as you get to a Phurki Thenga (3250m). It lays the middle of the alpine forest in Sagarmatha National Park. Blue pines, rhododendron, magnolia, and birch trees are the major components of this forest. You will reach Tengboche after a 2 hours trek from Phurki Thenga.
Tengboche Monastery is the best tourist destination in Tengboche. Having ties to Dingboche Monastery in Tibet, Tengboche is the largest monastery in Khumbu Area. 360-degree views of the various mountains like Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, etc. is another region to view the splendor of this monastery. You can observe various forms of rituals in this monastery, especially in the Mani Rimdu festival.
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 10: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
As the sun rises over the panoramic mountains in Tengboche, the monastery is a fantastic place to catch sunrise views. You will head out to Dingboche today after having breakfast. As you walk through rhododendron, birch, and pine trees, you will get to see Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. After crossing this forest, you will cross the narrow gorge of the Imja-Tse river on a bridge. Then you will trek to Pangboche village (3900m) on a gentle uphill trail.
Trekking past Pangboche, you will get to another gorgeous village by the name of Shomare. Here, you can get some close-up views of Mt. Ama Dablam. The trail from Shomare leading to Imja-Tse valley is on the northeastern side. Finally, the trail from Imja-Tse takes you to Dingboche (4350m).
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 11: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
You will cross an elevation of 4000 meters for the first time during this trek as you get to Dingboche. Such a high altitude whit its lower amount of oxygen means that you need to get acclimatized to the altitude of this region. So you will spend this day acclimatizing in Dingboche.
One activity in this acclimatization day is the trek up to the Nagarjun Hill. A perfect place to spend your day-Nagarjun hill is a popular spot in Dingboche that gives you staggering glimpses of Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Island Peak, and Chhukung Ri. Dingboche, with its awesome location and friendly people, is also a popular place for a gentle stroll around the village.
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), Duration: 5-6 Hrs
You will head out to Lobuche (4910m) today. The duration of today’s journey is 5-6 hours long. As you hike past Dingboche, you will get to a prayer ridge. This ridge is a beautiful spot. Views of Pheriche village as well Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokhalde, Kongma-Tse, Mt. Makalu, and the great wall of Nuptse are awesome from Lobuche. Trekking further, you will get to Thugla. A strenuous trek from Thugla will soon follow so that you get to the ridge at Thugla pass.
The ridge at Thugla pass is a beautiful spot for mountain viewing. Your trek will be punctuated by memorials of mountaineers who died on the way to climbing Everest. Lobuche village, which lies at an altitude of 4900 meters, is one hour of a trek away from Thugla pas ridge. Lobuche is at the base of the Khumbu glacier. Lobuche far East, Lobuche west are the peaks that give Lobuche village its name.
  Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to EBC (5365m), via Gorak Shep (5180m), Duration: 3-4 Hrs
Today you will trek to the Everest Base Camp (5357m). The initial one hour of the trek is quite gentle. After a gentle trek for about an hour, you will walk along a steep rocky moraine on your way to Gorak Shep. As you walk in the moraine, you will be able to see glacial ponds and icebergs of Khumbu glacier. The trail from the moraine to Gorak Shep is a gentle descent.
A much-needed break in Gorak Shep will be followed by a trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC). You will encounter plenty of rocky dunes, moraine, and streams during the trail to the Everest Base Camp.  EBC offers you the best views of Mt. Khumbu-Tse, Khumbu glacier, and Khumbu Icefall. You will head back to Gorak Shep after spending some quality time in Everest Base Camp. You will spend your night in Gorak Shep.
  Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 14: Hike to Kala-Pathar (5545m) & Back to Pheriche (4120m), Duration: 4-5 Hrs.
Today the hike starts quite early in the morning. You will head out to Kala Patthar to get some of the most splendid views sunrises. You will head out on a one hour trek to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. The views of the sun rising over mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and other peaks from Kala Patthar will be something you will cherish all your life.
After the hike to Kala Patthar, you will descend to Gorak Shep and have your breakfast. After breakfast, you will descend further as you lose more than 1000 meters in altitude. Finally, you will get to the village of Pheriche (4255m). Today’s trek is a hike to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche.
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
 
Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3450m), Duration: 6-7 Hrs.
From Pheriche, you will hike back to Namche Bazaar which will take about 6-7 hours. After trekking for a few minutes, you will get to a small bridge. The trail mostly descends with some exceptions of some gentle uphills along the way from the bridge. The trail enjoins Tengboche after an hour's walk. Along the way, you can enjoy the wonderful beauty of the alpine vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park. Eventually, you will reach Namche Bazaar.
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m), Duration: 6 Hrs
This will be the final day of trekking. You will trek to Lukla after making way for a 6 hours trekking journey. Today’s trek one of the most pleasant in the entire trip. This is due to the fact that the trek is almost exclusively downhill. You will reach the outskirts of the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park before arriving Lukla eventually. The stay in Lukla will also be your final stay in the Everest region. You will also have your final dinner with your guide and porter today.
  Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35min)
You will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu this day. If the weather is not quite clear for a flight, you might also have to wait for a delayed flight. This 35-minute scenic flight will be your last chance to catch the views of the mountains of the Everest region. Our representatives will help you transfer to your hotel after you arrive at the airport.
 Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 18: Final departure
This will be your final day in this awesome country of the Himalayas Nepal. We will drop you at the airport a couple of hours before your scheduled flight. Before leaving for the airport, you need to confirm that you have secured tour air ticket as well as other travel-related documents. We wish you have a wonderful departure back home. We can also arrange for another trip to Nepal in case you want to.
 


COST INCLUDE
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 COST EXCLUDE
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given time period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
     # Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.

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Best Time for Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek
The two best seasons for the Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek are Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November).
These two seasons have low precipitation, moderate sunshine, extremely low wind speeds, and delightful views of the mountains. All of these make trekking in these two seasons perfect.
Winter (December, January, and February) in the Everest region is quite cold. The temperature in the winter can get to even-20 degrees C in the nighttime. With proper packing, you can deal with the cold. Winter also gives you the most wonderful views of the mountains. You will enjoy off-season discounts in the winter.
The trekking trails might be wet in the summers due to the monsoon. So there are always chances of interruptions. So you always have to watch out for the weather. You also have to keep some spare days as well as pack properly.
 
Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
The starting point of the Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek is Salleri. This is quite different from the regular Everest Base Camp Trek that starts from Lukla. So you have to trek an additional 4 days to get to Phakding.
This makes the Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek a bit more strenuous than the regular Everest Base Camp Trek. You will trek for a total of 13 days during the Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek. You will cover approximately 15 km each day trekking 5-6 hours each day.
So you will have to prepare for 2-3 months before coming to the Salleri (Phaplu) Everest Base Camp Trek. You can also do a few preparatory hikes before coming to this trek as a part of your preparation.

 
Equipment and Gears
  • Duffle Bag\Rucksack Bag\ Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Swagat Holiday Duffle Bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • One pair of a walking stick
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Head Lamp
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm Hand gloves ( Inner & Outer)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 5/6 pairs of good quality socks
  • 2\3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3\4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 5\6 pairs of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Good quality Sleeping Bag
  • Camera and Batteries
 

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