Salleri is the District headquarter of Solukhumbu it’s really a good place with more facility. The road transport directly from Kathmandu to Solukhumbu is also being connected. The transport on the rainy season is quite difficult due to landslide at various place. The trek to Everest base camp via salleri is one of the oldest routes in Nepal. you can escape one-way flight to Lukla and drive to salleri as well if you have enough time on your holiday. This is the easiest route and you have a lot of days for acctamilize while doing this trek. You can visit local villages and know the living style of the people in Solukhumbu district after Lukla you will mostly see the sherpas community people.
Namche Saturday market
Every Saturday morning, the market ground at
the bottom of Namche is filled with traders for the weekly hat (bazaar).most of the goods are trekked up from lowlands, or over the border from China,
So there are lots of fresh vegetables, packaged foods, clothes and bottled spirits on offer. prices tend to
Be lower than the shops of Namche, so the market is a good place to stock up on boiled sweets and other trekking snacks.
For locals, the market represents a chance to socialize, drink, gamble and stock up on freshly butchered meat. As Buddhists, the Sherpas of Khumbu will not slaughter goats or cows, and Yaks are considered too valuable to be wasted on something as transient as a meal. instead, buffalo are Trekked uphill from the lower valleys and slaughtered above the marketplace to keep Namche stocked with buff momos.
Jeep Transfer to Salleri (8-9 hrs) from Kathmandu.
Starts at 2390m so it is good for better acclimatization.
The route to Lukla Everest base camp trekking.
Fly Back from Lukla- Kathmandu.
(Day to Day Itinerary)
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri 9-10 hours drive.
Day 02: Salleri to Taksindo. 5-6 hours.
Day 03: Taksindo to Kharikhola. 5-6 hours.
Day 04 :Kharikhola to Paiya. 5-6 hours.
Day 05 :Paiya to Phakding. 5-6 hours.
Day 06 :Phakding to Namche Bazaar. 5-6 hours.
Day 07: Acclimatization day.
Day 08: Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3870m). 5 – 6 hours.
Day 09: Tengboche to Dingbuche (4350m). 5 – 6 hours.
Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m). 4-5 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp (5365m). 8-9 hours
Day 12: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m). 6-7 hours
Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. 5 – 6 hours.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla. 5-6 hours.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Final departure.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Early in the morning, we start to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri in a private vehicle. It is a long drive but the road is nice. It is newly constructed road. During the drive, we can view the panoramas of Riverside, jungle, wonderful landscape and the scattered villages. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. On the way, we can see the incredible peaks as Dudhkunda (Numpur Himal), Everest and others.Then it is a continual drive up and up, which takes us to the district of Solukhumbu-Salleri. Overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we start our foothill journey. It goes through the countryside road, which is wide and after our entire hike today is easy and comfortable. The view of Numpur Himal is awesome and the local scenarios accompany it. The trekkers, who fly to Phaplu from Kathmandu for 25 minutes, have also the same route for trekking. We cross small streams and hill gorges. From Fera, we walk through the jungle of Pine till we get to Ringmo. We walk furthermore 2 hours to reach Taksindo. We enjoy the first day trek and take a rest. Overnight at Lodge.
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Lodge.
Kharikhola is a densely populated village of the Magar ethnic group. Their cultural lifestyles are unique and have wonderful hospitality. We start our today’s walk; pass the village, cross the stream. Then it is a continual climb up to Bupsa hill. Then it is a gentle climb up to the top. There are few tea houses. Till Paiya, we walk mostly through the flat and rocky trail. Overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we trek through the easy trail for 2 hours. Then we descend to Surke, which is all steep down. It is the base of Lukla (the gateway of Everest trekking, mostly for the trekkers who prefers to go by flight). It is now the gentle climb up by exploring the local surrounding of the Sherpa village, pass the yak grazing meadows and reach to Phakding. Overnight at Lodge.
Crossing the suspension bridge, we walk through Bankar enjoying the wonderful waterfall. After 5 min walk, we can see the fabulous mountain on the right. It is called Thamserku. Then we cross another bridge and walk through undulating trail to reach Manju. There is a checkpost of the Sagarmatha National Park. We begin to walk in the Khumbu valley. We have lunch at Jorsalle and walk gradual up and down. Today we cross 5 bridges in total. Then we follow the Riverbank. Crossing the last bridge, we climb up gradually to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, we go to the viewpoint place, just behind the Sagarmatha National Park headquarter. The panoramic views of Everest Himalayan chain: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more. Then we walk down to the Sherpa cultural centre, where we can observe the gallery and documentary of sherpa’s ascending Mt. Everest. We hike up to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche airport, have a cup of tea and return to Namche. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, we walk up 30 minutes and the trail is flat and relatively easy. After one and half hour, we reach to Kyanjuma, have a tea break and enjoy the Himalayan views. On the way, the mountain goats can be seen. A continual walk through the rhododendron forest, we descend about 45 minutes to the bank of the River, called Phunki Tenga. It is our lunch stop today. then we climb up all the way to Tengbuche through the zig zag trail. Tengbuche is the right location to stay, which is surrounded by the white peaks, just below the Ama Dablam. Overnight at lodge. Note: The Tengbuche monastery is a spiritual centre of the Tibetan Buddhists. It opens everyday at 3 pm to 5 pm. Lamas and Monks perform their rituals. The monastery was destroyed by fire in 1989, which was rebuilt again. We visit the monastery today.
We begin the trek with a gradual down for half an hour through the rhododendron forest. We pass Dibuche, where we can see a nunnery. Our trek continues to the stream, cross the wooden bridge. We ascend about 30 min and reach to a gate and enter to the Pangbuche. We visit the oldest monastery of the Everest region. Heading forward, the trail is gentle and we stop for lunch at Syomare. The trail is dotted by the treeline and all the way it is wide. Sometimes it becomes windy. After a couple of hours, we reach to Dingbuche. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, we head by making the destination of Lobuche. We climb up through the steep route. Reaching a Stupa, the trail is gradual. The spectacular views of Everest chain, including Makalu can be seen. Then we reach to Thukla in about 2-2.5 hours. We have an early lunch there and make a steep climb for an hour to the ridge. There is a memorial of the Everest climbers, who passed away during the expedition. The trail is almost labeled to Lobuche. Overnight at lodge.
Heading through the rugged trail gives you the adventure experience. It goes by another side of the Khumbu glacier. After about an hour, then we walk steep up to get the top and continue through the rough rocky trail. We reach Gorakshep through the Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. After a rest, we hike further to the Everest Base Camp through the new moraine route. On the way, we can see Pumori, Nuptse and other mountains on the background. Everest view is available only before reaching to Everest Base Camp. It is not that much difficult to walk because of trail, but the higher altitude makes it tough. Then, we descend to Gorakshep. Overnight at Lodge.
In the early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar, which is also a good viewpoint of the Everest range. The views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori on the background, which is just behind the Kalapatthar. The golden mountains during the sunrise period are fabulous, including the top of the world. Then we descend to Gorakshep, have breakfast and trek down all the way to Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we begin a long walk down to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Phunki Tenga. The views of the Himalayas and forest are wonderful. Overnight at Lodge.
From Namche bazaar, we continue to trek down to Lukla, the last trekking day of the trip. With the view of the waterfall and Sherpa villages, we cross the Phakding and reach to Lukla. Overnight at Lodge.
After finishing the Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla with the Everest scenarios. From the airport, we drive to the hotel and enjoy the whole day of shopping and rest.