Everest Base Camp Trekking via Salleri 19 Days

Everest Base Camp Trekking via Salleri

Everest Base Camp Trekking via Salleri

Everest Base Camp Trekking via Salleri is a marvelous and different trekking route to the foot of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. Trekking to Everest Base Camp via Salleri allows you to experience new areas of Everest that normally isn’t explored while trekking from the main trail through Lukla. The trek is packed with absolutely amazing mountain views. In addition, combined with the ethnic Sherpa culture of the small villages situated at the crevasses of the river valleys, you will get an unforgettable experience! Explore the Takshindo Gompa and trek along tapering canyons while crossing gushing white rivers of the region. This trek will join the main trekking trail to Everest Base Camp when we reach Phakding where we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO World Heritage site. As you continue trekking the trail offers you extra ordinary experience of Buddhist culture as you will see many small chortens and Mani stone wall carved with Buddhist blessings and prayer flags.

Everest Base Camp trekking via Salleri sets off as we drive from Kathmandu to Ringmo via Phaplu and Initiate a short hike to Takshindo. The drive to Ringmo is quite beautiful, and you can get fleeting glimpses of the countryside life of Nepal. When we reach Ringmo, we then will follow a gentle trekking trail that leads towards Takshindo. After visit to Takshindo Monastery the trail descends alongside the Dudh koshi River. The journey is also a great way to learn about the Sherpa Buddhism culture that is so prevalent in the mountains. The trail reaches Puiyan as we walk through Sherpa villages and forests. The giant mountain peaks tower over the villages like colossal serrations and are quite haunting to look at. Continuing the climb from Puiyan, we will make our way to a ridge at 2800 meters, before a gradual ascent to the final ridge from where we descend to Surke, following the trail towards Phakding.We then set for the mountain junction town of Namche, crossing the rivers on high suspension bridges. We enter Sagarmatha National Park and the track then follows through the pine forests and we reach Monjo after crossing the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River and reach Tengboche. Descending through a forest we reach Imja khola from where we again climb uphill to reach Dingboche. As we ascend through the pine forests we reach Gorakshep via Lobuche. From Gorakshep we hike up to the famous Kala Patthar and also to the Everest base Camp above the Khumbu Glacier. We set our footsteps back after reaching our destination and trek back to Lukla from where you fly back to Kathmandu

The Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri is a memorable journey that you simply must do! Join Adventure Treks Nepal for an adventure that perfectly combines the best characters of an Everest trek with the best services. Correspondingly, you can also try our Everest Base Camp Trek via Lukla as well.

Trip Details

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Info
  • Weather
  • Equipment
  • Useful Info

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m] Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Day 03: Drive to Phaplu and short trek to Takshindo [3,071m].
Day 04: Trek to Khari khola [2,194 m].
Day 05: Trek to Puiyan [2,890 m].
Day 06: Trek to Phakding [2,692 m].
Day 07: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].
Day 08: Rest day at Namche [3,440 m] side trip to Everest view point.
Day 09: Trek to Tyangboche [3,860 m].
Day 10: Trek to Dingboche [4,350 m].
Day 11: Rest att Dingboche [4,350 m] side trip around chhukkung Valley.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche [4,930 m].
Day 13: Trek to Gorakchep [5,170 m]. / Everest Base camp [5,350 m] trip in the afternoon.
Day 14: Trek to Kalapattar [5,545 m]. And Back To Pheriche [4,250 m].
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].
Day 16: Trek to Lukla [2,810 m].
Day 17: Fly Back to Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 19: Trip ends! Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m] : A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be outside the TribhuwanInternation Airport according to your arrival time. You will be transferred to hotel where we will have a small briefing session about the trip once you have settled in. Please do let us know if you have any question regarding the trek and if you want to do anything different from the planned program. We can help you with all your queries.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): You will have breakfast in the Hotel. After breakfast we will drive to various UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal which are situated inside the Kathmandu Valley. Swyambhunath is the initial heritage site that we will be visiting; a famous and important stupa for Buddhists which is situated at the top of a hill in Kathmandu Valley. The temple is also known as Monkey Temple due to hundreds of monkeys living around the temple area. We then head to the ancient palace of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square which consists many historical temples such as temple of the living Goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, and the Kasthamandap, a famous three storey building which was built from a wood of a single tree. Later today we will visit the most scared Hindu shrine of the world, Pashupatinath followed by the visit to Bouddhastupa one of the oldest and biggest stupa in Nepal. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Phaplu and short trek to Takshindo [3,071m] - (B/L/D): On this day we will be starting our trekking. The first part of the day is a drive to Phaplu from Kathmandu followe by a short hike to Takshindo. The drive is filled with beautiful sceneries leaving the busy roads behind. Phaplu is mainly a Sherpa settlement area with many guest houses and an airport as well. While trekking towards takshindo, the trail offers extraordinary landscape. In Takshindo, there is also a cheese factory that manufactures dairy and cheese made from the mountain lifestyles. Overnight in Takshindo. Average Trekking time 02-03 hours.

Day 04: Trek to Kharikhola [2,194 m] - (B/L/D): Before continuing further ahead on our trail we visit the Takshindo Monastery to know more about cultures of people living in this region. After that, we begin to descend alongside the DudhKoshi River followed by an uphill climb through forests, terraces fields and frequently appearing Sherpa villages towards KhariKhola. The journey is also a nice way to learn about the Sherpa Buddhism culture that is so prevelant in the mountains. Overnight in KhariKhola. Average Trekking time 6-7 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Puiyan [2,890 m] - (B/L/D): The day begins with an ascend towards Puiyan. The trail todays passes through many small villages and a forests followed by a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Small stones houses with colorful Buddhist prayer flags compliment us with extraordinary views while trekking. In the background, snowcapped mountains rise majestically. Sherpa women farming with traditional Sherpa costume is commom while trekking on this region. Overnight in Puiyan. Average Trekking time 5-6 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Phakding [2,692 m] - (B/L/D): Ascending continues on this day as well. Trekking ahead we appear at a ridge at 2,800 meters from where we trek to Surke. The trekking trail is considerably flatter and meanders along the contours of the valley through thick scented mossy forests. You will trek on the trail cut deep into the steep rocky side of the valley where you can come across mule caravans making their way alongside you. The trail finally joins the DudhKoshi river valley and enters the settlement of Phakding. Overnight in Phakding. Average Trekking time 05-06 hours.

Day 07: Trek to NamcheBazzar (3,440m) - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we head to the famous NamcheBazzar walking through the dense Rhododendron and Pine forests and along the terraced fields. We finally enter the Sagarmatha National Park crossing the DudhKoshi River twice on this day. We will see many yaks throughout the trail to Namchhe carrying goods to be transported in different parts of Everest Region. We will always have Nupla (5,885m), KongdeRi (6,093m) and Thamserku (6,808m) in the background rising majestically throughout the day. Overnight stay in Namche Bazzar. Average trekking time is 5 to 6 hours.

Day 08: Acclimatization day, day hike to Shyangboche (3,833m) - (B/L/D): This is a rest day in NamcheBazzar for acclimatization. Due to the thinning air it is important to spend an extra day in NamchheBazzar to become familiar with the climatic condition. During the day you can hike up to the Everest View Hotel in Shyangboche for mesmarizing views of AmaDablam and Mount Everest. Average trekking time is 2 hours.

Day 09: Trek to Thyangboche (3,780m) - (B/L/D): In the beginning of the day we trek over the ridge that offers splendid views of AmaDablam. Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon before we enter the Rhododendron forest and descend on a smooth track. We will cross the raging DudhKoshi River once again and continue our trek to the famous monastery in Thyanboche which is considered a spiritual and culture center of these highlands. The monastery was first built in 1912 but later it was destroyed by fire in 1989. It has been recently re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary. There is high possibility of seeing wild animals like Musk Deer, wild Goat and Pheasants in the forest during the trek on this day as this area is a devout Buddhist region. Overnight stay in Thyangboche. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Dingboche (4,365m) - (B/L/D): To begin the day we climb uphill to ImjaKhola which then is followed by a easy walk along a wideopen path to a tiny sherpa settlement called Pangboche (3,901m). You will meet many Sherpas who have successfully summitted the Mount Everest and the number is more than the rest of the world combined. We will also visit a ancient monastery where Lama Geishi gives his blessing to ones who attempt to climb the world's tallest mountain. The trek goes on a uphill path through the valley with stunning mountains all around. Overnight stay in Dingboche. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.

Day 11: Rest at Dingboche [4,350 m] side trip around chhukkung Valley - (B/L/D): We will spend an extra day in Dingboche to acclimatize with the altitude. During the day we will hike around Dingboche or go on a side trip around Chhukkung valley. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche at (4,955m) - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we start our day with walking on a drier landscape above the treeline with wonderful mountain views of Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumoriinfront of us. Many Rock Cairns can be seen while passing from Dugla Ridge which are dedicated to the departed soul of those who died attempting to conquer the Everest. We then move in the direction of Khumbu Glacier which is also the longest in Nepal. The night in Lobuche will be comparatively cold as we will be more elevated and exposed to the upper slopes of the valley. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.

Day 13: Trek to GorakShep (5,395m) - (B/L/D): The initial trail of the day is a rocky moraine of the Khumbu glacier heading high towards the settlement of GorakShep. We will stop in Gorakshep for Lunch and proceed to the Everest Base Camp for the 360-degree himalayas views that includes some of the famous mountains like Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,745m), Lhotse (8,516m). Overnight stay in GorakShep. Average trekking time is 7 to 8 Hours.

Day 14: Climb Kalapattar, Trek to Pheriche (4,252m) - (B/L/D): On this day we trek upto the famous Everest view point of Kalapattar at an elevation of 5,545m above the sea level. If the weather is in our favour we will be seeing extraordinary view of the black pyramid that is Mount Everest. The view from Kalapattar is beyond the explanation and the Everest almost looks unclimable. After spending some time in Kala Pattar we trek down to Pheriche for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 8 hours.

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - (B/L/D): After successfully trekking upto the Everest Base Camp we unwaveringly descend down to NamchheBazzar. We walk through the villages of Orsho, Shomare, Pangboche and Devoche. We will take a short break in Pangboche visiting the famous Pangboche monastery, the oldest in the region. The view throughout the day is pleasing. Average trekking time is 7 to 8 hours.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,652m) - (B/L/D): We return back to Lukla as we retrace our footsteps along the DudhKoshi River. The beautiful and smooth path through rhododendron and pine forests reaches to Lukla after climbing out of the river valley. We spend our last night in mountains. Average trekking time is 6 hours.

Day 17: Fly Back to Kathmandu - (B): We get on a flight back to Kathmandu after we say final goodbye to our supporting crew members. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This day also acts as a buffer day in case of flight cancellation to or from Lukla due to weather condition.

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu (1,330m) - (B): There are many historical places to visit in Kathmandu Valley which are listed in UNESCO world heritage site such as ancient palaces of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, etc. You can spend time around the streets in Thamel shopping or chill in a restaurant. We are always ready to offer you some recommendations.

Day 19: Fly back home (1,330m) - (B): You will be dropped to the Tribhuwan International Airport by a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal according to your flight time. Fly back home with lots of beautiful memories.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers by private Car international flights.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an entrance fee.
  • Trekking Duffle Bag using for Trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Kathmandu Salleri by Jeep.
  • Lukla Kathmandu flight ticket with Airport Tax.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking Region map.
  • TIMS / National park /Conservation entry fees.
  • All Government taxes.
  • Office service charge.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

Weather information

We offer trekking in Nepal from mid-September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes.

Winter trekking, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20 deg C and at night may drop to 0 or as low as -10 deg C at the higher points. Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m.

In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rainstorms. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March, with temperatures of up to 30 deg C and mild nights at low altitudes. The increase in rainfall in the hills is more than compensated for by the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions, as in April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. This is a period that generally has clear weather at the higher altitudes and is traditionally a time when mountaineering expeditions commence their ascents.

The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid-June to mid-September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys. We offer treks during this period in Low altitude Treks in the Nepal Himalaya, Tibet & India (Kulu, Ladakh).

The post-monsoon period: From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow.

The pre-monsoon period:In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights. At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period. There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

List of Clothing Equipments & Personal Effects

  • Lightweight Trekking (walking) (Waterproof) boots and spare laces. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes for evening and walk around campsite.
  • Warm Jackets (Fiber fill or down) down should be adequate.
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or ponchos (Get guaranteed Waterproof)
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • A tracksuit.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • Few pairs of cotton T-shirts.
  • At least 1 lightweight long sleeved shirt is particularly to avoid sun born.
  • A woolen hat for morning and evening and Sun cap (Hat) during the day and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck..
  • A pair of gloves.
  • A pair of sandals to shower and campsite.
  • Few pair of thin and thick woolen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume.
  • Sleeping bags for night. (At least -20 Celsius)

Equipment and Accessories

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gears while trekking. (We provide)
  • Daypack to carry personal day requirements. (25-30 Ltr) This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 2-5 large plastic bags to separate clean and dirty clothes. Some small plastic bags for garbage.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • Headlamp or torch light with spare batteries and bulbs.Candles or lighter to burn toilet paper and to lit on.
  • Snow gaiters essential during winter and High Altitude trekking.
  • Walking poles. (If you like to have).
  • Camera with spare batteries and films
  • Reading materials, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph
  • First aid kit with enough Personal medicine.

Physically prepare yourself

It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself

Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

We will keep the packing list update asnew equipment becomes available. If you have reviews or suggestions please send us an email.

Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a through medical checkup and inoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive first aid box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Modern dentistry is unknown in the hill of Nepal so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings; sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked. Travelers are requested to bring medicine prescribed by their doctor at home. Common medicine for stomach problems, headache, and malaria is available in Kathmandu. Medicine is usually not available in remote areas. So necessary medicine is advisable to carry with you. Before going to Nepal, it is advised to get injections against typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis.


This is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which is particularly a matter of important medical consideration while trekking in the Himalayas. Altitude Sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue; etc can be encountered as initials of the sickness. The major information source on prevention and treatment of the sickness is Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and Adventure Treks Nepal (P). Ltd. is the confide life member of it. We assure every trekker that all our guides have followed the training conducted by HRA with the understated information.

1. Less Oxygen
2. Low Pressure i.e. Barometric Pressure
3. Rapid Ascent
4. Possible Dehydration

1. AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
2. HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
3. Hace - High Altitude Cerebral Edema

Mild symptom feels like hangover/not feeling good
a. Headache
b. Fatigue/Tiredness
c. Nausea
d. Shortness of breath
e. Loss of appetite
f. Sleep disturbance
g. Dizziness

a. Increasing shortness of breath even at rest
b. Severe cough-dry/Productive
c. Very tired-Unusual fatigue while walking
d. High Pulse rate i.e. 110
e. Blueness of face, lips, finger nails that means inability to transport Oxygen into the blood

Severe symptoms of altitude sickness
a. Severe Headache
b. Vomiting
c. Walking like a drunk (Ataxia)
d. Mental confusion/Altered mental status
e. Irritable-Does not want to be bothered by other people
f. Unconsciousness or Coma
TEST - Tandem walking test, Heel to toe step fall off from the line.

1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise.
2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, go down.

1. Acclimatization: - After a 1000m. Ascent, stay one more night for acclimatization.
2. Do not make RAPID ASCENT; don't go too fast too high.
3. No alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
4. Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc.
5. Do not carry heavy packs.
6. Climb higher sleep lower.
7. Do not travel alone.

1. DESCENT is the best medicine; do not wait for the Helicopter.
2. Medicine:
a. Oxygen.
b. Diamox…for AMS 125mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated.
c. Nafedipine for HAPE
d. Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE
3. Hyperbolic Bag - Gammow Bag
4. Golden Rules
b. If you have mild symptoms, do not go higher. Take Aspirin.
c. If you have worsening symptoms, go down.
d. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter.
a. Go up slowly.
b. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day)
c. Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Our advice: Drink 3-4ltr of water minimum a day, don't exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.

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