Everest Base Camp Trek Without Flight
(& avoid the flight hassles)

Highlights

  1. Immersive cultural experience in villages along the less-traveled route.
  2. Serene landscapes and diverse flora and fauna throughout the journey.
  3. Breathtaking views of iconic peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  4. Visiting Tengboche Monastery and exploring Sherpa culture.
  5. Adventure offroad drive to Salleri
  6. Reaching the Everest Base Camp and witnessing the awe-inspiring Khumbu Icefall.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous | Days: 22 | Max. Altitude: 5644 meters

The Everest Base Camp trek without a flight to Lukla is an alternative route for adventurers seeking a more challenging and scenic journey to the base of the world’s highest peak. The trek is designed for trekkers seeking to avoid flight to one of the world’s most dangerous airports. 

Trek to Everest

This trail typically starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Jiri or Salleri, leading to the lower sections of the traditional trekking route, allowing trekkers to gradually acclimatize while enjoying the region’s stunning landscapes and cultural experiences. The trek starts from the small mid-hill town of Salleri, which offers a more gradual and scenic approach to the Everest Base Camp.

The trek is perfect for trekkers who are more into the cultural trek and want to avoid the unnecessary airport hassles that have been frequent during peak tourist season. Adding a few days to the trek will give you the best Everest experience, and currently, this is one of the recommended treks from our recent guests. 

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    • Long drive and bumpy in some parts
    • Long day treks
    • High Altitude
    Day Itinerary Altitude

    (Metres

    Trek Duration (Hrs)
    1 Welcome to Kathmandu. Drop to hotel 1400
    2 Drive to Phaplu 2835 8-10
    3 Drive to Kharikhola. Hike to Thamdanda
    4 Hike to Phakding
    5 Hike to Namche Bazar 3450 5
    6 Hike to Thame 3800 8
    7 Rest day in Thame 3800
    8 Hike to Lungde 4350 6
    9 Hike to Gokyo via Renzola Pass 4750 9
    10 Rest day and exploration of Lakes around Gokyo (Climb Gokyo Ri in the afternoon) 4750
    11 Hike to Machhermo 4410 2.5
    12 Hike to Dzongla (via Cholo La, 5420 m) 4200 8
    13 Hike to Lobuche 4940 4
    14 Hike Gorak Shep and Kalapatthar for Sunset. 5220/5545 7
    15 Hike to EBC, return back to Lobuche 4940 7.5
    16 Hike to Tengboche 3860 7
    17 Hike to Namche 3780 7
    18 Hike to Lukla 2850 3.5
    19 Contingency Day
    20 Contingency Day 1400
    21 Fly to Kathmandu. Half-day Kathmandu city tour
    22 Fly back home

    FAQs:

    Is prior trekking experience necessary?
    Some trekking experience and good physical fitness are recommended due to the trail’s length and varying terrain.

    What is the best time to trek?
    The ideal seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) for clearer skies and stable weather conditions.

    How challenging is the trek?
    It’s a moderate to strenuous trek, involving long walks and acclimatization days to adapt to the altitude.

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