Everest Gokyo Trek via Salleri

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    from $1350 USD
Group Price for This Trip
No. of people Price
1 - 1 US$ 1550
2 - 5 US$ 1450
6 - 10 US$ 1350

Duration: 20 Days

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Activities: Trekking

Altitude Max: 5545m

Group Size: 1 - 10

Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April

Transportation: Jeep and Flight

Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House during the trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

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Trip Highlight

EBC Trek via Salleri is not only about the incredible views from Gokyo, Kala Pathar and other viewpoints. Exploration of flora and fauna of these highlands and absorption of the cultural practices of the highland dwellers, the Sherpa people gives a different approach to the trek.

At a glance

Everest Base Camp Trek via Salleri, the classical route used by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary is renowned for its majestic views of Mount Everest, beautiful villages, monasteries hospitable Sherpa people and their deeply rooted culture and traditions. Myths on yeti also arise from the Khumbu region and you will hear plenty of them from the locals.
Kathmandu to Salleri is long drive but we will enjoy the unique landscape of this hidden valley. From Nunthala, a gentle descent to Dudh Koshi River and then climbing through Sherpa and Rai settlements to Bupsa. Moving through Kharte, we enjoy the scenic beauty and descent to Puiyan and the climb to Chauri Kharka. Passing through Jorshalle, we then make our way to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Here we acclimatize whilst observing the Sherpa culture and traditions. The next day we trek to Dole where we stay overnight and then climb to Machhermo. The increase in altitude can be easily felt with change in vegetation. As we move to Gokyo, the scenic beauty is captivating with turquoise lakes and glaciers. Gokyo lies in the eastern shore of Dudh Pokhari. We rest at Gokyo for a day and take a short excursion to Fifth Gokyo Lake. The views from Gokyo Ri of Everest is considered much better than at Kala Patthar. The trail then moves to Thangna, Zongla and then to Gorakshep at 5180m. We stop at Gorakshep and take an excursion to Everest Base Camp the next day. After an early sunrise at Kala Pathar, we move to Periche which takes about 7 hours. Kala Pathar is the closest site to Everest that offers a panoramic view of Everest, Pumori, Lingtren, Nuptse, Ama Dablam et cetera. From Periche, we take the trail back to Namche and Lukla in the successive days. Our flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu marks the end of the trip.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 2 :Drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu – Ringmo and trek to Takshindo (3071m) 8 hours drive and 30 min trek.

Day 3 :Takshindo to Khari khola (2194m) 7 hours

Day 4 :Khari Khola to Puiyan (2890m) 6 hours

Day 5 :Puiyan to Phakding (2652m) 6 Hours

Day 6 :Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-4 Hours

Day 7 :Acclimatization Day

Day 8 :Namche to Dole (4200m), Trek 5 hrs

Day 9 :Dole to Machhermo (4470m), Trek 4 hrs

Day 10 :Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m), Trek 4hrs

Day 11 :Excursion day to fifth Gokyo Lake

Day 12 :Gokyo to Thangna (4750m) after early Sunrise at Gokyo, Trek 3 hrs

Day 13 :Thangna to Zongla (4710m) via Cho-La (5420), Trek 7 hrs

Day 14 :Zongla to Gorakshep (4910m), Trek 5 hrs

Day 15 :Excursion day to Everest Base Camp (5365m)

Day 16 :Gorakshep to Pheriche (4200m) after early Sunrise at Kalapather (5550m), Trek 7 hrs

Day 17 :Pheriche to Namche (3440m) via Exploring Tengbuche (3860m), Trek 7hrs

Day 18 :Namche to Lukla (2800m), Trek 7 hrs

Day 19 :Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 20 :Final departure onward destination

Cost Include

  • Airports pick up drop service
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast
  • Sharing Jeep Drive to Salleri  from Kathmandu
  • All permits such as National park, TIMS Permit
  • All nights lodge accommodations on mountain
  • 3 times meals day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
  • Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking stuffs
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket (return after the trip)
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide
  • Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, equipments,transportation, foods & Hotel etc.. 
  • Farewell dinner 

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porter ( it is expected).

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 :Drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu – Ringmo and trek to Takshindo (3071m) 8 hours drive and 30 min trek. We take a Jeep drive from Kathmandu to Ringmo via Phaplu and begin a short hike to Takshindo. Quite a beautiful drive to Ringmo and you can get the real picture of local life on the way. Leaving behind the bustling city, the drive goes through gorgeous rural settings, winding along hills and farms. Phaplu is a small town with an airstrip that is surrounded by green hills. after arriving at Ringmo, we will follow a gentle trekking track that leads towards Takshindo, all the while enjoying the mountainous landscapes. Along the way, you can see many Sherpa and Rai people going about their day working in the mountain farms. You can also see the old Cheese Factory at Takshindo.

Day 3 :Takshindo to Khari khola (2194m) 7 hoursIn the morning, We will visit the local area and Monastery in Takshindo. Then, we will start our trek descending alongside the Dudh Koshi River from where the trail then ascends through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields, and forests to Khari Khola. The natural setting of the Himalayan terrain, accompanied by the gushing river, presents quite a relaxing trek. The journey is also a great way to learn about the Sherpa Buddhism culture that is so prevalent in the mountains.

Day 4 :Khari Khola to Puiyan (2890m) 6 hoursWe start our journey with a climb towards Puiyan from Khari Khola. Trekking through small Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, we will pass through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. The giant hills that surround the trekking trail are cultivated to terrace farms that are ridge with vegetation and agriculture. Small stone houses with colorful plastic or tin roofs line the villages and are often complemented with the traditional Buddhist prayer flags hung against bamboo poles. The giant mountain peaks tower over the villages like colossal serrations and are quite haunting to look at. While trekking, you can also see the Sherpa women working on the farms in their traditional Sherpa attires.

Day 5 :Puiyan to Phakding (2652m) 6 HoursContinuing 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. 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. In the end, the trekking trail joins back onto the Dudh Koshi River Valley and you can see amazing views of the ebbing river below as you stand high above on the steep side of the impenetrable valley.

Day 6 :Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-4 HoursStarting after breakfast in Phakding, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River, and views of Mount Thamserku. After passing a few settlements we a check post, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us.

Day 7 :Acclimatization Day Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries et cetera. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed.

Day 8 :Namche to Dole (4200m), Trek 5 hrsWe start our walk early in the morning to get clear views of mountain ranges including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The trail takes a wavy path along which the pleasing vegetation and animals such as musk deer, Himalayan Thar, pheasant et cetera keep company. Passing Kayangjuma after a downhill, we reach the junction to EBC and Gokyo valley. From here, we climb to Mong La pass where the sacred Khumbila is a charming presence. Passing Mong La, Rhododendron forests and wild flowers get abundant, and so does animal life. Passing a few waterfalls and bridges, we reach the small village of Dole. Overnight stay.

Day 9 :Dole to Machhermo (4470m), Trek 4 hrsAfter climbing a ridge, the trail moves through Lhabarma and to Luza where we pass summer settlements of the locals. Views of Kantega, Cho Oyu and Thamserku stay with us as we walk along the trail. Passing small villages on the way, the scenic hillside walk leads continues with views of the deep Dudh Koshi valley. The five hour walk ends at Machhermo, our stop for the day. A beautiful stream that originates from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche runs through this village where you can hear stories on the first sighting of Yeti.

Day 10 :Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m), Trek 4hrsFrom Machhermo, the trail ascends to a Chorten through a ridge where views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Cho-Oyu along with the valleys below are magnificent. The valley slowly widens as the easy trail passes another Chorten and reaches Pangka. Descending to the river bank, we then begin our steep climb to moraine of Ngozamba Glacier. We pass through mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and Taboche Tsho and reach a third lake, Dudh Pokhari, where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well facilitated village and its outstanding periphery is our shelter after this adventurous day.

Day 11 :Excursion day to fifth Gokyo LakeThe views of Himalayas including Everest and Cho Oyu from the fifth lake is a unique treat. We pass the fourth lake on to the fifth, which both stand tranquil in these highlands. Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa glacier can also be seen along the trail.

Day 12 :Gokyo to Thangna (4750m) after early Sunrise at Gokyo, Trek 3 hrsToday, we set out after breakfast through the Ngazumpa glacier along a ridge and further move along the other side of the mountain all the way to Thaknak. The sort hike prepares us for strenuous gain in altitude in the days ahead.

Day 13 :Thangna to Zongla (4710m) via Cho-La (5420), Trek 7 hrsWe start early today towards the Cho-La pass. The climb is steep and can be dangerous if covered in snow. We enjoy outstanding views from the top of the pass and descent to Zongla. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 14 :Zongla to Gorakshep (4910m), Trek 5 hrsAlong a glacial moraine, the trail today is backdropped with Pumori and Kalapathar. Further on, the rocky ascent with views of EBC, glaciers and mountains leads to Gorakshep. Overnight at a guest house.

Day 15 :Excursion day to Everest Base Camp (5365m) It’s an early start towards the Everest Base Camp. Through icy cone formations and crevasses along the Khumbu glacier, the trail wavy continues for several hours and reaches the base camp. After spending some time here, we return back to Gorakshep.

Day 16 :Gorakshep to Pheriche (4200m) after early Sunrise at Kalapather (5550m), Trek 7 hrsWe early in the morning so as to witness the glimpse of the Mount Everest when the dusk turns to bright morning with light of the day. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed. It is recommended that during the ascent to Kalapththar which takes hours one pauses and catch breath while snapping the photos at times. Panaromic view of Himalayas can be seen at Gorakshep. The descent to Periche begins after Lunch.

Day 17 :Pheriche to Namche (3440m) via Exploring Tengbuche (3860m), Trek 7hrsThe trail takes downhill along Imja River and climbs to Tengbuche, which offers a panorama of the mountain ranges. A downhill to Pungi Thanka then further to Kyangjuma finally makes for an easy trail to Namche. Overnight stay in a guest house.

Day 18 :Namche to Lukla (2800m), Trek 7 hrs The last day of the trek continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk really slow very controlled and in a balanced manner on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying distant view of snow covered mountains. Finally Lukla is reached.

Day 19 :Fly back to KathmanduThis is the day when Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is enjoyed over once again. On reaching Kathmandu it is time to enjoy shopping and walking round the city. The evening is to celebrate for successfully completion of Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri.

Day 20 :Final departure onward destination The final day in Nepal is the last time one can enjoy shopping and have pleasant sightseeing around the cultural city of Kathmandu valley before leaving for Tribhuwan International Airport on scheduled flight time.

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